Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Stacey, Pepper and Chili — August 10, 2022

Stacey, Pepper and Chili

~ Stacey, Pepper and Chili ~

Two years ago, Stacey welcomed rescue pup, Pepper, into her life. Not long after, Chili joined their family. Since then, they have all improved each other’s lives hugely. 

In 2020, Stacey applied to adopt a puppy from Rescue Dogs Rock. The pup she initially applied for was adopted by someone else, but they said her sister was looking for a home. As soon as they met the pup named Jupiter, she was in love. Ten days later, Stacey adopted Jupiter, who she decided to name Pepper. 

Unfortunately, two months after adopting Pepper, Stacey’s 16-year-old Chihuahua, Scrappy, passed away. Realising that Pepper needed a canine friend, she contacted Rescue Dogs Rock once again. They told her about a pup named Annie and, after hearing about her, Stacey knew she was the perfect friend for Pepper. She quickly decided to make the trip out to pick up the puppy, who she renamed Chili, in honour of Stacey’s favourite band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

Having Pepper and Chili has enriched Stacey’s life. Whenever Stacey is feeling down, Pepper and Chili are right there to lick away her tears. Playing with them or going for a walk never fails to brighten Stacey’s day. During the Covid-19 pandemic, a time of anxiety and uncertainty, they shared endless joy and laughter. 

Not only have Pepper and Chili had a big impact on Stacey, but also on Stacey’s mother. They help her to stay active and always bring a smile to her face. Seeing them brings Stacey’s mother so much happiness and is something she always looks forward to. Before Pepper and Chili, she felt trapped by her past but, with them, she has been able to be present in each moment. 

Something that Stacey, Pepper and Chili enjoy doing is travelling and being active. From exploring new places to going for walks around their favourite dog park, having this time together means so much. It allows Stacey to unwind from any daily stresses and Pepper and Chili to live their best lives. 

The bond that Stacey, Pepper and Chili share is so special. To Stacey, her canine companions aren’t pets, but are cherished family members. While they were rescued from a shelter, they rescued their human just the same. 

Stacey and Groot — June 29, 2022

Stacey and Groot

~ Stacey and Groot ~

Three years ago, Stacey adopted Groot, the Saint Bernard. Since then, they have formed a beautiful bond and have had a huge impact on one another. 

In 2019, Stacey had heard about a litter of Saint Bernard puppies. She jumped at the chance to meet them and went on a 45-minute car ride to do so. Once she got there, Stacey was excited to meet a Saint Bernard puppy as she had only ever seen them fully grown. One puppy in particular stood out to her. She picked him up and it was love at first sight. Within an hour, Stacey and her new pup, Groot, were on their way home.

During the 2020 and 2021 Covid-19 lockdowns in New Zealand, Groot helped Stacey hugely. At a time of uncertainty, Groot made everything better and provided everyone with a distraction. Things were stressful, but he reminded Stacey that not everything was lost and he filled each day with endless joy and unconditional love. 

Since adopting Groot, Stacey’s life has changed immensely. No matter what may be happening in her life, she knows she always has her furry friend. Stacey has learnt to appreciate the small things in life and to enjoy every moment. He has enriched her life as much as she has his. 

Both Stacey and Groot love playing together, from playing fetch to playing with one of Groot’s many toys. Seeing him happy and enjoying himself never fails to brighten Stacey’s day – it’s like watching pure joy! Simply being able to spend time with one another always brightens their days. 

Having Groot has had a huge impact on Stacey’s life. He has brought her endless joy and unconditional love. Stacey always ensures she is making his life as rich and full as it can be. They truly share such a special bond.