We love to get feedback from adopters and hear how the dogs are getting on their new homes. Tina sent through her story and these fabulous photos of Pete.

I’m writing to give you an update on Pete*, who I adopted from the Hobart Dogs’ Home. A quick bit of background: I tried and failed to adopt him through the EOI process, when he was called Clarence, and again, when he was called Matie. My failure the second time resulted in an evening of ugly crying for hours — so I cried over this dear little fellow before I even met him. Fortunately I was contacted by the Home when Matie was returned after only four days into his second adoption.”

As the days have gone on he’s become a real little snugglebug and we’ve been bonding beautifully. He’s really good with his “sit”, knows his name, and comes when called. Pete is a real loveable little clown. His somewhat unfortunate face, wee body, curly tail and stupidly long skinny legs mean’s he’s funny even when he’s doing nothing. He’s also brillant at showing his impressive row of bottom teeth. He is incredibly weird and I love him all the more for it. He and my 15 yo girl Gypsy have become fast friends who play happily and enjoy snuggles together, which makes me inexpressibly happy.

I wanted everyone who looked after my little man to know that he’s gone to a very happy home where he is loved 24/7, He sleeps on/in my bed at night and every morning me and the two dogs have snuggles and kisses before getting up. I can’t express how pleased I was that it was a case of “third time lucky” for all of us.”

Many thanks to everybody at the Home, and especially the person who had the common sense to look at Pete’s previous EOIs and give me a go! You changed Pete’s life, mine, and that of my dear old girl Gypsy, who finally has the snugglebuddy I’ve wanted for ages.

*Pete is named after Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr, third man to walk on the Moon (Apollo 12, 1969), whose motto was “if you can’t be good, be colourful”. Conrad was both. He and Dick Gordon still hold the record for the highest Earth orbit of more than 1300km during their Gemini 11 flight in 1967. Pete was also known as the man who commanded the flight that saved Skylab after the United States’ first space station was fatally damaged at launch. Pete was so colourful, during his rookie Gemini 5 flight in 1965, flight controllers told him he was talking too much, so he started singing instead.

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