Adoption Stories

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Max (formerly O'Malley), after a rough start getting acclimated to his new home and new dog brother, Rusty, things are finally coming together for this little fella. Rusty has (finally) figured out that Max is here to stay, and even though Max likes to nip at Rusty, they are both figuring out that everything is better with a buddy. Much patience, discipline, and dog training went into creating a healthy, stable, co-existence  between both dogs. And, they both learned that there is enough of the mailman to charge after, every day! [��] We can't imagine life without our Max! Thank you so very much! No worries, Max and Rusty are loved and spoiled every day!!



Here is a picture of Sam, formerly Stanley. He's doing well! We love him!



It has been one year since my husband, Colby, and I adopted Martin, now Cormac. We have been so blessed by this sweet pup and are so thankful you all entrusted him to us.

When we first brought him home he was so cautious - he wouldn't go into some places in the house and refused to go upstairs; but having a fenced in backyard and going on hikes was what really opened him up and bonded us together. He is like the Energizer bunny outside and he'll go until you make him stop.

Over time his personality started coming out and he started playing with toys. He decided the house wasn't so scary, and he definitely began to see us as his people.

Over the last year we have learned that he loves treat scavenger hunts and puzzle games, that he loves adventures, road trips, and anything outside, and he will howl at the base of a tree for over an hour if you let him, if there is a squirrel in it. 

Cormac has been such a vital addition to our family, including our extended family. Two of our nieces are scared of dogs, but one will tolerate him (she's gotten so much better) and the other will actively try to play with him and is always giving him ice cubes for treats. My parents are our go-to dogsitters because they are crazy about him. 

Since he didn't have any behavioral problems or anything when we adopted him, we didn't do dog classes right away and decided to wait. This past May we began an 8-week course and it has been so fun. Cormac loves learning and as long as I have hot dog bits, he'll go along with anything.

One of the reasons Colby and I decided it was time to adopt was for my mental health, and Cormac has been an enormous relief. He has been amazing and patient on the harder days, and gets me laughing and outside, and will always rest his head on me at the end of the day.

We've had an amazing first year with this nutty, adorable, silly pup. Thank you for all the good work you all do. We are so thankful for you guys.



We just wanted to say THANK YOU! My girlfriend and I picked Leo up a few weeks ago and we could not be happier. He is a wonderful dog! Everyone was very helpful through the adoption process. In this picture, Leo is with his sister, Louise, who was adopted by another family. Thank you for emailing Louise’s adopters. We have been meeting them regularly for playdates!



I wanted to say thank you. You really knew how to pick a cuddle bug! Sergio has been a perfect addition in my life. I know it’s cheesy, but I honestly can’t say who rescued who. He and I rescued each other, thanks to your insight. I’m so grateful that you pointed him out to me. He sends nudges and purrs your way!



Biscuit is doing wonderfully. He is a very well behaved dog. He doesn't nip at all, and all he wants to do is cuddle and watch us from afar. He loves being outside and meeting as many dogs and people as possible.



We adopted Logan earlier this year. 

He’s definitely warmed up to his new family and is getting more comfortable with his new surroundings and neighbors. Although he really liked the snow, we are looking forward to really enjoying the warmer weather coming up.

Thank you for all your help with our adoption of Logan. Our family is now complete! 



Ollie (formerly Napoleon) has settled in well. He is a sweet little clown. He maintains a vigilant yard patrol / kitty watch through the patio screen door and tackles me for a snuggle whenever I sit down. I tyhought you’d like the before and after pics of Day1 “Freaked Out Kitty” / Day 3 “Big Ham I Own This Place Ollie”. 



We picked up Toby at the vet on March 12, and he's made good progress every day since. You may recall telling us that Pippen (as he was then known) needed to be house-trained. Once we learned that hanging a bell on the door would give Toby the means to tell us what he needed, he immediately took to the bell & has had only one or two "accidents" since. We're learning a lot from him.

As Toby's first birthday approached it seemed like the right time to invite a few friends & family around. We're suckers for Mexican food, so we couldn't resist enlisting Toby in promoting the theme. 

Toby virtually pops with enthusiasm, which is infectious, and he gives at least as much loving as he receives. We're blessed to have him as a friend.



I was in with my family on Sunday to meet with Keifer. We instantly clicked, adopted him, and brought him home that day.

Since we are a couple days into his stay at his forever home, I wanted to update you a bit on how things are going. First things first, we changed his name to Wesson, and he is beginning to catch on to the name. Also, he is super intelligent - he knows how to sit, shake, and even go to the door when he has to potty. He walks well on a leash and loves to run around to drain some of that puppy energy. Wesson is very curious, he loves to sniff everything, but will not grab at anything unless it is his toy or favorite sheet. He got his first bath today, and he absolutely loves the water.

I can't even begin to thank you enough for all your help on Sunday and making the transition as smooth as possible. Wesson seems to be adjusting well, and we couldn't be any happier with our decision to adopt. 

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