A Very Special Adoption Event as Guinness (Mac) Finds his People

Yesterday we had two simultaneous adoption events! Wow! Were we ever busy!

First was our special event, the Canine Christmas, that was held on the grounds of St. Agnes on Walnut Grove Road. It was a fun time for all who attended, even though the weather finally won out and pushed our time frame for activities there a bit forward. See pics from the day here.

Second was our regular 2nd Saturday adoption event at Hollywood Feed on Poplar Avenue. Three fabulous dogs found their fur-ever homes … including Clint, Piper, and Guinness.

Guinness has an A M A Z I N G story, though. You see, we found Guinness at the Memphis Animal Shelter in March 2009 where he had been brought in as a stray. He was an adorable dog, and an older one. He risked not being adopted and being euthanized because he was older.

Our leader saw his potential, though, and rescued him. It took us a little while to get him placed in what we thought was his permanent home. But then after a couple of months Lisa, our leader, received a telephone call from Tracy Dunlap, a volunteer at Memphis Animal Shelter who knew we had rescued him originally and who scanned for a microchip and saw it was registered to one of our volunteers, Vivian.

Apparently the person who adopted him gave him to someone else who then turned him into the shelter. As soon as we heard he was there, we hurried to the shelter to re-rescue him. We re-committed to finding this very loving dog his permanent home.

Well, at Saturday’s adoption event at Hollywood Feed on Poplar Avenue, a man stopped in that shopping center to eat at Huey’s. As he walked past the door to Hollywood Feed, he glanced in, spied Guinness, ran in and said “that’s my dog”!

Guinness had been lost by his owners last March. They did all the right things – notifying area shelters, putting up posters, and spreading the word. But they never found Guinness.

He called his wife who came as quickly as possible. With tears in her eyes she picked up her Guinness (whose name is actually Mac) and hugged him close. She had gotten puppy Mac in her freshman year of high school. We found out he’s 12 years old and has had a loving life … he can now live out the rest of his life with his one and only meant to be family.

What a wonderful Christmas gift!

Guinness (Mac) and his happy person

Hollywood Feed on Poplar Adoptions!

What a beautiful day for the dogs of Good Dog Rescue…yes, I would say we had such a great day for adoptions. Set up out side to enjoy the day and many came to see our dogs. We had 4 adoptions and several additional applications.

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Sunday at Poplar Plaza Petco

It was a small band of dedicated volunteers, with a small number of adoptable dogs and puppies, who attended Good Dog Rescue’s 2nd adoption event of the weekend. Several potential adopters stopped by to visit with us and the dogs. The dogs did their best to show themselves off! Here are some pics from yesterday. Video coming soon!

Adoptions at Hollywood Feed on Union!

What a great day for adoptions…we had 5 great families adopt from Good Dog Rescue today. Seemed like we were busy all day. Many came in to visit and obtain information or adopt. We still have lots of good dogs available to adopt.


Rissa gets adopted


Bindi gets adopted


Marmee gets adopted


Ollie gets adopted


Bunny gets adopted

We have many other dogs that were at the event and still need to be given a great ‘fur’ever home.

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Happy Howl-oween from Hollywood Feed!

Our adoption event at Hollywood Feed on Germantown Parkway was a great success today. The adoption of four good dogs makes for a great day! Not only was it a beautiful day outdoors but also with our great volunteers and their foster dogs. So many people came by to see all the cute dogs in their Howl-o-ween outfits. We had several adoptions (Bixby, Spot, Donna June, and Jo) and many who wanted to see what was going on this Oct. 31st. Here are the faces and adoptions for the day. Click on any of the pics to be taken to the larger version.

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A Spooky Howl-o-ween at Utopia Animal Hospital

Thanks so much to Utopia Animal Hospital for hosting their Howl-o-Ween event and inviting Good Dog Rescue to show our pets and raise funds.

Dr. Clay and her young son James V offered blood brew punch and treats. There was trick or treating for dogs and kids at the examining rooms. For those kids who were not faint of heart, there was a surgical suite set up where they could do some gory surgery (on a manikin, of course!).

Outside the dogs bobbed for hot dogs. Some gave up on the bobbing and just jumped in to get the special treats.

The dogs got to dress up and the humans really enjoyed seeing them.

Thanks to Dr. Clay and her staff.

Former Adopter Connie Copeland and her daughter were volunteers along with Julie Clark, Robin Tate, Whitney Forbes, Brandy Schroyer, Vonna and Kathy, and Cheryl Kent.

Here’s a few pics of the event.

Our final fling for this year’s Downtown Farmer’s Market

Today started out chilly (so in many of the pics you’ll see cute sweaters and jackets on the dogs), but the sun was shining and the crowd was happy so we had a great time at this last adoption event for the 2009 Downtown Farmer’s Market.

We didn’t have any adoptions today – but the doggies had a lot of great exposure to people and some visiting dogs. We took a couple of videos, as Bixby made his first appearance at an adoption event! He found a really BIG friend to play with and then found one more his size in Madison.

We always enjoy the Downtown Farmer’s Market. We’re looking forward to more invitations in the 2010 year. Till then … enjoy some photos from today!