Miss Ellie (Bella) came to the rescue as an owner surrender after repeatedly getting out of an unsecured yard. We offered to get her spayed, in hopes that might help keep her in the yard.
Thank goodness we had done that as this girl too had Pyometra and often fatal uterine infection. We got her all vetted and she continued to get out with her brother and roam the streets. The owners relinquished her custody over to the rescue.
Ellie flourished here, and secure fencing allowed her to chase lizards, rodents and rabbits. She enjoys the company of other dogs as well. She is a perfect balance of medium energy and calm companion animal.
When Harriett reached out, we spoke of her unending love for the German Shepherd breed as that’s all she owned. Ellie velcro’d to her pretty quickly and so the new love affair blossomed. She’s reported Ellie is doing stellar, following her around the house, using the doggie door and getting some much needed rest in her new quiet home.
Happy Tails Ellie, you deserve all the love in the world.!!! 🐾🐾
This big handsome meat head has been waiting patiently for his people to find him, and they have, and what a great family for Echo!
This boy is a charmer, an excellent dog with so many wonderful qualities and traits. He is well-mannered, and smart as all get out. They picked up on that right away.
This beautiful family lost their beloved big dog over a year ago and wanted another big baby to fill their home and hearts.
Echo is now sharing his home with his 2 little fur siblings and 3 human siblings!
Happy Tails you stunning boy. We love you always! Happy Tails!!! 🐾🐾🐾
This girl was a favorite of anybody who came by the rescue, and of all the dogs here. Her famous Awoooo with the ball in her mouth was just icing on the cake. She was a perfect mid size dog topping the scale at 40 pounds. The last of the chocolates litter.
The 4th time was the charm for this baby. She had 3 meet and greets prior, but wasn’t taken home, and ZERO of them were anything to do with Chelsea. The first family came dead set on wanting Chelsea, and I introduced them to her sister Divinity, who I thought would be a better fit for them, and their lifestyle.
The 2nd meet and greet was a wonderful guy, who now follows the rescue. He loved Chelsea and Chelsea adored him, however he had one more stop on his trip to view a 5 yr old Rottie mix out of SBC Shelter. He shared he knew Chelsea was safe, and this other dog was NOT. We were sad for Chelsea but grateful James stepped up and adopted a dog from the shelter that would have absolutely lost his life. (How can one be mad about that? I certainly wasn’t) .
The next meet the family came out, and Chelsea followed their 3 year old around, offering kisses, and being the best girl. They too were supposed to see some dogs at the local shelter. They ended up adopting (2) separate dogs who also likely wouldn’t have made it out if not for them. So Chelsea saved 3 dogs' lives by being so wonderful. Although sad for Chelsea, I knew her people would come - hey always do - just never on any timeline.
Randi responded immediately to Chelsea’s post after seeing it. She was so excited to meet her, and bring Archer, her handsome Great Dane. That meet and greet was hours long, while we watched Chelsea, Archer and Air Force, run amuck and play with each other. Randi was a tad hesitant about Chelsea’s smaller size, as she too loves big dogs, but Chelsea pulled her in.
Archer and Chelsea, now Abbie Jean, are the best of friends and have already been on multiple adventures. My heart is overjoyed for Sweet Abbie. Her time has come and she got the best new momma, brother, and human siblings.
My sweet Chelsea, we love you forever and always. On to your new chapter of love and adventure. Remember us! 🐾🐾
Macaroni was the only fawn female of the pasta litter, the sweetest and most Velcro pup. She had quite a bit of interest but nothing really ever came to fruition. She was a perfect size, gorgeous, and a social butterfly.
I received an email from a woman in Northern California. I joked that I wasn’t trying to talk her out of a dog, but she was still pretty fresh in grief and because she wasn’t exactly local, I wanted to give her some reprieve from pressure. I sent photos/videos and we talked on the phone. She was hooked pretty straight away. She moved forward to make a plan to travel the 7 hours to Southern California to meet this baby.
Mac and I took her on a tour, a quick pack walk, climbed the rocks, then sat and just enjoyed each others' company. Katie is now a friend of mine. She made a stop at her in-laws before making it all the way back home to her hubby and son.
Miss Mac is taking some time to get settled. We flipped her little world upside down and she’s taking it one day at a time, loving on her momma and learning to accept the love and affection from everybody else. Katie and Mike are working overtime on the love and confidence building for this baby. I’m so grateful for the hearts that have to be patient while a dog finds their place.
