"Brida means “strength” and she truly has shown strength to survive what she went through."
"I saw him walking down the street, and I just knew that he was meant to be with me."
Trigger came into Tulsa Animal Welfare as a stray, dirty, bloody, terrified, with an ear that was barely
hanging on after what we’re guessing was an encounter with another dog. Helpless Hounds pulled
him, and brought him to their office while searching for a foster, and his demeanor changed
instantaneously. Trigger spent a week learning so much about being a dog with his foster momma,
Yvette, while also learning about safety and love, and lots of walks...which leads us to the heart of
this story. While on a walk with foster momma, Trigger encountered a man named Aaron, only in
town for a short period of time, working as a lineman out of Colorado. Aaron likes to pet all dogs
he sees while traveling and working, and before he could even ask, Trigger immediately ran up to
him, ready for pets.
Fast forward, and we received an excited call from Aaron’s fiancé,
Mariah, back in Colorado, letting us know she just received a call that
THEIR dog was waiting for them in Tulsa. He was THE ONE, and
Aaron couldn’t live without him. We got all the tinglies, got right on the app, and low and behold, it was indeed the perfect match. Aaron had a flight back to Colorado that evening, but somehow (we’re calling it fate) got off early enough to swing by the office to spend some time with little man. He was headed home to get his car and make arrangements to come back for Trigger.
While we were working on figuring out a vehicle transport for this upcoming weekend for Mr. Trigger, one of our adopters, who also happens to be a pilot, stepped up and offered to FLY him to Colorado to his forever home! Talk about a story! Trigger not only got to meet his new mom and fur-sister, Rosie, who he is besties with already, but he also got to experience his first Colorado snow!
We rescued Clover (now Brida) in October 2020 from Helpess Hounds. We saw her
story and pictures on their Facebook page where she was severely under weight, found
a stray, and had sores on her body. We decided right then and there that we wanted to
turn her life around, get her healthy, and have her be a part of a loving family. When we
first met her she was sweet but very shy. Fast forward 6 months, she has opened up to
be a happy, loving and goofy girl.
Her best friend is Winston, a redbone coonhound, and they play together, and chase each other all day long. She has gained about 24 lbs since being rescued off the street, and the hair has grown back over most of the areas where she had sores. We decided on the name Brida because Brida means “strength” and she truly has shown strength to survive what she went through. We are so grateful that she has become a part of our family. Thank you Helpless Hounds for the great work that you do every day.