Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Trouble" Found His Comfort and Love in NJ!

Trouble has found his forever family in NJ! He was rescued from South Carolina and needed a second chance. He found this second chance in New Jersey with the Vento family. As active as Trouble is, he has met his match because he has a "human brother" to keep him playing and active! I'm certain Trouble will never be bored! Congrats Trouble and the Vento family and thanks for opening your home and heart to Trouble. He deserves all the love and care he is definately getting!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Larry is a "Keeper" in Poughkeepsie, NY!

Larry has won the hearts (and allergies) of his new family in Poughkeepsie! Little did Larry know his new dad had allergies so it was a test run for a bit but all has ended well and Larry has found his forever home! Oh, and his family also lived in SC for a brief period so they know all about where Larry was rescued from and they lived only aout 20 miles away! How cool is that! As you can tell Larry felt at home from day one and he also shares his new home with Deacon a German Shorthair Pointer and 2 great kids!!! Congrats Larry, make sure you wear your snow booties!!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Love Muffin Lizzie is LOVING Staten Island!

Lizzie was rescued from a high kill shelter in South Carolina! She made her way to New York via the GROWL transport van! She finally landed firmly in her Staten Island home this week! Lizzie has the cutest little underbite and it makes your heart melt! As you can see Lizzie is soaking up the attention and is in a little heaven to say the least. She is guaranteed to be spoiled to the maximum here! Thanks goes out to the Beliveau family for adopting little Lizzie!

Molly is in Hopes Her Foster to Adopt Home is Her Forever Home!

Little Molly was rescued in South Carolina. She is a very shy little lady but has the eyes that will steal your heart! She is now in a foster to adopt home and we are all hoping its Mollys forever home. She is in Nyack, NY and the family is ready and willing to spoil her! Good Luck Molly and we hope you have found your forever home!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Oreo Takes Hoboken!

Oreo was rescued from South Carolina. He was searching for his forever home when Gina and Bill found this handsome little man on Petfinder. He later visited them and had found his new and forever home! As you can tell, he not only has a view to envy but he has two parents that give him the love he so deserves! So when you see this handsome little man strolling the streets of Hoboken, just know he is a rags to riches baby and its ok to drool over him!

"Cade" * Adjusting To His Big Brother Roomie "Diesel"

Little Cade has moved in on Diesels territory in Madison, New Jersey. Cade and his littermates were rescued from a kill shelter in Georgia by a fellow rescuer. These Boston Terrier babies were transported up to New Jersey with their mom Lacey and are now all in forever homes! Cade and Heather are letting Gina and Diesel know they are not taking second fiddle! Congrats on Heathers new addition and also GROWL thanks her for opting to adopt!

Hank Has Many Adventures With Emily and Josh!

Hank was rescued from a high kill shelter in South Carolina. He went to foster in PA, where he was introduced to Emily and Josh thanks to fellow adopters Lauri and Mike that adopted Derby! You can see that thanks to Lauri and her photography skills Emily and Josh were sure to fall in love with Hank! They later named him Tex, but for us he will always be Hank.

He is settled in his forever home with Emily and Josh and is having a blast with ALL of his toys and as you can see he loves to hike! So if you happen to see a handsome husky mix beating you up the mountain, thats Hank!

Bruno and His Family Are Rebuilding!

Many of you remember Bruno, he was the handsome yellow lab that was in the van crash of 2009. He was adopted a few days after by a wonderful family and renamed Crash. The Miller family was a victim of the recent flooding in New Jersey and basically lost everything and are now starting to rebuild. We wish the Miller family the best during their rebuliding and thank them as always for adopting Bruno and giving him the loving home he so deserved!

If you live near Springfield, New Jersey and need dog sitting, and boarding etc. Support, its Brunos mom!!!

