Saturday, July 11, 2009

Success Story - Star

Star came home with us November 11, 2001 after being pulled from a Washington State shelter where time was running out for her. After months in foster care when the best adoption option came available, Star crossed the Canadian Border and became our beloved family member.

That was the beginning of our journey and one of the luckiest days of my life. Star was accepted immediately by our Doberman “Jazz” and after Jazz's passing, Star assumed the role of helping train our new puppies. My shadow, my team mate, Star and I have trained, played, travelled and slept together. One time, when approached by an out-of-control meth addict, Star placed herself in between and would not let him touch me. This is the only time she has shown aggression since she has lived with us.

Adopting Star has been life changing and we now have three Border Collies and have had several rescues come to us for re-homing. We have also taken up sheepherding and hope to compete in 2010 sheepdog trials.

Star’s Accomplishments:


Agility Association of Canada = 18 titles including her Bronze and Silver Awards of Merit
3rd place BC Yukon Regional Agility Championships 2007 and 2009
12th place Canadian Agility National Championships 2007

North American Flyball Association = 7 titles
United Fli League = 2 titles

Star is a gem and we want to thank Janet Legg for letting us adopt her.

Janet says: "I knew early on that Star was loaded with potential, needing a special home where she could reach for “the stars and I want to THANK YOU, Shauna and Tim, for providing Star that exceptional home where she could live up to her dreams.”

Tim and Shauna Helson
Campbell River, BC
July 2009