Happy Endings

By Janine Allen

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldnít be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didnít want her to know that I hadnít been walked today. Sometimes the overworked shelter keepers get too busy and I didnít want her to think poorly of them. As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldnít feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someoneís life. She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.
I would promise to keep her safe.
I would promise to always be by her side.
I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.
I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who havenít walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.
I rescued a human today.

Kriss Standing

Kriss went to his forever home and is delighting his new owners.

BB Retrieving a Chucker

BB went to her new home and will be active in many different dog sports. The forever home is close enough that the fosters are able to keep in touch with BB.

Brooke, happy in her new home

Brooke was an owner turn in who's life's circumstances forced her owner to give Brooke up. Luckily TRI was there and able to find a home in time so Brooke went directly from the original owner to her new family. The forever home and original owner drove, meeting half way.

Fred Takin' It Easy

Sadly Fred came developed Cancer. He spent his last days with his foster and her dogs where he was loved and cared for. Sleep Well Good Boy.

Pretty Ali

Ali flew to her new home in WA state where she has a ranch and all kinds of doggy friends to romp and play with.

Hunter, Sitting Proud

Hunter is doing great in a family he can call his own.

Toller Boy, Now Trooper

Toller Boy, now Trooper after lots of work from his foster family, went to his forever home where he is loved and cared for by his forever family.

Amber with Ball

TRI believed that Amber was turned loose because she had demodectic mange (NON CONTAGIOUS) which TRI treated. Otherwise, Amber is a typical Toller pup. Once she has a chance to play she settles down in her Forever Family's lap for cuddle time.

Gus Gus

Gus is truly one of TRI's most amazing success stories. It started out pretty simple: Gus is a very loving, playful, friendly, pretty well behaved, housebroke, ball-nut of a Toller that TRI rescued from a shelter in Red Bluff California. Gus was good with kids. Gus was also on the verge of being euthanized. Gus was believed to be five years old. Gus had a rough start as he had Heartworms, but was treated and then adopted by his forever family. Since Gus was neutered he had become completely good with male or female dogs. End of story, right? Wrong! It was found that Gus had severe separation anxiety problems, that even with help from TRI volunteers we had to take Gus back. We are talking major home destruction and breaking all 4 canine teeth off trying to get out of his crate. There are a lot of people that helped with transporting Gus to South Texas from Northern California. Thank You All! TRI President Laura White worked with Gus for a year before he was deemed adoptable and then it took almost another year for "JUST" the right forever home to be found. Since Laura was moving to NE Texas she was able to meet the forever family who lived in Illinois at her new ranch.


Petey, a purebred deaf Toller had a wonderful and loving family until a change of living circumstances forced his family to give Petey up. TRI found Petey a Forever Family with two girls just waiting to play and love him. TRI thanks Petey's orginal family for their Donation!


Ellie and the boys in her new family settled right in and made fast friends. After all that playing, Ellie slept really well in her new home.


Roxy is a very affectionate Toller and just wants to be part of her family as long as it did not include cats or other female dogs. TRI found a great home for Roxy and she is doing well in her new Forever Home.


Gucci has come a long way since TRI rescued him. His foster family did a wonderful job, and Gucci earned his CGC degree, and has become a well socialized member of his Forever Family.


Chester came from Oklahoma and he had a bad case of Heart Worms. Chester had a great life until his mistress left the gate open and Chester became a free sole. Chester now lives with his fosters who could not let him go Bill and Mary Chaillot who also paid for Chesterís HW treatment along with Judy Love. Thank You!


I am Rudy, and want to say a big THANK YOU! As you know, I was rescued from a shelter and have been fostered with Christi Scarpino for a number of months. Without her, I donít know what would have happened to me. Now she is taking a well-deserved vacation, and thanks to Sydney Jones-Juckett footing my boarding bill, she can relax knowing Iím in good hands. And Toller Rescue Incorporated can use the saved funds to help other rescue Tollers who are wandering the streets, neglected and in need of a loving home. Thank you again for your contributions which will enable TRI to help them as well.


Princess, (now Kona) was rescued with a red tag on her cage indicating this was her last day. She was slated for euthanasia in the morning. The TRI volunteer arrived just before closing. Kona was in a run with other dogs and sitting in the back, terrified. It was difficult to actually see her clearly. The shelter staff said they thought she was a pup and we originally believed she was a purebred Toller as she did look like a pup. Once we got her to a vet and spayed we were told she was far from a pup and had even had a litter. So Kona was not a Toller, but a Toller mix. With lots of work from her foster families and a long drive from Texas to Southern California Kona is now in a wonderful home overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean.


Honey went to her forever home November 6 2009, flying from South Texas to San Francisco to her new home in Napa CA. Unfortunately it was not to be as Honey started being aggressive toward Kobi her little paymate and humans, so she is now with Laura who is continuing to work with her. Honey is not an agressive dog, but needs an alpha human, and larger dogs to play with.

Sunny E

Sunny E is a year to year and a half strong Toller Mix that was a rescue referral from Wynne Friends of Animals in AR. Sunny E is a Toller in Miniature, only 20 pounds! She is going to a huge farm in New Hampshire! She will be very happy!


Soaky's story is so involved and shows the dedication from a whole spectrum of dog and Toller fanciers. Soaky was found at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant (hence CB his orginal name) in Kimball, TN where he had been living for several months avoiding capture when a dog show fancier saw him and arranged for him to humainly captured by a local vet. This amazing person took Soaky home and took care of him until TRI was able to find a foster. Soaky was distant from humans after his ordeal, but his foster family worked with him and fell in love. Thus Soaky was adopted by his foster family!


Liberty after spending six weeks at the Athens TX shelter was rescued by TRI volunteers. Liberty is a neat dog and is very sweet, gentle and loving. As her confidence and manners blossomed, so did the love of her foster family, and they decided to become Liberty's Forever Home.


Taz was rescued in the nick of time from a shelter in Illinois and shortly shipped to his forever home in North Carolina. From the photo you can see why.

Kai, was Malachi

Kai came into TRI in emaciated condition and with heartworms. He to was within days of being PTS. A curious young Toller, Kai also enjoys retrieving his ball. After a slow recovery Kai was placed in his forever home.


Danny is a very sweet and happy Toller puppy that was rescued form a Pennsylvania shelter. He was obviously well taken care of by his original owners and must have gotten lost. After spending a very short time at his foster home, Danny was placed.

Andi and Pups Christmas Andi's Pups

Andi was rescued by Lauren's Zoo Special Interest Adoptions in Mobile Alabama and promptly had a litter of 11 on Christmas day 2010!!! Andi and Crew have all gone to their Forever Homes.

And Many More that are not listed yet!

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