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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2009 Adoption Tales


Princess - Muldrow, OK
December

Baby Doll - Muldrow, OK
December


Granny - Muldrow, OK
REUNITED WITH HER FAMILY
December

Chance - Fort Smith, AR
December

Wesley - Sallisaw, OK
December

Gizmo - Tulsa, OK
December

Isabel - Broken Arrow, OK
December
  
Hector and Quince - Oklahoma City, OK
December
  
Jack and Trenton - Sallisaw, OK
December

Arley - Bristow, OK
December

Arabella - Glastonbury, CT
December

Buffy - Broken Arrow, OK
November

Sherlock - Claremore, OK
November

TOBY (formerly Drayton)

Hi Teresa!

Toby is as sweet as ever! He now sleeps in the bed with me every night. :) I tried it out one night, thinking for sure I'd wake up to find something chewed up- But when I awoke he was snuggled up next to me! His favorite position is to be sprawled out behind my head, across both of the bed pillows! Sometimes I wake up scotched down toward the bottom of the bed and he's snoring on my pillow. :) He has also gotten a lot bigger- 66 pounds now! I can't thank you enough, he is such a joy! :)  ~ Sarah


Maximo -Fort Smith, AR
November

Siema - Sherman, TX
November

Gadgit- Roland, OK
November

Starla -Tulsa, OK
November

Lilly Ann

Lilly in Jim's chair begging for loving. She can endlessly sit like this. She always gets what she wants. Duh.   ~ Mary

Lilly Ann is a Bassett/Boston Terrier puppy adopted in 2006.  Shown to the right are  her "baby" pictures the first with her litter sisters, the other all by herself.


Lady Elizabeth - Bentonville, AR  November

Ares - Edmond, OK
November
 
Blue and Lilly - Kansas City, MO
November

JACK (formerly Tracy)

Teresa,

Jack is doing great. He now sleeps on the bed beside me. He still loves the red leather chair in the kitchen and considers it his home base. Rarely, if ever, does he sit on the floor. He still loves wandering around in the back yard and is content to just lie in the grass and look around – I bring the dogs to work sometimes in the afternoon and he hops up in a chair and sleeps until time to go home. He is a great car rider as well. Everyone thinks he is a sweet dog and I love him more every day – I am so glad he came home with me.
  ~ Jane

JUNIE (formerly Penny)

Hi Teresa,

Penny, now Junie is doing great. Junie, Ed and I have joined a Dog Scouts of America troop, they're just cadets now but hopefully they're become full Dog Scouts soon. I'm sending off an application to the AKC to get Junie a PAL/IPL number so she can take a Herding Instinct Test in December. One thing I've learned about Junie, she's crazy about the ball but her favorite thing is playing in flowing water. It's a special treat when I can find a creek for her to play in. I may have to build one in my backyard. Thanks for all you do to save great dogs like Junie.   ~ Nancy


Buddy - Fort Smith, AR
November

Teddy - Stillwater, OK
October

Brooks - Mulberry, AR
October

Paul - Edmond, OK
October

MOLLY (formerly Fiona)

Hi Teresa -
Molly follows our aging Golden around wherever she goes and loves to bark at the squirrels that are in our backyard. She spends quite a bit of time indoors, but loves looking out through the sliding glass patio door into our backyard. Colleen made her a comfy bed which is next to our Golden's bed. Each morning when we get up, it's nice to see them lying on their beds, right next to one another. There are times when Molly allows us to hold her in our laps and pet her - though not for very long. She is far too busy checking things out. We love her and think that with time and love she will love us too.
~ Thanks, Mike

PIPER
Piper is spoiled rotten. We love her so much. ~ Chip and Kim

Twila - Sallisaw, OK
October

TOBY (formerly Drayton)

Teresa,
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that Toby is a local celebrity! We were featured as OSU's "Fans of the Week" in the gameday edition of the Oklahoman! He just loves his gameday jersey and bandana!

Sarah Kathryn

{ FANS OF THE WEEK }
Sarah and Toby, outside of Wooden Nickel, 225 Knoblock in Stillwater, Sep. 12, before the Oklahoma-Houston game
Photo by Steve Maupin, Lookatthegame

TYLER - adopted August 2005

Tyler, a 4-year old male Australian Cattle Dog was rescued as a 9-month old by Ahimsa Rescue Foundation in Muldrow and adopted by new mom, Becki. Since then Tyler has earned his AKC Companion Dog and AKC Rally Advanced titles this year.

Keeping an eye on owner/handler Becki is Tyler, an Australian Cattle Dog. Tyler will compete for the first time during the Kay-9 Dog Training Club's Agility Trials to be held next weekend at Busy Bee Arena. The event is free to the public.