Marcello * The Hairless Gentleman

Marcello was adopted by co-rescuer and transporter Janet! Marcello was heartworm positive and stuck in a rescue in South Carolina and was getting overlooked. GROWL was asked for help and he was listed and placed with Janet shortly after. Janet is a professional photographer and Marcello is frequently her subject to photograph! He also comes with her to alot of her shoots and wherever else he can "help out"! He is now heartworm free and loving his awesome life in New Jersey!

If you are interested in Janets work and would like her to photograph your special someone or occasion visit her website

**Meadowlands Pet Expo**

We setup a booth at the Meadowlands Pet Expo in Secaucus, New Jersey last weekend and it was a pleasure to see quite a few adopters, fellow rescuers, and supporters! Maverick, Khyra and Toby endured the long days with us there.

Helena and BoBo stopped by and boy as he grown into a handsome boy!!!

Mr. Cute and Toby found a lap and wanted to rest, it was a long day for the GROWLKIDS!

Khyra is Making Herself at Home in Brooklyn!

Khyra has found her forever home in Brooklyn with Corey! She was adopted right before Thanksgiving and soon went out to meet her "grandparents" in PA. She boarded the bus with her new mommy and quickly won the hearts of everyone at the family Thanksgiving! Here are some pics Corey sent so everyone can see how well Khyra is doing!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Slowly (Haha) Pulling More GROWLKIDS!!!!

Lately GROWL has committed to quite a few rescues in kill shelters in North Carolina and South Carolina. There will be quite a few updates on Facebook, the blog, and the website is also going to be uploaded soon with a new and updated look and information. We will need sonsors for quite a few of these GROWLKIDS so please look for updates because we will need your help and support with all these new GROWLKIDS!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Uno ~ The "Bully & the Baby" of The Litter

Little Uno was the Baby Boy of the group, yes the little runt and he was in a special foster home to make sure he thrived. In the end, he also became a little bully when he rejoined the group. He thought he was the big dog and didn't have to give in to any of them! He was quite the character. YES, Uno was also the one on the Martha Stewart show that jumped from one pen to the other unexpectedly! He is and was quite the litttle mischief man, everyone loved him and his personality. Uno found his forever home with Natalia and Paul in Mahopac and has been doing quite well as you can see, he is one HUGE Big Man!

Uno is also named Buddy and huge thanks to Natalia and Paul for welcoming Buddy into their home and choosing to rescue!

Milo ~ Loves Soaking Up The Rays In New Jersey!

Milo was in South Carolina when GROWL got the call to try and assist in placing him. He was in a rescue and had not had much interest as he was a adult and sometimes it takes a long time for them to find homes in the South. He was transported up to New Jersey and found the perfect home with Karen and Al! As you can see he loves soaking up the sun and relaxing! He gets very spoiled and also has other Boston family furkids as well he plays with. Milo is pretty spoiled and doing excellent and we want to thank Karen and Al for welcoming Milo into their home and giving him the love he deserves!

We also would like to thank Karen and Al for fostering Harvey when he too was looking for his forever home. Harvey is the black and white Boston below that was also rescued from South Carolina high kill shelter. Unknown to anyone Harvey had a heart disease that took him away from all of us way too soon. Harvey is missed by everyone that knew him as he touched so many lives while he was on this earth and slept in all of our beds and cuddled with us all. His blue eye was beautiful, and even though the people in the South gave up on him GROWL did not and thanks to Karen, AL and many wonderful people along the way Harvey saw the love and care he deserved until the very end. We ALL miss you Harvey and you are truly missed!

Harvey Remembered ~ May You Run Free Of Any Pain At The Bridge! See You Soon Buddy!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

*Strummer Struts His Stuff in Hoboken*

Strummer (Tango) has a knack for strutting his stuff along the streets of Hoboken! Strummer was rescued from the Camden South Carolina kill shelter. He was vetted and transported to New Jersey via GROWL. Once in New Jersey a meet and greet was set up with June for her to meet Juliet and Strummer. She had a immediate attraction to Strummber. As a first time dog owner June wanted to make sure Strummer had all he needed. A few days later, with dog walker, doggie daycare and everything all set up June and Strummer made the adoption official. I have seen Strummer on occasion and he has blossomed into a WONDERFUL man! Being a adult pup in a shelter in SC he had little chance and from the moment I laid eyes on Strummer has always had a special place in my heart because he was right when you opened the kennel door at the shelter just looking at me with those little basset hound legs that point outward! Ready to go, I had a full van for 2 trips but told them if his day came I would take him but he would have to wait until the scheduled 3rd trip, well he stayed and was there waiting when it was time for us to go! I am very happy to have adopted him to June and I can tell you that this boy knows love now and has the best care I could ever wish for!

