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Updated: Nov 14, 2020

"Sharing Our Joy"


In August of 2019, a Guardians for the Animals of Ohio Rescue advocate found a social media post of a young puppy being given away. After speaking with the owner, the puppy was released to Guardians for rescue. The young puppy was quickly named Nellie.


In her new foster home Nellie grew into a sassy, happy, cuddly and sweet puppy.

It did not take Nellie long (obviously she was so cute) to find her forever family.

A short time after Nellie went to live with her forever family it was discovered she had a benign tumor on her shoulder that had to be surgically removed. However it was a benign tumor and Nellie is a healthy girl.

Now, a year later, Nellie is still super excited for every person that she gets to meet, and she attends doggy daycare where the staff and other dogs just love her. Nellie "talks" like a husky, throws loud tantrums when you don't pay enough attention to her, and she believes she is a lap dog. Nellie even sleeps in the bed with her head up on a pillow like a human. Nellie’s family love her unconditionally, and she has been a wonderful addition to their family.

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Updated: Nov 14, 2020

🌟Since 2018, Guardians for the Animals of Ohio Rescue has made over 220 courtesy posts to help find a safe home/placement for dogs that are in need of rehoming or need to get out of a dog shelter.


🌟The inspirational story for this week is regarding a beautiful dog named Basil.

Basil was placed on the “Urgent list- in danger of being euthanized” in January of 2019 for behavioral decline in a cold, scary and noisy shelter. Thankfully, Basil was saved from near certain death when a family decided to take a chance on her.





🌟Basil initially had a rocky start with his new family but with patience, training and a lot of love, she became the center of their world. Basil even found his very best friend when the family adopted Chewy, a sweet little kitten!


🌟As you watch the slideshow of pictures, remember that Basil was a dog that was very close to being euthanized. “Don’t judge a book by the cover” is Basil’s statement to those who open their hearts and homes to shelter dogs.


🌟This month, Basil’s family reported to GFTAO that she passed away due to an inoperable brain tumor. They are heartbroken and Chewy grieves with them as Basil’s best friend wanders the house, crying out for her. Although Basil left this world too soon, she finally knew unconditional love from a family that was dedicated to rewriting her story.


🌟We can all honor Basil’s memory by sharing her story and urging others to save a life by adopting animals from their local shelter or rescue.

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