Happy Tales

Walter was so awful when he was in a cage, but away from the cage he was a love and one of Deb's (staff) favorites.

He scored obviously and will now travel in the motor home with the family.

Walter is doing wonderfully at his new home. 
Our little ones love him, and as you can see from the photo, he is now our "doggy in the window!"
 
Betty
 
*********************************************************************************

This is Weston (formerly Amigo)
who we adopted in November of 2013.

He has added so much joy to our family and he has so much love to give. When you look into his eyes you know he is listening and just wants nothing more than to give you unconditional love and loyalty. He loves going to the dog park, visiting Petsmart, swimming in any body of water around, and chasing birds. He also love playing and cuddling with his fur sisters Harper and Harley. Adopting Weston was one of the best decisions of our life and we truly believe he was put on this Earth to be our fur baby. We thank you, GIHS, so much for providing us the opportunity to be united with Weston because he has surely brightened up our lives and I know we have done the same for him.

Kyle & Jordan
Weston, Harper, and Harley


______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Dear Former Pet Caregiver Family at Galveston Island Humane Society,

It's been a year since I've been adopted into my forever home at the Dolezal household, so I thought I would let you know how things are going.

       
It took me a while, but I think I finally got my new family whipped into shape. It took no time for me to adjust, especially since one of my two sibling dogs was also adopted from Galveston Island Humane Society (and she helped show me the ropes). I may be the smallest and newest addition of my siblings, but I've definitely carved out my place ... my female person calls me "17 pounds of boss" I've included a pic of my entourage.




After my adoption they first they put me into a training program. I learned the basics ... things like sit, stay, closer, leave it, and some other commands. I also learned that I'm not allowed to go through doors first or to pass my humans on stairs. I'm pretty smart so that was really easy. I also had to learn the new routines; things like when to go out and when to eat. My humans also have personalities I had to learn. For example, it's best if I wake up the male one if I need to go out at 4:30am. He's also the softee ... if I come in early from going to the bathroom I can sometimes get an extra treat (something my siblings never figured out). I get dragged to the dog groomer on a routine basis too ... not my favorite activity but I'll tolerate it for now.

I also have jobs around the house so I can pull all 17 pounds of my weight. One of my main tasks is to make sure that ducks stay out of the yard. I'm really good at that one. I also make sure that my humans know when it's time for bed--after all, they need their rest so they can play with me in the morning. My male human travels a lot, so it's really important that I pose and look cute for all the pictures my female human sends to him while he's running around the country (besides, if I look cute I'm almost guaranteed he'll bring all the dogs a treat or toy from some pet store when he returns). I've got that male human wrapped around my paws. For example, he noticed I like to snuggle in small places, so he made me a little dog house they call the "Sandy Castle" where I like to go when I want to rest.

It's not just about him ... I've got that female one where I want her too. We like to take naps and cuddle together (but as you can see sometimes I just have to go it alone and or with one of the other dogs, and that's not a problem for me). 
But it's not all work with the family--they know how to have fun too. For example, I routinely take my two humans and siblings on walks (my guy human says that if your dog is overweight it probably means you're not getting enough exercise). At least every week they throw a cool jacket on me and load me into the floating car to go for a ride. I'm not bragging, but not every dog looks this cool in a life jacket. When we're in the floating car I make sure that I bark at all the other dogs we pass so they know how cool I am. I also make my sibling dogs play with me--hey may be older but after some coaxing they become pretty decent playmates. I'm not bragging but also have a lot of toys. My favorite thing to do is to pull all of them out of their basket and spread them all over the place just to watch my human's pick them up--I think it gives them a sense of purpose and I think it's important that humans have that.

Please be sure to say hello to all the other pets out there and offer them encouragement as they wait for assignments to their forever homes. There are lots of families out there that need pets like us to whip them into shape, and it's great that you help care for us until we get our call to serve in our forever home.

Well, that's all I have for now ... gotta go take care of some ducks in the back yard. Please put the enclosed donation to use for my peeps waiting for forever homes.

Sincerely with love and gratitude,

Sandy (formerly Lucky Lou) Dolezal
   

________________________________________________________________________________________________



WANDA (NOW BAILEY)We just wanted to follow up with how things have been since we adopted Wanda, who we have re-named Bailey, back in April. She has brought us so much joy and we are so blessed to not only have had the opportunity to have given her a loving home, but to have such a great dog who we have grown to love in such a short time. We have two daughters ages 6 & 7, and are so happy that she absolutely loves children and is so great with them. She loves people in general and when we go somewhere to sit outside, she loves to go with us and just has to say hi to everyone that passes her by. It just took 2 weeks to house train her and she learned how to use the doggy door almost immediately. She loves play time and socializing all the time, and has already learned so many commands. We just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how grateful we are to you all for the hard work you do for our community and for our four legged friends, and to let you know that Bailey is in good hands and in a loving home and we are very happy with her! Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Veronica, Kody, Kadence, Rebecca & Bailey