“You Rescue Me” Profile: Gentle Great Dane Ramses Inspires Founding of New Rescue Organization

This is a profile from our “You Rescue Me” contest, which ran in early 2014. This particular entry finished in the top 5 in our Facebook fan voting.
Ramses is my inspiration behind our current rescue organization. Ramses was adopted from the local SPCA. We were searching for our second dog, and this huge boy was emaciated, filthy, dull-coated and defeated and would not come out of the back of the kennel. Luckily, I managed to convince one of the kennel attendants to let me into his run and sat patiently until he came and rested his head against my chest. He came home with us as soon as they would release him.
Ramses was our second Dane rescue dog, and was one of those dogs that has an “old soul”. There was just something special about him. He was a gentle soul who welcomed humans and dogs alike into our home.
Once we adopted Ramses, we began getting involved in helping out with a local breed rescue in our area. We fostered several dogs and I made several transport runs from NC to NY to pick up dogs from ACC. I knew we were making a difference, but there was something missing. Just under 2 years ago, we decided to form our own all breed rescue.
I know that Ramses was the start and the heart of why I formed Fur-Ever Home Rescue. We lost him to cancer about 2 weeks before we pulled our first dog from a shelter. Since that time, we’ve helped over 200 dogs find their fur-ever homes and I know my boy is smiling from The Rainbow Bridge, knowing he inspired us to help others.

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