Thursday, January 31, 2008

He needs a name and a home, now!

Meet this cute pup, a male mixed terrier who is nine months old. He doesn't have a name yet.

We found this pup currently being cared for by K9 for Love in Miami, Florida. Because of a difficult situation, all 50 pups that are at this home based facility are in desperate need of homes within the next few days. Can you help?

For more information about this pup and all the other wonderful pups click here!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Meet Shawna!

Shawna is a 5 year old Irish Setter/Golden mix. She was relinguished to a shelter that was going to put her down until we came to her rescue. Shawna is a great dog that deserves a second chance with a loving family. She really is one in a million!

We found Shawna currently being cared for by Pets In Need in Ringwood, Illinois. Pets In Need Midwest was founded in 1991 by Pat and Rudy Klimo in Ringwood, Illinois. They are a state licensed, no-kill, non-profit animal shelter. Pets In Need Midwest is registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. They do not receive any government funding, relying solely on adoption fees, private donations, and fund raising activities. Our mission is to "Champion the humane treatment of domesticated animals".

For more information about Shawna, click here!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Meet Jethro and help Eleventh Hour Rescue win a $50,000 grant!

Jethro is a young Labrador Retriever mix currently being cared for by the folks at Eleventh Hour Rescue, in Rockaway, New Jersey. Jethro is a playful pup, with lots of new things to learn and discover.

Click here to watch Jethro's video, and find out more about him.

Eleventh Hour Rescue is a volunteer based, non profit, 501c3 organization that literally saves dogs from death row. They do not currently have a shelter and rely on the generosity of their volunteers to provide loving foster homes for dogs pulled from death row in high-kill shelters.

The organization is once again participating in a challenge being offered through Kevin Bacon's SixDegrees.org, partnering with the Case Foundation and Parade on America's Giving Challenge. The eight charity badges that have the most unique donors through the America's Giving Challenge will receive $50,000 for their cause.

They are entered in this contest for their rescue and need the help of each and every one of you. The Challenge ends on January 31, 2008 at 3:00 pm eastern time so please hurry!

Click here to watch their video. Donations are tax deductible and all they are asking for is a $10 donation made thru their charity badge below to have a chance at this $50,000 grant!

It is not the organization with the most money in donations that wins but the organization that has the highest number of unique donors. So every donor counts!

Gold giver!

We were reading the other day about a troop of bell-ringing dogs that were helping the Salvation Army collect money at a Detroit area Wal-Mart over the holidays. These pups fetched a gold bar wrapped in a $100 bill. And this is the third year in a row that an anonymous donor had dropped a gold bar into the kettle.

Gold coins can fetch some good money on the market these days, and bars fetch about $800. Some say from the time of ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to more modern times, man has had an affinity for gold bullion; and in all ages, man has been fascinated with the beauty and magic of gold. They say that if you buy gold coin it can be a good investment.

Guess this anonymous donor was fascinated too! But I think it was the pups that encouraged him to donate - we have powers like that, don't we?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Meet the Vicktory dogs!

After days in the witness protection program at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah, Michael Vick's former dogs are now Vicktory dogs - ready to meet the public after the final defendant in the case was sentenced on January 25th. Today was a big day for these pups, they got to meet the media and now the World gets to meet them.

Meet Tug!

Tug gets his name because that's his favorite thing to do -- pull hard! He's a very strong boy, and Best Friends caregivers are trying to think up lots of creative ways to help him channel that energy.

Tug is one of the 22 dogs who came to Best Friends from the estate of former NFL quarterback, Michael Vick after he was arrested and charged with "conspiracy to engage in dog fighting in violation of the animal welfare act." He may have been a fighting dog, but when Tug arrived at the sanctuary, he didn't want to hurt anybody; he just didn't want anybody to hurt him. He's still afraid of loud noises and camera flashes. (But we thank him for letting Best Friends staff take his picture! We know it was scary.)

Caregivers are working round the clock with him to help him feel comfortable, and to help him channel all that athletic energy. They take him for walks with an "easy walk harness" that keeps him from pulling them down the road in excitement. And they're looking into a scooter wagon so he can actually pull his caregivers on rides! They think he'll like that.

Tug has a lot of healing left to do. Please be his sponsor and cheer him on from afar. It's you that makes his new life at the sanctuary possible. Your $25 sponsorship of one of these animals helps provide for the work of Best Friends at the sanctuary. You can sponsor as many as you like.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Meet Skylar!

Sklyar is a Dutch Shepherd mix who was rescued from an out of state shelter. Skylar is just over two years old and is up to date on his vaccinations, neutered and is housetrained.

Skylar has wonderful energy and loves to go for runs, walks and car rides and he has proven to be a great running partner. He also loves to play fetch, especially if a squeaky toy is involved and to play around with Sonny the resident Yellow Lab in his foster home. Skylar loves to be outdoors, his foster home doesn't have a yard, but he loves to sunbathe himself on the back deck for hours.

Skylar loves to be around people and he is very affectionate. In fact when petting him he will lean up against you for more belly rubs. When it's time for a nap or for bed he loves to nuzzle his head either behind you or on you. He is a wonderful snuggle bug. He is good with most dogs, but should not be in a home with cats.

We found Skylar currently being cared for by the Montgomery County SPCA Washington Grove, Maryland.

For more information about Skylar, click here!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Thinking of moving?

Mum and I have been thinking about moving, just a thought in our head right now. It's just so cold here, and we don't really have any ties here anymore with family gone. So why not?

Why not go somewhere warmer, somewhere where we can do agility more throughout the year, somewhere where we can have a little more land. Sounds like a great adventure if you ask me!

We could look at Denver Homes for Sale, Los Angeles Homes for Sale, or even Bronx Real Estate, well, guess the Bronx and NY wouldn't be a really great option for us. But maybe some of the warmer states, and somewhere where the cost of living is a bit lower would be great!

We found a fun site, that may just help us out in finding a new place. The Real Estate Book is a nationally and internationally recognized brand that you see at all the local groceries and gas stations.

If you didn't have any ties, and wanted to go and live somewhere, where would you go?

Meet Matilda!

Matilda, a Vizsla/Coonhound Mix, and her 7 brothers and sisters were found with their mom, around Thanksgiving, abandoned and left alone by the railroad track in Carlisle. She was born November 2 and is a sweet little puppy that will probably grow up to be 50 or 60 pounds. She is spayed and all ready for a family to take her home.

