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!

*Axl (Ralphie) loving his life in Freehold, NJ*

Axl (formerly named Ralphie) is loving his new home and the SNOW in New Jersey! His new mommy Amanda updated GROWL recently with his updated photo and boy his is lanky and large just like she said! He is quite handsome and a very lucky "little man". He was rescued from a kill shelter in South Carolina and transported via GROWL to his new and forever home in Freehold, New Jersey. Congrats to Amanda and her family and GROWL thanks you so much for opening your home to a rescued furkid!

"Little Ina" The DC Chihuahua!

Ina is now prancing around and taking over DC! Ina is a little applehead chihuahua that has found her forever home in DC with her new mom Emily! She was rescued from South Carolina and transported up to Washington via GROWL. Little Ina also has a new kitty friend in her new home as well. They are still learning a bit from each other but progressing everyday! Ina has to get used to the cold as she wears her cute little sweater and has many outfits to change into so she stays warm! Thanks to Emily for opening her home to Little Ina and loving her like she so very much deserves!

Sir Lancelot in his PERFECT NJ home!

Sir Lancelot was rescued from a kill shelter in South Carolina. The poor baby had no hair on his ears and very little on his tail. He was very stressed out! He was rescued from the shelter and then vetted and transported via GROWL to NJ. Susan spotted this baby online and wanted to meet him as he was still available for adoption. He went for a foster to adopt situation and as you can see he fit right in with Susan and her family. We are also happy to report that he now has hair on his ears and his tail! Also, as you can see he also loves to snuggle!

Two HUGE Couch Potatoes * Moose & Tracker

Moose and Tracker have grown into 2 HUGE couch potatoes and lovebugs!! These 2 babies were formerly Ace and Jedi and rescued from a kill shelter in Kentucky. They were transported to New Jersey and after interviewing quite a few people for these babies GROWL was able to place them together in their forever home with Patrick and Kristin. As you can see they are just 2 HUGE goofballs! When they came from the shelter they were a huge hit with all the fosters, volunteers and everyone but adopting them together was essential as they are so very bonded they look for each other when alone and take care of each other like no 2 dogs I had ever seen. Huge thanks to Kristen and Patrick for adopting these babies and kisses to Moose and Tracker from every heart they touched on the transport and everyone they met along the way!

*The Beautiful Black Lab Zoey*

Zoey (formerly Sassy) is doing great with her new mommy Emily in MA. She is growing every single day and has learned so many commands already (sit, shake, down,roll over, circle the legs and is learning to sit and spin! Oh and her mommy says she has a extra long tail! Zoey was orginally rescued from a kill shelter in South Carolina and was transported and adopted to Emily.

Congrats Emily and Zoey, keep us updated on all of your new tricks and skills!