Happy Tails

Stories of successful FurKid adoptions

Titan

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It all started thanks to the animal-loving instigators I work with. They knew my husband and I have a puppy and a soft spot for all animals. The more cute pictures they sent me the more we thought it would be a good time to get a play mate for our Moxie. So, I contacted Jen through a friend that had adopted from Fur Kid Rescue before, completed the application and arranged to meet some of the puppies at the local dog park. The ironic part of this story is we had no intention of taking home a dog that day, as a matter of fact there were several puppies that couldn’t make it that day and we wanted to hold out to meet them. Enter Titan, and love at first sight! My husband and I instantly fell in love with his beautiful brindle color, loving eyes and gentle demeanor. When he walked effortlessly on the leash, oblivious to the many distractions of the park, we knew we had to take him home. He is absolutely the perfect fit for our little bundle of energy and the two dogs bonded as siblings instantly! Titan is the gentlest pitt bull either of us has ever known, and we are no strangers to the breed. Now we love to watch them romp in the backyard or cuddle with us on the couch. We could not be happier with our gentle giant; he filled a hole in our family we didn’t even know was there!

Larry, Bethany, Mia and Brooks

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Hello! We’ve had our two kids for over a year now and we wanted to send you an update! Brooks and Mia have grown up and they are beautiful Pit Bulls! Mia is our little ‘tank’ and she is a lover. She can never be too close to us when we are sitting in the living room, watching tv. Brooks has become a very handsome boy and loves to play 24/7! They both listen very well and have learned many tricks! I have had and known many dogs over the years and they are the smartest dogs EVER!

I am attaching a few photos. As you will see, they get along great with our cats. Meowless (a 13-year-old, 3-legged cat who cannot meow) still runs the house! It took some time for him to ‘warm-up’ to Mia and Brooks, but now they are great friends! Mia and Brooks are also very gentle with my niece (4) and nephew (6-months). We are changing people’s minds about Pit Bulls!

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I lost my little “weiner” dog after having her in my life for almost 13 years. My heart was broken and I did not want another dog. After about 18 months, Bethany tried talking me into getting another dog to enjoy our house and property. That’s about the time we came up and met with you. I never thought I would ‘give in’ and get another dog, or TWO; however, we ask ourselves how we lived without them! Thank you, again, for introducing us to our furry kids and we hope all is well up your way.
Larry, Bethany, Mia and Brooks

Paulette & Bubby

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I wanted to send an update on Bubby. He is a delightful and lovable addition to the family! You really bond with an animal when they are sick, and Jen, he was sooooo sick (and depressed) when he came to stay that my heart went out to him. We have come a long way since his arrival. He has put on weight, adjusted very quickly and is a very happy boy….. I have to laugh, it was Roxie who went through a hugh adjustment when he moved in. She stayed curled up in a ball under the dining room table for a few weeks, but slowly made her way out and accepted the fact that he was here to stay.. She would look at me at times and it was almost like you could read her mind “When is that Jen girl coming to take him back?”. As for Bubby, as he stretches out on a thick white down comforter in the morning, you could read his mind as well “I hope that Jen girl doesn’t come to take me back.”

Anyway, we all love Bubby, and sometimes I catch the “love bugs” playing together and actually curling up to sleep near each other. Coco loves coming over to play with him too. One big happy family! Thanks for bringing him into my life.


Sincerely,
Paulette

Amber & Bella

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Dear Jennifer,
I just wanted to give you an update on our beagle puppy. It has now been about 4 weeks since we adopted Bella (Originally named Valentina) and she has been an amazing addition to our family. Once a shy and skinny pup, she is now growing into a rambunctious and pleasantly plumper beagle. Bella came into our lives at just the right time. Our other dog Honey-B had recently passed away and part of our family had died with her. Bell has helped fill the gap in our broken hearts, and has had no problem making herself one of the family. She loves the outdoors, and she has recently discovered her new obsession…snow. She is not fully potty-trained, but she’s getting there. Like every beagle she loves taking walks, being outside, sniffing and digging. She has many toys and bones that she strategically hides throughout the house for later use. She begins by “digging holes” in the carpet, couches, and bedding and then “buries” her prized possessions by pulling blankets and pillows over the “hole.” She’s a goofball, and has a great personality. She never fails to make us laugh every second of every day. She has begun to develop her beagle howl, and she thinks she’s pretty darn cool. I am so happy that we adopted from the Furkid rescue. We love Bella, and we appreciate everything you do for these poor dogs in need of homes. My life wouldn’t be complete without her. To all of the people out there looking for a great companion, ADOPT a dog! It will be the best decision you will ever make.
-Amber

Kirsten, Terry & Roxy

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Hi Jennifer,

I cannot believe it, but Roxy (the Chow Chow we adopted from you last May) just turned one on Sunday. I thought you might enjoy seeing a couple of pictures of her now that she is almost full grown.

Roxy is such a sweet, lovable and spirited dog. She immediately fit right into our menagerie, as you can see from the photo with Tigger (our male cat). She also loves to go on car trips with our other two dogs. She climbs on top of our suitcase and goes to sleep in the back window every time.

Thank you so much for bringing Roxy into our lives!!!

Warm Regards,
Kirsten and Terry

Jen, Matt & Rallo

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Hi Jennifer,
Well, I have been in my new home for a few weeks now and I just wanted to let you know how happy I am. I love having a big brother, Rallo. (my mom & dad adopted him from Furkid Rescue a year and 1/2 ago). Rallo is very well behaved and I hope he can help me become a good girl! We both love to play and give cuddles (more to our mommy than our dad…that makes mommy really happy). I also wanted you to know that my fur is growing in – when you had me, I was still battling mange and now it’s all better. I’m going to be a real pretty girl. My mom & dad say that I am a very sweet and gentle little girl. Thank you so much for taking care of me! I miss all my dog friends, but I love being in my new home..I don’t even mind the kitties 🙂

We all say Thank you very much!

Hugs and puppy kisses, Vada, Rallo and our Mom & Dad (Jen & Matt Gregorius)

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Laura & Ginny

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It has been over 5 months now and things are going very well. I absolutely adore these girls, they are very very sweet.
Ginny is my buddy, she follows me everywhere, she is also quite the clown. She likes to drag our shoes around and if she catches any clothes on the ground she will drag them around too! She get the zoomies outside (and in the house sometimes) and runs around like a lunatic. She has dropped weight and looks really good and healthy.

Sarah is adorable and sweet. She gets out in the yard and does the grid search as we call it. I swear she sniffs every inch of the grass (at times this can take two hours) then is exhausted and will sleep for the rest of the day. She is extremely fearful of thunderstorms (April was quite the month) but seems to be getting better. She is very cuddly and most nights I have to carry her tired and sleepy self to bed.

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They get along perfectly with the other two girls and it is something to see all those beagle butts running up the yard together!

I am very happy we were able to adopt these girls and give them a good home.

Thanks so much, Laura