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Rosie’s Happy Ending
”Not good with kids” claimed the owner of the pup they surrendered to the shelter. The shelter reported “behaviour and possible medical issues” which deemed her rescue only. It was our turn to evaluate and label her. Extremely thin, scared, with painful eyes and ears we called her Rosie, a dog we could help.
After a few days of quality food and routine, Rosie settled in with her new Shar-pei playmates. She quickly learned some basic commands and how to walk respectfully on leash! This little girl was eager to please.
We arranged her vetting and three surgical procedures were done, including entropion for her poor eyes. She was ready for adoption.
Rosie captured the hearts of many. One particularly family had lost their special boy, and had been waiting for the right time and dog to fill their home with puppy love once again. Adorable, affectionate and happy, Rosie captured their hearts the moment they saw her. With each passing day, post and update, they knew she needed to be part of their family.
Rosie is now living the life she rightfully deserved and being treated like a queen, with a family that adores her.
Congratulations Lisa, Sean and of course Rosie
FIRST ADOPTION of the year! Happy For Holly!
For some of us, the worse thing imaginable is having to give up our dog. That was the tough reality that Holly’s parents faced when relocating to new housing where breed restrictions were enforced. After interviewing potential adopters, they decided that Merlin’s Hope was Holly’s best option for a safe and happy future.
Holly came into our rescue confused, nervous, and scared. Her foster family had lots of patience with her, but knew she would require a special home that would continue to help build her confidence and trust.
Holly is a pretty girl who sparked a lot of interest, but one application stood out from the rest. A meet and greet was arranged with the family, including their laid-back Cayman Island rescue dog. Both dogs met politely and were not overly interested in each other – which is just the interaction we look for. Holly’s new humans weren’t able to keep their paws off of her… her new mom had to do a quick allergy test and Holly didn’t mind when her future dad offered her some gentle pats.
Holly’s future will include regular walks with her handsome brother Sammy and a loving family who wants and needs her as much as she needs them. It’s a perfect match, congratulations Holly, Sammy, and family!
The end of the year brings us no greater pleasure and opportunity than to express our sincerest thank you to everyone. Whether a long time follower or a new addition to team “Merlin’s Hope”, everyone makes a difference in what we are able to do and will continue to do.
By volunteering, cross posting , networking, transporting, fostering, doing home visits , reference checks, and of course sponsoring or donating
…….you make a difference. ❤
To our amazing fundraisers (Cathy @ Thinkartisan and all the talented artisans she finds), and the fantastic auction & event organizers at 12 Days of Thanksgiving
…….you make a difference.❤
To our amazing veterinarians and their staff..you make what we do possible, with your care and the compassion you have for all our animals.
……you make a difference. ❤
Last but certainly not least all our incredible adopters …..it is all of you who make the dreams of these dogs come true, by giving them the luv, and fur-ever home they so desperately deserved and needed.
…..you make a difference. ❤
Look at all these beautiful faces of 2019
….all given a second chance at a new life, and a future full of endless love.
How did all this happen you ask.
…because all of us came together
…because WE all made the difference together
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Dawn & Debbie
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”