Success Stories

Abbey

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Afton

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Angie

Angie

Dog Name: Angie

Dog Information and Overview:
Angie is a gorgeous show dog who was living with several other related Belgians on a farm in Washington. The farm was sold and Angie’s owner, who was renting the place, had to move. The owner was heartbroken about having to find homes for several of her beloved dogs. BSCA Rescue was able to help the owner find great homes for the dogs that needed placement. Angie went to live with a wonderful couple near St. Paul, MN who have a Terv that adores Angie.

Bijou

Bijou

Dog Name: Bijou

Dog Information and Overview:
One evening while on the computer I found the Belgian Sheepdog Trust web site. I saw a picture of Bijou and something inside of me was touched by her story. I suddenly decided we needed her in our life as much as she needed us. She has been here a month and it seems like she belonged here all along. We are three dogs and five cats and one very happy family! THANK YOU!

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Cleo

Cleo4 Cleo was surrendered by her owner after being caught harassing the neighbor’s livestock.  Cleo was in jeopardy of being put down if she should become a repeat offender. Her owner decided to surrender her to BSDRT. In foster care the lovely Cleo became a “foster failure’.  She is living her “happy ever-after” in the suburbs of Illinois.  Cleo’s housemates include a senior Terv and two kitties to make life interesting.

Dixie

Dixie

Dog Name: Dixie

Dog Information and Overview:
“How can we thank you for letting us have a companion for our bereaved Stevie. These two dogs are inseparable. We adopted Dixie (now Rhiannon) in August of 2005, and cannot imagine a better companion for Stevie. We are grateful to have them both – they are truly like sisters (without the fighting!). Even though both have very distinct personalities, our extended family and friends can’t tell them apart. But we can! Rhiannon has captivating eyes and is ALWAYS wagging her tail. We’ve attached a photo of our ‘girls’. Stevie (Stephanie) is on the left and Rhiannon (formerly Dixie) is on the right.”

Duffy

Duffy

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EVE

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARescued from a shelter in Maryland, sweet Eve, was cared for by a wonderful foster family before being adopted out of state.  Returned to BSDRT within days of being adopted  she was placed in another foster home where it was discovered during routine testing that Eve had Lymes disease.  After successful treatment Eve flew across the country to her “forever home” in Idaho.

Flyer

Flyer

We were so happy to hear from Flyer’s mom, who writes:

I saw Flyer’s picture in the success area but no story. I am his new forever person and he is mine 🙂

Flyer is flourishing in his home. He came to us rather timid and scared of many things. He is now a tail wagging, greet me at the door kind of dog. He has become very affectionate and has comforted me on occasions when I was sick by laying next to me. Sometimes I am not sure who needed who more!

Flyer loves my husband, has learned to play and has found his voice. When we first had him he never barked and didn’t seem to know how to play. I am sure he was in a loving home before but now he has a lot of freedom to explore who he is and expresses himself. I love Flyer, he truly has helped my heart be happy. He and our other dog get along famously, they clearly love each other.

What a Blessing Flyer is!

Freya

Freya

Dog Name: Freya (formerly Skeeter)

Dog Information and Overview:
Freya is doing great! She has become well integrated with our family. After her first day of obediance class we discovered that Freya knew hand signals! She was well trained at some point and just took someone understanding her language amazingly enough. We quickly learned a few necessary hand signals (sit and down) and were amazed how quickly she trained after that. She now knows what is expected of her on our evening walks. We conquered the housetraining and Freya remains in love with her kennel. We haven’t had any episodes of her running away since the one episode right after her joining our family. In fact, at one point the gate blew open a few months ago. We actually wouldn’t have known this (since the gate is not visible from the door she goes out) except for the fact that about 5 minutes after letting her out she was scratching at the garage door to be let in. She has no desire to leave us anymore thankfully! (more…)

Krash

Krash

Name: Krash

Dog Information and Overview:
Just thought I’d let BSDRT know I love my new forever home ! I have a sister BSD and two terv brothers and a POWERKat and a daddy who walks me most every day, and we go for rides and I do therapy visits with my mom already. My shaved down fur is growing back in and I love to be brushed. My nick name is ‘Fuzzy Wolf’ as my blue dilute fur and my gorgeous gold eyes make me look rather wolf-like. Everyone comments on how SWEET I am and it’s true ! Thanks BSDRT for being there when I needed you! (more…)

Louise

Louise

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Mac

Mac

Mac’s Journey

Mac’s story started with a phone call from the Belgian Sheepdog Rescue Trust…they had been notified about a male Belgian Sheepdog that needed to be moved immediately from its situation.  I was asked to do an ID and a temperament evaluation in a town about 60 miles from our home where Mac was being kept in a basement along with a couple of dogs.  Mac most certainly was a BSD and did need rescued as his last owner had died and the family was surrendering him so the house could be sold.  BSDRT surrender paperwork was signed and Mac came home with us. (more…)

Midnight

Midnight

Name: Midnight

Information:
This lucky lady has found a new home.

