Daisy, who was formerly called Blaze at the Methuen adoption center, was surrendered in early 2007 because her owner's house was being demolished. Though she was adopted within a week, she was returned 2 1/2 years later because her adopter was moving. He felt he didn't have enough time to care for Daisy, and was worried about her ability to climb the stairs in his new home. Three short days later Daisy met her third, and forever, family. They share their adoption story:
When our Pit Bull mix, Buster, passed away in December of 2007 we didn't think we would ever find another who got along with our 4 little Dachshunds. One of our doxies is blind & deaf, and another is blind. We had to have a Pit Bull who would be okay if the little guys ran into her. We made a few trip to Nevins Farm but didn't seem to have any luck. Mike knew exactly what we were looking for and kept an eye out for the right match.
In October of 2009 he called and asked if we were still looking. We had kind of given up but I said “sure.” Mike told us about a Pit Bull mix named Blaze who had come in a few days before. She was so good with little dogs that she was being kept in a kennel with several small dogs. I decided we would come up with our two little blind doxies and have everyone meet.
We traveled up that Saturday and met Blaze. She seemed a bit sad, which was expected as she was 9 years old and probably missed her family. We brought her outside and introduced her to the little ones. She did great with them and they seemed to accept her as well. We decided to adopt Blaze and took her home with us that day.
We decided she needed a girly name and renamed her Daisy, which fits perfectly. She has no idea she is a big dog and we’re sure she believes she is the same size as the little guys. When the little ones are not around she is visibly depressed; I think she believes she is their mom. She lets them crawl on her, sleep on her, clean her, and never does she flinch. In fact, she knows our 10-year-old Dachshund, Sampson, is in charge. If she wants to get on the couch and Sampson lets out a growl, she backs off.
We couldn't have asked for a better addition to the family. She loves little dogs and kids. She met my 6 month old niece and was so gentle with her. Daisy is a wonderful ambassador for her breed and is another example of why the negative beliefs about Pit Bulls are completely wrong. We walk her often and she never understands why people pull their little dogs or children away from her. All she wants to do is love everyone, big or small.
Thank you for bringing Daisy into our lives.