I first took Ms Tate home for a trial visit August 2014. She ran in the house, jumped up on the bed and proceeded to jump for joy as if on a trampoline. Ours hearts joined in that moment. Ms Tate moved 3 times with me, including one new city. She survived 2 “breast cancer” surgeries. She was the sweetest dog I’ve ever known. When she was adopted I was told she was 9 years old, that was 9 years ago. My sweet Ms Tate gained her wings July 12, 2023. Fly high sweet girl.
Our adventure with the South Plains SPCS began with a lazy Saturday afternoon in June, 2016. On a whim we decided to take a trip to "just look: at the puppies. As soon as we walked in, there was a play-yard with a pile of mixed-breed puppies. One, a brindle, stood out from the bottom of the pile. A soon as we picked him up, Tigger had our hearts. Less than a year later, this beautiful white fur-ball caught our attention. We waited outside the SPCA for 3 hours to make Canberra Tigger's little sister. In September of 2017, Belle joined our family as our daughter's best friend. Forrest was adopted as a constant companion to our son in February, 2018. Christmas day, 2018 found another abandoned pup, Hope, who had been dumped in the dumpster and in need of a quick home. This would end up being our first FOSTER-FAIL!
In May, 2021, another young dog had been dumped and was living on the streets. Suddenly Roo was a part of the Tennison family. Then in January, 2022, Gigi was found by the side of the road and completed our little family.
Our family has become huge advocates for the moto "ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!" which is encompassed by every fiber of the SPCA and their volunteers. Every animal has a back story, a history and a great need to be loved. One thing is for sure; their love is unconditional. The question is: Do yo adopt a rescue pet, or do they adopt you?