Friday, October 31, 2008

Meet Bonnie!

Bonnie is approximately 3 years old. Bonnie and Clyde came in together from a shelter in Kentucky. We named them Bonnie and Clyde, because these two will steal your heart away! Bonnie weighs 120. She has been brought up to date on her vaccinations, placed on heartworm preventative and found to have been previously spayed.

Bonnie is housebroken. She gets along wonderfully with Clyde, but will instigate between the others. She wants to be the boss. She would be wonderful with children and make a great family member. We would love to place Clyde and Bonnie together, because they seem to be very bonded to one another.

We found Bonnie currently being cared for by WV Saint Bernard Rescue in Fort Gay, West Virginia.

For more informaiton about Bonnie, click here!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Meet Flower!

Flower's name fits her very well. She's a Dal/Sight Hound mixed, weighs about 47 pounds and is black and white. She's good with children and other dogs, small and big. Flower loves to play with other dogs she would do best in a home with another dog that loves to play.

She enjoys taking walks she would not be a good dog to take running, she has a slight deformation with her back legs that she was born with. It's very hard to see and you would never know it the way she runs and plays in the fenced yard at her foster home, she's in no pain. Like a flower she's very shy and afraid of new things, but she's so sweet. With the right family she will blossom into a wonderful dog some day.

Flower is currently being cared for by Dal-Savers Dalmatian Rescue Inc. Dal-Savers Dalmatian Rescue, Inc., is a non-profit all volunteer rescue organization dedicated to rescuing and adopting purebred Dalmatians into loving homes. They serve Wisconsin and Illinois.

For more information about Flower, click here!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Meet Annabelle!

Annabelle is a cute little black and white Boston/Bull Terrier mix. She is a fun loving, playful dog. Annabelle was turned in to Bartow Animal Control with 8 babies! She will need a home with previous dog experience. She is an escape artist and is very smart. Annabelle would do best in a home with other dog friends to play with. She also needs lots of exercise so someone who runs or jogs daily would be a good match.

We met Annabelle through Southern Hope Humane Society in Roswell, Georgia. Southern Hope Humane Society is a fifteen year old non-profit, no-kill humane society located in the metro Atlanta area. Southern Hope takes in animals from metro Atlanta animal control shelters and adopts them out through our pet adoption center in Roswell. All of the dogs and cats in their adoption program are treated for illnesses, spayed or neutered, combo or heartworm tested, vaccinated and dewormed before being placed for adoption.

For more information about Annabelle, click here!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween safety tips!

It's that scary time of year, time for trick or treaters!

Halloween can be a scary and stressful time for cats and dogs, so be safe, take precautions and read below for more on how to keep your pup safe, happy and stress free this year:

Halloween Safety Tips courtesy of the ASPCA

No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Attention, companion animal caretakers! The ASPCA would like to point out these common-sense cautions that’ll help keep your pets safe and stress-free this time of year. If you do suspect your pet has ingested a potentially dangerous substance, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

1. No tricks, no treats: That bowlful of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy.

  • Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Symptoms of significant chocolate ingestion may include vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, increased thirst, urination and heart rate—and even seizures.
  • Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can be poisonous to dogs. Even small amounts of xylitol sweetener can cause a sudden drop in blood sugar, which leads to depression, lack of coordination and seizures. In cases of significantly low blood sugar, liver failure has been known to occur.
  • Ingesting tin foil and cellophane candy wrappers can pose a choking hazard or cause intestinal blockage.
2. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, yet they can produce gastrointestinal upset should pets ingest them. Intestinal blockage could even occur if large pieces are swallowed.

3. Keep wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet could experience damage to his mouth from shards of glass or plastic, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.

4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise extreme caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames.

5. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don't put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume can cause undue stress.

6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn't annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal's movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go au naturel or donning a festive bandana.

7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also, ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.

8. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treat visiting hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.

9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn't dart outside.

10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and become lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can increase the chances that he or she will be returned to you

Be prepared!

You never know when emergencies can strike. Fires, floods, tornadoes - disasters and emergencies can strike at any moment. Make sure that you alert people that pets are inside your home in the event of an emergency!

