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Marilyn's Voice Happy Tails


 

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2018 Happy Tails

  • I'm a little bias, but I think Addy is doing wonderfully.  Buddy (my 11-year old Jack Russell Terrier) and her get along great.  I love watching Addy run outdoors with him for their morning bathroom breaks. I give her a few cheers when she is done, and then she does a happy dash back into the house, stops and circles back for me to give her a belly rub.  So cute to watch.  The skittish-ness is pretty much gone and she lets others hold her readily.  She has made friends at Doggy Daycare as well.  I took her to work for "Bring Your Dog to Work" Day and everyone fell in love with her.  And, no problem with appetite.
  • Our little girl Dolly is doing great. It took a couple of weeks for her to get used to us and feel comfortable in her new surroundings but now she thinks she owns the house. She spends a lot of time outside as we walk her 3 times a day plus when we're in the yard she's there with us. She is such a joy to have around. She fills a void we had when our other pups passed. I'm attaching a couple of pictures of Dolly. One is after her first haircut and her inspecting groceries we bought at store. I'm sure we will have many more adventures as time go on. Thanks for following up on Dolly we appreciate it.
  • I’m so excited to report that we have all bonded as a pack. We love having him as a part of our family. It took a little time for him to adjust and completely trust us, but with his history and a new home is to be expected. He loves running, walks, snuggling, swimming, and his sister. Thank you for touching  base . It’s so great to know there are foundations out there like Marilyns Voice.
  • She is still a little skittish - but getting better each day. She loves her brother and seems happy. She is not interested in being
    housebroken! Luckily she usually hits the pee-pee pad. She loves going on walks and jogging! We go to the beach almost every day and she loves it. We adore her (although we will be happier when she is housebroken). She is incredibly sweet and a happy pup:)
    Thank you so much for saving her:)
  • Ali is doing amazing.  She has settled in very nicely.  She loves to cuddle and gives lots of kisses.  She
    loves her walks and we play every morning.  She loves her special basket with toys.  She has learned to sit
    on command and is just so adorable.  Thank you so much for allowing us to adopt Ali.  She is beautiful.  I
    will send you some pics of her so you can see how well she is doing. You are always welcome to visit her
    too.
  • What a blessing Rufus has been! Our family absolutely loves Rufus and he has stolen our hearts. Not to mention made a best friend of our existing dog Daisy. The entire neighborhood knows and loves Rufus. When we first brought him in he was quiet and timid. But now he runs, plays and barks. It feels like he's been with us forever. He sleeps in bed with my wife and I and he loves to snuggle. When we watch TV he jumps up on the coach with us and we pet him. My Golden retriever Daisy just loves Rufus and they play together constantly running in the back yard. They even play hide and seek with the trees! I don't know how they figured that out... they just did. We're looking forward to dressing him up for Halloween and walking him through the neighborhood. I am so pleased that I adopted him.
    Thank you so much for allowing me to take in Rufus. He is a very happy boy and he has made us all much happier. I couldn’t image not having him... he's such a pleasure!
  • Phoebe is doing fantastic. We do not know what life was like without her. We have recently moved to Manheim PA and she and her feline sister Sue Lee have transitioned well. Just had her second haircut last week. She does as you can see by the picture that she is happier than the first one.  Thanks to your organization we are a big happy family.
  • Muffy's Parents Got Married!
    We are so happy some of our guests made donations in our name! It was  a pleasure to work with everyone at the organization and we hope to adopt from you again in the future. Muffy is so wonderful and we can't imagine life without her now. I think she enjoyed getting her own special flower collar and participating in our wedding.
  • Luna is great. We are so happy to have her and she has been a perfect fit for our family. She absolutely adores her big sister Primrose and loves playing with her. We couldn’t be happier!!
  • Scruffy aka Hero is doing great!  He is full of energy and has a very spirited personality.
  • We absolutely adore Rowdy! He is bigger than we expected but his heart matches his size. Thank you for this wonderful loving dog
  • Remember us?
    It’s been two years! He is the love of my life and it’s questionable as to who adopted who! Lol.
    Rudy just finished getting his haircut and I thought of both of you- I am sending a picture and a video.
  • Has it only been 4 months since Ray joined our family? He is so much a part of us, it seems he's been here much longer. He sleeps w Charlie each night and I have really great pictures of them stretched out w backs together or Ray snuggled up in Charlie's arms or hogging the pillow --- both of them fast asleep. Those I couldn't share, but I will try to attach one just taken. Ray loves to go to the dog park next to Lake Farmpark. He acts like he will tear up the place until the first dog approaches, then he's all waggly tail and hopeful sniffing. He enjoys chasing the one of our cats who deliberately gives him opportunity; maybe someday they will actually lay down together. Charlie & Ray are best buddies​, wrestling, chasing, "playing football", hanging out together-- Ray's ears droop when Charlie picks up school shoes in the morning! He is a friendly and engaging companion to anyone who offers to speak to him and will curl up next us and keep company any time. He is totally housebroken, goes to his crate when asked, tosses carrots all around before eating them, and loves to be invited for whatever we do. Ray is a great gift and we love him dearly! Hope all is well w you and your fellow rescuers!
  • The girls are doing great. Ami has gone from a shy dog that only laid around, to a butt wiggling friendly girl that loves life. Siree is my lap dog unless there is a toad or squirrel to play with. I am fully retired now and am so thankful to have these 2.
  • Nova is such a little fur ball of love!!! He is my spoiled baby boy with a streak of feistiness Lol. He fit in perfect with our family. We cant imagine our lives without him! I have been in love with him the moment I met him. He is such a good puppy. Our previous adoptee (Bella previously known as Bri) would beg to differ. They have a love/hate relationship lol
  • Bisbee has been the best addition to our lives, we are so thankful for him everyday.
  • Ginny and Ty just wanted to say hello to all of the terrific people at Marilyn’s Voice. We also wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all that you do. A special shout out to the wonderful foster moms and families that made the transition to our home so successful!
  • One year ago today this cute little baby came into our lives. We had no idea what a joy she would be. It took her time to come out of her shell, and trust us. She amazes us every day with her cute personality coming out more and more. She is a Bichon through and through and has her crazy blitzes everyday. Her gift is her happiness and innocence. She keeps us all smiling always. She's changed quite a lot since we got her. She was very timid and shy. Now her tail is wagging all the time. She loves snuggling with her human siblings and follows her little brother Popcorn around. She barks at the lawnmowers every time she sees them. She loves walks and jumps up on us as soon as she hears the leashes coming out. It's so heartwarming to see her ask for belly rubs and ear rubs. And of course she has her dad wrapped around her tiny paws. Happy Gotcha Day Brooke! We are so lucky to have you in our lives. 
  • It's been two months since our road trip to Ohio.  We wanted to thank you again for choosing us to adopt Tootsie and Mugzie.  They are a great addition to our family and wonderful playmates to both Teddy and Sawyer. As you know they both were a bit skittish and nervous little pups.  Well, not the case anymore.  They hog the bed at night, love tummy and ears rubs in the morning.  They play and wrestle all day and night with Teddy and Sawyer and of course each other. Eating like champs, especially when we cook for them. And boy do they love their treats and bones too!!! Thank you again, you are by far the best pet rescue!   [gallery size="medium" ids="8617,8618,8619,8620"]
  • Hi! I wanted to give you both another update on Luna.  She’s doing really well and learning the ropes from her big sister. [gallery ids="8611,8613,8614"]  
  • Tebo (Luxor) is doing great. He loves playing with Piper especially and loves the kids!! Thanks and we are so glad we adopted Tebo!
  • Just wanted to send a little update on Lola (before we adopted her, her name was Hannah). She is thriving! She loves to swim, play fetch and is doing great off the leash at the park. I cannot express enough how grateful I am that you guys gave us our sweet little girl! Thank you again! [gallery ids="8297,8298,8299"]
  • Rosebud is doing great! She’s been such a wonderful addition to the family and makes us laugh everyday. We cannot imagine life without her! We are so grateful to Marilyn's voice for completing our family. We tried to take a picture with Rosie among the Roses today.  The last one just makes me laugh...Rosie saw a squirrel. :)   [gallery ids="8291,8292,8293"]
  • Boomer is doing great. He is super friendly to everyone, he minds us well, and loves to play with his toys. We enjoy having him so much. He is a good dog. [gallery ids="8286,8287,8288,8289"]
  • Hi from the DeGeorge family! Finley has been a wonderful addition to our family! He keeps us on our toes and is full of energy. His favorite thing to do is chase birds and wrestle with my son! We had a great experience with adopting him and can't say enough good things about Heather. Everyone at Marilyn's voice is making a huge difference in the lives of dogs without homes and should be proud! [gallery ids="8279,8281,8282,8283"]
  • We adopted 5 year old Pekingese Muffy (previously Oreo Cookie) from Marilyn's Voice in January 2018. It's been 6 months now, and we can't imagine our life without her. She is the cutest and silliest pup, and always keeps us entertained. She loves snuggles on the couch, and it brightens my day to have her follow me around the house. Each time we go out, everyone comments on how beautiful and well-behaved she is. Although she's a low energy dog, she has joined us on bike rides, runs, and in the pool - with the help of a dog backpack, stroller, and lifejacket. She is so easy-going, and really is up for anything! She is very attached to me (Meg), and makes it obvious that older rescued dogs can still form incredibly strong bonds with their new owner. Working with Marilyn's Voice was easy and helpful. The application process was thorough but they were very flexible due to our location in Ontario. Knowing the Muffy was in a foster home before we adopted her was a big relief, and it made the transition so much easier. She came to us already house trained, and we knew she would be ok napping the day away while we are at work. We needed a quiet dog for our apartment, and Muffy's foster mom was completely right - we still have not heard her bark (she does have quite the loud snore though)! We knew that she got along with other dogs and cats, and was just a sweet and gentle girl, all of which is still true and helped her fit right into our home. We support the mission of Marilyn's Voice to not just rescue dogs, but also to stop Puppy Mills and promote responsible adoption so fewer dogs need rescuing in the future. We have had a very positive experience working with the organization, and still feel very supported 6 months after adopting Muffy. Muffy even has her own instagram account @Muffymoo_thepeke for more photos! [gallery ids="8207,8208,8209,8210,8211,8212,8213,8214"]
  • Thank you for reaching out to us. We would love to give an update. We named her Callie. Our boys and Don and I are so in love with her. She has fit so well into our family. She makes us laugh everyday. She is so very sweet and loves to cuddle.   She weighs somewhere in a the 3lb range. We are getting her spayed next week. We are a little nervous about that but we know she will be in good hands.  Here are some pictures of her with our oldest son. Huge thank you to Marylin's voice. [gallery ids="8203,8204"]
  • Attached are some pictures of “Boomer”, and Boomer with his
    sister, Yoshi. I don’t mind if you post on Facebook or the website. Boomer is doing great. He is super friendly to everyone, he minds us well, and loves to play with his toys. We enjoy having him so much.
    He is a good dog.
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  • Things with him are good. He goes by bandit now since he responds better to it. He’s a barker but so are all our other dogs haha. He’s def part of the house and always has been and will be. [gallery ids="8193,8194,8195"]
  • Phoebe (Vivian) is doing great!! She is still very dedicated to her place on the sofa but does jump down to go outside which is very exciting for her. She runs and jumps and is so adorable. I’m working on getting her to get off the sofa on her own to get a drink of water. Yesterday was very exciting. She has had a difficult time feeling safe going up the stairs in our split level. Yesterday I went up 2 levels to get dressed and she started barking since Fozzie was with me. All of a sudden she came running all the way up the stairs to be with us!!! And did it again with us today - all 3 of us together. She is so cute when she realizes it’s OK to do something on her own. She is a very good traveler in the car with Fozzie. Fozzie keeps her face clean licking her until it makes me crazy but she doesn’t seem to mind. She will tell him if it gets too much for her. She’s had 2 visits to the spa to get beautiful and is a very good girl for them. Thank you so much for rescuing her so we can share our love with her. She & Fozzie are just a joy! [gallery ids="8187,8188,8189,8190"]
  • Lou has been a blessing. We spoil him rotten. I just want to say thank you again!
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  • These pics and video will say it all. Perfect!
  • Lola has been the perfect addition to our family! She loves playing and snuggling with her big brother Hank, a 6 year old boxer. Her favorite things to do are bringing us random household items and playing fetch with her favorite green ball, that she stole from her brother. She thinks ice cubes are greatest thing in the world and loves taking a long walk. Lola was nervous of car rides but is slowly getting used to them. We can’t even imagine our lives without her and are so glad Marilyns Voice brought her to us!
  • I just looked at my beautiful, head strong, silly, loving, attention craving, fur baby and thought of our journey.  It will be six years in September since we met at a Petsmart event, after seeing her on PetFinder.   We have been through a lot - including three moves but always together. Thank you for bringing us together - she is a happy, healthy girl that I’m thankful for everyday.
  • She grows more confident every day & is just the sweetest little thing! Fozzie loves her bunches & is very protective of her. They are destined to be best friends!
  • We absolutely love love him! The girls (Kaia- 12 & Jess - 9) renamed him Zip, because he zips around all day. He makes us laugh every day with his playful antics and lovable personality. He is almost never alone because I work from home but when I do travel my husband takes him to doggie day care so he gets his exercise and doggie socialization. We just closed on a house with 2 1/2acres so he'll have plenty of space to run around. His big brother Milo (11yrs old) get along great with him but poor Milo is older with arthritis so he doesn't play with Zip as much as he would like.
    We just got married in December so Zip is now a part of the Mack Family. [gallery ids="7199,7200,7201,7202,7203,7204,7205,7206,7207,7208"]
  • Belle is doing great! She is the happiest dog we have ever met and it’s hard to remember how things were before we had her! She has quite the personality and really enjoys playing with her toys and carrying them around the house. She also has recently discovered the fireplace and enjoys laying in front of it on cold winter days. She loves her two brothers and they all get along great. It has been remarkable to see the progress she has made since the first time she came over to visit - where she sat by the door and cried and wouldn’t let us pick her up. Now, she is inseparable from us. She gives so much love and we are so happy to be able to give her the forever home she deserves. We are lucky to have her! [gallery ids="7194,7195,7196"]
  • I renamed him Tony. He is doing great. He has gained some weight, he was very thin. When I got him, he was getting over a respiratory infection. I took him to my vet for a check up and they said that he had a birth defect, his nostrils were too small, they were just slits instead of holes. This made it difficult for him to breathe. Also, his soft palette was covering part of his trachea. He had surgery to fix both issues. He is much better now and his breathing is quiet and he can eat better. The foster mom said he was not a very active dog and he wasn't until the surgery. He is now very active. He runs and plays with my pekingese, Mickey. He is a very lovable, easy going, and playful little guy. I love him so much.   [gallery ids="7172,7173,7174,7175,7176,7177,7178"]
  • Buddy aka Linus is doing very well. He is one of the family. Buddy is a large part of our every day life. We go for rides and walks (weather permitting), play fetch (he really likes his toys). Santa came this last Christmas and he got a stocking full of toys and treats. Buddy is a very good dog. It’s very hard to put into words how smart and affectionate this dog really is. We are very lucky to have found him. We have enclosed some pictures. P.S. Buddy is a great cuddler, too! It’s Valentine’s Day everyday with Buddy!!
  • His name is Shaolin and he's very well adjusted. Spoiled really. Great little pup, we absolutely enjoy him.
  • We are just obsessed with Toby (aka Grampy is what we call him). He LOVES to sleep, cuddle, and his stuffed toys. I'm glad that we were patient because he did have a hard time originally adjusting (he would bark all day while we were gone at work, had some food/bone aggression, and liked to mark on our pillows on our beds). We have now solved all of these issues! He no longer is marking, he doesn't bark all day, he goes to the bathroom in the backyard and has been doing GREAT. I hate going anywhere because I  don't like leaving him. He's very happy and I'm so happy I found him (I even cried when I went on vacation and left him with my sister, lol). I took him to the vet last month and the vet said he is a great weight and thinks he's a little older than originally thought (she thinks about 7). I walk him a lot to keep him active. Attached are some pictures :) [gallery ids="7156,7157,7158,7159"]
  • We renamed Bradley. His new name is Mario and he started answering to it right away! We love this little guy! He really is a funny dog and loves to play with our George. George and Mario are like brothers.  He loves to play and also nap. When the weather is nice he love to chase squirrels and it’s hard to get him inside. He also loves the snow! He is very spoiled and has me wrapped around his little paw! He adjusted so well here and he brought out the life in our older dog. I can’t say enough about how happy we are with Mario! He does like to get into trouble too! I attached some pictures. Let me know if you want more. [gallery ids="7151,7152,7153"]
  • He is just fantastic- so fun and lots of energy but also loves to cuddle. He and Gracie are great pals and you should see them play together- they are adorable and hysterical! I will ask my daughter to put up some pictures. We did rename him- “Sully”( Sullivan) and he definitely knows his name! We are so happy he is part of our family. [gallery ids="7146,7147"]
  • She is great. Very spoiled! I know that we are slacking about sending some pictures.  I promise I’ll put something together by the end of the week and send it with some pictures to you! She did not do well with the crate, so we only had her in it for about two weeks and now we just have her on the first floor when we are not home and she is much more relaxed and happy with that. She is definitely chewing. Even though we have plenty of toys and treats for her, she did manage to wreck our coffee table. I put a tablecloth on it and called it a day! She is very loving and warms up to everyone that comes to the house very quickly. She is smart and was easily trained. She had some accidents the first two days she was with us and again the first day we were gone and she was left out of the crate alone. Since then, no accidents. We are still working on leash training, which has been challenging with the weather, but she’ll get there. My husband spoils her more than I do and she is great with our daughter who has autism. She is a very happy pup and has been a great addition to our family.          
  • Hailey is such a sweet little girl, she loves belly rubs and to be cuddled. Her big sister Cherie is very grateful to have a buddy, they get along very well.          
  • I can't believe it has been three months! Gigi Ann is known as Izzy now. Well, her full name is Isadorable, which she actually is! She is the best dog! She is the sweetest, most calm and easy going dog ever. She does not care for dog treats or toys, but prefers toothbrushes and cardboard boxes! She has grown so much since we got her. She was so tiny, she looked like a puppy. She now weighs 8.5 pounds... and looks huge! Most of that is because her hair has grown back after being shaved. She has the softest, fluffy hair ever. And it's curly! I'm not sure what kinds of dogs are in there, but she is wonderful. We are so thrilled she chose us to live with us!! You may absolutely use her picture or whatever you choose. Thank you so much for rescuing her and all the other dogs. I believe she is grateful as well, as she has taken over the house!          
  • We are doing great. Our new little girl has adapted quite well, and has filled the void left in our lives from the loss of our sweet Molly. Thank you for trusting us with her.        

