Our shelter adopts out hundreds of animals each year and we especially love to hear back
from adopters. We love to get updates on how our animals are doing in their new forever
home and it really makes our jobs worth while!! Here are just a few adoption stories...
|Oopie, Posie, and Goldie
We adopted Allie (which we now call Oopie) in October 2007. She is a beautiful
yellow lab, and a really laid back dog. In June 2009, we decided to adopt from
you again. We read that Goldie had been at the shelter longer than any other
dog, so we came to meet her. After introducing Oopie to Goldie at the shelter,
they both got along, so we adopted Goldie. Goldie was the best thing that ever
happened to Oopie. Oopie didn't know how to play with other dogs, but Goldie
was unrelenting in the play department. After a week or so, Goldie taught Oopie
how to play like a dog. Oopie and Goldie began to wrestle and play, and they've
never stopped! They are inseperable! Goldie is the biggest snuggle bug in the
world. She can get a little stubborn at times, but a stern word snaps her out of it.
Goldie is a complete sweetheart. It breaks my heart that she spent so much time
in the shelter, but I'm so glad that she was there for us to adopt.
Last January I checked the FFOA website (like I do on a regular basis) to read
about the little dog that was burned. While I was at the website, I looked at the
dogs available for adoption. There was Posie. Posie was there when we adopted
Goldie. We had debated at the time whether to adopt Goldie or Posie, but since
Goldie had been there the longest, we chose Goldie. Well, then I saw that Posie
had been there a really long time. I thought to myself, if she is still available in
February, we're going to adopt her (I hadn't told my husband that at the time, but I
knew he'd agree.) Later in January, we went to PetSmart to buy some
Glucosamine for Goldie, and as we were leaving, my husband spotted something
at the end of one of the aisles. We walked to the end of the aisle, and he said,
look at the dogs. We had no idea they were there. I turned and looked, and my
eyes landed on Posie, and I said out loud, "There's Posie!" We said hello to her
and went to check out. As we were walking out, I told my husband that we were
going to adopt her - that this was a sign. My husband had to work the next two
days, but on that third day we came to adopt Posie. We brought Goldie along,
and they got along fine.
Posie is my little girl. She's wasn't as active as Goldie and Oopie, so she'd hang
back with me. We took them on long walks at various places around the county,
with my husband walking Goldie and Oopie, and myself walking Posie.
In May we rescued a puppy from a life on a chain. Goldie and Posie instantly took
a liking to the little fuzz-ball. Goldie is like the big sister, and Posie is like the
mother. As the puppy got bigger, he and Posie became the best of friends. They
play together all the time, and after getting Posie's allergies under control and
starting her on glucosamine, she is like a young dog herself. She runs and plays
with the puppy, and she has the happiest look on her face. As with Goldie, it
breaks my heart that she was at the shelter so long, but I'm so glad that she was
there for us to add her as a member of our family.
All the dogs have their own beds in our bedroom, but when my husband is working
nightshift, Posie gets to sleep on the bed with me. Goldie is too big to sleep on
the bed, and Oopie moves around too much! I love them all, but Posie is my little
We are the proud parents of King Biscuit, adopted from Fayette Friends on July
18, 2009. There were several animals brought to a Petsmart store in
Greensburg that day. My husband spotted him & liked him right away. We went
to several shelters to find a suitable dog for company for our older female mix. I
am so happy we went back for King Biscuit at the end of the day!!! He is such a
great addition to our little family. It didn't take him long at all to get adjusted to
his new home. He is such a sweet dog & I am so glad we have him! I am so
thankful for shelters like Fayette Friends because our little King is a senior
citizen & most other shelters would have put him down after not being adopted
for such a long period of time. We are so happy to have King Biscuit in our lives
- he's so playful & cuddly and really brings a lot of joy to us. I am also grateful to
the people at Fayette Friends for giving their time & affection to these animals
that need it so badly.
|Bogey, Sissy & Spencer (formerly Kennedy)
I adopted three of my six furry kids from FFOA. Many moons ago I was a board
member at the shelter. During that time, a liter of 5 kittens came to the shelter
that needed to be bottle fed. My husband and I owned two pit bulls at the time,
thank goodness. They helped me keep those little things alive and they both
mothered them and snuggled with them, and to make a VERY LONG story short,
once they were old enough to be put up for adoption at the shelter, I could not
part with them, so I adopted them. Bogey and Sissy were the very first cats I
have ever owned and we love them dearly. So that's how I am lucky enough to
have them. Then about a year ago, I get a call asking me if I would be willing to
foster a little Boston Terrier (Kennedy). In the meantime my husband and I had
already adopted our THIRD rescued Pit Bull Terrier. So we already had FIVE
furry kids, but I liked the idea of "just fostering" a little dog since we have three
HUGE pups and I agreed. When I went to pick him up the day he got neutered,
he wanted to rip my face off. He was afraid of EVERYTHING, trusted NO ONE,
peed on EVERYTHING, wanted nothing to do with me or my husband, except he
LOVED our three Pit Bulls and our two cats. It took my husband and I THREE
days with Kennedy(now knows as Spencer) to realize that we were going to
adopt him because we fell in love with him.
Fayette Friends of Animals gave me THREE of my best friends. I love all my
animals, but there is always something special about a "shelter animal" !!
I adopted a pup from you guys a few months ago while at Petsmart. Her
name is Sydney and she's a Lab mix. She's about 5 months old. Syd
definitely keeps me busy and I love her to death. Thank you!!
|Beaner (formerly Bossanova)
I adopted my Boston Terrier from Fayette Friends of Animals 2 and a half
years ago. He was a poor 5 month old puppy mill rescue with an injured
foot. FFOA called him Bossanova, but we renamed him Beaner. He is not a
pet to us, he is a member of the family. He helped me get thru the passing
away of my father and for that I'll be eternally grateful. Beaner is always
there for me, good days, bad days, everyday! I can't imagine life without my
"bug eyed" boy!!!! Forever thankful to FFOA!
My wife Meghan surprised me with Jack for Christmas in 2008. Jack
is a 4+ year old husky or malamute. We have conflicting paperwork
that says he is both so we call him a "huskamute". He has been such
a blessing to both our lives over the past year and a half. We love
him so much and we couldn't imagine what it would be like to be
without him. Jack loves camping, digging up a cool spot in the dirt,
car rides and of course, playing in the snow. Jack stays off the
furniture in the house because he sheds so much, but recently he
convinced us to let him sit on the couch, and being the softies that
we are, we let him. The three of us are inseparable!
We think Suzie is part collie, part greyhound. Whatever she is, though,
doesn't matter - we love her! We adopted Suzie in October of 2005 and
she's been an absolute joy for us. We felt Suzie would enjoy a friend, so we
brought another dog into our lives - Toby, a cocker spaniel. The two of
them get along so well that Toby won't go anywhere unless his
sister is with him!