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Ray a Chihuahua Dog Happy Ending Adoption Story

You know adopting a pet is a great way to add to your pet family!   Scituate Animal Shelter shared that a  7 year old  chihuahua  was recently adopted after having been at the shelter for a few months.

Here is the originally request

I’m Ray and I’m a 7-year-old adorable chihuahua who loves other dogs and people! I’m a Ray a Chihuahua Dog Happy Ending Adoption Story Scituate Animal Story pretty sweet and cuddly guy. I seem to be mostly house-trained and love my walks. I would love a home with someone who is home a lot but I would not do well in a home with small children because I tend to protect my toys if you try to take them away from me

The shelter recently shared that Ray was adopted

Ray’s adoption was finalized this week! He is a very happy camper in his new home in Hull with his mom & dad as their one & only!

Scituate Animal Shelter

A bequest from Eleanor Haughey, a Scituate resident and quiet supporter of the Friends of the Scituate Shelter, Inc. made the dream of the Scituate Animal Shelter a reality! Through her legacy, funds were made available for the 1992 construction of a no-kill shelter, first located on a town parcel on the Driftway and lovingly named the Eleanor R. Haughey Animal Shelter.

As the Shelter grew, it became necessary to expand from our humble beginnings on the Driftway. Through the compassion, generosity, hard work and drive of all of our wonderful supporters and volunteers, we were able to relocate to our current address at 780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Rt. 3A) in Scituate, Massachusetts.

If you are looking to adopt

We provide exceptional guidance in helping you to select the right pet for you and your family. Our Shelter Director knows each animal “personally” and will get to know you too! This way, we create the best fit for both the new owner and the animal. Our ultimate goal is to match the right animal with the right “forever family”.

Our animals have been thoroughly screened. Every animal goes home with all medical records received during his/her time at the shelter, and many come with previous veterinary records which are forwarded to the new owner. All cats and kittens over 6 months of age are spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper, and screened for FIV and FELV, in addition, all felines are de-wormed and de-flea’d. Dogs and puppies over 6 months of age are spayed or neutered, vaccinated against rabies and distemper, and are screened for heartworm. In addition, our dogs’ behavior and temperament is professionally evaluated by our trainer. Every dog has a “report card” which highlights the animal’s personality and some considerations for a new owner. To help you find the best fit, we advise you on categories like energy level, leash manners, how they react to children, cats and other dogs. Each animal that is adopted from our shelter goes home with a free bag of Science Diet pet food.

Check out all the pets available foradoption at Scituate Animal Shelter 

Dakota Shih Tzu Mix Dog Pet Adoption Success

Forever Fido Rescue in Los Angles California recently shared the story of Dakota.  Dakota is a beautiful little Shih Tzu Mix we rescued from the euthanasia list at a high kill shelter. This is a video showing her incredible before and after!

Dakota was finally adopted by her foster mom but shared some pictures and updates along the way


Just look at our little teddy bear face, Dakota relaxing with her ball! We are so happy to see  13717460_1284442588262540_958922323686202802_othis sweet girl coming out of her shell. She is following her foster mama around the house and so happy to be getting love and attention for what we imagine is the first time in her life.  She’s just too cute for words and very easygoing. She loves everyone and is good with kids, cats and dogs.


13913777_1292113274162138_8442541312757836862_oCould this munchkin be any cuter??? Dakota is just looking happier and more beautiful by the day. This smile is now a constant and it makes us smile everyday knowing she went from being a raggedy mop that could barely stand to this muffin face that is full of life now! What a difference some time, love and patience can make. Dakota is still up for adoption, which we are truly baffled by. She is the sweetest little babe, gets along great with kids and other dogs and just wants to give all the love in the world.

Dakota and all of us at FFR want to say a HUGE MEGA THANK YOU to all that have played a 14330169_1336742306365901_1573344669100764528_npart in both helping Dakota get healthy and bringing her to her FOREVER HOME! Yes, you heard right; Dakota’s foster mom has decided that she just cannot do without this little nugget in her life and is adopting her – she was home all along! What a journey this special well deserving angel has had. She truly shows us what rescue is all about and why we do this very difficult and emotional work. Dakota is a shining example of bravery, forgiveness and resilience. To know how far she has come from her days in a high kill shelter, painfully matted and covered in her own feces to now being quite the little Instagram model and living the GOOD life with her new pack

Look at local shelters for their pets if you are considetring adoption, we also add pet adoption events to our the dog calendar.

