Nothing warms the heart of a dog rescuer more than knowing a dog has found a happy forever home.
Please email us your "Happy Tails" story so we can share it!
Please email us your "Happy Tails" story so we can share it!
We got Otis the bloodhound (formerly Harley) (thru AARF) from you in the end of May. He took about three weeks to acclimate to his new surroundings and is such a fun part of our crew now. After some extensive work this summer he can have treats with his siblings and has even met and been wonderful around kids. Thanks so much to you and the troopers who knew there was a good dog inside his big, clumsy, droopy body. We looooove him!
This is to update you on a dog named Fancy that was sent to AARF in December of 2014. Today, now known as Ella, she passed her Canine Good Citizen test. The first step in maybe making her a therapy dog. She was our 8th foster dog who we then adopted. She was at first afraid to go into the woods because we do not think she ever saw a tree. Today she is an easy going dog who loves life, people and all creatures. She runs through the woods unafraid on our daily trips to the dog park. We kept her because our other dog, Merlin has only a handful of dogs he can play with and Ella is one of them. Ella is so mellow, she tolerates him. Thanks for all you do! The second photo is when we picked her up from AARF and the first today.
Bernice, Jim, Elise and Naomi
Rosie was scheduled to be shot in Napakiak. The Hogdsons rescued this puppy and decided they couldn't live without her! She coordinated with BFK9 and AARF for transportation to Anchorage. She now lives with her new family, the Hogdsons! She is such a sweetheart, and blew her small winter coat recently for summer time. I brushed her and COULD NOT BELIEVE how much fur she had! Her fur is growing in from being fixed and she has a new special food bowl on the way to slow her eating down. It takes her less than a minute to inhale it all! She goes right into her little bed in her kennel at night and our son lets her outside in the mornings. She goes on walks really well and rides in the car, still need something in case she gets carsick, lol poor girl. We have some little adventures coming up and look forward to Rosie pulling us through them!
Jegs was overdue at the Bethel pound when a Cavalier loving family was told he was there. They took him to their home and then called another Cavalier happy family. It was love at first sight. Jegs was pretty nervous of the world, but with love and some positive reinforcement he is just a happy spunky guy. He loves going to dog daycare, chasing birds, and going for car rides!
Hunter is the Golden Retriever mix Nick and I fostered and adopted in the fall of 2012. As you can see he's become an integral part of our family.
He goes sno-going, boating, and hunting with us. He helps guard our home and us when we go for walks.
He is so smart, he learns quickly and is so eager to please us that he has been relatively easy to train.
Soon he will accompany Nick to Anchorage, and later this summer he and Nick will join me in Tacoma, WA where we will have lots more adventures with us travelling and exploring where ever the trail leads us.
I cannot thank BFK9 enough for allowing us to adopt Hunter.
Adira was fostered by Brede and Melody in anchorage through AARF..
I saw Adira's photo on their FB page and I'm not sure what and why she touched me so much and I already had 3 dogs so I didn't really need more , but she did and we had a visit with her which was a little nuts with our 2 young heelers but overall went well.. I had always wanted a lab and it just happened so fast... When we got her she had frost bite on her paws and she was still under weight prob from feeding all her food to puppies she was trying to take care of..
Immediately after joining our family she fit right in. Even my 12 year old schnauzer loves her. Adira can lay on your chest and look up at you with those beautiful eyes and she tells you thank you everyday.. She is an amazing , loving cuddle bug and super smart..
She has 2 sisters ( 1 is a blue heeler and other is a schnauzer) and 1 brother who is a blue heeler also and the bro to the other heeler..
Adira loves everyone she meets, loves to ride in the truck and we are hoping she will like to go to the cabin with us. We couldn't ask for a better baby girl... Thanks to everyone for their hand and part of rescuing this precious girl Adira Raven... We added the Raven since we have a Ripley and Riley
KC (alias Casey - black and white) with his also adopted sister Willow. KC's first visit to our cabin a few weeks after we adopted him on Feb. 11, 2012. Thank you Bethel Friends of Canines, Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue, and Carol Grobner for rescuing and fostering KC! I could not imagine my life without KC and Willow, they are very dear to me and they own my heart and soul.
