New Beginnings

Angel / 12-2015


Angel was GSD that came to Angel Ridge in November of 2015.  She came to us with King another GSD.

Their owner had suddenly had passed away and we needed find homes for them.  

Angel has ended up with a great family and she has a new brother.


Avery


Adopted 2017.  Avery came to Angel Ridge through PAART in December 2017.  This young shepherd mix had a rear leg that had been broken and it never healed properly which left him with only 3 strong legs.  But that did not stop him or his new family from falling in love with him.

Belle 2016 / Adopted 2006


While volunteering at the recent Hearts and Paws pet fair, I stopped by to visit the Angel Ridge booth.  I began to tell them Belle's story, and they suggested that I email you and tell you too.
It was ten and a half years ago, and my husband and I stopped at Petco to buy cat food.
Upon entering the store, we were greeted by an Angel Ridge Volunteer, who had "Lorrie," a shepherd mix.  We immediately fell in love with this one year old, who in her short life, had already known suffering.  Her so called owners had moved, and left her and her newborn pups to die.  By the time that the Angels at Angel Ridge found her, one pup had already perished.  The good news was that they had found homes for the pups, but they still needed to find a home for "Lorrie"
We adopted "Lorrie", and re named her Belle.  She's now eleven and a half, and such a beautiful and gentle creature!
I want to thank the Angels at Angel Ridge for all that you do, and I know that there is a place in heaven for each and every one of you.
Thank you for reading Belle's story!
Sincerely-


Brenda McMinn

Belle 2016 Adopted 2006


While volunteering at the recent Hearts and Paws pet fair, I stopped by to visit the Angel Ridge booth.  I began to tell them Belle's story, and they suggested that I email you and tell you too.
It was ten and a half years ago, and my husband and I stopped at Petco to buy cat food.
Upon entering the store, we were greeted by an Angel Ridge Volunteer, who had "Lorrie," a shepherd mix.  We immediately fell in love with this one year old, who in her short life, had already known suffering.  Her so called owners had moved, and left her and her newborn pups to die.  By the time that the Angels at Angel Ridge found her, one pup had already perished.  The good news was that they had found homes for the pups, but they still needed to find a home for "Lorrie"
We adopted "Lorrie", and re named her Belle.  She's now eleven and a half, and such a beautiful and gentle creature!
I want to thank the Angels at Angel Ridge for all that you do, and I know that there is a place in heaven for each and every one of you.
Thank you for reading Belle's story!
Sincerely-


Brenda McMinn

Bellini aka Millie


Adopted 2017.  Bellini is a terrier mix who was born deaf.  This 3 yr. old arrived at Angel Ridge from another shelter but it did not take long for this sweet girl to find her special home.

Bruno


Adopted 2017.  He is now part of the family with 5 children, Bruno is always busy. They love him.

Bubba / 2015


Bubba is a foster failure.  He was being fostered by one of our volunteers and there was such a connection that Bubba found his forever home.

Dolly


Adopted 2017.  Dolly came to Angel Ridge with a skin condition that needed lots of TLC.  During her stay @ AR she began to heal and continued to heal with her new family.  Dolly has a great home and a new sister to hang out with.

Emma


Adopted 2017.  Emma was a very young hound when she arrived at Angel Ridge and it did not take long for her mom to see her picture and fall in love.

Fiona / August / 2015


Fiona was one of our favorite dogs @ AR.  Fiona needed to be the only dog and especially did not like other female dogs.  She had been at our kennel for several years before she was adopted the first time.  After about 3 yrs. Fiona was dumped at another rescue "with the statement that she was a stray that they had found".  Not true!  They had not found her, they didn't want her anymore and created this story. She had been microchipped and they knew that she belonged to Angel Ridge.

Fiona was back at AR for almost 9 months when she finally found her forever home.  She now has a human that totally loves her and will give her a wonderful life.   

Freddie Mercury


Adopted 2017.  Freddie came to Angel Ridge as a stray and it did not take long for him to find his furever home.

George Jones / 2015


George Jones was adopted in 2015.  He now has a canine sister to have fun with and a wonderful family to love him.

J.J. December / 2015


JJ, the black lab mix, adopted by Christopher of Aliquippa in early December. Chris said he fell in love instantly with JJ and they are having no issues. JJ has lots of toys and eats twice a day, plus treats. He gets lots of exercise and has no health issues. He sleeps on the couch and spends the day in the house. Chris has a bell on the door which JJ rings when he needs to go out to do his business. He is very happy with JJ and had a great experience at Angel Ridge.


King / 12-2015


King was a GSD that came to Angel Ridge after his owner suddenly passed away.  King had been owned by a breeder.  Soon after coming to AR he was updated on shots and also neutered.

He lives with a great family in Washington County.

Lily


Just wanted to send you some pictures of Lily.  We took her into see Dr. Werner on Thursday.  All is fine.  She didn’t like going to the vet, can’t say I blame her.

Lily is so sweet, we have kept the two kittens separated and will introduce them later this week.  They play with each other under the door a lot.  Lily loves to snuggle.

