Success Stories!!

We deal with much sadness, seeing awsome pets abandoned, lost, and surrendered, we thought it was time to share the joy that makes it all worth it! Please contact us (either here or our Facebook page, TailwaggersNWA) with your stories so that the public can see how very special shelter dogs are. Remember the old saying “one man’s trash is another’s treasure”. So true with shelter animals!!  PLEASE SHARE OUR PAGE!!

 

This is Shiloh as she was known by at the Siloam Springs Shelter.

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Shiloh arrived at the Siloam Springs very matted with burrs all throughout her fur. She hadn’t been with us for very long before Christen and her family came for a look after seeing her picture in our various ads.  She is now named “Muffin”.  These are her new family’s words on adopting Muffin.

Meet the newest addition to our family….Muffin. 💝We brought her home on Wednesday, after adopting her from the Siloam Springs Animal Shelter. And let me tell you, we are soooo in love! She’s the sweetest girl who loves to cuddle and sleep in your bed. 😉
NOW THIS IS A PAMPERED GIRL!!  Thank you Christen and your family for giving her a happy forever home!!
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Thought y’all might enjoy hearing that Comet, adopted some months ago from Siloam Springs Shelter, is doing great in his new forever home. He is much loved. Thanks Cheryl for keeping us posted.

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This is Duke from the Siloam Springs Shelter. He spent a couple of months at the shelter when we arranged for him to go to a Rescue in Colorado. They not only found him a home with other brothers to play with, but used his beautiful face in their advertising! We loved this boy!

 

This is Duke from the Siloam Springs Shelter. He spent a couple of months at the shelter when we arranged for him to go to a Rescue in Colorado. They not only found him a home with other brothers to play with, but used his beautiful face in their advertising! We loved this boy!

This is Kenji (Buddy) who was at the West Siloam Springs Shelter. We spotted him as a potental candidate for Soldier on Service, an organization that finds and trains dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD. He did his preliminary greets and was accepted into the program. Within 3 weeks, he was placed with a Vet and they have unbelievably bonded. They both train together weekly at SOS, and are both doing great!!

This is Kenji (Buddy) who was at the West Siloam Springs Shelter. We spotted him as a potental candidate for Soldier on Service, an organization that finds and trains dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD. He did his preliminary greets and was accepted into the program. Within 3 weeks, he was placed with a Vet and they have unbelievably bonded. They both train together weekly at SOD, and are both doing great!!

 

Remember Eddie, from Siloam Springs Shelter..? He had been at the shelter for SO long. The timing just wasn’t right, but he caught the eye of a gorgeous gal, (who would later come to be his new Mom!) Time kept creeping by, and we held our breath for this sweet dog, as the shelter filled up. We posted him, we pleaded for help, we prayed. And one day, Maddi came to meet him, not knowing if he was “the one” but there was something about his photos that she kept coming back to.  A shelter employee led Eddie into the lobby, where Maddi waited to meet him….he instantly fell to his belly, crawled to her as she knelt down to greet him, and laid his head in her lap….and the rest is history!!! She knew he was THE ONE…..
Eddie went from nearly hopeless in the shelter, to a spoiled and pampered pooch! Eddie has already learned sit, shake and high five! He shares the bed with his new Mom, enjoys trips to the dog park, and is described by his Mom as loyal and protective …. she says, “He’s my dream boy. He has already made me into a better person and we will only get better from and for each other. I love him so much”
Could this pair be any more ADORABLE? The love is so obvious! Congratulations Maddi and Eddie….THANK YOU FOR ADOPTING!!!

Remember Eddie...? He had been at the shelter for SO long. The timing just wasn't right, but he caught the eye of a gorgeous gal, (who would later come to be his new Mom!) Time kept creeping by, and we held our breath for this sweet dog, as the shelter filled up. We posted him, we pleaded for help, we prayed. And one day, Maddi came to meet him, not knowing if he was