You got this Macky! We love you so much! Happy Tails!!! 🐾🐾
Miss Pebbles has garnered attention for many months, but between ghosting, no show to meet and greets, and just life in general, she had an extended stay with us - and we didn’t mind ONE BIT.
Pebbles is a stellar gentle giant. This Mastiff/Dane girl is a love bug. She loves dogs, loves people, and especially loves lazy days on the couch.
Pebbles new family spotted her on Rescue Me and were quick to send in an application. Having lost their last Dane Zinni prematurely, they had grief and sadness in their now quiet home. We’ve changed that up pretty quickly. As you can see she’s settling in quite nicely.
Dearest Pebbles, we are so happy for you. You deserve the posh life and we can’t wait to see you soon (her new family is local).
Happy Tails my sweet girl! 🐾🐾
Semper (now Lucca) was always the most shy/timid of his brothers. He was the runt of the litter, but also the most athletic. He was also one of the sweetest of the bunch, too. He had a few meet and greets, but both resulted in him just walking away and taking himself back to his kennel, to avoid anymore contact from humans.
Over the last few months we have worked with him purposely on interacting with new people. He was male timid mostly, but you could see him kind of shut down when somebody he DIDN’T know wanted to engage him. He was never going to hurt them, didn’t growl, bark or bite, but simply tried to crawl back into himself. It broke my heart. I knew a family would come that would see in him what I saw, and he’s gorgeous to boot.
In comes Daisy, his prospective new sister, with Michael (owner) in tow. I explained the process, and went to get the boy and brought him out on a leash. They drove from Arizona so we had to be certain Daisy was going to enjoy Semper - and she did. Semper also walked with Michael on a leash and took treats from his hand. So proud of this boy.
Semper now has a family all of his own, another chocolate lab brother who didn’t make the trip, and two human siblings. They reported last night that he’s a keeper and they are so happy to have him.
Good job, my sweet boy. Happy Tails Semper/ Lucca!!! 🐾🐾
Miss Ravioli (another pasta sister) was a pretty goofy, social love bug almost from the beginning. She was ready for adventures right out the gate. She loves fetch, running with all her friends, and carrying sticks 2x the size of her own body. She’s a perfect blend of Dutch/dobie and cattle dog.
I received an email from Jane, asking about a potential meet and greet when she would be in town about 4 weeks from then. She had her eye on a few pups, and wanted some feedback regarding who I thought might work best for her home/lifestyle. I knew I wanted her to meet Ravi, so I started sending pictures, videos, and invited her to watch the pack walks on the page.
She came out Sunday 10/2 to meet this little lady. I brought Jane inside and she met all the doggos here. She squatted down and Ravi crawled right over into her lap, licking her hand, asking for belly pets. It was absolutely precious. We went outside, laid down a blanket and talked about all the dogs, Ravi especially.
We took a walk, I climbed the rocks to show her how this baby just goes where you go. Ravi is an absolute follower, which worked out, because their first night together they stayed at Red Rock Canyon and this little love never left her momma’s side. They woke up the next morning and made their way back home to Lake Tahoe.
Sweet Ravi, my littlest tomboy, I can’t wait to see you on all your adventures with your awesome momma. Till then, I will love you for always!
Happy Tails, Sweet Ravi!!! 🐾🐾
This little lady from the pasta bunch was the smallest of the litter and the most submissive and timid. I worked tirelessly to help her become acclimated and to introduce her to so many things. I didn’t think she would be the first pasta to go because of her shy demeanor, but her actual disposition is so soft and sweet.
Jessica emailed me right away, and we talked, texted, sent video. She knew she loved her, without ever having met her. We scheduled a meet and greet/adoption appt for Friday 9/23. They went for a walk, enjoyed some cuddles on the blanket, and Ziti raced around and chased the laser and lure toys.
Unfortunately due to an oversight on my behalf, Miss Ziti was never spayed. So we postponed the adoption to the following Friday 9/30. and I got her in for spay on 9/26.
Ziti has a cat sibling at home as well.
Jessica and Jason, congrats on the sweetest little smart box.
Ziti, my little stinker butt, another jackpot adoption. We love you gorgeous girl!
Happy Tails!!! 🐾🐾
Miss Stella came to us about 5 months ago with her little sister Luna when their family lost their housing. Cecilia called me in tears. She was terrified of them going to a shelter and somebody had given her my info. These dogs were cherished and loved and it broke my heart to watch them have to say goodbye.
