Author: A.A.R.F. Volunteer

Happy Tails For Genna

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 03/02/2019
Pet’s AARF Name: Genna
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Gamora
How is your adopted pet doing? This little kitty has certainly come out of her shell! When I first brought her home, she was very timid (of course), and the resident cat (Ripley) was not too keen on the idea. Luckily, AARF was very supportive of my adoption, and with confidence, I was able to slowly introduce the two using the tips recommended. Now they play every day, eat together, and even groom each other! Very excited to have Gamora as part of our family.

Happy Tails For Callie

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: beginning of April 2019
Pet’s AARF Name: Callie
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Callie Grace
How is your adopted pet doing? Callie is super awesome! We all love her. She goes with us to our shop when we have work to do. She goes for walks in the neighborhood. She is spending time at Grammy and Pap's house when we have to work long days and can't take her with us, but she doesn't mind because she gets to play with her puppy friends there. She also figured out how to unlock the kennel. Little stinker. The only issues we have had with her is if she doesn't get let out on time she will pee on the floor. Trying to stay on that. She also got really sick the 3rd week we had her, but that was a bad bag of dog food. We changed it, and she's back to her self. She's so loving and precious. I didn't think my dad was going to let us bring her home from his house. They really like each other. So in all I think she's really happy here, and once she realizes this is home forever she'll get over that separation anxiety. We just absolutely love her. I'm not sure why someone gave her up, but maybe it was because she was meant to be with us!

Happy Tails For Herman

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 3/2019
Pet’s AARF Name: Herman
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Monroe
How is your adopted pet doing? He is doing great! He seems to have adapted well to his new home. The backyard and sofa are his favorite places. He is very energetic… running, playing with his toys and digging. He also has his favorite backyard lazy spot. He still has his shy time, but getting better every day. He can be very social at times.

Happy Tails For Leonardo

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 3/16/19
Pet’s AARF Name: Leonardo
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Banjo
How is your adopted pet doing? Banjo (aka Leonardo) is doing awesome! He is smart, spunky, and playful. He has become the shadow of his fur sister and is learning the ropes from her (also an AARF alumni!). Our family could not be more happy with Banjo. Special thank you to Michelle for fostering him!
Thank you AARF for all you do!

Happy Tails For London

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: March 12, 2019
Pet’s AARF Name: London
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Ada
How is your adopted pet doing? Ada is nearly 4 months old and 22 lbs. She is a happy, healthy, spunky puppy! We love her and her energy! She loves to run, play and explore with her two dog “cousins” next door. She snuggles and gives us kisses then she’s off to steal socks and pull the toilet paper off the roll! She can sit, shake & lie down on command so…she’s pretty much a genius in our book. Thank you AARF for introducing us to our sweet Ada.

Happy Tails For Tara

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: March 12th, 2019
Pet’s AARF Name: Tara
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Astrid
How is your adopted pet doing? Astrid is pure joy! She is a rambunctious puppy and has even jumped onto the stove but we love her to bits! Watts, our 4 year old dachshund, loves Astrid and they play together all day! Astrid has become my husband’s running buddy and she really enjoys it and gets some of that puppy energy out! We couldn’t be happier with her! She is an absolute pleasure!

Happy Tails For Bree

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: March 2019
Pet’s AARF Name: Bree
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Nala
How is your adopted pet doing? Nala is settled into our home so nicely and continues to be a very good girl. She’s growing more confident on her walks and meeting other dogs. She’s learning all kinds of tricks and will soon be starting training/agility classes. She’s also already had her first trip to a restaurant and with her mom to work – in both places she was really friendly with everyone and a very good girl. She loves children and we are excited to take her to our Easter gathering this weekend, where there will be a number of kids for her to play with.

Happy Tails For Luttrell

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: December 2017
Pet’s AARF Name: Luttrell
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Batly
How is your adopted pet doing? Oh wow, he didn’t respond to “Luttrell” so we decided to change his name. Batly, was a vampire on a 1990’s cartoon and he responded to that name so it stuck. He is the boss of the house. He is a typical cat. I have never purposely got a cat before as I have always been afraid of them. But decided to get a cat because they can stay in the house all the time (we live too close to a road to get a dog). I love this cat. I am not afraid of him although he makes me bleed on a very frequent basis when we play. I don’t yell at him or hit him (that is so mean) just tell him no and stop playing with him when he scratches too hard. I assume it is because he is young and he will outgrow it.
He sleeps on MY soft throw blanket at the foot of the bed at night and likes to lay on it in the living room at other times. He doesn’t like his “cat” bed. A few times he has come up to the head of the bed but won’t let me touch him, he simply puts one paw on my arm and lies there. It’s sweet really.
He won’t eat canned cat food that I thought would be a treat for him. He just wants Meow Mix or the Petco kind.
I was afraid he would use my houseplants as his litter box but thankfully he has not. I lined them with aluminum foil as an initial deterrent instead of waiting for him to do it and then trying to resolve the issue. He uses the litter box but doesn’t like when I clean it daily. He actually tries to get in it while I’m cleaning it and always leaves a prize in there immediately after I clean it. I guess he is marking it “his”. He has seemingly gotten attached to me and wants to be in the same room as I am all the time. IF I shut a door he sits outside of it and meows loudly, we call it crying. He always greets me at the door when I get home from work and wants my undivided attention for a minute or two then he wants down. He only lets you pet him when he wants to be petted. He is growing like a weed and is pretty much a good kitty (except he plays way too rough). We are glad to have him.

Happy Tails For Sierra

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 8/4/18
Pet’s AARF Name: Sierra
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Ainsley
How is your adopted pet doing? Ainsley is doing great! She loves playing with her toys and chewing on her bones and other things she shouldn’t but we’re working on it. Lol. She’s doing great at coming when called now and learned shake in no time! Ainsley brings such a great happy energy into our home. She is such a cuddle bug which I absolutely love about her. So thrilled to have her in our lives! Adopting thru AARF has been an amazing experience and would recommend anyone to do so also.

Happy Tails For Leah

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 03/10/19
Pet’s AARF Name: Leah
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Daisy Joy
How is your adopted pet doing? Daisy is doing great!! She adjusted so well to a new home! She loves to play with her big sister, Belle. They run around the yard! She loves to give me kisses when I get home from work and kisses to my daughter when she gets home from school. We are so happy she made our family complete!!