JOURNEY

Journey (right) with her canine sibling.

Hi Paula,  Journey is one happy little dog in California! She so enjoys her life to the fullest! I adore her!! She makes me smile all the time... Journey's favorite beach activity is chasing and leaping to catch sand that I scoop up with a chuck it and toss in the air! She also is a great retriever of balls and can run as fast as the speed of light. People are always in awe of her athletic abilities and of course think she is the cutest thing ever! Lots of people ask me what she is and say they wish they could get a dog like her. She's popular! She is super voice responsive and listens really well! She has learned so much and we teach new things all the time. She has all the basics and we are striving to get her in agility classes that require a lot of self control. She is so quick and so it has been fun to watch her learn new things. She LOVES her lessons since she is food and toy crazy! Her favorite trick is to spin in the air....I am trying to teach her the difference between a left spin vs. a right. As you can see I am enjoying her bright and willing mind! I still marvel that this fabulous little dog wasn't adopted before I saw her.

I admire your efforts and commitment to these animals. I think how lucky Journey was and how lucky I am, that you all rescued her and fostered her all that time.     ~ Wishing you and your family the best, Andee


Button
October


 

Lovebug
October


 

Loenardo
October


Carl - Edmond, OK
October

Pumpkin - Sallisaw, OK
October

Batman, now Pax
Denton, TX - October

Gidget - Coweta, OK
October

Sarah, now Takara
Fort Smith, AR - October

Paula,

I just wanted to let you know Devon is great. He does fine during the day, and is so excited when I come home. Chester is glad to have a 'brother' in the house to teach new things to. They love to go for rides. Yesterday I came home and got them and we did errands all over town and the two of them sat in the back seat happy as could be.

Thank you again for taking such good care of Devon while he was with you. I am so lucky to have found such a wonderful companion.

  ~ Catherine

   
Belle and Taco - Stillwater, OK
September

Devon - Rogers, AR
September

Annie - Muldrow, OK
September

PENELOPE

Penelope is doing fine. She prefers to stay inside. I walk her about a mile three times a day so I think she is getting plenty of exercise. She seems happy and loves to be petted. She loves playing with the kids and dogs in my neighborhood. They all love her. I have a friend coming with her two little dogs this weekend for a "play date" with Penny. I also had some of the guys over from work one night and cooked out on the grill. She loved all the attention. I am taking her tomorrow to the park to see how far she will walk with me. Sunday we are going to meet a prospective play mate here in OKC.

 ~ Lisa

   
Candice and Emily - Valley City, ND
September

Penelope - Edmond, OK
September

Vivian - Murphy, TX
September

CALLA (formerly Angel)

We decided to change Angel's name to Calla, which means beautiful.

She is doing great. She is a very happy part of our family. We take walks and she plays with us and with the other dogs. She is quite adept at retrieving - imagine that! Her tail wags most of the time and she appears to be smiling. I look forward to awakening every morning to see the three dogs. I think the playfulness of the Bostons has rubbed off on her. She likes to watch TV. She seems fascinated - especially by close-up conversation between people! How funny... I will give her a hug and a kiss from you. She was so fortunate to have had you in her life. I am so thankful to have found her through you.   ~ Karen


Fiona - Tulsa, OK
September

Bandit - Stilwell, OK
September

Angel - Arlington, TX
August
 
Patches - Van Buren, AR
August

 

Chi-Chi

Hi!  Little Chi Chi is really doing great!.  

Chi Chi has made it her life's mission to terrorize Sally.  Sally just loves it.  She really helped Sally get over losing Jack.  Chi Chi just runs Sally ragged.  It's really hard to get some of pics of some of the so cute things they do 'cause neither one can be still long enough to get the shot.  I'll keep tryin'...  Later...  --Pat--


Chi-Chi - Prairie Grove, OK
August

Gidget - Coweta, OK
(sometimes confused with Gizmo)
August
    
Cokey and Tessie adopted together! - Lowell, AR.
August

Logan (was Derek) - Muldrow, OK  August

Athena - Mulberry, AR
August

Drayton - Stillwater, OK
August

Arthur - Murphy, TX
August

Queenie -  Muldrow, OK
August

Rowena
reunited with her guardians

Farkey and Barley -
Fort Smith, AR
July

Petie -  Bentonville, AR
July

Sally (now BB)
Sand Springs, OK - July


Sassy - Greenwood, AR
July

Adelina (now Pucci)
Stillwater, OK - July

Trevor
reunited with his guardians

Eve - Oakurst, OK
July

Eva_ Oakurst, OK
July

Madison - Tulsa, OK
July

Penny - Fort Smith, AR
June

Honey - Van Buren, AR
June

Piper - Bella Vista, AR
June

Toby - Centerton, AR
June

Edwin - Tulsa, OK
May

Star - Muldrow, OK
May


Our Pack of Rescued Pets bombard our visitors with affection. Everyone enjoys warmth, love and fun with our loving Gentle Pack


