Earlier in April a trio of adopted dogs Hercules, Snoop, and Ophelia left Lifeline Dog Rescue for separate forever homes. Each has a loving family to care for them which makes us happy (and somewhat sad) to see them leave. Happy tails!
Hercules, a 2 year old male Weimaraner, was adopted by Rich and Teri and plans include walks, the park, the dog park, swimming, and travel.
Snoop, a 10 year old male Weimaraner, was adopted by Susan and Robert and recreation includes walks, the dog park, shopping, and travel.
Ophelia, an 18 month old female American Bulldog Mix, was adopted by Marc and Maria and will go for walks, the park, plus always have someone home.
Readers are invited to visit the Lifeline Dog Rescue Facebook page where we regularly post happy tail family photos sent in by adoptive parents.
In addition, please check out our Central Florida dogs for adoption to view dogs ready for a forever home, and share them online too!
We’re pleased to announce the first 9 of more than a dozen Lifeline dog adoptions in 2013, and have new listings to add soon, too! Here’s a collage of doggy portraits for rescue dogs moved from listed to adopted, and then links below that photo to each Happy Tails profile.
Links to their original listings automatically redirect to their new happy tails stories. We are very grateful to the new adoptive parents who chose to adopt our lovable rescue dogs. More information and photos about their new lives may be found on the Lifeline Dog Rescue page on Facebook.
We remain very active and busy with new intakes and coordinating with our network of foster families. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to realize the Lifeline Dog Rescue purpose and slogan: Where dogs learn to smile again.
The Lifeline Dog Rescue team in Florida has completed a hectic two week period of transition on the anniversary of our first rescue. It’s time to announce recent changes made behind the scenes that affect the Lifeline structure and future plans going into 2013.
In the last two weeks, Lifeline has chosen to transition from being a physical shelter to a dog rescue foster network.
Despite the challenges, we are reminded of an event that took place exactly one year ago from today.
Our fans and supporters likely recall rescue dogs Bert and Ernie (shown here) who arrived at Lifeline on 14 December 2011. The heartwarming and popular PDF story of Bert and Ernie documented one of the first in many Lifeline Dog Rescue happy tails stories.
Looking back exactly one year, theirs is just one of many happy endings. We look forward to many many more in 2013 and beyond.
Our priority is the dogs, and as circumstances change, we must adjust how we operate to maximize our success placing dogs into forever homes. Like most dog rescues, we are an all volunteer staff.
Effective today, volunteer staff changes are being made at Lifeline.
Kim, Lifeline partner and on site resident caretaker, has resigned as a corporate manager on the advice of her doctors. With over 30 years experience dedicated to dog rescue while working a full time job, we have been truly blessed and certainly appreciate her tireless efforts on behalf of our dogs.
Kim will continue with volunteer support for Lifeline by networking to help place dogs, yet must give up the physical demands. Her contributions over the last year were a key factor in our organization growing beyond our expectations.
Likewise effective today, another very active and dedicated dog rescue advocate is joining the Lifeline volunteer staff. We’re pleased to welcome Michele Bella to the Lifeline Dog Rescue team. She has been very active in support of Lifeline on an informal basis.
Today Michele became a new member of our all volunteer staff and formal representative of Lifeline Dog Rescue.
Michele and other volunteers, along with Kim and Denise, have worked long hours including up to 24 hours at a time over the last two weeks taking action to place dogs, both adopted and in foster. All dogs under our care have been placed.
Stay tuned for adoption announcements. The number adopted has been amazing the last two weeks, and news will be posted to our blog and Facebook in the coming days.
Over the last two weeks, we apologize for the lack of information being published. Staff were busy networking to rehome dogs in foster and finalize adoptions. Our webmaster spent those same two weeks with a severe case of the flu, and helping the dogs took priority over publishing news.
The Lifeline structure and future plans remain very positive. We truly appreciate the vast number of Lifeline fans and contributors who have made our volunteer dog rescue work possible, and so rewarding.
We look forward to your continued support helping us write many more Happy Tails stories in 2013 and beyond.
Two Lab Husky Mix rescue dogs were just listed for adoption by Lifeline Dog Rescue, and either will make a great family companion. We have one male and one female who passed evaluation ready for their forever home.
Chloe and Bodi both came from the same public kill shelter and are 2 years old. They may or may not be siblings, yet each is very independent and available to adopt separately.
Chloe is somewhat timid, yet friendly. Bodi is a jumper and can easily clear a 5 foot fence. Both are very loving.
Other common characteristics include being friendly with other dogs, children, or strangers, plus swimming, taking baths, going for walks, and car rides.
Not ready to adopt? Please share with family, friends, and online with Twitter and Facebook.
Lifeline Dog Rescue has added female dog new adoption listings with two Boston Terrier Mix bundles of joy named Dyna and Shasta. These girls are both happy and friendly dogs looking for their forever home.
Dyna is 1 year old and Shasta is 19 months old. Both were rescued together from a kill shelter in Mississippi. Each has been transferred to a Lifeline foster volunteer to get used a loving home while waiting for adoption. Their temperaments are very friendly and each will make a great companion pet.
