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Adopted – Happy Tails

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Asha (formerly Hope)

Hope is now Asha. She is such a happy girl. She’s a bit of a mama’s girl, but she knows that Sean is the go-to for a good wrestle or game of tug of war. She sleeps like a floppy fish when she’s really pooped herself out, and loves to laze about in the grass. Asha loves everyone she meets human or canine and will pull with all her might to say hello to anyone that will give her belly rubs. Her prey drive is still quite strong so rabbits and squirrels make our walks interesting. She has nearly taken me for a walk a few times trying to chase them. After walks, she enjoys cooling down in her Paw Patrol pool. Her confidence took no time at all to build and she now enjoys lots of playtime with her neighbourhood friends and at the dog park. Her missing leg doesn’t slow her down in the least! She learned basic commands very very quickly and now does “sit, down, roll over” all at once to get her treats quicker cuz she’s smart like that. She hasn’t quite gotten used to the idea of swimming yet, but she’s on her way. She has waded in with her life jacket a few times and gets more comfortable each attempt. We have a feeling once she gets the hang of it, we won’t be able to get her out of the water. She is our joy, we can’t imagine life without her.



Murphy (formerly Sparky/Sammy)

Murphy loves his forever and is enjoying life!




I just wanted to let you know that Shawncy has arrived home! We are so happy, and in love. He has taken over the house, toys are every where because he does not know which ones to play with first lol. He has become the love of all the neighbourhood. And he loves all the attention! I can’t believe how trusting and loving he is with all he had gone through!!! I have given your site to many people. I think you are going to see more name from the Trail area inquiring.
Thank you so much for bring this wonderful soul into our lives. ❤️



Zara (formerly Alley)

After 4 months of waiting for a flight date, my Zara (aka Alley) arrived in Vancouver after 30 hrs in transit. Covered in ticks and in need of a good bath she was just as sweet and gentle as her ad on Kijiji had suggested. Zara came to me as a scared, untrusting little girl who jumped at the sound of the slightest unfamiliar sound or sudden movement. She was somewhat territorial with other dogs and she did not like my little dog Carlo being near her food (although this only lasted 2 weeks as she realized Carlo was the boss – he was so persistent, even after she put him on his back a couple of times – he kept going back to her food bowl). Based on the unimaginable abuse she suffered in her first year of life and the subsequent year(s) she spent in an Iranian shelter, this was no surprise.

Four months after her arrival, Zara is a different dog although she is still working on gaining trust and understanding that I am not going to abandon her. She has adapted to her new life very quickly and has learned many commands and how to play without any formal training. She is my little shadow, my mountain biking companion and has joined Carlo as my all around outdoors adventure dog.

She is a happy girl and aims to please. She makes me smile every time she runs circles around the yard, rolls in the grass, charges at me to roll over and demand a belly rub or gives Carlo licks of affection on the face. Just recently we introduced Zara to snow for the first time. She has also learned to swim. Everything is overwhelming to her – but in a really great way. She loves her new life.

She is kind and loving and many friends and guests to my home have commented on her uniqueness – she is a special little girl and has a spirit like no other dog I have owned. Both Carlo and I were coming out of a rough patch and she was just what we needed to get us back in gear.

If you are thinking about adopting a dog from Iran or any rescue dog, for that matter, it is well worth it. I have two now – Carlo is from California (I have had him for 5 years) and Zara from Iran – we are a multi-cultural family. Both of my dogs are the most grateful and loving dogs I have ever known. If I had any doubts about my decision to adopt from Iran, sight unseen, those were quickly washed away upon Zara’s arrival and integration into my family. Yes, I have rescued these two pups and no doubt given them a better life but they have enriched my life so much more than they could ever imagine.




Gypsy has made so much progress. She was terrified of other dogs, and had an injured leg when she arrived to us. She now loves to run like the wind, play with other dogs, chew squeaky toys, dig in the sand, sunbathe and of course loves to go on walks any outdoor adventures. She has a custom brace for her leg, and it doesn’t slow her down one bit. She gets compliments every time she’s out in public, always being told how sweet, gentle and beautiful she is. We adore her and so does everyone who meets her. She’s a great fit for our family and we’re so thankful to have rescued her!
She also has an Instagram account @rescuedgypsy




Happy is doing great!!!!!! He is loving life with his doggy sibling and his people siblings. We’re just getting ready for his first camping trip. 




