Happy Tails Provides Pets with Happy Homes
Ann Nadler has two new dogs and, better yet, the dogs have a new home. Gracie and Baca joined the Nadlers and their dog Ely after a tip about the good work of Happy Tails.
"I was very pleased with it," said Nadler. "They were very concerned about the animals."
The Nadlers also developed a close relationship with the organization's president, Susan Hatfield, during their adoption process.
"She does a great job with the animals," said Nadler. "You can tell she loves them."
Hatfield said Happy Tails differs from other pet adoption agencies.
"In our organization, we pride ourselves on quality placements rather than quantity," she explained.
Hatfield, who also has a full-time job, devotes the rest of her time to Happy Tails. She has her own pets and provides foster care for others. She said the animal sanctuary has found homes for hundreds of pets since it started in 1998.
"We have to know, for the animals we place in the program, the home we select is the last place they go," Hatfield said.
The Happy Tails adoption strict screening process rejects unqualified families. The sanctuary places animals throughout Missouri and other states through the Animals Gone Airborne program.
The Nadlers' love for their dogs has given them a big responsibility because, when full-grown, the three pups could weigh a combined 400 pounds.