We found Matilda currently being cared for by Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc., in Carlisle, Iowa. They were founded in 1989 as a 501(c)3 Charitable organization and are a special needs no-kill animal shelter, with much of the work done by caring volunteers. They receive no government assistance, and all donations go directly to care for and help animals in need.

For more information about Matilda, click here!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Thinking Blogger Award!

We are extremely honored to be presented with the Thinking Blogger Award from Saving Lives One At A Time! Thank you so much!

Saving Lives One At A Time is a wonderful blog dedicated to finding pets loving homes. Visit them sometime! Not only do they have dogs but kitties too!

Speaking of kitties, our resident kitties, Wolfie and Wiggy, love to drink out of and play with the water coming from the bathroom vanities. Do your kitties like to do that too?

Meet Bart!

Bart, a Pyraneese/Chow Mix, is such a sweet guy! What a wonderful dog - he is housetrained, has good manners, and is a great couch potato.

Bart and Harley's owner passed away, which is how they ended up at the shelter. If you could open your heart for both of these great dogs, that would be wonderful. If not, Bart would really do best in a home with another dog. Bart is up to date on routine vaccinations, is micro-chipped, and is neutered.

We found Bart currently being cared for by Friends for Life in Tempe, Arizona. Friends for Life Animal Sanctuary is dedicated to the homeless and stray animals living on the streets and in the deserts.

For more information about Bart, click here!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Meet Tex!

Tex is the new Sheriff in town. He just turned 1 year old. His first birthday wasn’t the best. He was turned into a shelter by his first family, but not because he was a bad boy. He just loves everyone he meet - people and dogs. He just wants a loving home where the family will pay attention to him and let me be a part of the family.

He would break through his invisible fence. He lived outside 24/7 and just got bored. The children would come out and play with him and he was good with them. He would prefer to be in the house with the family. He is eager to please and will be a good boy when you house train him. He doesn't like crates but once he is in one, he settles down.

We found Tex currently being cared for by Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue in Horsham, Pennsylvania. They are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to finding permanent loving homes for abused, neglected and unwanted Siberian Huskies.

For more information about Tex, click here!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Meet Toby!

What a big and cuddly teddy bear Toby is!!!!!! He has a very big heart and as they say, "he's as gentle as a giant". Toby was brought into TAPS from animal control, it's hard to understand who wouldn't want a big handsome guy like him. He walks very well on a leash and would make a wonderful walking companion. I bet Toby has lots of stories to tell you about where he's been and what he's been through, wouldn't you love to be a part of them???!!!!!

We found Toby currently being cared for by Tazewell Animal Protective Society (TAPS) Animal Adoption Center and Shelter. They are a no-kill shelter that gives dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens a home until permanent homes can be found. They are located in Pekin, Illinois, which is just outside of Peoria.

For more information about Toby, click here!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Meet Nala!

This beautiful girl, Nala, is only 10 months old & 25 pounds, with glistening black hair. She is a true beauty queen, both in looks & personality. She gets along with other dogs, cats, and kids. She is going to make a fabulous family pet! Best guess is she is a Spaniel mixed with Flat-coated Retriever.

We found Nala currently being cared for by Cuddly Canines Rescue near Riverside, California. Their motto? Saving one dog may not make a difference to the world, but it makes a world of difference to the dog.

For more information about Nala, click here!

I need a dog!

This has always been one of my absolute favorite YouTube videos! We thought we'd perk everyone up and put you in a good mood. Everyone needs a good mood motivator now and then!

It's a little slow in the beginning, but hang on, it's worth it!



Hope they watch out, they may need alarm system monitoring for these guys!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Meet Xena!

Xena is adorable as a little button, she's terrific with other pets (dogs, cats), and she's so friendly, she just doesn't have a mean bone in her body.

But she's had the strangest problem...a medical condition causes her to refuse to drink water. So her water
always needs to be flavored by food. It's very unusual! She also needs extra help with her house training, though she's improved tremendously. You can learn more about Xena's unusual medical history here.

But Xena, for all of her challenges and despite her seemingly happy-go-lucky playfulness, is actually, a very sensitive dog. She tunes into people and seems to be able to sense what they're feeling and whether they need a doggie kiss. She's gentle
as gentle can be. And she's not only friendly and gregarious toward everyone - she also builds relationships. She's a terrific and very young dog, always full of energy. An adorable pick for anyone willing to face the couple of challenges that come along with her.

Oh, but don't forget to get lots of toys for her! She loves chew toys. Click here to learn more about Xena!

We found Xena currently being cared for by Best Friends Animal
Society at DogTown. The past three Friday nights, the National Geographic Channel broadcasted episodes of DogTown. We hope they continue the series, we enjoyed watching it.

If you are not familiar with DogTown, it is
the largest no-kill animal facility in the country, located on 33,000 acres of Southern Utah canyon country. At any given time, the sanctuary hosts hundreds of dogs from all around the country, and the world, along with cats, horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, and various other farm animals—between 1,500-2,000 animals at any one time.

Twenty-two pit bulls have entered a witness protection program, of sorts, at Best Friends Dogtown. The best accessory in this special witness-protection program is not sunglasses, but fur.

According to Best Friends...

To ensure that publicity doesn’t compromise the proceedings, a federal court order prevents Best Friends from revealing details about the individual dogs and their conditions until a related case is brought to a close January 25. So, for now, the dogs’ identities remain a closely guarded secret.

But, generally speaking, “Everybody’s adjusting very well and doing fine,” says John Garcia, dog trainer and assistant Dogtown manager. “I’m really impressed with their progress.” Part of that is learning what John calls “life skills.”

Because of their background, the Vick dogs are being housed separately from the rest of the dogs. As Best Friends chief executive officer Paul Berry put it, “They deserve the very best that we can give them.”

And that’s exactly what they’re getting. The dogs are living in individual runs especially designed for them and they’re receiving lots of tender loving care and one-on-one attention to improve their social skills.

When you get a chance, visit the Best Friends Animal Society website, where you can help sponsor a pup in need, learn more about the rehabilitation of unwanted and so called 'unadoptable' pups, and read about no more unwanted pets. We're sure you'll be glad you did.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Meet Jeffy!

Jeffy is an approximately one year old Fox Terrier Mix. He is a happy energetic little guy that will warm your heart and your home. He came to rescue through a veterinary clinic when his owners brought him in to be euthanized because he suffered some kind of neurological damage that caused him to have cluster seizures.

While his family gave up hope, neither the vet nor the Hawaii Dog Foundation gave up on this little guy. Jeffy does have problems walking with his rear legs. However this does not stop this little guy from doing what he wants. His control in his rear legs is getting stronger every day. There is no way to tell if he will ever fully recover.

