After just over a year in rescue, four surgeries, and months of recovery and physical therapy, Ike was cleared to leave us. He wasn't the longest resident of the rescue in our history, but he's up there.
You know what? Ike is worth it, and we were in no rush to place him. We knew he was going to need a very particular kind of home -- one without playful dogs who might inadvertently injure him while rumpusing; one without too many stairs or a lot of climbing to get in and out to the yard; one with a family who will keep him active and mobile but who aren't looking for a Pyr who will hike the Appalachian Trail with them; and one with folks able to take on any future PT needs he has.
We tell people all the time that the right people come to the rescue for the right dog at the right time. That's the miracle of rescue. We care for the dogs until they are well, approve good applicants, and then get out of the way. That's how rescue works best.
Tom and Shelley were approved and waiting to come meet the Pyrs when Ike became adoptable. They are experienced Pyr/Pyr mix owners, and they lost their last boy recently to a tumor.
Ike adored them at first sight, and, well, the feeling is mutual. And so Ike's story, at least this part of it, ends in a furever home where Ike is the center of his humans' attention, is loved by his new family and neighbors, and will continue to charm all he meets.
What a Pyrfect ending ... no, make that a new beginning to Ike's tale!
No one will ever fill the late Fernando's paws, but Jax (in the middle), who came into rescue the sweetest boy despite having a horrific gun shot wound needing months of treatment, is a great match for #CGPRAlum Lola and Beau and will join their pack.
His humans are our treasurer, puppy fosters, and transport Pyrmobile drivers so that means Jax has to help run the rescue now, too! He will learn how to balance the books, send receipts, etc. ... once he finishes his morning nap and snuggles!
Loki, who came into rescue in the spring with an injured leg and whose amputation you paid for, went to his #FureverHome with Donna, Philip, and Parpar. He is our 50th Pyr to leave the rescue for a new life full of love in 2021!
As we wish this sweet, gentle boy the happiest of ever afters, we invite you to celebrate with your Pyr!
Share pictures of you doing something extra fun this weekend! Go get ice cream or a puppacino! Share a burger! Take an extra long walk! Snuggle on the sofa and take a nap together!
When Suzanne met Clara, it was love at first sight. Clara came to us covered in bald patches from horrible neglect by a backyard breeder. She's healthy, fluffing out, and enjoying a home of her own on this July 4th!
We hope you are spending the holiday with those you love!