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2016 Tails of Success!

Holley's Adoption Photo

Holley - 1/2/2016

What is the best way to start off the New Year? An Adoption! Herra has been adopted! With the help of Miracle GSD Network, we rescued this happy-go-lucky gal whose tail is always wagging from a high-kill shelter in California when she came in as a stray. Greg took one look at her and knew he had to meet her. So he packed the family up, braved the cold and wind, and journeyed to Indiana. (Hey anytime you travel through Chicago, it is a journey.) It only took a short time and they knew that they wanted to make Herra a part of their family. Herra, now Holley, adored Greg and Liz's son, Chase and couldn't wait to play some more with their furkid, Lola. Happy Tails Holley!

Holley arriving at the rescue.
Holley and Greg selfie!
Holley and Chase snuggling.
Elijah's Adoption Photo

Elijah - 1/4/2016

Elijah has been adopted! After being found wandering on a freeway in Chicago in March of 2015, Elijah was brought to the rescue with the help of Rettungs-Haus Shepherds Inc. He turned out to be Heartworm positive, when he was healthy enough we began treatment. Jamison, Meagan and their family decided to foster Elijah through his treatment until he found his furever home. During that time, Elijah wandered into their hearts and they knew they could not let this sweet older senior go. So they have decided to make him a permanent part of their pack. Elijah couldn't be more excited, after all he found his furever home and he has his own apple tree in the backyard to keep watch over. Someone or rather some dog has to keep those long-legged beasties away from the fruity red treasures, and who better than Elijah? Happy Tails Elijah! Our Elijah crossed the Rainbow Bridge peacefully at home, in the loving arms of his family April 24, 2016.

Raphael's Adoption Photo

Raphael - 2/14/2016

Love is definitely in the air, Raphael was adopted! With the help of Miracle GSD Network, we rescued this hunk from a high-kill shelter in California when he came in as a stray. After a hiccup with transport, Raphael arrived at the rescue with the help of Sue, a volunteer from Journey Home GSD Rescue. Despite Raphael having Pannus, Barb, Bill and their daughters, Kaitlin and Sarah, knew they wanted to meet this handsome and fluffy fella. During the meet and greet, they fell in love and decided to adopt him. He is fitting in great and loves to play with his fur-sister, Abby. Happy Tails Raphael!

Raphael, always smiling!
Raphael relaxing with Abby.
Raphael's shelter intake photo.
Donner's Adoption Photo!
Shelter Intake Photo
Donner arriving at rescue!

Donner - 3/14/2016

Donner has found his furever home! With the help of Miracle GSD Network, we rescued this gorgeous guy from a high-kill shelter in California where he came in as a stray. When he arrived at the rescue his time on the street was very evident in his physical appearance. Enter his foster mom, Karen, she helped Donner gain weight and most important helped him to learn to trust again. From almost the first day we posted about Donner, Greg and his family were asking about him. They had lost their beloved German Shepherd two years earlier to cancer and were finally ready to open their hearts to another one. It was clear to us that Donner was ready to open his heart to Greg, Stephanie and their family. He absolutely adores his new human siblings, Blaine and Addison, and loves his fur-bro, Dynamite. Greg and Stephanie are overjoyed with their new furry addition. Happy Tails Donner! 

Donner's 1 Year "Gotcha Day"
Weight check at the vet!
2 months of love and good food!
Bosco's Adoption Photo

Bosco - 3/18/2016

The luck of the Irish is definitely with Bosco because this fortuitous fellow has been adopted! With the help of Miracle GSD Network, we rescued Bosco from a high kill shelter in California where despite his sweet and gentle nature, he had little interest from local adopters because of his rear hips. Mat and Lauren, having lost Elli, their GSD, to cancer, knew they were ready to open their hearts to a rescue and they wanted it to be an older, more mellow dog. After spending just a short time with Bosco, Mat and Lauren knew Bosco was just what they were looking for.(And judging by the second picture we took at our meet and greet, Bosco knew exactly what he was looking for.) Bosco is super excited to spend his days hanging out with his human siblings, Landen and Layla (who was taking a nap by the time we got the cameras out), and take walks and romp with his fur-brother, Izzo. We are so glad you found your pot of gold, Happy Tails Bosco!

