The best thing about Puddin' is that she "is an extremely affectionate lab, just as I remembered them to be. She loves attention and is amazing with my small children (pictured above). I waited a long time to get another dog so my kids would have the same memories I had with previous labs. Puddin’ does have an appetite for dress shoes but otherwise she is doing great.” Puddin' was rescued from Bladen County, NC and was adopted in January 2015.
Beth says her favorite thing about Heidi is that "in addition to being completely adorable, Heidi is very easy-going and is a great fit for me. She is friendly with everyone we meet, and she has been a great foster sister to other CDR pups."
Beth also has quite the sense of humor. She says "Because Heidi was surrendered by her owner for chasing chickens, I have quite a collection of chicken themed dog toys that I have purchased so that she can have all of the chickens she wants."
His family emphasizes that you don't want to miss out on a great dog just because they are heartworm positive. "I would tell anyone interested in adopting a dog that happens to be heartworm positive--that you should go with your gut. If that is the dog you love and want to adopt, the treatment is just a step in the process, a part of your story together."
Butler has fit right in with his family. He snores and is a kid-cuddler. He is a running buddy. Sometimes he's shy, and he loves peanut butter. He loves to go for car rides as long as it isn't to the vet. He loves to watch soccer games. " We are happy he chose us."
When asked what her favorite thing about Lucy is, Mary had a hard time picking just one. "She is perfect and has been from the moment I received her, she adores all people, she loves to snuggle, walk, and loves other dogs" Mary's father has some health issues and Lucy goes to visit her grandfather at the Jersey shore often and she acts as his personal therapy dog, taking long walks on the beach together and giving him unconditional love. Mary sadly lost her husband of 36 years just a few months before adopting Lucy and Lucy has provided great companionship to Mary as well. Mary says "I wanted a dog that was sweet and low maintenance but endearing and loving and that is precisely what I have."
When asked what she would tell someone considering adopting a heartworm positive dog, Lee would tell them not to let it deter them off the bat and to consider the uniqueness of the dog and how he or she would fit into your family and home rather than focusing on the disease. "It's three months out of potentially 10-15 years of your and your dog's lives together. "
Baker was kept occupied during treatment with lots of Kongs and puzzles. When asked her favorite thing about Baker, Gabrielle said "When he lays next to me and his eyes show his love and happiness."