I just wanted to let everyone at ABTCR know how much we appreciate your help in rescuing and placing “Janet Jackson” with us in her forever home! My daughter and I first heard about your rescue organization during our travels through Atlanta, Georgia. Quite by accident - and serendipity - we stumbled upon a dog rescue fair while we were visiting the Olympic Park in Atlanta in September of last year. We had the opportunity to speak with one of your very wonderful and dedicated volunteers that day. As a result, I contacted Jayne in early December and the rest is history.
Now, “Janet” is living with my daughter and me on a 30 acre farm in Maryland along the Chesapeake Bay. She loves the water, the snow, long walks on the farm, her brother (a 10 year old husky/lab mix), and - of course - my little girl. She’s a very playful and loving girl. Her intelligence is astonishing as well. She’s picked up tricks and commands so fast, I’m almost convinced she’s actually human! She has learned to open the latch on our backyard gate, let herself out, and make friends far and wide. We now have an invisible fence inside the split rail fence, which has worked very well in keeping her safe.
She was originally placed by ABCTR as a puppy, with a family that loved her but, unfortunately, didn’t have enough time for her energy and exuberance. She was named “Maya” by her first family. My daughter Maddie really had her heart set on picking out a name for our new family member, however. So, I figured it would be nice for my daughter and for our new family member to have a fresh start with a new name. Thus, “Janet Jackson” who was once “Maya” is now “Delilah.” This will be her forever name now, in her “forever home.” I can’t begin to tell you how much she means to us. She’s such a sweet heart!
Thank you very much for all of your help! I think it’s absolutely wonderful that all of you dedicate so much time and effort and love into rescuing these special dogs!
Rebecca, Maddie, Laszlo (our husky/lab mix), and Delilah