Category: “Happy Beginnings”

Gremlin (formerly Butch)

Gremlin (formerly Butch)

Hi there,
You guys are the best helping so many dogs!

A few photos of Butch (now Gremlin) with his big brother Iggy having some spring thaw fun.


ruthieHi there,

I just wanted to contact you to give you an update on Ruthie. We adopted her from Lulu’s Rescue back in 2011. I recently took her to be evaluated as an AKC Canine Good Citizen so that she could participate as a therapy dog for a non-profit organization called FURever As Friends. Now I can take her to a local library to read with children, but today I brought her to my school to celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. A reporter and photographer came to cover the event so I’ve included a link below. I just wanted you to know that one of the precious pups you rescued down south is making a difference in the lives of lots of little kids here in New Jersey.

Jenny Thomas

Loki (formerly Monkey)


We absolutely love our little Monkey – now known as Loki – that came to live with us on Father’s Day – June 15 – the day that 16 pups found their forever homes.   He has brought so much happiness to our family! He definitely is showered with love constantly.  He really is such a cute puppy and I am attaching some photos for you to see how he’s grown.  I’ve also attached a photo of him the day after we got him when he was 2 months old so you can see the difference.  Please feel free to share with everyone on your facebook so others can see what an amazing change our puppy has brought to us!

Thank you for allowing us to have the chance to adopt our little guy and changing our lives in such a wonderful way.




Hi, thank you for the vet records. Please find the attached photos. Marly is adjusting well and we LOVE her to death!!!!! Maddie loves her new playmate. Marly follows her everywhere.

marly-2We are SOooo blessed to have such a beautiful doggie. We really didn’t have the appreciation of the work you do until we saw the dogs arrive. You truly do Gods work in saving these animals.

God Bless
Sue & John


jacoMichele et al…

Jaco is happy as ever in this beautiful weather.  Thanks, again, for rescuing him/us & all the work you all do.

Every time we walk him (2 x/ day ) he smiles & even shouts from cars- ” that’s the most beautiful dog I’ve ever seen!!…”  Pets & adoration from kids on the block & students & Security Guard friends at Widener & anyone he walks by.

His wag is the sweetest crazy thing we get to see every morning afternoon & night.  We feel SO lucky.

Best Wishes from all of us.

Danielle, Chris & Jaco. (called The Cinnamon Bear by one friend, Wolfie).

Bailey (formerly Snow Spots)

baileyDear Lulu’s,

I just wanted to send you an update on Bailey (formerly known as Snow Spots). She is doing great in her new home. She spends her days playing with our other dogs, playing with her many toys, and napping. Bailey is enrolled in puppy classes and is a fast learner! She is such a sweetie and loves to cuddle. So glad to have her as part of our family!

Shannon Kueny


daphneDaphne (aka our little “Cocoa”) is adjusting very well. She has taken on the role as the little princess of our home; she is spoiled with tons of love & attention from all us. Oreo, our other chihuahua, is getting used to having her in the house and our cat Sassy still is trying to figure her out- lol!

I’ll continue to keep you posted. She has stolen my heart as well as the rest of the entire family!!
Thank you so much for making our family complete 🙂


Kirby (formerly Callum)

kirbyHere are some photos of Kirby (aka originally Callum). He is doing great. He has gained weight and is enjoying his routine. He waits at the door in the morning when it is time to go down to the barn. He gets very excited when we put his coat on for the walk down to the horses. While we take care of the horses, he enjoys sniffing about the hay lean to for critters. He loves walks in the woods where he can follow deer trails. He has new friends in our other dogs and has made himself right at home. We LOVE Kirby and we thank Lulu’s Rescue for him.


frazierHello! I just wanted to send a quick update with some pictures! Although he is hard to photograph we were able to get some! 🙂 Frazier is doing wonderful and is picking up potty training very quickly! He is getting along great with his older brother Bentley (He’s teaching him how to walk nicely on a leash!) They love to sit for treats. I’m sorry about our family picture… We will get a better one when we have an extra hand 🙂 I hope you enjoy the pictures I have so far.

