Posted by admin on April 8th, 2013 @ 9:35 pm
Below are “Happy Tail” stories about dogs adopted from the 4 Luv of Dog Rescue who have found their forever home. If you adopted a dog from us and would like to share your “Happy Tail” story with us, please email pics and a brief write-up to email@example.com.
Posted by admin on April 8th, 2013 @ 9:35 pm
This is Bones, along with Snowflake. Bones came to us just about 2 weeks ago by way of 4 luv of Dog Rescue. He has fit in perfectly with our family. He has become my son’s shadow and he and Snowflake have a blast playing together. We are so happy to have him! We want to thank 4 Luv of Dog Rescue, for giving us the chance, to give Bones his new forever home.
Posted by admin on April 8th, 2013 @ 9:16 pm
Posted by admin on April 7th, 2013 @ 10:13 pm
Hi! I’m Maeby (formerly Kimmy)! I’m the white and tan pit bull mix and this is my brother Puddy, he’s a brindle pit bull mix. I’m almost 3 years old and such a fun-loving, sweet and goofy girl it’s no wonder my parents fell in love with me when they first met me! I was the first of us puppers to be adopted into this crazy family and I’ve been loving it here! This last summer when my parents brought me into their home, they realized I needed a LOT of exercise so they bought a Springer attachment and taught me how to ride nicely alongside their bike and I absolutely LOVE it! I can run as fast as 20mph! I also love going on walks, swimming, going for car rides, playing with my neighbor friends, going to daycare, taking naps in the sun, playing hide-and-go-seek with my dad, cuddling with anyone who’ll let me, playing catch, the list is really endless. I’m also SUPER smart and like to secretly push my parents’ buttons and see what all they’ll let me get away with. It took my parents quite a while to catch onto this and after going to 3 obedience class sessions they’re learning how to stand up and say no to my adorable puppy eyes…I’m actually ok with this, that game was getting kind of old.
When I first got here I met my feline siblings, Murphy and Zaney. They’re super rad but they aren’t much fun to play with. They’ll just slap me if I lick them in the face or try to play with them. Murphy will play with me sometimes, but he gets mad at me pretty easily so playtime never lasts very long. Mom and dad soon realized that I would probably benefit from another canine buddy (and I heard them whispering that Murphy and Zaney threatened to pack up their cat nip and move out if I kept trying to play with them), so just a couple months ago they set up a playdate with Puddy. His foster mom was MY foster mom…such a small world! We totally hit it off and next thing I knew we had a sleepover and he never left! I am so in love with my brother, he’s the coolest dog in the world. We’re the best of friends! Mom and dad say we’re soul-mates, but I don’t know what that means.
Now that my sister has talked your ear off, I’ll step in and say a few words…hi, I’m Puddy (formerly Isaac) and I’m about 4 years old. I’m a super chill, calm, happy, well-mannered dog and I’ve been with this crazy family since February. I’ve been having so much fun learning new things, going for walks with my sister, sleeping in the sun, chewing on antlers, and destroying toys. My all-time favorite thing to do is cuddle with my new sister and my new parents. Life has been pretty wonderful so far.
Lately they’ve been taking me and Maeby to this place called Red River North Dog Obedience Club on Monday nights and I’ve been learning how to sit, stay, lay down, walk nicely on the leash, and many more things! It’s been a lot of fun but sometimes it’s hard for me to sit still and learn…I’m just such a happy wiggle-butt I can hardly contain my excitement when I have to wait for a treat!
Well, we just wanted to stop by and say thank you so much for giving us a second chance at a happy life and for all you do for dogs like us! Mom and dad are always saying mushy stuff like “I can’t imagine life without you!” and “We couldn’t be luckier to have dogs that love each other so much!”. Thanks again, we’re all grateful for 4 Luv of Dog Rescue!
