“I don’t know how Randy found my house … but I am so glad he did.”
Paige Graham’s rescue, The Isle of Misfits Farm Sanctuary, features 20 animals with severe medical requirements. She wasn’t seeking for additional rescues to take in, but one found her instead.
Graham’s mother realized the screen on the farm’s screened porch had been entirely taken away one morning when she came out into the screened porch. That struck her as odd — until she saw there was a dog on the porch, simply chilling.
Randy, the dog, was definitely in need of assistance but didn’t know how to beg for aid, so he broke into the rescue. However, when he saw Graham’s mother, he became terrified and changed his mind.
Graham told The Dodo, “He raced away, but returned back a few hours later while I was outside with my own dogs.” “I was a little worried at first since I wasn’t sure if he was nice, and I was outdoors with three of my crippled Chihuahuas at the time.” I chased him away so I could get my dogs inside and secure my property’s gate. Randy had already crawled underneath my fence and returned to my property by the time I had brought my dogs inside!”
“It was clear as soon as I placed Randy on a leash that he had a fantastic disposition,” Graham remarked. “He didn’t seem to comprehend affection or belly massages, but whenever I petted him, he would press his body up against mine.” He never barked a single time – he was so quiet!”
Randy was instantly identified by Graham, who realized she’d seen him about the farm previously. She believed he belonged to someone because he wore a collar, but when she observed him getting into the garbage cans of her neighbors, she became curious as to who he truly belonged to and began asking about. She went Randy to other residences in the area when she had him safely in her care, knocking on doors and inquiring whether he belonged to anybody. She put out fliers around the area when no one claimed him. She had a sense he didn’t have a family, but she wanted to be prepared in case he did.
When Randy arrived to the rescue, he was coated in fleas and had various injuries that needed to be treated. Graham brought him to the vet, where he received the attention he required as well as a microchip scan. When Graham realized he didn’t have one, she set out to find him the greatest possible home. She couldn’t keep him by herself, but she had friends who could.
“I filed a discovered dog report with the local sheriff’s office and animal control, as well as posting Randy on my rescue’s social media,” Graham explained. “I’m now constructing a ‘small house town’ at my farm to house my rescue animals, and there was no place for another dog when Randy arrived.” Fortunately, one of my foster mothers offered to take him in. He’s smitten with his foster mother, and she’s indicated interest in adopting him after his hold term expires.”
Randy had been on his own for a long time, seeking for someone to love him and take him in, and he felt The Isle of Misfits Farm Sanctuary was the ideal location for him to seek assistance. He was, of course, completely correct.
“I’m not sure how Randy located my house or why he was so determined to come back, but I’m pleased he did,” Graham said. “In his foster-to-adopt family, he is now indulged on a regular basis, and I couldn’t be happier for him.” He is the loveliest dog and deserves to be loved and cherished for the rest of his life.”