Alina writes: I have been meaning to write for quite some time. In May 2010, we adopted a little brown puppy you had affectionately named Herb. Though Herb fit him well, we found that Rudy was a perfect name for our new puppy. Rudy is now 1 year and 5 months and he is a MOST AMAZING, fun, loving and smart dog and truly our best friend. We started Rudy off right as a puppy. I followed instructions from Ceasar Millan, the dog whisperer, on how to raise a puppy.
This blog is truly full of "happy tails" -- stories about animals who were rescued by the Georgia SPCA and were adopted into their forever homes. To add your own, click here.
Zack, a young terrier mix, was rescued from an abusive owner - his collar had been hooked so tightly that it became embedded in his neck, and he came to us with a gaping, infected wound. Despite the neglect and abuse he suffered, Zack displayed love and affection to everyone. Now healed, Zack has been adopted into a loving home.
Eunice, a tiny Yorkie, was pulled from a high-kill, rural county shelter. Filthy and matted, she cowered in the back of her cage. When our rescuer picked up the trembling, frightened pup, she discovered Eunice had no paws on her hind legs. The former victim of a mass-breeding puppy mill operation - adopted by one of our staff - is the reigning queen of the Georgia SPCA!
"When we first looked at Olive in the shelter we were told she would need hip surgery. She had probably gotten hit by a car before she arrived at the shelter. However, we did not let that dissuade us from adopting her! We're so glad we didn't either. She is the smartest dog I've ever seen. She learns things so quickly. For instance, she knows what the printer sounds like and loves to try and grab the paper out of it before we can get it.
"We adopted our pitbull LuLu Belle formerly Daisy in November 2009, she was a rescue from a dog fighting ring and the smallest of the 3 surviving puppies. She was the last to get adopted out and as soon as we saw her picture online we just had to have her! She was only 10 pounds when we took her home and she was obviously not cared for at her dog fighting ring. She has grown into a wonderful family pet who loves kids and other animals!