Name: Paige Sulecki
Where you and your dog live(d): lived in Newark, DE and currently made a move to NYC.
Your current age: 23
Your age when you got your dog: 21
What do you do? (work, school, etc.):
Just graduated from college, and currently working for a brokerage firm in NYC
Dog’s name: Beau
Dog’s age: 1 and a half years
Dog’s story (dog's age when you got him/her, breed, when you got him/her, from where):
Beau and his 9 siblings were rescued from a high kill shelter in Kentucky, and brought to Pennsylvania by Logan's Heroes Animal Rescue. They were placed together in a loving foster home and raised until they were old enough to be adopted out. I found the entire littler on Adopt A Pet's website. I got to go to his foster home and had my pick of the entire litter. Beau stood out to me because of his spunky, vivacious attitude and beautiful coat color. His Gotcha Day was April 10th, 2016. Beau was 9 weeks old when I brought him home. For Christmas later that year, I did a DNA test and found out that Beau and his siblings are 3/6 Treeing Walker coonhound, 1/6 boxer, 1/6 chowchow, and 1/6 terrier mix.
Why did you want a dog?
I've wanted a dog since I was very young, I've always had a love for animals. My mom always said I had to have my own place to live first. I wanted to experience the unique companionship of having a "friend" to do everything with, go on many adventures. And rescuing just felt right when it came to finding my perfect match. So many dogs out there need a loving home, and every rescue dog is special and unique!
How's has having a dog changed your life?
Having Beau has made me a very responsible adult. I now put his needs over mine, always thinking of ways to make him happier, give him more love. I certainly spend more nights in on the couch than I did before, and I enjoy every second of it. I go on more walks than I ever would without a dog, and take every chance I can to get outside and explore, because that's what Beau enjoys most. Beau is great practice for my future children because he definitely keeps me on my toes, and always has me thinking up new ways to take better care of him and his needs.