Stop by the ASPCA website and get your pet safety pack. It includes the ASPCA's pet rescue window decal that alerts rescue personnel that pets are inside your home; and it includes an ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center magnet— a great way to keep the APCC's toll-free emergency number and website address handy in case your pets get into something they shouldn’t!

Shelters Rock!

From the Humane Society of the United States...

What would your community do without your local animal shelter?

Your local animal shelter cares for displaced animals and adopts them into new homes. It investigates cruelty and neglect, reunites lost pets with their families, teaches kids to care about animals, and provides spay/neuter services.

Since 1996, The HSUS has celebrated National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. This year's message is Shelters Rock! And we've invited artists from the music industry to help spread the word about the important work shelters do, and to express why they care about animals.

This year, G by GUESS is a proud sponsor of Shelters Rock. For two weeks, beginning October 30, all G by GUESS stores will offer exclusive Shelters Rock t-shirts and tote bags, and t-shirts will also be available on-line after launch. Participating music artists will be asked to autograph a bag for a celebrity auction to be held in December. G by GUESS will donate $5 with every tote bag purchased and 100 percent of the net profits from t-shirt sales to The HSUS, in support of our companion animal programs and Humane Society Youth.

Our thanks to all the artists below who are supporting Shelters Rock, and to all of you who support the work of animal shelters in your own communities.

Read more...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Meet Hooch!

Hooch is a very handsome Boxer guy that is full of energy and has his natural tail! He is very happy to be out of the shelter and in our home. Hooch loves taking US for walks, and is learning the harness and leash. He's in "school" and is learning the sit command at this very moment. He plays very well with all his new toys, and has claimed the couch for himself. Hooch is a sweet, loveable and affectionate guy who thinks he is a lap dog!

We found Hooch currently being cared for by a foster home with Florida Boxer Rescue. They are a 501c3 not-for-profit volunteer organization. Our primary mission is to identify and provide for needy Boxers who have no other support and who would otherwise be euthanized. Our secondary mission (as resources permit) is to assist responsible breeders in placing Boxers that have been returned and current Boxer guardians who, for various reasons, choose to give up their dog.

For more information about Hooch, click here!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Meet Ginger and Chico!

Ginger and Chico are an adorable pair of tiny dogs looking for a loving home together. Ginger is a long-legged one and a half-year-old Border Terrier or Yorkie/Chihuahua-mix and Chico is a seven-year-old Chihuahua. This unlikely and sweet pair adore each other ... and love people and other dogs too.

They walk well on leash, are crate-trained, house-trained, and well-behaved in the home. And, when you call them ... they come flying! Ginger and Chico are healthy, neutered/spayed, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm-tested and on preventative.

We found this pair through Petraits Pet Photography in Chicago, Illinois.

For more information about Ginger and Chico, click here!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Meet Eragon!

Eragon is an 18 month old purebred male Afghan Hound. Friendly, active and gets along with other large breed dogs, especially female. And he likes people. His coat will be clipped, but it will soon grown back and be long and beautiful. He will require training, time, a secure yard and grooming. We prefer an experienced sight hound home. This dog has never been with children, and it is likely he will chase cats.

We met Eragon through All Breed Dog Rescue in Yucaipa, California. All Breed Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs of all breeds and finding good homes for them. They have a special interest in sighthounds - our Whippet Rescue is affiliated with the Southern California Whippet Association (SCWA), and Great Western Whippet Association. They also rescue Greyhounds and other sighthounds from local and distant shelters. They work closely with most reputable sight and scent hound groups.

For more information about Eragon, click here!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Meet the pups!

Look what we found at the shelter that rescued me? Two little yellow lab mixes, just waiting for their furever home.

These two girls are about 9-10 weeks old. They will most likely be large dogs and just may need matching Danze faucets to keep their thirst quenched. :) A fenced yard is a must. They will require lots of time and attention. Proper exercise and puppy/basic obedience classes are highly recommended so they can grow up to be good doggy citizens!! They look forward to a loving forever home ASAP!!

