Rescue Me! was such a blessing for us! Bella is a beautiful, intelligent dog, anxious to please and needing lots of daily exercise. We brought her into our home as a very young puppy to keep her from being given to a shelter. Unfortunately we soon found that our age, our urban address and our lifestyle were not the best for Bella. To provide her with exercise and socialization with other dogs, we took her to a dog park, dog beach or a dog ranch every day. She was happy with us but needed a different kind of home. We had no idea how to find her a really good home until I stumbled onto Rescue Me!
My biggest fear was that she would be added to a group of hunting dogs because I knew she needed a loving, personal relationship. We were able to speak honestly and openly to the callers wanting information about Bella. Most of the homes did not fit. However, the first time I spoke to her new father I was pretty sure he was the one. She is now living on a horse ranch that has acres of fenced land where she can run and play. Her father is an active, outdoor man with a love of dogs and horses.
We miss Bella terribly. We put all her pictures away for a time and I frequently cry about missing her. She is not yet 18 months old, so in my heart I know that she will have a long and happy life now. That makes me feel better. I have the image of her running flat-out across the beach; a picture of health, strength, beauty, and happiness. I will treasure that memory forever! And thanks to Rescue Me! I am confident that she will have both the lifestyle and love she deserves in her new home.
I would recommend Rescue Me! to anyone who finds themselves in the heart breaking position of loving a dog who needs a different home.