~ Krysten, Little Buddy and Aster Rose ~

Some years ago, Krysten met Little Buddy for the first time. Shortly after, Aster Rose joined their family. Since then, they have formed a truly special bond and bring joy and love into each day. 

For as long as she can remember, Krysten has always been an animal lover. One day, her sister sent through an adoption profile of a double merle Miniature Australian Shepherd who had been born both blind and deaf. Krysten felt an instant connection and decided to meet with this dog. The day she met him was the same day he found his forever home and was named Little Buddy. There was no doubt in her mind that this was her perfect companion.

During the Covid-19 lockdowns, Krysten was thankful to have had Little Buddy with her. It was a scary and lonely time, but having her furry friend made it easier. He provided his human with support and endless laughter as well as reminding her that she wasn’t alone. 

As everything began to reopen following the lockdown, Krysten came across another double merle Australian Shepherd on the social media page of a local rescue. The dog was also born blind and deaf and reminded Krysten a lot of Little Buddy. She decided to apply to adopt her. That same week, Krysten welcomed her second canine companion, whom she named Aster Rose, into her home. 

Having Little Buddy and Aster Rose has impacted Krysten’s life hugely. As someone who works from home, Krysten enjoys having the company of her furbabies. They make her feel better when she’s feeling down and make all the good times even better. 

Something that Krysten and Little Buddy enjoy doing is going on adventures. They have travelled to different states, stayed in hotels, met many new friends and helped educate others about animals with disabilities. Aster Rose isn’t quite as keen on adventures, but she’s slowly enjoying travelling more and more. When not out and about, Krysten loves sitting outside and reading a book as Little Buddy and Aster Rose play in the backyard. 

Since adopting Little Buddy and Aster Rose, Krysten has become a passionate advocate for animals with disabilities. She uses their page and platform to show people that animals with disabilities can and do live happy and full lives. Their disabilities don’t stop them from having their best life and sharing this with the world means a lot to Krysten.

The impact that Little Buddy and Aster Rose have had on Krysten has been incredible. They have helped each other through thick and thin and have brought endless joy and unconditional love into every single day.