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Max is a great cat – to the max! He bursts into the biggest purr the second anyone even comes near him.

He gets along wonderfully with our other cat and our two dogs. Everyone who comes over wants to take him home.


The last few weeks his favorite trick has been to try to bolt out the front door every time someone leaves.

He only dashes to the front yard then stands there, waiting to be brought back in.

We had landscaping contractors here and the utility people put in those little flags to show the underground lines.

Max spent over an hour one night attacking the flags because they keep popping right back up when he lets go!


His favorite place is on our upper deck at night. We have glass walls and he tries to catch moths through the glass – sometimes for hours!


It is quite a sight to see.


I have attached a couple pictures for your viewing pleasure of the entire ‘kit and kaboodle’..


We are so happy to have him with us – he has definitely enhanced our lives.


Happily reporting back,


The Burleys



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Hi there, I thought I would give you an update on Molly.  We adopted Molly on July 13, 2005, so that brings us to our 4 year anniversary (time flies when you’re in love) Molly has completely come into her own.  When we first adopted Molly, she was skittish, shy, a wee bit aggressive and did not like men of any sort. Now she’s playful, funny, enjoys meeting new people and sometimes likes to be social with other dogs.  If she had it her way, she would rule the neighbourhood but we keep her safe in our large fenced in yard and give her daily walks to the playground.  While at the playground she loves to run around with the kids and she even goes down the slide all by herself, she loves it!!   And she is very fond of Grampa, who always has a cookie or treat waiting for Molly when we arrive.  Even though Molly is reaching her senior years (she’s 8 years old), she is aging gracefully and is showing a little grey hair now, but we don’t tell her! J She is definitely Mama’s girl, but now the kids are getting older, my son comes in second and my daughter will do when no one else seems to be able to give her a belly rub! Molly is still very protective, yet she is obedient if told to be nice and make friends.  It’s amazing on how much she has learned, who ever said you can’t teach old dog new tricks never really tried.   I’ve attached a couple of pictures so you can see what she looks like now. Sincerely, Liz Pettigrew


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Hi, It has been just over 4 years since we adopted Oreo, or rather since the day she chose us.  It has definitely been an experience that I would not change.  She has proven to be an valuable member of our family and each day is filled with many joys as she continuously amazes us with her antics.  She also keeps my other dog(Chance-a 16year old Shepherd) moving and playing. It took awhile to get to know her likes /dislikes and sometimes not so favorable traits, but it has been an amazing ride along the way.  We've nicknamed her "DoubleFudge" as she will try her best to eat whatever she can, and often succeeds.  This has taught us to be extra vigilant at all times.  She is also known as our "Trouble Child"  Because if it's there to get into, SHE WILL!  All while my Shepherd is looking on as if to say," Oh! That's gonna hurt." or "I told you that wasn't a good idea!" meanwhile, Oreo looks back as if to say, "Well it seemed like a good idea at the time."
She is maturing well and I am happy to say, she has not lost her spark of being mischievous.  It gives me great joy to know I am not the only one who hears, "I told you that was gonna hurt..."
Thanks very much to Laura Clarke for fostering her and giving us the chance to find her.
Adopted Apr.1/05  

Tito (formerly Atreyu)

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Hello Laura, I just wanted to Thank You and NASAP for letting us adopt Tito (a.k.a. Artie).   He is the sweetest little dog and so easy to love!  He and Sharly are still adjusting but every day there is improvement.  Sam and I are very hopeful that given time and proper training they will become the best of friends.   Tito has already improved in so many ways, not that he was a trouble maker to begin with or anything, but he is eager to please and understands commands very well.  He seems to really like this new home with us and especially loves all the toys he gets to play with!  And being such a good big sister, Sharly doesn’t mind sharingJ!  He has also started to learn to walk on the treadmill and he is improving on our walks all the time especially when he gets to run along Sam.   He got a haircut a couple of weeks ago and the girls at PetSmart loved him!  They said he was such a good boy and they couldn’t wait to see him again soon.  I have attached a couple of pictures for you if you like to post them on your website.   Again, Sam and I are so thankful to you for taking such good care of Tito while he was with you.  We are especially thankful to NASAP for giving us the opportunity to adopt two amazing, beautiful, and loving dogs; since as you know we adopted Sharly five and half years ago when she was only six weeks old.  I am sure that if Sharly and Tito could speak, they would also thank NASAP for giving them the chance at life and for taking care of them until they found their permanent home with us. God Bless both you and every one at NASAP for the amazing work you do with all of the pets that need you! Yours truly,Evelyn and Sam Everitt

