When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: April 2016
Pet’s AARF Name: Hemsley
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Hemsley
How is your adopted pet doing? Hemsley is such a blessing. When I saw his picture I knew he was mean for me, I had graduated from a 6 month rehab for drug addiction and was just settling into my new home and new job at a horse barn. I had been looking for a puppy for sometime at different rescues and hadn’t found any perfect fits. Hemsley was in the process of being adopted when I contacted you, but he was the only one I felt a spark for in the litter. A few days later I saw an email that his adoption fell through and I asked if he was available still. I didn’t respond fast enough so yet again he was in the process of being adopted. It was meant to be because his second adoption fell through and I spent every last penny I had to get him to New Hampshire with me! Hemsley is a sweet, kind, gentle soul and he loves coming to work with me every day. He can tell when I am feeling down and he comes rite to me when I need him the most. He learned all his tricks in one night because he is that smart and he is the best running buddie I could ask for. Car rides to Vermont to visit my family are easy because he loves the car and loves all other dogs when we visit! Thank you so much for giving me my best friend. A true best friend who licks tears right from my face.
How is your adopted pet doing? Timber makes our family complete! He is the happiest dog I know, always smiling and wiggling around. We were nervous at first since we have cats, but he does great with them and loves them. Lori and Cherryl worked with me, answered all my questions, and helped make the overall process easy. Thank you AARF, we love having Timber make the days brighter!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!