Sunday, September 30, 2007

Meet Kenyon!

As part of our series this week for National Dog Week and National Deaf Awareness Week - we would like you to meet Kenyon!

Kenyon is a young (4-5 years old), blue double merle Australian Shepherd. She was rescued from a kill shelter in Georgia where she had just weaned a litter of pups. Kenyon is a loving soul and although she has sight impairment, she does fantastic once she learns her surroundings. She is also deaf, but is learning touch signals very quickly!

Kenyon is incredibly sweet, and very intelligent. Kenyon is crate and house trained, and has not had a single accident in the house since her Foster Mom has had her. She goes to the door and politely “asks” to go outside. Kenyon is relatively quiet, too. She has only barked a couple of times and that was when she was playing with her foster brothers and sisters. Yes, she runs and plays outside, too!

Kenyon walks beautifully on a leash, and does not pull. She loves to go for walks! Kenyon is VERY loving and wants to lay near you whenever she can. She will do anything for a dog cookie!

Kenyon is currently being cared for by a foster family in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is listed through the Deaf Dog Education Action Fund who provides education and funding for the purpose of improving and/or saving the lives of deaf dogs. They are a non-profit organization founded to speak on behalf of and assist in the betterment of life for deaf dogs everywhere.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Meet Jack Frost!

As part of our series this week for National Dog Week and National Deaf Awareness Week - we would like you to meet Jack Frost!

Hard of hearing if not totally deaf, ice-blue eyed, pink and black nosed, 1-year-old, Jack Frost is a truly magnificent dog: a good traveler, loving, sweet, gentle, funny, great with other dogs and a smart boy obviously wanting to please "his people." He doesn't have a mean bone in his body and has the capacity to be a great family dog. If you have the patient and skills to work with a hearing impaired dog, then you are in for many years of joyful companionship with Jack Frost as your sidekick.

Jack Frost is currently being cared for by a foster family in Orange Grove, California. He is listed through the Deaf Dog Education Action Fund who provides education and funding for the purpose of improving and/or saving the lives of deaf dogs. They are a non-profit organization founded to speak on behalf of and assist in the betterment of life for deaf dogs everywhere.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Meet Bonnie!

As part of our series this week for National Dog Week and National Deaf Awareness Week - we would like you to meet Bonnie!

18-month-old Bonnie was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Georgia the day before she was to be euthanized. When she arrived in her foster home, she was an adolescent cattle dog with no training whatsoever. She bounced off the walls, the cabinets, and the people in the home. She is now turning into a wonderful little dog.

Bonnie is very smart and learns quickly. She has learned the signs for sit and down and is picking up more each day. She has learned to sit at doorways before going in and out. She no longer bounces off of everything. She plays well with the other dogs and loves attention. Bonnie is very food driven and motivated. She is very agile and could easily be a candidate for agility. She is very quick and has a great vertical leap! Bonnie is the very typical Velcro dog and loves to be with her people.

Bonnie is currently being cared for by a foster family in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. She is listed through the Deaf Dog Education Action Fund who provides education and funding for the purpose of improving and/or saving the lives of deaf dogs. They are a non-profit organization founded to speak on behalf of and assist in the betterment of life for deaf dogs everywhere.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Meet Basil!

As part of our series this week for National Dog Week and National Deaf Awareness Week - we would like you to meet Basil!

10-month-old Basil is amazingly intelligent and eager to please. He has already learned some touch commands, and he picked them up in just a few minutes. He can sit, lie down and come when you stomp your foot on the floor. He walks perfectly on the leash. He's so smart, he could be on TV! Basil needs someone who has a lot of time to spend with him, maybe someone who works at home or a stay-at-home mom (or dad).

Basil is currently being cared for by a foster family in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is listed through the Deaf Dog Education Action Fund who provides education and funding for the purpose of improving and/or saving the lives of deaf dogs. They are a non-profit organization founded to speak on behalf of and assist in the betterment of life for deaf dogs everywhere.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Meet Amira!

