A New Addition

As I mentioned last week before I went on holiday break, Ryan and I have some exciting news to announce!

Our family is growing … Okay, not with a human baby, but a furry baby!

I am excited to introduce you to Finley, (currently Ethan – we will be changing his name) or Finn for short. He is a 10-week old, 8-pound Labrador/Schnauzer mix puppy.

We had been researching puppies for quite some time, but we weren’t sure it was going to work out this year based on timing, cost and getting permission from our landlord to have a dog in the house. Well, that all changed when I came across Fluffy Dog Rescue and saw this litter of puppies on the website. Ryan and I pretty much instantly fell in love with Finley’s little face, and after reading the heartbreaking story of where these dogs came from, we knew we had to go for it. Everything fell in line from there!

We had the opportunity to meet the little guy last Wednesday, and there was no doubt that he was our puppy. You know how some people say that sometimes the dog chooses you? Well, I’m a firm believer in that now, and I feel so lucky that we just randomly stumbled upon this website and found Finley. Plus, who doesn’t want to rescue/adopt a puppy and give it a loving home?!

Finley is coming home to us Monday, and we cannot wait to have this new addition in the house and to our family. Sure, it’s going to be a lot of work in the beginning, but it definitely will be worth it. If any of you have puppies or dogs, please leave me any helpful advice – I can use all that I can get!

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  1. 7.11.14

    He is so so cute! I can not wait to see all the pictures and updates! It will be work, but it will be totally worth it!

  2. 7.11.14

    Ha, your comment gave me the biggest smile I've had all day! He really is a cutie – and so sweet, too! I'll be sure to share lots of IG pics and updates about him. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 7.11.14

    Thank you! He is awful cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 7.11.14

    Thanks, lady! We are so happy that we were able to find a rescue dog to adopt instead of going through a breeder. It seems that much more rewarding!

  5. 7.11.14
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  6. 7.10.14

    Thank you!! We always liked the name Finley/Finn, and when we met him, we knew it just fit.

  7. 7.10.14

    Thank you! Yes, I'm already pretty much prepared to take care of him as I would a child for the first couple months – hopefully all that hard work will pay off, though!

  8. 7.10.14
    Emily said:

    Oh. My. Gosh. He's ADORABLE!

    Isnโ€™t That Charming.

  9. 7.10.14
    Myla said:

    Aww! He does have an adorable face! Kudos on going the rescue route too. Enjoy!

  10. 7.10.14

    He is SO cute! And I love the name! Congratulations!!!

  11. 7.10.14
    Pamela said:

    OMG love times a million!!! Finley is so adorable! I can't wait to see all of the cute pictures of him! Having a puppy is hard work at first (seriously, it's like having a baby that is mobile) but it definitely gets easier. Good luck!!

    <3, Pamela

  12. 7.10.14

    Awe, thanks girl! Adopting a dog really is the best, isn't it?! I can't even put into words how ecstatic we are for our new family member. I apologize in advance for how many Instagrams there will be of him. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 7.10.14

    Thank you! He is such a cutie.

  14. 7.10.14

    Your new grand-dog can't wait to meet you either!

  15. 7.10.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    I am so so excited for you all, little sweet Finley is precious! You guys will be over the moon ๐Ÿ™‚ This took me back to when we adopted Pixie almost 7 years ago! We changed her name too, it was Tallulah… We had been searching for the right dog and the Humane Society sent me her pic as soon as she came in, we knew instantly. She's been the biggest JOY in our life!

  16. 7.10.14

    So exciting– and what a sweet puppy!!

  17. 7.10.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    I am so excited for you and cannot wait to meet my new "grand-dog"! The only advice I can give is to give him lots of love, praise and consistency! He is just the cutest!

  18. 7.10.14
    Becky M said:

    Oh. My. Gosh. Cuteness overload!! Love! You'll love being a puppy mom ๐Ÿ™‚