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SSCR 2009 Adoptions


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SSCR 2009 Adoptions

  1. 1. SSCR 2009 IN REVIEW Hello Friends! Happy New Year from our family here at Sirius Stars Canine Rescue. With 2010 upon us, we enter our fourth year of dog rescue at SSCR, and we are hopeful to reach our 100th happily adopted dog by the close of the new year! We are so very grateful for all of our wonderful adopters, past and present. We could NOT do the work we do without generous and loving people like you who have purposefully searched for rescue dogs to adopt. Each and every one of you is a hero to us. THANK YOU for making our rescue work possible. Please enjoy this brief e-scrapbook… a review of our 2009 adoptions!
  2. 2. ALYCE <ul><li>This lovely lady was badly burned with muriatic acid down a long length of her back, but the pound volunteers in GA recognized her incredible value and would not let her slip in the cracks and be euthanized. They knew the same thing that we found out a few weeks later.. her spirit was completely indestructible. Alyce is living proof that even abused dogs can possess a deep capacity to forgive, trust, and love. Alyce was so incredibly deserving of the great home she found. Thank you so much, Wilsons, for realizing that she was truly a diamond in the ruff. What a great dog! </li></ul>
  3. 3. BAILEY ~ aka CHEWIE <ul><li>This young dog from WV was so gorgeous. We never knew until we listed her to our Petfinder page just how many people are looking for Wheaten mixes. (Over 4,000 people looked at her bio in one month!) Her adopters waited so patiently for circumstances to work together so that she could be theirs. Sometimes things are just meant to be. Thank you, Kranes, for knowing in your hearts that this girl was supposed to be yours. What a gorgeous, lucky dog. When I am old and feeble and looking for just one final dog to adopt for myself, I am going to look for a dog just like Chewie  </li></ul>
  4. 4. CODY <ul><li>2009 began with much despair for us at SSCR. We rescued little Cody from a high kill pound in WV, and unfortunately he was already very sick when he arrived to us. Our wonderful vets tried everything they could think of to save Cody, but after only 10 days in our care, he passed away from a horrible disease called Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia. We think he had a catastrophic allergic reaction to the parvo-distemper vaccination he was given at the pound in WV. We had a wonderful adopter waiting for Cody, but, sadly, his young life ended here with us before he could find his forever home. We loved you, sweet Cody. </li></ul>
  5. 5. DEXTER <ul><li>Our greatest sorrow of 2009 came on Saturday, February 21 when we lost one of the most gentle dogs we have ever had the privilege to know here at our rescue. Dexter came from GA and tested positive for a tick bourne disease called Ehrlichia. He was doing so well with his treatments at first, but after a month in our care, he suddenly developed severe neurological symptoms and lost the motor skills in all four of his legs. With incredibly heavy hearts, we elected humane euthanization for Dexter when it became apparent that he was in great pain. Up to this point, there have only ever been two rescue dogs that have come to us that we have not been able to help, and it is so ironic that our beloved Dexter would have been one of those. We loved this sweet, gentle, humble dog beyond compare. If you had met him, you would have loved him too. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ELLIOTT <ul><li>This lovely young doodle boy was running stray in cold winter weather in northwestern PA and was picked up by a good Samaritan. After a time, we were contacted by the IDOG Doodle Rescue group to see if we could help him. All the pieces fell together just right for Elliott to come to our rescue, and a lovely young couple in Baltimore was waiting for him with open arms. We love it when plans come together for our dogs. Thank you, Shameeka and Christopher. What a wonderful save….Elliott truly went from rags to riches. What a lucky dog! </li></ul>
  7. 7. FOXY <ul><li>This stunning shepherd mix was a pound favorite in GA but nevertheless was just about to be euthanized before we saved her. It is so sad how many wonderful animals are euthanized only for lack of homes and space in pounds all across our country. It would have been such a shame if Foxy had not had the opportunity to find a good home. She is another lucky one. Foxy now enjoys a life packed with love and exciting outdoor adventures as the companion of a young active city- dwelling couple near DC. Thank you, Tiffany and Sean. </li></ul>
  8. 8. GIDGET <ul><li>Gidget’s breed was always somewhat of a mystery to us, but she was a beauty nevertheless. People who are searching for purebred dogs have no idea what kinds of gems they are missing out on! Stunning amber eyes and a pink nose set this dog far apart from the ordinary. What a little beauty she was. We found the most awesome young couple to adopt Gidget, and she is truly enjoying the best life she could ever dream of in Fallston, MD. Thank you, Mark and Kristen. Gidget is such a doll baby! </li></ul>
