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ARCHIE HBR's sweet little guy who needed the surgery on his eyes has found his FUR-EVER home. Well, technically he found it the moment he walked through the doors of his foster home a few months back. With all they have been through with this little guy, Michelle and her family knew Archie was there to stay. While fostering isn't about being a "foster failure", sometimes things were just meant to be. We call these "foster-wins". Congratulations Archie, Michelle and family.
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EDDIE & TIA Mark and Carolyn tell us they have adopted quite a few older dogs from rescues (someone has to love the seniors!) and they often joke that they are running a pug retirement home! We couldn't be happier that Eddie and Tia have clearly settled into their fur-ever home, filled with much love and joy! Thank you to Mark and Carolyn and their family for opting to adopt! โ™กโ™ก
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LOUIS Louis, formerly Leo, was adopted from HBR by one lucky family in October of 2016. Louis was very excited to participate in telling his happy tail. Louis tells us: "I love salmon, chasing my families' feet including my sibling bull mastiff and rottweilers back legs, and being chased around the living room. I'm very playful, and have a tonne of energy! In the evenings I love to climb into my humans laps and cuddle and sleep while we all watch TV." Louis thinks he is different from the big dogs. He thinks he is a big dog but in a little body. He is the main dog alarm now and barks and alerts his family more than the other dogs. "While I have been together with my new family now for a little more than 6 months the transition and routine of my new life is still in progress. I'm now going number two outside but I've still not yet mastered only peeing outside. I do not like rain or falling snow but I love playing in the snow on the ground. I'm still not eating a constant amount with each meal and sometimes I get really afraid and I run around and won't come to my bowl. I still have some vivid memories of my past but I'm working through them with my new family. I'm a million times better and a different dog then the scared little guy that I was when I was adopted." Louis' new family tell us Louis is their first small dog rescue. "We have always rescued rottweilers and bull mastiffs. Louis is a delight and we have completely fallen in love with him. But the terrible life he had before is very much still a part of him. We have seen great progress and strides and he now will take food from our hand and wants to cuddle and sleep in our lap. The transition from rescue dog to your dog, might be a longer road for some more than others so its important to be committed to "one step forward and two steps back" in training and behaviour. It is so worth all of the challenges and frustrating moments when you do not understand why he does something that you thought he had learned not to do. We would not trade a moment with Louis; he has taught us so much! He has a great personality and the strength to survive what he did. While he is a great dog now each day we see him getting better and better becoming an amazing awesome dog we are lucky to have in our life." Louis' family tells us: "Rescuing dogs is one of the most rewarding things in life. These dogs know when they finally have found home." We are so happy Louis now knows he has found his fur-ever home! Thank you to his new family for choosing adoption and supporting dog rescue!
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ROGUE
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Sophie
Sophie
Shannon and her family adopted Sophie from HBR in July of 2016. Sophie is a bit particular and initially she refused to use the stairs in her new home because they were carpeted and she was not used to that. But, she figured it out and settled in quickly! Her favourite things to do are to play in the snow, get tonnes of snuggles, get brushed/groomed - she's a bit of a diva! ๐Ÿ™‚ Shannon tells us the only time Sophie ever barks is when she wants attention. (There's that diva thing again!) Sophie was Shannon's first rescue and the experience has changed her. She tells us "I will never 'shop' for a dog again! Once you go rescue you never go back! However, when selecting a dog to adopt, take your time, ask lots of questions and ensure that the dog is a good match with your home!" As Shannon also volunteers with HBR, she has recruited Sophie to volunteer as well! "Sophie has been an amazing HBR ambassador! She has attended many events with me. She is absolutely 'bomb-proof' and loved by everyone who meets her- even those who usually only like big dogs! I was approached to have her tested to be a therapy dog and am seriously considering it!" Thank you so much to Shannon and her family for opting to adopt and welcoming Sophie to her fur-ever home! <3
Sophie ~ HBR Alumni at work!
Sophie ~ HBR Alumni at work!
