Noah’s Story – Gertrude Griesberg, NSW
AireNet was contacted by a Veterinary Clinic advising of the need to re-home a 9 month old Airedale, named Bruno. His previous mum and dad haven taken ill and were not in the position to give Noah the care he needs in the future. They handed Noah over to the clinic and asked them to find him a good home.
The clinic found Denise Keith through our website. Denise contacted Sue Forrester who then said to call Gertrud. I discussed it with hubby and it took us less than a few minutes to decide that we would adopt Noah. Noah was de-sexed on the same day and we picked him up the very next day. It took less than 24 hours for AireNet to swing into action and re-home Noah. I know that the clinic is amazed on how this group works and I am sure that AireNet will be on their contact list in the future.
Of course the first day wasn’t easy for all around, Noah (who was a little stressed), Benni (wanting to remain top dog) Plugger , our 10 year old Greyhound, looked at us as if to say “are you guys crazy – another puppy?). On the very same day after picking up Noah from the clinic we took him to our trusted vet for a once over. Other than a little rash he is fine. His heart sounds good, his weight is ok, his teeth are perfect. We also bought a crate which he didn’t like at first. I slept next to him (not in the crate though) the first night to re-assure him that someone was there. Noah needs to learn a little socialisation skills and he is starting puppy training tonight. His coat needs a little attention so he’ll go for a light groom together with Benni at the end of the week.
Amazingly, he has started to get used to our routine, sleeping through the night, going into his crate by himself now. He is settling in nicely.
He is a lovely dog, a bit cheeky but aren’t they all? By now Benni has taken to him (Plugger plays referee if play gets a little out of hand and he growls at them both). After walkies in the morning and a run at the football field and whilst waiting for their breakfast they have a play of bitey face. After brekkie they drop and have their morning sleep.
Sadly I received a call from the previous owners who are heartbroken. They almost had me in tears – what am I saying – I was in tears. They were sobbing badly and we had to end the conversation because neither of us could say anything.
I re-assured them that Noah was in a good home with us and we did offer, if or when they are ready, I would visit with Noah and/or send pictures.