  9. 9. GRANT ~ aka SAMMY <ul><li>Grant arrived to the pound in GA with his pretty little sister. When she left for adoption, he became depressed and was not “showing” well to visitors, so we were lucky enough to save him and bring him to PA. As it turns out, a local family only five minutes from us had recently lost their little rescue dog Daisy to AIHA, the same awful disease that claimed our Cody’s life, and they had room in their hearts and home for a new rescue dog…so now he is known as “Sammy”. Thank you, Davis family, for searching for rescue dogs to love! </li></ul>
  10. 10. GROVER ~ aka GROVERINO <ul><li>Grover was rescued from rural GA by a rescue comrade of ours in SC, and we were able to find him a great home in NYC after posting him to our Petfinder site. What an interesting dog Grover was.. an Aussie body with Basset legs…one blue eye and one brown eye. One of a kind for sure. Thanks to the determination and patience of a lovely young adopter named Catherine, Groverino has happily adjusted to the hustle and bustle of life in The Big Apple. Thank you for never giving up, Catherine! </li></ul>
  11. 11. HEIDI <ul><li>Sometimes rescue work is filled with mysteries that we can only understand in hindsight. No one on this planet could ever find a dog that is happier and more well adjusted than Heidi, but two adoptive situations actually fell through for her before we found her perfect match. Situations like that can be discouraging and frustrating, but the number one virtue you learn in rescue work is PATIENCE. Thank you so much, Grecos, for being Heidi’s perfect forever family. She is such a precious, beautiful, happy gem. Sometimes failures are really successes in disguise! </li></ul>
  12. 12. IZZY <ul><li>We don’t often adopt to folks who are located outside of a two hour driving distance from us, but every now and then we make exceptions…and in that regard, Izzy was our most special exception of 2009. We drove 430 miles to unite Izzy with her incredible adopter, Helen, and in hind sight we would have driven twice that far.. Helen, you and Izzy were an amazing inspiration to us here at SSCR in 2009. Thank you for being Izzy’s absolutely perfect match! </li></ul>
  13. 13. JASMINE ~ aka MIIKA <ul><li>Every now and then when you see a dog for the very first time, your breath is taken away, and that is what happened to us when we first laid eyes on this incredibly gorgeous dog. Mere words can not describe the mystical, regal, free spirit within our Princess Jasmine. There was some kind of inexplicable magic in the soul of this dog, and we know in our hearts that she is now living with the family that she was meant to be with from the day she was born. Nothing in the world gives us more joy than to know we have been used as an instrument of destiny. Thank you, McCoys. Miika was destined to be yours. </li></ul>
  14. 14. JJ ~ aka JACK <ul><li>JJ was an adult rat terrier which was rescued by a friend of ours in SC. We were able to assist her in finding an adopter for JJ here in PA via our Petfinder website. Although we never met JJ personally, we consider him one of our SSCR alumni and wish him much happiness in PA with Nancy. </li></ul>
  15. 15. KALEB ~ aka KOBE <ul><li>Kaleb was the first and only dog we ever rescued from AL, but what a treasure he turned out to be. If the word “friendly” can be summed up in five letters, it was Kaleb. He was so wonderful with each and every dog that he met here at our rescue, and it was a total joy to nurture him along to adoption. A couple of adoption opportunities came and went for Kaleb, and we finally took a chance on sending him to a home where he would be leash walked at all times. What a wonderful decision that turned out to be. Thank you, Andy and Deana, for loving this special happy pup. </li></ul>
  16. 16. MASON <ul><li>Mason was a very happy young shepherd whippet mix who found a forever home with a young family that lives only a mile or two from our rescue. He is happily living with three active kids and has adjusted well. You can see him smiling in his “after” picture! His adopters first came to meet him in the pouring rain, so we are thankful they were determined enough to follow through and make him theirs. Thank you, Martin family. </li></ul>
  17. 17. MORGAN <ul><li>Morgan was a dear little mange puppy who came to us from GA in the fall of 2009. He was truly one of the most even-tempered little dogs we have ever rescued. Last we heard, his adopter was planning to take him to therapy dog training. Morgan adjusted to his new home in no time and has enjoyed having a new puppy for a buddy. We loved you Morgan. Thank you, Shelley, for being so flexible and agreeable when we suggested Morgan to you. What a wonderful match! </li></ul>
