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I was living in Santa Clarita, CA. alone and I wanted a dog. I went to Petco every Sunday when they had adoptions. A couple of months went by but I just didn't click with any of them. I decided to go one more time. While waiting for them to put a leash on one of the dogs I thought about a man came in with a young boy about 4 or 5 and he had the most adorable little white ball of fluff with him. He handed her leash to the lady. I looked at her she was looking at me, I looked at the man and he just shrugged his shoulders and walked out-no emotion. I imemdiately asked if she was available for adoption, they said yes as soon as she could finish the paper work. I said "I want her"- it was love at first site. They wanted a $100.00 - which at that time I couldn't afford but knew I had to have her! (Somebody didn't get paid that month)I asked where she came from and they said they found her in the desert at 3 months old. The man that returned her had her for 4 months. His excuse for returning her was that "the (very young)kids" didn't take care of her"! She was now 7 months old. I took her home. She was petrified of loud noises, children running and obviously was tormented by those kids. She came out of her shell after a month and has been a delight ever since. She has a quirky personality & everyone falls in love with her at first meet. I thank God often for blessing me with her.
Marley and Presley rescued me I didn't rescue them. After having my heart broken by a cheating husband and now going through a divorce these wonderful Dogue de Bordeauxs are the love of my life. Although I don't have children they are my children and GOD Blessed me 2xs!
Debo, a 5 year male rottweiler was abandoned by his owner. Left alone in the yard without food or water, friends brought him to their house. Already having 2 other Rotties, they could not keep him. I went over to see the abandoned dog and that is when Debo adopted me! He instantly became my new family memeber and lived like a king to the ripe old age of 15. He was my protector, companion and best friend and I miss him dearly.
My best friend, Krisi, had seen Ellie wandering down a country road twice before she finally stopped to pick her up. i went over to visit Kristi and immediately spotted this wiggly, lovable, bundle of red and white fur. it was love at first sight for me and she laid in the passenger seat on the drive home, never taking her eyes off of me. that was how Ellie found her forever home with me, her big black German Shepard buddy, Bubba Gus and her matching red and white kitty, Sooooper Kitty!
Angel was a 6 week old puppy when she and her litter mates were left at a kill shelter. Second Chance Rescue of Novato,Ca. rescued the whole litter. Because Angel was so sickly, she was 9 weeks before she could be put up for adoption. It was love at first site when I saw her. She is a Xoloitzcuintle, pronounced Show-Low-Eats-Queen-tle (A hairless breed) and has brought such happiness into my life. She is 22" in height and weighs 50 pounds. She is now 10 years old and every day amazes me with her intelligence. And, best of all, there is no shedding and no fleas.
Hi, my name is Sue Chalmers, and I am the Kennel Manager at Lusaka Animal Welfare Society, based in Zambia, Africa. Vincent came to LAWS as a tiny kitten that had been plucked out of a drain during a heavy rain storm here back in January 2008. He was missing an ear, had cat flu, was emaciated and not expected to pull through. With a lot of nursing care, he survived, although has been left with upper respiratory tract damage that sometimes affects his breathing and causes him to sneeze a lot! Many people passed him by as he looked kinda strange with his one ear......hence the name, after Vincent Van Gogh! I eventually decided to adopt him myself, as I could give him the on-going care that he would need for the rest of his life. He is THE most adorable little guy, and I couldn't imagine living without him! We have over 30 cats and kittens, and over 50 dogs and puppies at the shelter in our care. We do not euthanize, and try constantly to re-home with permanent new owners. Funding is always a struggle, we hold various fundraisers throughout the year, and carry out mass rabies vaccination campaigns, funds permitting, in impoverished areas of the city. We also are members of WSPA. Please contact me if you would like to know more about LAWS and what we do! Sue Chalmers, LAWS Kennel Manager.
After the loss of Frannie, my last dog, I was at a loss myself. Going to the local shelter, I was faced with 4 puppies from the same litter. Zoey was in the back jumping up and down, as if saying, "Me, me, me!". Needless to say, I took her home and we have been great companions for the past 5 years.
We adopted Gus from a local animal shelter that had picked him up recently as a stray. He was so matted when they found him that no one could even see his beautiful eyes!
We had just started looking for a new pet after losing our beloved shih tzu and mini-dachshund within 8 months of each other. Being empty nesters, our house was very lonely.
Gus is the happiest and sweetest little guy and has truly brightened and livened up our home. He loves everyone (and especially us!), and we feel so fortunate that we found each other.
We adopted Cassie from the kill section of our local shelter 2 days after losing our Cocker Spaniel Sparky. She was just 4 or 5 months old and full of energy. She's one of the most loving, and yet stubborn, dogs I've ever known. She snuggles right up next to us on the bed sometimes with her head on our pillows.
I took my dog Shiloh to a local rescue group, a New Leash, to find a playmate for him. While I was looking at another dog, Rosie started playing with Shiloh. He has never taken to any other dog like he did to Rosie so I knew who we were going home with. She has taken over the household and our hearts!