Stella had been in a foster home since July 27th, where she was introduced to her new momma Miss Sally. Sally has a heart for dogs as well. Sally has been a supporter of the rescue for some time, and inquired about Stella. Miss Stella is an older German Shepherd that wasn’t thriving in a rescue environment for reasons that made perfect sense. She was much slower moving, their were so many other higher energy dogs, and it was rarely quiet for this soft sweet soul.
Sally agreed to give fostering a shot. It wasn’t long before Stella made her way into Sally’s heart. Through extensive vet visits, holistic medicines, acupuncture, and all things to add love and cushion to Miss Stella’s life, I knew Miss Sally wasn’t going to let her go.
Sally pushed back on the issue at first, but only because she really wanted Stella to have the best life. I reassured her that I chose her for a reason and I knew Stella would flourish under her care and guidance. Of course I was right; Sally is one of the best dog mommas I know.
Stella loves her Temperpedic dog bed, walks with her momma, and raw carrots as treats. She is spoiled and I think that's what she deserves for sure. Oh Stella Belle, I knew what I was looking for for you, and I found it in your Momma.
I saw these two a few days ago and captured the love they have for each other. Now I am sharing it with you.
Happiest of Tails Sweet Stella Belle!!!
I love you for always. 🐾🐾
Bow Tie came as the only boy of the Pasta Litter. He was outnumbered by all his sisters, which just kept this boy sweet and even-tempered. He got tons of interest because of his beautiful copper-coated fur, and drew the attention of Ridgeback lovers all over.
Then the email appeared. His new parents had adopted a Doberman mix pup from another rescue and wanted a friend for him. They were very excited to meet Bow Tie. Bow Tie was honored for the opportunity. He put his best boy paws forward and headed out to the yard to meet them…
A walk with his new brother ensued, followed by Molé stealing a stick, and desperately trying to get Bow Tie to play with him, and a little hump time.
Bow Tie quickly fixed that and now they are the best of friends, most of the time. Corey & Lauren asked what the next steps were to formally adopt this boy, and so it began.
Happy Tails you beautiful boy. We adore you Bow-Tie. You deserve the best life, and I think we have absolutely found that for you!!! 🐾🐾
This adoption is being posted a tad late because Rocky's big sister, YLUL alumni Sable (Now Harli), wasn’t here and I really wanted a family picture.
This relationship is 5.5 years in the making. Miss Harli was adopted in 2017, and her wonderful parents and my friends, adore her. Chris always watches my lives, comments and shares all the dogs.
One day, I asked if they were thinking of getting another dog She said yes, and no. We would love to get Harli a friend after she lost her fur sister. I told her I thought I had the perfect dog for them.
They came out and met Rocky Road. Harli definitely perked up when meeting him. The nervousness turned into excitement, and then, pure love. Harli and Rocki are inseparable. Another good doggie match. I love these knuckleheads!
Happy Tails Sweet Rocky !!! 🐾🐾
Doobie came to the rescue with his 2 brothers after being dumped at a school in Nuevo back in June. Sadly he came with 2 brothers who didn’t survive. On the assumption he had whatever they had, I quarantined this Baby for 30 days. He wouldn’t eat, I was running IV fluids, syringing baby food, and the real solid gold healer was of all things breast milk, human breast milk. I just kept putting droplets in his mouth, and the VERY next day he started eating. Thank you so much Stacey for that.
Doobie is a stunning, smart and playful pup. But so incredibly timid. Sadly he was the scared one of his litter, and didn’t get the chance to just be a puppy. He grew and was learning quite quickly but still was apprehensive around new people, (but never being mean) we knew it was going to take a family with patience. He’s the absolute sweetest good boy, who just needs reassurance that all is right in the world.
Steve and Erin came out to meet him last weekend. They had a few more things to tie up over the week and returned to collect him today. This boy has got a solid foundation of humans who will work with him, and help him continue his growth in confidence.
Oh Doobs, my boy I’m so happy for you. Happy Tails my little shy bug. Betty White will miss you the most…. Cheers to couch snuggles and fun walks. We love you little dude!!! 🐾🐾
Chloe came to us almost 5 months ago. Her family didn’t have time to meet her physical needs, and Chloe was getting in to trouble in their absence.
When Chloe arrived, you would have thought she came to doggy Disneyland. She loved everything and everybody, and is one of the best dogs to come through the program. She just needed exercise and this girl was stellar.