This week is National Dog Week and National Deaf Awareness Week. In honor of these weeks we are bringing you information about a really great organization - the Deaf Dog Education Action Fund. And all the rest of this week, we will be featuring deaf pups that need your help!

Meet Amira! Nine-week-old Amira is current on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped, and has been given flea/tick and heartworm preventative. She and her sister are "lethal white" Australian Shepherds, the result of a merle x merle breeding. Both Amira and her sister are bilaterally deaf, but do have some vision. Amira is the larger of the 2 pups, feisty and playful. She is nearly all white, with a blue merle behind! She is very cute and super affectionate.

Amira is currently being cared for by a foster home in Stow, ME. She is listed through the Deaf Dog Education Action Fund who provides education and funding for the purpose of improving and/or saving the lives of deaf dogs. They are a non-profit organization founded to speak on behalf of and assist in the betterment of life for deaf dogs everywhere.

Mum remembers the days when deaf dogs didn't have much of a chance in life. But now, through the efforts of many organizations and individuals, these pups that cannot hear can live a very healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. And they compete in sports and obedience, earn their Canine Good Citizenship awards, become wonderful therapy dogs and are cherished members of families throughout the World. All they need is a chance!

Check out these links for more information:

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Meet Penny Lover!

Penny Lover is a beautiful little pug girl. She is quite a character, fun loving and happy all the time. She is not much of a barker and gets along well with other animals including cats. She is looking for a new home as her previous owner couldn't keep her any longer. Penny Lover is a five month old puppy, pretty well housebroken and up to date on shots. She is looking for a forever home this time. She is on the small side and will be smaller as an adult than your average pug dog.

She is currently being cared for by Limberlost Animal Rehoming Cause in Berlin, Wisconsin. They are a dog rescue started to help the retired breeder dogs that come out of large commercial kennels. These dogs are either sold unaltered at auction , in the newspaper or put down when the breeders are done with them. As long as a dog is not spayed or neutered. Their cause is to save these dogs, have them altered and placed in pet homes where they will be safe.

For more information about Penny Lover, click here!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Meet Baja!

Baja is a shepherd/collie mix, about 8 weeks old. He is neutered and currently being cared for by the folks at Animal House Shelter in Hutley, Illinois. Animal House is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), No-Kill shelter for all breeds of dogs and cats.

They have been open since June 2002 and have rescued, rehabilitated and adopted out over 7,000 dogs and cats to this date! Animal House Shelter, Inc rescues abused and neglected dogs and cats and rehabilitates them mentally & physically in order to place them with the best new family. They rescue 98% of their dogs from 'kill' shelters, pounds and various animal control facilities in which they are usually listed as strays and almost always scheduled to be euthanized.

For more information about Baja, click here!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Meet Amber!

Amber is an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie Mix, about four-years-old and weighs about 45 lbs. She is a very special girl looking for a very special home without children or other pets.

Amber is currently being cared for by Family Dogs New Life, in Portland Oregon. They are a unique, no kill, alternative shelter that specializes in canine adoptions. There are no dog runs or kennels, and they offer a warm, home type environment for both their canine residents and potential adopters. From the time you enter their cozy lobby to the time you take your new friend home, you will find adopting a dog from their shelter to be a very pleasant and relaxing process.

For more information about Amber, click here!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Meet Bill!

Bill is a 6-7 year old schnauzer, neutered and UTD on shots and recently had a dental cleaning.

He is an energetic and loving schnauzer, who is very smart and loves attention. Bill likes to play with the other dogs in foster care, but he does chase cats! He spends his time running and playing in his foster Mom's fenced back yard. Bill is crated at night and does well with crate training. He would love to be adopted by an active family with children over 8 years old.

Bill is currently being cared for by Almost Home Canine Rescue, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They are dedicated to finding the best possible home for all the pets in their care. And they help each adoptive family find the newest member of the family that best meets the family's and the pet's needs and life style.

For more information about Bill, click here!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Meet Maddie!