He runs and plays and acts just like any other dog. He walks well on carpet, but tiled and ceramic floors are a challenge for him. Something a pair of good doggy shoes may help with. If you have space in your heart and in your home, this little guy definitely will be the love and joy of your life.

We found Jeffy currently being cared for by the Hawaii Dog Foundation. HDF assures that every dog in Hawaii regardless of age, breed, temperament or treatable medical condition has the opportunity to live out their natural life in safety, health and contentment. At Hawaii Dog Foundation euthanasia is NEVER an option with a healthy dog.

For more information about Jeffy, click here!

Cold weather tips!

It's -1° outside this morning. Dangerously cold. So we thought we post a reminder for cold winter tips for pets!

Courtesy of the Humane Society of the United States:

WASHINGTON — The Humane Society of the United States is urging pet owners to take a few common sense precautions to safe guard their pets against bitter cold temperatures. Despite their “fur” coats, domesticated animals like cats and dogs depend on humans for protection from elements such as freezing temperatures. The HSUS is offering the following suggestions to help keep all pets safe through the cold winter months.

  • Don't leave pets outdoors when the temperature drops below freezing. Dogs need outdoor exercise but take care not to keep them out for lengthy periods during very cold weather. Short-coated dogs may feel more comfortable wearing a sweater during walks. Dogs and cats are safer indoors in all sorts of weather. Animals should never be left outdoors unattended as they risk being stolen or otherwise being harmed.

    Signs of hypothermia include: weak pulse, dilated pupils, decreased heart rate, extreme shivering, pale or blue mucous membranes, body temperature below 95 degrees, stupor and unconsciousness. Consequences of extreme hypothermia may include neurological problems including coma, heart problems and kidney failure. Check with your veterinarian for more information.

  • Wind-chill can threaten a pet's life, no matter what the temperature. Outdoor dogs must be protected by a dry, draft-free doghouse that is large enough to allow the dog to sit and lie down comfortably, but small enough to hold in his/her body heat. The floor should be raised a few inches off the ground and covered with cedar shavings or straw. The house should be turned to face away from the wind, and the doorway should be covered with a flap of heavy waterproof fabric or heavy plastic.

  • Pets spending a lot of time outdoors need more food in the winter. Keeping warm depletes energy. Routinely check your pet's water dish to make certain the water is fresh and not frozen. Use plastic food and water bowls rather than metal; when the temperature is low, your pet's tongue can stick and freeze to metal.

  • Warm car engines are dangerous for cats and small wildlife. Parked cars attract small animals who may crawl up under the hood looking for warmth. To avoid injuring any hidden animals, bang on your car's hood to scare them away before starting your engine.

  • De-icing chemicals are hazardous. The salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate the pads of your pet's feet. Wipe the feet with a damp towel every time after coming in from outdoors – even if you don’t see salt on walkways.

  • Antifreeze is a deadly poison. However, it has a sweet taste that attracts animals and children. Wipe up spills and store antifreeze out of reach. Better yet, use antifreeze-coolant made with propylene glycol; if swallowed in small amounts, it will not hurt pets, wildlife, or people.
Keep safe out there! The days are short and the nights are long. Use exterior lighting to keep an eye on your pets while they are outside, you never know where danger lurks!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Meet Outrageous Oatsie!

This cute little girl was pulled from the L.A. South Shelter just minutes before they were going to kill her. They kept her as long as they could and longer than normal because of her sweet face and disposition. Oatsie is funny to watch. She'll just be hanging out, chewing on a toy and then all of a sudden the inner hound will come out and she will sing.

We found Oatsie currently being cared for by Pryor's Planet, in Encino, California. Jennifer Pryor and her late husband, actor-comedian Richard Pryor, shared a passion for animals. They were crusaders together, championing the causes of both wild and domesticated animals. Whether it was helping save baby elephants stolen from their mothers or rallying politicians to prosecute animal abusers, the couple did what they could to fight injustice against animals. Today, Jennifer continues their calling, without her husband, but with the same unwavering conviction.

Pryor's Planet is dedicated to helping grassroots efforts in saving lives, providing sanctuary and making the world a better place for all creatures. Pryor's Planet is a non-profit, 501c3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information about Oatsie, click here!

Zeus is another pup with Pryor's Planet looking for his furever home!

Taking care of the peeps!

Some of you may know that my Grandmum is in a home now because she cannot take care of herself and has to be cared for 24 hours a day. She has Alzheimer's. She doesn't know me anymore, she doesn't know my Mum, her health is declining and it's very sad.

Just like when us pups get older, peeps need special care. Some peeps need to live in a care home where other peeps can keep watch over them 24 hours a day and tend to their needs, keeping them happier and healthier, providing them with constant needed medical attention and medicines they need to feel better, keeping them out of harms way, and providing much needed exercise, mental and physical.

I remember the last time my Grandmum visited us. As a pup I have a different way of knowing about peeps than Mum does. I knew the instant she walked in the door that she wasn't the same Grandmum that I had seen before and I tried to tell Mum. But she didn't understand what I was trying to tell her. But then as Grandmum's health declined, it became more apparent that Grandmum was sick. That's when Mum realized what I was trying to say. Sometimes us pups are psychic like that, we just know when something is not right.

It's always difficult when something like this happens to our peeps. But knowing that someone is keeping a close eye on them and taking good care of them is a real help and gives us peace of mind. I know my Mum feels that way and I do to.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Meet Ginny!

Ginny will be ready for a furever home in a month or so after she has recovered from having her pups. She was rescued from a shelter where she was a day away from being put to sleep with her pups in her.

Ginny was picked up as a stray and it's hard to imagine who would let this wonderful dog roam off on her own and not go looking for her. Ginny is very sweet, can be off leash, housebroken, good with other dogs and would make a wonderful addition to a family or be a gentle companion.

We found Ginny currently being cared for at the maternity ward at Rocket Dog Rescue in San Francisco, California. Rocket Dog Rescue is a San Francisco Bay Area dog rescue organization run by a group of dedicated volunteers. They save dogs from death at over-crowded shelters and find them loving, happy homes. Now into their sixth year, RDR is stronger than ever, and has saved the lives of over 1,900 animals!

We first heard about Rocket Dog Rescue through ExperienceProject.com's new Save a Dog Project, where you can play a fun trivia game and help earn kibble for pups in need at the same time! According to the site:

How does playing the trivia game at Save Pets help to save the puppies?