Chloe was another one waiting for a forever family patiently. Miss Mia (pictured) filled out the application, knew we were in Southern California, and said they would be in Irvine for her brother’s soccer tournament. Dad surprised her with a secret trip to come meet Chloe. It took about 30 minutes for Chloe to settle in and realize this lovely little lady was going to be her new person. Two peas in a pod, I say.
Chloe is back home in the Bay Area and it’s reported that Chloe has settled in, and she’s a terrific dog. We are always so happy for our babies. This one was just sweet - a girl and her dog. So happy for you Chloe!!!
Happy Tails Beautiful Chloe!!! 🐾🐾
Miss Luna came to the rescue 4.5 months ago with her sister Stella when their family lost their housing. Cecilia called me in tears. She didn’t want them to go to the shelter in Bakersfield and somebody had given her my info.
Luna is a high drive puppy, and when she arrived she was barking pretty intensely. Cecilia was profusely apologizing, and I told her that Luna was fine and just doing her job. These dogs were cherished and loved and it broke my heart to watch them have to say goodbye.
We kept in contact, they came out for Stella’s birthday, and then most recently for Luna’s 1st birthday on 8/31. Cecilia and her daughters soaked up every minute playing fetch, taking photos, and snuggling Luna. Stella has been in a foster home and was adopted by an amazing senior with nothing but love in her heart for dogs.
Trying to find a home for Luna was going to take some time, as she was very dog friendly, but also quite protective, even of me. So when I found a family that could meet her needs physically, and control her mentally, I jumped at the opportunity.
Who better to understand Luna, than her original family?
In the time Luna was with me they were able to secure housing, but since they had surrendered Luna, they didn’t think they could get her back. When I tell you they love their dog, they still do, and when I said, “Cecilia, do you want her back?” - she said, “I was going to ask you!” Yes of course you can have her back! Nothing would make me happier.
So here it is. Luna is back home and I couldn’t be more happy for all of them, especially Sweet Luna. I love you guys! Happy Tails!!!🐾🐾
Miss Helen has been following the rescue and Miss Pretzel since Day 1. In every live video, Helen always said, “Where’s Pretzel?”
Pretzel is a cherished, spoiled, cleft English Bulldog baby. I got Pretzel when she was a 2 pound baby, malnourished and so small. She started having seizures and I was so worried she wasn’t going to live.
Pretzel has always danced to the beat of her own drum. However at the rescue, because of her size, she always had to be crated when I was away, whereas her siblings got to be free. Predatory drift is real, (definition in the comments), and although all the dogs loved Pretzel, leaving her out unattended was not a viable option. Pretzel deserved to be a spoiled, cherished, and pampered house puppy, and now she is.
Helen drove her son to college and upon her return Pretzel went for an overnight and gave Helen a run for her $$. All I could do was chuckle because I knew my girl was putting on a show. We got her all situated, and Pretzel is now living her best life with her cousin, a Frenchie, and her 17 year old Chihuahua sister. She still loves her crate for bed, but now she can be a free bird and be doted and spoiled as she deserves.
Helen has become a good friend of mine, and I can always keep in touch to make sure the salty Pretzel is behaving herself. Helen I am so beyond happy for you and for Pretzel! She can help heal your heart and give you crazy amounts of sassy, unconditional love!
Oh, sweet Pretzel, I will love you for my lifetime. This one is for you sweetest chunky butt. Happy Tails!!!🐾🐾
Maggie came to us March of 2022 after a domestic violence situation which left her owner without a safe place to keep Maggie. They reached out to have me board her, which I was happy to do, with the prospect that maybe she could get her dog back once settled. Sadly that wasn’t able to happen, and they surrendered her to the rescue.
Maggie was a spoiled and loved dog. She did come pretty overweight, and most of the rescues they reached out to wouldn’t take her. I knew it wouldn’t be long before we got her slimmed down a bit.
Maggie has always been excellent with every dog and person she has encountered. She, too, was another dog that we just couldn’t believe hadn’t been adopted. Then the email came, with her new parents looking for another companion animal after having lost their lab. They came to meet Maggie and as you can see, she wasted no time showing them exactly how she intends to spend her days. Spoiled rotten. It didn’t take them long to decide. Maggie got a burger on her ride home, and went for a mile walk with her new dad to solidify the deal.
Welcome to your new home, Miss Maggie! Enjoy your new fur siblings. Happy Tails my girl🐾🐾
This one was a tad harder to write for me, because Bones was a special case, a very incredible dog who without being rescued would have suffered a fate nobody wanted for him.