This sweet girl was turned in to the shelter because of a new baby. She is very friendly and good natured. She likes to be touched all over and petted.

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Midnight II

Midnight II

Name: Midnight

Information:
Midnight was turned in at a PA shelter April 2008 after being chained to a tree for most of his life. He was an intact and very territorial fellow when he was accepted by the BSDRT Adoption Program, and had a severe case of Lyme’s Disease. In just a few months, his foster had him on the mend and eating well. The Lyme’s Disease had weakened his muscles but as he regained his strength he learned how to play with other dogs for the first time in his life. He was easily house-trained and soon preferred sleeping at the side of his foster’s bed. After nursing Midnight along for six months his foster adopted him, ensuring that he gets all the attention and affection he’d been without for the previous 11 years.

Missy

missyfrontRescued from a shelter in Missouri this sweet, sweet BSD girl was in two foster homes before being adopted by her forever home.  Missy is now showered with all the love and affection she deserves as the only dog in the household.  Her adoptive Dad calls her the “Audrey Hepburn” of dogs for her kind and gentle nature.

Nico

Nico

Nico was surrendered by his owner due to a home foreclosure and move.  While it foster care Nico was noticeably underweight despite having a good appetite and this caused some concern for BSDRT and his foster family.  After tests were run he was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease.  He was treated with antibiotics and eventually given a clean bill of health.  Once neutered he was adopted by his adoring foster family.

Onyx

Onyx

Dog Name: Sophie (Onyx)

Dog Information and Overview:
We got word that there was a Belgian sheepdog named Onyx being offer for free on Craig’s List in Spokane, WA. The owner loved Onyx, but had to move and was unable to have a dog at her new home. BSCA Rescue quickly put out an announcement for foster care or a permanent home. Lisa Lucas (www.northerntailsdogtraining.com) came to the rescue and placed her in a program in which women in federal prison socialize and train dogs to make them more adoptable. Her trainers put her on a diet, renamed her Sophie, and she was the star of the cell block this fall. Sophie graduated from the program with honors and was quickly adopted by a couple in Spokane.

Pepper

Pepper

Dog Name: Pepper

Dog Information and Overview:
Pepper came into Rescue at approximately 9 years of age. She was in need of grooming and training. Her wonderful foster family had her professionally groomed, worked on obedience and fell in love with her. Sadly, after only a few months, Pepper became ill and succumbed to cancer. Her last few months were spent in loving care.

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Pepper II

Pepper II

Dog Name: Pepper

Dog Information and Overview:
Old, stiff, overweight and not looking her best? No problem. We can relate! Pepper has been the perfect addition to our aging two human, four feline family. She is thoughtful, quiet and a bit of a homebody. She loves to snack and take naps. A kindred spirit! Our biggest concern about bringing a dog into our home was that our poor cats might get bullied but we need not have worried. Pepper pretty much ignores them…even when they are rubbing up against her, walking under her belly or hinting that they would like to be invited to snuggle in that big cushy dog bed. Within days of arriving here she assumed the job of home protector, proudly alerting us to intruders on our street. (Usually those intruders are neighbors but she looks to us for guidance before progressing from a muttered hoohoof to full bark.) She enjoys short walks on wooded trails or neighborhood streets and she has befriended a few pooches who visit the nearby park. Mostly she likes to sit at a safe distance and observe. Be the subject frolicking dogs, people doing yard work or busy pet store employees, Pepper wants to study them.

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PG

PG

Name: Pretty Girl/PG

Dog Information and Overview: PG was Heartworm positive when she was rescued. She came through treatment with flying colors with the help of her devoted foster family. Eventually PG was matched with a great home far from her southern roots. Her family provided this snapshot of PG’s life now.

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Pirate

Pirate

Dog Name: Pirate

Dog Information and Overview:
Seems hard to believe it has been almost three years since I adopted Pirate. I would like to share with you highlights from his journey so far.

When Pirate came to live with me and Sasha (an adult rescue Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd mix) he was unsure of himself. That manifested in lots of barking and a bit of lunging in new situations. My goal in adoption and fostering is to give him or her a job and to find the job that they LOVE to do. An added benefit, dogs with jobs don’t get into as much trouble. To find Pirate’s job we needed to start with the basics. Off to obedience class we went. As we bonded, he discovered more confidence, discipline and control.

