Dear Life of Hope, Ivy, and Anita, Let me assure you that Taro (formerly Johnson) is living his best life here in California. He has been here ten days, and each day there is progress. He is so smart and sweet. He follows us everywhere and can sit on command. His adorable quirks include a constant lust for belly rubs and lots of stretching, down-dog and up-dog. We can’t help but walk him three to four times a day with those long legs and curious nose. And in the backyard, he runs sprints around us, panting with joy! He lives up to the breed’s qualities of being a perfect-medium in size and temperament. Thank you for such a smooth process from the first emails with your recommendations for the right dog, to picking him up from the airport, and now to him being so well house-trained. He brings us so much joy! Life of Hope is an amazing organization that brings families together. Sincerely, Savannah, Kevin, and Taro
It has been about 6 months since I adopted Bucky (Curtis) and we couldn’t be happier! Now that Captain has his little brother around, they keep each other company. Christina and I find Bucky quirky and full of energy and, at the same time, a really great cuddle buddy. Captain and Bucky are always fighting to cuddle with one of us or with each other. Bucky has really acclimated well to living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was shy of stairs and other dogs he would meet at the park at first, but now is a champion stair climber. He still keeps his distance with some dogs, but when he has more than 30 seconds to get to know a strange dog, he becomes friends with them. Captain and Bucky get to play on the beach and the forest all the time. We got Captain and Bucky comfortable with running into the water. They do play rough sometimes, but I know they are being brothers. I would know, I played rough with my brother too. The two are can’t be separated now without one of them either always looking or crying for each other if one is gone….
After living in Taiwan for a number of years I had noticed a number of stray and homeless dogs. I decided that I wanted to help find a dog a good home, and some companionship would do me some good as well. I was put in contact through a friend and began the process of seeking out a young dog to adopt. The process was thorough and fair. It was clear that the dog’s health and future were the priority. Then came Fernanda! Such a sweetheart! Very well-mannered and a very quick learner. I was given everything needed to start up and support my new furry sweetheart. If I needed anything, it was a phone call away! Now me and furry BFF spend our days playing fetch, walking, and making new friends, although she prefers humans and cats as friends. She wakes me up with sniffs and kisses or just to tell me its time for a treat. If and when I return to the United States, my furry partner will surely be with me! Thank You, Arthur Ake
We wanted to write and thank you for bringing Lacy into our lives. Life of Hope Foundation and her foster family were so great in the process and making make sure that we were the right home for her. In the 2 months we’ve spent loving her, she’s come so far. At first she was timid around other dogs, but now she loves them! She’s so smart and is a very fast learner. She’s quickly become a member of our family. She’s our best friend and newest running partner. We can’t imagine our lives without her cuddles, funny noises, and squirrel chasing.
Tova’s first few days here in the US were airplanes, backseats and crates. After her 11 hour flight and then trekking across five state lines, she finally arrived home in Montana! What a patient and brave girl. She’s adapting very well to a life in the mountains where she can hike and play outside. She’s fallen in love with the neighbor dog Reggie, chasing leaves and loves car rides to the dog park or trail head. Her favorite activities are still sleeping and sunbathing and of course, harassing her new feline sister, Lumi, who hasn’t quite warmed up to Tova’s zany, full of energy puppiness. Though Lumi tolerate’s Tova’s morning kisses so, I do feel it’s a sign that the relationship will blossom. I’m extremely pleased with all affiliated with Life of Hope Foundation and Taiwan Happy Doggy Tails. The communication was always clear and constant, I received updates daily from Anita — I couldn’t be more happy with them! My experience was made that much better when Ivy offered to drive Tova from San Francisco to Salt Lake to meet me as our original plan to meet in Seattle fell through due to COVID-19. They really go above and…
After my beloved dog of 11 years died, I was looking for a new member to join the family. When I saw Ellie’s rescue listing, she called to me. Ellie was found by Ivy badly injured and living in a countryside field caring for her six puppies. Ivy took Ellie in, and got her the medical care she so desperately needed. I’m so grateful she did! Ellie is a wonderful, quirky dog! She does little flips of joy when it’s time to go out. She’s active and joyful when out running the trails, and calm and quiet while serving as a therapy dog in my psychotherapy practice. She’s a great companion to my two other dogs as well. Ellie arrived from Taiwan spayed with all her shots, fully housebroken, and trained in basic commands. She even came with a harness, leash, and a cute little doggie coat! It could not have been an easier process, and Ivy was always ready to answer any questions I had about her. Even better, Ivy is now a lifelong friend. I highly recommend adopting a dog from Ivy’s rescue (Life of Hope Foundation)!
Flora has been absolutely wonderful – we’re so happy that she has joined the family! Her and daisy are getting along really well! She really wants to play with daisy, but daisy is still not quite sure, but they hang out next to each other often and we can tell daisy wants to play, she’s just working up the courage! She really is such a sweetheart and we have definitely fallen for her! She’s very snuggly, loves to nap on the couch next to us while we’re hanging out, and has done a great job meeting our friends! We’re currently under quarantine so haven’t yet had the chance to make it to the dog park, but we’re very excited to get her out and playing with some other pups!
Hi,Hope you are doing well. Just wanted to send you an update of how things are going. Lessy is doing well, she is adjusting quite fast and already made friends with us and our kids. Cats are getting used to her more and more every day, our female cat (Joy) seems to be getting more comfortable, at least she stays in the same room with Lessy and doesn’t run away. Lessy really wants to play with our cats but most of the time cats just run away which is a great exercise of them 🙂 I think they will realize pretty soon that Lessy won’t hurt them and they will be playing more every day. Simon went to the vet on Friday, everything went well. She is so friendly with anybody who she meets, it’s amazing that she has such a sweet personality! Thank you so much for taking such a great care of her – I think she is so sweet because she was loved from the very beginning. Overall, she is a very fast learner – she is getting used to walk on a leash and do the necessary things outside vs on pee pads 🙂 She plays well with all toys she…