Happy Tails

Please enjoy some of these stories of happy pets from happy adopters. Have your own Happy Tail? Please send it to us at bdar@bdar.org

I’m writing to give you an update on Abby who came to me from the PACK program last August. Abby is such a joy! She has been a wonderful companion since the first day I brought her home. She has boundless energy, so she has become the best hiking/backpacking/skiing buddy a girl could ever want. She also loves the snow, and has accompanied me on outdoor adventures in all seasons. This photo is from Abby’s first fourteener summit of Quandary Peak this spring! She constantly makes friends along the trial (human and other—recently she realized that porcupines don’t make such great friends though). Also, as a person who works with incarcerated individuals during my day job, I want to give a special thanks to BDAR for the awesome PACK program. Thank you for bringing Abby into my life!

We have had Bitty since May!! Can you believe it?! It feels like she has lived her whole life with us. She’s gained a little weight by enjoying one treat too many, and napping her day away. She always surprises me when we get her outside to play. She turns from a dainty old lady into a spunky, happy puppy, when she runs around the yard chasing the boys. We took her on a camping trip where it turns out she’s quit the Diva. She seemed appalled that we expected her to lay in dirt and when she got tired of walking she insisted on being carried on the hike. She is always close to me. She loves to curl up in a ball in my lap and take a pre-bed time nap. Tonight she actually crawled up close to my chest and laid her head on my arm. It was so much different than her usual protective little ball. I feel like she’s getting a little more settled every day.

He still circles really fast when he gets excited for treats or about going on a walk or to go on a ride to play fetch at the park! He LOOOOOVES his older brother Arlo and looks to him for guidance with everything!

Thank you for all of the work that BDAR and its volunteers do!


Toby & Tommy reunited!

"I thought I would send you a current pic of Speck (formerly Spur, but we had the spurs removed so we changed his name). We choose the name Speck because not only is he speckled but he is "spec"ial."

(By "spurs" she means dewclaws - they were pretty dangly.)


I just wanted to update you on Diego whom I adopted in May. He is an amazing companion! He loves to take walks, rides in the car, and playing catch with his tennis ball. I also have to mention that he LOVES to eat (food, treats, anything really).He is so sweet and playful with my mom's dogs and her toddler neighbor. He has such a joyful spirit that he makes me laugh throughout the day. I am so happy that he is a member of the family!! Thank you!

I applied, was accepted, and within a week we drove from Riverton to Cheyenne to meet him. He was right there at the door to greet me and willingly came to my arms and the travel carrier. He soon proved to be gentle and friendly to everyone he met, including classrooms, a nursing home, and a hospice home. He was officially certified as a Therapy Cat through the "Love On A Leash" pet therapy organization in April 2018. I give thanks to Black Dog Animal Rescue for their part in carefully matching pets with homes. Because of you, our cat Eclipse is giving much happiness to others in pet therapy visits, including Santa Claus!

I just wanted to give an update from our dog Cheddar. She came to use from the litter of 9 that Emmy had, she was being fostered at Lisa's house. Cheddar has become a great family dog. Willow my daughter is 6 years old and those two do everything together. From running through the sprinkler to taking naps to mountain hikes. Cheddar loves to be involved in anything the family is doing.


I just wanted to send a pupdate on Clyde! He turned 3 on Sunday and has only gotten better over the last two years. The first year was a rough transition but this last year has been smooth sailing and it’s been such a joy watching him come out of his shell and see more and more of his sweet, special personality. He is slowly getting more social, LOVES to snuggle us and give kisses, loves the freedom of his doggie door and is now FULLY housetrained. He can JUMP into the car and over streams, goes hiking with his mom weekly, and is slowly learning how to swim. He knows sit and stay and is a dream on his leash on walks. Thank you for everything BDAR does to help save sweet boys like Clyde! Rest assured we are giving him so much LOVE that he absolutely deserves after his rough first year of life.

Hello. I am sorry that I haven't written sooner, but I just wanted to tell you how well Nyxon is doing since his adoption in October. He is such a good dog and has quickly become my family's new loving puppy! He is adjusting well to his new life and home. Here are just a few pictures of him. He loves his "sister" so much that he didn't want her to go back to college unless she took him along! Thank you for all you do for these animals! My life has become so much better with Nyxon as a part of it!!