Trivet (bottom) lives in the Northeast of the country. He wasn’t born there. He was born in the wilds of Alaska. He is one of the luckiest dogs ever. Trivet was a trapline dog. Pulling his owner over miles of ungroomed trails, through forests, over frozen rivers, always on the search for furs in the backcountry. But his owner fell on hard times and Trivet ended up at our borough animal shelter. The Second Chance League (sorry our pet finder link is broken at the moment and being worked on..) stepped in with help of foster Miriam and soon Trivet was on a plane heading east. Bless Molly E. for taking a chance on him. She had never met him in person but after many emails and calls back and forth we figured it was a great match so off he went. And what a match. Molly has worked with Trivet through the years and he is not only a Canine Good Citizen but a constant companion to her and his favorite friend Grace.
He learned quickly the joy of living inside, having lots of love and attention and mastering the soft begging look for his favorite brie.
Through the 7 years that Molly and Trivet have been together she has sent periodic updates. Here are a few quotes:
“Trivet is a special guy. His fur is so beautiful: thick, glossy and soft. He has lots of admirers and a special girlfriend (a poodle mix!) in addition to his 2 Siberian sisters. He’s a perfect joy in harness and a wonderful, affectionate pet as well. Right now, he’s lounging in his fleece cuddle-bed keeping an eye on the cookie cupboard.” February 21, 2008
“Trivet enjoys the company of girls with big-hair and big-attitudes. Every day is Valentine’s day.” this was with the picture above, February 10, 2014
“Amazingly, Trivet and I have a 7-year anniversary coming up on February 21. He’s staring at me right now. If I say his name, his tail wags a couple times — I never get tired of that.” February 11, 2014.
I always smile when I think of Trivet and Molly. A match made in heaven. And certainly heaven for a dog that came from a trapline to a home in the complete opposite side of the country.
Here is a picture taken by Tom K. several years ago of a very focused Trivet and his friend Wolfie ready for a run in New England.
I am friends with Molly and have seen Trivet many times over the past seven years. He is most certainly a lucky dog and is blessed to have Molly as his “mom”. Also, he is the reason that I decided to adopt dogs from the Second Chance League. I had expressed an interest in this to Tom, who is also my friend, and he told me that Molly had recently adopted a dog from AK. Her wonderful experience was the reason I decided to adopt Velvet and Jasmine in 2007, Lilly in 2011 and most recently, Sugar and Spice.
Thank you for helping shelter dogs get a second chance!
Trivet is truly a lucky dog and blessed to have Molly as his “mom”. Molly is a friend of mine and I have had the pleasure of spending time with Trivet. Molly’s wonderful experience of adopting him was the reason that I also decided to adopt dogs from the Second Chance League. I have been blessed with five wonderful dogs since 2007 and plan to adopt again in the near future.
Thank you for helping sled dogs who end up in the shelter get a second chance at life!