Thank you *so* much for bringing Banjo -- now called Hoagie -- into our lives. We LOVE our boy.
Our first week together has been fantastic; he is such a good puppy. Many thanks to Michelle for an obviously impressive start on potty training; Hoagie has had only one accident, and is actually ringing the bells we put on the front door on a regular basis when he needs to go out. Despite the reported carsickness, he has been perfect in the car. (Knock on wood!) To create positive associations with car rides, we have made a point each day to take him in the car to someplace fun (the dog store to buy a toy, doggy day care for his evaluation session, the pet-friendly garden nursery and local Home Depot), and we are very pleased to report that he now tries to climb in the car when the door is opened. He loves his walks and his toys (especially the plastic-water-bottle-stuffed monkey which was gifted by friends), and spent much of today sunbathing on the deck. He is so friendly toward other people, and is great with kids; the neighborhood kids absolutely adore him. This weekend, we are going to "puppy play hour" at doggy day care and a "puppy play date" hosted by the trainer with whom we intend to work. I've attached a few pictures. :)
Please feel free to cash our adoption fee check!
Katie and Mike
Where do I even start. Lisa has been a crucial member of our team since the beginning. Started out as our staff nursemaid, fostering pregnant mommies and birthing multiple litters of puppies. She quickly evolved into an essential part of the rescue's core. She is involved in various local rescue efforts. Our local expert in tracking, trapping and capturing lost, scared or escaped dogs. A true advocate for local dogs and a true rescue warrior. We would not be where we are without Lisa!!!
Linda adopted her dog Mickey from our rescue many years ago. After learning about our rescue efforts she wanted to help. She is a long time volunteer with The Last Resort. Linda is our fundraising coordinator and works very hard orchestrating fundraising events that enable us to continue saving more lives. Linda loves to create new and different fundraising ideas. She prefers to get hands on with the dogs and loves the events where our adoptable dogs can attend, helping them get the much needed exposure they need to find their forever homes.
The Last Resort Established July 2008
Marissa is A rock star ! Aside from a legal career and a busy mom, Marissa has fostered so many dogs for our rescue. She opens her own home many weekends to manage and facilitate transports with dogs arriving from other states so that they can meet their new foster and forever homes here in NJ. Marissa Is also our volunteer legal council. Her 2 daughters, rescuers in the making help her with the dogs and rescue projects!! We are lucky to have her on our team and appreciate ALL that she does for us and the dogs !!
Carolyn and Dean Nasson
Long time volunteers for the Last Resort. Carolyn and Dean have helped us save so many lives over the years ! Always ready and willing to sacrifice their weekend to help transport pups far and wide to get to the safety of their new foster and adoptive homes. Or donating an entire Saturday driving to some remote location to do a home visit so that a pup can finally start their happily ever after. They are always willing to help whenever and however they can. You would be hard pressed to find to kinder, more stellar humans !!!
Janice has been a volunteer with our rescue in many forms for many years. From fostering multiple dogs, to unexpected roadside rescues, to random road trips to bring dogs to safety!! Janice helps us screen applications and do home visits. With a get-er-done attitude and fearless rescue spirit. She is a true Rescue warrior ! And we are so very grateful to have her on the team!!