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How Jen Changed Rex & Roo’s Life

Rex and Roo, rescued by Jen Hotzler, Regional Sales Manager

Celebrating Change a Pet’s Life Day – all week long!

Every day this week, we will be sharing stories of how our Earth Animal pack has changed a pet’s life – and been changed themselves. We are passionate about preserving and enhancing the quality of life for animals and our team lives that commitment every day in their own lives. As you read our stories, we hope that you are reminded of the magic that comes from adopting an animal, and the beautiful bond we share with our best friends.

Rex & Roo’s Story

In July of 2018, my husband and I adopted Rex, a sweet black and white fluffy puppy. Soon after that, I saw that one of Rex’s sisters had been returned to the shelter after being adopted by a family that mistreated her. She was scared, alone, and didn’t trust anyone. Immediately, I knew I couldn’t leave her there, so Roo came home with us. At first, Rex and Roo didn’t seem to recognize each other, but soon they started playing and we knew it was meant to be.

Roo had bad separation anxiety and hated being crated while we were gone. She was destructive at times, had a lot of issues with potty training, and was very wary of new people. Time, patience, and a lot of love got her through it – Roo has come out of her shell and really blossomed.

These days, Rex and Roo are extremely spoiled. Roo is no longer afraid of the world and embraces new adventures and new people. They go to day camp, go on car rides (including to see Christmas lights), meet the Easter Bunny and Santa, go shopping, run around their grandparents’ acreage, and just generally live their best lives. I couldn’t imagine our lives without both Rex and Roo and I am so grateful we get to be a part of their lives! They’re my babies and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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