Disclosure: I am partnering with Invisible Fence® Brand. All opinions are my own.
So much has been happening in our lives that I forgot to share the news that after the immense loss of 3 family dogs last year (including our Mia), my parents have finally adopted a little guy of their own. It hasn’t been without its challenges, but everyone is finally settling in and they are so glad they adopted him. There is an awesome adoption event coming up on 8/25 right outside of Denver, Colorado and I thought now would be a great opportunity to share my parents adoption story with you so you can think about adopting a pet of your own!
My parents do not purchase dogs. My dad has always said that if you buy the dog, they will cost you triple the amount and that the only good dog is an adopted dog. That is just his take. So meet Fred, their 2-year-old Australian Shepherd who loves to run and chase anything, who is afraid of the cat (Barney) and who listens like no dog I have ever met.
Fred loves the kids…well actually, Fred loves everyone. He is the first to climb in your lap and give all the kisses and hugs that your heart desires. He also will run and play and chase after the kids till he can’t move. Honestly, he is just trying to herd them because that is what his natural tendency is, but the kids enjoy it and so does he.
The Challenge with Fred
Fred was adopted a few months ago and it has taken some time for everyone to get used to each other. He came from a farm and was not good at staying on the property. He often ran away (always came back), but he has a wanderlust to him. He also ran away from my parents farm a few times and put all of us into a panic. My parents were worried they would not be able to keep him.
It was after one of his wanderlust moments that I started researching Invisible Fence® and its pet containment systems, like. GPS 2.0: The Ultimate Wire-Free Pet Fence™ Solution that works across all kinds of terrain, from large farms to small bodies of water such as lakes and ponds. Today, Invisible Fence® is the only scientifically-based pet training approved by leading animal behaviorists with exclusive Perfect Start™ Plus Training, tailored to each pet’s size, breed and personality so they understand boundaries safely and comfortably. Before we even tested out an Invisible Fence®, my parents did some serious training where he really learned his boundaries and is now happily staying in my parents yard and taking over my moms bed. However, the husband and I are still looking into an Invisible Fence® for our own dogs, which is how I found out about their adoption events!
The Invisible Fence® Adoption Events!
Fred is a special guy to our family. He is a pup that needed a home with land to run on, a family to always snuggle and clear rules and boundaries. There are so many pets out there looking for their forever homes just like Fred was. Thankfully, the Invisible Fence® Brand is turning 45 (or 315 in dog years) this month and to commemorate 45 years in the pet business they are taking part in 45 Days of Service, with their employees across the U.S and Canada. Team members are volunteering are animal-related charity events, non-profits, rescues and shelters as well as hosting adoption events. In total the team is putting in 315 (that is 45 in dog years) volunteer hours in 45 days (August 21-October 5, 2018).
The greater Denver local adoption event is coming up on Saturday August 25, 2018 from 10AM to 2PM. It is taking place at Invisible Fence® of Colorado (14605 E. Arapahoe Rd. Aurora, CO 80016) and they are partnering with the Douglas County Canine Rescue to fine some sweet animals their forever homes! When you adopt your pet, Invisible Fence® and the Douglas County Canine Rescue are offering free microchipping, and a goody bag with each pet. In addition, there will be food and refreshments and Denver Bronco player Joel Dreessen will be there to sign autographs! There will also be a raffle with donations going towards the Douglas County Canine Rescue! Get out there and adopt!
In addition to the adoption events, the Invisible Fence® Brand will also equip 45 fire departments across the U.S with life-saving pet oxygen masks through the company’s Project Breathe™ program to mark its 45th Anniversary. Since the inception of Project Breathe™ more than 23,500 masks have been donated to first responders. You can nominate your local fire department to receive one of the 45 masks being donated by visiting the brand’s Facebook page here, now through August 31, 2018.
Get to the adoption event in Aurora and save a life or five!
To learn more about Invisible Fence®, check out their latest blog post, 45 “Best in Show” Moments for Our 45th Anniversary.