Cody Rescued Me
I had been doing Chihuahua rescue with a national rescue group when I was called by my coordinator to pick up a new foster. One look at Cody, and it was love at first sight. He was cowering in the back of a crate, stressed and dirty, but still beautiful in my eyes. I petitioned the rescue to allow me to adopt him and they approved my adoption. His history was that he was from a domestic abuse home. The husband had abused his wife physically and part of the emotional abuse was that he would abuse and threaten to kill her dog, Cody. Believing that he would eventually follow through with his threats, she sent Cody to the rescue in order to save his life. Cody was 3 years old when he came to live with me and he welcomed nearly 50 more fosters until they were adopted into loving homes. Cody has helped me tell his story and teach many about domestic abuse, the importance of breed rescue, and the safe ways for children to approach a dog that is not familiar with them. He’s been with me over 13 years now and has shown me incredible love and devotion. Cody has been an ambassador for rescue. I have realized that I didn’t rescue him…instead, he has rescued me.