Hello Smudge Lovers,

We are very excited as Smudge has gained almost three pounds since Monday.  He has started to grow hair back on the area below his left eye which I am so pleased to see. Smudge also went on a mile walk yesterday which we thought was great.

His blood work and tests came back negative, so another reason to celebrate. He has been with us to a couple of outdoor coffee shops and does so well, very calm and he gets lots of smiles.

We will continue to keep you updated. Woof Woof!




Hi everyone, my name is Tamara and I adopted little Dolly. I fell in love with this little being the second I saw her funny one eyed large tongue face on Pet Finders.

Dolly has brought so much joy into my life since she arrived on April 6. I have never had a pet that has matched me so perfectly. Dolly saved me just as much as I saved her.

When Dolly first arrived she was a little frail and weak, but with good nutrition, exercise, some chiropractor visits and lots and lots of love she is happy, healthy and strong.

Dolly really truly is a Doll, she is so sweet and loving and she sure lets you know when she wants loving herself. ( she is flopping around me so dramatically right now to get that love lol) She also seems to know when people need a little extra love from her when she meets them. She has many doggie friends and loves to run and play and she teaches any puppy she meets how to play properly. Her funny face and bouncy little walk makes everybody happy, she is very popular in our neighbourhood. Dolly loves to play fetch, but doesn’t care about walks; she just loves to be in our cozy little apartment.

Thank you to her saviours for what you do and taking such good care of Dolly and all the doggies.

If you would like to see more of Dolly, you can follow her on Instagram @1eyed_dolly



Dogs being picked up from the airport



Katie is very sweet, intelligent and beautiful. I just signed her up for doggy school today, it starts in 3 weeks.
2 days ago in the park next to my home, Katie always very happy and interested to be outside (sometimes still shy with other dogs).




Willow is doing great! She is happy, healthy, and getting bolder by the day. She loves hiking, and playing with her jack russel friend Ozzie. She is doing amazing and loving her new life and family!



Banjo (formerly Solo)

Banjo is doing amazing in his new home! He loves his new family so much and is having a great time with his doggy and human siblings ☺ Even his impairment cant stop him from running around his huge yard and learning to go up and down stairs. He is such a happy guy enjoying his new life!




Sam has settled in with his new family and is doing great ☺ His family say he is very loving, intelligent, great with other dogs, and great on leash. He loves to go camping, hiking, play fetch, and make new friends. He is one happy boy who is loving his new life!



Oprah (formerly Shadow)

Oprah is doing so great with her new family!! She loves other dogs so much and gets to go to the beach 2 times a week to the off leash beach and loves to go in the water. They say she is so calm and loving. Also in the first week they had her she could barely walk from lack of muscle but now she is doing so great! She just learnt how to run in the past week and she acts like a 5 year old puppy!! She is learning how to sprint and her legs flop everywhere and its amazing. They are so thankful for her and couldn’t be happier ☺



Gerald (formerly Shadow)

Gerald is doing amazing in his new home! He had his first trip to the beach but isn’t sure yet about the water ☺ He loves to play fetch, go for walks, and receive lots of pets and cuddles. He is very smart and knows how to sit, stay, and come commands already! His family say he has a quirky side and likes to carry around shoes and clothes and “help” with the laundry ☺ He scored an amazing home!




Olive is settling in well and loving her new life here in Canada. She loves to run run run, then take a long nap ☺ She is enjoying her new human siblings and doing great. Her family say she is such a joy and love her so much!




Fendi is doing great in her new home. Her family brought her in as a foster which turned into a forever ☺ They said she bonded so quickly and couldn’t bare to let her go. They are so thankful she came into their lives and say she is a perfect match!



Archer (formerly Homer)

Archer has instantly become a central part of our lives and we couldn’t be more in love with him already. We’ve named him “Archer” and he is already responding to his name and learning to sit, stay, and lay down, etc upon command. He LOVES to play in the snow and with his stuffed toys (the toucan is currently his favourite) and he has quickly become the star clinic dog when he comes to work with me because he is so calm and gentle. He also loves to cuddle and has made himself rather comfortable in our bed at night. So – a heartfelt thank you to the rescuer and your organization for bringing him to us.



Pani (formerly Sweet Pea)

Pani is doing so amazing, our other three have just adapted and accepted her so fast too. She has a huge personality, she LOVES being out in our backyard! Everything here is so new and different and it’s like a whole new world for her to take over! Lol, she makes us giggle every day! I feel like we really needed her and we’re sure glad she found her way to us through you guys! ❤️ 💯



Hayley (formerly Hannah)

Hayley is doing great in her new home with her family. She loves playing with her fur sibling but is still figuring out the cats. She is a typical gal who has a bit of a shoe fetish. All in all she is so happy and doing amazing!




