Adoption Tales

We strive to find the most perfect, loving homes possible for the pets that come into rescue with us. Our successes are due to the joint efforts of our volunteers and the individuals that adopt and take these deserving pets into their homes and lives.

We love hearing from our adopters with tales and stories of them and their newest family members. Pictures and "Adoption Tales" may be submitted any time after a pet has been adopted. Follow up reports, stories and tales are also welcome.
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2013 Adoption Tales

2013 Adoption Tales!

 

 

 

 

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Rosie

adopted December 2013

Ozark, AR

Diamond update/Ahimsa alumni 2013
Diamond is doing great! She's the perfect fit for our family. Playful and sweet! She and my daughter are like best buds! She is spoiled already and is loving the stuff in her stocking from 'Santa'! Happy Holidays!

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Carlina is doing great and we are so happy and blessed you saved her so we could have
her in our family.  Linda 
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We have been teaching her several different commands, walking on a leash, playing retrieve w/tennis ball & frisbee. She's 34 lbs and yet she can leap 4 feet into the air, jumping over the back of our sofa! Cary

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Morton

adopted December 2013

Claremore, OK

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Summer

adopted December 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Bob & Shirley
adopted December 2013
Fort Gipson, OK

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Kyle

adopted December 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Buddy

adopted December 2013

Fort Smith, AR

Things are going great with the cats. We are loving them!  They will be a great addition to our family.She had them both in her room all night snuggled up nice and warm.Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to adopt.
 Stacy
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Madison
adopted December 2013
Sallisaw, OK

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Nemo

adopted December 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Tucker

adopted December 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Carolina

adopted December 2013

Poteau, OK

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Siegfrid
adopted December 2013
Fort Smith AR

Siegfrid (at left)

Omg! It's like Siegfried was the perfect match for our  family! Our daughter was napping when we first got home and so that gave him time to explore and they love each other! They've been cuddling since she woke up and letting livvy scratch his belly! So loving and is laying on the couch as we speak! Even played with the laser light we bought. 
 
Thanks again!

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Salina

adopted November 2013

Sallisaw, OK

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Carlotta

adopted December 2013

Plano, TX

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Fitzgerald
adopted December 2013
Plano, TX

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Erin

adopted December 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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(photo at left)Quince AKA Shiloh

Ahimsa Alumni 2013:  Shiloh is doing great! And what a great boy he is! He's sitting next to me here on the couch! We love him to pieces. He is sweet and loves to be on your lap. He has a great big brother in Jack. Our vet was impressed by your heartworm check kit! They commented they don't even use such a thorough type test. I wasn't fast enough to get a picture - but all 3 dogs were up to their necks in the leaf pile we made, so funny to just see their heads sticking out. Sincerely, Julie D.

 

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Juniper
adopted November 2013
Muskogee, OK

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Pookie

adopted November 2013

Sallisaw, OK

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Scruffy

adopted November 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Gwendolyn

adopted November 2013

Claremore, OK

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Patch
Adopted November 2013
West Fort, AR

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Mystic

Adopted November 2013

Salina, OK

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Ruby (AKA Minnie)

adopted November 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Gillian

adopted November 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Cujo
 
adopted November 2013
Van Buren, AR

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Susie

adopted November 2013

Fort Gibson, OK

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(photo at left)  Greetings from Lincoln, Nebraska! It was two years ago this week that I made the trip down to Oklahoma to adopt my beautiful boy, Jaxon (formerly Ajax). He is doing great and has really matured this past year, but still has moments of puppy ness that are quite adorable. He still loves to chase butterflies and moths that fly around in the yard.  A new little brother came to live with us at the end of March. Jaxon and I drove to Colorado to pick up Jaxon's new brother, Wesley, from the Big Dogs Huge Paws Rescue.  It's been a joy to watch their relationship blossom. Thank you again for making Jaxon a part of my life!Mary P

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 (photo at right)

Hi Theresa and everyone at Ahimsa!
Just wanted to let you know that it's been about 4 months since we adopted Chaz and he is wonderful!! He is getting big and is living a very spoiled life here in NY! Playing with his big brother, belly rubs with his dad, and sleeping on the couch are a few of his favorites every day!! Even the cat has accepted him and let's him give her a kiss...!!We are so lucky to have this special boy in our lives!!

