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bh241
04-09-2008, 07:17 AM
I have been doing dog rescue work with the organization that found Megan for me. Lately I've been disappointed with the number of blind and deaf puppies they offer up for rescue work. I feel as if breeders are using this organization as a dumping ground for their (what I view as) questionable breeding practices.

I'm wrestling with this issue, I know disabled dogs need a home as much as any dog but I feel like the breeders who feed their dogs to the rescue organization are just feeding off me.

I'll say this, I do not want to affiliate with a rescue organization that is SO specialized they are overly picky about the dogs they accept.

Any thoughts?

Ted -

Rescue has to be hands down the most physically, financial, and emotionally draining 'hobby' known to man. Most rescues do take the ones no one wants - the discarded, the neglected, the abused, the lost, the old, the sick, the one that grew out of being a playful pup... and on and on and on...

Yes, "breeders" of questionable ethics will breed any pair of dogs - just to get the 'financial' rewards of the result. What do they care if a quarter of them are 'defective'? Dump 'em and go on... Most of the 'culled' ones usually meet with a much worse fate than being born - never having a chance to even enter a rescue.

However, a good breeder not only acts responsibly when breeding, they typically support the efforts of their breed rescues. If they aren't actively involved, they typically financially support the work of rescue organizations supported by their breed organizations.

The thing to remember is, rescue volunteers typically only see the worst of the whole thing. Yes, those of us who 'get our hands dirty' are the ones that seem to carry the most emotional baggage regarding the animals. :-(

Hang in there Ted, you are doing good, and yes you are making a difference. No, we probably won't make monumental differences overnight, but if we continue to spread the word about how callous some 'breeders' are and promote the whole concept of buying dogs (and cats) from reputable breeders or going the 'spayed/neutered' shelter/humane society/rescue route instead of running to the 'pet store' we can make a tremendous difference.

Hang in there, Ted. It's not all doom and gloom. Don't stay focused on the bad stuff, it will literally eat you alive. You have to focus on the good that you are doing in order to continue to make a difference in the lives of so many that are depending on the unselfish acts you (and the rest of us) do every day.

bh241
04-15-2008, 06:47 AM
Meet the latest 'Honorary Saint' I gave 'Teddy' a ride yesterday.
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/teddy/teddy_02.jpg

I picked Teddy up at a local shelter just minutes before he was to be 'put down'. :mad: It shouldn't be a crime to get old....


Anyway, he's on his way to the vets this morning for an evaluation. One less dog in a shelter this morning. :-|

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/teddy/teddy_01.jpg

_jea_
04-15-2008, 07:36 AM
Benny, I agree with you there: it's not a crime to get old. Hopefully we will all get old (some sooner, some later).

Great job with the "Honorary Saint"!

About the other two Saints (Mr. Wiggles and Ms. Willow): yesterday that e-mail made my day if not the whole week! Great news!

Twilightzero
04-15-2008, 08:27 AM
Awwww old goldens are so sweet, I see he's still got the happy gene no matter what happens :D

bh241
04-25-2008, 10:21 PM
The latest NCSBR rescue pull, Aunt Clara. She's maybe two years old (my guess - no one really knows) and from the looks of it, it's been a tough couple of years.

The poor thing was absolutely covered in ticks and fleas - not to mention the fact that she now holds the record for 'Stinkiest Dog I've Ever Transported"

Regardless, I can't think of any other lady I would like to have spent my Friday evening with - (well, not counting the wife of course. )

Aunt Clara
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/aunt_clara/aunt_clara_001.jpg

Yea, she's gonna clean up right nice - you just wait and see...;-)

Twilightzero
04-26-2008, 04:37 PM
Regardless, I can't think of any other lady I would like to have spent my Friday evening with - (well, not counting the wife of course.)
Careful what you say there, there could be a frying pan in your future...:rolleyes:

Yea, she's gonna clean up right nice - you just wait and see...;-)

Some soap & water, a gleaming fur coat, and wiped up drool can make any woman look spectacular :D

AimE
05-01-2008, 12:40 PM
This is great! I love joining a new forum and finding crazy rescue people just like me!!! :D I've got some good ones for you.

First is Lady. She was the first foster I pulled on my own, with no rescue backing. (Hopefully the last, as this could have turned out very badly) I happened to be cruising a German Shepherd message board, and came across the rescue section. Big mistake!! My GSD had just passed away a couple of months earlier, and I was in mourning. I saw this older girl, and had to do something. So, I drove to New Jersey (a good 4 hours away) and picked her up. I almost gasped when they walked her out to me. She was a dirty, skinny, mess. :( She had a huge open sore on her rear end, and a couple of others as well. I drove home thinking "Oh my god. What did I just do?"

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We stopped at one of the lovely NJ rest stops, and I bought her the biggest hamburger I could find! (Not healthy, I know, but I couldn't help it)

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I took her home and set up her camp in the living room. She slept inside a 48" ex-pen, when she wasn't hanging out with me, or outside with the other dogs. They LOVED her! My husband, eh, not so much. It could have been due to the fact that every time he came into the bedroom, Lady would stand up and start barking at him. :) She was protecting her Mama!!

Well, 3 months later, (Yes, 3 months), I found a great home!! An older woman who would be retiring soon, and lived out in a rural CT town. Her son and grandson lived there with their Jack Russell, but she wanted her own dog. I made my husband drive, because I cried the entire way home. I missed her, and still do. But I am proud that she came so far!

Here are some afters:

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AimE
05-01-2008, 12:51 PM
Here's a pit bull mix that I did a quick transfer for. She was soooo cute. Except for the whole peeing on the seat thing. Thank goodness for easy clean seats!! :)

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Rocket Dog
05-01-2008, 12:57 PM
I almost always use a kennel to transport in case the dog pees or likes to chew stuff up.

LmentalMastiffs
05-01-2008, 01:03 PM
I don't normally kennel, especially if it's a 'short' transport, but have used a kennel before. And should have used one with a little Pit bull who throw up some gawd awful green stuff all over the back seats that ran down onto the floor and up under the front seats of my 03 SOP once. :shock:

But typcially won't put the dog in the crate unless I feel the need or the are being transported sick. :|

Now, if I'm transporting more than one dog, they are ALL Kenneled, just for theirs and my safety.

AimE
05-01-2008, 01:10 PM
Random cute puppy that I transported.

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Monster GSD foster named Rocky. 118lbs of dog! Eeek!

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And this is Sonny, he was at least 10 years old. His owner died, and the children did not want him, so apparently left him to be picked up by Animal Control. :( I pulled him from a local pound, after somehow finding him a foster home through and English Setter Rescue based in PA. It was all lined up, ready to go. The ACO said he was having trouble getting around, but assumed it was due to age.

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The minute I pulled up and she brought him out, I knew it was more than that. He was stumbling around like a drunk. I was able to get him up and into the back seat of the E, but he fell off at one point during the trip. He had horrible balance, and his head bobbed and weaved like a prize fighter.

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Over the following days into the weekend, I was frantically emailing the rescue, as well as the rescue I normally volunteer for. I took video of him, so they can see what I was talking about. I brought him to the vet on Monday, and immediately she told me it was neurological, and would only get worse.

Lots of tears and phone calls later, the decision was made to end his suffering. I found another local vet who could get me in the next day, instead of waiting three days. The day before, I went to my friend's house, who had a rum and coke waiting for me and treats for Sonny. She found some clomicalm, and we gave him a few to relax him. He was just panting so heavily and really struggling with trying to stand. We figured it really couldn't hurt at that point. We sat on the floor with him and pet him until I could get up to go home.

The next morning I brought him to the vet to be put down. It was probably the most heart-wrenching thing I have ever done. To see the life go out of his eyes, and watch that smile dissipate just about killed me. I held it together until I got in the car and just about exploded into sobs. I'd only known him for 3 days, but he really touched my heart. I'm tearing up just thinking about it now.

RIP Sonny. I know you're smiling and pain-free now.

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Rocket Dog
05-01-2008, 01:18 PM
My first rescue transport a few years back one of the puppies pee'd all over the back of my E. That's when I started using the kennel. There was an adult Aussie deaf male who slept in the back on a blanket, he was fine but I use the kennel almost exclusively now.

Twilightzero
05-01-2008, 01:21 PM
We used a crate when we picked up our Aussie rescue and it didn't help much. Puked 3 times on the way home from Minneapolis and each time it ran out the crate door. Broke my heart to see her so terrified but at least she's recovered now and is fat & sassy :D

AimE
05-01-2008, 01:24 PM
I'll crate the smaller ones, but the big ones end up tethered with a 2nd leash. I did have a transport with 3 German Shepherds. One was HW+, so he was crated, and the other two were tethered in the back and front seat. Talk about doggy breath. Pee-u.

Mrs.Inkspotman
05-03-2008, 08:54 PM
My first rescue transport a few years back one of the puppies pee'd all over the back of my E. That's when I started using the kennel. There was an adult Aussie deaf male who slept in the back on a blanket, he was fine but I use the kennel almost exclusively now.

~laughing~ Levi slobbers so much Mike won't let him ride up front anymore because the first time he did he slobbered all over EVERYTHING! So it's into the back he rides now!!:D

gisele
05-04-2008, 06:32 AM
thinking about it now.

RIP Sonny. I know you're smiling and pain-free now.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d937b3127cce87c563f9d05700000026100AZMmLJq4bsm Og

How happy Sonny looks. Thanks AimE for rescuing Sonny. At least his last days were spent being loved, petted, and hugged; and not in Animal Control.

-g

BTW...EOC member KRATE BIKE (and his wife) volunteer for and have 3 dogs adopted from an English Setter rescue in PA.

bh241
05-08-2008, 08:55 PM
I don't think I even posted these two in this thread. Mr. Wiggles and Miss Willow are two exceptional saints. Their story is one that really gets to you.

They spent their lives providing a 'breeder' with a simple method of supplementing his income - only to be discarded as if they were trash when they couldn't 'produce' enough... :mad:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/willow_wiggles/wiggles.jpg http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/willow_wiggles/willow.jpg

Both W&W were minutes away from being shot in the head and buried in the field when a neighbor talked the 'owner' out of them... It didn't take long to discover that keeping two large dogs really is a lot of work - so off to the pound they go....

They were routinely checked at the shelter and discovered that they were infested with the deadly parasites called heartworms - among others. We learned of them but at the time we simply did not have the funding to provide safe refuge for these guys. The board agreed that if the money could be raised the two of them would be brought into rescue. That's pretty much all I needed to hear, and I immediatly posted the information on several boards that I frequent, the EOC being one of them (http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43767).

Within 24 hours the money was in place to get these guys in rescue and begin their medical treatments. The transport was set up for the following Saturday. I took the middle leg and picked the two up in Asheville, NC and brought them down to Albermarle, NC where I turned them over to yet another volunteer who carried the two of them into rescue.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/willow_wiggles/IMG_2241-small.jpg

Long story short, they have had all their medical issues resolved, they are two very healthy and beautiful saints. We decided that the two of them will in fact remain together and will only be adopted to a home that can provide a real home for both of them.

It actually looked like things had finally turned around for W&W when a family decided the two of them would be a welcomed addition to their family. Sadly, it wasn't to be - shortly after going to their new home, W&W were returned to rescue because 'dad' was allergic to them.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/willow_wiggles/ww2.jpg

They are presently still in rescue, waiting on that 'real forever family' to find them. It will happen, these two have gone too far for things not to work out now. Sometimes the road is just a little bumpy, but they will get there...

Hopefully the E will help get them to that forever home once again....

Twilightzero
05-09-2008, 10:40 AM
I'm both sad and happy for them. It's great that they're doing well and seem very happy, but I'm bummed that their first home didn't work out. I often wonder how people figure to go adopt a dog without first figuring out if they're allergic to it. Honestly I have 5 pets and I'm allergic to them ALL, but at no time have I ever debated giving them up. I buy boxes of allergy pills by the dozen when they're on sale. Why? Because I've agreed to make them a part of my life and family. Period. Besides, I get a lot of free entertainment from them :D

Jojo
05-09-2008, 11:00 AM
AimE---thats just a terribly sad story.
I once went to the SPCA and picked out a beautiful Springer Spaniel. Brought the kids out and they played with him, tried the ball to see if he'd fetch and play well with the kids. We called him "Charlie".
The SPCA accepted our adoption then Charlie came back heartworm positive. I wasn't in any financial condition at the time to take on that responsibility, plus Charlie could still be lost in the treatment, so I turned Charlie down thinking someone with more money would eagerly help him out, so they could take this wonderful dog.
Nope, the SPCA said now that they knew he was positive, they could not adopt him out and he would have to be put down. I felt so horrible after that, I had only known him for a few visits, but had got really attatched to him real fast.:sad:
It took me awhile to go back to the SPCA again, but eventually I did, and now we have our "dorky" Allie-Gator:)

LmentalMastiffs
05-13-2008, 09:14 AM
This is Angel, she's my new foster girl.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e165/KBMastiffs/Rescues/DSC01452.jpg

She's listed as a Pit bull, but she's really a Staffy Bull. She's a tiny timid thing who was in the WRONG rescue down in Lynchburg for far too long. :mad:

They were so apathetic about her they didn't bother to promote her much or get her the much needed help in desensitizing her and getting her back into Polite Society.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e165/KBMastiffs/Rescues/DSC01442.jpg

Sorry, no pics of her riding in the E, it was raining really badly on Sunday and I was alone. :cool:

Twilightzero
05-13-2008, 09:18 AM
This is Angel, she's my new foster girl.

