LOOK WHO'S BEEN ADOPTED!
Boy this handsome guy didn't stay with us long! Elwood was a favorite around the internet and we had to review applications for him on a daily basis. But alas, we found the perfect family for him! Elwood now enjoys his days at home with not only a canine sister but a little human companion as well! We are incredibly happy for Elwood and his new family and know he is going to be a cherished member of the family for the rest of his life.
Another Montgomer County seizure dog finds a home! Jack is in his new home loving to snuggle with his new canine sister Dizzle and enjoys nuzzling his way on to the counch next to his new mom and dad...as well as a few jogs with his dad now and then. As you can see from the picture, Jack is grateful he's finally home (and so are we!) Kisses to everyone!
Leona, named after her doppleganger, Leonidas the Amazing 3-legged dog, was adopted! We're so proud of all the progress she's made and boy is she loved in her new home! She's already traveled to the Dakota's and is checking off one of the New England states next. We're so happy for you Leona!
French Fry's partner in crime, Nugget, is finally home. He's had a rough go of it, coming from a cruelty case and enduring a knee surgery before he ever got to hang out in a pack and just be a 'dog.' Nowadays, Nugget enjoys his multi-dog and cat home and loves coming to socialize with the ladies at doggie daycare. We were thrilled when his foster mom (GDG's Foster Home Coordinator and Pinups for Pitbulls' Miss March 2012) decided to adopt him!
Maxine...what a funny old lady. Coming around the bend at 6 years old and weighing in at about 15 pounds, she was an ideal dog for any family. But one very special family picked her up and we were thrilled. Maxine lives with a big American Bulldog brother, 3 young kids, and two loving parents. Welcome home Maxine! May you live your life as the lap dog you always knew you would be.
Our girl Violet is a testament to what patience can do for a dog. Coming from the largest dog fighting bust in U.S. History, completely shut down, through several sessions of Pit Bull E.D.U. working on her human-canine bonding and social skills with a handful of dedicated volunteer handlers, Violet is one happy girl. Living over a year with her patient foster dad, she slowly started to come out of her shell and every week that we saw her, she was making strides in interacting with people. Her new family is smitten with her and we couldn't be happier for her and her new family. Thank you so much to all of our volunteers for working with Violet and making her the fantastic girl we all knew she could be. Violet is blessed to have such an amazing new family.
We're so glad Doodlebug has found her forever home. Seized in a Sumner County cruelty case, Doodlebug came to us heartworm positive and with no idea how to play with toys or walk on a leash or ride in a car. With a little help from her best girlfriend, Susie Shortcake, Doodlebug made an excellent transformation into one amazing family compannion.
Spencer was surrendered at the shelter after his mom died and was scheduled to be euthanized because he tore up a toy frog. Clearly the frog was no match for the spunk this guy has for life - at 9 years old, somewhat deaf and with arthritis setting in - we were glad to take Spencer into our program and get him into a home. After a year long stint in his foster home, living with several other dogs and cats, Spencer finally found his forever home! His new mom and her Chihuahua were more than happy to welcome our senior Spencer into their home.
Patton was seized one summer day in 2009 in Sumner County, Kansas by the Sheriff's Department. After being with us for nearly 2 years, he finally found his forever home. His family is elated to have him and Patton is loving all the attention and love from his new mom and dad, and especially the kids (he's pretty smitten with the daughter). He has a Basset Hound canine sister who is sure to teach him the ropes on how to lounge around and look adorable - but we think he has that down pat. We couldn't be happier for Patton and his new family, and we are certain that he is going to be loved and cared for like never before. It is clear to us why Patton had to wait so long - he was waiting for this perfect match.
Minnie, Clarabelle's sister, was adopted by a family of long-time dog advocates and we couldn't be happier. We knew Minnie was a great girl, but her foster mom did such a good job with this tiny little puppy, that Minnie got to have a slumber party her first night home! We know Minnie will be well taken care of, advocated for, and spoiled rotten - just like we intended. You're in great hands Minnie Mouse!
Today, Clarabelle is Maggie Moo, and as you can imagine, this cow spotted girl is in her dream home. Clara didn't stay in our program long, it was only a matter of days before she was swooped up by her new family. Her mom is a huge deal in the Kansas City metro area and we can't wait to post updates and an owner profile. We're privileged to have her adopt one of our dogs and to be such a huge supporter and fan.
