Everyone…meet our new pup, Shadow! Isn’t she gorgeous? 😉 I’m kind of biased.
In love with those cute ears.
If you’ve been following me on Insta or Snapchat (@JassamineElaine) you’ve probably already heard that my husband and I adopted a dog over the weekend!! We’ve been looking for a German Shepherd for a few months now. And by looking I mean I’ve been combing through Petfinder alllll the time. There were a few dogs that seemed like a great fit, but they got adopted before we applied or those rescues required in-state adoptions.
Finally, we came across what seemed like the perfect pup. We sent in our application and waited what felt like forever until we got the OK!! While we were waiting for our application to get approved I was checking my email like every 10 minutes lol. So this past Friday we were told that we’d get to adopt our dog (who we have named Shadow)! In a mad rush we started packing suitcases and started looking for hotels. She was 6 hours away from us in Tennessee so we decided to spend the night near her foster house. The whole drive there we were SO excited.
There was an extra special energy about the whole weekend because Saturday was my 23rd birthday!! We didn’t plan it this way, but we got Shadow on my birthday and I think she is the best birthday present EVER. We were so pumped to finally meet her and she was even more stunning in person! I know she’s just a dog, but to us she really already feels like family. It’s our first German Shepherd, and I’ve never encountered a dog that is so intelligent. She slept the entire 6 hour drive back to our house and has adjusted super well. No accidents, whining, or unnecessary barking. She’s already like my little shadow and follows me everywhere in the house. When I’m blogging or editing photos she stays right by my feet and naps. We took her to the lake yesterday and she jumped right in the water! Such a water pup. She could not stop playing in it! I could probably talk all day long about how perfect she is but I don’t want to bore everyone to tears.
More importantly, there are a ton of other gorgeous, intelligent, and loyal German Shepherds just like her looking for forever homes. We got her through Imminent Danger German Shepherd Rescue! They are incredible. They pull a ton of dogs straight from high-kill shelters and place them in foster homes. If you’re looking for a dog that’s good with kids or cats, this rescue is great because they really evaluate them before they place them in homes. Check them out!!
I hope you all had a FAB week! I will try to keep the photos of Shadow here to a minimum 😉 But for now, keep scrolling to see photos of her at the lake! We all need a puppy fix now and then.