Happy Tails of PDR Alumni 2020

Kate is an adorable Corgi/German Shepherd puppy who came to us from Manitoba for a better chance at a loving forever home. She had been living outside, fending for herself when she was found by a Manitoba rescue group. We took her in and taught her what a loving home is all about. In the meantime we had a previous adoptive family who contacted us looking for a buddy for their Dachshund X, Wally. Kate is also a stubby legged dog who loves other dogs so we knew she would be an ideal puppy for Wally and his family. Kate is named Phoebe now and she is greatly loved by her family. She adores her big brother and has brought out the puppy in him!

Esther is a darling little Chihuahua who came to us from a shelter where she had been abandoned. She was timid, chubby and under socialized. Her foster family took her in, introduced her to regular exercise and brought her to a healthy weight, showed her that people were kind and loving, and watched her personality blossom. When it came time for Esther to go up for adoption they knew that she had worked her way deep into their hearts and they couldn′t part with her. We are celebrating their ″foster fail″ as we know that Esther has found the perfect home and family!

Beau found his forever family in St. Thomas with a couple looking for a puppy to call their own. Beau charmed them with his cuteness and happy demeanor and it was an immediate love match. Beau is called Zephyr and is settling in well at his new home. He is learning lots of new things and meeting new people and will be starting puppy classes very soon.

Bourbon can go to happy tails with this photo and comment: Bourbon found his very best friend and constant companion with his new dad. These 2 are inseparable and quite the team. They completely adore each other and a strong bond has formed already. Bourbon can go to work with his dad and they go for rides in the truck all the time. Bourbon even gets to visit a barn regularly. We are so happy that Bourbon has such a great life now and will never be abandoned again.

Taffy can go to happy tails with these photos and the one I attached with this comment: Taffy found her perfect fit with a woman in London who works on a dairy farm and can bring Taffy to work with her. Taffy enjoys a large fenced yard which is now kept squirrel free and enjoys going everywhere with her new mom. Taffy has made a lot of friends already and is loving her new life.

Aspen found her ideal family with a couple who have been waiting for her to be ready for adoption since they saw the photo we posted of her arrival from Manitoba. They had plenty of experience with large, powerful breeds and were quite capable of handling a Malamute/Akita mix and ensuring that she grows to be a well socialized, well trained, but mostly well loved, big dog. Aspen is called Mishka now and is loving her new home...and learning not to pester the cats...but that is a hard rule to follow when you are a puppy!

We found Noah an ideal forever family who were very experienced with Husky mixes and were wanting to welcome a young pup to their family. They had a mature Husky mix who enjoys other dogs but won′t compete with Noah for attention and will be a great role model for him. Noah is named Mowgli now and is settling in nicely to his new home. You can follow his adventures on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mowgli_theshepsky/

Tessa is a goofy and fun American Bulldog/Lab mix who found her forever home before being posted for adoption. We had a couple interested in an American Bulldog mix and once they heard about Tessa were very interested in meeting her. Tessa now lives in Brant county and enjoys a home that is surrounded by natural areas and trails, and an active and outdoorsy family that ensure that she is living her best life and joins them on their adventures.

One of our previous adoptive families was ready to add a second dog to their family and reached out to us in regards to Riggs. He and their dog Roscoe got along fabulously. Riggs is doing very well in his new home and is very much loved by his new family.

Little Christina was quite the project for us. She came to us with a damaged eye and wonky back leg. We set about fixing all her problems, her fosters showed her what love and care looked like and helped her on her way to a happy and pain free life. She lost an eye and had to have specialist surgery on her knee but it was all worth it and she proved to us how much stamina and spunk she packed into her little body. Christina found her forever home with a couple in Waterloo who fell in love with this little character of a dog, and they renamed her Athena...goddess of wisdom and strength. Quite fitting!!

Puddin′ found the best home and family in Burlington! He has kids in his new home to play with and he is settling in very well. He has an active family who will have no trouble keeping this busy puppy well exercised and happy. Puddin′ is called Timber now and we think that this name suits him well now that he is growing so fast!

Willie found his forever family with a couple who love Labs and were looking for a Lab type buddy for their dog. They met Willie and knew that he was the one for them! Willie is loving time spent playing with his new sister and being her constant shadow. Willie is very happy in his new home and is settling in well. He is named Wendel now and we couldn′t be happier for him!

Genie found a special home within our own PDR family. One of our foster families was looking to add a dog to their family and to be a buddy for their dog Jordie. Genie was exactly what they were looking for and we are happy to announce that she has found her forever home!