These two are the love of our lives, thanks for all you do! Adam & Dana Holscher
Posted by admin on March 29th, 2013 @ 6:20 pm
“Hug-a-bull, Love-a-bull and Kiss-a-bull”
Posted by admin on March 3rd, 2013 @ 2:29 pm
Hello from the Jensens! We adopted Nora in February and could not be happier with this little cuddle bug. She is 10 years old but jumps on and off the furniture like a pro. Her favorite activities are belly rubs, going on walks around Concordia College campus, belly rubs, and snuggling while getting her belly rubbed.
We are so pleased to give her the home she has always deserved. Thank you for all you do at 4 Luv of Dog! Our little girl is home
Posted by admin on March 3rd, 2013 @ 2:18 pm
My name is Jakey and my story should actually be a movie. My owner; Robert (Bobby) got me when I was about 6 weeks old (in December 2000). Bobby was in a coma and was not expected to live and I was given to him after he “woke up”.
He taught me how to love and because I had the capacity to love unconditionally; we were a perfect match. Bobby died on December 1 2011 and I was left homeless in Dickinson. There were 4 sisters that made a vow to Bobby before he died, to find me a home after he passed away.
I was driven about 300 miles (one way) because no one in the town wanted an older dog. I met Jaime at 4luvofdog and immediately we bonded (I peed on her foot). She kept in contact with Bobby’s family and was instrumental in finding me a home and also helped me keep in contact with Bobby’s family.
I came to be adopted by the most loving family a dog could ever have. Melissa (my new mom) has adopted rescue dogs before. I now have a wonderful buddy named; Nemo and we could not be happier. I have a new brother and a father and best of all, I have a family. I know that Bobby is looking down from heaven and knows what love can do to all. To add to all of this happiness, Melissa (my new mom) and Bobby’s sisters communicate by email. One sister is in Texas, one is in Maryland and one is back in Dickinson. Love knows no boundaries and I am so happy that a family took a chance on taking an older dog; ME!!!
Posted by admin on January 30th, 2013 @ 2:40 pm
I have been thinking about you guys alot and decided I better send a note before another year goes by. I just can’t tell you how happy and “in love” I am with Gabe (formerly Biscotti). Everyone who meets him loves him.
Last year we went to Doggie kindergarten, and this month we are in Beginner obedience. He has been such a good dog and a GREAT companion. He does have long days alone during the week, but is never mad at me when I get home. When I am home, we are together all the time.
I wish I could tell the previous owners how much he is loved and that it must have been very hard for them to give him up, but I am so thankful to them. They did a wonderful job laying the foundation for such a well-behaved dog. And yes, he does love to travel
Janee Nelson Dehler
Posted by admin on January 30th, 2013 @ 2:23 pm
Posted by admin on January 30th, 2013 @ 2:16 pm
I’m happy to say I found my forever home. I got adopt by a fun loving couple about 4 months ago and now go by Jax (formerly Eli). We all had to learn some lessons like when I get bored I somehow find trouble no matter what. I will never be able to repay mom of all the things I destroyed, I’m sorry.
I love my new parents I get to do so many new things. I love to go ice fishing and just started obedience class/ school. I have already learned most of the commands but next is agility course, I cant wait. I think I found my new love is balls, mom cant seem to buy me enough of them and bones, I love bones! They definitely help me to stay out of trouble.
I finally had my first Christmas and it was the best! I woke up to treats in a sock, I meet new cousins and new humans. I must confess that my human friends sure did destroy all those pretty boxes and they made a big mess.
I want to say a BIG THANK YOUUUUU (I love to howl)
Posted by admin on January 20th, 2013 @ 3:22 pm
After almost 17 years we said good-bye to our beloved Memphis on July 5, 2012. Our home seemed to have lost its heart. We weren’t ready to adopt so we applied to foster. We planned on having dogs come into our home, work on their training and transition them to their furever home.
On July 25 the lovely Sam gave us Jeter. Now I already decided my furever dog would be a female, with multi colors and under 35lbs. Jeter was a male, black lab mix and already 50lbs so I “knew” he’d be easy to transition in and out. But the world had a different plan. He filled our home and our hearts so we foster failed on Aug. 8 and Jeter became Hilo.
