Pet Adoption Stories: Meet Margo and Bentley

Pet Adoption Stories: Meet Margo and Bentley

Learn more about Margo and her story of adopting her dog, Bentley.

Here at Texas Alliance for Homeless Pets, nothing makes us happier than connecting a homeless pet with a forever home! The joy in both the pet and their future owners face when they leave the shelter together is, by far, one of the best things about our job.

To share just how amazing and unforgettable these moments can be, our local Pet Adoption Stories series on our blog that tells the tale of local homeless pets who found a happily ever after home right here in Dallas. Today, meet Margo, who adopted her dog Bentley in February 2014!

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Texas Alliance for Homeless Pets Meets Bentley

A few days after this past Valentine’s Day, on February 16th, 2014, the Animal Advocates of North Texas group received an urgent email about a black lab who was found on the streets of Southwest Ft. Worth with no tags or microchips. The poor dog had a broken paw that was splintered, he was not neutered and he had tested positive for heart worms. While the group had initially taken him in, there were unable to keep them at their home because of health issues with their own pets. Therefore, they reached out on their Facebook page to help find this loving animal a home.

The outpouring of support that Bentley’s post received on the Animal Advocates of North Texas page from their fans was overwhelming. Some people offered to help pay for vet care, offered donations and support, and even offered to help him find a foster family. Luckily, we here at Texas Alliance for Homeless Pets saw the post and were able to immediately step in and take care of Bentley.

Margo, one of the Texas Alliance for Homeless Pets volunteers, offered to foster Bentley until the organization would be able to find a forever home for him. Margo’s family already had three large Labradors at their home, so Bentley would be a great addition to their family until he could find a family of his own. However, Margo, along with her husband Wade, daughter Haley and son Cale, had no idea how difficult it would be to let Bentley go.

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Margo Gives Bentley A Forever Home

As Margo and the rest of her family began to bond with Bentley while they were fostering him, so did their three other dogs. It became clear over time that Bentley had already become a permanent part of their family, and they could not imagine another family caring for him.

Since first bringing Bentley into their home in February, he has already become a natural fit with the rest of the family. “Bentley has lots of energy and loves to dig in gopher holes, and he always thinks he’s going to get one,” Margo said. “He hogs the water bowls (lays down by the bowl and props his head on the edge so he can drink when he wants. Another funny thing about him is that he likes to perch on top of the couch back cushions so he can see when we come and go.”

Bentley also gets his own group of loving, attentive visitors. The Beam Family’s own Jordan and Olivia paid him a visit to make sure he was enjoying life with his new family.

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“He has a lot of sisters and brothers and his home is very beautiful and I’m sure he is happy in his new forever home,” Jordan said in her blog. “You would think that he might aggressive because of his leg hurting and other things but he was an angel and he kept going to his mom. And playing and running around and antagonizing his other sisters and brothers. Oh, and he kept getting up on the couch and the bed outside that swings. He gave me a kiss on that bed and I’m really happy for him.”

To find our more how you can make the difference in a pet’s life, like Margo did with Bentley, be sure to contact Texas Alliance for Homeless Pets today.

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