2017 Happy Tails

  • Bella is adjusting very well. Loves her walks and visits with family. It has been a blessing having her in my life and I was fortunate to have rescued her from your great adoption service. Thank you for following up - attached is a picture of me and Bella.      
  • It had been almost 10 yrs since my first cat passed away!! Victoria had urinated on my carpet and before I got another cat I would need to deal with the smell and stains so not to have a repeat of her actions!!! I had gotten rid of all the old carpet and dealt with the under flooring and now I was beginning to be ready for another cat!!! I was in Canada and was looking on pet finder and saw two cats that I was interested in a cute white and grey cat and a buff coloured cat!! When I looked closer I saw that the Buff coloured cat was a rescue from Marilyn's voice and that made my decision simple it was the buff cat for me because  my  friend from work Karla Volunteer's for them and often talked about the good work they do! I immediately texted Karla to find out if anyone was interested in Frappe and told her I was!! She told me she was actually fostering her and told me to get an application in! I was approved to adopt Frappe and I went to see her and I fell in love immediately and brought her home that same day!! I renamed her to Molly because of the M on her forehead. Molly has adjusted to life at my house very well!!! She has the run of the house and when I can't find her she is often sleeping under my bed!  She meets me at the door every afternoon when I return home from work and loves to be petted and shown affection!!  She enjoys all her toys but her favourite is the ball tower its so fun to watch her stand on her back legs and pounce on it and send the balls flying around. Thank goodness she likes her scratching post and leaves my furniture alone! I put a stool  in front of my bedroom window as my window sills are skinny and she enjoys sitting on it looking out at the world!!! She also enjoys sleeping at the feet of our bed between my husband and myself!! When I need to get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night Molly seems to enjoy laying on my stomach when I get back to bed!!! My husband who is not really a pet lover enjoys watching Molly play and likes to give her a little of his meat when he eats supper. The best news is she has left my Christmas tree alone I was worried about that. Molly has brought such joy to my life and I am so happy that I adopted her!   Cathy B.   [gallery ids="6946,6947,6948"]
  • Fern is a joy! She can still be pretty skittish at times. Sometimes I startle her and don’t even know how. She’s had a harder time getting used to my husband then me. She will paw at you to ask to be picked up when she wants cuddles or sometimes she prefers to just sit next to you on the couch. When she has two beds so she can decide when she wants to be part of the action or can go to the one in the corner some what behind the couch when she feels more skittish or if I’m sitting on the couch but she doesn’t want up. She loves the little dog park in our development when we go and she enjoys the snow. We absolutely adore our little girl! -Ashley
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  • Thanks for checking in on Bungee!   He has adopted very well and isdoing great!  Giannni and I are happy to be a part of his family. We are so very grateful to you and the adoption agency!  Yes, we are happy to be part of the testimonial and/or pics on Facebook. Merry Christmas!! Mary Jo
     
