Meet Edison! We saved Edison in October 2011 from a Southern California Edison sub-plant (hence his name!), on the corner of two busy highways that intersected. Edison was terrified. It took almost all day to catch this little dude, but as soon as we did, he just melted in your arms.
Edison was adopted out in December of 2011. We did a meet and greet, a home inspection and we thought this little dude hit the jackpot! He had two human siblings, a older Standard Poodle sister, and a mother, who we thought had a heart of gold. Months later, on a Saturday afternoon, May 26th at 4pm to be exact – we got a call from Home Again, our microchip company, and Edison we dropped off at the Central California SPCA as a ‘stray’. I called the CCSPCA, and they were closing within thirty minutes and I was more than an hour away! Since this was right at closing, Memorial Day weekend – Edison had to stay at the shelter until Tuesday morning. I called the adopter numerous times, hoping this was error. Hoping they were out of town, someone was watching Edison and he got out. Never heard back from her.
Tuesday morning, I was the shelter when they opened and I brought all adoption paperwork, medical records, microchip records – the whole nine yards. I immediately went into the stray holding and got him out of the kennel. He was frightened, broken down, withdrawn, matted and covered in feces. Once Edison was with me, I went to the counter, and I showed the gentleman the paper work of who adopted Edison – and it was a match of who turned him in as a stray. When I was there, the gentleman called Edison’s adopters and they needed her to admit that she dumped him – and she did. Now that he was a owner surrender, there were fee’s that had to be paid to get Edison out of the shelter. I paid Edison’s bail of nearly three-hundred dollars and got him to safety. Edison was disgusting – so he went to the groomers immediately. Once Edison was clean, shaven, and ready, he came back to the Ruffles Compound and started to decompress. A few weeks later, I received an email from Edison adopter, stating that he was given to the shelter cause she was allergic to him, and that she was ashamed and too embarrassed to call us. Well, in my adoption contract, it states:
“I/We am adopting the dog for myself and I agree to not give away, sell, or trade my dog, even as a gift to a friend or family member. I/We will neither take the dog to a shelter nor abandon the dog. I/We understand that I must notify Ruffles Rescue, without delay, if I/We can no longer care for or keep the dog and agree to give Ruffles Rescue reasonable time to rehome my dog or place my dog in an approved foster home.”
For any reason, if any adopter can no longer care of their dog, I want the dog back. It’s not healthy to be bounced around, it’s not safe to dump your dog in a shelter – and why cause the dog so much stress, when I would take the dog back, no questions asked? Irresponsible and selfish, if you ask me. And, surrendering Edison to the CCSPCA, nearly was his death sentence. This shelter doesn’t work with many rescues. They have a HIGH euthanization rate. It’s nearly a ninety percent chance that if I didn’t keep myself as a backup on Edison’s microchip – he would have been euthanized. His adopter almost signed his death certificate when she surrendered him to the shelter.
Well, that was May of 2012. He’s been with us for another year. Edison is so deserving of a forever home and just wants to be someones little dude. He is great with dogs, cats, kids – everyone. He would do best with one or two other dogs. When he gets overwhelmed, he becomes a bossy little dude. He loves sleeping in the bed, long walks in the parks, and wrestling with Rudy, another Ruffles pup. He’s house trained, crate trained, leash trained, and loves riding in the car. He would love to be your lifelong companion. To be loved and cherished. He’s a great dog. However, he is constantly overlooked because he’s kind of a shaggy little dude, who is black. Dogs who are lighter, tend to get adopted faster.
Despite Edison being a stray, coming to us, being adopted, then being dumped, and coming back to us – he’s still so full of life and excitement. When I come home from work, he’s full of tail-wags, kisses, and he is just so excited! He seriously just loves everyone and everything. Please, share Edison’s story to help find this guy him happily-ever-after. He is so deserving.
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