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Rescue Charlies Friends Dog Rescue Maine

Hi, I’m Pappas.  I never met Charlie but I was so happy when his organization brought me and lots of his other friends up from Alabama.  I was adopted a few weeks ago and I have never had such a wonderful life.  I get lots of love and attention and I will love my new family for ever and ever.  I feel so lucky to have been rescued.  Charlie rescues lots of dogs and we all love him for it.

My only problem is that I like both of these couches and I can’t make up my mind which one to sleep on.

Tigger

Tigger is a five month old female Catahoula mix.

They don’t have any pictures of me, just this video.  I hope it’s enough to get someone to adopt me.

Coffee Shop Crew

These gorgeous puppies are coming to Maine!  Three boys and three girls. 

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Yogurt - I'm a boy
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Vanilla - I'm a boy
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Creme - I'm a boy

I’m Creme.  Everybody is just sitting there being quiet and looking at me, so I guess I’ll speak up.  They asked me to tell you that we are about the cutest puppies you will ever see and we all want to be adopted into a family we can love and that will love us.  There.  I was pretty nervous, but I said it.  I never talked in public before.  

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Cappuccino - I'm a girl
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Latte - I'm a girl
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Mocha - I'm a girl

Well my brother Creme pretty well said it all.  Please don’t just sit there.  Adopt us!

The Auto Crew

Border Collie Mixes.  Three boys and two girls just ten weeks old!

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Calibra

I’m Calibra and I’m a boy.  Will you please adopt me?  

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Camero

I’m Camaro and I’m a boy.  Will you please adopt me?  

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Corvette

You guessed it.  I’m a boy too.  

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Porsche

My name is Porsche.  I like it pronounced PorSCHE with two syllables and the accent on the second, not Porsche with just one syllable.  Just one syllable is so pedestrian, don’t you think?

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Ferrari

Holy cow.  My sister is the very definition of “haughty”.  Here she is, one of five – count ’em five – puppies begging to be adopted and she is acting all arrogant and condescending like she is above it all.  She can be a bit of an embarrassment. 

Actually, it’s all an act.  She is scared to death that she won’t get adopted and she is trying to impress you.  I hope you don’t take it wrong.  Just adopt her anyway and she will settle down and love you forever.

So will I if you will adopt me.  You can pronounce my name any way you want.

Roxette and her Seven Pups

Seven Labrador / Shepherd puppies and their mother.  Four girls and three boys.  

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Roxette

Hi, I’m Roxette.  Some people call me Roxy.  I’m the mom of these gorgeous puppies!  I worry about them.  Please adopt them.

I would love to be adopted too but there is something you need to know.  I WON’T BE COMING TO MAINE FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS, SO IF YOU ADOPT ME WE WILL BOTH NEED TO WAIT A WHILE!

My puppies will be coming with everyone else on September 26th.

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Miley

I’m Miley.  I’m a girl.

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Mariah

I’m Mariah.  I’m a girl.

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Demi

I’m Demi.  I’m a girl.

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Ari

I’m Ari.  I’m a girl.

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Ozzy

I’m Ozzy and I’m a boy.

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Otis

I’m Otis and I’m a boy too.

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Jagger

I’m Jagger and I’m a boy.  

Mom told us we are all coming to Maine and we are all going to GET ADOPTED!  WOW!

We are so happy and excited we can hardly stand it. 

Imagine!  My brothers and my sisters all having a family of their very own to love forever.  Me too.  I will have a family too.  Oh, I hope it’s you.  I will absolutely love you forever.  Plus, I’m really smart and if you will teach me what you want me to do and what not to do I will do my very best. I promise!

Nicci, Isabel and Garcia

Labrador / Hound mixes.  Two girls and a boy.  These siblings are four months old.

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Nicci

So here’s the deal.  My name is Nicci and I just want a family of my own that I can love forever and ever.

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Garcia

My name is Garcia and I’m a boy.  Will you adopt me?

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Isabel

Hi, I’m Isabel.  I’m not sure that i like my name but I am sure that I like me.  Why?  Because I am a really good dog and I will learn everything you want me to do and I will love you forever and ever.  That’s why.

