It's so wonderful to get to know a dog at the Refugio, to see its first meeting with its new boss and then, just a few weeks later, to see the photos of this same dear creature living a life of love and luxury. I was there on 16th May when Will met Reentje for the first time. Will's niece, Flo, had sent her pictures and it had been love at first sight. Now Will was here to meet her new companion, to get to know her and to take her home forever.
Reentje, now called Flo has taken to her new life as if born to it. Her past is sad - mistreated, she gave birth to seven puppies, all but one were taken from her. Happily the surviving puppy is up for adoption and Flo can look to the most wonderful future. She's settled in as if she'd always lived in Amsterdam - despite the scooters and the bicycles and the people. She loves riding in the car. She's totally at home in the boat, a born sailor.
Will is so happy with her new darling. Flo is great with children, with other dogs and with people. Her tail wags all day. Will is so grateful to A.C.E. and to Fabienne and to everyone at El Refugio, who saved her Flo and continue to rescue so many wonderful dogs and find them forever homes.
Will meets Flo at El Refugio
You're coming home with me, little one
Flo in Amsterdam
Flo and her adored new boss, having a great time together
What a wonderful life. Thank you A.C.E.