Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Be the Change for Animals- What a Rescue Can Become

Today bloggers are sharing their stories for Be the Change for Animals!
Today I want to share a few of the stories of adoption we have and those who are still waiting for their forever homes. Take the time to love a shelter dog and they will change your world.
First up is Dobby's story. I know I've shared it before but I want to take the opportunity to show just how much a little love and training can do for a shelter dog.
"I was given money to adopt a dog for my birthday by a great group of friends. The first dog I saw at the shelter was Dobby and I wasn’t leaving until he was mine. He was only eight months old when I got him and had lived four of those months in the shelter. He was a shy, scared little dog when he came to live with us but since then he has made a complete 180.
He is now registered with AKC's Canine Partner Program which allows mixed breeds to compete in companion events at AKC shows. His official registered name is Dobby Marie CGC. He has also earned his NAC in Regular agility and several other Qs from NADAC agility.
 He has taken obedience classes and now competes in Obedience, Agility, Rally and Canine Freestyle. Boy does he love to dance! Just turn on some music, grab some cheese and he's all yours." Take a chance on the shy dog in the shelter, all he needs is your love and support to grow to be a wonderful companion.
Another wonderful story is that of Patrick. Patrick waited over 800 at the shelter for his forever family. He was constantly passed over for younger, smaller and calmer dogs but the volunteers never gave up on him. Becky took him for daily walks and car rides until his family found him.
He now is the center of their lives and they are the center of his. He loves cuddling with his family and chasing tennis balls. His family is very thankful for the shelter and it's faith in him.
Kirby or Granddaddy Long-Legs as he was known in the shelter, is proof of the potential shelter dogs have. In the words of his owner, "While he found his forever friend in me, I found my best friend in him."
His story- "4-14-12: The day I got my best friend. We stepped into LHS and that's when I realized it was really happening: I was finally going to get a dog. My mother told me it was probably going to take a while to find the perfect dog that was suited for both me and my family. She was wrong. That was the day I found Kirby. From that day on, it's been a crazy, hectic life with Kirby. We began basic obedience in 4H Dog Club and it has led us to compete in NADAC Agility trials. Though Kirby isn't the smartest or fastest dog in the world, he's the best dog a girl could ask for."
We also want to feature those still waiting on their forever homes. These dogs are available through the Lexington Humane Society:
"After being in a local shelter for over a year Daisy and her litter mate were adopted. The adoption took place a little over a month ago. Turns out the family bonded with the other dog and has chosen to reho...me Daisy. Daisy is being fostered while we try to find her a true forever home. Daisy is a beagle/spaniel mix about 5 to 6 years old weighing 35 - 40 lbs, spayed and up to date in her shots. She is extremely intelligent, eager to please and LOVES attention. She is getting along great with her foster mom's senior shih tzus."
Marco & Dash
"Beautiful Boston Terriers who are looking for their forever home. Marco and Dash are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. The pair loves cuddling as well as working for their treats. They are loving and patient. The two love to play and run in their kennel and enjoy meeting new people."

Spot is seven years old and is very loyal. She loves to play tug of war. She has been at the Humane Society s since August 2012. She was an owner give up because they were moving and were unable to take her with them. She loves going on car rides and meeting people!
And so many more! Visit your local shelter to help dogs like these find their forever home.
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  1. Aw, how adorable. Nice Dobby letters in kibbles! :-)

    Lots of Woofs from Earl and I at Earl's World!

  2. Oh thank you for sharing these success stories! They made me smile :)

  3. I love a good rescue story! Thank you for Blogging the Change!