This is our girl Callie. She just turned 10 months old last week. For such a young girl, she’s had some ups and downs. She was adopted by an elderly couple as a pup, only to be returned when they realized she was too much for them. She’s definitely a ball of energy! Must get that from the border collie side. My boyfriend and I adopted Callie when she was just under 4 months old. The first month was pretty rough I’ll admit. While we loved her cuddly side, Callie was pretty sassy. She would back talk if scolded and we went through one heck of a chewing phase while she was getting her grown up teeth. (There’s a hole in our flooring to prove it!) She’s grown into quite a little lady. She still loves snuggles and she’s finally found her place in the pack.
Callie loves going on adventures now. She likes to hike, kayak, play fetch in the dog park, herd Mom and Dad, and jump all over new dog and people she meets. She makes new friends wherever she goes.
She especially loves kids, probably because they’re just as noisy and wiggly as she is. She has an elderly kitty sister named Halfmoon that begrudgingly tolerates her presence. Sometimes they can even be caught cuddling if Callie is worn out enough. This go go go girl has really blessed our lives.
When we met Coco, we didn’t know she was 12 years old but she had that laid back personality that we needed. I took her for a walk just to see how she handled a leash. She was perfect. I found out she loves her walks – Moe warned me, but was she ever correct. We took her home and really fell in love with her. We have had her since June 2014 and she has yet to use our yard for anything but rolling in the grass. All pottying is done on our multiple walks. She gets along with everybody and every animal. She is a nice warning when anyone comes to the door, but doesn’t bark without a reason. We got her dental problems taken care of and put her on meds for joint issues.
She would spend part of her day with her head in my husband’s lap. He was failing and is now in a care facility, but she made his last month’s at home much better. I’m am so glad she came into our lives and I vow to make the rest of her life as good as it gets. I resolved to just adopt older dogs from here on out.
My name is Pam and I adopted Tucker from Tails and Trails on November 16, 2014. I had lost my beloved basset, Wrigley, on July 23, 2014. I really wasn’t looking for a new dog at the time, but I met Tucker at the Pet Expo in Indianapolis. I just couldn’t get him out of my mind. After pestering Tails and Trails for a few days, my adoption application was approved for Tucker and as they say, the rest is history. I am so thankful that I was allowed to make him a part of my family. He is well taken care of and is loved. He has been good for me and I believe I have been good for him too!!
Rocket setting an example to be a good volunteer!
Hi There! You might remember me. My name is Rocket and this is my best friend Diana! She adopted me back in October of 2014 at the Mega Adoption Event at the State Fairgrounds. I was surrendered twice…Now I realize it was so I would meet Diana.
She took the time to love me and train me and she lets me sleep in the bed! Oh, and she knows how to calm me down when I do my “crazy dog” run. I get to ride in the Jeep with her and they give me dog biscuits at the bank!
You might also remember I am a blood donor. We make a monthly trip to the Southside so I can help other dogs! She tells me every day how lucky she is to have found me… I know I’m such a lucky dog to have found my forever home!
Thank you for bringing us together! Rocket
Patty the Australian Cattle Dog – Tails and Trails Class of 2014
This week we will kick off our series inspired by National Pet Week. We will feature daily stories of our very own Tails and Trails adopted alumni! Stories like these are just one of the many reasons for why we rescue! Our community of adoptive parents, foster parents and volunteers make everything we do possible. So please ENJOY these fantastic adoption stories and remember…you too can “Save those that Others Cast Away”. Thank you for visiting our website!