Stories from Our Adoptive Families
I just wanted to send some long-overdue pics of Zarah, the sweet Doberman I adopted in May 2012. As a member of our family, she has been an absolute treasure of a dog and we spoil her accordingly. She’s a fantastic running and hiking partner, great with all other types of dogs and critters, and loves to cuddle on the couch and sleep with us on the bed! She’s inseparable from our older Dobie, Loki, and takes it upon herself to make sure his ears are always clean!
Adding Zarah to our family has been a blessing and I can’t imagine our pack without her constant levity and tenderness.
I adopted Cooper from your rescue almost three years ago, when he was 12 weeks old. He’ll be 3 in January. He loves his life on the ranch because he goes everywhere with me — on the ranch and to the office. He gets in miles of running daily. A happy dog — and a leaner. Funny guy.
Hemi was relinquished to a veterinarian by an enlisted man who couldn’t take his dog with him. The vet, one of our favorites at Blue Cross Animal Clinic, had trouble between her small dog with Hemi, so Hemi moved on to his final home with Karen and Howard. As you can see from this picture, there’s no better place for him to have landed.
Callie was rescued, along with her brother and sister, running wild at about the age of 5 months. They were 3 little bags of bones scrapping for whatever food they could find. Callie struck it rich as the last of the siblings to be adopted and has now topped 8 14,000-foot mountains in Colorado when she goes camping with her parents and Tiba, a half-Doberman who is like a sister to her. They say she is a sweet loving little mischievous little rascal who has won their hearts forever. She is also one of the lucky Dobermans that got to keep her ears and tail.
Harvey was a close call. He was rescued at 5 months of age from the shelter in Alamogordo just as Parvo symptoms showed up. After 6 days in the hospital with excellent round-the-clock care, he pulled through. Harvey went up to what seemed a great home in Colorado only to be rejected for being a puppy, so now he lives in Greeley with a wonderful young couple (daughter of the former President of DRNM) and is getting to be every bit as much of a puppy as his funny, bouncy little self can be. Harvey does more than the usual play-bow, he hops up into the air backward and then lands in a play-bow. He has his own Facebook page – Harvey Nelson of Greeley Colorado.
Obe’s story is a long one. He came to us from a shelter with a rare deformity called polydactylism with one toe enlarged and deformed in such a way that his front foot looked like a lobster claw. His initial visit with an ortho-specialist vet confirmed that nothing had to be done unless the foot started to be irritated due to improper use. In the meantime, Obe had a nice home with some senior dogs and people and was loved by all. His foot, however, did begin to have real problems and it was deemed best to remove the leg after all. This however had the opposite effect that you might think and Obe reverted back to being a full-speed puppy. This did not work out for his new home and for perfectly sound reasons Obe then got his next and final home with Christina and Jake, an Aussie.
Obe has won everyone’s heart in his new family and has lots of TLC and fun with his active family.
Comet is well-rooted in what was his foster home, and with his VonWillebrand’s and other special needs, he is happy and well settled. We just couldn’t put him through the stress of another change, so he IS Home now!!