“Trevor and Ruby are the best of friends.”
Wils gave a new lease of life to Australian Kelpie Trevor and Domestic Shorthair Ruby when he adopted them and took them home forever. Read to know more about adorable Trevor and gorgeous Ruby and their relocation experience from Melbourne to Wellington with Petraveller.
Having grown up around dogs, Wils had always wanted one. So, she talked her husband into letting her adopt Trevor, an Australian Kelpie when he was ten weeks old. Wils recalls, “Trev became part of our family when I heard through a work colleague that there were some farm dogs who’d had puppies, but a snake had bitten the mum, and the puppies needed urgent homes. From the moment we brought Trev home, he was full of personality. He loved cuddles as a puppy and still does now as a fully grown boy!”
Trevor is a dog who thinks he’s a human. Wils shares, “When you talk to Trevor, he will tilt his head to one side. He knows his favourite words – walk and frisbee!” She laughs and adds, “When my dad came to stay, Trevor decided to jump into bed with my dad, lay down on his back and put his head on the pillow with his eyes closed as if to say this is how it’s done.”
Trevor’s favourite game in the entire world is frisbee, but he also loves swimming at the beach and going on long bushwalks where he can run freely and sniff absolutely everything. He loves making new friends with other dogs and is great with his human baby brother and his cat sister!
Ruby became a part of the Priestley-West family when they took Trevor to the vet to get his first vaccinations. Ruby was the last one in the display case waiting to be adopted. Wils remembers, “Ruby looked so sad, so we couldn’t leave her there. The next day Ruby joined our little family. As Ruby and Trevor were about the same age, they’ve grown up together and are the best of friends. They even snuggle up in bed together at night.”
Talking about Ruby’s personality, Wils says, “Although Ruby’s a lot smaller than Trev, she’s the boss. She will often initiate a game of chase around the lounge with Trevor and pounce on his tail when he’s not looking. Trevor will join in the game but will never hurt Ruby. After they’ve finished chasing each other, they cuddle up, and Trevor will lick Ruby’s ears, or Ruby will paw Trevor’s back- it almost looks like she’s giving him a massage.”
Wils shares, “Ruby sits on my window sill in the bedroom every night because she can see onto the street. She knows that after I have a shower, I come into the room and say, “come on Ruby, bedtime”, at which point she pokes her head out from behind the curtain and jumps down to go and sleep in the lounge with Trevor.”
The Priestley-West family was moving to Wellington, New Zealand. Wils says, “We’ve decided to move back as we have family in New Zealand, and we’ve just had a baby, so we want a strong support network.” Wils couldn’t imagine leaving her furry family behind, and hence Trevor and Ruby were moving too.
Wils decided to engage the services of an international pet transport company to help with her pets’ relocation to Wellington. She received a couple of quotes from a few companies but chose Petraveller to manage the move. She says, “Petraveller’s reviews were consistently five stars, and I want my fur babies in the best possible hands.”
Trevor and Ruby made it safely to Wellington and are enjoying their new surroundings. Thank you, Wils, for trusting Petraveller with your pets’ relocation. We wish you all the best on the move and lots of kisses to adorable Trevor and Ruby.