Each year, somewhere between 6 and 8 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters in the United States. Nearly half of those are euthanized, or "put down"-- that's about 3-4 million cats and dogs every year! Experience Project has thousands of pet owners who love their animal companions, and we think that these statistics are tragic. So, we started Save Pets to change this! When you play the trivia game at Save Pets, we provide one kibble of cat or dog food to our charities for every correct answer. Helping feed hungry pets in shelters frees up resources to find these pets safe and happy homes!

Which charities receive funding from Save Pets?

We work with Rocket Dog Rescue and the Urban Cat Project.

Who pays for the cost of saving the animals?

Our advertisers pay by sponsoring the game with their ads. By doing so, they not only are getting the word out about their products and services, but also are helping to save cats and dogs around the country. We are very thankful for these advertisers -- if you want to show your support, click on any of their ads and check out their products! In the event the advertising revenue doesn't cover the cost of the kibbles, we will donate 100% of all revenue to the charities, without regard for our own costs.
What a fun way to help save pups in need. For more information check out this video!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Going green!

Many of you know that I'm a green dog; that keeping healthy, happy and helping the environment is important to me. And we like to share any info that comes along to help us be more green.

We came across a site yesterday that has some pretty good green stuff. GreenandMore.com is packed full of products, articles and information on how two-leggers can reduce their carbon footprint. And we picked up some great green tips, here are a couple:

  • You can reduce your electricity bills by as much as 10% simply by unplugging appliances or switching devices off at the power point they are connected to when not in use. It's good for your wallet and for our planet.
  • Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher's drying cycle and you can save big energy and humidify the home at the same time!
GreenandMore.com has links to other great green sites with additional information and the latest news. They also have a blog with even more tips for helping the environment, as well as a wide selection of green products that can help you save money, help the environment and reduce your carbon footprint.

The company practices what they preach by helping support environmental charities, such as Oceana and Healthy Child Healthy World; and by following green practices at their on-site workplace.

Check it out, we're glad we did!

Meet Shelbee!

Shelbee is the sweetest ten year old Sheltie you could ever meet. She was turned over to rescue when her family could no longer keep her. When she first arrived, she was quite a bit overweight weighing in at 55 pounds. Shelbee is now a much healthier 51 pounds and probably should weigh about 45lbs. She has a beautiful face.

Shelbee no longer has as much difficulty standing up because of her weight. She may have a touch of arthritis too. But for a 10 year old, there are really very few signs of arthritic problems.

Shelbee loves to be cuddled and loved on. She's very calm and laid back, very good with other dogs, and she's good with cats, too. Shelbee's weight is not due to a thyroid condition.

We found Shelbee currently being cared for by the nice folks at Sheltie Rescue of Utah. They ensure that all "homeless Shelties", most of whom have been badly neglected and/or abused, are placed in permanent, loving homes as a special four-legged member of the family. Their primary concern is placing each Sheltie into an environment that is most likely to be supportive of that particular dog's physical and emotional recovery. And be sure and visit their blog for lots of Sheltie Tails!

For more information about Shelbee, click here!

Where we find them!

Many folks want to know where we find all these remarkable pups that are looking for their furever home.

Well, we find them all over the Internet. Sadly, it's very easy to find pups needing home on the Internet. They come in all shapes and sizes, colors and fur length, purebred and all-American. Our most favorite resource is the nØkill Network.

The nØkill Network is dedicated to promoting no-kill animal shelters and rescue groups by helping people learn about and locate these organizations. The nØkill Network also strives to promote the no-kill model so that shelters that do not currently have a no-kill policy might gain the public, governmental, and financial support necessary to become a no-kill organization.

Here are some ways you can help them and their efforts:

  • Adopt a pet from one of the shelters in their directory!
  • Volunteer for your local no-kill organization! These groups are usually in need of volunteers to help out, so find one near you and inquire.
  • Do you know of a no-kill shelter that they don’t have in their directory? Tell them about it!
  • Do you own or manage a no-kill shelter? Make sure you are listed in their directory. If you are not, let them know!
  • Do you have a website? Tell your website visitors about them and link to them to help spread the message!
  • Make a donation! Financial contributions allow the nØkill Network continue to promote it’s message. If you support their mission and can afford to donate to the cause, every dollar will be used to help an organization in need.
Click here for more information!

We may be late posting...

If you haven't heard, I'm not feeling too well and neither is my Mum. I'm off to the vet today to find out more about what's going on with me and my suspected pulled muscle. Mum has the flu. So we are spending a lot of time taking naps together, getting well, recuperating and cozying up to the humidifiers.

So if we are late posting, we hope you will understand for the next few days! If you want to keep up to date on our progress - visit my blog!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Meet Jack!

Mr. Jack, is looking for his forever home following the death of his guardian. Jack is a sweet older gentleman who loves any attention he gets. He is healthy and still active at the marvelous age of 14. His ideal home would have a fenced yard, no young chidlren and lots of love. Jack didn't receive lots of TLC in his previous home environment and this special boy deserves to live out his years with a Basset Hound lover who appreciates and loves this special breed.

We found Jack currently being cared for by the Humane Society at Happypaws Farm in Arlington, Washington. Seven acres of lush green countryside await the lucky animals that find their way to the Happypaws no-kill sanctuary (or in one of our wonderful foster homes). They work diligently to make our dogs happy and to find them loving homes for the rest of their lives.

For more information about Jack, click here!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Meet Tinsel!

This is Tinsel, an American Staffordshire Terrier. He's a lot of love. He doesn't ask for much and he's very gentle and affectionate and happiest with you and another canine.

We found Tinsel currently being cared for by the Dearborn County Animal Shelter in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Partners for Animal Welfare Society of Dearborn County, Inc. is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless and companion animals in Dearborn County. P.A.W.S. was chartered as a non-profit organization in the state of Indiana in April 2001. The P.A.W.S. group is heading up the capital campaign to raise funds to build a desperately needed new Dearborn County Animal Shelter.

For more information about Tinsel, click here!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Meet Bobbie!

Bobbie is a medium size mixed breed male, about 3 years old. Very handsome boy. Their say he he is very loving and affectionate.

Bobbie is currently being cared for by Bro and Tracy Animal Welfare, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Their goals are to help individual animals connect with the right people, help other nonprofit rescue organizations in their mission, and provide education that will result in more successful adoptions. Although they try to help animals of different species whenever possible, their special emphasis is on dogs. Every dog deserves to love and be loved and a chance to be a good dog. Their goal is to help make that happen.

