A hike around Lynx Lake on one of the trails and a dip in the creek
stories written or compiled by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society
Gina is a precious, adorable, lovable, amazing dog who came to Yavapai Humane Society in August 2021 after living her entire life of 10 years with one family. They were moving and couldn’t take her.
She was adopted in January 2022 but returned after a month for being dog reactive. She’s a great dog and just needed to be given a chance. We kept her in the Marketing & Development office with us so she could enjoy one of the three beds we had for her, tons of treats and lots of love!
July 19 Viola and her daughter Daisha came to the shelter looking for a smaller young dog, but they took the time to meet Gina and, well, the rest is a very happy ending.
Here is a compilation of emails/updates
from Viola about Gina:
July 20, 2022
Daisha is so happy to have Gina in the family, she shopped for Gina at PetSmart yesterday, the coupon book came in handy.
Gina is happy! I love how she is sharing Daisha’s bed with her; my son Sinopa enjoys her chilling in his room as he plays his Switch game and, occasionally, she comes to the living room to check on me and hops right on the sofa to relax and share the coach.
July 27, 2022
Here is a one-week update. She is attached to Daisha. Gina has a different attitude now that she has adjusted and figured out who lives with her. She is active and loves walking. We can’t use the word “walk” — we have to spell it now. When we get ready to go for a walk she goes a little nuts, she hears “let’s go” and we do!
Yesterday evening we went out for dinner and when we got home, she wouldn’t get out of the car, she wanted to cruise more. LOL
When Daisha leaves her sight, she goes looking throughout the house for her. School is one week away, and I have concern that she will cry/whine/whimper/ all day until Daisha gets home from school. Daisha is working with her, telling her to “wait here, I’ll be back, I’m going to school.”
She made her first visit to PetSmart shopping for her toys and food, she did well. And she even had her first Pup Cup from Starbucks.
Aug. 9, 2022
It’s been a month since we brought Gina into our home and lives, and we love her so much. Yesterday was Daisha’s first day back in school; the separating for Daisha and Gina was very emotional.
Gina and Daisha are like peas and carrots. Daisha does a little hide and seek, and Gina starts to whine and cry a little and I think Daisha doesn’t like to hear her so she comes out of hiding.
I love how she comes to me to let her out for potty break, at 2 a.m. When she wants something, she gives this light bark, or she uses her nose to point to her snacks. Boy, she is very special. She communicates, and I love that so much.
My oldest daughter Vibekah is helping us as Gina is home alone. She picks up Gina and spends some time with her driving around taking care of some errands and took Gina to Lynx Lake yesterday for a walk.
Aug. 31, 2022
Here is our baby’s update. A week ago we had to take her to the emergency vet hospital because she was not feeling good. Blood in her poop and low energy, we thought it was the end for her. We all cried, hugging her and telling her we just found you baby… Now, she is back to her happy feet self. After being treated with antibiotics and a bland diet of chicken and rice she is back to happy feet Gigi.
She is slowly adjusting to being home alone for almost eight hours. Daisha is working with speaking to her telling her she is going to school and giving her a treat explaining to her to wait until we get home.
She is always happy to see me when I come home from work, she greets me at the gate and dances around me until I get to the front door.
She is having a little arthritis in her joints, so she is taking daily medication. She had her wellness check up on Monday, and she is healthy minus the arthritis.
Since Gina come into our lives, we get out to explore the woods every weekend. Our daily routine has changed, and there are no regrets. We find that she brought comfort to our home. You see, Daisha and her brother were grieving for a month because their father had passed away. I feel like it was fate, or answered prayers that, that day we just happened to stop by searching. We did want a puppy, or a smaller dog, then Daisha saw Gina and fell in love, and now there’s Gigi, (Gina). They are an emotional support to each other.
On Friday, Gina gets to go to school with Daisha for two to three hours (its tutoring day on Fridays), and then Gina gets a visit from my daughter Vibekah, and she gets a special spa day. I don’t know what goes on, and I don’t ask, because it’s girls’ day.
Thank you, Viola, for sharing these sweet updates. I know I can speak for every one of us at Yavapai Humane Society when I say we are so grateful you came into Gina’s life.
It just goes to show that every single animal at Yavapai Humane Society is worthy of love and a forever home. If you’d like to give them their own happily ever after, give us a call at 928-445-2666 and let’s make it happen!