  18. 18. OLLIE <ul><li>Ollie was another GA shepherd mix that found himself on death row. Luckily, the pound volunteers realized his great potential before it was too late and encouraged us to rescue him. After one failed adoption attempt, his perfect family spotted him, and he now enjoys life at an incredibly musical household in West Chester, PA. Thank you, Sylvia and Ovidiu. We are so glad you found Ollie and made him a part of your family… Ollie is so lucky to be your boy! </li></ul>
  19. 19. PERCY <ul><li>Percy is currently in the midst of his two week trial as I type this, but we are hopeful that he, too , has found his forever home with a great man named John. Little Percy had some baggage from a prior life, and John has been so patient to try to understand and work with him. We realize that rescue dogs are often not for the faint of heart, and so we cherish all of our adopters who have persevered even though the road was not always as smooth as it might have been. Thank you, John, for the kindness you have shown little Percy. We still have our fingers crossed .. </li></ul>
  20. 20. QUINCY ~ aka HENRY <ul><li>Quincy.. Well, what can we say except that this dog was a little doll and a million people and their brother wanted to adopt him. As it turns out, the very first lady who emailed us was the lucky adopter, and now this beautiful wheaten mix is living the high life with Ann and her family. There were some bumps along the way during Quincy’s trial period too, but his family was patient, and all is well. Thank you, Ann, for being the early bird ..and then waiting so patiently for him to arrive to you. You got so much more than the worm for your efforts! LOL </li></ul>
  21. 21. SUMMER ~ aka SUMA <ul><li>Even though it’s true that a picture can speak a thousand words, not many adopters want to commit whole-heartedly to a dog they have only ever seen in a picture..and even fewer people are willing to switch gears to a second totally different dog halfway through the adoption process ….but that’s just what Linda did when she adopted this stunning young golden retriever mix from us. Thank you, Linda, for being incredibly flexible and working so well with our rescue group. We are forever thankful that you and Babette were waiting for Suma with eager and open arms. Not only one, but two of our SSCR dogs found wonderful homes because of your kind generosity! </li></ul>
  22. 22. TEA ROSE ~ aka ROSIE <ul><li>Tea Rose was a beautiful girl that found a great forever family through SSCR. She and her housemate had been abandoned at their previous house in GA and then picked up by local animal control when the neighbors realized the dogs were living in the house alone. As a result, Rose had a special need to be close to people. Luckily, we found a family over in NJ that was able to be home with her quite a lot, and she has adjusted very well so far. This dog had the most unusually gorgeous brindled coat… and her nature was so very gentle. It is so true that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Thank you, Bellshots, for giving Rosie the security she needed. </li></ul>
  23. 23. VIOLET ~ aka DAISY <ul><li>Violet actually came to our rescue in 2008 but did not find her adoptive home till Feb 2009, so we consider her an ’09 dog. Violet was one of the more emotionally abused dogs we have ever rescued and had a very hard time trusting people. While at our rescue, her great friend was Red, and he really helped her to relax and trust again. Several months came and went, and finally a lovely adult couple from MD spotted Violet and inquired. Their road with her has had some bumps, but her adopters have given their all to help her adjust to life at their home.. We hope 2010 will strengthen the bond between their two dogs so they can enjoy a truly harmonious home. Thank you, Joan and Walt. We still remember her exquisite little face. </li></ul>
  24. 24. WINNIE <ul><li>Winnie will hopefully be our final successfully adopted dog of 2009. Never before have we enjoyed such an active little mite here at our rescue. Loving and sweet, but, oh my, so busy! We have our fingers crossed that Winnie’s perfect forever home is just a blink away with Catherine and Gary. She deserves a special home that will give her all the love she deserves. Wish her luck! </li></ul>
  25. 25. THANK YOU! <ul><li>It has been our great privilege to work with each and every one of our fabulous adopters since our inception in 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Many thanks to those who sent holiday greetings and updates on your dogs! It is always so heartwarming to hear how our “alumni” are faring, and we absolutely love to see picture updates. </li></ul><ul><li>If you adopted a dog from our rescue in 2007 or 2008, please send some current pictures and a bit of an update. We would love to construct e-scrapbooks for our 2007 and 2008 dogs as well  </li></ul><ul><li>May 2010 bring you much peace, joy, and happiness. </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda Dusman and family </li></ul>