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I asked Diane at Dawgs to to take Max and Bonnie in after they were confiscated in an abuse case. They were happy to do this. Both were 30lbs underweight and Max was Heartworm positive. I fostered max through his HW treatment. Bonnie was adopted to a great home with 2 other GSD’s and I was a foster failure with Max. He loves people even after all the terrible things they did to him. It’s been almost 4 years now and many happy adventures.
This is Sky. We adopted him five years ago when my daughter was 9. It was love at first sight for them. He was “Luke Skywalker” out of a litter of puppies. He wouldn’t take his eyes off of her in a crowded PetSmart. I wish I could say that he’s been a good boy, but he’s naughty. He marks everything and we’ve spent thousands, but he’s family. I’ve never seen such a loyal and loving dog though. He is definitely one of a kind! He has seen her through some tough times and I don’t know who she would be without him by her side.
I adopted one of your dogs, Gracie, she has turned out to be a wonderful pet!!!!
Thanks for the work you do and for my wonderful pet.
Jesse loves to lay on his pillow and look out the front window. He’s a GREAT dog and has made a wonderful addition to our family.
I’m writing to let you wonderful people know that our Comanche we adopted from you five years ago, succumbed to cancer & a stroke yesterday 4/18/12. Comanche came into our lives & was such a gentle giant. I adopted him since my husband wanted a malamute/husky & he fit in with us.
We had a shaky start, I actually brought him back, then I couldn’t live with that decision, returned to Dalhart & brought him back home with us. It Was a decision I am so glad I made.
Comanche “adopted” me from the very get go. He was my dog! He brought such joy to our lives & I will be Forever grateful he had a forever home with us. Thank you so much for all the tireless work you do for these precious animals. Whenever I can get over Losing Comanche, we’ll definitely “adopt” again. God bless you for all you do!
“Thank you for helping me find such an amazing dog! I went into Petco in March with the intention of just helping out. Me and my husband had talked about another dog but decided I would just volunteer.
When I saw this little guy I just couldn’t leave him, I walked him around for all of 5 minutes and knew he was the dog I had been looking for. He was in pretty bad shape….. I just couldn’t say no!
Since that day he has been such an amazing dog! When I first got him he didn’t know any commands so we went to obedience class. He’s so smart he learned everything in just 2 weeks! We go to the park and walk every other morning and he just loves it. He is fitting in so well with my other dog and even the cat. I couldn’t have asked for a better dog. He now goes by the name Bandit and is spoiled rotten!
“When I met Roxie at Pet Smart in March of 2009, she was a small very well mannered pup. I was going through a divorce. I walked around the kennels and she looked up at me very calmly with her big brown eyes. She sat in my lap and snuggled and I couldn’t leave her behind.
She looked a little like a fox with red hair and black tipping and a furry tail. We called her Foxie Roxie. Roxie is a long hair Dachshund, Corgi mix. She has grown from about 10lbs to 50lbs, a larger beautiful version of the playful pup that stole my heart three years ago.
Roxie, once homeless, now lives in 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Amarillo. She has a beautiful back yard where she loves to roll in the grass. A neighborhood of many friends she visits on her walks. She gets to go to Pet Smart at least once a month for her supplies and to visit the great people there. She also takes frequent trips to Medi-Park Lake and Lake McDonald for walks. Roxie is the best co driver, alert and always watching out the front window as we travel to Ft. Worth. She enjoys the stops along the way at the travel centers.
