Category: “Happy Tails”

A Happy Tail….Chance

A Happy Tail….Chance

Chance, who hasn’t decided what his area of study will be, is going to Western Kentucky University with Taylor .   What a difference from the abandoned pup it took 6 weeks to rescue from the Carr’s Creek area of Robertson County!  Chance’s foster mom, Judy, has dealt with many feral dogs for I Could Have Been Adopted and is convinced that with a little patience they make the best pets.  But it knocked our socks off to watch Chance connect with Taylor immediately.  Best of luck and lots of love Chance.    

Sophie….A Happy Tail

Sophie….A Happy Tail
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        On her way!!

This pretty little lady was going to be “put down”, has heartworms, and was tethered outside by the first family who re homed her but has a loving home now!.  Sophie has a shady fenced in backyard, two cats to develop a friendship with, live music, and especially the love of Johnny and Cheryl.

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Sophie with Cheryl and Johnny

Johnny has Sophie on the waiting list at the vet clinic to completely get rid of the heartworms

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                              BFFs

At last report she goes     everywhere with Johnny and although she doesn’t see the “old lady” cat very often, she and the little one are becoming friends.

Momma….A Happy Tail

Momma….A Happy Tail

Momma Mollie went to her new home yesterday afternoon!! She is a lucky girl with a huge fenced in yard, a doggy door, two fish tanks, a cat, an extended family who brings their dog, Soup, for long visits, and most of all Heather and Donnie who LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her!

Momma_newfamilyMomma_extendedfamilyFirst text message on morning after adoption let us know that Mollie (her new name) had slept all night in her crate and is adjusting well except she is afraid of that HUGE LION that she is living with now

Sunny …. A Happy Tail

Sunny …. A Happy Tail

If you will remember, Sunny along with her litter mate Pumpkin were adopted by a family around the first of April and abandoned about 30 miles from their new home 6 weeks later. Thanks to the kindness of strangers and a rabies tag, our rescue was contacted and we were able to get them back into our program. Check out our blog, Our Vet Suggests…Are You An Idiot? 

I Could Have Been Adopted is pleased to tell you that Sunny now has a wonderful forever home!  Sunny and familyShe lives in a condo with a nice big balcony, walking trails, and two legged companions, Maddy and Marcus, who are very active.  Sunny and her feline sibling are slowly becoming friends.  Latest report is that Sunny stole kitty’s toy and a little later kitty sneaked up and retrieved it…no hissing, growling, or kerfuffles!  Thank you Maddy and Marcus for giving our precious Sunny a home…she certainly deserves it.

Happy life, Sunny….we love you!.

Pumpkin….A Happy Tail

Pumpkin….A Happy Tail

If you will remember, Pumpkin along with his litter mate Sunny were adopted by a family around the first of April and abandoned about 30 miles from their new home 6 weeks later. Thanks to the kindness of strangers and a rabies tag, our rescue was contacted and we were able to get them back into our program. Check out our blog, Our Vet Suggests…Are You An Idiot?  We are thrilled to say that Pumpkin has found a truly forever home with a family in the Clarksville, TN area.

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Canine friend named Spanky, a feline acquaintance, Cutie, and a two legged spunky Helen to love on….he is one happy boy!  Melissa has promised to keep us updated on our FB page. Pumpkin is now named Petey and from what I understand he is fitting in very well with his new family.  Melissa says she expects she will be sleeping in the crate from now on since Petey is snoozing with Mike!    Bless you Mike, Melissa, and Helen for giving our precious Pumpkin a loving home.

 

He deserves it.  Love you Pumpkin!!!Pumpkin and Family 2

 

Jerry….A Happy Tail

Jerry….A Happy Tail

Jerry found a home in the Bluegrass State with an immediate family which includes a principal, a chemistry teacher, and a college student but I hear he was introduced the day he arrived to grandparents who fell in love with him too!  A new collar and leash, some toys, a fluffy bed, a huge yard, and a RUNNER in the family.   Latest is he is settling in well.   Good Luck, Jerry!!

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Jerry and his running buddy

Lucy & Chubbs….Happy Tails

Lucy & Chubbs….Happy Tails

Lucy and Chubbs are members of a litter born 7 months ago to a local barn cat….Surprise!!!  I Could Have Been Adopted has been working with the owner to alter the cats on her property for months and has helped her find homes for quite a few of them including Lucy and Chubbs . Lucy and Chubbs were sponsored through the Trap, Neuter, and Release Program

Sunny & Pumpkin…Happy Tails

Sunny & Pumpkin…Happy Tails
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      Sunny & Pumpkin

Our fosters had so hoped that we would be able to find a family that would take both Sunny & Pumpkin into their home.  They were litter mates born to a female who had lived all of her life in the wild.  Every pup in the litter was skittish and afraid of people but Sunny & Pumpkin were much calmer when they could confront new people and situations together.

