Traveler James is back on the road with his new pet, a two-year-old blue terrier named Boomer.
James told ABC News he travelled to Europe in December with his pet, Boomer, and was in the process of getting him a permanent home.
“I was going through a bit of a period where my husband was getting his first daughter and it was a little bit difficult,” Mr James said.
“We were planning to travel to France for Christmas and it didn’t go well at all, so we had to rethink our plans.”
Boomer is a two year-old white terrier. “
He’s a very loving little guy, loves the outdoors and we’re doing a lot of travelling.”
Boomer is a two year-old white terrier.
“When he first came into our house, he was just adorable, but after a couple of weeks he was quite aggressive and we didn’t want to do anything with him,” Mr Stirling said.
James said he took Boomer to a vet in January, who recommended a spay and neuter.
He was given a vet-referred ID card and a vet exam in late March.
“My vet, I can’t remember exactly what day it was, but he said he couldn’t find a home for him and that he was a good candidate for a spayed or neutered pet, so he decided to take him,” he said.
Mr Stirlings daughter, Emma, and Mr James have a small dog named Max, who was brought in for a routine test.
“After about two weeks, the spay came back positive,” Mr George said.
The vet said the dog had not been neutered.
Mr George had a “bit of a shock” when he found out about the procedure, but said he is glad to have Boomer back.
“James and Emma are so proud of him and they were so worried about how he was going to cope,” he explained.
“They’ve never had a dog before and I think it was just a matter of him being in a happy environment and they had to do it.”
He’s such a good dog.
“Boomer is just so loving and he’s so friendly and we just want him to be a happy, healthy little dog.”
Travelers with pets can get their pet vaccinated for canine distemper and rabies, which can be costly and difficult to access.
ABC News’ Lauren Hutton, Michael Choo and Mark Hurd contributed to this story.