After our sweet 13 year old Lab, Gator, passed we thought it would be a long time before we could bring another dog into our home and hearts. But we quickly realized that our family was just not complete without one. We decided that a puppy was not a good choice for us at this stage inour lives, so we quickly decided that a rescue was the best choice. The website had so many dogs that needed homes, it was difficult to choose just one. Our coordinator, Ellen, worked very hard to help us find one that would be perfect for or family and our lifestyle.
One year ago today, we brought home Ranger. At six, he was a bit older than we had initally wanted, was 20 pounds under weight, and had a lot of fur to grow back, but we felt a connection with him right away. With good food and lots of love, Ranger has become one very handsome dog! He is so sweet and playful, loves going to the beach and getting out on our boat with us. His house manners turned out to be excellent and he quickly adjusted to our routines. This was all one big advantage to adopting an older dog! Ranger has become a great member of our family and has helped to heal our hearts after saying goodbye to Gator.
We want to thank everyone in this organization for all they do to help these sweet dogs find loving forever homes. And I'm sure Ranger thanks you too!
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 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