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RIP Jack

Added December, 20 2016

RIP Jack- thank you to your fabulous adopter for giving you 13 years of love. Run free over 🌈bridge.

About 13 yrs ago, I adopted a beautiful soul that you called Turner and I came to know as Jack. He was my best friend and an incredible source of joy, happiness and comfort. Yesterday , I had to say goodbye to him, I am incredible pain but he is in a better place. I look forward to seeing him again one day. Thank you for bringing him into my life so many years ago.


Added December, 16 2016

Karma passed away December 13th 2016 , of a ruptured cancerous liver tumor.

She was adopted by Denis, Sheila, and Sara-Jane , who absolutely adored this little one and who gave her the kind of home that allowed her to know nothing but joy love and peace.

She was an amazing little dog, who asked for nothing more than to be loved , and every day she gave back love and gratitude to her family.

Rest in peace little Puppy Karma.


Added January, 5 2016

Rosie notre mascotte

Added September, 29 2013

Le départ de notre mascotte Rosie

C’est avec énormément de tristesse que j’écris ce mot. J’ai dû faire mes adieux à Rosie hier, le samedi 28 septembre 2013. Cette petite chienne a été rescapée de chez les autochtones il y a 12 ans, alors qu’elle n’avait pas de domicile fixe. Il ne lui restait que quelques heures à vivre. En effet, le refuge qui l’avait récupérée, alors qu’elle n’était âgée que de 2 mois, jugeait que personne ne voulait et ne voudrait d’elle parce que ses yeux coulaient. Moi, je l’ai adoptée. Après une semaine chez moi, elle a dû subir une chirurgie pour lui enlever un œil, celui-ci ayant été crevé alors qu’elle était un chien errant. Rosie a chamboulé ma vie; elle a été l’élément déclencheur d’un tournant majeur de ma vie. En effet, c’est grâce à elle si Leanne Turner et moi avons fondé Adoption animale Rosie qui, depuis, ne cesse de sauver la vie de plusieurs chiens. Elle était mon héroïne, puisqu’elle me rappelait sans cesse le travail à effectuer pour sauver tous ces animaux non-désirés, abandonnés et/ou maltraités. C’est même elle qui a redonné le goût à la vie à ma chienne Brandy, elle aussi avait été abusée et maltraitée. Elle lui a permis d’avoir confiance en la vie et aux humains! C’est par elle que les portes des fourrières et des usines à chiots se sont ouvertes à Adoption animale Rosie, ce qui nous a permis de recueillir beaucoup d’autres chiens. Et, encore une fois, c’est grâce à elle que j’ai rencontré tant de personnes qui, elles aussi, aiment tant les animaux. Ça été une belle histoire, mais qui vient malheureusement de se terminer! Elle nous manquera à tous, mais aussi beaucoup à Kelsie, notre Border Collie, qui adorait la lécher tous les jours. La Dr Laurie Dunbar, ainsi que Maria Cecere ont tout tenté pour la rendre confortable le plus longtemps possible. Il n’y avait malheureusement aucun moyen de guérir du mal qui l’incommodait depuis plusieurs mois. Un super gros merci à la Dr Claudia Gilbert qui l’a aidée à passer de vie à trépas avec énormément de compassion. Si Rosie avait pu parler, elle aurait sans cesse répéter : S.V.P. faites stériliser vos animaux; c’est la meilleure façon d’empêcher leur prolifération et donc d’être désirés et non abusés. N’oubliez pas, il faut adopter des refuges, ces chiens font les meilleurs compagnons de vie.

In Memory of Maya

Added October, 15 2012

If it should be that I grow weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep
then you must do what must be done
For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad I understand
But don't let grief then stay your hand
For this day more than all the rest
Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears.
You don't want me to suffer so,
The time has come, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend,
Stay with me, please, until the end
To hold me close and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree
It was a kindness done for me.
Although my tail it's last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Please do not grieve that it was you,
That had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close we through the years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

In loving memory of Maya
Sadly missed by Marc, Anna, Rolo and family


Added September, 29 2010

Dear Anne, and every one at Rosie's:

As you are probably aware by now, Bart passed away on September 16, 2010. He was our precious Bart-man and we miss him so much, it breaks our heart everyday. John, who is now 2 1/2 keeps asking when Bart is coming home. We told him he was very sick and went to see him mommy...