Noelle found her perfect home in Kitchener with a couple who had a mature Maltese X and knew that Noelle would make a great friend and companion to their dog. Noelle responded very well to her new little friend and seemed to really like the idea of having a look-alike bestie. Noelle is greatly loved by her new family and is settling in well to her new home. She is called Lucy now and has a wonderful future of being spoiled and adored.

Noelle found her perfect home in Kitchener with a couple who had a mature Maltese X and knew that Noelle would make a great friend and companion to their dog. Noelle responded very well to her new little friend and seemed to really like the idea of having a look-alike bestie. Noelle is greatly loved by her new family and is settling in well to her new home. She is called Lucy now and has a wonderful future of being spoiled and adored.

Skyla found herself a wonderful forever home in Newmarket with an active couple and a German Shepherd big sister to show her the ropes and help her with her confidence. Skyla has fit right in and is having a great time with her new family. She is named Camper now and has a wonderful life of fun adventures ahead.

We had no idea why our sweet little Pretty was getting no interest; seriously, who could resist this little face? And she is just the happiest little dog, so cuddly and friendly. But it seems fate had a role in Pretty′s destiny and the powers that be knew that she was right where she should be, with her foster family, now her forever family!! We happily celebrate this ″foster fail″ with her family and know that Pretty couldn′t have found a better home. She travels well with them, her extended family loves her, and she adores her foster siblings, cuddling with one, rough housing with the other. Once ″big dog″ lovers, this couple now sees exactly why little dogs are so special as well. We are thrilled!

Rayna found her forever home in Guelph and is greatly loved by her new family. She has a nice big yard to play in and her has claimed a little couch as her own comfy resting place. She has also made friends with the in laws German Shepherd so has a buddy to play with. Rayna is greatly loved and we couldn′t be happier for her!

Our sweet boy Milhouse found his forever home in Kitchener with a couple who love Chihuahua′s and had a spot open in their home and hearts for our senior, special needs boy. Milhouse joins a pack of 2 other Chihuahua′s and a senior bigger dog where he fits right in and gets to snuggle on the dog beds with them. Milhouse quite enjoys snuggle time with other dogs so this suits him perfectly. He is settling in nicely and we are so happy that he gets to enjoy his time now being adored, spoiled, and getting everything his heart desires!

Rizzo found her ideal home with a woman who works from home and was looking for a new companion and friend. She was attracted to Rizzo′s loving personality and knew when she met her that this was meant to be her dog. We love that Rizzo is so comfortable in her new home and has claimed the back of the couch as her spot! She has been named Saucy now and her new mom is quite in love with her.

Our sweet Ella found her forever home in London with a couple looking to add a dog to their family. They were patient with shy Ella and have won her over! She is exploring her new neighbourhood and gaining confidence on her walks and at dog school. She loves her backyard and appears to love the trampoline as well!! This pup once had a bleak future but thanks to our friends at Save a Dog Network for getting her to us she is now living a great life and is loved.

We couldn′t understand why our sweet Queenie was being overlooked; all of her siblings were being adopted and she still remained...but fate is a funny thing and we know it played a huge role in her eventual adoption. One of our amazing veterinary team members, and prior adopter of Maverick, kept commenting to us how much she really liked Queenie. Then Queenie had to spend a day in clinic and worked her magic. A strong bond was formed. We are talking, the YOU ARE MY PERSON bond! Queenie is a friendly pup, somewhat shy initially with most people, but whenever she would see Sarah, she would strain to get to her and leap into her arms. We all stood by and watched in amazement. Her foster mom commented that she isn′t that excited to see them even!! We all knew, hands down, that Queenie had picked her mom, and Sarah was more than happy to welcome her home. Queenie has loving parents, canine siblings who she adores and likes to cuddle with, and she has brought the pup out in Maverick, enticing him into great bouts of play. Queenie is happy, quite loved, and most importantly, HOME.

Minuit found her forever home in Kitchener with a couple who were ready for another dog in their lives taking time to grieve a beloved prior dog who passed. Minuit was everything they were looking for in a dog and their was a strong connection from the start. Minuit is called Max now and she is settling in well to her new home and family. She is determined to rid the backyard of bunnies and loves all the sites and smells of her new home and neighbourhood.

Delle found her perfect forever family in Elmira. We saw her special fondness for children while with her foster family and knew a home with kids would be best for her. Her family took the opportunity to come see her at all of the meet and greets she was at and we saw their dedication to this dog. An official meet confirmed all of our feelings; Delle had found her family. Delle has been called Annie now and has settled in beautifully to her new home.

