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Cinnamon was a shy dog with kennel cough when she first went into foster care but quickly came out of her shell once she recovered and bonded with her foster family. Cinnamon's foster mom decided to bring this cute girl over to visit her father-in-law and he quickly fell in love with Cinnamon. He decided to adopt that same day. Now Cinnamon has a big backyard and two doggy brothers to play with. And she gets to see her foster mom all of the time. We just love happy endings like this!
From Benji's adopter ... Just wanted to let you know Benji is doing great & having tons of fun with Yoda! He’s been a really good boy with no accidents in the house.
From Nadia ... "Just heard from Bear's new parents! He is sprawled out on the sofa taking his second nap for the day. Has already met the visiting relatives and has accepted everyone happily. He is already loved! He seemed to know the minute he walked into the house that this was home. He even left his foster mom to go sit by his new parents while everyone talked. THIS IS A HAPPY HAPPY MORNING!" We are so happy that 10 year old Bear, who had a rough life living outdoors before coming to Golden Bone now has a loving home!
Six year old Wolfie went from being a stray in Flagstaff to having a loving new home with his new pet parent, Irma. Irma has renamed Wolfie "Whiskers". Here is Wolfie/Whiskers enjoying some time in his new mom's lap.
Mackey went visiting with his foster mom and found his forever home! Here is Mackey with his new mom, who fell in love with this little chi mix at first sight.
Mr Aidan Turner the Second
Mr Aidan Turner the Second is a handsome German Shepherd named in honor of actor Aidan Turner (the Hobbit) 's 29th birthday. Aidan Turner the 2nd is now loving life in his new home, going for walks with his new pet parent and playing with his new dog buddy, another German Shepherd.
Chester was found at the dumpsters at The Gap (a remote part of the western Navajo Nation in the middle of nowhere, Northern Arizona). This seems to be a common dumping ground for unwanted pets. He was curled in a tiny ball in front of one of the bins, lying on top of a pile of trash. He was thrilled to have water and food (especially water), quite willing to be shoved into a collapsible kennel in the car, and was fine for the drive back to Sedona. Golden Bone Rescue agreed to take him on financially. He had a nasty wound on his neck, and when we got him to the vet the next morning, we learned he had probably been shot with a gun or an arrow. Along with his neck surgery, he was neutered and checked for worms, mites, mange, etc. He has recovered beautifully. Chester Good Dog is a wonderful, sweet, trusting, funny little bundle of love who charms everyone he meets. He has been adopted into his forever home.
Just wanted to update everyone. Spirit, is doing great, she now knows she is home and not going anywhere else. Thank you all for helping to bring me this little "God Gift". She is a joy. She was spayed last Thurs. and loved the snow, sniffing and biting at it when it blew. She is becoming spoiled, but that's why she's here. She is very smart, and doing very well in training me. She rides like a dream, I have a "dog car seat" I put her in once, she beat me to the driver's side, all I had to do was tell her to get in her chair, and she jumps right in and stays there. Again, Thank You All. ~ Spirit and Rosemary
FINALLY HOME! It was truly a miracle when our star foster mom found this emaciated, sick chihuahua in a trash can, discarded like yesterdays garbage. She nursed him back to health for nearly 3 months and named him LIGHT because of the beautiful miracle that he is. Adopted just weeks ago, you can see how comfy he is, how much weight he's gained and how relaxed he now is. HOME SWEET HOME FOR OUR PRECIOUS LIGHT!
Sarosha fostered Ricky, fell in love and adopted him months later!