Orlando (now Toby)

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 Here are some pictures of Toby. They are from his first day. We have some
> more from the yard and him playing at the off leash park that we will send
> you soon. We had Toby at our vet today and she gave him a clean bill of
> health. She couldn't believe how slow his heart rate was and marveled at
> how fit he was. She said she wished all the dogs were as calm as he is. We
> love him to bits.


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We adopted Farley, back in December.
I must say that this is the first time that we have adopted a dog with an abusive history like our Farley. My daughter and I fell in love with him the minute my friend at work sent me his picture. She had the picture sent to her by another friend and both of these ladies have adopted NASAP pets before.
We went to meet him and his wonderful "stepmom" Hela, a couple of times with our whole family there- and we knew we wanted to make a peaceful home for this special boy. 
Farley arrived and was at first very nervous, and waited at the front door for Hela to return! At first we would not make eye contact with him at all- and he slept only in his bed which we kept near the front door, with his back against the wall, it was there that he felt most secure. Farley had the saddest eyes when he arrived- the stories they could tell we did not want to even imagine. He was so submissive it broke your heart to realize that someone had broken his spirit in that way.
We placed no demands on Farley and never tried to rush him. We simply gave him peace, shelter, food and most of all love. 
It has payed off in ways we could not imagine. Today Farely is a very happy dog that greets us and visitors at the door with a wagging tail and eyes that are still wise but no longer sad. He loves his walks with his Dad, enjoys sleeping on the couch, and really loves pets and kisses and his confidence level has soared. Some of his previous traumas have scarred him, such as the sound of a squeak toy simply terrifies him.
In March we brought home a puppy, and the two of them are partners in crime. Farley is so gentle and loving with her, and Zoe just can't get enough of her big brother Farely.
I could write a book about Farley, and if anyone out there has second thoughts on adopting a special needs pet- please let them know that we have been rewarded with so much joy through the privilege of helping Farley trust us humans again. They really do give us so much more than we give them
Thank you to NASAP, and Hela, his great first mom. Please let Hela know that she can email or call anytime to come for coffee and visit.
The Lubkey Family     

Orla (now Dolly)

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I just wanted to send some photos along to show you that both of my kids are settling in just fine.  We are having a blast watching them play together.  Sometimes it is a little lopsided as Dolly (weighing less than Eddie) seems to get the better in the fights.  They are happy and healthy and that is all we can ask for.  Dolly (poodle x) was a little thin when she came to us but has since put on muscle.  She spends most mornings and evenings at the off leash park trying to get any dog to chase her.  Eddie was having a bit of a hard time in the house, he wanted to mark everything he could but I have since found a good product and he is now seeming to keep his leg on the ground with the other three…phew, that was getting to be a bit trying but we have made it I’m sure.

Thank you to both rescues for giving me these two wonderful gifts.  They are bringing well needed joy to my life. 

Hammer (formerly Hudson)

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Hi Angela
Just wanted to give you a quick update on Hammer.  He is now 50lbs, and has been staying staedy there...and we are doing our best to keep him at the weight:)
We have already taken Hammer camping a couple times, and he seems to really enjoy it.  He just LOVES swimming!!! we cant keep him out of the water:)
I am very happy there was a off leash dog park put up here, so Hammer enjoys going there and meeting new doggy friends!  Hammer's birthday will be coming up in August.. I am finding it hard to believe he will be a year old...he was just so little when we got him.
We will be taking him back to puppy school for the level 2 class, so that will be intresting
Jon and I are thinking of adopting another dog in the near future, so Hammer will have a new brother or sister!!
Hammer has been the best dog a person could ask for. He is just so loveable and friendly.  I am so glad that we found him, he brings lots of joy to our lives.
I am attaching some recent pictures for you too see.
hope your summer is going great
Lyndsay, Jonathan and Hammer