Dog Abandoned when Owners have Baby

April Livingston | September 12th, 2018

A woman named Nicki Fraser was sitting in the parking lot of the Jefferson County SPCA in New York. She was waiting for the shelter to open and that’s when she noticed a dachshund sitting in the parking lot with a man. Nicki was there to drop off a stray dog she had found and so she asked the man with the little dog if he was there to do the same thing. The man said no, he was not dropping off a stray, he was surrendering his own dog because his wife was going to have a baby. Then, he asked Nicki if she wanted the dog. He seemed sad, she said, but that it would be a huge relief to surrender the dog.

Nicki Fricker//Facebook
Nicki Fricker//Facebook
Nicki Fricker//Facebook

Nicki already had two dogs at home, but she agreed to take in the dachshund. She was worried that the nervous little dog would be traumatized by being in the loud, chaotic shelter environment. The dog’s name is Dotty and now Nicki was her new owner. Dotty’s former owner then drove away and Nicki immediately noticed the dog becoming anxious and upset and she even began to shake. Nicki knew her first priority was to make Dotty feel safe and secure with this big change in her life.

Nicki Fricker//Facebook
Nicki Fricker//Facebook
Nicki Fricker//Facebook

Nicki renamed the Dachshund Molly and drove her home in her lap, as she shook. Nicki contacted her husband, who was not thrilled at the idea of having three dogs at home. Nicki told herself and her husband she would just foster Molly until she could find a new home, but the little dog quickly grew on them. Nicki’s two larger dogs took to Molly immediately, and even her husband has become attached to the little dog. Nicki and her husband do not plan to have children, so they created a cute “announcement” on social media about her official adoption into their family!

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