Happily Ever After Stories

Happily Ever After: Chloe and the Tymkew Family

Once upon a time, Needy Paws rescued a little white fluff ball named Chloe. When she was rescued, Chloe had kennel cough and tested positive for heartworms. Just when the Needy Paws staff thought she was out of the woods, Chloe tore her ACL, probably due to a patellar luxation on both knees. The little… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Chloe and the Tymkew Family

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Happy Ever After: Hoonah and the Scott Family

Once upon a time, Hoonah the dog was found as a puppy, piled in a crate with his brothers and sisters. They were left outside Stray Rescue, where the organization sheltered them and cleaned them up. As time wore on, all of Hoonah’s siblings were adopted, and he was sent off to the Puppies for… Continue reading Happy Ever After: Hoonah and the Scott Family

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Happily Ever After: Howard and the Kirby Family

Once upon a time, Howard the cat, his six siblings and his mom waited at Animal House Cat Rescue and Adoption Center for a forever home. As time passed, Howard was the only sibling left at the shelter. Miles away in Chesterfield, the Kirby family had been debating about getting a pet for a long… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Howard and the Kirby Family

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Happily Ever After: Shiva and the Quartuccio Family

Once upon a time, Shiva the pit bull was left for dead. She had several facial scars and a bad infection in her tail that left most of it useless. She was picked up by one of the animal crews in St. Louis in November 2016 and was taken to get cleaned up. The name… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Shiva and the Quartuccio Family

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Happily Ever After: Sammy, Iris and the Evans Family

Once upon a time, a litter of five kittens suffering from severe viral eye infections was dropped off at Open Door Animal Sanctuary. Since viral infections can’t be cured, all but one of the kittens lost at least one eye. Iris, though, lost both of her eyes ; her brother Sammy was the only one… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Sammy, Iris and the Evans Family

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Happily Ever After: Elliot and the Bogunovic Family

Once upon a time, a utility worker was turning off the water at a home and found an English bulldog alongside six pit bull terriers in deplorable condition. The worker called the police, who contacted animal control. The bulldog, Elliot, was 2 years old at the time and weighed only 25 pounds. He was covered… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Elliot and the Bogunovic Family

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Happily Ever After: Effie and the Delaney Family

Once upon a time, Effie the pit bull terrier was found wandering the streets of East St. Louis, pregnant. Gateway Pet Guardians took her in, and she gave birth to 10 puppies, all of whom were named after characters in The Hunger Games. Effie weaned her puppies, and they all went to forever families –… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Effie and the Delaney Family

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Happily Ever After: Molly and the True Family

Once upon a time, Lynn True was lonely without a cat. In June 2016, her cat of 18½ years passed away. “I knew I was going to have to adopt another cat,” True says. “I’ve had both dogs and cats, but cats are my favorite.” Since she was planning a trip to Alabama to visit friends… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Molly and the True Family

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Happily Ever After: Tristan, Isolde and the Ball Family

For the first time in many years, Joan Ball and her husband, Roger, were without a cat or dog. Their cat of 17 years had passed away in August, and coming home to a house without pets felt empty. Over the past 30 years, the Town and Country couple had adopted cats and dogs from… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Tristan, Isolde and the Ball Family

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Happily Ever After: Hans, Anna and the Higginbotham Family

Once upon a time, there were two extremely sick 8-week-old border collie mixes. Part of the Frozen litter, they were named Hans and Anna. Beth Higginbotham and her husband, Tom, had been fostering for 4 Paws 4 Rescue for more than three years and agreed to foster the sickly pups. “We had to give them… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Hans, Anna and the Higginbotham Family