Bones was a beloved dog owned by a family, but it was learned quite quickly that Bones was not a good livestock dog. This boy deserved to live, and I agreed to have him come to the rescue. Bones from day 1 after the initial shock wore off that he was some place new and had met 30+ dogs, he was just another sweet face at the rescue. He has been wonderful with every dog he has met, he’s obedient, he’s athletic, he’s stunning and he’s crazy smart. He checked off every single box, except he couldn't be around livestock. He had been with me for 6.5 months, and I couldn't wrap my mind around the fact he hadn’t been adopted. Inquiry after inquiry, no applications. How could this be?
Then it happened; I got an email. She wanted to know more about him, we emailed, talked on the phone. They were so excited, and she started buying him so many new things for the house. Meet and greet day, well it was as expected. He loved them, he played fetch, he wanted belly rubs, he sat pretty, he took treats. My gorgeous boy had found his people, and of course, I cried. Tears of joy for him, but for the family, too. They got a gem.
Oh Bonesy Jones, the pack isn’t the same without you, but we are so happy you found your people, you big love bug. (He also has an older fur brother Husky, named Scout.) As for Iza, Xander and Anthony, congrats! I adore you guys. We are now family.
Happiest Tails, beautiful Bones! 🐾🐾
And on National Dog Day, no less! Muncy's new pawrents came to see Echo this morning, but Echo was feeling a little aloof today, and Mr. Muncy, our beautiful Pittie mix, was a better fit.
Muncy came to the rescue around Valentine's Day, and though his litter had Parvo, this little fighter survived.
Muncy is the cutest little muscly meathead, and is a perfect gentleman. He loves other dogs, and it was very important that he love his new brother, Milo, a rescued Min-Pin mix. We all went on a pack walk together, and it was clear that Muncy was food-motivated, and obvious that those blue eyes were mesmerizing.
This is also important, because Muncy's new dad Garrett is a professional skateboarder and a YouTube/Instagram, etc. digital creator (see links below). Muncy photographs beautifully and will be easily trainable for videos/stills. So beyond being loved unconditionally, and gaining a wonderful new family, Muncy will also be a star in his own right. (We always knew you were, cutest boy.)
(Muncy is now Kona!)
Happy Tails, sweet Kona!!! 🐾🐾
Penny Lane (left) came to us at the beginning of March. Her senior owner decided she was too much for her, and the owner's in-laws, after trying to make it work with their dogs - had to find a new home for Penny, and contacted Cause for SB Paws. They contacted us, and that's how we got this beautiful Dobie girl.
Penny's new parents had been told by their friend Katie who follows our rescue, that they needed to meet Penny. She had met Penny in person, and knew her friends would love her. Penny warmed right up to her new parents! They loved Penny, Penny loved them, and really importantly - Rudy, the darling Rottie, and Penny loved each other! And at the end, Penny loaded herself right into her new car to take her to her new home!
We love that Penny's new parents understand her independent nature, and that they understand how to give each dog the love that they need. We know you have found your forever home, sweet girl.
Happy Tails, pretty Penny!!! 🐾🐾
Astro’s family came to the dog rescue 7 years ago to adopt a dog, but their then female dog wouldn’t accept a new dog into their pack even though he was a puppy. Since losing their female dog a little over a year ago, they decided it was time for a new pup. They had their hearts set on one dog, but I told them I wanted them to meet another one as well, if they were up for it.
They met dog #1 who won’t be named because he’s a stellar dog, just super shy. Then I introduced them to the dog I CHOSE for them based on application, family dynamic, and energy. Well, it was a match at first sight. He came right out and walked up to both of them, sat in their laps, went for a walk, took treats, and the rest was history.
Today I checked in on him, and he’s doing excellent. Met their cats and walked away. Got a fresh bath and is loving his new home. Happy Tails, Astro. Your time came, my dude. Wishing you the best new life!
Coastie (Coast Guard, right) has been with us since February. His dog mama was a purebred Weimaraner, and the puppies were mixed, so we took the darling 4-pack litter from the Weimaraner rescue. (They were an accidental litter, and the original owner couldn't afford to feed them.) We can't believe he was with us this long, as he is the cutest little Weimaraner/Lab? looking boy.
Coastie's new dad, and new sister, Stella, drove out to meet a dog in L.A. on Saturday, but that dog was just not a match, and we all know it either is, or it isn't. I let Garrett know that Coastie might still be available! They drove out to meet Coastie on Sunday, and the two dogs were immediate friends!
