Dogs Adopted!

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Happy news to share! Conrad, the delightful senior shepard with a little husky mixed in, went home today! He was in high spirits after he left TRN today and it seems that’s all it took for him to choose his new home. We wish him and his adopter(s) lots of time together to make wonderful memories!

While we would have liked to see him and his pal Ted go home together, a big ol’ senior leaving the shelter is always a cause for celebration! Congratulations, sweet guy, have a most wonderful life from here on out! We sure enjoyed our time with you.

Conrad is TRN adoption # 462 !!!


When we say those littles don’t stick around very long, we really mean it! Sweet little Punkin went home with her new dad this afternoon. She’s a quiet little one, with the cutest underbite. We wish her and her new family lots of happy tomorrows together!

Punkin makes TRN adoption # 461 !!!

BG (Ramona) -ADOPTED

Happy news to share on little BG…

She is OUTTA there! BG, now named Ramona, has chosen her new mom and dad. As you may recall, she lost her adopted mom only a couple of days ago and was immediately surrendered to the shelter. She was quite shell-shocked in finding herself at the shelter again (she was originally adopted five years ago), so we brought her to TRN to help her decompress a bit and soak up some volunteers’ love. Yesterday her new dad came in and met her. He went home with pics and her story and contacted us early today to let us know he was coming back for her to take her home!

She is such a friendly little girl and really just wants to be loved. It will be fun to watch her transformation and we hope they send us updates and especially pictures!

Happy tails, little one, we’re sure your previous mom would be so happy you weren’t stuck at the shelter for very long. We wish you all lots of years together to make some wonderful memories!

Ramona is TRN adoption # 460 !!!


Coral’s Cross Country Adventures!

Lexi, now Coral, is on the adventure of a lifetime. She and her new dad are traveling from AZ to her new home in Wisconsin. She’s busy watching the landscape fly by while he drives. We just love the pic of her, Dorothy and Toto!

Days 1 and 2 are in the books! Here’s to continued safe travels to them both. Thanks for the updates, Coral’s Dad


BUDDY has left the building! After returning to PACC today, one of our biggest wiggle-butts ever, he was adopted. He had such a great day of snoozing and cuddling and we are so happy for him. We hope he chose well and sleeps that first night’s sleep that only a shelter dog can when they are in their forever home! We wish him and his new person/family lots of happy tomorrows. We will certainly miss his happy smiles and waggy tail.

Buddy is TRN adoption # 456 !!!


Y’all ready for this? We hit 450 adoptions today!

CJ, one of our littles this week, chose his new family and headed home on Saturday afternoon! They went to meet him at PACC and then came straight up to TRN when they were told he was with us this weekend. He charmed them within minutes of them meeting and that’s about all it took. He will have some furry pals at home and his new folks left with some helpful info on how to do a proper meet and greet to help ensure his acceptance into the pack. He’s such a nice fellow, so we are sure he will settle in just fine.

He has been the sweetest boy with us this week, none of us even minded one little bit that he is not a fan of walking on leash. We hope he has a ton of happy tomorrows with his new family, and we wish them all the very best!

Big thanks to Carol (you can see her in the background behind CJ’s new dad), who helped them to fall in love with CJ while I was helping Odin and his new foster mom), it really does take a village and I am blessed with the most wonderful volunteer team EVER! ❤

CJ is adoption # 450 for dogs who have come through TRN’s doors since July 2019!


As expected, one of the littles from Thursday has been adopted!

The littlest one, Carter, was adopted after he returned to PACC. Congrats to this sweet little guy! We hope he has the very best life with his new person.

Carter is adoption # 448 !!!


Remember little Ruby from last week? She was only with us one day, and one of our very own TRN volunteers scooped her up and brought her home. Well, Ruby settled right in with the other dogs and the cats and she is there to STAY! They finalized her adoption today and we are so very happy for them all!

She hit the jackpot with a wonderful new mom and dad, and they tell us she has made herself right at home. We look forward to updates. We couldn’t be happier for the whole family, congratulations to you all!

Ruby makes adoption # 445 of dogs who have come through TRN’s doors!


Wilson has found his forever home!

This little guy might be tiny in size (albeit a bit chunky), but he has a big spirit. He came to TRN for the first time on Thursday and throughout the day we noticed he had a weird little cough. Didn’t sound like kennel cough, so we took a quick video and sent it to one of the wonderful clinic staff, who agreed it sounded like something more. She put him on the clinic’s list to be looked at and he was in the clinic less than a half hour after he returned from TRN. Turns out, this little 14 year old man has a level 5 (of 6) heart murmur. So he started on meds. Normally, this makes for a more challenging effort to find an adopter or forever foster. BUT…in comes his new mom! She has adopted a few hospice dogs from us over the past few years and she loves them right up until the end, and they leave with a full heart. And then she does it again. To say we appreciate what she brings to these sweet old souls is a huge understatement. So right after I heard from that wonderful staff member last night, I happened to get a message from his new mom, asking about Dora. But when I shared his new info with her, she knew he needed her more than Dora does.

She drove up today, met him and he has a wonderful new home to spend the rest of his days in. We can’t say thank you enough, and we know whatever time he has, it will be spent being much-loved, and that is the very best we can hope for!

His first pic is with a PACC volunteer when he was being loaded into the van to travel to TRN on Friday morning. We like to think he knew he wasn’t coming back and was giving PACC one last opinion on what he thought of having to live with a bunch of other little dogs in a big kennel, lol.

Happy tails, little dude, you chose a wonderful new mom!

Wilson is adoption # 444 of dogs who have come through TRN’s doors!


REGINA is sleeping in her new home tonight!!!

Boy, is this a story! Ok, so mom comes in today with her grown son, she wants to meet Antonio (we’ll have his story TOMORROW!). While we are talking about his medical issues and discussing the details of everything, her son is sitting in with Regina. Well, if you’ve ever sat with her, then you know it took about 0.3 seconds for him to fall for her. So, she is off to foster, and they are going to work on her accepting life with cats. After speaking with mom this evening (she was grand-pup sitting 🙂 ), they are committed to taking things slowly and they are VERY dog savvy folks. If Regina doesn’t settle in as we are all hoping, they intend to network her and find her the perfect home. We feel confident that one way or another, Regina’s days at PACC are finally behind her. Please send some positive thoughts and don’t-eat-any-cats energy out there to Miss Regina. She may not know it yet, but she has found a great new human to spend all her tomorrows with. She’ll be going hiking and camping and all sorts of fun things with her new dad. Fingers crossed on this one, because we think she hit the jackpot!

We hope to have good updates to share soon..


Our boy Creed has chosen his new dad! Creed went home to a new doggy pal this week from PACC. We wish him and his new family lots of happy tomorrows. We will sure miss his goofball antics. We hope his new dad will continue his training and Creed keeps learning and leaving his past behind him for good.

Creed makes adoption # 442 of dogs who have come through TRN’s doors


Great news to share! Little Shirley went to her new adoptive home to await her surgery after she returned to PACC this afternoon! Congrats little one!

Shirley is TRN adoption # 434 !!!


Little Jazzy, or perhaps more accurately, Little Miss Sassy Pants, has been adopted! She went home to a new mom and dad who are looking for a sweet friend to snuggle and love, and Jazzy fits that bill on both counts and then some!

She’s had her cherry-eye surgery and is feeling better and better each day since her spay surgery, too. In typical little dog fashion, she strutted right on out with her new family and didn’t give us a second glance when she left this afternoon.

We wish them lots of great tomorrows together and hope to get some updates as she settles in!

Jazzy makes TRN adoption # 432 !!!

Esther (Bugs) -ADOPTED

Our special tripod, Bugs, has left the building!

Bugs, now Esther, has been through a lot, and we hope she is now on to better and brighter days! Yesterday, she met her new mom and a furry brother. The two dogs are both very dog savvy and basically did their own dog intro and then we all went for a walk together. Her new mom came back today with a snazzy new collar for her and they have the support of a lovely lady with years of experience with dogs and training. We look forward to updates on how the two dogs and mom are all doing, and we are so happy to have been able to help them connect and begin their new life together.

Happy tails, sweet girl, we wish you so many happy tomorrows in your new home!

Since Stella returned so quickly, we are going to call sweet Esther TRN adoption # 429 !!!


We have all been amazed that Luke stayed at the shelter for as long as he has. He’s such a sweet guy and clearly was looking to find his forever home. We truly hope this is it for him! He chose a new mom and dad today and can look forward to traveling and exploring his new home–they’ve got a big yard for him to discover. We are so excited for him. He clearly knew things were different when we fitted him in his spiffy new red harness and matching leash that they brought back for him, after meeting him right after he arrived at TRN this morning.

