Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Hannah and Maia — October 17, 2022

Hannah and Maia

~ Hannah and Maia ~

Over a year ago, Maia found her forever family when she and Hannah first met. Since then, they have formed a very special bond and have changed each other’s lives for the better. 

One day in 2021, Hannah saw a photo online of a Siberian Husky, named Suki, who was looking for a home. Immediately, she wanted to meet this pup and decided to arrange a visit. As soon as she arrived, Hannah was in love and adopted the doggo that same day and renamed her Maia.

At the start of 2022, Hannah broke her coccyx. She was in agony and wasn’t able to do much due to the pain and discomfort. However, the same night she broke it, Maia slept with her head on Hannah’s stomach. Normally, Maia loves to jump up and interact with her human, but to Hannah, this showed how much her canine companion cared about and loved her. 

Since adopting Maia, Hannah’s life has changed hugely. She reminds her human about all the good things – great and small – in life and to slow down and appreciate them. Each morning, Maia gets Hannah out of bed for breakfast and lots of cuddles. No matter what, every day is just a bit brighter because Maia’s there by her human’s side. 

Something that Hannah and Maia enjoy is going for walks together. Hannah loves letting her furry friend off-leash to have a run around, and have the occasional zoomies, at their local dog-friendly park. Seeing Maia’s pure excitement and happiness never fails to brighten her day and bring a smile to her face. 

Not only has Maia impacted Hannah, but also her family. Everyone adores her and Hannah’s mum often sneaks mini portions of food whenever she sees a snuffling nose from under the table. Maia has truly become part of the family.

It’s evident how much Hannah and Maia care for one another. They both make sure they’re reminded every day just how much they love each other.

Amber and Charlie — January 21, 2022

Amber and Charlie

~ Amber and Charlie ~

Three years ago, Amber welcomed Shepsky mix, Charlie, into her life. Since then, they have formed a very special bond and have improved each other’s lives. 

At the start of 2019, Amber had heard of a litter of puppies that had just been born. The owners were searching for good homes, and Amber fell instantly in love with one pup in particular. She quickly decided to adopt her and named her Charlie. 

Having Charlie has helped Amber immensely. She has supported her human through many challenging times, including a difficult break-up and the death of a close friend. With Charlie at her side, Amber knew she wasn’t alone and that she was loved. 

Before having Charlie, Amber was in a bad relationship. It was a rough time for her, but after adopting Charlie, Amber felt she had to do something. Charlie gave her the strength to leave the relationship and helped her to break free and live a better life for herself.

No matter what challenges Amber might face, Charlie never fails to make her smile. She’s mischievous and loves to play! When playing together, Amber loves focusing on just Charlie. She can always brighten Amber’s day. 

As well as this, they love going on adventures together. Whether exploring new places or going for walks, Amber and Charlie love having this time together. They know it’s time they can just spend in each other’s company and just be. 

It is obvious how much of an impact Charlie has had on Amber. She has helped her through so many tough times and has helped her to be where she is now and to find a positive relationship with someone who cares for them both. Charlie’s dad loves her, and they’re definitely a happy family. The love that Amber and Charlie have for one another is so strong.

Lupin — December 22, 2021


~ Lupin ~

Just over a year ago, after a difficult start to life,  Lupin was welcomed into her forever home. She has come a long way and is now thriving. 

In 2020, Lupin’s humans had been looking for the perfect fur baby. It took some time, but soon she found an adoption ad for a Shepsky puppy. She instantly fell in love and contacted the seller. 

Unfortunately, it appeared the seller wasn’t quite who they appeared to be and had to be followed up with a lot. Lupin seemed to be scared in many of the photos sent. Despite this, Lupin’s human had made up her mind and had no doubt that Lupin was the puppy for her. 

It took a bit of time after the adoption to figure out the right name. They tried different names, but none felt right. It wasn’t until a friend of Lupin’s human suggested the name ‘Lupin’ – from the Latin word lupus, meaning wolf. Lupin’s human and her partner got engaged in Iceland and the name Lupin was everywhere; it just seemed meant to be! 

It was quite an adjustment for Lupin. When she was adopted, she was very timid and shy. It was difficult for her human to see her like this. It wasn’t until she had found her forever home that she had even seen a toy. The first time she played with one, she was unsure, but now loves chasing after and chewing on any toy she can find! Thanks to the care of her human, Lupin has definitely come out of her shell. 

Having Lupin has brought so much happiness into her humans’ lives. Since adopting her, she has brought joy into their home, encourages them to go outside for a walk and some fresh air, and give them an additional purpose each day. Every day they ensure that Lupin is able to live her best life after having a tough start. 

Lupin is still quite young and continues to thrive with her family. She has taught her humans patience and has grown into a beautiful, gentle, smart and occasionally cheeky doggo. No matter what, she just seems to know how to bring a smile to her human’s face. They can’t imagine life without her. 

Not only has Lupin had an impact on her family, but also on those in her community. She has become a well known Houdini and can often find her way into all kinds of mischief while her humans are at work. She has a lot of love to give, however, and loves to make people laugh. Everyone who meets her falls in love with her bubbly personality. 

One of Lupin’s favourite places is outside in the garden. This is somewhere she and her human love to spend time together, especially when the sunsets. When she returns home from work, Lupin always excitedly greets her by putting her head between her knees. She also loves belly rubs and snuggles with her humans, and the occasional treat! 

The impact that Lupin has had on her family has been huge. She has brought so much happiness and love into their lives and continues to brighten their days with her positivity.