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Daisy was adopted!




Lucia was adopted!




Bubbles was adopted!

Update November 2011:

Hi Ginny,

It was a year ago yesterday that we adopted Bubbles.  She melted our hearts that first night when all we could hear was her tail wagging in the back seat of our truck as we drove her to her new home.  She comes out of her shell more and more every day and she continues to surprise us.  She loves to cuddle and is especially tender with our 6month old son who thinks she is the very best thing he's ever seen.  He lights up at the sight of her and laughs hysterically at her every move. We are so happy that we chose Bubbles for our son to grow up with.  She is patient and loving and is an excellent companion.  We feel so lucky to have found her.  As first time adopters...Bubbles has convinced us this is the only way to go.  There are too many wonderful animals like Bubbles that need homes.  She is a treasured member of our family.  We hope to adopt again very soon!  Thanks for doing what you do!!!

I've attached some photos of Bubbles as she's settled in with us.  As you can see, even before our son was born, she was showering him with love.
Such a sweetheart!!

Jessica and Matthew




Hope was adopted!

Update March 2011:

Hi Ginny!
Sorry it took so long to get back to you with an update on Hope, who now goes by the name of Shiloh! Shiloh is just the best dog! We all love her so much and she is spoiled by everyone in the family! She got alot of presents! We always do presnts Christmas Eve with the family and I laughed so hard when my aunt and everyone showed up with gifts that had Shiloh's name on it!! The entire family just loves her!! She is still having some issues with having housetraining, she has some accidents here and there but she is making an improvement! I think all the snow storms in winter threw her off because she hated going outside when it was snowing out. We also have a cat named Patches and her and Shiloh are inseparable!! Wherever one is the other is not too far behind! The only time we ever hear her howl is when she can't find patches when there playing, it's the cutest thing ever!! She had opened up alot since we got her! She was really shy at first and was really quiet and laid back and now shes full of energy, and loves to give hugs and kisses!! I'll try to send you some pictures of her as soon as possible!! Thank you so much for giving us this great dog!! We all love her!




Gabby was adopted!




Lennie was adopted!

Update December 2010:

Bob is doing great!! The kids fight about who he is going to sleep with! he is great with my cat tinkerbell!! tinkerbell loves him!! we are working on the other cats! he follows me around the house!! Yesturday we brong him and  odie to get their pics with santa!!!  we got them a reindeer hat. they looked sooooooooooooooo cute in it. thank you for the wonderful dog!!! we love him!   




Honey was adopted!

Update December 2010:

Hi Ginny,

Merry x-mas. Just wanted to give you an update on Gretchen (was Honey).She is doing great. She has finished her heartworm treatments and has gained about 12 lbs. She is a wonderful dog, She is great with our 9 month old and loves her brother Ben the sheltie. Everyone always comments on what a nice temperment she has. We will send you some photos of her soon. Again thank you.




Rory was adopted!

Update December 2010:


I'm just emailing you regarding Rory.  It's been challenging at times trying to house-train and such. But look at his cute face, it's hard not to love him.  Rory is full of energy and has brought the "kid" back out in our 6 year old beagle, Snickers.  They constantly play/wrestle around with each other. 

Rory really enjoys his new home and we all enjoy his company.  Thank you!




Cocoa was adopted!




Kirk was adopted!




Charlie was adopted!




Kat was adopted!

Update November 2010:

Ginny, Here are some pictures of Kat and her friends Jax and Simon.  She is coming along well and is adjusting to her new life. Busy days lead to tired dogs.  Will send more soon. Dorothy





Molly was adopted!




Milly was adopted!




Pepe was adopted!




Luigi was adopted!




Jake was adopted!




Passion was adopted!

Update October 2010:

The following attachment is a pic of passion and her sister xena yesterday.

She is such a wonderful dog and a quick leaner. We are going to sign xena and passion for intermediate dog training




Maximilian was adopted!




Max was adopted!





Starlight was adopted!

Update November 2010:

Starlight got a special ride (and escort) to her new home!

And, Daisy's new haircut! (and new name!)





Bear was adopted!




Zeke was adopted!

Update November 2010:

Good morning Ginny!

I wanted to give you an update on Zeke (now known as Duke). We adopted Duke on October 31, 2010 and what a great addition to our household. If you remember Duke (Zeke) was very thin - he has put on 10 pounds since bringing him home. He is such a loving dog and always needs to be close - he believes he is a lap dog! He absolutely loves toys and balls!





Sara was adopted!




Andre was adopted!

Update November 2010:

Hey Ginny,
We have had Andre for just over 3 weeks now and he is just a delight! A true gentle giant. He has adjusted to our family well, and loves to go on long walks and play ball. He is also the most amazing cuddler! Thank you so much for rescuing him, he's awesome!



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