Every dog has a story... and many times in rescue, those stories can tear your heart out... but we do what we do, day after day, hoping to find that happy ending for each dog... and this in one such story...

Quincy was tied to a truck bumper at a yard sale on July 4th, 2013... the "owner" was not to have a dog where he lived so he kept Quincy in a crate, in a basement, with no electricity... Quincy was "purchased" by two sisters who took him home and called us, hoping we could take him... the thought of leaving that yard sale without him was something they could not even consider...

We didn't have an open foster right away so the one sister held Quincy until our foster opened up, getting him vetted, neutered and microchipped in the meantime... And then our foster home opened up...

Quincy started to settle in but was terrified of crates and being by himself... he eventually had to move from his foster home and we were forced to put him in boarding close by, where I went several times a day to take care of him and play with him... When a spot opened at our home, we took him into foster care here... we "Quincy-proofed" a room and began working with him... we found a nearby foster home who took him in but he came back to us four days a week for daycare so he could be supervised while the family was at work & school... they then were forced to move and Quincy was back with us full-time, in his room...

We got an adoption application on Quincy and had a meet & greet... references were great and Quincy seemed to like the person... everything checked out and Quincy went into foster-to-adopt and was soon adopted... but some news came in about Quincy & his new "home" and we checked into it and had to remove Quincy from that "home", where we found evidence of abuse... so Quincy was back with us again... each time he lost "his place", we could tell that he was losing hope but trying to keep his chin up ... he loved us and we loved him but he needed his own family... and then they came along!!!

The meet & greet went perfectly, the family was amazing and Quincy seemed at ease and happy & comfortable around them from the minute he came out into our yard to meet them for the first time...

Quincy has now been in HIS home with HIS family for TWO years!!! He is a true family member... they take him trick or treating with them, they go hiking regularly, he has run a 5K with them... he is loved beyond measure and is the happiest pup ever!! He no longer has anxiety issues... they disappeared almost immediately after his adoption... he knew he was home <3

Thank you so very much to Josh, Tara, Zepha & Owen for falling in love with our special boy and giving him his happy ending... the one we hoped he would find for a very long time... Quincy had a hard road and many setbacks but he never gave up and neither did we... and THIS is why we continue on, every day, looking for those happy endings.

These pictures show some of Quincy's journey over the past two an a half years