Happy Tails

Allie (formerly Alphie)

Allie (formerly Alphie) has made her way into our hearts in no time!  She is the sweetest, most gentle and loving girl in the world and we are so blessed to have been adopted by her :) She wants to thank her foster mommy for all the love and care ...

Bailey (formerly Piper)

Just wanted to touch base and let you know that Bailey (formerly Piper) is doing awesome. Elana and I were talking last night and we can't believe today marks only two weeks since we adopted her.

She's such an awesome dog and it feels like she' ...

Bella

Hi there!!

I adopted a beautiful 4 year old English mastiff named Bella in Jan of 2010 from Macon GA. As the third anniversary to her joining my family approaches, I wanted to take a moment to send you a note.

I'd like to give a big THA ...

Boston

My family adopted a 5 yr old Mastiff named Boston. He is the best dog a family could ask for. He has filled our heart with so much joy. He has become our 4 yr old daughter's best friend. We also have a bulldog named Sky, he absolutely loves her.

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Buddy (aka Rex)

Buddy is doing much better. Now weighs in at 140 rather than 106 (gained over 5 months) He is no longer scared about coming in the house. Enjoys going on rides and walks in the park. Still has a fear of men, backs up when ever one gets to close (but is ...

Cali & Capone

Here are a few more pics of Cali and Capone. They are doing SO well and are great together. The large new fenced-in area has been a wonderful addition to our quality of life. Capone loves to patrol his perimeter and take care of his property and his si ...

Einstein

I wanted to write and give a long overdue update on Einstein. He entered rescue in July of this year (2015), and was 7 weeks old and 13 lbs, and blind.

Surrendered to rescue because of birth defects (fluid on the brain), his outlook was grim. P ...

Eleanor (formerly Daisy)

OH MY GOODNESS! We are over the moon with our adoption of Daisy, who we have renamed Eleanor.

Eleanor (then Daisy) was rescued by Lou and Meredith DeLone of Lockhart Texas. After their three kids graduated from college and moved out they knew t ...

Georgia

Dear Southern States Mastiff Rescue,

Almost a year ago I received a sweet little girl named Georgia from your program. I never got a chance to follow up and let you know how she was doing. I always see the stories on your Facebook page of Mas ...

Grady

Grady (right) is loving life with his new sister Jasmine. They are a match made in heaven, and his new fur ever family adores him!

Honey

I wanted to give an update to everyone about our adopted English Mastiff Honey. We adopted Honey almost three years ago in 2009 at the age of three. I had seen her profile online and had been making up my mind about applying for her, as I had had a few ...

Izzy

I adopted my first mastiff, Bella, in Jan 2010. She is the light of my life! I always check the website and the Facebook pages to see what is going on.  I saw sweet Izzy online in Feb of 2013. She needed an immediate foster. My husband was relucta ...

Luke

Luke still is amazing - doing great!  We just added another human baby to our family and he's doing fantastic with the transition. He protects her like she's always been a part of the family. 

Luke is a very well manner ...

Rufus (formerly Ramses)

From Rufus' family:

In January 2012, I drove from Atlanta Georgia to Montgomery Alabama to meet and adopt Rufus (was Ramses).  He is my second mastiff via SSMR - my first one being Rumor, who I still miss to this day. 

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Simba

Comment from Joanne, SSMR volunteer:

This was one of the first dogs i placed when i started with SSMR. He was an owner surrender for all the wrong reasons and i knew he was a great dog and so lucky he go to the ...

Soloman Smith

Meet Soloman Smith. He is one of our latest happy ending stories! Here is his story:

My name is Solomon Smith.
Thanks to the wonderful folks with Southern States Mastiff Rescue, I am now very happy.
I was captured by Memphis Animal ...

Spirit (formerly Hudson)

Here are some pictures from Spirit's (was Hudson) Obedience class he finished last week He got a ribbon for best behaved.

Zeke

Our Boy Zeke

In December, 2015 we lost our rescue mastiff Sam. He had been a large part of our family for well over 2 years.

Approximately 9 months passed, our hearts were healing, and we decided then that it was time to start looking f ...

Zoey

Zoey fits in like she has always been here. The food aggression is long gone. They all eat together in the kitchen. They all line up and "sit" when I tell them that I have a treat for them. I have to laugh at the German shepherd and Zoey's drool. Seldo ...