Adoptions. New loving homes. This is the best part.
Abby (formerly Tulip)Little Abby and her sister were pulled from an overflowing NM shelter. They had the sweetest expressions, and you could just see the intelligence in their eyes. Abby hit the jackpot with Carl and Lynne who, after the loss of their wonderful Amy, were searching for another furry friend to pamper and spoil. Abby weaseled her way right in, taking great joy in being the center of attention at her new home! This incredibly sweet little girl is enjoying learning new things and all about how to be a good girl. Quick to pick up anything, Abby mastered all the basics commands in a very short time and her opportunities are now endless. We can only imagine all the great stories Abby will have to tell – walking those ditch banks every day and trying who she can to smooze the quickest at her home! Thank you Lynne and Carl for realizing this little girl was not to be overlooked! Great life Abby, and we know you will keep your new family on their toes!!
TangoCongrats - Tango!
After almost three years of waiting for that special home, you have found it . . . with two young boys and their dad! The minute you saw them - it was LET'S PLAY BALL! and your new life began. You had the roughest of starts my friend, but those days are so over.
Keep those kids active, teach them some new moves and do what you have always done best . . . be their Best Friend.
Annie (formerly Ani Roo)
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This beautiful aussie girl was kicked to the curb and dropped at a small rural shelter, probably due to what appeared to be declining health and having smaller litters. We saw her eyes and knew she was just asking for a chance, and we gave her one. Imagine our surprise when all she had was a thyroid issue, easily controlled by daily inexpensive pills, and that she was under three years old. Annie’s coat is now a stunning lush merle with just a tad of bronze thrown in to illustrate her uniqueness! Fabulous energy and a heart of gold is hers again. Always sweet as can be with the smarts to match and endless devotion, Annie is now living the high life with her very active family – daily walks, hikes, snow shoeing (everything outdoors!) and a huge property to call her own with two kitties to tell her stories to. Annie is safe at last. Patty takes her everywhere and Annie is a joyful girl, content to do what she does best – devote herself entirely to her person and protect her home. Annie’s wisdom and intelligence has always shown in her eyes. We knew she was a keeper and now she will never leave Patty’s side. Great life gorgeous girl – you so deserve it! Thank you Patty for being there for her and knowing what truly lies behind those gorgeous eyes!
Indi (formerly Addison)
Wynn (forever Wynn) and Erin (formerly Cricket)Two sad stories, one incredibly happy ending! We are always thrilled when we get a “double” adoption and we are thrilled that these two girls have gone to live with Vern and Marianne. They are living the high life on the ranch! After the loss of all four of their dogs (to old age) in a short period of time, Vern and Marianne were on the lookout for a border collie or two to round out their family. When they saw wonderful Wynn, it was love at first sight for them, and for Wynn. After settling sweet Wynn in at home and letting her know she was home at last, they met rascally Erin and their family was complete! Erin weaseled her way right in there and she and Wynn are best buddies.
Both girls came to us in the nick of time (at different times) from a high kill shelter. Wynn is one of the gentlest, sweetest girls I have met in a long time and I knew I could only let her go to a very special home. This girl had been through lots and yet still managed to trust and love humans. From a bag of frightened bones with thin wispy hair to a healthy, active girl with a glorious coat. She has blossomed into a very special girl who will always be where you are and is soaking up all the attention she can (and getting lots!). Erin is an irresistible little ball of fluff and her split face is a true show of her personality – one side craving attention and all the pats she can get and then poof! In an instant, off getting into mischief and looking for a new adventure! Adorable and sweet, this little girl has turned into one happy camper! We love that they are together.
Wynn and Erin are living it up. Doing their six mile runs every day with “dad” plus their daily walks with “mom”, gathering the chickens, running with (or after – ha!) the horses and protecting their yard and house (and cat!). We are very grateful that one just wasn’t enough for this great family and that these great girls are truly loved and cared for on a wonderful piece of paradise!
Great life my girls! Thank you Vern and Marianne for taking these girls in and giving them the best life possible! A perfect fit!
