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Sampson

I adopted Sampson from Atlanta Pet Rescue on April 14th. I thought Jackson (my POM) and I were happy.  But Sampson has made us more HAPPIER than I can express. He is WONDERFUL and I LOVE him more and more everyday. We have had no problems. He adjusted to us immediately.  Jackson who is 11 years old is now a puppy again. They play and argue.  Samson runs in circles in backyard.  Has a great time.  He is now sleeping in bed with us. I do not know how his original owners could ever give him up.  But I am SO THANKFUL they did. Thank you Atlanta Pet Rescue for the GREAT work you do and ESPECIALLY for letting me and Jackson be Sampson's new Mommy and Brother. We both LOVE him so much. - Glenda Woods
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Kipper (f.k.a. Riley)

This is my sweet terrier mix that you called “Riley” and that I fell instantly in love with, adopted and renamed “Kipper” in May of 2011.  I truly believe Kipper was sent into my life by my deceased daughter, Tiffany, who we so tragically lost much too early on March 24th, 2011.  A mere 6 weeks later, the last thing on my mind, or at least what I had left of a mind at that time, was to adopt a dog – but that was exactly what I did.  I clicked on the APRA video on one of our local online news sites and instantly fell in love with this little bedraggled fur ball called Riley.  I watched him every day for weeks, until I could not stand it any longer and called you, set up an appointment, and brought my sweet fur baby home. Every day I share with him, I cherish.  He has helped so much to make sense out of life once again.  Couldn’t do it without him and can’t thank you all enough for all that you do for these beautiful little animals.  - Linda McMichael
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Juno

I am so thankful for the dog I adopted from Atlanta Pet Rescue.  She is an Italian Greyhound/Min Pin mix and is the best dog ever.  I adopted her 5 years ago and since then, we have been best friends.  I have epilepsy and Juno has been there when I wake up from a seizure and she even acts strangely before I have one which gives me a warning.  I guess it's from being together for the last 5 years that she has learned to detect when I'm about to have one.  Anyway, when I got Juno she was a skinny little thing (ribs showing) but she has healed and is now a happy dog.  Here is a picture of Juno enjoying the sunshine in our new home in Utah.  Thank you for the work you do. -Josh
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Missy (f.k.a. Sunshine)

We adopted from your rescue in 2004.  She was a scared shaggy Pekingese that you guys had named Sunshine, we renamed her Missy .  No one could of predicted how much love and happiness she added to our lives.  Missy passed away February 19, 2016. I just wanted to thank your organization for all you do and I must say that the lives of the pets you save are not the only ones you touch, as I know mine was changed that September day that she joined our family.   Thank you,   Nancy
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Chester

Since adopting Chester (Lister was I his previous name) in Dec of 2014, my wife and I have moved to Anchorage, Alaska and he has taken it like a trooper. Glaciers, mountains, snow... He loves all of it. Thank you all! Here he is training for the Iditarod.  - Jay
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Frank (f.k.a. Kobe)

About 6 years ago, I got Kobe the chug (now Frank) from you guys. Here's the YouTube video you posted that sold me on him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Meu-BeIGyWQ He's has been a best friend of mine and a dog everyone loves, and my girlfriend submitted him to Good Housekeeping and he got in! Check it out! http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/pets/g3414/cutest-mixed-breed-dogs/?slide=4 (It says she rescued him, they didn't really delve deep into his backstory, but I don't mind :) Thank you to everyone there for introducing me to Frank. He is a extremely loved, and an extremely loving, amazing dog. He brings me and anyone he meets joy every day. Last but not least, I'm part of a sketch comedy group (Automatic Improv), and he's stared in several sketches, here's the latest one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVGgGgWKDxE Thank
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Mayflower adopted 12/6/2015~ Now Virginia May (Ginger)

A once shy girl, has found her way, and after 4 months of living with her new brother Carter, she can say I am home for good. Such a shy girl and afraid of her own shadow, when she came home, Ginger has proven herself to be a vital part of our little family. All by trial and error, we have found, the elements of each day, that make her smile and her heart sing!!! A key to that is having her brother show her the ropes. and be there to make sure she feels safe, and with that her confidence has come flooding through!!!   I never had a doubt about her, but the turning point was 2 weeks ago, when we traveled to Florida to Grandma's house, all the angst in her past seem to melt away, and she became the girl I have been waiting to see, engaged with a bunch of people in the house and an attitude that said "look what I can do"!!   I cannot express enough, how this "ginger" haired girl has helped us to heal after losing our Schnauzer LuLu this past November.   Cannot
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How Our New Rescue Dog Saved Our Old Dog’s Life … Twice!

In the summer of 2003, we adopted a pair of 2-year-old beagle sisters from a rescue group and we named them Lucy and Sally. Introducing them to our home proved to be difficult and, more than once, we thought about giving up, but we persevered and they eventually became beloved members of our family. The rescue group insisted that they be adopted together because they were strongly bonded. For the 12 years they lived with us, they did everything together. They shared food and water bowls, they shared a bed (even though they each had their own) and they were never out of one another’s sight. In late 2015, Lucy was diagnosed with cancer. Surgery to remove the tumor was not successful and she died in March of 2016.   Lucy was always the more dominant of the pair and Sally always followed her lead. With Lucy gone, Sally didn’t seem to know what to do. She became lethargic and no longer enjoyed the daily walks she once loved. She seemed anxious all the time and followed us around
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Sugar

Just wanted to wish my little angel a happy adoption day! I adopted Sugar (formerly Ruby) today in 2010. Today marks 6 years of best-friendship! ❤️🐱
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Penny

In 2013 I adopted Penny (fka Penelope) from you guys. At the time I was 22, and y'all weren't so sure about letting someone as young as me adopt a pup. Thank you for trusting me, because Penny and I have been inseparable ever since her adoption day. I sometimes think about what would have happened if you guys had not rescued her from the pound and what a difference your organization makes. Penny is very much apart of the family and is actively involved in my wedding plans for this year. Thank you for everything!
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