When we lost our two old dogs, Bella and Hurricane, earlier this year, our family was devastated. My son, who rarely showed interest in our pets, cried for weeks. I knew we would never be a home without another dog, so we rescued our sweet Charlie a few months after saying our final goodbyes to Bella and Hurricane.

It had been a while since I had a puppy, and my kids NEVER had one, so to say we were bursting at the seams with enthusiastic chaos is an understatement! Never wanting to leave Charlie behind, but needing to travel for sports and to visit family, the kids begged to bring the pup everywhere. This meant training the dog for car rides, which meant a lot of treats for her and headaches for me! But we persevered and now she’s our favorite travel side-kick!