1998 SUCCESS STORIES - Page 1
First "Kess" joined
Mark and Erin,
and then they decided to adopt another....
......so here's Chief!
Chief is a special "Golden Oldie" who was rescued from the shelter with his
Border Collie pal. Both Chief and his friend became homeless when their elderly
owner was taken to a Nursing Home. Kess and Chief share their home with Mark and
Erin's other Golden Retriever, Mozer. The three golden retrievers get to go camping
and enjoy all sorts of out door activities.
"Abby", a chocolate
was adopted by the Stump family in July, 1998.
She's a purebred AKC girl that was turned in
to rescue as a puppy. She was so fortunate to
find such a wonderful home with Tim and Amy,
who have this girl in advanced Obedience courses.
Abby just celebrated her first birthday,
and the best part of all was having her own, wonderful family!
sitting atop his Daddy's lap, is an AKC registered
Golden Retriever who was turned in to the shelter by
his owners who were moving. His misfortune in life is
over, as he was adopted by Jeff and Pat Lambert. He
now has his own playmate, Holly - blonde golden beauty
pictured above. At seven years old, Toby is
technically a senior; however, ask his new
Mom if that stops this boy, who has just
begun Agility training. Way to go, Toby!
Cute little "Winston",
a golden retriever puppy,
adopted by the Thomas family.
This little boy obviously loves his fuzzy
"woobie," Mr. Bear! Winston and his
canine "brother" are accompanying Mom
for a summer trip to the Sierras! Have fun, Winston!
"Gretchen" is a ten year old
golden retriever who was rescued from a life spent locked in the
garage. She is one lucky girl, with her own Australian Shepherd
"brother", Jack, for companionship. Here's what her
new family has to say about this senior golden girl: "Gretchen
has blended in with our family wonderfully. She enjoys her walks and
playing ball in the park. (Although she lets Jack do all the
work.) You wouldn't know she is 10 years old by the way she and Jack
wrestle around ALL day! Gretchen is kind and patient with our
autistic son. She gently takes treats from him and even knows a few
tricks. She has lots of love to give and will snuggle up with you
when you sit down to watch T.V. We are very happy to have Gretchen
in our family; she is a wonderful dog."
and "Summer" are two very special Golden Retrievers who were
turned into rescue together and desperately wanted to stay together in their new home.
These two were lucky girls when they were adopted by their new moms, Gail
Susan. Aren't they gorgeous?!?!
sporting the red bow above, was adopted by the Burton family. This
is her second Christmas in her new home! Below, Sara hams up with
her "sisters" for the camera!
"Gromit" was a
squirrely guy when he first joined the
Silliman household last year. They gave him the attention
and training he needed, and he has grown into a
magnificent family pet. Gromit is a perfect example
of what rescue is all about!!
"Tasha" was a young
stray at the Devore Animal Shelter
when she was rescued by in July, 1998. She was
destined for great things, however - Tasha is now being
trained as a service dog for her new Mom, Cindy Ross.
Way to go, Tasha!!
- the sweet girl on the right with her adorable golden "brother," Sonny.
Madelline was an obese older gal when she came to us,
and was put on thyroid medication and a weight reducing diet. She's now fit and
trim! Madelline was happily adopted by Carrie Phillips, and as you can
see, her story has a VERY happy ending!
"Cessi Mae" is an 8
year old Golden Retriever who was devastated when her owners turned her in to rescue.
It was several weeks before we felt she was emotionally ready to find a new home.
In addition, Cessi Mae had never been spayed, putting her at risk for mammary gland
cancer, which she was found to have. After her surgery to remove the tumor and to be
spayed, Cessi went to stay with her "foster" family, Steve and Tamyra. The
rest is history, as we know how precious golden girls worm their way into Daddy's hearts!
Cessi is officially the new addition to the Morad household, and even has her own
"sister", Katie - a golden retriever, of course!