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The Prince William Humane Society teamed up with Off Leash K9 Training and the Throw Away Dogs Project to repurpose, train, and relocate one of their own rescue dogs to an Indiana Police Department! Jasper is a two-year-old Pit Bull mix who was originally found as a stray and turned into the Prince William County Animal Shelter. Through their community partnership with the county shelter, the Prince William Humane Society transferred Jasper to their offsite adoption center and immediately set out to find his forever home. It became clear early on that his extreme high level of energy, loyalty, and ball drive made him destined for something unique and with a purpose to serve. After two initial assessments by Nick White at Off Leash K9 Training, he paired us up with the wonderful people at the Throw Away Dogs Project who specialize in repurposing, training, and relocating unique dogs to positively impact our communities. Jasper’s progress through the program over the past several weeks has been amazing; the potential that this shelter dog demonstrated to his trainers is now becoming a reality! Our K9 Jasper now has a job! Upon completion of his Narcotic Detection Training with the Throw Away Dogs Project, Jasper will head to Indiana to meet his new handler, live happily in his forever home, and serve the citizens of Kennard, Indiana as a member of the Kennard Police Department. From shelter to service – Jasper is the epitome of why all of us involved in animal welfare do what we do. Congratulations to Jasper and the amazing team at Throw Away Dogs Project for giving this sweet boy a second chance on life!
Little Remy was surrendered to the Shelter emaciated, in critical condition and dire need of emergency surgery. The Shelter immediately sent a PAWS Fund plea and PW Humane Society had her rushed to Minnieville Animal Hospital where X-rays showed a large obstruction in her intestines. A long and complicated emergency surgery revealed the obstruction had passed leaving extensive damage and mass infection leaving her septic and near death. Remy remained in guarded condition for the next week before being sent to the Adopt Shop for additional recuperation. Her condition seemed to improve over the next 2 weeks and she was gaining weight and more playful, until she wasn’t. A Sunday night visit to the emergency vet clinic showed more damage. A 2nd life saving emergency surgery revealed damaged and infected tissue that had fused together and created another serious blockage. Dr. Lori Greenwood told us that this was one of the worst cases she has seen and Remy was lucky to be alive. After another week of recovery & she was ready to move to the foster home to recover and await her spay surgery and forever home. "Our sweet little girl Remy is rapidly recovering after 2 lifesaving abdominal surgeries made possible by our PAWS Fund. Her progress has been remarkable and Remy is well on her way to full recovery and placement into her forever home. We greatly need your help with replenishing the PAWS Fund so that we can continue to provide emergency medical care and save more lives, just like we were able to do for Remy.” - Remy's Dad
Galvin, now affectionately called Milo, had a rough start in the adoption process. Hard to believe this handsome pet was an owner surrender but it happened. Milo was adopted relatively quickly after coming to the adopt shop, but it didn’t work out to no fault of his own. But, although initially disappointing, this turned out to be the best thing for Milo because he found his true mom.
Milo’s been very courageous on his journey since finding his furever home in August 2017. When he met his mom, Stacy, he knew she was the one. They bonded immediately but Stacy took her time before making the final decision to take Milo home. Stacy came to the shop multiple times, spending at least two hours each time with Milo. She’d walk him, sit and talk with him, and gently pet him to give him the assurance he needed to trust. Milo is still timid in some situations, but nothing compared to when he first went home.
Milo’s come out of his shell quite a bit and has started trusting people more. He loves saying hi to people but is still hesitant to let strangers pet him. Going to the park always gets Milo excited. His mom plans to enroll him in swimming classes during the summer because he seems to like the water. Milo very much enjoys “sharing” our human food with his new family and mom loves him very much. Stacy says “the more he opens up the goofier he becomes. Quite a silly dog with a lot of energy.”
Moonie had quite a few adopters after him. This little guy lost his father and was so scared and uncertain but then Courtney and her family came to the rescue…. literally! We were worried about the state of depression Moonie was in so to know he was going into the home of such loving people warmed our hearts.
His family loves him! Moonie is doing so well - he loves going on walks and being outside. Moonie will wag his tail the entire walk! He is the defender of the house patrolling the backyard and playing with his sibling canine, Sammie. Moonie and Sammie have become the best of friends and they both so happy to run and play with each other all day!
Moonie is one big ball of happy energy!! Moonie and Sammie will curl up next to each other on the couch as well as sleep close by at night. He is a super snuggly dog and most happy to curl up next to you and get scratched. Moonie also loves to chew bones and play with toys! Moonie’s human siblings love having him, and he gets lots of love and hugs from them!
This awesome pup found his home in December 2017.