How Bingo became an honorary ‘banana boy’

When Tammy Lee Clark and Jordan Bull decided it was time to add a fur member to their family, the German Shepherd Rescue South Africa Facebook Page (an online networking space for German Shepherds and German Shepherd crossbreeds) was their first port of call. Little did Tammy know that she was about to see a beautiful boy who would compel her to drive more than six hours to meet him.

That boy was Bingo; and according to Tammy, it was love at first sight. There was just one small problem . . . Tammy and Jordan live in Durban – and Bingo was at the Sandton SPCA. But it didn’t stop Tammy: she asked if an out of area adoption was possible; and that’s when the adoption wheels starting turning – fast!

The Kloof and Highway SPCA (in Durban) conducted a pre-home inspection, and the adoption was approved within a couple of days. Tammy and Jordan were thrilled – and left Durban early on a Friday morning to arrive at their B & B in Johannesburg after more than six hours on the road.

Tammy recalls that they were so excited, they couldn’t wait for Saturday to finally meet and fetch their boy! After a warm welcome from the Sandton SPCA staff and volunteers, the coastal couple were introduced to Bingo . . . it was a match made in heaven. The paperwork was signed and it wasn’t long before the trio were on the road for the drive back to Durban.

Bingo is now happily a Durbanite – a ‘banana boy’ – and he and new sister Biscuit (the ‘B-Team’) get along famously. Tammy and Jordan remain besotted with their Jozi ex-pat. Bingo has started basic obedience classes and even his trainers would love a Bingo of their very own!