On March 19, 2005 my daughter and I went to Petco in daytona beach. We found a puppy named Darran. He was 3 1/2 months old. His story was that his mother was thrown into a water filled ditch and her puppies were in a bag thrown in the same ditch. She pulled them out of the water and saved them from drowning. Second Chance rescue found them. Well we adopted him and have had nothing but joy with him. He is now 6 years old and is sweet, loving and a great watchdog as well. Thank you to Second chance rescue for what you do. We just adopted a female named Melody from them this month and she has her own story. Will keep you updated on both Darran and Melody.
Vickie and Shannon G.
I didn’t know when Cajun was born, or what she had experienced in her short life, but 7 weeks after she was born, Debbie, (owner Second Chance Rescue), told me she had my puppy. I had never owned a pit-bull, and until I met Debbie, had only been around aggressive owners of pits. I was unsure of the puppy she had chose for me, but Debbie never had a doubt.
I wanted to know my puppy’s history, and based on the photo history, Debbie had been in New Orleans after Katrina. On Sept. 2nd, 2005, 4 days after landfall, Debbie was with Cajun’s mother, Lena, while she was giving birth. Unfortunately, Debbie arrived while Lena was already giving birth and was unable to save all the pups.
Debbie was left alone overnight and, pistol in hand, saved Lena and most of the litter. When she was picked up the next day, she had saved the mother and 8 blue pit pups from sure death in toxic water.
I don’t know all the details, but basically, no animal could exit the state without clean bill of health from a vet. Rescues around the country could house animals, but the animals could not afford to wait for vet clearance. So now Cajun, born in a hurricane, was on her way to start her new life in Florida.
For 6½ years, Cajun has been my friend, companion, and teacher. Smart, loyal, & loving, she has taught me that the pit-bull stereo type just isn’t true. Last year, we adopted a rescued brindle boxer/pit puppy from ALHS (Alachua County Humane Society). His ear and tail was deformed where somebody tried to crop them, then he was abandoned, and left to die in the pound.
Cajun mothered Kaoz and helped with training. Cajun taught Kaoz all her adorable tricks to get a treat, and the best places to hide the chew bones. The three of us are inseparable.
All dogs know how to love humans, not all humans know how to love a dog. Adopt-a-bull today and get a friend for life.
Thanks. Mike Travis
I leaned down to one crate to pet a dog and say hello to it.... then this other little dolly a pointer-beagle mix next door to her reached her little arm through and pet me as if to say "hey what about me?" .... so then I looked at her and she had the most loving cutest little face I've ever seen. I asked, "What's the adoption fee?" They told me it was $150.... I was surprised it was ONLY that much.... then I asked... "Can I hold her?" .... she started to lick my face and was so happy to be held by me... it was over. Before I knew it, I was filling out adoption papers, calling my landlord to make sure it was OK with him (of course it was). I asked them if they would "babysit" while I went in the store to get her a collar and leash for her.
A short time later, we were on our way to her new home.... I introduced her to my other two dogs, Nikki and Bandit... the three of them romp and play together as if they were just meant to be together. She's pretty much a one person dog and has bonded very well with me, she definitely knows who Mommy is.
Laci has her fur-ever home with me. I love my little rescue dog, she's very unique and very special to me, her coat is shiny and she's very muscular and grown into a beautiful healthy dog. I am very honored and privileged to be a part of her life!
Over a year ago, we adopted Clyde (formally Outlaw). He was such a cute little guy. He had a few health struggles early on. Since then, he has blossomed. He is so much fun. He loves to run around the house chasing our cats. He loves his toys and is often seen walking around with a stuffed monkey hanging out of his mouth. Clyde loves to ride in the car and we spend time over at the dog park where he mixes and mingles with other pups. He sleeps on the bed at night cuddled up to one of us or lying on his back with all four paws in the air. Clyde is a happy boy and we are blessed to have him. He is a huge part of our family.
Thanks for saving Clyde.
Lu & Shar Sajjadi
Update on how Vinny is doing: FABULOUS! He makes my day, each and every day, and he's well loved and cared for.
Owner: Tamara Hover
Shanna: PS: He was abandoned by the family when his “daddy” died. He is 13 yrs old.
Hottie was a 4 year old laid back kitty looking for a family and I fell in love with her at the Pet Supermarket in Daytona Beach
and quickly arranged for her to join my family consisting of my husband, 2 dogs and 4 kitties. One of the dogs is a rescue
from the Flagler Humane Society, one kitty was living at a vet’s office looking for a home, another one was found
at an apartment complex in Orlando, a third came from a rescue group in Jacksonville and Eddie was my mom’s
rescue who came to live with us when mom got sick. They range in age from 3 to 11 and temperamentally from
super cool and laid back to a super diva.
We have a standard method for introducing new kids to our family which consists of separating the new arrival
from their new siblings until everyone accepts each other. That step was skipped when Miss Hottie arrived and
made herself right at home, no hissing, no spitting, no barking on anyone’s part. We were flabbergasted, this has never
happened before, usually there is a tense adjustment period, but, not this time. She is a sweetheart and we are all really
happy we were lucky enough to be blessed with her.
By the way, in case anyone is wondering, “NO” we did not name her Hottie, that was her name already and we decided
she had been through enough and didn’t need the confusion of being renamed so Hottie it is.