Diva didn’t deserve to be dumped at the shelter, nor did she deserve to be abandoned in an empty apartment. She arrived with 15 pages of medical history, undoubtedly very costly. At least her last rescuers tried their best before giving her up. We committed to her knowing she may have severe allergies and gut issues. Immediately we put her on a controlled diet and gave her supplements. Her tummy was fine and her coat appeared healthy. only a year and a half, Diva proved to be a smart little girl. She learned commands relatively quickly and with strict supervision, managed to have fun with her temporary rescue family’s other shar pei. Every day was an improvement in both spirit and health. Stability was going to be a key factor in her future well being. We knew just the family who would devote time, patience, love and a wonderful home. A few months earlier, their beautiful boy Oliver crossed the rainbow bridge. We had no idea that they were ready to open up their heart and home to another dog in need. Unknowingly, we listed Diva the same day they began their search. The next day, we were thrilled to receive their application. Amazingly, everything was falling into place…she was destined to be theirs! We were very excited and they were absolutely “all in”……LOVE! From now on, Diva will bounce around with joy, but never again from place to place. Congratulations Diva, you have a forever home, and forever parents who will treat you like the beautiful diva you are!
Archive for Happy Endings
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!