They are currently being cared for by the Southside Animal Shelter in Indianapolis, Indiana. This no-kill shelter rescues pups from the Indianapolis area and from the Indianapolis Animal Care and Control.

For more information about these pups, click here!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Meet Bo!

Bo is a beautiful 18 month old Ridgeback Rescue/Boxer mix. He has one of the most handsome faces you will ever see. Bo was picked up from the shelter and as soon as he got to his foster parent's house the very first thing he set his mind to was: "who can I love and who will let me sit on their lap?" Bo just wants to be part of a family and is doing great with his 2 year old foster sister. They love to play and play and play.

He loves his treats and loves to sniff the world on his walks. So far, he's done very well with young children who are dog savvy. He has a true RR heart and soul, needing to be part of the pack, and will be at your heels as you move from room to room. He does very well in his crate at night - not a peep! Bo is an active pup so you'll need to make sure and be up on your North Carolina health insurance to keep up with him. He'll need an active family.

We found Bo through Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, Inc. (RRRInc) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and adoption of abandoned or unwanted Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs, as well as to protecting and preserving the integrity and welfare of the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed.

For more information about Bo, click here!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Meet Ginger!

Ginger is an energetic and active sweet five year old pug who loves to give kisses. Ginger enjoys having lots of attention lavished on her! She is potty trained, loves to play, likes to go for walks, but needs a bit of training walking on a leash.

She is very friendly with all people and greets them with exuberance. With all the fun she has ready to give, you just may need some industrial clamps to keep her back!

We met Ginger through Pacific Pug Rescue, in Portland, Oregon. Pacific Pug Rescue is a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to taking in Pugs and Pug mixes from Oregon and Southwest Washington that have been abandoned at shelters, found as strays or turned in by their owners. Pugs in their care live in foster homes while they are waiting to be adopted.

For more information about Ginger, click here!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Meet Quick!

Quick is a very striking and beautiful Border Collie with many of the typical Border Collie personality traits. She can be very busy and may seem to be easily distracted but that is only because she needs something to do! Border Collies were bred to work and they crave a job whether it be herding sheep or agility work. Give this girl some direction and she'll not only win your heart, you may be winning titles together! Doing fun things with Quick will be like taking diet pills, you sure will work off the lbs.!

We found Quick currently being cared for by the Bartholomew County Humane Society in Columbus, Indiana. BCHS is a non-for-profit organization that accepts strays from outside city limits and owned animals if room is available. They offer spay/neuter assistance and placement services for animals that need homes. They also use in-depth breed rescue lists for the adoption or placement of pure bred animals.

For more information about Quick, click here!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Meet Sadie!

Sadie has received her first heartworm treatment and is doing very well. She’d love to have a home waiting for her when she has completed heartworm treatment.

Sadie is a sweet red bi Aussie with a docked tail. She is an energetic girl that walks nicely on leash, rides well in the car and ignores cats. She is quickly picking up on basic obedience and just wants to please.

Sadie can live with other dogs, but she does prefer a slow introduction and will growl and posture a bit when meeting a new dog. After a quick introduction period though, she is happy to share her space. Although she would be happiest as an only dog, she could easily live with a submissive male.

She will be available in a few months when she has been treated.

We met Sadie through Aussie Rescue and Placement Hotline in Georgia. These representatives work to ensure that you receive the support you need to bring an Australian Shepherd into your home.

For more information about Sadie, click here!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Hoarding!

Websters dictionary defines hoarding as "to gather or accumulate a hidden fund or supply stored for future use." A wonderful concept when storing food for the winter from a Fall harvest. But when a person begins hoarding animals - it's a recipe for cruelty.

My sister, Gracie, was rescued from a hoarder. It was the Winter of 2006 in Seymour, Indiana. A well meaning individual had accumulated over 70 dogs and was keeping them at her farm. Well meaning, turned into overwhelmed. She was unable to care for all of these dogs. Consequently, they were neglected with little or no human contact. They were starving, and badly in need of health care.

Thankfully these dogs where rescued. But sadly because of their living conditions, all of the 50 adult dogs where euthanized for extreme health issues and aggression. A kindly veterinarian agreed to take in the 20 puppies that were part of this large pack. The puppies were listed on Petfinder.com, and that's when Mum found Gracie.