We are so happy that Coastie found his forever family, with his wonderful dog dad, and his sweet new sister, Stella. And we think these smiles say it all!
Happy Tails, beautiful Coastie! 🐾🐾
Rocky has been with us since February. He was surrendered to a couple by a homeless man, along with a litter of puppies, and a mama dog, and they helped get the dogs to us. Mama dog and Rocky were spayed and neutered, but Rocky stayed with the rescue, as he was possibly being used as a bait dog. In spite of that, he is a doting, loving, friendly, ball-loving, parkour-performing, sweet boy.
Rocky's new parents reached out and inquired about Rocky, as they had just lost their beloved Pittie, and something about Rocky's picture connected with them. I made sure there was no male dog in the home, and they made sure that Rocky was not people-aggressive. They came out to meet him on Sunday, and when I brought Rocky out off-leash, he came right out, walked right over, and sat next to his new dad.
Rocky's dad is retired, so Rocky now has parents at home all the time, a pool, grandkids to love on, and he gets to sleep with his mom and dad every night. He will be doted on as the only dog, and we are ecstatic that Rocky got just the home he needed, and very much the home he deserved!
Happy Tails, sweet Rocky! 🐾🐾
Miss Pippa (right) is headed home! This adoption took place over three weeks ago, but her new parents were getting married and had a honeymoon planned. They came and met her, and fell in love, and then asked if I could board her until they returned.
Her new brother, Kiwi, is so excited to have his new baby sister at home, and we couldn't be more excited for Pippa and her new family! What a beautiful new beginning for all of you!
(If Pippa looks familiar to some of you - she was adopted and returned. Her sweet, former dad completed her first adoption during a period of deep grief after the loss of his previous dog. He quickly realized that because of this, his lifestyle, and his age that he wasn't going to be able to give Pippa the life she deserved. He regretfully returned her, in tears.
This is a happy ending all-around, though, as he knows that she has found her rightful home, and he is extremely happy for Pippa and her new family!)
Happy Tails, precious Pippa! 🐾🐾
This beautiful family drove all the way from Lompoc, after seeing Chelsea and Divinity on rescueme.org, and after getting their application approved. Chelsea was their first choice, but I thought that based on lifestyle, Divinity was a better match. Ultimately, though, it is not up to me. The dogs bond with who they choose!
As you can see - they chose Divinity! She's so laid-back, and calm, and such a sweet-natured little love. And they've reached out since to check on Chelsea, as their daughter was concerned she might be sad without her sister. Divinity - you won the jackpot, sweet girl. Wishing you and your new family all the love.
Happy Tails, beautiful Divinity! 🐾🐾
Little Richard is now Odin! This family lost their beloved family pets, and realized that the house was just too quiet. They were ready to welcome a new baby into their lives. They looked at both Mastiff/mix boys, but were on vacation at the time. By the time they were able to make the drive here, this beautiful boy was the only one left.
But, as you can guess, this sweet-tempered, soft baby boy was a hit right out of the gate. He's going to be a large baby, and we can't wait to watch him grow up! He is now being spoiled rotten by his human brothers, Elijah and Jackson. Here's to your new, pampered life, sweet boy! We love you!
Happy Tails, darling Odin! 🐾🐾
Bailey's new parents had been searching for a dog that would not trigger his new mom's allergies. With Bailey being 1/2 Scottish Terrier, and the other half unknown - a meet and greet to test allergies was required.
His new parents came to meet him and fell in love! With no reactions, they took him home hoping that no other issues would develop. They called four hours later saying that all was well, and that they wanted to finalize the adoption! Bailey is now Yoshi, and he is being spoiled rotten. Cheers to all your new adventures!!!
Happy Tails, beautiful Yoshi! 🐾🐾
Miss Colleen had interest right away. But prior to her original meet and greet, she got a spider bite. So - I held off on the adoption until she completed a course of antibiotics. Her new family was sad, but finally came out last weekend with their other dog,
Meeko (on the left), to come meet Collean -and it was a match made in sister heaven! 💖
Collean is a Mastiff-mix, and is going to be a big girl! We can't wait to see her grow, and to see all her new adventures with her wonderful new family! By the way - she is now Tinkerbell!
Happy Tails, darling Tinkerbell! 🐾🐾🐾
This one was delayed because it was hard for me to put together. Tank was a rescue favorite, for a myriad of reasons. He was gorgeous, dog friendly, people friendly, outgoing and a social butterfly. But he was stubborn. Not for me, but anybody else who asked him to follow a rule was met with selective hearing. Tank listened to his 1st Momma. I loved that about him.
