Tyson was the sweetest senior who ended up in a kill shelter after he was dropped off there by his family of 10 years. He lay there for 2 weeks while we fought to get him out. We found a perfect family for him, but they couldn’t afford his many medical bills… so the Forever Foster Program was born. He lived for 3 wonderful years with his amazing mommy, human siblings, and his best doggie brother. He could not have been loved more!
Toby lost his family in Hurricane Sandy and was scheduled to be killed. We saved him and he had to have immediate surgery, removing dozens of stones from his bladder. While he was recovering, we found a very special home for him. He spent his last years soaking up unending love and attention with a mom who adored him. Toby also had extended family who spoiled him and even had the love of 3 kitty siblings. We are thankful that he knew so much love.
Picklefish was so sick that he collapsed on someone’s lawn while he was desperately looking for help. He was brought to the local shelter, from where we were able to get him and bring him immediately to our vet. He had been so severely neglected over the course of his life, that it was so unbearable. A wonderful family stepped up and invited him into their home with open arms, where he had fur siblings, amazing human siblings, a cozy bed, and a LOT of love! He only had a few months in his forever foster home but he left this world knowing that he was truly loved and greatly mattered!
Beautiful Max was headed to the shelter when his family of 9 years was moving out of state and decided that they didn’t want to take him with them. We immediately took Max into our rescue and he went right into his amazing Forever Foster home. They fell in love with Max as soon as he walked in their door. He went on to become the 3rd dog in our Forever Foster program. We knew that Max was finally home and that this is where he belonged. His life was finally filled with all of the love that he had always deserved. This beautiful senior went on to spend his days happy and adored. He loved cuddling up with his doggie brother(Buster), playing out in the yard and having snuggle time on the couch with his loving family. He was a true ambassador for his breed…sweet, affectionate and soulful. . We are so grateful to Max’s family, for giving him a life filled with love, compassion and dignity. He never went a day without knowing how much he mattered. Max brought a smile to everyone who was lucky enough to meet him. Thank you to all those who have followed Max’s journey and donated toward his care over the past years. Without your support, we could not keep this much needed program in existence.
The place was a town shelter in rural Georgia. A very sad looking Chow was brought into the shelter as a stray. Obviously neglected and left to fend for himself, Melvin made a very sad walk into the kennel that would then become home. At the same time, Birdie, a black lab whose beauty would still shine through despite her grey muzzle and old bones, was dumped there as well.
One of our rescue partners made a call to Road to Home Rescue explaining that she saw a post about Melvin and that this dog was pulling so harshly on her heart strings. She knew she had to get Melvin out of the shelter. This poor senior boy just could NOT stay there. And if he did, his time would be limited. He would be at the mercy of shelter rules, which included euthanasia for no good reason.
Soon after that phone call, we saw a post about Birdie. A light went off and immediately thought that the two may have somehow been bonded. They were brought into the shelter at the same time. Both were obviously dumped on the side of the road. Birdie and Melvin’s sad eyes both told a story- they were both missing something, or someone.
We hadn’t known they came in together. But, piece by piece the puzzle was put back together. What they were missing- was each other.
Once they saw each other in the lobby of the shelter, it was clear. They had probably spent their lives together. And fate brought them back together. With new life in their eyes and wags in their tails, they happily walked out of the shelter side by side.
This bonded Senior Duo Almost Lost Each other and Their Lives! We could not let this happen. They have been with a wonderful couple who absolutely adores and dotes on them. They also have a small cat rescue and take care of them out of their own pockets. They could not imagine Melvin and Birdie not being with them for the rest of their lives. We knew that they were home but just need to help them with expenses. RTH could not see them being anywhere else so have made them the newest members of our Forever Foster program. We cannot keep this program in existence without the support of monthly sponsors and people who could contribute by sending them items from their wish list.
Ziggy’s story hadn’t been a happy one. . Ziggy almost lost his life but we fought for him… and look at him now! This beautiful boy has been with an incredible foster family, who fell instantly in love. It is official that Ziggy will be staying as part of our Forever Foster program. We know that he has found his people and couldn’t be happier at the love he will forever receive.Ziggy issuffers frm terrible allergeis. WHe has been through allergy testing and is currently on prescription food, receives monthly cytoopint injectons and special baths.
Ziggy now has the life that he has always deserved. Every day is spent playing ball in his fenced yard, going for long walks and being spoiled. If this isn’t true love, we don’t know what is! We could not have wished for a better family with whom Ziggy would spend his life.