Emeline's Puppies
       
Bonner and Jetta                               Bonner                                            Jetta
Sapulpa, OK

Mugsy - Fort Smith, AR
May

Bailey - Van Buren, AR
May

JoeBeth - Fort Smith, AR
May

Watson - Blanchard, OK
May

JACK (Formerly Tracy)

Hi Teresa,
Jack is doing great.  I've discovered that from some former life he certainly knew what a chair was all about because he never sits on the floor at home – he always sits in a chair. He also has started a mole hunt in the backyard.  His sweet disposition is just what you described.  I've also found out he can walk on his hind legs.  He and the cat are getting along fine as well.  He's also learned to sit already for a treat.

Thanks for connecting us – I'm really grateful.

 

DIANA and WILLIAM

Hi Teresa! The puppies are beyond amazing, literally. I am so in love with them and so is the world. Everybody stops to ask me what they are. William is the most handsome man that you ever did see. In fact, we are moving to Northern CA so that they can have more room to run wild and free. They are at their happiest when they have room to romp far. They have been swimming far in rivers, eating good homemade food and sleeping with me every night. They are the best cuddlers in the world. Honestly Teresa, they have changed my life and I am SO in love with them. So, we are moving to Petaluma, CA. I am BEYOND excited to live among nature and get OUT of LA. It is going to be a wonderful change. Much love to you and I hope you are well.  ~ Julie


Bridget - Mustang, OK
May

DAISY (Formerly Vivian)

Hi Teresa
I delivered Vivian (now Daisy) to Elizabeth yesterday. Elizabeth cried when she saw Daisy. Said she was more than she ever dreamed of - just adores that dog! After the meeting we all had lunch. Elizabeth was so excited she couldn't eat. She went out and bought a bunch of new dog toys. Daisy now has 15 toys! She called last night and says Daisy loves her new yard and has taken over the house like she owns it. She says Daisy is just a little miracle and she is just in love. Elizabeth's daughter also fell hard for Daisy. Please rest assured that Daisy is totally loved and will have the life she deserves. Thank you, thank you, thank you! The happiness is a benefit that couldn't be bought. You do wonders for the dogs and the people! You have certainly changed my life!!  ~  God bless and love to all,  Nancy


Vivian - Phoenix, AZ
May
WILLIAM

Hi Teresa! The puppies are beyond amazing, literally. I am so in love with them and so is the world. Everybody stops to ask me what they are. William is the most handsome man that you ever did see. In fact, we are moving to Northern CA so that they can have more room to run wild and free. They are at their happiest when they have room to romp far. They have been swimming far in rivers, eating good homemade food and sleeping with me every night. They are the best cuddlers in the world. Honestly Teresa, they have changed my life and I am SO in love with them. So, we are moving to Petaluma, CA. I am BEYOND excited to live among nature and get OUT of LA. It is going to be a wonderful change. Much love to you and I hope you are well.   ~ Julie

BRUNO

Hello Teresa,
I just wanted to let you know that Bruno is the best thing that has ever happened to us. He is also probably the most spoiled dog you have ever seen. There isn't a day that goes by that Bruno doesn't go somewhere with one of us. Just a few weeks ago my fiance' went to go get her bridal portraits made in her wedding dress and guess who was there with his bow tie on, that's right Bruno was. He is a huge part of our lives and I would have it any other way. I have often wondered what our life would be like without him and I cant imagine. Thank you for all that you do and for what Bruno has brought to our lives.  ~  Thank You, Joshua

  
Lilly and Blue - Bedford, Texas
May

Tracy - Joplin, MO
April

Fanny - Fort Smith, AR
April

AUZZY (formerly Quentin)

Hi Teresa,
Auzzy is doing well. He has adjusted to my other dogs and has now found a role in the family. He is learning some tricks and will be helping Adrian pick up after my other dogs by "putting the toys up" He loves to chase a basketball around the yard. Seems he uses his herding instincts on that! Here are pictures of Auzzy as promised. These are from South Texas!  He is so beautiful and sweet. Everyone fell in love with him instantly!
~  Matthew

 
Chambliss and Emeline - Maumelle, AR
April


Darius - Springdale, AR
March

Uma - Fort Smith, AR
March


Cody and a very proud "Mom".

