“Saturday morning behind the scenes feel good story” 3-18-23
Sometimes things happen quickly and quietly, but always with reason. Gorgeous Ian came to us through our wonderful trainer, Melissa. She was contacted by a training facility and asked to help place Ian. This STUNNING boy was found in his crate during rescue operations after hurricane Ian. Sadly, his owners did not survive. He made his way to Melissa and we had a wonderful pre-approved veteran waiting for a companion. Well, as you can see it was a match made in heaven. If you look closely you'll see the wife on Facetime as we couldn't leave her out of the celebration! We are so thankful for all the rescue hearts in this world.
Thena (Oct. pup Seiko)
Congratulations to our October pup Seiko (now Thena) on her official adoption!
Happy forever life!
Beau (Oct. pup Kernal)
Congratulations to our October pup Kernel (now Beau) on his adoption! He has a mom and dad that love him, a cool kitty and a GSD big sister to play with him!
Lucy (Oct. pup Autumn)
Congratulations to our #1 October pup Autumn (now Lucy) on her adoption day! It's amazing to compare the puppy coat with her coat now!
Happy life sweet pup!
Flash (Oct. pup Cosmo)
Congratulations to our October pup Cosmo (now Flash) on his recent adoption! He won the lottery with a huge family that includes big humans, little humans, a sweet senior dog, a beautiful kitty, and his new best friend Luna, pictured here.
Have a great life Flash!
Our beautiful Duchess girl has found her forever person just in time for Valentine's Day. We couldn't be happier for her! Congratulations, Duchess!
Tora came to us by way of our wonderful friend and trainer Melissa. She reached out to ask us for help finding her a home when she was ready. We had a couple of possibilities, but they didn't work out. Sadly, Tora had a crisis last week. She lost some mobility, was dehydrated and lethargic. After a visit to the vet, it turns out that Tora has Addisons. This disease is not curable. Tora will live her life with Melissa, John and their pack. Some things are meant to be. Tora is home!
Today was Pearl's special day! What a lucky girl she is! She will be enjoying the country life on acreage with new dog friends, Huckleberry and Brody, chickens, turkeys, ducks and a cat! So much room to run! May God bless Pearl and her new family! (Special thanks to Marie and Danny for getting her ready for her forever home!)
Congratulations to our sweet girl Suni and her new family! She is the luckiest girl ever to have been fostered by her first mom, Katrina, who brought her through heartworm treatment and gave her all the love she needed to flourish. Now, Suni has found her next perfect forever home! After a few twists and turns, her family found her and we could not be happier for this sweet, beautiful girl. Happy life!
🎈✨Foster Mom of the Year✨🎈
Suni & Katrina
Some stories have sad and happy endings. That's this story. Suni came to us with Lucky and King, now Reggie, back in April 2022. All 3 were heart worm positive. The boys found their homes, but Suni had some detours in her journey. Her first family didn't work out which was not Suni's fault, so back she went to our wonderful foster, Marie. After a while, with little interest on Suni, Katrina found her and fostered her throughout her lengthy heart worm treatment. All was going well, and it was time to set an adoption date. But then, we all got the sad news. Katrina was being unexpectedly called overseas for the remainder of her military enlistment. Sadly, she made a heartbreaking decision to ask us to find her another home for Suni. 😢 We want to thank Katrina from the bottom of our hearts for all she did for this beautiful girl and for serving our country when called. 🧡 Sometimes rescue is an emotional rollercoaster that moves quickly. Though we are sad for Katrina, we are so happy that Suni has finally found her forever family. Above is Katrina and Suni a few minutes before Suni started her new life.
Please join me in thanking Katrina for her service to our country and for all she did for Suni! 🙏
We did it! We squeezed in one last adoption for 2022. Congratulations to Baylee and her new family! Happy New Year and happy forever!
I HAVE NOT BEEN THIS HAPPY FOR A DOG IN A VERY LONG TIME!! Congratulations to our Lucky boy on landing a terrific forever family that is perfect for him! He actually has more play drive than we thought so the kids will come in handy! As a bonus he has a beautiful k9 sister, Maggie, who is our alumni! We LOVE our repeat adopters! Not going to lie, I prayed HARD for this boy! Special thanks to Marie for getting him ready for family life! Happy forever!
HERES THE GOOD NEWS WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! Flash has found his forever home! We are so excited for our boy! He has been with us for 4 months waiting patiently! Have a great life Flash Bang! Thank you Melissa for getting this boy ready to be part of a family!
October's 'spur of the moment' pups have all found forever homes! Congratulations to Hunter, Autumn, Seiko and Cosmo have a wonderful life!
Zeus has a story of never-ending love. He once again joined our prior rescue Clyde, now Phoenix, in his forever family. The boys may not be best buddies, but they share a happy home!
Taco Tuesday Pups
Congratulations to all of our sweet little Taco Pups finding their furever homes! We wish each one happiness always with their new families!