In this time of the COVID19 pandemic we can happily say that we brought a whole lot of joy to a senior lady who lives alone and was missing having a dog companion. Now this lady gets to share her home and her life with Quincy who is her best friend, companion, and a reason to get outside for walks during this time of isolation. Quincy lives in Tavistock now and is loving his new home and his new mom. He is settling in well and loves being doted on!

Our beautiful Chow boy Hiccup found his forever home in Toronto with a family who had a previous Chow for 16 years and knew the breed well. It was instant love when they met our gorgeous floof. He has been named Seamus and is settling in well to his new home and family. We are thrilled for them all and so happy that Seamus is very much loved.

Roy found his forever family in Listowel and he has a fun loving Doberman brother to play with! Roy loves to romp around and wrestle and his new brother loves the same so they are a great fit. He even has a little dog friend next door who he has met and quite likes. Roy is now enjoying a life of love, fun, and great care with a dog loving family who were completely smitten with Roy upon first meet. But we weren′t surprised, Roy is very likable and overly friendly!

Billy found his forever home in London with a couple who were looking for their first dog together. They needed an apartment suitable, smaller dog and Billy was everything they were looking for. Billy took to them right away and was comfortable with them from the start. He has settled in nicely and is enjoying exploring his new neighborhood and parks and getting lots of cuddles from his new family. His family always wanted to call their dog Raspberry but in keeping with his name in rescue, he is now called Raspbilly!

Trigger found his adoptive home in Whitby with a family who were looking for a second dog and playmate for their current dog. Trigger loves to play and he was thrilled with his new sister when he met her. He wanted to go home with her right then and there! Trigger is doing well and keeping his new family entertained during this time of isolation.

Our busy boy Fig couldn′t have found a better family!! He has gone to live in Toronto with a couple who had a Boston Terrier before so knew and loved the energy and goofiness that accompanies that breed. But even better, Fig′s new mom is a runner and as you know, RUNNING is what Fig lives for, so perfect fit! Fig is called Frankie now and has fit right in to his new home with ease. He has been on some runs with him mom already and is enjoying exploring the big city around him with plenty of walks that his family takes him on. Frankie is living his best life!

Our sweet boy Archer has found his forever family! He actually met his future mom when he landed in Toronto from his flight from Winnipeg. Another rescue had a pup coming in on the same flight and the volunteer picking that pup up met Archer and fell immediately in love. They had been open to adopting a dog and felt that they would know their dog when they met him, and being in rescue, they had ample opportunity to meet dogs. Well, Archer stole their heart! And who can blame them! Archer now enjoys a wonderful home in Ajax with a very loving couple who will ensure that this boy lives his very best life and wants for nothing!

Harriett found her forever home in Dundas with a retired couple who are true dog lovers and have shared their home with a variety of dogs over the years. They missed having a dog in the home and started searching for the perfect fit for their family. Harriett was everything they were looking for and then some. Harriett is named Wilma now and she enjoys multiple walks daily, lots of playtime, cuddles and attention, and a loving family to ensure that she has the best life ever. Her new family is thrilled with her and we couldn′t be happier!

Kirah found her forever home in Waterdown with a couple looking for a rescue dog to call their very own. Kirah really took to them at the meet and when the adoption was complete and she got to see them again she was so happy and gleefully reunited with them. Her foster family knew that this was meant to be her family. Kirah is named Betty now and is settling in quickly to her new home and has already found a cozy spot on the back of the couch to call her own.

We waited to post Norma′s adoption announcement as we wanted to wait and see how our sweet girl was doing in her forever home. You may remember, Norma suffered from a few episodes of tremoring in our care and we needed a special home for her that could keep tabs on this and handle her medical needs. Well, we found her a great home with a loving couple where one of them is a veterinarian! What better for a dog with special needs!! We are happy to say that Norma has been doing quite well and hasnt had an episode at all! She is greatly loved and is living a wonderful life. We couldn′t be happier for her!

Posie has moved to Milton to join her forever family!! This sweet little Chihuahua was exactly what her adoptive couple were looking for. They are Chihuahua lovers and knew when they saw Posie′s adoption posting that this was the dog for them. Posie seemed to agree as she was quite taken with them at the meet. Posie has been named Rosie now and is settling in very well to her new home and family, and is enjoying some nice walks now that the weather is more to her liking!

Medic found his forever family in Hamilton with a family looking to add a second dog to the home. They were needing an active dog for their family and Medic not only fit that requirement but also go along with their Lab wonderfully. Medic is now named Lemmy and has fit right in to his family. He is being a good boy and his new dog sister loves him!

