Letters to GRRI
Hi from Vermont.
Lady is doing great. She is such a joy. We can't believe
it's only been 3 weeks that we have had her. It seems
like we have always had her. She is so at home.
She takes at
least 3 walks a day plus sometimes 4 or 5. She loves to eat icicles.
We are weaning
her off our constant attention and leaving her alone in
the house while we go snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
She lets us know
when it's her bedtime. Sometimes she goes upstairs
It has been so
much fun learning about her. I'm taking lots of
pictures. I have two rolls to develop. I will send some
Dear Lois, glad to hear that Lady has you wrapped around her paws
-- can't wait for the pictures!
Just wanted to
thank you for Tawny Belle. She is everything, and more,
than we wanted. She is doing great. It is going very
well with Micky too.
At first I wasn't
sure it was going to work, but Micky seems to have
adapted to having another dog in the house. I wish I
could find a picture of Peaches, the Brittany I had.
You wouldn't believe the similarities between Tawny and
Peaches. Bill said that Peaches is reincarnated in
Tawny. We weren't looking for this but it is uncanny,
the looks, behavior, reactions to certain things, the
way she eats, walks, plays, just everything.
We are so pleased
with this wonderful creature, (new addition to our
family). You couldn't ask for a better match. I'm sure
that Tawny is happy here in her new home. Thanks again
for doing a wonderful job.
Resident dogs like Micky can really surprise us with how quickly
they adapt -- but then again, we see it so often in how
quickly the dogs in our program adapt to foster care and
their eventual forever homes, just like Tawny Belle has.
Thanks for letting us know how splendidly things are
We just wanted to
drop you a quick note to thank you for letting us adopt
Jonah. As you can see from the enclosed photos, he is
part of our family already. He is a wonderful dog with
a great personality. We truly are enjoying him.
Your organization does a wonderful job. Keep up the
Joe, Jennifer, Alexa, Justin, Cody and Jonah Giordano
Jennifer, Alexa, Justin & Cody, Thanks for making Jonah
such a special part of your family!
We are really
enjoying Max. He is full of life and keeps his older,
now brother, Sam, in great shape. He gets lots of
exercise in our yard and we are keeping him lean at 64
pounds. He is a big boy for 7 1/2 months. We
started training at Top Dog in Flanders last week and he
really shows off in front of the others.
He has the sit,
stay and down commands almost mastered, but we are still
working on come. He does fine if I shake the treat
can, but I know this takes time.
Keeping him fit and lean is going to be very important.
We had the Vet do an x-ray when he was neutered and we
have found out that he has fairly severe hip dysplasia.
His left is worse than his right. It doesn't slow him
down, but we are going to have to keep him very slim, no
jumping and he is on daily doses of Glucosamine to keep
his tendons healthy.
Thanks for giving us Max. He quickly became a part of
our family and he brings joy to the kids life daily,
even when he sneaks upstairs to grab a stuffed animal of
Hip Dysplasia is so common in Goldens -- you were wise
to have him x-rayed when you had him neutered.
(Note to readers: GRRI occasionally places intact
dogs, with provisions in our adoption contract that
require proof of altering within a specified period.)
The good news, though, is that lots of the volunteers at
GRRI (and adopters,too) have found that all the things
you're doing -- weight management, appropriate exercise,
and glucosomine supplements -- REALLY help a dysplastic
dog. All the best with him, and please keep us
posted on how he's doing!
find the neuter certificate for Casey, formerly Jazz.
Everything went very well and Casey is doing great!
I have also enclosed pictures of Casey in his new home.
He loves to be outside in the yard running or happily
watching the birds. We are so thrilled to have him as
part of our family. Casey came to us at such a
perfect time. He has been a comfort to us since the
tragic events of September 11th. He is a blessing
He has such a wonderful personality. He loves
everyone and that's truly what he gets form everyone he
meets! Lots of love!
We want to thank Eileen and all the volunteers at GRRI
for the wonderful work you do. How lucky these dogs are
to have such wonderful caring people looking out for
them and finding them good homes!
We love Casey so and thank you for the help you've given
Keith, Joan, Becky, Katie, Michael and Casey Pahira
Joan, Becky, Katie & Michael, You said it all -- our
dogs really do give us so much comfort. Extra hugs
and biscuits to Casey from all of us at GRRI!
Duncan has adapted very quickly to his new home, and it
has been an exciting week for all. Our two cats thought
they were seeing double for the first few days.
His first visit to the vet went well, his blood work is
normal and he is in excellent health.
He is well behaved and seems to know sit, stay and down.
We are working on come and heel. He is doing much
better on leash walks and prefers a halter to the
Today was his first visit to the dog park with his
sister Amber. He was very vocal, and made some new
We would like to thank everyone involved in his rescue;
he is a great dog.
We will keep you
Janice and Jim D'Agostino
Dear Janice & Jim, Sounds like you have a full
house and that Duncan has fit right in! Thanks for
letting us know ... and we'd LOVE some pictures when you
get a chance!
Thought I'd drop a line. Bailey
has been here a couple of weeks now, you'd think she and
Dakota (the 8 yr old neutered male 100# that already
owns me) grew up together. They even fall asleep
touching each other. She is very sweet. Even
loves going to the vet (except putting that glass
thingy.... where??????) She loves her walks and
the back yard, and rides in the car.
It seems like a perfect fit.
Thanks for giving me another reason to
hurry home from work!
PS: I'll send pictures when I can.
Dear Ralph, Thanks for your very
funny note about Bailey! Sounds like she's found
the perfect home!
are so happy to welcome Chase into our family. It was
definitely worth the wait.
He is a great family dog and has fit into our family
nicely. People ask why such an "old" dog, he is 8
1/2 years old. I am so grateful that we could adopt
such a loving dog and that his other family, who
obviously loved him dearly, is comforted with the
knowledge he went to a home that could offer him lots of
love, a big yard and kids to play with. The transition
went smoothly, the vet gave him a clean bill of health
and he is already trying to sleep on our bed.
What more could you ask for.
Wesley, Those seniors sure are special ... Thanks for
opening your heart and home to Chase!