~ Megan Adcock
Yesterday was a bittersweet day for me. As a foster people often ask you how are you able to give up your foster dogs. The answer is simple. As much as I love them my goal is to help them and make sure they get the best possible life to fit their needs. I'd rather get attached then know they died because I didn't help.
Maise came to us with dog aggression, somewhat people aggressive, heartworm positive, in heat, and abused. It was clear to say I jumped head first into rescuing her before I realized how much help she needed. The first day I brought her home I could barely touch her, she would stiffen and growl at me. In the crate if I showed her my hand she would try to eat me. This was not a normal dog our rescue would take, or any rescue for that matter. I actually cried the day after I got her thinking this may be the one I couldn't help. But I wasn't giving up on her that easy.
I took baby steps with her. Luckily she was very food motivated. We started desensitizing her with the crate and at feeding time. Then we went to Reactive Rover every Saturday thanks to Christie Fernandez at Training Your Best Friend LLC for letting us join her class! Over the last two months she was with me we started to see a whole new dog. She started to bond with me, and trusted me.💜
I'll never forget that day in class when we took a break and I sat down only to find her crawling in my lap. I knew at that moment we had saved her. Once I gained her trust she let me do almost anything. This dog is truly amazing. She went from an abused past to trusting again.
When I met the Creech family I was very excited. Maise had to be an only dog who could have her own space and they sounded perfect. After losing their last husky to diabetes and cushings disease they fell in love with Maise's picture and wanted to know more. Once I got to know them things became more clear that Maise could be perfect for them. I told them all of her flaws and how far we had come. When Maise met them she wasn't that standoff growly girl I had known from day one, but instead she joyfully walked in their house and rolled over for belly rubs. They opted to do a home trial with her at that point.
After the trial was over we got the good news that they were ready to make her part of the family! My heart was so happy. While I love this dog just like one of my own I sleep better at night knowing she will live a happy life getting all the attention and care she deserves. I wanted to share Maise's story in hopes that people can see what a little love, patience, structure, and positive reinforcement training can do.
Maise is such a special girl, and we are excited to hear of the new adventures she will have in her forever home. 🌞
~ Megan Adcock
Fur can definitely cover how malnourished a dog is!
Geronimo was found as a stray. When no owners turned up he was posted on Craigslist for rehoming. Of course a few wonderful volunteers sent me the post and I sent them a message. Thankfully the finder wanted him to go on a rescue.
My wonderful friend Maria Verde volunteered to pick him up and bring him back to me at the end of last week. At first glance we noticed how dirty he appeared. When touching him you could feel how boney he was underneath all that fur, we also felt the matted fur underneath and knew it was more than we could handle.
The next morning we took him to get his rabies shot so he could be groomed. The vet noted he could hardly get the needle to the skin because of how badly matted he was. When we finally got to the groomers they said he needed to be shaved. As much as I am against shaving a husky there was really not much choice.
When he was picked up I almost cried seeing him without his fur and how skinny he appeared. They told me he has to have 3 baths, and was infested with fleas. 🙁
Despite being skinny and matted he appears healthy. He is neutered, up on date on shots, and on monthly preventatives now. I can only imagine how beautiful his fur will be once it grows back.
Geronimo is the sweetest boy and will be adopted quickly I'm sure! 😉
TRIPLE Adoption Day!🐕🐕🐕
Leonardo who will be called Leo for short was adopted this afternoon to his new mom Abby! Abby saw his pic and immediately felt a connection. She wasn't looking for a dog but knew she had to add him to the family! She has waited a few weeks since applying to finally take this boy home today. He's already being spoiled and will have a dog sister to play with in his new home!Shredder
Shredder was the next to be adopted by his dad Darren! His new name will be Bauer. His dad works for the Carolina Hurricanes and has had a busy life. He had been waiting to get a puppy for a few years as he wanted to be sure he could give the puppy everything it needs. It was clear how happy his new dad was today. He couldn't stop smiling and petting the little guy as we completed the adoption! Nothing but happy days ahead for those two!Buttercup
Last but not least Buttercup found her forever home today too! Her mom Brianne works at one of our favorite vets Heritage Animal Hospital Wake Forest, NC! When she applied we knew she would be a great fit for one of our puppies. Brianne will soon be off to vet school and miss Buttercup now known as Derby will be joining her! Lots of adventures ahead.🐾🐾~ Megan Adcock
10 Little Puppies
A few weeks back a litter of 10 Australian Shepherd lab mix puppies were being given away. That's when I had undercover volunteers step in to get the puppies out of harm's way. They were given up at 5wks old because owner wanted them gone. They were covered in fleas, and had a belly full of worms. When they came to me they would only eat canned food. We made sure they got the vetting, love and attention needed to grow strong. Now they will all be headed off to bright futures.
