Have you adopted a dog from Second Chance for Pets? Our Success Stories page is not an all-inclusive list of the dogs we have adopted out.
We love seeing how former Second Chance pets are doing in their new homes! Have you adopted a dog from us and would like to see their story and picture online? If so, send a biography and high-quality photos (.jpg format) to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post it on our website during our next update!
(Pets are listed alphabetically.)
Abbie, Jake, & Kelsey
written by Abbie, Jake, and Kelsey's adopters, Steve and Lynn
"All three dogs were adopted from Second Chance. Abbie is a Corgi/whatever mix about 3 years old who loves laps. Jake is about 10 years old and is a Golden Retriever/Chow mix who is the most loyal dog ever. Kelsey, our newer one, is a lover who plays with tug of war with Abbie and sleeps on Jake's pillow. They all love walks and go wild if you even say the word."
Update, June 2011: Abby is still as happy as can be!
Update September 2010: Abby loves boating!!! =)
Abby was left at the shelter with note to find her a good home, and that's just what we did. After being treated for heartworms and recouping in a fabulous foster home with Kathy and Martha, she's now healthy and happy and living with her new mom Amy and her two human sisters - adopted May 2010.
Abraham (formerly Ranger)
"We thought you'd like to see how Abraham (formerly Ranger) is doing in his new home. We adopted him from Second Chance last October and he has turned out to be the best dog! He is very well behaved, doesn't bark unless necessary and loves nothing better than to be with my husband and I. He sleeps in our bedroom closet (his choice!) every night and loves to romp in his big backyard, as you can see in the pictures. He is still timid around new people but adapts fine once he's around them for a while. What a joy our Abe is to us!"
Thanks again, Kevin and Linda Getz
Update - May 2006: "It has been 11 months since we adopted a dog from
your shelter. Her name was Brittany but has since been changed to Alex.
Hopefully you remember her... a real sweetie! She is a Brittany Spaniel.
I promised you last summer that I would send pictures and am finally getting to it. She
has made a nice transition. We already had a Brittany when we adopted
her, and the 2 are still getting to know each other. I can finally say
that I think they like each other. There was never a problem, just some
ignoring. I am attaching pictures of her and her sister. She is the one
on the right.
Thank you once again for giving Alex another chance in life. She is so
--Alex's adopters, Dan and Stephanie
Allie came to the DeWitt County Animal Shelter and was never reclaimed.
Her previous owner kept her locked up in his apartment all the time or
just let her run loose as just a young girl of one year old. She was adopted
by Carlene of Deer Creek in July 2005 and has completed doggie training
classes and loves her new little sister Gracie, adopted from a local Chinese
Crested rescue group! She also loves going to the dog park as they both
Alonzo was adopted by a local family in the fall of 2010.
This is Annie (on the left), a St. Bernard mix. Annie spent a very long time on foster
care and was finally given her new lease on life when she was adopted
by Jill and her husband and 2 daughters of Bloomington. Jill is Annie's
foster mom's best friend from childhood and is also a Humane Investigator.
Archie was adopted in December of 2008 after being in foster care for over a year. He now lives with his human dad and a female pit bull who runs the show!
This is Ashley, a lab mix adopted a few years ago as a senior pet and now living a great life with Becky, her husband, and their daughter Gracie in Monticello, Illinois.
"I adopted Bailey in the summer of 2005 from Second Chance. Originally,
I wanted to get a male they had for adoption, but a Second Chance volunteer
called me and told me about this other dog, Bailey, who only had about
a day before her time was up. Without seeing a picture of her, I agreed
to take her instead, since her situation was more urgent. When I saw Bailey,
I knew she would be a great dog for me. The more time I spend with her,
the more I don't understand why her previous owners never came to claim
her, as she was in "jail" for a very long time. I don't know
much about her past, but she loves people, giving kisses and
getting belly rubs. Bailey has been a great addition to my family, and
she loves her new brother Oscar."
--Bailey's adopter, Heather
written by Baxter's adopters, Karen and Bill Cole
"On October 19, 2009 we adopted Baxter from you. We are his 4th home & we are so glad that we have him. He is a wonderful addition to our family. He adapted well to our home & his big fenced in yard. My grandson, who lives next door, is his best friend. They play together everyday. Baxter waits for him to come home from school. He loves his squeaky toys. Thank you so much for your work & giving us this wonderful little guy!"
