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The Next Chapter – Project Outcome Followup

Update on Bria

If you follow our facebook page, you know Bria returned home to live with her family back around January. As soon as she went home, Bria was enrolled with her family in Basic Obedience training through Crawmer’s Animal Training, courtesy of TASP, just to give her a leg up on moving back to home life. With three active kids, Dad recovering from major surgery and Mom adapting to her new job, it was extremely gratifying to know that the whole family was so devoted and committed to bringing Bria back into their lives.
The nicest update about Bria just came from her Mom!
“It’s been a whirlwind of a year but this is us and we got this… we are settling in and as I write Bria is laying by my bed. I would take a pic but she is a girl always in motion! Allana graduated yesterday and she will be off to St. John’s University in the fall to study Bio with a concentration in pre-med. We will never forget your kindness and would love to visit before she leaves! You are so special to our family!”
This family is still struggling to make ends meet since the fire took their home nearly two years ago. They are STILL waiting for the insurance companies to settle. But they’re a family of survivors and they’re all working hard to move on with life. They are an inspiration to everyone who knows them and it has been a joy to play a part in their recovery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update on Copper and Charlie:

Who says two giant old dogs can’t find a home together? Well, if this happy ending doesn’t make you believe in Santa Claus, I don’t know what will. You met Charlie and Copper in our last newsletter. On their way to the euthanasia room, these two bonded senior dogs made a detour to TASP foster care with Kat. And not long after that, just in time for Christmas, BOTH of these old guys hit the lottery and were adopted by Allison and her wonderful family. Used to giant breed dogs, the family’s home was ideal for our old buddies. And what a great way to start the new year: loved and safe with folks who treasure them for the gems they are!
At their ripe old ages, there is no telling how many Christmases Copper and Charlie will see. But knowing they will spend the rest of their lives being loved and spoiled is enough to make anyone want to celebrate. Thanks to everyone who had a part in this miracle!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update on Bucky:

Three dentals, two leg surgeries and TWO YEARS in foster care! That’s what it took for Bucky to find the home he was meant to have. Although the little cowpoke was always a hit at adoption clinics and events, he never seemed to get the followthrough from potential adopters, and those who DID apply to adopt him had other animals who didn’t care to have Bucky in the family portrait. But that all changed in July when JT came into the picture. With a circle of friends who all own dogs, JT was looking for a little compadre who would work out well in her apartment and who would get along with the rest of her friends’ dogs. Circle Bucky for that! Living in Boston near a wonderful network of parks, trails and dog-friendly businesses, JT and Bucky now are seen frequenting all the best spots for reading and posting p-mail. And since JT works from home, the Buckmeister has his very own full-time relationship; the kind of lifestyle we think he always dreamed of and deserved. From a discarded, crooked-legged waif to a healthy, beloved companion with a real live bedfella and a social life to rival that of any Boston bachelor, this little Urban Cowboy is finally home!


Make Mine a Double! Charlie’s Story

 

Charlie’s Story

OK, so I’m old! Let’s get that on the table right now. And by the way, I’m BIG, too. So let’s just face those realities and move on from there, ok?

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My name’s Charlie. I’m a purebred St. Bernard who’s lived most all my 12 years with a family who took me from a bad situation. When I was a youngster, they also adopted this guy, Copper. He’s a purebred Coon Hound from down south, a refugee from Hurricane Katrina. When Copper showed up on the scene, at first I thought maybe it wouldn’t work out….both of us bein’ big male dogs, eh? But ya know what? Copper’s been like a brother to me from the start and now, you couldn’t part us with a butterknife.

Neither of us thought we’d ever be in the position we’re in right now. After all these years, our family is gonna up and move to MEXICO! Do you know any St. Bernards who want to go to freakin’ Mexico? Our family’s solution to the dilemma about what to do with two big senior dogs was classic. They posted us on Craigslist and agreed if nobody offered us a home, they’d euthanize both of us before they left the country. This was not an option Copper and I really wanted to pursue, but heck, the family’s got the keys to the house and all the food, so they get to call the shots.

I’m not super-religious, but I’ll say one thing: there MUST be a God of some kind out there, because PAWS and The Animal Support Project came to our rescue and put us in foster care. They’re gonna see if they can find Copper and me a new home in the country where we can live out our senior years with dignity….together!

I know it aint gonna be easy; we’re both big-boned, ya know. And neither of us is a pup anymore. But we’re healthy and fit for our ages (I’m 12 and Copper’s 11).  We’re vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and friendly as heck with everyone. Most folks who meet us want to give us a hug. I hand out tissues with my hugs, cuz like all Saints, I drool a little.

Will ya do us a favor por favor (as they say in Mexico)? Will ya spread the word among your country friends that Copper and me are lookin’ for a job that pays with room and board? We make great watchdogs, welcoming committee, floor-warmers, and ice-breakers. We’ll clean up the kitchen scraps (no onions, please) and watch after the house while you’re away. And we’ll never ever move away and leave ya.  Call 518-727-8591 or CLICK HERE to download an application.

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