Earlier this month, we lost our beloved Corky to cancer after 15 wonderful years. Thankfully it was a short illness. We knew that we would get another dog and for various reasons wanted a Cairn mix. After several hours of searching, we found Fergus on the web and were fortunate to be selected to adopt him a week later. Like our Corky, Fergus is the master of the house. He was a great traveler and only took a couple of hours to figure out how to use the dog door to the block fenced back yard. He loves to scatter his basket of toys everywhere and anywhere. At night he uses the dog steps to get into bed with us and will stay there until the sun comes up. His Foster Mother told us Fergus was rescued by Golden Bone from the pound shortly before he would have been put down. We will forever be grateful for the opportunity to make Fergus part of our household. Stan & Debbie Baran, Kingman, AZ
Much to my surprise, I adopted a dog last week. As most of you know I am still mourning the loss of my baby girl Casey on April 15th (not to mention the loss of Radar last July). I had no plans or intentions of adopting another dog so soon. I couldn't bear the thought of another dog in my house. Well, Angel had other plans for me. As I was driving up to Show Low for a few days off, I received a rescue group email that this black and tan mutt needed a home. I thought she was cute but what really spoke to me was her name...Angel. I truly felt that she was being sent to me. You may find it corny, but how could I ignore it. Casey and Radar and I had the opportunity for a wonderful life together and perhaps now it was Angel's turn. She needed me now. Angel, her seven puppies and her mother were all removed from a home up North when the elderly owner became ill and could no longer care for them. They were being kept outside and were not getting love or attention like the owner's five other dogs. She happily turned them over to rescue. Angel's puppies and her mother were all adopted, but Angel was put into foster where she remained for four months, waiting for me. On the last of my days off, I drove from Show Low to Camp Verde to meet Angel at Golden Bone Rescue. After 90 minutes together, I knew I couldn't leave her there. I tried to change her name but I just couldn't do it. She was sent to me as my Angel from above. She got a clean bill of health yesterday from the vet and we guesstimate she is three years old. Rottweiler and shephard mix, weighing in at 62 lbs (although she could stand to gain a few), and all she wants is LOVE! She is very sweet and wants to be in my lap as often as possible. She likes other dogs, although she's not too sure about small dogs and cats. She loves her toys and has been happily sleeping through the night on her new dog bed. She is awesome to walk and just a little angel without a mean bone in her body. I still struggle with missing my Casey each day but Angel is there to remind me that she needs me now. ogs are truly amazing animals. (cat's too!) I just wanted to share my happy and unexpected news with you. Thank you for all your words of support during this dificult time. Mary Hosman, Absolutely Pawsitive, LLC, Professional Pet Care
Frankie was taken to the Humane Society and didn't have a very promising future. Her family decided they had one dog too many and she was just left with a relative who dumped her in the streets. After we sprung her from jail, she spent many happy weeks with one of our foster volunteers who's very own family member fell deeply in love with this sweet and loving girl and adopted her.
Floyd was one of 4 pups who came to us from a lovely family who's own medical challenges made it impossible to continue caring for their pets. A sweet but nervous and shy Floyd met his new family and is now relaxed and happily plays with his big brother Buddy, a large and very gentle Shepherd Chow.
Chip came to us pretty skinny and his photos showed him chained up outside. It didn't take long before the applicants rolled in for this beautiful boy. He is now very comfortable living indoors as the king of his own castle!
Brownie, now known as Barney has a very sad story. He was found in Phoenix roaming the streets with Swastikas drawn on him in pen. He stayed with our foster volunteers for months and was finally adopted by a doting and loving woman who spoils Barney as he was meant to be! They are a match made in heaven.
When we rescued this little guy he was wandering around the big bad streets very skinny and needing help badly. But with wonderful caring foster help and only a couple weeks of his picture posting on our website, he was adopted by a lovely couple who tragically lost their own dog very recently. They took one look at this sweet boy and fell in love!
Bella came to us from a rescue in Mexico.. we didn't know much about her but soon came to see what a sweet lap pup she'd be in the right home! Her new family happened to see her at Bellas foster home and they knew right away she was the girl they'd been waiting for!
This loving and attentive Chinese Crested found a wonderful new home with our new fosters granddaughter... we couldn't be happier for him!
Prince's owner just couldn't give him the exercise and time he needed to be happy..This doxie poo was just the cutest little guy.. I couldn't figure out why he hadn't been adopted yet with all the hugs he loved to give... But I realized he was waiting on the perfect family to rescue him! And boy did he find it! A wonderful rescue and animal advocate in Phoenix saw his picture, fell in love and now he is a valued and cared for member of her family! Thank you for bringing so much joy into my life during a very rough time of challenge. The inspiring part of rescuing, both for you the rescuer and me the adopter, is seeing your dog happy, healthy and so darn HAPPY in his forever home. ~Dee
Summer, this beautiful Husky had undergone a tragic loss when her human had passed away. She had some time with one of our wonderful Foster moms, did a lot of healing and was adopted by a lovely family in Phoenix.. and now has an awesome sister named Maggie to play with as well. Life is now sweet again for this gorgeous girl...
Shiloh's mom had only months to live and called us to make sure this sweet girl would find the perfect home. She was popular to say the least. After receiving nearly 25 applications for Shiloh, her new family stepped forward merely 30 minutes after her owner passed away. She now romps and plays on nearly 3 acres of land with her new brother! What a special girl, she touched all of our hearts with her love and hugs.
Mia came to us as a very very shy girl - timid, and nervous. She was not at all ready to be placed in a home but with wonderful foster care, she became a more confident Chihuahua. The moment her new mom met her they bonded. She now lives in a quiet home where she is the happy princess she was meant to be.
Toby's family had to move away to a much higher elevation, and his veterinarian feared that Toby would not survive due to his heart condition. An angel stepped forward to adopt Toby and continue his medical care. He now has a wonderful family to nurture him in his golden years!
Jett's a beautiful papillon who's family had to relinquish him due to allergies. A little nervous and shy, he needed to build some confidence. Living with one of our wonderful fosters for many months, he was finally ready to find a home. All he ever wanted was to be a lap dog. And now he is! In a loving home with a big ol couch to sleep on!
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