Long before I began working at SPCA Cincinnati, my family and I strongly believed that the best breed of dog was – rescued! Our pets are our family as they give us unconditional love, while helping us cross the milestones of life.
Our dog Kip, is a one giant, fur shedding, slobbering, special boy! Kip was chained to a tree for THREE YEARS of his life, 24/7, rain, shine, sleet or snow. Suffering abuse simply because he is blind. Those memories are of the distant past.
Kip’s life now consists of family vacations, lacrosse games, cross country meets, belly rubs, car rides long walks and even the annual Turkey Trot. Kip can do whatever a seeing dog can – he has mastered steps of countless hotels and vacation homes, swims, and although it takes him time, he even fetches balls. Kip has taught our girls a lot about life -- perseverance, determination, forgiveness and love. He is our constant family companion, licking away the sadness that some days bring, laying by our side when we are sick, taking his place on the couch at many gal pal sleepovers, jumping to the front seat in any car and so much more! Kip was once tossed away like garbage and he is our furever treasured family member.
Kip’s story is like too many other adoptable animals – this is why I’m participating in SPCA Cincinnati’s Tails On The Trail Walk on October 12, 2019, to raise money for the more than 12,000 adoptable pets in Greater Cincinnati that enter our shelter doors each year. Together we can make a difference!