Take care,

Andy Risley


Maggie


This is Lilly and Maggie.  As you can see Maggie has been rescued by a great family and their daughter Lilly.  I think that Maggie has found the perfect playmate and best friend.

Manny / 12/2015


I think this picture says it all!  Sometimes it just has to be the perfect fit.

Marty (Christopher)



I spoke with Christopher's mom last night.
Christopher was our deaf kitten ..
Danyel said that  he is awesome and fit in right away.
They love him !!
His new name is Martin Seamus McfFly or just plain " Marty "

Max


Hi Nancy, Faye and all the volunteers,

We took Max yesterday to foster to adopt and I just wanted to send you some pictures.  He is adjusting to all of us and a new routine, but is a total sweetheart.  Thank you for your great rescue facility and your kindness yesterday.  We had a great experience and are hoping in about 2 weeks that Max will be acclimated to being part of our family!  Here he is enjoying his new big back yard and interacting with our kids. 

I do have one question...how much did he weigh?  We are estimating about 40 pounds, but just wanted to make sure we were feeding him the proper amount each day. 

Thank you for everything!
Jenn and Adam Vlcek

Melcom Update 2


Happy holidays!  Remember  me?  I was at the shelter for a very long time but I am home for good now.  I am doing very well.  I still can’t see but I got to keep my eyeballs and get the very best medical attention.  I even had that ugly black mole removed from my head.  I am a chick magnet now.  

I go on alot of long walks on the farm  without a leash with my 2 brothers.  Some people can’t believe I am blind. I am very well loved and get treated like a little king.  I think I ended up at the treat palace.  IT’S ALL GOOD !!!…  MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL .. XOXOXO MELCOM  


Murphy


Adopted 2017.  Murphy arrived at Angel Ridge from another shelter in Tennessee where he was found as a stray.  This 2 yr old Bull dog mix was the most handsome fella.  It took a little bit of time but he now has a wonderful family that adores him.

Petey


Adopted 2017.  Petey was a transplant from another shelter and only had one eye.  He has 2 fur brothers and 2 human siblings.  He is so loved and well taken care of.

Prince


Adopted 2017.  Prince came to Angel Ridge because his mom Cindy Coupe, a long time volunteer had passed away suddenly, leaving Prince and his siblings with no where to go.

Prince has a great home with 2 other rescues.

Ranger ( aka Gunner)


Ranger aka Gunner UPDATE!! Ranger was diagnosed with EPI, which means his body cannot digest food (think '24 hour eating that goes straight thru animal'), in June while at Angel Ridge. In July he weighed in at a skinny 62 lbs. Treatments of adding enzymes to food began there and have continued since he adopted us in early October. He went the vet last Tuesday and he now weighs 78 lbs!!!! An 'ideal weight' for his build!! Vet also said he is 'the happiest Shepherd I've ever seen'! We are sooooo happy! He is just a big rambunctious sweetheart - thinks he's a lapdog.

-Char Stanley


Remington


Adopted 2017.  Remington arrived at Angel Ridge in October 2017 from another rescue.  A 4 yr old Lab / Hound mix who was full of energy.  It was love at first sight and Remington found his furever home!

Rex / 10-2015


Rex was a senior Dane mix when he came to Angel Ridge in September, 2015.   Due to the stress of the kennel Rex was not doing well.  He went to a Foster home with Cindy in October.  He almost was another one of her "foster failures"!  Thank goodness someone saw him and fell in love with him !

Rocky


Rocky has recently found his forever home with a family in Jefferson Hills.  Here are some pictures of Rocky living the good life with his new family.  

More updates to follow....

Skipper (Hank) 12-2015


Skipper was a rescue from the Georgia area.  He was a survivor of severe flooding and was never claimed by his owners and was soon to be put down.   Our Director drove several hours to save Skipper after reading his story.  He then was brought to AR to find his forever family.  Such a lucky boy.

Taylor (now Angel)


We would love if you put it on your site!  She is truly an Angel!  She makes us smile everyday.  We have a major case of puppy love!  :-)

Just wanted to give you an update on Taylor.  We have renamed her Angel.  She is the sweetest girl!  Her favorite activity is to cuddle and takes naps with me!  She loves our evening walks and is such a great addition to our family!  I can't say enough good things about her!  She plays for hours with our Cheyenne and Wally our 10 year old shepherd husky mix, is acting like a puppy again!  She has no problems with our cats and will even curl up and sleep with them!  My mom stopped over with her chihuahuas and Angel was a perfect lady with them despite their barking and growling at her.  She has had absolutely no accidents in the house and she sits patiently while I fix her dinner or when I give her a treat.  She is perfect.
So, thank you for letting us give her a forever home.  You deserve a billion thank you's for doing what you do for our four legged friends.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Bethany Kubena-Stajduhar

Tehya


Tehya has been recently adopted and named by Mike..... pretty white kitten with gray ears.

Tony / 2015


Tony was not at Angel Ridge very long.  This little guy won over his new owner right away.

Willy


Adopted in 2017.  He came to Angel Ridge as a stray covered in ticks in fleas, this senior boy needed a home.