She's listed as a Pit bull, but she's really a Staffy Bull. She's a tiny timid thing who was in the WRONG rescue down in Lynchburg for far too long. :mad:

They were so apathetic about her they didn't bother to promote her much or get her the much needed help in desensitizing her and getting her back into Polite Society.


Sorry, no pics of her riding in the E, it was raining really badly on Sunday and I was alone. :cool:

Awww, poor girl! But nothing some love and rawhides can't fix :D

gisele
05-13-2008, 09:48 AM
and now we have our "dorky" Allie-Gator:)


I love Allie-Gator! :D

LmentalMastiffs
05-13-2008, 10:32 AM
Awww, poor girl! But nothing some love and rawhides can't fix :D

:-| I honestly wish. But it's going to take a lot more than good ole lovin' and a stinky bully stick. :sad:

I have a gentle hand, especially when it comes to animals, and I know it's going to take a few days before she settles in, but she cowers terribly every time I touch her. :cry:

So.. wish us luck!

Twilightzero
05-13-2008, 10:41 AM
:-| I honestly wish. But it's going to take a lot more than good ole lovin' and a stinky bully stick. :sad:

I have a gentle hand, especially when it comes to animals, and I know it's going to take a few days before she settles in, but she cowers terribly every time I touch her. :cry:

So.. wish us luck!

Trust me I know exactly what you're dealing with. When we got our Aussie she was even more scared than this one looks like. Was two weeks before we could go in the same room with her and she wouldn't automatically run in the corner, curl up, and shake. It just takes a gentle hand, lots of treats and love, and a lot of time...

LmentalMastiffs
05-13-2008, 10:57 AM
Trust me I know exactly what you're dealing with. When we got our Aussie she was even more scared than this one looks like. Was two weeks before we could go in the same room with her and she wouldn't automatically run in the corner, curl up, and shake. It just takes a gentle hand, lots of treats and love, and a lot of time...

Thanks for the vote of confidence! I am going to surely need it by the time this experience is over with. :twisted:

Twilightzero
05-13-2008, 11:01 AM
Thanks for the vote of confidence! I am going to surely need it by the time this experience is over with. :twisted:

She'll come around. Just look at our Aussie now: fat, sassy, and talks back :D

AimE
05-13-2008, 12:17 PM
You'll be okay! You know how much pits love people. It won't take her long. A friend has a rescued (foster) pit named Ralphie. He was likely a bait dog, or the idiots tried to fight him, before dumping him. He was very scared when she first found him. He's a dream now. It didn't take more than a month or two, and now he's a happy wiggly boy.

Good luck!!

kerri716
05-26-2008, 06:57 PM
All of these rescue stories and pics are great! 2 of my 3 dogs are rescues. I'd have a lot more too if I had a bigger house and yard! Gotta give props to Southern Siberian Rescue in Raleigh, NC. They do great work as do all of the other rescue groups.

bocabasset
05-26-2008, 08:35 PM
I volunteer for basset rescue in Florida and have done transports in the e.
Right after hurricane Katrina, my husband and I went to Gulfport, MS with a caravan of other vehicles to rescue animals and bring them back to a no kill shelter here in Fl. We brought back 16 kittens in the E!

luvmyelement
05-26-2008, 08:43 PM
We got to help out Liz (aka Mrs. Inkspotman) with a transport this weekend. Here are a couple of pics of Precious, the adorable Cane Corso Mastiff. She is such a sweetheart!

bocabasset
05-26-2008, 08:45 PM
One of my transports. Pulled him from Animal Control and drove him to the next volunteer who would eventually get him to his foster home. He was adopted almost immediately.

bocabasset
05-26-2008, 08:47 PM
We got to help out Liz (aka Mrs. Inkspotman) with a transport this weekend. Here are a couple of pics of Precious, the adorable Cane Corso Mastiff. She is such a sweetheart!

What a gorgeous dog!

AimE
05-27-2008, 12:06 PM
Corso and Bassett--two cuties!!! Do I hear 3?? Here is my transport from this weekend. I brought her from Syracuse to Springfield, MA. (I was headed home from NY) Her name is Sally. She is a 6 month old Brittany Spaniel. The sweetest girl. So soft. I just wanted to cuddle with her. Not a good idea at 75mph on the Thruway! :)

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Mrs.Inkspotman
05-27-2008, 12:11 PM
Stephanie I cannot even begin to thank you for helping with this girl, if it weren't for you we would have never been able to complete the transport! She is now known as Lucy....I just couldn't handle the name Precious for a big dog!~L~ She just got back from the vet and aside from having a bit of an Upper Respitory infection she got an outstanding evaluation and clean bill of health!! One of these days I hope to meet you so I can give you a HUGE HUG!!!

Take Care,
Liz aka Mrs.Inkspotman

bocabasset
05-27-2008, 03:33 PM
AimE~

She is adorable!!!Love the freckles!

And for the mastiff:
Lucy fits her better than Precious, I agree. Glad to hear she is healthy.

Twilightzero
05-27-2008, 03:49 PM
Great work as always everyone, love the look on Sally's face :D

luvmyelement
05-27-2008, 03:51 PM
It was actually our pleasure to help out with such a great girl. Love the name change! We are thrilled to hear about the clean bill of health too. Lucy is definitely deserving of a wonderful, healthy, spoiled life! Hopefully we can all meet sometime! Our love to Lucy... :)

Stephanie

bh241
05-27-2008, 07:27 PM
While we've only known you a few months, you were such a special guy.

Yes, you came to us a badly matted, filthy, stinky, nasty excuse for a dog. You were not only covered in paracites outside, but inside as well - the worst of those being heartworms.

We brought you in, cleaned you up, and gave you the much needed medical treatments. It was during your heartworm treatments that we found out about your spinal problem(s). Your days of limited mobility due to be being confined caused your rear legs to cease to support you. Walking was all but imposable. The docs said the 'spinal bone spurs' were inoperable and the best we could offer was to control the pain, which we did. The last few months of your life were as pain free as humanly possible.

Your heartworm treatments were nerve wracking, not unlike others that proceeded you, we laid beside you through the worst of it, comforting you in your time of need. We promised you then that we would see you through the treatments - and we did. You left this world heartworm (and all the other parasites) free...

We knew the excitement we felt for you when you were adopted a few weeks ago, and just knew that you would have a great life. Sadly, your new parents became ill with the dreaded cancer and lost not only a lung to it, but their sweet, sweet boy too. We promised to find you a good home (again) and we did.

You moved to that home a few days ago, we're not sure exactly if it was the excitement of your new home, or the 'bone spurs' bothering you, or exactly what, but it became very evident this morning that you had simply lost the will to continue the fight. We promised you a good life, and sadly we kept that promise too, no one ever intended for it to be cut so short.

Hoss, we all loved you, and hope to meet you again one day at the Rainbow Bridge....

Some days rescue really sucks, today is one of those days...

Hoss-2


2004 (ish) - May 27, 2008
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/hoss/hoss1003.jpg

_jea_
05-27-2008, 07:43 PM
Benny,

I was not able to read the whole post. As usual, it started raining...

I am so sorry it went that way. He looks such a cute happy puppy on the picture.

I am with you there. Big hug from Ohio and continue doing your rescues. Most of them have a happy ending.

HUG!

gisele
05-27-2008, 10:09 PM
One of my transports. Pulled him from Animal Control and drove him to the next volunteer who would eventually get him to his foster home. He was adopted almost immediately.

What a cutie...no surprise he was adopted quickly.

gisele
05-27-2008, 10:12 PM
Great work as always everyone, love the look on Sally's face :D

Ditto thanks everyone!

Look at the baby...

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gisele
05-27-2008, 10:15 PM
While we've only known you a few months, you were such a special guy.

Yes, you came to us a badly matted, filthy, stinky, nasty excuse for a dog. You were not only covered in paracites outside, but inside as well - the worst of those being heartworms.

We brought you in, cleaned you up, and gave you the much needed medical treatments. It was during your heartworm treatments that we found out about your spinal problem(s). Your days of limited mobility due to be being confined caused your rear legs to cease to support you. Walking was all but imposable. The docs said the 'spinal bone spurs' were inoperable and the best we could offer was to control the pain, which we did. The last few months of your life were as pain free as humanly possible.

Your heartworm treatments were nerve wracking, not unlike others that proceeded you, we laid beside you through the worst of it, comforting you in your time of need. We promised you then that we would see you through the treatments - and we did. You left this world heartworm (and all the other parasites) free...

We knew the excitement we felt for you when you were adopted a few weeks ago, and just knew that you would have a great life. Sadly, your new parents became ill with the dreaded cancer and lost not only a lung to it, but their sweet, sweet boy too. We promised to find you a good home (again) and we did.

You moved to that home a few days ago, we're not sure exactly if it was the excitement of your new home, or the 'bone spurs' bothering you, or exactly what, but it became very evident this morning that you had simply lost the will to continue the fight. We promised you a good life, and sadly we kept that promise too, no one ever intended for it to be cut so short.

Hoss, we all loved you, and hope to meet you again one day at the Rainbow Bridge....

Some days rescue really sucks, today is one of those days...

Hoss-2


2004 (ish) - May 27, 2008
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/hoss/hoss1003.jpg


R.I.P. handsome Hoss.

amya
05-29-2008, 05:38 PM
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com:80/south_king/fwm/news/19289654.html

article from Federal Way Mirror 5/28/08 (that's me working another dog, Harley is in training)


Here is my new "project". I'll be working with Missing Pet Partnership/Seattle Pet Hunters to help train and educate shelter worker on identifying lost pets. Also working with shelters/owners to find lost pets before they end up in the shelter and put to sleep.

Harley is in training to become a cat detection dog and I'm training for my MAR certification to be able to lead searches. I feel very fortunate to be able to work directly with Kat Albrecht who started MMP and has recently moved to this area. Once trained I will be able to go out on my own, but will continue to volunteer with MMP and Seattle Pet Hunters.


Amy

bocabasset
05-30-2008, 08:28 AM
I am so sorry about Hoss.

gisele
05-30-2008, 08:33 AM
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com:80/south_king/fwm/news/19289654.html

article from Federal Way Mirror 5/28/08 (that's me working another dog, Harley is in training)


Here is my new "project". I'll be working with Missing Pet Partnership/Seattle Pet Hunters to help train and educate shelter worker on identifying lost pets. Also working with shelters/owners to find lost pets before they end up in the shelter and put to sleep.

Harley is in training to become a cat detection dog and I'm training for my MAR certification to be able to lead searches. I feel very fortunate to be able to work directly with Kat Albrecht who started MMP and has recently moved to this area. Once trained I will be able to go out on my own, but will continue to volunteer with MMP and Seattle Pet Hunters.


Amy

Amy that's a GREAT and valuable service. What a neat thing to be involved in, thank you for sharing. (everyone read the article...it's very interesting)

Twilightzero
05-30-2008, 09:14 AM
Ok I know it's wrong to laugh...but cat detection dog? I would think most dogs could do that without any training! :lol:

amya
05-30-2008, 01:35 PM
Your right LOL ..

But the trick is to find a cat friendly dog. Most dogs will either ignore or go after cats. Harley wants to play with them ... I mean play ... lick thier ears and smell the butt. Does the happy dance around them, but not overly agressive.

If he had a choice he would rather play with a cat than a dog. I think he must have been raised with them ???

Twilightzero
05-30-2008, 01:43 PM
Your right LOL ..

But the trick is to find a cat friendly dog. Most dogs will either ignore or go after cats. Harley wants to play with them ... I mean play ... lick thier ears and smell the butt. Does the happy dance around them, but not overly agressive.

If he had a choice he would rather play with a cat than a dog. I think he must have been raised with them ???

Strangely enough that's what my Aussie does when she sees a cat. Loves them to death, wants to greet them and hang around with them :D

Rocket Dog
05-30-2008, 01:49 PM
....Harley wants to play with them ... I mean play ... lick thier ears and smell the butt.... Does the happy dance around them, but not overly agressive....

Hmm...this sounds like advice from the "I got a hot date" thread. :rolleyes:

barkdogs
06-09-2008, 01:53 PM
Because So Cal Honda gave me my Element, I have started a link on my website called "Elemental Journey" documenting all the people, animals, and kids that the E has benefited. Feel free to check in once in a while and see what we've been doing.

http://barkreadingdogs.googlepages.com/elementaljourney

_jea_
06-09-2008, 02:34 PM
Barkdogs, put the link in your signature, so we will not need to look around for it. Great pictures and great job you, your E and Groucho are doing!

I love Licorice, hope she finds a good home soon!

barkdogs
06-09-2008, 03:31 PM
I'm very technologically challenged, but I'll try to get the website on there.

We're working on a home for Licorice. I just can't believe any vet would keep a dog in a kennel run for two years and not realize how unfair that is to the dog. Fortunately, one of the employees contacted a rescue group.

gisele
06-09-2008, 10:02 PM
Because So Cal Honda gave me my Element, I have started a link on my website called "Elemental Journey" documenting all the people, animals, and kids that the E has benefited. Feel free to check in once in a while and see what we've been doing.

http://barkreadingdogs.googlepages.com/elementaljourney

Thanks for all you done, and thanks for setting up the site so we can follow along on your adventures. I love how the kids read to the dogs...and the dogs listen :)

-g

barkdogs
06-09-2008, 10:36 PM
The great thing is we love it as much as the kids do!