"Bella is doing awesome! She
is getting along really well with the 3 Dachshunds. We're still working
on the black Lab, Maddie. They get along ok most the time, and they
will almost play with each other when they're outside. But every once
in awhile Maddie growls a little bit, but she's getting better.
"Bella runs around the basement in the morning and entertains herself
while I'm getting ready for work. She listens very well and does well
with commands. I'm training her with a halti, and so far she's doing very
well with it. She'll wear it on her own for a few minutes before scratching
at it, which is awesome compared to some dogs.
"I took her into work Thursday afternoon and she met a bunch of people.
Most of them she really liked and a couple she seemed to be a little bit
Bentley was rescued starving from a local owner. He is now happy living the good life with Kristen and Aaron and his two little people brother and sisters!
Bingley (formerly Buddy)
written by Bingley's adopter, Audrey
I wanted to drop a line and let you know how Bingley has been doing. He is LOVING having a fenced in back yard to play in. My mother's toy poodle doesn't understand that Bingley does not want to play with him all the time. He's a little more energetic than Bingley.
He has been having a great time making all kinds of new doggie friends. A couple weeks ago he went to visit four other dogs in Bondville that belong to my friend and his sister. Bingley was the biggest but the little dogs really enjoyed crawling all over him. I was told that Penny (a weiner dog) was devastated when Bingley left and she laid in "his" spot for a day after he was gone.
I've attached a couple pictures of Bingley doing what he does best.... sleeping and laying around. I will send more pictures of us when I have some!
Adopted back in 2005 by Kathie and her husband Mike of Bloomington, Bo
is now a big couch potato along with his four other furry siblings. He is truly spoiled. If we could all be so lucky!
Ms. Boo Boo says, "Thanks for getting me in the best home ever. I have been so good. My new mom is the best. She lets me sleep with her, and I give her many, many doggy kisses and she kisses me back. I am so glad that my story had a happy ending. I am in a forever home with so much love. Mom says that once summer comes, and I help them put up the fence that maybe I can get a new brother or sister.
Thank you for all you do for animals. I was a lucky one that had a sad beginning, but that is history now. I am so happy for the rest of my life!"
This is Boss, a gorgeous black lab that came to the shelter as a stray back in 2006. He has a wonderful home now. He even gets to visit the local nursing home and loves to play dress up!
"I wanted to send you a picture of Bradley (formerly Elmo the black Lab) and his new brother Jake. I took this picture today after we got home from the "doggie park" where they ran around for over an hour with a few other dogs. Bradley is a beautiful, healthy, fun dog. He is fitting in perfectly. He slept all night last night in his kennel without a peep. Thank you again for allowing us to adopt this beautiful dog. We will certainly take the best of care of him."
--Bradley's adopter, June Fischer
"Amber mentioned you would be interested in some updated shots of the little goofball. He's actually calmed down a little bit, but he's still got lots of energy. Everyone he meets comments on what a good-looking dog he is, and Brock loves the attention. He's a total sweetheart and a great example of how loyal and fun a pit bull can be. I'm so happy to have the little guy around. Things just wouldn't be the same without him."
--Brock's adopter, Nick A.
Brody, a 7-month-old American Staffordshire Terrier (pit bull) puppy at the time,
was surrendered to Second Chance because his former owner was going into
the army and could no longer keep her pet. Brody was a lucky boy; he didn't
have to spend any time at the shelter because a foster home was available
for him as soon as he came into the rescue group. He spent about a month
in a foster home with two other pit bulls and was always a very good boy
for his foster parents. He was adopted in April of 2007 by a couple from
Clinton with a 3-year-old beagle mix. Brody is now living a happy life
playing with his new doggy brother every day. Brody is truly an ambassador
for his often-misunderstood breed. He knows no enemy and loves giving
kisses to everyone he meets!
Buddy, a 3-year-old male mixed breed dog was relinquished to the shelter because his family had to move and couldn't take him with. He’s now living with his new owner,s the Meadows family, and he’s stuck to his new dad like Velcro!
