For her dedication to these loyal canine family members and desire to share the joy of pet adoption with others, Ally represents “responsibility,” the City of Mission Viejo’s character quality for the month of September. She is featured on City fliers that are distributed through town.
Ally’s family adopted Ozzy – a soft-coated Wheaton Terrier – in 2005 as a puppy. Wanting Ozzy to have a companion, the family adopted Roxy the Maltese five years later from the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center. Roxy was an adult dog when adopted and appeared to have been abused and neglected by her previous owner.
Taking on the responsibility of owning a pet is huge and dealing with embedded behavior issues makes it even tougher. Plus, training an adult dog is more difficult than training a puppy. But at only 10, Ally has taken on this challenge in stride. She is responsible for the dogs’ well being, which includes feeding, walking, training and caring for them. She has taken on this new role with great pride and hopes that others will consider adopting a pet when they are ready for an addition to their family.