By the way, Licorice just got adopted to a man who previouisly had shar-pei. He will be living near Hollywood in a really nice home. YAY!

_jea_
06-10-2008, 06:59 AM
The great thing is we love it as much as the kids do!

By the way, Licorice just got adopted to a man who previouisly had shar-pei. He will be living near Hollywood in a really nice home. YAY!

Great start of the day hearing Licorice got adopted. And good job putting the link in your signature. Thanks!

gisele
06-10-2008, 08:08 AM
The great thing is we love it as much as the kids do!

By the way, Licorice just got adopted to a man who previouisly had shar-pei. He will be living near Hollywood in a really nice home. YAY!

Yaaaaaaaaaay, he's a cutie

bh241
06-25-2008, 06:59 AM
It's been a long time since I posted anything to this thread. :-( No, it's not from lack of subject matter.

I know how everyone loves to see the before/after type pictures, so I'll post the 'before' picture now, meet Mack the second Saint transported from a shelter into rescue since the ROC/EOC International Meet.

Mack, is on his way this morning to the vets for an evaluation, if you could find the time to say a prayer for him, he sure can use it.

Mack was picked up as a stray, and we were able to have the shelter hold him till I could get back from Ohio and work out the logistics of transporting him. I actually talked to the shelter from Ohio about this guy.

Mack is most likely heartworm positive, and clearly in need of some decent meals, a good bath, and overall grooming/cleaning. If you can see past the dirt (and feces) he really is a pretty boy, really stinky, but pretty.

I'm guessing he'll be pegged at 7 years old, 50+ pounds underweight, and loaded with parasites. God, I hope I'm wrong... :-(

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/mack/mack_001.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/mack/mack_002.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/mack/mack_003.jpg

_jea_
06-25-2008, 07:25 AM
Benny, thanks for posting! This guy really looks pretty even if a tiny bit dirty. I hope he gets through the heart worm medications fine and that he is ready for a good family in a short time! I will say prayers for him!

It was great finally meeting you! I hope your pups at home are doing good. Hug!

bh241
06-25-2008, 12:57 PM
First Mack is now Captain - we always seem to do this, go through a couple or three names before one 'fits'.

Captain fits because he's not a Major catastrophe!!

The good:
Hips are in great shape
Legs are in great shape
Knees and paws are too
He is one of the sweetest natured dogs we've seen in rescue in quite some timeThe not so good:
severely emaciated, major loss of muscle mass
two bone spurs on the base of the spine
heartworm positive (stage III or moderate HW Disease)
suffering from explosive diarrhea (I knew this already - trust me on that one)
fecal tests have to be re-done - see above
needs entropion surgery
needs neuteringHe is presently being bathed, dematted, and basically pampered - most likely for the first time in his life.

We are picking him up this evening and bringing him back to rescue. Our plan is to start a high calorie diet (like Lily) and see if we can get enough strength/weight on him to neuter and do the entropion surgery in a couple of weeks, then hopefully start heartworm treatment a couple of weeks after that.


I'll get more info to you as I find out. His weight has not been checked yet, but I'm saying he's easily 50 pounds underweight - we'll see what the vet says.

For now, thanks for the prayers/thoughts it looks like we're in for a ride again.... buckle up.

Twilightzero
06-25-2008, 03:04 PM
Thanks for the pics and I DEMAND to see pics after the cleanup! :D

_jea_
06-25-2008, 04:19 PM
Thanks for the update! We would all love to see the AFTER pictures.

bh241
06-30-2008, 06:48 AM
As promised - the after pictures:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/mack/captain1000_small.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/mack/captain1001_small.jpg


http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/mack/captain1004_small.jpg

He cleaned up right nice, don't you think?

As always he'll soon be available for adoption, if you know anyone interested in a saint, pass his info along. He really is one of the best natured dogs to come into rescue in a while.

Of course, it's gonna be a while before he's ready to be adopted, but give him a couple or three months and he should be good to go.

Check out his bio (http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=11203695) on Petfinder.

bh241
06-30-2008, 06:52 AM
Remember this one?

He's doing well too, still looking for that forever home, but he'll get there soon enough.

I think he was originally named "Teddy", but he is now going by "Bosley" and seems very happy. Goldens are such sweet dogs.

What a mug...
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/teddy/bosley1001_small.jpg

Bosley and friends
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/teddy/bosleyfriends_small.jpg

He's still looking for a forever home too, so if you know someone looking for a senior Golden boy, send them this link (http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=10646084).

wyldmoonwoman
06-30-2008, 07:24 AM
Brandy and Remy...rescued from Marion Arkansas...transport this past saturday...Both are in foster care in Western, NY

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/wyldmoonwoman/100_3046.jpg

Settling in
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/wyldmoonwoman/100_3052.jpg

Sleeping for the ride
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/wyldmoonwoman/100_3056.jpg

One of them (or both?) had gas that could kill a person

_jea_
06-30-2008, 08:23 AM
Benny, thanks for the after pictures. That guy looks very nice!
The senior golden has also such sweet eyes!

Wyldmoonwoman, thanks for posting your rescues!!! I am glad you survived :D

Twilightzero
06-30-2008, 09:56 AM
Great pics all, thanks much! Benny they both look sooooo sweet, if I wasn't full up I'd say send 'em on up :D

Wyldmoonwoman, sounds like a hazardous trip, glad you made it ok! :lol:

barkdogs
07-01-2008, 11:45 AM
Left Wednesday morning and drove 500 miles in seven hours (listening to George Carlin all day on XM radio) to Oroville, CA. Joined Noahs Wish and spent 18 hours a day taking care of approx. 200 animals at a temporary shelter at Spring Valley Elementary School. Evacuation order was lifted on Sunday night.

Check out the tail wagging through the top of the crate!

bh241
07-31-2008, 09:47 AM
Wow, am I behind with this thread... I know I've missed quite a few but hopefully I'll get everyone posted before long.

The two latest transports, Sam and Hooch. Both were pulled from the same rural shelter in North Carolina. Sadly, being owner surrenders, they became eligible for a short trip to the gas chamber after a mandatory 24 hour wait.

I went down to the shelter the morning their time was up and 'adopted' them, that way they were safe. The shelter transported them to a local vet who did an evaluation, neuter, vaccinations and rabies. After being released from the vet's office they got a three hour ride in the 'best dog car' down to the rescue.

They are presently being evaluated and should be up for adoption in the next few weeks. Both are heartworm positive, and need to put some weight on.

This is how Sam rode for over an hour... :rolleyes:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/sam_hooch/073008_1743a.jpg

What do you mean he's not a Saint Bernard? :confused:
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/sam_hooch/073008_1929a.jpg

His brother, Hooch, said he was... ;-)
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/sam_hooch/073008_1921b.jpg

Twilightzero
07-31-2008, 09:58 AM
Awwwwwww Sam looks like an adorable cuddly boy! You can tell there's lots of love in his big furry heart! And what do you mean he's not a saint!? That's blasphemy! It's in the eyes, can't you see? :mad: :lol:

barkdogs
07-31-2008, 10:13 AM
Went to No. Cal to help the evacuated animals in the fires again. Had a dog with severe paw burns and other wounds. Since I had the E, I volunteered to transport her to UC Davis for treatment. On the way home, I went to Modesto shelter and brought a severely emaciated dog home for Cheaspeake Bay Retriever Rescue. I'll send after pictures when he puts a little weight on.

Jojo
07-31-2008, 10:25 AM
I love the pic of the pup getting his paws soaked :D
Keep up the great work guys!

I just read in our paper, that our local shelter just flew a bunch of cats & kittens up north. The article stated that the southern states especially rural areas like mine, have an enormous abundance of cats in shelters this time of year, so they fly them up north where the shelters have more room and more oportunity for them to be adopted.
So if your up north and adopt a cat, it could be a TX cat:)

barkdogs
08-03-2008, 09:12 PM
This little guy was dropped off at a pet adoption event in Compton- mom said the kid couldn't keep the kitten. I'll be fostering him, but we're looking for names. He's about 8 weeks and very sweet.

wyldmoonwoman
08-03-2008, 09:29 PM
tell us a little bit about his personality so we can start thinking up the best list of cat names...Bustopher Jones popped into my head immediately

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bustopher_Jones

And house cats named after TS Elliott cats have the best names

marycornell
08-09-2008, 07:57 PM
Hi everyone,

It's August 9th and the weather here in vermont will start to get cool in the evenings. Just what a Saint Bernard would love.
I am trying to adopt Captain. Right now I am waiting to hear if he gets along with cats since I have 4 of them.
If I am able to adopt him, we will be looking at a tag team transport here to Vermont. It will not be until sometime in October after he is done with his heart worm treatment.

I'm trying to stay positive and realize that if it's meant to be he will end up here in Vermont if not then he will be with another loving family.

Mary

barkdogs
08-09-2008, 08:01 PM
The black cat was named "Stretch" because he has really long legs and sleeps stretched out instead of curled up.

We held another free spay/neuter clinic in Compton today. I think it's funny that three of the us who volunteer all drive Elements.

The So Cal Helpful Honda people showed up with free bottles of water, car air fresheners, chapstick, and sunscreen. They helped put together treat/toy gift bags for everyone, assisted children with coloring, and even transported a dog as there wasn't enough room in the owner's truck for all three dogs.

The first picture is momma dog who has had eight litters - no more after today!

_jea_
08-09-2008, 08:03 PM
I'm trying to stay positive and realize that if it's meant to be he will end up here in Vermont if not then he will be with another loving family.

Mary

Hi Mary,

I would love the guy to go to Burlington VT (that's where you are form, right?). I have some friends there, so I could come and visit them and my favorite Saint:D. I am keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well. Being in Ohio I will not be able to help with the transport once it happens :-(

_jea_
08-09-2008, 08:06 PM
Great job guys as usual! Thanks for posting the pictures!:)

And: Way to go HONDA!!!!

The black cat was named "Stretch" because he has really long legs and sleeps stretched out instead of curled up.

We held another free spay/neuter clinic in Compton today. I think it's funny that three of the us who volunteer all drive Elements.

The So Cal Helpful Honda people showed up with free bottles of water, car air fresheners, chapstick, and sunscreen. They helped put together treat/toy gift bags for everyone, assisted children with coloring, and even transported a dog as there wasn't enough room in the owner's truck for all three dogs.

The first picture is momma dog who has had eight litters - no more after today!

marycornell
08-24-2008, 01:46 PM
If you have been following this site, you know that we are trying to get Captain (rescued Saint Bernard) from NC to VT. We have put together a relay transport team to get him to Vermont. It looks like the only piece missing is some one to drive from the MD/PA state line to Bethleham, PA Sunday, Sept 7th am.
If you can help, please see the site "Possible transport to VT".
Thanks a lot.

Mary

marycornell
08-24-2008, 02:01 PM
Looks like we have it covered. If anyone wants to be available as back up they can still check out the other site, "possile transport to VT".

Mary

_jea_
08-24-2008, 05:53 PM
Mary, you really want that pup, don't you? I am so very happy for you and for Captain, that he found a forever home relatively fast!!! Good luck to both of you!

bh241
08-24-2008, 07:34 PM
The transport is covered. Granted I would feel much better if we have some 'backup' E-ple to tag along or even be ready if something goes wrong. But, it's done. Captain will start his trip home on September 6th, and should be in Vermont on Sunday the 7th.

Of course there will be pictures... :)

for those that haven't seen the whole thing. ---- >> clicky here (http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?p=653828) << ---

This is an EOC transport from Rescue here in North Carolina to Captain's forever home in Northern Vermont. I get the feeling that Captain isn't going to be the only happy camper... :rolleyes:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/mack/capt1003.jpg

marycornell
08-24-2008, 08:44 PM
I am so happy to see how everyone is willing to get Captain to us in Vermont. When I first saw Captain, read his story and then helped with his medical treatment I never thought I would be able to adopt him since the NC rescue site says you need to live within a 6 hr drive to adopt. When Benny sent out the idea of transporting him here I was so happy. I am a nurse and crazy in love with animals. I have always liked to help the ones in the most need. I will give Captain tons of love, attention and what ever else he will need to live the rest of his life happy and healty.

Mary

marycornell
09-03-2008, 09:43 PM
It looks like Captain is all set to head out for Vermont this comming weekend.
Keep your fingers crossed, say a prayer or what ever else might help that things go ok, especially since there might be Tropical storm Hanna to deal with during the driving.
Many people are giving up their weekend to make this possible, if anyone else ever gets an opportunity to help in such a great cause I encourage you to get involved and help out. There are so many cats and dogs in need of a good home.

Mary Cornell

wolfhounder
09-05-2008, 12:03 PM
wow, this is so wonderful

marycornell
09-08-2008, 09:44 PM
Captain is home in Vermont. All the pets ( 4 cats and 1 miniture doxin) are all doing there best adjusting to the change.
Captain seems happy and just loves to be around people and having his belly rubbed forever.
Would like to see him eat a little better,hes still thin, needs to gain 20 lbs. His back legs are still weak, he does not have a lot of endurance right now. I am trying a varity of foods to see what he likes. So far his favoite food is mozzerela cheese.
Mary: cool:

Jojo
09-08-2008, 09:51 PM
Glad Captain is in his new home.:D
I bet he'll be fat & sassy in no time:rolleyes:

_jea_
09-08-2008, 10:10 PM
Captain is home in Vermont. All the pets ( 4 cats and 1 miniture doxin) are all doing there best adjusting to the change.
Captain seems happy and just loves to be around people and having his belly rubbed forever.
Would like to see him eat a little better,hes still thin, needs to gain 20 lbs. His back legs are still weak, he does not have a lot of endurance right now. I am trying a varity of foods to see what he likes. So far his favoite food is mozzerela cheese.
Mary: cool:

Mary, thanks for the report! I am so grateful that you took that big guy into your home with the rest of the crowd. Good luck on finding his favorite food!:)

bh241
09-11-2008, 06:58 AM
What? no pictures of the 'biggest' EOC transport in this thread? :???:

I know there's another post in the Mid-Atlantic forum with pictures but I really thought a few would turn up here...

