Emily and Matt adopted Sally, an Ecuadog, a year ago. Sally is the smartest and prettiest Basset Hound ever, and is incredibly sweet! They recently adopted Beau, a male Basset Hound from Kentucky, and are sharing this heartwarming video of their first play date.
Letter from Home:
Just another Sally video to share! Matt and I have been looking into adopting a basset hound brother for Sally so we had a playdate for her this past weekend. Beau, a 3 year old male rescued as a stray in Kentucky, came to our house to visit on Saturday and this short video is them wrestling on our back porch. Sally is definitely showing him that she’s the queen bee! But they got along so well, we think we’ll give Beau a forever home, too.
Another success story. Beatrice is a Sato from Puerto Rico. She went to her forever home on Sunday. See update and pictures below.
Letter from Home:
Just wanted to let you know that “B” is adjusting really well. Abby had her heart set on a new name before we even looked for a dog, so we are renaming her “Emily Bea” so she will still hear her name in there. Besides, we have a niece called Bronwyn, who everyone calls “B” and didn’t want too much confusion at family gatherings. They are the ones with the Vizsla, “Ollie.”
“Em B” is so sweet, she hasn’t met anyone yet that she doesn’t want to kiss and lick. She has been sleeping right through the night and as you said, doesn’t get up early at all. In fact, she seems to like to “sleep in” a lot. She has been getting real use to having the parks right out the door and meeting a ton of dogs. We are doing the intros very slowly and seems to be adapting. Occasionally, growling, but we are careful and slow.
We reintroduced her to the two big dogs you met when you were here, George and Jetter and gave them a lot of time to sniff. She is now fast friends. In fact, another ASPCA recuse dog,Tilly, seems to be her favorite at the moment. She had a walk with her and it was like a big sister moment. She started mimicking everything Tilly did. She dug when Tilly dug. She ate grass when Tilly ate grass. The only problem is that she really wants to run and play and is a little frustrated watching all the other dogs have fun. As soon as she is healthy again, she will be ready to join in.
Taking her to the Vet today. In fact she met our Vet, Dr. Farber, outside our building on Tuesday, since he’s a neighbor also, and was kissing him and in his arms. That was great, because when she meets him again at the office, she will already be familiar with his smell. We’ll micro chip her, and do blood work-ups to make sure she is doing okay.
That’s all for now, but I’ll keep you up to date. Here’s a few pics. Thank you so much.
Coto arrived from Ecuador and found himself one lucky dog! After a rough life and an long trip across the globe, he is one of the favored few who found a forever home full of love and happiness! He now lives in the west village with a great family who sent us this recent picture of Coto hanging out!
These are ridiculously cute….a big pitbull inside the laundry basket and a 4 year toddler next to him.
Melissa, thank you so much for sharing these heart-warming pictures. I am so happy and so proud that Buster is such a big part of your family, and that he is taking such good care of your boys. It’s truly inspiring and rewarding to all of us at Stray from the Heart to get such wonderful updates from our alumni dogs.
Thank you for providing him such a loving home!
Letter from Home:
“My husband and I adopted Buster from SFTH in 2003.
I just wanted to give you an update and let you know that buster is still doing well. Since adopting Buster, we have had two children, now 2 and 4 yrs old. Buster is wonderful and so tolerant with both of them, as you will see from the attached photos:)
Just wanted to let you know he’s doing well and share some pictures.”
“I adopted my beautiful dog Cometa from Ecuador and failed to email you to thank you for such wonderful organization and for helping dogs like Cometa to have the chance of a family.
We don’t know much of Cometa’s past. I think she was tied to the trash for the trash people to take care away. Cometa was very shy and will not come close to anyone. Today she is happy, healthy and and very attached to mama. She has a brother named Quito and they both love to play and chase each other in the garage. I’m sending you a picture so you can put in it your website.
You can help these wonderful strays get terrific new homes, just like Romeo, Collette and Stuart Little. Please mail your tax deductable check or money order to Stray from the Heart PO Box 11 NYC, NY 10024-0011 or