Congratulations to our little pocket Malinois/Shepherd, Caio, on her new family! Our wonderful vet tech fell instantly in love with her. Have a happy life Caio, now Gretta!
Congratulations to our Princess Leia and her new family! Happy forever sweet girl!
Reggie (aka King)
We are so happy to announce that Reggie loves his new forever family! And look, he has a buddy to play with in his new home. Congratulations Reggie!
Amos, Micah, Luke, and Samson
Congratulations to all the pups in "Hope's litter"! Each one has found their happily ever after family!!
Quinn has a lovely story. She came to us with a coat issue causing some hair loss. Now, thanks to the love and care of her new forever family, she is a beauty and so happy! Congratulations Quinn on your forever home!
Huge congratulations to our sweet boy Carson on his new forever family! No more being stuck in a yard all day wondering when you will be fed your next meal. All this only made possible by the human angels that cared enough to help him and reach out to our rescue. Thank God for people who care! Have a great life Carson!
Ryder wants everyone to know that he has found his forever family. He has completed his heartworm treatment and is so happy that he is staying in his new home! Congratulations to everyone in this wonderful family.
Congratulations to our little laser eyes Hazel on her new family! Not only does she have 3 human sisters and a human brother, she also has a GSD big bro and a mal big bro! Plenty going on to keep her a busy girl! So happy for perfect matches! Special thanks again to Marie for training laser eyes and getting her family ready!!
Hazel was so excited about being adopted that she couldn't contain herself.
This adoption is extra special to us. Congratulations to our favorite pirate, Jack Sparrow! He is so special to me and to our amazing fosters/trainers that had the honor of working with him to rebuild his confidence after his failed placement. Special thanks to Marie and Samantha for getting him ready for a new forever home. Super thanks to Jack's new family for seeing what a great dog he is and providing him the home he is so worthy of! I think Jack and his k9 brother Clark will be best friends! Have a happy life Jack!
Congratulations to our sweet boy Remmi! What a great weekend to find his forever family. Because I can't foster, sometimes I just don't realize how good these rescue dogs are! Remmi is definitely a treasure! Have a great life buddy!
Huge congratulations to Bella and her new family! Truly a match made in heaven! We are so happy for all of them and hope to see them at the dock! This girl can swim!!
Bucky (Buc-ee) got to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with his beautiful forever person yesterday! I hope he doesn't have a hangover today! What a perfect fit. He is such a good boy and deserves the best family ever.
We needed some happy news! Congratulations to Charlie and his forever family on an adoption that was so long coming! Charlie came to our rescue in October 2021, but had to undergo heartworm treatment and is now good as new! Have a happy life Charlie!
Wyatt is now in his foster to adopt home and waiting on his neuter surgery! He was our pup with many names. We knew he wouldn't be available very long. We are so happy for this young boy who has found the perfect home and an amazing K9 sister too!
Our darling little Kyza has found herself a forever family! I am so happy for her! She is such a sweet girl,but as with many rescue dogs, she has some separation anxiety and that takes a special person to deal with sometimes. I am so grateful for the hearts of people who take on the challenge of the dogs with separation anxiety. They are so worth it! Happy life of cuddling Kyza!
We were hoping to have all of our rescues in permanent homes before Christmas… WE DID IT! Congratulations to our BEAUTIFUL Sky and her new family! We cannot wait to see the amazing dog that she will grow up to be!
A huge congratulations to Clyde (now Phoenix!) and his beautiful mom! This was one of the most amazing transformations I have seen! Phoenix lived his entire 8 years in a small back yard with very little attention. In spite of a life void of human touch, he is the sweetest, happiest boy ever! What an absolute joy he is and what a great match they are! Sometimes good things come in senior packaging! Happy life you two!
Congratulations to Clark and the Griswolds! (Not really, lol) What a perfect match for this sweet boy! He has a forever home just in time for Christmas. Have a wonderful life Clark!
Mom & Pup
Update: Our "Rat Pack" mom and one of her 7 puppies are not available because they had been given away before we could bring them back to the rescue. To the new parents, please take good care of these two beautiful souls. Thank you.
We are so happy to announce that sweet Penny is staying in her foster to adopt home! One of our wonderful fosters fell in love with her. Things happen quickly sometimes, especially with the pups! Fostering saves lives and our fosters ALWAYS have first choice. Congratulations to Penny and her new special family who will get to raise her into a big girl!
Swiper's foster to adopt home could not resist adopting sweet little Swiper! She came into the rescue unnamed and found in a retention pond with a non weight bearing injury in her back leg. The only reason we can help her is that we had a foster step up at the right time. Great news, the vet says that her leg does not require surgery!
Congratulations to our Toby and his new forever family! Toby joins two big sisters and his new best friend, playmate and almost twin, Bryx. Bryx is excited to welcome Toby into his pack and the family. Wishing you all many happy years!!
