Liz from Mississippi BLOSSOM's in New York!!!
We want to share with you a little news about our girl, Blossom.
She came to Briarcliff, NY SPCA as “Liz". My partner, a musician,
re-named her Blossom, after the James Taylor song… and because
he’s seen how shelter dogs really do blossom when they get comfortable
in their new homes.
Blossom is the fastest dog I’ve known! She runs like a greyhound and
cuts and turns on a dime. She also leaps like a gazelle… truly impressive!
She stayed with BARL for quite awhile. Many people weren't
interested in adopting her because her nose was less than perfect.
Of course, we thought she was beautiful inside and out. BARL
volunteer, Roger, spent a lot of time with Noel and he is pictured
here giving Noel a good-bye hug. (Noel also had a guardian angel
from Texas. We send a special thank you to her.)
A wonderful family finally made a perfectchoice in giving the girl
with a less-than-perfect nose, a chance at a home.
The photo to the far right shows Noel graduated to sleeping in her
parent's bed. :)
A young girl named Amya found a dog on the side of the road that was missing part of its leg. A local veterinarian had to amputate the leg, and the dog was named "Amya" after the girl who saved her life. Many people donated money to help pay for Amya's care.
A wonderful family adopted the three-legged dog from BARL and
all are doing great.
TD in his new home. :)
BARL participates in Homeward Bound which is a
transport program created and run by veterinarian
students at Mississippi State University.
We submit photos and info of BARL animals to
Homeward Bound volunteers who send the info
to their receiving shelters in New York and other
locations. Sometimes we are fortunate to have
dogs selected by these receiving shelters and
our sweet pups go on a trip to the North in an
area where they have more opportunities to
Liesel had been with us awhile, and we were
so pleased she was chosen as a Homeward
Bound dog. She wasn't at her new shelter
very long at all, when she heard the words
all shelter animals love to hear, "We'll take her."
And they all lived happily ever after...
Dopey had several litter mates who were
all adopted before him. He was such a sweetheart,
we never understood why people passed him by.
Finally a family with a baby made the perfect
choice and adopted Dopey and took him to their
loving home. The little boy, Dopey's best friend,
is growing quickly and loves his dog.