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I gotta feeling that today's
gonna be a good day
That today's gonna be a good day
That today's gonna be a good good day
it sure was for our Charlie and his new family.
Everyone was all smiles and happy. The folks at
Petco made sure they came by to wish everyone a
good life. His new dad promised he would be back
for many a visits.
You are so beautiful ... to
You are so beautiful ... to
me, can't you see?
You're everything I hope for
You're everything I need
You are so beautiful ... to
Yes indeed. Missy is
beautiful and has found
her forever home. This
little gal will have
everything she needs to
blossom into a Good
Shepherd, that she was
created to be. Everyone
has happy faces and joy
in their hearts this
are special pups you find in
shelters that just have that
certain look about them. Well
Mr. Rambo was one of those
pups. At 5months, he unusually
coat coloring and stature
said... Come on, bring me to
Chicago and show me the meaning
of a good life. So up from Ky
he came and it wasn't long
before his forever family
spotted him. His pre-training in
his foster home made him ready
to be accepted by the
knowledgeable shepherds in his
new home and he handled it with
flying colors. We love Happy
When Brandon saw our posting of
Ike, he called to make an
appointment to meet this
energetic young pup. This young
sport put on his best manners,
and gave a great performance of
all that he had learned in his
short life. Brandon was more
than amazed and hoped he was up
for the challenge to take Ike
further with training and give
him a forever life of fun and
adventure. We are happy to
report that it truly is a
wonderful match. Brandon has
learned so much about what this
fabulous German shepherd is made
of and life is good.
There are always HAPPY TAILS and HAPPY ENDINGS
for those in rescue. And Kramer can now
start his HAPPY TAIL adventure. Liz and
Steve now have this big silly, goofy handsome
shepherd in their lives. There will be continued
training and learning and truly adventures!.
Kramer was listening about going swimming and
fishing with Steve.... OOOHHH. Yes Kramer
(Dude) you will be loved!
and Tuxie will definietly be a striking pair as
they cruise the northside of Chicago. With photography as
her passion, Elizabeth was in awe of both Tuxie's looks and
loving personality. There will be many a photo shoots and
plenty of adventures in the future for these two.
Tuxedo Joe,,,, You are one special shepherd and will have a
wonderful forever home.... Enjoy!
Aunt Kathy, I love what you have done for me!
The very long ride from Texas to the Chicago
area, the hospitality in your foster home, the
learning sessions for proper manners. All this
and the love you gave me, landed me one
fantastic family. And let me tell you, I will have everything to succeed
best shepherd! One of the neighbors is a K9 officer and she said I was
smarter than some of those she trains! When
they say life in rescue is great... that sure is
true, cause better things come your way with
great families and LOVE.
Thanks, with hugs and sloppy kisses, Love Niko
Juliet's Adoption From the time you contacted
the shelter in Kentucky about me and my two
pups, till the time you found our forever home,
you really had a vision. You gave my family a
warm place, good food, silliness, understanding,
and love. Yes, I know you thought I would be
good at agility, but that was not to be. I
instead have a more important role here with
Bill and Jane and they
love me. I have other pooch friends to be silly with, company comes to
visit our family, and Bill and Jane call me
their special angel. I will look out for them
every minute of the day and give them the love a
always does. Good things come to those that wait, and
you found me the best place on earth! Love,
not only found his forever home, he also was
given a fantastic new name.... SAVA! When his
previous family could not long keep him, his
quest for a new home began. But now life is
WONDERFUL!. After loosing much weight and
notunderstanding what was going to happen to
him, Sava is a new shepherd. With a little
meds, good food, plenty of exercise, he now
weighs 93lbs, and loves his human family. And
recently added a little shih Tzu pup to the
family. WOW!! Sava have a great life, you
did not have to wait long to find his forever family.
Just look at those
smiles!!! He now has a huge back yard to run and play
and stretch those legs.
There are plenty of walks, and other dogs to meet, not
to mention other kids
that come to the house. He is ready for dog
classes to polish up some manners
(even though his family thinks he's perfect). And
he loves his new name...
