Pet Rescue Stories – After They Go Home – Lacey’s Story

I have done several posts, sent numerous tweets and posted many pictures on my Facebook page of pets looking for their forever homes. Some of those pets have been lucky enough to have found that someone special to take them in and care for them.

However, I don’t hear about their lives afterwards. I wonder about them; are they happy, have they settled in alright, do they now have other furfriends to play with?

So I decided to find out.

I’ve asked people if they would share their pet rescue stories.

You will hear how these pets came to their new home, struggles they may have encountered, how it changed the lives of both the pet and the humans involved.

Lacey’s Story

As told by her “mom” Marie

Pet Rescue Stories - After They Go Home - Lacey's story


Lacey came to us through Pugalug Pug Rescue – – and our hearts grew ten sizes!

Our little boy pug, Liam was terribly lonely, after the passing of his older pug sister (also named LaceyJeanne).

Lacey #1 had passed on in March…just before her 13th birthday, and Liam longed for a companion.
He’d see other dogs and get so excited, longing for a little friend, this is a little boy that simply must have a sibling in the house!
We planned for it, but needed time to mourn our beloved girl.

We put our names on a waiting list, filled out our application form, and along came Lacey about 3 months later.
Her name was already Lacey and it was sweet irony that here was ANOTHER little girl coming to us through Rescue also named Lacey!  Lacey was two years young, and had been surrendered to Pugalug.

Pet Rescue Stories - After They Go Home - Lacey's story

Lacey and Liam

When Lacey first met Liam (prior to the official adoption, it was just to see if they were compatible), she was a bit shy.
She had bonded closely it seemed, with her foster pack, and now who is this big goofy boy??
Well within about 20 minutes, they clearly had found a connection!

Liam is VERY athletic (for a pug), so it had been our hope that the little one we adopted would be physically able to keep up with him, but we knew that was a long shot!
Well, this tiny little butterbean could keep up with him alright!! She ran and jumped and hid and was as saucy as could be!
Oh Liam was in Heaven! Finally someone to love and play with again!!!

Liam and I went back home to report to his Dad about the meeting and we prayed and hoped that we’d pass the final adoption process. And we did!

Homecoming day was dream come true. I worried about transport, because they’d never been in the back seat before and I wasn’t sure how Lacey would feel about wearing her seatbelt.
I had to do it on my own because their Dad was working that day. Lacey’s wonderful foster Mom waved us off, tears of joy in her beautiful eyes and we began driving home (only about 40 minutes).

I expected shoving and pushing antics out of the two monkeys in the back seat but at each stop light, I’d look back there, and they were sitting like a little married couple on a Sunday drive both sitting up tall, in seatbelts, smiling away as if they’d been born to be together and truly, I think they were born for each other!

Pet Rescue Stories - After They Go Home - Liam and Lacey's story

Liam and Lacey

Upon arrival, toys were shared, bowls were shared, Liam showed her all the good spots to pee in their backyard, all the squishy cushions and sofas to snuggle on and they are best friends! They sleep wrapped around each other and play endlessly. They are both almost ten years young now!

We’d had Lacey for about 3 days when we first ventured to our family cottage and there again, the Pug Tour began, Liam had many things to show his beloved baby sister and she soaked it up with such joy and happiness.

Lacey quickly established herself as BOSS though!

She won’t permit Liam playing with anyone but her or another pug, seriously!

But that’s OK.

Pet Rescue Stories - After They Go Home - Lacey's story


Because the day we all looked into those beautiful brown eyes and kissed that black velvet head,

all of our dreams came true and for that we give thanks every day!


Author: Kelly Harding

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  1. Lacey’s rescue story is a beautiful one! Her finding her new home with brother Liam MUST have meant to be!

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