Evie’s original family surrendered her to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm because they spent most of the day away from home, and they were concerned that she wasn’t getting the attention she needed and deserved. Evie’s forever family shares the following adoption story:
When our daughter started kindergarten and our son started 2nd grade in September of 2007, we felt that it was time for us to adopt a dog. We went the shelter at MSPCA at Nevins Farm, where Mike Keiley told us about a dog he could recommend for our family: a 6-year-old pit bull mix named Evie. I confess that, at the time, I didn’t know much about pit bulls other than the stories that appear on the evening news, and I was a little concerned. One of “those dogs” in a house with young children? I went straight home and started researching. What I learned led us to embrace Evie, and she has turned out even better than we could have guessed.
I learned that pit bulls are gentle, playful, intelligent dogs who want little more than to please their humans. That is Evie to a “T”. She is a big sweetie who is bossed around by our five pound geriatric cat, chased by our kids, and loved by many of the neighborhood dogs and their owners. Every time we come home, even if we have only been out for a quick errand, we are greeted at the door by a grinning (yes, she smiles), wiggling, wagging bundle of joy. Our son, now in 5th grade, recently said to me, “The day we got Evie was the best day of my life.”
At Evie’s annual checkup a few weeks ago, our vet recommended some tests; she was concerned about Evie’s blood test results and wanted to check for cancer. That night, it hit home for me how important Evie has become to us, and how much we would lose without her. Thank goodness, the tests came back fine and Evie is healthy; we can look forward to many years of joyful greetings and pit bull love!