~ Liezl and Juno ~

Over a year ago, Liezl gave Juno a second chance. Since then, the two have formed a beautiful bond and have improved each other’s lives hugely. 

At the start of 2021, Liezl met her perfect companion. Prior to meeting, Juno had been working on a farm. Unfortunately, she sustained two injuries which led to hip dysplasia and could no longer work. So, her handler decided to rehome her. Liezl’s flatmate had been working as a vet nurse at the clinic Juno was taken to. After being told about the pup and, having wanted to adopt a dog for years, Liezl decided to meet her. 

Once Liezl arrived at the vet clinic, she fell in love with Juno. She was a wiggly and sassy pup and had definitely won over her new friend. Instantly, Liezl knew they were a perfect match and adopted her then and there. 

Before adopting Juno, Liezl and her partner had just made a big move from Christchurch to New Plymouth. They felt there was something missing from their lives. Liezl had been dealing with some fertility issues, which was immensely difficult. However, having Juno helped her hugely. Looking after a furbaby has kept her very busy, but has also been very rewarding. 

To ensure she was living her best life, Liezl took Juno to a dog trainer. This was incredible for both of them. Juno flourished and the bond between her and Liezl only grew stronger. However, in the 2021 Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand, Juno had an incident with another dog while out for a walk. Unfortunately, this led to her becoming concerningly reactive. 

After the lockdown restrictions were lifted, Liezl found a dog trainer who could help Juno with her reactivity. Slowly but surely, she has grown less reactive around other dogs. Through this, her and Liezl’s bond only strengthened as they help each other grow and learn more about each other. 

Both Liezl and Juno enjoy being active. Whether going for a walk at their local park, beach or Juno doing zoomies, occasionally sniffing something on the way, they both take joy in this time spent together. One day, Liezl has been training her companion in agility and scent work. Juno loves to learn and work, and she and her human love a good challenge. 

No matter what, Liezl and Juno have always been there for one another. Through all of life’s ups and downs, they have brought so much love and joy into each other’s lives.