In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog.


Carol and Karena I just wanted to tell you both how much I love this funny Cocker Spaniel - Suzy! She has become the right dog at the right time. Suzy is doing very well. Each month she settles in more and more. She is barking less and less and getting along better with the neighborhood dogs. Not that I mind an alert watch dog. Suzy and Molly aren't exactly friends, but they know when to work together to get me to take them in the car! Their relationship is getting better. Suzy has lost weight. I will take her to the vet soon just to see how much she has lost. The mobile groomer came again last week. She was commenting that Suzy is a very happy dog. I think that is true. She is a constant companion when I am home. I love her sweet, funny personality and loving nature. It does my heart good!! Thank you both for everything you do to rescue these dogs who then rescue us! I will write something for your website soon. Hugs to you both! Sandy Sandy Badger


I adopted my beautiful Cocker Spaniel from Carol at the rescue. I have had her for 3yrs. We love her so very much. I can't imagine life without her (she is the boss at our house). Her name was Nina we changed it to Ziva and we call her Z. Jean Shuford


Carol, It will be four years this September that we picked up Beau. Its been a great four years. He is a very happy old boy. He is always ready to go for rides play with us or his sister Betty or just run in the yard and chase lizards. The strange thing about him is he can't swim. Of all the dogs I've had in the last sixty plus years he is the only one who could not swim, I guess that's why we have the child fence. He doesn't hear to well and his sight is going but he enjoys every day and feels well and gets around well. He is a joy. Take care and thanks again for Beau. Larry Baker


These were my two girls from you. Callie (Gypsy) on the right I adopted in 2004 when she was appr. 4 years old. Candi (left) I adopted in 2008 when she was appr. 1 year old. Candi had a history of abuse which you had documented and bringing her home with my Callie was probably the best thing that ever happened to her at that time. Except being saved by your organization. Candi was very timid and a little scared of everything which was (I assume) from her past treatment. Being with the (play all the time) Callie helped bring her to happier times. I had to have Callie euthanized last year (cancer in her lungs) but she did a great job of making Candi a happy dog girl. I check your site all the time and am considering getting a companion for Candi. Thanks for all you do with your "pack".


Hi, Just wanted to let you know that Krissie is doing fantastic! She has really settled in and is very loving and affectionate. We are enjoying her so much. She sleeps between us near the foot of the bed and in the morning is full of kisses and snuggles. She follows us everywhere and is very content to just hang out with us. She is not too fond of our daughters dog and will not play with him. She seems to really thrive on being an only child with lots of attention and love. She enjoys the large fenced yard but likes one of us to be within site. She is absolutely fascinated by my chickens but tries to chase them, so when I let them out in the yard, Krissie stays in the screen room. I'm sending a few pictures but I'm still trying to get some better ones. Anyway, just wanted to let you know how happy she is and how much we love her. She is a really nice girl. Happy Easter, Andre

Kara & Karmella

Hi Carol The girls wanted to wish y'all a Merry Christmas. Kara is really enjoying her new sister of one year . Kara and Karmella really love and play well together. Its hard to believe January 11th Kara will be with us for 9 years. She is so very special to us and again we can not thank you enough for allowing us to adopt her. She has brought so much love and happiness to us and I think she knows she is the ' Princess' and Karmella is a 'Princess' in training . They are the best . And when they sleep they have to be touching one another. And of course they sleep with us in bed every single night. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Paul & Sandie Kara & Karmella Adams



We just wanted to thank you again for matching us up with the most amazing, loving dog ever. Whisper has been apart of our family now for 3 years. She loves playing in the back yard with her sister, who is also a cocker spaniel they are in seperable. I wanted to share a picture of her, this is her sleeping on her favorite pillow pet. You guys have a fantastic organization, thank you for caring so much for these dogs and placing them with such good homes. Sincerely Missy Harding



Lucy, Jessie, Daisy




Sugar ("Samantha" to us) is coming along SO well! She has been wonderful with 10 month old Blake. He has also been very good with her. She is eating well and adjusting well, and now that I will be gone for 5 days, she will have a chance to bond with Brian more strongly. But already there is a definite bond. He loves her dearly, as do I. We couldn't do without her! Thank you so much for keeping her so healthy and well looked after 'til we could come along and adopt her! She's a precious gift to be sure. Warmest regards, Mary and Brian and Samantha

