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.

Jaxon aka Rusty’s Update

Posted on: Sunday July 20

My (then fiance, now husband) and I had been wanting to adopt a dog for a long time. We had tried two other dogs before Rusty and both didn’t work out simply because of deal-breaking aspects about the dogs that hadn’t been discovered (the first one had severe separation anxiety as soon we we left and barked so much in our apartment that we were told we would be evicted or had to return him. The second one had neurological issues we didn’t know about and were weren’t able to handle right off the bat, as a young couple just starting out). We were heartbroken both times and almost didn’t want to try again.

Finally we decided to move to a place that was not so much an apartment in case a dog we adopted did bark, and was more of a house situation with a porch and a place for us all to be together outside.

The weekend after we moved in to our new place (mid april of this year)  we headed to pet smart to find a dog to adopt again.

I immediately saw Rusty and had to find out more about him. He had such a calm presence, and fell in love with my husband instantly. We took him home with us and haven’t looked back. He fit right into our home from day one. It took us a few days to figure out a name for him that we liked as Rusty didn’t seem to suit him.

We decided on Jaxon (Jax for short). He’s the BEST dog (I know I’m biased) But he loves to hug everyone he meets, he has to be with us when we are just hanging out around the house, but he also doesn’t mind being alone when we leave. He doesn’t bark, he loves his crate, and he loves playing. He gets along with all the other dogs in our extended families.  If we had a kid but in dog form, Jaxon would be it. He possesses traits we both have, and his personality syncs with ours perfectly. It’s the coolest thing to see.

Jaxon is the best thing that’s happened to our little family. I know he feels at home with us, and he’s simply amazing. Thanks Lost Dog for finding him! He was meant to be with us, and we were meant to be with him!

Here is a video!

Nye aka Nora and Esther aka Annabelle’s Update

Posted on: Tuesday July 15

We are such a happy family with these kitties! It had been too long since we had cats,in the house (actually only a year and a half, but the purrs and energy of new kitties is wonderful to have again.)
Nye (Nora) and Esther (Annabelle) seem to be happy as clams. Everyday they are more and more relaxed, finding the odd spot to curl up. And, our dog is coping quite well. He doesn’t yet cuddle up with them, but he seems very comfortable with them around.

Lola aka Mila and Gracie’s Update

Posted on: Tuesday July 15

GracieMilaI am very happy, as are Gracie and Lola (I changed her name and she seems to be getting used to it)! They are so cute and funny, and definitely have their own personalities and quirks. Lola has a real foot fetish and last night in bed, she even lay down on my feet. Not BY my feet, but ON my feet. Gracie is the more affectionate one. I have trained them to come to the door for treats when I get ready to leave the house; I did that with my other cats (and dogs) so I knew that they weren’t trapped somewhere or injured.
I took them to the vets the Monday after I got them and she gave them very good grades! She even said their teeth were in great condition!
I’ve attached some pix I posted on FB.

Lacey’s Update

Posted on: Sunday July 6

laceylacey2July 4th is the 6 month anniversary of our welcoming Lacey to our home, and we have cherished every moment  since she joined our family. She is the sweetest, most gentle and loving dog I have ever known. Her biggest need is to be close to her people, and we are happy to accommodate. Soon after she arrived, I had to have surgery and needed to be on bed rest for 6 weeks. Lacey was my constant companion, and I know she helped me heal more quickly. Thank you Lost  Dog for bringing this sweetheart into our lives.

Bodie’s Update

Posted on: Tuesday July 1

photo2photo1Bodie has been a part of our family for two months, and he is settling in perfectly. City life is suiting him right down to the ground, and he seems to make new human and doggie friends every day. We have gone on many adventures together, from picnics to hikes and even a trip out to the country. As a fixture in a social circle of fellow dog adopters, he has many good playmates (including some Lost Dog alumni), but he also enjoys spending quality family time together in the den. We love Bodie like crazy and are so fortunate to have him in our lives!

Cici’s Update

Posted on: Friday June 20

photo (30) beefycc“Rrrufff – my name is Cici. I am five years old. For three years, I lived with my buddies at the Lost Dog and Cat Foundation until I was adopted on December 14, 2013. Three years at LDCRF! My buddies came and went and I wondered why no one came for me. C’mon – not to brag, but who doesn’t think I am doggone cute? Ok, I can have a bit of an attitude, but I knew I could learn if someone would give me the chance. Plus, a belly rub now and then just makes me melt. The doctor says I need to lose a couple pounds, but I honestly think my adoptive parents were sold when they saw my little belly waddle. I just want to thank LDCRF for taking care of me for three years and never giving up on me. Follow me on Twitter! - https://twitter.com/beefycc

photo (26) photo (9) Thank you, LDCRF, for taking care of Cici. The moment I saw her profile, I knew she was ours. She has learned and changed a lot in the last six months and seems to be very happy in her new home. She is a sensitive, smart, funny and gorgeous young lady pup. She has a bottomless appetite, loves belly rubs, hates rain, goes insane for pizza (rarely allowed), and is convinced she is a grizzly bear. We say she is half cocker spaniel, half bear cub. Welcome home, Chubster!

Guadalupe aka Sugarplum’s Update

Posted on: Friday June 20

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Sugar Plum now Guadalupe, Lupe for short, is doing great! Also our first cat Guapo has relaxed and adjusted to her as well. Here is a picture of them in the window watching birds together. The second pic is when we had to move our mattress to put on a new headboard last weekend and Sugar climbed right up on top of the mattress and took a nap. Thank you for checking in and special thanks to Brittany and Carla for being so helpful!

Sriracha aka Mojito

Posted on: Saturday June 14

Thanks for checking in on Mojito, after bringing her home we decided to name her Sriracha. She has adjusted very well and is extremely loving and playful. She loves to be around people and follows us room to room talking to us the whole time.
We took her to the vet for a check up a week ago and she got a clean bill of health. Our vet loved her so much she showed her off to the whole office! We’re very happy we chose to adopt her and don’t think we could have found a better fit for us!
I have attached some pictures.

Aegon aka Branson’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday June 11

20140610_075812I adopted Aegon (aka Branson) at the Petsmart in Sterling at the end of February 2014. He’s been nothing but love and cuddles ever since. When I first brought him home he refused to even eat meals unless he was in my lap and I was hand feeding him, but within a week he was getting more comfortable with his new home. He still gets very anxious about unfamiliar things like strangers and camping trips and especially toads, but with patience and coaxing and lots of treats and belly rubs he is slowly coming out of his shell!
He loves everyone once he gets used to them and he loves to have all his people around. He does not like car rides or waking up in the morning, but both are better if he can climb into a lap. I get compliments all the time about what a cutie he is and everyone’s always surprised to learn he’s already over a year old. He’s been a joy to train since the only thing he wants is to make me happy and the fact that he only ever wants belly rubs and cuddles means he’s easy to keep happy as well. Bonus: He turns out to be an extremely talented bug catcher!

Thank you so much for everything you do! You have given me the best puppy a girl could have.

Winnie the Pooh’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday June 11

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Best decision of my life so far! Love him to bits–Winnie is the sweetest dog ever. He learned kisses and hugs! So now our greeting when we come home are kisses and hugs. Perfect dog! We are so happy with him!

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