Happy Tails: September 2017

Have you adopted a cat or dog from us and would like to share your pet’s story? We would love to hear how your special pet has touched your life. If you would like to share your story and/or a picture of your pet with us, please email happytails@lostdogrescue.org.

Otto aka Joshua’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday September 20


We have had our buddy Otto for almost two months now and cannot believe how much he has grown! He is full of puppy energy and loves going on hikes, playing fetch, and learning new tricks! He can shake, high five, sit, and roll over! He is super friendly and loves to snuggle. 
We are so happy to have Otto in our lives, and are so thankful for Lost Dog & Cat for giving us this rescued bundle of love!

Bear aka Pokeccino’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday September 20

Everyone’s favorite brown cat is doing great in his new home.  Still a whirlwind of energy but making progress with his two brothers Wolf and Lion.  Follow him on IG at @bnussb01.

Aramis and Porthos’ Update

Posted on: Wednesday September 20

image1 image2Two weeks ago we adopted two kittens and are very happy. They are a perfect fit for our family. I really wanted a dog but since we aren’t home most of the weekdays we decided to get a cat. This has worked perfectly because the kitten keep each other enter while we’re gone and when we’re home we get to enjoy them!

Izzy aka Perla Isabel’s Update

Posted on: Saturday September 16

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Izzy as we call her is doing wonderful. She loves hanging out with her sisters. They play together in back yard & go for walks. Izzy snuggles right in for bedtime. We couldn’t be happier. Izzy is the perfect addition to our family. Thanks for checking in. 

Lady Liberty’s Update

Posted on: Saturday September 16

Hello there, a while ago I had received and email regarding my adopted puppy. Liberty one of the Satos from Arecibo, Puerto Rico. We decided to keep her name and now she is Lady Liberty. We are very happy to have her, for she brings so much joy to our family. Right now she is 15 pounds and has all her vaccines up to her age, she will be taking puppy training classes soon, for she is a handful. We love how she feels home in her half Puerto Rican familia. We thank you for checking in and hope you enjoy some pictures of our baby 🙂

Rocky’s Update

Posted on: Saturday September 16

kitten rocky3 rocky kitten 2Rocky is doing great. And remains a very social little fellow with daily outings with his fellow buddies – George & Peanut. 
And this week we are moving into our new town home which Rocky continues to have fun exploring. 

Bailey aka Bonnie’s Update

Posted on: Saturday September 16





Bailey is doing great she is such a sweet dog and loves to cuddle.   She is getting along great with her big brother I attached a picture of the 2 of them.     She has finally come around to the idea of where to go potty J

Candy’s Update

Posted on: Thursday September 14

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Candy is doing fabulous. Started training at a local training center, eats very well, sleeps in her crate throughout the night, is very very playful and overall a very happy puppy. We only had two accidents inside the house but other than that she does outside. She is very good listener and chews only her chew toys. We take her for walk twice a day, around 30 minutes each considering she is still a puppy. We will increase the time as she grows older. She totally stole our hearts and we love her to pieces. I attached some pictures.

Thank you again for bringing Candy in our lives

Hugo aka Smith’s Update

Posted on: Thursday September 14

/Smith (now named Hugo) is settling in well. He and my resident cat, Laurent, are getting along mostly well. They're still figuring out the boundaries during playtime, but there's no territorial behavior. I took him into the vet on Tuesday and we got the all clear. He's doing really well!



Smith (now named Hugo) is settling in well. He and my resident cat, Laurent, are getting along mostly well. They’re still figuring out the boundaries during playtime, but there’s no territorial behavior. I took him into the vet on Tuesday and we got the all clear. He’s doing really well!

Pablo aka Choco’s Update

Posted on: Thursday September 14


Choco (now Pablo, aka Pabs, Pabsie, Pablo Diablo, and Pabalicious) is doing just great. Other than being a chewer (we’re learning to keep  shoes out of his reach) and having an occasional accident in the house (we’re learning to pick up on his “let me out” cues), he has adjusted quickly. His first vet check was good, although he did have worms, which have been successfully treated. We’ve also enrolled him in obedience class and, lo and behold, he really DOES know how to sit. And stay. And many more things, no doubt. Everyone who meets him loves him, even my friends who are hardened “cat people” have told me if they had a dog they’d want one just like him. Here’s a picture for you of Pabs doing his best gremlin impersonation, with my daughter, who rarely leaves his side. Many thanks to Lost Dog and Cat Rescue for all you do. We love our new dog!

Cricket’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday September 13

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Cricket is AMAZING! So tiny and so cute and getting on well with our other dog and cat! I’ll attach some photos. I’ve scheduled a vet apt for later this week. We couldn’t be happier! 

Dublin and Shamrock’s Update

Posted on: Tuesday September 12

Both kittens are very happy and doing well. They have lots of energy and play with each other most of the day and sleep together as well. [We] love having them in our lives. I’ve attached several pictures of them.
We did have an issue probably 7 weeks ago where both were diagnosed with eosinophilic granulomas with mild symptoms. They were treated immediately and the symptoms cleared. The symptoms began shortly after vaccinations so we’re hoping there won’t be any re-occurrence.