Maybe if we collectively *nudged* a few people they could post a picture or two and tell us about their 'leg' of the great EOC transport to Vermont.

I'll start since I had the 'first' EOC leg.

The morning of his transport was also the morning that Tropical Storm Hanna came on land... pretty much right on top of us. :???: We had some issues that morning with downed trees, standing water, rain (of course), high winds (well, duh), and more than the normal amount of accidents.

Hanna's Path

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/EOC/captain_transport/AL082008_3W_034_0.gif

Captain's Path
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/EOC/captain_transport/transport.jpg


Anyway, I met up with the director of our rescue, NC Saint Bernard Rescue, and picked up Captain for his two day journey. This was the first time in several weeks that I had seen him, and as usual, I was taken back by just how stunning the old man was. There is just something about an older dog...
Captain as I met him that morning.
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/EOC/captain_transport/captain_transport_002.jpg

We started heading north, and when the rain let up we took a little side trip to Falls Lake State Recreation Area. It gave me a chance to be with Captain and tell him what to expect the next few days. It was a good way to spend part of what I hope was the last day I ever see him.

Falls Lake 09/06/2008
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/EOC/captain_transport/captain_transport_003.jpg

After that, we loaded back up and continued north. Eventually catching up with Gary, (DCbox) and I turned the old man over to my friend for safe keeping.

Two really good souls.
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/EOC/captain_transport/captain_transport_005.jpg

maybe the rest of his story will be told, but that depends on someone other than me.... :)

_jea_
09-11-2008, 08:07 AM
It gave me a chance to be with Captain and tell him what to expect the next few days. It was a good way to spend part of what I hope was the last day I ever see him.

Falls Lake 09/06/2008
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/EOC/captain_transport/captain_transport_003.jpg

After that, we loaded back up and continued north. Eventually catching up with Gary, (DCbox) and I turned the old man over to my friend for safe keeping.

Two really good souls.
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/EOC/captain_transport/captain_transport_005.jpg

maybe the rest of his story will be told, but that depends on someone other than me.... :)







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A very nice story with a happy ending, but I can not help myself and I had to get my hanky out.:oops: Thanks again for the pictures! I would really love to visit my friends in Burlington, VT this winter and maybe try to meet Mary and Captain. Who knows....

bh241
09-11-2008, 10:34 AM
Meet our newest "project" dog. :rolleyes: Seriously, this is "Chester" a young (maybe 18 months or so) male Saint. We found out about him a couple of days ago when a vet contacted us.

It seems this boy tangled with a car, and needless to say the car 'won'... :mad:

Attempts to locate an owner didn't pan out... after the required hold period they released him to us.

"Chester" has at best just a broken front leg. He is presently at our vet's office being evaluated.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/chester/IMG_3694.jpg

wyldmoonwoman
09-11-2008, 07:07 PM
OMG Benny...look at him! He has such a beautiful face! I love his markings. Keep us posted!

marycornell
09-11-2008, 09:13 PM
Last night was rough for Captain and I. He finally ate an adequate amount of food only to have it cause him to have a very upset stomach all night, he could not sleep and was very restless. I started him on famotidine to help calm the stomach. Today when I got home he had vomitied and lg amount of bile. I spoke with a best friend in Florida, who is a vet, and she suggested to keep him on only water for the night. He does have an appt tomarrow to meeet our Vet.
Right now he is restling quietly, much better than last night.

Mary

wyldmoonwoman
09-11-2008, 09:23 PM
It's probably stress, Mary...fingers and paws crossed here for Captain to get better

bh241
09-11-2008, 09:30 PM
Mary -

Captain has been eating Merrick foods (http://www.merrickpetcare.com/) (dry and canned) is he still eating that? The stress of a new home and overall environment is enough to cause what you're describing though. You are aware of a condition known as Bloat right? Check this page (http://members.petfinder.org/%7ENC351/bloat.html) - if you think this is what's going on, go to the vet this isn't something to be fooling around waiting on tomorrow. I'm not trying to scare you or anything but you should be aware of the possibility of bloat in large breed dogs.

Limited food intake (for a day at most) isn't a bad idea. You are adding water to his food, right? Has he eaten a 'meal' since he's been there? :-?

Have you talked to Deb about this? :-?

Lot's of questions, sorry. It could well be nothing more than the recent change in his routine and/or type of food.

Pepcid or the equivalent (like you have given him) should help a good bit.

marycornell
09-12-2008, 08:21 AM
To all concerned,

First Captain is felling much better, he slept through the night.
I have a best friend who is a Vet in Florida, I called her right away when he vomited. She told me everything I needed to know to get him throgh the night. YES I know about bloat-it is horrible. Thankfully he did not have that.
I believe it was that he ate to much food Wednesday night, that's when he started to feel bad. I have keep the famotidine going at the proper dose according to Karen (Vet friend) and he seems back to himself.
I started off this morning feeding him about 1 cup of white rice with a small amount of chunky canned food and mozzarella cheese. That was at about 7:20 am. It's now 9:10am and he has kept it down and does not apper to be in any discomfort.
As far as the dry food goes, I have the Merrick that came with him. I can not buy it in any store around here, I have oredered some on-line from the company. Once he is feeling better, I am going to try and transition him to something that I can by around here. We have a locally owened store "Pet Food Warehouse" and they carry only quality brand dog and cat food, nothing with fillers, etc. I will talk with our local Vet and my friend Karen as to what they suggest I feed him for dry food. I know I have to change over very slowly.
The other animals are ajusting ok. My persian baby ( Cotton, he's 3 yrs old) who I though would have the hardest time has done great. My husband has been in Ca for 2 weeks and will be arriveing home tonight so that will probably add another adjustment to the picture.
Overall I think we are doing fine.
He's not very interested in being outside that much, I hope once he is feeling better and stronger he might be up to going to the local dog park. When I take him there, I will get pictures for everyone.
Our house is not huge, about 1550 sq ft. With our 4 cats and now 2 dogs, I'm sure my husband is going to say we look like the local humane society.
I'm just happy to be able and help out animls that need a loving home and good care. I will take great care of Captain, I will do everyting with in my power to keep him healty and happy.

Mary

Twilightzero
09-12-2008, 08:24 AM
Glad everything is going well! Sounds like your house looks like ours with 3 cats and 2 dogs and only 1600 sq. ft :D

_jea_
09-12-2008, 08:36 AM
Mary, thanks for the update. It's great to have best friend who is a vet :)

Good luck!!!!

bh241
09-12-2008, 08:40 AM
Glad everything is going well! Sounds like your house looks like ours with 3 cats and 2 dogs and only 1600 sq. ft :D

What he said...

well except for the number of cats - we don't have any.

and well the number of dogs - we have six now....

and well the square footage. - ours is 2650 sq ft. or so...

but yea, the "Glad everything is going well" part is dead on. :)

wyldmoonwoman
09-12-2008, 08:43 AM
I live in a zoo too...2 dogs, cat, snake, hermies, random short term foster dogs, kid, husband, random teenagers

barkdogs
09-13-2008, 10:34 PM
This little girl showed up in a friend's yard. She is a cat person and said, "I think she has tumors on her udders". I rushed over only to find out that she had obviously recently had puppies - nowhere to be found. My friend took her in and, now, neighbors who ignored the emaciated dog became interested and we were afraid she would be stolen from the backyard (not a great neighborhood). Peaches is now a happy healthy girl that we were able to get in to Downtown Dog Rescue - the best pit bull rescue around. She already has a possible adopter. Just goes to show you what two weeks of love and care can do.

wyldmoonwoman
09-14-2008, 08:47 AM
This little girl showed up in a friend's yard. She is a cat person and said, "I think she has tumors on her udders". I rushed over only to find out that she had obviously recently had puppies - nowhere to be found. My friend took her in and, now, neighbors who ignored the emaciated dog became interested and we were afraid she would be stolen from the backyard (not a great neighborhood). Peaches is now a happy healthy girl that we were able to get in to Downtown Dog Rescue - the best pit bull rescue around. She already has a possible adopter. Just goes to show you what two weeks of love and care can do.

I love her...she is beautiful...and my favorite colors for a pit bull...good job!

barkdogs
09-14-2008, 12:53 PM
Here's my favorite colors: she is a catahoula hound/pit bull mix that was in the megashelter in Shreveport during Gustav.

bh241
09-18-2008, 05:26 PM
Meet Little Miss Daisy, she wound up in a shelter because her family couldn't afford to feed her anymore... :| At least, now she's in rescue and will have a decent chance at finding that one 'forever' home. One where the new family knows right up front that yes, Miss Daisy will grow up. She is a Saint Bernard and actually will become a 'big dog'. :rolleyes:

Miss Daisy is around 6 to 7 months old, barely tips the scales at 58 pounds - :???: whoa, big dog! :rolleyes: She's a decent puppy and I doubt she'll have any trouble getting a home.

I drove up last night and picked he up and brought her down to the rescue, she really is a doll. You know, I think you could say I was out yesterday "Driving Miss Daisy" :oops:

I make a couple of shots with the camera before it got dark, sorry for the lack of good 'pose' I was holding the dog and trying to take the picture. So much for multitasking... :D
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/daisy/daisy005.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/daisy/daisy001.jpg

barkdogs
09-19-2008, 03:33 PM
Picked up five 18-day-old kittens for bottle feeding today. The one with the orange face just looked like a jack-o-lantern to me so her name is Pumpkin.

marycornell
09-20-2008, 09:54 PM
It's been 2 weeks that Captain has been home with us and it's been very busy.
He was very anxious the first week and his GI systom has been in an uproar.
He started on Flagyl a few days ago and now is doing much better. He is finally sleeping through the night. I spent 3 nights up with him with no sleep.
I believe we are on the road to settling in and realizing that he is home and not going to leave for another car ride to somewhere.
I am anxious to get some weight on him, his last wt was 124 lbs, that was 14 lbs less then when he left NC.
He has been playing well with our mini doxin, they like to chase each other around the pool. Strawberry ( doxin) will initiate the playing time together.
My daughter had her 16th birthday party today and all the girls loved him, he got many tummy rubs this afternoon.


Mary

jurneez
09-21-2008, 06:38 AM
Hey Guys,
Here's a short story. While my best friends were out fishing off the shore, I was doing this.

My rascally dog and his sister have free time to run within the area of my back yard, well, Pate found and ran into something sharp witch lacerated his pad.
(my back area is a "run free - off leash" area but it's a couple ac's) So we managed to get him to the vet as that's one of the hardest areas to heal.

He had surgery, in a deep part of the wound, that night, while at the vet with a cone on his head, he managed to get the cone off and rip out stitches.

In morning 12 hours after the first surgery he had surgery again


Sent him home with a larger cone. Alls fine, I moved furniture around to he was only smashing his way through doorways. Finally the time came to take him back for removal of bandages, and
..............................Holy crap, he went right to the paw, arcing like u-turn road, reaching the stitches which had to stay in another week or more.

New Cone Again.
Now he's in a 40cm cone......."King Cone Head" we call him.

Silly, but it works.

Oh my rascally Pate, ----he's such a frustrated dog and grumpy.

Just thought I'd share, I know we've all been here.

sorry pics are camera phone, poor quality.

Regards,
jurn

wyldmoonwoman
09-21-2008, 10:09 AM
POOR PATE!

I feel your pain. Invest in some duct tape!

Not to hijack your thread...but get a spare cone...Thorne had a tumor removed from her head last year and we went through a cone every couple days...she kept breaking them!
Stitches
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/wyldmoonwoman/100_1499.jpg
Staples after she ripped the stitches out
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/wyldmoonwoman/100_1561.jpg
She did learn how to shovel snow with the cone
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/wyldmoonwoman/th_100_1647.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e374/wyldmoonwoman/?action=view&current=100_1647.flv)

jurneez
09-21-2008, 04:30 PM
bh Miss Daisy, is beautiful....

Wyld, those stitches, yikes, mangled.

Rascally Pate did it again. I went to the barn then came back and he had the cone off.
Was tied in three places to his collar to be sure and the rope / tie around the neck. Collar had been tightened as well.

Presently in his full harness and King Cone.
One more week......he is whiny.:sad:

exhausted....jurn

amya
09-23-2008, 09:02 AM
I've heard good things about the bite not collars. I've never used used one

http://www.bitenot.com/about.html

litlbabies
09-24-2008, 05:24 PM
I've heard good things about the bite not collars. I've never used used one

http://www.bitenot.com/about.html

My vet got one recently and really liked it. He 'rents' it out on deposit. People get their money back when they bring the collar back. I saw it in action while I was watching Isabella teeth being cleaned. The neuter he had just done wanted to get to the vets handiwork and he just popped it on and the dog couldn't get to it anymore.

bh241
10-20-2008, 12:44 PM
This is Missy, i pulled her from a shelter down in rural South Carolina. She was in pretty bad shape, I actually had to carry her out of the shelter because she was too weak to walk out.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/missy/081906_1723.jpg



Just wanted to share this picture, I made this yesterday at our 2008 Saint Bernard Rescue Reunion.

