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Your Buddy was also the 1st Therapy Dog in your area- Right? I think I read that in one of your other posts previously.
Yes, he was.

BTW, we were the winners vis a vis Buddy, as I'm sure you feel about yours as well. What a gift a golden rescue is to a home.


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Maybe the most ironic thing about this whole experience thus far has been knowing and planning for our next dog to be a rescue dog. It's been something we've been talking about for about a year and a half now as we've met and gotten to know quite an abundance of dog breeds and their owners while out camping. It obviously wasn't something we were really prepared to commit to so soon, but we are good at rolling with whatever life throws at us.

We don't have a crate; we've never really needed one. I'm always home, and unless we have travelled where we can't take Milo, he's always been along for the ride. The same will go for Ivy too. When we are away, we have a house sitter who owns his own business and loves taking Milo to his office. I'm sure that wont change.

We started going with a house sitter because when we put them all in the kennel when we went on a two week holiday, one of our cats stress limit was highly tested, and I couldn't bear having to do that to him ever again. That was 7 years ago.

I've enjoyed reading everyone else's rescue stories, they are so personal. Thank you for sharing them. It's amazing to know where they've come from and to see who they are now. Experiencing their happiness has to be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things one can hope to achieve out of such a selfless act. I've spent hours reading and just looking at all the pictures on this forum.
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Wow! I am so glad you guys could come to this dear girl's rescue.

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What a beautiful girl. Thank you so much for taking her out of the bad situation she was in and giving her a loving home. Ivy will be the light of your life for a long time to come. Welcome to the forum.....we'll be waiting for more pictures!
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Welcome to you and Ivy, she's absolutely beautiful.

Thank you for giving her a home and all the love she could possibly ever hope for.
How sad to think her previous owners were talking about euthanizing her, I can't comprehend that.

She will blossom in your care and will become even more beautiful than what she already is.

Both of my goldens are adopted, my girl is a former breeder girl I adopted through a GR Rescue and I found my boy at my County Humane Society. Rescue Goldens are very special, they will show their love and gratitude to you each and every day.

I would want several weeks before you schedule Ivy's spay, this way she will have time to fully relax, get comfortable, and begin bonding with you.

I wish you many years with this beautiful girl.
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God blees you for rescueing her!Sweetie was much the same way when we got her ,except for aggression.With lots of love I can promise she will come around.Please keep us updated Again God Bless

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Thank you so much for saving Ivy's life. I will never understand how someone can even think about euthanizing their pet because they don't want it any longer. I'm so glad her previous owners are now in her past. It certainly sounds like they didn't treat her very well.

I believe it was meant to be for her to end up in your home. She is such a pretty girl and I'm glad everything is going well.

Bless you for giving her a wonderful new home!


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ADDY: You were fun, personable and terrific. (4/23/97-01/30/11)
ANNIE: How do I know there are absolutely great dogs in shelters? Because that is where I found you. (?/99-11/21/09; Gotcha Day: 05/19/01)
RINDY: You were my super sweet & beloved rescue girl. (09/01/05-7/23/15; Gotcha Day: 01/8/11)
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MOLLY: No more backyard living, rescued girl! (01/12/14; Gotcha Day: 09/14/17!)
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Maybe the most ironic thing about this whole experience thus far has been knowing and planning for our next dog to be a rescue dog. It's been something we've been talking about for about a year and a half now as we've met and gotten to know quite an abundance of dog breeds and their owners while out camping. It obviously wasn't something we were really prepared to commit to so soon, but we are good at rolling with whatever life throws at us.

We don't have a crate; we've never really needed one. I'm always home, and unless we have travelled where we can't take Milo, he's always been along for the ride. The same will go for Ivy too. When we are away, we have a house sitter who owns his own business and loves taking Milo to his office. I'm sure that wont change.

We started going with a house sitter because when we put them all in the kennel when we went on a two week holiday, one of our cats stress limit was highly tested, and I couldn't bear having to do that to him ever again. That was 7 years ago.

I've enjoyed reading everyone else's rescue stories, they are so personal. Thank you for sharing them. It's amazing to know where they've come from and to see who they are now. Experiencing their happiness has to be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things one can hope to achieve out of such a selfless act. I've spent hours reading and just looking at all the pictures on this forum.
Krista: God Bless you for rescuing IVY. I don't think it was any accident how she found you! God works in mysterious ways. My hubby and I have adopted two Golden Retrievers: Smooch, adopted at 16 mos. from Golden Ret. Rescue -Smooch went to Rainbow Bridge at age of 12. She was a stray-the sweetest GIRL! Now we adopted Tucker, at age of 2, a male Red Golden Retriever, from someone on this forum that had to find a new home for him. He is a wonderful boy and will be 5 yrs. old in September. Ivy looks like Tucker.
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My last two dogs were rescues. Ivory through Tenn Valley G.R.R. back in 2001. She, her momma, and her litter mates were rescued from a coal shed in an old neighborhood. Pups had distemper and kennel cough. She was about 8 weeks when we adopted her, and had a great dog for 10 years. We lost her to mast cell in April 2011. In May 2011 we adopted Daisy through Mid Tenn G.R.R.. She was an owner turn in to a kill shelter in Bowling Green KY. MTGRR took her in on her last day in the shelter. The owner surrender paperwork had her call name and her D.O.B., unusual for a shelter dog. She was so filthy and matted, and flea infested that the was shaved from mid-ribs back to halfway of her tail. She has been a great dog, and rules the home. We speculate that she was a Christmas puppy in 2009, and when she got to the chew-everything-in-sight stage, was pitched out into the back yard, and was finally surendered by a slightly more responsible parent to the shelter in hopes that she would find a better life. Rescue is the best way to adopt a pet.


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