Success Story Details

Jonsee & Fritz

Loving companions

I just wanted to first of all say thank you for all that you do for these animals. They deserve to be safe and loved. I’ve had two successful adoptions so far from your facility and I wanted to share my story in hopes that it will encourage somebody else to realize what wonderful dogs you can find in a shelter.

Several years ago my husband and I found a beautiful six year old German shepherd in your shelter and we instantly fell in love with him. When we visited with him, all it took was a kiss on the hand and a paw on my knee to seal the deal! He was well behaved from the start and bursting with love. He needed work learning to walk nicely on a leash and needed to learn some general manners. But with patience, persistence, and training, it didn’t take long for him to develop into the perfect gentleman. He was a wonderful dog that will forever have a place in my heart. Unfortunately he developed bone cancer as is common in dogs of his size and breed. It broke my heart to lose him and I miss him immensely…but when one door closes another door opens.

We opened our home and hearts to another dog from your shelter just about a month ago, another German shepherd, who is wonderful, shy, sweet and full of love. It took him a week or so to warm up to us, but now he greets us at the door, tail wagging and so excited to see us! He loves to go on walks and we refer to him as the ‘King of the Cushion’ because he can always be found snuggled up on his cozy cushion! He’s such a joy and you can see the love in his big brown eyes. We named him Fritz which means ‘Peaceful Ruler’ in German, very fitting for this sweet little guy.

These are wonderful animals that needed a loving home and I’m so happy I’ve been able to provide that for them. It’s through no fault of their own that they found themselves abandoned and unwanted. I am so thankful to your shelter for rescuing these animals so people like us can find loving companions. Jonsee and Fritz thank you as well!