FRANK What a wonderful
Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you
If you’re young at heart
For it’s hard, you will find, to be narrow of mind
If you’re young at heart
You can go to extremes with impossible schemes...
Aunt Kathy did to see that I would have the best forever
home!!!. From the time she found a transport team to bring me up
from Kentucky to the Chicago area, she made sure that I
ate well, slept comfortably, played silly shepherd
games, even fetch, took car rides, and was “Loved”. I
spent the last few months with Steve and Beth and their
sons and shepherds for more exposure to neighborhood
walks and car rides to schools and play yards. Each
adventure was not only fun, but I was the best
ambassador for my breed. And now, I start a new chapter
with Vahid . Even though he is a teacher with all the
certificates, it will be from me that he will gain the
most important knowledge. That companionship and
silliness out-weigh handicaps like blindness. When you
accept life as it is and just enjoy the sunshine on your
face and the kind words about your beauty, you truly are
“Young at Heart”. Thank you everyone for making
this tale a Happy Tail!!!.
Love and sloppy kisses…. CHANCE
When Russ and Irene and the family came to
meet Dreamer, you could see the magic and love coming from them.
Dreamer had a rough start in life and was also heartworm
positive. Yet dog and family seen to find comfort in each other.
Dreamer not only has a great home to live in, but a giant
backyard and plenty of toys and belly rubs. She also was given a
new name, "BELLA"... for beautiful. So Bella, enjoy the rest of
your life with nothing to worry about.... just pure fun and
TADA ! I did it! I found my new family and forever home. Now
this is not the best picture of me, but my new dad
and mom had their eyes close in the others.
Yet that's ok, cause I have a big yard to play in,
some great toys, 2 cats to get acquainted with, and
a WHOLE lota LOVE. I also heard that I will be
going to dog school so I can learn even more good
shepherd manners. Thanks Aunt Kathy for bring
me into the rescue. And thanks Aunt Susan for
teaching me stuff & letting me play with Piper &
Lonnie in the foster home. I promise to be the best
shepherd in the whole world! So let the
silliness and party begin.
When Joe came to look at Ryder, he had pictures of previous
companions he grew up with. When we talked about Ryder and his
personality, we all decided that this guy would be a perfect
fit.... and Ryder thought so too. As you can see in the adoption
photo, this pooch will be cuddly, silly, and loving, not to
mention the adventures they will create together. Ryder came a
long way to the Chicago area, and after learning some manners in
the foster home, he will not only shine in dog classes, but will
the shepherd to meet in his new neighborhood. Ryder..... enjoy
your new life!!!
When Geri & Rich called looking for their forever
companion, and one that would keep grandma company, we knew that
Hansi fit the ticket. Geri and her dog walker Alex are
very happy to have this special guy come home. Hansi has had
previous experience with seniors. Being only 2 years old, Hansi
will be around for a very long time. Have a great life
WOW..! ! ! . Did I land the "Best" forever family or what!
Foster Mom, thanks for all the fine tuning on good shepherd
manners & showing me the good life. My new mom said I'm the
Wal-Mart Greeter & they love my water tricks & games of fetch!!!
Now I'm really home with swell folks. Love, DASH
This is one photo that brings a smile to our hearts.
Mom, Dad, and Tyler too are so proud to have Radar join their
family. They are dedicated to his physical therapy for his hip
surgeries and Radar's love is dedicated to them. Enjoy the rest
of your life Radar, you are one special shepherd.
Hey Foster Mom!!!!!
Hurry up and take the pic! This is a great family & home for me
to start the rest of my life, and as a pup, I have little
attention span. My very own backyard, toys, treats, dog bed. I'll
make Simply Shepherds proud of how I will grow into the most
fantastic shepherd on the south side of Chicago. Thanks for
finding me this forever home.
Eden didn't strike our when she found her forever family.
This gal came a long way from one of the southern states to show
folks what a real team player a shepherd can be. Enjoy your life
Steven and Sandi and the girls are happy to welcome Ace
into their family. This happy boy will have a large yard and two
mature girlfriends to guide him into learning good shepherd
manners, And did you notice the smiles on all the faces. Enjoy
your forever life Ace!!
