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Bella BootsWe adopted Bella Boots three weeks ago tomorrow and she is the sweetest little dog. She has adapted quickly and it seems as though she has always been with us. She is enjoying her quiet home and lots of walks and pampering. Thank you for your work with these beautiful, loving dogs. I tell everyone that meets and fusses over Bella all about your organization. Thank you again, Ginger
Bailey & ButtercupHi, Here's the latest in the adventures of Bailey & Buttercup, & Rosie & Maggie. Laura suggested we take the dogs over to Paradise Island beach to the public section to have a run on the sand, so she arrived with Rosie around 8am & we all loaded into the car with lots of excitement & drove over the bridge to Paradise Island & along to the public access point. As you can see from the pictures they all had a lovely time, we didn't let them of their leads as there were other dogs & people about. They all went for a swim, Buttercup was funny as she kept chasing the waves as they swept onshore, she is quite a character, note how she sat on the back of the seat when we got back to the car & dried them off. Bailey really had a good time, he is very social & loves company, he seems very happy living here with his 2 ladies, Buttercup & Maggie. And when Laura brings her dog Journey here, Bailey gives her a warm greeting often standing on his back legs & putting his front paws around Journeys neck, I will try & get a picture of this. And now when we go out we no longer hear him howling, he knows we'll be home & he's got the others for company. In the last few pictures you can see the big hotels in the distance, Atlantis & the Cove. Best wishes from us all, Richard
MimiHi FCSR, Where does the time go? Mimi has been in her furever home for two months now and it's like she's always been part of the family. She loves her walks, rides on the golf cart, and of course her sisters Holly and Lindy. We can't forget her buddy Sam the Cat either. Thank you again for providing my home with three of the most wonderful and loving animals.... Neils
Bailey & ButtercupHi, Thought you'd enjoy seeing more pictures of our "stars", Bailey & Buttercup have settled in really well, they know our routine & just join in, the first 2 pics are in our bedroom, Riley likes our bed or just lying on the floor, Buttercup & Maggie share the small couch or like the floor. Bailey loves the garden, see pic 100 which gives you a good view from the house, its all walled & fenced in & totally secure. Bailey now has a good friend in Journey, Laura's pot cake who now thinks she's a cocker, they spend hours playing together & chasing each other about, Bailey loves to just run between Journeys legs which he easily does. Buttercup is just like her report said, she loves to just ramble around the garden looking for lizards & nosing away, however she does join in when someone starts barking & they all race of together, & she always come by for a pat, she loves affection. Meal time is a zoo, I only have 2 hands & Bailey feels he should be served first, however so does Journey, so I do her, then Bailey, then the other 3 ladies, & then have to stand & watch 'till they're all finished so someone doesn't stray to someone else's bowl. I noticed in the beginning Bailey would eat a few mouthfuls then go for a wander, then return & eat some more, but he very quickly learnt that with 4 other dogs, he'd better stay & eat all or someone else would have it ! Laura is going to another of the Bahama islands for another of her BAARK animal spay weekends, this coming weekend so we will have Rosie & Journey for a sleepover from Thursday 'till Sunday evening, should be entertaining ! cheers Richard & Julie
