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Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Happy Ending for Sera!!


Annabelle came to us 2 1/2 years ago, via W.A.R.L. in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was Sera in the shelter, but we renamed her Annabelle, because that's who she seemed to be. She's the most wonderful dog. Her temperament is easy-going, attentive, responsive, obedient, loving, sensitive, and friendly. She does everything she's asked to do, and has absolutely no unpleasant or anti social habits. Our whole neighborhood loves her. They keep treats for her, for when she visits, and she bows humbly to their cats, for whom she has a healthy and wary respect.

 Everywhere we go, people admire her intelligent and responsive temperament and gush over how "cute" she looks. I've had a number of strangers stop me when I'm out with Annabelle and excitedly ask me where I got her, then proceed to tell me about some other dog they know that also was a sato rescue, looks a lot like Annabelle, and is "just the best dog ever". It's happened so many times that I've wondered if you have a special breed in Puerto Rico that's contributing to the wonderfulness of your satos. 

Annabelle and I walk about 5K each morning, which we both love. She goes everywhere with me that she possibly can. She has a flat, partial coat; very inadequate for our New England winters, so I make warm jackets and raincoats for her to wear. She sleeps with my youngest daughter every night. She loves to romp in the backyard with our cat, Percy, and often meets dog friends at several local parks for some sniffing and socializing. She has to have a good run once a day; she's extremely fast, and has yet to meet another dog who can catch up to her when she hits her top speed. My husband, three daughters, and I all adore her. She's a family dog, but she's also my special companion. I'm so grateful you found her and gave her the chance to be part of our home.

I've attached some photos of her: enjoying the backyard in July, helping me refine a new winter coat design for her in November, and wearing the finished product on one of our hikes this past December.

Anne Hill

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Gia, at last at her forever home!

Tiffany aka Gia arrived safely in Vieques this afternoon.  Miraculously we made standby on the 1:00 ferry.

She is sleeping in the house for the next few days.  I am ordering her Cooleroo bed to match those of the other two guys here.   The dogs have their own enclosed porch on the other side of the house

where eventually her bed will be.  For the next week or so she will be  house dog until she knows this is home and has learned the properties perimeters.
We will wait a few weeks for the spaying episode one trauma a month is fine if that's OK with you.
That's Tiffany in the center.




Thank you for the update and for giving Gia a forever home!! we wish you many happy years!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

C.I.E.M Private School, thanks for helping the satos!

We would like to thanks our friends from C.I.E.M Private School for taking the time to organize this event!! and also for such nice donations for the satos from Save A Sato Foundation, here are some pictures of the event!! Special thanks to: Kathleen,  Jessica (student who organized the event), Gabriel (helped plan the event), Ruth (Coordinator of my school's National Honor Society, helped co-plan the event).
Thank you from our hearts!

"Truly a great event.  Margarita and Denise were truly impressed with the students and how much everyone seemed to be enjoying it.   Our most sincerely appreciation to all for chosing the Save a Sato Foundation."

Friday, March 15, 2013

Maru's Happy Ending


Maru is doing great! We have since renamed her Izzy :-) . She really has come out of her shyness and is definately bonding with myself and my fiance.  She has since become crate trained and house broken all in one week!  She is eating like a champ and sleeps like a rock lol.  We have taught her sit and paw and continues to learn more tricks as the weeks roll on!  We took her to a wellness visit last week and she received a clean bill of health (ear infection gone, hernia is almost completely healed, fecal sample came back clean)  she even received her 1st lyme shot and is now taking heartguard and frontline as expected.

We visitied a Doggy daycare yesterday which she will be attending for now 1 day a week to help her continue socializing with her pack friends.  She gets along great with my brothers dog Bogey and our friends dog Lola (see pic from our hike at Breakheart Reservation) she even plays with our friends mancoon cat Loue.  We took her to the beach a couple weeks ago and she went nuts, I swear she was trying to dig to China lol!  Izzy rarely barks, the 1st time she did was at someone whistling on TV :-)  We will be signing up for Obedience classes in a couple weeks to correct some small issues (she likes to jump on people, if thats the worst problem we discover I think we made out!)  She is learning her name very well and has shown us so much compassion words cant describe.
  Our experience was nothing short of wonderful at the shelter, we cant thank you enough.  You guys definately know your stuff.  If you ever need a volunteer feel free to shoot me an e-mail (I previously applied as well) I would love to give back to the shelter.
Thanks again!
Jon Wright

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Gabby's happy ending!! he is finally at his forever home!!

What a day..  we arrived at the airport at 830 pm for aflight that was supposed to arrive at 10:45.   The flight never got in until after midnight. My Grandson sat outside the baggage claim for over an hour waiting..
 Gabby arrived safe and sound.   she wasn't at all sure she wanted to get out of the crate.  once she did though she hugged her new nana and kissed her new mom and her 2 new boys.

  She is playfull, happy, not at all sure she likes the cold but, a love bug who prefers treats to the dog food she arrived with :)  she has her own big comfy bed, toys that she is already playing with and a cat she likes to terrorize.   she is already spoiled and loving it!  

what a wonderful feeling to adopt a sato!  Thank you for all your hard work seeing that this came to fruition. You have made 2 little boys and one little sato very happy campers!