From our friends at Forever Home Dog Rescue comes a great story of two young border collies, Benny and June, that were found together wandering the back roads in the Port Angeles area. “Animal control picked them up and brought them to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society shelter in Port Angeles,” said Forever Home founder and Brier resident Diane Swanberg. “We picked them up on one of our regular visits to rescue dogs from the very overcrowded shelter.”
Benny and June were very attached, Swanberg said. Within a week, Benny was adopted at Pet Adventure in Mountlake Terrace and went to a new home in Brier. June went to a foster home in West Seattle where her foster family “worked on her confidence to help her feel more secure and less skittish,” Swanberg said. “June had several folks interested in her, but her shy nature usually was the reason she wasn’t getting adopted.”
Last week, June met a family from Kirkland who wanted to take her home for a couple of days as a trial before finalizing the adoption. During the introduction of June to the family’s dog at their home, June ran through a door that hadn’t been closed securely and couldn’t be found. The family, upset and worried, contacted area shelters, posted flyers and began walking the neighborhood trying to find her, to no avail.
Benny’s family saw the post on the Forever Home Facebook page about June’s disappearance and stopped by the organization’s adoption event last Saturday to check on her status. “Someone came up with the idea of having Benny help, since they are so connected and she used to follow Benny everywhere,” Swanberg said. Benny and his new family joined the search on Sunday and found her — three days after she disappeared.
“The potential adopters of June gave her a nice warm bath, and a lot of food and love,” Swanberg added. “They are looking forward to adopting June and being her forever home.”