Gracie has had and still has issues to overcome because of how she grew up in the horrific hoarding situation. Initially she was terrified of cars and trucks, had an aversion to men, was and still sometimes constantly searches the house and yard for food. She loves humans, but doesn't completely trust them and sometimes gets stressed around too many people.

It has taken her a long time to bond with my Mum. But she is doing very well after two years. She's healthy, happy, has no fear of men or machines, and is bonding more and more with Mum, everyday. Mum helps Gracie cope when around a large group of people.

Luckily, Gracie turned out to be the sweetest, most affectionate pup that Mum has ever known. She loves people and other dogs- from ages 2 to 92 - and loves showing them how much. Growing up in a large pack of dogs, Gracie has shown her expert abilities at dog inter-relationships. Mum and I learn about dog behavior from her everyday.

Not too long ago, Gracie performed at a children's birthday party, entertaining five year olds with her tricks, agility and water activities. And this weekend she will be competing in a USDAA agility trial, after a year hiatus to work through her stress from all the high level activity that exudes at trials!

According to the Randall Lockwood, the HSUS vice president for Research and Educational Outreach, "hoarding is very often a symptom of a greater mental illness, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder. For most hoarders, it is likely that their actions are the result of a true pathology, even though they are still usually able to function quite well in society."

And Best Friend says, "some (hoarders) are kindly cat ladies who take in more strays than they can handle. Others see themselves as rescuers, the only ones who can save the animals from certain euthanasia. And some are sociopaths, people who have no empathy for animals, or other people for that matter; they are master manipulators with a need to control."

But one thing is certain, all hoarders have one thing in common, denial. And they need help.

Thankfully there are many rescue organizations like the Humane Society of the US and Best Friends who help rescue the hundreds of cats, dogs and other animals that are hoarded by individuals all over the country throughout the year. But there are thousands more animals that continue to be hoarded, neglected and live in horrific conditions.

Best Friends Sandy Miller says, "one thing all the hoarding experts agree on is that there must be an interdisciplinary approach to treating hoarders, in which animal protection agencies, social service agencies, therapists and the courts work together. You can’t just take the hoarder’s animals away and be done with it. You have to get to the root of the problem."

We agree.



For more information about hoarding, please visit these resources:

Behind Closed Doors: The Horrors of Animal Hoarding
The Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium
AnimalHoarding.com

Meet Mason Dixon!

Mason was rescued by a good Samaritan who noticed he had been hanging around a subdivision. The residents were planning to call the dog warden, so she brought him to rescue instead. Mason is an Australian Cattle Dog whose coat, ear set, and curly tail indicate there may be a bit of Spitz in his ancestry as well.

He's a very affectionate dog who is eager to please. As soon as he is fully vetted and neutered, he will be available to an approved adoptive home. Mason will make an excellent companion and would excel at obedience, agility, rally, or Frisbee.

You may want to get out the textbooks, and do a little research on the meaning of his name - Mason Dixon.

We found Mason currently being cared for by Serenity Rock Humane Society in Ripley, Ohio. Serenity Rock is a very small, non-profit dog rescue organization located in southern Ohio. They have room for only a few dogs or puppies at one time, so they try to take those who would be adoptable but for a problem that county animal shelters don't have the time or resources to rehabilitate.

For more information about Mason, click here!

Best Friends Puppy-Store-Free LA campaign!


Best Friends Animal Society has launched a campaign called “A Puppy-Store-Free LA,” the first leg of a national campaign...”A Puppy-Store-Free USA”...to stop pet stores from selling puppy-mill puppies.

They say...

In Los Angeles alone, thousands of dogs are killed in shelters each year while hundreds of stores sell purebred puppies, sourced from puppy mills, to an uninformed public. Many people are unaware that nationwide, 25 percent of dogs in shelters are purebreds.
They asked folks to create a video that would educate the public on Puppy Store puppies, and where they come from. And now they have chosen three of their favorites. Go here to vote for your favorite and help in the effort to stop puppy mills.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

This month is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

All over the country there are thousands and thousands of amazing, lovable, talented, cute, big and small, fun and furry, purebred and All-American pups in shelters and rescues just waiting for their forever home.

