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My Precious Furbabies

  • Lily Belle Lily Belle Portrait=sm

    Nannie Nutmeg Nannie Nutmeg
    Max (2008- 4/3/2020) Max

    Love is found in the strangest packages, even disguised as a Cocker Spaniel hobo drifting through the neighborhood. I found Max as a stray on New Year's Day 2016 and have loved and cared for him ever since. Still do. Love you silly boy! Miss you terribly.

    Tammy Tabby TammyTabby

    Suzie-Q Suzie-Q  - susan elizabeth jones

    Suzie-Q is a full-blooded Japanese Chin. She is full of personality and an adorable little snorter with that smooshed nose. While I was out of town another foster kept her and fell in love. Foster Failure! Suzie Q now has a new momma who adores her. Love you sweet pup!

    Molly

    Molly 2 fostered by susan elizabeth jones

    Molly is a happy girl after spending the day at the Pretty Parlor, AKA Diggin' the Doos in Columbia, TN. She is a Maltese-mix with the sweetest disposition. Molly was adopted today by the sweetest couple who are thrilled to welcome her into their home along with their cat Oblivia. Molly now has her very own momma, daddy, sister-cat and for the first time, her very own bed. Love you sweet girl!

    Banner Banner - susan elizabeth jones artist

    We located an adopter who couldn't decide between two dogs in a local high-kill shelter, so the rescue decided to pull both of them if I would agree to foster the one not chosen for adoption. Do you have to ask twice? Gladly! Of the Bichon and the Maltipoo, the adopter chose the Bichon. They were both adorable and lovable, but she really didn't have room for two. So I got the Maltipoo. But not for long. Once word got out this beautiful boy was available the adoption applications poured in. The volunteers worked tirelessly to vet the best candidates, and the top three were interviewed by founder of the rescue and by me. Banner's new momma drove several hours from Kentucky to pick up her new baby on Wednesday morning. It was a quick turn-around, and Suzie-Q, my next foster was delivered to my house that afternoon.

    Odis Odis 4 - susan elizabeth jones

    Oh how I love this little boy! Precious Odis is a full-blooded Shih Tzu puppy, about seven months old. I enjoyed fostering him for a few weeks until he was adopted by my dear friend Janet and her family who have given him a loving home and are spoiling him daily.

    Mandy IMG_E2587

    This little girl was found as a stray by a friend in the countryside. She was terrified of cars, so I'm afraid she may have been dumped. She doesn't belong to anyone within miles of where she was found. Luckily a sweet family adopted her and loves her to the moon and back. They describe her as perfect.

    Bootsie Bootsie

    Love this sweet, cuddly little beggar. Her family moved away and left her in the neighborhood. She took up residence under my next-door neighbors house and they fed her regularly, but she didn't have vet care or flea treatment. They moved this past weekend, so I contacted Pet Pals of Maury County for assistance. They immediately sent a voucher to a local vet so we could get her checked out, vaccinated, and spayed. I'm happy to report she has been given a clean bill of health and has been adopted.

    Little Man Max Max the Yorkie

    This adorable little snuggle pup is a 3lb, 7 year old, altered male Yorkie. He was adopted by a precious, retired couple in Alabama who also adopted a Yorkie from Tennessee River Rescue in Selmer, TN. Along with this fur-sibling, Little Man Max will have a Schnauzer and Schnoodle to play with, along with afternoon golf cart rides around Lake Cullman. I want your life Max!!

    Mr. Whiskers Mr Whiskers

    This sweet boy looks like a little, red fox. And he was adopted!!

    Honey Noggin' Honey Noggin 1

    Honey Noggin' (nee Gypsy) is still available. She is a senior pup with one bottom tooth that protrudes from her underbite so she reminds me of Elvis. Thank ya, Thank ya vury much!

    Ebbie Ebbie

    Ebbie is an owner surrendered, 9 year old, female Basset Hound who is pure love in a dog suit and terribly confused. The only life she has ever known was uprooted and she came to live with me. Now a precious, young family has adopted her and they are in love. And their whole neighborhood is in love. That's what happens when there is a Basset about.

    Lola and Lonnie Lonnie and Lola

    Lonnie and Lola are brother and sister, about 18 months old and simply adorable. They were adopted together. Thank you!!

    Charlotte Charlotte2

    Yay! My little foster Charlotte found her forever home at the PetSmart Adoption Event with Russell Rescue. She has two young boys to play with and they are already in love.

    Brownie Puryear

    Brownie Puryear

    Brownie found her furever home today! Yay!! Your new Momma has lots of puppy snuggles in her future.

    Sadie Elizabeth (nee Bubbles) Bubbles

    This precious baby was my foster and is now my god-puppy. She was adopted by my parents. She was special from the moment my dad laid eyes on her. We are thrilled to welcome her into our family as a member, and not a foster.

    Glory B

    Glory B

    Looking like the lovechild of Yoda and one of the Grimlins is Glory B (formerly Blackie). She is full of spunk and sass.... all three and a half pounds of her! Glory B was adopted by a sweet, retired couple looking for lap puppy on which to heap all their snuggles and kisses.

    Maddie

    Maddie

    Maddie was my foster for less than a week. This sweet girl was adopted by my friends Don and Carol who have given her a new fur-sibling as well as a loving home. Don't you just love happy endings?

    Junebug Junebug

    Junebug is a precious, 35lb, young, female, terrier-mix foster adopted in September. Playful, intelligent and loveable. She's now enjoying a family of her own.

    Millie Matisse Millie

    Millie Matisse, my little foster through Russell Rescue, was adopted by an adorable young lady July 2015. She enjoys a loving home that she shares with her new fur-sibling.

    Vienna Vienna Muffin -sm

    Vienna, my little foster through Russell Rescue, was adopted by a sweet family in Murfreesboro, June 2015. She enjoyed love and kisses through her finals days and ventured across the Rainbow Bridge end of August 2015.

    Gen. Jubal Lee Jubal Lee

    A little beggar that came up starved and injured. He's hanging out with me until I can determine if he has a home. If not, he has a minor operation in his future and then will be ready for a loving forever home. Right now he is getting loving care and attention and plenty of kibble.

    Ruby Ruby

    Ruby, a Pet Pals of Maury County foster, now lives with her furever family in Culleoka, TN

    Ida Claire Ida Claire for COTC Ida Claire, a Snooty Giggles foster, was my furbaby from 10-31-11 to 7-26-12. She was taken by transport to live with her Fur-ever Family in Massachusetts, 7/26/12. Miss you silly girl!

    Scamp (?/2009-1/19/2011)Scamp

    Parker (?/2010-9/17/2010)Parker