Landon came into our program last year from a local shelter. About 8 years old, he was tiny, precious and lapsized. He loved the humans he trusted, but was a difficult placement because he was fearful of strangers, loud noises and quick movements, and he would snap. He needed someone who was patient, with a quiet home, to help his ease his fears.
Marianne V. had provided such a refuge before for one of our other dogs. In her setting, he was a darling boy, and was happy with her for almost 9 months. He was technically available for adoption, but never drew interest from a home that provided the kind of comfort and security he needed and found with Marianne.
Sadly, he suddenly began to feel bad, and wouldn't eat. On his second trip to the vet in as many weeks, he passed away in the car. Our doctors think he had developed a heart issue that didn't show symptoms until it was too late. Godspeed, little Landon - we trust the Bridge holds no fears for you.
Another angel has gone to the Bridge. Dolly was saved from euthanasia and brought into our program. She was scared and snippy, and her foster parents discovered that Dolly was totally deaf. Having experience with deaf dogs, they worked with Dolly teaching her hand signals and showing her that she was safe and loved. She loved to give kisses, and adored her foster parents. She made so much progress, gradually playing with her sheltie siblings and learning to go up and down the stairs.
Mavourneen is Irish for "my beloved," and this little girl was the apple of her mommy's eye. When her mommy went into Hospice, she came into the program at 17 years old. A precious litlte girl, she charmed everyone she met.
Her mom passed away knowing Mavourneen was being cared for. It seems even the glories of Heaven were missing something without her special little girl, though, as she called her beloved to be with her a few weeks later.
From her foster mom: Rest in Peace my sweet foster Mavourneen.
The Angels in Heaven welcome yet another sweet sheltie.
Molly was picked up by Nancy H. in September of 2010, who recalls how she loved being cuddled and petted. After all those years of being tied to a tree, she was totally starved for affection. The previous owners offered Nancy the cable they'd been using and said "Here you'll probably need this." We declined, and Molly was never tied out on a cable again.
Reminiscences from her foster mom: Molly8, better known as Miss Congeniality, went on a sleepover during the 2010 Christmas break.
Look in the sky tonight - you'll see it. The brightest star, polished by her mama's tears.
Kathy adopted Ally almost 8 years ago. Ally was given up by her former home because she and the resident toddler were not interacting well together. While shy, her foster home found her to be a loving, delightful girl who interacted well with their own Sheltie. Kathy fell in love with Ally's picture and description, and when they met, with her as well. She took Ally for a sleepover which quickly turned into an adoption.