Bosco's Freedom Ride from the Shelter!
Hanging out with the newest addition!
Myrna's Adoption Photo
Shelter Intake Photo
Myrna's Freedom Pic!

Myrna - 3/28/2016

Some-bunny special got adopted, Myrna! With the help of Miracle GSD Network, we rescued Myrna from a high kill shelter in California where she came in as a stray after the Fourth of July. Why no one was looking for this plush coated princess was beyond us. When she arrived at the rescue, our fluffy ball of energy let us know that not just any home would do, she had a list of exactly what she was looking for. She wanted a family that would love her tons, give her all the attention and stimulation she wants and the exercise that she needs. After several months and many applicants, Myrna found a home that checked off all her requirements. She is super happy to announce that she is now a part of Courtney and Keegan's family. Happy Tails Myrna!

Myrna's new friend.
Kiki's Adoption Photo
Shelter Intake Photo
Soaking up some sun.

Kiki - 5/17/2016

Wahoo! Our gorgeous California gal, Kiki, has found her furever family. Kiki was rescued with the help of Miracle GSD Network from a high-kill shelter where she came in as an owner surrender. Sadly her previous owner could not provide adequate care for two German Shepherds but lucky for Kiki, we were ready to step in. Enter Ray and Debbie who had been searching for several months for an addition to their family when they came across Kiki on our webpage. After meeting Kiki and spending some time with her, they knew they had found what they were looking for and Kiki knew she was home. She loves being spoiled by her mom & dad and they love spoiling her. Happy Tails Kiki!

Kiki's first Easter!
Jules's Adoption Photo

Jules - 7/16/2016

Our jewel from The Lone Star State has been adopted! Jules was rescued at the zero hour from a high-kill shelter in Mesquite, Texas. Upon arriving at our vet in Texas, they discovered that Jules was heartworm positive. Having dealt with heartworm treatment before at the rescue, we were prepared. Our pawsome volunteer, Nancy, brought our sweet southern princess to us. She tackled heartworm treatment like a pro, it was almost as if she knew that she needed to remain calm and relaxed despite her upbeat and energetic personality. For several months we searched for the perfect home for our goofy and loveable southern belle. Courtney and Joe, who after meeting her knew without a doubt that she was the gal for them. Jules has been settling in great and loves being the only goofball in their lives. Happy Tails Jules!

Jules shelter pic, what a smile!
Jules dressed as Wednesday Addams  for Halloween!
First run, post heartworm treatement.

Emma - 7/24/2016

Emma's Adoption Photo!

Yay, Emma has found her furever family! In late June, with the help of Miracle GSD Network, we rescued sweet Emma from a high-kill shelter where she was at risk for euthanization simply because the shelter needed space. With her gentle nature, Emma stole our hearts and the hearts of her new parents, Jodell and Gordon. This gorgeous girl has fit right in and loves to play in her huge back yard with her fur-sister, Misty. (Misty is a goofball and peaking out from underneath the table cloth.) Happy Tails Emma!

Emma's shelter photo.
Emma's freedom walk!
Gustafson's Adoption Photo!

Gus - 7/25/2016

Gustafson, our dapper gent from Cali, has found a place to call his own! With the help of Miracle GSD Network, we rescued Gustafson (or Gus as we affectionately call him at the rescue) from a high-kill California shelter where he was at risk for being euthanized for space. When Gus arrived at the rescue, we knew we had just the match for this super goofy lady's man. We had an application that truly touched our hearts, a young Keeshond, Tinely, had lost her bestest fur-buddy in April and was still moping. We knew Gus was just the guy to remind Tinley of how much fun life can be with a goofball around. Best of all, Gus is super excited to be part of Tinley and Laura's family. Happy Tails Gus!

Look at that smile!
Adoption Photo!
Frost's Shelter Photo
So happy to be free!

Dani - 7/26/2016

Frost has found her furever home! This beautiful gal came into a high-kill shelter as a stray and immediately melted our hearts. With the help of Miracle GSD Network, we rescued Frost before she could be euthanized because the shelter needed to make room for the July 4th strays. When Frost arrived at the rescue, she told us that she was looking for some paw-rrific muggles to spend her days with. Well we knew the perfect magical family; Andrea, Matt, Severus "Rus" and Sydney! (Severus and Sydney were eating some lunch and getting ready for naptime by the time we got the camera out for the adoption photo.) Frost, now Dani, is getting settled in and loves chilling out in her backyard. Happy Tails Dani!