This sweet little girl just wants someone to love her. Maddie was picked up as a stray in Alabama. She looks like she's just had puppies recently. Even though she hasn't been treated very well, she has a wonderful temperament. She ignores other dogs and cats and she loves people. She's just a sweetheart.

Maddie is a black brushcoat female, approximately 3 years old. She's a tiny little thing, only 35 lbs. She has heartworm disease and will begin treatment on September 14, so she won't be ready for adoption for at least 8 weeks. She also needs to be spayed and have entropion surgery.

Currently, Maddie is being cared for by Shar Pei Rescue of Tennessee, located in southern Tennessee.

For more information about Maddie, click here!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Meet Calamity Jane!

Six month old Calamity Jane is cute and sassy. She was in a shelter and was scared beyond belief. Her time was up and the great folks at Legacy Boxer Rescue stepped in and saved her life.

Calamity will gladly give you kisses, romp, play and steal your heart with every beat. She will be a small girl and can hear very well.

The founder and volunteers of Legacy Boxer Rescue have made it their mission to seek out Boxers in need and create a legacy they deserve; a loving family and home of their own. They serve the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Austin areas.

For more information about Calamity, click here!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Met Luv!

Beautiful, sweet, alert, energetic, inquisitive, playful, and loyal. All of these words describe this wonderful American Pit Bull Terrier born into discrimination and in desperate need of a family to call her own.

At one- year-old Luvey is housebroken, crate trained, up-to-date on all vaccinations and ready to devote herself to being the best dog your family has ever owned. She would love nothing more than to romp and play in a fenced in yard with another dog, preferably male, and children old enough to understand how to interact with their new best friend. Her hobbies are snuggling up for TV, kissing faces, chasing squirrels, squeaking toys and chomping on chewies.

Luv is currently being cared for by Animal Rescue of Tidewater in Norfolk, Virginia. They rescue and find homes for stray, abandoned, shelter-released and owner-released animals, advocate for improved animal welfare, educate the public about animal welfare and animal issues, focus on spay/neuter as the underlying solution to animal population control, work to build coalitions with their animal welfare partners and raise funds to support their work.

For more information about Luvey, click here!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sponsor Buzz!

Buzz, a two-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, and his brother were found abandoned in the New Mexico desert when they were just a few months old. Little brother was adopted, but Buzz is another one of those guys who never could see the sense of letting humans touch him.

He's utterly beautiful, sweet-natured, and cooperative. Takes treats from the staffs' hands, plays happily with the other dogs and sometimes joyously romps alone with his big rope toy. Buzz lives inside and outside, as he wishes, but even after 2 years, if the staff sneaks in a light touch, he leaps sideways! So, of course, he's not on the adoption roster. But he could really use and would be happy for a sponsor -- just no petting, please!

Buzz is spending his days with Bridging The Worlds, an animal sanctuary, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their mission is to alleviate animal suffering by providing sanctuary from abuse, neglect, and homelessness; to end the killing of healthy animals as a method of population control; and to teach that animals are intrinsically valuable, worthy of respect, compassion, and care.

Currently their efforts are focused on dogs, who live safe and free while they recover physical health and emotional harmony. All are spayed or neutered, receive appropriate veterinary care and excellent nutrition. No cages, no chains. They have 35 snugly fenced acres where they are taken to run and play. Most of them live among the staff – free to snooze indoors on hot days and cold nights, welcome to take refuge from Summer or Winter storms in their house and offices, or tucked into their own houses in their own yards, as they choose.

As needed, the pups receive homeopathic and herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, and western medicines to address acute or chronic physical or behavioral symptoms. When they are ready, the staff helps them to join new human families.

For more information about Buzz and how you can be his sponsor, click here!

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Did you know that many shelters and rescues have sponsor programs? If you can't adopt from or volunteer at a shelter, please consider sponsoring one of the pups! All it takes is a few bucks and you can help a dog in need. Contact your local shelter or rescue today!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Meet Clifford!

Clifford is a young golden retriever mix who has the most wonderful temperament! He adores kids & gets along great with other dogs and cats. He is very playful and attentive. Clifford was found roaming the streets of Hilliard, Ohio last August.

