Sweet, shy TALIA was picked up as a stray and so scared in the shelter. This 8-month-old puppy girl was very timid but would sit calmly and watch you. Any loud noise or sudden movement sent her scampering to the back of the kennel.
TALIA was adopted in Oct 2023. She is now living the dream in the Pacific Northwest. Our hearts were touched by her story, as shared by adopters Sam and Andrew...
"When we first saw photos of Talia on Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue's website, we saw right away a pup who was calling out for love. We could see that beneath her fear was a curious, gentle, and brave pup just wanting a quiet and supportive environment that would love her and empower her to flourish and reveal her goofy self."
"After communicating with Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue, we spent a whirlwind weekend picking her up and transporting her into her new home. As soon as she was in her crate and inside the car, we felt like we saw some of her facial tension begin to melt as we started our long drive back — a drive that allowed her to gently get introduced to her new parents and big brother, Moose! (In a wild turn of events, we met Moose and his brother while volunteering at a local rescue...only to discover later that Moose and his brother also came from Lake Tahoe Wolf Rescue originally! In fact, the woman who did our home visit before adopting Talia was the same woman who drove Moose and his brother up!)"
"Talia is now known as MAVEN. The first week saw Maven grow in leaps and bounds. Potty training, learning to communicate, and discovering what the expectations of her forever home were all presented their own expected hurdles. But as she found her footing in a quiet and loving environment and discovered the opportunity to open and grow and trust, she began to truly shine. She discovered she can have the zoomies and that her brother is a great wrestler who is always up to engage whenever she wants (which is quite often!). She discovered the best places to potty in the backyard (behind Moose's "scritchin' stump" — but the Low Oregon Grape plant beyond the path just over there is a close second). She discovered that bedtime is a family affair with its own routine. She discovered that the leash is actually quite exciting because it means sniffs and smells and sights and sounds rather than fear or something bad. But most of all, she's discovered that she is loved, that she is worthy of love, and that she can safely be herself."
"One of our motivating factors as her parents was to find Moose a friend — but not just any friend, a friend who would love him, play with him, communicate in all the ways that come most naturally to him, but also be a calm and loving presence in our house. We didn't just find that with Maven — we also found a whole new chamber of our life that was previously missing and is now so full.
A heartfelt thank you to Pamela, Carole, Deirdre, Joanna, and all the folks that not only were such advocates for Maven every step of the way but have had such a profound and positive impact in our lives. Thank you!"
Death-row shepsky SKYLA in Carson shelter. This 1-year-old girl had her right rear leg amputated after her owners dumped her due to infection; then she ended up on the euthanasia list. LTWR volunteers Lissette, MC & Preston saved her in the nick of time.
SKYLA was adopted in Oct 2023 and is now called SKY. Adopters Trisha & Emilio found the perfect match for their 3-year-old shepsky, IVY, an amputee on the opposite side. These two yin-yang tripod girls balance each other on walks together.
Sky enjoys parks & wetland trails with her new family. She is spoiled with squeaky toys, balls & chews of her own – and lots of belly rubs & nose scratches.
Her humans love her energy and say Sky smiles all the time.
Thank you, Trisha & Emilio, for saving not one but two special “sisters” and making them your “world.” Trisha tells us that Sky & Ivy “make it feel like home.”
With adopters like this, sky's the limit!