When Melissa Gray adopted Daisy, a sweet older (10ish) Lab/Chow mix, she had no idea of the impact that Daisy would make on her life. Like many people, Melissa had never even thought about adopting an older dog. Then she met Daisy, one look into her trusting, loving eyes and Melissa knew she and Daisy were destined to be together. Like many older dogs, Daisy was deemed inconvenient by her thoughtless owner and was dumped in a rural high kill shelter.
Daisy was also heartworm positive. Melissa made sure that Daisy underwent heartworm treatment immediately – and after two months Daisy was on her way to a full recovery.
The bond between the two became stronger each day and Melissa couldn’t imagine her life without Daisy – she brought so much love and joy into her life! Daisy went everywhere with Melissa and social invitations always included her as everyone who met Daisy fell in love with her easy going and friendly manner.
Daisy’s Place Retriever Rescue is dedicated to saving and finding loving homes for Retrievers (and Retriever mixes) six years and older. Occassionally we do take dogs into rescue that are under six years old – some of them come to us from shelters where their correct age was misjudged and sometimes we just can’t help but save the younger ones from certain death – we affectionately call these younger honorary Daisy Dogs, ‘rosebuds’. We are an all volunteer non-profit organization and all of our dogs are in private foster homes. If you’re interested in adopting one of our lovable Daisy Dogs – or Rosebuds – please fill out an adoption application on our Be A Link in the Daisy Chain page.