Stories of Adoption
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Nala and Scooby
We know you like a happy ending as much as we do. We first offered the "V" pups for adoption in December of 2018. Lara Buchanan happily adopted Veronica and renamed her Nala. Victor was adopted in December by another family, but returned in January of 2019 for being too shy. He was moved from the rescue in to a foster home to see if individual attention and time with a pack would bring him out of his shell. Although he thrived in this environment, he was still too shy for Petco. In August, Lara decided to look for a companion for Nala. She saw through Petfinder and Adopt-A-Pet that we still had Victor so she brought Nala out to meet him at his foster home. The dogs did very well together so Lara took him home. One month later (and the dogs are one year old this September) Victor (now Scooby) and Nala are doing great!
Just a quick note to let you know that Zelda has fit into our pack wonderfully. The introduction process went great. She has a new boyfriend named Tikho. (Tikho is very timid. He spent the first year of his life with drug dealers chained to the bumper of a truck. But he absolutely loves Zelda, which has been great for both of them! They play together constantly.) She has slept in our bed the past two nights. Woke me up with kisses last night because she had to go potty and was unsure about jumping down in the dark. What a wonderful little girl she is!
Thanks so much!
Tikho on left, Zelda on right, 10 year old dog behind Zelda:
Red (now Milo)
After months of surgery and failed rehabilitation, Red required amputation of his right front leg. But within days of his amputation his forever family drove to HWTH from Nevada to pick him up and take him home. He is adapting well and is sorrounded by a large family that loves him.
Luc & Luci
Luc and Luci (formerly Walter and Wendy) are the sweetest , smartest loving pups ever . I am sure their dad “ Hero “ is the same .. I pray he gets the perfect forever home soon . We are so grateful to Hero , their mom Paloma and Halfway to Home rescue for our beloved fur babies !! Whitney Kershaw
Brady and Jules
Happy 3rd Gotcha Day to Brady and Jules. They had a busy year. Brought them for a visit to Newfoundland Canada. They got to see snow for the first time and they absolutely love it. Had their first Newfoundland Christmas and Santa brought them lots of goodies. Got to meet lots of new people and dogs and loves Newfoundland moose. Brady had to have eye surgery last month to remove some lashes that where irritating his eye. All went well and is 100% again and back to playing and bothering his sister Jules. Jules made a big improvement with her social skills and can now visit the dog park with her brother, though she still prefers a walk and playing with her ball. Thank you to everyone from Halfway to Home for bringing them into our lives. You guys make a big difference for all the pups and families.
Clearly Tara is well loved and will never feel a lack of affection in her new home!
"Mac has been doing great since we adopted him back in September 2018! He's full of energy, super social and he's growing more and more every day. A huge thank you to Halfway To Home for giving us such a perfect crazy doggo!" - The Villatora Family
Jewel (being hugged by Jack)
"Just a quick update of Jewel after 5 weeks. She's doing fantastic and is completely settled in with her new home and surroundings. She's finally eating just dry food alone. We're so happy to have her and Jack loves her too." - Bryan
Rainee and her "cousin" Bentley
"We adopted Beth (now Rainee) through Halfway To Home about a month and a half ago. Just wanted to send some updated pictures of our new member of the family. She is SUCH an incredible dog & I dont know we lived without her, so just want to thank your incredible team for all the hard work they do. Our family wouldn’t have been complete without it." - Mandi Collier
"Bailey is doing great, not scared of riding anymore, she's still a bit jumpy of loud noises. Stuck on me like glue, very good girl, hasn't used bathroom in truck, and listens well. She stays right next to me when walking. She doesn't bark. Never had a dog that didn't bark! Not one peep not once." - James Davis - long haul truck driver
"We just wanted to give you all an update on Lily Rose (formerly Amy). We adopted her July 1, 2018 and slowly she’s beginning to trust and love us. I can’t imagine the conditions she came from because she was such a lost scared soul when we got her. We love her so much and so do her dog sisters.
Thank you for what you do!" - Joni Meyer
Rico, Coco & Storm
"We came looking for a small dog for our family in December of 2012 just after my youngest child turned four. We met Rico and Storm (brothers) and immediately saw that two dogs for two children would be a better idea for our family. Just when we thought our fur family was complete, we met Coco in 2017. HWTH allowed us to foster her until her amputation and subsequent spay surgery. Her adoption was finalized in August 2017 and our family feels complete" - Janet Smith
"When I decided that I wanted to get involved with the sport of flyball, I began looking for another dog to be my flyball dog. I saw Kendra's picture and decided I would like to meet her. I made the trip to Palmdale and when I met her the first thing I did was see if she would play with a ball because if she was not interested in the ball I was going to keep looking for another puppy. But Kendra showed interest so I decided to adopt her. I have had Kendra for almost 3 years now and she has been a wonderful dog. She tries very hard to learn the things I want to teach her and although she is still a little shy with strangers, the time it takes for her to accept a new person is getting shorter. In the time that I have had Kendra, she has earned her akc star puppy title, akc canine good citizen title, UFLI top flight levels 1,2 and 3 and NAFA Flyball Dog and Flyball dog excellent. Kendra has attended classes in obedience, rally and K9 fitness as well. She is always ready to go for a car ride and she is a happy , well mannered dog." - Rhonda Harhausen