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Isabel and Nicci

Will you adopt one of us?   How about adopting our brother?  

Work in Progress

Ted

Ted is a Shepherd mix.  He is one and a half years old.

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Ted

Hello Everybody!  My name is Ted and I am one happy boy.  I’m already here in Maine and I’m just waiting for you to come and adopt me!

I am very friendly with other dogs.  Plus I love everybody.  I just need a family I can love that will love me too.  Will it be yours?  Can I become a part of your family?  

Zoey Bella

Zoey Bella is a nine year old Chihuahua mix.  She is a female.

Hello, I am Zoey Bella.  I am very sweet and I love everyone.  People here are making fun of me because (they say) I’m a little overweight.  Well look in the mirror sweetheart.  Oops, sorry, I should not have said that.

I am looking for a family to love.  I’m nine years old so I long ago learned what not to do in the house and lost interest in eating your slippers.  I would much rather just lay next to you on the couch and watch Hallmark movies.  I like them because they always have a happy ending.

Will you please adopt me?

Bruno

Bruno is a male Hound mix.  He is eleven years old and weighs 65 pounds.

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Bruno

Will someone please take this chain off of me? 

I’m Bruno and I am good with everyone and even with other dogs.

Sasha

Sasha is a female Spaniel / Labrador mix.  She is two years old.

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Sasha

I was happy because I thought we were going for a ride.  Instead, they left my two babies and me at a shelter.  I heard the people tell my owners that we would be euthanized at the end of the day, but they said they didn’t care.  I didn’t know what “euthanized” meant. but I could tell it wasn’t good.

I was getting the idea that the people at the shelter were trying to help us.  They seemed really worried about us and called some people on the telephone.  Rescue Charlie’s Friends said they would bring all of us to Maine, but another shelter took my babies and said they didn’t want me.  I was glad to see my babies get saved but I sure do miss them.

A nice person from Rescue Charlie’s Friends came and took me out of the shelter,  “Just in time” the shelter people said.  I’m safe now and I’ll be coming to Maine soon.

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Sasha
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Sasha
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Sasha

Sasha is very sweet.  She is an absolute love.  She loves everyone and everyone loves her.  She is one of the lucky ones.  She was pulled from the shelter just in time. 

Tango

Tango is a male Labrador / Shepherd mix.  He is ten weeks old.

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Tango

Charlie is rescuing my sister Cha Cha too.  Whatever you do, don’t look into her hypnotic eyes unless you want to adopt her.  If you don’t want her, how about adopting me?

Jeranimo

Jeranimo is male three month old pomeranian  mix

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Jeranimo

My name is Jeranimo.  Some people call me Chase.  You can call me anything you want.  In fact,  if you will adopt me we can pick out a new name. OK?

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Jeranimo

Bear

Bear is a male American Staffordshire Terrier about two to three years old.  

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Bear

Bear looks just like a honey baked ham, he’s so adorable.
He’s very round, and doesn’t have a neck, so it’s hard for him to reach back and scratch his back end. You might have to help him with that sometimes.
Bear is a LOVE. Very affectionate. Mostly low energy “couch potato” with bursts of energy.
He would make a great family dog with kids (no little kids, he might accidentally knock down).


Bear loves people and other dogs and will be good on outings on leash, but needs to be the only dog in the home because he sometimes is possessive of his toys.


He is a happy dog that is looking for the perfect home.

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Bear
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Bear

Fonzie

Fonzie is a two year old Shepherd mix

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Fonzie
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Fonzie
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Fonzie

Hello Everybody!  My name is Fonzie and I am so happy to finally be able to come to Maine and get adopted!

I’ve been waiting forever!

Wow.  I am so happy and I am going to be so happy to have a new family of my own!  Can you tell how happy I am?

Buddy

Buddy is a Mini Shepherd mix.  He is eight months old.

