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I'd been trawling Monika's Doggie Rescue website for two years to find a dog who would be good with cats and dogs as I already had three cats and a dog and wanted my dog Jessabelle to have doggie company, when we finally found Jackson.
He is a gentle man and has already endeared himself to everyone in the home. He took about 2 weeks to realise he could "run free" in the park and when he did, the excitement on his face was visible. He is pretty much the fastest dog in the park!!! He is also confident enough 6 months later, to ask to go under the covers to sleep especially now that it is winter here!!!
Our neighbor's son had this dog named deisal. He was about three months old . I guess thier new born baby was getting sick alot and they didn't know why. They would let deisal use the restroom though out the house, they didn't clean up right away. They would leave him in a hall closest all day while they were at work. I can see why the baby would be sick alot. Anyway, we were asked if we could take the dog and give him a better life.[ they knew what an animal lover I am.] My son was about five years old and hadn't had a dog yet.[every child should have a dog as thier best friend]. We took deisal from them and i guess you could say it was a FLUKE we got him. He was very sick, he looked like those kids on tv . Real skinny,his ribbs showing ect... We asked our son what he would like to name him. He said Fluke after the disney movie. The movie is about a dad that has an auto accident because of his so called best friend, that was trying to steel his family. The dad came back as a dog named Fluke to save his family. They were saved and finally figured out that the dog was the dad/ husband. It's a really good kids movie.So anyway it was a Fluke we got him. He is the most friendly dog wants he gets to know you, He is very protective of my childeren and other childeren. You couldn't ask for a better family dog. He is very happy with us,very spoiled, heathy , well taken care of and so loved. He is still very afraid of storms not sure why,he is my shadow.
I adopted Aries from the shelter after her mother brought her in because she was having a premie. I didn't really want another kitty, having four at home already, but when she snuggled up to me that first night, she won my heart and we've been constant companions for 5 years now.
We found Amber in the Broward County Animal Shelter. She was in the same cage as a very wiry Jack Russell Terrier that was being very dominant, keeping her away from the front of the cage, but her cuteness got the best of me. We took her out and did the 'test run' in the yard. Once in the yard, she wanted to fetch balls for us and just be around us. We knew she was for us!
That was 6 years ago and what a great doggie she is. We did well with her!
This picture is from her doggie obedience training course. She was the best student (and I am not saying that because I am her daddy). As you see she got her mortar board and her degree is displayed proudly on the wall of our family room.
'Harry' was 2-weeks old, apparently abandoned by his mother and found by a caring woman, who believed he was dead. Upon picking him up (she intended to bury him) she detected the slightest breath of life. She immediately took him to my vet, Dr. Suzanne Walski. He made it thru the night and was nursed along day to day by Dr. Walski and her staff, when eventually, a call was made to me. I had a rough 2008, having lost my last 3 cats that year. When I saw Harry, it was love at first sight and I brought him home at 8-weeks old.. He's a treasure, very well behaved (usually!!) and very obedient. Who said you can't train a cat?? He loves to torment my docile beagle, and of course loves to play. Harry follows me everywhere and waits for me to join him in bed every night....(my bed!!) Most importantly, he's healthy and was given a chance at life, thanks to a caring lady and my veterinarian and her kind staff. I named him 'Harry' because he just looks like a 'Harry'.
Over two years ago a flea ridden ragamuffin showed up in my front yard with burrs in her paws and with twigs and grass embedded in her coat. Initially, I intended to find her a good home, but after a few days, she had my heart and the rest is history. She's the sweetest dog I've ever known and loves to cuddle.
My rescue dog arrived during a formal dinner party that was interrupted when the guys who work down the street at a car fix-it shop rang my doorbell. In their arms was a black -- with toes dipped in white and chest marked with a white heart -- mixed breed street puppy (I call her breed a "Chihuabador") -- maybe 8 pounds of scrawny-ness, and the biggest, most soulful eyes I'd ever seen. She didn't make a peep.
According to the men, she had been left in the alley's dumpster (by evil, hateful, selfish people no doubt), where they'd found her crying and filthy. They knew we loved dogs, and brought her to us for a solution.
I immediately knew she was "mine" and introduced her to her new brother Baxter Bug and sister Lady Madeleine (also rescues --Lady Madeleine is pictured with Sofie) who immediately welcomed her into our family.
She was already housebroken, and according to my sister (a vet), my new little Sofie was only about 7 weeks old. She was sleeping in the crook of my arm from that very first night and hasn't stopped since. Like any good mommy, I wouldn't have it any other way.
She's now two years old and about 25 pounds, with long, lean legs, a strong chest and body, a silky coat of fur, and the sweetest temper and disposition.
My mother swears, and I agree, that RESCUE DOGS KNOW THEY'VE BEEN RESCUED. I guarantee Sofie knows this, too.
I was looking online for a bunny for a friend & saw Marley. She'd been at the rescue for 3 years - since she was a baby. She'd been adopted once & brought back. I had no intention of getting a rabbit but couldn't get her out of my mind. She's been w/me for about 1 year now and has 2 bunny friends. She is quite the diva & sometimes I understand why she was brought back, but I love her all the same.
My husband and I found Baby clinging to a tree on the side of a busy highway crying at the top of her lungs. She was a small kitten and I had to rescue her. She clung to my chest as we walked home. She continued to love being carried around even as an adult. She also loved playing with our dog, Marie. I will always love my Baby and miss her terribly.
Before my husband passed away, he said he wanted us to get a "white cat", so recently one of my daughters and I set out to find one. We did and she has turned out to be a very social, loving kitty. Her owner died and she was taken to the shelter 1 day and I rescued her the next. At first she would not eat at all, but soon she adjusted and is very comfortable in her new home! Note the tail and ears and she has beautiful blue eyes. She is nearly 2 years old and real "talker"!