Thanks for all you do!

The McPheters

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Lena

Adopted October 2013

Oklahoma City, OK

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ChaCha

Adopted October 2013

Siloam Springs, AR

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Melody
Adopted October 2013
Greenfield, AR


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Izzy

Adopted October 2013

Muskogee, OK

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Pug

neutered and returned to guardian

October 2013

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Junior

Adopted October 2013

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Jeremy
Adopted October  2013
Muldrow, OK

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Zippy

Adopted October 2013

Bixby, OK

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Casey

Adopted October 2013

Muldrow, OK 

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Rusty

Adopted October 2013

Honobia, OK

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Bernie
neutered and returned to guardian
October 2013

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Jackie

Adopted October 2013

Fort Smith, Ar

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Quince

Adopted Sept 2013

Bella Vista

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Annie

Adopted Sept 2013

Booneville, AR

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Oprah
Adopted Sept 2013
Booneville, AR

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Retta

Adopted Sept 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Leonardo

Adopted August 2013

Muldrow, OK

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Tia and Franny

Adopted together-August 2013

Muldrow, OK

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Daphne
 
Adopted August 2013
 
Fort Smith, AR

 

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Oliver

Adopted September 2013

Tulsa, OK

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Adoption Tale

Hello Kitty's arrival at nursing home

August 2013

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Hello Kitty

visiting nursing home resident

August 2013

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Hello Kitty
 
visiting nursing home resident
 
August 2013

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Hello Kitty

All "Tuckered Out"

after nursing home visit!

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Massey AKA Ernest T

Adopted August 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Victor

Adopted August 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Bambi
 
Adopted August 2013
 
Van Buren, AR
 
 
 
 

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Chance

Adopted August 2013

Greenwood, AR

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Milly

Adopted July 2013

Newton, KS

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Diamond

Adopted July 2013

Tulsa, OK

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Chaz
 
Adopted July 2013
 
Monroe, NY

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Aurora

Adopted July 2013

Springdale, AR

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Little Debbie (Now Maggie)
Things are going great! She could not be any more perfect. She is one of the best and well behaved dogs.  She's playing with us and chasing us around the house.  She loves playing hide and seek.

 

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Zena AKA Kiki

adopted July 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Jessica
 
adopted July 2013
 
Muldrow, OK

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We were looking at the Ahimsa facebook page and came across Shiva's pic from March. It made us laugh that she was ever described as calm. She is a ball of energy that keeps us constantly entertained. We could not have asked for a better little dog. She is a sweet, smart, adorable little girl. Thanks for all you do!!
                                Eric and Crissy  

 

 

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Gordon:  '

Everything is great. His name is now Rocky. He is a very spoiled handsome boy. Thanks again!

Kari

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We adopted Meeko about a month or so after getting married. My husband and I love her so much! All the kids in the neighborhood adore her and sneak in the backyard when she's not in the house to play with her :) We love our furry child and she loves taking trips with us! Thank you so much for making our family so happy :)

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Adoption Tales: Molly and friend Nikki taking a cool and refreshing break from leash walk training.

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Beetule taking a break in one of his favorite spots....

in front fo the fan!

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Molly

Adopted June 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Presley

Adopted June 2013

Bixby, OK

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Tony
Adopted June 2013
Oklahoma City, OK

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Duffy

Adopted June 2013

Spiro, OK

Ace-after 2

Ace:Day of Rescue at Ahimsa Rescue.

Thank you foster mother Elizabeth!

 

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Ace

Full Recovery!