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Buddy

I am very friendly with everyone.  I’m still a puppy and I love to play.
Did they tell you that they found me wondering around on the streets?  Wow, I didn’t even realize yet how much trouble I was in.  I could have starved out there.
Anyway, I’m safe now.  All I need is someone to adopt me.  I’m ready for you.  Are you ready for me?

Rascal

Rascal is a male Great Pyrenees mix.  He is four years old and weighs 82 pounds.

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Rascal

I am a very sweet and laid back, calm dog if I do say so myself.  I love everyone and other dogs too.  

Allie and Andy

Allie is a female and Andy is her brother.  They are six year old Chihuahua mixes

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Allie and Andy

We hope you will adopt us together.  We have always been together and together we can give you twice as much love!

Timber

Timber is a female Malamute mix.  She is seven years old.

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Timber

I’m Timber and I just want you to know that I am a very sweet and loving dog.  I really want to meet you.  I will love you and I am pretty sure you will love me too.

Please adopt me!

Lily

Lily is a four year old female Chihuahua mix

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Lily

I’m Lily.  I would love to lay on the couch with you.  There is one thing you need to know about me though, I’m NOT good with kids.  They just make me nervous and scared and we don’t get along very well.

Wrangler and Eagle

Wrangler and Eagle are siblings.  They are six week old Anatolian mixes.

Wrangler

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Wrangler
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Wrangler

I am one fine dog.  I love everyone and I just want you to be the one I love!

Eagle

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Eagle
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Eagle

Hi I’m Eagle.

I think it’s a really cool name.  But if don’t like it, you can adopt me and change it to anything you want!

Nina

Nina is a one year old Pocket Pit Bull mix.  She is the proud mother of Beula, Luella and BJ who come to Maine last month.

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Nina
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Nina

Will you adopt me?  Please?

Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and Bandit are eleven week old female Catahoula mixes. They are real cuties!

Smokey

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Smokey

I am one cute little puppy.  I will grow up to be a wonderful dog and am hoping that I will be a part of your family.

Bandit

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Bandit

I’m cute too.  My sister and I are both cute, I think.  You can tell us apart by our toes.  Mine are brown, hers are white. Well our faces are a little different too.

Simon and Garfunkel

Simon and Garfunkel are about one and a half years old.  They were surrendered by their owners to a shelter that would not have been able to keep them long. Rescue Charlie’s Friends was able to rescue them in time.  We don’t know how long they have been living together.  They can be adopted together or separately. 

Simon
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Simon
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Simon

Hi I’m Simon.  I’m a boy and I’m one and a half years old.  I think I’m a Beagle / Basset mix.

Will you please adopt me?

Garfunkel
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Garfunkel
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Garfunkel

My name is Garfunkel.  Simon is my friend.  I’m a boy and I’m one and a half years old.  I’m a Terrier / Chihuahua mix.

Will you please adopt me?

Jeremiah

Jeremiah is a three or four year old Jack Russell mix

Will you adopt me?  Yes you – I’m looking at you!  Please?

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Jeremiah
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Jeremiah

Will you be the one who adopts me?  I hope so!

Zuri

Zuri is a female German Shepherd mix.  She is three to four years old and weighs about fifty pounds

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Zuri
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Zuri

I’m Zuri

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Zuri

I’m Zuri and I’m in Alabama waiting to come to Maine.  I’ve been waiting a long time.

When we heard, back in May, that Charlie had died all of us here just started bawling and crying and we just couldn’t stop.  We were all so sad.  He has saved so many of us.  

We were very glad to hear that even though he is gone, his work will live on and he will keep saving dogs.  I wish I had gotten the chance to thank him personally. 

Fleur

Fleur is a Border Collie / labrador mix.  She is two months old.

So what I want to know is, am I cute enough?

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Fleur
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Fleur

My name is Fleur.  I’m two months old and I’m a Border Collie / Labrador mix.  I am coming to Maine soon and I hope you will adopt me.

From Foster to Adopter

I have always been a dog person.
For as long as I can remember I have had a special bond with these four legged loves.
When my karma died I thought that my heart would rip in two. To me, and many other pet owners, a dog is very much a part of your family, another child. There is nothing like the love that a dog has for their humans.
For many years I have wanted another dog, but as we all know it’s a lot of work and I’ve got enough going on in my life, Ha! 

