A little over a week ago, Robbie and I were enjoying a beer on the deck of the Contented Cow when she got a Facebook message in response to her query about the availability of the puppy in the left photo. I had no idea she was interested in getting a dog but within 24 hours ("It’s my birthday present to myself"), this one joined our family. (After a half-dozen different names—I voted for ‘Yoda’ because of her big ears—we finally settled on ‘Layla.’)
Layla was rescued from a puppy mill by Andrea Stark and her mother, Kim Stark, owners of Andrea’s Angels Rescue here in Northfield:
We are dedicated to rescuing homeless and unwanted animals… We are a small rescue, completely volunteer based. This means we have no physical shelter. All our animals are in homes, learning to be a part of the family. We are run by two very dedicated animal lovers.
Andrea and Kim did a home visit to make sure we were suitable. We found them to be as delightful and fun as they were professional. See the Andrea’s Angels Facebook page, too.