CODY
SAR Dog Extraordinaire!

Hi Teresa,  Just thought I would drop you a note and tell you that Cody did us extremely proud Saturday.

The Crawford County Search and Rescue team put on a mock search Saturday at White Rock.  The scenario was that a man and his 7 yr old son had gone out turkey hunting and had not been heard from. The son was reportedly autistic and would not answer when called (the child was really a dummy dressed like a child). The man had supposedly fallen an injured himself and become separated from the child. They had gone out at 5:00 a.m.


Cody checking his rescued
"child" once again.

We arrived on the scene at about 6:00 a.m. It was raining, sleeting and snowing. Teams were sent out to search the area and found the victims truck. They searched the area surrounding the truck for several hours. The victims were wearing transponders and the teams were trying to locate them using electronic equipment with no luck. At 11:15 a.m. I put Cody on the trail (mind you that although it had quit raining, it had been raining for 3-4 hrs prior to our search).


And a final kiss...

CODY DID IT. He took us straight to the child and was on the trail of the adult when the trail got too dangerous to follow, but we were able to hear the victim calling for help. Another team was below us and our team was able to help guide that team in from above. He beat out all the electronic equipment!! I am sooo proud of him!!! The whole team is proud of him!

I don't know if you remember the bio you had on him but I do. It read "Do you need a guardian angel? I will be you guardian angel - That's me - good dog Cody."  Well he is sure living up to his name!! He really is a guardian angel!!    ~ Carol

CONGO

Teresa,
Congo is doing just great. He is such a loving dog. He is such a joy and has a wonderful temperament. He still carries his toy all the time. Congo and Coco have bonded just fine. Please know that Congo will be treated as a king of the household. Our two older sons came home for the weekend from Dallas and Tulsa respectively just to meet the new family member. Thank you for all you have done for Congo and all the future companions in your care.

Thanks again and may God bless you and your family.   ~ David


Rocket - Muldrow, OK
March
  
Helen and Ellen - Muldrow, OK
March

Lexie-Sallisaw, OK
March


Briney - Frisco, TX
February

Sassy - Keller, TX
February

Fulton - Bull Shoals, AR
February

Lilly - Bentonville, AR
February

Benji - Little Rock, AR
February

Cade - Austin, TX
February

Sara - Fort Smith, AR
February

Tinkerbell - Little Rock, AR
February

Clara - Coweta, OK
February

Murdock - Fort Worth, TX
February

Quentin - Broken Arrow, OK
February


BoBo - Fort Smith, AR
February

DIANA and WILLIAM
California Lady Drives To Muldrow, OK To Adopt Two Homeless Puppies


The puppies after rescue

After searching to adopt a pet Julie Yarnall from Hawthorne, CA, found Diana's picture on Ahimsa Rescue Foundation's National Petfinder's website. Julie fell in love with Diana from her photos and biography. Julie wanted to adopt Diana and her brother William.


Julie, Diana and William

They are mixed breed Basset puppies that were surrendered to the Muldrow City Pound along with their brothers (Harry and Andrew). The puppies were rescued from the Muldrow city pound by Ahimsa Rescue Foundation and taken to a private home in foster care. While the puppies were in foster care waiting to be adopted they were spayed and neutered and brought up to date on veterinarian care. The puppies' photographs and stories were placed on Ahimsa Rescue Foundation's websites. Ahimsa Rescue received many adoption applications for the puppies, some from as far away as DeWitt, NE, Austin MN, Aurora, CO and Hawthorne, CA.

Julie submitted an on-line adoption application to Ahimsa Rescue hoping to adopt Diana and William. Julie volunteered to travel from California to Muldrow, OK to meet and adopt the puppies.


California Beach Puppies!

Ahimsa Rescue's adoption committee proceeded with Julie's adoption application and contacted her veterinarian reference. With careful consideration by the adoption committee Julie's application was approved. Julie, along with her friend Alex, set out for the long journey to adopt the puppies of Julie's dreams.- Julie and Alex drove over 3000 miles/52 hours (round trip) from California to Oklahoma to adopt the precious puppies who were once homeless, unwanted and simply left behind at the Muldrow city pound.

When Julie arrived and saw the puppies she knew. They were everything she had hoped for and more. After a nice visit and pancake breakfast at Ahimsa Rescue Julie and Alex set out in the Westward direction to California. The puppies are thriving in their California home and getting lots of love and great care.


Tessa - Fort Smith, AR
February

Peggy - Spiro, OK
January

Michael - Conway, AR
January

Dexter - Los Fresnos, TX
January