Spirit - a very special adoption
In November 2015, an emaciated, 4-5 month old puppy was found wandering the streets in Burlington, NC. At only 10 lbs, he was so weak he could barely walk or lift his head. The Good Samaritan who called us rushed him to Plaza Veterinary Hospital, where he received much needed medical care. An amazing couple stepped up to foster the sick, skeletal pup we named Spirit.
Spirit was adopted by his foster family in February 2016 - Donna and Kevin are no longer his foster parents, they are his forever loving family! Congratulations to Spirit and his awesome family!
It took a whole community to bring this pup to full health and recovery! Thank you to the finder and to the many people who immediately donated for Spirit's hospitalization and vet care. Many thanks to Plaza Vet and Tysor Vet for providing excellent and compassionate medical care for Spirit.
Belle, shy girl
From her adopters:
"March 16th will be the one year anniversary of adopting our beautiful Belle. We are happy to report that she is doing great and has become an instrumental part of our family. Belle had heart-worm when she came to the rescue and received excellent care from Lisa, Sharon and the other volunteers. As of last month she's now 100% clear of the disease and thriving.
As with many rescues, Belle has a very set routine when it comes to her day to day activities but she has trained us well. (Yes, she still carries her bowl in the the next room to eat dinner. We stopped trying to figure out why). And while she had a bit of a defensive attitude when it came to other dogs she has gotten passed that and is now comfortable around all her friends and even strange dogs.
She's accompanied us on all our vacations, enjoys outdoor restaurants and even got to stay in a hotel recently. Thank you for all you do for these wonderful creatures and keep up the good work!"
Peppermint Patty, aka "Pepper"
Pepper was rescued along with her mom and three other siblings. They were rescued around Christmas 2015. All puppies and Haley (mom have been adopted).
From her family:
"I want to share a story of love and laughter with you all. About 14 months we saw a picture of this cute little puppy on Facebook, we fell in love. A year ago she came to live with us and became part of our forever family. Peppermint Patty aka Pepper quickly adapted to our crazy house. She loves kids, the kids at our apartment complex adore her. She greets them at the door with lots of kisses. You say you want to play tug of war, well Pepper is your girl. She will play tug or chase a ball until she can't go anymore. At almost 50 lbs, she believes she is a 10 lb lap dog. She loves to cuddle and if you chase her off you lap she pushes her way onto the couch with the kids and carve out her space. She is so funny when she gets her favorite treat. After going through her repertoire of tricks, sit, down, crawl, dance etc., she takes the treat and looks for place to bury it. The couch cushions usually act as cover for said treat, but be careful, the laundry basket, shoes or a bed have also hidden her gems. After 15 years with our beloved Cowboy Jack ( he passed in August) we never expected to truly love a pet again. We were so wrong, while she is not a replacement for Cowboy, she has convinced us that the heart does go on and it is possible to love deeply again. We are so glad that Spirit Canine Rescue chose us to be Pepper's forever family. She is spoiled and loved and if the truth be known we get more from her than we could repay. "