Category: Happy Tails

Happy Tails For Blue

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: August 22, 2022
Pet’s AARF Name: Blue
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Blue
How is your adopted pet doing? Blue is learning hand signals and obedience and dog agility at the same time. And she is making progress. And she is now sleeping out of a crate at night and on a nice bed in the kitchen with a gate across the open door. However, small bouts of crate training are still imperative during the day, as she can get into anything besides the dog toy box if you’re not watching her! LOL!

On the negative side, she is actually Too feisty with my other two dogs when actively playing with them (another Miniature American Shepherd and a Border Collie). That poses a problem as it can get out of hand, but I am doing my best to curb this. I am hoping that as she ages out of her ‘puppyhood,’ she will calm down on her rambunctious playing. 🙂

And, thanks to Ariel, Blue’s foster parents, AARF, and all the people involved who steered this poor dog out of the situation she was put in – having been abused, “dumped,” pregnant with 10 puppies (discovered when spayed through AARF), and on top of it, is a Double Merle who is deaf.

Happy Tails For Crumble Cookie

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 08/24/2022
Pet’s AARF Name: Crumble Cookie
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Nova
How is your adopted pet doing? Nova is great and the love of my life. She is so smart, sweet, and loving. She’s bonded so well with the whole family, playing with the kids and the dog. She’s so gentle and has such a funny personality, always ready to curl up on my lap and make biscuits lol. I’m so grateful I adopted through AARF. Thank y’all so much! She has been such a blessing to our family and brought us so much joy.

Happy Tails For Halona

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 9/14/22
Pet’s AARF Name: Halona
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Poppy
How is your adopted pet doing? She is doing great at her new home as I gave her as a gift to my parents.

My parents love her and she has completely settled in at her new home!

She is a very sweet cat! Thank you to Poppy’s foster mom and AARF for making this adoption possible!

Happy Tails For Rally

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: January 2020
Pet’s AARF Name: Rally
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Rover
How is your adopted pet doing? What a huge, happy, goofy, dopey addition to our small family. Rover is just an absolute joy without a single aggressive bone or ill thought in his body. We adore him and it has been amazing to see his personality develop over the past two years. He's had a tough go at it, been through a few surgeries due to his back hips being wonky. But, I have never met a dog that is just so happy all of the time.

Happy Tails For Chandler

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 8/10/2022
Pet’s AARF Name: Chandler
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Chandler
How is your adopted pet doing? Chandler is doing fantastic ! He fit perfectly into our family. It’s so amazing how he and Patrick (my Pug) automatically took up with each other like they’d always known each other and been together for years. They are best friends and they love each other so much! Chandler is so happy and I’m so glad we were able to add him to our family. He’s the perfect addition.

Happy Tails For Victor

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: August 7th 2022
Pet’s AARF Name: Victor
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Viktor
How is your adopted pet doing? Viktor fits in perfectly. His brother Marley loves playing with him. They both love looking out the door at the birds a plotting how they plan to attack. Sadie their big sister is perfect at making sure these two stay out of trouble. She won’t let them play to hard. If she thinks they hard playing to rough she’ll simply put a stop to it. We have found out Viktor loves boxes of any kind. He likes to hind in them a jump out. Next August we get married and I have been working on a invitation design and Viktor must be in the center of it at all times. Viktor has been amazing addition to our little family and we can’t wait to see our future with all of our fur babies.

Happy Tails For Reese

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: June 2022
Pet’s AARF Name: Reese
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Jojo
How is your adopted pet doing? Jojo is doing great! She is very sweet and is such a playful girl. I have a good connection with her and she follows me around the house. My little shadow.

Happy Tails For Niko

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: August 9, 2022
Pet’s AARF Name: Niko
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Niko
How is your adopted pet doing? Niko is doing really well despite one incident! He did chewed up the couch and loveseat at exactly two weeks of having him. He is now crated and doing wonderfully! Niko is very well behaved despite this! Lol.. he and his canine brother Duke get along and play well together. Niko has definitely settled well into our routine. He has a huge backyard for his zoomies and loves to play fetch. Niko is skiddish of new people but warms up quickly. He is afraid of loud noises but does fine. He often retreats to his crate if things are too loud. Niko is definitely a wonderful addition to our family!

Happy Tails For Badger

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 07/272022
Pet’s AARF Name: Badger
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Binx
How is your adopted pet doing? Binx is doing awesome. He’s happy and growing so fast! He is such a sweetheart and loves to snuggle and get his belly rubbed! He purrs so loud you can feel him vibrate! He seems to like everyone he meets so far. We’ve kept him separate from our other 2 cats until he gets a little bigger and can fend for himself. We have a pet gate up in the doorway of his room so he has been able to see his new sisters. He’s a wonderful addition to our family!!

Happy Tails For Buster

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: July 24 2022
Pet’s AARF Name: Buster
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Zydeco
How is your adopted pet doing? Zydeco was picked up in Tenn, we traveled 14 hours to reach home. Each time he needed to stop for a pee break he let us know. He fit right in at our house. The only accidents were the humans fault. He learns very fast. He doesn’t bark. Goes to the door and sits, waits for the harness ( we have poison ivy in the yard). Walks on a leash and heels. Made not a sound at vet’s getting his shots. Very curious about sounds and movement. Is shy when meeting new people. He is loved by all the people he has met so far, they all want to ‘steal’ him and make him their own. He is a bottomless pit, always looking for food. Stands behind my legs when I’m in the kitchen. Has a morning routine : comes out of his crate, goes outside, comes back in and runs to me to get his body rub down from head to tail. His tail wags all the time. He has his place on the couch, when he get bigger he will have to move to the ‘dog chair’. Last night he learned to jump on the bed and get down again. Having had dogs and cats over 45 years he has been the easiest puppy ever, In a few months we will look for a playmate for him.

His litter mate, Darlin, live about 30 minutes away. We plan a play date in the future. Also her owner is a Vet Tech at his Vet.