We wish his and his new family lots of bright and happy tomorrows together. Good luck Luke, be a very good boy and have the best life!

Luke is TRN adoption # 428 !!!


Nanuck, who went to foster two weekends ago is officially HOME! His wonderful new mom and dad have finalized his adoption and we couldn’t be happier for all three of them! Wishing them lots of happy tomorrows and many adventures together.

Congratulations buddy, be a VGB and give your new family lots of kisses!

Nanuck makes TRN adoption # 427 !!!


Woohoo! Adorable Smitty is outta there! He spent a few wonderful days with one of our fabulous volunteers decompressing from over 6 weeks of shelter life, and he has chosen his new family. Yesterday, he met his new furry pal, who is a really small dog. Smitty did so well, he got down and made himself as small as possible and then rolled on his back so the little one could more easily play with him. It felt like a proud mom moment, even though that was all him!

When he saw his new mom today, he clearly remembered her from yesterday and was quite happy to give her lots of kisses and hugs today.

We wish them all the very best and look forward to updates soon! Congrats Smitty, be a good boy and make us all proud!

Smitty (formerly Smith at PACC) makes TRN adoption # 424 !!!


We just love when pups like Travis find their way into a home quickly! As an older, shy, scared and possibly down in the dumps kind of guy, a dog like Travis tends to sit for an extended period of time in a high volume shelter such as PACC before he finds his forever home. But not this time!

Travis found his new mom, who came up all the way from the Benson area to meet him, and big thanks go out to Maverick’s former/now forever mom for helping to make it all happen! She asked us some questions about him and then shared the information with Travis’ new mom.

We are thrilled that he has a nice quiet home to spend the rest of his days in. You see, he arrived with injuries from having been attacked by other dogs in his former home. He carries the scars on the outside, but you can see it in his eyes that they go deeper than that. But through all he has seen in his life, he remains a sweet and gentle guy who just goes with the flow.

He now has a new mom and dad all his very own and lots of land to explore with his family and a safe place to lay his head, where he never has to worry about being attacked ever again. It doesn’t get much better than that! Happy trails, buddy! And we look forward to hearing your new name, too!

Sweet Travis makes TRN adoption # 423!


Our sweet little old lady Memaw has been adopted!

She met her new mom and day yesterday and this morning, first thing, they were back with their very nice older boy so the dogs could meet. This was one of those super easy meet and greets. Sniff, sniff, let’s take a walk, yeah, ok, we’re good.

Some paperwork, some pics, and it was done. We are wishing her and her new furry pal lots of happy tomorrows together. We are so glad she is out of the shelter and we’re pretty sure she is sleeping the deep sleep tonight that only shelter dogs can possibly understand.

Best wishes to you all, we hope to see updates and pictures, please!

Memaw makes TRN adoption # 420 !!!


Wonderful Tootsie, who went home a few weekends ago with one of our amazing families who drives for us both AM and PM–both days, every weekend, has found her new family! Her foster mom had a tough time saying good-bye, and we understand why–Tootsie steals your heart and it’s easy to get lost in those big brown eyes of hers.

We will miss seeing her at TRN, but we are so happy she found her new people! Here’s to a very happy life to them all!

Tootsie is TRN adoption # 419 !!!


Raider has chosen his new family! This big guy with a heart of gold left the shelter today, but they did all of his paperwork yesterday. So we wanted to wait until he was outta there today. He has a new mom, dad, baby girl and his very own boy to call his family. Things were absolutely crazy at the end of the day and I neglected to get pictures (I’m SORRY!), but we couldn’t be happier for them all.

We look forward to updates and hope that this is his true happily ever after ending that we all wished for. He’s a gentle giant and seems to just go with the flow in everything he does. His boy lost his furry pal not too long ago and we think these two will make a wonderful pair who can help each other’s hearts heal.

Happy life sweet Raider, we love you!

Raider makes TRN adoption # 418 !!!


Henry has found a wonderful foster and is happily adjusting to life outside of the shelter! He went home at the end of the day yesterday and we know his foster mom, he has chosen well. He has met the other dogs in the household and she reports that he is doing well with them, having fun running around (we told you that broken paw wasn’t slowing him down), and eating like a champ.

So glad this wonderful boy is out of the stressful shelter environment while he continues to heal from his injury. Now he needs to get better and then find his forever home!

Congratulations Henry, we knew it wouldn’t take long.


Got some wonderful smiling pics of sweet Rose today. She must have sensed something earlier in the day that we didn’t. She just knew she was going to pick a new family today!

Her new mom and dad came in with their little one and the girls met. Everything went well as they sniffed and checked each other out. Her new family has been in previously hoping to find a new furry friend to bring home and get out of the shelter. They have a lovely secure outdoor space attached to a doggy door for Rose to explore. They lost a dear pup not long ago, her name was Rosie. While they may ultimately decide to change it, I can’t help but think this one was meant to be. Fingers crossed, as always. When a dog comes in as a stray to the shelter, there are so many unknowns. But this couple are quite dog savvy, and we are optimistic that Rose has chosen well!

We wish this sweet girl lots of happy tomorrows, we have been honored to be a part of her brief journey through the shelter system. We enjoyed having her these past three days at the store, and it’s been wonderful to watch her personality begin to emerge from the scared and shutdown girl she showed us when she first showed up on Friday.

Happy tails to you all! That third picture, I swear she was saying to her new mom, “Can we go now? She’s been taking pics of me ALL day!!!”

Rose makes TRN adoption # 417 !!!

Forrest Gump- ADOPTED

Forrest Gump said, “My mama always said you have to put the past behind you before you can move on.” So that’s just what our sweet Forest is doing…he is putting the past behind him and he has chosen his new family!

This big goofball has worked his way into all the volunteers’ hearts over the past couple of weeks. Last week this lovely couple met him and weren’t sure if they were up to his possible surgery/recovery needs. Today, they brought their dog in to meet Forest Gump, and things look pretty good. Forest is a pretty laid back guy, who likes to play and take lots of naps. He will be needing a dental in the coming months, and the shelter’s vet may decide he in fact does need hip surgery as well. But for now, he gets to chill in a home and hopefully he will stay forever!

We look forward to updates and hope all goes well with his new family. Forest, be a very good boy and have fun in your new home! We’re all excited for you and wishing you the very best forever!!

The last pic is Forest on his way home. 🙂

Forest makes TRN adoption # 416 !!!


It’s not often (ok, maybe this is a first since I’ve been here!) that we get to announce both an adoption AND an update all in one post!

William has chosen his new dad and furry sister! He went home with them today and will return briefly to the shelter this coming week for his neuter surgery and then he’s outta there! They met, sniffed each other, wagged their tails and we were off for a walk. He politely let her know when she was sniffing a bit too long and she respected his correction very well–they are off to a solid start!

His new furry pal is Starla. Some of you remember her from late summer of 2021. She is still a big girl, but her dad has helped her to lose a whopping 20 pounds and she is a happy, healthy and CANCER FREE girl!

William may not know it just yet, but he has definitely hit the jackpot with his new home. We are so happy for him, and his dad is committed to helping him to get healthy and put on some much needed weight–slowly and in a healthy way. Starla eats better than I do and her dad cooks all of her food!

We wish the three of them lots of happy times ahead together. There were lots of smiles today and we couldn’t be happier for all of them!

William makes TRN adoption # 415 !!!


Today was a great day at TRN!

LIBBY has chosen her new family, and she has a new furry brother to romp and play with! She really enjoyed having Forest as her kennelmate both at the shelter and at TRN, so we are pretty sure these two will be romping and playing in no time. Both dogs are very social and were all smiles and happy wags when they met and took a leisurely stroll together this afternoon. Her new mom and dad are committed to getting her to a healthier weight to help ensure she has a long and happy life with them.

We couldn’t be happier for this lovely family. Her new brother, sadly, lost some furry pals this past year or so and he was feeling lonely. Libby definitely thrives with a furry friend, so we look forward to hearing some happy updates as they get to know one another and go on adventures together.

Libby makes TRN adoption # 414 !!!

Arlo (Argo) -ADOPTED

Argo, now Arlo, has been adopted! You probably remember him, as he was coming up to TRN each week for months. He was always a character and he definitely had a favorite TRN person whom he loved to spend his days with. He loved everyone and was the best snuggler. Then in January he was adopted, briefly, but had to return to the shelter due to HOA issues. He immediately went to foster and then visited us once while living in his foster home. But Sunday, he found what we truly hope is his forever home!

