In March of 2009, my wife Judy won her battle with cancer. We
are so grateful for this second chance and found it fitting that
we give a dog a second chance at life too. Through
Petfinder.com we found a link to Southpaws Express. We
already have two golden retrievers at home; so we wanted to
make sure that whoever we adopted would be a good fit into
our existing family. After our first contact with Lucy, we knew
that we had come to the right place. She asked insightful
questions to find out more about us.. not only to make sure
that we found the right dog for our family, but to also ensure
that Charlie found his right forever home. Charlie has been a
part of our family for a month now. We feel very blessed to
have him and are very grateful to Southpaws Express for
giving us the opportunity to give him a home. It may be a
stretch for some people to adopt a dog they won't meet until
after the adoption is completed. But rest assured, the
knowledge and love of animals from the people involved in this
organization is truly remarkable.... please help them save
another life !
Sandy & Judy
We had been looking for a sweet dog friend for our 12 year old dobe cross but we were having a tough timefinding
a good match at the Humane Society where reasonably balanced, good natured dogs are hard to come by and
puppies tend to get adopted almost same day they arrive.
When we saw Holly's picture online through Southpaws Express we were smitten. When we read her bio we knew
she was for us. Still, we thought, isn't it risky to adopt a dog we have never met?Apparently not.
Holly's bio was written with such love and attention to detail that we trusted it was a very accurate description. (and
it was !)Prior to our final decision to adopt Holly, Southpaws were ready and wiling to answer all the questions we
had about Holly. When we picked her up, they also asked us to sign a form stating we would return Holly to them
and no one else should there be any problem with the adoption. This speaks volumes about their dedication to
When we made the adoption final and sent our payment, Dawn from Southpaws took Holly from her shelter almost
immediately and placed her in a foster home which part of our adoption fee covered. Dawn also emailed us a
couple photos of Holly at her foster home. We carried those everywhere. We were so excited! A couple weeks later,
we packed a lunch and drove seven hours to Scranton PA where we met Dawn and her van full of adopted dogs.
Holly was everything we'd dreamed she'd be and more. We have had Holly home 3 weeks now and we could
already not imagine our family without her. An absolutely wonderful dog. We'd do anything for her. Each days she's
catching on: We are her forever home.
We are pretty much going to just get all our dogs from Southpaws Express at this point. How can you go wrong?
You get to help a dog in a high kill shelter get a second chance and you have amazing selection of dogs to choose
from. Everyone wins. We're telling all our Canadian friends about Southpaws Express.
Tucker, Sandra, Maggie and Holly-Toronto, ON
We adopted Cici (formerly Emma) this summer, and she’s had quite the adventure in her first year. I first saw Emma
on Craigslist while we were living in central Pennsylvania and even though we weren’t looking for another dog, her
sad story and cute pics appealed to us. I was concerned how a neglected, hesitant pup would fit in with an elderly
dog and two young rambunctious boys; I also was unsure if it was a good idea to get a dog based on an internet
profile. Dawn, Lucy and her foster mom, Erin answered endless questions, evaluated her thoroughly and provided
us updates indicating that indeed they did think she would be a great fit for our family. They did a great job
assessing her strengths and weaknesses. We met Cici when she was living with her foster family, and it was hard
waiting to bring her home. Shortly after moving in with us in rural Pennsylvania , we moved to Denver , Colorado .
What a change, but Cici did great on the trip and loves her new home. She is so patient with our 2 and 5-year olds,
and she enjoys joining in their play. Rudie, our 12-year old black lab mix, tolerates her puppiness. While the
southern gal was initially skeptical of the snow, she now loves romping and sledding in several feet of snow with the
boys. She has finished dog training class with flying colors, and listens particularly well when there are no
distractions or treats. Her favorite activity is curling up in a sunny spot or by the fireplace and watching the world go
by (or it might be chasing prairie dogs or geese). Thanks to Dawn & Lucy (Southpaw Express), and Erin & Tim (her
foster family) for helping this special dog join our family; we can’t imagine life without her.
-the Medves, Denver, Colorado