Pet Adoption Success Stories: And They Lived Happily Fur-Ever After

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Nook Nook

Nook Nook, a Dogo Argentino, also known as an Argentine Mastiff, had only two days to live when Ariel Nichole Dehart’s favorite rescue, Peanuts Pit Bull Rescue in Colorado, saved him. Ariel later adopted him. The large, muscular dog was deaf and unfit for the dangerous life of a fighting dog. Nook Nook was also unsuitable for breeding, so it was only a matter of time before he would be put down. However, Ariel went to the rescue and instantly fell in love with the dog. Now that Nook Nook has a forever home, he has learned a full set of sign commands and is Ariel’s best friend.

Chad

Chad, a Jack Russell terrier, has the ultimate story of survival. This small dog was abandoned at his house, along with another dog named Clarisse. But Chad and Clarisse weren’t the only dogs left at the house. When bigger dogs approached Clarisse, Chad quickly stepped in to protect her. Chad was badly bitten by one of the larger dogs and his wound became infected. Luckily, a neighbor saw the situation and called animal control, and both dogs were taken to a shelter. The good people of Georgia Jack Russell Adoption received both Chad and Clarisse from the shelter. But it wasn’t a happy story for Clarisse, who did not survive because her heartworms were too severe. However, Isis Maria and her family decided to take Chad home and foster him back to good health. Isis says that Chad is still fearful of strangers and acts shy around large men but has come a long way in his recovery process.

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Otis

Krystal Noel Finneran and her husband were ready to get a puppy after losing both their grandparents the previous year. To fill a void they believed would never heal, Krystal and her husband found a local shelter near their home and found Otis. When Otis’ mother was pregnant with him and the litter, a car struck the previous owner’s child. The family could no longer take care of the dogs and needed to care for their child, so they surrendered the mother and her pups. After taking a trip to the local shelter, Krystal picked up Otis and he peed on her shirt and sat right by her husband’s feet as if to say, “You are taking me home today.” That is exactly what Krystal and her husband did, and now they are the very proud and happy owners of a new pup.

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Whiskey

Whiskey, a 5-year-old Terrier mix, became a “semi-permanent” resident at a veterinary clinic when his previous owner tried to euthanize him for having a low-positive heartworm test and being “extremely aggressive.” Brittany Engeldinger was working at the clinic when other employees labeled Whiskey as a destructive dog who would never make a good house pet. However, Brittany knew this dog could not be as bad as people labeled him. About 5 months into Brittany’s job, she learned that Whiskey would be put to sleep for being at the clinic for so long. Brittany couldn’t keep him where she was staying, but luckily, her parents agreed to take him in while Brittany searched for a dog-friendly place to live. It has been over a year now since Brittany rescued Whiskey, and she says he is not the least bit destructive, unless it’s with his toys. He’s also been treated for heartworm and is Brittany’s “baby.”

Pacino

Brittany Elder knows pit bulls get a bad rap, but that didn’t stop her in saving the life of Pacino. Pacino, a pit bull, was brought into an animal hospital to be euthanized for being “too aggressive” after he was used as a bait dog. Pacino has multiple wounds, but Brittany knew he was her dog when he came up and licked her. She knew Pacino was an angel and decided to rescue him. Pacino had extensive surgery and Brittany took him home and cared for him. After about a year, Brittany swears he is the “sweetest couch potato” she knows. He also loves to dress up and show off his face. Pacino made a remarkable recovery after everything he had endured and we’re happy to see people like Brittany saving a life.

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