It's amazing how well she looks today.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/2008_reunion/missy_10-19-2008.jpg

yea, that's what it's all about.

Twilightzero
10-20-2008, 12:46 PM
Awwwww happy doggy! :D

barkdogs
10-20-2008, 02:17 PM
The fearless five are on solid food and moved to a permanent foster home until they are adopted. Just in time, this little boy arrived yesterday. I named his Solo. He is 4 days old and weighs 3 ounces. Groucho has finally accepted kittens again.

_jea_
10-20-2008, 02:19 PM
Benny,
you need to report more about the reunion! Do you have more pictures or will they be on the website? I really hope you all had great time.

Oh geez, does the "new" Missy look cute and healthy and happy!!!!

_jea_
10-20-2008, 02:21 PM
The fearless five are on solid food and moved to a permanent foster home until they are adopted. Just in time, this little boy arrived yesterday. I named his Solo. He is 4 days old and weighs 3 ounces. Groucho has finally accepted kittens again.

Barkdogs, daddy Grouch is amazing. Thanks for the pictures! So he finally figured out kittens won't bite him:D

Margaret
10-20-2008, 02:57 PM
Barkdogs, is Pumpkin Head in that batch? I remember you posting the picture a while back and wonder if this is the same batch of kittens. I love that name and would like to see if he really is a pumpkin head. Any chance can you take a picture of just him?

That picture of Groucho with the kitten is beautiful. It kinda melts the heart.

barkdogs
10-25-2008, 01:15 PM
Barkdogs, daddy Grouch is amazing. Thanks for the pictures! So he finally figured out kittens won't bite him:D


Kittens, yes. Cats, no. He stayed with a friend while I went to the No More Homelss Pets Conference. I told her he is afraid of cats but she didn't realize he wouldn't even look at them. She said it was like he was saying, "If I don't see them, they're not there."

Margaret
01-08-2009, 01:35 AM
This thread has never been untouched for so long in the last three years. :sad: It seems as though no one's doing animal rescue anymore, or maybe they just haven't been sharing their wonderful stories with us.

There's been a lot of newbies signing up lately. Hopefully they'll see this and have some animal rescue stories to share and pictures to post. Please!

bh241
01-08-2009, 12:38 PM
Still down in the trenches pulling and transporting. :)

I'll try and get some updates posted soon.

We've been buried in dogs lately, far too many than we honestly could provide for. We've been busy trying to get some moved around to other rescues, but most are in the same boat right now.

We have had to turn dogs away or place on an 'extended' waiting list for several weeks now. Hopefully things will ease up soon. :|

I'm so far behind in posting the dogs that I've transported, I doubt I'll ever get caught up. :cry:

Zorak Jones
01-08-2009, 03:33 PM
While I don't rescue dogs, I do rescue wildlife (birds, possums, squirrels, deer, etc) for a local wildlife rescue org. Pickups are usually post accident/trauma and don't make for good pictures. First call for a pickup in the new E came about a week and a half after I bought it - a possum. Sadly, it didn't end well. :sad: Can't win them all, but you do your best trying. Anyone else out there using their E for less conventional rescues?

Kudos to all who fight the good fight for our 4-legged and 2-winged friends!

barkdogs
01-08-2009, 08:22 PM
Barkdogs, is Pumpkin Head in that batch? I remember you posting the picture a while back and wonder if this is the same batch of kittens. I love that name and would like to see if he really is a pumpkin head. Any chance can you take a picture of just him?

That picture of Groucho with the kitten is beautiful. It kinda melts the heart.

Sorry I didn't respond to this earlier. Pumpkin is the orange-faced kitten. When she was little, she looked like a little jack-o-lantern. She turned out to be really beautiful and just got adopted last weekend.

barkdogs
01-08-2009, 08:26 PM
This thread has never been untouched for so long in the last three years. :sad: It seems as though no one's doing animal rescue anymore, or maybe they just haven't been sharing their wonderful stories with us.


If anyone needs transport help in So Cal, I'm happy to go as far as Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and sometimes Washington, if I'm available.

Sometimes I forget to post here because I try to keep up the postings that I send Honda to thank them for my E. Here's a link to all the things my E has done since February 12, 2008.

http://barkreadingdogs.googlepages.com/elementaljourney

hapyface
01-08-2009, 08:34 PM
you know your blog should be recgonized on CNN or the local news at least!

bh241
01-11-2009, 04:43 PM
I'll try and be more punctual about posting the rescue runs, I'm so far behind I don't know that I'll ever get caught up, but I'll try and toss one in here now and then.

That said, yesterday I traveled a tad over 525 miles transporting Saints. ~ that's right at 175mps (miles per saint) - not too shabby for an E.

One came from a mid-state South Carolina shelter, Odessa, a five year old girl that the 'owner' surrendered... just walked in, handed them the dog and turned around and walked out.... :mad:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/2009/saints/odessa/DSCF0033.jpg

The other two were also owner surrenders, but from mid-state North Carolina. Another girl and a young boy. The girl is almost 5 years old, and the boy is almost a year old.

I don't have a picture of them in my E, but I did take one through the front windshield of the directors car when we transferred them over.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/2009/saints/odessa/DSCF0049.jpg

Sorry, I know the picture is crappy. It was late, and I was tired and still had a two and a half hour drive to get back home.

Story about these are pretty typical, the one girl got dumped in a shelter when it was more 'trouble' to deal with her. While the other two came from a Breeder / Shower for Saint Bernards. You see the lady saint had developed 'female' problems and had to be spayed early on. They kept her as part of their family and spent as much time with her as possible. Till, it became less and less time that they had to spend at home with her due to their busy schedule.

The boy also had issues that required him to be neutered, and that disqualified him from showing. Doesn't matter that he's got a championship heritage, once he's neutered he's done in the show ring.

Their concern was that these two dogs deserved a better life than what they have presently. They deserve a home where they have a family that can spend the time with them, maybe even a kid to roll around in the floor with...

I personally spent the better part of the evening talking with the couple, learning all about their animals and their kennel and all the adventures of showing the Saints. I look forward to working with them again in the future.

Bottom line, the dogs that go into rescue come from a large variety of sources. This trip, one came from an 'owner' that evidently didn't have enough love for a saint, while the other two came from an 'owner' that had too much love for the saints not to give them up to rescue....

Margaret
01-11-2009, 06:22 PM
Man, such heartbreaking stories for all these lovable dogs. I so much want to reach out and give all the dogs hugs, then take them all home.

I expect people are giving up their dogs for economic reasons -loss of house for one. Have you seen a big increase in 'surrendering'?

bh241
01-11-2009, 06:33 PM
There has been a major increase in surrenders this past year. Sadly, we have also turned away the most ever this past year too.

We try and help all that we can, but it's just impossible for a small rescue to deal with the volume of dogs we're seeing.

We've worked with a lot of other shelters, rescues and related resources moving dogs around to keep them from being euthenized. We've saved a few that way, but ultimately it's not doable for all of them. :cry:

We've seen as many the past six months as we normally would in two years time. :|

Granted, not all are due to the housing problem.

We do what we can.... :-|

barkdogs
01-11-2009, 07:55 PM
We've worked with a lot of other shelters, rescues and related resources moving dogs around to keep them from being euthenized. We've saved a few that way, but ultimately it's not doable for all of them.
Granted, not all are due to the housing problem.
|


In LA County, Downtown Dog Rescue came up with a program which was just instituted in the shelters. Before the dog is surrendered, the people are asked to call a hotline to see what we can do to help them keep their dog out of the shelter. If they need a fence so the dog doesn't get loose, help with dog food, training to stop barking, etc, DDR will try to help them. One less dog in the shelter is one less that gets euthanized.

ExBamaGal
01-11-2009, 11:52 PM
I am new here and LOVING this thread!!!! My husband and I are rescue nuts! We've fostered more than 20 dogs (mostly Great Danes) and transported quite a few as well. Can't wait to get our E and get some pics to add to this section!!! :D

wolfhounder
01-12-2009, 01:11 PM
There has been a major increase in surrenders this past year. Sadly, we have also turned away the most ever this past year too.

We try and help all that we can, but it's just impossible for a small rescue to deal with the volume of dogs we're seeing.

We've worked with a lot of other shelters, rescues and related resources moving dogs around to keep them from being euthenized. We've saved a few that way, but ultimately it's not doable for all of them. :cry:

We've seen as many the past six months as we normally would in two years time. :|

Granted, not all are due to the housing problem.

We do what we can.... :-|

you are a saint yourself, without the drool--or wait......

haha. seriously, it is so sad, i just saw a local add here for re-homing a Saint--the owner said it was just too much dog for their burmese mountain dog---ummmm... WHAT!@#$?????????

Twilightzero
01-12-2009, 01:20 PM
Story about these are pretty typical, the one girl got dumped in a shelter when it was more 'trouble' to deal with her. While the other two came from a Breeder / Shower for Saint Bernards. You see the lady saint had developed 'female' problems and had to be spayed early on. They kept her as part of their family and spent as much time with her as possible. Till, it became less and less time that they had to spend at home with her due to their busy schedule.

The boy also had issues that required him to be neutered, and that disqualified him from showing. Doesn't matter that he's got a championship heritage, once he's neutered he's done in the show ring.

Don't get me started on how show dogs isn't about the dogs at all, it's about the breeders' ability to make money from the dogs. Problem is the judges and organizers are all also breeders and make their living on it, so it's in their best interest to perpetuate it. :mad:

bh241
01-13-2009, 12:08 PM
How about an update on Chester, you remember Chester (http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=660621&postcount=340) - right? Well he's all better, just before Christmas he got moved into his forever home.

He's doing great, the Doctors say he'll have 100% use of his leg - amazing really when the prognosis wasn't near as rosy a while back.

Anyway, he's doing great. Here's a few pictures just in:


http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/chester/somebody.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/chester/Its.jpg

and one of his new 'brother'

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/chester/Whats.jpg

wolfhounder
01-13-2009, 01:30 PM
wow he looks just fantastic--what great news. how did his leg heal so fast???? he doesn't limp or anything?

bh241
01-13-2009, 09:21 PM
fast? He was in one cast or another for right at three months. :wink: We were wondering if he was 'ever' going to be without a cast...

He's doing well, the doctors are really pleased with how well it healed up. Well, everyone is I guess. :-)

How's Guinness doing?

wolfhounder
01-14-2009, 06:40 AM
stronger everyday---but chester looks like he is bearing full weight --guinness still has quite a limp

bh241
01-14-2009, 08:58 AM
Yea, but then I think Chester's break wasn't near as bad as Guinness' was.

The location of Chester's break was the worst part.

But, yea he's full weight bearing on it now. We got real lucky with him, it could have been much worse.

gisele
01-16-2009, 01:00 PM
I'll try and be more punctual about posting the rescue runs, I'm so far behind I don't know that I'll ever get caught up, but I'll try and toss one in here now and then.

That said, yesterday I traveled a tad over 525 miles transporting Saints. ~ that's right at 175mps (miles per saint) - not too shabby for an E.

One came from a mid-state South Carolina shelter, Odessa, a five year old girl that the 'owner' surrendered... just walked in, handed them the dog and turned around and walked out.... :mad:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/2009/saints/odessa/DSCF0033.jpg

The other two were also owner surrenders, but from mid-state North Carolina. Another girl and a young boy. The girl is almost 5 years old, and the boy is almost a year old.

I don't have a picture of them in my E, but I did take one through the front windshield of the directors car when we transferred them over.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/2009/saints/odessa/DSCF0049.jpg

Sorry, I know the picture is crappy. It was late, and I was tired and still had a two and a half hour drive to get back home.

Story about these are pretty typical, the one girl got dumped in a shelter when it was more 'trouble' to deal with her. While the other two came from a Breeder / Shower for Saint Bernards. You see the lady saint had developed 'female' problems and had to be spayed early on. They kept her as part of their family and spent as much time with her as possible. Till, it became less and less time that they had to spend at home with her due to their busy schedule.

The boy also had issues that required him to be neutered, and that disqualified him from showing. Doesn't matter that he's got a championship heritage, once he's neutered he's done in the show ring.

Their concern was that these two dogs deserved a better life than what they have presently. They deserve a home where they have a family that can spend the time with them, maybe even a kid to roll around in the floor with...

I personally spent the better part of the evening talking with the couple, learning all about their animals and their kennel and all the adventures of showing the Saints. I look forward to working with them again in the future.

Bottom line, the dogs that go into rescue come from a large variety of sources. This trip, one came from an 'owner' that evidently didn't have enough love for a saint, while the other two came from an 'owner' that had too much love for the saints not to give them up to rescue....

Benny,
YOU'RE A SAINT!

Thanks for saving these beautiful animals and sharing their stories. -g

P.S. Glad you made it home safely to your 7 or 8 pups and cat and ferrets and cow and chickens and giraffe :-o

Twilightzero
01-16-2009, 01:03 PM
Benny,
YOU'RE A SAINT!

