Introducing Digby!

Without further ado, I would love to introduce to all my blogging pals….


Digby was surrendered to the pound by his old owners. At the pound Digby quickly became everyone’s favourite! Digby then went to rescue to make sure he would find his forever home. Our family was very lucky because the lady who fostered Digby had friends who knew our family. Our friends told Digby’s foster mum that they knew the perfect family for Digby – US!


Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.

I would promise to keep her safe.
I would promise to always be by her side.
I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.

I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.

Written by Janine Allen CPDT, Rescue Me Dog’s professional dog trainer. Janine’s passion is working with people and their dogs. She provides demonstrations for those who have adopted shelter dogs, lends email support to adopted dog owners that need information beyond our Training Support Pages, and aids shelter staff and volunteers in understanding dog behavior to increase their adoptability. Copyright 2010 Rescue Me Dog;

By the way I wanted to let you all know, that we have still been keeping up with all your blogs 🙂 even though we have been ‘absent’ 🙂


12 comments on “Introducing Digby!

  1. Oh, oh – Digby, hello, HELLO! Gosh, we’re DELIGHTED to hear from you, so so pleased! When our FH sorted out our blog layout a few months ago she very stoopidly lost some of our buddy’s links and Mr Darcy was one of them. We have such a DUMB hooman sometimes….

    Oh, we’re gonna add you to our list straight away and we are so impressed that you rescued a human, oh wow! Our FH got a little leaky reading your account – we’re all so happy you’re gonna be looking after Mr Darcy’s humans now – Mr Darcy was our hero you know!!

    Welcome to your furever home Digby, we KNOW we’re gonna be best-est blogging buddies. We can’t wait to follow your adventures! 🙂

    Big schnauzer snuggles – JD and Max.

  2. Welcome Digby! I’m so glad you’ve made your blogging debut!
    Can’t wait to read more about you and your adventures with your new family… you’ve got a good one there!

    We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on with Darwin… I’m currently leaning towards acupuncture.

  3. Hello, Digby! It’s nice to meet you! I can’t wait to read all about you and your adventures you are going to have with your new wonderful family!


  4. my my my. Digby has big paws to fill, but i think you’re hearts will be whole once again. you waited for just the right special boy to come along. Mr Darcy must surely be pleased!

  5. BARK, BARK! Well, hello HANDSOME!! We are so happy that your mommy decided to stop being selfish, keeping you all to her self. You sure did rescue a human. We are glad to meet you and cant wait to hear about your new home and adventures with your family. BARK! Sasha the Princess

  6. Hi Digby,

    We are so glad to meet you and to have you and your humans back here. We look forward to reading about all of your adventures. We have added Ciara to our pack since we last were here.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  7. Welcome digby!!! What a handsome handsome boy you are! I know two doggies who look a lot like you and they were the most wonderful doggies! The poem you shared has me all leaky eyed. I am a human who was rescued so I know how it feels. I know your family has had some sadness so they really really needed rescuing and you look like just the fella to do it!
    Even though you have been ‘absent’ I have thought of your family and good ol’ Mr Darcy several times and wondered how they were getting on. I am delighted to hear from you! Big hugs to you and the pack!

  8. Oh I am so glad to formally meet you Digby! You are a handsome fellow and I’m a little concerned you are going try to start stealing hearts from us other dudes in blogland. But, I guess there is enough love to go around.

    woof – Tucker

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