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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Arnie & Zembwa

Zembwa on the left-Hey Arnold (aka Arnie) on the right.




Both of our Ridgies are adopted. We went to various dog shows and spoke to many breeders and we decided that we were interested in Rhodesian Ridgebacks. We weren't ready to take on the responsbility of a puppy at the time, so while having a conversation with my cousin, she told us about the various rescue groups and directed us to AKC.org. We found the Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue Inc. website and completed adoption papers for our first Ridgie-Hey Arnold (aka Arnie). We were approved and drove to Minnesota to adopt him in July 2003. He was an 18 month old ridgeless male. After we lost our border collie, we decided that we wanted to adopt a young female ridgeback, so the search began. There were no dogs available through the rescue group that we adopted Arnie from, so we found RRUS and filled out adoption papers once again. We eventually were picked as the forever home for Zeembwa. She was a 4 month old female with a "spike" for a ridge. So in August 2007,we drove to Michigan and she joined our family.

Working with both rescue groups has been a great experience and we appreciate the work that is done with these dogs before they go on the website for adoption. When we hear of people looking for a dog, we always direct them to look at the rescue websites before making their final decision.

Thanks to all the people associated with both resuce groups.

4 Comments:

At 11/27/2007 10:02 AM, Blogger Mary Ann said...

Great story and great picture! They look very much like each other. Too cute!

 
At 11/29/2007 7:48 AM, Blogger Shellie M said...

Yeah! Gotta love it when things work out right!

 
At 12/08/2007 8:10 PM, Blogger Patti said...

Thanks for being there for these two recue pups. They look so much alike as if it was meant to be.
Patti

 
At 12/09/2007 3:39 PM, Blogger Amanda said...

Great pics and lovely testimony to rescue. These 2 dogs are what it is all about- getting dogs into forever homes!!

Amanda

 

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