Macy Belle Adoption

Black lab Macy Belle was also adopted today, achieving what must be some kind of record for the shortest time ever in the RHS system – 2 1/2 weeks, without ever making it to an MTP event!  Macy’s new family consists of a mom and dad,  two (very tall!) human brothers and a doggy sister, a chocolate lab named Hershey (of course!).

They’d lost their older dog to cancer and were looking for a companion to keep Hershey company.  When they saw Macy Belle’s picture on Facebook, they immediately contacted Kris (Macy’s new Dad used to work with Kris) to arrange a meet-and-greet.  Everything worked perfectly and Macy’s future was set.  They plan to keep the name Macy but probably drop Belle.

Macy Belle came to RHS as an owner surrender.  Caught in a difficult domestic situation, her previous owner needed to rehome her two dogs, so a family member who’d previously adopted from RHS contacted Dana to see if RHS could help.  Thanks to Kris Keesy and family for stepping up and fostering sweet Macy!

Ace Adoption

Sweet puppy Ace is one of the three “Golf Puppies” (Ace, Birdie and Caddy) rescued from the Red Oak Shelter in October, and while he was the last to find his forever home, he hit the jackpot today!  Ace went to live with a Mom and Dad and two kitty sisters (Charlie and Patton).  He’s got a stay-at-home Dad who is looking forward to watching sporting events with Ace, and a Mom who will spoil him silly, buying him all manner of toys and taking him on 2 mile walks every day.

Thank you to The Vet House for boarding Ace and clearing up his (and his siblings’) skin issues, and to all the foster Moms who busted him out of boarding to give him love and cuddles in their homes:  Dana and Melanie, Julie and Jennifer, and Andie Butler.

 

Rufus McGee Adoption

2019 continues to be off to a great start with our 3rd adoption this week – Rufus McGee!  Our handsome blue heeler mix was adopted and (just like our heeler Blue who was adopted a few weeks ago) he has a red heeler sister to play with and keep him company!  We’ve already gotten a picture of Rufus and his new canine sister, Dakota, playing happily together in their new home.

Rufus also has 2 human siblings to love on.  His new dad mentioned that Dakota loves to wake the kids up in the morning by sitting on them; she’ll no doubt find her task easier once she shows Rufus how to do it, too!

They will probably keep Rufus’s name since he’s used to it and (you have to admit) it is a pretty cool name.  😉

Rufus was rescued from the Balch Springs Shelter.  Dana had noticed him and, when she realized he was growing more and more despondent in his shelter run, she made the decision to pull him to RHS even without a committed foster.

Thanks to Jenny Kraus and her family who stepped up to foster him once he was in the program.  We know it was hard to let him go, Jenny!

Clairee Adoption

2019 is off to a great start – Clairee was adopted and joins her new canine sister Nova. Happy life sweet kitties!

Rescued from the Mesquite Shelter (along with Shelby, M’Lynn and Jackson, collectively known as the Steel Magnolia litter), Clairee was fostered first by Georgia Merriman and then by Melanie Bullock & Dana Huffman.

Shelby Adoption

2019 is off to a great start – Shelby went to his fur-ever home with his new kitty brother Burt!

Rescued from the Mesquite Shelter (along with Clairee, M’Lynn and Jackson, collectively known as the Steel Magnolia litter), Shelby was fostered first by Georgia Merriman and then by Melanie Bullock & Dana Huffman.

Angel Hope Adoption

Santa came through for our sweet girl, Angel Hope – she was adopted Saturday, just in time for Christmas!  Her new mom works from home and we know Angel will be the best office assistant ever!!  She also has a dad and a grown-up brother to love on her.  She will be the only pet in the household for now, and they will probably keep her name.

She went to her new home decked out in red gear and a festive holiday scarf, loaded down with gifts and treats from her foster parents and some generous angel tree donors.

Angel was found alone on the steps of a church by long-time RHS volunteer and supporter, Martha Duke.  Martha named her Angel Hope and she was brought into the RHS system, where she was fostered first by Diane Boren and then by the Cortez family.

Merry Christmas to Angel and her new family, and to everyone in RHS!

Peeps Adoption

Peeps went home today – or rather, decided to STAY home by making it permanent with her foster mom, Martha.  When her human passed away, senior dachshund Peeps ended up in the Collin County Shelter; she was rescued by RHS around Easter and named after the marshmallow candy chicks.  She was initially fostered by Marj Atkinson and then Martha before going to live with a new family.  It wasn’t a good fit for Peeps, though, and she came back to RHS.  Her quirky, funny personality endeared her to Martha and she became a member of the Denton pack for good.  She went home decked out in a blingy name tag and a sweatshirt with “Rescued and Loved” on the back.  🙂

Thanks to the home visit teams and fosters who made these adoptions possible!

Blue Adoption

Blue (the creatively-named blue heeler mix) was adopted by a young man who has experience with the heeler breed.  Blue’s new sister, Macy, is a red heeler, so Blue will have another high-energy dog to play with and help work off some of that energy!  Amusingly, Macy (the red heeler) wears a blue collar and Blue went home wearing a red collar!  Her new dad said he did have blue gear coming for her; it just hadn’t arrived yet.   He plans to keep her name.

Blue was found as a stray on the street and fostered by Diane Boren.

Jackson Adoption

Hi everyone,

Jackson is the first Steel Magnolia Kitten to be adopted today at Half Price Books. His new mama, Emily is heads over heels in love with him and her roommate has a cat named Major so he will have a friend to play and hang out with.

Jackson was rescued from the Mesquite Animal Shelter along with Clairee, MLynn, and Shelby.

Thank you, Melanie Bullock and Dana Huffman for fostering this sweet boy and the rest of the Steel Magnolia group!

Congratulations to all!!! 🎉

Birdie Mae Adoption

The second of our Golf Puppies went home today!  Sweet Birdie Mae (aka Jazzy Bird) was adopted by a nice couple with an adult son; they have no other pets so she’s certain to be as spoiled as she deserves.  🙂  Now named Belle, she went home decked out in pink and green gear and a warm, pink coat.

Fostered by Andie Butler, Birdie Mae was rescued from the Red Oaks shelter where she was taken in as a stray with her brothers, Ace and Caddie.

Thanks to Andie (and her patient pack of resident dogs) for another great fostering job!