We are pleased with the adoptions that have happened so far this year! Please let us share with you four of our early 2013 Dog Success Stories!
Here’s Lucky, the sunglasses wearing dog, and his new Dad! We were thrilled to see Lucky go to his new home after a Petsmart adoption day! Lucky was adopted by a young couple to live in their home with their pet cat!
Lucky’s Story: His luck had just about run out when the rescue where he was held, ran out of funds and was closing. For the dogs living there, this meant being shuffled around between whatever kill shelters would take them, where their chances of finding a home were 50/50, at best. But some dedicated volunteers started networking like crazy to find places for these dogs in no-kill shelters and rescues, like TBAR. Lucky, a homeless pooch made his way to TBAR and even got to see Santa and ask for his forever home for Christmas. Lucky is a lucky boy but he wants his adopters to know, he’ll be thrilled with any name they choose for him; that he is a very gentle and happy; and a friendly guy with children and other dogs. While at TBAR, Lucky quickly and willingly mastered the things dogs need to know. He walks well on a leash, is crate trained, and comes when he’s called. He is a mellow dog that’ll be overjoyed to play ball or go running with you but is just as glad to hang out by your side and keep you company during quiet times and TV time. Lucky is approximately 2 years old, neutered, current on all shots, heart worm negative and a boxer mix breed who weighs 45 pounds. This dog will make a great family dog as well as a great pal for a single owner.
Here is Beaux and his new Mom! Beaux will have a doggy sister and a great big back yard to run in when he’s not inside with his new family! We have heard that Beaux is already best friends with his beagle sister!
Summer was adopted by a wonderful family.
Summer’s Story: Summer appears to be a hound/retriever mix and is approximately 5-7 months old. She is often calm and well behaved, but also has a fun, playful side. Summer has had no accidents in the house, can sit, and stay. Summer does not require a leash if you are a responsible owner and are walking her on low traffic streets. She will walk/run at the same speed as her owner and goes on 1.5 mile runs with no leash, staying with her current foster owner at all times. Summer plays GREAT with other dogs and is in a house with 4 others at the time. She is crate trained, meaning that she sleeps in her crate and is locked in it when no one is home. She loves her crate and often goes in there on her own free will to take naps. If you are looking for a pup that plays fetch, this is the one for you! Summer catches the frisbee in the air and brings in back and lays it down beside you. Fetch is one of her favorite things to do. Very little is known about Summer as she showed up at her current foster parents’ house one day and did not leave their front yard. She appears to have been very well taken care of – pretty coat, no fleas, trimed nails- and is very social and friendly with people of all ages She would be a great dog with kids who can run around in the back yard with her or a great companion for someone older.
Charlie is living with his new Mom in her apartment. He’s the only dog so he gets all the attention now and loves it!
Charlie’s Story: He is between 2 and 3 years old and his breed is most likely Bichon Frise, maybe purebred or maybe with a touch of Poodle or Cairn Terrier – all breeds known for their desire to bond very closely with a human companion. Charlie is no exception, he’s sociable as can be and though he’s young and energetic, he would be a great dog for a senior, a couple or a single person, because he’ll adapt to your activity level. And he’d be perfectly happy being the only dog in the family.
Charlie walks well on a leash, loves riding in the car, sitting on the couch watching TV and of course chasing balls and playing with toys. But if you can’t get down on the floor and play tug or run around the yard, he’ll make up games to play himself and look up often to see if you’re entertained. He is a 20 lb dog who is happy living indoors and loves the outdoors. This little guy was rescued as a stray. He’d been hungry, exhausted and afraid for sometime, when a kind lady noticed him and asked True Blue Animal Rescue to help him. Surviving without humans is something that some breeds can adapt to just fine, but not so, for these little guys, like Charlie – bred to be peoples’ close companions. He needs to know that his human, home, food and bed are all his and he is a member of the family. Charlie’s TBAR foster was a single woman with a gentle female dog and he bonded with both right away. However, he would not thrive in a household with multiple dogs, especially male dogs and dogs bigger than he is.
Reuben (now Cub)
Reuben had a hard time finding his forever home, but we are pleased that he now has a new mom and dad and two human sisters, a human brother, and a dog brother! The whole family is in love with him and they are working with him on his manners, and all learning to practice patience when he forgets some of what he has learned. Congratulations Reuben (now renamed Cub) and keep up the good behavior!
TBAR is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is a no-kill animal rescue. Save a life and adopt instead of buying a pet. TBAR is always looking for temporary foster homes too! If you would like to meet your own new friend, visit the TBAR Dogs page. Please read about our adoption or fostering programs, or consider donating to TBAR. Every little bit helps us to help another animal in need to be rehabilitated and then find their forever home!