For more information about Bobbie, click here!

Loving sports!

Most of you know I love sports!!! I came across a site the other day - the official website of Europe's premier International Rugby Tournament - RBS 6 nations website - England, France, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and Wales. We don't have much Rugby around here, which is why I thought it was interesting!

This site has all the tournament news, info on all the teams, results for the 6 nations championship. As well as interactive games and podcasts, lots and lots of photos and videos, backgrounders and information about each of the participating squads, history of the sport, ticket information, venue information and even an RSS feed to keep up with the latest information.

Rugby is a game that is played in over 120 countries throughout the world. Many of the rugby game come from its rich history, traditions, camaraderie and community involvement with the sport.

So follow your favorite squads!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Meet Agatha!

Agatha, a shepherd mix, was picked up as a city stray along with a friend. She is now looking for a new forever family to take care of and love her. She is sweet and tolerant, though a little timid at first (a home without young children would be best). Please come meet this fine gal today and consider making her the newest addition to your home!

We found Agatha currently being cared for by Animal Haven in Merriam, Kansas. Their mission is to provide a higher quality of life for homeless pets through adoption, education and collaboration with our animal welfare community. Founded in 1966 by Nadine Smith, Animal Haven now provides shelter for the stray animals of Merriam, Lenexa, Overland Park, Lake Quivira & the Johnson County Parks Department. Animal Haven accepts pets directly from individuals in need of assistance anytime space is available.

For more information about Agatha, click here!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Meet TJ!

This is TJ.

According to the shelter he is a Border Collie, Husky mix, and he is just a puppy! Nothing else is known about TJ.

We found him currently being cared for by the Humane Society of The Black Hills in Rapid City, South Dakota.

For more information about TJ, click here!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Need a website?

Having a website is imperative to any business in this Internet day and age. And many shelters have little funds to have a professional website done.

We came across a site today that may be of help. Webnode.com is a new site that promises a free tool that completely manages your entire web project.

They say:

Anyone, without any technical know-how, can create and manage advanced web presentations, easily. There is no need to install anything on your computer or server. Everything is made available through your web browser.

Webnode includes a revolutionary unique tool for website publishing (Webnode Builder), advanced website statistics (Webnode Statistics) and webmail (Webnode E-mail).

Started in January 2008, webnode is a free revolutionary interactive real-time drag-and-drop website builder. Webnode allows visitors to create, design, develop and run powerful websites and web apps from start to end. Engineered for ease of use and extreme speed, effortlessly produce high-caliber professional web pages within minutes.

Webnode offers the broadest range of functions for any on-line website builder. There is no need to download or install anything. Webnode can be used with any domain (e.g. as www.userdomain.com). It implements plenty of website components (polls, articles, forums, lists, FAQ forms, etc.). Users can use it with any popular browser.
We'll be looking at this site and will keep you posted on our review.

Shop and help pups in shelters throughout the country!

Bring Pets Home is a not-for-profit organization that raises money for animal shelters across the country. Their mission is to support shelters’ tireless efforts to provide care for pets in need—until they find loving homes or are reunited with their original owners. 100% of money raised through your purchases will go directly to provide food, shelter and medical treatment to pets in need. All operating costs of Bring Pets Home are covered by corporate donations.

How Does It Work?

A portion of every purchase will be distributed by BRING PETS HOME to animal shelters across the country to help save pets' lives and help them find loving homes. Simply click on a store link and start shopping. There is no extra cost to you.

1. Register (optional)

Register and select a specific animal shelter to benefit from your purchases. Or, if you use our site without registering, 100% of the donations raised through your purchases will be distributed by BRING PETS HOME to animal shelters in need across the country.

2. Shop

Shop at our participating online stores.

3. Give

A portion of every purchase aids shelters across the country—helping to save pets’ lives and adopt them into loving homes. 100% of the money raised through your purchases will go directly to care for pets in need.

Could be a great place to find discount furniture!

Meet Aladdin!

Aladdin is a male, adult chocolate lab and weimaraner mix, and a very attractive one at that! He was pulled from a local shelter by Project Pet and now is up for adoption. He is neutered, micro-chipped, and current on his vaccinations. If you are interested in adding a gorgeous new dog to your immediate family then you may want to check out Aladdin. He likes to go for walks and run around and play so if you have a big fenced in backyard that would be excellent.

We found Aladdin currently being cared for by Project Pet in Columbia, South Carolina. Project Pet is a 501(c)(3) community-based, people/pet project founded by volunteers from four local animal welfare organizations who have joined together to humanely reduce pet overpopulation in the Midlands through innovative, pro-active programs.

For more information about Aladdin, click here!

Decoding the mutt!

Our good friend Penny found this book recently and we wanted to share it too!

It's a fairly new book called The Mutt Book. Here's the synopsis:

Curious about the family tree behind your adorable mutt? You'll never know for sure, but you can at least make an educated guess about some of the breeds that went into his make-up. The Mutt Book will help you understand how you can look at your own dog and figure out what may be in the branches of his unique pedigree. Inside The Mutt Book you'll find:
  • A worldwide ancestry explaining which types of dogs come from which regions.
  • Descriptions of the most common kinds of heads, ears, tails, paws, legs, bodies, coats, colors, and patterns you're likely to find on dogs.
  • Which breeds display each physical trait.
  • Sixty mutts whose characteristics have been analyzed to give you the most likely breeds in their make-up.
  • Four designer dogs whose ancestors and pedigrees are known. Are they mutts, or are they new breeds?
  • A comprehensive list of resources for breed information, adopting a dog, training, and more.
May be worth checking out. I know from Mum's experience with me and Gracie that knowing more about the breed for which your pup is made can really help with training and having more fun with your pup!

Now if I could only get Mum to stop watching TV, it's time to teach me some more tricks!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Meet Zeus!

Zeus needs a special someone to adopt him. He came to rescue with his sister (who was adopted) at 6 months old. Coming here was the first time he had ever been out of the backyard. Needless to say he wasn't socialized correctly, and he needs someone who is willing to come visit him at the shelter to build a bond. Once you get to know him, he will give kisses and be playful! He just needs time getting to know you!

We met Zeus through the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island in South Kingstown, RI. The Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island accepts pets surrendered by their owners. There are many reasons a person may find it necessary to surrender his or her pet. A death in the family, divorce, allergies, moving, a new baby in the household, are just some of the reasons they are given. The ARL/SRI operates as a "limited admission" shelter. We do not euthanize animals just to make room to take in more animals.

