Odin’s Adoption Story

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Hello friends, I hope you’re all having a fabulous week! Now that I am officially settled back into life here in New England, I thought now would be the perfect time to give you all an update on how our family is doing. After moving almost 2,000 miles cross country with our pets, I can honestly say: it wasn’t bad at all! We are so fortunate to have two amazing cats (who love road trips) and a small, Jack Russell Terrier who is as chill as can be while in the car. I never would have thought in a million years that our pets would love road trips as much as we do, but I’m feeling so very thankful they did so well on our move home. Today, since it’s almost been a year that we’ve had our little guy, I wanted to dive deep into his story, and share with you all a little bit about our fur baby.

Odin is a Jack Russell Terrier mix and is believed to be around two years old, and had been living in a shelter for months on end. His story is that his previous owners lost him, and they were never reunited, so naturally..someone brought him to the closest animal shelter. The shelter also said he had been transferred from another shelter, so the information they had on him was slim to none. For years all I had wanted was to adopt a dog. My husband and I went back and forth, we were hot and cold for months. We originally decided to wait to adopt a pup until we moved back home to Maine, where he/she would have a big backyard to roam and play in. Even so, I knew if we had a dog, we wouldn’t be living in an apartment for very long, so I figured, why not?  I also knew my life revolved around being active, being outdoors, and I already went walking around parks and lakes a few times a week, so adding a dog into the mix was a no brainer.

Soon after many discussions, I decided to go to my local shelter after work. Without looking first online, I decided to just do a walk through. Now I knew already I had wanted a bigger dog, but Dustin said he would prefer a small – medium sized dog. So I kept my options open, and just simply looked for a dog that I felt an instant connection with. After walking through numerous rows of different sized dogs, I stumbled across a little white ball of fur curled up on a blanket. I broke all the rules and tapped lightly on the glass, and when his ears perked up, I knew right then and there I had to meet him. I went straight to the front desk and asked to meet the cute Jack Russell. I told the woman I already had two cats, so I needed the dog to be good with other animals… and then things got real, real fast…And then I stood there for ten minutes while the woman tried to persuade me to look at a Chihuahua or some other dog because “Jack Russell’s chase cats and wouldn’t do well in our home”.  After what felt like forever, I refused to take no  for an answer. I humored her and walked through again, and looked at the other animals, but something kept drawing me back into him. So I went up to her again and told her I just had to meet him.

After meeting the pup, I instantly fell in love. he was absolutely perfect. I decided to bring Dustin the very next day, and Dustin knew it to be true, too. So that’s exactly how this whole thing happened, in a nut shell. The day after, we adopted this Jack Russell, and were swarmed with gifts from the shelter: blankets, leashes, collars, toys, and Odin’s favorite food: Kibbles ‘ N Bits   Since coming home from the shelter, we’ve tried a variety of different dog foods, but Odin is hooked to the taste of Kibbles ‘N Bits mini bits Savory Beef & Chicken. Just recently, they came out with a new product: Bacon & Steak flavor – made with real meat, which Odin can’t get enough of lately. We love and trust Kibbles ‘N Bits® for Odin because their food offers 100% complete and balanced nutrition for adult dogs. Who doesn’t want that for their pup? We consider our dog a part of the family, so we always want to provide him with the best food & nutrition possible.

Thankfully, our dog is great with our two cats – they even cuddle together! We couldn’t of asked for a better dog to rescue from the shelter. We truly lucked out with our little Jack Russell, and couldn’t be happier to have expanded our family. One place we always shop for both our cats and dog food, is Dollar General. If you’re wanting to try out Kibbles ‘N Bits for your pup, head on over to this page, where  you can save $1.00 off any one Kibbles ‘n Bits Dry Dog Food®, 3lb bag or larger here  

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What do you feed your fur baby? Have you heard of Kibbles ‘N Bits before? Share with me in the comments below!



Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

A lifestyle + wellness blog, This Northern Native is a place to come for major realness. I deliver raw, honest content created for those who value becoming the happiest & healthiest versions of themselves possible, and share a love for New England living.