These are  REAL EMAILS  we have received from homes across the Northwest. Families are identified by each pup’s name. Our adopter’s would be happy to personally endorse us and we can privately provide you with email addresses if you would like to know more.
We are not posting addresses here (to protect against spam.)

COOPER ~   Rodesian Ridgeback crossed with either a Golden Retriever or Golden Lab?

Cooper-with-Niels“Coper has been adjusting really well to his new home. He is growing like a weed. He’s got a very lean body but the lankiest legs you’ve ever seen! The vet says he’s a very healthy boy. We couldn’t have asked for a better dog. He is so smart and loyal and we can’t imagine our lives without him. Even our cat has taken a liking to him. He’s a bit of a celebrity in our neighborhood. Everybody knows Cooper and they all want to come and play with him.
Take care and stay in touch.”

Lyndsay, Niels and Cooper


DIESEL ~ An 11 month old,  yellow lab puppy, whose transport was October 3rd, 2014

“Diesel is a wonderful addition to our family and has already learned so much in a short amount of time. He is a very trainable dog/puppy.  He starts obedience classes 11/1 to. He has the biggest heart! Juli was great and I can’t thank her enough for sending me all the videos of him. That is what sealed the deal for me and my family in getting him.  He needs a little work but we couldn’t ask for a better dog. So thanks to all of you who do what you do for these dogs.” 🙂


CINDER ~ Received: Sun, 14 Sept. 2014

“It really just couldn’t be better. I absolutely adore her. I have seen no problem behaviors whatsoever. She is even good with my cats. Follows commands.  House training is good, she is eating well and pottying well. So affectionate and sweet natured. I feel like I really lucked out.

Oh, and the whole meet transport at a park thing (to meet PWB and meet complete strangers holding collars and leashes) was a hoot. Everyone was so excited to get their babies. Transport was professional. Seemed like they really cared about the dogs.
Absolutely you can quote me. Excellent experience all the way around.”


THIBODEAUX ~ Received: Mon, 1 Sept. 2014

“Hi Terry and Ellen,

We’ve been so taken up with getting to know Thibodeaux (aka Fancy) that I’ve neglected to let you and Terry know how grateful we are. We love our new pup! She is as sweet as can be, smart as a whip and an all around fantastic dog – more than we dared hope for. Thank you so much for making this possible and for all the good work you do on behalf of the dogs.

I just wanted to let you know that Thibodeaux is a hit wherever we go. Today was errands – the bank, hardware store, farm supply. Everyone loves her sweet, gentle personality and many folks have asked me how I got her. I’ve been singing the praises of you both, as well as the organization ( where I found her posted online, and paws without borders transport.
Several people I spoke with are looking for dogs and said they would check out the website. Thanks again for all your effort.”

Blue Ewe Studios (Recording Studio)


ZIGGY ~ Received: Mon, 4 Aug 2014

“Hi, Ellen

Ziggy is doing great – we all love her very much. She was terrified and shy for the first 2 days, then all fine – now adjusted to the new place and people around her. We went hiking on Saturday with our friends and their dog. Ziggy is happy and played well with other dogs.
She is such a sweetheart. Lance and I are truly happy to have her in the family. Thanks!!You and those TX rescues are doing an amazing work saving those dogs’ lives. You’re welcome to use my email for a reference.We got Jamesa’s email before we picked up the dog. We knew Ziggy was attached to her boyfriend Rusty (he was adopted by a family who living in Issaquah.) We met the family too at the pickup stop, and already has exchanged phone numbers with the family who adopted Rusty. Hopefully we find the time soon to let the 2 dog lovers play together again……
We think maybe give them a month to settle down in the new family first.
And I’ve taken Ziggy to the vet and dog salon.
We’ve changed Ziggy’s name to “Pixie”, since my husband thinks Ziggy is a boy’s name – does not suit our beautiful girl dog.Thanks again for your work!!”Ariel

Lucky ~

“I really want you to know how much we truly appreciate what you have done for us. I told you we had been looking for months, and within days of contacting you, we had a great dog on the way. We are so excited to meet Lucky and invite her into our family. You did that for us, and we could not be more thankful. It is apparent to us how extremely hard you work. You obviously have a huge heart to devote so, so, so much time and energy (and stress!) to connecting these helpless dogs to families who will love them. It is very sad to hear how little some people understand or appreciate how hard you work. Hopefully, those individuals are in the minority. I know I speak for many others when I say, so truly, thank you! And, while the dogs are important, so are you. You have done so much good for so many people, and I can only hope you are able to take a well-deserved and relaxing break.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the tremendous effort you put into every dog, every family, and every adoption. You have played a HUGE role in our lives by connecting us with a special dog to love for years to come. We cannot thank you enough.”


After having Lucky for a week or two…

Lucky has really been doing great! She hasn’t had any accidents in the house and she hasn’t destroyed anything. She seems to enjoy the walks we take in the neighborhood and local parks. We took her on a nature walk recently where she met several other dogs and did very well. On a walk last night, she met a dog and became a little crazy jumping around. The other dog was barking at her, but she seemed to just want to play. We got her out of there as quickly as we could with no harm done. She hasn’t reacted to any other dogs like that, but now we will be more prepared if she does. Other than that, she has been an angel. We got her a puzzle toy, which she seems to like and dispels a little of her energy on days when we can’t be home all day with her.

Thank you so much for connecting us with her! We are having a blast!”

Rebecca & Andrew

Fluffy ~  Nearly EBI (euthanasia by injection), only minutes away. His owners dumped this gorgeous (we called him a shiba inu/golden retreiever mix at 10 months old) at the high kill shelter saying he dug in the yard and was chewing up things. He never did that at rescue or in his new home. They left him in the yard by himself pretty much all the time and this puppy was bored to tears and terribly lonely. Dogs are pack animals they need either humans and/or other dogs, healthy dogs do not enjoy being alone.
“Hi Ellen!
Sorry I have not gotten back to you sooner. Been so busy with Fluffy! We are definitely keeping him, he is a REALLY good dogEmoji Fluffy is doing great.
We love him!
Im not sure he has ever been walked on a leash, but he is smart and I dont think it will take long. He seems very happy in his 2 acre fenced yard with a 10 year old boy and a mom who is home all the time. He is starting to relax a bit and even snuggle. He is really beautiful, we have already had several people ask us what kind of dog he is and comment on how “how gorgeous” he is. He is a sweet boy.
Thank you.”