Being a rescue dog myself, I understand what these pups are going through. They are scared, and lonely, they want love and companionship - they want a family and a home they can call their own.

Shelter pups are amazing pups. I have lots of pup pals that came from shelters who are now living great lives. And some are doing wonderful things in the world. From therapy and search and rescue work, to having great careers on the big (and small) screen and excelling in disc dog, dock dog, agility and more - pups that come from rescues and shelters can be amazing 'best friends'. They just need a chance.

The shelters and rescue groups all across the country do amazing work saving all types of animals in need and helping them find good homes. These shelters/rescues are full of terrific pets. Shelter work is tireless and often thankless work. Take the time to get to know them and help them. I know they will appreciate anything you can do. And the animals will thank you too!

To 'send some love' in the direction of your local animal shelter and/or rescue. Here are some great ideas on what you can do....

  • Gather up some supplies, like cleaners, newspapers, old towels, blankets, dog shampoo, pet toys, treats, and other items. Then take them down to donate to your local shelter/rescue. They always need items to help them care for the animals.
  • Give of your time to help shelter pets feel more comfortable during their stay - go and walk the pups and pet the kitties. They will love you for it.
  • Send a card or letter and tell the shelter workers and volunteers that you appreciate all the hard work they do.
  • Donate funds to help the shelter continue their good work.
  • Find your next pet and adopt from your local shelter or rescue. Great pups, kitties and other animals come from shelters - just ask me, or my kittie brother Wiggy!
  • Consider being a foster parent for animals in need!
  • Help transport pets that need to be relocated to shelters and rescues.
  • Donate some office supplies, like printers, paper, old computers, phones and more to help keep them running more easily, inexpensively and smoothly.
  • Sponsor an animal in need at a shelter and alleviate some of the expenses of spay/neuter and vaccinations.
  • Are you good with people? Volunteer at your shelter to help run events, put out newsletters, fund raise, and help them get the word out about the animals in need.
  • Or contact your local shelter/rescue and ask how you can help.
And, if you are considering adopting a new pup, here are some great articles to read before you make your final decision:To find the perfect pup to add to your family, check out these resources:Consider a shelter pup for you new 'best friend', K? You won't be disappointed, just ask my Mum!


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We are participating in the First Annual Pet 'Net Adoption Event, a blogging event shared with many other pet bloggers in the blogosphere. Be sure and stop by Petside.com's Pet 'Net Adoption Hub see all the blogs participating, read all the wonderful adoption stories, and get more information about how you can help pets in shelters and rescues all over the country.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Meet Micah!

Micah is around 3 1/2 months old and weighs aroun 7 lbs. We were told he was a affenpinscher but we are guessing that he might also have some schanuzer in him given his size. Regardless, he is a very sweet, attentive little guy who's eyes could melt any heart.

He is all puppy and still learning about housebreaking. He loves to play with the other dogs in his foster home and would love to play with the cat (if only the cat would let him!). He is not hyper and rarely makes a noise but he is active and likes to play.

He is also fascinated by the TV and enjoys winding down at night on your lap while you are watching programs. He would make a great family dog (given his size, older kids would be best) or a companion for another dog in the home.

We found Micah currently being cared for by Midwest Dog Rescue Network in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They are a "network" of rescuers in the Midwest. Many of them have known one another for years from helping with various local rescue groups, shelters, and national breed rescue groups. All of them have had the experience of coming across a dog that needed help that didn’t have a rescue group that could take them into their program.

For more information about Micah, click here!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thursday we shine the light on pet adoption!

For well over a year, we have blogged about pups in need. And from the emails we get, we hear we have had success in helping pups find their forever home, just like I did.

This Thursday is a special day - a day to shine the light on pet adoption and bring awareness of the benefits of pet adoption to a whole new level.

We will be participating in the First Annual Pet 'Net adoption event along with many other pet bloggers. Here are the details..and be sure and check back on Thursday when we will be sharing some special adoption stories.

