This is the story of a dog named Ronon.
Ronon had just turned two years old, when I brought him home to Center City, Philadelphia, in October 2021.. He’d never lived indoors, much less in an urban apartment. He was terrified of everything and out of control. We weren’t communicating. He had no reason to trust me. I couldn’t figure out how to help him or move forward. We were both miserable.
I almost gave up on him more than a few times.
The support of friends and family kept me going when I thought it was hopeless. Telephone, text, and facebook conversations kept me sane. Slowly at first, and then more quickly, Ronon and I built a relationship and learned to live together. To build trust and learn to communicate, we’ve attended a lot of training classes together. In less than two years, he’s become an AKC Community Canine (CGCA) and a certified therapy dog. He also has his Trick Dog Novice title and BCAT title. Even more exciting than all that, he’s learning to SNUGGLE WITH ME even now and then.
I’m incredibly glad that I didn’t give up on him and forever grateful to everyone who helped us along the way.
I created this website for Ronon because sharing his story (aka bragging about him) makes me happy. I also really hope that the stories and information shared here will help others in their adoption journey.