Happy Tails

These are Our Happy Tails of Our Adopted Animals Finding their Furever Homes

January 2016

 

Dear Team Watermelon,

 

In 2013, I adopted Mimi (now known as Poppy), a beautiful, lovable kitten. She has brought nothing but joy to my life and my household. 

 

She is now three years old, and is even more beautiful and lovable. She sleeps with me every night and is a feminine princess. 

 

Last year, she was the cover girl for the Santa Fe Pet Calendar. 

 

Excerpt from the calendar: 

 

"I had been looking for a while for a friend to my cat, Izzy. Poppy truly has become such a wonderful companion and so special to have in my home. She is definitely a princess and I hope everyone will enjoy seeing her on the cover of the 2016 Pet Calendar as much as I will." 

 

Thank you for the happiness your shelter has brought to me. 

 

Cynthia

 

MimiPoppy1

January 2017
 
We fostered Meeko about a year and a half ago from WMR.  He was about 4 months old and was scheduled to be euthanized in a shelter down south. When I picked him up from the ranch he was barking like crazy and you could tell he had been in a rough situation. Once I got him home and settled he was like velcro! He instantly became the sweetest puppy that just wanted to be loved. He is such a lovable sweet boy and loves to sit in your lap and be with you all the time! In the two weeks that we were supposed to foster him, he made himself right at home in our family and we knew he was a permanent member! He and my son are so close that I sometimes will find Meeko sleeping right on his pillow cuddled up next to him in the morning. He can still be afraid of other people and dogs, but we've been working with him on learning that he is safe and very loved. He even graduated from Puppy School at Petsmart (granted he had to go to private lessons since he was so scared of the other dogs and people.) But he is such a goofy sweet baby, that we love him no matter what! 
 
I reached out to WMR this December to foster again after our 16 year old fur baby had passed away a few months previously. I wasn't looking to adopt yet, but we felt a hole where Harley was and thought Meeko and our fur baby Holly could use some company for a little while. Imagine my surprise a few days later when I found out several litters of puppies were coming up the Ranch for an Adoptathon event that were set to be euthanized in the shelter they were in! I offered to foster the little 10 week old Aussie/Husky mix little girl and picked her up at Petsmart. I took her with me to go pick up my other son from school and it was love at first sight between them! She laid right down in his lap and fell asleep! We again, pretty much decided that she was meant to be and we wound up adopting her too! We named her River and she and Meeko are the best buddies! They love to play together and they both are so happy to have a friend (Our other fur baby prefers to be alone). My son who bonded with her right away has Autism and he and River have been the best thing for each other as well. He is so calm and caring with her, and in turn, she gives him the companionship and love that he needed. Our "foster failures" were the best failures we've ever done! It turned out that we needed them as much as they needed us.
 
The Keene Family
 

 
 
MeekoRiver

August 2016

 

Copper has found his furever home. From deathrow to finding the girl that he adores and a family that adores him right back! Go Copper (formerly Nacho) enjoy your furever home!) 

 

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December 2016 **UPDATE**

 

Hi and Merry Christmas to the staff at Watermelon Mountain Ranch!

 

I am so happy wih Srprint and he brightens my days with his adorable face and playful personality. I am working on some obedience training with him and he is doing GREAT! I have completely fallen in love with him and I know he was meant to be in our home! I love him to pieces, warts and all!

 

Happy Holiday and God Bless you all for the very important work that you do. 

 

Judie Gates (and Colin & Sprint) 

 

To see Sprint (and his family) featured in National Magazine Rachel Ray Everyday PhotoScan 2

 

 

August 2016

 

Hi to all at Watermelon Mountain Ranch who knew Sprint~
 
He's such a sweet and happy dog!!  He keeps us laughing and smiling every day.  He's a bundle of energy and personality.  We love him so much!!  A few pics:

 

 

**Edited to Add- Sprint came to WMR in December of 2014. It took nearly 2 years to find him the perfect home and a home that will love him forever. The dogs and cats of the ranch deserve a chance to find their purrfect and woof ready home**

 

Sprint

 

 

April 2016

As cute as puppies are, I prefer the mellow nature of an old, sleepy dog snoring on her bed.  Sadie totally fits the bill, in that regard.  She and Zena seem to be getting on fine, if cautiously, and Sadie has been the perfect addition to our little Placitas family.

 

 

SadieMay

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