By Jarissa Aquinde, Positively Woof Rescue and Adoption Story Editor
Magic was a stray in rural Hong Kong when he happened to follow a dog rescuer home. She tried to adopt him out to various homes, but had no luck. Magic’s first residence was a farm, where he stayed for a few weeks. He was no longer welcome because he became a liability after attacking the farmer’s rabbit. Magic was then relocated to a warehouse. His new human found him useless, because he didn’t bark. Magic was left chained outside, and most likely beaten. The lovely guard who worked at the warehouse, of course, felt sorry for him, and she cared for him for over two years. Unfortunately, she could not take Magic with her when she left.The person who initially helped Magic came to his rescue again, and she took him to a shelter, in the hopes that he could get more adoption applications. He went to a foster home for three days, but couldn’t stay because he didn’t get along well with the resident dogs. Magic’s timeline then becomes a little unclear, but his forever parents know that at some point, he was moved to a private kennel and then lived in a rundown temple, before being saved by Kirsten’s Zoo.Adeline and her husband wanted to adopt a dog for years, but couldn’t due to their work schedules and the restrictions imposed by their landlords. When they were finally able to add a furbaby to their home, it just so happened to coincide with their wedding day. They chose to adopt Magic from Kirsten’s Zoo instead of having a wedding ceremony. HE was their wedding celebration, and it meant the world to them.The relationship Magic and his parents share isn’t governed by rules or language, but is deeply profound. Although he (understandably) has separation anxiety and a high prey drive, he is perfect in the eyes of his parents. He’s incredibly sweet, loving, and fascinating to watch.
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@Regrann from @adoptiontails – “Magic was a stray in rural Hong Kong when he followed a dog rescuer home. She has tried to home him at various places to no avail. His first residence was a farm for a few weeks until he killed the farmer’s rabbit. He was then relocated to a warehouse whose owner found him useless because he didn’t bark. He was chained up daily, left in pitch dark and most likely beaten. The guard lady there cared for him for over 2 years but not enough to take him when she resigned. The rescuer took him to a shelter for better connections. Then came a foster home for only 3 days because he didn’t get on with the resident dogs. He has moved from a private kennel to a run-down temple as well. He has been left behind too many times. My husband and I wanted a dog for many years but couldn’t due to landlords and long working hours. When the time came, Magic’s adoption coincided with our marriage day. We chose him over a wedding ceremony because we wanted him more than anything. While he has separation anxiety and a high prey drive, he is extremely affectionate, timid and fascinating to watch!” – @magic_mutt @kirstenszoo #adoptiontails