Bailey & ButtercupI thought you'd be interested in seeing some recent pictures of Bailey & Buttercup settling in to their new home, its been going really well so far, the other dogs have made them welcome, our local rescue cocker Maggie seems quite keen on Bailey who has now joined her as backup barker, following her when she goes off barking at something. I think as Laura has rescued so many local dogs they all must understand how lucky they are & should welcome the others accordingly ! The couple of nights so far have gone well, they follow us & Maggie upstairs to our bedroom, Maggie & Buttercup settle down on their mats on the floor & Bailey makes himself at home in the middle of our bed, where he likes to snuggle against either one of us in the night. After lights go out no one has yet caused any problems, sleeping through the night & then they all troop downstairs around 6am to go outside & take care of business. Today Suzanne our groomer arrived & she shaved Buttercup who now looks much happier without all her fur, she's been leaping about with Bailey since. We are taking Buttercup to our vet as she has a cough, mainly in the mornings, which we are worried might be Kennel cough, also she "scoots", drags her bum over the ground at times so we want to get her checked out. Bailey certainly has separation anxieties, when Laura leaves the house he runs to the door & starts howling so mournfully, so we go & cuddle him & make a fuss of him. Anyway its still very early days & in time all this should pass. I like my pic # 914 of Bailey running up our garden, so far I think he is a bit overwhelmed by all the space to run in, Buttercup is not keen on the grass & certainly not if its wet, she stays on the pathways. Thanks again for all your help with Laura doing the adoptions, they are both lovely dogs & we just cannot understand how others can be so hurtful to them. Richard & Julie
WinnieHi Carol and Staff! Today March 18th, 2007 Sir Winston aka Jack picked us to be his Mommy and Daddy! Winston is such a Love Bug. Always gives kisses to us and his 2 brothers and 1 sister. As my husband says he is a Mommy's boy. But I am home with him all day so that is expected. During Winston's six years with us he has been camping in Myrtle Beach S.C. The Great Smokey Mountains, Pigeon Forge, Tn as well as Tampa, Fl. and goes for car rides with the other kids. We love all the fur babies to pieces and Thank you all for providing us the means to adopt Winnie! And yes all the kids are spoiled just the way we like it. They are here for such a short time and bring so much love and happiness to us! Thanks for all you do each and everyday! The Family Ricci Bill, Lynne, Winston, Lacie, Daniel and Cooper Jacksonville, Florida
MimiI went to the groomer in Kissimmee this morning (3/13) and had a wonderful time being pampered." Mimi is admired by all and after only three days she has adapted so well. "Thank you FCSR for finding me an awesome furever home
DollyI have now had Dolly (f/k/a Tinkerbell) 1 year today. She is such a precious little girl. Thank you, FCSR, for letting me give her a home. She has made such a difference in my life. You are such a great organization and I wish you much success in the future. Dolly is definitely a "Success Story"! Sharon Line
GracieHi Carol As promised I have a picture of Gracie with her older Brother, Rusty. One with Gracie chomping on one of Rusty's toys, which are now hers. Rusty has to put Gracie in her place at least 3 times a day. She is always pulling at his ears. She sleeps through the night (on the bed with us of course) and does her business outdoors. We go on long walks every night. She is content being indoors. Everyday I see a little improvement. She is calming down. However, whenever she thinks she can get away with something. She grabs the newspaper off the table, a pair of shoes you just happen to kick off. All of our bedroom doors are closed unless we are in there with her. She is a pistol, but we think she will come around to the way Rusty runs the household. Thanks again for all you do for these Rescue pups. Rosemarie & Howard
Bandit and his new familythought I would send some happy photos to you today. So, as promised here are the pictures we took of Bandit last night. There are a few of me holding him wearing a new yellow raincoat Andree bought for him, but I have yet to see the 'one-of-a-kind' coat Andree is sewing. Doesn't Bandit look so happy? (and his family too).
