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.

Kleio aka Dede’s Update

Posted on: Sunday March 1

10260020_658567868526_5543658280151783290_nThings are going great! We had Kleio (formerly Dede) checked out by our veterinarian at VCA two weeks ago; she’s a healthy pup! We had her second series of Bordetella and DHPP vaccines done that visit, so we’re almost done with puppy vaccines. We also had her receive a microchip ID.

She’s fitting in great with the family and her and our Mordecai (our lab) are getting along famously. They’re already attached at the hip! We couldn’t be more happy with our new addition.

Thanks for everything!

Loki aka Marvin’s Update

Posted on: Thursday February 26




We have renamed Marvin to Loki. He has been responding well to  basic training and is bringing us a lot of love. He has seen a local vet, and is doing fine. He is eating well, and has recently started new heartworm, and flea and tick medications. Attached is a recent photo. We are happy that he picked us to be his permanent home.

Boone aka Frank’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday February 25

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Frank is doing great. We have renamed him Boone. He has been to the vet and has a bug of some sort in his intestines. We have given him his medicine and hope one round will work it’s magic. He is a very smart puppy as far as sit, stay, shake, lay, come and drop. Potty training not so much but he will get it.

He has been a welcomed addition to the family and all members love him. He thinks he is in charge of everyone. Cute and lovable. He is spoiled already. It helps that his cute face and peppy disposition are ever present. He is very vocal. We are working on that as well.

I am including a picture of our handsome guy.

Thank you again for allowing us to have him in our lives!

Allie’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday February 25

Hello staff at Lost dog and cat rescue!
About 9 years ago, I drove to your shelter in Virginia and met my dog, Allie. Allie and I have been volunteering in the H.E.A.R.T.S. (help encourage all readers to succeed) program with karma dogs and the local newspaper did a nice article with plenty of adorable pictures. I just wanted to share with you what Allie is up to.  She makes lots of children very happy by listening to them read all kinds of stories to her.
This is the article. 

Champ’s Update

Posted on: Tuesday February 24

Oreo’s Update

Posted on: Monday February 23

securedownload (1)Hello Bella,
It is great to hear from you. We are so happy to have found Oreo. My wife, Sarah loves having her around the house.
One funny note. We assumed that Oreo was a male, since the adoption papers labeled Oreo as a male. We took him home and renamed him Pablo-Vissaly. We were used to calling him Pablo.
About a week after adopting Pablo, we scheduled a Vet visit with VCA Old Town Animal Hospital, located on our street. As we were checking his papers, we noticed that all his medical records  stated that Pablo was female. We immediately took him across the street to the Vet and they verified that Pablo was female.
It was quite a laugh for all of us including the vet office. They checked her out and gave her a vaccine and we also provided fecal samples. We will see the vet again in about 2-1/2 weeks.
securedownload (2)We took Pablo home from the Vet knowing we needed to change her name. One thing she loves to do is watch the water drip from our shower head or bathtub faucet. She will wait till we finished our shower and actually jump into the wet tub and watch the water drip from the faucet. In a weird note, she also like to stand up on her back paws with her front paws on the edge of the toilet to watch the water flushing down. What a funny cat.
Because she loves water, we have decided to call her “Ame-Taki”. It is Japanese name. Ame, means raindrops and Taki, means waterfall in Japanese.
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She is playful cat, chasing after her catnip toys on a string. She can also be affectionate, allowing us to pick her up to pet her and  she often sleeps with us at nights. You can hear her purring in the dark. But she also likes her space and will often lay  a few feet away or just at our feet in the living room as we watch television.
She did not enjoy her visit to the Vet. She also dislikes like us clipping her nails. She does not feel it needs to be done. But we do it anyway :-)
Overall we love her and we are glad “Ame-Taki” is in our life and home. We made an excellent choice.
I will send you pictures after this email.

Princessa aka Emily

Posted on: Monday February 16

We adopted Emma Puppy Emily who became Princessa. She is now 25 lbs and doing great.  What a personality!
Here are a few recent pictures.


Chester’s Update

Posted on: Saturday February 14

I’ve attached a couple pictures from his walks.  There is a picture of him with his kong toy, trying to get the small pieces of chicken out.  Chicken has been declared “the best thing ever.”  We had to practice “out” a few times while I was cooking this week as a result.  He spends most of the evenings half on either me or Kyle.  The picture of him in the bed is from earlier this week when I wasn’t feeling well.  After he went for his walk with Kyle he came back to bed to check on me.
We really love our little buddy and can’t imagine life without him.  Thank you so much for the great care you gave him.  I know he wouldn’t be doing nearly as well without your help.  We really can’t thank you and LDCRF enough.


Oberon and Titania’s Update

Posted on: Monday February 9

securedownloadThere’s a little background story to my second adoption from Lost Dog & Cat Rescue. In February 2011 I lost my precious Spirit girl and I decided to get two kittens two weeks after Spirit’s passing. I adopted Shadow (formerly Marvin) and Sasha (formerly Frack) and brought them home to Fredericksburg where they thrived and brought joy to me every day. Sadly, though, last year Sasha went in for surgery to remove a mass in her throat. Sasha girl made it through the surgery, however, complications set in and I lost my baby girl. Her passing broke my heart and it broke Shadow’s heart as well. He started showing signs of separation anxiety and I knew he needed a new baby sister. So I turned to Lost Dog and Cat Rescue once again to find him a new playmate. I went back to the website and got in touch with Brittany Scothorn who in turn got me in touch with Carla Estey who had Vie, a cute little girl who caught my eye. I went to visit Carla and Vie and was smitten. But Vie wasn’t the only one who worked their kitten magic on me. Little Maho made his case with his little smudged face and ringed tail. I would adopt not one but two kittens for Shadow to play with.

I decided to rename Vie Titania and Maho Oberon after the Queen and King of the Fairies from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I brought them home and started the process of introducing them to Shadow. At first Shadow was a little hesitant and Titania let her feelings be known with hisses. Oberon was eager to play. Time passed and the little ones learned that Shadow was big brother; he puts the babies in their place, but then gives them loving licks on the tops of their heads. Shadow was comfortable with the babies. Now Titania (Little Miss T) is Shadow’s shadow and Oberon (Obie) is Shadow’s wrestling buddy (usually on the bed late at night much to my dismay). The little trio gets along well and I’m no longer worried about Shadow’s well being. I have triple the joy in my house nowadays and they are all spoiled little kitties! Here they are checking out a toy a friend of mine bought them for Christmas.

Rosie aka Cookie’s Update

Posted on: Monday February 2


This week marks the 3 year anniversary of when we adopted Rosie (gray dog).  She is the sweetest dog.  After adopting her we adopted another small dog (Frankie the black dog).  They took a little while to get used to each other, but now they are a bonded pair.  For the last year, I have been volunteering for Lost Dog, and would encourage anyone to also volunteer.  It’s a great experience.  I’ve attached a few pics of Rosie, Frankie and their human sister.