Another Montgomery Co. survivor goes home! Oh boy, Bob was a love to have around. We're a little sad to see him go, but we loved to watch him leave. He's headed up North where he can romp in the deep snow in the winter and chill in the mild summer. His mom is a pretty big deal in women's soccer and he'll have lots of ladies around to pamper him and cuddle with him. When Bob met his mom, it was love at first sight.
That's right, this bouncy girl finally got her home. As you can see, she's incredibly happy and can't wait to be able to run and bounce with her new family. Kali was one of our biggest snuggle bugs and she's going to have a blast snuggling with her new family. We're so happy for this Montgomery Co. survivor!
This little princess is finally home! After being in our program for just over a year, she's kicking it, princess style, in her new home with a pink collar and everything. Just what she asked for. We're thrilled that Stella finally gets to live in a home with her forever family. This goofy girl is going to show the world just how amazing pit bull type dogs are.
Big Mac is our first adoption from the Montgomery Co. dog fighting bust. He was a favorite of many of our volunteers and he went to an amazing family who have renamed him Archer and he is treated like a king (second only to his feline sister). We couldn't be happier for this handsome guy and his new family!
French Fry came from the Ohio 200 dog seizure. She had a great foster home who helped her have all kinds of new experiences like attending events, classes, new dogs, and even getting baths from a kitten! Amazingly, French Fry is a little mini-me to her new canine brother Pun. That's right! Pun's family fell in love with this little lady and just had to have her. We were excited to have such a wonderful family adopt our little Frenchie. Congratulations!
One of GDG's biggest success stories so far! Reggie (deaf) was so upset at the shelter. He was a frustrated, screaming, mess. But thanks to his foster family opening their home to him, spending quality time with him, and training him, Reggie finally found his forever home! When his new dad Michael first laid eyes on Reggie, he had to know more about him. Having a father named Reggie who is also deaf, Michael was drawn to him. Reggie now has a mom, dad, 2 canine sisters and 2 feline friends. We're thrilled for Reggie and his new family!
This gorgeous girl is finally home. Aptly named Nala, she is having a blast running up and down the stairs of her new house, climbing on countertops and into bed and just being an energetic puppy! We're so glad she made it out of the shelter and into her forever home.
Oh Al-bee...he was such a fun little boy to have around. He didn't last long in our program because of his amazing temperament, social personality, and adorable little red nose. We're so happy Albert is in a wonderful home with a canine sister and so glad that he visits daycare often. This little chunk will grow up to be a handsome boy and amazing breed ambassador.
This little lady was a doll to have in our program. She started out as a lazy hound-dog-acting puppy, and left a smart bouncy pit bull who loves life! Penelope found a home with a great family who has time to take the very best care of her. Penelope is an amazing listener and loves her big brother! And they even look alike - that must have sealed the deal. We're so happy to see Penelope with her new family!
Sweet AJ was found wandering the streets, bald and scared. We quickly learned AJ was burned on his back and down his legs, hence the baldness. He didn’t let that slow him down though! After over a year of boarding, AJ finally found a foster home with one of the boarding employees. She took amazing care of AJ, lathering him with sunscreen in the summer and clothing him in a heavy sweater in the winter. He quickly bonded with his two canine sisters and his foster mom finally decided she just couldn’t let him go. After nearly two years in our program, AJ is finally in his forever home. Thank you to the volunteers at Chain of Hope KC who found AJ and brought him into our program.
Tiny little Bailey came to GDG after a cruelty bust in Oklahoma in the dead of winter in 2008. After everyone gave up hope on this little guy and his frustrating anxiety, GDG took him in to our program and put him with one of our most patient and well-trained volunteers. He worked through most of his problems and gained a ton of confidence along the way. Nearly a year after joining our program, Bailey was adopted by a wonderful (and super patient) family. While Bailey still gets into mischief in his forever home, it’s a far cry from the life he had at the end of a chain. GDG thanks Pinups for Pitbulls for sponsoring this ornery little boy.