Thank you so much!!!
Jordan, Mande, Bentley, and Frazier

Jezzie (formerly Rebecca)

rebeccaHi Maribeth,

Jezzie is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. She’s doing great. The first couple of days she was shy and slept a lot but over the past few days you can tell she’s getting more and more comfortable. She plays for 20-30 minutes then sleeps for 2 hours. It’s a great ratio!! She’s met our family, our family’s dogs and some of our friends and our friends’ dogs and everyone loves her and she love everyone! She’s the perfect addition to our family and being with her was the perfect way to start the new year 🙂

We got the records you attached–thanks! Her first vet appointment is next week.

Attached are some pictures. Most of the pictures we take are when she’s sleeping (because she sleeps all the time and looks the cutest when she is!).

Thank you and Lulu’s rescue for giving Dana and I the greatest Christmas present ever!


aliceHappy holidays to everyone who works so hard at Lulu’s Rescue!

We have had Alice for a little over 4 months now. We love having her in our lives and are so thankful we were able to adopt her through your organization. Please keep up all the great work that you do. Below is a picture of Alice this past Christmas in her new reindeer sweater.

Thank you again and happy new year!

– Margi and Phil

Aspen (aka Topper)

topper-2Aspen (aka Topper) is doing great.  I’ve been blessed with him for 4 years now.  He was my Christmas gift to myself and my other 2 family pets.

Thank you for all you do!
S Terry Mulligan

Libby Lou

libby-louJasper and her are getting along great as you can see from the pictures below! The one of them cuddling was just this morning, what a perfect Xmas present! We are so happy and blessed to have her as a part of our family. Merry christmas!

Abby (formerly Ginger)

ginger-abbyHi Maribeth,

Hope you had a wonderful holiday . Just wanted to let you know Abby is doing great. We just adore this sweet pooch ! She is like a whole new dog with so much confidence, especially in “her” home and yard. We are working slowly on getting her comfortable with other people and surroundings and are starting in home one on one training with her too , which should definitely help . She truly may be the sweetest dog I have ever met ! Her and Mason are also doing great ! No more squabbles and I think they both even enjoy each other’s company . We did find that Abby had a tape worm a while back , but she has been treated and doing great ! Thanks so much for giving us the best Christmas gift our family could ask for . We are just in love with our little girl !

Have a happy and healthy New Year ,
Chris and Sean



Jagger is doing wonderful.  He’s up to about 70 pounds of fur and energy, all fit and healthy.  Like children, it’s great watching him develop his own personality.  Throw a ball, and the Retriever in him comes out.  Leave him off leash in the yard, and he just loves to run from end to end like a Setter.  It took a few trips, but he loves to fetch from the lake too.  And the mix of breeds gave him such a beautiful coat.

Of course, with the good comes the bad.  He does mouth a bit and we’re working with him on it.  He’s improving, but slowly.

For Thanksgiving weekend, Jagger got to experience his first snow.  He saw some last year, but he was too small to really experience much.  This time, he got to run free chasing snow flakes and rolling in it.  Be sure to see the attached picture.

Thank you for everything you do to find these animals good families and homes.  I hope his brothers and sister are equally well.

Warmest Regards,

Navah (Esther)


We wanted to send you a picture of Navah “Esther”  all grown up!  Happy Birthday to our most special, loving family member!!!!  We cannot thank Lulu’s enough for all of the love that Navah brings to our family.

Lisa, Gary, Jacob & Isabella Witham


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Here are some pictures of Paco’s new life. As you can see, he’s done a lot of sleeping, sightseeing, and made new friends (including our cat, Yams!). He’s a happy and wonderful puppy, and we love him so much. Thank you for saving him so he could be part of our family.



tucker-trailHey Lulu’s

Just two shots of me and my new buddy joining me for a hiking tour with 30 guest hikers. 6.5 miles to 2,200 feet elevation. Even with that-did not tucker out Tucker.

