Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Mahala, Odie, Rosie and Mouse — July 6, 2022

Mahala, Odie, Rosie and Mouse

~ Mahala, Odie, Rosie and Mouse ~

A few years ago, Mahala adopted her furbabies, Odie, Rosie and then Mouse. In the time since then, they have all changed each other’s lives and have shown each other unconditional love. 

In 2017, Mahala was looking to adopt a greyhound. Then one day, she was told of some who were looking for a home and decided to meet them. Once she got there, she fell in love with one named Opawa Diesel, or Odie. Instantly, Mahala knew he was meant to be with her, and adopted him then and there.

After adopting Odie, he and Mahala did everything together. Some years later, they returned to the kennels to meet some more of the dogs. As they arrived, one of the greyhounds jumped at the fence to meet Mahala. Not 15 minutes later, Mahala and Odie were driving back home with a new, furry family member – Rosie. 

Mahala, Odie and Rosie became very well known in the greyhound community. They held adoption events, fostered, and even home checks. When Mahala had her son, Odie and Rosie immediately accepted him and treated him as part of their pack. 

Not long after giving birth did Mahala receive a new foster greyhound named Mouse. She came into Mahala’s care very skinny and had some tumours. Eventually, they found a home, but the week before, Mahala knew in her heart that they would be welcoming Mouse into their family. 

Something that Mahala, Odie, Rosie and Mouse enjoy is going on adventures. From doing zoomies on the beach, picnics, travelling and more, they all love this time they get to spend together. As well as this, Mahala often takes her trio of dogs to markets and schools to spread awareness about greyhounds. 

When out and about, Mahala and her dogs often get stopped by people, asking about life with greyhounds. She’s often asked about how active greyhounds are and if they would be good pets, to which she always replies with a big ‘yes!’ and explains they’re not all that different from cats behaviour-wise. Because of all she does with Odie, Rosie and Mouse, Mahala has even been able to help with sending adoption applications for retired greyhounds!

The bond that Mahala, Odie, Rosie and Mouse all share is so special. Mahala has given all three dogs their second chance and ensures that each day they get all the love they deserve. In return, Odie, Rosie and Mouse fill every day with endless joy.