"Here are some pictures of Buddy. He's such a good little guy! He loves telling US when it's time to take a walk. He's just a little spoiled in that way! He gets so excited when we come home from work and he starts "talking" to us! He loves riding in the car, but he thinks he has to always be looking out the windshield so he can see where we are going. He'll just perch himself right up on the center console so he can be watching the road! Giving him a bath is just absolutely hilarious! He's so good getting the bath but as soon as it's over, it's the Indy 500 throughout the house!"
-Buddy's adoptor, Jamie Welch
This is Burt and his best buddy, Adam. Burt was adopted in May of 2010 2010. He now resides on a farm in rural Farmer City with his doggy family. He has 3 human brothers and 1 sister. He also gets to play with his 2 female furry sisters!
Chance (formerly Luke)
written by Chance's adopters, Lucas and Marial of Champaign,
We adopted Chance (formerly known as Luke) a little over
a month ago and our lives have never been the same! Thanks to Chance we
now get more exercise whether we like it or not! He had no problems adjusting
to his new home and is a perfect fit for our family. With no children
of our own, Chance has become our first little kid whining when he wants
something and always keeping us busy! He is also the best little snuggler
(minus the snoring) you could ask for! Although he can be pretty ornery,
as my husband always says he is lucky he is so cute! Thank
you Second Chance for Pets! We are so happy to be able to give Chance
a Second Chance!
Charlie (formerly Hamlin)
Originally named Hamlin, Charlie was adopted in the summer of 2006 when
he was just a young puppy by Heidi, a 4th year University of Illinois
vet student. Charlie is now living the good life, spending his summers
on the lake and playing in the snow with his mom Heidi in the winters!
Clyde, a young pit bull, was adopted by Joe of Wisconsin. Although Clyde was a lucky boy and didn't spend too much
time in rescue, we're still very thankful that he was given a new chance
at life! Not all pit bulls are as lucky as Clyde! Clyde adores kids (as you can see in the picture) and loves his doggy playdates, especially with Jackson (adopted from Second Chance as well) and
written by Deuce's adopter, Sarah Sokol
My husband and I adopted Deuce (Dogue de Bordeaux/pit bull mix) from you last October 2008. He's such a sweetie and a cuddle-bug! We love him so much and thank you very much for letting us adopt him!!
Dewey (formerly Bailey)
written by Dewey's adopter, Sally Detloff
November 2010: "It's been a little over two months since Mr. Bailey has come to live with us. We renamed him Dewey, and as you can see from the photos, he is doing quite well. With relatively no problems, Dewey settled in right away. He has overcome his spiteful "problem" with consistent feeding routines and no food after 5 pm. After one sleepless night, we realized it was easier to let him sleep in the same room with all the dogs. His best friend is our pointer, Kaydee, and they play all day long. Our two labs put up with his shenanigans, but neither one seems to mind his presence. Mr. unadoptable has come a long way. He will be attending training classes in February, but we are already working out some of the kinks, and are working on basic commands. He is eager to please and tries to do as we ask. Long, long, long walks help to drain his energy and allow him to focus on what is being asked of him. Consistency is key and I suspect in the coming year he will be the best trained dog I own. Rarely is he away from my side. So, to sum up, we love Dewey and he is a happy, confident little dog who seems to love us too."
written by Dia's adopters, Lindsay
Update - May 2008: "I wanted to give you an update on Dia.
She is doing great. This past Thursday she passed her puppy obedience
class. It was once a week for seven weeks. She did really well. She can
sit, stay, lay down and come. She is growing fast; she's about 45 pounds
now and has lost all of her puppy teeth. She has also learned to swim.
It took her a couple of times going to the beach to get used to it but
she does better every time we go."
Update - March 2008: "We just wanted to give you an update
on Dia. She is doing very well. We were surprised how great she did
on the long car ride home. She slept most of the way. We are also very
pleased with how well she is adapting to her new surroundings - she is
a little fearless spitfire! She jumps all over our other dog and likes
to steal toys from him. We are so happy that we adopted her. She is going
to be a great fit in our family."
