”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.
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.”
HAPPY ADOPTION DAY ARYA !!♥️ Little Arya was wandering around loose through the big streets of N.Y., clearly lost. A concerned samaritan brought her to animal control in hopes she would reunited with her family..but sadly no one came. Poor behaviour and a bad attitude slated her for “Rescue only”. She did not get along with other dogs…period. Once in rescue, she had to learn cope with her new foster siblings. It was a challenge, but she was a puppy with potential. A past adopter with oodles of experience watched her progress and was excited to work with her to become an agility dog. Arya joined her pack and in no time, this little rambunctious girl with zero manners, training or social skills was in doggy boot camp. Not only did she learn her basic obedience, but so much more. She was having a great time until she decided she didn’t want to share any of this with her new pack. Things got tense, and the decision was made to return Arya. Although it was hard for her new mama, it was the responsible thing to do. She needed to be an only dog. Before she left, another family met her and saw a happy little girl with manners. That family had a planned holiday which gave them time think about adopting a new fur baby. Arya was back to her original foster family when we got the call, “We’re cutting our vacation short!” They wanted Arya sooner then later! It was an exciting beginning for this sweet girl. Her new mom and dad arrived to pick her up but nobody prepared them for what happened next. They came to the house, and Arya jumped into their arms! She cried with excitement covering them with wet nose doggy kisses! Arya started this journey as a lost puppy with no one looking for her. Her journey ends with a loving family who will always keep her close safe and she’s grateful they cam