Ever since I was little, I have had animals incorporated in my life. I developed a compassion towards animals that is so strong, it has come to define a part of who I am. After working in the veterinary medical field as a technician for several years, I decided to volunteer as a foster home for dogs that were looking for their "fur ever" homes. I was currently living alone, house sitting my parents house while they were snow birding and was becoming very lonely. I knew fostering would be beneficial to both the dog and I. I chose to sign up volunteering with Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue because my family had adopted a puppy from them a several years back. I started fostering November 2011, I went through two puppy fosters, each lasting about 10 days before they found their "fur ever" homes. The puppy I received on December 31, 2011 was being flown in from Bethel, Alaska. His name was "Obi" but as soon as I picked him up I renamed him, Finn. He was another cute foster puppy, trainable and very loving. I had been contemplating about actually finding a pet to adopt, I wanted that constant companion and avoid the hard transitioning of giving up the foster when they were adopted. I decided to adopt Finn January 14, 2012. It was the best decision I could have made. He is a very unique dog and very special to me. He is able to go on my 3 mile jogs and jump and play. I know now more than ever Finn and i were meant to be together. Now I try when possible to open my own home to fosters when needed. Finn and I are grateful for the rescue groups and happy to lend a paw.
We adopted Comet from AARF in February. We knew he was the dog for us when he walked right up to my husband and gave him his paw.
He loves to give high-fives and go on walks. He does very well with clicker training.
We're planning on bringing him and his fursister Bryndle on a hike to flattop this summer.
We absolutely love Comet and even though he steals Bryndle's toys occasionally, Bryndle adores him. He's the perfect addition to our family. Thank you for rescuing him from the pound!
We have had Daisy (formerly Memphis) since April 2013 from AARF in Anchorage but she was sent with her other 2 siblings from Bethel Friends of Canines. She was 2.4 lbs and only a puppy when we got her and our niece Adi named her. She loves chasing bubbles, going on car rides, going to little dog meet up on weekends, going to doggy day camp (where I hear that her best friends are Patches, Oreo and another dog named Daisy), she loves babies and kids especially. My sister has twins and she is always so loving and careful around them, always trying to give them kisses and cuddle next to them. She goes to her roots of Bethel a lot and loves walking on the tundra, going on boat rides and playing on the sandbars with her cousins Minnie and Morgan. She comes to work with me and everyone knows and loves seeing her. She is very friendly with everyone she meets. I'm so happy that we have Daisy. Life would not be the same without her.
This is Frances. She was found living under a house in Tuntutuliak when she was 6 weeks old. She was brought to Bethel and lives with her new parents Theresa and Nick and her feline brothers Farley and Dickon. Rosie, the gray dog, was rescued from Nunapitchuk a few months later. She joined the family and immediately became best friends with Frances. Rosie and Frances are wonderful additions to the family. Thank you Bethel Friends of Canines for helping these dogs have a chance!
We adopted Susie is August 2013. We could not have asked for a better dog, she makes our family complete! She is so well behaved and has definitely made herself at home. Everyone that meets her instantly falls on love with her!
We can't thank you enough for saving and fostering susie! She has truly been a blessing!
Miss Kitty and Josie
Ada was found by a police officer in the village of Nunapitchuk who wanted to save a friendly little dog that had been left by her former owner. He contacted Bethel Friends of Canines and within 30 minutes a temporary foster home in Nunapitchuk had been found until Ada could be brought to Bethel. Ada (formerly known as Fifi) went to her new foster home with foster mom Jennifer when she got to Bethel. She had found her forever home, and was adopted within a week by her foster mom. She loves her mom Jennifer and her canine roomate Masha!
In October 2013 Mazie was found outside in the cold with a fish hook in her lip. She spent five nights in the pound then came to us to be fostered. Mazie was timid, quiet, and wasn't comfortable being touched or snuggled by humans. Almost eight months later Mazie is potty trained, knows how to sit, stay, roll over and come. She has made many friends including Jonas, Indi, Tewey, Peanut and Jegs. She loves being outside and has been biking, cross country skiing, and ran in a 5K race. She went from sleeping by herself on the hardwood floor to sleeping in the bed, with her head often on a pillow. She loves to sleep in on weekends, play fetch and play tug of war. Her mom and Dad are so thankful for her and can't imagine life without her.