Where Are They Now?
The best part of every adoption is the happily-ever-after. We love to hear from the amazing people who choose to give a Waggin' Tails rescue dog a second chance and all about their new lives together.
If you live with a Waggin' Tails alumni dog, please email your success story and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Genesee County Animal Control
Fostered by: Eve
Adopted: Feb 2017 by Adam and daughter Madison
From Adam: I truly believe she saved us just as much as we may have saved her. She is the sweetest most loyal and loving dog.
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Detroit Animal Care and Control
Medical: Treated for heartworm
Fostered by: Tracey
Adopted: June 2018 by Rebecca
From Cami: I am living my best life navigating this world with my awesome new mom.
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Owner Surrender
Fostered by: Kenneled but championed by volunteers Monica, Tracey, and Kumi
Adopted: Nov 2019 by Lesley & Daden and canine Dori
Enjoying his first boat ride. Rocky routinely sends updates to his 'Aunt Monica.'
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Oakland County Animal Control after a one year stay.
Fostered by: Natalie
Adopted: Oct 2016 by Natalie and Mike
Athena is the apple of her mom's eye!
Photo taken by: Pawdacious Portraits
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Found as a stray.
Fostered by: Andrea and Shawn
Adopted: Mar 2015 by Andrea and Shawn
Elvis serves as trusty companion and fellow adventurer to his humans traveling the country. We sure wish Elvis had an Instagram page!
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Owner Surrender at 10 1/2 weeks old as "Jane."
Fostered by: Lauren & Derek
Adopted: Jan 2016 by the Rubin's
Frankie Jane (black & tan) spends most of her time with her brother from
another mother when not on home security patrol and lets mom take as many pics as she wants.
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: River Rouge Animal Shelter
Fostered by: Jen B.
Adopted: May 2017 by Sharon, Marc & their four sweet kids
Cinnamon's family goes all out and celebrates the day she arrived for a one week trial and her official Gotcha Day! No doubt this girl found her forever place in the world.
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Part of the Explorer litter of 10, born to Detroit stray, Amelia.
Fostered by: Jess & Mark
Adopted: June 2015 by William & Rose
As a shameless snack swiper, Edmund is not taking his awesome life for granted and making the best of all adventures with his family.
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Bark Nation
Fostered by: Stephanie and Suzanne and Josh. Sometimes it takes a village.
Adopted: August 2019 by Amber and Brandon
Found as the only surviving pup living in deplorable conditions, our girl is now living life to the fullest, getting all the snuggles she can. As you can see, Emmy is a total daddy's girl!
Burrito Now Scooby
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Detroit Animal Care & Control
Fostered by: Suzanne
Adopted: August 2019 by Tracy and
From Scooby's mom: Squirrel patrol is his favorite activity followed by frisbee. He's a character ;) GREAT dog and makes everyone, even strangers, feel very loved and special to him. We certainly are very grateful to all that led him our way!!!
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: River Rouge Animal Shelter
Fostered by: Jen and Kevin
Adopted: November 2018 by Susan and kitty Simon
Relinquished to the shelter with frustrating skin issues but now lives happily with Susan, playing fetch, chasing water from the hose, lounging on the hammock with mom and sometimes puts on his therapy-dog hat to spread some love.
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Detroit Animal Care and Control (the old building)
Fostered by: Cathy and Matt
Adopted: November 2018 by Cathy and Matt plus canine sis, Josie
Jimmy Jimmerson is quite the spoiled doggo! Mom and Dad serve up popsicles, pizza bones and homemade cakes to the most deserving boy. Jimmy also has a bed in the spare bathroom for ultimate comfort during scary thunderstorms and fireworks!
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Owners who decided to re-home instead of taking Bailey with them when they moved.
Fostered by: Julia
Adopted: November 2018 by Lynda and Jay
Diagnosed with Diabetes shortly after adoption, Bailey is managing well with her dedicated new family taking care of her. Bailey headed to the eastern seashore for the first time this year and while she wasn't fond of the water she did learn to land surf!
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Dog Aide
Fostered by: Tedi
Adopted: August 2019 by Meaghan and 4-Legged pal, Sylas.
Red, the 65 lb. lapdog, is enjoying life with his mom and brindle doppleganger, Sylas. Red and Sylas are the best of buds, wear matching reflective jackets when out in the backyard at night and keep their awesome big backyard squirrel-free.
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Witness who picked her up after being tossed from a vehicle on a cold winter day in the city.
Fostered by: Beth
Adopted: 2012 by Shelly and Dave
Maggie is a therapy dog and made appearances with Waggin' Tails, meeting kids to teach them about rescue dogs. She has also competed in agility, served as playmates to resident foster dogs, paddle boards with her dad, and is her mom's BFF.
Nala (formerly Lily)
Came to Waggin’ Tails from: Concerned animal advocate who discovered Lily had been handed off to several homes as a pup and needed stability.
Fostered by: Finder
Adopted: August 2019 with Jill, Jason and their two sweet girls
Despite a rough start, Nala has grown into a well-adjusted 60lb. lapdog who loves to swim with the family in the pool and chew on sticks. Her mom says, "We love her so much! She makes us all very happy!!!"