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|Successful adoptions and happy animals are at the heart of what we strive for at SmallDog Rescue. One of our greatest joys is hearing from new parents about how the newly adopted doggies are doing in their new homes! Here are some of our many success stories. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Have a happy “tail” you’d like to share with us about your Furkid? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Update on Sweet William: He loves going back and forth through his doggie door between the house and our covered backyard porch and has his favorite spot to catch the morning sun. He quickly took over the house. He likes looking out the front and side glass doors and only barks when someone comes to the door. Our doorbell isn’t working so he fills in nicely. He loves playing with his toys, especially the squeakers. He’s friendly with people of all ages and is generally friendly with other dogs we encounter on his walks, but the hair on his back will go up with some dogs and he will growl and push back if another dog gets too pushy. I don’t think he is afraid of anything, but when we take him for a walk at one of the parks on the beach he shies away from getting close to the water. He doesn’t like having his nails trimmed, but if I hold him tight he gives up fighting and doesn’t seem upset at me for successfully trimming his nails. Sometimes he prefers to sit on a lap or next to someone, but often he takes his naps on one of the many doggie beds scattered throughout the house. He seems very happy and well adjusted. Lois loves him dearly and spoils him so I have to be the disciplinarian as needed and make sure he eats at least 90% dog food and puts him in the back yard at night till he pees so he’ll make it through the night (he saves up for marking on walks and only goes in the yard when he can’t hold it any longer).
Submitted: April 2012
Nona is a precious, sweet, and very smart little girl! We absolutely adore her! And she and the kitties get along just fine! We all slept in the bed together the very first night, and she has already navigated the little staircase we have for her to climb up into the bed!! She is a blessing, and I am SURE that she was meant to be with us!! Will send you a few more pictures tonight or tomorrow!! I know, I know–I’m a proud new Momma!! WE LOVE HER!!
And, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, too!! Little Nona has certainly started ours off on a very happy note!!
Love, Linda - Submitted Jan. 2012
Attached is a picture of Miss Myrtle (she was originally Kuranda, but we renamed her) with her big brother Folly who outweighs her by 85lbs. She is just such a joy and I love her so much, I can’t imagine she has only been in our family a year. Her favorite place to be is in someone’s lap or lying in a sunny spot if a lap is not available. When she wants to get Folly to play with her, which is often, she’ll jump up and bite his cheek or bite his back legs. It’s hilarious. Submitted by Jennie 7/7/11
Bingo (now Frankie) Update
Barney, formerly Morgan Freeman, was adopted by me 3 years ago. I wanted my Mini Schnauzer to have a buddy. He turned out to be a buddy alright….mine. He lays with me on the sofa all the time, gives lots of kisses, and sleeps next to his cat sister in the bed. He is just a goofy little clown who is so loveable!! – Submitted by Jan 7/7/11
We adopted Linus (Kix) in November 2005. He joined his big sister Lucy and they have had a wonderful life together! In October 2010, we added a little brother, Harris, (this one has 2 legs) for Linus. Unfortunately, in December 2010 we had to say goodbye to our sweet little Lucy! Linus us slowly adjusting to losing his best friend and gaining a little brother….as they say, “Baby Steps”! He truly loves his brother, especially since he drops things on he floor and gets to lick some little hands. Harris is starting to crawl and interact with Linus and we think they will be great playmates and just the thing that Linus has been missing.
One picture is of the day we brought Harris home from the hospital and introduced him to Linus One picture is of how Linus spends most of his days. He has a rough life!
Danny is my shadow and he’s totally a momma’s boy. In fact, Bill has taught him to say “Mommy, I love you.” No kidding. I think we should put it up on Utube. He really is a love and I can’t imagine doing without him. My health is obviously not as good as I would like it to be, but having a loving dog certainly helps. His health is A+ …. the Vet can find no indication of any heart problems and his favorite thing is running.
He really is a miracle baby. It’s funny how one day I just looked at him and knew that he really just wanted to run and play with Daisy like a normal dog. I decided that if he was going to be a happy puppy it was going to be because he was doing the things that made him happy — no matter how long a life that gave him. We started in the house by just letting them play as long and as hard as they wanted — my hard wood floors will never be the same. People use to marvel at how we could have dogs and no scratches, well I didn’t understand what they were talking about — now I do. The next step – we live on two acres with lots of lawn and woods, but we went ahead and put up a fence around our back yard and then turned him loose. He ran and ran and you could see it was just the sheer joy of running. He was one happy puppy.
I kept monitoring him and he’s now nine pounds of muscle and love. The vet has assured me that there is no sign of any heart problems. Depending on how my health is doing and the state of the heat, we go walking with a puppy stroller either early morning or early evening. The stroller provides stability for me and I hook Danny up to it and he helps pull it. Garbo, our little Silkie Terrier and a PAWS rescue, is getting older and a little arthritic, and she can make it down the street, but needs to ride in the stroller coming back. Daisy also needs to ride back occasionally. She has ended up with some shoulder problems after she was dropped by the groomers. So I should really have Bill get a picture of us taking a stroll with Danny leading the way with our carriage. Danny hasn’t taken a ride as yet, but the other two just love it. Submitted by Roseanne 7/2/11
One year ago today, you helped bring sunshine back into our lives!! We adopted sweet DaisyBelle (aka:Natalie Moralse) from SDR last year today. After our hearts were broken by the loss of our beloved German shepherd, SadieBelle, we began looking for another rescue to bring into our family. We found you and we found Daisy!! We fell in love with her immediately and she is now a huge part of our family. She is a happy, sweet, silly, playful and loyal little pup. She is almost two, but still has a good bit of puppy in her and we LOVE it!! She plays with the boys, takes long walks by the river and loves to chase squirrels. I don’t think she would hurt them, just ask them to play!!! She is a total snuggle bug as you can see in the pics I sent. When she is pooped out, you will either find her on one of the boys beds or in my bed snuggled on my pillow. She is a treasure and we are so very blessed to have her in our lives. Thank you so much, Small Dog Rescue, for ALL you do for these amazing pets. We so appreciate it!!! You are the best!!
