|Bailey and Rio|
"I adopted Rio, a Rottweiler/Lab cross, in 1996 when I met her in Georgette's care (Georgette is a Grateful Dogs Rescue volunteer) at Riverside Equestrian Center. Although I never intended to or did compete, Rio flew through the obedience and agility classes we took and has always been the most loving and obedient dog I have ever known. That is not to say that she doesn't have fun; chasing tennis balls and helping me run the horses have been among her favorite pass times! I think we all get one perfect dog in our lives, and Rio is mine. Her health was excellent until the summer of 2007 when a tumor extruded from her body. It turned out to be a vaginal cancer but it was surgically removed and is not expected to return in her lifetime. We have been able to grow a little older together and I cherish every day!
I adopted Bailey, a Belgian Malinois, when Georgette introduced me to her at Riverside Equestrian Center in 1998. Georgette may recall that Bailey was so scared of people she literally shook on the end of the leash. Bailey still needs a little extra care when being introduced to people or when in tight spaces, but she has turned out to be my little snuggler, clown, and irrepressible spirit! Bailey had to have knee surgery in 2006 and her hips have been getting weaker since about the same time, but other than that her health is also excellent. She still loves to steal Rio's toys and snuggle!"
Grateful Dogs Rescue, thank you for rescuing Rio and Bailey and bringing them into my life!" ~Lauren