He was so thin and had a bad case of worms and fleas. He is do wonderfully now having put on weight & gained a sense of security. Clifford would be a great candidate for pet therapy or a family pet. He is about 24 inches tall at the shoulder and will probably weigh around 90 lbs. He is very personable & extremely intelligent--you sometimes swear he can read your mind!!

Clifford is currently being cared for by Chow Chows to the Rescue in Columbus, Ohio. They are dedicated to finding loving adoptive homes for rescued chows and chow mixes in need. Most dogs listed are in the Ohio area.

For more information about Clifford, click here!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Meet Riley!

Riley is a 6 yr old, male, Beagle who is up to date with all his vetting and is neutered. Riley likes to take daily walks around the neighborhood and enjoys a more peaceful home.

Riley would make a great companion who can fill that empty spot you may have in your life. Riley gets along with other animals in his foster home, but would love to find that special home all his own. He would do better in a home than apartment because he does have the hound bark.

Riley is currently being cared for by Highway of Hope Animal Sanctuary Corp., in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Their mission is to help abandoned, lost, surrendered and abused companion animals find homes where they will be loved and taken care of for their lifetime. We are dedicated to preserving the sanctity of life and freedom for all living creatures on this earth!!

For more information about Riley, click here!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Meet Odie!

Odie is a neutered male Fox Terrier with an approximate birth date of May 1993. He came to live at the Central Dakota Humane Society because his family felt they were unable to care for him.

He is an affectionate, loveable little dog... a very special boy looking for a special home. Because he doesn't hear well, he would need a loving home with a family willing to be understanding of this. Despite his hearing, he is always happy and blessed with enthusiasm, and a big, beautiful smile with an unbeatable spirit. All he desires is his own people to love.

Odie is currently being cared for by the Central Dakota Humane Society. They have had a shelter located three miles north of Mandan since 1994, but many people are surprised to find out that the organization has actually been doing good deeds in the community for over 46 years.

For more information about Odie, click here!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Meet Cowboy!

Cowboy is just a wee little one, probably about 6 weeks old. He's a cowdog/ border collie mix and he's full of fun.

Cowboy is currently being cared for by Lander Pet Connection in Lander, Wyoming. The Lander Pet Connection, Inc., is a non-profit organization incorporated with the State of Wyoming. It was formed by a group of concerned people who care about the welfare of all companion animals.

For more information about Cowboy, click here!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Meet Harry Potter!

Harry Potter is 6 1/2 year old, English Setter. He is good with other dogs UTD on routine shows and has been neutered. He is an owner/foster surrender who is currently being cared for by Happy Tails Humane in Franklin, Tennessee.

Happy Tales Humane was founded in 1996 to provide the area with an animal shelter that does not use euthanasia to make room for additional animals. HTH operated as a “virtual shelter,” housing all animals in dedicated foster homes, until 2000 when a shelter for the cats was opened in The Factory at Franklin. All of the dogs in HTH’s adoption program are still kept in foster homes, though the goal is to one day open a shelter where both cats and dogs can be housed on-site. HTH is a private, non-profit animal shelter with our own Board of Directors. All of our funding is through tax-deductible donations.

For more information about Harry Potter, click here!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Meet Anna!

Anna is one of 3 Dogo's (Dogo Argentino) at the shelter. She is super friendly and loves everyone! She is a gentle giant, weighs approximately 85 lbs and is as loving as can be.

She walks well on a leash and has a wonderful temperament. Just a big mush of a dog. If you are looking for just a big lovable girl, please consider Anna and the other two Dogo's. They are all wonderful, loving dogs.

Anna is currently being cared for by Pets Alive in Middletown, New York. Pets Alive’s mission to rescue, rehabilitate and place animals in need depends on dedicated and compassionate volunteers and staff. Animals at the sanctuary range from dogs and cats to farm animals, exotic birds, and many others. Many of the animals at Pets Alive are older, have special needs or require special care.