I just wanted to thank you all for calling us to foster Bart. He obviously became a very special member of the family, and we were blown away when we got the news of his sudden illness. His quick passing was both a blessing and a devastation.

We have had the privilege of fostering 3 amazing dogs, and adopting 2. Dozer and Bart have held such special places in our homes and it is fitting that we buried Dozers ashes with Bart.

It would have been our 2 year adoption anniversary on September 19th. And while it makes me very sad to know he wasn't in our home for even 2 years, it makes me just as sad to know that a dog of only 6 years should not have died this way... he had so much life in him just a short time ago. To see his rapid decline was heart wrenching. It will take us some time to get over this loss, but know that we will be in contact with you again probably in the new year...

I can't thank you all enough... Bart was so amazing and he made us all laugh. He was the most incredible dog anyone with children could wish to have. I will never forget how I caught John once with his finger in Bart's eye socket, or how, most recently, John would drive his trucks over top of Bart (he was a BIH hill!). And to know now how sick he was, it really is an incredible testament to what kind of dog he really was. Bart just always wanted to be part of the action and was known through out out neighborhood as being such a good and obedient dog. Never a growl, never a tooth shown... just licks, licks, and more licks!

Here is a picture taken of the 4 of us the day before his passing. He has been buried on my in-laws farm, along side Dozer. They will forever have a peaceful resting place...

Thanks again for all you do... we are blessed to have had the chance to take care of Bart for the short time we did, and we thank you for calling us.

lots of love, stephie and family


Added February, 24 2010

Paco was adopted from Rosie, and went prematurely to Rainbow Bridge at the age of 1.

Paco est un chien de Rosie qui est monté prématurément au ciel des chiens à l'âge de 1 an.




Added February, 7 2010

Cognac was a much loved and cared for companion. He has left a void in many hearts. Cognac était entouré d'amour et traité aux petits oignons. Il a laissé un grand vide.


Added February, 4 2010

After 8 short but loving months with Angelo and Marco, Tara crossed over to Rainbow Bridge on February 4, 2010. Après avoir passé 8 beaux mois, entourée d'amour, avec Angelo et Marco, Tara est montée au ciel des chiens le 4 février 2010.


Added February, 2 2010

Their life together was so short but Daisy was so loved by Lisa. Leur vie ensemble a été trop brève, mais Daisy a reçu beaucoup d'amour de Lisa.

Rosie’s Survivors Fund


This is Chanelle, a six year old Chocolate Lab. Her family gave her up to an animal control facility, sadly probably due to the high costs they faced as Chanelle has to have extensive knee surgery.

Possibly the saddest part of this tale is that this injury occurred when Chanelle was only 1 year old, so she has been living with the pain of a shifting joint, where her knee bones rub against each other as she moves, for over 5 years. Our guess is Chanelle just couldn’t manage anymore with the pain and infirmity, poor soul.

The surgery is a tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO) which is performed on dogs to stabilize the stifle joint after ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament (like the ACL in humans). So far, this surgery looks to cost us at least $4000. It is compounded due to the number of years that have passed since the initial injury and the damage that has been done as she tried to move around on it over the years. Sometimes we opt for amputation as it is the best way for the dog due to the damage done to the leg and dogs DO manage well with 3 legs, as we have seen over and over. But amputation is not a viable option here as she is obese and this impacts her other joints’ ability to support her weight and her ability to balance afterwards. So our choice was to save Chanelle or put her down.

Look at her. What do you think we are going for?

She is a very sweet girl and weathers the pain of her leg well. We don’t have the heart to let her go. She’s done nothing wrong. She deserves a chance and with this surgery, and future weight control and good exercise, she will live a happy life and in turn, make some future family happy, too.

Help us save Chanelle. She has lived 5 years with a painful, largely useless back leg. She has had only one year in her life pain-free, before the injury. Let’s work together to bring her many more years of a pain-free, but a joy-filled life! We want to see her chase a ball one day soon!

We got you, Chanelle. The Rosie village has got this.

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