Since adopting her on the 9th of April this little dog has brought more happiness and joy than we thought possible. She has integrated into life here at "Camp Muddy Paws" with ease and delight. She immediately took to swimming rather than just wading, and she is an enthusiastic vole hunter. We have lots of neighborhood dogs with whom she has become good friends.
The most amazing thing is her fur. She has grown the most luxuriant coat of rabbit-soft fur. The hair has not gotten longer, but it is so thick and glossy you can pet her forward or backward. She feels like a plush toy. Our friends say that she feels like mink. We weighed her this morning and the scale tipped at 53 pounds. In three months she has gone form a rail thin threadbare teenage mother to a plump sassy bundle of joy.
She still sleeps on the bed with us nightly and we are delighted daily by how affectionate and companionable she is. We are so grateful to you and Rez Dawg for the work that you do , which resulted in the addition of so much love and happiness to our lives.
We have always been large dog people. And we have always been shelter or rescue people. After losing a wonderful big dog, we decided to give a small dog a try. We wanted somebody high energy and portable to fit into our family. We chose Fonzie, now Emmitt, to join our house with a lab and 2 small kids. From the first day, he became one of the family. The kids love him, they carry him around and sleep with him. He is the most patient little guy I have ever met. Emmitt came to us with a limp with still doesn't have a specific diagnosis, but it still doesn't slow him down. We all love him very much and couldn't be more happy that we found him and included him in our family.
The first time I looked at the Rez Dawg Facebook page I knew I wanted to foster, I was interested in a male dog, he was 2-3 yrs old. Chris and I filled out our application to foster February 2014. Angela suggested a 6 month old female for our first foster. Her name was mocha and she was already in Colorado with another foster named Jill! This is the first picture we saw of her, my boyfriend and I were already in love! I think it was only a week or two and we decided she was for us and we adopted her! Grace has been such a good girl and has made so many new four legged friends, other fosters we have had would not have been as happy without her here to play with. We are so happy and thankful that Angela suggested her for us, also for Jill and the rest of the Rez Dawg team!
We are so happy we adopted Harper (you know her as Seneka). When we first brought her home she was so terrified she hid in the yard for three days. We had to lure her into the house with our other dog as bait and trap her in order to take her anywhere. She was afraid of stairs, getting into a car, getting her feet wet, eating out of a bucket, walking on a leash, being outside of the house, and us, just to name a few. She needed time and some intense attention but she responded quickly. She's a different dog now. She's always excited and ready to jump into the car because she knows she's going hiking or swimming. She loves her bellyrubs. She is friendly with everyone she meets. The neighborhood kids visit her regularly. She's very smart and enjoys learning her lessons. She has given new life and energy to our old dog. They play together all day long. We love our new family member. Many thanks to you for saving her life for us.
Layla is a beautiful dog and we are enjoying her very much. She loves riding in the car, going on walks and playing with our daughter’s dog. They run around and play for hours 3-4 days a week. She loves dinner time because she gets her treats in her kong toy every night. She loves her belly to be rubbed and gives us lots of kisses. She sleeps all night and is very quiet. She loves to lay on our back Patio in the sun. What more can we say…We love this little girl. The rest of the family loves her also, and I know she loves us. Thanks again for our wonderful Layla!!
On January 25th, my roommate Renata and I drove out to Boulder to meet her mom for a day of hiking and shopping. Yet it quickly turned into a day full of overwhelming joy and pure love. We drove passed a sign that read, “Pet Adoptions” on the way into town. Renata’s family had recently lost one of their dogs in a tragedy. They were hesitant to look around so soon after Smoakie’s death, but somehow we ended up inside the adoption event in hopes to mend a huge hole in their hearts.
When we entered through the doors, we were greeted by the enthusiastic staff, and lots of furry friends. There was a dog pen towards the back with four fluffy young pups, and another small dog that appeared to had suffered through a harsh beginning. No one was playing him due to his ill appearance, and all of the puppies were being picked up one by one right in front of him. Of course we decided to give the little guy some attention, and before you knew it we were in love!
After talking with the staff and his foster parents (Courtney and Corben) about his condition of severe mange, we immediately signed the papers regardless of the risks. Rez Dawg was kind enough to lend us his medicine to finish out his treatments and get his health back on track. Leo became our shiny new toy that we couldn’t keep our hand off of. Welcoming him into our home with open arms, he quickly adjusted to a forever home with a new family!
