Fenway's Story

A little over a month ago I lost a huge piece of my heart after we tragically lost our dog, a beautiful little rescued girl that we had for a little over a year. I had lost pets before, but this was different. I was unsure I would ever start healing or be able to open my heart to another dog. But, coming home to a quiet house with no dog nature around me was more than I could bear. I came across peacelovedogs through Rescue Road Trips who I had been following for a while, not out of necessity, but fascination and admiration.

My husband and I decided to submit an application to peacelovedogs indicating our interest in three dogs that were available, one of which was our Fenway, formerly known as Rocky. Melissa quickly responded with condolences for our loss and the following quote:

Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.
— Erica Jong

This totally hit home and I realized by going forward I would not only be starting the healing process, but I would be honoring the memory of a very special little dog.

The process was seamless. Questions were answered by Fenway's foster mom, paperwork was completed and vetted, and before we knew it we were on our way from Vermont to Connecticut to pick up our boy. Being part of the peacelovedogs family has not only been a wonderful experience, but has definitely helped us heal.

Fenway is home now. In a short time it's as if he has always been here. And, while I think of our sweet little girl often, I know she is happy that we took this journey and opened our hearts again.


— Cathy Dellinger
North Danville, Vermont