Having a big “welcome home” party/BBQ for him on Sunday with my friends/family.  All German food since there’s some German Shepherd in there.

Living Adventure Tours



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Good Morning Michele,
I’ve attached Patton’s adoption papers. He’s doing great! Still very much a puppy and he needs a lot of obedience training but him and Stella are doing pretty good together. Here are a few recent pictures… he just got his Halloween costume and new raincoat! We were thinking of changing his name to Bud (Buddy) as that’s a nickname we gave him a while ago and he seems to respond well to it. His itchy paws are much better, it turned out to be a pollen allergy and after some prednisone and a trial food allergy testing, all we have to do is wipe his feet when he comes in from outside and soak his feet from time to time in Epsom salt water. He’s grown very attached to Chris which is why we are so glad that we decided to keep him. I think he loves it here with us. Please let us know if you need anything else.


cocoHi Michele.

Thank you so much for your nice note. Coco is doing fantastic! Here’s a recent picture of her and the kids. She is such a wonderful beautiful affectionate dog we couldn’t imagine life without her. Thanks so much for all the great work that you do!!

Best regards, Melissa

Boone (formerly Josh)


Hi Wendy and Lulu’s Rescue!

Here are a few pictures of Boone (formerly known as Josh).  He has settled in well and we are loving him so much!  He is still so very sweet and mellow and loves everyone he meets.  He is very popular in our neighborhood and at the local dog park.  We are all getting so much exercise!  We go on walks 3-4x per day – he’s pretty good on the leash although the squirrels are just so tempting to chase these days.  Most afternoons we go to a neighbor’s house to run flat out and play tug-of-war and wrestle for an hour.   That’s Boone with his friend Casey in the bottom left photo.  Fortunately he sleeps as hard as he plays.  He and the cats still haven’t settled things but we are working on it.  The chickens are interesting to Boone but their poop is so much better….we’re not sure what to do about that!  Maybe in the next few weeks we will try obedience training.

We’ve met a pure bred Black Mouth Cur who protects her chickens from hawks and fox and Boone got the stamp of approval from her owners!  They thought he was perhaps purebred and we got a bargain!  Who knows.  We sat in their chicken coop with 4 bantam hens, 8 baby chicks and a bunny with the 2 dogs and chatted for awhile.  The dogs were amazingly calm, low key and Boone, although ultra curious, followed the other dog’s lead.  So something of the Black Mouth Cur must be in him!!

So thank you so very much for offering him to us.  He has a loving family and home and it’s one of your many success stories I hope.


Frannie (Jasmine)

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She is the happiest, sweetest dog I’ve ever known! We love her a lot! Here she is with my son and also at the bottom with her “cousin” dog!
Thanks for saving her!!!! If I can ever do anything for LuLu’s here in NYC please let me know.




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Ruby’s doing great.  She is such a sweet heart – the kids, and Eden and I, love her.  We are doing some basic obedience training – and she’s a very quick learner. She’s only had one accident in the house and that was not her fault – she escaped from the crate while we were out and found a piece of quiche, which led to a pretty messy cleanup the next morning!  We are really luck to have her and I will be sure to like you on facebook.  You guys rock.

I am attaching a few pictures as well.




Good afternoon,
This was Coopers first hike. I wanted to thank you for putting up with my eagerness to adopt him. I love him to pieces. We are having lots of fun and hopefully looking to register for the walk in October…pending our move to our new home. Thanks again so much for my new companion. He’s amazing!



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Hi Everyone

It’s been a few months since I adopted my sweet Bella and wanted to share some recent pics of her and her new family.  She is an amazing puppy and has brought such joy to all of us.  There is nothing like a puppy racing at full speed to greet you at the door everytime; even if you just went outside for a few minutes.

We really take her everywhere with us so she has had lots of adventures.  She loves Scott’s cabin where we have taken her for her first 4-wheeler ride.  Just some general pics of Bella so you can see how big (not so much – she is about 14 lbs now) she is!