  • We ended up changing Ivy’s name to LuLu and she is responding so well! She has really grown by leaps and bounds since she first arrived! With a lot of work (and a few treats haha) she now comes in and out of the house on her own for potty time. We are still working on the potty training and leash training but she is getting better and has come a long way! She also responds to “sit” and “lay down” now. Her “nervous circling” has also decreased and she now runs to me or Miguel or Justin (instead of away from us) when we get home! My favorite is that she now makes eye contact with me and her sweet face will melt anyone’s heart... we’ve really enjoyed working with to build trust and it has given each of us a great bond with her. I’m attaching a few pictures but she is the most difficult to capture how truly pretty she is because she doesn’t sit still very well for a photo op. lol Kelley, Miguel and Justin
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  • Oscar’s (Tebow) adjustment into our home was very short and smooth. It took very little time for him to adapt and he became a part of my family immediately. He is very well loved not only by myself and my husband, but also by our entire family. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about your organization and this process. Attached are some photos. Thank you for everything, Lindsey Steinberger   [gallery ids="6921,6922,6923"]  
  • We call himLouie or Luigi. He is family. Louie is an awesome dog with all of the wonderful qualities of a standard poodle. He's smart, affectionate, reasonably obedient, and a pleasure to to live with. Although he didn't bond well with our older dog, he quickly became friends with our younger one. He was a great comfort to me when we had to put the older one down last month. Louie is a joy. I love him, and I am so grateful to Judy Citriglia Marylin's Voice to give us the opportunity to adopt him. He is my heart dog.  
  • Libby is doing great! She does like to bark..a lot...but we are working on that. She is a delight and has lots of friends in the neighborhood. One of her favorites is the mail man who carries milk bones. She know the sound of his truck and gets so excited. I have enclosed 2 photos. The first is her favorite place (when not in my lap). The second is from the backyard of my brothers beach cottage in SC. She was on squirrel patrol.  
  • Thanks for checking in! Gus (we renamed him) is doing great! He gets along great with our 15 year old cat, Ares and he cannot get enough snuggles (I'm not complaining at all about that- I love it!!) He is the silliest cat ever- right now we are trying to train him to stop running into the fridge every time we open the fridge door! I have no idea why he does it- but our friends and family think it's the funniest thing ever. He also loves his first Christmas holiday festivities, especially the tree! He is growing quickly- the last time we weighed him at the vet he had already gained a couple of pounds since we adopted him, and I can tell his grown quite a bit since. He's already brought us countless laughs and smiles since we've had him and I feel blessed to have found him and rescued him.  I've attached some pictures you are more than welcome to use.   [gallery ids="6908,6909,6910"]  
  • Bre (now Bella) is doing great! Seems like we have had her much longer lol She has so much personality and is so playful! Since we got her when she was just a little kitten she is wonderful with the kids. Here are a couple pictures of her now. [gallery ids="6901,6902,6904"]    
  • Here is Daisy proudly wearing her Pittsburgh Penguins collar and bow. She is a very happy girl! She has adapted very well. She gets along beautifully with my 13 year old Maltese. He has become more playful since she her arrival. She has been a perfect match for both of us. I am very thankful that I found her through your organization. I would gladly adopt again!  
  • Midge is doing just fine. We did have a scare when he slip off the couch but the vet said he is fine now. We do think he has a neurological issue but not sure what. He is happy healthy. ..eats all his food and his brothers so we won't put him through testing. He is my cuddle bug. [gallery ids="6895,6897"]  
  • Time truly flies! Gizmo (aka Gizzie or Gizman) has made a wonderful transition into our family. He loves his daddy (definitely a daddy's boy) and is learning a lot of things from his older brother Peanut. He is a very smart little man who is very mischievous and LOVES to play. I think his favorite game is "how to steal mommy's socks and hide them without getting caught." He also loves to play outside and enjoyed running around in his first snow this morning. He still lives the puppy life, meaning he plays hard and then crashes and cuddles up with one of us for hours to take a nap. We are so in love with him! My son came to visit from Germany over Thanksgiving and I had to remind him to not pack him in his suitcase because he fell in love with him as well.
  • Manny has adapted very well to me, and surprisingly to my boyfriend. Manny has always been fearful of men and the fact that he cuddles up with Clint and doesn’t bark or growl around him or even flinch when he moves is definitely a milestone! He also loves to play with his sister Leia when she visits. Manny is extremely protective of me and still doesn’t like meeting new people. He barks a lot at others that come to my home, or at passerby’s on walks. He is starting to adjust at my family’s homes when I take him to visit. Manny’s barking however actually could have saved my life though the other day, because a strange man was following me on our walk and I didn’t know it and he caught it right away and barked nonstop until he finally ran off and disappeared. I was thankful for that. Manny and I are inseparable and close. He loves to snuggle with me. He’s a great learner and knows several cues around the house to do things before I even give a command. We are planning on going to training in the spring to work on the barking and attachment. Attached are some photos of Manny!   [gallery ids="6875,6885,6883,6878,6882,6881,6880,6879,6877"]
  • Stella (Brandy) and Dino (Java) are doing great! Stella has been wonderful and is friendly with everyone. Dino attached to Stella when we got him, but he's slowly becoming more friendly with us, and now will brush up against my legs. He doesn't want to be touched - unless he's on our bed at night and then he's fine with being scratched and he purrs like crazy :) The two of them get along great and are almost always together. Thanks again for your help with the adoption process. I attached a picture of them - as you can see Dino is huge!  Happy Holidays to you and everyone at Marilyn's Voice! -Chris
  • What a blessing he has been. He is just the best little boy we could imagine. He has adapted to us and our home so well and has many precious spots and beds around the house that he likes. He loves us very much. And he loves the big German Shorthaired Pointer, Rocky, next-door. He loves people; he loves dogs. 95% of the time he listens to us. Ha ha. He has a huge curiosity and we feed that every day with what we call Bentley’s Big Adventure. We go to a park or another development to walk, or down to Quarry Rock in Chagrin Falls.  Despite his huge fenced backyard, he still loves what’s on the other side of the fence. We go on adventures even in the snow. I just bought him snow shoes. He sleeps in his crate in our bedroom every night but if he cries at 6 or 6:15 we bring them up on the bed to sleep for another 40 minutes. We love him to death. Kathryn/Trina G.   [gallery ids="6865,6866,6867,6868,6869"]
  • Buttons or "Baby" Buttons is having a great time making new friends. About a month after she came home with me; my sister and I went on vacation. Unfortunately the place we were staying did not allow pets anymore. I found a friend of my sister's who is starting a "soft boarding" business in her home. She lives in the country and they even built a special room with windows all around so the pets that are staying can watch the wildlife outside. Buttons had a great time and literally had the run of the house. I really wasn't sure if Julie and Jack would give her back. She is getting along great with my 2 cats, they basically ignore each but they are making good overtures to each other. They all sleep on the bed with me. Baby loves attention and she gets plenty from my whole family. I am so happy to have her in my life. I am very pleased with all the contacts that I've had with Marilyn's Voice and would have absolutely no hesitance in working with them in the future. Thank you for Baby!! Linda   [gallery ids="6669,6670,6671,6672"]  
  • Oscar is a born hunter (although he is yet to catch anything, thank goodness).  He sits in the screened in porch or on the deck, scanning the property looking for prey.  I have just over half an acre here at the cottage so he has lots of space to roam.  As a result, Oscar spends his days chasing squirrels, chipmunks, frogs and basically anything that  moves. He and Marlo play often.  They kiss often, although Marlo (nine years old) does periodically let him know who is boss.  Oscar allows Marlo to believe this. Oscar loves to go on walks.  He loves to be petted.  He sleeps with me (and Marlo) most nights.  He is a lovely boy and I believe he is very happy. Thanks for asking about oscar and thanks for giving me the opportunity to give him the kind of life he deserves. Teenie  
  • Just thought you'd like a couple update pics of Bella. As you can see she is growing nicely and quite spoiled LOL.
  • This October will be 4 years since I adopted Monroe. I just wanted to take a minute to let you know how great he is doing. He loved going with me to work at Petco when I was teaching dog training classes, and is inseparable from his best friend Monkey. He’s learned a bunch of tricks and training behaviors and has come great lengths with his interactions with people. He still has rough days, but more often than not he walks up to people with a wagging tail. A lot of his improvement is thanks to Monkey, who will always greet strangers first and show him how it's done. He loves cuddling on the couch, going for hikes, and even has his own life vest for when we go down the river. Besides being a snuggle bug and playing fetch, his favorite thing in the world is probably fishing. We take him with us all the time and he’s even learned how to tell when we have a fish on the line and gets so excited to see it. I’ve attached a few pictures of him having fun. I can’t remember the name of the couple who was fostering him, but if it’s possible please forward this on to them, I would love for them to know how he's doing. Thank you so much for everything you guys do for these dogs! Sincerely, Jena L [gallery ids="6490,6489,6488,6487,6486,6485,6484,6483,6482,6481,6480,6479"]
  • Thank you for giving us the chance to give Gizmo a home. He such a great personality and it is fun watching him checking out his surroundings. Since we brought him home we found out that he is definitely a mama's boy! He does not leave my side when I am at home and cries when I leave. It does not bother him when my boyfriend leaves the house. Although, Vince is getting lots of kisses from Gizmo too. He has also learned that his "brother" isn't that much into rough playing anymore at 9 years old and accepted his boundaries. Last night, for the first time, they played nice with each other, shared toys and fell asleep on the couch together. Gizmo also did very well with us returning to work yesterday. He is still in the crate but our neighbor goes over to our house at 10:00 AM and at 1:00 PM to let him out, go potty and play with both of them for a while. We are hoping that we can get rid of the crate in the very near future so Peanut and Gizmo can hang out together during the day. He is a smart cookie and already learned the commands stay and sit and dances in a circle, just like his brother, when they see they are getting a treat. There is really nothing else I can say.....except Gizmo is a true joy!!! Manuela N.
  • Bre (Who is now Bella) is doing GREAT!!! She adapted quickly and is quite spoiled already lol She LOVES to cuddle and is very playful! Here is a pic I took of her last week and her and my 14 year old Lab mix easily became friends . I can't drink my coffee in the morning without her laying on me Lol Scratch that...I can't sit down without her laying on me. We absolutely love her and she's such an added bonus to our family! Thank you!  
  • It's been one year since Mylee Joined our family. We love her. She still loves that red blanket we picked her up with. She loves taking walks, cuddling with mom and dad in bed. She will growl at Max if she has her spot and he tries to take it! The only real noise she makes is when I return to the house, she lets me know it. When food is coming she prances around.
       
  • Hello. Chezney (Chezzie) is doing well. She is a very playful dog and loves going for walks. We love playing fetch with her and her Kong. Chezzie is very happy here and is a great addition to our family!   Thanks!
  • Paddy, now named Ginger is doing great.  She became a member of our family before we even got her home.  We have another piglet, Lola and the two of them get along great.  The entire process went very smooth. Everyone we dealt with was friendly. Ginger's foster mom was very nice and it was obvious that she was in a loving home and well cared for before we got her.  I would highly recommend Marilyn's Voice for anyone that is looking to rescue a dog. [gallery ids="6404,6403,6405,6406,6407"]
     