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A few months ago, we updated our friends on Eddie, (now Bodie!) a shelter dog who had become particularly special to the shelter staff and volunteers. We’ve received another update on Bodie, and WOW- did he ever hit the jackpot! The shelter staff and volunteers are SO important…in caring for the animals, socializing them, and getting to know and love them. It’s heartwarming for us as a team to see how wonderful life can be for our beloved animals when they leave us and find their homes….
“My name is Bodie, or as some of you originally know me, Eddie. I’m from Siloam Springs, AR. I was a stray puppy roaming the downtown streets until more or less a year of age. I was born out of a pack of dogs owned by a local resident. My mother was a pitbull and my dad was a red heeler. This pack of dogs eventually became feral because the owner did not regulate them, and were eventually rounded up by animal control. I, however, did not run with this pack, so I was spared, picked up in a parking lot, and taken to the local shelter. The “owner” of the pack tried to claim me, but the shelter refused. So, I waited three months inside that shelter, the only home I had ever known. My shelter name was Eddie. My mom first saw a photo of me in early June, 2015. She wasn’t looking to adopt a dog anytime soon but wanted one in the future, and I stayed on her mind for many weeks. Her dad is a veterinarian, and she had grown up with dogs and animals of all kinds! Mom just wasn’t sure now was the time… but the volunteers of Tailwaggers NWA advocated me so very well to her, that she finally drove over 100 miles just to meet me. I was a nervous wreck but I belly crawled up to her and gently placed my whole body right into her lap. I was a scrawny pup and I was in dire need of physical and emotional TLC, but mom always knew from the very first picture that I was the one. During this time, my mom was even in the process of moving out of her small apartment into a slightly bigger house with a backyard JUST for me, before ever even meeting me! The shelter had me neutered and mom took me home the very next day, and after a few months of deliberation, changed my name to Bodie. In the beginning, I was horrified of vehicles, water, and stairs, but now I jump in the truck without a second to spare, I love splashing in the lake and creeks, and I climb stairs like it ain’t no thing.
It’s amazing what love has done for me and my momma, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the consistent efforts from Tailwaggers NWA. My mommy and I are forever grateful to this organization. Without them, my mom and I may have never shared moments like these together. Thank you Tailwaggers, for giving me a life most strays can only dream of, and for fulfilling my mom’s life with me as her dog.”
From his Mom:
“I’ve met many dogs, and I have never met a dog like my Bodie. Bodie is a sensitive soul with a passion to please, with perfect loyalty and a healing spirit. He falls asleep beside me in my bed every night, and doesn’t get up until I do the following morning. Bodie has proven himself a gentle and kindred soul towards cats, children, and even pigeons (a funny story). Bodie has already made strangers into friends around town, from Arvest Bank to Firehouse Subs. I am asked all kinds of questions about him on a daily basis, because he is half pitbull. For multiple people already, he has dissolved the superstitions that haunt the pitbull breed with his adoring personality, even including members of my own family. I regularly take Bodie for walks around NWA (perhaps you have seen us out and about!) and to many nature trails in the area. Although leashed when advised, Bodie himself does not require a leash. Even in the face of squirrels, he does not stray from my sight and never fails to come when he is called. It gives me so much happiness just to watch him with his freedom, bounding through the fall leaves and straight into the mud on the shoreline of Beaver Lake. He is my protector, and has already proven himself a most devoted guard dog in a few situations. I live by myself and rest easy every night knowing that my safety is always his priority. He is a young dog with much more ahead and to learn, yet every single day, I find myself even prouder to own such an intelligent and loving dog as him.
I encourage those of you considering adoption to research your decision carefully, and commit to a dog only when you are ready. When you are ready, don’t hesitate to act, because I know that I wouldn’t give back one second of the new way of life I started the day I brought home my best friend and forever companion… I only wish I had more. Thank you again, Tailwaggers, from the very bottom of a dog’s heart, and that of his person.”
If you would like to continue to follow Bodie’s life, he has his very own Instagram, @bodiethepitheeler, updated daily.

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ClaireBell had been at the Siloam Springs shelter for months.  She is an older girl, maybe 10-12yrs old and we were about to give up on finding her a home.  Then, the daughter, Donna, of one of our volunteers saw her picture and fell in love. Our volunteer flew her to Atlanta for a meet & greet and Bella knew she had found a new “mom”.  Now she rules!!  Donna says, Bella promptly wakes her at 5AM, with a gentle paw touch on her face to let her know it is time for breakfast!  The girl has a spring in her step and is one happy kitty!!  ADOPT DON’T SHOP!!!

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If you know of a sucess story or are a rescue adopter and want to share your story, please contact us here with your name, phone and the name of the animal (the name we knew them by) rescued and we will feature your story!!