• Gamin a Male Canadian Adopted from Animatch
  • Gamin a Male Canadian Adopted from Animatch
  • Gamin a Male Canadian Adopted from Animatch
  • Gamin a Male Canadian Adopted from Animatch


A Male Canadian presently Adopted


Gamin here and I would like to clear up a misunderstanding.  It’s unfortunate that dogs can’t talk because I could have explained and avoided the confusion immediately.  Yes, I did end up at AMR – depressed, lonely, and desperately wanting to go home.  I’m sorry to say, home no longer existed.  You see I shared my life with a caring, loving human who doted on me; we spent every waking moment together.  We were a team.  At 86 years old, he was hospitalized for a few weeks – someone fed me and gave me water during that period and finally he came home.  I was overjoyed, we were together again.  One week later, this wonderful human who adored me was gone.  Someone took me in but when I had to stay alone all day, I chewed their shoes, ripped some newspapers, and got into trouble.  I just wanted my human back; I wanted to go home.  It was downhill after that. 

It is important to set things straight.   For my entire life up until a few months ago, I had what all dogs should experience in a lifetime.  I miss him so much and want to honor him for taking such good care of me.  Animatch has promised that there is another wonderful human waiting to share their life with me.  I don’t like being alone for too long and I am quite stressed when crated, so I’d do best with someone who is around a good part of the day.

If hope that my story makes everyone think about what would happen if they should suddenly die or become very ill.  Loving your dog is important but you must have a back up plan if you are no longer able to take care of us. 

In the meantime, if I could send him a message … it would be “I’m gonna be okay”



Dear Family,

In case you are still looking for me, I wanted you to know that I am safe and sound with Animatch.  When you left me that day, I was such a good boy and just sat and waited for you.  I was getting quite cold and a little hungry but I felt that you would be coming soon so I didn’t wander.  Finally, despite my disappointment at having to leave the spot where you left me, I was brought to Animal Control.  I spent a few days there and I was happy to be warm and fed while I waited for you.  You must have been delayed because after a few days, Animatch took me in. 

I know that at one time you really cared for me; please know that I always loved you and wanted to be the best dog that I could be for you. You could always count on me to lick the tears off your cheeks and the leftover food off your plate.  I tried very hard to please you.  The Volunteers say that I am best friend material and really don’t understand how anyone would not want me back.   r

Well, I am told that I will soon be heading off to a new home and Animatch has promised that they will do everything in their power to ensure that this time it is forever.  I still think about you and yes, I do love you.  That is why I want you to know that I am out of harm’s way and I treasure the years that I spent with you.  I am not waiting for you anymore.

                                                                                     Love, Gamin (my new name)

PS  Thought I’d let you know that my breath is sweet smelling now as Animatch had my teeth cleaned.

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More Details About Gamin

Status: AdoptedChildren:10 and over
Age:8 yearsCat friendly:No (chases)
Gender:MaleDog friendly:Yes

More Details About Gamin

  • Status: Adopted
  • Breed: Canadian
  • Size: Small
  • Age: 8 years
  • Gender: Male
  • Grooming: High
  • Energy: Medium
  • Children: 10 and over
  • Cat friendly: No (chases)
  • Dog friendly: Yes

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