Dixie, a very sweet young pit bull mix, was relinquished to a local vet
by her owner when he wasn't able to care for her anymore. Rather than
risking sending her to a bad home where she might have been abused or
neglected, he opted to have her humanely euthanized. Luckily for Dixie,
the kind people who work at the vet's office couldn't let her die for
no reason, so they called Second Chance to help place Dixie in a new home.
Dixie spent two months in a foster home with two other dogs and did very
well there. She is a very mild-mannered, submissive little girl who has
a very strong desire to please people. We know she will be the center
of attention in her new home!
Update - March 2008: Dixie is doing great!
We have nicknamed her "The Love Sponge." She always has to be
right there where the action is, and if you are sitting on the recliner
or couch she has to be either laying on you or right smack next to you
soaking up the love. She is wonderful with the kids and loves playing
with them. She makes the rounds with me to each bedroom when I go to tell
them goodnight and she does the same if I have to wake them up in the
morning. My husband finally gave in on the whole dog sleeping in the bed
thing because since he is gone through the week Dixie has Doug's whole
side of the bed to herself and she really doesn't like to give that up
on the weekends - but at least she will sleep at the foot of the bed now
and has stopped trying to lay between us with her head on the pillows....LOL!
Dixie the Collie came to Second Chance as a stray but was originally
adopted from Homeward Bound out of Decatur. Her owners owners did not
want her back, so she went into foster care. Dixie now lives in Davenport,
Iowa with Pam and her husband and her new big brother Kirby. Looks like
things are going great for Dixie and her family!
Originally sitting on death row in Logan County, Eddie, an American Bulldog mix, made
his great escape and ended up in Clinton in August of 2007. He was picked
out by Brian, a long time applicant, who finally found the perfect dog
for him. Eddie now lives on a farm in Northern Shelbyville where he gets
to run freely and chase his new dad on the 4-wheeler.
Brian recently rescued a purebred English Mastiff named Tyson. We've heard that he sure can drool! Eddie and Tyson are getting along very well, as you can see from the picture below!
Edison was adopted in February of 2009. He loves playing with his new owners and chewing on his blanket, or his "meme" as the kids call it!
Elster (formerly Libby)
written by Elster's adopters, Jane and Brighten of Champaign, IL
We wanted to give you an update on Elster. She continues to be a
delight, and we can't thank you enough for rescuing her and bringing
her into our life. She is in perfect health except for some seasonal
allergies, for which she is taking Benadryl. She loves to play tug of
war, fetch, and frisbee, and to run around our huge backyard. She is
friendly and gives lots of kisses, and is always excited to meet new
people. Elster is very smart and eager to please, so her training is
We have attached some photos of Elster we took recently in our
backyard; we hope you love them! Thank you again.
Ely (formerly Sir Loin)
This is Ely and his new dad Larry. Ely was adopted in September of 2009 and lives right here in Clinton. Ely loves going to the park where he can run and play with his new dad.
Update November 2010: Ely is still doing great! He's now a "fluffy" 84 pounds!
Ely, November 2010
Emmy was a private rescuer’s placement, but Second Chance for Pets helped advertise and foster her to help her out. Emmy was found tied up in a junk yard along with another dog. Her rescuer was Brandy from the Pana area. Emmy was a medical mess, but with time, love and vet care, she turned into a beautiful and grateful girl. She was spotted at our annual Apple and Pork festival 2010 by Kim from Joliet, IL. Kim just knew she was the girl for her family.
Second Chance loves to help private individuals find new wonderful homes for their pets or privately rescued pets!
written by Ernie's adopter, Jackie
Ernie got groomed today, and because his hair was so dense and matted, she had to shave it. It took 3.25 hours. He goes to the vet Friday. He and Milo are doing much better, spending short times together. Anxious to hear what the vet says about his age. He sure acts like a young guy.
He's got a black section on his tongue and I thought he might be part chow, but the groomer says akita and pyrenees (dew claws) Akitas apparently have spotted tongues too.
Anyway, he's definitely a keeper. We already are very attached to him. Attached are a couple photos of new haircut.
This is Farley, a Hound/terrier mix adopted from the shelter in July 2009. Here he is with his new mom and dad and Jack Russell sister Marley. They live in Mattoon and are doing great! Farley loves all the walks and attention he gets in his new forever home. We can't thank them enough for saving Farley!
