Nine years ago, we adopted our first Old English sheepdog, Molly, from the Dumb Friends League. I saw her online the night before and was determined to get her first thing in the morning. Molly was a lot of work in the beginning, but after some training, she turned out to be the best dog EVER!

Molly was a huge part of our family, accompanying us on camping and hiking trips all over Colorado. She was with us for the purchase of our first home and the birth of our two children. She was a wonderful and very much loved big sister! Unfortunately, we lost Molly very suddenly this past May, and it was devastating to our family. The heartache was too much to endure, but after much thought, we asked to be added to the Old English sheepdog purebred list at the Dumb Friends League. We were told that this breed is very rare in Colorado, but after four months, we got the call: There was a 7-year-old sheepie named Chloe available for adoption!

I rushed over to pick her up that same day and was greeted by Ben, who is just so fantastic in the whole adoption process. And just like that, we have opened our hearts and our family to loving another sheepdog! Chloe has been an absolute joy; it’s a true honor being her human mommy. It has only been five days, and she fits right in. Molly must have been looking out for her fellow Old English sheepdogs and sent her to us. Chloe has been wonderful with the children and loves to run around in the house and lounge on the patio furniture.

Thanks, Dumb Friends League and Ben, for making my dream come true. In the words of Roger Caras, “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

– Alyce M.