  • Here is our Kozy after her latest trim.  She weighs 20.6 and had her  annual checkup on Friday with Dr. Scott and all is great.  We have had her a year now and what a wonderful year it has been with our little girl.  She has become the delight of the neighbors when she out for her walk with Ziggy. Love, Marcia & Ziggy
  • Things have been great! He has been a great addition to our family! He is so lovable and gets along so well with our other dog Riley. The two play together all day long and after that, they lay with us for a nap. I attached some current photos of him with our other dog =) thanks again for all your help with making everything work! -Stephanie [gallery ids="6226,6223,6224,6225"]
  • Loki (we call him Mookie) is the most loving little boy I have ever met. We have had several chihuahuas and I can honestly say he is the best. It has been wonderful watching his personality emerge as he settled in. I cannot imagine our family without him and it feels a lot longer than three months! I cannot say enough about Marilyn's Voice and the wonderful work they do in saving these loving souls. This is my first rescue and it will not be the last. It would be my honor to be a reference for Marilyn's Voice! ❤
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  • Gizzie is a completely different dog today than when we got him. It really didn’t take that long for him to turn things around. Now he goes to work with me on Fridays and visits everyone (including the men in the office) for treats and belly rubs. He's been to Chagrin Falls several times and the dog park at Lake Farm Park. He is truly a sweet, loving dog and socializes with other dogs and people very well now. If you ask him for kisses he comes up and lays in your lap and licks your face. It's almost as if he cannot get and give enough love. Everyone that meets him just loves him. The first few weeks he would wait by the garage door for us to come home after work  and get upset when we left. We believe that having our other dog Bama as a companion helped him get over it. Now he can't decide which dog bed to sleep in or which toy to play with first. He barks at all the birds and squirrels in the yard and goes on long walks with us every day. His nickname is "Velcro" because he follows us around everywhere and wants to be with us at all times. After our two dogs passed away last year we were very apprehensive about getting another dog. These were big shoes/paws to fill. My husband and I can truly say that Gizzie has been everything we wanted in a dog and more.  Simply put, he makes us happy and we absolutely love him! He is a beautiful dog and we can't imagine our life without him and Bama! [gallery columns="4" ids="6151,6150,6149,6148"]
  • Carmella will be 4 years old on Friday, and I have been lucky enough to have her for 2 1/2 of those years. She continues to be the well-behaved, happy, healthy, sweet, loving, playful and adorable dog that I knew she was the moment I laid eyes on her at her foster home in October of 2014. She likes to sit in the sun, as you can see. She is pretty much perfect, and I am thrilled to be able to take care of her every day.
  • FiFi
    I'm so happy with Fifi. She's learning to be a happy dog now. She seemed a little dubious about living with me at first. She's figured out that when we go for rides in the car it's usually to a fun place. We go to Gramma and Granpa's and there are always snacks. We had our first long hike yesterday. She went along pretty good for about 15 minutes till she pooped out and I had to put her in her papoose. We're still having some potty accidents but each week there is improvement. She wants to come to me more and more. There isn't that sideways glance anymore. My older poodle is much happier too having someone around when I'm at work.
  • He is doing great! We named himToby!  He truly is a happy active little guy. He has added so much to our family!!! He loves his cat brothers too!!
  • [gallery link="none" ids="5972,5971,5969,5967"] Tucker is doing really well. It didn't take him long to adjust to living at my house. He's settled in nicely and we quickly became inseparable. We love exploring Tremont together and going to the metro parks. I had his urine checked in January and there are no signs of any bladder stones. He loves his vet prescribed canned food and treats! Best, Alyssa and Tucker
  • Tanner (now Tinker) is doing fantastic!! She has learned to give us signals when she has to go out. She immediately took over my bed. She follows me everywhere (I'm not kidding!) She absolutely loves walks and on weekends she gets out 3-4 times a day. Seems to like people more than dogs. Has many toys and loves to play. I couldn't have asked for a better friend! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to adopt her.
  • Her tongue is hanging out because we just came back from a walk! As you can see, her fur is growing back in and she is adorably scruffy! Her face is so cute! We love her very much and she is a real bright spot in both of our lives. She seems very happy! She's very energetic, but quiet in the apartment. She has a couple of toys she likes to run around the house with and of course, she sleeps on the couch and the bed!
  • She is doing great. Very playful!
  • Piper
    Loved being part of a pack.  She is doing well makes us laugh daily.