Tank would wait for me. He followed me, and was in every live pack walk, starting trouble - as only Tank could do! He was who I chose to do the K-FROG interview and for very good reason. He made quite the impression on Pepper and the staff with his beautiful self. Although he had his way with a set of ear-buds during the interview, he still got treats, toys, and good boy hugs.
His new mom and dad love him so much. He is adjusting well, and enjoying his new life. Tank made such an impression on me, and I totally cried when I knew they were going to adopt him. He is a keeper for sure. Oh Tank, my sweet dude. I love you, you were the GOODEST boy!!! Fetch all the balls baby boy. We love and miss you.
Happy Tails, beloved Tank! 🐾🐾🐾
Emma Hope's new mom, Shauna, was referred to our rescue by my friend Dinesh, because she and her family only adopt rescue dogs. She went to the website and indicated interest in five different dogs. She came out with her children. They met Astrid and another dog, and Astrid immediately took to Shauna's daughter, Lorelei. But...I told Shauna that I had one surprise dog who wasn't posted yet, who I wanted her to meet.
So I let out baby Emma Hope, my parvo survivor, my warrior, my little soul puppy. Emma came and locked eyes with them, and that was it. Although they loved Astrid, they all agreed that Miss Emma Hope, now Sarabi, was a better fit for their family. And the rest is history! Much love to all of them as they begin this new journey together.
(Emma Hope is now Sarabi.)
Happy Tails, sweet Sarabi! 🐾🐾🐾
Rosie's new family has been waiting in the wings since February! Polly first spotted her on a live pack walk. Due to family obligations and schedules, they waited to see all the available dogs once their schedules were open. They had their eyes on many dogs - but were always drawn back to Rosie.
(And I, for one, couldn't understand why Rosie hadn't been adopted, as she was pretty much a standout dog. Good with all dogs, every human, loved fetch, loved water. Great on and off leash, with phenomenal recall!)
When Polly was finally ready, she and her husband made her way to me. They had a list of dogs who they wanted to see, with Rosie at the top. I already knew that Rosie was their dog, and never brought anyone else out. She was exactly what they wanted. We agreed that because of Rosie having an up ear, and a down ear - that she had been looked over. Discrimination happens in all species, sadly! As you can see, Rosie has made quite the impression, already.
Grandkids, dogs, and all the new people in her life are totally in love with her. Good did come to all of those who waited!!!
Happy Tails, lovely Rosie! 🐾🐾🐾
Doug reached out after being referred by a neighbor. He was originally interested in Kyra and Magnolia, but even with an approved application - the family had some obligations that kept them from coming to meet the girls right away. When they did get to the rescue, they mentioned that they wanted a dog who would be a form of support and love for their son and the rest of the family. Tomahawk was introduced to them, and the fairy tale began!
Tomahawk took to Zane immediately. The family is happy to report that their new pup is fits in well, and is already a beloved member of their family! And we couldn't be happier for all of them. 💖
Happy Tails, sweet Tomahawk! 🐾🐾🐾
Lori's nephew saw Takoda on our website, and said, "That's the one!" They came to meet him with their Shepherd mix, Kora - and the rest is history! 💖 Greg's been on the hunt for a male German Shepherd puppy for some time, and we're so glad that Takoda caught his eye.
Takoda's new family is so happy to have a new, smart, charming baby boy join their family! And we wish them all the best!
Happy Tails, darling Takoda! 🐾🐾🐾
Miss Juniper's new family had recently lost their beloved Sabrina, and were looking for a new friend for Ebony, below right. They reached out, and were looking for a dog who enjoyed indoor and outdoor privileges. Juniper's picture was sent, and they thought she was beautiful!
The next week, Juniper's new family came to meet her, and decided to take her home for the weekend to see how she fit in. All was perfect, and her adoption was finalized. We know this girl has a beautiful life ahead with her wonderful new, forever family!
Happy Tails, joyful Miss Juniper! 🐾🐾🐾
Miss Magnolia's new momma was attending school in Long Beach, and saw both Magnolia and Emma online. She came to meet them both, and after visiting, knew Magnolia was the perfect companion, and her girl!
Magnolia's mom came back a week later, after packing up her dorm, to bring Magnolia to her new home in Arizona. We wish them so many beautiful moments, and know they will create incredible memories together!
Happy Tails, marvelous Miss Magnolia!
