Mandy found her loving new family at Pop Up Adoption. We caught up with her new owners after the event to find out how she was going.
Above: Mandy's first day in her new home.
New mum Amanda explains what made her and hubby Stephen decide to adopt...
"My husband and I have always loved dogs, and his family always adopted dogs from local shelters when he was growing up. We knew when the time came, we wanted to give a home to an animal in need rather than go to a breeder. When we finally moved to a place that allowed pets it happened to be around the time that the RSPCA was holding their annual Pop Up Adoption here in Brisbane, so it was a bit of a no-brainer!"
Amanda says, "At the Pop Up Adoption there were so many gorgeous dogs - we knew we wanted a girl who was around 2/3 years old. At first it was a bit overwhelming as there were just so many dogs, what caught my eye initially with Mandy was that we had the same name and then when I looked at her, she had the most irresistible puppy eyes, like she was just waiting for someone to come love her. She's quite a big dog so I think it turned a lot of people off, but when my husband came over to see her and we went in her enclosure to meet her, she was so gentle - and then my husband fell in love instantly, so it was a done deal!"
Amanda explains some of the great times with Mandy so far, "There have been so many precious moments with Mandy since we brought her home it's difficult to pick a single one. Our favourite times with her are probably just snuggling up on the couch - although her and my husband love to wrestle as well. One moment I will never forget was when we brought our little boy home from hospital and she met him for the first time. At first she was just so excited that we were home, and then when she finally realised there was a tiny human in the room, she didn't know how to react, I think it was a combination of bewilderment, excitement and cautiousness. It was great!"