I'm thrilled we found 'Lassie' through Rescue Me. We've had her for four days now and she's fitting in very well. Our pets - dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. have all been rescues. We've worked with several different agencies. There are so many pets in need of a home that buying one didn't make any sense at all to us. All of them have been badly abused. Lassie is different. Her owner has to move into an apartment and can't have a dog over 15 pounds. She was heartbroken to have to give her up. We've promised to keep in touch and send pictures, etc.
We recently lost two dogs of our own. Both were Shar Pei rescues. One. Shenandoah, had been neglected mostly but the other one, Shadow, had been badly abused. Like all of our
animals they were sweet and loving. Shadow was only with us for eight years, but we had Shenandoah for nearly thirteen - still not nearly long enough!
We had been looking to try and fill the hole in our hearts. Most rescue agencies charge a fee for adoption. It's deserved and necessary for the agency's survival. Without money they can't continue to rescue. We realize that, but we moved recently and suffered the loss of most of our belongings. Then, after only a few months, the company we'd relocated for closed. Our funds are a little low. But, a friend emailed me the link to Rescue Me, so I registered. A couple of days later Lassie was listed. We emailed and called her owner and even though she was 300 miles away, we knew we wanted her. Thank you for making it possible for us to find our new Lass.
Again, thank you for making it possible for us to connect with Lassie. She's become an important part of our family.