When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: January 2017
Pet’s AARF Name: Destin
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Grist
How is your adopted pet doing? Grist is such a special dog! He has an acre of fenced in yard to run around & explore and he takes full advantage! Grist has a sister, a 110lb Pyr/Berner mix, and a 130lb Newfie brother; Grist has the heart of a lion, stealing his siblings toys and hanging from their necks. Grist sleeps between myself & my husband, he has his own pillow. He loves barking, marrow bones, belly rubs, and trips to the beach. Dislikes include baths, bedtime, & bugs.
On a more serious note, our Greater Swiss mix was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer two months after we rescued Grist. Grist was a gift of light & comedic relief as a silly puppy during such a somber time in our lives. I’ll include a photo of Grist & Walter Cronkite (he passed away on May 11th 2017).
When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: April 29, 2017
Pet’s AARF Name: Odessa
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Zoe
How is your adopted pet doing? Zoe has been a wonderfully amazing addition to our family. After losing our Border Collie we were looking for another dog with an amazing personality and tons of energy. Cheryl did an amazing job of matching us up with her. She adapted so easily and has become an integral part of our family. She enjoys chasing all of the wildlife in the backyard. We can only hope we make her as happy as she does us! Thank you to AARF for making the adoption process so easy.
When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 08/01/2016
Pet’s AARF Name: Sweetie
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Penni
How is your adopted pet doing? Penni (formerly Sweetie) was saved and sent to a shelter in Cleveland, OH. AARF saved her about a year ago this week. THANK YOU for taking a chance on her and sending her North. We met her about a week after she arrived and our other 2 dogs adore her. Penni is an incredibly sweet dog who has spent the past year learning to enjoy life for the 1st time in her life. She has toys, couches, beds and friends. We are very grateful for all you do to care for dogs. Without your tireless dedication, we would not have Penni, and we cannot imagine life without her. THANK YOU!
Your friends in Cleveland, OH –
Jerry, Anne, Higbee and Halle
When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 1-29-2017
Pet’s AARF Name: Lady Amelia Windsor
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Desi Lu
How is your adopted pet doing? Desi Lu is doing great! We could not be more blessed. Desi has brought us so much joy and happiness since she became a part of our family. In October of last year we had to say good by to the last of our rescue Aussies ..our family was lost. I happened up on arrf rescue late one night saw a pic and video of that sweet face and was drawn to her instantly.
Since then she has stolen our hearts and even won over our 3 cats Ozzy, mouse, and Mya. Desi Lu is so loved by all who are lucky enough to meet her.
Our experience with AARF was amazing. Barbara went over and beyond to help make sure that we were a good fit. We made the trip from Jacksonville Florida and Barbara and her sweet husband met us in Chattanooga.
I have been involved in rescue off and on over the last 30 years, and I must say that AARF is one of the best run animal rescue organizations that I have ever seen. You can certainly tell that The Fosters and volunteers do all they do out of pure love . I can’t Thank Barbra enough for helping our family feel complete again.
When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 7/27/2017. Pick up date: 7/30/2017
Pet’s AARF Name: Skittles
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Jasmine
How is your adopted pet doing? Jasmine is doing very good! Her and Louie (my Chihuahua) are getting along very nicely! She is just as playful and hyper as Louie so I’m very happy with that! She is the new member of our family and we love her so much!! I want to thank everyone as well as her foster for everything!!
“Skittles” now named Jasmine is doing amazing. Louie and Jasmine are best friends and get along very well. Jasmine is now fully potty trained and goes out and uses pee pads. She is learning new tricks and now has a wardrobe to match Louie’s thanks to my mom. She just recently noticed the Lovebirds we have and watch them like crazy when I have them out exercising them. She got to meet new friends on our neighborhood walks and is learning the walking trail we take. She loves to run rather than walk when we go out so now I have an exercise buddy. She is the best thing that has happened to us and to Louie now that he has someone to play with he sleeps better. They just recently started to share a bed and are learning to play with toys together.
When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: March2015
Pet’s AARF Name: Juno
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Lily
How is your adopted pet doing? When Lily first came to us, she was very timid because of the situation she had come from. It took her quite a while to feel completely comfortable in our home but with patience, she has since blossomed and truly you can tell that she feels she has found her forever home. She definitely is my dog as she cuddles on the couch and sleeps with me every night. She loves playing with her 4 legged siblings.
When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: March 2017
Pet’s AARF Name: Burr
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Rudy
How is your adopted pet doing? Rudy has been the perfect addition to our family. He loves to hike, walk, run and play. He’s a master fetcher and a snuggle bug. He doesn’t bark that often (only when danger is suspected) so he learned quickly to ring a bell to go outside. He’s our baby for sure!
When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: May 29,2016
Pet’s AARF Name: Ingrid
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Iggy
How is your adopted pet doing? Iggy is doing tremendously well ! She has made much progress. Story is , Poor Iggy was feral for a few months until she was trapped by animal control. I read her story and contacted AARF of TN. Knowing I needed to have this girl as part of our family. When we brought Iggy home she was very unsure of us. With months of ALOT of extra Patience , love and consistency she no longer suffers with trust issues nor just lying on the couch panting ( although the couch is still her favorite place. ) Iggy is a wonderful addition to our family , she is very laid back , and a big cuddle bug ,oh, and we fight for the couch 😋 . She has also amazingly become her fathers Diabetic alerter ! When my boyfriends Blood sugar is to high or low she starts to paw and moan at him !! She has rescued us ! And we love her 💜
When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: September 2016
Pet’s AARF Name: Chi Chi
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Chi Chi
How is your adopted pet doing? Chi Chi has been an absolute joy to have as a part of our family. She made herself at home right away. Her most favorite thing to do is chase squirrels and play with her dog brother Diego. She keeps Diego in check especially with their toys. She guards my food from him while I’m eating and she loves to snuggle…but on her own terms.
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.