Thanks for saving these beautiful animals and sharing their stories. -g

P.S. Glad you made it home safely to your 7 or 8 pups and cat and ferrets and cow and chickens and giraffe :-o

You forgot the chinchilla :D

Benny, absolutely wonderful work as always! And Chester looks FABULOUS! :D

gisele
01-16-2009, 01:04 PM
How about an update on Chester, you remember Chester (http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=660621&postcount=340) - right? Well he's all better, just before Christmas he got moved into his forever home.

He's doing great, the Doctors say he'll have 100% use of his leg - amazing really when the prognosis wasn't near as rosy a while back.

Anyway, he's doing great. ...


Chester looks crazed! but happy in first photo. He's brother is a cutie. Man I wish I was moving in with them cuz I love that stone fireplace :grin:

-g

Rocket Dog
01-17-2009, 09:33 PM
I did a dog rescue today with Gisele. We delivered three adorable beagles to a loving foster home. Sadly, I was unable to convince the foster home to take Gisele too. Proof once again that the Element is a fantastic dog vehicle! Pictures:


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gisele
01-17-2009, 09:55 PM
That's not how it was. The dog rescue people tried to take Rocket Dog as well (lord knows he needs rescuing). The only thing that saved him was the fact that I did not want to drive a Kiwi home. :evil:
I wouldn't be caught dead driving a Kiwi. :razz:

-g

jm2fly
01-18-2009, 08:02 AM
If you guys ever need any help down this way give a yell. I'm in VA Beach.

jurneez
01-18-2009, 08:46 AM
Thank God for you all.....our friends need you.

jurn

Rocket Dog
01-18-2009, 05:21 PM
I've driven a lot, but not lately, for ARPH. This particular group was a friend of my ARPH friends, popped up in a Thursday night email. I'm glad I as able to help and as rescues go this one was very easy. Aside from having to listen to Gisele "singing" (makes quote mark gesture with hands). :shock:

Rocket Dog
01-18-2009, 05:25 PM
Here's a pic the foster home sent me tonight. It's one of the beagle girls (now named Beatrice) sleeping with one of the foster home dogs (Gigi).

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wolfhounder
01-19-2009, 07:07 AM
omg Rocketdog how absolutely adorable!

amya
01-21-2009, 01:25 PM
Took me about 9 hours of driving to get this guy from owner surrender into foster.

Twilightzero
01-21-2009, 01:58 PM
Adorable beagle pics, RD! And too bad about gisele, but I understand her breed is a really, really tough sell to potential adopters :sad:

barkdogs
01-21-2009, 07:21 PM
I'm doing a bunny transport from LA to Phoenix on the 29th and home on the 30 or 31st. There is room if anyone knows of any critters that need a ride either way. (Yes, I'll take pictures).

Rocket Dog
01-21-2009, 07:49 PM
I'm doing a bunny transport from LA to Phoenix on the 29th and home on the 30 or 31st. There is room if anyone knows of any critters that need a ride either way. (Yes, I'll take pictures).

Clearly, you haven't see the Cuter Than Spot thread. :rolleyes:

gisele
01-21-2009, 08:52 PM
Took me about 9 hours of driving to get this guy from owner surrender into foster.

Amya that little guy is so cute. Thanks for helping him.

Twi...Shut Up!

barkdogs
01-22-2009, 10:59 PM
Clearly, you haven't see the Cuter Than Spot thread. :rolleyes:

No I haven't. I searched for it and nothing came up. Am I missing something?

amya
01-28-2009, 12:29 PM
rocketdog ... tell them to be careful or will end up with one of these. I will not call him a doxle .. he is a doxie beagle MIX !!

amya
01-28-2009, 12:31 PM
Speaking of Harley ... he just found a cat that had been missing 36 days !!!

Way to go my little cat detection dog !!!

Twilightzero
01-28-2009, 12:45 PM
Speaking of Harley ... he just found a cat that had been missing 36 days !!!

Way to go my little cat detection dog !!!

YAY go Harley! I'm impressed! :D

barkdogs
02-03-2009, 03:35 PM
Five bunnies came from Northern California to Southern California. Groucho and I transported them to a rescue in Scottsdale, Arizona. Groucho wasn't too happy about bunnies being in his element. He wouldn't even look at me!

bassmangtk
02-05-2009, 06:57 PM
I'm in the Raleigh area if any of you need a hand.

Zorak Jones
02-05-2009, 09:00 PM
No I haven't. I searched for it and nothing came up. Am I missing something?

Yeah, that thread seems to have dissappeared, I couldn't find it either, but I remember it.

GaryS
02-05-2009, 09:06 PM
Search is your friend:

Cuter Than Spot (http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52041)

Zorak Jones
02-05-2009, 09:17 PM
Search is your friend:

Cuter Than Spot (http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52041)

Weird, I used search, and it wouldn't come up. what am i doing wrong?

dog drool
02-06-2009, 08:13 AM
I'm in the Raleigh area if any of you need a hand.

Talk to Benny bh241 He will hook you up with some Saint's to carry.

bh241
02-06-2009, 09:34 AM
Oh yea, seriously, any one in the NC/SC area that wants to haul some dogs about - just let me know - or contact the rescue online (http://ncsaintrescue.petfinder.com).

I think I could find one or two (or fifty) that need a ride.

bassmangtk
02-06-2009, 03:13 PM
Well, I'm currently unemployed as I wait for grad school admissions letters, so any time you need me give me a ring. I'll PM you my phone number, or you can send messages through here, they come to my desktop email almost instantly.

barkdogs
02-26-2009, 11:05 PM
Fox News 11 in LA did a story on my BARK program and we even got the Element in the story!

http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/local/Program_Taking_a_New_Approach_to_Reading_20090225

Margaret
03-22-2009, 08:32 PM
Thanks to you folks I found a great way to take part in the wonderful world of dogs, and with my favorite dogs -collies! Today I had my first meeting with the president of BC collie rescue and of course, I had to show her the Element. "Best dog car of the year," I told her.

I love collies and can't get enough of them. :-)

barkdogs
03-23-2009, 11:49 AM
Today I had my first meeting with the president of BC collie rescue and of course, I had to show her the Element. "Best dog car of the year," I told her.

:-)

It's the best transport car ever!

barkdogs
03-23-2009, 11:52 AM
Two brittany spaniels spent the weekend traveling over six states and 1,600 miles with 17 transfers and one overnight. We did the last leg from Needles (near Arizona) to Los Angeles.

LmentalMastiffs
04-03-2009, 12:34 PM
Meet Ralph (new name Poe), he came to Odessa Rescue from BARCS in Baltimore Maryland and I drove up yesterday and sprung him.

He is a brindle Bull Mastiff on the small side at 87lbs. and he's supposed to be 4yrs old. He was a stray, LOVES people and apparently gets on well with all other dogs. :)

This is Ralph and Debbie of BARCS in an outdoor area before we loaded up and headed South.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e165/KBMastiffs/Rescues/BreakoutRalph.jpg

Ralph slept the whole way home and farted on me the entire time! :twisted: He was even left in the car while we stopped at a Rest Area for a potty break with a 50lbs. bag of Horse feed and 2 bags of Dog food and didn't even bother them.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e165/KBMastiffs/Rescues/SleepingBeauty_Ralph.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e165/KBMastiffs/Rescues/Ralphrelaxing.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e165/KBMastiffs/Rescues/HandsomeRalph.jpg

The sad part is, I fell hopelessly in LOVE with him and he already has a home to go too.... :-(

ORANGEE
04-03-2009, 12:37 PM
He was a stray, LOVES people and apparently gets on well with all other dogs. :)


Ralph slept the whole way home and farted on me the entire time! :twisted:

The sad part is, I fell hopelessly in LOVE with him and he already has a home to go too.... :-(

Nothing like a good dog fart in an enclosed space to help you bond !

Thanks Kerri, he is a cutie

_jea_
04-03-2009, 12:43 PM
Kerri, we miss you around here. Good to see that you are still here with your E!

He is a sweetie. Thanks for sharing the piuctures. :)

Basset Box
04-26-2009, 02:02 PM
I foster for the local Basset Hound Rescue. I first looked at the E because of a fellow Rescue volunteer. I removed the back seats and have a few beds in the back for my guys. I have one of my own (pictures in my avatar) and usually have one foster. I look forward to my E helping me out along the way. Glad to see the good work everyone is doing.

barkdogs
05-19-2009, 10:48 PM
Black lab showed up at my friends a few blocks away. Then her neighbor knocked and said there was a stray outside. Apparently, they belong together. The yellow was close to emaciated. We took them to the vet. We thought the ears had tumors, but they're just neglected fly strike for several years. The yellow has a microchip. We took both to local animal control (they know me and will take good care of the dogs). Either the owners will have to pay major fees to get them out and comply with treatment or they'll go into lab rescue.

MIA
05-19-2009, 11:30 PM
Cool more rescue nuts!!! LOL An Element is a great excuse to help with transport! ROFL

This little monkey was my wonderful excuse to bop around WA to all my favorite stores as I met her new family in Vancouver WA...
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q234/mriback/Rescue/DSC_0274.jpg

Here's one that I took in my old Ele, to the US from BC

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q234/mriback/Rescue/Cash.jpg

This is Danny he was left at the shelter and he's 100 years old, I took him to the island in the old Ele:

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q234/mriback/Rescue/DSCN1223.jpg

And here's Diesel, he got to ride in the new Ele-N!!!! Lucky Boy!!!
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q234/mriback/Rescue/DSCN1417.jpg

amya
05-21-2009, 08:36 AM
Are these fosters? I know someone looking for a Dobie ... back in Washington. LOL

MIA
05-23-2009, 08:32 AM
Diesel is a foster but he may have a home. There is an awesome Doberman rescue in WA as well though:

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/WA263.html

My petfinder site is:

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/BC104.html

FastEddieB
05-23-2009, 03:50 PM
Karen and I volunteer for Second Chance Animal Sanctuary in Blue Ridge, GA.

Here's a little video of the dogs we've fostered and found homes for (or kept) in the last couple of years:

http://gallery.me.com/fasteddieb#100051

We normally transport in a Dodge Van, often to NJ, where they actually can use some of the abandoned dogs from N GA, W TN. E NC.

But of course the Element often gets called upon to move the little guys around!

barkdogs
05-25-2009, 02:01 AM
Antonio went back to rescue as these two needed bottle feeding. They're four days old and weigh 4-1/2 ounces each.

bh241
05-25-2009, 09:06 PM
It's way past time to post a few in this thread. It's not from lack of subject matter that i haven't posted...

Meet Clyde, he is a 10 month old saint puppy that 'got too big' :twisted: and wound up in one of NC's kill shelters...

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/2009/saints/clyde/dscf1087.jpg

Don't people understand that by NC law these shelters don't have to wait ANY time before they can legally 'dispose' of any owner surrender animal? Yea, the shelter can literally walk the dog from the receiving counter straight to the gas chamber... :x

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/2009/saints/clyde/dscf1076.jpg

The good part is there are several of the shelters in our area that try their best to get these guys to safety. We were contacted by the shelter to see if we could give this young boy a better chance at finding a home that actually wants a big dog.

yea, he's worth changing your dinner plans for. I really enjoyed a trip to McDonalds with my bud 'Clyde'. He seems to like the fries too. :smile:

BTW, he's going to his new forever home this week. Score one more for the Element as a rescue vehicle.

MIA
05-30-2009, 10:21 AM
OMG I love Clyde..... Please give him a big hug and kiss for me!!!

barkdogs
06-01-2009, 01:07 AM
Follow-up on the labbies. The owners never claimed them (YAY!). They both look so much better after two weeks of antibiotics and good food/love. The yellow lab passed the test and is available for adoption from the SPCA LA. The black lab went to rescue and iis available through So Cal Lab Rescue.

lordbroll
06-01-2009, 07:24 AM
Latest foster Sophie adopted 5/23. We rescued her off the street using the E.

_jea_
06-01-2009, 07:40 AM
Follow-up on the labbies. The owners never claimed them (YAY!). They both look so much better after two weeks of antibiotics and good food/love. The yellow lab passed the test and is available for adoption from the SPCA LA. The black lab went to rescue and iis available through So Cal Lab Rescue.

I have just seen the SPCA LA featured in the AP TV show "The Groomer has it". I really loved what they have done to those pups.

FastEddieB
06-07-2009, 09:57 AM
Karen and I volunteer for Second Chance Animal Sanctuary in Blue Ridge, GA.

Thursday we picked up 4 more puppies to foster, in the Element, natch!

All four (2 males and 2 females) are adorable and up for adoption ($135 adoption fee to cover costs).

Current on shots and due to be spayed/neutered on Friday.

If you're interested, FastEddieB@mac.com or 706-492-3118

_jea_
06-07-2009, 05:41 PM
Karen and I volunteer for Second Chance Animal Sanctuary in Blue Ridge, GA.

Thursday we picked up 4 more puppies to foster, in the Element, natch!

All four (2 males and 2 females) are adorable and up for adoption ($135 adoption fee to cover costs).



They are absolutely adorable. :)

FastEddieB
06-07-2009, 08:53 PM
Talk about adorable, I put together a little iMovie slideshow of all the puppies we've fostered for the last couple of years:

http://gallery.me.com/fasteddieb#100051

Enjoy!

bh241
07-24-2009, 06:47 AM
Sadly, we lost Toga yesterday. He became rather lethargic fairly quickly and the diagnosis was emotionally shattering to those of us who have had such high hopes for his future.

