No one said it would be easy, they only said it would be worth it.
Meet Aspen! Aspen was rescued along with litter mates when they were found in a rural island located at the west coast of Taiwan where only 4 residents live. This island is where they process all the trash from mainland Taiwan. No one knew how dogs ended up on the island since it is isolated and no one can access the island without a boat. They believe these dogs were probably native from the island since the 4 residents on the island don’t own dogs. Unfortunately this means these dogs survived from eating garbage or the leftovers dumped. These dogs have since been living in the landfill. The coast guards inspecting the area found that the numbers of stray dogs were growing and exceeding more then the people who lives on the island.
"Aspen came into my home and life a little over a month ago. He has been such a gift and I am so grateful he has been an experience to shape my 2019 year and many more to come. Being a bit shy at first, Aspen took a little while to warm-up to me (and other people). However, he has made leaps of progress every single day. Currently, as I am writing this post, he is curled up on the couch behind my back. This is such a huge step from barely coming out of his crate for a day! He is the sweetest dog and is nice/open to people coming to meet him, albeit a little tense, but never aggressive. He is also starting to come alive with other dogs, and loves to go to dog parks to run around with others. He is more of a follower and is super content just chasing and/or being chased. We are still in the process of working on fetch 🙂. Being a teacher, I cannot wait to see our growth together over the summer. He is an integral part of my life and I am so blessed to wake up and go to bed every day with a wonderful companion. Thanks for everything again!"
If you have extra time on your hand and would like to help please consider volunteering! Rescue groups need dedicated volunteers to help with events, fundraisers, home checks, transports, etc. All of these things help enable the rescue to expand their network and help more dogs in need.