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 MORE Colorado Pups?!?!

Our third litter this year went so fast, we figured we'd squeeze in one more! Here's their story!

December 5, 2008

Dear Diana and Friends at Valley Humane,

Thanks to all your efforts, we have relocated four more Colorado puppies to Lil' Rhody! Soon, there will be more dogs from Colorado around here than any other state!   

After our "Halloween" litter, we decided we liked the holiday-themed names. Our Adoption Coordinator, Michele chose Thanksgiving-themed names for the pups! Thanks to your staff-member Jenna, who gave us the hint that they were "mostly females", and the fuzzy pictures sent via cellphone from Carla, we got a head start on the names before their arrival. "Grace" was the tan and white pup with the adorable freckles on her snout. She looked so much like Michele's Colorado puppy, Carl (previously Mike), who is far from graceful, that they thought it would be comical to name this sweet little girl Grace. We hope that she lives up to her name! "Maize" was the other tan and white puppy with those dark eyes that just melt your heart. She would smile every time we picked her up, so we weren't surprised when she became the snuggle-bunny of the litter. "Wampum" was the brown one with white paws and the sweetest temperament. "Pilgrim", the biggest of the bunch with the shepherd coloring and puggle face, may have been the feistiest, but also loved snuggling with his many temporary "Moms" from the hospital staff.

Our whole staff eagerly searches high and low for families for these adorable puppies or, in some cases, welcomes one into their own home. The four families who adopted this batch of pups had been looking for a quite a while. They were on lists at local shelters, searching on PetFinder.com, you name it-- and we made their lives complete with the help of you and these puppies.


 "Wampum", now "Riley", was only with us for a few days. We had Rebecca and her mom Patricia waiting anxiously for the arrival of these puppies! They had just devastatingly lost their brand new, 12-wk old puppy, "Sophie", to distemper. The hole in their hearts was quickly filled by the joy of having a sweet girl like "Riley"! They were overwhelmed in the delight of taking her home as soon as possible. We have already received a card with pictures of her at her new home!



"Grace", now "Lucy", was the next one to go, just shortly after her sister! Another client of ours adopted an Anguillian puppy through NAH a little over a year ago, and even though they live in the next state, they still enjoy seeing Dr. Civic as their vet. They had seen all the Colorado puppies come and go over the past year, and told their daughter and her husband who were looking for a new addition to the family. The Burlingames are now enjoying "Lucy" and her sweet antics at their home in Connecticut.



The last two puppies took a little longer to get noticed, even though they were just as cute! Finally, Jen and Brandon Liesen saw the two sisters playing in our waiting room on a routine visit with their cat, "Juniper", and it was love at first sight. They were ready to take both pups if one didn't find a home, but "Pilgrim", now "Soda", wiggled her way into their hearts. A few days after bringing her home, we received about a dozen pictures of her enjoying her new home and backyard, confirmation that she was a perfect fit for this family!




"Maize", fondly known as "Maizie", was found by the Struckman family through our website. They are fairly new to the area, (previously living in Colorado!), and had no pets. They had a greyhound from CO, but lost him to old age about 4 years ago. They had been searching for a puppy for months, and a friend mentioned our hospital. As soon as their daughter clicked on the picture of the pups, she fell in love! She stopped by many times, with different members of her family, causing them all to fall in love with "Maizie". As soon as the whole family met her, we knew that it was meant to be. They even cut their Thanksgiving vacation short to bring their new baby home! We were glad to fulfill this family's dream of having a puppy to care for together.



Once again, each family has generously donated $50 to the Valley Humane League, with a magnitude of thanks and smiles for helping them find their new puppies. Thank you again from all of us at the Newport Animal Hospital, and our clients, for all of your efforts and cooperation in sending us these adorable puppies once again. It is beyond rewarding seeing the joy in the faces of the new families,and knowing that we are all part of rescuing these puppies in need of homes. We all look forward to working with you again in the near future, and connecting more puppies with their forever families!


Dr. Civic and The Staff at The Newport Animal Hospital