Well, my new mom, Susan and dad Alex did not know we take
lots of pictures in rescue. So, I already knew the game plan &
sat pretty & looked at the camera. I'm going to love this new
life... & Foster Mom, thanks for getting me connected to these
swell folks. There will be lots of kisses & belly rubs for
sure!!! Love, Piper
and Ryan & Lexie are so happy that Addie will be part of
their family. Dad was at work during this photo shot.
Addie will have plenty of new adventures in store for
her. As all good shepherds, she will handle them with
charm and confidence. Enjoy your new life.
I was lookin' for love in all the wrong
Lookin' for love in too many face,
Searchin' their eyes
And lookin' for traces of what I'm dreaming of
And God bless the day I discovered Tom and Laura!!!
That’s right, that’s “ME” with my new family. There will be sooo
many sloppy kisses, belly rubs, running in the big yard, playing
This is a shepherd’s every dream. Just look at those smiles!
Tom, Michael, Dad, & Brittany are very
sure that our Davy will be just perfect for their family. At
2-1/2yrs of age, Davy has been learning & practicing to find his
forever home. He can't wait to try out the new backyard to show
off his playing "Fetch" abilities!!! Everyone have a great life
Are these not the happiest faces you have
ever seen on humans & canine? Abner is just thrilled living with
the Smith family and all the attention, hugs, kisses and love
this big boy will get for the rest of forever!!
Dan & Jan are soooo Blessed with their new addition..
"Lucky". Lucky traveled so many miles to find his forever home.
He is enjoying the new bed, toys, lovely yard to romp and roll.
And look!!! Everyone is looking at the camera... Perfect love!
Yes,Yes, YES!!! Stella agrees with the
smile on her face, that Jim & Louise are her forever family. All
that practicing at home & in the Petco store shined for this
adoption. She will have plenty of toys and a huge backyard to
show off her charm & intelligence. Enjoy, little girl, you are
Well this pooch really hit the jackpot with Joanne & Brian and Divot
(home during photo shot). Patton traveled a long way to the Chicago area to
find his forever home. He now has a huge yard, lots of toys, a special
dog bed or two & a wonderful dog friend to enough all the hugs & belly
rubs and love all dogs deserve. Enjoy your new life
Gino and Francis could not be happier with Sasha (Sallie/Callie).
They lover her spunk and intelligence and the thousands of kisses she
gives away. First time foster dad, Jim was there for the phto
shoot and give Gino tips on playing ball with Sasha. Life will now
always be an adventure in Gino and Fran's home.
Sheryl and Stuart, and Samantha (at home) are very happy
with their new family addition. Heidi will have Samantha to
run and play and be silly with as the years go by. This
beauty girl will have many hours of pure love that she
Aaahhhh...... relaxing on the deck with my wonderful human companion,
Maureen. No cares, no sharing with silly young shepherds in my former
foster home. Just plenty of love, hugs, walks, toys, and even more
This is paradise all shepherds wish for.
Ty, our very special, and most loved shepherd has found his forever
home! His new life with Dave will be full of fun and learning new games.
Ty is enjoying all the special love and attention any one shepherd could
dream of. We will be waiting up-dates on what adventures are in store
for this pooch.
It's a toss up as to who has the the biggest smile! Lexie is sooo
happy with her own 5yr old to play endless hours of fetch and hide n
seek. Charlie loves teaching Lexie new tricks and taking walks.
Here is Lou who has now found his forever home!!! His new name is
Probie and he loves his new beds!!! and all those new toys!!! and he
doesn't even have to share with other pooches. Julie and Ray can't stop
laughing or smiling with all the delight this shepherd has brought into
Star, now named Maya is on the right with dad Brian. Her
new soul mate is Macy on the left with mom Pam. Even though
the canines did not totally co-operate in great pics.....
Dad and Mom are very happy with the new addition to the
household. Maya is a party girl and is always up for games
and fun. Macy is happy to have a girlfriend to share secrets