Shelley Ciresa

Riley (formerly Cocoa)


Hello to every wonderful person at LuLu’s Rescue!

I just wanted to give you an update on Riley (formerly Cocoa).  She is simply amazing and SO intelligent!  We have been going to training classes, and she picks up so quickly.  She knows sit, stay, wait, look, and come.  We are doing great at waiting for the door to be open and invited in before bolting through the door and just starting figuring out what ‘down’ means!

Riley is my little cuddle bug on the couch until she gets too tired and curls up at the end for the night (sleeping outside of the crate!).  Each night we have a fun little routine.  When I see she has settled for the night (always between 9:30pm-10:30pm), I go and get myself ready for bed.  Then I give her head two kisses and shut off the lights.  Like clockwork, as soon as I’m in bed, she comes over, puts her paws on my bed and looks for me.  I give her a nice puppy hug and then she goes on her way back to the couch where she stays for the majority of the night.

We are working on our greetings to other four legged friends, and two legged friends, but she still gets so darn excited!  Slowly but surely we are making some great progress on her greetings!

My life is so different and so much more wonderful now that Riley is in it.  She brings so much light and joy to everything we do now, no words will do it justice.  I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to be a part of her family.  We are doing great and I’ll keep you posted with pictures and updates on how she is doing.

Thank you again, to everyone at LuLu’s Rescue.  You are all doing such an amazing job and making so many lives better!  People are puppies!



p.s. The attached photo is of Riley practicing her sit and wait!


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Just wanted to share some pictures of Oliver on his first vacation on a houseboat.  We adopted Oliver from you in January.  He is one awesome puppy.  Everyone loves him.

Thank you again for rescuing him!

Whiskey (formerly Tweenie)

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Hi Maribeth,

Things are going really well! We did change her name- she is now Whiskey. I feel like she settled in pretty quickly and without any big problems. Now that she has been here for a few weeks we have started working on getting her to walk better on the leash, learn “sit”, and little things like that. She also had her first vet visit and he said everything looked good.

Right now my schedule varies day to day but pretty much all falls 9-7 so I usually walk her when I get up in the morning and then maybe a little play time but after that I think she goes back to bed until Rob wakes up. She gets breakfast with him. Some days I work later and Rob gives her dinner too but other days I’m home for that. She usually gets tired by bedtime and we have to wake her up out of her doggy bed for her last trip outside for the night. She has made a few friends with other dogs in the complex- her and the pug neighbor like to greet each other if we run into them outside. There are a couple of bigger dogs she loves to play with at the doggy park when we run into them too.


Jack (formerly Ace)

ACE now named Jack is wonderful.  He is the friendliest most laid back dog I and anybody else  ever met.  He is obedient and really smart.  He likes to bury the last part of his raw hide bones in Tanya’a garden. He sleeps in his own temperpedic dog bed and does snore.  Having said all that  and given his wonderful disposition, he has a hunters heart and loves to chase the deer and the wild turkeys in our yard.  He cannot catch them but enjoys being the new sheriff  in the yard. He has taken his first heartworm pill and we put the anti tick solution   between his shoulders and will continue to do so for the rest of the year.  Just a wonderful dog.  He also goes to work with me in my office, licks every one and then sleeps under my desk oblivious to the ordinary business activity here.

Thanks so much
Bob, Tanya Elizabeth and Robbie Van Pelt



We love Foxy she is a perfect fit in our family. We are so glad that we just happened to be watching the News that morning when Lulu’s was on. I think it is great what you guys do, you are all Amazing!!!

Charlie’s First Month!


Hello Lulu’s Rescue,
Thought I should give an update on how Charlie has been doing with us.

Charlie continues to receive many compliments about his laidback and calm personality and also about his mixed breed info. He’s gotten used to the city life. He enjoys the hikes we have taken him out on weekends. He’s been a wonderful addition to our family! He’s loved very much by friends and family. He walks well on a leash, although, on occasion when he gets excited – we have to redirect him.

