A Beautiful Boy, A Beautiful Family
When this cute boy wandered into our lives, scared and hungry, we thought "Oh no, not another black dog." For a myriad of reasons black dogs and cats are the least adoptable, most euthanized, most abused, and most unwanted animals. Here in the south, they are a dime a dozen and because they are the least wanted, they are so very difficult to find homes for. But every so often things go right and this little guy got so very lucky. Not only did his adoptive family want a black dog, they already had two black cats to match. Just look at them! And that isn’t all. He also got two human brothers to play with and a most wonderful mom. To top it off, his new neighbor had a dog too, and before long, they were best friends.
Astro's mom says: "Astro is doing great!! So happy and loving and mischievous!! He loved all the snow we had up here!! Spring has sprung and he and Maggie are romping around. (Maggie is the yellow lab.) Astro has added such a special element to our family, and we couldn’t imagine life without him! He is not only best buds with Maggie but also with our cats, Gussy and Onyx! We are blessed to have a beautiful family."
This little kitten and her siblings were born around Christmas time in 2009. Mamma cat did her best to care for them but the neighborhood human bullies tormented and abused them. They were saved by a Good Samariatan who nurtured them, loved them and made them whole again. It was near Valentine's Day when a very lucky new family fell instantly in love with this little spitfire. Tucked into her new daddy's coat, she went home to a life of luxury and spoil-heaven. They named her Valentine!
Together Again & Still In Love
Lady and Rusty were rescued by a Good Samaritan who could not properly care for them. They were bonded friends. It was painful to see them separated. Rusty was originally found left to die in a paper bag by the side of the road when he was just a teeny puppy. Lady was taken in when her previous owners could no longer care for her. Now it was happening all over again. Victims of the bad economy, the Good Samaritan, Rusty and Lady had to go their separate ways.
During the next year they were fostered by multiple families with varying degrees of good and bad care. Lady was shot in the head, which left her temporarily deaf. Each eventually found their way into our care but always without each other. Rusty was adopted first. He finally had his forever family complete with a little girl and a Miniature Schnauzer named Lovie. We thought that was the end of Rusty's story.
Lady was still waiting for her forever family. She was considered for adoption several times but the right family just hadn't come along. Enter Rusty's new family. "What about us? Would Lady like to be reunited with Rusty?" Five months after Rusty was adopted and 14 months after they were first separated, Lady and Rusty were reunited. Yes, together again... and still in love. They will never be separated again.