The blood work showed that Toga - as if he didn't already have the cards stacked against him - had a severely aggressive form of bone cancer. The doctors assured us that there simply wasn't any alternative to his condition, and his prognosis was poor, he literally had only hours left. At that point, we decided to give him one last gift, that of ending the pain.

Rest In Peace Toga, none of us wanted your journey to end this way.

Toga

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i156/bh241/NCSBR/toga/toga_001.jpg

Benny
NCSBGRR
http://ncsaintrescue.petfinder.com

Buckskincolt
07-24-2009, 10:53 AM
So sorry for your loss,
You did the right thing, he is in peace now playing with his friends without pain!

R.I.P. TOGA

barkdogs
07-24-2009, 11:28 AM
Awww. What a beautiful boy. :(

slimerdogs
07-24-2009, 05:29 PM
Rest In Peace Toga, none of us wanted your journey to end this way.


http://ncsaintrescue.petfinder.com[/QUOTE]

Sorry for your loss and I know it hurts when you loose your puppies.
Brian
National Saint Bernard Rescue So Cal.

_jea_
07-26-2009, 10:02 AM
To all at NCSBGRR,

you guys are always doing great job with these big pups. Sorry for your loss!

barkdogs
07-30-2009, 12:43 AM
I received five 8-day-old , hungry and flea-ridden kittens from a downtown LA business association a week ago Tuesday. The runt had an abscess on his chin and, even with $200 in vet bills, couldn't be saved. The other four are doing really well.

Buckskincolt
07-30-2009, 01:16 AM
I received five 8-day-old , hungry and flea-ridden kittens from a downtown LA business association a week ago Tuesday. The runt had an abscess on his chin and, even with $200 in vet bills, couldn't be saved. The other four are doing really well.

Thanks for giving these little guys a chance!:)

lordbroll
08-14-2009, 04:53 PM
Anyone looking for a Husky in the DFW area? He is in a kill shelter in Arlington and has until Monday 8/16. Contact the Arlington shelter (817-459-5898 or Adopt a Husky of Dallas (972-606-7550).

lmdavis1004
08-14-2009, 05:17 PM
Anyone looking for a Husky in the DFW area? He is in a kill shelter in Arlington and has until Monday. Contact the Arlington shelter (817-459-5898 or Adopt a Husky of Dallas (972-606-7550).

Sent this on to all my animal loving contacts!

lordbroll
08-14-2009, 05:22 PM
Sent this on to all my animal loving contacts!

Thanks so much Leann!

barkdogs
08-14-2009, 06:36 PM
The four remaining kittens are doing really well. Almost one pound each!


Tabby is Georgie - black and whites are Jersey and Oliver - gray/white is Dora the explorer.

hiker chick
08-14-2009, 07:24 PM
They are so cute!!!

Made me forget for a minute that I'm allergic.


:)

lordbroll
08-16-2009, 03:15 PM
Here is Blaze a 4 yr old neutered male Siberian Husky surrendered by his owner. Should be ready for adoption as soon as he gets his veterinary checkup. If you're looking for a very sweet laid back husky in the central OK area PM me. Must have knowledge of the breed and the appropriate living conditions.

sericinda
08-16-2009, 03:38 PM
I do a lot of rescue, mostly Great Danes and corgis. There are no local breed specific rescues in my area and I'm the "great dane lady"...usually I work with a rescue in Colorado and a wonderful lady there has come all the way to ND twice now to take danes back to the rescue to be placed properly. She is an absolute angel.

Unfortunately I can't do transport myself as I have narcolepsy and fall asleep if I drive longer distances...sigh.

My most recent was a 10 week old fawn I called "Myrtle". I fostered her for 2 weeks until she was ready for her new home and she has been the hardest for me to give up to date. I just fell in love with her. However, if I kept her there wouldn't be room for more fostering and I just couldn't do that. She is in a wonderful new home locally so at least I get to see her!

The other most recent rescue was a 6 month old merle mantle named Apolla. She was owned by a lady who lived in a 3 bedroom apartment with 5 kids, 5 cats, rats, birds, fish...and they were not allowed to have pets in the apartment at all. The poor 6 month old, 20-some inch tall great dane had NEVER been outside in her life. She was trained to pee on puppy pads because they didn't want the landlord to find out. She had no idea what wind, grass, sticks, birds, cars...any of that were. She was well taken care of in a general sense, but of course the landlord found out.

So...she came to me and went into rescue and is now in a loving home with a YARD!

The lady now has 3 other small dogs that she has to get rid of because she is being evicted. I will most likely be placing them as well. People never learn :(

barkdogs
08-16-2009, 06:21 PM
I do a lot of rescue, mostly Great Danes and corgis.:(

I'd love to see pictures of the danes and corgis! Keep up the good work!

kerri716
08-16-2009, 06:40 PM
lordbroll- love the 1st picture of your new foster! He looks so goofy and sweet! :) I'm also going to pass along the info about the gorgeous Sibe in the TX kill shelter. Hopefully he will be saved.

sericinda
08-17-2009, 09:20 AM
Letsee if this works...

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v373/141/38/1626454258/n1626454258_26299_7904.jpg

My corgi Wyatt with a Aussie pup I rescued last year. She was so full of worms when I got her she was throwing them up for days :(

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v373/141/38/1626454258/n1626454258_26265_8489.jpg

My first Dane, Duke. He was my first rescue and a foster failure...I kept him. When I got him he was so severely underweight he didn't have the strength to lift his leg or squat to pee. He was crated all of his puppyhood in a too-small crate and as an adult was tied on a very short chain on a cement slab. He HATED men in uniform so he was likely abused. He lived 4 short years with me before I lost him to bloat, but he was happy, healthy and the sweetest dog ever in those 4 years.

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs022.snc1/3066_1087056989759_1626454258_202623_5808377_n.jpg

Apolla, the dane I mentioned before that had never been outside until I rescued her. She is a gorgeous goofball.

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs158.snc1/5888_1140001033327_1626454258_349383_618559_n.jpg

Myrtle - 10 week old Dane pup. I called her Moaning Myrtle because when she would cuddle and sleep, if you so much as breathed, she would moooooooan in protest. It was so cute. Her new family kept the name.

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v373/141/38/1626454258/n1626454258_26257_1506.jpg

These are my dogs, both danes were rescues. This was taken 7 months after I rescued Emma...she had finally put on weight and her coat was gorgeous, a big change from when I got her! She had been living outside (in NORTH DAKOTA, which is nothing short of a sin with our weather) so when I got her she was brown, her coat was so sun-bleached and dull.

Wyatt the corgi was purchased from a breeder known to have corgi's with high working drive as he was trained to be my hearing assistance dog so is the only dog I've ever owned that was not a rescue. Emma, the black dane, was rescued (in the tune of $800...) from a couple that had bred her for the SECOND TIME when she was a year old. She lost the first litter as she was sooo young. They decided they didn't want to deal with the puppies and sold her and her "mate" as a breeding pair.

I couldn't stomach it, sold my beanie baby collection and bought them. Fixed the male and rehomed him. Emma was 15 months old and extremely skinny when I got her. She had 8 puppies a few days later....3 died. The remaining 5 were fixed when old enough and placed in good homes. I still see them often. Bella was my failure...I hadn't intended to keep a puppy but she was evaluated by the trainer as being alpha and difficult and in need of an experienced home. I couldn't find an acceptable home for her...other than me lol. She is still a handful!

Emma died 2 years ago, also to bloat. I miss her very very much.

So there, just a few of my foster stories!

_jea_
08-17-2009, 09:57 AM
Sericinda, awesome pictures and great stories. Thanks for sharing them with us! :)

Mrs.Inkspotman
08-17-2009, 11:54 AM
Ok so we didn't pick Levi up in an "E" but he sure loved making the trip to the meet in Ohio last year! The little puppy is Lola an eleven week old pitbull puppy that we fostered for a few months for the rescue group "Dogs Deserve Better", but we now pretty much just work with "Cane Corso Rescue" so if anyone would like to be added to a list to help with transports we can always use the help..especially on the east coast!

Liz

barkdogs
08-17-2009, 01:14 PM
Wonderful pictures Sericinda! Thanks!

lordbroll
08-17-2009, 01:22 PM
lordbroll- love the 1st picture of your new foster! He looks so goofy and sweet! :) I'm also going to pass along the info about the gorgeous Sibe in the TX kill shelter. Hopefully he will be saved.

Thanks Kerri! I hope someone was able to get him. I contacted the Husky Haven rescue in Houston and Adopt a Husky of Dallas. I actually was contacted about 2 other Huskies over the weekend. People are dumping dogs left and right.

kerri716
08-17-2009, 05:39 PM
Thanks Kerri! I hope someone was able to get him. I contacted the Husky Haven rescue in Houston and Adopt a Husky of Dallas. I actually was contacted about 2 other Huskies over the weekend. People are dumping dogs left and right.

There have been a lot of people getting rid of pets lately. Our little rescue group here has certainly noticed the increase. It's really sad.

lmdavis1004
08-17-2009, 07:42 PM
And we're still having to deal with this kind of sh*t. Texas Puppy Mill Raid (http://video.hsus.org/index.jsp?fr_story=041631787a1a3c1da9474e82599210b fbcc5054d)

Mrs.Inkspotman
08-22-2009, 09:04 AM
Ok we've got three E's helping with this transport which is so AWESOME thank you Stephanie and Mel!!

Any VA E's able to do a transport leg from Strasburg VA to Lexington VA or Lexington VA to Ronoake VA sorry bout the spelling but we are desperate!! This would be for tomorrow and we're flexible with the times..these are two Cane Corso's one will be a 5mnth old female in a crate and then a 1yr old male.

PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE begging...on knees....these are the only two spots we haven't filled and it will cost the rescue a ton of money if they have to board another week!!

Liz

Mrs.Inkspotman
08-25-2009, 09:41 AM
Ok we've got three E's helping with this transport which is awesome!! If you are in VA and can help please contact Liz below(this is not me Liz though it's another Liz just in case you were confused:) Just let her know you are from the Element owner's forum:) These are two Cane Corso's that are going to be our foster "babies"!:D


Frederick, MD – Strasburg, VA 68.5 miles; 1 hr, 17min NEED!

Strasburg, VA – Staunton, VA 76 miles; 1 hr, 18min NEED!

Staunton, VA – Lexington, VA 88 miles; 1 hr, 30min FILLED- Thank you Mel!

Roanoke, VA – Wytheville, VA 78 miles; 1 hr, 19 min NEED!

Wytheville, VA- Fall Branch, TN 98 miles, 1hr, 35 min FILLED- Thank you Stephanie!

Fall Branch, TN – Knoxville, TN 85 miles; 1 hr, 18 min NEED!

Knoxville, TN – Cleveland, TN 82 miles; 1hr, 20 min NEED!

Cleveland, TN – Hunstville, AL 133 miles; 2 hrs, 27min FILLED- Thank you Liz (receiving Cane Corso

Sending Rescue: Cane Corso Rescue Inc
Coordinator: Liz Sawyers-Robles
(512) 426 1861; liz@canecorsorescue.org
www.canecorsorescue.org

barkdogs
08-25-2009, 12:48 PM
Have you tried making this a separate post - maybe some of the dog people don't look at the rescue thread? It would be really cool lf you could get all E's going.

lordbroll
08-25-2009, 05:24 PM
Here is another husky up for adoption at a kill shelter in Arlington. Even up for adoption dogs just have 2 weeks before being euthanized. Pass it on to anyone that can help, adoption fee is around $80 including the spay/neuter.


MOVED TO ADOPTIONS

Tel.: 817-459-5898 | Fax: 817-459-5698

Animal ID: A08263606

Stage: New Arrival

Review Date: 08/20/2009 04:28PM

Location: Dog Holding (DH)/DH 311

Description:

Siberian Husky/ Mix, White/ Black/ Bicolor, Large Dog,
DOB: ,
Previously Altered: No,
Currently Altered: No

Male

Medium Smooth Coat, Brown Eyes, Erect Ears, Long Tail, Declawed: None

Adult
Bitten: No Bite History

barkdogs
08-28-2009, 03:36 AM
Kittens are growing up (3 oz each when they arrived) and will be adopted next week. New batch arrived yesterday.

_jea_
08-28-2009, 07:27 AM
Groucho is so sweet and looks like he still does not know what to do with those small hairy balls :D

Tha new "batch" looks very cute. Good luck!:)

barkdogs
08-28-2009, 02:44 PM
[QUOTE=_jea_;792696]Groucho is so sweet and looks like he still does not know what to do with those small hairy balls :D
QUOTE]


He's got the "come any closer and I'm getting up" look.

Margaret
08-28-2009, 03:05 PM
The kittens look like dalmations.

barkdogs
08-28-2009, 06:02 PM
The kittens look like dalmations.


One of the black and whites was named Jersey cuz she had cow-like markings.

Mrs.Inkspotman
08-28-2009, 09:28 PM
[QUOTE=_jea_;792696]Groucho is so sweet and looks like he still does not know what to do with those small hairy balls :D
QUOTE]


He's got the "come any closer and I'm getting up" look.

