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Francine

This is Frankie, formally Francine, who took so long to get better but, a foster, much hospital time and many specialists later, is doing wonderfully in Northern California.


Sam Sam

Around the holidays 2016, we learned about a small, neglected dog found wandering a neighborhood in Southern California. Of course we offered to take him. This poor fellow was a mess. He was so matted and his hair was so long it was hard to tell which end was front and which was back. But before he came to Shamrock, a good Samaritan groomed him, so he looked much, much better. Noel, as we called him, got all checked out by the vet and the ophthalmologist, who gave us drops for his eyes and said he was pretty much blind. But that didn't stop him. He hung out with other dogs at our boarding facility and generally made everyone fall in love with him. When we posted pictures, Sarah -- who had adopted Shamrock dogs before -- joined the We Love Noel party and asked to adopt him. We know a great home when we see one, so off we went to meet Sarah in Sacramento (she is in Oregon, so we met sort of halfway). And off Noel went to his forever home in the Northwest. Unfortunately, he wound up losing both of his eyes, but since he was already blind, that really didn't affect him at all. Today he shares his home with several other dogs and his mom, who renamed him Sam Sam and absolutely adores him. He wants for nothing and is one happy boy.

Thank you, Sarah, for giving Sam Sam the love he deserved after a really crummy start.


Annie
Annie

Annie had quite the journey en route to her forever home in Wyoming with Jane and Sulo. She was in the L.A. County shelter system, with very little interest from anyone. But Jane and Sulo were very interested. The only hitch: They live in Wyoming. But where there's a will, there's a way, as they say. A Shamrock adopter offered to foster her, so Shamrock got her from the shelter. Plans were made to drive Annie (whose name was Frannie in the shelter) to Utah and have her meet her new mom and dad there. We arranged a home visit from a local rescue group and Jane and Sulo earned glowing reports. When Annie's original foster had to travel out of town, a second foster stepped up and cared for her. Finally, it was off to Utah. Annie was a great traveler and settled right in wherever she went. We are happy to say she is doing very well at her new home! Here she is cuddled up with her favorite toy racoon that she picked out herself.



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