Happy Tails

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.


Posted on: Thursday January 18

Red is doing well. His Vet found him perfect. He loves his kitty and really enjoys going on walks with me and meeting up with other dogs. He continues to be quite shy with people but less so as we go. He’s exceptionally well behaved and very smart. I just love him. Will send a picture. 


Thanks for helping me find him!  

Squeakers’ Update

Posted on: Monday January 15

We are so happy that we adopted Squeakers. She is a wonderful and very smart dog. She is great with the kids and they love her so much. Attached is a picture of a worn out Squeakers after a day off play with the kids. 

Charmaine’s Update

Posted on: Friday January 12

When I first saw Charmaine on the website I fell in love with her sweet little face.  As advertised, she’s certainly a cat with personality.  We took a trip to the vet and she was cross with me afterwards. I had to bribe her with treats to get back in her good graces.

She’s curious but well-behaved, using her scratching post and not the furniture – and staying off the counter-tops. 
Above all she’s a sweet cat that greats me at the door every time I come home. She rolls around on the linoleum belly-up like some kind of “Welcome Home” wiggle. She always wants to be in the room I’m in. She enjoys curling up in her heated pet bed near my desk when I’m working and sleeps beside my pillow every night.   I try to give her plenty of play-time. She’s a fierce mouser and will chase any toy you throw past her. Now if only I could train her to bring the toys back…
Thank you for all that you do and thank you for introducing Charmaine to my life. She’s my little fuzzy buddy.

River aka Crystal’s Update

Posted on: Thursday January 11

Crystal now named River is doing really well. She has gained more than a pound since she joined us. She loves to eat. She seems really happy, she plays with our two other cats and is well behaved overall. She uses the liter box with no trouble. We have taken her to our vet twice, first for a general check and second because she developed an eye infection. It’s been treated and her eye is clear. 
I will try to post a happy tail soon. Thanks so much for volunteering for such a great organization. We have two Lost Dog pets and we love them both. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need anything else.

Bailey aka Asher’s Update

Posted on: Thursday January 11

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We are totally in love with Asher, who we renamed Bailey after one of our favorite Christmas movie characters, George Bailey. He’s so sweet and playful and cuddly-the best of all kitten characteristics.

Thank you so much for all you do! He’s such a wonderful addition to our family.

Bella’s Update

Posted on: Tuesday January 9

Bella is doing great – she has been such a source of joy throughout a very stressful year. Bella loves everything and everyone – truly a happy, little creature. I really think she was meant to be a therapy dog – especially where humor and excessive cuteness are required. She knows exactly who needs her snuggles – every time we arrived at my ailing mother in law’s home in Connecticut, she’d head straight for her bed and cuddle with her for hours. She always brought a smile to my mother in law’s face, no matter how difficult the day. We are so grateful for Bella – the timing of her arrival was perfect. I’m sending you a few photos – she loves our boys and her back yard – would be out there all day if she had her way. She is happy and thriving – she’s the cutie of the neighborhood and loves all her dog friends she encounters on our walks.

Again, thank you for all that your organization does – we can’t imagine not having her in our lives and will be forever grateful she found her way to us.

Kaya aka Halsey’s Update

Posted on: Monday January 8

Everything is going pretty well! Halsey (now Kaya) is settling in well. She’s so sweet! For example, I have a cold right now and she spent all night sleeping on my chest. 
It was hit or miss at the beginning. She and my other cat did not like each other at first. Kaya was afraid of him and would attack him to try to show she wasn’t afraid. And he wasn’t the most kind to her in turn. Anyway, they are not yet best friends. But, every day is a little better. Meanwhile, Kaya is totally ok with our two dogs. Who knew that a 5# cat would be ok with my 70+ pound dog, but be a grump towards our 13 pound cat. 
Here are some photos.
Thank you!

Callie aka Kate’s Update

Posted on: Saturday January 6

We’ve given Kate a new name – Callie – and she’s doing great!  She’s such a friendly dog, and has already introduced herself to our neighbors and their dogs.  She is getting along well with our two cats who quickly let her know who’s in charge.  We’re working on housebreaking her and she’s making good progress, and she received a clean bill of health from our vet.
So all is well and she’s already a very beloved member of the family.  Thank you again for all your work to rescue her and take  such good care of her.  

Maggie’s Update

Posted on: Monday January 1




Maggie continues to do very well and is learning quickly. I am so happy to have her as part of our family. I wanted to send you a picture of her since I didn’t include one in the original email. Maggie’s photo right after we adopted her is below. Thank you. 

Milli aka Melody’s Update

Posted on: Sunday December 31

I adopted Milli! Previously Melody from the Aricibo pups. I had her DNA analyzed and would love to share with the other adopters of her litter. Could you post her pic and let the other adopters know? Maybe it would be fun to see them post recent pics of their coconut mutt and try to guess! Let me know!!! I’ll send some pics of Milli if you would like to share on the page and help contact the others! I’m so excited!!!!

Jake’s Update

Posted on: Friday December 29

 Jake is doing really well and I love him so much. He has settled in and is loving life. 

I have attached a picture for you as well.

Kona aka Millie’s Update

Posted on: Tuesday December 26

We adopted Kona the week of Thanksgiving. We are now on a month of having her in our lives, and she has been nothing but a joy. I love waking up to her cute little face every day! She is truly
a wonderful dog and she has been amazing to train. I have taken over 500 pictures of her in a month (she’s that cute, and I’m that obsessed!)
Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers at Lost Dog for rescuing Kona. I can’t imagine my life without her. 

