Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rescue of the Year - BENNA

Benz was always at the side of her owner. In late spring of 2009, her owner's husband died unexpectedly in his home. Benz and her doggie housemates were sent immediately to a boarding kennel, and eventually the family decided Benz should be placed through rescue. This photo was taken the day Benz came to rescue. She is a brave girl, and dealt well with the change that had happened so suddenly in her life... A month in boarding without her family, then on to a foster home.

At about the same time, the Hartnett family of Powell, TN lost their beloved Hannah – a Weimaraner they had adopted from Wolf Creek Weim Rescue about 3 years ago. They were heartbroken. They quickly started looking for another dog to help them with the void in their lives. They looked at GSPs this time, and the day that Benz was listed on the web site, the Hartnetts filled out an application to adopt her. Within days, Benz was taken along on the home visit, and walked right into their lives like she belonged there.

“All things happen for a reason” - that saying is at play here, and while it’s difficult to find the reason for such loss, it is easy to see that this family and this GSP were made for each other. Benz was renamed “Benna” and she and her new family are growing closer and closer through the healing process.

Submitted by Benna’s foster mom on behalf of Joe, Christine & Joey Hartnett