Success Stories!!

We deal with much sadness, seeing awesome 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!!


Here is a happy love story. Molly the lab went into foster two days ago when her owner could no longer care for her. Thank you @Ed & Cindy Ruffing for fostering on such short notice. Molly came to our adoption event today and so did Connor Smith. age 12. When the two met it was love at first sight. Connor took her out of the kennel and they walked around for a while. Molly kept turning around to make sure Connor was doing okay and Connor kept checking on Molly. A true love story. He pulled his money out to pay for the adoption and two of our volunteers Christopher Dean Goins and Misty Goins insisted on sponsoring the adoption. Thank you, Robin Holmes Smith, for choosing our event to come to in finding a companion for Connor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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So another happy ending to a very happy Friday. Abbott is now Jack and living a great life on the hill and ironically by city lake where he was found. Jack went into his forever home Wednesday and now has a fluffy bed and blanket, toys, a stay at home mom and chicken & rice for dinner every night. Thank you, Bob & Becky Hoffman, for adopting our sweet adorable Abbott/Jack. You will always be remembered but, please know we have many others like him waiting at your local shelters. Sweet life my handsome man.

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Molly, her sibling and another, (was run over and killed before we could save) and a couple babies were rescued next to a creek near New Life Ranch Road.  All were severe cases of Sarcoptic Mange, which is highly contageous. The puppies were treated and adopted immediately.  Molly and her sibling went into foster.  Couple of months later, both healed and pretty again, the sibling was adopted.  Our foster, Connie Faulk, kept bonding with Molly and adopted her.  Now, 2 yrs later, Molly is a most spoiled and loved little girl!  Sometimes, it takes a bad situation to put the right dog with the right person!

Jersey came to the Decatur Shelter in November 2019.  She was involved in a domestic abuse case and was held pending outcome for months.  Once available for adoption, potential adopters visited but didn’t take her home.  She developed a cough and was taken to the Vet, where it was learned she had heart disease.  Our hopes were running low for this special little girl.  Another month went by.  Then Jersey came into Kathleen and John’s radar.  They came and met her and whereas, Jersey never before cared to visit with a potential adopter, Kathleen got down on the ground and Jersey climed into her lap like they had already met and were “family”  Needless to say, we were all tearing up.  A wise friend told me regarding how to know if an adoption is good, “let the dog choose”. Well, rest is history.  Jersey still has a heart condition and may not live a long life, but the life she leads will be filled with love and plenty of kisses! Thankyou Kathleen and John!



If you know of a success 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!!

Animal rescue working with Siloam Springs, W. Siloam Springs, Gravette & Decatur Animal Shelters and Paws Place in Gentry and Colcord, and Puppy Pad in rural Gentry.

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