Hamlet’s Update

Posted on: Tuesday September 12

I am so happy to say Hamlet is doing WONDERFUL!  It did take her a few days of hiding and hissing at our other kitten, but now, Hamlet (who we call Hammie Prissy Pants) and our other kitten are inseparable :) 
They play great together, chasing each other around, and grooming each other while they take turns feeding from the same food bowl (even though they have their own bowls), or while they are just lounging.  She doesn’t hide anymore, and I haven’t heard any hissing in weeks, which is so great to know how comfortable she feels here! :)
I took Hamlet to the vet on Sept, 7th, (at the Alexandria Potomac Yard Banfield) where she got her rabies shot, and I will be taking her back on the 21st for her third distemper shot and microchipping. She’s got a clean bill of health, and is growing like a weed already :)
She’s got great litter manners, feeding and is overall an amazing addition to our family.  Our family couldn’t be more happy with her and I am so glad she and my other kitten are forever playmates :)
Thank you again for all you work in rescuing and finding these deserving animals homes.  We have rescued all of our animals, and Hamlet is no different than how much we love and cherish them into our family. Below are some pictures of our Hammie Prissy Pants 😉

Lia’s Update

Posted on: Monday September 11


We adopted Lia on Sept 3, 2017 from your Labor Day adoptathon, and she is doing great!  It really feels like she has always been a part of our family. She loves belly scratches, and running around in our yard with the kids. She has made herself right at home on our sofa and in our bed, and gets along with our senior dog, Sophie. We love her and are so happy to give her the loving home she deserves!  Here are some pictures. 

Charlie aka Miguel’s Update

Posted on: Friday September 8

Everything is going great with Charlie (Miguel). We couldn’t imagine our lives without him. He fits in quite well with our family and he’s already visited the beach and loves it! He has visited the vet and is in good health and wears his Lost Dog tag every day! Thank you so much for a wonderful pup and see photos attached!!

Ziggy aka Monkey

Posted on: Thursday September 7

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 I have been loving having Monkey (now Ziggy, we changed his name!) in the apartment. He is a little ball of energy during the day and a cuddle bug at night. When I get home from work he follows me around everywhere. Also he makes this adorable squeak sound because he hasn’t quite found his meow yet. 
I took him to the vet last weekend – he is doing great, and got an antibiotic to clear up the little cold he had picked up from the shelter. He weighed in at 7.1 pounds and stole the hearts of all the vet techs. 
I attached a few of my favorite pictures of him for you all to enjoy!
Much love from Ziggy, and thanks from me!

Sofie aka Bandit’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday September 6




Bandit (Sofie) is doing great. She has already been to her first vet
appointment (a whopping 16lbs!) She is also 99% housebroken and has learned
to sit, lay down and shake! She loves to wrestles with our other Lost Dog
Alum Trooper (Peter). Here is a picture of them!

Luna’s Update

Posted on: Tuesday September 5

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We adopted Luna a few weeks ago and she made herself right at home! She sleeps in the bed with us and after dad leaves she snuggles right on top of mama! She really needed a forever home and we all fell in love with this sweet little girl. One of the easiest dogs we’ve ever had. 

Christie aka Gypsy’s Update

Posted on: Tuesday September 5

image1We named her Christie, sounds like Gypsy. She is very happy and healthy 


Joey’s Update

Posted on: Sunday September 3




We adopted Joey yesterday during the adoption event.  We couldn’t be happier -and so is he.  Our cat loves him too.

Thanks so much for getting back to us when you did!

Luna & Athena aka Katy & Perry’s Update

Posted on: Sunday September 3

Athena_Books2016 was a tough year for our family. We knew our 19-year-old cat was slowing down, but were surprised when our 13-year-old dog developed kidney problems and passed away in May. We lost the cat in October. The house felt so empty.


After almost a year, we felt we were ready to think about adopting again. We knew we wanted two cats and hoped we’d find two that would get along and play with each other. When we found Luna and Athena on the LDCA website, aLuna_AthenaWrestlingnd read they were a pair, we went to meet them – and fell in love.


Luna is inquisitive and demanding – especially when there are treats involved. Athena is a little more deliberate and bookish, but is a world-class pouncer (especially of toes that happen to move underneath a bed sheet at 3 am.) We are so happy to be sharing our again.

Patches’ Update

Posted on: Sunday September 3

I wanted to let you know that we are settling in with Patches aka Luna since we brought her home. She seems to be content with sitting on our laps in the living room, purring loudly and falling asleep. This week she felt comfortable enough to play with the many new toys she was given on her own. We are starting to see more of Luna’s personality come out (a new playful, feisty side). She LOVES food and will meow for her breakfast and dinner at meal times. Luna did well when we had family visit over the weekend by sitting on their laps and greeting them. At first, she was cautious of the house noises, but after a few days, she has become more accustomed to the sounds of the laundry, dishwasher, and other activities.  We  took her to Burke Vet last Friday August​ 25 for a wellness checkup. The vet said that she was doing well and slightly overweight (12.5 lbs) so we are going to watch how much dry food she is getting along with the wet food. The vet checked her mouth after the oral surgery (which she did not enjoy!) and said that it was healing well. Every once in a while she will try to scratch at the couch or the rug, so we have been working with her to avoid those behaviors. She has a scratch post (vertical) and a horizontal one. We had to teach her not to sit on company’s laps during dinner. She is learning and hasn’t damaged any furniture. ​I make a point to play with her, talk to her and give her affection when I come home from work and my husband does that same when he arrives later in the evening. She will announce her presence with a meow, “hello,” when greeting us at the front door or entering a room.
Thank you again for helping us choose a wonderful new addition to our family and all of the amazing work that the foundation does! We are very appreciative and hope you have continued success in all your future endeavors! 

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