Of course, there’s more to the story…she went to the shelter on Saturday, one of the longtime volunteer adoption counselors (Dale, for those who know him!) helped her narrow down her choices. She decided she wanted to meet him, so off Dale went to bring him out to meet her. Of course, Argo was with us at TRN because as soon as I heard our buddy was at the shelter while his foster was out of town for a few days, we made sure he was going to visit us. So she drove up to us to meet him. He was his usual playful and charming self, and she was happy to make him hers. He had “one more sleep” at the shelter Saturday night while she readied everything for him to come home. Sunday she arrived and after the paperwork, they were off to start their new adventures together.

His best TRN buddy was there to help them down tot the car, where Arlo hopped right in as if to say, “OK, let’s go, I’m ready to start the next chapter of my life!”

Arlo, you’ve brought lots of smiles to so many people, and your foster did a great job helping you to decompress from your former shelter life. We truly hope you have finally found your forever home. Five months of being a shelter pup is more than any dog should have to endure. Be a good boy and take care of your new mom!

Arlo makes TRN adoption # 413 !!!


We knew it wouldn’t take long, and we were right! Tony (a name change is pending, as she was given that name at the shelter) has found her new family. We spent two lovely days with Tony in our care, and she is a fabulous girl who is full of love and so very laid back and mellow. Never heard a peep out of her, so we have no idea what her ‘voice’ sounds like.

They came up to introduce their boy Max to her and these two dogs sniffed one another a few times and just fell into a casual walk like they’d been doing it for a while. Max and his parents just lost his furry pal unexpectedly and he was feeling sad.

We hope you all can help heal each other’s hearts while you make wonderful memories together! Thank you for choosing to save a shelter dog’s life. You really did save two today. Tony’s and the dog who will now have her space at the shelter during the most severely overcrowded time in PACC’s history. A humble thank you doesn’t seem to be nearly enough to say.

Best wishes to you all!

Tony makes TRN adoption # 412 !!!


This old gal has some stories to tell, that’s for sure! She arrived at the shelter with two much younger dogs who had so much energy. When she first came to TRN she spent most of her time napping, we figured she was just trying to catch up on the sleep she wasn’t getting back at the shelter due to their young pup energy. Back in December she went to foster and we were so glad she was someplace warm and safe for the holidays. She returned to the shelter this past week and we couldn’t wait to bring her back on Thursday. She smiled all day while she lounged on the couch and doggy bed, soaking up the love from some of her favorite volunteers.

Today, two lovely people came just for her. That’s right, they chose HER. They met her and she took a hot minute to start warming up. But once she did, and they made the decision she was going home with them, she just knew. We see it happen a lot with dogs who are being adopted or fostered. The dogs just seem to feel the energy shift and they get excited. By the time they were ready to leave, her sporting her spiffy new harness they brought with them just for her, she was all smiles and trotted right out the door.

We couldn’t be happier for all three of them! Please send ‘don’t eat the cats’ vibes her way, too, as she will have some dog-savvy kitty pals that she will be meeting as she settles into her new home.

Best wishes to this new family, and we wish Marge the very best forever, filled with lots of love and opportunities to make some great memories together!

Marge makes TRN adoption # 411 !!!

Rowena & Ruby-ADOPTED

Oh, how we love stories like this!

So these two skinny young girls came into the shelter together a few days ago as strays. They are young and skittish, but really quite sweet. Why their person or people didn’t come for them always remains a mystery to us in situations like this. They spent the last two days getting to know lots of our volunteers and everyone just loved them. They have some work to do to learn how to walk on leashes, and they are pretty nervous with unknown sounds, so it’s possible they were out there for a bit. But they appear to be in great shape otherwise.

They met a lovely couple yesterday and they came back today for them. Since the girls still have one more day to their stray wait, this couple decided to be their “Emergency Fosters,” a new designation with PACC during all of the illnesses they have been dealing with of late. After some paperwork, the four were off together to start getting to know each other!

The couple does have a cat and we talked about that and sent them home with some info on safe intros. So far, so good, we checked in with them this evening and got a good report. Let’s send them some really strong “Don’t eat the cat vibes!” We are very hopeful that all will work out well and that Ruby and Rowena (new names pending) have found their forever home, and together at that! Fingers crossed for the whole family.

Happy tails you two, be good girls and you’ll get to stay forever!


Are you ready for some truly wonderful holiday season news? We sure are!!

First up, sweet Flikka has been adopted!!!! She met her new furry sister today and things are looking good. Her new mom and dad met her earlier today at TRN, went home to talk about it, and brought their resident pup back for them to meet.

Flikka originally arrived at the shelter a few weeks back with another dog as strays, but the shelter was pretty sure they were sisters. Her pal was adopted quickly and Flikka began coming to TRN the next day. She quickly adjusted to spending her days getting lots of love from her new volunteer friends, going for walks in the cooler weather and having lots of yummy food and treats.

She now has a new friend to get to know while she awaits her dental surgery and mass removal, and we are so happy she has found a safe warm place to lay her sweet head.

We wish them all a very wonderful holiday season and thank her new family for giving her a chance at her happily ever after. Congratulations to you all, we look forward to updates!

Flikka makes TRN adoption # 408 !!!


Jesse found her wonderful forever home today! Her new mom and dad emailed us yesterday about her and were there shortly after we opened today to meet her. From there, it was a pretty easy decision to make her a part of their family. She is such a sweet soul, and they saw that right away.

Happy tails to you Jesse, we wish you lots of wonderful tomorrows with your new mom and dad!

Jesse is TRN adoption # 407 !!!


Rookie has chosen his forever family, and now has two furry siblings and three humans to call his very own! We are so happy for this great boy, and we suspect he already knows he hit the jackpot. He was too cute with the adoption day cake. He LOVES stuffed toys and couldn’t take his eyes off of it. So, as we often do at TRN, we just went with it. We think the pics turned out pretty cute. His family also sent an update pic after they got home, and he is clearly all smiles.

Congratulations to you all! Many happy tails, and we look forward to wonderful updates with the crew on all of their adventures together!

Rookie makes TRN adoption # 406 !!!


He was technically adopted on Sunday, but he didn’t go home until yesterday. We are SO happy to announce that Jethro has chosen his people!

This wonderful couple came in to meet a few of our other dogs, but as often happens, they weren’t quite the right match for one reason or another. We love when folks are open minded and consider other possibilities. They met Jethro, went for a walk with him and a volunteer and he charmed his way right into their hearts. Of course, for those of us who know him, that isn’t at all surprising. He is a real character and such a sweet and loving dog.

His adoption pics were a whole ‘nother story. He was tired, wanted to nap and even the lure of his favorite chicken jerky could not get him up off of his comfy bed.

Congratulations to all three of you, and thank you for your patience with the snafus at the shelter regarding his neuter. We are so glad it all finally got straightened out and he left for home yesterday!

Best wishes to the three of you and we hope to see updates and maybe an occasional visit, too!

Jethro makes TRN adoption # 403 ! So much to be thankful for today! 🙂


Byby has gone…BYE BYE! Sorry, it had to be done. 🙂

Sweet ByBy has gone to foster, and barring something unforeseen, she is not coming back. Her foster mom is one of our TRN family of volunteers and we are SO happy that they found each other.

As you can see, Byby just knew something was up and trying to get her to sit still long enough to catch a non-blurry picture was no easy task. We look forward to announcing the adoption, hopefully soon! 🙂

Congratulations to Byby and her new mom! We are SO happy for you both!


Mini is the other dog who went home today! She is a foster, but we are pretty sure she is home to stay as long as nothing weird happens between her and her new furry brother. So please send them good vibes! Their meet and greet went great and she is such an easy-going girl.

She went home with one of our very own TRN family and we couldn’t be happier for her and her new family!


Great day at TRN! Two dogs went home today!

First up, Evie had a nice short time with us. One afternoon at TRN and she left to foster at the very end of the day! She will have two resident dogs to be pals with. She met the more active female and all went well. Happy tails, Ms. Evie! She might be coming to TRN to find her forever, but for now, she is out of the shelter and will be sleeping in a home tonight! YAY!


We ended our weekend on a happy note! While we’d hoped for a foster for sweet May (we’re still waiting with our fingers crossed for her!), Candy DID find her new home today! Congratulations to her and her adopter!

Candy was completely uncooperative with having her picture taken, but we got a couple of shots of just her on her doggy bed. Her new person has lots of doggy beds for her to sleep on and they will enjoy going on long walks together. Candy has been such a good girl at the store in the very short time we got to spend with her, and we are so happy she found her new person!

Congrats to you both, we hope to get updates as you begin to make new memories together!