First Annual Pet 'Net Adoption Event to be held on Thursday, October 16

Pet-Centric Bloggers & Site Editors To Raise Voices In Unison To Shine Spotlight on Animal Shelter Adoption

Organizer Petside.com To Feature Event Hub At Petside.com/PetNetAdoption

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, (October 13, 2008) -- In an effort to heighten awareness about animal shelter adoption, Petside.com (http://www.petside.com), the popular online destination for pet owners and pet enthusiasts from NBC Universal Digital Media, has organized a landmark consortium of some of the Web’s favorite pet-focused sites to launch the inaugural Pet ‘Net Adoption Event on Thursday, October 16.

Each participating site and Weblog will highlight content devoted to the topic of animal shelter adoption on this date, with Petside.com hosting a comprehensive one-page hub (http:///www.petside.com/petnetadoption) with links to all of the special coverage.

"Due to the current troubles in the economy, animal shelters are full to over-flowing and shelter adoption is mission critical for animal lovers across the country," said Kim Jack Riley, editor-in-chief of Petside.com. “Through the power of these diverse and robust voices being raised at once online, we hope this experiment -- The Pet ‘Net Adoption Event -- will help focus some much-needed attention on the cause.”

Sites slated to join in the event include:

About Petside.com

Petside.com (http://www.petside.com) was created by NBC Universal, in partnership with Procter & Gamble Productions, Inc., as a comprehensive source of information and services that helps pets and their owners get the most out of life. Offering customized content and a highly personalized experience, Petside.com is ranked among the top 10 pet Web sites and offers unique editorial features, expert Q&A's, tools and how-to videos.

Meet Sammy!

Sammy was adopted from the Mecklenburg shelter about 2 years go. He is estimated at about 5/6 years of age, is microchipped, neutered and UTD on all his shots, and current on heartworm control. Unfortunately, due to health issues, Sammy’s owner needs to find him a loving home.

Sammy is described as a little love, friendly and affectionate and protective to his owner. He's playful and loves to run. Because of his protectiveness, Sammy needs a new owner that is dog savvy and knows how to correct this. When Sammy is boarded at the Vet's -- they all love him, everyone loves him there. He plays well with other dogs and absolutely loves a fenced in yard. He does not do well with cats however.

We found Sammy through Out of Harms Way in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Out of Harm's Way mission is to improve the lives of homeless, abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs through our rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing efforts.

For more information about Sammy, click here!

Cool dog movies!

Beverly Hills Chihuahua is churning out the bucks at the boxoffice!

And there are several new dog movies coming out on the big screen this year and the first of next year!

One of the most anticipated is Marley & Me, which will be opening in theaters Christmas Day.

Hollywood actors Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston and Alan Arkin star in the big-screen adaptation of John Grogan's best-selling memoir, "Marley & Me." The story is about a couple who decide to adopt a yellow Labrador retriever to see how they might do as parents before they start having children.

Although they get more than they bargained for when Marley proves to be an uncontrollable ball of energy, the couple also comes to regard the lovable, fiercely loyal canine as an integral member of their family.

And coming in January 13 the adaptation of the Lois Duncan book, Hotel for Dogs, hits the big screen.

Check out my Squidoo lens for all the information, trailers of the upcoming movies; and an extensive list of lot of other of my favorite dog movies!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Meet Nimrod!

Nimrod is a 14 month old, very active corgi, no couch potato here. He is very smart and probably would do well at agility or herding. He has the typical corgi "attitude" Would most likely get along with an older, tolerant dog. He was placed in rescue by folks who didn't really understand the breed and he became the "boss" instead of them. Impeccible housetraining. Very food and toy oriented.

We met Nimrod through The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Potomac Rescue group. They encourage and promote quality while exercising their power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and encourage sportsmanlike behavior at all times.

For more information about Nimrod, click here!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Meet Millie!

Millie is a favorite gal -- she is a 5 year old purebred English Coonhound who almost died from starvation. She is getting fatter every day and is the love of your life! Millie is a quiet hound with a soft voice and is very gentle with other dogs and seems to be OK with kitties too!