Although the mange was severe, we weren’t prepared for the other issues that came up later on. His mange continued to get worse and worse, and the scratching wouldn’t stop. Soon enough his fur was falling out with the touch a hand. We made a vet appointment in hopes to hear that we just needed to raise his dose of the meds he was on, but the news we received was much more upsetting than that. After being tested for ringworm, giardia, heart worm, and generalized demodectic mange… he luckily was only positive for two out of the four: giardia and generalized demodectic mange.
He was immediately put on two antibiotics, Benadryl, special skin sprays and shampoos, vaccinations, and a higher dose of the medicine he was already on. The doctor said she hadn’t seen a case of mange this severe in over ten years. The bills have continued to grow and grow, and luckily the rescue team has been sweet enough to help us out with the payments! The itching slowly decreased, and the fur started to grow back surprisingly fast. And through it all he has remained as happy as can be!
We both say that he knew he hit the jackpot when he came home that sunny Saturday; two young women that couldn’t resist his puppy eyes and heart of gold! He has always been eager to please, and extremely expressive with his actions. Today, Leonardo Henry has almost all of his fur back, and only on two medicines out of the four previous. The mange is still healing and we are still following up with skin scrapes in May, but every dollar has been well spent! We wouldn’t change anything for the world. This handsome boy has brought more joy and happiness in our lives than the money in the bank could have provided.We are so so greatful and appreciative of everyone’s support during our adoption! Courtney and Corben - we couldn’t have done this without you guys. You are amazing foster parents and friends for giving us advice and keeping your interest in Leo’s health. Rez Dawg Rescue- thank you so much for giving us this gift, and helping us along the way emotionally and financially. We couldn’t have done this without you either! The extra love is important to us!
Meeker (a.k.a. Meeks and formerly known as Nibsy) was our missing family member. She has been such a wonderful addition to our little 2 person family. When Meeker first came home with us, she left an amazing foster family. They sent us home with the perfect little puppy and a care package that included toys, treats, and her favorite stick. Not much has changed, Meeker still loves sticks. She is a little shy with new people and new things, but overall she is extremely easy and fun to train. We’re pretty sure her ears serve as antennas, because she never misses when the pantry door opens for treats. She loves doing just about everything we are doing – especially if it’s outside or involves any of her doggy cousins. Friends always ask my husband and I when we are going to have babies and we always tell them, we already have one - our little Bronco fur-baby, who we can’t imagine a day without.
Mr. Mac is a terrific cat. We both kind of do our own thing and meet in the middle. He keeps me laughing - he loves bags, boxes, and anything that he can get his nose in or under is good for him. The smaller the better. It is hilarious to watch him try to fit the rest of him in these small spaces. He also likes to scare me in the shower. He'll get between the two shower curtains and reach out and pat me on the thigh. The first time I screamed and scared us both. Lately he has assigned himself the job of licking the water drops off of the tile. A Very important job!!! I am looking forward to a long and happy life with Mr. Mac. I didn't realize how much I missed the sound of a galloping kitty until I heard it again. Thank you, Rez Dawg Rescue so much for my new best friend. (P.S. That last picture is Mac inside a foam mattress pad I had rolled up and ready for storage!!! LOL!!! He is hilarious!!!!)
We met Belina (now Roo) when she was only 10 weeks old through her foster mom and we were immediately smitten. She was so playful and so sweet, and she already knew how to sit! We had been talking for a while about adopting a puppy, we also have a 2.5 year old corgi named Ralphie, but it just never felt like the right time. I guess the old saying about them choosing you really is true.
For the first week we talked about changing her name; Belina was cute, but it just didn't fit this bouncy, lovable little pup. One day after watching her bounce around the yard and taking a picture of her at just the right angle, we joked that she looked like a kangaroo. And suddenly, the name Roo was just perfect.
Roo is now almost six months old. She and Ralphie get along really well, they love to play and sometimes even just sit outside and enjoy the view together. She is growing fast, learns very quickly, loves going on walks, and is so friendly and sweet to every human and dog she meets. We can't imagine our home without Roo and are so grateful to Rez Dawg Rescue for bringing her into our lives!
We couldn't be more blessed and delighted with our puppy Sage! We had started looking and her picture came up on a search (Adopt-A-Pet) that we had initiated. I KNEW this was the dog for us. We called and emailed and able to meet her soon thereafter. Rezdawg was so wonderful - MaryKate was fostering Sage and helping her recover from her spay. So grateful we saw her and were the first to respond! I panicked that we would not be chosen. Thankfully we were!
