Sunday, December 20, 2015

Happy Ending Update for Bella (Formerly Goldie, Adopted 9/2014)

Update Received Novemer 2015:   We had lost our beloved dog Daisy July of 2014. I knew we were eventually going to get another. We were thinking of the following spring or summer.  We happened to be out shopping for a birthday card when we came upon the adoption day at Petco in Eden Prairie. My husband said "You don't want to look at those dogs over there, do you?" Well that was the beginning. I saw Bella she was so cute just sitting there with her foster mother. It was love at first sight. Then I remember my cats. Thank God she said that Bella did like cats. Then she told me that Bella did have lyme disease. Well I was already in love with her. And I researched lyme disease and it’s not a death sentence. It’s actually not that big of I deal. Like a cold sometimes you have symptom sometimes you don't. They treat with antibiotics.

Well, we have had her a little over a year now. She is so sweet. She loves her sisters, the cats Poozie and Princess. She actually licks them really gently. Loves people and other dogs. She goes to the dog park every weekend and gets two walks a day. We are so happy with our Bella.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In Memory: Bev (Adopted 5/2013)

Earlier this month, we received this tribute to Bev.  Bev was already an older girl who had recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor when she was adopted in 2013.  It takes a very special person to adopt a senior dog; we are so grateful to Bev's family to have given her such a wonderful home in which to spend her golden years.

Hi, It is with great sadness that I tell you that my beloved Bev collapsed and died Monday morning on our dog walk. Her health had been declining due to degenerative myelopathy, Horner' syndrome, and worsening Cushing' disease. She had a large mass on her spleen that ruptured suddenly. We didn't even know she also had hemangiosarcoma. Yet she was a happy girl! She never, never complained about anything! These photos were all taken the last couple of weeks; you can see how happy she was!  And  since they finally put our new sidewalks on our block, I etched out a small memorial to Bev.

Monday, November 23, 2015

In Memory: Tessa (Formerly Tess, adopted 7/2008)

In October 2015 we received this lovely memorial from Tessa's family.  Not only did they give Tessa a wonderful, loving, truly forever home, but they also opened their heart and home to ADR's Gunner when they adopted him this fall. Thank you to Tessa's family for giving her such a wonderful life.

 We lost our sweet Tessa on 7/17/15. We miss her terribly but could not let her suffer. She was such a patient and loyal friend to me and Moppins. We did a lot in the 7 years we had with her: we moved to Florida and back to Minnesota, saw the ocean, bought a house, welcomed 2 noisy boys into that house, and had so many great walks and trips to the dog park. While in the depths of our grief, I have wondered how we'll ever be able to get another dog, knowing the inevitable pain that losing them will bring.  Then a wise man at the dog park told me, "It's all worth it because dogs fill a bigger hole than they leave."  

Thank you to everyone at All Dog Rescue for giving my girl a 2nd and 3rd chance at her forever home.  I love peeking around the ADR website to find her picture.  I think I have found her on 6 different pages :)


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Happy Ending Update for Mayda (Formerly Porsche, Adopted 10/2015)

November, 2015: We received this great picture of Mayda and her new family!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Happy Ending Update for Cinna (Adopted 8/2015)

Update Received 10/2015: Everything is going great here with Cinna, she's an amazing dog and I just wanted to thank you again for your help with adopting her. I'll attach some photos so you can see how much she's grown... She's over 30 pounds now! 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Happy Ending Update for Calvin (Adopted 10/2007)

Showing off his new grin after getting some teeth pulled.

Update Received October 2015: Eight years ago today my husband I adopted our very first "baby" Calvin, from your organization and we wanted to give an update on him. We now live in North Dakota and he has been joined by three sisters (1 dog and 2 humans). He has surprised us all with his willingness to adjust to the craziness of kids and is especially fond of the toddler who frequently gives him treats and shares her Cheerios. The first thing we did when we moved into our house was put up a fence so Calvin could be free. My husband frequently says it was the best money he ever spent. From April to November, it is nearly impossible to get him inside. He loves to run around chasing birds and squirrels, while patrolling the fence. Two years ago he made a best friend in the neighborhood, Chloe the German Shepherd. Her owner brings her by at least once a day and they chase each other up and down the fence. He went from being a very unsure, unkept and scared dog to an energetic, loving, and handsome dog. We love him to pieces and are so happy your organization trusted us to be his forever home. Thank you so much for all that you do to help these dogs find their people.