Fez (formerly Cimba)
Fez is a young Boxer that was originally named Cimba at
the shelter. He found his home with Julie and her kids, Jack and Kate. They report that he is doing wonderfully and is such a good boy, especially
for a puppy!
FiFi, a 5-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier, was apprehended from her
"breeder" in early 2007. She had been bred over and over again
and was in desperate need of rescue. Thankfully, a wonderful family adopted
her just in time. FiFi is now winning everyone over with her terrific
personality and charm. What a happy ending for a truly deserving girl!
Frank (formerly Rusty)
Originally named Rusty, Frank (the Pug mix in the red shirt) was adopted in July of 2006. He has settled
into his new home very well, as if he has been there forever! He adores
his Pug sister, Lola, and loves playing at the dog park. He has brought
lots of joy to his new family; they couldn't have asked for a better addition
to their home!
Freeway, an adorable pit bull mix puppy, is now living the good life
with Tawnya, Greg, and their son Garrett in Bellflower, Illinois. Freeway
enjoys spending his days playing with his doggy brother Opie (adopted
from Second Chance in 2005) and his doggy sister, Gracie.
Adopted by Gannon. Boy, is she spoiled in her new winter coat!
"Giselle is a delight. She wakes us up every morning wagging her tail and licking our faces. Her favorite sleeping spot is snuggled right up against one of us. When Rick leaves early on the morning, she bounds up the steps to our bedroom, where she perches to watch him from the window as he drives away. She can't wait to see us when we get home. Giselle is absolutely one of the happiest (and most eager to please) dogs I have ever met.
"While Giselle is extremely loyal to Rick and me, it took a little while for her to warm up to our two sons (20 and 23) who were home for the holidays. They might have reminded her of the teen boys who abused her in July. Nonetheless, she learned to love them, too, turning to them for food, walks, treats and a warm bed to sleep in the sunshine. Our youngest has her photo on his phone as a screensaver.
"She loves to go for rides in the car, is protective of me during walks, and is very good when we have visitors. She has huge bursts of energy, then curls up in a ball to sleep. She loves romp in our yard and go to an informal dog socialization session in the yard of our neighborhood elementary school every Sunday. Giselle chases the little dogs and tries to dodge the big ones. She also was one of the best students in her dog training class, and we plan to bring her back for more advanced training.
"In a nutshell, we couldn't be happier to have Giselle in our lives. You did a terrific job as foster parents. She's loving, healthy and spirited. And, we love her dearly."
-Giselle's adopter, Nancy
written by Gracie's new owner, Kim
Update, March 2010: We learned that Gracie's doggy brother Jake passed away. Gracie now has a 3-year-old Pug named Lucy to play with. We hear they're two peas in a pod!
"Gracies been a member of our family for nearly a month now
and we couldnt be happier with her. Were thrilled to have
found a Pit Bull mix who gets along so well with our little dog, Jake.
Theyre constant companions, and when they play together, Gracie
gets down on her belly to be on Jakes level! Weve taught the
kids to help us make sure the dogs know that their humans are the 'pack
leaders,' and weve had absolutely no problems with food aggression
or aggression toward children or other dogs. As a natural watch dog, she
and Jake work as a team to let strangers know they need to stay at the
front door until weve said its okay for them to come in. Shes
picked up leash training very well (first with a prong collar, now with
just a choke chain), so that I can walk both dogs by myself without being
pulled in all directions. But the best thing about Gracie is that shes
more than happy to sit quietly with us and let us pet her velvety fur
for hours on end. We looked at a few dogs through Second Chance, but Heather
didnt give up until she found the perfect addition to our family.
Thanks so much!"
Updated photos, October 2010:
Gracie was adopted by the Houk family of Bloomington in July of 2010. She is their first furry addition to their home. We know she will be well cared for!
Grethel and Ranger
This is Gretel (standing) – adopted from Second Chance last year as a puppy – and Ranger, adopted this past June 2010. They are enjoying life with their great new parents, Jeff and Jan.
We're so pleased to hear that Grunt is doing so well with his new dad Ben living in Rantoul. He loves playing Frisbee golf with his dad. Ben says, "We have been spending all of our free time outside enjoying this wonderful weather. Grunt is getting along great and is a real joy to have around." Thanks, Ben, for giving Grunt such a great home!