Candy makes TRN adoption # 395!!


We knew he wouldn’t last long! Teddy has left the building! He and his new mom were completely enamored with one another and he strutted right out this afternoon, on his way to his glorious forever with her. She lost her beloved dog not long ago and it was clear, these two really need one another to help them both with their healing. He was all smiles as he got ready to leave, so we know he gave his paw stamp of approval.

We wish them both lots of happy tomorrows together! No more sad days, Teddy, just lots of love ahead for you. 🙂

Teddy is TRN adoption # 393 !! (we’re closing in on 400!)


Now this one is a great continuation of his story…

Charlie, as you may remember left a week ago to what we’d hoped would be his forever home. It didn’t work out that way, as sometimes happens, and he ended up back at the shelter on Thursday. So Friday (yesterday) we brought him back to TRN and again today. This morning we get an email asking how they can foster him, thinking he was still with his other foster.  

Turns out, the gentleman and lady in the picture are friends with his former foster! The gentleman met him while he was with her and fell for him. When he learned Charlie was headed back to the shelter, these two wonderful folks sprang into action.  

They came to the store, Charlie clearly recognized them both and just came alive. He was smiling, as only an almost toothless dog can, and jumping up on their laps and just wiggling everywhere, he was so happy to see them again.

So Charlie is now with his new dad, awaiting his dental surgery at the shelter clinic. But he is finally HOME. And the sweet lady in the pic will be his other pet parent, as they both adore him now.

It all works out as it is meant.

Happy life, sweet little Charlie! Best wishes to you and your new extended family!!

Charlie is TRN adoption # 391

Old Man Fluffy-ADOPTED

SO happy to share the great news of Old Man Fluffy (his moms have promised to change his name!!!!)…he has been adopted! He met his new fur sister, Daisy, today and it looks like the beginning of a great friendship. Fingers crossed for them all! She recently lost her male buddy, and they both seemed to have some extra pep in their step when they met this afternoon. We hope this is his happily ever after, he is such a very sweet boy.

Best wishes to all of them!

Fluffy makes TRN adoption # 390 !!!


Our second adoption today is Destiny! She will have a new furry sister and a human girl and boy to grow up with. This girl is so full of love and was quite gentle with the kids. We look forward to happy updates and hope the family has lots of great years together!

We would also like to extend our thanks and appreciation to the vet staff at the shelter. They had originally planned to amputate her leg, based on how she presented when she first arrived at the shelter in early July. But when we let them know that she was bearing weight on her leg and asked that they re-evaluate her, they decided to hold off, as she appears to be improving.

She may still need medical intervention down the road, but for now, she is working on healing and her new dad had great questions about how best to help her gain strength without taxing those joints too much.

Only happy days ahead, sweet Destiny! Wishing you the very best life!

Destiny makes TRN adoption # 389!!


First up, one of our own and his wife took home little Laredo. His new dad just fell in love with his spunky little personality when they met on Thursday. So while Laredo went to foster at the shelter that evening when he went back, his dad couldn’t get him out of his head. After connecting with his foster family yesterday, we arranged for them all to come to TRN this morning for the exchange.

And they are all off! His fosters will be fostering again soon and his new mom and dad are loving his BIG personality in such a little body. We wish them lots of fun tomorrows with him. We know how much he will be loved and doted upon until the end of his days. He really did hit the jackpot!

Laredo makes TRN adoption # 388 !!!


So happy to share the great news that Drake has been adopted! His new mom came in towards the end of our day and went in to visit with this great big guy. He climbed up on the couch with her and plopped his head in her lap and closed his eyes. And whenever she stopped giving him scritches, he’d look up at her as if to ask, “Um, why’d you stop? Please keep going!”  

He will be neutered in the morning and then she will be picking him up tomorrow at the shelter. Wishing you both many happy years together!

Big Drake makes TRN adoption # 387!!


Some great news to close out our day! We had to leave a dog behind today and decided Brock was showing signs of stress at the store with a lot of barking. We opted to leave him at the shelter and we just saw on their adoption report that he was adopted today! YAY! Happy tails, buddy, we hope you never come back and get your much-deserved happily-ever-after!

Tomorrow we will have a blind little girl, and five other pups who are all looking for their forever homes, too. Please come down to say hi, or share their posts in the AM (they go up at 10am) in case anyone you know might see their new best friend in the posts!

Have a terrific weekend, everyone! And thanks for your support, we truly appreciate each of you! 


A heartwarming one to share tonight…

Dimples, this sweet and so severely overweight (think double the weight she should be, at a staggering 55 pounds and four inch long legs to support all that weight!) 12 year old gal who recently lost her human and found herself at the shelter has gone HOME!

The past couple weeks of her life have been extremely stressful, both emotionally and physically painful and terribly confusing for this sweet little soul. She ended up at the shelter as a euthanasia request, but the clinic’s vet team believed she wasn’t ready just yet. So they performed the surgery to remove a very large mass on her neck and have her on some meds for the various other health issues she has, and put her up for adoption/foster.

This lovely couple came in today after heading to the shelter specifically to see her and then drove out to us at La Encantada to meet her. She is clearly becoming depressed and not wanting to move much. They spent quite a bit of time with her (one of the many benefits to a dog being at our location for the day rather than in a kennel at the busy shelter). After much consideration, and an understanding of what we do and maybe more importantly what we don’t currently know about this little nugget, they gave an enthusiastic YES, let’s DO this! Off she goes, cozy bed and all, because she loves it and feels safe in it. We can always get another doggy bed; her comfort and sense of security is important given all that she’s been through.

She has a way to go in getting the weight off and healing both her heart and her body, but we think she chose well with her new humans. Fingers crossed for them all that she has lots of tomorrows with her new family to enjoy being loved. Happy tails, sweet girl, lots of folks are rooting for you!

Dimples makes TRN adoption # 386 !


Harvard stopped in for a visit with his mom and dad this past weekend. He looks AMAZING! He has filled out, his skin issues are all but gone and he is one seriously happy dog. He kind of knew he was a bit of a celebrity when all of our volunteers were doting on him and he was full of smiles.

His family has done amazing things for him and given him the right environment to thrive and heal. Fostering truly does save lives, and we could not be happier that this guy found his people.


I’m late in posting this, but we already have great updates, so I think it’s ok. 🙂 Had to include a few pics of him and his new dad before they left the store. Bugsy was not wanting to look at me to take a pic, so it became a series of pics instead, lol. The others are of him in his new home, we ❤ update pics!

Bugsy went home with his new family on Sunday! He now has a bigger furry brother and a little bit smaller furry sister. He is adapting to being part of a pack and learning the ropes about good doggy behavior from his new family–human and furry members alike!

We’re pretty sure this guy has found his forever, so please send him good juju that he continues to be a good boy and gets to stay where he is! We hope to never see him in the store again, unless it’s for a visit!

Congratulations to Bugsy and his new family!


So happy to share this news. This one has a personal twist, so that makes it extra special.

Sweet Nola has found her forever home, and WOW did she hit the jackpot! Some dear friends recently lost one of their senior pups, very unexpectedly. As life often happens, a conversation happened, a pic and bio were shared ( 😉 ) and :poof: just like that…a sweet soul found her new family!

Nola now has two new furry brothers, one older and one younger playful guy. They were already having a great time together and her new mom and dad are loving her. No big surprise there, she’s so very easy to love.

We wish them all years of happiness together, and you’ll have to trust me when I say that she has found THE best home. She will have trips to the lake, lots of amazing walks and spontaneous trips for yummy treats. Congratulations to the whole family!

Nola makes TRN adoption # 380!


Evelyn has gone home with her new family! She still needs to have some things taken care of by the shelter’s clinic, but she doesn’t need to spend another day in the shelter and that’s something we can ALL celebrate!

She took charge of the meet and greet with her new fur sister and she was like, “Hey, I’m Evelyn.” And her new friend was like, “Hey, I’m Molly.” We went on a walk and that was that. No drama, no tense moments. Just ok, let’s go!

She gave her new dad some licks, something she almost never does, from our experience with her these past few days. She was smiling and just trotted right on outta there today!

Congratulations to you all, we wish you lots of happy days ahead!

Evelyn makes adoption # 376 !


Another adorable gray pittie went home today! Our resident pygmy hippo pot-bellied pig wanna be, Gucci, chose her new family. We’re not sure who looks happier in this picture, but we’re all pretty happy for them all!

Gucci strutted right out the door and didn’t look back, that’s when you know they’re happy! Happy tails, to our girl, we hope you have wonderful days ahead with your new humans! Congratulations to you all!