We are very lucky to have him! He provides us with unconditional love, kisses, cuddles, and comedic relief.

Thank you again for helping him be a part of our lives!

Lisbeth, Cesar, and Charlie



Bella is settled in.  What a great dog!  She loves my daughters and is enjoying being part of the family.  She has such a wonderful disposition and is a lot of fun.  She loves to play ball and with her stuffed hippo which she needs a new one already.  It’s sad….she has no idea what to do with a dog bone ;(  She is enjoying herself running around the yard. Boy, she is fast once she gets going.  She is hesitant around new people but warms up.  A little slower to warm up to males but she is coming around.  Making her doctor’s appointment today since vacation was postponed until the end of the month due to everyone being sick.

Know Bella is in good hands and being loved every second of the day.  Will send more pictures!




Chase is doing very well.  He’s loving his backyard and is great on a leash.  He also LOVES car rides, without a crate!  He loves sticking his head out the window and feeling the breeze.  We’re so thrilled with the progress Chase has made adjusting to his new home.  We fell in love with this little boy on the first day we met him, and we’re so happy that we found him!!

Attached is a picture of Chase with what he call his “Elvis lip”.  Feel free to pass along these photos/info to his old family if they inquired about him, and let them know he is the king of the castle here!

Thank you,

Charlie’s First Day!


Thank you all so much for your help in having him a part of our lives! He’s been great and we were able to get him a harness that same day which he seems to be responding better, we plan on taking classes with him next Sunday for leash. He does love his walks and he’s received so many compliments as we headed up to our apt to introduce him to his new home.

Again, thank you so much! Attached is a collage of his first day!

-Lisbeth and Cesar

Abby (Frieda) Update!


It has been 2 months since we brought Abby home. She continues to be an outstanding addition to our family. Her current favorite thing (besides car rides) is running the property.  She is such a joy!



Thank you so much…so sorry we missed you!!! Bandit is a doll! I have attached some photos with our family. He and Kodi couldn’t have done better together. I took them on a walk together (by myself) and Kodi walked better on the leash than he ever has because he was waiting for Bandit to keep up. Right now, Bandit just settled in his crate and Kodi is lying at my feet.

I think this was meant to be. We had been looking for a while and I have no idea what made me apply and write to you at midnight last night. PLUS you answered at midnight. If you wouldn’t have…we would not have gotten to the meet and greet today and probably would not have met Bandit.

I will keep you up to date with photos. I hope to meet you one day and thank you for all of you worth for the animals. THAT IS AWESOME!!!

Take care and have a good week.



Here are some pictures of Raleigh. From the first meeting with Teri to the second day spent snuggling with my 11 year old son.

She is settling in nicely. I take her for a run in the morning. Because I’m a teacher and only have short meetings we haven’t had to leave her alone too long, but when we do she is very well behaved and so happy when we get home. She enjoys going on car rides and is learning not to chase the cats. She has met lots of dogs in the neighborhood and had some great play times with them. She is a bit scared of new men she hasn’t met but loves kids immensely.

Please tell her family that we already love her dearly. She is a huge blessing to us and has made my kids’ dreams come true.




Lulu Rescue et al,

Thanks for the help in getting our new family member Fred. He is full of energy as promised and has been great so far. He seems to be learning and settling in well with little to no signs of any anxiety. As promised I have attached a picture of the lil guy. We will send you a cooler action shot soon enough.




I just had to tell you how much we are enjoying Piper! We can’t imagine not having her!

The pictures attached are Piper, and Piper snuggling with her ‘big brother’ Quincy.

Thank you so much for the work that you do!

Lulu (formerly Rita)


I wanted to give you an update on Lulu (formerly known as Rita) What a great dog! She has been adjusting so well. She enjoys her routine and really gets on well with her little brother Eddie (a Jack Russell rescue).

I hope you guys win the TV interview.  We have been voting and it looks like you are way ahead.

