More Permanent Barking Success Stories!

More Permanent Barking Success Stories!

Hootie and Crop Circles Loving Life- picture from mom, Deanna


Hi Stacy,

Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much we LOVE Chap! He fits into our small family perfectly and my daughter Bronte feels like she has a brother. The first few nights he slept on her bed but has now decided to hang out with me. He usually starts on the bed with me and then ends up in his bed in my room – I guess I am too noisy or move too much for him!

The first few weeks he was definitely scared and uncertain. Every time he saw the leash he would run away, I guess he thought he would be taken somewhere. But, now he sings and dances (seriously, he has the Basset Hound squealing and jumps around) every time he sees the leash and gets oh so excited! We take him to a nearby field and he runs crazy for 20-30 minutes every night – playing tag with Bronte. Those short legs move fast! He’s quite the guy and we are sick in love with him.

Thanks so much for helping us get him. Hope all is well with you. If you ever need help transporting dogs or doing house checks in this area, I’d be happy to help.

Take care,


Hi Steph,

Happy New Year! Hope you had a nice NYE. Wanted to send you a quick update on the puppy (formerly Bowtie). He is doing really well and adjusting to his new home. Real sweetheart. We took him right to South Bark Dogwash after picking him up, and he did pretty well in the tub. He is sleeping in a crate in the bedroom and whimpered for about a minute the first night, and none last night. We take him out during the night and morning before he whines, 2am and 6am night one, starting with a four hour gap, and will lengthen a little more each night until we can see if he makes it through the night. We’ve taken him to Grape Street Dog Park, and Big City Bagels for lunch. He is good in the car, and has been to PetSmart, Petco, Pet People and Unleashed (let’s just say he IS living “the life of Riley!”)

No accidents in the house but we are pretty good at getting him outside frequently.

Here are some pictures, and please pass on to Stacy and others at the Barking Lot. Thanks so much, and again, Happy New Year. We are looking forward to a fun year with Riley!

Chris and Steve


Hi Stacy,

I just wanted to let you know (please pass on to her foster mom) that Harper is doing FANTASTIC!!!! In fact, my mother is in love with her and wants to keep her so we are fighting for her attention. No really, Harper really just needed some serious training when it came to walking on her leash. Although she makes what sounds like a growl to some other dogs when on her leash (Its just her way of saying hi) – others get a little scared b/c of her pit look. It doesn’t matter – I know my baby is nothing but love and assure them she is friendly. In fact, I truly believe it was my negative/nervous energy that was creating her to act like that. Now that I am much more relaxed with her she has really chilled out. She is truly my Angel and I thank God everyday for her. I am so in love with her it is disgusting. Attached is a picture of her and I at the beach when she was a butter ball. She has really leaned out but I need to take some better photos of her at Grape Street this weekend. She is so spoiled and become the Queen Bee of my apartment complex! 🙂 Also, the Pointer is REALLY coming out. I take her to the park about 3-4 times a week for an hour to two and she just runs like crazy – my little cheetah. I have no aggression issues with her. The only problem I have with her is she hogs the covers!!!!! HAAAAAA!!!! Anyways, just thought the update would make you feel at peace. Wish you all at the Barking Lot a beautiful New Year.

Laura and Harper Ruff!

Dear all at TBL,

Just wanted to let you all know how Stella is doing since we adopted
her on Dec 10, 2011.

I am a registered vet tech with 40 yrs experience and my specialty is
in canine behavior. Stella has turned out to be the most amazing and perfect dog, although
the beginning was quite a challenge.

I didn’t want a Pit Bull type dog when I was first looking to adopt,
but when I saw the video of Stella as posted on PetFinder, I felt her
personality was what we were looking for and worth a second look to
meet with her in person at your shelter. (If not for that video that
showed her personality, I probably wouldn’t have given her a second

We had recently lost our beloved boxer to cancer and knew our next dog
would have some pretty big paws to fill.

As soon as I saw Stella walk out your shelter gate with Stacey in tow
to meet me, I had a gut feeling. I knew that was my dog.
She was hyper (more than I wanted), uninterested in me (bonded to
Stacey) but I watched her every move. And I knew.

…Having worked with dogs all of my life I am constantly amazed how each
one, no matter the age or background can and will learn, and LOVES to
learn and be engaged, if given the chance and a reason to trust and a
feeling of belonging.

Most of all, I’m amazed at how much I learn from them – always and
forever, something new.

Thank you for giving Stella a chance and for giving us a chance to
give a good life to Stella.

We know you are all about saving the dogs but hope you also realize
how much you help and indeed save the hearts and spirits of people who
love them also.

Bless you for all the good work you do.

Your friends
Stella, Cathy and David

  1. I just wanted to let you know how well Lucky AKA lantana is doing, he is doing great adapting well to life with two cats and a 1 1/2 year old he loves my son, he meets my son every morning with kisses, he gets so excited to see me and my husband. He is very loved he gets to go on two hour long walks a day and loves it, he even gets to sleep in bed with us. So thankful you found him and rescued him he is a very loving dog.

Barking Zone

  Like us on Facebook
  Follow us on Twitter
  Follow us on Instagram
  Watch us on YouTube
  Follow us on Pinterest
  Subscribe to our Blog
  Send us an email