Shannon and her family adopted Sophie from HBR in July of 2016. Sophie is a bit particular and initially she refused to use the stairs in her new home because they were carpeted and she was not used to that. But, she figured it out and settled in quickly! Her favourite things to do are to play in the snow, get tonnes of snuggles, get brushed/groomed - she's a bit of a diva! ๐Ÿ™‚ Shannon tells us the only time Sophie ever barks is when she wants attention. (There's that diva thing again!) Sophie was Shannon's first rescue and the experience has changed her. She tells us "I will never 'shop' for a dog again! Once you go rescue you never go back! However, when selecting a dog to adopt, take your time, ask lots of questions and ensure that the dog is a good match with your home!" As Shannon also volunteers with HBR, she has recruited Sophie to volunteer as well! "Sophie has been an amazing HBR ambassador! She has attended many events with me. She is absolutely 'bomb-proof' and loved by everyone who meets her- even those who usually only like big dogs! I was approached to have her tested to be a therapy dog and am seriously considering it!" Thank you so much to Shannon and her family for opting to adopt and welcoming Sophie to her fur-ever home! <3
Mya
Mya
When Mya got too old to breed, she was discarded by her puppymill breeders. HBR saved her and gave her a loving home for nearly 3 years. It seems that she wasn't very social (like, not at all!) so HBR's volunteers put a lot of energy into teaching her that the world is not all bad. I've been told that she was a bit difficult to adopt out; maybe because of her age (she was 8 when we got her), her dislike of other cats/dogs/loud noises, or maybe her uncertainty around kids. I think it was just because she was waiting for us, her soul-humans. We've been her family for only 1 1/2 years now but it's like we were meant to be together. She enjoys these, her golden years, by sunbathing wherever there is sun, sitting on the knee of every guest who dares come to our home, taking leisurely walks to the mailbox and much more. She's got scars - physical and emotional, but, don't we all? ~ Jana, Mya's mom!
Alpha
Alpha
Tara and Troy adopted Alpha from HBR in December of 2016. The pair were so happy to welcome Alpha into their family and absolutely love having him! When asked to share a fun story with us, Tara told us that Alpha loves to sit in chairs just like humans do - he thinks he is a person! Why of course he does! ๐Ÿ™‚ Alpha's favourite things to do are to cuddle with his new family, chew on his favourite bones, and chase around his orange ball! The only difficult time he had adjusting to his new home was that he had a new rule that prevented him from sitting on the couch! We are pretty sure he can live with that! Alpha's new family is very happy with their new addition! They believe in adopting, not shopping! Thank you, Tara and Troy, for welcoming Alpha into your happy home and saving a life! โ™กโ™ก
Mya
Mya
When Mya got too old to breed, she was discarded by her puppymill breeders. HBR saved her and gave her a loving home for nearly 3 years. It seems that she wasn't very social (like, not at all!) so HBR's volunteers put a lot of energy into teaching her that the world is not all bad. I've been told that she was a bit difficult to adopt out; maybe because of her age (she was 8 when we got her), her dislike of other cats/dogs/loud noises, or maybe her uncertainty around kids. I think it was just because she was waiting for us, her soul-humans. We've been her family for only 1 1/2 years now but it's like we were meant to be together. She enjoys these, her golden years, by sunbathing wherever there is sun, sitting on the knee of every guest who dares come to our home, taking leisurely walks to the mailbox and much more. She's got scars - physical and emotional, but, don't we all? ~ Jana, Mya's mom!
Alpha
Alpha
Tara and Troy adopted Alpha from HBR in December of 2016. The pair were so happy to welcome Alpha into their family and absolutely love having him! When asked to share a fun story with us, Tara told us that Alpha loves to sit in chairs just like humans do - he thinks he is a person! Why of course he does! ๐Ÿ™‚ Alpha's favourite things to do are to cuddle with his new family, chew on his favourite bones, and chase around his orange ball! The only difficult time he had adjusting to his new home was that he had a new rule that prevented him from sitting on the couch! We are pretty sure he can live with that! Alpha's new family is very happy with their new addition! They believe in adopting, not shopping! Thank you, Tara and Troy, for welcoming Alpha into your happy home and saving a life! โ™กโ™ก