Past Happy Tails

  • I'm a little bias, but I think Addy is doing wonderfully.  Buddy (my 11-year old Jack Russell Terrier) and her get along great.  I love watching Addy run outdoors with him for their morning bathroom breaks. I give her a few cheers when she is done, and then she does a happy dash back into the house, stops and circles back for me to give her a belly rub.  So cute to watch.  The skittish-ness is pretty much gone and she lets others hold her readily.  She has made friends at Doggy Daycare as well.  I took her to work for "Bring Your Dog to Work" Day and everyone fell in love with her.  And, no problem with appetite.
  • Our little girl Dolly is doing great. It took a couple of weeks for her to get used to us and feel comfortable in her new surroundings but now she thinks she owns the house. She spends a lot of time outside as we walk her 3 times a day plus when we're in the yard she's there with us. She is such a joy to have around. She fills a void we had when our other pups passed. I'm attaching a couple of pictures of Dolly. One is after her first haircut and her inspecting groceries we bought at store. I'm sure we will have many more adventures as time go on. Thanks for following up on Dolly we appreciate it.
  • I’m so excited to report that we have all bonded as a pack. We love having him as a part of our family. It took a little time for him to adjust and completely trust us, but with his history and a new home is to be expected. He loves running, walks, snuggling, swimming, and his sister. Thank you for touching  base . It’s so great to know there are foundations out there like Marilyns Voice.
  • She is still a little skittish - but getting better each day. She loves her brother and seems happy. She is not interested in being
    housebroken! Luckily she usually hits the pee-pee pad. She loves going on walks and jogging! We go to the beach almost every day and she loves it. We adore her (although we will be happier when she is housebroken). She is incredibly sweet and a happy pup:)
    Thank you so much for saving her:)
  • Ali is doing amazing.  She has settled in very nicely.  She loves to cuddle and gives lots of kisses.  She
    loves her walks and we play every morning.  She loves her special basket with toys.  She has learned to sit
    on command and is just so adorable.  Thank you so much for allowing us to adopt Ali.  She is beautiful.  I
    will send you some pics of her so you can see how well she is doing. You are always welcome to visit her
    too.
  • What a blessing Rufus has been! Our family absolutely loves Rufus and he has stolen our hearts. Not to mention made a best friend of our existing dog Daisy. The entire neighborhood knows and loves Rufus. When we first brought him in he was quiet and timid. But now he runs, plays and barks. It feels like he's been with us forever. He sleeps in bed with my wife and I and he loves to snuggle. When we watch TV he jumps up on the coach with us and we pet him. My Golden retriever Daisy just loves Rufus and they play together constantly running in the back yard. They even play hide and seek with the trees! I don't know how they figured that out... they just did. We're looking forward to dressing him up for Halloween and walking him through the neighborhood. I am so pleased that I adopted him.
    Thank you so much for allowing me to take in Rufus. He is a very happy boy and he has made us all much happier. I couldn’t image not having him... he's such a pleasure!
  • Phoebe is doing fantastic. We do not know what life was like without her. We have recently moved to Manheim PA and she and her feline sister Sue Lee have transitioned well. Just had her second haircut last week. She does as you can see by the picture that she is happier than the first one.  Thanks to your organization we are a big happy family.
  • Muffy's Parents Got Married!
    We are so happy some of our guests made donations in our name! It was  a pleasure to work with everyone at the organization and we hope to adopt from you again in the future. Muffy is so wonderful and we can't imagine life without her now. I think she enjoyed getting her own special flower collar and participating in our wedding.
  • Luna is great. We are so happy to have her and she has been a perfect fit for our family. She absolutely adores her big sister Primrose and loves playing with her. We couldn’t be happier!!
  • Scruffy aka Hero is doing great!  He is full of energy and has a very spirited personality.
  • We absolutely adore Rowdy! He is bigger than we expected but his heart matches his size. Thank you for this wonderful loving dog
  • Remember us?
    It’s been two years! He is the love of my life and it’s questionable as to who adopted who! Lol.
    Rudy just finished getting his haircut and I thought of both of you- I am sending a picture and a video.
  • Has it only been 4 months since Ray joined our family? He is so much a part of us, it seems he's been here much longer. He sleeps w Charlie each night and I have really great pictures of them stretched out w backs together or Ray snuggled up in Charlie's arms or hogging the pillow --- both of them fast asleep. Those I couldn't share, but I will try to attach one just taken. Ray loves to go to the dog park next to Lake Farmpark. He acts like he will tear up the place until the first dog approaches, then he's all waggly tail and hopeful sniffing. He enjoys chasing the one of our cats who deliberately gives him opportunity; maybe someday they will actually lay down together. Charlie & Ray are best buddies​, wrestling, chasing, "playing football", hanging out together-- Ray's ears droop when Charlie picks up school shoes in the morning! He is a friendly and engaging companion to anyone who offers to speak to him and will curl up next us and keep company any time. He is totally housebroken, goes to his crate when asked, tosses carrots all around before eating them, and loves to be invited for whatever we do. Ray is a great gift and we love him dearly! Hope all is well w you and your fellow rescuers!
  • The girls are doing great. Ami has gone from a shy dog that only laid around, to a butt wiggling friendly girl that loves life. Siree is my lap dog unless there is a toad or squirrel to play with. I am fully retired now and am so thankful to have these 2.
  • Nova is such a little fur ball of love!!! He is my spoiled baby boy with a streak of feistiness Lol. He fit in perfect with our family. We cant imagine our lives without him! I have been in love with him the moment I met him. He is such a good puppy. Our previous adoptee (Bella previously known as Bri) would beg to differ. They have a love/hate relationship lol
  • Bisbee has been the best addition to our lives, we are so thankful for him everyday.
  • Ginny and Ty just wanted to say hello to all of the terrific people at Marilyn’s Voice. We also wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all that you do. A special shout out to the wonderful foster moms and families that made the transition to our home so successful!
  • One year ago today this cute little baby came into our lives. We had no idea what a joy she would be. It took her time to come out of her shell, and trust us. She amazes us every day with her cute personality coming out more and more. She is a Bichon through and through and has her crazy blitzes everyday. Her gift is her happiness and innocence. She keeps us all smiling always. She's changed quite a lot since we got her. She was very timid and shy. Now her tail is wagging all the time. She loves snuggling with her human siblings and follows her little brother Popcorn around. She barks at the lawnmowers every time she sees them. She loves walks and jumps up on us as soon as she hears the leashes coming out. It's so heartwarming to see her ask for belly rubs and ear rubs. And of course she has her dad wrapped around her tiny paws. Happy Gotcha Day Brooke! We are so lucky to have you in our lives. 
  • It's been two months since our road trip to Ohio.  We wanted to thank you again for choosing us to adopt Tootsie and Mugzie.  They are a great addition to our family and wonderful playmates to both Teddy and Sawyer. As you know they both were a bit skittish and nervous little pups.  Well, not the case anymore.  They hog the bed at night, love tummy and ears rubs in the morning.  They play and wrestle all day and night with Teddy and Sawyer and of course each other. Eating like champs, especially when we cook for them. And boy do they love their treats and bones too!!! Thank you again, you are by far the best pet rescue!   [gallery size="medium" ids="8617,8618,8619,8620"]
  • Hi! I wanted to give you both another update on Luna.  She’s doing really well and learning the ropes from her big sister. [gallery ids="8611,8613,8614"]  
  • Tebo (Luxor) is doing great. He loves playing with Piper especially and loves the kids!! Thanks and we are so glad we adopted Tebo!
  • Just wanted to send a little update on Lola (before we adopted her, her name was Hannah). She is thriving! She loves to swim, play fetch and is doing great off the leash at the park. I cannot express enough how grateful I am that you guys gave us our sweet little girl! Thank you again! [gallery ids="8297,8298,8299"]
  • Rosebud is doing great! She’s been such a wonderful addition to the family and makes us laugh everyday. We cannot imagine life without her! We are so grateful to Marilyn's voice for completing our family. We tried to take a picture with Rosie among the Roses today.  The last one just makes me laugh...Rosie saw a squirrel. :)   [gallery ids="8291,8292,8293"]
  • Boomer is doing great. He is super friendly to everyone, he minds us well, and loves to play with his toys. We enjoy having him so much. He is a good dog. [gallery ids="8286,8287,8288,8289"]
  • Hi from the DeGeorge family! Finley has been a wonderful addition to our family! He keeps us on our toes and is full of energy. His favorite thing to do is chase birds and wrestle with my son! We had a great experience with adopting him and can't say enough good things about Heather. Everyone at Marilyn's voice is making a huge difference in the lives of dogs without homes and should be proud! [gallery ids="8279,8281,8282,8283"]
  • We adopted 5 year old Pekingese Muffy (previously Oreo Cookie) from Marilyn's Voice in January 2018. It's been 6 months now, and we can't imagine our life without her. She is the cutest and silliest pup, and always keeps us entertained. She loves snuggles on the couch, and it brightens my day to have her follow me around the house. Each time we go out, everyone comments on how beautiful and well-behaved she is. Although she's a low energy dog, she has joined us on bike rides, runs, and in the pool - with the help of a dog backpack, stroller, and lifejacket. She is so easy-going, and really is up for anything! She is very attached to me (Meg), and makes it obvious that older rescued dogs can still form incredibly strong bonds with their new owner. Working with Marilyn's Voice was easy and helpful. The application process was thorough but they were very flexible due to our location in Ontario. Knowing the Muffy was in a foster home before we adopted her was a big relief, and it made the transition so much easier. She came to us already house trained, and we knew she would be ok napping the day away while we are at work. We needed a quiet dog for our apartment, and Muffy's foster mom was completely right - we still have not heard her bark (she does have quite the loud snore though)! We knew that she got along with other dogs and cats, and was just a sweet and gentle girl, all of which is still true and helped her fit right into our home. We support the mission of Marilyn's Voice to not just rescue dogs, but also to stop Puppy Mills and promote responsible adoption so fewer dogs need rescuing in the future. We have had a very positive experience working with the organization, and still feel very supported 6 months after adopting Muffy. Muffy even has her own instagram account @Muffymoo_thepeke for more photos! [gallery ids="8207,8208,8209,8210,8211,8212,8213,8214"]
  • Thank you for reaching out to us. We would love to give an update. We named her Callie. Our boys and Don and I are so in love with her. She has fit so well into our family. She makes us laugh everyday. She is so very sweet and loves to cuddle.   She weighs somewhere in a the 3lb range. We are getting her spayed next week. We are a little nervous about that but we know she will be in good hands.  Here are some pictures of her with our oldest son. Huge thank you to Marylin's voice. [gallery ids="8203,8204"]
  • Attached are some pictures of “Boomer”, and Boomer with his
    sister, Yoshi. I don’t mind if you post on Facebook or the website. Boomer is doing great. He is super friendly to everyone, he minds us well, and loves to play with his toys. We enjoy having him so much.
    He is a good dog.
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  • Things with him are good. He goes by bandit now since he responds better to it. He’s a barker but so are all our other dogs haha. He’s def part of the house and always has been and will be. [gallery ids="8193,8194,8195"]
  • Phoebe (Vivian) is doing great!! She is still very dedicated to her place on the sofa but does jump down to go outside which is very exciting for her. She runs and jumps and is so adorable. I’m working on getting her to get off the sofa on her own to get a drink of water. Yesterday was very exciting. She has had a difficult time feeling safe going up the stairs in our split level. Yesterday I went up 2 levels to get dressed and she started barking since Fozzie was with me. All of a sudden she came running all the way up the stairs to be with us!!! And did it again with us today - all 3 of us together. She is so cute when she realizes it’s OK to do something on her own. She is a very good traveler in the car with Fozzie. Fozzie keeps her face clean licking her until it makes me crazy but she doesn’t seem to mind. She will tell him if it gets too much for her. She’s had 2 visits to the spa to get beautiful and is a very good girl for them. Thank you so much for rescuing her so we can share our love with her. She & Fozzie are just a joy! [gallery ids="8187,8188,8189,8190"]
  • Lou has been a blessing. We spoil him rotten. I just want to say thank you again!
    [gallery ids="8179,8180,8181,8182,8183,8184"]
  • These pics and video will say it all. Perfect!
  • Lola has been the perfect addition to our family! She loves playing and snuggling with her big brother Hank, a 6 year old boxer. Her favorite things to do are bringing us random household items and playing fetch with her favorite green ball, that she stole from her brother. She thinks ice cubes are greatest thing in the world and loves taking a long walk. Lola was nervous of car rides but is slowly getting used to them. We can’t even imagine our lives without her and are so glad Marilyns Voice brought her to us!
  • I just looked at my beautiful, head strong, silly, loving, attention craving, fur baby and thought of our journey.  It will be six years in September since we met at a Petsmart event, after seeing her on PetFinder.   We have been through a lot - including three moves but always together. Thank you for bringing us together - she is a happy, healthy girl that I’m thankful for everyday.
  • She grows more confident every day & is just the sweetest little thing! Fozzie loves her bunches & is very protective of her. They are destined to be best friends!
  • We absolutely love love him! The girls (Kaia- 12 & Jess - 9) renamed him Zip, because he zips around all day. He makes us laugh every day with his playful antics and lovable personality. He is almost never alone because I work from home but when I do travel my husband takes him to doggie day care so he gets his exercise and doggie socialization. We just closed on a house with 2 1/2acres so he'll have plenty of space to run around. His big brother Milo (11yrs old) get along great with him but poor Milo is older with arthritis so he doesn't play with Zip as much as he would like.
    We just got married in December so Zip is now a part of the Mack Family. [gallery ids="7199,7200,7201,7202,7203,7204,7205,7206,7207,7208"]
  • Belle is doing great! She is the happiest dog we have ever met and it’s hard to remember how things were before we had her! She has quite the personality and really enjoys playing with her toys and carrying them around the house. She also has recently discovered the fireplace and enjoys laying in front of it on cold winter days. She loves her two brothers and they all get along great. It has been remarkable to see the progress she has made since the first time she came over to visit - where she sat by the door and cried and wouldn’t let us pick her up. Now, she is inseparable from us. She gives so much love and we are so happy to be able to give her the forever home she deserves. We are lucky to have her! [gallery ids="7194,7195,7196"]
  • I renamed him Tony. He is doing great. He has gained some weight, he was very thin. When I got him, he was getting over a respiratory infection. I took him to my vet for a check up and they said that he had a birth defect, his nostrils were too small, they were just slits instead of holes. This made it difficult for him to breathe. Also, his soft palette was covering part of his trachea. He had surgery to fix both issues. He is much better now and his breathing is quiet and he can eat better. The foster mom said he was not a very active dog and he wasn't until the surgery. He is now very active. He runs and plays with my pekingese, Mickey. He is a very lovable, easy going, and playful little guy. I love him so much.   [gallery ids="7172,7173,7174,7175,7176,7177,7178"]
  • Buddy aka Linus is doing very well. He is one of the family. Buddy is a large part of our every day life. We go for rides and walks (weather permitting), play fetch (he really likes his toys). Santa came this last Christmas and he got a stocking full of toys and treats. Buddy is a very good dog. It’s very hard to put into words how smart and affectionate this dog really is. We are very lucky to have found him. We have enclosed some pictures. P.S. Buddy is a great cuddler, too! It’s Valentine’s Day everyday with Buddy!!
  • His name is Shaolin and he's very well adjusted. Spoiled really. Great little pup, we absolutely enjoy him.
  • We are just obsessed with Toby (aka Grampy is what we call him). He LOVES to sleep, cuddle, and his stuffed toys. I'm glad that we were patient because he did have a hard time originally adjusting (he would bark all day while we were gone at work, had some food/bone aggression, and liked to mark on our pillows on our beds). We have now solved all of these issues! He no longer is marking, he doesn't bark all day, he goes to the bathroom in the backyard and has been doing GREAT. I hate going anywhere because I  don't like leaving him. He's very happy and I'm so happy I found him (I even cried when I went on vacation and left him with my sister, lol). I took him to the vet last month and the vet said he is a great weight and thinks he's a little older than originally thought (she thinks about 7). I walk him a lot to keep him active. Attached are some pictures :) [gallery ids="7156,7157,7158,7159"]
  • We renamed Bradley. His new name is Mario and he started answering to it right away! We love this little guy! He really is a funny dog and loves to play with our George. George and Mario are like brothers.  He loves to play and also nap. When the weather is nice he love to chase squirrels and it’s hard to get him inside. He also loves the snow! He is very spoiled and has me wrapped around his little paw! He adjusted so well here and he brought out the life in our older dog. I can’t say enough about how happy we are with Mario! He does like to get into trouble too! I attached some pictures. Let me know if you want more. [gallery ids="7151,7152,7153"]
  • He is just fantastic- so fun and lots of energy but also loves to cuddle. He and Gracie are great pals and you should see them play together- they are adorable and hysterical! I will ask my daughter to put up some pictures. We did rename him- “Sully”( Sullivan) and he definitely knows his name! We are so happy he is part of our family. [gallery ids="7146,7147"]
  • She is great. Very spoiled! I know that we are slacking about sending some pictures.  I promise I’ll put something together by the end of the week and send it with some pictures to you! She did not do well with the crate, so we only had her in it for about two weeks and now we just have her on the first floor when we are not home and she is much more relaxed and happy with that. She is definitely chewing. Even though we have plenty of toys and treats for her, she did manage to wreck our coffee table. I put a tablecloth on it and called it a day! She is very loving and warms up to everyone that comes to the house very quickly. She is smart and was easily trained. She had some accidents the first two days she was with us and again the first day we were gone and she was left out of the crate alone. Since then, no accidents. We are still working on leash training, which has been challenging with the weather, but she’ll get there. My husband spoils her more than I do and she is great with our daughter who has autism. She is a very happy pup and has been a great addition to our family.          
  • Hailey is such a sweet little girl, she loves belly rubs and to be cuddled. Her big sister Cherie is very grateful to have a buddy, they get along very well.          
  • I can't believe it has been three months! Gigi Ann is known as Izzy now. Well, her full name is Isadorable, which she actually is! She is the best dog! She is the sweetest, most calm and easy going dog ever. She does not care for dog treats or toys, but prefers toothbrushes and cardboard boxes! She has grown so much since we got her. She was so tiny, she looked like a puppy. She now weighs 8.5 pounds... and looks huge! Most of that is because her hair has grown back after being shaved. She has the softest, fluffy hair ever. And it's curly! I'm not sure what kinds of dogs are in there, but she is wonderful. We are so thrilled she chose us to live with us!! You may absolutely use her picture or whatever you choose. Thank you so much for rescuing her and all the other dogs. I believe she is grateful as well, as she has taken over the house!          
  • We are doing great. Our new little girl has adapted quite well, and has filled the void left in our lives from the loss of our sweet Molly. Thank you for trusting us with her.        
  • Bella is adjusting very well. Loves her walks and visits with family. It has been a blessing having her in my life and I was fortunate to have rescued her from your great adoption service. Thank you for following up - attached is a picture of me and Bella.      
  • It had been almost 10 yrs since my first cat passed away!! Victoria had urinated on my carpet and before I got another cat I would need to deal with the smell and stains so not to have a repeat of her actions!!! I had gotten rid of all the old carpet and dealt with the under flooring and now I was beginning to be ready for another cat!!! I was in Canada and was looking on pet finder and saw two cats that I was interested in a cute white and grey cat and a buff coloured cat!! When I looked closer I saw that the Buff coloured cat was a rescue from Marilyn's voice and that made my decision simple it was the buff cat for me because  my  friend from work Karla Volunteer's for them and often talked about the good work they do! I immediately texted Karla to find out if anyone was interested in Frappe and told her I was!! She told me she was actually fostering her and told me to get an application in! I was approved to adopt Frappe and I went to see her and I fell in love immediately and brought her home that same day!! I renamed her to Molly because of the M on her forehead. Molly has adjusted to life at my house very well!!! She has the run of the house and when I can't find her she is often sleeping under my bed!  She meets me at the door every afternoon when I return home from work and loves to be petted and shown affection!!  She enjoys all her toys but her favourite is the ball tower its so fun to watch her stand on her back legs and pounce on it and send the balls flying around. Thank goodness she likes her scratching post and leaves my furniture alone! I put a stool  in front of my bedroom window as my window sills are skinny and she enjoys sitting on it looking out at the world!!! She also enjoys sleeping at the feet of our bed between my husband and myself!! When I need to get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night Molly seems to enjoy laying on my stomach when I get back to bed!!! My husband who is not really a pet lover enjoys watching Molly play and likes to give her a little of his meat when he eats supper. The best news is she has left my Christmas tree alone I was worried about that. Molly has brought such joy to my life and I am so happy that I adopted her!   Cathy B.   [gallery ids="6946,6947,6948"]
  • Fern is a joy! She can still be pretty skittish at times. Sometimes I startle her and don’t even know how. She’s had a harder time getting used to my husband then me. She will paw at you to ask to be picked up when she wants cuddles or sometimes she prefers to just sit next to you on the couch. When she has two beds so she can decide when she wants to be part of the action or can go to the one in the corner some what behind the couch when she feels more skittish or if I’m sitting on the couch but she doesn’t want up. She loves the little dog park in our development when we go and she enjoys the snow. We absolutely adore our little girl! -Ashley
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  • Thanks for checking in on Bungee!   He has adopted very well and isdoing great!  Giannni and I are happy to be a part of his family. We are so very grateful to you and the adoption agency!  Yes, we are happy to be part of the testimonial and/or pics on Facebook. Merry Christmas!! Mary Jo
     
