Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Emma, Bailey and Daisy — September 23, 2022

Emma, Bailey and Daisy

~ Emma, Bailey and Daisy ~

Four years ago, Emma welcomed Bailey into her life. Then, at the start of 2022, she met Daisy. In the time they’ve been together, Emma, Bailey and Daisy have all had a huge impact on each other, as well as Emma’s daughter, Madison. 

In 2018, Emma, Kris and Madison were devastated when they lost their 10-year-old dog, Max. To Madison, it was like losing a brother. Initially, Emma wanted to wait until the end of the year to adopt another dog, however, she saw a post about some puppies looking for a home. She organised a visit and fell in love. Out of the 11 puppies of the litter, Bailey ran right up to Madison and didn’t leave her side – and hasn’t since. 

At the beginning of 2022, Emma and her family suffered the loss of their 14-year-old cat, Bella. Not long after, a post popped up showing another litter of pups. Emma wanted to adopt a canine friend for Bailey and welcome another pet into their home. Once again, she decided to visit the puppies and one pup in particular, Daisy, ran up to Madison and chewed on her shoelaces! There was no doubt in their mind that she was the perfect addition. 

Both Bailey and Daisy have helped their family to grieve and heal after two devastating losses. As well as this, Emma has struggled with anxiety but having her canine companions has impacted her hugely. Each day, they provide her with love and support by simply being there. Whenever she’s feeling down or overwhelmed, Bailey and Daisy are right there. 

Something that Emma, Bailey and Daisy enjoy is going on adventures. From going to the beach and running along the waterfront to walking tracks, they love having this time together and exploring new places. Madison likes teaching and training Bailey and Daisy to do all kinds of tricks, especially jumping through hoops. At the end of each day, however, they love simply being in each other’s company and snuggling up.

The impact that Bailey and Daisy have had on Emma, Kris and Madison has been huge. They have brought joy and love into every day since finding their family.

Emma and Devito — September 9, 2022

Emma and Devito

~ Emma and Devito ~

Three years ago, Devito found his forever home with Emma. Since then, they have helped each other in more ways than either thought possible. 

For as long as she can remember, Emma has always loved animals. Her passion was one of her main motivations for working at a veterinary clinic as a technician. The clinic works closely with the SPCA, so Emma often gets to meet many of the animals looking for homes. 

One day, while at work, one of the vets told Emma about a special little Border Collie x Corgi named Devito who would be coming in to be desexed. From his description, she felt he could be a perfect fit. However, when she met him, she knew he was perfect. She promised him before his surgery that she would be there, every step of the way. Afterwards, Emma put her name down to adopt him. It wasn’t long before she heard back and had been approved!

Not long after the first Covid-19 lockdown, Emma was diagnosed with clinical depression. She was put on antidepressants, however, it was Devito who helped his human find hope and purpose. Each day, he brings so much love and joy into her life and Emma feels she wouldn’t be where she is today without her canine companion. As well as this, he has helped her to become a better vet tech and person. 

Whenever Emma has a tough day, Devito is right there. They share such a strong bond and, because of this, they are very in-tuned with each other. Some days, Emma finds getting out of bed a challenge; on these days, her furry friend will jump onto the bed and lie right across her lap. This helps hugely in knowing he’s there for her and reminds her she’s not alone. 

Something that Emma and Devito love is going to the beach. While he’s not all that keen on swimming, he loves running across the beach and scent tracking. When not at the beach, they love to play together and snuggle up after a long day. Having this time means the world to them both. Not only this, but Emma often fosters kittens from the SPCA. Devito absolutely loves all his kitten friends and will always be there during feeding and playtime. 

Emma and Devito share a truly beautiful bond. Through thick and thin, they’ve always been there for one another. They remind each other that they are loved and continue to fill every day with endless joy. 

Madeleine and Emma — July 4, 2022

Madeleine and Emma

~ Madeleine and Emma ~

Not long ago, Emma found her forever home. As soon as she and Madeleine met, they both knew they were meant to be with each other. 

One day, Madeleine saw a dog on the SPCA website who was looking for a home. When she arrived at the shelter and explained what kind of dog she was looking for, the person she was talking to had a thought. A dog who had just come in, and wasn’t even up on the website yet, was looking for a home. The moment they met, the pup, named Emma, ran up to Madeleine, begging for cuddles, tummy rubs and love. Immediately, she knew this was her dog. 

While adopting Emma, Madeleine was told of her challenging past. She was found as a puppy in a box and taken into the local SPCA’s care. From there, she travelled to another branch where she was placed into a family twice before she was welcomed into her forever home. Knowing all this, Madeleine vowed she would help Emma flourish, despite her past traumas. 

From the shelter, Madeleine took Emma to her friend’s animal sanctuary. There, they both learned so much. Madeleine’s friend had nine dogs, of all different ages and sizes, who helped guide Emma to become the dog Madeleine knew she could be. Slowly but surely, Emma came out of her shell and became more comfortable in new situations and around new people and dogs. Not only this, but she was afraid of water, however, little by little, Madeleine encouraged Emma to be in the water and now, she loves swimming!

Having Emma has been life-changing for Madeleine. She has brought happiness in times of darkness and continues to make her human smile and laugh every day. Because of Emma, Madeleine wakes up each day with a purpose and to focus on the positives. She also works hard to educate others on the realities of dogs like Emma. That they are loving and gentle dogs, not aggressive as they have been made out to be.

Something that Madeleine and Emma enjoy doing is simply spending time together. Whether playing at the local park, sharing peanut butter toast or running along the beach, anytime they spend together is very special. Most of all, they love cuddles on a lazy Saturday morning, a belly rub after a long day, and just treasure each other’s company. 

The impact that Emma has had on Madeleine and vice versa is truly special. Madeleine may have rescued Emma from the SPCA, but Emma rescued Madeleine, too. They have brought so much love and happiness into each other’s lives and will continue to help one another be the very best they can be. 

Emma and Loki — April 11, 2022

Emma and Loki

~ Emma and Loki ~

Two years ago, Emma met her best friend, Loki. Since then, they have formed such a strong and loving bond. They have been there for each other through thick and thin and care so much for one another. 

Emma has always been an animal lover and had always wanted a dog. One day, while scrolling through social media, she discovered a litter of puppies. They had been brought in to their local rescue and were looking for their forever homes. She arranged a meeting and fell in love with a small and quiet puppy. After looking into his eyes, there was no doubt in Emma’s mind he was her pup. She decided to adopt him and named him Loki, after the Norse God of Mischief. 

It didn’t take long after bringing Loki home that he certainly grew into his name. Emma found him to be full of beans and had a lot of energy to spare, with a mischievous streak! Because of this, he has helped Emma to be more active and encourages her to go out each day and explore. From beaches to parks, any adventure is something Emma and Loki enjoy doing together. 

Something that Loki especially loves is going camping with Emma. He enjoys resting in her rooftop tent and waking up surrounded by trees. Seeing his excitement while sniffing and exploring never fails to make Emma smile. As well as this, they enjoy sitting together in the warmth of the sun and just spending time in each other’s company. 

Each day, Loki brings a lot of happiness into Emma’s life. No matter what, he can always bring a smile to her face, and Emma ensures that every day is filled with lots of fun and hugs for Loki. They share such a beautiful bond and have so much love for each other.