[PART TWO of a series chronicling the re-homing of Whistler sled tour dogs.]
It was a sledder reunion today in Victoria! Some of the retired sled tour dogs who have been adopted had a meet up to visit, romp and run through the sun and the rain!
All the other dogs at the dog park wanted to visit with them... they're that cool and social!
While at the park, I noticed how quiet it was - these dogs weren't barking. They had no need to. The only sound was from the humans and the cars zooming by on the highway. There was a calm presence within this group and there was definitely recognition between them, even though some probably hadn't seen each other for a year or two.
Once I got home and was going through my photos, I felt a wave of emotion come over me. To see these dogs adopted and thriving is incredible. With varying degrees of recall, this fully fenced dog park ensured the dogs had time to run... full speed ahead.
All of these dogs had spent their lives living outdoors, but each one is now a testament to the time and love that's been put into helping them to learn to live in a home and with a family... and just look how it's paid off!
For information on adopting or fostering a retired sled tour dog, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.whistlersleddogco.com or www.whistlerwag.com