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Lulu making Lemonade!

Lulu Bug came to rescue after a stay at an area shelter... It is hard to imagine why this sweet young girl would be thought of as a lemon and end up unclaimed in a shelter without a family! Once sprung from the shelter and in a loving foster home Lulu blossomed into a very sweet lady who had nothing but love for life! Lulu had to learn some manners and basic obedience to remember how to behave like a lady .. after all a pretty lady needs some manners! Lulu caught on fast and basically has never met a heartbeat she didn't like!

When Lulu met her furever mom and dad she knew exactly how to win their hearts and pranced, leaned and nuzzled her way into their hearts FURever! Now Lulu and her FURever family are enjoying the summer and all the family visiting! Congrats to all! and keep an eye out I bet you see them at some GDRNT events!

A Special Home for a "Special" Girl

Zoya (Russian: Зоя) is a feminine Russian and Ukrainian first name, a variant of Zoe, meaning "life". In Arabic, it means "the gift of God".

And They all lived Happily Ever After...

What ever happened to the lazy days of summer? Can someone send some to me.. geeeez we are soo crazy busy that I have once again fallen behind on FURever Stories! So here are TWO... and more to come!

We all know the formula of the Disney Princess.. a beautiful princess with a life of strife, sadness and without love... then that magical bippity boppity boo moment when it all changes! So it is with Belle and Beauty...

Rex's Turn!


Another big boy adopted! Rex came to rescue with a severe infestation of heartworms and a little on the skinny side. He went thru his treatment like a champ. Rex was immediately matched with a new 7yr old dane sister, that was not so sure at first if she wanted a brother. Over a couple of weeks with his new family, Rex won over big sister and now they are the best of playmates. Rex has received a new name of Baloo and the name fits the big goofy guy!

Latte's Cup Runith Over!

When Latte came to rescue we were not even sure what color she was! But look at her now! This girl has the heart of a love pup! She had one of the worst cases of very stubborn demodex mange and it seemed to take FURever to get her skin clear ! Her Foster family worked so hard and found that a special diet and medication her skin and coat began to SHINE!

Once she felt awesome this girls sweet personality bubbled over and she quickly won the hearts of everyone she met! I think Latte felt so bad for so long she saved up all her puppy energy and is going through a late puppyhood! So when we had an approved adopter with training experience, some structure and tons of activities that included the dogs... we thought this might be it! Well WOW Latte walked in their home and all over their hearts! Latte LOVES having two young brothers to play with and practice all their training!

I love getting her updates because she is having so much fun... her favorite activity going to the lake!

YIPEE and congrats to Latte and her FURever family

Latte's Cup Runith Over!

When Latte came to rescue we were not even sure what color she was! But look at her now! This girl has the heart of a love pup! She had one of the worst cases of very stubborn demodex mange and it seemed to take FURever to get her skin clear ! Her Foster family worked so hard and found that a special diet and medication her skin and coat began to SHINE!

Once she felt awesome this girls sweet personality bubbled over and she quickly won the hearts of everyone she met! I think Latte felt so bad for so long she saved up all her puppy energy and is going through a late puppyhood! So when we had an approved adopter with training experience, some structure and tons of activities that included the dogs... we thought this might be it! Well WOW Latte walked in their home and all over their hearts! Latte LOVES having two young brothers to play with and practice all their training!

I love getting her updates because she is having so much fun... her favorite activity going to the lake!

YIPEE and congrats to Latte and her FURever family

Silly Tilley's Turn!

Some dogs are hard to adopt out via the shelter system no matter how crazy sweet they are.... so was Tilleys plight. Skinny, heart worm positive and in need of surgery to remove a suspicious looking growth on her leg... treatment that most shelters can't provide, and 99% of shelter adopters won't accept. So this shelter contact us!

Tilley came to rescue, took her no puppy pledge (got spayed), had the large growth removed and started heartworm treatment... wow that is alot for anybody... actually her leg had to be operated on twice! The nature of the growth was benign but left a very large surgical wound that needed very specific and special care. Tilley was moved to a medical foster home who could provide all her treatments, medications and supervision to be sure that the wound healed properly.