For more information about Anna and the other two Dogo's, click here!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Meet Patrick!

Patrick needed some surgery to removed some benign polyps, but he is absolutely fine now and ready for adoption. He is a friendly, happy and typically curious Shih Tzu, and fits right into his foster home. He loves to run in the backyard, and take car rides.

Patrick is currently being cared for by the Animal Placement Bureau in Lansing, Michigan. The Animal Placement Bureau is a volunteer foster care network with no paid staff and no sheltering facility. All of the dogs in our care live with our volunteers and become as much a part of their family as their own dogs. APB is recognized federally as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose primary goal is to place homeless dogs into loving, lifelong homes.

For more information about Patrick, click here!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Meet Perry!

Perry is part of a litter from a farm with too many dogs. He was born about 7/14/07 and is now 8 weeks old and ready to find himself a home able to give him some attention.

These fuzzy pups are an unknown mix that seem to grow to about 55 pounds. Grandmother appears to be a white husky. The rest of the dogs are long haired shades of white, cream, and light gold. Perry is white but stands out because his nose is more pink than black.

Perry is currently being cared for by Swiss Friends of Animals, Inc., in Patriot, Indiana. Swiss Friends of Animals receives funds from the local United Fund to help county residents have their cats and small dogs spayed or neutered. This funding supplements a national grant for spaying or neutering large dogs (45 pounds and over). Together, both funding sources provide a beneficial program for residents of Switzerland County, helping to control unwanted litters of puppies and kittens, which result in the stray and abandoned animal problem.

For more information about Perry, click here!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Meet Ying!

Not much is known about Ying, accept he is an adult Shih Tzu, and is up to date with routine shots and neutered.

Ying is currently being cared for by A New Beginning Pet Care & Rescue in Orlando, Florida. They are a non-profit, 501(c)3 rescue group.

They primarily rescue animals that are on death row at local Animal Control agencies to save the lives of the animals. Unfortunately, traditional local shelters are forced to use euthanasia regardless of age or health, as a means to control "overpopulation" of "unwanted" animals. The purpose of their organization is to save discarded companion pets' lives and find new homes for them.

For more information about Ying, click here!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Meet Joey!

Joey is a male Pomeranian - possibly mix who is around 9 years old. He was turned into the shelter with Sapper when their family was deployed overseas. It was obvious his world had been turned upside down, as he looked terrified even with his best friend at his side. Joey loves going anywhere in the car, and will roll over as you walk by him for a belly rub.

He does well with other dogs and loves children. When one family came to adopt another dog, as the kids got out of the van, Joey was right there on his back waving his paws in the air for attention!

Joey is currently being cared for by Paws For Life, Inc., in Chesapeake City, Maryland. They are a 501(c)3 tax exempt charitable organization, any and all donations are tax deductible, very welcome, and greatly appreciated.

For more information about Joey, click here!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Meet Dolly!

This is Dolly, a two year old lab mix. Dolly's gentle manner endears her to everyone she meets. She was rescued as a stray with Chuy, her soulmate and caregiving responsibility. Dolly gives new meaning to the word "mellow." Dolly is full of unconditional love and caring!

Dolly is currently being cared for by the Animals Benefit Club of Arizona, Inc. The Animals Benefit Club of Arizona is the largest and only sanctuary in the far north Phoenix area. This area is now experiencing tremendous growth with many new homes and families at Tatum Ranch and Desert Ridge - all potential companion dog or cat adopters!

For more information about Dolly, click here!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Meet Buttercup!

Buttercup is a German Shepherd mix, current on her shots and recently had a litter! She needs a forever home just like her babies, and wants a family to love her! She will be spayed before she comes to your house, so that she won't have any more puppies.

We found Buttercup currently being cared for by Aiding and A-Petting Animal Rescue in Atlanta, Georgia. They a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to assisting Atlanta area shelters. Their goal is to find loving homes for every adoptable animal. Through their efforts they hope to ultimately achieve the creation of a No Kill Community.

For more information about Buttercup, click here!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Meet Jack!

