Sweet Success: Greg & Miranda

Written by loving adopters, Roger B. & Krista F.

greg-sweet-success“Hello all –

Greg here. It is hard to believe, but our one year anniversary is upon us on April 1st. Thank you for your hospitality. I’m glad you found me my folks – they are good, they are as golden as my fur. I like it here and I am all settled in.

We recently got a new member to the family, her name is Miranda and she is full of energy. She likes to act tough around me, but I know she is really a softy so I just ignore her antics and she is coming around. I think that by the end of the year, we will be snuggle buddies.

I hope your good works are continuing well. Thank you for helping me find this home.

Best Wishes,

Greg”


“Hi friends –miranda-sweet-success

My new Mom and Dad are simply the best. Dad has a beard, which I find very interesting. I love to crawl in it and pat it. He is the best.

Oh, we have another cat here, his name is Greg. I have to tolerate him, he ignores me, but I feel like I have to growl at him at least a little. But, he is not really all bad, I just want Dad all to myself – oh but that would mean no Mom. I guess I just really like being the center of attention. Dad tells me stories and both Mom and Dad play lots of different games with me. they say I’m a natural mouser. I like to hear that.

Thank you for your hospitality earlier, I’m doing even better these days.

Yours Truly,

Miranda”

Sweet Success: Luna & Gatsby

IMG_3418Written by Kimberly I. & Wendy B., loving adopters

Luna was a very shy dog when we first brought her home, but she quickly established herself as a member of our family! She likes to roll on her back for belly rubs or to be cradled in your arms, she’s very much a cuddler! Sometimes when she falls asleep or if she’s relaxed, her tongue sticks out and it’s a very funny sight. We’ve gotten some toys for her, but she seems to prefer the squeaky stuffed toys the best. Luna’s favorite dog to play with is Buffy, our other girl chihuahua. They jump and roll around and sometimes run around the house! She is a very laid back dog, but she often gets very excited when we go on walks. We’ve taken her on walks around tgats_sleephe neighborhood and at the local dog park, and she is very good with her leash and harness.

Gatsby is a very loving dog. He loves to lay in everyone’s lap and cuddle or be held in people’s arms. He has a stuffed hedgehog toy that he loves and sometimes he falls asleep with it. He’ll sit with it on the floor, couch, or bed and continuously squeak it too. Gatsby’s favorite thing to do is go for walks. He gets excited when we go for a walk around the neighborhood or at the dog park and he’s very vocal about it. He is very good with his leash and harness. He wasn’t so sure about our cats at first, we think that he hadn’t seen one before, but now he plays with them when they want to play (and sometimes when they do want to play!). He is a very friendly dog, even to new people.

Luna and Gatsby are very much a part of our family and we thank you for allowing us to bring them into our lives!

Sweet Success: Charlie

charlie-1Written by Jessica M., loving adopter

“The overall adoption process was very easy. To be honest, I made the decision to adopt a dog on a whim. I went in with some friends and we looked at a few different dogs; some were recommended by staff, and some we picked out based on their personalities in the kennels. All the dogs were sweet in their own way, but none stuck out to me as “the one.” After we had seen 4 or 5 dogs that were not quite right, the staff member helping us said she had one more in mind that was not on display but he was a high energy dog like I had been looking for. When she brought out Charlie, the first thing I noticed was his coloring. His striking black and white face was beautiful and his brown eyes had a very intense gaze. Unlike the other dogs that had been more excited to explore the room, Charlie came right up to us! He stood his front paws on my lap and just put his face right next to mine. He still does this when people sit on the ground with him.

charlie-2I love almost everything about Charlie! Anyone who has met him will tell you he is a very special dog. He has a few neurotic tendencies though… He really does not like ceiling fans, and car rides are tough unless I’m the one driving (weird right?). My favorite thing about Charlie, is our bond. He has pretty much attached himself to me. I have never met a dog more loyal or responsive. He knows well over 30 words and phrases which has made training our second dog a breeze. She takes all her cues from Charlie which helps her pick up on things faster.

I have grown a lot since adopting Charlie. He is my number one adventure partner and I cannot imagine hiking without him. He and I spend most weekends exploring San Diego together and I base most of my hikes around whether or not he can come. He has helped me get into better shape and will be helping me train to hike Mt. Whitney this summer! Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the trail to the summit, but you better believe he will be on every possible hike leading up to the big trip!

I would absolutely recommend adopting an animal from BHS to anyone. Go in with an open mind and an open heart. You never know how some little furry creature will change your life!”

Sweet Success: Ralph

sweet-success-ralphWritten by Beth H-G., loving adopter

I knew he was the one on that Monday. I went into the room and he ran right up to me. I sat on that little white bench and he jumped up on my lap and really would not get down. I even took one of my lunch breaks and zipped out there, I believe a day or two later, and then on that final day when I went in again, he ran up to me like a dog from across the room and again he jumped up on my lap! The overall adoption process was professional and easy actually. When the adoption was becoming more final we were able to find out even more information about him and we were reassured that he was the cat for us.

We love that Ralph is independent and that even though sweet-success-ralph-2he was supposed to be our teenager’s birthday gift, his favorite of the five of us is really our 16-year-old daughter. She can hold him like a baby, when given the choice he will gravitate toward her instead of myself or my husband or my other two kids. My husband loves playing with him and giving him scratches. He loves sleeping up on our bed and he loves cuddling in a soft blanket. We spoil him and every morning when he comes in, he jumps up on the kitchen counter and we give him a fresh glass of water! It’s become quite a habit for him. Of course he has his own bowl of water next to his food but he would rather take the water that we give him at that moment.

We are really very fortunate to have Ralph in our lives!

Sweet Success: Mr. Puff!

 

mr-puff

Written by Shelby W, loving adopter

“I actually started working with BHS in August. I wasn’t really looking for another kitty but it is hard not to fall in love with some of them! Not too long after I started, Mr. Puff showed up with a litter of kitties. He was shy and scared of the new environment. I loved seeing him and watching him grow. He was there so much longer than I expected him to be! But obviously he was meant to join my family. He went to free roam and we instantly bonded. I knew it was time for me to take him home! Thank you BHS!”

We are so glad that Mr. Puff has found a happy home!