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This is Mitch, he has been part of our family since 1998. We had a Rottweiler ( female named Julie) and we noticed she was playing or trying to hide something. When we took a closer look she had a small kitten suckling on her teats. The kitten must have been days old ( did not even have the eyes open). Since there was a hurricane coming, we guessed that the mother cat was moving her litter and must have dropped this one. Since then Mitch ( because the hurricane that came was named Mitch) became our cat. As he grew our Rottweiler named Julie would be protecting him constantly. He would hang from her nozzle and would sleep between her paws. Julie has passed away already but Mitch is still with us. We were very fortunate to have found Mitch.
I adopted Khloe when she was 8 weeks old. She is registered with the American dog breeders association. She's a great dog and shes like my little child that I have yet to have. I also have 2 older Rottweilers which they all get along great together. I couldn't have asked for a better family of dogs they are loved and cared for every second of the day. They all get regular exercise and needless to say they love their daddy to death. I'm an animal activists at lease I try to be. I have always had a thing for animals since I was a little kid. Now I would like to get involved as much as possible to help any animals that can't help themselves. For animals that aren't cared for or are abandoned we need to be their voice and their spirit to help these innocent animals get the love and tenderness and compassion from people who really care about making any animals life better then what they have had thus far. I sincerely hope that people of all nations will take a more interested look into really helping animals in need to become great animals and to be cared for. Thank you for letting me be a small part in getting a story out there that someone might read and maybe it will motivate some to get more involved themselves to volunteer or help all pets and animals from all over the nation that need people to be their voices. Sincerely, Jeff A Masson Jr
Nine months ago we rescued a little 4 year old Maltipoo who had been thrown outside when she had accidents in the house. She was left inside for 12 hours or more at a time! Winter was coming on and she would never have survived the cold.
Being unsure if she and our 12 year old chihuahua, Casey would get along, we decided to find her a good and loving home. She had been abused and her right front foot was mashed at some point in time although she paid no attention to it and got along well, running and playing in the backyard with our Casey and bounding through the doggie door day and night.
To make a long story short, we fell in love with her sweet, gentle personality and "Maddy" (Madeline Sarah), her new name, is now our little girl. She and Casey are best friends and romp and play together like two little puppies. They both sleep in our bed and Maddy's favorite napping spot is in my husband's recliner with her on one side and Casey on the other. She climbs on our laps and walks up and places her head next to ours and gives us hugs and kisses. She keeps us laughing with her funny little antics and we dearly love our Maddy and Casey. What blessings they are.
I fostered kittens from the local shelter, and when I got Hank and his two siblings I fell in love with all three of them. I decided to adopt all three and keep them together. Hank is such a dear, he loves to give nose rubs and he's such a gentle soul. Fostering is a great way to give back and to get to know an animal before making the committment to keep it. Hank and his siblings are definitely keepers.
I got Maggie thru DFW (Dallas Fort Worth) Cocker Spaniel Rescue in November 2007. When they found her she had heartworms, was pregnant and a huge gash on her back. I had to have a dog that got along with cats (I have two very senior cats) and young grandchildren. Maggie is the sweetest, most loving dog I have ever had. I cannot even imagine how she came to live in the streets or how she survived. She fits our lifestyle very well and as you can see from the picture, she gets along well with our cats--shown with Casey--now 18 yrs old. She is a very happy dog! She loves chasing squirrels and rabbits which abound in our neighborhood and loves chewing on rawhide. She is finally getting the hang of "playing" with toys. She takes them all out of her basket, strews them about the family room and pounces on them. Life without dogs would be so dull. Maggie found her "furever" home with us.
My wife and I moved to Florida in 1990 with our dog Susie. We lost Susie in 1993 as she got so old both her hips gave out. In 1992 a little puppy came to our gate. We took it around the neighborhood, but no-one knew where this puppy belonged. That was our Maggie which we had until 2009. Maggie was two months short of 17 human years when she left us. We mourned her loss, yet rejoiced over the love she blessed us with.
After about 6 weeks we decided to get another dog because there was a void. On the internet we found her. A two hour drive north and two weeks of waiting due to treatment for mange, we got our dog that was rescued from a puppy mill. My wife named her Zoe.
Upon Zoe's arrival at our home we decided to let her run free in the yard since it is all fenced in. We were told that she had been in a pen with about twenty other dogs. Zoe is a minature Austrailian Shepherd and is very fast. She would not come back into the house and neither of us could get close enough to catch her. That night was very cold and one of us was outside with her all night until my wife finally got her to come inside at 6 a.m. the next morning.
Zoe has adapted well and really adds such new life. She is smaller than our other dogs and is the only one that was allowed to get up on the furniture and our bed. When we try to make the bed she has fun sliding on the comforter. She is loved and spoiled too.
Zoe is almost a year old now and definately part of our family.
Ginny and her two siblings were rescued from a kill shelter, and transported 250 miles by a Richmond based humane society. My wife picked her up and that was that! She is the sunshine of our family, and is a hit with the nursing home patients that she visits regularily.
Marlee had been abandoned and living on the streets, and had become a mama at only about 8 months of age. Someone called an angel named Melissa who took Marlee and her kittens in. Sadly the kittens didn't survive. Melissa worked with a rescue group who posted Marlee on Petfinder. We corresponded back and forth with Melissa, and we all decided that Marlee would be a great fit for our home. It's been a little over 6 months and Marlee has been a wonderful addition to our family! She's healthy and happy, (and spayed and microchipped!) and we're so pleased to share our home with our cross-eyed little purr-monster!
I had been volunteering at Greyhound Adoption of Ohio for about a year when this beautiful brindle girl with 3 legs arrived. She was 7 years old (now 8) with a little gray on the muzzle but the spirit of a puppy. Upon investigation as to why she only had 3 legs there were a few stories. One was that she got her leg caught in a fence on a farm and another was that it happened while she was racing. The racing injury is much more likely because she was doing well and moving up with her racing. It seems that after her leg was amputated (in a horrible make shift way) they decided to breed her. She had 2 litters of puppies, one of 10 and one of 5. Needless to say she had a rough life, that is until she came to our home. Now she sleeps on the couch almost the entire day with a few breaks to romp around in the back yard with her younger sister (an Italian Greyhound that is 1) She is extremely cuddly and loves to give kisses. She is a wonderful addition to our family and I wouldn't change it for the world. Everyone should remember that when they are looking for a new addition they came in all shapes, sizes, ages, and maybe missing a limb ;-)
I have had "Cinna" (as I call her) since Jan. 2009. She was very emaciated about 400lbs underweight, it was so sad and pitful. She would follow me around like a lost puppy. When I wasn't around she would niegh for me. She went down one day in Feb and was colicing. She was so weak, we thought we never going to get her up. After about 5 hours I started crying, rubbing her head and I told her she had to fight to live. It took 9 hours, a tractor and help from a bunch of great people from different rescues. We got her up at 2am but, I didn't get a wink of sleep worrying about her all night.
Today, she is happy and looking good. She has companions to live with and gets along great. This has been an experience for me that I will never forget. I have always loved animals and wanted to take everyone that I can. I was only fostering Cinna for a rescue when this happend but, I have since adopted after all this. She will have a home forever here with me.