Sunday, February 12, 2012

Canine Celeb Milestones

We are so pleased to announce that another 'Vick dog' has earned her stripes as a therapy dog. Grace is one of the ten dogs that came to live with BAD RAP until she found her people. She just passed her Delta Pet Partners evaluation and will be on the job in about a month. We're so very proud of her foster parents and her new family for all they've done to show the world that even dogs from bad pasts can shine with a little help from their friends.

This summer will be the five year anniversary of the dogs' rescue from Bad Newz Kennels. Grace follows several dogs from the case who've earned impressive accolades. Photo: Mark Rogers Photography



In other big news, one of the oldest dogs from the same case - Georgia - recently went home to a new family. She's been living at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary since arriving in Utah in late 2007.

She was one of our favorites so of course we're thrilled. Right: Georgia kissing Tim Racer during her evaluations with that tell-tale hanging tongue slurp that comes from having lost most of her teeth. She is a true character and impressed us with her warmth and strong sense of self. We hope she enjoys a happy and peaceful retirement living the good life.

News from Best Friends.

9 comments:

Samantha Laine said...

Wow. What a great way to start the day! B e a u t i f u l pictures. Here's looking at you GRACE and GEORGIA.

Dianne said...

Georgia was at the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) before she went to Best Friends. When she passed her CGC, I told Eugene (her caregiver) and his immediate reaction was "It's a Miracle." My kudos to the Best Friends folks for their persistence and determination to get Georgia adopted.

Dianne said...

PS WARL brought in a dog dentist to extract the remains of Georgia's teeth because her teeth and gums were in such bad shape. I hear she still has a robust appetite.

Rochelle New said...

Fantastic news!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome news. Love the title Amazing Grace. It says it all doesn't it? Not to take away from Grace or any of the other Vick dogs but I don't think there were many dry eyes when people heard on Friday that Georgia had been adopted. One truly resilient and amazing dog. Extraordinarily compassionate people and amazing dogs and just history making in how it all turned out. Hopefully more people will have more compassion for this group of dogs.

H Ski said...

Great news!! Congrats to Amazing Grace and her foster parents!! And congrats to Georgia on finding a great home!

Tracy Wilson said...

Congrats Grace!
Georgia- I dont think there's a dry eye reading this. I know there's not here...

Now continue on with your amazing life.

Tracy

Arie Milan said...

What a nice post! This inspires me and I love the pics. Thank you!

47 said...

What a lovely picture. It's good to see the older dog is getting a good retirement. Yay!