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Happy Tales – A User-contributed Blog

We love to hear from our adoptive families!
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Higgins is doing wonderful.  He’s a happy boy and we’re all getting along great.  He especially likes our 9 year old terrier mix, Beanie, and they play together for hours.  It has brought out a new side of her that I’ve never seen before.

He is totally potty trained.  Just a minor accident on the first day which is to be expected.  He is behaving great and sleeping through the night in the bed with us.

We are so happy we adopted him.  He is a great additional to our happy family.  Thanks for checking in.



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Boomer3It’s been over a year since we adopted Boomerang (formerly known as Comet) and we cannot imagine a better dog! We scooped him up when he was returned to APRA and he’s been living the good life ever since. He loves to play with his toys, go for walks and car rides and doesn’t miss an opportunity to snuggle. Boomer is very smart and quickly learned how to give high fives and play dead on command. Thank you so much for allowing us to adopt this little guy!

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Zamboni is loving all the attention and love he is getting from his new family and couldn’t ask for more. His new family is head over heels for Zamboni and are enjoying share their home with their new family member!

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20150303_165249Gertie has transitioned into our household very smoothly. She is very loving and follows us around the house. She wears her brand new pink collar with pride and loves her daily brushing. We love her.

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This is Wheels checking in. My new name is Macy Isabella.
I love my new Mommy and Daddy.
I went to the vet the other day, I call her Dr. Pam. She was very nice so I gave her lots of kisses.
I have a drippy nose so she gave me some medicine. It is working well.
I weigh 6.2 pounds now. I am watching my figure so I only want to gain 1-2 more pounds.
I have lots of sweaters and coats to keep me warm when I go outside.
I also have two beds!!! Lots of blankets and bones and toys and treats… Oh the list goes on and on!
I’m not spoiled, I’m special!
I go outside to go potty cause I don’t want to have an accident in the house. I am very good.
I get kisses all the time, and lots of snuggle time cause they love me very much.
Thank You for letting me go home with them. I am soooo happy I found my forever home.
Here are some pictures of me. Aren’t I cute?
Macy Isabella



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CharlieMy husband and I adopted Charles Darwin rom Atlanta Pet Rescue around this time last year. When we met him he’d just come in from Gordon County animal services and hadn’t even been put up on the APRA website yet, so we completely lucked out. Charlie is the chillest, sweetest, friendliest little guy. As you can see, he’s a world champion snuggler who happens to always be down for an adventure. It’s a complete mystery to us how a pup this wonderful could end up without a home, but we’re so grateful to APRA for taking him in. It’s hard to imagine life without him now. Thank you!

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Things are going wonderfully!  My husband and I are on our way to North Carolina with all three dogs in tow – we are insane, haha!! I have changed her name to Millie only because Heartly and Hattie were getting messed up in my brain and I would end up calling one of them by half of each name LOL. Thankfully she hadn’t learned any name yet so I’m hoping she catches on to the new one quickly :) my husband made a Millie Vanillie reference yesterday and now I can’t stop calling her that!!!


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Brody0002I just wanted to share with you some amazing professional photos we just got from Brody’s first modeling shoot! (yes! You read that right!) We got contacted by a photographer for a shoot he was doing, and we thought it would be super fun. Well, Brody was a super star and the best part? I got super amazing photos of our sweet pup (who we wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for your amazing rescue!!) Look at how healthy and happy he looks – that fur is just luxurious. We love Brody more than we can say!Brody0001

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KatySix years ago on May 30 I adopted a wonderful dog from -Atlanta Pet Rescue. She was a six year old tri colored cavalier that had been dropped off my her previous owners. She apparently had been used as as puppy mill as it was obvious she had had several litters of puppies, she was totally deaf from untreated ear infections and had very little hair. When I adopted her, I took her to my vet, Duffy Jones, who helped me restore her to the beautiful dog she was meant to be, she became the love of my life!  I have never had a dog any sweeter or better than Katy. Last Friday Dr Jones and both sobbed as we helped her cross the rainbow bridge. She had developed heart problems and was unable to breathe. My heart is broken. Thank you for giving me almost 6 wonderful years.

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232323232fp83232_uqcshlukaxroqdfv57 3ot_234_57_466XROQDF_2 6455874_239ot1lsiMy family and I just wanted to write to say thank you for giving us the wonderful gift of Carson.  We adopted him one year ago today (in the middle of Snowpocalypse!), and he has been such a wonderful addition to our family.  He is so full of love – we can’t imagine life without him.  I’m attaching some pictures from his first year with us – he’s had lots of adventures, travels, and just good, plain snuggle time.



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