This little Staffordshire Bull Terrier is one of the best little dogs we’ve had. Once used as a breeding machine at the end of a 10-pound tow chain with nothing more than a cardboard box for shelter, today she’s living the life in a quiet suburb with an amazing family. Daisy was full of worms when we got her and her daughter Otter. The two girls were the sweetest little staffies GDG had ever met. Daisy didn’t last long in her foster home before she was swooped up by her forever family. She’s now a spoiled little princess with two human sisters. (She’s already vacationed in Florida!) Thanks to Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue and Spay Neuter Kansas City for helping these little ladies out.
Otter and Daisy were found together and it is assumed that Otter is Daisy’s daughter. After only a few weeks in her foster home, Otter was claimed by one of GDG’s dog trainers. She’s been to New York, swam in the Hudson River, herded cattle, and is now on her way to help her parents rehabilitate dogs at a new training facility in Wisconsin.
Gus has found his forever home after a short time in the shelter, his foster home said he played so well with their other dog, that they couldn't stand to split them up. And this time, his family is committed to him for the rest of his life. Gus is growing up, but is still flopping around in his big boy suit. He lives with Martin (below) and they are best snuggling buddies.
Welcome home Gus!
Goofy Doc was found in a city with breed specific legislation and sentenced to death. When a local rescue group saw him, we couldn’t help but agree to take him in. Doc was quickly fostered with one of our most seasoned foster homes. After his first few months, his foster family decided they couldn’t let him go to anyone else. They kept Doc as a “foster failure” and he lives happily ever after with his brother…annoying him with his puppy play every step of the way. Thank you to Mid America Bully Breed Rescue for sponsoring Doc.
Big Pun was found in an abandoned house with his brother. Pun came to GDG and went into boarding and was eventually worked into a foster home. Pun was one of GDG’s first dogs and holds a special place in our heart. This big ol’ lug was with us for over two years, not for lack of applications, but more for the search for the perfect home. Finally in early 2009, Pun found his forever home with a great couple who own a mechanics shop. Pun spends his days relaxing in the lobby, greeting customers (receiving treats, such as leftover roasts, from the regulars), and helping his dad. Pun couldn’t be happier and we couldn’t be happier for him and his new family. Thank you to Mid America Bully Breed Rescue for sponsoring Pun.
“The boys” came to us in the summer of 2009. Marked for death at a shelter in a local town, simply because of their breed, GDG was able to save these handsome and well-behaved boys. Along with their huge muscular bodies, the boys had huge hearts and perfect personalities. We didn’t have foster homes for these amazing boys, but they were content to spend their days in playgroups at a local doggie daycare and sleep the night away nestled close together in a run. Sterling had the outgoing and energetic personality and was matched up perfectly in his new forever home. Living in our nation’s capital, with two feline brothers and sisters, Sterling is the neighborhood hunk and goes for runs with his family every night (and has already vacationed all over the country). Thanks to Mid America Bully Breed Rescue for sponsoring the brothers.
This big love was going to be killed, not because he was vicious, but because he looked like a “pit bull.”
He and his brother (or maybe ‘son’) Sterling, were nothing but angels to have around. Wally was a slow moving guy who reminded us of Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. He loved sunbathing with the littlest dogs at daycare and it didn’t take long for Wally to find his forever home. Adopted to a family with two other bully breeds, Wally has made his way into the hearts of everyone he meets. He goes to work with his mom and takes weekly trips to the pet store with his family. We’re so thankful that we were able to save Wally from his certain death and that he now lives an amazing life with a fabulous family as a perfect breed representative.
Martin was only 6 weeks old when he came into our program, so it didn't take long for him to find his forever home. Coming from a multi-state dog fighting bust, Martin made it out and now lives happily ever after with his new family. Martin spends his days at doggie daycare, romping around with his friends and when he's at home, he loves making the living room his own obstacle course. He's quite the inspector and is curiously submissive. Martin is an amazing boy and we're so happy he's found his forever home. He certainly deserves it.
Taffy came from the largest dog fighting bust in U.S. History. When she first came to GDG, this little girl was afraid of the world. She crawled everywhere on her belly and had no idea how to act around dogs. After a few months Taffy was doing gymnastics and playing with other dogs in her foster home. And after a few more months, a few Pit Bull E.D.U. sessions and several play dates, Taffy had a ton of new friends, both human and canine! GDG is happy to report that she is living in her new forever home where she can run, flip, tumble - and even hike and explore! She loves her brother Pookie and loves napping in sun spots. We're so proud of our little strawberry Taffy. You've come a long way baby!