For more information about Zeus, click here!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The no-kill movement!

Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has."

This is our mascot, Bosco. He was rescued by a no-kill shelter in Indianapolis in 2007. It took time, but Bosco is now in his forever home.

We at Rescue Me strive every day to share pups with you from a wide variety of shelters and rescues throughout the country. Our main focus is on sharing pups that are currently being cared for by No-Kill shelters, as we believe that those shelters that strive to rescue, rehabilitate, care for, and work diligently to find homes for the thousands, upon thousands of pups needing a furever home - and that those that have no-kill policies - should be congratulated, rewarded and featured for their efforts.

We support no-kill, we believe every pup should have an opportunity to find a home. To learn more about the no more homeless pets and the no-kill movement; as well as you how you can help please take the time to read these articles.

Dr. Craig Bestrup's Unintended Consequences.
Michael Mountain To Kill or Not To Kill?
Nathan Winograd No Kill Solutions

Meet Kali!

Kali, a Greyhound, Black Labrador Retriever Mix, is a very sweet older dog looking for a home with which she can retire her life. She's very quiet, laid back and easy going. She loves to walk once a day and is great around kids and other dogs. Kali is an absolute dream for those dog lovers who like a dog with a great big heart!

We found Kali currently being cared for by the nice folks at Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue in Des Moines, Iowa. Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue believes that all life is sacred and that every companion animal has the right to live a full and joyful life. They pride themselves in making "lifetime matches" between owners and companions, resulting in less than 1% of their animals being returned to any shelter environment.

For more information about Kali, click here!

My favorite agility trial flooring!

One of my favorite places to attend an agility trial is at the Circle G in Lewisburg, Ohio. It's a wonderful horse barn with great dirt flooring. A fabulous surface to run on. And I like it because it's almost always cool in the barn. But when it gets down to 30 or 20 degrees it gets pretty cold in there.

The last time we were there they turned on the gas propane heaters, and it made it a little more comfortable. Mum also took some new fleece blankets to put over our crates - me and Gracie. And she made real sure to warm me up with exercises before my run.

This weekend we'll be attending an AKC trial at the local dog training club. It has indoor soccer flooring, not one of my favorites. But we are super psyched to be doing a trial in January. This will be my first trial of 2008. We hope to do well!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Meet Karma!

Karma is a beautiful 2 year old. She is either a smooth coated Collie mix or an Australian Shepherd mix. She is wonderful, outgoing, and highly intelligent. If you are looking for a new friend to warm your heart, she may be the one!

We found Karma currently being cared for by the Dunn County Humane Society, in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The purpose of the Dunn County Humane Society is to promote the humane treatment of animals. The Society has operated as a no-kill facility from its beginning. We do not forfeit the life of one animal to make space for another

For more information about Karma, click here!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Meet Jackson!

Jackson and his sister, Roxie play over the toys. She grabs it, he catches her and take sit away. And then she chases him. They have a lot of fun in the play yard. Jackson is a great looking dog. He's not sure why he's listed as a Curr, unless the vet knew his mom or dad. He thinks he looks sort of like a Border Collie. But I'm sure you wouldn't want to put him in chemises.

We found Jackson currently being cared for by Brookhaven Animal Rescue League, in Brookhaven, Mississippi. The Brookhaven Animal Rescue League is a non-profit, NO-KILL, volunteer-based animal welfare group.

BARL is a dedicated, growing organization committed to reducing euthanasia of companion animals. They arrange shelter and basic veterinary services for abandoned and orphaned animals until they can be placed with families. No healthy animals are killed just because they are unwanted.

For more information about Jackson, click here!

Find ToTo!

We found an interesting new service that helps reunite missing and lots pets with their owners. FindToto says they have a new and proactive search system with a neighborhood alert system and database of lost pets specific to your area.

According to the website:

In viewing “Lost Pet Tips” on any website, you will see that notifying your neighbors is at the top of the list. In the amount of time it takes to door knock your entire neighborhood, FindToto could be calling 1000’s of your neighbors and surrounding areas. We all know that time is of the essence in bringing your beloved friend home. The message from us is being delivered right into the home, instead of the lamp post that not everyone stops to read. In fact, I’ve never seen anyone stop there car to read a flyer on the lamp post!
The service comes with a price, but we thought a small one to help you get your best friend back - 500 calls to your neighbors will cost about $50.00, and there are other larger packages available.

HDMI splitters

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Meet Sweetie!

Adorable, good looking, flexible, canine female seeks forever human of her own! That is Sweetie in a nutshell.

A one-year old Lab Mix, Sweetie is a highly energetic pooch with a strong desire to play, express affection, and please you. Sometimes, she barks out of frustration, but is is such a quick learner that if you work with her, I'll make you proud. She does know how to sit and shake and how to jump on you but would love to attend a positive obedience class to expand her skill set. She would love a fenced in yard to run and play in, and expand her youthful energy.

We found Sweetie currently being cared for by C.A.R.E. in Evanston, Illinois. C.A.R.E. is the Community Animal Rescue Effort, a 501c3 not-for-profit all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of domestic pets through public education and active involvement with the abused and abandoned animals brought to the Evanston Animal Shelter.

Click here for more information about Sweetie!

DogTalk!

Have you ever heard of DogTalk? It's a great site that provides weekly Internet radio broadcasts covering a wide range of topics.

Check out these great couple of links. The first is an invitation to hear DogTalk's interview and discussion with Donna Monahan, author of The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know. For more information, click here!

The second link is Dog Talk's interview about the underground transport network
from the people saving dogs' lives every day across the nation. Click here for more information.

And enjoy!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Meet Doyle!

Doyle is a neutered male Rottweiler mix, about 5 to 6 years old and weighs in at 92 lbs. He need an adults only home and would like to be your only pet. He's a friendly guy, very popular around the shelter. He was found as a stray on July 10, 2004.

We found Doyle currently being cared for by Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter in Sprakers, New York. Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter operates as a “quality of life” shelter, and the devoted workers are committed to making sure that every animal in their care has exactly that. The shelter takes in approximately 750 cats and dogs per year. All adult animals are spayed and neutered prior to being made available for adoption. All would-be adoptive families are carefully screened before being allowed to take home any pet. In this way, each adopted animal is assured of a good and loving home.

For more information about Doyle, click here!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Meet Rex!

Rex, a cocker spaniel mix, was rescued last August and he has a sad story. He showed up at a farm home, they took him in, and chained him to a tree. This was his life for 8 years, so he has been an out side dog only. Rex was never taken to see a vet.