When Chelsea called about meeting Sunny, I Could Have Been Adopted decided Pumpkin needed a little outing that   just happened to end up at Sunny’s foster home….well, hello!.

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          With their new BFFs

From the beginning It was obvious to Chelsea and Peyton that this brother and sister were meant to be together and with the two of them because, even though they were quite shy, Sunny gravitated to Peyton and Pumpkin chose Chelsea to snuggle up to.

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Pumpkin has a soft place to sit!

These two precious pups now have a wonderful home in KY about 15 miles west of Franklin with a cat buddy, fenced in yard, and a family who loves to go canoeing and hiking. Last I heard Oscar the cat and Pumpkin were sharing Chelsea’s lap and Sunny loves car rides and her morning romp in the yard.

Beasley…A Happy Tail

Beasley…A Happy Tail

After months in our program, our lovable giant, Beasley, found a home!

Beasley...I got a home!!!!!

Beasley…I got a home!!!!!

He now lives in Fairview, TN with a wonderful family with two active boys, a fenced in yard, and two feline friends.  Best of all the mom in the family has no problem being the leader of the pack which  is exactly what Beasley needs.

Last time we checked, Beasley and mom had just gotten back from a walk and the report was that B is a “delightful well behaved” companion.

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B and Thaniel

Congratulations, Beasley…you will remain in our hearts forever!

A Foster Failure……Pinky

A Foster Failure……Pinky
 

She had a collar on and would come and go just outside our gate. Then she started hanging around more often and when we saw her we would feed her.  After a few days she began to be happily excited when we would walk up to the fence and we decided  she needed a name. “The dog who apparently got dumped on our road” wasn’t going to work.  Since her collar was brown with pink polka dots, I called her Pinky.

As the autumn weather began to get colder, we didn’t want to leave Pinky to fend for herself but it took hours to get her to come up on the back porch at night to a crate with warm blankets. After waking up in the morning we would walk out to the porch to find her gone, joining the unsupervised dogs freely roaming the neighborhood.  One of these daylight liaisons made her a mama

Pinky had her nine puppies on October 18, 2014 and our pack went from six to sixteen!  After deciding to keep 2 of the pups, we began trying to find the other 7 and Pinky loving homes. That plan didn’t work out very well and we knew the longer the puppies and Pinky stayed the more attached we’d get so in June we reached out to I Could Have Been Adopted (ICHBA), a rescue in our community. We agreed we would become the foster family to the pups and Pinky while ICHBA  became responsible for any vaccines, tests, and preventative medication the pups would need…most importantly ICHBA began working with us to find loving homes.

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Charlie

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Diana

There were initial phone calls, checking out references, more phone calls, meet and greets at our home and in dog parks in Nashville, home visits, and more phone calls. By October of 2015 all 7 pups found wonderful homes

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Jade

 Melody

Melody

 Jack

Jack

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Pinky was still waiting for her home when Thanksgiving rolled around. She had a couple of meet and greets, but wasn’t much of a saleswoman and some of them just weren’t right for Pinky…a fenced yard was a must for her because she loves to be outside and she is a wanderer.

We agreed to foster two pups right before Christmas for ICHBA and as is the norm, after a week or two to get to know them, we took pictures and sent copy to ICHBA so the pups could be posted for re-homing. Since it was time to update Pinky’s photos on the adoption sites, I decided to include her in the photo shoot.  Those new photos got Pinky noticed again and when I received a call that someone was interested in re homing her I felt terribly sad instead of happy…she had come such a long way from being the skittish dog we had to entice to get her attention to a happy member of our pack.  It just felt wrong to have Pinky leave us.

It’s not that it wasn’t hard to let the pups go when they found new homes but they are loved and spoiled. I can’t ask for anything more than that. I know that if it wasn’t right, I would feel it.  Pinky is different because she picked us. Maybe that’s why she was so hard to place…she sent vibes out to the universe that she had already found her family.  Pinky is home!!!IMG_1528

 

 

 

 

Pinky in her now forever home

 

by foster C. Ellis; edited by ICHBA