2006 Success Stories
We adopted Molly in September 2006 and I just wanted to let you know that she’s just wonderful. I don’t know if you remember her but I was hoping you could send a note to her foster family that she’s happy and we just love her. We have two kids and she’s our third! I have attached a picture of her on her bed, eating her favorite treat. Thanks for everything that you do!
I wanted to write to let you know how well Penelope is doing since moving in with us last March. She had surgery on her knee on February 2nd to repair a torn cruciate and luxating patella. Her vet Dr. Olsen, a fellow chihuahua owner who adores Penelope, had to stitch the ripped ligament underneath the kneecap, then carve a deeper groove into the bone in which to keep the patella in place, and insert a metal pin to keep the whole knee structure together. It was difficult to let her endure that kind of procedure, but necessary, and now she is a new dog! After two months she was finally able to put her bad leg down and attempt putting weight on it, but once she figured out that she could, she went for it with unbridled enthusiasm! We have to keep an eye on her other back leg because it is not perfectly formed either, and she has arthritis, but we give her a pill for that everyday and continue to monitor her closely. She is very, very happy however, and we cannot tell you how our lives have been enriched by Penelope’s presence in our family. In December, she went on a road trip with us to visit my family in Houston for Christmas and will accompany us on our beach house vacation in Florida this July. She travels quite well and loves to ride in the car wherever we go! I hate leaving her home for longer than a few hours, so I usually do not, and she expects to go every time – she will run out the door onto the deck whenever it is opened and head straight to the car. Penelope has us both trained well, I must say. After a few months of sleeping in her own bed, she somehow managed to insinuate herself into our bed for an hour one morning…then that hour turned into two hours until she had finally taken over the bed at night. I love cuddling with her and she kisses me awake every morning to take her outside, where she helps keep us safe from the evil neighbor cats and conniving squirrels. We love this dog. I cannot say it enough. Adopting her has been the smartest thing we ever did!
Sassy, adopted summer 2006.
We are so happy that we made the decision to adopt from Athens Canine Rescue…so much so, we did it twice! We adopted Chewy (pictured on right) in November 2005 and Maye (pictured on left) in October 2006. Our lives have changed so much and we love them dearly! They truly act like brother and sister, as if they have known each other all of their lives. They are always together, whether playing or taking a nap. We couldn’t imagine being any happier with the adoption process or our “children”!! Thanks ACR!!
Scarlett (aka Muzzie and Maggie Mae) has become an amazing addition to our family. Life must have been so boring before we met her! To our surprise this once overly energetic dog has become quite the couch potato and can often be found curled in a tight ball on the couch or under our bed covers sleeping. It doesn’t take much though to get her excited about going to the dog park or on a long run. She makes us laugh everyday with her silly antics and personality. We can not say enough about our experience with ARC. Thank you so much for this wonderful little girl.
We have included a picture of Scarlett relaxing after a hard day at the dog park.
Bless each and every one of you for doing such a wonderful thing for these animals. Words can’t say how much I love Henry (adopted in November). I can’t imagine life without him after just a few short months. He is the BEST DOG EVER! Not only is Henry a ton of fun to do things with, this little guy is impeccably housebroken, too. We walk, hike, ride the bike (Henry runs along beside me with a device called the Walky Dog when I bike around town). To top it off, Henry loves to snuggle in close under the covers at bedtime. Without a doubt, in the forty years I’ve had dogs myself or as part of my family, Henry is the best! He is a terrific little guy, and I can’t say enough good things about him or ACR and your network of foster families. You guys are the best. One more thing – thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking care of Henry’s eye and opting for an implant. Having eyesight in only one eye doesn’t phase Henry a bit, and he is all healed up and as cute as can be. Attached is a photo of Henry in the back yard waiting for someone to throw the ball.
Pickle, now Franny, has made a wonderful transition to her new home. I love her to death, and I’m pretty sure her singing howls mean she loves me too. Thanks to everyone at ACR and her foster family–I couldn’t be happier! Franny is a joy to live with!
We have had Samson for almost a year and everything is going wonderfully! We just don’t know what we’d do without him. He is super sweet and just loves hanging out whether we’re taking a walk, going for a ride, or just lounging on the couch. He did a great job with obedience classes! I was really glad you guys recommended Positive Pet People – they were awesome! I thought the picture of him laying on the clothes I had just gotten out of the dryer was so cute! Thanks for all you guys do!
What a wonderful companion!! Gavin loves to cuddle and doesn’t realize that he can’t exactly be a lap dog though he tries real hard. He has touched so many of us in such a short period of time. His favorite activity is playing chase in the bedroom.
I just wanted to let you all know that Charlie (formerly Cornelius) has been a wonderful addition to my family. He is such a great dog. We’ve quickly become best of friends. His three favorite things are giving kisses, playing, and cuddling. He’s just the greatest.
Dharma (left) with his best friend Ernie.