Adopted June 2013

 

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Jenny
 
Adopted June 2013
 
Tulsa, OK
 

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Emma

Adopted June 2013

Vilonia, AR

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Ceasar

Adopted June 2013

Greenwood, AR

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Adopted June 2013

Wichita, KS

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Abagail
 
Adopted June 2013
 
Tulsa, OK

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Gauge

Adopted June 2013

Tulsa, OK

Tyler-PBrush

Teresa, We went to Moore on Thursday and did therapy dog work. We interacted with probably hundreds of people that day (tornado victims, volunteers, etc). One very special moment we had was when we met a little girl that survived the tornado in the Plaza Towers school, and she gave Tyler and I both big hugs around our necks. We were able to bring a much needed smile to her face for a few moments, and it absolutely brought tears to my eyes. I will never forget her sweet little face, and how she hugged Tyler so tight and buried her face into him. It just melted my heart.

I am so blessed to be able to share Tyler with others!! I thank the Lord every day for bringing him into my life, and I thank you for all the wonderful work you do for the animals and helping them find their perfect forever homes!! Becki

 

 

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I realized over the weekend that this was Lacie’s first “birthday” with me. She’s doing great! She and Lily love to curly up in bed together. Lacy has tons of fun running after toys and will even toss them around for herself but, of course, loves to have us throw them for her.She’s quite the little character! Thank you so much once again for all of you help in the adoption process.Thank you! Barbara

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Scout's Graduation May 2013
 
She did it! She graduated from obedience school, mom only had to help a little...She had to sit, lay down, leave a toy or treat on command, stay, come when called, loose leash walk and the biggee for her...greet 2 strangers! She does not like to walk up to people, BUT she will go up to them if they hold a very tasty morsel in front of them...for example if they happen to be given some fat trimmed from steak possibly. Just sayin all things are possible if the price is right. lol

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Growing up Basha from rescued puppy of

feral mother to a happy healthy puppy!

Lucky Basha!!!

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Beau/Cabo

Adopted May, 2013

Broken Arrow, OK

 

 

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Ian

Adopted May 2013

Muldrow, OK

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Presley
Adopted June 2013
 
Holiday Island, AR

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Quince

Adopted June 2013

Holiday Island, AR

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Just a short not to let you know that Makenzie and I are doing doing great. We have been visiting and having lots of fun. My family adores her. She is always at my side helping when I write on the computer. Makenzie has become an important member of my family. Edyth

 

 

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Boston living the good life after his adoption

from Ahimsa Rescue Foundation.

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Things are great! He is a perfect little car rider. Loves to hang out the window and let his jowls flap in the wind! He is such a cuddle bug and very sweet. His name has since been changed to Rocky and already responding to it very well.  Thanks so much again!
 
Kari

 

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Penny and Cooper

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Coby

Adopted May, 2013

Wichita, Kansas

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Cooper

Adopted May 2013

Wichita, Kansas

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Little Debbie

Adopted May 2013

Fayetteville, AR

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Gordon

Adopted May 2013

Broken Arrow, OK

 

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Winslow#1601

adopted April 2013

Broken Arrow, OK

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Teddy B#1485

adopted April 2013

Poteau, OK

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Griffin#1607

adopted April 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Zazu#1607

adopted April 2013

Fayetteville, AR

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Cheeto#1519

adopted April 2013

Roland, OK

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Meeko#1567

adopted April 2013

Fort Smith, AR

 

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LillyBelle#1598

adopted April 2013

Benbrook, TX

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MacKenzie#1436

adopted April 2013

Beggs, OK

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Patty#1579

adopted April 2013

Muldrow, OK

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Basha#1564

adopted April 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Portia#1622

adopted April 2013

Norman, OK

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Scout#1586

adopted April 2013

Sand Springs, OK

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Tyler had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to take his Herding Instinct Test, and he easily passed 2 tests to earn his AKC Herding Instinct Certificate!

