Wrangler was adopted on September 18 by Diane Kalp. Diane was mourning the loss of her beloved Golden Retriever, Rusty, who died in July when she saw Wrangler’s “Dog Of The Week” photo in the paper and was immediately taken by it – a shy, gentle guy with big brown eyes that just wanted to be loved. On the website, she learned more about him and then made the visit to Living Free.
Diane said Edgar and Angela at the Kennel could not have been more helpful. They brought out several dogs but Diane believed her dog Rusty wanted to “pay if forward” and that Wrangler appeared in the paper at just the right time, just when she had room in her heart for another dog.
Diane had reservations about taking Wrangler from the only home he’d ever known. She loved the adoption bell and said she wanted to cry when it rang. She would never adopt from a breeder again and encourages others to adopt a rescue dog. “Wrangler is awesome, an old soul that I dearly love.”
Now, when Diane comes home from work, he’s the first to greet her. He has the company of her Sheltie, Abbey, who was also mourning the loss of Rusty. With Wrangler to the rescue, Abbey was able to stop moping and is happy again. Wrangler loves his evening walks, going to the dog beach and accompanying Diane to her ranch where he spends time around her horse and other animals. Thank you, Diane, for giving the gift of love to Wrangler.