Gucci’s adoption is # 375 !


THIS sweet girl, Jenni, who just came back from foster and was becoming depressed that she was back in the shelter environment is in her new home tonight! She got quite excited about the Happy Adoption Day stuffed cake that we use for pics, so how could we say no? It was the only thing these past few days she seemed genuinely interested in. We wish her and her new dad only bright and happy days ahead. This girl has been through SO much, she entered the shelter back in September of last year, then eventually went to foster for the past five months.

Happy life, sweet Jenni, you are very loved and we are all happy for you!

Jenni’s adoption is # 374 !


Obie & Rubble-ADOPTED

Shortest time ever at TRN! Obie and Rubble have been adopted!!They met their new sister and then their new mom brought her home and came back to pick them up.Congratulations to the whole family! So happy these two dear boys get to stay together!!!Obie and Rubble are adoptions 369 and 370


Some FUN announcements for Saturday!First up, this little man went home with his new dad today! He came in with at least one other buddy, but that dog was adopted yesterday at the shelter (he’d been with us on Thursday this past week). Today, he was nervous and seemed out of sorts without his pal. But once he realized he was leaving, he perked right up!We wish them both years of happiness together! Congratulations Rodan!

He makes adoption # 368 !

Loki & Lizzi-ADOPTED

Lizzi and Loki have left the building!!They picked their new foster mom today and it was a collaborative effort with the A-MAZING medical foster at the shelter and TRN. Their new mom didn’t want them to have to stay another night in the shelter, so we figured out a way to make it happen and they could still get their much needed medications. Clinic staff was fabulous in helping make it happen! It takes a whole team! They went home together and when we rendezvous’d late this afternoon so we could get her their meds, they were both all smiles and kisses when I got to see them again. You two chose well, and we wish you all lots of fun times together!

Thank you for helping us to keep them together, they are so happy together!! We’re pretty sure once Loki’s medical is figured out and he’s improving that we will have that special announcement to share. No matter, they are home and they got to do it together, that was always the goal. So happy for all of you!

They were both interested in the Happy Adoption Day cake stuffies, and had ZERO interest in posing for pics. 🙂


We knew Garry wasn’t going to stick around long. He is super friendly and just all around CUTE! Congratulations to him and his new dad, happy tails, little buddy!

We couldn’t resist the urge again to include our volunteer Steve and Garry posing together. They were too adorable.Garry is adoption # 367!


This sweet boy, King, went home this past weekend as a foster and his new foster mom was just smitten with him. We’re keeping our adoption fingers crossed on this one! 🤞Good luck to King and his extended family!


Our second adoption announcement from the weekend is our gentle giant, Tito! He picked his new mom and her daughter and was truly smitten from the first moment they went in to sit with him. He hopped right up on the couch and plopped that huge head of his right in the daughter’s lap and did his quirky purring thing to let them both know he had made his decision. It took them a bit to agree with him, but after taking him for a walk and snuggling with him in his enclosure, they were hooked. One just can’t help but fall in love with this big lug.When it was time to take the pic, Tito wasn’t sure if it was a toy or maybe a real cake. Sorry buddy, it’s just a photo prop! 🙂 He was set to have his surgeries yesterday, but when they brought him into the clinic the poor guy was found to have a cold. So that’s on hold for two weeks while he went home to recuperate and take his meds. As soon as he’s feeling better, he’ll be back for his neuter and double cherry eyes surgeries.Congratulations to you all! We hope you have many years of happy times together!Tito makes TRN adoption 365 !



Oh, but we’re not done yet!! We knew Carnation wouldn’t hang around for very long! And she didn’t! Her new mom and dad came in first thing this morning after having seen her right here on our page, met her and quickly decided she was the one for them. They ran home to get their other pup for a meet and greet.

But wait, that’s not all…remember Lucas from a couple of months ago? Well, Carnation now has a fellow TRN alum as a new fur brother! Funny coincidence, she was in the same kennel at the store that Lucas was in during his time with us. After a nice meet and greet, everyone was on their way. But not before adoption pics. As you can see, that was no small feat! Her new bro is such a happy guy, it was wonderful to see him today, too!

Happy tails to the whole family, we’re all so very happy for you and looking forward to fun updates!Carnation is adoption 362!


Another stellar day at TRN! We’ve got multiple announcements, so here goes the first one!

Toddy Boy wants us to know he has chosen his foster mom to be his forever mom. So today, she came in to make it official. She absolutely adores him (who wouldn’t?!), and we are so happy he is settling in and doing so well. We heard whispers that he may have a fur sibling down the road, how awesome will that be?! 🙂

Congrats Toddy and Mom, we are so very happy for you both! Mom is in the white shirt in the first pic, this was from when he went home recently.This makes 361 TRN adoptions!


What a couple of days it’s been so far this week! CRAZY energy with some of the pups we’ve had!Today, we are so very pleased to announce one of our two remaining long timers has chosen his new humans. And we believe he has made a fabulous choice!

Garu, now Gru, has left the building and he had a smile on his face and trot in his step. He just knew something was different about this walk. There were some tears (yeah ok, most of them were MINE), but so much happiness for this wonderful boy. Best wishes to his new people and to him. We hope this is the beginning of a wonderful happily ever after.

Leonadis was clearly happy about the development because now he doesn’t have to share his favorite volunteers with Garu and his expert cuddling techniques anymore.Gru’s new family already sent us a picture of him at home. That smile pretty much says it all!! Happy life buddy, we already miss you, but we are SO, SOOOOOO happy for you!Gru is our 359th TRN adoption!


You’ve all watched Harvard’s progress over these past couple of months, and many visitors to the store return to see how he is doing. Our volunteers and I adore this sweet guy. Even when he’s destroyed two dog beds, it’s hard to be angry with him!  ðŸ™‚ He’s been through so much and he takes it all in stride and smiles and gives sweet kisses and simply enjoys being with the people he loves.

Well, today, Harvard left with his new foster mom and dad. We truly hope this might turn into his forever, and he left with lots of love from his TRN family! Sending good vibes his way and we hope he is sleeping soundly tonight in his new foster home.  

He’s been at the shelter since the end of January! So glad his new foster mom came in to see him this past week and brought her hubby in today. Big smiles and a few happy tears when he left today.  


Orphina & Smokefire-ADOPTED

Do you all remember sweet Lobo from last August? He was almost blind, a big husky mix, such a sweet and gentle soul. Well, his mom (on the left in the picture below) came in today and shared the sad news that he crossed the bridge in February. But he had a wonderful six months before his health deteriorated and he let her know he was ready. Rest in peace sweet boy, you were much loved by everyone who knew and loved you!

Fast forward to the past couple of days and she sees the two cuties on our page and something just hit her about them. Today she and her friend came up to the store and it was like they all just needed each other. The two girls were positively wiggly and kissy and waggy and her smile was so big.

So her house grew by 8 little feet today and those girls just knew when we put their collars and leashes on that this time was different when they walked out of the store.

We couldn’t be happier for them all and wish them wonderful days ahead to make lots of good memories together!

Smokefire and Orphina, congratulations on choosing your new mom!

These sweet girls make adoptions #357 and 358! 

Bambi & Cassie-ADOPTED

So holy cow, what a day! We were BUSY! Yay for the dogs!!

First up, our two little cuties, Bambi and Cassie are spending their first night in their forever home and we couldn’t be happier for them! They were so happy to be leaving, they both climbed right into their crate and went happily on their way.  ðŸ™‚

Congratulations to you all, happy trails little ones! Another bonded pair success story!

They make adoption numbers 353 and 354!


Well, we sure called this one! Little Miss Carly was adopted today! Her new mom saw our teaser post last night and then when she saw her picture this morning, she came right down to meet her.

Carly hit the jackpot with her new mom and dad and we are so happy to see her settling in already! She has a sad past and came in from a rough hoarding case to the shelter a few weeks ago and is a vey scared and timid little gal.

Here is what her adopters sent as an update this afternoon after they got her home:

“She’s doing well, we renamed her “Willow” because a willow tree is strong but doesn’t break – she’s been thru a lot and is still sweet as can be. She was great in the car, she hasn’t made a sound – we’ll see how tonight goes – I’ll be in touch, thank you for everything ❤️

“A little later, they sent this:

“She follows me around, and I’ve gotten a few tail wags – she can jump & she seems to enjoy the yard as in she doesn’t want to go inside yet so I’ve been sitting here with her for a while…she’s going to be a great little companion – excellent in the car!”Willow makes TRN adoption # 353! Congratulations to all three of you!!