Warm regards

Big Ted

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Just wanted to say thanks so much for bringing big Ted to us. He’s such a mush and seems like he will fit in just fine here. He’s currently snoring away on his dog bed.

He doesn’t seem quite ready to play with our dog yet, though she keeps trying. She knocked him right in the face with her paw last night and he just brushed it off, like the big gentle giant that he is! I’m sure that will come in time when he’s more comfortable.

I’ve attached some pictures…one of the car ride home and the other of the two “kids” posing. Makes our pup Izzy look tiny! He loves Mike and spent most of the morning licking his face while Mike was still in bed…fine by me!! Our bed is perfect Ted head height for him to rest his big giant head right on the bed.




Skipper was renamed Charlie (which we felt suited him) and is basically the greatest puppy ever. We absolutely love him and we think he loves his new life. He is great with dogs, people, cats, new situations…just truly a good boy. We take him with us to the Stockton Market, on trail walks, to New Hope, my barn….he’s very adaptable. He can be puppyish, but most of the time, we think he’s an old soul in a puppy’s body. He is intelligent and willing to learn anything (very food motivated). He got Stay and Wait and Sit and Down in the first week. “Come” when he’s on a scent is our biggest challenge, but he is getting better. Hope to see you at an event soon.

Kathy and Tim


A Sirius update =]
As promised, some more photos. Thank you again for helping us bring home our best friend. He loves the beach and checking out my drawings of him..and I wake up every morning like the first pic below! He is growing so fast, is admired everywhere we bring him, and has already made great friends with my aunt’s guide dogs (and every other dog he’s met). He is a joy to train- Only took him a half hour for me to teach him roll over yesterday ^_^. He is perfect in every way. Ugh…hard to imagine life before our dog! Hope you are well and thank you again to you and Lulu’s!



We have been home just 3 days and already you can see how much more comfortable Frieda is with us.  It is very obvious how much her previous parents loved her and I can understand why her foster had a hard time parting with her. She is an amazing dog.  As much as we have provided her with a loving home and a new pack of four legged friends, she has provided us with sweet puppy kisses and laughter. I have already caught the hardnosed Jeff sneaking her nummies and my indifferent mom has delighted in Frieda’s curiosity and playfulness. I cannot wait to take her and Becker to the beach in Florida. We will all enjoy seeing them run on the beach and play in the waves. It truly was our privilege to come get Frieda.  I will keep the pictures coming.

As you can see by this picture we no longer have the “no dogs on the bed rule” (that went out the window the first night).
Happy & Blessed




Fletcher (a.k.a., Sir) has definitely warmed his way into our hearts.  He is a very sweet and happy puppy.  Everyone melts when they meet him.  He is very smart, and is learning very quickly.  My daughter has already taught him the “sit” command!

We want to thank everyone ay LuLu’s Rescue for helping us find him, and for all that you do to help all of your pets find forever homes

I have attached a couple of pictures of Fletcher for you.

Thank you,
Barb and Joe

Tommy and Penny

Penny is a dog lover. Even though she was already the guardian of four dogs, Penny couldn’t help but “peek” at some rescue sites. Lulu’s is so glad that she did. Penny fell in love with a dog, Tommy, that no one thought would ever get his second chance. Tommy is a thirteen year old poodle that was neglected and bedraggled.

After seeing his profile, Penny knew she had to have him (“Imagine-13 years old and no home!”). She drove over two hours to meet his transport truck. Penny sums it up best by saying, “I immediately held him in my arms and I know that he knew he had finally found his forever home and that he would be safe with me.”

The rest, as they say, is history. With four canine siblings and Penny, Tommy walks at the park each day. He is absolutely beautiful with a now healthy, well groomed coat. He never leaves Penny side and enjoys life to the fullest. “Tommy is truly a gift from God, and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to bring him into my family.”


