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McKinney, TX 75070
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Yahoo ... We've found a home !!!
Maddy

"Maddy" (L) came to us as a frightened Australian Shepherd.  Her guardian was ill and had to find a place for Maddy....so ARFhouse agreed to accept her.

Unfortunately she was a dog who wouldn't allow anyone to touch her.  This was a frightening place for her with 40+ dogs running free and barking all day long, and we feared she would never find a home.  A few weeks after her arrival, Mary Kay came to ARFhouse, searching for a companion for "Kip", pictured on the right.  She especially loved the Aussie and saw hope in Maddy's eyes as she watched Mary Kay pass by her kennel.  That was all it took for Maddy to find her place.  Mary Kay says Maddy and Kip love each other and play all day.  She's a loving dog in a home environment, as most dogs would be.  That's what we at ARFhouse want for all of the dogs. 
Moxie
Moxie
Moxie

"Moxie" had been living at ARFhouse for over a year when Steve saw her on PetFinder and came to adopt her.  The first week she was with him he e-mailed us that he looked forward during the day to going home to play with her.  Tonight we received a e-mail from him saying that they were happy and doing well, but that "Moxie" still has a little country in her because she loves to chase the squirrels and rabbits.
Maggie

Tina and husband, Jonathan" wanted a friend for "Harley", and "Maggie"
is now the perfect companion for all three of them.
Maggie
Maggie
Della
Della
Della

"Della" came to ARFhouse as a stray who wandered up to a rural property.  She lived here for over a year and although we knew what a wonderful pet she could be for someone, no one was interested in her because she was a mature dog.  When Erica visited ARFhouse, "Della" was the girl for her.  Happy ending for this sweet girl.  Even oldsters sometimes find the right match.
Lollie

"Lollie" (another senior dog) found her new daddy in Chicago through our affiliate group, ARFhouse Chicago.
Lollie
Lollie
Sheba
Sheba
Sheba

"Sheba" was 5 years old when she arrived at ARFhouse.  She found the perfect home with Shelby.  Once Shelby saw "Sheba", she said she wouldn't have to search any further for a pet.  They loved each other at first sight.
Chiquita
Chiquita
Chiquita

"Chiquita" finds her forever family.
Bette
Bette
Winnie aka Bette

"Bette" arrived at the ARFhouse gate with her male siblings.  She will soon join "Odie", one of her brothers, with his family.  They decided they wanted a playmate for Odie.
Odie & Winnie (aka Bette)
Odie & Winnie (aka Bette)
Odie & Winnie (aka Bette)

Here's Laura with "Odie" and "Winnie" upon arrival in Colorado.
Kip & Maddy
Kip & Maddy
Dillon (after)
Dillon (after)
Dillon

This pitiful dog arrived on the road in front of ARFhouse with a dog buddy in May 2009.  As you can see, he was practically starved to death, as was his friend.  We attempted to catch both, but they ran off onto other property and we couldn't follow them.  Unfortunately the buddy vanished, but "Delbert", as we later called him, re-appeared nearby.  We were able to capture him and promptly took him to the veterinarian, who told us that "Delbert" didn't have mange; his body was reacting to starvation.

It took several months to bring his coat back to normal....and yes, this is the same dog with Diane who adopted him in November, 2009.  She named him "Dillon", because he quickly became the marshall of her backyard (as in Marshal Matt Dillon).  When Diane arrived at ARFhouse to adopt a dog, she had seen "Delbert's" picture in the newsletter and thought he was the dog for her.  He was.  It was instant love for them both.
Dillon (before)
Dillon (before)
Jessie after surgery
Jessie after surgery
Jessie before surgery
Jessie before surgery
Jessie

ARFhouse Operations Manager, Sammie Kershaw, heard about a dog who had been badly injured and her suffering ignored by her owner.  Sammie found out that the owner would surrender "Jessie", along with her 5 puppies since this person claimed she couldn't afford to have Jessie treated by a vet. 