Fostering has been wonderful, it helps teach my kids responsibility, it shows them the importance of volunteer work and helping other beings, we get to have puppies around, and we got to save all of these beautiful dogs who otherwise wouldn’t have it so great.

I would highly recommend it for anyone out there who is a dog lover. It’s hard, yes, because you do fall in love, but it also gives life so much meaning, and it’s such an amazing feeling to see these dogs go to a new special home after coming from not so great circumstances.

This dog right here came into our life by chance. We are going away and the rescue just needed help with her for the weekend so they asked us. From the moment she got into our car, something was different. There was an immediate bond with my oldest and when we took her home it quickly extended to everyone. It just felt like she was coming home. We were absolutely not thinking about getting another dog right now, but just like Hazel, we absolutely could not let her go. She just fit. Even Hazel is realizing that she has a new body. This poor sweet dog had a rough beginning, but we’re here to make sure that the rest of her life is a grand one! I am so thankful that this sweet soul chose us. ❤️

What people are saying

I adopted a puppy from Rescue Charlie’s Friends on June 2, 2018 named August. My thirteen year old dog had passed away the month before.

I renamed him. Bud Lite. Bud because he is my Buddy and Lite because he is the Lite of my life.

I am some what of a hermit, but Buddy gets me out walking everyday. We have met many wonderful people and other dogs on our walks.

He means everything to me.

PLEASE keep up the good work you are doing both for the dogs and the families that are fortunate enough to adopt them.

Dakota

Dakota is a Blue Nose Pitbull.  She is a Female, three to four years old and weighs sixty pounds

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Dakota
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Dakota

Will you adopt me?

Beautiful Dakota is a loving well behaved little Princess. She is medium to high energy- will do GREAT with an active, on-the-go family that likes to jog, hike, etc. Dakota has a sad background (don’t they all?), she was adopted to a family with a dog that repeatedly attacked her. Because of this, she is now dog selective and needs to be the only dog in the home. But she gets along with most dogs, that’s what’s so sad. And she’s perfect on outings (on leash of course). She loves to meet and greet other dogs.  She would make the perfect family dog. No really little kids because she’s big and might accidentally knock them down

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Dakota

Bear

Bear is a male American Staffordshire Terrier about two to three years old.  

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Bear

Hello there – I’m Bear.  How YOU doing? 

All the girls say I’m handsome, lovable and adorable. You can’t really blame them for saying that, I am a good looking dude.    

Sometimes they say I look just like a Honey Baked Ham – Very round without much of a neck, so it’s hard for me to reach back and scratch my back end. If you don’t mind, you might have to help me with that sometimes.

I am an absolute LOVE.  I’m very affectionate. I’m mostly a low energy “couch potato” with bursts of energy now and then. 

I think I will make a great family dog with kids (no little kids, I might accidentally knock them down).

I  love  people and other dogs and will be good on outings on leash, but I need to be the only dog in the home because I want ALL the attention and I don’t want just any dog playing with my toys.  

I’m a happy dog looking for a home and a family I can love.

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Bear
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Bear

DOG OF THE WEEK

This dog is

Squiggy

Full of energy.  Wants to know everything that is going on.  Squiggy loves everybody – kids, adults – loves ’em all.  Great with other dogs. We don’t know about cats.

Squiggy is well socialized and gets along with everyone.  His sisters, Laverne and Shirley have already been adopted.  In fact of the thirty adults and puppies that arrived on November 2nd, Squiggy is the only one not yet adopted. He needs a new home!

Squiggy is in Maine now and staying with a Foster. 

Squiggy is a four month old Labrador mix.

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Squiggy

I’m only four months old.  I want to be a part of a family.

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Squiggy
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Squiggy
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Squiggy

Hi, I’m Squiggy.  I’m a really great dog and I can’t figure out why, out of thirty dogs that arrived here in Maine last week, I am the only one not yet adopted.  I am a sweet, playful, loyal love-bug but no one has adopted me.  I just don’t get it.