Korra's new family saw her on yourloveunleasheddogrescue.rescueme.org, and drove all the way from Ft. Worth, Texas, to meet her! Their son was looking for an ESA snuggle baby, and our girl, who is a Mastiff mix, was the perfect fit.
When they got here, Korra followed her new human around, and not surprisingly, seemed to know that this wonderful family was taking her to her forever home! It was mutual love at first sight, and we wish them all harmonious days ahead!
Happy Tails, cutest Korra! 🐾🐾🐾
Bentley's new mom contacted us because just weeks ago, sadly, their family had lost their fourteen year old doggy to old age. They thought Bentley might be a good match for their family - and after meeting him, they were almost positive.
After a week's trial adoption, we are ecstatic to announce that Bentley has found his forever home! He has three darling young humans and a wonderful mom and dad to spoil him rotten. Hopefully he helps heal their broken hearts, and helps them make many new happy memories!
Happy Tails, precious Bentley! 🐾🐾🐾
Bella's new dad knew she was the one, but he had to be sure. He made the trek out to us, and asked a ton of questions. This meeting sealed the deal, and he knew Bella was the one!
Bella will get tons of exercise and have lots of adventures with her active dad. And just look at this precious paw action! She knows she's found her dad and her forever home! We couldn't be happier with this wonderful match, and we wish these two the happiest of times!
Happy Tails, beautiful Bella Lee! 🐾🐾🐾
Amaya's new family drove all the way from Oregon for her! They cancelled appointments, and navigated RV park reservations to get to their girl. They are a Shepherd family, and knew they didn't want to miss out on this beauty. And it was all worth it - because it was a love connection for all involved!
Amaya was able to meet her new doggy brother Jaxin, and even her new kitty sibling! They all get along, and were even already napping together on the ride home. We couldn't be happier for Amaya and her new family, and know they all have amazing adventures ahead!
Happy Tails, gorgeous Amaya! 🐾🐾🐾
This was doubly meant to be! Hansel's new family wanted a gentle giant, and they have found it in our sweet boy. Hansel's new mom searched Great Danes, and found him there, and was then redirected to our Facebook page. Her son found Hansel in our posting on rescueme.org!
Also welcoming Hansel to the family are his 14 year old Staffie brother, and his 14 year old Chiweenie brother. From the way that Hansel was brought to this family, to the smiles here - we know that this was meant to be, and we couldn't be happier for all of them!
HappyTails, beautiful Hansel! 🐾🐾🐾
Talk about meant to be!!! Kelsey and Steve were responsible for bringing Kuma's litter, and their doggy parents to our rescue. Their owner, a man living in a tent in the wash, in San Bernardino, also agreed to let us have Kuma's mom spayed, and she was returned to him.
Kelsey and Steve fell in love with Kuma the minute they saw her, as a seven-week-old puppy. They worked hard for this love story, but that makes it all the sweeter. They make an absolutely beautiful family, and we couldn't be more sure that this was meant to be!
Happy Tails, sweet Kuma! 🐾🐾🐾
This beautiful, furry boy was spotted by his new mama on our page. She is a vet tech, and once she found out that our boy was good with kids, sweet, and good-natured - she knew they needed to meet him.
Not only does Yogi have a wonderful new family with two kids of his own, but he gets to go to doggy day care next to his mom's work every day. His new family says he is absolutely perfect, and we could not agree more!
Happy Tails, sweet Yogi! 🐾🐾🐾
And she is now Khaleesi! Her dad has been following our page since February, and knew this sweet girl was meant to be his! When he arrived from San Francisco, and met her in person - he knew for sure.
Gorgeous Mayfair/Khaleesi has found her forever person, and will have an amazing home with a dog park on the premises. What a very lucky girl, and what a beautiful family they make!
Happy Tails, sweet Khaleesi! 🐾🐾🐾
So I had the pleasure of taking the infamous BURT right on over to his other momma’s house last night. Some of you aren’t aware, but now will be, Burt is who brought Lori to me. She watched his trapping video and fell in love with him. She reached out to visit him and showed up as often as possible to show him unconditional love, all the while quietly enjoying my company. Our talks were over dogs/rescue/ my why, and pack walks, She snuck her way into a heart that had just decided love wasn’t for me. I had my dogs and the rescue and I never could have wanted anything more. I was wrong.
I now am the other 1/2 of this beautiful boy's adoption. So he’s with his other momma, but he will still be posted guys. Burt will always be here. He loves his 2 new brothers, as well.
Sweetest Tails my handsome dude! 🐾🐾🐾