Rusty’s Update

Posted on: Monday December 25

Rusty is a JOY and is settling in with us quite well! He had his first vet visit already and has happily removed squeakers from a couple of stuffed-animal style dog toys (we always supervise, so we get those away from him quickly!).
I’ve added a couple photos of him enjoying his ball and the snow in our yard and snoozing on his bed. We play with him out there daily and he loves it!

Baker aka Butch’s Update

Posted on: Saturday December 23

Butch is doing very well! He settled in nicely with his brother Milo! We changed his name to Baker! He wasn’t very responsive to Butch. Everything went well with his check up at the vet. Thank you for reaching out and following up!  Here are a few pictures! 

Buttercup aka Tamina’s Update

Posted on: Thursday December 21

Tamina (now Buttercup) is adjusting to or family. She’s already had a well checkup and another one is scheduled in the new year. 





We are working on housebreaking but she was crate trained as soon as she arrived. 

Jenny’s Update

Posted on: Thursday December 21

Jenny is fitting in wonderfully and we couldn’t ask for a better addition to our family. She’s become fast friends with our other senior Chihuahua. :)

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She settled in pretty quick, and it’s been so much fun getting to know her.

Pebbles aka Holly’s Update

Posted on: Thursday December 21

Holly (we renamed Pebbles) is adjusting quite nicely. She loves her new family (we also have two college-age daughters), and is very well behaved – and house trained!thumbnail (1)


Holly is getting better walking on the leash.  It took a week or so for her to get used to going out for regular walks – but she seems to be enjoying it more and more. She’s very curious about other dogs she meets, but also a little wary of them – though, she seems to have made a couple of new doggie friends!

We took her to our vet for a checkup the first week and she passed inspection.  We have been making sure to give her medication for the tick-bourn illness she came with.

All is going very well. We are looking forward to introducing her to more of our family over Christmas!

Lilly aka Pinkie’s Update

Posted on: Thursday December 21

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Pinkie has been renamed Lilly!!

She has settled in beautifully and is a fabulous girl!!

She has been to her new vet and her chip has been registered.

She is amazing, fun, well behaved and FULL of hugs—We love her and so do the other dogs!

Thanks —she is a great holiday addition.

Riley aka Sheila’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday December 20

Riley (aka Sheila of Sheba’s pups) is doing great, she has been the source of much laughter over the last year of having her. Riley loves nothing more than to give kisses and be curled up right on top of you. She is absolutely the goofiest and clumsiest dog I have ever met but we love her all the same. She has been such a great addition to our family and we have loved watching her grow. Pictured with her brother, Lincoln.


Thank you Lost Dog for our perfect bean!

Katie aka Ursula’s Update

Posted on: Tuesday December 19

Ursula “Katie” is doing well and growing like a weed.  Already gained about 4 lbs since coming home according to her latest appoint. 

She is a very tolerant sweetie.  We have 4 kids who ALL can’t wait to get home to start snuggling her!  


She just finished another round of deworming and finished her puppy   Shots last week.   She will get her microchip and rabies vaccination on the 23rd to finish up her initial round of vaccinations.   

She is definitely all puppy and teething.  At times I think we could film a funny commercial as we get ready for school in the morning and she steals everyone shoes and socks as we try and get out the door.  It definitely makes for a good laugh!

I’ve send a couple of pics next.  

We hope her siblings and Mama are doing well!  (The kids are always especially worried about them and that Katie wonders how they are doing).  We saw Belle finally got adopted – think she was the last on the list.

All the best!

Bones aka Uhura’s Update

Posted on: Saturday December 16

We renamed him Bones (Uhura was a girl name, but we kept with Star Trek) and we adore him.  Headed to the vet next week!!!
So far he’s doing well with my 9 year old cat Leo.  He’s an amazing kitty.  So social!  His host mom was 100% right about him, he’s playful and a love.  He is an awesome addition to our family.  I cannot stop taking pictures of him!  As you can see below – he has also explored the refrigerator and tasted our Hanukkah candles.
Here are a few pics!!!

Piper aka Ohm’s Update

Posted on: Saturday December 16

Hi Gina, everything is going wonderful with Piper (formerly Ohm). She adjusted to our home in no time and only took about a day and a half for her and our 1 year old cat to become best friends/sisters(they are both laying in my lap as I type this). She has seen her vet and so far so good, we’re going back next week for the follow up of results. I have attached some pictures, let me know if you have any other questions and thank you for giving her an opportunity to become a part of my family. (:

Leo aka Greg’s Update

Posted on: Saturday December 16

Leo (formerly Greg) is doing wonderfully with us!  We are absolutely in love
with our little fella.  Here are some family pics attached.  Thank you so
much for having taken good care of him!

Leia aka Atena’s Update

Posted on: Thursday December 14

My boyfriend & I are in love with our wonderful pup. She’s been re named to Leia for the princess she is. We had her wellness visit last weekend and she was given a clean bill of health! We had blood work done, all of which was unremarkable. 

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We’re looking to get a trainer in the new year for some minor behavioral issues but we’re hopeful. I’m so very grateful I walked by Petco that day! She’s up to date now on all vaccines and she’ll be getting chipped on Saturday! Thank you for all of your hard work. We’re so happy we have given her a forever home & she has become part of our family! Happy holidays! Here’s a little snap shot of our new family. A

Baxter aka Oreo’s Update

Posted on: Thursday December 14

We adopted Baxter (formally Oreo) in Feb. We celebrated his 1st birthday yesterday. He is such a joy to have and we love him dearly! Thanks for allowing us to be his forever parents!

His brother, Watson, is in the background. They absolutely love each other.

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