It has been almost 2 years since we had to put our 2 girls down due to illness. Bugsy needed a companion he stood by the girl’s doggie bed and cried everyday. I found SDR website and saw Colin Firth on there I knew we had to meet him. Bugsy and I went to meet him in Sandy Springs he was a little apprehensive at first but they could not be any closer these 2 are inseperable. So we have a criminal Bugsy Malone (purple harness) and our cop Elliott Stabler (blue harness). Even when Bugsy gets in trouble and has his timeout Elliott is sitting right out side of his kennel waiting with bail money.
We adopted both Bren and Horton in the Fall of 2005. Although they were both a bit of a mess when they came to us, they turned out to be surprisingly healthy and happy (and hairy!) little dogs. In the Fall of 2005 Bren was recovering from heartworm treatments and an onimous head tilt which was thought to indicate an injury involving a touch of brain damage. Horton was just thin and a bit sick and a little sad.
In the end, they needed time and attention (a lot of attention!). They are great companions to each other, to Batz the Cat, and to us. They provide endless entertainment for the entire neighborhood with their antics on their daily walks. Thanks to Small Dog Rescue for making all this possible! Submitted by Jennifer 2/3/11
It’s been about 7 mos. since we adopted “Luna” – now Josie – and it occurred to me that we hadn’t shared with you many of the photos we’ve taken of her enjoying her new digs.
Anna & Clyde “Snapper” M. – Submitted 2/3/11
Hector Berlioz Update
Hector is doing great – we passed another milestone last month when he gave me my first doggie kisses now he won’t stop! He is such a personality- loves to play hide and seek, wrestle and snuggle. He is my little boy- so much fun watching him evolve into an affectionate, adventurous and happy little guy. Thanks to the entire SDR team for bringing us together. Have a wonderful holiday and we hope to see everyone at the next event.
Hildegard of Bingham (Hilde) Update
Hilde (green collar, shorter ears) quickly became housetrained and learned to bark at the back door all by herself. She is so smart and is a good problem-solver. She is Pete’s dog when he is home and Gayle’s baby when Dad is at work. She and our other rescue Cassie are so closely bonded! They are like bookends. I wish you could see them together. They play all of the time! Hilde talks to us and is so expressive! Cassie (pink collar, longer ears) has learned to do it too. Hilde loves to carry my socks from the upstairs closet to the downstairs living room. One day I found 8 pair of socks out! It is so funny!!
Keep on helping pups. They ALL deserve loving homes!!
Penny is the little one, we adopted her back in June of 2009 or close to that, The big dog is Junior and we have had him for 8.5 years, He plays with Penny and they get along well. When we brought Penny home, Junior was not quite sure he wanted to play, however Penny persists and we have seen great improvement in Juniors activity levels. They do love each other and even lay together with their heads on each other.
They both live for food and treats (as you can see they do not miss a meal) Our sons love them both.Penny and Junior have visited both boys at their apartments (they are grown now) and both dogs miss the boys greatly. I guess that is why we got Penny, both boys moved out last spring and we did not want Junior to be lonely. She is a great addition to our family and we are so grateful you rescued her for us.
Thanks again have a terrific day! – Submitted by Nancy 10/27/10
I love this little guy and would not have it any other way. – Submitted by Pam 10/20/10
Three years with Foggy. Thank you!
Jheri Redding (now Dexter) Update
I adopted sweet Camelot at the beginning of July and he has fit right in to being a member of my family. We’ve been frequenting the new small dog park at Piedmont Park and he absolutely loves his days at Doguroo daycare – he comes home exhausted and ready to nap. He loves his doggie pals and is very popular with the ladies – AnaBelle the beagle is his favorite. He wants to say “hi!” to every pup or person we meet, making him a hit anywhere we go.And, more importantly, my parents have fallen in love with him just as I did. He loves going to visit Roswell and hang out his grandma and grandpa – they spoil him more than I do. My 90-year-old grandmother is also a huge fan of Cam. Attached is a picture of them right after he jumped up into her arms.I’m not sure who could have ever given up a sweet dog like this, but I am thankful that I have him in my life now!
Submitted by Jenn 10/6/10
Marlene Her Madjesty (now Molly) Update
Every so often I like to send you a photo of Molly adopted August 2009. Molly will be 18 months old on October 1. This photo was taken September 19 at Lake Burton near Clayton, Georgia. Molly came to SmallDog Rescue as a result of a fishing hook incident that involved veterinarian expenses her previous owners could not afford. She is still shy around water, maybe because of painful memories of that event. In this photo she is on the dock surveying the lake, something she would not do a year ago. Molly is a wonderful dog still with a bit of a royal air.
Submitted by Edgar 9/21/10
I will bring him by one day for a visit. Thanks again for letting Jamie adopt us!!!!
Watusi (now Chassis) Update
Wagtail (now Sunny) Update