Roxie is my best friend and has been a God send at a very low time of my life. ”
“We adopted our dog, Nemo, from DAWGS in September of 2010. He is the best dog we’ve ever had! Nemo is very protective of our three small children and loves to be near them. The attached picture is our son on the day we adopted him in January. ? Nemo sat right down and posed with him while grandmas were snapping pictures. ”
“Our adoptee, Marty, is doing great in the home. She joined three siblings: Dexter, Annabell and Zubie. All of our cats are indoor only, although we have recently tried to take Marty on a walk while on a leash and harness. She did not enjoy it so much and prefers to watch out the window. My husband, son and I originally thought Marty was just an ordinary tabby. She has Bengal in her due to her markings as well temperament. She loves to climb things, including the family members. Marty has a 6 foot vertical leap and there is nothing in the house that is safe. Marty loved the Christmas tree this past year. She climbed it numerous times daily but never once knocked it down. She recently discovered moths when they invaded the area. She is an expert hunter and we found many moth carcasses around the house. Marty loves her siblings. She especially loves Dexter as he is a long hair and is great to sleep next to. While she doesn’t enjoy being picked up, she loves napping on anyone’s lap. Marty has been such a great addition to our family. She is hilarious, sweet, loving and always provides entertainment. We couldn’t imagine life without her. “
“[Pistol] has adapted wonderfully. He is an extremely loving dog, he is wonderful with our kids. He does herd them sometimes to try to keep them close, he loves park trips and loves the attention he gets from all the children. He has fit in perfectly into our family.”
“Rambo, our black lab, was adopted September 2010. He has been a huge blessing on our lives and changed us for the better as a family!”
” Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoy Saber aka:little wolf girl. She goes where the family goes and is one of us. She has such a sweet disposition with little kids, and other animals she is no problem to have around. She is protective of the family, especially our youngest daughter. It’s always fun to take her to the park or Petsmart just to hear someone say “that’s a wolf!”.Thanks so much for the work you do and all the folks that make the shelter run. Thanks to you Saber has her forever home. ”
“We adopted two dogs from DAWGS and they are both doing wonderful. The 1st dog we adopted was named Missy and we have renamed her Babalu. She is almost 4 yrs old now and is the most gentle loving dog we’ve ever had. All of our friends and family were worried when we adopted a pit bull that we didn’t know but she has turned out to be everyone’s favorite. She loves going on walks and we go to the dog park frequently. Her favorite part of going to the dog park is playing with the tennis ball. She doesn’t want to play fetch but wants everyone and every dog to chase her. I’ve included a picture of her.
The second dog we adopted was very small and still a puppy when we adopted and we have named her Piper. She is also a loving and gentle dog who loves to cuddle an curl up in your lap. Piper is also a 1/2 pit and lab mix. Piper and Babalu get along very well and are like sisters, they cannot go anywhere without each other. Piper loves going on walks, playing in the water, and at the dog park she’s the resident greeter for all who come. I’ve included a picture of her here as well (she’s the blonde).
I would recommend anyone who’s looking for a pet to go to DAWGS. We are huge fans of this facility and work they are doing to protect pit bulls. It is rare to find a facility that will adopt and take in pit bulls openly and also has someone on staff who can educate anyone looking to understand more about the breed.”
“This is Abbey. We adopted her at Petco in November 2011. She has brought alot of joy into our lives. We discovered that she is completely deaf after getting her home but that in no way affects our love for her. Upon getting her home, she informed our two cats that she was in charge. Here are a few pics of her. Thank you for allowing us to adopt her!”
“We flew out from Ohio to work at DAWGS in June of 2008 where we met Diane, Mark, and all of the other wonderful people who care for the dogs. We took Kilo, the sweetest little Am Staff, back to the hotel each night. He was such a joy but we already had three dogs waiting back home.
We worried about him all summer so we finally called Diane to see if we could adopt him. In September, we packed up Sadie, our alpha dog, to drive the 1250 miles and see if she would let us bring him home. The meeting was uneventful so home he came. We have fit him in with the rest of the pack and we love him as much as he loves us.
We have returned to DAWGS with Kilo each fall since our initial trip to help with the dogs and work on special projects. Any visitors to your web site that would like to make a difference should consider a trip to help out at the shelter. They have so many really wonderful dogs like Kilo that just need to find a family to love them. “
I have attached a recent picture of Abbi, the brown terrier mix I adopted at the pet event at Tractor Supply in Guymon, OK. She was visiting my parent’s house and was asking her grandma for a puppy treat. Abbi can be quite convincing when she wants her treats. Everyone she has met she has wrapped around her little paws. We look forward to a lot of years of entertainment and love. Abbi is a clown.