Gunner (formerly Maynard)
written by Gunner's adopters, Mallory and Ryan
September 2009: Attached are some updated pictures of our Gunner. He is doing great! He recently got a new baby pit bull brother! We know have 3 fur kids!! All of which are rescues. We could NOT be happier!
Hello! I just thought I would update you on Maynard! We
changed his name to Gunner. He is amazing. He is a great little brother
to our pit bull Lily. Gunner and his sister love running around my family
owned lake/woods. We take them there every weekend. He is already trying
to get into the water to swim! I keep telling him it is too cold still.
He is a very energetic pup and fits hand in hand with our outdoor lifestyle.
Through my eyes he is perfect. We could not be happier about our decision
Thanks for doing what you guys do!
Gus (formerly Bear)
written by Gus' adopters, the Browns
"Wanted to let you know Gus is doing great. Of course, it should be easy for him because he's the BEST guy in the world.
We have a gold fish pond in our back yard; he thinks it's his own personal hot tub."
This adorable puppy was born in foster care to a purebred Blue Heeler who spend some time at the DeWitt County Shelter. More information and updates on this Heeler
puppy coming soon!
Hoochie was dumped at the shelter by an irresponsible and careless
breeder when Hoochie had weaned her puppies and was of no more use. Facing
euthanization, she was adopted just in time. She is doing very well in
her new home and is learning the house rules very quickly! Hoochie was
left to die at the shelter as just another victim of a terrible breeding
cycle, but instead she was given a chance at a new life thanks to her
Adopted August 2011 - Hercules was originally a stray that was taken in by a local vet's office in an effort to re-home him. Hercules was never a Second Chance dog but was adopted by one of our great foster moms which makes him very special to us. Hercules's mom recently passed away. Luckily for him, he was given his third chance at a happy ending when he was adopted by Kayla, Mark, and their daughter Maddie. Herc's human sister Heather is forever grateful and thankful.
Irie (formerly Olive)
Adopted October 2011
Jackson came to Second Chance when his original family relinquished
him because they just didn't have time for him anymore. Jackson was a
lucky boy because an Animal Control officer begged for his life and was
able to save him from being euthanized. He spent just a few weeks in foster
care before he was adopted by Angie and Jamie of central Wisconsin. He
now enjoys playing with his doggy sister, Bella (an Olde Boston
Bulldogge) and his human sister, Lola. Jackson is a great ambassador
to the pit bull breed, and we love hearing about how well he is doing
in his new home!
Jade was adopted by Oren and Gina of Humboldt, IL in December of 2009. Jade is a great girl who is living the good life now!
Jake was a young pup and belonged to a local family that needed to find him a new home due to their own health reasons. Jake had some attitude and was a bit of a nipper, so the right home had to be found for him to get the chance he deserved. That blessing came when Tina and her fabulous family contacted Second Chance, and it was love at first sniff. Jake now has an older doggie brother named Weebles, and he’s given up the nipping habit for hugs instead!
This is Jazmine, a beautiful young Bull Terrier/pit bull mix, adopted in October of 2008. More updates on Jazmine coming soon!
Update - September 2009: Second Chance volunteers were very sad to learn that Jazzy's doggy brother Digger passed away on September 16. He was a great dog that brought a lot of joy to his family's lives, and he will be greatly missed.
Update - August 2008: "Just a quick note about Jazzie. She is doing
great; she now has another brother that we rescued - Shadow, a 135lb
deaf Old English Sheepdog. Jazzie has become very close to him. When
something is going on and there is excitement, Jazzie runs and gets
Shadow so he doesnt miss out. I know Jazzie knows something is
different about Shadow. And of course her brother Digger. She loves
camping and swimming. Thanks so much for Jazzie...aka Betty Busy Body .she
is always in every ones business. We take her to the ball park and let
the 3 of them just run as hard and fast as they want to. The other 2
dogs are usually wore out, but wild child jazzie goes hard till we leave."
