Rey — Shelter
Just before Halloween 2017 a photograph on my cell phone changed our lives.The local Animal Rescue League had a beautiful Blue Merle Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix. I knew instantly she was meant to be in our home. She entered foster care after she was spayed until I could complete the paper work necessary to call her ours. Rey was about ten months old when she adopted us. When she first arrived home she was afraid of all toys. she cringed when a soccer ball was rolled close to her.However this petite gal learned so quick that balls and toys, and especially Frisbees were fun. Rey learned the sport of Canine Frisbee. Within a year she started occasional competition. In the Summer of 2018 Rey competed and won different Frisbee games with me and also with my 10 year old son. In the Fall of 2018 we competed in a worldwide Frisbee league.Our team came in first in the WORLD.Rey and I finished 13th in our division. Rey and my son finished 4th in the junior division.Not only has Rey learned the sport of Frisbee. Rey is my constant companion. She loves anything we do as long as we are together. Last Summer she went to an amusement park and on an Amish Buggy Ride. I have had many really good dogs in my life. However this former shelter dog has entered my heart in full force. She is the best cuddler.The best companion.The best wiggle butt and working toward a career as a love bug and a pro Frisbee dog. For all these reasons I nominate our former Shelter Dog/ Hero Dog.