~ Kim, Mary and Kadan ~
Almost two years ago, Kadan found her forever home with Kim and Mary. Following a difficult period, Kadan helped them immensely and has since formed a very special bond with them both.
Sadly, in June of 2020, Kim and Mary lost their heart dog, Skater, to cancer. They were devastated. Skater had been with them through thick and thin. Seeing her fight such a terrible disease was heartbreaking.
Six months later, Kim was shown a photo of a lovely Rottweiler puppy, Kadan. She didn’t think she could have a new dog in her life so soon after losing Skater. However, she saw something special in Kadan and knew she needed a caring and loving forever home.
Not much was known about Kadan’s past, other than she had been fostered since she was four weeks old. Whatever happened, it was apparent to Kim that this pup hadn’t had an easy start in life. She was fearful and had stomach issues. Because of this, Kim and Mary promised to show Kadan the love she had missed out on and to protect her from being lost ever again.
Kim and Mary tried to find a way to best help Kadan’s stomach issues. As someone who struggles with food allergies and intolerances herself, Kim wanted to do all she could to ensure Kadan got all the nutrients she needed to grow into a healthy dog.
At home, Kadan had a lot of confidence, however, when out and about, she would become very scared. Kim worked tirelessly to help Kadan learn to trust and become more confident. This included walking her in a stroller, socialising her, and getting her used to different sounds from their neighbourhood and other noises from playlists, such as thunder and fireworks. As well as this, Kim enrolled Kadan in puppy school Gradually, after making some furry friends, she flourished and became more comfortable with the world around her.
Together, Kim, Mary and Kadan take it one day at a time. Some days are easier than others, but seeing Kadan continue to grow and flourish inspires them. With her canine companion, Kim has been taught to live in the now and to feel fear but face it anyway. Kadan just brings so much love and joy into her humans’ life and has been by their side through so much.
Something that Kim, Mary and Kadan love to do is go to the park together. Kadan’s favourite thing to do there is zoomies! Kim will call her from a distance and Kadan will tilt her head, pause, and run like crazy. This never fails to make Kim and Mary laugh and smile as they see Kadan having the time of her life.
The happiness and love that Kadan has brought to Kim and Mary has been immeasurable, especially after such a tragic loss. They care for each other immensely and have brought positivity into one another’s lives.