I'm so excited about the Special Needs Fund campaign! My dog, Olive, came to me through ETAA but was originally an HES dog (Tasha). She came in with an injured leg and it had to be amputated. Thanks to this fund, she is happy and healthy and living the best life ever!! Three legs never slows her down- she loves to play, run, and hike. I'm spreading the word about this campaign as obviously it hits home with me. I thought those of you who cared for her might enjoy some photos too. She's such an amazing part of my life. THANK YOU!!
Ripley (Oreo) is getting extra love this Christmas! He's settling in well, and we're loving his sweet personality. Our son is on cloud 9, and spoils him! Thank you for helping us find this perfect guy. We're so thankful we came in!
Skye joined our family in 2008 as a second dog. After the passing of our first fur baby, in 2016, we decided senior dogs rock! Skye ( 10 years) and Beda (10 years) have become roomies very recently, as of July 2017. As older gals, they are very respectful of each other's space. Our family has had a very easy time acclimating them to one another! Skye enjoys playing fetch with tennis balls and gazing at her people with loving eyes while we stroke her head. Jackie, now Beda, has the cutest little hop and happy growl when she gets excited! Both ladies enjoy shadowing us around the house, languid strolls around the neighborhood, keeping the kitten in line, long afternoon naps, keeping us on schedule with meal time and alerting us when the UPS truck gets too close!
Taz was an HES long timer. Just another tabby amongst dozens of tabbies and initially not the most outgoing. Cat volunteers worked with him until he turned into a social butterfly, no ordinary tabby anymore. Here's what his forever family had to say about their newest family member: He's just the sweetest little thing. It took him a day or two to adjust but he loves to cuddle and inssits on sleeping on top of me at night. When we came into HES, he came right up to me and started nuzzling my face. I just knew I couldn't let that precious thing stay there. My three year old daughter adores him too and he definitely fits right in!
We adopted Lucy about 18 months ago. She was surrendered for "being a diva" and "inappropriate urination". She only has three legs (for unknown reasons) and having had a tripod in the past, I modified her litter box and we litterally (sorry I love puns) have had no issues. (We're assuming her owners didn't give her enough time to adjust) She is a diva but in the best way. She is also the most incredibly patient cat with my children and our 4 other animals. She is quirky and funny and such a great part of our family. She also has her own Instagram LucytheGremlin
Again thank you so much for all you do and giving us the chance to love this sweet furbaby. She is such a good girl. Who could give up that sweet face??!! Her name was Lucy and we didn't change it even though that is my daughter's nickname so we have Lucy 1 - my daughter and Lucy 2 the cat. She loves playing in her cat house my kids built her. Loves going into the upstairs porch to sunbathe while I drink my coffee and demands morning belly rubs. Lucy lives with a 14 yr old Schnauzer, a corgi lab mix and a giant pit lab mix who loves to clean her. We also have another cat. I have three human children as well.
"He is so eager to learn and do things for treats and hugs,, mostly hugs. He is really alert and watches my every move. So he is easy to teach. He is so funny at times. Like first thing in the morning he starts out stretching on the top steps, and then lets himself slowly slide on his belly down the steps in his stretched out pose, as I walk down. I have see videos of dogs doing that but have not seen one do it in person. I will have to get a video of that one of these mornings. Right now he is following me around so much, I got one of those dog tug rope toys, and I let him hang onto it and I hold it and he follows me around hanging onto it. Funny to see, but I hope to transition that into him helping me carry in my grocery bags. He has a lot of energy and wants to do things to please. This picture below is him with his ball and rope pull toy, looking a little tired after an evening of walking and training and playing. He is snoring on the sofa now. All tuckered out."
He's doing great! He's finally getting settled in and learning our routine. He's probably one of the sweetest dogs I've ever cared for a so quiet. I've only heard him growl or bark in his dreams. He's definitely full of personality. Thanks for contacting us, feel free to stay in touch and we will make sure yall get to see him again."
RB, newly named Toby, is adjusting well in his new forever home. I'm told he's just as chatty as ever...like ALLLL night long. I just have no words to describe. It's a nice family and they'll take very good care of him.
"I adopted (or I should say he adopted me) Petey last October so almost a full year ago and he was the most scared dog I'd ever seen. From the second I saw him though I knew he wanted to be loved. He was very shy and fearful at first but we gradually worked on those fears. First getting over scary noises and places. Making him feel comfortable on walks and learning to play fetch. I took him to the dog park where I learned he might be very fearful of humans but dogs make him happier than anything else. If he had the choice he would run and play with dogs all day every day if he could. After months of going to the dog park and still having that fear of humans (albeit he was making small improvements) it clicked for him that people weren't so bad! About 11 months after I adopted him he saw the light and started letting people pet him, give him treats and would sniff them with only a little coaxing! Which is amazing for Petey as he was unbelievably scared of people when I first got him. Overtime he slowly grew comfortable and confident, going from the dog that couldn't go outside to one that's the life of the party. He loves the water, his chew toys and hiking the hills. I couldn't imagine a life without him."
Frazier's mom LOVES him. They have power snuggle sessions. Fraz loves to fetch and he gone thru a month of training.
Clifford is happy and content! He gets along well with the other dog and ambushes her with kisses. He loves to nap after going to to play.
"They're fantastic! Such happy puppies! With the cold weather they've had a lot more energy so we've been taking them on long walks more. Wednesday we went 4.5 miles before they were worn out lol. We've finally taught them that they can cuddle with us on the couch, which is wonderful! We've been trying to find a chew toy for them that is healthy and will keep them busy for more than 5 minutes. Garf is finally to a good weight thanks to a little bit of dieting and exercise, though he's still a big boy"
I am sure you’ll remember me as you read my message. I was interested in “Zeus” the hound mix that I actually adopted the weekend before Thanksgiving 2017. I instantly fell in love with him... he was calm yet playful. He never barked when I first walked to his crate, he just wanted me to chase him outside. You were right, he’s got a lot of puppylike energy but at the same time he’s very calm. He’s such a love bug.
As we took him home, I remembered reading a post on Facebook about him and how his name was Tucker before he came to HES of Chattanooga. So my husband shouted out “Tucker” and he instantly responded!! he didn’t seem to really respond to Zeus so I was so so happy that he reacted to his actual name. From there, he goes by Tucker.
He and August (our mini schnauzer) get along so well. Tuck has adjusted well and seems to absolutely love life and his home. We are so thankful for this sweet, silly boy. Sometimes they get jealous of the other but they each get the same love and attention. Sometimes they steal each other’s toy, even though they are already chewing on the same exact one. Some days they act like a bunch of crazies, some days they are totally chill. Ya just never know 😁.