Our story began in May of ’10 when we had to put down Dexy our German Shepherd of 14 1/2 yrs. She was an amazing dog and was adopted back in 1996. She was a huge part of our family and while she will always remain in our hearts, in October ’10 we started looking for another dog to rescue and welcome into our home.
Recent posts in the Happy Tails category. Click a title to view the full post.
Stafford Animal Shelter is grateful to Kim Goodwine and the many friends of Chester Marion and Tena Versland and Chester’s family for their generous donations to sponsor his dogs and cats we took in after his untimely passing. All the dogs have been adopted, but several of his cats are STILL waiting for homes. Jodi was the last of his dogs at the Shelter and her new owner Ross said of her first day in his home, “She is doing awesome! Already playing fetch and rolling over for tummy scratches! Best dog ever!” Stafford is so appreciative of adopters as well as donors. Memorials may also be made in Chester Marion’s name. Thank you for caring. Read an article about Marion in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
Yes, you can post your happy adoption or reunion story on Stafford Animal Shelter’s new website! Simply go to the “Happy Tails” page and fill out the form and upload your picture. We are so fond of our animal residents and thrilled when they find a home – but hearing how they are doing in their new homes is icing on the cake! Thanks to everyone who makes room in their home and heart for a rescued pet and for sharing their stories with us.
Adopt a Shelter Pet: It’s Karma You Can Cuddle!
While not an artist in residence, Sly Goodman can be found artfully lounging at Moredam Art in Livingston. Sly came in to the Shelter wounded, in pain and crabby as all get out in 2008. After his surgery to remove his mangled leg, he healed up and perked up. Despite meeting hundreds of great Shelter pets every year, Development Director Kris King fell hard for Sly and his squishy, brave face and still refers to him as “my boyfriend.” Bonnie Goodman offered to have him at the Gallery during the busy holiday season for potential adopters to meet. His personality, resilency and goofy face became mainstays at the Gallery so Parke and Bonnie Goodman adopted him – and you can get to meet him when you stop by Moredam Art at 109 South Main Street in Livingston. Learn more about his story on his homepage: http://www.parkegoodman.com/sly.shtml
Q: I heard you shouldn’t adopt a cat if you already have one because a resident cat won’t accept a new one in the home. Is that true?
A: No, however, when adding a new cat to your home, there is one way to almost assuredly guarantee things will go badly: just plop the new cat down in front of the resident cat. Even arranged marriages do take some arranging. Cats are territorial (maybe even more than dogs) and will almost always adjust, but it will take time and your savviness.