Sophie (Mini Pearl)We “accidentally” adopted Mini Pearl (now Sophie or Sofia – she responds to both) from MHS in February 2014. We had no intention of adopting a dog that day, having previously adopted one from SFSPCA a year before that. We don’t even live in the county! But we found ourselves in the area one Saturday morning, and we thought we’d passed by MHS (we love visiting shelters).

When we arrived at MHS and saw her profile, we were told that someone was already playing with her to see if they would adopt her. We said no big deal, and we just happily went to look at the other dogs. About 15 minutes later, we were told that the person who was playing with her decided not to adopt her, and asked if we would like to meet her. We said yes.

We had JP (our other dog) with us that morning, and after we met Sophie, we had them play to see if they liked each other. They played for 45 minutes! And the rest, as they say, is history. Attached is a picture of Sophie (the Havanese, and formerly Mini Pearl), and JP (the Chihuahua), taken just a few weeks ago.

Story submitted to Marin Humane Society