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Princess

Princess

Dog Name: Princess

Dog Information and Overview:
Princess is a true Cinderella story. Princess started out life as a wanted puppy and eventually was left to be a neglected forgotten soul. Thanks to a loving family, Princess is now living “happily ever after” in her forever home.

Rain

shelter dog 3 Discovered in a shelter in California, Rain was in two foster homes before it was decided that this rambunctious 2 year old should have some basic obedience behind him before being adopted out.  Rain spent a month and half with a wonderful professional trainer before his forever home adopted him. (more…)

Rocky

Rocky

Rocky has come a long way from the sickly youngster he once was. Discovered in a Florida shelter he was pulled and in while in temporary foster care developed pneumonia.  After recovering he was transported to his foster family in the Chicago area.  Once deemed healthy Rocky was adopted by his smitten foster family.  He shares his family’s love and attention with another BSD male and they are BFF.  Rocky and his housemate are in obedience training and his family is enjoying seeing what a “Rockstar” this young dog is becoming.

Shay

Shay

Dog Name: Shay

Dog Information and Overview:
Outcome: Shay was surrendered to a shelter in Idaho by her owner for unknowm reasons. We guess she was about one year at the time. Brenna Herteux got word that there was a Belgian sheepdog in the shelter and bailed her out immediately. Brenna fostered her for about 3 months, until she was adopted by a couple near Seattle. Everyone who has ever met this dog thinks she is about the sweetest creature they have ever met.

Simon

Simon

Dog Name: Simon

Dog Information and Overview:
It has been five weeks since I picked up Simon in North Bergen New Jersey and brought him home to West Brookfield, MA. The following days were a blur of activity, and Simon was in sensory overload, new food, the vets, housing, sleeping, area, and another dog, Lola. Our trepidation over how the two dogs would interact was solved outside the house. I used the 75’ training lead I made was on Simon, while Lola has the run of the land. If Simon were too overbearing, Lola could escape, while Simon could be restrained. It worked. They are still trying to figure out the pecking order and their play is who is boss. Lola, while smaller, gives as much as she receives, and it usually ends with her spitting out a mouthful of black fur. But occasionally we see each giving the other a lick on the muzzle or ears.

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Spice

Spice

Dog Name: Spice

Dog Information and Overview:
Spice and her sister were given up to Rescue by their owners. Both have found wonderful permanent homes where they are given the love and attention they deserve.

Tasmine

Tasmine

Dog Name: Tasmine

Dog Information and Overview:
Five year old Tasmine and her brother Tatoo entered the rescue program in Feb 2008 after being kenneled for 5 months following the death of their owner in Florida. Taz didn’t do so well during her first few months in foster care, partly because she was separated from her brother for the first time in their lives. But it wasn’t long until she responded to her foster family’s love and blossomed into the happy-go-lucky lady she is today with her new family in Ohio.

Tatoo

Tatoo

Dogs’ Name: Tatoo

Dog Information and Overview:
Five-year-old Tatoo entered the rescue program in Feb 2008 after being kenneled for 5 months following the death of his owner. He faced another let-down once he was accepted for foster care, as he was separated from his sister for the first time in their lives. Tatoo’s response to basic obedience commands improved rapidly in his foster home, and he seemed happy. Yet what he most wanted was to be special to someone, Then in April a man who’d lost his BSD to old age a year previously and was now ready to give his heart to another spotted Tatoo. Now, thanks to adopter John, Tatoo has exactly what he wanted, and much more. Today he accompanies John to work every day, where he’s welcomed by co-workers. He also travels with John on his business trips, where he greets customers from his position at the side of his special person. Finally, and for the first time, Tatoo has a special person of his own 24/7. And in Tatoo, John again has a BSD to love.

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Teddy

Teddy

Dog Name: Teddy

Dog Information and Overview:
Savvy (now Teddy) was picked up as a stray and rescued from a shelter. He’s a beautiful boy who has found a wonderful new home with a loving “mom” and a Terv roommate.

Thelma

Thelma

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Tia

Tia22This lovely BSD girl was an owner surrender due to financial issues. Once in foster care with one of our experienced fosters a “forever home” was quickly found for her from our application pool.  She and her new male BSD housemate are living the good life with a loving family.

Tinga

Tinga

Dog Name: Tinga

Overview:
A very ill Tinga was discovered in a Central CA shelter in Jan 2008. She was suffering from a virulent strain of Kennel Cough that required many months of treatment. During that time her foster family fell in love with her, and she with them. In Oct she joined the family permanently, sharing the bed with their other Belgian Sheepdog and bossy cat.

Ursie

Ursie

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Wiley

Wiley

Dog Name: Wiley

Dog Information and Overview:
Wiley is a wonderful young dog that was rescued from a shelter. He has found his place in his new “pack” where he settled in nicely.

Zorro

Zorro

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