Sage was initially terrified of dogs - just TERRIFIED, especially of large ones. Add to that we have a Newfoundland living next door! Slowly, walks around our neighborhood, puppy school, visits everywhere with us - school pick up for kids, etc. etc. She now is doing SO WELL! She even is in love with George the Newfie next door! Amazing - she went out yesterday with me on our stand up paddleboard!
I knew she would be wonderful, but she is even more wonderful than I can possibly imagine. This dog is a miracle gift to us! Thank you Rezdawg and MaryKate for making Sage available to us! BEST DOG EVER!
Skippy came to us with a green toy and a skittish attitude. He was a wee bit aggressive and wild. He has since calmed down and become lovable and playful. He brings tons of joy to our family and has become friends with Sammie, a black poodle that we had before Skippy. We love Skippy and would not trade him for the world. He is getting used to being groomed but does not like it. He loves laying outside in the sun and taking rides in the car.
We had a long road trip from Colorado to Long Island. We travelled all the way across the country on Route 80 (nearly stopped at every rest stop along the way so that the pup could get some air. We stayed overnight in Des Moines, Iowa and Cleveland, Ohio. It was an exciting trip and she was really excited to meet her whole New York. Smitty has really settled in nicely.
She loves her uncle, Murphy the Sheltie. Before she could jump, she would use him as a step stool to get on the couch. They love going on walks together and even in his old age, he gives her a run for her money (but he secretly loves letting her chase the squirrels in the backyard so that he doesn't have to). They love playing and trying to steal each other's food. Most of all she loves watching the birds on the bird feeder and will watch them from the window on the second floor when Grandpa is working.
She also loves spending time with her new human family. She loves her human uncles, aunt, grandma, and grandpa. Smitty loves cuddling and playing. She still has some issues with little kids, but she has come a long way from when she was just a couple of months old. She used to hide in the bushes at parties. Now she follows kids with curiosity.
Steve wasn't originally going to be our dog. I already had a best friend, a 13 year old pitbull mix named Mable, when he was born in November of last year. March of 2015 marked the end of the saddest and most challenging 6 months of our life. It included saying goodbye to our sweet girl.
My sister was Steve's foster mom and we loved being around him and watching him grow. He was the light on a very dark time. He came to live with us in April. Steve is our constant companion. He is silly, sweet, gentle and doesn't realize how big he is. He makes us laugh and keeps us going. We are so grateful to Rez Dawg for their tireless efforts and for the opportunity to share our life with Steve.
Sushi has been a wonderful addition to our home. On hikes or playing ball, she is one happy pup. She thinks I am her human lollipop and with all the love she has to give, I have accepted that role in her life. She is a loving and well-adjusted pup. Thank you so much for bringing her into our life! We look forward to many years of fun and happiness with Sushi!"
Little Tank was not supposed to end up at our house. With two older dogs at home already, we were just looking to foster for a short while to find Tank and his sister a forever home. Within three days we realized there was no way he was going anywhere. This sweet boy was happily trailing behind the alphas of the home and surprisingly, they didn't mind him tagging along! Now, he has happily settled in as one of the family, eager to play and convinced he is a lapdog. We couldn't imagine our lives without little Tanklin and are so happy he has joined our motley crew!
Five days in, he's got both cats pretty much convinced he's not into cats as dinner on the hoof, but he'd like to be friends. They are wary, but not petrified like they were the first day. Timber and Rosie, our tortoise-shell girl have even touched noses.
He's responding well to positive reinforcement training, sitting and waiting to go outside or come back in when on leash, sleeping through the night well, walking around the lake with me every morning. He's a puller, but getting better at that as well. Kyri has taken him to the stable a couple times to meet our horse, he's convinced that the horse is really a very large dog. First visit to the local EU (Englewood Unleashed dog park) this morning --Timber made lots of new friends, and got pretty worn out. I just put up a cable run for him this morning, he seems to like it. He was really afraid of my pickup truck for the first day, but is eager to hop in and go places now. We sure love this dog, and he seems to love us back.
The day following Thanksgiving, I was lucky enough to adopt a very young rescue. Tallulah, which is the perfect name for her, has been a delight and true gift to all of us. The exact moment she entered the doors to our home, she was family. She protects the family as we sleep each night while snuggling each of us every morning. She has developed from a shy little girl to a fun energetic delight!
We are very grateful to Rez Dawg Rescue for helping mold our family.
Tallulah has a forever home with us and we have a forever love with her!