We found Millie currently being cared for by the Middleburg Humane Foundation in Middleburg, Virginia. Middleburg Humane Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible. MHF continues to be entirely funded by private donations with no state or county funding.

For more information about Millie, click here!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Meet Phoebe!

Phoebe is a beautiful, 8-year-old, tri-color sheltie. She is a medium-size sheltie and weighs about 30 pounds. She is losing some weight at her foster home. She loves to go for walks and whirls around in circles when she knows she's going. Phoebe is very well-behaved and knows some basic commands such as sit, stay, down and shake. She gets along with other dogs and people too. Her foster mom Alida reports that Phoebe gets along with her own sheltie, but would really prefer to be an only dog. "She would like to be the queen bee," as Alida puts it. We do not know how Phoebe is with cats.

We found Phoebe currently being cared for by Pueblo Collie/Sheltie Rescue, Inc. They are a is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization run solely by volunteers. We help collies, collie-mixes, shelties, and sheltie-mixes, and also help other breeds and mixed-breeds upon occasion.

For more information about Phoebe, click here!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Meet Leopold!

Leopold is a 2-3 year old pyr mix who was found as a stray. He is Mr. Congeniality - - always ready to offer a paw or a lean for a hug. He is medium sized for a male pyr, he could be mixed with collie? He has a coarse coat - which is easy to care for, and beautiful markings onhsi face. He gets along fine with other animals and loves kids, Leo will be placed as inside pet with outside privileges to a secure above ground fenced yard .

We found Leopold currently being cared for by Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue assists in the placement and rescue of homeless Great Pyrenees.

For more information about Leopold, click here!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Meet Britta!

Born in May 2008, Britta is an adorable Cockapoo puppy who is just a lot of fun. Talk about a sweetheart! She's timid but curious of new situations and loves people. Because she's so small and fragile, she'll need kids mature enough to handle her properly and not hold her too tight or drop her. Britta has lots of energy and likes to play with her toys and chew her Nylabone. She's not house trained yet (small dogs tend to take longer to house train), sleeps in her crate at night, and is learning basic manners. Britta is a modern dog, with modern furniture needs! This bundle of joy is sure to brighten your world!

We found Britta through Circle Tail Inc., in Cincinnati, Ohio. Circle Tail, Inc., located about 30 miles northeast of Cincinnati, Ohio, provides quality assistance dogs to people with mobility, hearing, neurological, and psychiatric disabilities, and promotes the human-canine bond in the community by providing dog adoptions, obedience training, behavior management and boarding services.

For more information about Britta, click here!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Meet Franie!

Frankie is going to require an experienced Dachshund family. He is 2 years old and seems to have a fair amount of baggage. He is 16 pounds and he is insecure. We are looking for a family who has some understanding and Patience to help him become a truly great dog!

We found Frankie through Dachshund Rescue of Ohio in Lebanon, Ohio. They are a 501c3 non for profit rescue, and have been in rescue for over 20 years. All of their dogs are in private foster homes.

For more information about Frankie, click here!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Meet Hannah!

This is Hannah she was saved from a high kill shelter down in Florida and is now enjoying her time in a loving foster home which is also located in Florida/Georgia Area. After 4 yrs of care Hannah was given up due to her owner could no longer afford to care for her. She is "deaf" but she is one smart cookie. She understands hand signals and responds to facial expression along with it seems like she is learning to read lips. Leave it too a Dogo to outsmart themselves.

Hannah is rather ambivalent towards most dogs but she is absolutely people orientated and she seems not bothered by the foster cat. The foster family states she is just a joy to be around and needs to go to a home that will truly love her. The perfect home for Hannah would be a comfy couch or course but a loving doting family that will take extreme care of her and take her on very short walks ! Or she is just comfortable staying on the couch and watching TV and catching up on her sleep. She has true charisma and loves to show anyone how much of a happy dogo she is and how she lives life to the fullest and always smiling.

We found Hannah currently being cared for by a foster family associated with Boxers "R" Us & Friends in Holland, Michigan.

For more information about Hannah, click here!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Meet Lenny!

