But how do you go about finding out what happened to your faithful companion and if they’re okay?
It’s close to impossible unless you happened to give your pet to someone you knew. It’s a huge, painful hole in your heart that never goes away.
Several years ago, at an animal shelter adoption
event, I met a small two-year-old dog that resembled a wire-haired black and white Dachshund and I named him ‘Beemer’ – because he cornered so nicely! When I first laid eyes on Beemer I sat down by him and he came over to me and curled up on my lap and my husband said to me “Well, it looks like you’ve been adopted!”
and off we went with our new best friend! Beemer was so sweet and loveable and well trained I asked myself how could he have ever ended up for adoption?
Beemer was from a rural area of our state and when I asked the animal shelter volunteers about Beemer’s history, they said they’d heard that he’d belonged to an older lady that had loved him
but when she became ill, her family members had taken Beemer to the local animal shelter and dumped him off. Oh my! There was a very sweet older woman who not only ended up in a nursing home but had no idea of what happened to her beloved best friend
! To me, that was just wrong and needed to be fixed.
This was close to fifteen years ago, but even back then, I did some searching so I could find information about Beemer
, I checked the county animal shelter he’d been left at, I looked for databases that connected rescue pets. Nothing. That haunted me. I needed to do something to bridge those people and mend broken hearts
. So, I created my company Pet Parents Place (P3) to bring together the past and present owners
of rescue animals
including dogs, cats, birds and horses – and all for free. On P3’s website you can register your rescue pet that you adopted
or perhaps had to give up and hopefully you’ll match up to the pet you’re searching for. This is also a great tool for all the wonderful people that foster animals
and then must let them go to their forever home, never knowing how things went and if their little foster buddy is happy and healthy.
Last summer I had a company booth at a local SPCA charity event. A woman came up and ask about my company, its purpose, etc. After I had explained it to her, she told me that she was a child psychologist and one of the main issues she dealt with was the heartbreak of children when they had to give up their pet and never knew what happened to it. She said being able to give them the peace of mind of knowing that their beloved pet was alive and happy would be a huge gift to be able to give these children and asked me to stay in touch.
P3 is a humanitarian-based company
with the business model of having advertisers to support the website and all profits going back to rescue groups
. If you have ever lost, adopted, or re-homed your pet
, consider taking a moment to register your pet and see if you can connect with the past or present owner and mend broken hearts