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Videos of Riggs and Riley:
Riggs and Riley Playing
Riggs and Riley in Durango
Sometimes when we pull a dog from a shelter (usually in the nick of time), they come damaged – scared, mishandled and so unsure. Some overcome everything quickly while others take a bit longer to recuperate and trust again. Such is the case of Riggs. After a horrible ordeal at the shelter (and who knows what before the shelter), we brought him to safety. Standing by were Kimberley and Emilio who wanted to make a difference and start fostering dogs to help them on their way to a happy forever after. Riggs went to their home and began recuperating and being mentored by Riley, the little ball of fur who already ruled the roost. With patience, guidance and care, Riggs came out of his shell, and you would never recognize him today. From a dog that would not look you in the eye and cowering in a corner, to a happy boy who loves life! Along the way, Kimberley and Emilio realized that Riggs made their family complete and have adopted him (yeah!) so he will never be thrown away again! Thank you Kimberley and Emilio for making Riggs what he is today and offering him a wonderful forever home! Riggs and Riley are inseparable and Riley knew from the moment she met Riggs that he was there to stay. Happy life Riggs – you deserve it!
Ciaran (formerly Dillon)
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This wonderful boy came to us at the last moment, literally during his walk to the back room, and what a loss that would have been. This hot and spicy beautiful German Shepherd boy hit the jackpot in more ways than one! Kirk and Alyssa knew he was the one when they saw his picture and made a beeline to come and see him, and what a great match this turned out to be! Ciaran is now happily tucked away in his new home with his big sister Kular (who will be little sister in no time for this beautiful growing boy) and loving life and all it offers. With his big extended family, this boy has it made. Family members everywhere – canine, equine, feline and human, and best of all, lots of action for this smart little boy! He will want for nothing in his new life and for that we are grateful. Thank you Kirk and Alyssa for coming to Ciaran’s rescue. A special boy for a great family!
Hondo (formerly Daegan)
Tally HoThe Internet can really change your life!!!!
We lost our Pepper last fall. We had her for 9 years. She was a rescue from Albuquerque and a very big part of our family. We thought about getting another dog but just were not ready.
While we were in Washington DC in late February we started to look on the Internet for available pets. Nothing caught our eye night after night. We arrived home and started to look for different websites and discovered ENCHANTMUTTS!!!! There she was, Miss Tally Ho!!!!!
We immediately filled out the application and submitted the form. Much to my surprise, I received a call from Kristi the next day. We must have talked on the phone for 45 minutes and arranged to have a meet and greet at a park off Tramway two days later. We exited our car and I could see her from a distance. Somehow I just knew she was the one!!!!
Kristi had a concern since we have cats, so we arranged for a home visit. WELL, Tally must have had some contact with cats in her previous life as she just “flinched” and walked away. Our cats of 12 years have grown up with dogs their whole lives so no big deal.
We feel like we “won the lottery of dogs”. She is sweet, smart, beautiful, loving and a real lizard lover. She has only caught one once, but I managed to get it out of her mouth right away. Our cat Zoe, who has always been very shy, has come out of her shell and is interacting with Tally, and Jack the cat loves to tease her and run.
I must say that we are thoroughly impressed with EnchantMutts and how they run their organization. They thoroughly check out and make sure that it is the perfect fit for both the dog and family. Not every situation works as some dogs have special needs that need to be met, and they assure that this happens with every adoption. If you are considering adopting a pet with EnchantMutts, you will not be disappointed; there is a pet that will work for you.
~Pam and Frank, Placitas, NM
Sophie (forever Sophie)Wonderful, incredibly sweet Sophie is where she needs and wants to be. At home with her best doggy friend Finnegan and her doting human parents Anne and Dick. This girl came back from the brink. Emaciated and nothing but skin and bones, Sophie knew there was something better out there, and she found it. She is having the time of her life (she never gave up hope) – playing with Finnegan, scouting out her acreage, protecting the garden from those silly birds, playing with Finnegan, getting lots of love, taking lots of hikes and walks and running like the wind. Did I say playing with Finnegan? This gorgeous girl is home. She went through a lot to find her home, but she is home and she is safe. Anne and Dick knew they would not be complete without a second dog to complete their pack (Finnegan was adopted in July of 2011 from EnchantMutts) and they patiently waited for the right one to come along and one day, she was there. They have tucked her safely into their lives and she has thrived and come into her own. The perfect complement to Finnegan and living life to the fullest. Thank you Anne and Dick for coming to the rescue of both these fabulous dogs! You have done wonders and they have just blossomed under your care and guidance!
GeoffreyLucky Geoffrey, he is now living in comfort at Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary in Santa Fe where he will be loved and cared for by Ulla and all the wonderful volunteers. Our most sincere thank you goes to Kindred Spirits for taking in this sweet soul.
We recently received a letter from Geoffrey who wanted to write his own success story. Please take a moment to read his heartfelt letter below.