This is Lenny. He is a flat coated retriever, mixed with something very sweet and smart, maybe labrador retriever. He was born about October 2007, weighs 45 pounds, is fixed, up-to-date on all shots, is HW negative and on preventative. He is great with every living thing he has met. Right now he is living with 14 other dogs and he has learned his place in the pack (very low) quite fast.

Lenny also lives with 5 cats and does great, but 2 of they cats like to play with dogs and so he does play with them. Lenny learned how to use a dog door very fast, he is crate trained and house trained in the house. The best thing so far is how much he loves to chew his hard chew toys and not they shoes. He loves to play and has a great deal of energy, but will sit and chew on a bone on the living room rug for hours. He is still learning and wants to please.

We met Lenny through The Dog Found Street Dog Rescue and Adoptions in Trinity, North Carolina. They were formally started in 2000.

For more information about Lenny, click here!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Meet Delores!

Dolores is very outgoing and loves people, especially children! There is not a shy bone in her body. If she had things her way there would be a party with a house full of guests to entertain every day! She loves to play and excitedly greets her foster family when they come home from work. As an added bonus Dolores also gets along well with other dogs. She is a sweet dog who love to have someone love on her all day!

We found Delores currently being cared for by Team Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, Inc. They are a non-profit group placing retired racing greyhounds into adoption in most of Ohio and parts of adjacent states. Since 1999, we have placed over 1200 retired racers into adoptive homes and at any given time we have between 40 and 60 greyhounds available for adoption allowing a variety of temperaments, sizes, and colors from which to choose.

For more information about Delores, click here!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

St. Francis of Assisi and Animal Blessings!

What is a blessing? A blessing is a gift from God, and can also be a prayer that asks for God's care.

St. Francis feast day is this coming Saturday, October 4. On this day, throughout the World, Christians everywhere celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi by blessing pets. St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of animals and the environment, lover of the natural world, founded the Franciscan Order.

Blessings are held on this day and others days throughout the country. They are organized and held through Humane Societies, Catholic Churches and animal welfare organizations.

To learn more about St. Francis and animal blessings visit my Squidoo lenses! There's lots of wonderful information and you a link to find a blessing near you!

Meet Brianna!

Brianna is a two year old 35 lb female Australian Shepherd/ Irish Setter mix. She knows how to sit on command and she'd like to learn more. No cats, as they are fun for her to chase, and kids over eight as I can be a little busy. Brianna was just spayed and now has her shots. Do you have a home for a beauty like her?

Doing some search from our computer chairs, we found Brianna currently being cared for by Oregon Dog Rescue in Tualatin, Oregon. Oregon Dog Rescue is a collaboration of rescue volunteers who are dedicated to the well being of dogs put into our care as well as maximizing the potential for a successful adoption for every dog!

For more information about Brianna, click here!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Peace for Dogs!

We found this powerful PSA from PeaceForDogs.org, and had to share it with you. Here is some important information from the website:

How to Spot Signs of Dogfighting in Your Community
  • An inordinate number of pit bulls being kept in one location, especially multiple dogs who are chained and seem unsocialized.
  • Dogs with scars on their faces, front legs and stifle area (hind end and thighs).
  • Dogfighting training equipment such as: treadmills used to build dogs' endurance; "break sticks" used to pry apart the jaws of dogs locked in battle tires or "springpoles" usually a large spring with rope attached to either end) hanging from tree limbs
  • Unusual foot traffic coming and going from a location at odd hours.

Meet Baxter!

Baxter is poetry in motion! Baxter is a gorgeous creature. He is a Keeshond mix and is 2 years old. He is an inside dog, completely house trained and will come find you when he needs to go out. Usually we ask: “Baxter, do you need to go potty?” and he will respond by giving you a low “woof” and/or running to the door you usually take him out through. Baxter will make the perfect. He is being trained presently by Ralph Gibson who is the local dog whisperer in Pelham, AL. Mr. Gibson is willing to extent his gift of understanding dogs to the new owner.

We met Baster through Two by Two Rescue in Helena, Alabama. Their goal is to help distressed animals in need until they find their forever homes. They have very limited space and are always looking for foster homes so that we can save more animals.


For more information about Baxter, click here!