But when the nice folks at the Pets Miracle Network in Wright, Kansas rescued him that gave him the care he needed. Now he gets to run in a grassy field.

Pets Miracle Network is a licensed animal shelter by the State of Kansas. Their organization serves as a haven for young animals and old animals and species of all kinds. Pets Miracle Network will rescue, shelter and adopt animals in need. They are not for profit and are a no-kill organization.

For more information about Rex, click here!

101 ways to help rescue!

Our good friend Karen Shanley had a great blog post the other day about 101 ways you can help breed rescue without adopting or fostering.

With everyone so busy with the New Year we thought it would be a great list to share with all of you...

Can you…

  1. Transport a dog?
  2. Donate a dog bed or towels or other *bedding* type items?
  3. Donate MONEY?
  4. Donate a Kong? A Nylabone? A hercules?
  5. Donate a crate?
  6. Donate an x-pen or baby gates?
  7. Donate a food dish or a stainless bucket for a crate?
  8. Donate a leash?
  9. Donate a collar?
  10. Donate some treats or a bag of food?
  11. Donate a halti or promise collar or a gentle leader?
  12. Walk a dog?
  13. Groom a dog?
  14. Donate some grooming supplies (shampoos, combs, brushes, etc.)?
  15. Go to the local shelter and see if that dog is the breed the shelter says it is or go with rescue to be a second opinion on the dog?
  16. Make a few phone calls?
  17. Mail out applications to people who’ve requested them?
  18. Provide local vet clinics with contact information for educational materials on responsible pet ownership?
  19. Drive a dog to and from vet appointments?
  20. Donate long distance calling cards?
  21. Donate the use of your scanner or digital camera?
  22. Donate the use of a photocopier?
  23. Attend public education days and try to educate people on responsible pet ownership?
  24. Donate a gift certificate to a pet store?
  25. Donate a raffle item if your club is holding a fund raiser?
  26. Donate flea stuff (Advantage, etc.)?
  27. Donate Heartworm pills?
  28. Donate a canine first aid kit?
  29. Provide a shoulder to cry on when the rescue person is overwhelmed?
  30. Pay the boarding fees to board a dog for a week? Two weeks?
  31. Be a Santi-paws foster to give the foster a break for a few hours or days?
  32. Clip coupons for dog food or treats?
  33. Bake some homemade doggie biscuits?
  34. Make book purchases through Amazon via a web site that contributes commissions earned to a rescue group?
  35. Host rescue photos with an information link on your website.?
  36. Donate time to take good photos of foster dogs for adoption flyers, etc.?
  37. Conduct a home visit or accompany a rescue person on the home visit?
  38. Go with rescue person to the vet to help if there is more than one dog?
  39. Have a yard sale and donate the money to rescue?
  40. Be volunteer to do rescue in your area?
  41. Take advantage of a promotion on the web or store offering a free ID tag and instead of getting it for your own dog, have the tag inscribed with your Club’s name and phone # to contact?
  42. Talk to all your friends about adopting and fostering rescue dogs?
  43. Donate vet services or can you help by donating a spay or neuter each year or some vaccinations?
  44. Interview vets to encourage them to offer discounts to rescues?
  45. Write a column for your local newspaper or club newsletter on dogs on dogs currently looking for homes or ways to help rescue?
  46. Take photos of dogs available for adoption for use by the Club?
  47. Maintain web sites listing/showing dogs available?
  48. Help organize and run fundraising events?
  49. Help maintain the paperwork files associated with each dog or enter the information into a database?
  50. Tattoo a rescued dog?
  51. Microchip a rescued dog?
  52. Loan your carpet steamcleaner to someone who has fostered a dog that was sick or marked in the house?
  53. Donate a bottle of bleach or other cleaning products?
  54. Donate or loan a portable dog run to someone who doesn’t have a quarantine area for quarantining a dog that has an unknown vaccination history and has been in a shelter?
  55. Drive the fosters’ children to an activity so that the foster can take the dog to obedience class?
  56. Use your video camera to film a rescue dog in action?
  57. Pay the cost of taking a dog to obedience class?
  58. Be the one to take the dog to its obedience class?
  59. Go to the foster home once a week with your children and dogs to help socialize the dog?
  60. Help the foster clean up the yard (yes, we also have to scoop what those foster dogs poop)
  61. Offer to test the foster dog with cats?
  62. Pay for the dog to be groomed or take the dog to a *Do It Yourself* Grooming Place?
  63. Bring the foster take out so the foster doesn’t have to cook dinner?
  64. Pay a house-cleaning service to do the spring cleaning for someone who fosters dogs all the time?
  65. Lend your artistic talents to your club’s newsletter, fundraising ideas, t-shirt designs?
  66. Donate printer paper, envelopes and stamps to your club?
  67. Go with a rescue person to the vet if a foster dog needs to be euthanized?
  68. Go to local shelters and meet with shelter staff about how to identify your breed or provide photos and breed information showing the different types of that breed may come in and the different colour combinations?
  69. Go to local businesses and solicit donations for a club’s fundraising event?
  70. Offer to try and help owners be better pet owners by holding a grooming seminar?
  71. Help pet owners be better pet owners by being available to answer training questions?
  72. Loan a crate if a dog needs to travel by air?
  73. Put together an *Owner’s Manual* for those who adopt rescued dogs of your breed?
  74. Provide post-adoption follow up or support?
  75. Donate a coupon for a free car wash or gas or inside cleaning of a vehicle?
  76. Pay for an ad in your local/metropolitan paper to help place rescue dogs?
  77. Volunteer to screen calls for that ad?
  78. Get some friends together to build/repair pens for a foster home?
  79. Microchip your own pups if you are a breeder, and register the chips, so if your dogs ever come into rescue, you can be contacted to take responsibility for your pup?
  80. 80. Donate a small percentage of the sale of each pup to rescue if you are a breeder?
  81. Buy two of those really neat dog-items you “have to have” and donate one to Rescue?
  82. Make financial arrangements in your will to cover the cost of caring for your dogs after you are gone - so Rescue won’t have to?
  83. Make a bequest in your will to your local or national Rescue?
  84. Donate your professional services as an accountant or lawyer?
  85. Donate other services if you run your own business?
  86. Donate the use of a vehicle if you own a car dealership?
  87. Loan your cell phone (and cover costs for any calls) to s/one driving a rescued dog?
  88. Donate your *used* dog dryer when you get a new one?
  89. Let rescue know when you’ll be flying and that you’d be willing to be a rescued dog’s escort?
  90. Do something not listed above to help rescue?
  91. Donate a doggy seatbelt?
  92. Donate a grid for a van or other vehicle?
  93. Organize a rescued dog picnic or other event to reunite the rescued dogs that have been placed?
  94. Donate other types of doggy toys that might be safe for rescued dogs?
  95. Donate a roll-a-treat or Buster cube?
  96. Donate clickers or a video on clicker training?
  97. Donate materials for a quarantine area at a foster’s home?
  98. Donate sheets of linoleum or other flooring materials to put under crates to protect the foster’s floor?
  99. Donate an engraving tool to make ID tags for each of the rescued dogs?
  100. Remember that rescuing a dog involves the effort and time of many people and make yourself available on an
  101. emergency basis to do *whatever* is needed?
  102. gently-used dog equipment is always welcomed.
[This list has circulated among many rescue sites. Karen, nor I could find the original author to attribute proper credit.]

