Meet Smokey! He is a young adult (about 2 years old) mixed breed who is awesome with children
Did I mention we have kid friendly puppies?
Your best friend is waiting!
We have lots of kittens and cats for adoption too!
Various ages and colors!
Did I mention we have very kid friendly puppies?
Cash was born Jan 19 2019 to an Australian Shepherd mom and a lab dad
He is terrific with kids and other animals!
This boy is Cash's brother Malcolm! Born Jan 19 2019 he is an awesome boy that is terrific with kids and other animals!
Henry is a young pup looking for that forever home! He is a Pointer mix .
Meet Sammy! A Hound Shepherd mix who needs a family! He's the handsome guy in the air in this picture!
Born March 3 2019 Apollo is looking for his forever family!
Litter of 8 lab mix pups
Meet Miller...loves loves people and attention! Brother to Henry he is also a Pointer mix!
Mr Conehead....yeah yeah I just gave up trying to find a name for this wonderful boy...Basset Hound and Lab mix
Rupert is a smart cookie! born the end of Feb 2019 he's all set for a new home!
Deaf and blind Aussie pups
Deaf Aussie pup
The dog's below are adopted
Hope and Goose both adopted from COH. They have been so much fun over the years. We love them!!
Cruiser and Cooper were adopted by the same family!
Quinton, almost 4 years old now came into our lives shortly after my husband and I got married. Our first family dog!
Just over a year ago, our family began the search for our Ariel. It had been two years since we lost our beloved 16-year old pup?our ?first? baby?and until that point, we just didn?t feel ready. But last summer we all started discussing how we wanted to bring another dog into our life. Scouring the local shelters for a while, we couldn?t seem to find a match. And then I came across Ariel on Petfinder. There was just something about her little face, and it was the first time I felt compelled to click the ?inquire? button on the site.
A nearly instantaneous response from and phone call with Erin and we got the ball rolling on our paperwork. A little nervous about this all, I discussed with Erin how the process works and how we would get to meet Ariel (I was not sure about saying yes to adopt a dog we hadn?t yet met in person). Fortunately for our family, a good friend, Marleen, just so happened to be a volunteer for Circle of Hope and she offered to pick Ariel up from transport in Albany (an hour and a half away) so we could meet her.
My husband joined Marleen and, after a long wait and drive he brought the puppy home. I got to meet her very late at night on July 31. Immediate love. But the real test was the next morning, when our three boys (then 7, 10, and 12) were introduced to Ariel. That was it?then and there she became part of our family.
Today she gets to run free on two acres, where she is constantly exploring?and sometimes digging and hunting. Her favorite thing in the world is to run around with ?her? boys, intervening as they play ball or goading them into chasing her. When school starts back up, she will be sad?but she is content to stay home with mom and then jump in the car every day to wait outside the school, greet all the kids, and welcome her boys.
Reacquainting ourselves with puppy training after a decade and a half hiatus?and now trying to do so with three kids ?helping??was certainly a challenge. But it?s been more than worth it. And it?s been really cool to be able to follow along on the Facebook page and see how some of her brothers and sisters (and all of the other CoH pups!) are doing.
I keep telling my kids that once they?re older and I no longer have to be heading in a million directions with their schedules, I want to be a foster mama for Circle of Hope and help other families find their Ariels!