It was Christmas of 2009, and Chevelle was looking forward to another Christmas holiday season with her humans. Instead of the gift of love and tennis balls, Chevy was relinquished to Border Collies in Need after spending the first six years of her life in what she thought was her forever home.|
Chevelle, a gorgeous 6 year old Border Collies was shaken to her core, and she was full of every negative emotion imaginable. She was broken. Scared. Angry. Confused. Lonely. Disoriented.
It took Chevy months to warm up to her foster mom, and even then she was un-easy about her foreign surroundings. Chevy would travel with her foster mom from adoption event to adoption event and she would barely get a second glance from potential adopters. She was broken.
Months went by, and Chevelle still had no humans to call her own and looked destined to spend the rest of her adult life in rescue with Border Collies in Need.
But, just when it seemed as tho all hope was lost, a family saw her photos and bio at Border Collies in Need website, and they were hooked.
You see, this family had a dog that was the spitting image of Chevy who was a therapy companion for their son, who suffered challenging disabilities as a result of a motorcycle accident almost a decade before.
So 364 days after she was relinquished, Christmas of 2010, Chevelle was happily welcomed into her new forever home!
There was not a dry eye in our rescue organization when we all heard Chevy was adopted and finally, loved by her new family.
It is with un-imaginable sadness and heavy hearts that Chevelle passed into Rainbow's Bridge in March of 2011. We, at BCIN feel as tho we have lost our personal girl. Our hearts go out to her adopted family who have shown that, no matter the circumstances, there are still those who have un-conditional love for sweet little souls such as Chevy.
Chevy has taken a piece of all of us with her and in return taught us to never, ever give up on even one little soul. She has once again, taught us that we are all worthy of love. In the end, she was surrounded with love, and we know, she knew how much she meant to us and we will always love little Chevy.
In honor of Chevelle, please support rescue organizations, for without them, Chevelle may have never found her forever home.
So, dear Chevelle, know you were loved so much by so many, you made a difference in this world, rest in peace, and au revoir.. until we meet again at Rescuer's Rainbow Bridge, Sweetheart.