The story unfolded from a friend of Sammie's who lived near where Jessie came from.  Jessie had been left on a chain w/her 5 puppies nursing, while the owner went on vacation for three days and left her with no one to care for her nor check on her.  During that time, the chain wrapped around Jessie's foot several times and took the skin off to the bone.  All the bones in her paw were exposed, and when she arrived at ARFhouse a week after this event, the wounds were still bleeding.  Unfortunately, not only was this her back leg which gives a dog their support, but she was missing most of her paw on the other back leg.  Dr. Brakebill felt that the injured leg had to be amputated, and so it was taken off.  Now she desperately needed some support because all she could do was scoot around on her backside. 

ENTER Steve Prock and James Thompson of HANGER PROSTHETICS in Sherman, Texas.  We visited their office and they promptly made a little cast on Jessie's little stump leg.  A week later, Jessie had what we call a "boot" w/velcro straps across and around the stump and can actually run on the property with her friends.  (But when she gets tired, she prefers to ride on the golfcart with an employee.)
Logan
Logan
Logan

"Logan" (L) was brought to ARFhouse when he and two of his pals were seized by the court here in Grayson County through neglect on the part of his owner.  The owner was convicted and the dogs were turned over to ARFhouse permanently.  He was adopted by ARFhouse dear friends, Ruth and Tom Wanasek.  That's "Murphy", their senior dog, on the right in front of Tom.  They tell me that "Logan" is very smart and outshines the other "students" in his training class.  
Darcy
Darcy
Darcy

May 2010
Here is Darcy. She was adopted from ARFhouse last Memorial Day. She gives us much more than we give her. She makes us laugh every day. She does however, have a very good life.
Mopsey
Mopsey
Mopsey

March 2011
Roxanne wanted a grown dog, and she was instantly drawn to "Mopsey", who had been at ARFhouse for several months.  Looks like it's a good match!
Harper
Adopted March 2011
Macey
Adopted April 2011
Nina finds her forever home!
Adopted June 2011
Artie: Adopted July 2011
Artie: Adopted July 2011
Pippa: Adopted July 2011
Pippa: Adopted July 2011
Tammy: Adopted July 2011
Tammy: Adopted July 2011
Penny: Adopted July 2011
Penny: Adopted July 2011
Tina: Adopted July 2011
Tina: Adopted July 2011
Archer: Adopted Aug. 2011
Archer: Adopted Aug. 2011
Hope: Adopted Aug. 2011
Hope: Adopted Aug. 2011
Coco Chanel: Adopted Aug. 2011
Coco Chanel: Adopted Aug. 2011
Oscar aka Riley:  August 2011
Oscar aka Riley: August 2011
Riley has a home.  Jeflyn fell in love with him and she tells us the feeling's mutual.  His new name is "Oscar", and he seems to like it.
"Hope" never lost hope of finding her forever place....
and finally found it with the Cook's.
Tessa aka Ginger: Adopted Aug. 2011
Tessa aka Ginger: Adopted Aug. 2011
Ronda Turner and our "Ginger".  Her new name is "Tessa", and Ronda says she's her "new baby". 
Austin aka Carter: Adopted Aug. 2011
Austin aka Carter: Adopted Aug. 2011
"Carter" (new name is "Austin") and Mark on day of adoption in September.  Mark tells me that "Austin" is a wonderful dog.  His dobie placed her toys in front of him and she seems happier than she's been in awhile. 
Dancer: Adopted Sept. 2011
Dancer: Adopted Sept. 2011
Brandi - Adopted October 2011
Brandi - Adopted October 2011
"Brandi" finds her forever home with Jamie Braziel.
Another one of our puppies, born at the local landfill, finds her forever home.
Adopted - Ocober. 2011
Adopted - Ocober. 2011
Petey - Adopted October 2011
Petey - Adopted October 2011
"Petey" the cow dog finds a home with these lucky gals.
"Esther Williams" finds a new home with Mia Munson and family....and she gets a new name: "Coco Chanel".  Mia says she's perfect!  (Well, almost.)
"Betsy" came to ARFhouse with her mother as a stray a few months ago.  When Hayden McCanahan visited recently and met several of the small dogs, he fell in love with her and he and his wife decided "Betsy" was the right fit for their home.  He tells us she's perfect.
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