We decided one day that even if a dog has spent his whole life (in the case of Golfo and his brothers Toby and Bingo it has been for 9 long years) in a shelter there has to be a chance that one day “luck will knock on his door” too – we did not want to let them die in the shelter without having known how wonderful life can be and how it is felt to be loved. So we pushed a bit the fate.....
Toby and Bingo found a wonderful forever home in the UK and we decided that I should foster Golfo as he could travel alone being not as shy as his brothers.
And than one day thru the organisation “animal-happyend” a woman with a heart out of gold told us that she would adopt Golfo without even has seen him as she was and still is convinced that the outlook of a dog is not important at all (even Golfo of course is a very handsome, lovely dog) and she would love him anyway.
Soon Golfo could fly to Switzerland – Golfo which was so shy that nearly everyone thought he could not bare to be outside of the shelter. Oh yes, he could and he is now since several weeks in his forever home – still a bit shy – still he cannot believe so much his luck and happyness ..... but his new Mummy shows him all the nice things on this earth and every day he shows her how happy he is now.
By the way: he was housebroken from the first moment!!!!
His new Mummy loves him to bits and would never ever give him away – she is convinced to have the nicest, most lovely, most wonderful dog in the world!
Can you imagine what it means to this completely forgotten dog to be able to discover the world and feel the love of his new owner after having been 9 years in a shelter?
PLEASE SHARE GOLFO'S STORY AND HELP US TO HELP MORE LIKE HIM
Jennifer Willis, Belfast, photographer, frequent volunteer in Spanish shelter
Elianne Reed, East Sussex,