“Dwight and Alfie are the loves of my life.”
Liesbet dearly missed her family during the COVID-19 pandemic and decided to move back home to Brussels with her adorable dogs, Dwight and Alfie. She talks about her pets and what led her to Petraveller for their international pet travel.
Liesbet had been wanting a dog of her own for months and had been searching for one until February 2018, when she came across a rescue page where Dwight was up for adoption. Liesbet recollects, “I contacted them and went to go see him that same day. He was being fostered by a lady who seemed like a hoarder. She had seven dogs outside on a patch of concrete. Dwight was extremely anxious, peeing everywhere and would not stop squealing.” She continues, “It was heartbreaking, and I decided instantly that I would give this dog a better life. So, I immediately adopted him and took him home with me.”
Alfie got a forever home when Liesbet rescued him from a local pound. Liesbet says, “I wanted another dog because you can never have too many. Alfie was advertised as being difficult with other dogs, so I took Dwight to meet him at the pound to see if they would get along. They did, and so I adopted Alfie.” She laughs and adds, “Interestingly he has an issue with every other dog, but Dwight must have been fate that they ended up brothers.”
Dwight is the most loyal dog. He is filled with character and is very particular in the way he likes things. Liesbet fondly says, “He is sweet and affectionate and protective of me. He will sense when I am sad and come and comfort me. Dwight has come a long way with his anxiety since I adopted him, and even though it is still there, it is manageable now.”
On the other hand, speaking about Alfie, Liesbet says, “We often describe Alfie as a big loaf. He is the most gentle and docile pup when only Dwight and humans are around. But with other animals, he turns into a bit of a demon.” She adds, “He was a real escape artist when I first got him, but he seems more content now to stay put and will follow me everywhere. He loves to cuddle in the lounge and play roughly with my partner.”
Liesbet was moving back to her home in Brussels, Belgium, to be closer to family. “I have been in Australia for seven years, and although it has been a great adventure, something has been missing as I have barely been able to see my family. The COVID-19 pandemic made me realise that I am missing out on seeing my niece and nephew grow up and just generally be with my family. Leaving Dwight and Alfie behind was never an option. They are the loves of my life, and I would be lost without them,” says Liesbet.
Liesbet decided to take assistance from a pet relocation company to handle her pets’ travel. She says, “I researched some companies on the internet and got a couple of quotes from Australian companies. After speaking with Petraveller, they gave me the most reassuring feeling. I then read the reviews on Facebook and was completely sold. I felt confident this will be as smooth as it can be during these times.”
We are delighted to say that Dwight and Alfie had an amazing flight and are now well-settled in their new home in Belgium. Thank you, Liesbet, for choosing Petraveller to relocate your adorable fur babies. We hope you are enjoying your family time, and Dwight and Alfie love beautiful Brussels.