  • We ended up changing Ivy’s name to LuLu and she is responding so well! She has really grown by leaps and bounds since she first arrived! With a lot of work (and a few treats haha) she now comes in and out of the house on her own for potty time. We are still working on the potty training and leash training but she is getting better and has come a long way! She also responds to “sit” and “lay down” now. Her “nervous circling” has also decreased and she now runs to me or Miguel or Justin (instead of away from us) when we get home! My favorite is that she now makes eye contact with me and her sweet face will melt anyone’s heart... we’ve really enjoyed working with to build trust and it has given each of us a great bond with her. I’m attaching a few pictures but she is the most difficult to capture how truly pretty she is because she doesn’t sit still very well for a photo op. lol Kelley, Miguel and Justin
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  • Oscar’s (Tebow) adjustment into our home was very short and smooth. It took very little time for him to adapt and he became a part of my family immediately. He is very well loved not only by myself and my husband, but also by our entire family. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about your organization and this process. Attached are some photos. Thank you for everything, Lindsey Steinberger   [gallery ids="6921,6922,6923"]  
  • We call himLouie or Luigi. He is family. Louie is an awesome dog with all of the wonderful qualities of a standard poodle. He's smart, affectionate, reasonably obedient, and a pleasure to to live with. Although he didn't bond well with our older dog, he quickly became friends with our younger one. He was a great comfort to me when we had to put the older one down last month. Louie is a joy. I love him, and I am so grateful to Judy Citriglia Marylin's Voice to give us the opportunity to adopt him. He is my heart dog.  
  • Libby is doing great! She does like to bark..a lot...but we are working on that. She is a delight and has lots of friends in the neighborhood. One of her favorites is the mail man who carries milk bones. She know the sound of his truck and gets so excited. I have enclosed 2 photos. The first is her favorite place (when not in my lap). The second is from the backyard of my brothers beach cottage in SC. She was on squirrel patrol.  
  • Thanks for checking in! Gus (we renamed him) is doing great! He gets along great with our 15 year old cat, Ares and he cannot get enough snuggles (I'm not complaining at all about that- I love it!!) He is the silliest cat ever- right now we are trying to train him to stop running into the fridge every time we open the fridge door! I have no idea why he does it- but our friends and family think it's the funniest thing ever. He also loves his first Christmas holiday festivities, especially the tree! He is growing quickly- the last time we weighed him at the vet he had already gained a couple of pounds since we adopted him, and I can tell his grown quite a bit since. He's already brought us countless laughs and smiles since we've had him and I feel blessed to have found him and rescued him.  I've attached some pictures you are more than welcome to use.   [gallery ids="6908,6909,6910"]  
  • Bre (now Bella) is doing great! Seems like we have had her much longer lol She has so much personality and is so playful! Since we got her when she was just a little kitten she is wonderful with the kids. Here are a couple pictures of her now. [gallery ids="6901,6902,6904"]    
  • Here is Daisy proudly wearing her Pittsburgh Penguins collar and bow. She is a very happy girl! She has adapted very well. She gets along beautifully with my 13 year old Maltese. He has become more playful since she her arrival. She has been a perfect match for both of us. I am very thankful that I found her through your organization. I would gladly adopt again!  
  • Midge is doing just fine. We did have a scare when he slip off the couch but the vet said he is fine now. We do think he has a neurological issue but not sure what. He is happy healthy. ..eats all his food and his brothers so we won't put him through testing. He is my cuddle bug. [gallery ids="6895,6897"]  
  • Time truly flies! Gizmo (aka Gizzie or Gizman) has made a wonderful transition into our family. He loves his daddy (definitely a daddy's boy) and is learning a lot of things from his older brother Peanut. He is a very smart little man who is very mischievous and LOVES to play. I think his favorite game is "how to steal mommy's socks and hide them without getting caught." He also loves to play outside and enjoyed running around in his first snow this morning. He still lives the puppy life, meaning he plays hard and then crashes and cuddles up with one of us for hours to take a nap. We are so in love with him! My son came to visit from Germany over Thanksgiving and I had to remind him to not pack him in his suitcase because he fell in love with him as well.
  • Manny has adapted very well to me, and surprisingly to my boyfriend. Manny has always been fearful of men and the fact that he cuddles up with Clint and doesn’t bark or growl around him or even flinch when he moves is definitely a milestone! He also loves to play with his sister Leia when she visits. Manny is extremely protective of me and still doesn’t like meeting new people. He barks a lot at others that come to my home, or at passerby’s on walks. He is starting to adjust at my family’s homes when I take him to visit. Manny’s barking however actually could have saved my life though the other day, because a strange man was following me on our walk and I didn’t know it and he caught it right away and barked nonstop until he finally ran off and disappeared. I was thankful for that. Manny and I are inseparable and close. He loves to snuggle with me. He’s a great learner and knows several cues around the house to do things before I even give a command. We are planning on going to training in the spring to work on the barking and attachment. Attached are some photos of Manny!   [gallery ids="6875,6885,6883,6878,6882,6881,6880,6879,6877"]
  • Stella (Brandy) and Dino (Java) are doing great! Stella has been wonderful and is friendly with everyone. Dino attached to Stella when we got him, but he's slowly becoming more friendly with us, and now will brush up against my legs. He doesn't want to be touched - unless he's on our bed at night and then he's fine with being scratched and he purrs like crazy :) The two of them get along great and are almost always together. Thanks again for your help with the adoption process. I attached a picture of them - as you can see Dino is huge!  Happy Holidays to you and everyone at Marilyn's Voice! -Chris
  • What a blessing he has been. He is just the best little boy we could imagine. He has adapted to us and our home so well and has many precious spots and beds around the house that he likes. He loves us very much. And he loves the big German Shorthaired Pointer, Rocky, next-door. He loves people; he loves dogs. 95% of the time he listens to us. Ha ha. He has a huge curiosity and we feed that every day with what we call Bentley’s Big Adventure. We go to a park or another development to walk, or down to Quarry Rock in Chagrin Falls.  Despite his huge fenced backyard, he still loves what’s on the other side of the fence. We go on adventures even in the snow. I just bought him snow shoes. He sleeps in his crate in our bedroom every night but if he cries at 6 or 6:15 we bring them up on the bed to sleep for another 40 minutes. We love him to death. Kathryn/Trina G.   [gallery ids="6865,6866,6867,6868,6869"]
  • Buttons or "Baby" Buttons is having a great time making new friends. About a month after she came home with me; my sister and I went on vacation. Unfortunately the place we were staying did not allow pets anymore. I found a friend of my sister's who is starting a "soft boarding" business in her home. She lives in the country and they even built a special room with windows all around so the pets that are staying can watch the wildlife outside. Buttons had a great time and literally had the run of the house. I really wasn't sure if Julie and Jack would give her back. She is getting along great with my 2 cats, they basically ignore each but they are making good overtures to each other. They all sleep on the bed with me. Baby loves attention and she gets plenty from my whole family. I am so happy to have her in my life. I am very pleased with all the contacts that I've had with Marilyn's Voice and would have absolutely no hesitance in working with them in the future. Thank you for Baby!! Linda   [gallery ids="6669,6670,6671,6672"]  
  • Oscar is a born hunter (although he is yet to catch anything, thank goodness).  He sits in the screened in porch or on the deck, scanning the property looking for prey.  I have just over half an acre here at the cottage so he has lots of space to roam.  As a result, Oscar spends his days chasing squirrels, chipmunks, frogs and basically anything that  moves. He and Marlo play often.  They kiss often, although Marlo (nine years old) does periodically let him know who is boss.  Oscar allows Marlo to believe this. Oscar loves to go on walks.  He loves to be petted.  He sleeps with me (and Marlo) most nights.  He is a lovely boy and I believe he is very happy. Thanks for asking about oscar and thanks for giving me the opportunity to give him the kind of life he deserves. Teenie  
  • Just thought you'd like a couple update pics of Bella. As you can see she is growing nicely and quite spoiled LOL.
  • This October will be 4 years since I adopted Monroe. I just wanted to take a minute to let you know how great he is doing. He loved going with me to work at Petco when I was teaching dog training classes, and is inseparable from his best friend Monkey. He’s learned a bunch of tricks and training behaviors and has come great lengths with his interactions with people. He still has rough days, but more often than not he walks up to people with a wagging tail. A lot of his improvement is thanks to Monkey, who will always greet strangers first and show him how it's done. He loves cuddling on the couch, going for hikes, and even has his own life vest for when we go down the river. Besides being a snuggle bug and playing fetch, his favorite thing in the world is probably fishing. We take him with us all the time and he’s even learned how to tell when we have a fish on the line and gets so excited to see it. I’ve attached a few pictures of him having fun. I can’t remember the name of the couple who was fostering him, but if it’s possible please forward this on to them, I would love for them to know how he's doing. Thank you so much for everything you guys do for these dogs! Sincerely, Jena L [gallery ids="6490,6489,6488,6487,6486,6485,6484,6483,6482,6481,6480,6479"]
  • Thank you for giving us the chance to give Gizmo a home. He such a great personality and it is fun watching him checking out his surroundings. Since we brought him home we found out that he is definitely a mama's boy! He does not leave my side when I am at home and cries when I leave. It does not bother him when my boyfriend leaves the house. Although, Vince is getting lots of kisses from Gizmo too. He has also learned that his "brother" isn't that much into rough playing anymore at 9 years old and accepted his boundaries. Last night, for the first time, they played nice with each other, shared toys and fell asleep on the couch together. Gizmo also did very well with us returning to work yesterday. He is still in the crate but our neighbor goes over to our house at 10:00 AM and at 1:00 PM to let him out, go potty and play with both of them for a while. We are hoping that we can get rid of the crate in the very near future so Peanut and Gizmo can hang out together during the day. He is a smart cookie and already learned the commands stay and sit and dances in a circle, just like his brother, when they see they are getting a treat. There is really nothing else I can say.....except Gizmo is a true joy!!! Manuela N.
  • Bre (Who is now Bella) is doing GREAT!!! She adapted quickly and is quite spoiled already lol She LOVES to cuddle and is very playful! Here is a pic I took of her last week and her and my 14 year old Lab mix easily became friends . I can't drink my coffee in the morning without her laying on me Lol Scratch that...I can't sit down without her laying on me. We absolutely love her and she's such an added bonus to our family! Thank you!  
  • It's been one year since Mylee Joined our family. We love her. She still loves that red blanket we picked her up with. She loves taking walks, cuddling with mom and dad in bed. She will growl at Max if she has her spot and he tries to take it! The only real noise she makes is when I return to the house, she lets me know it. When food is coming she prances around.
       