Calvin napping with our new baby Georgia

Getting read to by Harper

Snuggling with Lucy

Happy Ending Update for Paisley (Adopted 9/2015)

Update received October 2015: I met Paisley on 9/19/15 at the BP Pet Smart event.  Well it has been 2 weeks since her foster mom brought Paisley to our home.  So I thought I would share an update on her success here with me.  She seems to be adapting well!  All the wildlife just outside our front door / living room window just drives her nuts & that activity brings out her hunter instinct.  I won't kid you though, she has been a stinker a time or two!  As you can see from the linked pictures she is enjoying her new life here!

Happy Ending Update for Houston (Adopted 8/2015)

Update received September 2015: Houston is doing great!  He knows sit, give (when playing fetch), and whines when he needs to go out..only 1 accident since I adopted you can see he is a lover and this was after a long play session with about 4 other dogs, another puppy, and 3 kids!  He was great with them all!

Happy Ending Update for Atlas (Formerly Dubnyk, Adopted 6/2015)

Update received September 2015: Atlas is doing great, he is a very happy puppy and loves everybody he meets animals and people alike. He is growing like a weed and has already reached 53 pounds, definitely going to be a big guy. I have attached plenty of pictures so you can see for yourself how handsome he is turning out to be :)  

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Happy Ending Update for Zamboni (Formerly Popeye, Adopted 6/2015)

Update received July 2015: Here is Zamboni Popeye today,  at 25.4 lbs!  He starts puppy kindergarten tomorrow :)

Happy Ending Update for Penelope (Adopted 8/2014)

Update Received June 2015:  Thought I should send a picture or two of Penny!!  We have had her around 9 months now and are soooo in love with her. She blended right in with our other two dogs from All Dog Rescue. Allie lives to run with her and MaGoo claims her as his puppy!! Penny is smaller than we thought she'd be, but acts like she's as big as the other two!!  She has turned into the sweetest and most loving dog.  Thank you so much for her and the other two!!  We are very blessed with the dogs we have!!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Happy Ending Update for Woodstock (Adopted 1/2015)

Update received June 2015Attached is a picture of Woodstock. As you can see he's growing up. He looks like a German Shepherd, talks like a Husky, and digs holes like a gopher. ;)

Monday, October 5, 2015

Happy Ending Update for Shyla (Adopted 4/2014)

Update received June 2014: We wanted to let you know that Shyla is doing very well.  No seizures for over a year!  She's been a great addition to our family.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happy Ending Update for Remi (Formerly Nitro, adopted 11/2014)

Update received June 2015: Remi is doing so great!! I am so lucky that he is part of my life. 
Remi adjusted well after I adopted him. He had a little bit of a hard time understanding he was supposed/allowed to go to the bathroom outside, but once he understood he was potty trained very quickly! He was very timid as a baby and serious, but loved to be close and snuggle. Walks took him a bit of getting used to (but now he looks forward to them and loves exploring). Remi is such a smart dog so he learned things very quickly. He graduated from obedience class which he did very well in (although loved to bark during to make sure he was heard). He did go through quite the sassy phase where he didn't like to listen all the time and thought my hands were there to play with (even after teething), but luckily that's over. :)
Remi has quite the personality. He is such a talker!/grumbler/whiner. He is very goofy and is such a character with an (cute) attitude. Remi is such a snuggler and loves to be close. He also LOVES belly scratches, rolling over on his back whenever I walk by to signal what he wants. Remi has long legs, a very long tail, and a skinny body! I think he's the cutest:) He easily convinced me to let him sleep with me at night where he's always right next to me and crawls up to me with a wagging tail to cuddle in the morning when my alarm goes off (he makes it very difficult to get out of bed). He gives me so much love! Remi is a very happy dog and behaves so well now. His favorite thing to do is chase the frisbee, until he gets lazy and just wants to lay in the sun and chew sticks.
Thank you so much for taking care of my sweet boy before I adopted him. Every time I look at him I'm reminded how grateful I am to have him. He was lucky to have you take care of him and his litter!