My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Mastiff Rescue Of Florida Inc, Stuart, FL, USA
This is Archie. A joint rescue from ABARS and Mastiff Rescue Florida “Hands and Paws.”
Our OEM died in January,2020. We had worked with OEM rescues in Tennessee, Oregon and now Florida. Ivan had been the center of our life since 2013 when we rescued him while in Oregon. After a week or so we contacted Pam at MRF who we had done home evals for since living in Florida. She had been contacted by ABARS about a Bullmastiff needing foster care immediately. Pam called and we arranged to pick up Archie.
From the beginning he had us! At first meet he licked our face. We had never had a dog do that!
We did the 3/3/3 of fostering, had him neutered and slowly introduced him to the world. He walked 4 x daily because he wouldn’t poop in our yard! Our subdivision fell in love with him. We took him to Grayson Beach pub for Sunday brunch and the staff there came to look forward to his return and gave him the same table on the patio! We took him to St Pete to meet his sister, Louise the Bassett who was in college with our son. Instant pals. Since COVID, Archie and Louise have had a fenced yard to run, dig and chase squirrels. Archies favorite place is our bed where he has slept since the first night!
After 150 days of fostering, Archie became our permanent dog! He had been in our hearts since the first meet.
May 30 he became our forever boy. But every month with Archie is a dream month. And here, “life is but a dream” is our motto!
The Mastiff Rescue Florida and their Hand to Paw program helps these dogs find homes when owners may need assistance in placing their dogs.