Finley found her forever home in Kitchener with a family looking for a Husky mix pup to call their very own. They have a nice yard for her and are up for her energy and need to play. Finley has been renamed Willow and she is enjoying lots of walks, playing in her kiddie pool, and getting a lot of attention from her family. She is also learning lots of new commands and tricks and can′t wait for dog school to start to learn even more!

Surrey found her ideal home in Milton with her new mom who was looking for a German Shepherd dog, having had a Shepherd before and loving the breed. Surrey caught her eye and after reading her bio her mom knew she needed to meet this dog! There was a great connection and we were happy with her mom′s dedication to training and exercise which German Shepherd′s need to be happy. Her mom says she had 2 rules for a new dog in her home, no sleeping on the bed and no being on the couch. Within the 1st week those rules went out the window as her mom loves having Surrey close; they have a very strong bond!

Orla is a Husky mix beauty who came into our care with 3 of her pups from Save a Dog Network in Manitoba. She was skinny from being a good mom to her puppies and needed time in her foster home to gain some weight, get settled into her foster home and get all of her vetting done. When it was time, we had a great couple in mind for this stunning dog who is as sweet as she is beautiful. They had been waiting for their perfect fit and were very interested in meeting Orla. It was a total love connection and Orla is now happy with her new family in Paris, Ont. She is doing great and is much loved!

We had a family waiting for the perfect dog to come along. They needed a dog friendly, kid friendly, super active pup to fit their family and active lifestyle. Doc is a very active Husky/Shepherd pup who adores other dogs and is super friendly so we felt he was a good fit for them. It was amazing to see the immediate bond between the dogs when they met. It was a perfect love connection all around. Doc is named Bear now and is living in Ajax. He will be enjoying 10km walks along the trails and non stop play with his new sister and partner is mischief! She is showing him where all the muddy spots are to take the shine off his pure white coat!

Healer is a Husky X pup that came to us from Manitoba to find a better life. We had a family in search of a pup just like him to be a companion for their current dog and a more active, outdoorsy dog for themselves. Healer was everything they were looking for and we knew with his soft and sweet personality he would be a good fit for their dog. The meet went very well and the dogs got along great. It was meant to be!! Healer now lives in Kitchener with his forever family and is called Khovi. He is settling in great and already taking naps with his older sister!

River found her forever home in Hamilton with a family who were waiting for the right time to add a puppy to their home. They wanted to be sure that their kids were old enough to understand the responsibility and work involved in a pup and that they were all committed to the care of the dog. For 5 years this family waited, being responsible, and knowing that the time wasn′t right, until now. And boy was the wait worth it! It was immediate love when they met River and they couldn′t wait to bring this gorgeous puppy home. River took to the family right away and even on their initial meet, wanted to go home with them then. It was a great fit and we are thrilled for them all!

Oslo found his forever home in the rural area of Freelton where he has plenty of space to run around and be silly. He shares his home with his mom and dad and 2 teen brothers to play with...and boy does he like his play time! Almost as much as he likes his nap time. His family says he has 2 speeds....running and sleeping! He has been named Ozzy now and he is really settling in nicely. Ozzy adores his family and can be seen running, tail wagging to the door whenever one of them returns home.

Aussie found his forever home in Hamilton with a couple who had been eager for a dog of their very own but knew that they needed to have the right lifestyle, home, time and resources for a dog, so they waited. The time finally came where they were ready to open their home to a fluffy companion and the search began. A Husky/German Shepherd mix was a perfect blend of breeds they were interested in so Aussie was a great fit, and then his sassy personality and goofy antics sealed the deal. Aussie is named Bowie now and you can follow his adventures @bowieinthehammer on Instagram.

Teddy found his forever home with a very special couple up by Georgian Bay who have the patience and caring to continue the work we put into Teddy and ensure he has the best life ever. Teddy took to this couple right away and we knew it was a love connection. Teddy now goes for daily walks by the water and along many Kemp′s of nature trails. He is living his best life.

Obi found his adoptive home with a couple who were looking for a dog to join their family and thought Obi sounded like the dog for them! They understood his quirks, over excitement barking, and promised to continue the work we had started to help him with this. Obi has settled in nicely to his new family and home and is doing great!!

Dune is a Shepherd/Husky pup from Manitoba. He found his adoptive family in Kitchener with a couple looking for a German Shepherd mix to join their family. Dune has a smaller sibling who he enjoys, and tries not to bug too much! Dune is named Cash now and is loving his life with his new family.