We do too! That's why we share so many over our social media, so everyone can see. If you want to see more happy tails, find us!
My name is Ursula and I adopted Macy from your shelter last month and brought her home with me to Philadelphia. I just wanted to thank you all again for helping me to get her and let you know that she is doing great! I've included a picture of her.
Thank you again!
As I'm sitting here on my couch this Friday night, I can't help but want to show you all what a blessing my Katie Nana has been! Since we brought her home in May, she has come out her shell so much. She still doesn't like toys, but she'll do anything for a chicken wrapped raw hide. She whines and moo's like a cow when she's excited and she loves to lay on the couch and our bed when we're not at home. She has the spare bedroom all to herself where she can lay on the bed and bark at other dogs out the window! She rarely barks but when she does, it's because she's excited. She loves long walks and she even wakes her mom up at 6:00AM every morning for her walk. She only listens to her dad but she does love both of us so much. If you're near her while she's laying down, she will find your hand with her nose just for a rub and she also loves to put her face right up against your cheek and just lay there. She loves being close to her mom and dad.
The vet says she's anywhere from 5-7 but this Ol lady still goes into a full sprint when she sees a cat in the neighborhood. She also loves to chase bunnies. She has gained a healthy 10lbs since coming to her forever home and
her thick fur coat is growing in for the winter after we have her a short cut this summer.
Thank you again for all you did for our girl and every day we look at each other and can't believe our love for our sweet Katie Nana. And thank you for what you continue to do for all the other animals at the shelter. Adopting Katie Nan was the best decision we've ever made. She continues to bring us so much joy and if we come up to Harrisonburg with her, we will absolutely come visit!! I hope all the pictures send as well!
Melissa and Zachary
I adopted Abby (you may remember her as Harley) from your shelter in May 2017. She was put up for adoption multiple times because she had separation anxiety issues. She still has some general anxiety but I love her so much and she's doing really well! I know you said you like to get updates and see how your pets are doing. Here are some pics!
Luna (Elsie) had her spay surgery 9 days ago at Valley Vet and she is doing great. We go tomorrow morning to get her stitches removed.
Luna is doing great with our other dog and our daughter. I included some pictures if you’re interested.
Thanks and hope all is well,
Just wanted to thank you for bringing this sweet angel into my life! I adopted Annelle about a week ago from you. She has adapted easily and is loving living the spoiled girl life! I know you can’t rescue them all but just wanted to let you know this little girl is loving life. I’m sure you don’t get thanked often enough for what you do. I’ve attached a few pictures of her so you can see!
Back in May, an older, skinny dog arrived at our shelter as a stray. His itchy skin showing symptoms of chronic allergies, he had very little fur on his back end. Gray-faced and clearly not feeling very good, he spent a lot of time napping while we consulted with our veterinarian on how to help him out.
De-wormings, good meals, and several medicated baths later, his personality began sparkling through as he started feeling better. Our old man started getting his energy back, chasing toys and gleefully tossing them into the air just to pounce on them again. His snaggle teeth gave him a unique smile and when he got excited, he'd "boo-woo-woo!" He had a uphill battle between his age and his skin issues to find his home, but his personality and temperament could shine through to the right person.
Last week, Jerome Kern finally met his match! A nice family with another senior pup to share his life with. Thank you so much for seeing the best in our old man!
I adopted Jax, formerly known as Popeye, back in September. He has been the most loyal, gentle, and playful dog. As I know that he wasn’t doing well I just wanted to let y’all know how much he has grown. The first few months we tried lots of medication to help with his fear and anxiety, as we saw improvements we slowly took him off the medicine. Today that scared dog shaking in the corner of the shelter is now beginning to go up to people and make new friends. He has been the best addition to my little family. Thank you for bringing him into my life!
Some of our "archives" (read: binder of photos) have been around for quite some time. Sharing multiple stories multiple times can sometimes lead to letters getting separated from the photos included. This is one such situation where we have photos but no letter or note with them anymore. This kitty's relaxed pose was too good not to share!
Hi my name is Lisa and my husband and I adopted Brinkley about a month ago, just wanted to update u on how he's doing : )....all of his test the vet had us do on him came back great!! Heart worm negative, parasite negative, Lyme disease negative, his hair is growing back well from when he came in covered with the fleas, his anxiety is so much less, he's great in the house when my husband and I are at work and he's by himself, he's finally realized the cat just dosent want to play, lol!!! He listens very well, has loved everyone that had came over to visit!! Oh and he's s bed hog, lol!! We just love him, thank u so much for our little boy!!
When we send a pet to a rescue group, we love to hear about their progress. Though we don't have a message assuring us of Herbert's adoption, he is clearly in good hands who have his best interests at heart. Part of why we thoroughly vet our rescue partners is to ensure that pets are going to a place that can provide improvement to their situation either through a one-on-one foster home, medical care, advanced training, or simply a sister rescue who has the resources to address one more orphan in need. Click here find out more about our partnering process.
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