We adopted Mimi in 2006 when our daughter was 3 - LRROF had rescued her from a local animal shelter so her age was uncertain - our vet estimated 3-5 yrs old so we decided she was the same age as our daughter! The LRROF volunteer who did our home inspection/interview has recommended an 'older' dog because of we had a small child and Mimi was the perfect match for us. From the moment we brought her home to today, she's been a gentle, happy, loving dog tolerant of kids, cats and our most recent rescue - a very large bunny. As she's gotten older she spends most of her time asleep under my desk while I work, but she's still our happy girl. We're very grateful to LRROF for helping her become part of our family.
I lost my Chocolate Lab (Roxie) due to old age (14 1/2 years old)
I live alone and was heartbroken. I said that's it ! Im not getting any more dogs. It just hurts to much. I was sitting alone every night just thinking about my Roxie and crying my eyes out. After 2 months, I couldn't stand it any more. I started looking to rescue another Chocolate Lab. ( I rescued Roxie as a puppy) I looked at all the rescue web sites that I could find. Finally I contacted LRRoF, filled out an adoption application. I was contacted and A representative came to my house and I was approved for adoption. Now I just had to wait for a dog to come along. Lo and behold the very next day there was Ella that was just brought to the foster parents. I drove to Fort Lauderdale on a Sunday and fell in love with her immediately. She was overweight and somewhat a little wild. She now has lost about 15 lbs and looks great. I brought her to the vet for her rabies shot and he couldn't get over just how beautiful and how her coat was just so shiny. She is in g
ood health and I am still in the process of training her. she has learned so much in just a short time and she is eager to learn more. Thank You so much LRRoF for connecting us together. We are now both happy and so grateful to you. Thank You Again. Ray
WOW....LROF was spot on!!! Our Counselor MaryAnn and her Husband were perfect in our assessment of what dog would be good for our household. We meet Jerry Lee and our heart spilled out for him. We want to THANK first and foremost LROF for what they do by saving these dogs. A VERY Special THANK YOU to MaryAnn and Ann for there kindness and diligence in getting the right dog to Shelley and I. Jerry Lee is special and we can't wait to continue to spoil him daily!!
We couldn't be happier with our experience. Shadow is equally comfortable roughing it up with other large breeds or snuggling with our two young daughters and 7 pound Shih-tzu mix. In short he is a lab; loving, playful, smart, and loyal. Thanks LRROF!! Special thanks to Kenny, Maryanne, Mike, and Deb.