Jack is a Bluetick Coonhound mix, adult of medium size. He is a very loving dog with a really sweet personality. Friendly toward other dogs and very affectionate towards people. He would be a wonderful family dog.

We found Jack currently being cared for by Save Our Strays (S.O.S.) Animal Shelter. They were founded in 1981 to rescue, shelter and adopt neglected, abused and homeless dogs and cats in the city and local counties. In 1987, six years later, the shelter was constructed with many hours of hard work by dedicated volunteers and contributions from caring individuals and businesses.

For more information about Jack, click here!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Meet Sunny!

Sunny is a little more shy and reserved. She is completely housebroken, and is good with other dogs. She's only been in rescue a few days so check her page for more info coming soon!

Sheltie Rescue of Central Indiana, Inc. ( SRCI ). We are a tax exempt, non-profit corporation consisting a small number of hard working volunteers who are dedicated to caring for and placing Shetland Sheepdogs into permanent and loving homes. Since 1994, over 700 Shelties have been received into their foster care program. Most of our Shelties come from Indiana and are fostered and adopted within the state. If you live outside of Indiana, please visit Dorothy's Page to find an organization in your area.

Click here for more information about Sunny!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Meet Mylie!

Mylie is a Labrador/Terrier Mix, born on 6/14/2005. She's a sweet 34 lbs. girl waiting for her forever home. She is good with children, maybe with other dogs, but isn't so good with cats.

Mylie is such an interesting character with her wild terrier hair style and white marking on her muzzle and chest. Mylie is very amusing. She loves being with people and is looking to become a loyal companion who will thrive in a home. The amazing Mylie knows how to sit, shake, and lie down already! She can't wait to meet her new forever family!

We met Mylie through the Arizona Animal Welfare League in Phoenix, Arizona. Founded in 1971, The Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA is the state's oldest and largest no-kill shelter. Their shelter facilities provide a temporary home for nearly 2,000 dogs and cats every year, offering medical and behavioral treatment for those in need.

For more information about Mylie, click here!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Meet Cody!

Cody is a very unique looking tan Chinese Crested Hairless/Terrier mix with a scruffy outer coat and a smooth undercoat. He is 5 years old, weighs 7 pounds, and is neutered and crate trained.

Cody was too timid at the shelter to be temperament tested. so he could be adopted only to a rescue group - as are most frightened dogs. At first when Cody was picked up to take him from the shelter, he was terrified, extremely nervous, and dug his nails in. Once he realized he was not in jeopardy, he relaxed.

He is making tremendous progress at the adoption site. Once he knows you, he jumps up on your legs with happiness and excitement. He is very protective of his person and can get jealous of other animals or people. Thus, he would do best as the only pet in a single person's home. He gets upset with bicycles and skateboards. This dog cannot be adopted out of state.

Cody is currently being cared for by the Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals in Spring Valley, California. The FCIA is a small, nonprofit (501C3), all volunteer organization that takes in small "adoptable" dogs that would otherwise be euthanized.

For more information about Cody, click here!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Meet Frodo!

Just as his namesake, Frodo is a stead-fast friend. He is even tempered and playful. He would excel either as an only dog or as part of a pup-pair, as long as there is lots of pup-wrestling!

He is a 6 year old black tri colored Aussie with a natural bobtail. Beautiful and funny, he uses his tail as a flag to announce all manner of emotion. Frodo might be suitable in home with dog-savvy cats, but might be a little rough and tumble for very young children.

Frodo has one fear, and that is that no one will want him. Why? Because he's allergic to many things in the environment and his care involves more work than most people want to put into him. We have his allergies under control, but he will likely need additional vet care when they flare up. Even though he's a funny, happy guy, Frodo still waits for that special family who will love everything about him.

Frodo is currently being cared for by the Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline, Inc. (ARPH) in Oregon and Washington. They are a group of volunteers dedicated to the Australian Shepherd breed. Their goal is to place Aussies in appropriate homes where they will be treasured members of the family.

For more information about Frodo, click here!