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.

Copper aka Sam’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday August 27

Copper

 

 

I adopted Sam the Terrier (now known as Copper) at an adoption event at Sterling early in August.  He has been a great addition to our family!  He is doing very well with his obedience training.  He is very happy and we are happy with him too.  He misses our daughter who had to leave for college and is looking forward to her coming back.  Thanks for allowing us to adopt him!


Wally aka Waldo’s Update

Posted on: Monday August 18

20140818_124258We adopted Wally in July 2012 and wanted to give you another update on him. As I stated in my last update, things were a little rocky at first because he kept trying to bite my husband but after we got home and he calmed down, he started improving. He now is my husband’s best friend except when it is time to eat!

He is a typical chihuahua and loves to hide under his covers – especially when sleeping. He has had problems with luxating patellas in both rear legs ever since we brought him home. Some days he can hardly walk but he doesn’t let that slow him down. He still tries to jump on the furniture and walk all over the back yard. Him most favorite thing to do when I’m in a hurry, is to go outside and sit in the sun. Just last month, he had to have the rest of his teeth extracted. I am happy to report that he came through the experience just fine and now seems to have more energy. The extractions haven’t slowed him down a bit. The vet said to feed him soft food for a few days but it is hard to keep him from eating the food that my other dog eats. He just pushes the pomeranian out of the way and eats his food.

We are just so happy to have him in our family and wish we could have gotten him sooner.


Smokey’s Update

Posted on: Tuesday August 12

Hello All,

Thank you sooo much for Smokey! We are happy to let you know smokey is healthy and very well.  We have taken him Caring Hands Vet Clinic in Arlington, where he continues to grown into a good boy, 10lbs bigger!  We have him set up for obedience classes starting this Tuesday, and we have already introduced him to the water ( no surprise he loves it).  He is nothing but a lover, and he is sooo smart!  We can’t thank you enough!


Boo’s Update

Posted on: Friday August 8

I adopted Boo June 8, 2014! I have had her for two months. I love her so much all ready she is adorable and just keeps growing and growing! I have attached a photo of the day I adopted her and a more recent picture to show the difference already and she is only about 4 ½ months old. She is so playful and energetic I love… although she is hard to catch sometimes when you want to take her out… but if you are not ready when she is she will try to get you up. She grabbed my dad’s slipper laces and tried to pull him up one day it was so cute/funny.  She is so loving and I am so glad I made the decision to get her. She has come to work with me and ended up sleeping on my desk. I added a lot of pictures because she is just so cute! She is my baby J!!!


Roxy aka Dixie’s Update

Posted on: Thursday August 7

Hi there!

securedownload (1)securedownloadI just wanted to write to your organization and let you know that I am beyond thankful that I was able to rescue Roxy (formerly Dixie) from you guys. I went to an adoption event this past June at the PetSmart in Falls Church and absolutely fell in love with Miss Roxy. Your organization had recently rescued her VERY recently (I believe it was like day 3 of her being part of Lost Dog), so you really didn’t have much information on her. That of course, ended up being quite alright, because she is nothing short from being an angel!!
securedownload (2)She is seriously the perfect dog, and I could not be happier. She is so well-behaved, loving and affectionate; my only regret is that I didn’t get her sooner!!!
Anyways, thanks again so much!! Your organization is really doing great things!!!!

Nye aka Nora and Esther aka Annabelle’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday August 6

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.

Cookie aka Courtney’s Update

Posted on: Saturday August 2

Dear Lost Dog Rescue,

photo 1 photo 2 photo 3My family adopted Cookie (formally named Courtney) about a year and a half ago. At first, we didn’t know what we were getting into when we adopted her, but as the months went by, she became one of the best doggies ever! Cookie had been in 3 homes before us, and I think she thought that we would return her, just as the other families had done. But we were there to give her another chance at a forever home. She is a great pup, and gets along great with my older rescue dog and cat. Cookie is just the biggest love bug!

Thank you for rescuing her, so she could come into our lives. We love her so much, and we couldn’t imagine our lives without her.

(Below are some pictures of Cookie, and her rescue sister, Lilly)


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.



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