Friday, December 20, 2013

A Letter to SAINTS Rescue From Our Chief Dog Officer "Tux"


Monday December 23rd marks one year since I moved out of my home at SAINTS and into my forever family. For Christmas, I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been up to these last 12 months…

It all started when Lisa and her family came by SAINTS to visit with some donations they’d collected in December 2012.

Well to make a long story short, we fell in love that day (see how much she loves me!).

On December 23, 2012 I danced a “goodbye” for Carol and a little scared but optimistic I set off for my new life.

Wow! I had no idea what I was in for! First, the kids showed me around the house, it was almost Christmas so everything was decorated.

On Christmas I got my very own stocking! I was so honored!

Then we packed up and drove to the mountains for the most amazing holiday ever. It was there that I first learned that I liked to snowshoe! I even tried ice fishing!

Then we came back to the city and I started my new job. That’s right, I have a real full-fledged job! I am “Chief Dog Officer” at Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid. I get to teach pet owners the ropes of Pet First Aid!

And in my spare time, I volunteer at BC SPCA children’s camps teaching them the same thing.

I also did my first road trip in March! Me, my 2 adults, 2 kids, and dog pal Buddy drove all the way to San Diego, California. Boy was it fun! Check out some of the cool stuff I did.

In the summer I did some more trips to the mountains. We had lots of fun and as you can see, by then I’d shed a few pounds. Oh, and I became a model, check it out!

I also dropped by for a visit at Saints Open House!

I forgot to mention that I have 2 cats in my house. At first I was kind of scared of them, but over the last few months we have become friends.

Oh, and I still like to burrow in the bed like a frozen mole. Fortunately my family doesn’t mind.

So, as I prepare to spend another Christmas vacationing in the mountains I wanted to say “Thank you” again. For all the years you loved me and for knowing when the right family came to take me home. I couldn't be a happier dog and I wouldn't be here without you.

Love forever your SAINTly friend,

Tux Wagner (aka Joey)


  1. Tux, you hit the jackpot with the Walks 'n' Wags family and they feel the same way! Merry Christmas to you and your family with many more to come. Great photo journal! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing !
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