It’s true when your heart breaks open it makes room for more … I love that Hilo has taken a big part of the extra room. The days I’m feeling sad with doggy grief it only takes the big floppy eared Hilo one look at me before I’m smiling again. He’s so sweet and loving I can’t imagine my life without him. I thank my sweet Memphis for knowing what my sad heart needed to make it happy again and thank the beautiful Sam for doing the work for her.
I now not only have a new family member but I’ve started volunteering at 4 Luv of Dog to spend time with the dogs not yet in their furever home. Hilo and 4 Luv of Dog changed my life and are well on their way to filling my empty heart.
Darwin & Brenda
Posted by admin on January 20th, 2013 @ 3:03 pm
I’m Annie, a 2 y/o Jack Russell terrier and I’ve been in my new home since March. I went through some rough patches before I was rescued and I’m still afraid of loud sounds but parked cars and garbage cans don’t bother me any longer.
My black cat friend here is Kiki who was rescued about 5 years ago. He is street-smart and sly. We chase each other at the speed of terriers. I usually pin him in our wrestling matches. He grooms me; says I need a makeover. I help him beg for food when humans are in the kitchen but my real job is guarding our house. I crouch on the couch and when people walk past on the street I do a bark-off with the dog next door just to let everyone know Annie is in town!
Annie loves to go to dog parks where we’ve met friends from 4 Luv of Dog. Blessings on everyone who helps pets find safe, loving homes. Annie gives our family sweet doggy love and terrier humor.
Posted by admin on January 10th, 2013 @ 10:56 pm
Our family is so appreciative for 4 Luv of Dog and all that they do. Percy has been a great addition to our family. Our neighbor was fostering her and we made a connection with her right away. We adopted her in November 2011. The kids call her their hairy sister. Since having Percy our utility bills have gone down; when it’s feeling frigid, I reach for her, my furry lap warmer rather than cranking up the thermostat. I feel warmer in minutes and have made Percy feel loved and useful. No matter where you live, there are animal lovers working hard to save pets and find suitable homes for them. If you’re thinking of a pet for your kids or a pet to keep you company, check with the pet adoption services first, like 4 Luv of Dog Rescue, before buying an expensive animal from a breeder.
Thanks 4 Luv of Dog Rescue for bringing Percy into our lives!
Andrea, Mike, Gabriel, & Morgan
Posted by admin on January 8th, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
I’ll be real honest, I didn’t want to foster Sisco. I was convinced, for some reason, that having a black, older dog would make it harder to get her adopted out to a forever home and we’d be stuck with her forever. I wanted some cute, fun, wiggly puppy who would be super fun to foster. Little did I realize that the love of my life was packaged in that old black hide of Sisco’s. The moment she came into our home I knew there wasn’t anyone or anything that could keep me from making her ours, permanently. Hey, what can I say, when you know- you know! We even bought a house, instead of taking a condo after our buyout, so that we could have her all to ourselves. So I suppose the moral of this story is don’t let any preconceived notion of “the perfect dog” rob you of the chance to meet the love of your life. You just never know.
Posted by admin on January 8th, 2013 @ 6:55 pm
We have had our dog, Finkle, for almost a year now and could not be happier! My Husband and I began looking at adoption sites because we felt ready to add a member to our family. We both grew up in the country with medium-larger sized dogs, and were definitely drawn to these breeds. We also wanted a dog that already knew the basics and definitely not a puppy. When I saw Finkle’s picture on the website, I assured my husband that it would be beneficial to meet a few dogs before adopting and we agreed to take a look at him. We set up a time to meet Finkle at our apartment as the foster parents were willing to bring him over. As soon as the door opened to our apartment, a four pound, three month old puppy ran right up to us and was elated to meet us, climbing on us and licking us all over! He wasn’t the dog we were expecting to steal our hearts, but we knew he was meant to be in our family right away! Finkle is now over a year old and 11 pounds! He constantly makes us laugh and goes everywhere we do! He has taken a few obedience classes and is getting ready for his first agility class later this winter. Finkle’s favorite activities are playing fetch (for unlimited amounts of time), long walks, and equally long naps on our laps.