  • Hello. Chezney (Chezzie) is doing well. She is a very playful dog and loves going for walks. We love playing fetch with her and her Kong. Chezzie is very happy here and is a great addition to our family!   Thanks!
  • Paddy, now named Ginger is doing great.  She became a member of our family before we even got her home.  We have another piglet, Lola and the two of them get along great.  The entire process went very smooth. Everyone we dealt with was friendly. Ginger's foster mom was very nice and it was obvious that she was in a loving home and well cared for before we got her.  I would highly recommend Marilyn's Voice for anyone that is looking to rescue a dog. [gallery ids="6404,6403,6405,6406,6407"]
     
  • Here is our Kozy after her latest trim.  She weighs 20.6 and had her  annual checkup on Friday with Dr. Scott and all is great.  We have had her a year now and what a wonderful year it has been with our little girl.  She has become the delight of the neighbors when she out for her walk with Ziggy. Love, Marcia & Ziggy
  • Things have been great! He has been a great addition to our family! He is so lovable and gets along so well with our other dog Riley. The two play together all day long and after that, they lay with us for a nap. I attached some current photos of him with our other dog =) thanks again for all your help with making everything work! -Stephanie [gallery ids="6226,6223,6224,6225"]
  • Loki (we call him Mookie) is the most loving little boy I have ever met. We have had several chihuahuas and I can honestly say he is the best. It has been wonderful watching his personality emerge as he settled in. I cannot imagine our family without him and it feels a lot longer than three months! I cannot say enough about Marilyn's Voice and the wonderful work they do in saving these loving souls. This is my first rescue and it will not be the last. It would be my honor to be a reference for Marilyn's Voice! ❤
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  • Gizzie is a completely different dog today than when we got him. It really didn’t take that long for him to turn things around. Now he goes to work with me on Fridays and visits everyone (including the men in the office) for treats and belly rubs. He's been to Chagrin Falls several times and the dog park at Lake Farm Park. He is truly a sweet, loving dog and socializes with other dogs and people very well now. If you ask him for kisses he comes up and lays in your lap and licks your face. It's almost as if he cannot get and give enough love. Everyone that meets him just loves him. The first few weeks he would wait by the garage door for us to come home after work  and get upset when we left. We believe that having our other dog Bama as a companion helped him get over it. Now he can't decide which dog bed to sleep in or which toy to play with first. He barks at all the birds and squirrels in the yard and goes on long walks with us every day. His nickname is "Velcro" because he follows us around everywhere and wants to be with us at all times. After our two dogs passed away last year we were very apprehensive about getting another dog. These were big shoes/paws to fill. My husband and I can truly say that Gizzie has been everything we wanted in a dog and more.  Simply put, he makes us happy and we absolutely love him! He is a beautiful dog and we can't imagine our life without him and Bama! [gallery columns="4" ids="6151,6150,6149,6148"]
  • Carmella will be 4 years old on Friday, and I have been lucky enough to have her for 2 1/2 of those years. She continues to be the well-behaved, happy, healthy, sweet, loving, playful and adorable dog that I knew she was the moment I laid eyes on her at her foster home in October of 2014. She likes to sit in the sun, as you can see. She is pretty much perfect, and I am thrilled to be able to take care of her every day.
  • FiFi
    I'm so happy with Fifi. She's learning to be a happy dog now. She seemed a little dubious about living with me at first. She's figured out that when we go for rides in the car it's usually to a fun place. We go to Gramma and Granpa's and there are always snacks. We had our first long hike yesterday. She went along pretty good for about 15 minutes till she pooped out and I had to put her in her papoose. We're still having some potty accidents but each week there is improvement. She wants to come to me more and more. There isn't that sideways glance anymore. My older poodle is much happier too having someone around when I'm at work.
  • He is doing great! We named himToby!  He truly is a happy active little guy. He has added so much to our family!!! He loves his cat brothers too!!
  • [gallery link="none" ids="5972,5971,5969,5967"] Tucker is doing really well. It didn't take him long to adjust to living at my house. He's settled in nicely and we quickly became inseparable. We love exploring Tremont together and going to the metro parks. I had his urine checked in January and there are no signs of any bladder stones. He loves his vet prescribed canned food and treats! Best, Alyssa and Tucker
  • Tanner (now Tinker) is doing fantastic!! She has learned to give us signals when she has to go out. She immediately took over my bed. She follows me everywhere (I'm not kidding!) She absolutely loves walks and on weekends she gets out 3-4 times a day. Seems to like people more than dogs. Has many toys and loves to play. I couldn't have asked for a better friend! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to adopt her.
  • Her tongue is hanging out because we just came back from a walk! As you can see, her fur is growing back in and she is adorably scruffy! Her face is so cute! We love her very much and she is a real bright spot in both of our lives. She seems very happy! She's very energetic, but quiet in the apartment. She has a couple of toys she likes to run around the house with and of course, she sleeps on the couch and the bed!
  • She is doing great. Very playful!
  • Piper
    Loved being part of a pack.  She is doing well makes us laugh daily.
  • Pinot
    I just wanted you take a minute & let you know how our adoptee has been since she came here to live in PA. We adopted Pinot in March of 2013. She was extremely shy & quiet. She took a lot of patience and slow movements, but she has made so much progress! I an pick her up pretty easily now. She plays with our other dogs. (When she came, she didn't know how to play). Every year at Christmas, we wrap presents or them. Pinot has always been kind of confused by the entire process, but this year, she opened her own present! She had so much fun tossing her lambkin toy about! She knows she is in her forever home! We get so much joy watching her come out of her shell! She has anxiety attacks once in awhile, but with her calm coat & a couple drops of Lavender essential oils on it, she calms right down! We have truly been blessed by her sweet soul! Robin
  • Boo Radley
    I've had Boo Radley for three years now. He's a wonderful little Powder puff Chinese Crested.  He's a wonderful companion and a great (if sometimes over zealous) watch dog.  He spends most of the year here in Willoughby, but for the summer he goes to Northern Ontario where he is always off lead.  This is a picture of Boo on the deck in Canada.
  • Lilla & Keagan
    Lilla & Keagan chilling out on a cold day.
  • Lamb Chop
  • Gracie
    Gracie is a joy and we all love her! She is healthy and happy and makes us laugh every day. Gracie and Louis are good friends and get along beautifully. Thank you for the privilege of making Gracie part our family!
  • Alby
    We are so wonderful together! He has become my little buddy. (I get excited talking about him.) He has adjusted extremely well. He loves walks and has favorite toys we play with every day. He's also very healthy and has had no issues.  He's a neighborhood favorite. Save
  • Kozy
    Here are some pictures of Kozy.  The first one is before her "beauty shop grooming" and she is always by Ziggy where ever he goes even into the bathroom.  She didn't like it when I took on while she was eating. The next is with our friend Carolyn and her bichon, Sadie, Kozy's playmate.  She is just a delight and we love her so much. 
  • Lucky
    Tomorrow marks 2 years since we brought our little guy home.  I cannot begin to tell you what a difference he had made in our lives, words cannot  express how many times he has made us laugh and smile each day.  He is truly not the same dog we brought home, he has become what he was meant to be, happy and loved and Lucky. Not only has he brought so much joy to us, our son and daughter-in-law thought there must be something to this rescue thing. A year ago, they recused a little chihuahua and they now get it.   So much fun to see Lucky and Lester play together and just be themselves with the family. Thank you for approving us and letting Lucky become a part of our family. Ed , Diane and Lucky
  • Belle
    Belle is very happy in her forever home and she has lightened many hearts in our family.  She is such a joy.  We are so happy we found her back December 2010.
  • Snicker
    Snickers graduated today from Obedience School! Here he is in his  graduation hat and he also received his diploma! He was a superstar in training..... always the example of how you should do something great! We are soooo proud of him! He is a dream come true! We love him so much! Anytime someone sees him while we are walking him, they always say how cute he is and what a good dog he is! We say thank you and smile with excitement! ******* Snickers is doing great! He has settled in his new home and he  and Blaze (cat) are getting along fine. Snickers is in obedience class and we are all having a lot of fun :) The family loves him so much!
  • Franklin
    Franklin is doing extremely well! I love him and he is the best companion-I work at home and he is my little buddy all day long- resting in his bed under a chair while I'm on the laptop.
  • Stella
    This is Stella.  She is adjusted to her new home and loves going for walks.  She bosses her sister around even though she is 1/4 her size. We love her so much.
  • Hank
    Our families just love him and he's the sweetest little thing.  He's still getting used to his crate and gets shy around new people and places. He does warm up after a little while though.  We are enjoying him so much and are very thankful that you brought him to us!! He has quickly become part of the family :)
  • Jeff Carminati
    Bentley - back row on the left.
  • Sherman
  • Marie
    Hi, this is Marie. I just wanted to give you an update on my new life with my new owners. I really enjoy my new life. I am basically with my new parents 24/7. They even bought a motor home so they can take me with them on vacations. I have been to New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Canada. I am a very good traveler. I am learning to be more social and have come a long way. I still am aggressive towards other dogs, but it is only because they scare me. I am working on that too. My uncle has 2 dogs which are my best friends and we play a lot. I also like it at my grandparents house who has 3 cats. All in all, I wanted to let you know that I am very happy with my new forever home. I am very spoiled but deserve to be after my very sad life before them. I still have some issues, but I am working on them with the help of my parents and lots of patience. My parents are very thankful that I joined their family and have made their lives whole again to fill their void. Thanks for my new forever home! Marie with Jeff and Karen
  • Jimmy Choo
    His new bandana "rescue" and boy does he love that middle counsel.  He is also in the process of learning to give paw.  Once he gets it down I'll send you a video!
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  • Molly
    Nap time after our walk , another years gone by and she is doing great, and as always she is a true joy to have in our family.
  • Baxter
    Update: It (Thanksgiving) was great and so was Baxter. He spent the day going from one lap to another!   Thanks and have a good Christmas season. Previously: Baxter seems to make a progress daily. All in all, he's much more affectionate and playful than he's been. He meets me at the back door when I get home from work and immediately runs to my room along with Dawson and jumps on the bed to get his share of the belly rubs. In the morning after he's eaten and I leave for work, Breanna says that he runs to her room, jumps on her bed, walks up her back and smells or licks her until she wakes and gives him some good morning pets. After that, he and Dawson hit the living room and the race is on. They spend a good deal of time chasing each other around and wrestling. It sounds like a tank is rolling through the house, and the living room generally looks like I have 2 or 3 toddlers in the house with all the toys laying around!! He's becoming more comfortable with my family and will approach them for some tentative petting and play if they allow him to do it at his own pace. My dad stopped by this week to do something for me when no one was home and Baxter approached him and allowed him to pet him once he saw that Dawson was okay with it. While Baxter still has a long way to go, he continues to move toward being a more normal dog on a daily basis. His tail is almost always up and usually wagging and Breanna and I often look at each other and remark about how cute he is. In just two short months, he's become a wonderful part of our family and I smile when I think of the progress he continues to make and am thankful to both of you for the part you played in bringing him into my life.
  • We can't thank Marilyn's Voice, Inc. Rescue enough. Buffy and Bridget (Harlow) have become so close!!!
    (Bridget - left and Buffy - right)
  • Thank you for Emma!
  • Annie has adjusted to the few sets of steps in our home very well and all of our friends and family absolutely adore her!! She has such a sassy personality and is very well mannered. She loves and enjoys her time outside, which she gets very often! I'm so glad that we were able to cross paths! Annie is a wonderful addition to our family. I've attached a picture of her with her new sisters.
  • March 5, 2016 New photo! paw prints January 28, 2016 Here are some updated pictures of our Norman. He continues to be a great member of our family. paw prints October 2015 Update: I wanted to share with you some pics of our baby Norman. He has fit in beautifully and loves all the attention and play time he gets. He and Lucy are inseparable. Thank you again for bringing us together! paw prints Harlee's new mom has let us know that things are going great, he is so happy and follows her everywhere.  So much so that he jumped in the hot tub with her!! Update! Harlee is now Norman D.!
  •  I can't begin to tell you what a joy it is to have little Fern in our family.  She is such a character and just so,so sweet! Everyone who meets her loves her.She and our other pup Abba are starting to interact more and  walk very well together on our daily walks. She plays a lot and has found many little nesting spots throughout our home to make herself comfortable. We still can't believe we have her. We just love her!!! Thank you so much Marilyn's Voice!
  • I'm thrilled to have Princess and Pepper living with me.  They seem to have adjusted to their new living arrangements very well. They are eating well, using the litter box and playing up a storm. My favorite time, of course, is snuggle time and, boy, do they enjoy that, too, based on their purrs. They are even helping me with my quilting!  Thanks for allowing me to adopt such sweethearts!