Jazzie, a beautiful young pit bull mix, came into foster care in the
summer of 2006 with very little (if any!) training. In the few months
that she was in foster care, she was housebroken and learned several
tricks! She was adopted by a wonderful family who was grieving the loss
of their beloved female pit bull to cancer. Jazzie enjoys spending her
time with her human family and her Boxer brother, Digger. She's looking
forward to going camping with her family this summer. Thanks, Marcia
and Kevin, for giving Jazzie a perfect forever home!
written by Joey's adopters, Barb and Adrienne
"I'm sending along some long-overdue pictures of our "puppy"
Joe. We adopted him from Second Chance in 2006. His name originally was
Smokey Joe, and he's a little 3-legged man. His new name is actually Joseph
Randall, but we call him Joey most of the time. Anyway, when Joey was
adopted I said I'd send photos, and it's taken me this long to get around
to doing it!
"Just wanted to let you know he's doing fine and we love, love, love him!!!
We definitely agree that the person who gave Joey up must have been a
complete moron because no one in their right mind would ever give up such
a sweet boy!!
JuneBug (formerly Phoebe) and Butch
written by JuneBug and Butch's adopter, Erika
Update, January 2010: New pictures of JuneBug and Erika's newest addition, Butch (along with Erika's first dog, a Shar Pei mix named Bo)
Update, June 2008: "Phoebe came into my foster care about 4 months
ago and right away I knew that she was a special little girl. She is smart
as whip and took to training right away. We worked through some issues
like being afraid to get in the car since her last owners dumped her.
Now she has confidence and loves to ride. After having her so long
I was getting very attached and sadly no one was showing any interest
in her so I decided I would hog her all for myself and renamed her JuneBug. I was devastated when my dog passed away back in November and while I
know no dog could ever replace my Barkley, JuneBug has definitely filled
the void that left me with the feeling that something was missing. My
little JuneBug will now help me socialize other fosters in hopes they
too will be so lucky as to get their second chance."
written by Kayla's new owner, Karen Beasley of Granite City, IL
"We adopted Kayla November 18, 2006. She has become a loving
addition to our family. She lives here with me, my husband Dennis,
son Kyle, daughter Rachel and our dog Maggie. We adopted Kayla after
we had to have our beloved Casey put to sleep, she had congestive
heart failure and was really suffering. I knew that Maggie would need
a companion so I got on Petfinder.com and found Kayla. She had such
a sweet face, I couldn't resist her. She and Maggie get along great.
As you can see in one of the pictures, a favorite game they play is
tug of war. They also like to run around the back yard and chase birds.
Kayla is a very sweet dog. Yes, I say that even though she has chewed
several shoes in the house. We have been very pleased with the service
we received from Heather, Second Chance Volunteer. From the first
email to the directions to pick up Kayla and since, Heather has been
very helpful in answering any questions promptly. Keep up the good
Adopted in January of 2011, Kingdom is a true "rags to riches" story!
"We adopted Kosmo Kramer at the end of May 2010. I have to say he is the best Dog I have ever had. Kosmo thought it would be fitting to test out our parenting skills in his first week with us. On our nightly walk Kosmo stopped to smell the flowers and was bit or stung. He woke me up in the middle of the night to go out and everything was fine, until he turned his head to the right. The entire right side of his head was swollen. After a quick 2 shots at the Vet he was back to his normal self. I'll send some more Photos in another email.
"After scaring the crap out of my cats when he came running in the first day, they have all taken a liking to each other. Kosmo goes every where we can possible take him with us. He is a shop dog and goes to work with Jeremy everyday. Our mail lady brings him a cookie everyday. She says he is the cuties Pit Bull she has ever seen, and calls him a big puppy. His favorite day of the week is Thursdays, when he goes back to the foster home (Tara Mathis at Perfect Pet Home care) that had him and plays with all his old buddies. He loves everyone he meets and even doesn't mind little dogs with "big dog egos". Whenever we have people over for cookouts he gets so much attention he doesn't know what to do next. He comes in covered in grass stains form running and catching his balls. He loves his large back yard and his newly found girlfriend Ruka(One of Jeremy's brothers dog). We are still trying to find a toy that he can't destroy. He is our little goofball and we love him soo much. Couldn't of asked for a better dog."
-Jenny-Lee and Jeremy, Kosmo's adopters
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."