Category: Happy Tails

Happy Tails For Arrow

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: March 2021
Pet’s AARF Name: Arrow
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Arrow
How is your adopted pet doing? Arrow is wonderful! He was our foster since June 2020 and when he was ready to go up for adoption we realized he was part of the family and couldn’t let him go. He is best friends with the cat and brings joy and love to us every day!

Happy Tails For Glo

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 3/7/21
Pet’s AARF Name: Glo
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Gloria
How is your adopted pet doing? Gloria loves to play with the other dogs and chase the cats around. She’s a very happy playful dog. She absolutely loves belly rubs and snacks from her bark box. She’s still unsure about her harness and leash, but we’re working on those skills.

Happy Tails For Summitt

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: March 5, 2021
Pet’s AARF Name: Summitt
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Ivy
How is your adopted pet doing? Ivy is doing great! She follows everything her big sister Maple does, and Maple thinks ivy is her baby. They are two peas in a pod. We love Ivy & can’t imagine life without her.

Happy Tails For Missy

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 3/13/21
Pet’s AARF Name: Missy
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Opal
How is your adopted pet doing? Opal is doing great. She paced and whimpered for a couple of days and the then rolled over for a belly rub and a big wiggle!
It took a couple of more days for my cat to come around to her new sister. They are not cuddling but got used to each other without any problems.
Opal has made herself at home and has adjusted so well. She sprawls out wherever she likes and is not shy about asking for attention. She is great on walks and with meeting new people and dogs. She is so sweet with kids too. I just love her and the feeling seems to be mutual.

Happy Tails For Jack

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: 03-07-2021
Pet’s AARF Name: Jack
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Wrangler Jack
How is your adopted pet doing? Wrangler Jack, we call him Wrangler, is doing great. He made himself at home from the day that he was adopted. He and our 3 year old Corgi, Riley Coyote, are best buddies. Wrangler has done well with potty training and has had a few accidents. Some were our fault and some his, but he is doing better every day. He has done quite well sleeping in his bed in our bedroom at night. He usually makes it through the night, but does have some, anywhere from 1:00 a.m. on, nature calls. It’s good that he lets us know and we get up to let him out. He’s usually wound up after the walk out and when we get back in the bedroom he calms down and goes back to sleep. Wrangler and Riley have their daily routines of playing and napping as well as meals, outdoor exercise and a ride in the Jeep to run errands. The only thing that Wrangler does not enjoy and is still working on is being in his crate when we are gone to the store, doctor’s office or whatever. He barks a lot even with a kong filled with peanut butter. Once he is trustworthy and out of the chewing stage housebroken we will let him roam free in the house and not put him in the crate. Wrangler has been a joy to have as part of our pack and we look forward to the years that we will have together.

Happy Tails For Maxine

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: March 4, 2021
Pet’s AARF Name: Maxine
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Maggie
How is your adopted pet doing? I also have another dog, Cody, who is a Pomeranian mix estimated to be 12 years old.  The two of them bonded very quickly, and Maggie has been a welcome addition to our home.  I also have 2 cats who she terrorized for a couple of weeks, but all is well now.  She never displayed any aggression, but she’s very energetic, and the cats took a while to adjust.  I had another dog who passed away from kidney disease about 18 months ago, and Cody has really enjoyed having another companion.  They play often, and Cody has gotten new energy.  Maggie had a bit of a problem leaving me presents when I was out of the house for a while, but we’ve now been 4 days accident-free.  They were all of the solid type, so easy to clean up.  I’m sure she was demonstrating that she didn’t want me to leave her at home.  We’ll be visiting my daughter’s family, which includes two teenage boys, in a couple of weeks, and they’re anxious to meet her.  She seems to really enjoy riding in the car.
AARF did a wonderful job with the adoption.  I visited Petfinder and Adopt-a-pet daily for about 3 months looking for another pet.  The biggest issue that I had was a lack of response to my inquiries.  Having volunteered with a shelter in Crossville for 4 years, and knowing the number of pets who need homes, I was surprised at how few organizations responded.  AARF’s foster parent, Nancy, called me within a couple of hours of my submitting the application.  She was well-prepared when I visited, with Cody, to meet Maggie, and all the records were ready to go.

Happy Tails For Mocha

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: March 9th 2021
Pet’s AARF Name: Mocha
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Mocha
How is your adopted pet doing? Mocha is fitting into our family nicely. She is a sweetheart and very smart. She is growing up quickly and loves to run around the yard and go for long walks. She rides in the car and sleeps all the way.

Happy Tails For Alvin

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: March 5, 2021
Pet’s AARF Name: Alvin
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Alvin
How is your adopted pet doing? Alvin was the perfect addition to our little family. He’s getting along great with his big sister Gypsy & they LOVE each other so much! He loves to play so he keeps Gypsy on her toes! They love to groom & snuggle each other.

Happy Tails For Harry

When did you adopt your pet from AARF?: February 2021
Pet’s AARF Name: Harry
Pet’s New Name (if you changed it): Kenai
How is your adopted pet doing? Kenai is doing great in his new home! It didn’t take long for him to settle into his new routine with daily walks and becoming best friends with my neighbor’s dog.