Dingo is just doing great. She will always be the trouble maker of the two, but that is OK. She is just a happy girl. I just got home from work after leaving them alone for the first time and nothing was destroyed and there were no presents left for me on the floor. That was a very pleasant surprise.


Cowboy is doing amazing in his new home. He loves going for walks with his family and runs with his mom. He loves all the trails they explore and the ocean. In the winter he goes crazy playing in the snow. He loves his new human siblings so much. The chickens are loved. ☺ His family is just smitten with him. This boy scored a great home!




Here is a little story about this amazing dog, besides him barking at bears.
The old cat Mimi snuck out and i did not know she was outside when i went to bed. At 2:30 am i wake up to howling which was confusing as i thought she was safely indoors but it was coming from the front deck. I just glimpsed a grey and black body and thought it was the mean male cat from next door. Cooper and i ran outside but did not see Mimi. He barked and ran up down the deck. I went in to get the flashlight but by the time i came out again he had found her in the garden just in front of the deck. I picked Mimi up and she seemed to be in shock. No blood or visible wounds so i put a towel around her and let her be. A little while later Cooper was whining so i went to look and Mimi had moved to the spare room. He spent the rest of the night and the next day laying by her. He checked her out which was more than i was allowed to do as she is a grumpy cat. She took comfort in him. Every time he goes out he smells around and was really angry about it all. I realized the next day it had been a racoon as there were prints on the door of my car and on my daughter’s fence. Mimi was lucky to not be injured, but maybe they startled each other. She took a couple of days to recover and Cooper kept an eye on her. She is all back to normal now, eating and getting about. Tonight my little grand daughter came up and was running about. Cooper loves her, and gets really goofy around her. She gives him treats and shrieks, a sound he can hear so he barks and she thinks that is hilarious. She was bending over to get at something and he gave her a nose butt on the diapered bum. They are good friends already and they actually play, she takes off with his biscuit and he races behind her but stops short of knocking her flying.
What a dog!




Rafiq (formerly Tam)

Rafiq is doing amazing in his new home. He is learning some basic commands like “come” which is so important for one who’s blind. He is so smart, learns fast, and loves his lessons! He has also been making lots of new friends. He is such a well loved boy. 




Aspen (formerly Auggie)

Aspen is doing wonderful in her new home. She enjoys early morning walks and splashing around in the pool with her pack sister who was also adopted from LALDR. She is loving all the beautiful parks she gets to visit with her family. She is having such a great time and loving life on Vancouver Island!




Maggie is SO loved by everyone. Her family bring her everywhere and she couldn’t be happier. ☺ She loves being outside and going for long walks. She is a perfect addition to her new family.



Marlee (formerly Nell)

Marlee is such a lucky pup living right on a lake! She has become such a big part of her family and is very loved by everyone. She gets to enjoy lots of lake front walks and fun boat rides. She loves her human siblings and is enjoying an amazing life!




Sasha is living the great life with his new family. He has a cat as a sibling who he loves to hang out with and kiss. ☺ His family love how gentle, loving, and affectionate he is. They couldn’t love him more!



Misty (formerly Jessie)

Misty is doing great and is all settled into her new home. Her family say she is so friendly and loveable. ☺ She is getting so many cuddles and love and couldn’t be happier. She scored an amazing new family ☺




Sully hit the jackpot with his new family! He enjoys sunbathing, rubbing his face in the grass, and lazy nights at home cuddling his stuffed monkey. He gets to spend his summers at a lake home swimming and playing with his friends all day. He is so loved and such a grateful happy boy. ☺



Willow (formerly Mooshi/Timbit)

Willow is such a lucky pup and is living an amazing life now. She has a new set of wheels and is learning how to get around everywhere. She loves to sit in her parents laps and get lots of pets. She is so sweet and will now spend the rest of her time being very loved and spoiled. ☺




Bella is doing great in her new home and is loved so very much. She enjoys long hikes, laying in the grass, and chewing on sweaters ☺ She is a favorite at the dog ranch and everywhere she goes. She is living an amazing new life with great people!


Hafez (formerly Pony)

Hafez is doing great and is loving his new life here in Canada. He is meeting lots of people and learning to be comfortable doing new things. He is very spoiled and loved by his new family.