Happy Tails

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

I've had Rorschach for about a year now, and we have done a lot work! He's such an intelligent little dog, once he figures out what I want him to do, he can accomplish it. From the beginning, I noticed that he was incredibly social, and absolutely loved the chance to meet new people. I decided to harness that, and went through all the classes and testing required to get him certified as a therapy dog with a national organization. Now, we have the opportunity to go to hospitals, nursing homes, and schools for visits; we've been doing that since January.

“Midge & Priss are outgrowing their nur-nur bed. No surprise, they eat kitten chow like it's going out of style! Just wanted to update BDAR people.

Thanks BDAR for the work you do!”



Blossom's new name is Lexi. We are very happy with her personality, she's strong, daring and sweet...she fits in with our family perfectly...when she's not playing she wants to cuddle in our laps. She has learned sit, stay and come, and working on more.
Lexi is very happy and loves her new home and family as much as we love her.

"Hurricane Dexter is a joyful terror! With his endless supply of energy, he will never pass up the opportunity to play with anyone who is willing. He LOVES tug 'o' war and soccer and is a pro at making sufficiently scary growling sounds while pulling on his rope toy. Car rides are his favorite, especially when it's warm enough to ride with his head out the window. He sleeps in the bed every night, usually crawling right in under the covers with us. And on these chilly winter evenings he can be found hanging out in his favorite spot with his best friend, Max the Monster, right in front of the fireplace. Dex and our two bunnies, Jackson and Remy, get along wonderfully! He never tries to chase them and is satisfied with staying just close enough to get the occasional sniff or lick. 

We cannot thank BDAR enough for helping us find our little hurricane. He has been the perfect addition to our family and we can't even remember what life was like without him (although I'm sure the rabbits can...)"


We have about 15 thousand pictures of Blue!!!  He's doing well...still a pup obviously.  We are looking into using a trainer to turn him into a really wonderful dog.  He had mites, but got toxic from the medicine so we had to stop it and see how it went.  He's really looking more and more handsome....no evidence of critters.  My daughter made him an Instagram page...@bluethepittie

Trout (formerly Spencer) is the most happy, loving dog!  He does everything in his dog days with such enthusiasm and always has a big smile on his face.  Bringing him into our home has brought us such joy...he loves his new family, home, and fur friends.  Trout enjoys playing chase, running at the dog park, car rides, snuggling, bothering the cat, and giving hugs.  He has demonstrated strengths in protection, social play, companionship, listening, and learning new skills.  We are beyond grateful for BDAR and having the opportunity to give Trout an amazing new life!



"Just wanted to share an updated photo of Velcro, he has settled right in!"

After a year of having Piper, he seemed to be lonely, so I decided he needed a friend to hang out with. Pasha joined our family in February 2016 and she has been so much fun. She is a great companion for Piper and they have gotten along very well from the very first day. Pasha has so much energy and it is great to see them playing together. Piper waits for Pasha to go outside and will look for her before going out without her. Pasha loves to go for car rides where she can stick her head out the window and feel the breeze. She also thinks she is a 60 pound lap dog as she always wants to cuddle and be close to you.