You make it so

“All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so.” ~Joseph Joubert

And not just gardeners. At Homeward Bound, it is the volunteers, the foster families, and our amazing veterinarians who find the beauty in abandoned and neglected pups. You remember Snuffy from September?


This poor pup arrived with a thyroid condition, terrible skin, and barely-there hair. He looked more like a sad and drowned rat than a Golden.


A pill a day, and the loving care of his foster family, showed progress by late October.


And this week? This beautiful boy found his forever home…


because our dedicated team made it so. Hugs to all the quiet heroes of Homeward Bound – from Snuffy, with love.

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

11 thoughts on “You make it so”

  1. Hey Ogee, Jet here.

    Since we’re newer to visiting you, we didn’t know about Snuffy. OMD, how awful his journey began. Yippee, yahoo, this deserving golden boy received his forever home this week. He deserves nothing but safety, love and joy and will clearly deliver that back to his forever family.

    We echo your sentiments… so many quiet heroes in rescue groups. (We’ll send a shout out in that way to Golden Rescue South Florida, who a year ago scooped Little Miss Holiday Dump from the pound and within 24 hours she joined Casa Jet!

    Your gardening quote is profoundly beautiful. πŸ™‚

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