Guess Who’s Joining the Fam?

Shhh… Don’t tell our kids, but we just adopted a dog! Our new puppy comes home Saturday morning and we can’t wait. She’s a Bluetick Coonhound and she’s absolutely adorable.

We’re not sure how we’re going to surprise the kids yet. But we know they’re going to love her. The shelter named the puppy and her sisters after The Judds: Naomi, Wynonna, and Ashley. Although I love a theme, Ashley (who we adopted) isn’t the name we want to call her. Right now we’re tossing around the name “Happy.”

We found her on, where thousands of dogs, cats, and many other types of animals are waiting to find a loving home. If you’re looking for a new pet, I encourage you to search or visit an animal shelter in your area. More than likely you’ll find the type of breed you want. Many of the adoption organizations on save the animals from overcrowded, high-kill shelters and then foster the animals out of their homes until they can find an adopter.

The dog we adopted was dumped off at a pound in Indiana by an irresponsible breeder, who didn’t want to mess with additional female pups. Luckily, Three Sisters Pet Rescue was able to obtain The Judds and bring them to Cincinnati where they can now live long and happy lives. Aww… Happy!

I’ll share new pics of our pup once we bring her home. Today I’ll be hitting the pet store to pick up all those dog-gone necessities!


9 thoughts on “Guess Who’s Joining the Fam?

  1. She is so cute!!

    We just adopted 2 cats from our local shelter as well (via Best of luck with your new doggie!!

  2. Awww… yay! They are going to love her! Now can you convince my husband that we really, really, really need a fourth cat? My little one wants a kitten and I’m starting to cave…

  3. Congrats!! You’ll love him. Jason had a Bluetick once. He STILL talks about how great that dog was!!

  4. Stella Blue says:

    Congrats! She’s so cute! We adopted our dog from a rescue (chihuahua rescue & transport) and I wouldn’t do it any other way. Petfinder is a great resource – I’m so glad you’re promoting it!

    We’ve been talking about adding a bunny to the family. I just need to convince Mr Blue!

  5. We had to put our beloved pup to sleep last October and have not yet adopted a new one, but when we do it will be through Petfinder, or the local rescue organization.

    She’s adorable, by the way!

  6. FUDGE NUT BAR. I mean you’ll love HER.

    It’s Friday. Tela no read good.

  7. Looks like a mighty good dog. You’ve got to watch Lady and the Tramp too. I think a bluetick was one of Lady’s “dog friends.” Congrats!

  8. Adorable. We got Finn from the pund and he has been a wonderful addition to our family. I bet today is going to be awesome!

  9. Kim Moldofsky says:

    Awww. How cute. My DH and boys really want a dog, so it may be inevitable. Thanks for hte PetFinders tip!

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