Is she out there?
I’m not sure really how to go about this. So please no negative comments, or back lash. But my girlfriend was forced to surrender her dog about 3-4 years ago. Back story is there was a family emergency back home in another province. We were unable to bring her with us, so we found a family that would take care of her during that 6 month period. All was good. We come back to Alberta, and get contacted by the family right away arranging to bring the dog back to us. Well before we were able to respond back with time, they dropped her off at the SPCA. My GF got the phone call from the SPCA that her dog was there BUT because we had just moved back, I had already flown up to Fort Mac for work and she was working, without a vehicle and because my gf was unable to pick up the dog, she had no choice but to surrender. (We don’t know anyone here, so finding someone to bring her wasn’t much of an option) She even asked if they would drop her off, and they wouldn’t.
Ever since this, my GF has not been herself. She fell into depression and has actually been diagnosed with it. That dog was EVERYTHING to her. I get to some of you, it was just a dog. But for my GF having to re-home her for 6 months was beyond hard enough, and now this. This dog for me was considered a service dog for my GF. The bond they had, the respect, everything. I have never ever seen anything like it. My GF also has anxiety which the dog had helped with, and so much more. She had the best personality too. We have gone to the SPCA countless of times (4 days later, when I flew home was the first time) and asked what happened to the dog, where did she go, was she euthanized? But they can’t tell us anything “by law”. I think its complete bullshit, but I understand why. It wasn’t until 3 weeks ago someone said, here fill out the form and go from there. We did, but it doesn’t tell us what happened to her.
I came across this page, and I am hoping that someone out there can give us any information about her, or if they happened to know anything. We just want answers. She is a white shepherd looking dog, with a retriever tail, big years, missing half (maybe all now) of her Canine tooth. Has a scar on her nose. I will have a couple pictures posted. Her name was Willow. If she has a new home, that is so beyond AWESOME! And we will be thrilled to hear she has a new home and is being taken of. BUT if she is at a Foster home, Shelter, anything – We want to adopt her back.
I’m just worried about my girlfriend; she lost part of her soul with that dog.