BellaHi Carol, Bella is doing wonderfull! She loves her big brother Rocky- lab. hope all is well. Linda Ott
Baily and CooperHappy New Year Carol and Team! It dawned on me that I've not sent any photos of my two rescue babies since we brought them home in January 2010! My husband Michael and I adopted Maverick (now he's called Bailey) and then just-named Captain (now my baby Cooper) from your shelter 3 years ago this month. The two little guys have been an incredible blessing in our lives...we needed them as much as they needed us. Michael had been diagnosed with Cancer during the summer of 2009 when we also lost our 17-year old Cocker Spaniel, Sunny Boy. Bailey and Cooper filled a terrible void for the two of us and brought much joy to Michael during his battle with lung cancer. They provided comfort and smiles when Michael needed them most. Bailey, Cooper and I lost my husband Michael in July 2011. Bailey and Cooper kept watch and protected Michael right to the very end. We all miss him terribly. We've had a very tough 18 months trying to move on in our lives, but we're thriving. My two boys are the light in my life, and I don't know what I'd do without them! I had some professional photos done in October for fun...Mike and I always meant to do a family shot, but we didn't get around to it. Thought I'd share them with you. Cooper is the smaller of the two dogs (he was only 4 month old when we adopted him...you were just about to name him Captain, which actually suits his personality!), and Bailey is my LOVE bug...playful and affectionate...(he was 8 months old and named Maverick). Hope you enjoy the photos... Kind regards, Kimberly Byerly Orlando, FL
Choper and BaethovenHere is a picture of our BOYS. Choper and Baethoven. Choper is on the right side and Baethoven on the left. They are a JOY and they keep us laughing. We don't know what they will do next. Baethoven likes to chase the birds and Choper he like to chase the squirels. Then they switch. One time they went around the corner and ran into each other. Bae looks up and doesn't look where he is running, Choper will jump over him when he gets in the way. Can't beleive we have had them for 2 1/2 years already. We love them to death. Thanks so much for watching over them till we got them. Sincerely,Skip & Diane Fleming
WinstonHi Carol, Wishing you and all your team a very Happy Healthy New Year. We adopted Winston (aka Jack) back on March 18, 2007. We are here in Jacksonville, Florida. Winston is now the pack leader. The 2 hounds we had when Winston was adopted have both passed from cancer. So we now have a Basenji mix (male), a hound (female) and most recent a beagle/mix also male. And of course are all rescue fur-babies!. They all get along wonderfully. Winston is a wonderful dog if I say so myself. He loves attention and is also a good watch dog and pack leader. All the fur-babies go on 1-2 vacations with us a year in our camper and they love both the Smoky Mountains and Myrtle Beach, S.C. I have attached a picture of Winston Christmas 2012. It was hard to get the hat on straight and have him look at the camera, but I think it turned out pretty good. We hope that 2013 will be a great year for everyone both human and cocker's a well! Also we do follow you on facebook. The Ricci's Bill, Lynne, Lacie, Winston, Daniel and Cooper
GatorGood morning, I just wanted to send a quick message and let you know that Gator is doing great. He has settled in beautifully and Ginger loves him already!! He has done great with my cats too, he is curious but respectful. I have some great pictures and I will send to you sometime this week. I brought him to get groomed yesterday and of course he did great and everyone loved him at the groomers! He looks so good, all shiny and soft and they trimmed him up a bit. Ginger and Gator are both sleeping in their beds right now in front of the fire place. We went for over an hour walk this morning, we came back and they ate and now they are both snoozing away. I had Gator off leash today during our walk and he did great. The dogs had a great time running and playing with each. He has been great meeting all the other dogs on the trails too. I feel very lucky and blessed to have found Gator, he is doing wonders for Ginger who is still working through some fears and anxiety. I have seen some positive changes in her in just the first day! I will send more updates in the New Year, and will send the pictures this week, Merry Christmas Gail, Gator and Ginger!!
BrockI adopted Brock on in September of this year from this wonderful organization. I had a Cocker that passed away in July and was devastated until I looked on this site and saw a picture of Brock. I knew he was the one for me. He is a sweetie and loves to cuddle and much as he loves to go on walks. He is such a happy dog and he is very loved. This is his Forever Home for sure! Regina Callahan
MaddoxHere is a picture of Maddox relaxing in the garden at his forever home. He is doing just great. Maddox is so sweet and such a good boy. He has been perfect with his potty training too! Thank you at FCSR for all you do.
DaisyI adopted my cocker Daisy from Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue in July of 2004. She's 9 years old now and doing great! Amazingly, she's had only one ear infection so far...my first cocker had constant ear infections. Daisy's still very playful and most people think she's much younger than 9. I'm so grateful that I was able to adopt her. Picture is Daisy at Honeymoon Island dog beach.
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