A weekend every rescue dreams of: three adoptions, three wonderful jacks to three dog-savvy homes; not much more one could ask for.
Dollie has settled in well with her new family, the guys of the house are still on an outdoor break and have only seen pictures of her so are looking forward to meeting her next week. Dolly and Remi, her new jack pal, are loving the playing and staying busy, and she was all excited to meet the cats who wondered why another jack was now in the house; good sleeping in that new forever home.
Three-legged Clete, now named Clyde, the wonder dog, went home to his very own 200-acre farm in Vermont with a HUGE gentle giant 8 month old German Shepherd puppy, not yet fully grown but so very soft and playful. Clyde at first needed to make sure he was a dog but then the play began, instant bonding and wrestling, they had a blast. Clyde will wear himself out for sure, but he had no problem keeping up with his three short legs to the GSD’s four long ones. His new fur mom is a vet so he will have the best care should he develop any arthritis or issues with his missing limb, and there are lots of cattle too so he can bark and run all he wants in the outdoors.
Henri found her forever home too this weekend, moving to Philadelphia with her very own dancer/soccer playing young girl pal Violet, who just thought throwing all those balls for Henri was great fun. Off to join the family in everything they do, she might even get to go with dad to race car doings since he is involved on the engine side of the sport. Henri was more than happy to shower her new mom, dad and kid pal with many kisses, and the belly rubs were an extra bonus.
Adopting a rescue jack or any breed you love is so important and life saving for that dog, it is so rewarding to know you have given a dog another chance at life. Rescues are great dogs, they love, play, train and want to be good like any other dog in this world and will give you all they have for so little in return. So next time you are in the “market” for a new family member, remember: adopt, don’t shop. We in rescue are ever so grateful.