God Blessed me with my dog Blu back in February 2020. I say he is a blessing because having Blu as a companion has done wonders for me mentally. Through the pandemic and other struggles with drug addiction I have faced, Blu has always been there with me. Unfortunately, I relapsed back in October of 2020. Right away I knew I had to return to treatment. Of course, due to Covid this was not possible. Thus, Blu and I had to deal with it all on our own for a while. During the winter freeze we kept each other warm when my power was out for a week. The isolation from the world was only bearable because of my boy Blu.
So, you can imagine my concerns when it came time for me to find a temporary home for Blu once my treatment date became available. With the help of a friend and her knowledge and transparent care for both of us, another blessing came my way via Dogs Matter in Dallas. They called me and within a week they had a foster family in place…absolutely amazing!!! And it didn’t cost me anything. They are a nonprofit and took care of all expenses. This lessened my stress and eased my mind that Blu was going to a safe place for the next 3 months.
Dogs Matter has become such a huge support system for me after treatment that I never realized I had as part of their Aftercare Program. They have provided counseling service, peer support, housing resources, help with a pet deposit at my new place, and much more. These guys are fantastic! Never judging and super supportive. I am forever grateful and will tell anyone who is going through similar struggles that Dogs Matter is the way to go.