See below for more pet adoption success stories


Maverick German Shephard Rescued after Abuse

This heartbreaking story now looks destined for a happy ending. Maverick  a german shephard dog  chewed off his own paw to escape abuse, but he’s finally enjoying life with a loving family


A little over a year old, in July 2015  Maverick has overcome a lot in his few dog years–and deep down, his new owner, Mark Douglas, says he’s just a puppy.   The  then two-year-old German Shepherd, was taken in after he became trapped in his tether and chewed off his right rear foot. Maverick was emaciated when they took him in, and his legs were covered in scars from being trapped in the past.   His former owner, Kevin Kennedy of Middleboro, was charged with felony animal cruelty for neglect and not pursuing care for the dog.

“He’s a sweet dog,” Douglas said. “He’s got a lot of love, but he’s still puppy.”



Spock a Senior Dog Rescue Story

Our Midwest friends Susie Senior dogs  shared this Happy Ending.    So happy Spock now has a furever home and family to live out The Good Life

Spock a Senior Dog Rescue Story  pet adoption

This handsome senior gentleman has a wonderful temperament, loving personality, and is just an all around sweet soul. He is currently at animal control and needs a forever home! Please share!!

Although he is receiving lots of love from the staff and volunteers at the shelter, Spock is really in a less-than-ideal environment for someone who is slowing down in life. And who would benefit from the warmth and coziness of a good home and the TLC of a family that all dogs want.

But finally, senior boy Spock got ADOPTED today!!

All dogs deserve a happy retirement stage. Sadly, that doesn’t happen for far too many. Spock, an older Shar Pei mix, was originally brought in to City of Aurora IL Animal Care and Control as a stray dog. Public animal control shelters are typically on the front lines taking in the lost or unwanted or homeless animals in their defined area. But these shelters are not meant to be the animals’ permanent arrangement. The staff and volunteers at Aurora Animal Control wanted better for their old man Spock; to find him an environment more suited for a senior dog.

A huge THANK YOU to Hospice Hearts for stepping in to rescue Spock! They gave him much needed vet care, got him into tip-top adoption shape, and moved him on to his forever home!

Hospice Hearts wrote, “Spock got adopted today. Thought we would share this adorable photo of his ride home. Spock, now has 3 senior dog siblings and the most loving mom. It will be a very happy home for him.

He is such an old grandpa and is the sweetest thing. I cannot imagine what he has been through before being picked up as a stray and brought to the shelter, but it is clear that he has not been cared for in quite some time.

He received a dental which resulted in 17 rotten teeth extractions. Spock had radiographs performed to determine why he is so stiff in his movements, and they were thankfully done while he was asleep. He has severe degenerative joint disease in his left hip and elbow, and mild DJD in his right hip. He will need to be on anti-inflammatory medications for the rest of his life to manage his pain.

Spock is such a wonderful and tough dog and we are so happy we [were able] to make him feel better.”

If you are looking to adopt a senior dog local, check out  some ofour recent stories on senior adoption below.

Bubba A PRONE Pug Dog Adoption Happy Ending

Pug Rescue  of New England (PRONE)   shared some good news about one of their pups.    Bubba an 8 year old male pug  had been with them for a few months  and was recently adopted.

Here is what they shared about this cutie
Meet Bubba! Did we tell you about Bubba? He came into foster care just before the holidays and with everything that’s been going on – well? Here he is! Bubba is a sweet boy, loves to go on walks, and was sporting a belly band when he first arrived (needed some Housebreaking 101). He is charming and energetic and would make a wonderful companion. Bubba’s adoption fee is $250 (Fees go into vetting fund but rarely cover actual vetting costs for each pug).
Interested in a pug like Bubba?Bubba A PRONE Pug Dog Adoption Happy Ending

Pug Rescue of New England (PRoNE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer foster home based rescue organization. Our mission is simple: we find homes for abandoned and surrendered pugs in the six New England states. Our pugs are up-to-date on shots and spayed or neutered prior to being placed in a forever home.

PRONE is a FOSTER-HOME based all-pug rescue in New England. PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT taking applications for pugs UNDER the age of 7. We have a 6 month waiting list. If you see a pug under the age of 7, it is NOT AVAILABLE to new apps. You MUST be a resident of New England to adopt. All animals in your home must be UTD on shots, visit the vet for yearly wellness checks and be spayed/neutered to be considered. Fees range from $250 (seniors) to $500 (puppies). Visit www.pugrescueofnewengland.org to learn more! Do not forget to give your vet permission to speak to us! $10 Application fee is non-refundable. Thank you for your interest in rescue!