Hi – I just wanted to give you an update on how our Toby is doing since he’s been with us for quite a few months now. In one word, perfect. He is absolutely the sweetest dog who has fit in perfectly with our family. He gets very excited when we get home from work but never ever jumps on us or our son. Has never had an accident in the house and is so calm and gentle with our cat (who now has no problem with him being in “her” house). My son also adores his dog and Toby goes in to his room every night when it’s time for a bedtime story and lays beside the bed to listen as well. He has NEVER picked up one of our son’s toys that did not belong to him and sleeps soundly beside our bed at night. He even acts as the guard dog when my husband is not home from time to time and will lay in the hallway until he gets home and then he’ll come in to bed. He enjoys his twice daily walks and is also perfect when walking on the leash. We couldn’t have asked for anything else when it comes to our newest family member.

Attached is a picture of our happy little boy with Toby (he looks a little smaller/less furry because he had his Summer hair cut).
Thank you again!


Hi Michele,

I just wanted to thank you and everyone at lulus rescue for helping us find and adopt Macy.  She fits right in with our family. We couldn’t have asked for a better puppy. Thanks again! 

Kind regards,



Izzy has settled in very well!  In fact she is becoming quite the popular girl!  She is learning very quickly and is well tempered so far… We are in the process of setting up the vet appointment for her already. We figured she was not attached to her name so we decided her new name would be Izabelle, (Izzy) and boy does Izzy fit! She is having a lot of fun here and has truly become part of the family. Everyone that meets her loves her and her personality.

Thanks so much for all you have done and what you do we appreciate it a great deal.

Thanks again,

Brian &  Richelle

Murray + Roscoe

Dear Michele + Meredith:

I can’t tell you how long it took me to get this shot! I can’t thank you enough for these beautiful dogs. They are both doing great. Keeping an eye on Roscoe’s condition and trying to train him to walk up a ramp instead of rabbit hopping up my two steps. No luck yet–he prefers to hop. But he’s hopping pretty well lately I have to admit. He is a complete joy all the time. I’ve started working with Murray to be a good leash walker so that we can take long walks every day. He is very smart and a total goofball at the same time! He discovered this week that kitchen counters have really cool things on them and he keeps stealing stuff and bringing it to Roscoe. He alternates between trying to get the old dude to wrestle and bringing him presents. And patient Uncle Roscoe just puts up with it all, that tail wagging non-stop.

Jim and I are having so much fun with them…one of my favorite things (besides walking in the woods with Murray) is to sit on the couch reading with Murray’s head in my lap and Roscoe at my feet. Life is good. Thank you again for all that you do





He is an absolute joy. He may have won the puppy lottery but I know I did! He is really good. The one change that has happened is that my staff and I voted to change his name. No one was fond of Miggs so we took a poll and his new name as of Monday is Hank. He just looks like a Hank. Can not explain it but it really fits him! He has been so busy meeting people. Neighbors, office staff and clients, my mother ( his grandmother who is 91 and absolutely adores him). He has been in a number of new places and really has been so good.   He sleeps through the night on a bed next to mine although I wake him to take him out just for piece of mind around 2 AM. He already has staff members fighting to take him out. He is so spoiled already. One female staff went home Monday night and baked dog biscuits for him and brought them in today. He is a real love. He gives every one kisses and actually doesn’t know when to stop. Hank is just so cute!
He is a great traveler too. I put a cage in my car and he just lays down and rest the whole trip. Not one noise from him. This is good because on Thursday we leave for Penn State to see friends and the game on Sat. He will be in the cage while at the game but everyone there will be all over him before and after, he might like the rest during the game.
Will keep you posted on his progress. So far so good!!
Thank You!
Howard + Hank


Hi AJ, Barry and Lulus,

As you requested, an update on Minnie. She is doing GREAT! She loves Brooklyn and has met all the neighbors, human and dog, and is adored by all. She just finished the week with no accidents in the house, and she is loving her morning runs with her pokey mistress and evenings going bananas in the local dog park. Minnie says hello and sends kisses and says THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking such good care of her. She is so happy, sweet and loving, it is clear she has had a very lucky dog life so far. Enclosed are photos of her arrival in Brooklyn, in the kitchen with her best bud Peewee, and meeting new friends at the dog park. Take care!




