December 16, 2015

ASPCA Happy Tails: Lindsay’s Second Chance

Just in time for the holidays, we’re bringing you the heartwarming story of Lindsay, a senior pit bull who found the perfect home at the age of six. Lindsay’s’ journey was a long one, but given her new family’s commitment to her happiness, it was well worth the wait! Here is Lindsay’s Happy Tail.

We first met Lindsay in 2009 when she was just four months old. The sweet brindle puppy was rescued from cruelty, but thankfully, her positive spirit had not been broken by her ordeal. She was quickly scooped up into a loving home where she stayed for the next six years. In May 2015, however, Lindsay’s adopters were forced to return her due to housing issues.

It’s always heartbreaking to see an animal separated from their family—especially after an extended length of time together—but we were happy to see that Lindsay had grown into a gentle, loving lady. Now six-and-a-half years old, the easygoing girl loved to play but was also quite content to settle down on the couch for snuggles. We were determined to find her adopters that would love and care for her for the rest of her life, and thankfully it wasn’t long before we met Natalie and her boyfriend, Chris.

Natalie and Chris met Lindsay in September when they took her in as a temporary foster pet, but it wasn’t long before the pup’s precious personality won the couple over. In November, they decided to make her an official member of the family. “There are so many animals in need of homes so I knew that adoption was the way,” Natalie recalls. “I knew that she was the dog for us because we bonded with her immediately.”

And Lindsay’s second chance came with more than a new home—she got a new name, too: Latte.  “Latte is such a sweet dog and has such a personality that we just clicked together,” Natalie recalls. “She’s very adjusted to living with us. She rules the roost!”

Despite all that Latte has been through, the special senior dog has handled her life’s many transitions with grace. Natalie tells us, “She loves to cuddle on the couch for movie time and wags her tail like crazy when we get home. This is her forever home, so we make sure to show her lots of love with treats, rubs and cuddles.”

We are so grateful that Latte has found a “forever home” that will last a lifetime, and we know that many other animals are wishing for the same. This holiday season, please consider opening your home to an adoptable animal in need