Maggie was known as the Queen of Woodland Terrace and was a friend to all. Maggie touched so many people's hearts and she really brought our neighbors and neighborhood together. We literally had over 60 friends and neighbors come to our home after she passed away to extend their deepest condolences. She is missed by so many people & dogs who loved her dearly.
The Portland Tribune
featured a story about Maggie.
A special Christmas Happy Tail!
This week we got an update on Tanner the yellow lab. Tanner was quite a handful when we took him into our program, but with patience, training, and lots of love from his forever family, Pat and Mike, he has blossomed into a very good pup.
Click photo to see Hunter and his family with Santa!
Hunter (on the right) with his sister Sophie, his parents, and Santa :) If you look closely, you can see a photo in Mike's hand – it is a picture of Hobbs who passed away last year. Hobbs was an SDRO dog as well. Merry Christmas to all!
Astro, one of the dogs we showed off at our special Valentine's Day Petco adoption event, has been adopted!! His name is now Quincy and he looks to be settling into his new home quite nicely, with toys galore and a new haircut to boot.
Here's what his new mom said:
"What a wonderful dog, pal, friend, and soul-mate! He and I are quite the pair... we're both seniors, AND we both have hearing, vision, and
arthritis issues... a match made in heaven, with the earthly help of SDRO!! "Thanks" just doesn't begin to cover it!"
Neko, a cocker spaniel mix, was dumped at a shelter and came to SDRO because he was not doing well there. He was placed in a foster home with a wonderful lady who fell in love and decided she had to keep him.
He is now in Washington, running around the family farm and getting rides on his dad's tractor. It is a match made in heaven and both he and his family are very happy!
Spencer, a min-pin, had been starved and came to us very ill and weighing less than half his weight. After two surgeries to clear up an infection and time with some who fed him every few hours as he gained weight, he is now in fighting form!
He was adopted this week by a great couple who will love and care for this little guy the rest of his life! Thanks, Rod and Heather! Seeing Spencer happy, healthy and well loved and cared for is why we do what we do!
Little Coco Chanel was spending almost all of her time in a cold garage with no bed or
companionship because her family had no time for her. She is now in a wonderful home with Margaret and Rick.
She runs the house, as is fitting for a little princess like her and she charms everyone!
Her absolute favorite thing, besides treats, is to have her belly rubbed
, as you can see!
She is a happy girl and with a wonderful life ahead of her!
Baxter spent all of his eight years in an outside small fenced area with no affection or love.
When SDRO got the call to come and get him, he was in shape that he had to be shaved and shampooed
three time before he could go into a home. He was very overweight from low quality food and no exercise
and his toenails were well over an inch long.
See Baxter now – he is clean, losing weight and has found a wonderful new owner who gave him
his first toy, takes him on walks and has beds everywhere in the house in case he has a "nap attack"!
He is the sweetest dog and has the greatest home! Thank you, Joey, for adopting Baxter where he
can live out his life with love, peace and comfort. As we have said before, this is why we do what we do!
SDRO adoptee Ginger went to live with Shari at age 13. That was seven years ago. Ginger just had her 20th birthday
and celebrated with a birthday party. She is still hanging in and is a wonderful companion for Shari and her husband Jon. Happy Birthday, sweet Ginger!
Katie, formerly Ginger, a Miniature Poodle, came to SDRO from a hoarding situation and was understandably timid as a result. She also had an allergy to cigarette smoke because of her former living conditions. None of that stopped this sweet girl, however, and she now has a loving home with Heather and Rod (pictured with her). Now known as Katie, she is happy as can be – especially when sitting on the sofa with both her people getting a group hug!
Bailey, a beagle/boxer mix, waited and waited for a new home for over a year. But after the tireless efforts of her foster home and our Foster Coordinator, this sweet girl finally hit the jackpot. She now has a sister (pictured here with her when you enlarge the photo) and a forever home to call her own.
Pixel, a beautiful Australian Shepherd, had some challenges when he came to SDRO, and was on medication for anxiety. But with the help of his new mom he's doing great! Since being adopted he took his first ferry ride, went on a camping trip, and visited the ocean - and had a blast! According to his forever mom, he loves playing fetch, is extremely curious and aware of his surroundings (typical Aussie traits), and he has become her shadow.