While a storm was a brewin’ outside of Pet Supplies Plus today, inside, safe and sound, Farley was being adopted by his forever family, Cerene and her 13 year old son Simeon. Seems Simeon has wanted a dog for a while, but he had to show some responsibility first by doing his chores and keeping his room clean, which he did.
Sweet, handsome, smoky-eyed Farley came to us through our foster coordinator Laurie Baker. Farley was dumped at the home of one of Laurie’s work friends earlier this year. They had another dog, but that dog was not keen on Farley, so they asked if RHS could foster him. Fortunately for Farley, Kris Keesy and family had a spot available for Farley, and it was there that he spent several months in the lap of love and luxury, waiting for his forever home.
Please wish Farley, Cerene and Simeon a happy life together (and let’s hope Simeon continues to keep his room clean), and thank Kris and family for another fabulous fostering job.
Sammy Loo has also found his fur-ever home! Our handsome, fluffy, bob-tailed senior boy will have another senior feline sibling named Brenan to keep him company and a mom to love on both of them. He was camera-shy at the home visit/adoption so we didn’t get any pictures of him with his new family. An owner surrender, Sammy Loo was fostered by Jennifer Auman.
Bill and Chunk were both adopted by their fosters, Stephanie Hickey and family.
From Stephanie: Bill and Chunk are doing great as always. Clearly they didn’t have to adjust since they have lived with us for years now. Bill loves his older brother who looks just like him and only has 17 years on him. He still tends to harass the other cats in the house but not as badly as before. He loves having a “cookie” with the dogs and will steal his own if you don’t get it for him. He pretty much runs the house.
Chunk enjoys his one on one time with me. He loves running his circles in the back yard. His favorite treats are blueberries, zucchini and squash.
Sweetheart Jewel Annalise found her fur-ever home today!! Now named Georgia, she will be the only girl in her new dad’s life. He works close to home so he can visit Georgia at lunch, and maybe when she finishes growing up she’ll be able to go work with her dad.
Her foster mom, Andie, wasn’t able to be at the adoption due to a prior commitment, but she sent along what has become her signature goodbye gift – a baby book with pictures from the day she got Jewel to their last night together. We all teared up a little at how beautiful it was!
A stray found by a friend of Dana, Jewel Annalise was fostered by Andie Butler. Thanks for another great job, Andie!!
July 27, 2019 – Canine & Kitty Golf Classic
Registration is now open for the 16th Canine & Kitty Classic fundraiser! The event will be on July 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. (shotgun start) and held at Woodbridge Golf Club in Wylie.
Please join us for our biggest fundraiser — we’re donation funded and each dollar helps us save more dogs and cats. Since we are foster-based without a physical location, we do not have rental space, paid employees or other traditional expenses, so all profits go directly to animal care.
How can you help? Well, you can’t have a golf tournament without players! It’s a scramble format, and the entry fee of $125 includes breakfast and lunch, golf cart, green fees, prize holes and a participation gift.
The registration deadline is July 20, 2019.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available, including hole and cart sponsorships. Let everyone know that your organization supports animal rescue efforts in the community! For more information on sponsorships, email email@example.com.
Come join us in helping these deserving animals and enjoy a great day of golf, food, and prizes!
For more information, contact Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One lucky pup went home on Saturday – or rather, STAYED home on Saturday. Joplin was adopted by her fosters, Sue and Bobby! Bobby knew right from the start that Joplin was meant to be a permanent part of the family, and together they convinced Sue to make it official. 🙂 It wasn’t hard and certainly didn’t take long, as Joplin never made it to a single MTP event!
Named for the singer, Janis Joplin, she rescued by the Vet House (who treated her through nasty hookworms and roundworms) before being fostered (adopted) by the Knights.
Thanks for a(nother) great foster fail, Sue and Bobby!
We have a mid-week adoption this week. Karys found her way to the heart of our cat foster (also a RHS previous adopter), Sharon Hudak. Sharon was impressed with Karys’ friendliness when they first met. She thinks that Karys will be a great addition to her family. Sharon and her husband, John are going to name her “Bunny” because they have a cat named Possum. It’s going to be a big party in Karys’ forever home with dog sibling (Poco) and cat siblings (Coffee, Clementine, Possum & our very own Ninja).
Karys was from the Red Oak Animal Shelter. She was skinny, dirty and frightened and she was in urgent need to be out of the shelter. Thanks to Randy and Nancy Thomas for stepping up to foster this sweet girl. They nurture her with love and help to build her confidence. You guys are miracle workers!
Despite the pouring rain and gloomy weather, there were some bright smiles today at MTP as Jelly was adopted! And it should come as no surprise to anyone that she was adopted by her foster, Pam! Right from the start, it was pretty obvious that Pam and Jelly (now known as Gracie or Gracie Marie when she’s been naughty) were meant to be together. She even has her dad, Art, wrapped firmly around her tiny paw.
Rounding out the family is her new canine brother, Nick, with whom she’s already started agility lessons. Her trainer says, despite her size, she’s fearless!
Pam spent some time at PSP with us, shopping for just the right accessories for Gracie. The final choice was purple with a blinged out collar and leash – matching her Mom’s hat nicely!
After being dumped in a field (along with 2 other small dogs) in below-freezing weather, Jelly was taken in by some good Samaritans temporarily and then brought to the Red Oaks Shelter. She was fostered (and adopted) by Pam and Art Quagliani.
It’s said that good things come to those who wait, and it certainly came true for our little Chihuahua, Roxy Ann, today (which, appropriately enough, just happens to be National Chihuahua Day)! After setting an RHS record for the longest time ever in foster care (SIX YEARS!), Roxy finally found what she’s been looking for – a lap to call her own.
Several weeks ago, two ladies came MTP looking for a small dog to be a companion for the Grandpa of their family. It seemed almost too good to be true, especially since they specifically asked about Roxy Ann and Vinnie, two long-time fosters who never really showed their personalities well at MTP events. A home visit was arranged and it was decided that Roxy was the better fit for their family. A temporary foster period allowed Roxy to transition to a new home and make it her own, and the adoption was finalized today. She is now part of a tightly-knit family with a stay-at-home Granddad, his caregiver (who loves Roxy, too!) and Mom, and several other family members who live within walking distance of each other.
Roxy’s foster, Martha, has been asked many times over the years why she didn’t just adopt Roxy, but Martha always felt that there was a family out there for her – a place where she didn’t have to share laps and attention. It was hard to let her go, but Martha said it’s a bit easier when the situation feels as right as this.
Roxy was surrendered to the Richardson Shelter way back in 2013. Attached are pictures of her in the Shelter and on her Freedom Ride; her little face has gotten pretty white over the years but her eyes are still sparkling with personality.
Thanks to Pat Rotundo for going on the home visit with Martha, to everyone who supported Roxy’s journey and, most especially, to foster-extraordinaire, Martha, for never giving up on her.