Here is Strummer in Ariels tub at NYC Disney!

~ Kissable Kirby Found His Forever Home in New York ~

Kirby was rescued from a kill shelter in South Carolina. He was transported via GROWL to New Jersey and was in search for his forever loving home. Erica found Kirby online and he went for a meet and greet. Kirby is so cute that who in the world would deny this boy, and that is exactly what happened! Kirby was adopted on a foster to adopt situation and everything worked out perfectly! Erica is a pastor in New York and as it came out while talking to Erica she actually lived in South Carolina for 9 years and was very familiar with Kirbys home area! Congrats Kirby and Erica and we look forward to more pictures and updates to come!

Derby ~ The Gentle "Big Brother"

Within the past couple of months Laurie and Mike welcomed little babygirl Finley into the world and the Derby boy has been the most amazing Big Brother! I was updating the blog and got a great email from Lauri and these really awesome pics. Lauri is also a photographer and you can view her work at

Hey Dawn!

Saw you are updating the blog and just wanted to tell you how proud we are of our Derby! He became a big brother this year and has been nothing but sweet and gentle with his little sister Finley. She is OBSESSED with him too. She has even started imitating his doggy sounds!
I've attached a couple Derby photos (notice the one where he takes advantage of his little sister getting attention to sneak some food off the counter). We love our Derby Dog!!
Lauri :)

You can see below that Derby still has his sneeky side!

Smush (Sassie) Makes Memories With Katie and Matt!

Sassie has a very special meaning that will be remembered forever! Her new dad Matt emailed about her and asked to meet her. Sassie was being taken care of by a great foster mom Norma. Matt went over to meet Sassie and fell in love with her. Sassie was tiny at the time and had not eaten well the last day and so she went to the vet for a little boost of fluids. On the day when Matt was to pick up Sassie I had decided to bring Sassie back to South Carolina and I would bring her back again in two weeks once we were certain she was ready. Matt was pretty upset and once he explained it I fully understood. We came to a understanding about Sassie and what to do if indeed she had any other eating issues in the next few days and Matt picked her her up and took her home. Little miss Sassie was going to be a huge surprise that night as Matt proposed to his new fiance Katie! Needless to say she was a pretty big part of the evening and Katie indeed said yes! Sassie is a hit in Hoboken and makes a statement on the streets as she is precious! Congrats to Katie and Matt and congrats to Sassie for finding her forever home and making Katies proposal so very special! Oh, and by the way her new name is Smush and we love it!!!

Katie, Dawn and Smush!

Fancy and Frankie ~ Dressed To Take Manhattan!

Fancy and Frankie were in South Carolina waiting patiently for new homes, but seeing as though they were adults it was taking quite awhile! GROWL transported these 2 cuties to New Jersey and they were fostered by Erica in Manhattan. Only a couple of days passed and Frankie and Fancy (now named Angie) had found their forever home TOGETHER with Tony and Mindy. So they now take Manhattan in style and on the weekends escape to the woods in the upstate for a little bit of country living! They have the best of both worlds! Also, recently Tony and Mindy welcomed their new baby into the world and we want to give them congratulations on their new addition!

Scottie ~ Scooting Around Long Island City, NY

Scottie was in a kill shelter in South Carolina and needed rescue because of his attitude. The dachshund breed can sometimes have a little attitude and if not "adjusted" then they need a home without small kids and a adult with some past experience with dachshunds. This was the case with Scottie. Susan came across Scottie and since she had previous experience with dachshunds it was indeed the perfect home for Scottie. As you can see Scottie has made himself right at home and has found his new and forever home with Susan in Long Island City!

