Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Lizzy and Phoebe — July 1, 2022

Lizzy and Phoebe

~ Lizzy and Phoebe ~

A few years ago, Lizzy met an adorable rescue pup named Phoebe. Since then, they have formed a very special bond and have hugely impacted each other’s lives. 

Lizzy had always wanted a furry friend, but due to family members having allergies to cats and dogs, it was not something she thought would happen. However, one day, a family friend told them she had rescued a litter of puppies and was looking to rehome them. Not long after, Lizzy and her family decided to meet the puppies. The smallest of the litter was very excited to meet Lizzy and her dad. They left, but Lizzy couldn’t stop thinking about the pup. 

Sometime later, Lizzy’s mum fell ill and stayed at the hospital. After she was discharged, their family friend offered to bring over some food for them. Little did they know, she had brought over something much better – a puppy! That night, everything changed. They had their own puppy and named her Phoebe. 

Phoebe has been life-changing not only for Lizzy, but for the whole family. She’s full of beans and brings so much joy to everyone around her. When Lizzy’s dad is overseas for work, Phoebe keeps everyone at home company. If anyone is feeling down, she can instantly cheer them up with her mischievous antics. Not only this, but everyone in the neighbourhood loves seeing Phoebe. She’s become a local celebrity and whenever she’s going for a walk, people love stopping to give her a pat. 

Both Lizzy and Phoebe love going on adventures together. From going to the local park to car rides, they just love spending this time with one another. As well as this, Lizzy loves taking Phoebe out for puppy playdates with her littermates. She loves seeing the immense joy it brings her canine companion. 

One of Lizzy and Phoebe’s favourite things is going to the beach for a swim. The beach is Lizzy’s happy place, so being able to share this with her best friend makes it even more special. It’s time when they get to just be present in the moment and enjoy each other’s company. 

Since adopting Phoebe, Lizzy and her family have adopted a second dog, Fletcher. Phoebe has been a great big sister by teaching him how to play, how to interact with other dogs and people, and more. Not only this, but they, too, have developed a great bond and love playing together. 

Having Phoebe has even inspired Lizzy to start her own business, Collie and Co. From training together to learning how to effectively communicate with dogs, it has all had a huge impact on Lizzy. She hopes to continue with her business, selling dog tags, keyrings, drinking glasses and more – something for dogs and humans!

The bond that Lizzy and Phoebe share is so special. They have improved each other’s life and have brought one another so much happiness, love and joy. 

Phoebe and Barney — November 1, 2021

Phoebe and Barney

~ Phoebe and Barney ~

A year ago, Phoebe welcomed Corgi pup, Barney, into her life. In the short amount of time they’ve been together, they have brought so much light into each other’s lives. 

In 2020, Phoebe and her partner had been searching for a canine companion. They spent a while looking until finally, they met with the very lucky last of a litter of Corgi puppies in September. Once they met him, they instantly fell in love and adopted him and named him Barnabus, or Barney. 

After experiencing a tough year with the Covid-19 pandemic, having Barney was like a new, bright ray of sunshine. His energy and positivity can always bring a smile to Phoebe’s face. No matter what, Barney always knows just what to do to make each day a bit better.

When out and about, Barney brings smiles to everyone he passes. He is a very social pup and loves to meet new people. Whether walking down the street or at their local park, Barney brings happiness wherever he goes. 

It’s obvious how much of an impact that Barney has had on Phoebe’s life. He is always there for her as she is for him. Because of each other, they have so much more happiness in their lives.