These pups have journeyed to their furever homes this year after staying at the Inn!
Tully's journey with TRI began September 16, 2017 when we picked up this sweet 8 week old pup from the Holmes County Dog Warden's Department and Adoption Center. Little did we know that Tully's journey would be so tough. Not long after he entered foster care, Tully had a seizure. And those seizures eventually turned to cluster seizures. Under the amazing care of his foster family, Porter Pet Hospital & the neurology unit at MedVet - Akron, Tully is now thriving and has been adopted by his foster family! Here is a letter we received from his new family upon adoption:
We are beyond thankful for all the kindness and support we have received for Tully and our family as each day developed on our journey with Tully. Three weeks before Tully came into our life we had lost our Casey (Australian Shepherd) of 15 1/2 years and the thought of another dog/puppy was not on our radar. Then my Mom saw a picture of Tully on the TRI volunteer site and sent it to me with the caption, "It's meant to be - he is an Aussie!" She sent that picture on Friday evening and by Sunday morning at 10am I was holding him in my arms! The plan was to foster him and see if it was a good match, good timing, etc. Later that day, when my daughter arrived to the surprise of Tully, the look in her eyes told us right then and there, Tully was here to stay. Maeve and Tully were fast friends and a match made in heaven! Tully helped to ease the pain/loss that our family had felt with Casey gone and gave us a lot to focus on with a puppy's energy. It's been amazing to see our 11 year old embrace a new puppy and she hasn't backed away from feeding him, cleaning up after him, training him and giving him his medicine. She loves him even when he irritates her!
We certainly had a rough few months with Tully due to his incidents with seizures which were very intense and scary! We had a few moments where we feared that this cuddly little happy guy might not be on earth with us for long. However, thanks to the resources and dedication that TRI has, Tully got all he needed and more to work through what medical issues / challenges that he was having. Tully has been seizure free since October 15, 2017 and is on a daily seizure medicine! He is doing amazing! He has grown leaps and bounds is a normal crazy puppy. We couldn't imagine life without him and know that he came into our life for the right reasons even though we maybe weren't quite ready! There will never be enough thank yous for all the great things TRI has done for Tully and all the animals they take care of and find homes for. Thank you for all you do and for finding us an amazing addition to our family! We also would like to thank whoever let Tully go, as it led him straight to us!
Stofko Family (aka Tully's family)