     Jeri

  • Siblings together again! Pebbles (on left) was adopted first and soon the nice lady came back and adopted her brother Elvis!    
  • As you can see by the look in her eyes she is full of it lol all kidding aside she's a really good baby girl follows mom around everywhere thanks for rescuing her from the puppy mill circle I may tell her I will take her back if she doesn't shape up but I would never do that to her she's my furever friend and she knows it!!!!! Bernice
  • Ivy and I met on a Saturday afternoon last July. We seemed to bond and went home together. However, Ivy had been rescued from a puppy mill in February where she had probably lived most of her 8 years and had given birth to numerous litters of puppies. She didn't "do" toys, she drew away from caresses and was fearful in any new situation. It took both of us a long time to grow close together. At one point I had to decide that whether or not Ivy seemed to love me, I loved her and would give her the best life I could. A change came in Ivy's behavior in March after we "doggie sat" with a friend's dog for 4 days. Ivy watched our new friend leap on and off the couch, bounce into and out of my lap, lean hard against me while giving kisses, and get treats for obeying directions - like "sit". She seemed awed at the antics of our visitor and a little intimidated, too. However, once our visitor returned to her home, Ivy began to physically sit closer to me and not draw away when I tried to rub her head. She allows me to turn her on her back in my arm to give her tummy rubs, and she seems to like it.! Now she allows me to rub her head and her back without flinching away. She now sleeps near the head of the bed where I can reach her to pat or rub her head and ears. She still doesn't acknowledge toys, but in so many ways she had changed so much. She sometimes gazes earnestly at me - I wonder what she is thinking...... She bounces around our home on her short little legs and races wildly through the fresh spring grass outdoors. She seems so happy and I am happy, too. The process of leaving her locked-in-a-box puppy mill days behind had taken a long time but now she seems to enjoy life every day.
  • Nucky did his first walk for autism and now he is exhausted!
  • Livi - on the right!
    Here it is, approximately 1 month later and we just adore Libby (old name Livi)!!!  She is such a little lover.  She sleeps in bed with Tim, despite what he said about her sleeping on the floor in her new "cushy" doggie bed. She follows you from room to room, even the bathroom.  I was sitting on the  bathroom throne when to my surprise, she jumped up and sat on my lap! I think she enjoys my dog and they even eat out of the same dish. She loves running in my fenced-in backyard, nose to the ground sniffing everything. Tim works afternoons, so I pick her up when I get off from work at 4:30.  Then he picks her up after he gets off of work at midnight. I've heard so much good from others about your rescue group - we're so glad we stopped in that day at Petco in Mentor.  Thanks for such a wonderful dog.  She has certainly made Tim so happy after his unexpected loss of his little yorkie.
    (Libby is the dog on the right in the photo)
  • Carmella
    I talk about Marilyn's Voice whenever I tell anyone where I got her, and ran into someone who got their dog from you, too.  Good going! Carmella is happy, healthy, sweet, obedient and a total love bug.  I wouldn't change one thing about her, even if I could. Thank you again, Greg ****** One year update: Carmella is awesome and happy every minute of every day. Here is a very recent pic of her (laying down) and her foster "big brother" safely harnessed in for a ride to upstate NY! Carmella just got a clean bill of health at the vet, and life is good. I look at her every day and feel so grateful that I get to have her around all the time. ****** Carmella continues to thrive and is very happy.  She is very much queen of the castle and is excited to be, do, get and explore. She is allowed run of the house whether I'm home or not, and never does anything wrong in my absence.  She does not wolf down her food any longer...she eats slowly and actually chews now.  She sits for me to apply her leash and sits to wait for a treat, or her food dish to be filled and waits for my "OK" before starting to eat.  She wants to learn, and wants to be a good girl, and she is very much just that. She is beautiful, energetic, enthusiastic and loves her foster "brother" dog, who lives with us now, maybe permanently :) I look at her every day and thank whatever stars aligned to allow us to be part of each others' lives.  She has been with me about a little over six months now and everyone she meets loves her, including dogs in the neighborhood (even though she is still learning not to bark at them)! Carmella does not take off after squirrels or birds any longer...just lets them be and simply notices them.  I guess you can tell how I feel about her.   I attached a pic of Carmella, and Carmella and Sipho.  Who could possible ask for more love and joy?! Thank you again, Greg
  • Burt
    Update - April 11, 2015! We got him two years ago this week from you. Thanks again! We love him so much!! He loves his family and his home here in Pittsburgh. Keep doing what you do! Previously...> Hello, Just a little update- Burt, formally Carmen, is doing great. He loves his sister Lila, most of the time, siblings. We got him in April 2013 and he has been a great addition to our family. He has taken puppy classes and will be taking more. He has learned many tricks and commands. Burt still has a little to learn about walking on a leash... But I'm sure in time he will get better. :) He loves tug-o-war and any toy that squeaks. He isn't fond of the winter but loves walks. Think he is a little to close to the ground to enjoy the snow. Burt will bring us his sweaters to put on him when he gets chilly. Burt loves clothes!! He is a funny guy and always keeps us laughing. He also loves barking at the dogs on TV and wants to play with them. And he always makes strangers smile with his crazy one up, one down ears. He is also referred to as Mr. Burt often. Thanks again to all that helped add Burt to our family. I tell people about how amazing you all are all the time. We hope to adopt from you again when we move into a bigger house one day. Keep up the good work.
  • Jackson
    "My constant companion."
  • Phoebe
    Photo of Phoebe who we adopted about 6 months ago. She is just the cutest and most loving dog ever.
  • Bessie
    Chloe (my daughter 11) made this announcement. Bessie is fitting right in and Peanut is being a perfect gentleman with her.
  • Lucy
    I trust that you are still there and doing such important work! We adopted Lucy back in Feb/March of this year if that rings any bells. Attached is Lucy hanging out on my couch this afternoon. She has it really rough. She has 3 doggie beds to pick from but you can see where she chooses to hang out. I work from home over 90% of the time so we spend a lot of time together. When I am in the office she is typically sleeping under my desk and the cat we rescued is sleeping on top of it. We had a few minor issues to get her (and us) adjusted early on as she was nowhere near as house broken as we thought or we were being punished every time we stepped out of the house for more than a few minutes, not sure which but once we got past that she has just been absolutely wonderful to have around! She goes most places and we have taken her on our week-long camping trips twice this summer. She actually loves to camp as long as we stay with her. First time we attempted to leave her in our travel trailer she destroyed the screen door in a matter of seconds but she still gets scared so it was no big deal to have fixed. Well the experience of adoption was "not the greatest" until we found your organization and with the success we have had with her I would suspect we will go down this path again before we lose her someday to try to make it easier as we just love her to pieces. Thank-you again for what you do! With Regards, David
  • We celebrated Bogart's first birthday on Thanksgiving.  He had his first session at the groomer the week before and got his bangs trimmed so he can see again.  Here he is with Callie, intent on playing with his favorite toy, a tennis ball.  He got a whole tube all at once for his birthday.  He is doing well and continues to delight us.  He recently earned his Canine Good Citizen certificate.  
  • Demi
    Today is our little princess peanuts 2nd re-birthday.  Also known as Demi. She is such a sweet little dog.  Still no hair growth but that is ok with us.  We just call her our bald head beauty.  She is doing perfect and we love her dearly.   Thank you.  
  • Update - November 2015 Tink is the love of my life. Thank you for choosing us to be his forever family.   Little over a year ago my husband Don and I adopted Lucas (now Tink) and we just wanted to say thanks for doing what you do.  Happy Holidays!  Here are a few current pictures.   Lenore  
  • Shania and Lincoln
    Shania and Lincoln just got back from the styling salon and are more than ready for spring!!
     
  • Bailey
    Bailey has always used the cart and he was born with spina bifida.  (I think that is what you call it in dogs.)  He has absolutely no use of his back legs and needs to wear doggie belly bands. One of our volunteers,Maureen,  makes the belly bands for Bailey and offered the new owner a free lifetime supply when she adopted him!!
    Way to go Bailey!
     
  • (L to R) Macey, Lacey and Gracey
  • Kelly
    This little girl came to Marilyn's Voice after suffering for years as a breed dog in a puppy mill. She was terrified and had to have surgery to repair her broken jaw which deteriorated from the lack of even minimal veterinary care during her lifetime. This is the first time she has ever been so relaxed that she joined the rest of us in the livingroom. I managed to catch it on video by a fluke. She had been barking at me & I was trying to get that. Instead, she stopped barking, looked at me & laid down. It made me cry. Enjoy!
  • Paige and new sister
    Paige just wanted to say hi! She has been very busy protecting and loving her new little sister. They are already best friends. Hope all of Paige's friends at Marilyn's Voice are great and finding their forever homes. From August 2012 Hello, We just wanted to thank you for our little Paige. She is doing great and loves her big new house and yard. Her training is going great ( minus eating everything outside she can fit in her mouth ). The vet said for being a rescue from a puppy mill, she is the best dog he has seen. She really is a great dog!! Thank you! Andrew & Lauren
  • Moxie
    I just wanted to share my Moxie (aka"Jelly-Belly")..six years ago we drove from Massachusetts to Mentor Ohio to rescue this sweet, shy little girl from a wonderful foster..she had been caged for her first 11 months and when I saw her on Petfinder I fell in love..I would just like to thank the wonderful people from Marilyn's Voice for their dedication to saving our precious babies..
  • I can't believe it has been almost a year since we adopted Sailor. John  and I can't imagine life without Franklin or Sailor, they truly are the  light of our lives. We love them so unebelievably much! I wanted to send  you some updates on how much they have grown, not only size wise, but as   best friends. They do everything together now! I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoyed taking them. John  and I can't thank you enough for allowing us to give them a forever home. John and Erin
  • Laney
    Laney enjoying Thanksgiving 2014, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving 2013. Laney We've had Lady, now Laney, for two weeks now and have been completely taken with her from day one. She's the most adorable and sweetest dog we've ever met. All she wants is a treat, walk and a good belly-rub and its a great day for her. She's brought us a ton of joy and really turned our relationship into a family.          
  • Morty
    Here is a picture of my duster with Peewee(new name Morty) and new brother Newman.
  • Baxter seems to make a progress daily. All in all, he's much more affectionate and playful than he's been. He meets me at the back door when I get home from work and immediately runs to my room along with Dawson and jumps on the bed to get his share of the belly rubs. In the morning after he's eaten and I leave for work, Breanna says that he runs to her room, jumps on her bed, walks up her back and smells or licks her until she wakes and gives him some good morning pets. After that, he and Dawson hit the living room and the race is on. They spend a good deal of time chasing each other around and wrestling. It sounds like a tank is rolling through the house, and the living room generally looks like I have 2 or 3 toddlers in the house with all the toys laying around!! He's becoming more comfortable with my family and will approach them for some tentative petting and play if they allow him to do it at his own pace. My dad stopped by this week to do something for me when no one was home and Baxter approached him and allowed him to pet him once he saw that Dawson was okay with it. While Baxter still has a long way to go, he continues to move toward being a more normal dog on a daily basis. His tail is almost always up and usually wagging and Breanna and I often look at each other and remark about how cute he is. In just two short months, he's become a wonderful part of our family and I smile when I think of the progress he continues to make and am thankful to both of you for the part you played in bringing him into my life.