WATCH: Victoria’s “penny girl” Jeneece Edroff lost $1,500 in a puppy scam but just days later, her dream came true. April Lawrence has more.
Last week Jeneece Edroff was devastated, and out $1500, after learning the two puppies she thought she was getting were a scam.
Vancouver Island’s fundraising phenom had her heart set on a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, in honour of her beloved childhood dog Variety. Her goal was to turn the pets into therapy dogs to help people at Jeneece Place.
Just three days after the story aired on CHEK News, Jeneece was happy to share some good news.
She found a breeder in Kamloops who had one remaining puppy and drove it to the Tsawwassen Ferry terminal to meet Jeneece Saturday morning.
“I picked him up and the moment I picked him up he was whining and just talking and he peed on me but [whatever], that’s okay,” said Jeneece.
Jeneece is already training her puppy who she has named Lokie. She’s getting him ready to become a therapy dog, both for her, and those at Jeneece Place.
“I talked to a friend who does service dogs and [I] have to wait a year until he’s a year old and he’s got a little bit more training, sit and stay commands,” she said.
The pair has already formed a bond, the puppy search that started with heartbreak ending with a perfect match.
“It’s a lesson learned but I’m now happy cause I have this little guy and my whole family loves him.”