Today marked our 350th adoption since Tucson Rescue Now opened its doors at La Encantada! So grateful to John and Jace for their combined vision and for the honor that it is to continue on in John’s memory as we keep saving more shelter dogs’ lives!

Today was little Vaquera’s day to shine. She is such a cute little gal. Her adopter is committed to helping her to gradually lose weight so that she can feel her very best and be the healthiest she can be. Best wishes to them both! The younger boys were all great throughout the process of doing paperwork, so well behaved, thank you guys!

Vaquera was as uncooperative with taking a farewell picture as she could possibly be, so we thought we’d share that little adventure with you all!





We are so happy to announce the adoption of our sweet boy Rocky!He met two of the resident dogs on Saturday and his new mom went to the shelter on Monday to bring him home to Sonoita. She’s told us he thoroughly explored the house and his new property, and promptly chose his new fluffy dog bed and snuggled himself right into it. He and all the resident pups are settling in well and we are looking forward to hearing updates as time goes by. Rocky, we’re pretty sure you picked a great home, happy tails, buddy, we are really going to miss you and your quirky personality! No one can snore quite like you can.Rocky is #346 of TRN adopted pups!





We have another exciting announcement to make! Sweet Blanc, who just rejoined us at TRN after a two week stint in the shelter’s clinic for a doggy cold has gone home to foster! We’re really hopeful this will quickly turn into an adoption, so keep your fingers and paws crossed that she has found her forever!She seemed to just sense that this last time of being leashed up was different than going out for a typical walk. She didn’t want to sit still while we tried to take a pic with her new mom. But she snuggled right in with a friend of the family, how sweet is that picture? While we did paperwork, Blanc fell asleep on her new little friend’s lap!Oh, and remember Monty from a while back? Blanc’s new mom and Monty’s mom are long time friends, so we will get updates on them both! We love that!


One more for a truly great weekend!

Our boy Baloo has a new family, including a fur sister! We are so happy for him, and wish them all the very best!  

Baloo is Tucson Rescue Now adoption #343!


Little Loretta picked her new mom and dad today, and she has an older brother, too!Congrats sweet girl!

Loretta is Tucson Rescue Now adoption #342!


Our two big pups, Jimmy and his girl Hendrix, were adopted yesterday right after they returned to the shelter! We wish them the best life with their new family!


Not to be outdone, Solo Vino also picked his new family on Sunday!

The guys fell in love with him (Solo is pretty darn loveable, so that came as NO surprise!) and they understand not only his medical needs, but also have experience with his breed. That is super important when you’re dealing with an active husky like Solo!

Here’s to you three making wonderful memories together!

And Solo Vino is #341 for adopted pups! That is AMAZING!


THIS awesome boy not only picked new moms this weekend, but he also picked a pretty terrific new brother, too!

We’re wishing them all happy tails and hoping they have years of fun together! Bradford, you are a sweet boy and everyone who met you quite simply LOVED you!

Bradford makes #340 for adopted pups!


Great news! Pluto was adopted today!! He went home with his new mom and dad and they all left with big smiles. Happy life, sweet boy, we already love and miss you, but we are SO happy for you!

Pluto makes 339!








Captain-ADOPTED 1st of 2022!




And finally, bringing us to our 328th adoption…This giant goofball who quickly and pretty much instantly bulldozed his way into all of our hearts…BISCUIT! We went from two little 10 pound pups to this giant 110 pound guy. He’s got an amazing amount of jaw strength when it comes to dismantling toys and playing tug with the giant rope we had. He loved that so much that we all agreed he HAD to go home with it. He has a teen guy to play tug with, and we have NO doubt he will be enjoying that!They already have a spa day scheduled for him this week. They met him yesterday and returned today to have lunch at the mall. But before they went to eat, they came by to make sure he was still at the store and to let us know that he has a new home and to not let anyone else snatch him up.Hilarious escapades ensued during the adoption picture. It’s a stuffed cake that says Happy Adoption Day! Well, he saw it and his eyes lit right up. We eventually distracted him with treats, but not before his new family and I all tried to help pry those ginormous jaws apart to save the stuffy’s life. He thought that was a hilarious game, but in the end, his love of all things treats won out and the cake was saved for another day.He made a big mark in a short time with us (only three days!), but we are looking forward to fun updates and following his story. Biscuit, it looks like you chose well with your new family! Happy life big man, we will miss the sound of you drinking water, it’ll be so quiet again. 🙂

Maggie & Sammy-ADOPTED

We’re on a roll…how about another great story? So these two little ragamuffins come to PACC, severely matted and in need of a serious grooming. They are shell-shocked after having been found with their deceased owner. Imagine being a tiny 10 pound little dog in such a huge and scary place like PACC. They clung to each other from the start. We brought them up two days this week to TRN. Yesterday, this nice lady and her lovely granddaughter came in and fell in love with these partially shave and still very shaken little peanuts. The granddaughter asked some fabulous questions and the grandmother shared that her husband loves little pups like these two. We talked about giving them time to settle in and feeding them apart so Maggie doesn’t gobble up everything. 🙂 And off they went together to their new home! Little Sammy was extremely fearful so we felt sending them home in a loaned cat carrier would be safer to ensure they got home safely and no one got spooked and ran off.Happy tails little ones, best wishes to you and your new family!


Ready for some more wonderful news? Yeah, us too!So yesterday…MONTY WAS ADOPTED!!!! I (Bonny) have known his mom for several years and when I tell you this boy has hit the jackpot with her and her hubby, that’s a serious understatement. Within literally 10 seconds of meeting his new dad, Monty was sitting at his feet, looking up and slathering him with kisses. This boy is just impossible to not love.They are very experienced with dealing with typical old pittie health issues as well as valley fever, so this dog could not have chosen a better forever. He met their granddaughters and loved them, too. We are so ecstatically happy for what his future holds. He met his two new fur sisters and judging by the smile on his face, he’s pretty darned happy!Happy tears on this one, too!

Sandi & Tara-ADOPTED

There are so many things to update, and all of them are wonderful! Ever have a moment where you feel like your cup runneth over? That is how I am feeling at the end of an emotional and insanely busy week at TRN. In the last two days, we have sent six dogs to their new homes and while some of it is bittersweet, that is absolutely something for us all to rejoice in. I am going to share each one in a different post, but each story needs telling and each adoption needs to be celebrated for what it is: new hope for an old soul to find love and safety in their new home. The first story is the one that so many of you have been waiting to hear about, so I’m going to start there. As you know, Sandi of the bonded pair of Sandi and Tara has cancer that has metastasized. After our plea to find her a fospice home, I was inundated with wonderful messages of hope and a few offers to be their hospice foster for both pups. First, thank you to those who messaged and not one of you asked if they could be separated. That everyone understood why it was so important to keep them together is such a wonderful thing!Very early this morning, I received an email letting me know that she has previously been a fospice for a dog from PACC and that she would like to be their fospice/foster for both Sandi and Tara. Arrangements were made. Kleighrayne, the amazing Medical Foster Coordinator at PACC, was absolutely wonderful this morning with getting everything together that we needed to bring with us for their new mom to meet us at TRN early this afternoon. It truly took a village on this one and we want to thank Cathy and the PACC Pals team for bringing these girls to my attention so we could bring them to TRN and get to know and love them for the past few weeks. She and her sister arrived and met the girls, and of course S&T were their typical wonderful selves. Sandi even wound herself around their legs as only she can. If you know her, you know what that I’m talking about. I presented the foster paperwork and she said, “But I’m not fostering, I am adopting.” Not many leave me speechless, but I was for just a moment. She went on to explain that she was bringing them home together, as HER pups and that there would be no fostering. And so, amid some fresh tears of happiness, we moved forward with everything. As we talked, she explained that the previous fospice she had taken home, she had done through John, the co-founder of our rescue who passed earlier this year. Sweet Bella lived out her final six months on her ranch and she showed me a picture of Bella that brought tears to my eyes (there was a lot of that today). She told me she has been feeling recently that another dog was coming into her life, and so she opened herself up to what the Universe had in mind. And then it all made sense. It is why the plea I wrote last night wrote itself. It explained why I woke up at precisely the moment her email notification popped up on my phone and I felt lead to immediately open it. There are no coincidences, I truly believe that. We’re pretty sure their first mom, John and sweet Bella all had their hands/paws in on this one and are looking down together with smiles. So without further ado…I give to you the ADOPTION pictures and a few follow-up pics and comments from their new MOM since they arrived HOME this afternoon. She already has an appointment with her private veterinarian to see Ms. Sandi, and the girls have met the other dogs in the home and all is peaceful on the home front. Some things really are just meant to be.She has texted to let us know they are settled in already:”Went for a nice walk on leashes so they could get to know my other pups. Didn’t want to eat until my sister n I hand fed them little bites, so their stomachs are not empty. Now a little rest in Bella’s old bed.They are both sound asleep right now. Sandi quietly crept up on the bed by herself. Must have been something she did with her Mom.”Happy tears. Sweet life you two! And mom, thank you for opening your heart and home to these sweet souls.