Liberty and Justice

Carol, I received the picture & note last night. Thank you! I enjoyed reading the note - but am surprised that she gave him up.... she seemed like she really cared for him & obviously knew his personality. Justice has been doing very very well. On Friday we decided to let him be "free" and he slept in our bed. We put Liberty in the crate. They slept 7 hours - JOY!!! The best sleep we got in a week!!! Each day Justice has shown more & more personality and isn't dominated by Liberty anymore. His eyes aren't downcast anymore - they are bright & he is interactive. So, Justice has been sleeping with us every night & we have Liberty in the crate by the bed. They both seem very content and sleep thru the night. I'm so happy you went back home & got Justice the day we met you - I am really happy we gave gim a home, I know he is going to be a GREAT dog. Contrary to what the note says - Justice LOVES car rides! We have been taking him & Liberty to friends houses. I want Justice to realize that even though he is going places - he will always return to his home. Liberty has been giving us difficulty with potty training. We will have him outside, he will come on and then decide to go potty in the house. So, yesterday, we started where he has to be supervised at all times, regular visits outside, when he goes outside he is getting an immediate treat reward. They started doggie school this past Saturday. The instructor came to our house & we signed up for a 4 lesson package. Liberty is picking up quick - except for the potty training. Liberty knows his name & sit. We are working on down & leave it. Justice seems like he is learning his name, but doesn't always respond - I think a few more days and he will have it. He knows sit & leave it. We are doing clicker training - all positive reinforcement training. I started taking Justice to work yesterday. The trainer said it is good for them to have separate time too & Liberty isn't ready to go to the office yet. When I went to court yesterday my secretary said he cried & then howled. Then i came back & he got lots of attention. Today he did much better - cried a little, then sat in the chair & waited for me. So, I think he just needs to know that he is finally home & I will not leave him. So overall - Justice is wonderful, really getting comfortable & will be a great dog. Liberty is my mischievous baby, will be a little more challenging and will also be a great dog. I will keep you posted. Here are a couple of pics: Made himself quite comfy! playing in the back yard just relaxing after dinner! they love tug-o-war! Karen J Tufte, PA


Carol, Just want to update you on Gus. For the 1st month or so he panicked when we left him alone. Tried to claw his way through the door we left by. I bought him a cage. He hated that. We put the cage away, gave him the run of the house again, and now he does great. He greets us when we return, and we are never gone more than 2-3 hours. By the way, he was/is potty trained. Not even one little accident. I walk him at least 2 times a day, mostly on the golf course. He loves that and goes nuts over each and every squirrel. Once a day I leash him to our golf cart and let him run as fast as he wants. He loves that too. In a little over 3 months he's the best known dog dog on the golf course. He's so friendly, everyone loves him. The two gals that work in the Pro Shop keep doggie treats for him and for other members' dogs. So do the gals in the office. He always receives a warm welcome. We found a groomer who just loves dogs. She has a place in Floral City called Greta's Touch. Greta was her dog, now deceased. Her name is Jean and she a fenced in yard at her house and also at her Grooming business. We will leave Gus with her when we go to Connecticut for 6 days. Our oldest grandson is graduating from HS on the 14th of June. I will miss Gus and will worry about him. But Jean will bring him to her place of grooming every day and let him run and enjoy her other dogs. I know Gus misses being able to run the 15 acres you have. I can't give him that, but he really loves having a full time people family. I have some photos that I'll try to forward to you. Thanks for your part in making Gus such a great guy. Don Black


Hi Carol, Was looking at your website and thought I’d send an update on Bridie. One picture was taken when we first got her and the other more recently at a fund raiser for therapy dogs. She’s six years old now and still the best. Respectfully, Jim Brunton


Bailey has been a gift from God for us. He settled in right away but it took Maggie awhile to adjust. Today they are side by side. He goes to the vet this Wednesday. Will keep you updated. Enjoy the pictures. Jim


Hi Carol, I just wanted to let you know that Timmy is doing very well. He has adjusted nicely in our home with our other dogs. He is such a hunter! Our Springer Spaniels have been trying to catch a squirrel for quite a while and Timmy has already come close to catching one. He is going to show the Springers how to do it. ha He really is an adorable dog! He loves to cuddle. In the morning, he doesn’t want to get out of bed. He is a very slow eater. The other 3 dogs finish eating quickly and they wait patiently for him to finish so that they can check out his bowl for crumbs. ha Hope you enjoy the pictures! Amy and Chris Blazejowski


Hi Carol I wanted to touch base and tell you..... Scout is my little sweetheart! He and I are like GLUE! He is the best doggie buddy!! I've attatched a pic for ya! "With God, all things are possible" Sylvia

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