The newest addition to the Rewire Me team
Who doesn’t love puppies? Anytime I see a puppy video on my Facebook feed, I can’t help but watch – and probably replay – the cuteness. After coming home from a long day of work, nothing brings a smile to my face like my two dogs Romeo and Waldo greeting me at the door.
In honor of National Puppy Day, I wanted to share the story of how Waldo became part of the Caiola Family.
Truth be told, I wasn’t looking for a dog at the time. My daughter, who is a dog lover, wanted her friends to donate to an animal shelter for her 12th birthday. After collecting the stuffed animals, food and toys, we headed off to Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) out in East Hampton, New York.
Of course while we were there, we played with the animals, and that’s when we saw Waldo for the first time – this sweet tiny dog staring up at us from his pen. He had this look: “Please take me home. Give me some love.” I picked him up, and we heard his terrible story. He was a puppy mill dog and sadly, had been living in a cage for six years.
My daughter looked at me and said, “Mommy, we can’t leave him here, can we?” Well, you know the ending to this story. Waldo is now living with us, happy and healthy. It was an incredible feeling to save this poor puppy and give him a loving home. Now I can’t imagine what life would be like without him.
I am a strong advocate of adoption and encourage everyone who is looking for a pet to go to their local shelter. There are so many animals who need homes, and by adopting, you are saving a life.
Now that you know Waldo’s story, I want to introduce the newest feature on Rewire Me – “Waldo’s Wisdom.” One day each week, Waldo will share his paws-itively sage advice on the latest topics relating to animal welfare, pet wellness and a few subjects of interest to his favorite humans.
We are thrilled to have Waldo join our team!
By the way, as Waldo doesn’t have any teeth and his tongue kind of hangs out a bit, it can be hard for him to speak in public. But you can reach him at email@example.com. He’s an excellent typist and will be happy to answer any of your questions.