In case of emergency!

You just never know when an emergency will strike! There are power outages, fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes - everywhere you look there is danger. Are you prepared?

Not too long ago we put together a Squidoo lens on how to prepare your pets for when an emergency may arise. Check it out.

And today we came across something that every pet owner should have - window stickers on the the front window of their home to alert emergency workers that pets live there! You can get them at most pet stores or you can print your own and place them in the window. Check these out!

And remember to have your car ready too, loaded with a pet first aid kit, crates, blankets, water, extra food and more.

And if you're like my Mum you can even put a thermometer in your car, put in a hook for our leashes, add a tool kit, you name it she's got it covered - she's done everything accept put in Dodge Charger accessories to get our cars prepared! BOL!

But the important thing is to be prepared. Make it one of your New Year's resolutions!

Why 'free to good home' is not a good idea!

You've seen the ads - on the Internet and in the newspaper. Well meaning and unsuspecting individuals are looking to place a wonderful dog they found as a stray or for some reason they can't keep. They list them as 'free to a good home;' thinking that it will help the pup or kittie find a wonderful new home, quickly and easily.

But there are vultures circling, just looking for ads like this. People who want to harm these wonderful pups, people who:

  • fight dogs
  • breed dogs over and over in puppy mills
  • sell dogs to puppy mills
  • kill animals as a sacrifice
  • sell dogs for animal research
  • feed animals to exotic pets
  • and even more horrific reasons.
Don't list your pup as 'free to good home'. The pup is a living, breathing, sentient being - and those that will care and love are willing to pay for the privilege of owning such a wonderful dog. Screen potential adopters carefully, charge a fee for the honor of owning the dog you need to find a home for, and more....if they need to get a cash advance, so be it!

Here are some great articles with additional information:

The Tragedy of "Free To Good Home"
Free to good home?
The Perils of Free to Good Home Ads

Thursday, January 3, 2008

We don't know her name...

Our friends over at PetSitUSA.com posted this today and we wanted to spread the word in hopes that some kind folks will open their heart to this pup.

Kim, over at Bark ‘N’ Blog, asked me to pass the word along about a dog in need of help. From Hooves & Paws Rescue, in Glenwood, IA…

Sad News On Christmas Eve Morning 12/24/07 At Hooves & Paws Rescue, In Glenwood, IA.

We want to share with everyone a very sad event that happened Christmas Eve morning 2007. At about 5:30 am someone entered our gates at our rescue facility and beat one of our rescued St. Bernard’s with some type of blunt instrument in the head & eye. She was also kicked in the ribs. She has severe swelling in her head and we do not know yet the damage done to the eye. We must wait for the swelling to go down before we can do further testing. We had her to our vet within minutes of the attack. We do not know who did this or why they would do this to any animal. We are asking that if anyone has any information regarding this beating that they contact us at the rescue at 712-527-3721 or through our website at www.hoovespaws.org. You can also contact the Mills County Sheriff with any information regarding this crime.

Meet Bandit!

A good Samaritan saw this dog sitting in Animal Control (in Lansing, Michigan) and adopted him just before Christmas.

She says:

This dog is AMAZING! He is super nice and loves to play games - I have never seen a smarter dog than this.

He is a purebred Border Collie but with no papers. Their veterinarian says Bandit is approximately one year old. And he would make an amazing agility prospect!

Bandit seems to get along well with other dogs and children 8 and older. There is a small adoption fee to recover adoption cost/shots.
If you can open your home and heart to this little guy, Email Ann at dombroskia@aol.com.

Let's pack up Bandit's Samsonite luggage and find him a new home!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Meet Lego!

What a loverboy! Lego is about 4 years old and weighs about 60 lbs. Lego never met a human he didn’t lick and like! Lego loves people and will do anything for attention. Lego has just finished treatment for heartworms and has been given a clean bill of health!

Lego walks well on a leash and he would be a great pet for any family. He is in need of a foster home. We found Lego currently being cared for by Love of Labs in Indiana. They are a group of dedicated Labrador Retriever lovers in IN and surrounding states that have united in hopes of saving and rehoming unwanted, unloved, and neglected Labrador Retrievers through the Midwest. Love of Labs, IN, (LOLIN, INC) is an IRS deemed not-for-profit, Public Charity.

For more information about Lego, click here!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Meet Laney!

Laney's happy smile belies a rough and tumble past. Laney was found emaciated, wandering the streets of South Central Los Angeles. She was so excited when she was her rescuer that she leapt right into the car!

Over the next few months, Laney was restored to health and was offered for adoption by a local rescue. While in the kennel, waiting for a forever home, Laney was again struck with misfortune. She developed a case of kennel cough that, with the poor heating, lack of exercise and love and care that a home would have brought, worsened into a case of pneumonia. The vet wasn't sure that Laney would survive. But she wasn't willing to give up - pull through she did and now, with a clean bill of health and a big grin to match, Laney is looking for her forever home.

She is a beautiful Pointer mix just around a year old and owns the longest tongue in the world. The better to lick you with of course. Laney is wonderful with all other dogs and is both house and crate trained. She is very playful, loves children, and likes to go on walks and car rides.

We found Laney currently being cared for by Boxers and Buddies Rescue in Northern Nevada! Boxer Rescue is a nonprofit organization founded in 2005. Our parent organization, the well-known Boxer Rescue Los Angeles (Boxer Rescue Fund Inc.), was founded in 1977 out of love and fierce determination by Ursula Sauthier.

Today, Boxers and Buddies provides a safe, humane sanctuary for abandoned Boxers who are waiting to be adopted.

For more information about Laney, click here!