21 days until Cassidy comes home


I’m Mimi Rosen from Upstate New York. I live with my husband, Michael, a two-year old Boxer/Lab mix named Ripple, and our cats Pebbles and Bam Bam.The Australian Shepherd mix pictured with us is our dog, Zach. He passed away several weeks ago. He was five when he came to live with us.

Zach was awesome.


We are ready to adopted another dog – a six month old border collie mix that we will call Cassidy. She will be our fifth dog from rescue. She was pulled from a kill shelter by a group called Crossing Paths www.xpar.org. This is an organization that saves dogs from shelters in Alabama, which are busting at the seams with unwanted pets.  People from groups like Crossing Paths work hard to find their rescues forever homes in other parts of the country. What champions! They were also wonderful in helping us choose the right dog.

The purpose of this blog is to chronicle Cassidy’s journey (and ours) for one year as she joins our family, and to provide information and fun facts about dogs. It’s also my small way of drawing attention to the rescue organizations who help so many families find wonderful, loving pets that would otherwise have been euthanized.

I invite others to comment and add their experiences.

Cassidy will join our family on December 15.


6 thoughts on “21 days until Cassidy comes home

  1. Hi Mimi,
    I am Terri McIntosh another foster mom for Crossing Paths Animal Rescue in Alabama. I love this idea you have starting a blog for “Cassidy” and the beginning of your life together. I look forward to your many updates, photos, and hearing about life in her forever home. Thanks for adopting from our rescue group!

    • Thank you for the good feedback, Terri. You should that I am impressed with your group. Robin and Linda really listened to us. They considered our situation and matched us with the right pet. I’ve had quite a few experiences with rescue organizations and I’d recommend you guys to anyone looking to adopt.

  2. Hi Mimi! Today Cassidy went to the vet and received a clean bill of health to leave the state. She was playful to everyone around her. Just a couple of more days until she leaves. Each rescue dog I foster leaves with a piece of my heart but I am not sad, I am happy they will have their own forever home and all the attention of their new family. God Bless you for opening your hearts and home to a rescue dog!

    • Thank you Robin, for the work you do. Mike and I were so moved by your telling of Cassidy’s (Sabrina’s) story in your blog, and are so grateful to you and Mary Ellen for saving her. We are more than ready to bring her into our lives. She will have a wonderful home up here.

      • You are our rescue dog’s Angels on Earth! Without you, they wouldn’t have a chance., Adopting a rescue dog, especially one you haven’t met, is a leap of faith and we are so grateful for you. Cassidy should be in your arms soon and I can’t wait to hear that you have her,

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