A Double Adoption NightRosemary
Rosemary was the first to be adopted out of the litter of 10! She will enjoy life with her new family in Greensboro. What a lucky girl to have 4 kids to keep her company and a puppy pikenese sister to grow up with! She will be one busy, but happy girl!Poppy
Poppy went home just an hour later to join her new mom and dad in Wake Forest. Her new parents had recently lost their furbaby and really missed having one around. When we took Poppy over to her new home tonight they had already bought her lots of goodies to enjoy. We know they will enjoy raising another beautiful girl to have by their side!
🐶🐶= Double Adoption Night!
~ Megan Adcock
~ Megan Adcock
Oh Phoenix where do I start......🙄
Smelly & Orange
I remember getting a call asking to save your life from a shelter worker right after christmas. What they explained to me was a stressed husky who was freaked out. After waking up from your neuter you were not ok with strange people vaccinating you, so you bit the vet tech. The shelter called you a pain in the butt and allowed no one to touch you. Staff got in touch with me thanks to Danielle Jones and we were told if he couldn't come to rescue he was set to be euthanized. Many people just don't understand the husky breed and how they react in stressful situations. Without hesitation or meeting you I said yes I'll take him.
A Different Dog
The day we picked you up in the target parking lot where staff met us you instantly tried to bite. You were scared, not treat motivated, and not willing to get in my crate to hold home. After 30 mins of looking like a crazy lady in target parking lot I outsmarted you and you were in the crate and on the way to our house. You were orange stained, smelled horrible with matted fur in spots. I had no idea how I was going to give you a bath considering I wasn't your friend yet. Thankfully you loved Stuart Adcock and gave him hardly any trouble.
Over the last 2 months you've learned to trust and turned into a completely different dog then we had picked up. You overcame your food aggression, and learned to listen. I couldn't be happier to hand you off to your new family who I know will take the best care of you. After all, your mom's a vet tech who has a sister for you to be best buds with.🐺🐺
A Life With Chrystal & Kiki
Thank you Chrystal Ann for wanting to adopt this crazy boy and make him part of your family. I know he will get to enjoy long walks with you and Kiki. He will learn even more and have a great mom who will make sure he has everything he needs and then some. I look forward to seeing updates on him. Thank you for adopting! 💜
This is Buddy. When he was with you, he was known as Hershey. I need you to know what an amazing dog he is. Not only does he let the kid do do damn near anything to them (most recently he was dressed up as a ballerina being dragged around on a sled in the backyard on a 70 degree day) but he also protected our house. Last week, someone opened our fence and was hiding in the shadows late at night. Buddy heard the fence open, literally flew down the stairs, and went nuts to get outside. He chased the guy out of the yard and kept him in the woods until the police arrived. Even they were impressed at his natural protection. I had no idea our gentle giant had it in him. We love this dog to pieces. I wanted to thank you and for you to know his story. ❤❤❤❤
Congratulations to Kira on finding her forever home today! 🤗
Her dad Travis had always wanted a husky. His family was looking to purchase a puppy for him but he had said he would like to rescue one. He was looking for a running buddy and a playmate for their dog Wesson. Wesson was a little protective over mom and dad but will adjust in time. Miss Kira will get lots of exercise, and have a nice fenced yard to run and play with her new brother. 🐕 She will be living in Greenville NC!
I'd like to thank Nikki Delp Boyd and Leslie Martin for helping get Kira to me so we could find her forever home. She was a very special girl and hard to let go! 🐺