Here are the original stories and adoption
information about those dogs who came to us as a result of abuse or
abandonment, and have been placed in permanent homes during 2015.
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Adopted *** Bobo ** Adopted
Bobo ended up
being rescued by a grandmother and her daughter, but they really weren't in
the position to keep him. However,
they took good care of him, called us and I asked them to hold on until I
could be more helpful. I then had a
woman call who was interested in him after seeing his picture on our
website, so she went over to meet him and fell in love. Here he is with her
son and so far the news is great!!!
Bobo was rescued from a homeless person who could not take care
of him. He is soon to be neutered,
between 5-7 years old, totally housebroken and great with little
kids. He has a pleasant, happy
personality and really would make some family a wonderful companion. Bobo is larger than most cockers and
weighs about 40 pounds. He is not
fat, but a bigger purebred than most.
He really needs his very own home!
Adopted *** Auggie and Missy ** Adopted
Several years ago one of our volunteers was accepted to vet
school and was moving. She said
"Give me your two hardest to adopt dogs, and I will take them
both." That has never happened
again. By the way, they lived to be
over 15 years old and she is now a practicing veterinarian back East. Although no one has ever volunteered to
take the two most problematic dogs, a couple of weeks ago we did have a
wonderful family adopt two huge dogs together! They are both gorgeous, but quite large. I have been holding my breath for some
time, but it appears all is well in their world and the family says they
love both Auggie and Missy and are keeping
them!! Although we miss both very
much, we are so happy they are together and have completed this great
Auggie is a two year
old, male, purebred Anatolian Shepherd.
He is neutered, housebroken and good with kids and dogs.....we have
no info on cats. He weighs about 110
lbs and his claim to fame is he is a couch potato
extraordinaire. Although he can run like the wind behind the gator, he
loves to chill on the couch. His
former owner bought him from a breeder but now he suspects maybe a lab got
into the act, but not sure. Whatever
he is, he is absolutely gorgeous!
Missy is a year
old Retriever mix of some sort...maybe a dash of Anatolian or Lab? Her six pups are now all adopted and she
is ready to have her own life and family.
She weighs about 75 lbs., will be spayed before she leaves here, and
is up on all of her shots. Missy
loves to run and play with the other dogs and has a lot of energy! She has never shown any aggression and is
a fun dog!
Adopted *** Molly ** Adopted
me of a Kansas windstorm....here today, gone tomorrow. When I got a call from a friend asking me
if I would take an 8 month old, spayed, housebroken, female Yorkie mix, the
answer was a no brainer. Most of my
calls are asking if I will take a blind , deaf,
diabetic, pit bull or some such dog who will be difficult at best to adopt!
And as I suspected...she was
not here for very long. Her new mom
was a riot....she said "Don't tell me I am too old for this dog because I golf and run and am busy every day. And, I
have three sons and who live near me, 5 grandchildren, and they will take
Molly if I keel over.” She was not kidding...she and Molly have not stopped
since they two of them marched out of here.
And do you know how wonderful it is to listen to your messages and
hear, "Just wanted you to know how happy Molly and I are. We are
having so much fun together. I love
her." How kind of her to take
the time to share good news. As all of us know who rescue dogs, the news is
not always so good. So to you and
Molly I send an Irish blessing:
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face..
and may God hold you and Molly in the palm of
Molly is an 8 month old Yorkie mix, maybe Cairn terrier? She is spayed and housebroken and loves
everyone. Molly has a lot of energy
and runs around energetically. She
does quiet down and sleep peacefully in her crate, but here she has had a
lot of exercise so she is tired like the rest of us! She weighs 13 lbs
and really is a total delight. She
also loves to sit on your lap and watch TV!
Adopted *** Eli ** Adopted
The adorable King Charles Spaniel mix who practically broke my computer
with applications pouring in? For
one thing, he needed another dog and most
people wanted him as an only dog. We
knew he would be returned if he did not have another dog to keep him busy,
and that is exactly what happened the FIRST time! In spite of protestations that he would
be "perfect," the phone call came that he was "not working
out" and they had made a mistake.
So, back to square one and going through all of the apps, most of whom
had found a dog by then . The next
home sounded great - she had another dog, but when the phone call came
announcing he had THREE accidents, the writing was on the wall and back he
came. I had visions of this person
with a pencil and pad of paper lurking behind him making a slash mark for
each potty dribble.
For those of you who know me, you also know I
screen people very carefully and give NO guarantees on housebreaking
assuring them that dogs are not washing machines, and do not come with
warranties. Many times I have had to
bite my lip to keep from suggesting they go to Toys R Us when I am told
there can be no accidents, no shedding, no eating, no pooping, no
breathing...well, you get my drift.
We are living in a very demanding society.
But after two failed attempts at being the
bride's dog, never the bride (or groom in this case), Eli got yet another
chance. This time both the foster
and I escorted him to the home with dire warnings to him in the car. The mom instantly loved him and after an
hour hanging out in their house, I said "If it does not work, call
me." Her response was "We
will make it work." Now THAT is
what I always love to hear because those are the people who will make it
work! They have realistic expectations.
The house is beautiful, the children well
behaved, their other dogs boisterous and jumpy (really gorgeous dogs) so
all in all, it is a normal household which is alive with real people and
animals. I even saw two guinea pigs
who probably aren't housebroken either because I spotted a tiny poop in the
corner of their crate!
I have refused to post his adoption, waiting
for the other shoe to drop, but so far, so good. Eli has had a few accidents, but they are
working on it. He has jumped on the
counter which they find amusing.
Life is certainly all about perspective, is it not?
I used to be fussy in my other life (lived in
big houses with white carpets) so a part of me understands those who want
perfection, or something similar.
But when I found myself in the interesting position of being
divorced and having to get a job if I chose to eat, I had to get over
myself. I also became a real person
thanks to the wonderful teenagers I was privileged to teach every day. They
kept my feet firmly planted on the ground.
So to all the imperfect dogs like Eli, and the
teenagers out there driving teachers crazy, (not to mention our own
children), we are better people because of you.
Eli is a
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix and so adorable. Weighing in at about 15 lbs, he is neutered and housebroken and gets along fine
with kids, dogs and cats. Eli is fun
and loving and about 3 yrs old.....Freckles would
be a cute name for him too!
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