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Happy Ending for Flynn

The rest is “his”tory. We adopted “Scooter” half heeler, border collie mix. We renamed him Flynn and he is having a ball. He is such a good dog and has made a remarkable leap in happiness and confidence.

We recently lost our heeler of 14 years and weren’t quite ready for another dog. But you all know that story…

What a joy. Thank you Stafford Staff for all you do.

Here are some photos of Flynn on his daily walk.


Submitted by: Annie

Millie (Speckles) two years later…

We recently just celebrated Millie’s (formerly Speckles) two year birthday, from the day that I had gotten her from Stafford Animal shelter. It has been with out a doubt the best two years ever! She truly is the best thing that has ever happened to me. She has come such a long way since she left the shelter! She has improved immensely with her bad habits that she originally had. And is by far the greatest, sweetist, most amazing best friend a girl could ask for. I love this girl more than anything. Thank you so much everybody at Stafford for bringing the two of us together in life. (I did attach a photo of just a few pictures of our adventures and time together from the last two years :))

Submitted by: Alyssa

Big D

I meant to do this long ago when we first got Didikai but as per life, I got busy and forgot. I recently got a inquiry from a member of the staff at Stafford Animal Shelter so I figured better late then never.
I wasn’t even looking for a new dog at the time. I already have two and was going to wait until my older lab passed to start looking for a new dog. Well an employee at work was on the Stafford web site looking for a friends lost cat and I was getting ready to tell them to get off because they were on the clock and there was Didikai. I went to the shelter immediately at lunch and fell in love with her right away. I wrote the check to hold her on the spot. I have never regretted it. She was only 11 months at the time but seemed to know there was a time o play like a puppy and a time to be calm. She is not a little dog, she was 77 lbs and able to almost put her paws on my shoulders, I am 5’10”. She loves to play but is totally content at being a couch dog too. She is wonderful with my son. He was only 7 when we got Didikai but they are like two peas in a pod.
She has been a wonderful addition to our pack. 2 1/2 years later she weights close to 100 lbs now. Still loves to play and cuddle with dad on the couch or sharing the bed. She has probably got the sweetest disposition of any dog I have ever had. I really cannot imagine our lives with out her. She has road tripped with us, she endures long car ride but has been to Washington many times and all over the west coast this past summer. She got to play in the ocean with my son and got to ride an the tram in the redwood forest. She is thee best travel dog usually resting her head on the center console so she gets to be part of the action. We love Didikai dearly and are happy she joined our pack.

Submitted by: Patrick

Cammie, the member of our family!

We adopted Cammie in April of 2015. We never had a dog before and don’t know much about dogs, but we are sure that Cammie is the sweetest and the smartest dog ever!
Cammie taught us lots of things we never knew before, from when we should give her a treat to why a shower which is not a waterfall is a ‘bad’ idea.
She loves long hikes, especially when there is a snow. (Thanks to her, we learned that hiking Baldy is not a long hike!) She likes running with her older brother, who is the only member of our family which can make her tired. As a real lady, she likes shopping and as a true Montanian she chose Home Depot and Sportsman’s Warehouse as her favorite stores . She likes meeting new people and wants to become a friend of every dog she meets. We are so happy to have her in our family, we couldn’t understand how we’ve been without her.


Perfect Match for Sissy and Chad!

I wanted to adopt a dosissy weimg and a few of my friends suggested I take a look at the dogs available at Stafford. I found Sissy on the list as I was waiting for my vacation flight and could not pass up the opportunity. I filled out the adoption paperwork minutes before boarding and received a response by the time I landed. After picking up my new companion, she has quickly settled in. I am so pleased I made the decision to adopt! She is everything I was looking for! Thank you Stafford Animal Shelter!!

Submitted by: Chad