Thank you Susan for welcoming Scottie in your life and understanding him so that he gets the love and care he has longed for and deserves!

Marley At Home in NJ With The Thompsons!

Marley (formerly Tippy) is the sister of Jada that is in the posts below. Marley was also rescued from a kill shelter in South Carolina and was transported via GROWL to New Jersey to find her forever home. The Thompsons from NJ adopted Marley and she has become spolied just like her sister! We want to extend a great thanks to the Thompsons for opening their home to a rescued GROWLKID and giving Marley the loved she deserves!

Nessie Gives Lucy Plenty of Laughs!

Nessie (formerly Bella) is quite the little nut! She always has been up to mischief and loves to play and act a little crazy! She always has kept us all guess and she still keeps Lucy on her toes. She is always doing something cute and the loads of pictures Lucy has proves it! Nessie was rescued from South Carolina and now lives in Edgewater with Lucy and the family. I got this recently from Lucy so I decided to quote it! Thanks Lucy for giving Nessie the love and care she deserves and always snapping those pictures that keep me grinning!

" I wanted to let you know, she's doing great. She spends her days napping, playing (she loves any and all toys) and begging for food. I try to be a strict disciplinarian but my parents spoil her rotten. Can't blame them though. She's seriously cute. She's brought us so much joy and she's the best thing to happen to my household.

Much thanks to Growl,

RJ's Family is Growing!

Little RJ was adopted to the lovely Jovely from New Jersey. RJ was rescued from a kill shelter in South Carolina. He quickly adjusted to being a king and has been spoiled since Jovely layed eyes on him. Jovely has announced that she is expecting so RJ will have a new friend in the next few months and we want to say congrats to the family and we cant wait to hear more news and updates as they come! Here is the Little RJ posing as he always does!

Molly ~ Perfect Piece of The Puzzle

Little Molly was rescued from a kill shelter in South Carolina. As an adult, its harder for them to find homes in the south than the itty bitty puppies and well she also was black. Her odds were not good in South Carolina. She was rescued, vetted and transported via GROWL to New Jersey. She soon found her perfect fit in Brooklyn, New York! Jill and Jeff met Molly and fostered to adopt her and they fell in love with little Molly! We are waiting on a song to be wrote and sang about Molly (hint hint Jeff). As always, Molly deserves all the love and care she is receiving and thanks go out to Jill and Jeff for loving Molly and saving a life!

Baxter Has Found A Buddy!

It seems as time has unfolded that Baxter has found his buddy in Bryan. Baxter was rescued from a shelter in South Carolina. He was transported along with his mom Pippy and the rest of the litter to NJ via GROWL. The litter all found excellent loving homes (Bruce in the post below is Baxters brother). Baxter lives in New Jersey now with the Cammerinos and is growing up to be a very handsome little man! Thanks to the Cammerinos for adopting and saving a life!

Monday, January 10, 2011

~Bruce Takes Over Brooklyn~

If you see a little cutie coming down the streets in Brooklyn, his name is Bruce! His mommy Coral fell in love with him after he was rescued from a kill shelter in South Carolina and transported via GROWL to New Jersey. Since his mommy is a hat maker its fitting he has a photo session in a hat! He looks absolutely adorable! Thanks Coral for opening your home to a rescued GROWLKID and saving a life!

Little Miss Jada * Queen of the Sullivan Home in New York!

Jada (formerly named Dippy) was rescued from South Carolina. She was transported to New Jersey via GROWL with her sister Tippy in search of their forever homes! Kimberly and Chris came to meet Dippy and fell in love with her! She quickly became the queen of the house! Kimberly and Chris were newlyweds and had their first furkid as well, so exciting! They make a awesome family and GROWL is proud to have adopted to the Sullivans and we always love their updates! Kisses to Jada and thanks to you both!