We are SO excited to finally be able to announce this one! Drum roll please…Beorn has finally been adopted! He struck absolutel gold with his new family. We wished for him to find a family with someone who was home a lot, respectful kids and another dog. Well he hit the doggy jackpot! A couple of weekends back, his second foster didn’t work out. He was returned and our Director took him straight to meet this amazing new family. He never set foot back in PACC, and we couldn’t be happier! He met the kids and was instantly smitten (as were all of them!), he met his new mom and dad and fur brother–Dad and the resident dog he took some time to warm up to. But this family did everything right. They gave him time to settle in, worked with his nervousness and helped him to adjust to his new environment. He is over the moon happy to have kids in his life and his new fur brother and he are playing together and he is loving his new mom and dad almost as much as he loves the kids.It took a bit with this boy, including one foster, twice, a brief adoption, another foster (couple of days) and then he met these great people. Beorn, now Ollie, would like to thank everyone who gave him so much love while he was still a PACC and TRN pup–the staff and volutneers at PACC, Our TRN volunteers, and the different homes he briefly stopped in before he found his forever.Ollie, you’ll always be a TRN pup, and we couldn’t be happier for the family you chose! Ollie is our 320th adoption!


Great news tonight! Adoption #315 goes to a very deserving old man…ABE! He hit the jackpot with a family who adopted another wonderful TRN pup about a year ago. They all met today and we are so happy to announce that tonight, he sleeps in his new home with his new fur sister and his wonderful new humans! Happ Tails, Abe! We will give Peaches some extra love for you, too. She already misses you, so fingers crossed that it’s her turn next!



Remember our sweet girl Princess? Well, we got great news yesterday that she was adopted at the shelter! We wish her the best and will surely miss her smiles and requests for belly rubs at the store with us.Happy life sweetheart, best wishes to you and your new family. The pictures are of her freedom ride and interacting with her new male fur sibling. 🙂


****UPDATE: This gorgeous pup was adopted today after she went back to the shelter this afternoon. Must have been the positive side effects of her spa day at TRN!  ðŸ™‚ Good luck and happy life sweet girl!****


Could you use some great news for your Wednesday night?Well, our TRN volutneer who is fostering Thor has decided to make it official! That beautiful boy is off the market, she will be finalizing his adoption this weekend.Congratulations to mom and Thor, we are beyond ecstatic for you both! Can’t think of a better outcome for this sweet gentle soul!#HappyTears #311

Bloomie (Blue) ADOPTED-

Adoption #310!…So one of our amazing volunteers fell in love with this boy during his time at TRN. So much so that she realized the idea that someone else might snatch him up did not work for her. So…SHE did! His adoption is all done and it is oficially official!Bloomie, now Blue, is settled into his new home and has a great mom and a fur sister that you’d think he grew up with. Such a happily ever after for him!Congratulations to all three of you!


Adoption #3!!! Finally, for the perfect trifecta, drum roll, please…DOOG has left the building! He found his new family today and while he is a nervous guy, his new parents are up for the challenge and his new brother and sister have given their approval. They know due to his nervousness, he is a possible flight risk, and they are well prepared to keep him safe as he learns he is secure and well-loved. We couldn’t be happier that he has found a new furry friend to play with and learn how to just be a silly confident boy. We sent him home with his two favorite toys, and as he left, he grabbed one last stolen toy on his way out. We are surely going to miss his goofy antics, but we are so thrilled to have been a part of his next chapter. As you can see in the pics, getting everyone to look in the same general direction at the same time was no small feat! 🙂 They promise to send pics and video as he settles in, and we will most certainly share the updates as we receive them. It’s entirely possible that as he left today, our volunteers and staff shed some happy tears. It’s been an emotional day for a lot of reasons, but we couldn’t be more happy for these pups and their new families. Seems a fitting tribute for 9/11, a reminder to us all that life does indeed go on and there is still much joy to be found. We honor the past, while we celebrate the adventures that lie ahead.


***Edited to add update: Please check out our update on the beautiful Zoey that was posted today. We will double up our efforts and we’re counting on all of you to help us by sharing her posts when she returns to TRN this week! Onwards and upwards, no looking back!***Adoption #2! Beautiful Ms. Zoey has found her forever family! They spent some quality time with a few of our deserving pups today, but we’re pretty sure in the end it was Zoey’s smile that won their hearts. So, so happy for this sweet girl, she has waited a while for her happily ever after and she picked a great family to be her forever. We are pretty sure she is going to be spoiled, and she has most certainly earned it!Best wishes to you all as you begin your new adventure together!


First adoption this afternoon is the glorious Tank! His mom is new to Tucson and is so happy to have this big strong boy in her life. She said she feels like she is now part of a family here and we told her that she is, she’s officially a member of the TRN family! We are so happy for them and one of our most wonderful-est (yes, it IS a word) volunteers helped them to get home and settled today. She and her daughter Lexi will be enjoying life with our favorite big lug, Tank! Congratulations to you all!Happy trails to you; we can’t wait for updates as you begin your new life together!


Diva is off on her grand adventure!She was adopted today and was so anxious to jump in the car with her new mom and dad! We tried to get pictures, but she couldn’t sit still in the store. We’re pretty sure she sensed this was different than her usual walks while at TRN. Congratulations to all three of you! We hope you have lots of fun together!For those keeping track at home, this makes #303!






He was adopted by a lovely couple who has previously adopted a little female chi from PACC. Their meet and greet went well, he will have a friendly little gal to teach him how to be a dog and that humans are great sources of yummy treats!This is #302! Happy life little man!


Well look who’s smiling now ? Isn’t this photo a contrast from the one I posted earlier of JR? That’s because he just got adopted and we are thrilled for him. This sweet boy deserves all the love in the world and now he’s going to get it. JR is our 301st adoption.

Kenzo-ADOPTED #300

Well the Hollywood script writers couldn’t have come up with this story line. It’s just so perfect. We are all convinced that this is John at work because he would have just loved this. Guess who worked his magic on his foster Mom and came in this evening to be adopted? The most deserving old warrior of them all. Yes Kenzo, now Kevin is our 300th adoption. We’ve had the champagne chilled and the banners stored away. We had the bakery ready with the special candles so we were all set to celebrate when the big 300 was reached. This one’s for you John ❤️❤️❤️

Iris & Icarus-ADOPTED

What a very special day. Do you remember the delightful lady who adopted Icarus? Her name is Stacey and she just adores the senior dogs. She particularly wants to help the dogs that have extra health problems like dear old Guero. Guero was one of the last remaining dogs at the sanctuary and a really sweet boy. Stacey set about building an extra ‘house’ for her dogs, complete with their own AC system! It’s pretty much completed now so she came in today to adopt Guero along with our other remaining sanctuary dog Iris. Here is Stacey with her Mom and Guero and Iris, getting ready to go to their perfect furever home. For those of you who are keeping track, that’s adoptions number 298 and 299!! So the next one’s the big 3-0-0!There are several people who have helped make this wonderful double adoption happen. Thank you to everyone involved with caring for the dogs while they were at the sanctuary, especially Holly for her countless hours of transport to and from Benson to the TRN store and Stesha & Jesse for caring for the dogs while they were in Benson. Stacey had invested a lot in the special accommodations for the dogs so several of our volunteers got together to cover the adoption costs and some medical costs. (yes we do have the best volunteers in the world. ❤️) Thank you all so much. One particular person deserves a special mention and it’s another Stacey. This Stacey is our very own TRN Foster Coordinator, an unsung hero who works behind the scenes to coordinate these amazing connections. As Stacey says ‘It takes a village to get these dogs adopted.’ In this particular instance it really did.


Woo-hoo! Look what happened yesterday. Here’s Biggie with his new furever family. Don’t they look great together? We are so thrilled for this gorgeous dog. I bet he’s going to have all kinds of fun and lots of love too. Have a wonderful life Biggie ❤️Biggie is our 297th adoption. The big 300 is getting ever closer!


Remember how I said don’t dawdle? Well it was super quick! Shay got adopted ? Here she is with her new Mom and Dad already collecting on all the cuddles. You can see she’s saying, these are my humans now, you can’t have them. LOL. Congratulations Shay. This is our 296th adoption. Who will be the magical 300?


