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Happy Tails For River!!!

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 2/5/2017

Pet’s AARF Name: River

Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): River

How is your adopted pet doing? Its been interesting, River is really special. He loves to snuggle. He loves to play. He is very, very protective. He has some small issues, but we’re working on them daily. Bottom line is that we think he loves it here & we love having him.

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Happy Tails For Doug

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: October 2016

Pet’s AARF Name: Doug

Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Hammer

How is your adopted pet doing? Hammer came to us in October 2016 after the loss of our other dog. He’s truly spoiled and loved. And stubborn. But loved. Because of him, we adopted another rescue– Hammer’s brother, Bear. We are a lucky family.

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Happy Tails For Moose

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: April 2016

Pet’s AARF Name: Moose

Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Moose

How is your adopted pet doing? Moose is my world. I’m a 30 y/o single young professional woman and Moose is my first dog. It’s been a learning experience for both of us – mostly in funny ways – but no matter what, every single day has been full of love and laughter.

I come home every day on lunch to play with him and go on a quick walk. Many think I do it for him, but that is only partially true. It’s the best part of my day too 🙂

He has so many dog friends. He loves all dogs so much and enjoys going to daycare twice a week where all the canines and human employees love him both the same. The girls at the vet’s office play favorites toward him as well.

He comes with me anywhere he’s allowed. He’s high energy but recently started learning that cuddling can be pretty great too. He never disliked humans, but he showed very little interest in human interaction for the first few months. That’s starting to change now too, realizing humans generally lead to lots of petting and usually some yummy treats.

He eats only healthy food and treats, but I live next to a breakfast diner and the cooks love to sneak him Canadian bacon out the back door when I’m not looking 🙂 he loves sitting on the porch for hours on end and watching the hungry people come and go from the restaurant, and he doesn’t bark at all – unless he sees a squirrel of course.

We have a happy little life together. I never realized I was lonely before him but now I truly can’t imagine our lives without each other. He’s my sweet little rascal and he brings so much happiness to not only me but family, friends, and people all throughout the community.

I have tried so hard to learn his story because he does have some anxiety that is triggered in very specific situations. We manage just fine and avoid these triggers, but of course I am painfully curious to learn about the first 6 months (estimated) of his life.

Only tonight did I think to read his rabies certificate closer and that brought me to this website! What a wonderful group of heroes you have here!!

If you’re able to put me in touch with Moose’s foster angels and/or the volunteers who invested time, love, and resources into bringing us together, it would truly be a Christmas miracle.

Before my career was steady, I always felt like I just needed someone to take a chance on me and invest in me a little. That opportunity finally came for me in January and now I am soaring. I feel as though Moose and I needed the same kind of faith from a caring stranger and we were both lucky enough to be blessed with that in 2016.

Thank you so much, keep fighting the furry fight! I am forever indebted to you and am thrilled and honored to have finally found the organization that rescued my little buddy, and look forward to donating and supporting your efforts for years to come.

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Happy Tails For Sophia

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: Jan 2016

Pet’s AARF Name: Sophia

Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Evee

How is your adopted pet doing? I wanted to adopt a dog so badly but with a young daughter I was having a hard time finding a suitable match on the East coast. After putting in my application, I was contacted by the foster mom saying she chose me BECAUSE of my child! Having several young children herself, she knew that Evee would be perfect and would love the attention. She is the best dog I have ever had, and we love her so so much! I recommend AARF to everyone and would definitely adopt from you again!

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Happy Tails For Bamm

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 9/24/16

Pet’s AARF Name: Bamm

Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Fess Barker

How is your adopted pet doing? We are so blessed to have (Bamm) Fess. He loves his new brothers both Vizsla’s and they love him, and we love him. We could not have picked a more perfect puppy

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Happy Tails For Smores

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 8/14/16

Pet’s AARF Name: Smores

Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Leo

How is your adopted pet doing? Leo is such a gentleman! He is fitting into our family quite nicely. We are so happy we made this decision.

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Happy Tails For Charley

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: May 2016

Pet’s AARF Name: Charley

Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Charley

How is your adopted pet doing? Charley is doing amazingly well! She is one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever met and she just loves to cuddle with me. She is friendly to everyone she meets and she is always so happy with a big grin and a wagging tail. I’m so thrilled to have this love-y, smush-y pup in my life!

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Happy Tails For Shea

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 8/27/16

Pet’s AARF Name: Shea

Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Shea

How is your adopted pet doing? Shea is a sweet baby and we love her to the moon and back. Shea seems like she is a happy girl and loves her new daddy and hogs the bed. She has a new older brother Noah and they are inseparable, She is learning so many new things, We would like to thank Shea’s Foster mom Debbie for picking us to love our girl, and to Ariel for making the process painless, and to the transporters that they took very good care of Shea!

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Happy Tails For Mika

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: October 2016
Pet’s AARF Name: Mika
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Mila
How is your adopted pet doing? When Mila first came to our home she was a sad, scared little thing! Any loud sound would send her running to hide and when my then 4 year old daughter was in the room she would go hide in another room. We were worried that she would never be happy with us. She developed a strong bond with our other doing, Mater (8 year old min pin mix), and slowly started to come around. We enrolled her in dog training and with a little love and a little patience she has become the perfect dog for us. She went from being terrified of my daughter to snuggling her on the couch and playing tug of war and fetch with her until she falls over with exhaustion (side note here; she was also terrified of toys… Almost like she thought she would be on trouble for chewing them). She is so loyal and living now and no longer seems afraid!
We are so happy to have Mila in our family.

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Happy Tails For Charlie

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: August 2015
Pet’s AARF Name: Charlie
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Charlie
How is your adopted pet doing? He is the light of our life. We also Adopted Goldie from AARF at Petco in 2013. When we brought Charlie home he was 10 wks old. Goldie took to mothering him and still today she looks after him. Charlie is energetic, comical, very loving and loves to play. We love him and our other fur babies. But Charlie is always up front and center.

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