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Adoption Spotlight: Voyager

Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2022

After being transferred into our care in May 2021, Voyager was adopted and returned twice before finding his perfect match. Voyager was wary of other dogs after being injured by another dog in a previous home, and he needed a home that could help him build confidence. In January 2022, Shawn Floyd and his family visited the Richmond SPCA and were introduced to Voyager. In a heartwarming update, Shawn shares how Voyager has blossomed into a confident dog and become a beloved and faithful family companion.

It’s hard to believe Voyager has been here four months now! He is such an integral part of our family and daily lives! I’m not sure what his whole story is, but several people missed out on a wonderful dog.  He is super sweet and loves all people. He’s still not great around other dogs, but that’s okay. We got him for us, not for his canine social skills. Most of the time, he just ignores any other dogs walking by or barking at him.

Voyager and his family

While he is crate-trained, he now has an “open door” policy at home and has free roam of most of the house. He knows which is his bed and which is my daughter’s bed and he is allowed to sleep on both. He goes on several walks a day and has access to the backyard—we have trained him to ring a bell that hangs from the back doorknob when he wants to go outside! He loves going on walks and has been running the 2-mile loop of our neighborhood with me in my powerchair at several miles an hour. He’s always up for a “sniff-ari” (as you all had called them) and has been marking every mailbox, stop sign, bush, etc. on our walks. He loves car rides and overall, he is a big, happy and strong dude.



(and the whole Floyd family)

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