This girl was so ready for her furever home that she made sure that wound closed up pretty as can be and quick as a whip!

We had an approved past adopter waiting for a dane sister for their other GDRNT Dane. The adoption meeting was one of "those magic moments" and Tilley and her new brother gave the sniff of approval, her hu-mom and hu-dad fell in love instantly and that was that!

So yipppeee Tilley!

Snake Bite Boy aka the Cisco Kid get his FURever Home

This is one that is way past due but it is not your typical FURever story. We got a call from a distant shelter about two danes in need, one suffering from an old "snake bite". When transport made the several hour drive to pick up it was pretty obvious "snake bite" was a mix, it was also obvious we were his last chance.

That same road warrior also offered to foster snake bite and gave him the name Cisco.

The Cisco Kid was a challenge... as the wound we were told was a snake bite was very old and well nasty. I have seen a lot of nasty in rescue and this was right up there in terms of yuck! It may have been a snake bite way back when but our veterinarians don't think so... but what it was now is a very large infected wound. Cisco's foster dad was determined to get this dude well....

Turns out Cisco, the honorary dane, is a pretty cool dude whose body just doesn't seem to want to heal. His wound would improve but never really get all the way better.... antibiotics, testing, hydro therapy and all of it ... finally his wound is as good as it is can get and Cisco is ready for adoption... or so I thought.

All this treatment took a long time, and a lot of personal care by his foster dad, who at this point was more than a little attached. When it came right down to it these guys have been through it all and Cisco was already home!

So the Cisco Kid PERMANENTLY joined his foster family as a FURever PUP!

Catching up on FURever homes!

Wow DaneFest was a blast but now we need to catch up on FURever stories! After all that is the best kind of Rescue Story. Our adoption team never rests (actually nobody in rescue ever rests!) So here ya go.. in no particular order:)

Loosing a beloved pet is hard... sometimes it is even harder on the remaining dog. When people apply soon after loosing a beloved pet we always try to be sure they are ready, everyone is different but most folks need some time. However when you are a veteran foster mom and adopter you understand that sometimes your remaining dog needs a friend. This home has weathered the pain before and knew they were ready for another lady to grace the home. Most of all their sweet existing boy who just needs teh comfort of another dog. Talking with her I knew exactly the lady for them! LOVE it when I am right! Chloe was not so sure at first but safe to say she is now the Queen sharing her Castle with her King .. and their loving momma! Keep an eye out because I bet we see them at events!

Another girl that stayed with us way to long... WIley... This sweet girl came to us with an injury that took some time to get better but once she was all good to go it did not take long for a FURever family to snatch her up! Now Ms Wiley is sharing her home with a kitty and family who adore her but also are willing to continue this young girls training! It is such an amazing thing to see a scared injured dog go to loving, happy family member!

Mature Lady finds FURever loving home! OK now this one makes my heart sing... (ok they all do really) Mia is one of our "Mature Ladies" who people too frequently over looked simply because of her age! We had an approved adopter with a busy home of three children, one who is extra special and we wanted to be sure we had a dane who had a track record with small children and the "love" that comes with them. We knew Mia was the girl for them! This family loved the idea that she was mature and past the mischievous puppy stuff. The adoption coordinator reported this was a slam dunk! I can report that the children adore Mia and it is a mutual love fest! Yipeeeeee!

Speaking of Mischevious puppies... you may have noticed that Chelsea is no longer availible.. that is because she too found her FURever home! This sweet young couple had a great set up for a young pup and was willing to continue her training to be sure she grows into a beautiful lady!

Which brings us to Wrangler! Wrangler is a young pup looking for love! On a yucky, freezing cold, day his family drove over an hour to introduce Wrangler to their existing FURkid... I am not sure who fell in love first or harder but this big extended loving family knew Wrangler was meant to be theirs and scooped him up to FURever!

Whew... I think that brings us up to speed for now:):) A giant THANK YOU to all our foster families, volunteers and supporters who make FURever stories possible!

Tis the Season!!!

Severe storm season appears to be here! Texas weather is as crazy as crazy gets... The forecast calls for possible sever weather so it is a good time to review some safety tips:

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