Thanks to our wonderful adopters, the following dogs have found their "Smiley Tails!" We appreciate our adopters and love getting updates from our dogs!
Our volunteer first alerted us to Panther, a black pitbull with clipped ears and huge marbly eyes, at a high-kill county shelter, and offered to foster him for us. We knew he had zero chance at the shelter, but little did we know that it would be a long (but worth every day and penny) six month journey for us to find him a home! Panther is kind, goofy, dog friendly, LOVES people and kids, and yet the negative stereotypes against pitbulls would always hinder him from finding a good home. We sent him to a board and train to help improve his chances and, from that moment on, his life was transformed. Brent LaBrada, owner and trainer of Canis Behavior and Training, understood exactly what Panther needed to become the best boy he was meant to be. And, as we all knew, Panther excelled. We are so proud of our little black bear!
A kind and wonderful woman named Erin was one of the first to apply for Panther. Her application caught our attention immediately because everything she described in her dream dog was exactly Panther. Erin wasn’t having the easiest year either and understood exactly what Panther was going through. She wanted him and he needed her. Now Panther's days are filled with cuddles, napping, chewing on toys, zooming around the backyard, and going for walks.
A message from Erin to Panther: “I fell in love with you right away and continue to do so everyday. Especially with your random zoomies, loud snoring naps, very well-timed farts, and thinking you are a lap dog… I will always fight for you and be by your side. I promise to give you the best life and always be there to give you cuddles and unconditional love. You are our family and are one of us. Welcome to the family Panther.”
Helping Panther took a village, and we have a long list of people to thank, but we started STR to help dogs like Panther, and we are so grateful that we could give one amazing dog a chance. We love you Little Sweet Black Bear!
Living his best life in New York
Joey and Lisa
Pepper and Berkeley
Sarah and Lulu
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