Abigail is doing so well. She had her vet visit, and, of course, everyone there loved her. She got a nice clean bill of health and the vet complimented her on her sweet disposition and her pretty white teeth 🙂

I’ve also found a wonderful dog walker, Katlyn, who comes in the middle of the day to walk and play with Abigail. Every day I get a little note telling me what they did together, what treats she ate, and what a sweet girl she is (which I already know, of course).

I don’t think there’s much else to report, except that I just adore her. She’s the best part of my day. She has a great appetite and never turns down a treat! We’ve been working on a few new tricks, including rolling over. Not quite there yet, as she gets a little distracted at the prospect of a tummy rub, but we’re making progress. I started leaving her out of her crate in small increments and now she has free reign of the apartment during the day. She has been very good and not at all destructive. I’m happier knowing she isn’t cooped up during the day, although she still goes in her crate sometimes to lay on her pillow and spend quality alone time chewing up her latest toy.

Thank you for checking in!


You are all absolute Angels for matching us with Rex. We feel so fortunate to be entrusted with his care, and we’re incredibly glad you helped him find us too. It’s been a truly blissful weekend all around.

After meeting Rex outside Kris’ house, he let us know he was expecting us…  He bellyflopped on me inside and gave his best snuggles & got a wink from my husband. When I started to fill out the paperwork he grabbed his leash and jumped into my lap between me and the papers. We completely melted.

We took him to my Mom’s home in Solebury to meet our 5-1/2 year old. She was waiting in the back field by the stream… when she saw Rex she ran to him, and we ran to her.  After squealing “Is it my new puppy? Is it Rex?” & “He’s sooooo adooorable about 10,000 times he got to meet everyone else.

He bellyflopped in the stream & splashed water into the air with his nose – literally from side to side, like a kid splashing in a pool!!! He stretched in the sunny grass with 6 of my family members, my Mom’s Lab “Noodles”, and a neighbors chihuahua “Nacho”.  He found a toad. He blended in beautifully. He figured out he was top dog within an hour.  He even started to show protectiveness by standing between “Noodles” and the 3 of us, giving friendly & strong warning barks.

We came home after a good while, put a chicken in the oven, walked the property, & explored the house. Rex & I laid out his keepsakes from Kris on the couch after he helped me clean the chicken – good boy! The whole family watched a movie together on the couch, and then he slept in our bed like a big baby.

He is a fantastic friend. Not pushy in the least, & he can literally laze across all 3 of us.

This morning we had a long run & walk in the field next door. At lunch Rex met more family in the yard and he was such a polite, gracious host!  Every new introduction was met with rapid & sincere tail wagging. He doesn’t bark at neighbors or cars.  He only “spoke up” today when he thought our daughter was being hurt (ie. kids wrestling on the trampoline)

We have all been inseparable.  Rex and our daughter are sleeping together right now as I write this short novella. They are adorable together.

Job Well Done LuLu’s Rescue. Puppy saved. Family saved.


Zoey 7-8 months small

Our newest addition. She was rescued from North Carolina, and brought to us via Lulu’s Rescue. Zoey is so sweet and such a good girl. If anyone is interested in adopting a dog, please find Lulu’s Rescue on Facebook! They are the nicest people to work with.


Captain Bob

Capt. Bob & new family

Leigh I just wanted to thank you and all the dedicated volunteers at Lulu’s Rescue for a wonderful adoption experience. When we lost our dog we wanted to share the love we had for him with another. Knowing that there were animals out there who needed a family as much as we needed a family member, we looked to petfinder. I’ve always been a sucker for the tall, dark, and handsome type so I submitted an application.

The thing that struck us was your commitment to finding the right dog for the right family. When we met Captain Bob we knew that he was the missing part of our family. Now that he’s been with us for almost two months it really feels like he’s always been a part of our family. Thank you again for bringing this beautiful sweet boy to us!