We knew it wouldn’t take long didn’t we? Here’s Mattie with her new family, about to head off to her furever home. All the pretty ladies together ❤️ Have a wonderful life sweet Mattie.With her adoption we now stand at 295, it’s getting exciting as we close in on that big 300.

Deputy Dawg-ADOPTED

We got some super exciting news this morning. Deputy Dawg got adopted yesterday by a wonderful, loving family. Although it wasn’t a TRN adoption, I can’t think of a better way to start a Sunday than with news like this. ?


In case you haven’t guessed, it’s sweet, 15 year old Charlie who is travelling in style. He’s flying in a private plane to his new home ❤️ He is going to be pampered and nurtured like you wouldn’t believe. His new Mom bought a special cooling pad for him to lie on during the flight to keep his belly cool. I think there is some special TRN magic happening here. Fasten your seatbelt Charlie and have a good flight.



Well how about that? Gorgeous Java has a wonderful furever home, a new Mom and a new brother called Lucky. I’d say he’s done pretty well, wouldn’t you? Java is our 294th adoption. It’s exciting, we’re inching nearer to our big 300 milestone.


Here’s a better photo of Chubbs with his Dad, don’t they look great together? We’re delighted for them both. We just love it when foster dogs work their magic and become adopted dogs ❤️


Cuco’s first adoption didn’t work out but we have a good feeling about this one ❤️ Why? Well look, they have the same beautiful, snowy white curls ? They are a perfect match. Good luck sweet little Cuco, we hope you will have a full and happy life.


Our beautiful Arwen is heading home ❤️? Here she is with her new family, all ready to go. We’re so happy for this gorgeous girl to start her new life. Be happy Arwen. She is our 289th adoption.


Do you feel as though you are seeing double? Here’s Cleo with her new sister, Crash. Yes, that’s right, Cleo got adopted by this great family and I suspect she’s going to have all kinds of fun. We’re so thrilled that Cleo is our 288th adoption.


Bella was adopted yesterday at PACC ?

Connie & Trixie- ADOPTED

UPDATE: The consensus is in and it’s 2 adoptions, of course! ?How completely and utterly adorable is this picture? Here are Connie and Trixie with their new Mom, heading off to their furever home. We are so happy for these two sweet little ladies ❤️❤️❤️ So is this our 286th and 287th adoption or does it just count as one?


One of our ‘Hidden Gems,’ Luke had a special appointment today and I would say it went rather well. Thanks to our volunteer Sandy for telling her friend about Luke, it’s a great match and sweet Luke has a new Dad and a furever home ❤️ Have a great life little guy. That’s our 285th adoption.


Doesn’t Venus look ‘Pretty in Pink?’ Well she’s certainly ‘in the pink’ because she’s going home! Here she is with her new Mom and Dad and don’t they all just look great together? Venus is our 284th adoption, that’s right, the big 300 is getting ever closer!


Wow the outpouring of love and good wishes for our boy Icarus has me using even more Kleenex this morning. It’s so beautiful to see this sweet dog has won so many hearts ❤️❤️❤️ In celebration of Icarus I am adding a donate button to this post. We have been focusing so hard on our foster dogs and transporting dogs etc that our piggy bank is looking a little hungry. Please donate if you can. Every dollar helps us to keep on keeping on and getting other beautiful souls like Icarus into their furever homes. Thank you.


I think this is a perfect love match ❤️ Both Iris and her new Mom look so blissfully happy don’t they? It’s just so wonderful to see these gentle, loving dogs finally getting to go home. Our 282nd adoption – yippee!


Doesn’t Cuco look proud? That’s because he’s going home with his new Dad. I think these two are going to have a great time together ? Enjoy your furever home sweet boy. This is our 281st adoption.


Our store might be closed but we did have one very important appointment this morning (thank you Jeri and Sandy). Look at these four huge smiles ? and who’s smiling biggest of all? Well Maya of course because she knows she’s going to her furever home. We’re thrilled, what better way to celebrate a holiday weekend than with our 280th adoption?


Well Happy Friday ??? These three ladies have really hit the jackpot by adopting Gabriel. Their days will be filled with doggie hugs, doggie kisses and lots and lots of love. Something tells me that Gabriel is going to have a pretty good time too. Congratulations big guy. Gabriel is TRN’s 279th adoption.


Jack wasn’t the only one to find a new family today, sweet little Cocoa did too. A new sister and a furry sibling too! Don’t they all look so happy? Good job little Cocoa we hope you have fun in your furever home. And that’s adoption number 276! Woo-hoo, that’s a lot of happy dogs.


We thought Jack’s new family adoption picture was pretty darn cute but when his new brother gave him a big welcome hug we had to share that photo too. Lovely Jack got adopted today and has become part of this beautiful family. What a great match ❤️ Have fun Jack. That’s our 275th adoption and we’re thrilled to see this sweet boy find his new family.


Well look who got adopted this weekend â¤ï¸That’s right, beautiful Canela found her furever home at last. Canela was one of the dogs that came in from Mexico recently. We are so happy to see her settled and happy. Have a wonderful life sweet girl. For those of you keeping track, thats our 274th adoption.


We had a suspicion that it wouldn’t take long and sure enough…here’s Puppi going to her furever home. With looks to melt anyones heart she was destined to get adopted quickly. What a lucky human to get this sweet girl ❤️ And adoption #272 for TRN.


We got off to a flying start with our Mexican dogs today. Here’s Chago with his new Mom. And if you think you recognize her, you’re not wrong, she adopted Murray from us last year. ❤️ That’s our 271st adoption too. Have a wonderful life Chago, we know you will.


Well, well, well how about that? Beautiful Molly got adopted today too. This lovely couple have got themselves one gorgeous dog and we know they are all going to be very happy together. We’ve got number 270 on adoptions too. What a good day ?

Connie & Trixie- ADOPTED

What a happy scene. Here are Connie and Trixie with their new Mom ❤️ Thank you to all the people who enquired about these two lovely senior dogs, as you can see, they are all set and ready to go to their furever home. That’s adoptions 268 & 269 for TRN.


We had a very special Works Supervisor at the ground clearing event yesterday. Gibson, our first Sanctuary resident was there offering encouragement and collecting pets from all the volunteers. Well guess what happened?Gibson got adopted!!! Yes, that’s right. Cheryl and Bruce who were working hard under Gibson’s watchful eye just fell in love with him. They turned to John and said ‘ we love this guy and we want to adopt him.’ Just when we thought the day couldn’t get any better!Great job Gibson, you worked your doggie magic and we just know you are going to have a wonderful time at your new home. That is adoption number 267 for TRN


There are times when this work can be incredibly sad, when we bring a beautiful dog to the store day after day and no one comes to adopt it and we watch the hope slowly fade from their eyes. And then there are days like yesterday when something happens that make it all so worthwhile.Rocco was surrendered to the shelter for euthanasia, there wasn’t anything wrong with him, he was just 15 years old. So the shelter decided not to euthanise him and we started bringing him to the store. A wonderful mother and daughter had just lost their two senior dogs and loved seniors so they adopted Rocco. Last week I did a post about Macura (Now called Lucky) she is a gorgeous dog that we had adopted out to an elderly gentleman about 18 months ago. It was a beautiful match and Macura/Lucky stayed by her owners side every hour of the day. Sadly her owner passed away and his family asked us if we could find a new home for her.You can see where this story is heading right? Rocco’s new Mom’s had said that they would like to get a friend for Rocco if the right dog came along, so we gave them a call. They came to the TRN store yesterday, Rocco and Macura walked up to each other, kissed noses and that was it. They are inseparable! Rocco and Macura had made the decision, they will be together for the rest of their days ❤️ That’s our 266th adoption.






Sweet Potatoe-ADOPTED








Briar selected her perfect human this weekend. Just look at her, she knows this is her perfect match. Briar was a special medical needs adoption and thanks to Alvin who fell in love with Briar for the dog she is and looked past her medical issues, we can’t thank him enough for giving her the life she deserves. Have a wonderful life Briar ❤️ That is TRN’s 265th adoption.


Felix was another of those dogs that didn’t even stay long enough to get posted on FB. Here he is with his new Mom looking so happy to be going home. Such a lucky boy. He’s our 264th adoption.


Good things come in threes, isn’t that what they say? Our third adoption today is Rocco, here he is heading home with his new Mom ❤️ And we’re looking at adoption number 263!


You can tell by the look on Samson’s face that he knows he’s heading home. Good luck sweet man, we hope you have a long and happy retirement with these two lovely ladies ❤️