Morrison spent basically all his life in the animal shelter. Now is time for him to travel the world.



February 2016. Circumstances of life led me to decide to adopt a dog. It was then, after seeing several posts on Facebook, when I came across one post that talked about Morrison. A puppy mixes Border Collie and God knows what of three years old. He arrived at the shelter of puntanimals (Huelva, Spain) with only a few months he was not lucky enough to be adopted. I would have loved to find him earlier.

Then I went to visit him. From the moment I saw him, I knew that I could not leave him another day without having a home. After managing calls and arranging documentation with the shelter, I took Morrison with me to la Antilla beach in Lepe (Huelva), which would be his new home.

Adopting a dog that has lived practically all its life in a shelter is not an easy task. We do not know the traumas that he can have, his fears.

Morrison is a very special dog, although I think we all say the same about our fluffy friends, don’t we? The point is that Morrison was, is, and will continue to be a very special friend.

He spent his first 40h without peeing. I walked him and walked him to the forest and nothing happened. In a desperate attempt, I took him for a walk on the beach. That’s when, in contact with the water, he felt calm and safe enough to pee (keep to yourself comments like “that should not be done.” I know, but at that time, it was the only way in which the animal was able to feel safe, until step by step I taught him that he could feel safe in the trees and the forest near our home.

The first few days were tough, as he was very afraid and felt insecure. Maybe my great idea of bathing him the first day, because it smelled very bad, was not one of my best occurrences (I guess we learn from our mistakes).

Step by step and with the passing of the days he was gaining confidence, although it has taken more than a year to stop destroying plastics and breaking some other things. Just one month after the last three photos, we embarked on what would be our first great travelling adventure together: moving to Germany.

It took a lot of work and dedication to teach him to sit down, to come when he is called, to stand, to learn where he could sit at home and where he could not … Adopting a dog is not an easy task, it requires effort, time, dedication and patience.

Since February 2016, he goes with me on 96% of my adventures and trips. Together we have travelled to 16 countries including Austria, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Croatia, Poland, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Hungary, Bosnia, Italy, France, Denmark, and Spain. So far!. 

If you are thinking about having a pet, visit the webpage of your closest animal shelter. The love that these animals give you back is priceless.

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