On February 2, 2020 Nellie changed one woman’s life forever.
Birgit’s son now has a girlfriend and a college education to keep him busy, but what was Birgit to do with her only child leaving the nest? She needed a companion, and she found one in Nellie! When Erin and Tim first brought her over to Birgit’s house she could not sit still. She was excited and nervous and in a new place. She eventually wore herself out and fell asleep on the couch. When Birgit took her on her first walk, it was a roller coaster. She was so excited to be walking around with her new mom she nearly took her off her feet with how much she was pulling on the leash! It took lots of training, countless harnesses and leashes, and a lot of patience but Nellie is now the best walking buddy around!
NELLIE'S NEW LIFE
NELLIE BURNS OFF SO MUCH ENERGY DURING THE DAY THAT SHE NEEDS A NICE NAP ON HER MOUNTAIN OF PILLOWS
NELLIE LOVES TO POSE FOR THE CAMERA
“MY NELLIE HAS MADE MY LIFE BETTER IN EVERY WAY. I'M MORE ACTIVE NOW, IT'S FUN TRAINING HER (SHE'S SO SMART) AND THE BEST COMPANION I COULD WISH FOR” -BIRGIT
CASTLE AND XEDO
Before Xedo, there was Trooper. A boxer who was a best friend and a great dog. When Trooper passed away in September, it was heartbreaking. When one door closes, another one opens and out popped Xedo!
When Xedo was rescued by POWERful Paws he wasn’t doing too well. He was the last to get mother’s milk and malnourished. That is not the case anymore because he has plenty to eat!
LIFE WITH CASTLE AND XEDO
With Xedo being a younger,
more energetic dog, Castle was
the last piece of the puzzle. He is
the perfect balance of playful
and calm. He is the ying to
Xedo’s yang and the family
wouldn’t be complete without
Castle connected with Xedo right away! If the family sat down he would be on their laps instantly and wouldn’t leave their sides!
It didn't take long for Xedo to find friends in his new home! He quickly fell in love with his sister Kosta. Although she clearly loves him too, it was evident he needed a young, more energetic pup to hang out with! And This is where Castle came in....
Xedo also hated the crate at first. He would chew and chew until his lips got raw. After a couple weeks he improved and doesn’t hate the crate so much. He’ll even go in sometimes when he’s not prompted! This is probably in part to him being crate neighbors with Castle!
“We really enjoy having them. They’re constantly making us laugh. We all love to watch them play together out in our backyard- they have their own version of tag which is really fun to watch. We love that their personalities are so different because it helps individualize our bond and interactions with them. Plus, we couldn’t imagine having two Xedos!” -Theresa
Ace came from an abusive situation. He was neglected, mistreated, and locked up his whole life before coming to Tim’s family. Despite all of this, he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body and he wouldn’t harm a fly!
Ace has helped Tim get motivation to exercise. Ace requires a lot of it so they go on frequent walks. It’s impossible for Tim to not breakout a smile when he sees the joy in Ace’s eyes as he plays with his ball at the park.
Ace loves to go on walks and meet new people because he is so friendly. Tim takes this opportunity to tell these new friends that Ace is a rescue and there are plenty of more like him that need our help!
“Well, I always wanted to help those who didn’t have a voice and when I first got involved in rescuing animals it made me realize just how many needed help. My wife and I have fostered and continue to foster many dogs, but Ace was our foster fail. We couldn’t let him go! He attached to us quickly, just as we attached to him. Fostering is always so rewarding because you can help save many animals, but people learn there will always be that one you can't let go of." ~ Tim
Lady has made such a big impact on her new family! She is a daddy’s girl and extremely protective of him. Her dad is somewhat of a homebody and suffers from PTSD. Lady gives her dad extra support, a sense of purpose, and keeps her brother occupied!