We are very excited to announce that Sully is staying with his foster to adopt home and it is now his forever home! Congratulations to this beautiful new family and wishing all a happy forever!
Sadie & Diesel
Congratulations to Sadie & Diesel! They were adopted TOGETHER into their new forever home. It couldn't be a better fit! Happy life to the new family!
Max is adopted! He is a handsome 6 year old who is crate trained, house trained, energetic and needs a job. He has found his active forever family. Congratulations to all!
Ana is adopted! Congratulations to Ana and her new forever family! We hope you all have a life full of love.
Sweet Rosie is finally adopted! She has been with us since March. Rosie attended doggy school at River City K9, We are so grateful for her potential adopters' willingness to help and wait. She just had completed her heartworm treatment and was ready to make it official.
Happy adoption day to Rosie and her new family!
More awesome adoption news! Remember Spirit who had been roaming around in St. Johns county?
She has started her new journey with her forever family. Somehow dogs have a way of knowing and Spirit knew! Spirit needed a little support and vetting from our rescue and now has found her forever home with the wonderful family who found her. Have a happy life, Spirit, now known as Bella!
Exciting news! Drago, Stella's sire who was rescued with her, is finally officially adopted! He is such a good boy too. In January he was at the shelter for over 100 days, but today, he has his own family who love him so much. Congrats to all of you and have a wonderful life Drago. You deserve it!
Buddy has found his forever family! We had a busy weekend May 15th! Buddy instantly became friends with the youngest family member and slept in his room and snored all night. It was an instant match for this family! Have a great life Bud!
Congrats to our little guy Bravo, now Rayden, and his new family! Rayden and his brother Titan were instant best friends too! Happy life to this super cool family!
Stella was so shut down we had to carry her to the car from the shelter. She wouldn't walk, out of fear. Stella and her father, Drago, were overdue to be euthanized by the time we knew about them. As a rescue, its scary to pull dogs with unknown history. You never know if there will be health or training issues that present themselves. These two stand as the most expensive dogs we have taken in. Sometimes they just need a chance with the right people.
Molly stole the hearts of her foster parents so quickly, there was no time to post her information for adoption. Congratulations Molly and Eddins family.
Belle & Noel
The Vandiver family have such big hearts. While picking up Belle as a foster to adopt they fell in love with Noel, and their house is now fur-ever happier by 8 paws!
Joy & Cole
Congratulations to the Bruce family who adopted not one but, two of the "Fab 5" puppies. Joy and Cole will spend their forever with each other.
The Gallatin family opened their home and hearts to Holly, from the "Fab 5" litter. Not only did she get a fur-ever home, but she also gained a human brother and a fur sister!
Our first rescue, Athena, mother of the "Fab 5" puppies, has finally found her forever! On March 16th Athena was adopted by Linda, the cousin of our rescue's founder. She will live her happily furever north of the Mason-Dixon Line, where her first day in her new home she experienced snow. Congratulations to you both! May you bond quickly, strongly and forever!
Our hearts are broken that our beautiful Athena passed away January 2022
Beautiful 1 year old Shadow is with her 'foster to adopt' family and now considered adopted. Congratulations to Shadow and her new family! Our foster families always have first choice on the dogs in their care. Shadow was fast to find her adoptive home!
Congratulations to our gorgeous Lincoln and his new best friend! What a dynamic duo don't you think? Lincoln will be enjoying the ocean life in his new forever home. I'm so happy that he will get to go to lots of places and experience all sorts of cool things. Happy forever Lincoln!
Congratulations to Gretta on finding her forever home! She will be 2 years old in September, is spayed, vetted, and on heartworm and flea prevention. She is crate trained, house trained, and people friendly. She is selective with her animal friends so she will need to be an only pet. Recommend no small children. We wish Gretta much happiness in her new home!
Huge congratulations to our sweet Maggie on finding her new family! Maggie is our girl that was hit by a car. She was adopted and returned 6 months later, by no fault of her own. She is a very shy and aloof girl and doesn't usually show well when first meeting people. I am forever thankful to all of our adopters, but especially the ones who adopt even when the dogs weren't perfect. I am so happy for Maggie and her new family. Wishing them a lifetime full of love and loyalty!
Congratulations to our beautiful Liliana and her new family! I do believe she may end up being a water shepherd, how exciting! Have a happy life sweet girl!
Congratulations to Jasmine! She has found her forever family! I LOVE this picture where her two new brothers are only interested in the stuffed adoption cake. Good luck to you pretty girl! Have fun with your human sisters and k9 brothers!
Our 7 "Rat Pack" Puppies
Congratulations to all 7 of our puppies, 3 boys and 4 girls, and their families! Each one has a special forever foster to adopt home! They were so much fun, we will miss them. Happy forever to Frank, Dean, Sammy, Ava, Betty, Grace, and Gretta!