We are so thankful for 4 Luv of Dog for finding Finkle! We had a great experience from the application process to being able to bring Finkle home with us! We cannot thank everyone enough at 4 Luv of Dog enough for what you all do!
-Joey, Emma, and Finkle Schmit
Posted by admin on January 4th, 2013 @ 11:36 pm
My fiancé and I had been talking about adopting a dog for about six months before we found Sookie. As soon as we saw her on the 4 Luv of Dog Rescue website we knew we had to meet her. It just so happened that a few days after we had filled out the application to adopt her certain dogs, including Sookie, were being taken to PetSmart in hopes of them being adopted. I had to work, but my fiancé went to meet her.
He called me afterwards and told me that she was perfect for us. He also told me that he had set up a home visit, and hopefully she would be ours by the end of the week. At the end of the week Jill came with Sookie to make sure our living arrangements were adequate for having a dog.
As soon as I met her I fell in love. She was so energetic and loving. As soon as she came inside she jumped up on my lap and was so calm, like she knew she was home. It was a perfect match. Sookie has quickly become part of our family, and we love her dearly. We even had to take new pictures for our save-the-dates so she could be included! I’m so thankful 4 Luv of Dog Rescue and their devotion to finding good homes for these amazing animals.
Posted by admin on January 4th, 2013 @ 11:27 pm
Posted by admin on January 4th, 2013 @ 11:05 pm
I’m one of the dog trainers at PetSmart and it was one of the Saturdays that 4 Luv of Dog was in our store with their pups that needed be homes. I love moving among the dogs and saying hi, giving them pets, or treats.
About a month ago, I was wondering among all those wonderful dogs, when a little black dog caught my eye. She was sitting so calmly among the others, wagging her tail at people as they passed. I went over and asked her name, which was Penny at the time, and chatted with her handler. She said Penny was pretty laid back and easy going and very cuddly! So, I sat down right on the floor and sure enough, Penny came over and curled up on my lap!
My partner and I had been talking about a second dog, as we have a 5 year old golden named Willow, but we weren’t sure if we wanted a puppy, or an older dog. And we didn’t want a dog as big as Will, either. Penny was only 37lbs which was perfect! Her calm nature was also very cool and she was so gentle and sweet.
I went back home that night and told Twyla, my partner, about the cutest little black mix I had met that day. I continued to talk about het for next two weeks.
Adoption day came again and Penny was back, this time with Brenda. I saw her and came and cuddled her again and talked with Brenda. I decided that Twyla needed to come and meet this great little girl and called her to come to work and meet Penny.
Twyla brought her nephews, who are 2 and 5 and introduced them to Penny as well. She did great! No jumping or bouncing around, she just went right up to the youngest and sat down and leaned against him. (He was delighted!) And when Twyla sat down with her, Penny crawled right into her lap!
Needless to say, Penny, now called Pippynn, melted her heart just like mine and we adopted her on the spot! Pippynn gets along fabulously with Willow, and our cats. She also loves kids, other dogs amd all people. She’s a little toy possessive, but we worked on that the first night and now her and Willow share quite nicely!
Pippynn is a wonderful addition to our family and we just love her! Thank you, so much, for doing what you guys do to make sure all these great dogs find their forever home!
~ Kim and Twyla
Posted by admin on January 4th, 2013 @ 10:50 pm
Posted by admin on December 27th, 2012 @ 5:31 pm
We adopted Jasmine (Jazzy for short) in early March (formerly Cheyenne) and we just love her!! She hit it off instantly with our Rottweiler/German Shepherd, Jack–they are best buddies! Jazzy is so playful, affectionate, and lovable and is absolutely great with kids! She loves everyone but really does especially love kids, my own three children and any other kids we meet on our daily walks.
She is sweet and friendly to everyone, and other dogs too. She is a wonderful addition to our family and we are so happy to have her with us this Christmas! We want her to have a wonderful Christmas this year and many years to come with us! Thank you, everyone at 4luvofdogs, for your awesome rescue service and for bringing Jazzy into our lives!
Posted by admin on December 27th, 2012 @ 5:24 pm