Here at the Providence Animal Rescue League, we are very proud that we’re able to adopt so many animals into loving forever homes each year. We thank you all for giving these wonderful animals a second chance at a lifetime of love and happiness! We hope you enjoy the following happy tails as much as we do!
Brody's Happy Tail
Last June I had to put my 17 year old beagle to sleep due to kidney disease. I swore then I'd never get another dog. Never find another dog that I could love as much as her. But after a few months I missed the companionship. And how much more fun things can be with a dog! I began keeping an eye on PARL's site. Then one day I saw Brody, a 12 year old cocker spaniel! His former owner fell and broke her hip and couldn't care for him. I got to the shelter the next day before they opened. It was love at first sight for both of us! This was definitely a great match. I can't say enough good things about Brody and the PARL staff!!
Bodhi's Happy Tail
This is Bodhi. She was "Anna" at PARL last summer. I had been to countless shelters before coming to PARL, and just hadn't found the right fit. I have anxiety & panic attacks and had been having a really rough time. I was looking for a happy, outgoing, snuggly cat that would purr and calm me down. I saw Bodhi in a cage at PARL and just knew that she was mine. I didn't have a panic attack again for months after bringing her home (I had been having them almost daily). A few days ago, I had my first, and the second it started she woke from a dead sleep, yawned, and came to sit on my chest.
I. Love. This. Creature..... And so does anyone else who comes into my home! She's perfect! Thank you PARL!
Nova's Happy Tail
Here is Midnight (now Nova) it has been 1 week today since she came home and she has come such a long way in such a short time. She was so timid and scared and now she is always out and she loves to play and is one of the most affectionate kitties I have ever met. She loves my bed, and her and her sister (who is also a PARL rescue that we brought home in October) love to play and chase each other around the house. Thank you PARL for my furbabies, I am so in love!!!
Seuss's Happy Tail
Our happy tail was almost 4 years ago. Seuss, formerly known as Zeus, was adopted from Parl on 5/25/11. He is such a wonderful addition to our family and brings joy to the entire neighborhood, frequently getting pets and treats on his long walks. He loves all outdoor activities and then a nice long nap on the couch (preferably with lots of blankets!) Seuss had been at Parl for 6 months and we are so thankful for how well he was cared for because he is the sweetest, most-loving boy. The first picture is from the ride home from Parl and the other two are of him doing what he does best! Thanks for our best friend!
Brutus's Happy Tail
I wanted to update you guys on how Brutus is doing. He's really adjusting quite well. From the conversations we had about him I'm almost sure a majority of his issues were based on not being neutered and being left at a shelter. You guys were wonderful in making sure he went someplace where he could thrive and I'm not sure I could be any happier with him. We're both learning a lot from each other and he's really opening up. He's such an affectionate dog.
Fizzy's Happy Tail
Hello! This Happy Tail is a long time coming! I adopted Fizzy (previously known as “Fizzywig”) approximately 10 years ago.
Fizzy is the best companion and was the missing piece to the place I call home. She always knows exactly when she is needed and where she should be for myself or my family and friends.
Fizzy likes to pay her rent by servicing the house by being on “mouse patrol” and she has even put a mouse in my purse before (what a nice kitty present – but, ack!!). She should honestly get a cut of my paycheck too since she often helps me wake up for work by nudging her cold wet nose up to mine and by purring right in my ear; mostly to get some breakfast, I am sure!
This past year after an outrageously wild and funny turn of events.. it turned out that my coworker was Fizzy’s previous owner! The previous family had to bring in a few furry friends to PARL and Fizzywig was the only cat they lost track of (if they were adopted, how they were doing, etc.). It appeared that the previous owner was truly delighted to know that Fizzywig had made it into a home; all possible because of PARL! Fizzy had a long stint and was with PARL for nearly a year if I remember correctly. I am so thankful every day for PARL since you have brought Fizzy and I together.
In true Rhode Island fashion – what a happy tail!!
Thank YOU PARL!
Frasier's Happy Tail
We adopted Frasier in December and he has been the perfect addition to our household! He brings us so much joy and laughter, and right away proved to be a fun and friendly companion to our other cat. He is a very gentle and loyal little guy, sleeping at the foot of our bed every night. His previous owners noted that he had litter box issues, but he has not had a single problem since we've had him. The lesson to potential adopters is don't be put off by something you may learn about a pet's history, because they behave differently in different environments and you may be the perfect home for them. Follow your heart and adopt!
Bear's Happy Tail
Quite honestly this has been one of the most joyous month of our lives. Bear is the sweetest and funniest dog we've ever known and we just can’t get enough of his adorable face! What I love most is that he has so many different sides to his personality but he completely breaks all of the bad stereotypes surrounding his breed(s).
He can play with the rope for hours on end, loves car rides and walks and is incredibly photogenic (as you can see.) We are still working on training him not to pull on the leash/harness, but he has come a long way in that department. More recently he has shown signs of possible joint pain in his hind left leg. He sometimes struggles with going up the stairs after being taken out, but we are working on getting that resolved as well.
I guess the only thing I regret not asking was for a ‘back story’. He’s quite the crowd fave but everyone asks about his background and I don’t have an answer. In general, he is everything we could ask for in a dog and most importantly, he makes the GREATEST cuddler at bed time :-) Thanks for all you do and when we adopt again, we know where to start our search!
Thanks, Nicole, Emilson & Bear
Jiji's Happy Tail
I adopted Jiji "Aka Raphaela" on 11/12/14. I had been following the litter while they were in foster care through a mutual acquaintance. I originally had another kitten in mind but upon meeting her, she had no interest in me. I picked up her little runt sister who immediately started purring. This little love has not stopped purring since! She is such a good girl and my other cats at home welcomed her right in. I was so impressed by the way Parl runs their operation, I've been referring everyone I know there. The care Jiji got before she came to me was incredible. Out of all the adoption processes I've been thru, she is the healthiest kitten I've ever had! Thank you for all the hard work you do... It means a lot more than you will ever know!!
Have you adopted from PARL? Want to share your PARL Happy Tail?
If you’ve adopted a pet from the Providence Animal Rescue League and would like to share your story on our website, please submit your story and photos to Kristina at firstname.lastname@example.org.