Posts tagged with 'Cora'

Twitter (now called Fancy)

Posted Dec 12, 2009 at 7:48 pm in Happy Endings, Latest News

TwitterWhen she was with ResQ, this darling Rattie girl was called Twitter and was fostered by Cora in Arkansas, and then Annette in Connecticut. She ended up in ResQ because her human was both evicted and arrested. His landlord said the conditions at the house were deplorable and brought Twitter and her two puppies to a Louisiana shelter. The p0und had to keep the dogs for a few days to see if the owner was released from jail, but he wasn’t. It was curtains for these dogs, since they had already been at the pound long enough. Luckily, one of the puppies was adopted by a pound worker and is reportedly doing well. ResQ took in Mama Twitter and her remaining pup. Sadly, as is often the case with young puppies that end up in shelters, the pup succumbed to distemper. Twitter remained healthy and was a great save! She charmed everyone she met.

She was adopted by Kim Smith and family in Massachusetts. Twitter’s new family writes, “Our new baby is absolutely wonderful! She is now called Fancy, and she has definitely not let us down! She’s perfect in every way and it feels like she has always been a part of our family. She is now where she was meant to be. My daughter Gracie calls Fancy her new best friend. If you are reading this and considering adoption, please do; you won’t regret it! Thanks to everyone who helped bring Fancy to her new home!” We wish Fancy and rest of the Smith family a lifetime of happiness together!

Happy Endings: Bugsy and the Millers

Posted Aug 5, 2009 at 7:00 am in Happy Endings, Latest News

Bugsy's favorite spot.Bugsy was fostered by Cora in Arkansas for two months and was adopted by the Miller family in May 2009. Bugsy was originally named Zamboni. He found himself homeless after his human was deployed for military assignment.

Bugsy’s new mom writes: After a couple months of looking for a Rat Terrier, I found Rat Terrier ResQ’s website. It looked like such a great organization. The people we worked with during the adoption process were very helpful and friendly. Everything was really easy. Bugsy warmed right up to us and got along with our other two dogs right from the start. He has adjusted to his new life very quickly and we are very happy to have him here with us.

What a great life for him! See more pictures of Bugsy in his new home.

Happy Endings: Ashleigh (now Bella)

Posted Apr 26, 2009 at 6:36 pm in Happy Endings, Latest News

bellanj3bellanjbellanj2Ashleigh came to Rat Terrier ResQ in December of 2007, just a pup. She was fostered by both Cora and Greg in Arkansas. Ashleigh weathered an unsuccessful adoption, and thankfully, bounced back superbly! Sadly, no matter how hard we work to screen every adopter, there are some bad apples that slip through the cracks. Ashleigh (who was now answering to the name Bella) went to foster care with Jacki in New Jersey. The good news is that Ashleigh didn’t hold any grudges and was still the same loving dog she had always been.

In December of 2008, Bella went to live with Kathy Presti and family in New Jersey. This time, Bella’s lottery ticket was a winner — she hit the jackpot! Kathy has a ton of great news to share about Bella’s new life:

“Bella loves every member of the family, especially 8-year-old Diana. Occasionally Diana’s toys lose eyes, noses, and feet. Bella goes to Diana’s room like a teenager to a shopping mall!”

Kathy reports that the greatest thing about Bella is that she is such a good listener. Bella minds and obeys her humans very well. She says Bella loves chasing rabbits and squirrels, “but (thank God) did not get lucky yet.”

Bella’s favorite things are crawling under the covers at night with her mom and dad, listening to opera (“You can see her eyes closing and ears spread; she looks like she is dreaming of being on stage”) and riding in the car. When she uses her paws to grab things, her family jokes that she is part monkey. The Presti family is thrilled with Bella, saying that she brightens up life. We are so happy for them all!

Happy Endings: Buffy (now Bridget)

Posted Apr 23, 2009 at 9:26 pm in Happy Endings, Latest News

buffyBuffy, fostered by Cora in Arkansas, went home to Nancy Gilbert, of Connecticut, in June of 2008. Buffy’s name is now Bridget and her new family reports in that she is doing well. She likes to play with all her toys and sleep in bed with the Gilberts.

She also likes to play with Santana, her new Jack Russell Terrier sister. They are like bookends, always together.  They eat together, sleep together and play together — you name it, they don’t do anything without the other. The Gilberts also rescued a Toy Fox Terrier from a breeder, so now Bridget has a new playmate, but Santana is still her favorite.

Nancy says, “We also got a doggie door for her. That way, she can go out whenever she feels like it. She is so spoiled that if she doesn’t get her way she whines like a baby until she gets her way, which she sometimes gets. Not always.” Sounds like Bridget is living it up!