Frost now Dani!
Don't I look pretty after my grooming?
Phoenix's Adoption Photo!

Phoenix - 7/28/2016

Wahoo! Phoenix has been adopted! With the help of Miracle GSD Network and their supporters, we were able to save this beautiful girl from a high-kill shelter where she had no interest. Like the mythical bird that provided her namesake, Phoenix rose from the ashes of her former life, radiant and shimmering and has started anew with her mom, Esther, and fur-sister, Tabitha. Phoenix is super excited to romp and run with Tabitha, in their fenced in yard that is huge! Happy Tails Phoenix!

Glamour shot!
Hawkeye's Adoption Photo
Frost's Shelter Photo
Freedom Pic!

Hawkeye - 8/12/2016

A round of ap-paws...Sabre has been adopted! With the help of Miracle GSD Network and its' paw-rrific supporters, we rescued our amber-eyed charmer from a high-kill shelter where he came in as a stray before July 4th and was at risk for euthanization to make space. And a charmer he was, everyone he met fell in love with him and his zest for life. But Sabre wasn't just looking for people to dote and love on him, he wanted adventure and excitement. (A Jedi, he is not.) His new furparents, Alexis and Sean, were looking for a pup who could keep up with their active lifestyle and join in their every endeavor. They were everything a young and active furkid could want and more. A huge shout-out to Muppy, the stuffed Beagle, for welcoming Sabre, now Hawkeye, into his home and sharing the love. Happy Tails Hawkeye!

My stick!
Sabre now Hawkeye!
Sabre's Shelter Photo
Ember's Adoption Photo

Ember - 9/20/2016

Ember has found a fantastic furever home! Even better, the Blackhawks got a new furry fan to bark at every goal and growl at every unfair penalty. Ember will be living it up in Chicago with Milan and his family. When Milan was in the military, he worked with German Shepherds and fell in love with the breed. He knew for a long time that he wanted one for his family and once he saw Ember, he knew his wait was over. Ember is super excited to have a new mom, Pavlina, and two new sisters, Annie and Veronika to love and dote on her. Milan is excited to have a new buddy to watch hockey with him this winter. A super huge thank you from us for opening your hearts and home to this special gal. Happy Tails Ember!

Ember's Freedom Day!
Ember relaxing in her back yard.
Coopers's Adoption Photo

Cooper - 10/4/2016

Raise a paw, Cooper has been adopted! With the assistance of Miracle GSD Network, we rescued this hunk from the Michiana Humane Society. Cooper and his father, Archie, came into the shelter as owner surrenders. It was clear from the beginning that Cooper needed an adopter that would stimulate his mind and allow him to be the active dog he is. Enter Lane, who had been working with several rescues and just hadn't found the right fit for him and his two cats, Milo and Smoochie. It was clear from the first meeting that these two were going to hit it off and be best buds. Milo and Smoochie took some convincing and cat treats. Cooper is getting along fabulously at his new home and loves being the Badger's newest fan. Happy Tails Cooper!

Ever so watchful
First time paddleboarding, nailed it!
The best way to spend the day.
Relaxing on the lake.
Rueger's Adoption Photo
Snuggle buddies!

Rueger - 11/7/2016

Huzzah! Rueger has found a furever home! We rescued Rueger from a local shelter in December where he came in as an owner surrender. The shelter reached out to us because Rueger needed medical care after he sustained an injury to his paw from another pup kenneled next to him. We knew from the start we were destined to help our amber-eyed hunk. We did find a home for him but he was returned a few months later through no-fault of his own. Jennifer and John had been looking for an addition to their active family but hadn't found the right fit. They met several of the pups at the rescue but fell in love with Rueger and decided to make his part of their family. Rueger is adoring all the attention from Drake and Austin, his new brothers, and Brooke, his new sister. He loves all the exercise he is getting and is doing well. Happy Tails Rueger! 

Handsome Rueger!
Snow what fun!
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