Each will do well in a family with children or other dogs, or adopted as the only dog. Please consider adopting one of these two Boston Terrier bundles of joy, or share Dyna and Shasta on Facebook or Twitter to promote finding them a new forever home.
The latest dogs graduating from evaluation or rehabilitation at Lifeline Dog Rescue include Shadow, Hope, Minki, Edie, and Cody. These five new dogs listed for adoption are current on shots, spayed or neutered, and microchipped.
Here are links to the adoption profile listing with the name, age, gender and breed for each dog. Follow the links to view individual details for each dog.
- Cody: 2, male, Weimaraner and Chocolate Lab Mix
- Shadow: 4, male, Purebred Weimaraner
- Hope: 6, female, Pitbull Mix
- Minki: 11 months, female, Red Doberman Pinscher Mix
- Edie: 3, female, Purebred Catahoula
In addition to brief histories of each dog, the profiles include 3 photos in different poses. Click any for an enlarged 640×480 px version of each.
Social icons at the bottom of all our pages allow you to like, tweet, plusone, or share adoption listings on an additional 300+ social sites. Help Lifeline help more dogs. Use the social icons to help others learn about the wonderful rescue dogs available from Lifeline Dog Rescue.
View links in the lower right column on each page of our website or blog to engage with Lifeline on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, and Twitter, also.
We are truly grateful to the wide base of fans who help Lifeline live up to our slogan: Where dogs learn to smile again.
Another rescue dog was adopted this week and the future holds a wonderful life in a big family for female Weimaraner Bambi. She has human parents, a human sister, a canine sister, and a family cat.
Bambi was an owner surrender rescued from a public shelter and arrived at Lifeline heartworm positive. Treatments from August to October concluded with a clean bill of health.
Bambi was never listed on the main site for adoption because she was chosen and reserved during evaluation.
Her new family “fostered” Bambi during the last stage of her heartworm treatment. The transistion from homeless to adopted was made easier, plus she became acquainted with her new humans, doggy sister, and kitty cat family members.
Read additional details of the Happy Tails listing for Bambi on our main site.
A big thank you, again, to Joe, Mariza, and family for adopting Bambi into her new forever home. We are truly grateful for the time you took to foster Bambi leading up to the formal adoption.
Happy tails to all.
Our purebred female Weimaraner Dita was adopted this week and lives with her forever family in a single family home in Central Florida. Read additional details on our main site Happy Tails listing for Dita.
Dita was originally an owner surrender due to lack of time because of changes in their work schedule and business trips.
She knows the commands sit, stay, and down, plus enjoys playing fetch, swimming, walking, the dog park and car rides. Dita can look forward to more family time now, and has already taken the plunge getting used to the family pool shown above.
That amazing photo of love being shared with Dita in her new home was taken by Jack using the timer function on his camera. Well done!
Lifeline staff will miss our girl, yet are so happy to see how well she fits in already. Thank you again, Jack and family, for choosing to adopt our lovable female Weim Dita.
Lifeline staff are pleased to announce a new forever home for cutie patootie Paco, the male Min Pin Mix adopted over the weekend. Read more details of his Happy Tails adoption on our main website.
Paco joined Kaitlin last weekend in their forever home on the west coast of Central Florida. Some of the fun things to do include going for walks, the dog park, swimming, and travel.
Kaitlin commented on the adoption form for Paco:
I have always wanted a miniature pinscher and am at a point in life where I can be home and available enough to fully take care of a dog. I am looking for a dog that would be my constant companion and enjoy going for walks with me. I am also looking for a dog that does well with other dogs. My friend has a two and a half year old lab boxer mix who I have helped raise and would like to be able to bring my dog down to play.
Up to now Paco has not had an easy life. He had been a stray picked up by animal control after being hit by a car, and was accepted by Lifeline Dog Rescue even though he required surgery on his right hip in June 2012. His recovery went well and he’s ready for his forever home.
Thanks again, Kaitlin, for choosing to adopt Paco, our lovable Min Pin Mix rescue dog.
Happy Tails to all.
Landon, our gorgeous male Silver Lab Retriever, is adopted as he finds his forever home on the west coast of Central Florida. He was adopted early in October 2012 and now has new human parents and a human brother.
His new home is on 10 acres in the suburbs and includes a fenced yard. Landon will be alone for 4 hours on weekdays, so his new family will be around to spoil him as much as he deserves. Fun times include walks, swimming, and boating.
On their adoption request form, Robyn wrote:
My husband has wanted another lab and a silver one at that, for quite a while. He loves to run and play with the dogs and misses having one to play with.
At 6 months old, Landon is full of energy and will be a great family companion. He really enjoyed his stay at Lifeline and was especially good with the other dogs, and loved swimming in our private lake.
We couldn’t be happier for Landon and his new family. Readers may view Landon’s Happy Tails story on the main site, too.
Thank you again, Robyn and Jeremy, for adopting Landon and giving him the wonderful forever home that he deserves!