Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Reese ' s Rescue

This beautiful little girl is Reese! She was brought up to Petco one day at only a few weeks old by a man asking if we would buy her. Seeing that he did not care much about her we offered him $10 for this sweetie and that was apparently enough to part with her.

Reese quickly found her forever home and has been a happy spunky little gal ever since :)

The Miracle Dog - Jude

Jude is a Lost Angels miracle.  He is an 8yr male Shih Tzu that spent 3 weeks in intensive care at our vet with the worse case of pneumonia in October 2013 after saving him from the kill shelter.  He also had a large lymphoma (fatty tumor) on his hindquarter.  It was touch and go for those 3 weeks and we really thought we would loose him.  Jude came into my foster care the beginning of November 2013.
 He started to gain weight and become more active in my home.  The fatty tumor couldn't be remove until his lungs were completely healthy and clear of the pneumonia. On March 12th of 2014, his lungs were healthy enough for him to undergo surgery for the removal of the lymphoma. 
Jude is a very lovable dog that loves to give kisses but is not very social with other dogs.  He is mostly a couch potato and at times you will find him watching TV or deep in thought.  I though because of his age and his social issues, I thought he would be a forever foster. 
Recently, an application came from a wonder family in Tampa, that knew all of Jude’s issues and wanted to give him a loving forever home.  They also had a Shih Tzu, Jenny who is 11 yrs old and had the same personality as Jude.  In doing the home visit Jude and Jenny got along beautifully and I saw how much love this family would give Jude.  With tears in my eyes, I hand Jude over to them.   Jude will always have a special place in my heart knowing he is in his forever home.

- Foster Mom Lorraine

Friday, August 8, 2014

Steele - a growing lad.

Steele came to us from a kill shelter. He was very sick with kennel cough and was only about 5 weeks old when he entered my home to be fostered. I had lost a baby just a few months prior and tiny Steele laying on my chest every evening on the couch helped heal my heart. We think we are helping them but they always return the favor 10 fold.  He grew healthy and more handsome every day and found a wonderful home.

Now he has a wonderful family and his new family says:
Hey Jaque, hope all is well. Our little lad is still getting bigger haha
Here he is at the vets for his check up, nail & ear clean. He's such a good boy he really is the best! Thanks again :)

Hazel aka Tessie!

This beautiful girl came to us as Tessie.  She was an owner surrender because her family lost their home.  She was only 4 months old and was looking for some love and stability and now she has found it!  She now has her very own family!!

A lot of Love from Logan

I previously had a rescue poodle for 14 years! When she died I said, no more, not now, I have never lived a day without a dog and this is my time. Then I went to the vegetarian festival in Tampa and there he was; this skinny, shaved, apricot poodle sitting in a cage. I talked to Tina and she told me he was dumped at a kill shelter so the Angels took him within days of being killed. I called everyone I knew to talk me out of this! I just couldn't do it and to boot he looked just like my previous rescue poodle. Tina, GOD BLESS THIS WOMAN, came to my house not once, but twice, because I just couldn't make up my mind. I so wanted to not have a dog right now, but here he is, he needed a home and I had one; so why not! Well it has been two GLORIOUS years! Logan is the love of my life, he makes me laugh everyday. There is not one person who meets him who doesn't love him! He is a jokester and he loves to throw toys at people so they will throw them back at him. He goes with me wherever I
go: Love me, Love my dog! Lost Angels are truly Angels and I cannot thank them enough for finding Logan and bringing us together! Our life together is full of fun and love!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Dublin & Guinness with the New Baby

These two pups came to LAAR before they were born - yes really :)  There mom was found wandering the streets, very scared.  Two Lost Angels foster parents were able to get her and took her home.  She was scared and malnourished and they quickly began to give her love and of course food.  She ballooned very quickly and they quickly realized she was pregnant.  A few days later she gave birth to 5 beautiful puppies.  A wonderful couple decided to adopt these two boys together - brother love is very strong and these two were meant to be together forever.

Now mom and dad have expanded this little family with a new baby!!  From their mom:

Dublin and Guinness are doing great. I think they have welcomed Jaxon to the pack. When I was pregnant I made sure I involved them in as much as I could everything that we brought home for the baby I made sure they checked it out, when the baby cries the dogs coming running like mom he's crying again, when he's in the swing they often stick there heads in there to make sure he is ok, I do have to remind Guinness that he is little because he always want to lay on him, but I think once he's on the loose my house will be crazy but they will be wearing each other out. When Chris gets home I will send you the video when the puppies meet Jaxon for the first time, I don't know where on the computer he put the video. But I have attached some picture, and I did find a video of the boys on a walk wrestling in the snow, Chris just got a new phone when he shot this video because it's in slow motion but it's great, they are almost 5 but I think they will always be puppies.

Butterfly morphs into Sadie...

This beautiful pup was one of a litter of 5 who was on death row at a local kill shelter.  The Angels swooped in and saved this litter of pups and are so excited to see them each go to their forever homes!

From Butterfly AKA Sadie's new mom:

Hi Tina,
It was very nice to meet you.  Thanks for bringing Sadie to us.  I think she is going to be a total joy.  She has been a very good girl.  Now if I can get Dave trained!!  He let Sadie out of crate last night because she whimpered a little when we were going to bed.  He ended up sleeping on the couch with her all night.  For now, I’m afraid for her to have free reign.  She is very puppy like and seems to want to eat anything she finds on the floor.  I also noticed that outside, she was trying to eat acorns, dried up worms, etc.  I also am keeping the doggie door in for now; I think she is just too small to be unsupervised.  She had some loose stools yesterday, outside Yeah!!  This morning though I took her out she peed, then feed her and it was not loose.  She actually pooped again about an hour later and it was fine.  She is a little lover and just what we needed.  We haven’t been around a puppy in awhile and it’s funny how they tear around for awhile then they just pass out.  She definitely is a clown.  We were outside yesterday and Dave got the hose out to water some plants and she dove for it and started jumping and biting at the water.  She also was having a field day chasing lizards around in our yard.  I haven’t seen Dave so happy since Sugar was here!!  We are just animal lovers and it is sad when you don’t have any.
I have tried to talk some of my friends into getting her sister Bambi from you since they thought the pics I sent were so cute.  I told them we could have play dates.
I am taking Sadie to Vet on Monday to get her as an established patient.  While the Vet clinic I went to with Sugar was very good, they are also the most expensive in town.  I also think of Sugar when I am there.  I am going to take Sadie to South Tampa Veterinary Care, Denise Ginex.  She had come highly recommended to me by several people and then I saw where she advertised on the back of my church bulletin.  I like to try to support those who advertise, so I hope I like her.  I have never had Pet Insurance but the way the costs keep going up, I am going to look into that too.
I am a protective mother but I think that Dave balances that out by not being that way.  I’m just amazed at how good she has been and seeming like she is very happy.  I’m glad I was drawn to the name Butterfly and your organization. 
Thanks again,