I had no idea that Tyler would enjoy herding, but OH MY, did he ever LOVE herding those goats!! I think we've found yet another new sport for him to play!!
Tyler just never ceases to amaze me with his many talents!! And after all these years, we are still finding out that he has more hidden talents yet to discover!!
I've attached a couple of his herding photos, and here is a link to his herding photo album on Facebook:
~Becki and Tyler

 

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Hi Teresa, Lilly Belle is doing wonderful. She is having a good time with her new family, Harley has gotten used to Lilly and has realized she is here to stay. As a matter of fact they play tug of war with the toys and are getting along really well. She has had the best time this weekend, we brought in a dump truck full of topsoil for some remodeling of the back yard. She has been "Queen of the hill" and just Loves playin in the dirt! She has been such a wonderful addition to our family. Our grandchildren want to take her home with them. NOT gonna happen. She is chewing on a frisbee right now.                                  Mike & Barbara, and the girls. 

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Hi Teresa,
We made it home. Cooper is the most loving of the two. I am so glad I got them both. They comfort each other and are so affectionate. They are exactly what I was looking for.
It was wonderful to meet you and see your place. You are doing such a wonderful thing, providing another chance at life for all your dogs.
 
Talk to you soon!


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My kids and I adopted Rex, who soon became Richey in July 2006 from AHIMSA. Over the years as my kids have gotten older and gotten pets of their own, he is my one constant. Never changing, love never wavering. I say we rescued him..he chose us and I believe I was the one rescued. He is called Richard when in trouble.
I began volunteering with Doug Shadell in June of this past year, I have seen first hand what goes on and I feel very fortunate that AHIMSA was there for my best friend almost 7 years ago and allowed us to be united. I am blessed to do a small part for the animals and LOVE to see the happy adopted tales of the sweet faces that I meet there. Julie

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Hugo/Applehead

Adopted March 2013

Muldrow, OK

 

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Penny

Adopted March 2013

Irving, TX

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Copper

Adopted March 2013

Irving, TX

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Brinkley

Adopted March 2013

Eureka Springs, AR

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Bella

Adopted March 2013

Lonoke, AR

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Owen

Adopted March 2013

Muldrow, OK

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Otis

Adopted March 2013

Muldrow, OK

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Zues

Adopted March 2013

Hurst, TX

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Tinkerbell

Adoption March 2013

Roland, OK

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Hello Kitty AKA Abe

Adopted March 2013

Muldrow, OK

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Grace

Adopted March 2013

Greenwood, AR

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Ali

Adopted March 2013

Fayetteville, AR

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Annabelle

Adopted March 2013

Muldrow, OK

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Ranger

Adopted March 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Alanna

Adopted March 2013

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

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Obie

Adopted March 2013

Ada, OK

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Andrea

Adopted February 2013

Cotter, AR

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Paladin

Adopted February 2013

Rogers, AR

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Oscar

Adopted February 2013

Braggs, OK

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Cammie

Adopted February 2013

Roland, OK

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Bruno

Adopted February 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Tinkerbell

Adopted February 2013

Elmwood, IL

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JR

Adopted February 2013

Muldrow, OK

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Sunshine

Adopted February 2013

Arkansas

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Tullu

Adopted February 2013

Muskogee, OK

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Lucky Luke

Adopted February 2013

Saint JO, TX

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Luke

Adopted February 2013

Harrah, OK

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Tank

Adopted February 2013

Muldrow, OK

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Chico/Small

Adopted February 2013

Stillwater, OK

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Abbot

Adopted February 2013

Boulder, CO

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Gab

Adopted January 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Whitney

Adopted January 2013

 

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Luna (aka Alexa)

Adopted January 2013

Edmond, OK

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Adina

Adopted January 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Adopted January 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Gin

Adopted January 2013

Mequon, WI

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Frodo

Adopted January 2013

Clarksville, AR

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Amanda

Adopted January 2013

Van Buren, AR

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Adopted January 2013

Fayetteville, AR

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Wally

Adopted January 2013

Lansing, NY

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Tony

Adopted January 2013

Lindsay, OK

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Susie

Adopted January 2013

Fort Smith, AR

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Chewie

Adopted January 2013

Fayetteville, AR