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Animal Success Stories

Happy Tales
Every one of these dachshunds has been rescued by an angel...

Harley's Brave Journey   Harley's Story is a great inspiration to AADR because it shows that no matter how desperate the situation, saving one life makes the ultimate difference. DeeAnn, Harley's foster mom, has included her personal account with Harley's amazing story and where he is now.Harley was found homeless and sick. He only had a 50% chance of survival. Now he is living a life of true happiness and contentment. Read More...

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River is doing ok.  Eventually I think he will realize we love him and are here to take care of him. 

He hates pictures. Snaps at me if I try to take them with him. But here are the few that I could get. 

Ruby #9...MO

Ruby is doing great!  She is such a gift and fits in perfectly with my babies.  Ruby came from Texas and had heartworms when we agreed to take her, she has gone through treatment and I've been there to see her through it all.  Her strength made me fall in love with her.  It's amazing to me that a pup that has been through so much and been discarded like trash by someone can be so faithful and trusting.  This is why I do what I do.  I had no idea when I agreed to be her foster that she'd be staying, I mean I had always said that if I adopted another dog it would have to be a long hair doxie because I love them so much.  Ruby picked me, she chose my family and for that I'm so grateful.  
I'd also like to thank Bill Duncan, he is the member that pulled Ruby and temp fostered her, he too fell in love so he knows what I'm talking about when I say that she's absolutely the best!  
Many thanks to all of the members of AADR for letting me be a part of this wonderful organization and helping save these awesome deserving pups, I truly enjoy all that I do!
I've attached a couple pics.
left to right; Joey, Taffy, Ruby & Hannah

RUDY..... FL

I wanted to share with you a photo I took the other night.  My daughter is so thrilled with Rudy and I couldn’t be happier. 


(Now Lacey) Lacey is doing just fine. She was very afraid at first: of the neighbor’s dogs, the blowing leaves in the trees, car noises and kids noise in the area. She now is much more comfortable with her surrounding. She races around the coffee table like a crazy rabbit. She drags all the toys under our bed or into her bed as though they all belong to her. She is eating better and the housebreaking has improved. It was hard for her to go potty outside when she was so scared but now she actually runs around out there. Becoming more comfortable is the key and time is the solution to that.


Oh where to begin?!? I can't believe it has been over 2 months that we have had Reilly and nearly a year that we have had Maggie (Morgan) ! Although Reilly is definitely Bill's dog, he has warmed up to me nicely. If Bill is in the cellar, Reilly sits with his nose pressed to the cellar door. If Bill is outside, Reilly's nose is pressed against the storm door. No matter where Bill is, Reilly's nose is pressed to the door separating them! Reilly is beginning to warm up to me. He will climb up in my lap. He allows me to feed him, walk him, and pet him. If someone approaches us on a walk, he will run to me to protect him from the offending human. He actually allows me to pick him up! That was a shocker! Bessie was rescued as a puppy and has been with us for over 5 years now. She is the alpha, and does not hesitate to let the others know! She has started sharing Bill’s lap with Reilly, and sharing her dog bed with both Reilly and Maggie. SIX MONTH UPDATE: It has been over six months since he joined our family…time flies! As you know, Reilly is Bill’s dog without question. Reilly and I have been building our relationship and our trust through a slow, but positive, process. As I told you in our last installment; when Bill is not available, Reilly allows me to feed him, pet him, play with him, apply his harness/leash, and walk him. We have been working on his trust issues very slowly, and on his terms. Today Reilly and I had a major breakthrough; he allowed me to cradle on his back and rub his belly. It only lasted about 10 seconds, but his trust is increasing. He has also begun to generalize his trust to people he meets on our walks. He has been cautiously approaching our neighbors and allowing them to greet him, and sometimes, pet him. He is blossoming into a wonderful little dog! I am hoping that by the end of the summer, he will be able to accompany us to a neighborhood barbeque and be comfortable in that environment with all those people. I’ll let you know! As always, please feel free to use this e-mail to update Riley’s success story page. I want everyone to know what a great job AADR does in getting these pups ready to go to their forever homes, and giving the adoptive families the information, tips, and tools we need to have a successful relationship with our new family members. We are so fortunate to have found Maggie and Reilly through AADR! They both have fit into our family very well, and they both have won-over Bessie (for the most part). I have attached two photos (first photo under Morgan). The one is of Maggie and her “puppies”, and the other is of the three of them in the dog bed. Bessie is red and up front, Maggie is black and tan on the left, and Reilly is the red in the back. Please feel free to share this e-mail with the AADR community. Anne

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