Friday, May 1st, 2020:

Charlie is at the Hospital fighting for his life.

He was fine, happy and playing last night.  This morning  he collapsed and was unable to stand or walk.  We rushed him to the veterinarian who found that he was bleeding internally due to tumors on his spleen.  Surgery is not recommended because the cancer has likely already spread.  He is at the hospital now and they are trying to stabilize his blood pressure and get the bleeding to stop.  If successful, we will bring him home later tonight and he will be on Yunnan Baiyao for the rest of his days.  This is not a cure but it may give him a few more weeks or months of life.  The veterinarian does not believe that he is in pain.  We are sorry to say if his vitals won’t stabilize we will have to say good bye to Charlie. Please wish him well!

Friday night update 8:30 PM Charlie came out of the hospital walking on his own with his tail wagging.  We got him home and he went downhill a bit and had to be carried to his bed. He is in his bed now and we will have to wait and see how he is in the morning.
Friday night update 11:30 PM Our beloved Charlie died quietly in his bed moments ago.  He was comforted by the ones he loved during his last moments.  We will always love him.

Charlie’s Dream 
Charlie was an inspiration for all of us, humans and dogs. He saved hundreds of dogs and maybe some humans too in his years working with Rescue Charlie’s Friends. He saw all the dogs passing through and we think he knew he was doing something wonderful.

Rescue Charlie’s Friends will live on in his memory and continue to rescue dogs. Charlie’s dream was to have his own building where he could receive the transports indoors out of the weather and operate not just as a dog rescue but as a dog shelter. We will do all we can to make his dream come true.  You can help with a donation to his GoFundMe account.

Meet Charlie's Friends

2019 was a huge success and 2020 is off to a great start! Charlie with help from our wonderful volunteers, sponsors and donors is rescuing lots of his friends. Click here to see some of the many dogs that have already found new homes. 

All dogs and puppies adopted through Rescue Charlie’s Friends are in full compliance with all Maine health requirements including quarantine periods, exceed the minimum age for importation, have current health certificates, have received all age appropriate vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered.

If you want to be the first to know, get a sneak peek and be notified of our adoption events, just sign up for our email.

What people are saying

I adopted a puppy from Rescue Charlie’s Friends on June 2, 2018 named August. My thirteen year old dog had passed away the month before.

I renamed him. Bud Lite. Bud because he is my Buddy and Lite because he is the Lite of my life.

I am some what of a hermit, but Buddy gets me out walking everyday. We have met many wonderful people and other dogs on our walks.

He means everything to me.

PLEASE keep up the good work you are doing both for the dogs and the families that are fortunate enough to adopt them.

What people are saying

From our Foster now Adopter!
I have always been a dog person.
For as long as I can remember I have had a special bond with these four legged loves.
When my karma died I thought that my heart would rip in two. To me, and many other pet owners, a dog is very much a part of your family, another child. There is nothing like the love that a dog has for their humans.
For many years I have wanted another dog, but as we all know it’s a lot of work and I’ve got enough going on in my life, Ha! 

Fostering has been wonderful, it helps teach my kids responsibility, it shows them the importance of volunteer work and helping other beings, we get to have puppies around, and we got to save all of these beautiful dogs who otherwise wouldn’t have it so great.

I would highly recommend it for anyone out there who is a dog lover. It’s hard, yes, because you do fall in love, but it also gives life so much meaning, and it’s such an amazing feeling to see these dogs go to a new special home after coming from not so great circumstances.


This dog right here came into our life by chance. We are going away and the rescue just needed help with her for the weekend so they asked us. From the moment she got into our car, something was different. There was an immediate bond with my oldest and when we took her home it quickly extended to everyone. It just felt like she was coming home. We were absolutely not thinking about getting another dog right now, but just like Hazel, we absolutely could not let her go. She just fit. Even Hazel is realizing that she has a new body. This poor sweet dog had a rough beginning, but we’re here to make sure that the rest of her life is a grand one! I am so thankful that this sweet soul chose us. ❤️

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