Meet Sara & Benny - Lawyer & Willful Beastie. Sara adopted Benny in Dubai.
He was a super cute puppy in need of a home as the first lockdown was about to occur. They connected immediately and she's been at his beck and call ever since.
THESE ARE SARA'S WORDS
He's just eaten his 10th pair of JANDALS this week. No Handbags fortunately.
Street dogs are a real problem here. Often abandoned pets when people relocate back to their own countries and can't or don't want to take their dog with them. There are a lot of charities doing very good work to rescue them and find them new homes. A friend of a friend was fostering a street dog mum and her 4 pups for one of these charities. My friend harassed me and told me there was never a better time to get a dog.
I wasn't travelling due to Covid and I put in my adoption papers. I didn't hear anything for a few weeks, then suddenly came the call - Dubai was going into total lockdown in 4 hours and I had to go and pick up my new puppy whom I'd never seen or met.
He has been my constant companion ever since and has brought such joy with his puppy antics. When he is away for the day, the house feels very empty and lonely and now it's hard to imagine life without Benny. Adopt don't shop. There are lots of animals who need a good home. I'm tempted to take on a second one - maybe not a 3 month old puppy though!