Please join us in celebrating the adoptions of Kirby, Ginger Pop, Michelle, Thelma & Louise, Lolly and Genevieve!

was rescued from a high kill shelter in Texas. Kristel, an AARF volunteer, was the one who reached out to us to make us aware of the fate of many Texas shelter dogs. These dogs were facing certain euthanasia and she asked for our help. Because of her contact with many wonderful ladies in Texas, those who help with fostering and caring for these animals, and those who transport dogs the many, many miles from Texas to Baltimore, we were able to save Kirby as well as some other pups’ lives. Kirby may never understand that he is lucky to be alive, but he sure is thrilled with his new mom and dad, Debbie and Ian! Kirby is loving his daily walks with his mom and is very well behaved, “Thanks to Lauren Dillard from Paws and Possibilities.” Debbie tells us, “We are so glad we adopted him.”

2016-07-16_gingerpopadopt2Ginger Pop was one of three orange Tabby kittens that were at a local shelter due to a horrible hoarding situation. AARF took in several kittens as well as adult cats. Ginger Pop was adopted after Pat saw a picture of him and then met him at a Kitten Bowl in Olney. “I did not want to give him back,” Pat told us. We hear that his new name is Cooper and he is quite mischievous! He loves to climb, has learned to turn a faucet on, and even open a window! “Best of all,” Pat says, “He gives the best kitten kisses. We know we are in for many more years of love and laughter from our Coop and will do everything we can to keep him safe, healthy and active. Thanks AARF for providing this much needed service.”

2016-05-05_michelleadoptMichelle and her two siblings came from a colony in Myersville, Maryland. She got lots of attention and playtime with foster mom Christine before she found her new home. Michelle now lives with Claire who loves her to pieces! Claire shared that “Michelle, now Zelda, is doing so so great! She is spunky but also a little cuddler. She is always right next to me or, when I’m sitting down, on me.”

2016-07-16_thelmalouiseadoptThelma and Louise
came to us from the same hoarding case as Ginger Pop. Our wonderful foster, Bart, took in these bonded ladies and cared for them until a home was found. They now have new names, Mishka and Weezy, and Bart is happy to report that they are doing great in their adoptive home! Mishka loves the two young children and has made best buds with the family’s 130-pound Old English Sheepdog Рthey chase each other throughout the house! Weezy has claimed their new mom as her own and follows her everywhere throughout the house. Her favorite thing to do is bury herself in freshly cleaned and folded laundry. Sounds like a purr-fect life to us!

2016-06-04_lollyadopt2Lolly was brought to BARCS with extremely matted fur. Her elderly owner could no longer care for her so the daughter surrendered the 8-year-old poodle mix to the shelter. Tracy fostered this confused and neglected pup and now she is living a great life with her new adopters! They tell us that “She is now Margaret Ann, named after my great-grandmother. We call her Maggie for short. She loves everybody! She loves to go for walks and running around with the other dogs in our yard. Charley, our Golden Retriever, is her favorite pal. She loves to follow him around and snuggle with him. She loves to dress up and be held and she is a star wherever we go with cuteness and personality. We could not love her more. We are so grateful to AARF and her foster mom for taking such great care of her until she found us.”

2016-04-20_genevieveadoptGenevieve and her litter mates were found as stray kittens and taken to BCAS. She was adopted out through our rescue and now is happy and doing great in her new home! We hear that she has a new name– Olive– and she has two kitty siblings; one who is an AARF alum! Olive is healthy, growing very fast and loves to play with her two-year-old kitty sibling, Chou. The two of them have become the best of friends! Every day Olive climbs in her mom’s lap to sleep while she’s on the computer. Sounds like a good life, huh?

Thank you to those who have helped these pups and kitties on their journey to find a better life. We all want to feel secure and loved, and they are no different. Are YOU ready to have a new family member in your life to love and have them love you back? Please contact AARF or your local shelter — you will be happy you did!