That look is so hilarious!! What adorable pics!

dog drool
08-30-2009, 06:40 PM
My first dog run. Thanks Liz

lordbroll
08-31-2009, 02:08 PM
Alice is currently being taken care of by Tulsa Boxer Rescue (although she is clearly not a Boxer J). She was found wondering around out in the country by a volunteer … probably dumped. She is very old, but very sweet. She has arthritis and can’t walk up or down stairs very well, but with proper arthritis meds she should be fine. Anyone interested can contact Tulsa Boxer Rescue through the website www.tulsaboxerrescue.net. Thanks!

lordbroll
10-11-2009, 01:57 PM
My wife and I normally rescue and foster Sibes but this girl was due to be put down at a kill shelter and we couldn't resist her sweet demeanor. She is 8 to 10 years old and unfortunately heartworm positive. We named her Angel and she has nothing but love to give in what years she has left. We hope we can find a special home for her to live out her remaining years. We contacted many Pyrenees rescue but so far no luck. We will keep her if we have to but then we can't rescue anymore as that puts us up to 4 dogs, the city limit.

strawintogold
10-11-2009, 02:16 PM
That's very kind of you. I mostly work on Anatolians and know that the Pyr people are as full up on dogs as anyone. Pyrs are especially vulnerable because they are cute white fluffy puppies. You know how that goes.

It's really tough on a rescue to have to turn a dog away because it's not as adoptable as the next one. But, you know, that's how we keep going. Your girl is one of those that would have to be turned away, I'm afraid.

Have you tried a rescue that works with Senior Dogs of all breeds?

dog drool
10-11-2009, 03:19 PM
My wife and I normally rescue and foster Sibes but this girl was due to be put down at a kill shelter and we couldn't resist her sweet demeanor. She is 8 to 10 years old and unfortunately heartworm positive. We named her Angel and she has nothing but love to give in what years she has left. We hope we can find a special home for her to live out her remaining years. We contacted many Pyrenees rescue but so far no luck. We will keep her if we have to but then we can't rescue anymore as that puts us up to 4 dogs, the city limit.


She looks so sweet. I hope you find a good home Where she can be queen

lordbroll
10-12-2009, 08:27 AM
Have you tried a rescue that works with Senior Dogs of all breeds?

I tried a couple of non breed specific no kill rescues here in Oklahoma, but they are even more full since people are dumping animals right and left. It's a shame we live in a world where living beings are discarded like used property. Any specific contact ideas are welcome.

barkdogs
10-21-2009, 01:11 PM
New foster kitten, Uno. A man was on his lunch break and heard the kitten crying - two days after we had major rains. He was covered in black mud. I love this part - the man didn't want the kitten to jiggle on the train all the way home from Alhambra to Long Beach (25 miles) so he called his wife who drove up in 5:00 traffic to pick them up! He's 2-1/2 weeks old and thriving now that he figured out Groucho doesn't have nipples and he has to use the bottle!

_jea_
10-21-2009, 01:31 PM
Barkdogs, the picture of Groucho with the kitten makes me smile. I still remember how scared he was of all these terrible creatures (AKA small 2 week old kittens) :D Cute looking kitten!

barkdogs
10-22-2009, 02:09 AM
Barkdogs, the picture of Groucho with the kitten makes me smile. I still remember how scared he was of all these terrible creatures (AKA small 2 week old kittens) :D Cute looking kitten!

I did Groucho a terrible disservice. All this time, I have been telling people he is a big dog afraid of little kittens and we all laugh. That's not the case.

With the last batch of kittens, we had Groucho's friend, Cookie, over. She is a yellow lab about 2 years old. All four kittens were on the floor and Cookie was sniffing and checking them out. She got a little too playful and Groucho gave a loud "RUFF" from the corner. Cookie went to Groucho, checked in and went back to the kittens. She watched for a few minutes and then got rambunctious. Again, "RUFF" from the corner. I finally figured out what was going on.

Groucho used to want to lick the kittens' back end (which would make them pee on the carpet/couch/bed) so I would tell him, "Leave it". All this time I thought he was afraid of them when actually he was being respectful of the kittens. By barking at Cookie, he was telling her to settle down and leave them alone! He's such a good dog.

amya
10-22-2009, 05:47 PM
both going to thier forever homes...

barkdogs
10-31-2009, 02:54 PM
Uno has moved on to a new bottle feeder - we figured it would be good to start her with one kitten.

We have trapped four sets of kittens at a house in Long Beach over the past two years. The owners would not stop feeding while we trapped so we couldn't get the adults. Finally, they got tired and cooperated with us. Immediately, the four new kittens and the adults walked into the traps. The adults are fixed and the kittens (who are still a bit hissy) are with me for a few weeks.

barkdogs
11-20-2009, 12:51 PM
The four kittens have moved to the "teenager" foster home and Cheddar is now here. I hate to use flea meds on a kitten less than a pound, but just had to do it. In the morning there had to have been 60 dead fleas on his blanket. It's been five days and he's just now starting to eat without me putting the food in his mouth. YAY!

gisele
11-27-2009, 07:49 AM
Yaay Cheddar!

And Groucho is sooooo good. (As long as kitty kennel cages don't come tumbling down ;-) )

-g

barkdogs
12-15-2009, 01:58 AM
Kitten central again! Two more kittens came and left. The grey one is a sibling to the other four found on Vermont Street and has now joined them. The black kitten was found with "a lump on her eye" - turns out it was her eye out of the socket. She is now a one-eyed cat and doing fine.

Last week, the rescue asked me to take in these three kittens who were being given away in front of the Wal-Mart on Benson - meet Wally, Martina, and Benson! Check out Benson's thumbs - Wally has them too.

amya
01-04-2010, 10:31 PM
Here is Major on his way home to Canada from Ca. Hope to be able to help his sister in a couple of weeks!

Jeannine
01-05-2010, 06:05 AM
How funny that so many E owners are part of rescue transports! I do a run here in Virginia and am constantly lugging my Dyson outside to vacuum out my Explorer. Not that this is a reason not to transport or a reason to buy a car, but I'm really looking forward to having an Element at this point. :)

lmdavis1004
01-05-2010, 09:37 AM
Reposting to see if anyone in the area could possibly help with this transport.

"Crystal ONeal Help needed transporting two Neo Mastiffs from Durham, NC to Kansas City, KS as soon as possible. Big Dogs Huge Paws has committed to taking them but we need to get transport together before their time is up. If you can help please contact me at crystal@bigdogshugepaws.com"

Thanks!

2009 ELE
01-05-2010, 10:46 AM
Reposting to see if anyone in the area could possibly help with this transport.

"Crystal ONeal Help needed transporting two Neo Mastiffs from Durham, NC to Kansas City, KS as soon as possible. Big Dogs Huge Paws has committed to taking them but we need to get transport together before their time is up. If you can help please contact me at crystal@bigdogshugepaws.com"

Thanks!

Sorry I'm not near somewhere I can access my personal email account. Do you have any volunteers so far? I would be willing to help, I'm about 1 1/2 hrs out from Durham, NC.

lmdavis1004
01-05-2010, 10:55 AM
Sorry I'm not near somewhere I can access my personal email account. Do you have any volunteers so far? I would be willing to help, I'm about 1 1/2 hrs out from Durham, NC.

Thanks SOOOOO Much! I don't think they have any volunteers yet but let me check.

dog drool
01-05-2010, 11:30 AM
Thanks SOOOOO Much! I don't think they have any volunteers yet but let me check.

What is the route?

bh241
01-05-2010, 02:30 PM
count me in, I think I could haul a big dog or two around... :roll:

let me know when, where.

barkdogs
01-05-2010, 02:47 PM
How funny that so many E owners are part of rescue transports! I do a run here in Virginia and am constantly lugging my Dyson outside to vacuum out my Explorer. Not that this is a reason not to transport or a reason to buy a car, but I'm really looking forward to having an Element at this point. :)


It's every reason to buy an E!! LOL You'll never have to vacuum again! Plus, you can easily get two XL wire crates in.

Crystaphaze
01-05-2010, 11:12 PM
Hi! Its actually me who was requestiong the help. Thanks so much for the offers! I do not have this transport filled yet, offerse are coming in here and there but there are several legs to be filled. These are two Neo mastiffs, 105 & 110 lbs each. They were strays found together so we believe brothers. However nualtered! They got into a scuffle while be boarded so we are now recomending they be kept seperate. One in a crate and one out would work, or of course both in a crate. Due to their size and this issue we may end of having to do two seperate transports for them at the same time. So if you are available to help please let me know! You can reach me at crystal@bigdogshugepaws.com and please include your name, location, and either where you can drive from and two or apx how far you are willing to go. Transport will most likely be on a weekend but if you are available during the week anytime please let me know that also. Oh and they are very people friendly!

Thanks,
Crystal

p.a. Big Dogs Huge Paws Inc is a 501c3 rescue group. To learn more information about us visit our website at www.bigdogshugepaws.com

Margaret
01-08-2010, 05:58 PM
Post some pictures please!

barkdogs
01-27-2010, 02:49 AM
We have a "rescuer" (hoarder) here in So Cal who has more than 80 dogs on a property with almost no shelter. Dogs are tied or crated 24/7. We have been able to get 13 of the dogs out including momma chi who just had her babies on the 15th. I love the little guy who is belly up basking in the sun. The other two just got out today.

lmdavis1004
01-29-2010, 07:44 PM
Thought this to be a nice belated Christmas present for all of you who support rescue.

Just One Dog (http://blip.tv/file/3014054)

Enjoy!

barkdogs
01-29-2010, 11:11 PM
We got seven more dogs away from the hoarder and into foster care today! One had obviously been attacked by another dog and his eye may need to be removed, but they didn't get him any medical care. We took him straight to the vet's today.

barkdogs
01-30-2010, 07:14 PM
Eleven more dogs out today: four were adopted and seven to foster care. We're having to cajole each dog from her - it's just like the hoarders on tv. Very frustrating.

Crystaphaze
02-03-2010, 03:43 PM
You guys may remember me asking for help for two neo mastiffs a couple months ago. Another group stepped up and took them in so they did not have to be transported so far!
Now we have exciting news. Tank the neo mastiff/cane corso mix has found her new forever home in NC! She needs to find a ride from Kansas City, KS to as close to Chappel Hill, NC as we can get her. The adoptive parents will meet and bring her home. This is for the weekend of 2/13 but we may have to try and do some this weekend or during the week and overnight some places along the way. If you are along the route and able to help please let me know! You can reach me directly at crystal@bigdogshugepaws.com because I may not make it to checking this thread every day. This is also for Big Dogs Huge Paws 501(c)3 rescue group. www.bigdogshugepaws.com and Tanks listed on there if youd like to see a picture!

You guys are great! Thank you.

Crystaphaze
02-03-2010, 03:50 PM
I forgot to say, mapyquest maps it going through Kansas City KS, St Louis MO, Louisville KY, and Charleston WV as the big cities. The route can be altered if thats where we can find volutneers! If you are along the route or close to it and able to help please email me with the areas you are able to drive.

Crystal O'Neal
Transport Coordinator
www.bigdogshugepaws.com

ExBamaGal
02-07-2010, 10:04 PM
I love this thread!!! We just bought our E a couple of weeks ago and LOVE IT!! We are heavily involved in great dane rescue in NC and no doubt this baby will be used for many transports. So far, we picked up our two new fosters in it (one dane and one little doxie mix). I don't have any pictures yet but will get some soon :)

barkdogs
02-08-2010, 01:08 AM
Welcome ExBamaGal! Looking forward to pictures of the GDs.

Mrs.Inkspotman
02-11-2010, 11:53 AM
Please if anyone is able to help with this transport we are desperate to get this sweet girl moved-she will be our foster and so far we've got two elements helping so far and I think the last time we did a transport with these legs we ended up with four elements helping!! How awesome is that!

Liz

Inca Transport
Permission to cross post granted by Liz, Cane Corso Rescue Inc.

Sending Rescue: Cane Corso Rescue Inc
Coordinator: Liz Sawyers-Robles
(814) 68-CORSO; liz@canecorsorescue.org
www.canecorsorescue.org

Receiving Cane Corso Rescue Inc Volunteer: Liz Davenport, Huntsville, AL,

Inca will travel with health certificates, vaccination records, a collar, and a leash.
Inca is known to be dog friendly, but we request that you NOT introduce her to other animals during the transport to keep the stress to a minimum. In addition, Inca is a sweet girl, but she has been through a lot. She was held in a shelter for many months due to a cruelty case and now she is being passed around to strangers. Please allow her to come to you and don’t try to reach over her head to pet her, as it might alarm her. Thank you!

Saturday, February 13, 2009

1. 8AM- 9:15AM Philadelphia, PA- Aberdeen, MD 71miles; 1hr, 14min- NEED

2. 9:25AM- 11AM Aberdeen, MD – Silver Springs, VA 93miles; 1hr, 35min- NEED

3. 11:10AM- 12: 25PM Silver Springs, MD – Front Royal, VA 66 miles; 1hr, 15min- NEED

4. 12:35PM- 2:10PM Front Royal, VA – Staunton, VA 90miles; 1hr, 34min- NEED

5. 2:20PM- 3:45PM Staunton, VA – Roanoke, VA; 88miles; 1hr, 26min- NEED

6. 3:55PM- 5:45PM Roanoke, VA – Marion, VA; 106miles; 1hr, 42min- NEED

7. 5:55- 7:10PM Marion, VA – Kingsport, TN 67miles; 1hr, 15min NEED

Overnight for Inca Needed! – Filled- Thanks Stephanie!

Sunday, February 14, 2009

8. 8AM- 9:45AM Kingsport, TN – Knoxville, TN 101 miles; 1hr, 42min- FILLED- Thanks Stephanie!

9. 9:55AM- 11:15AM Knoxville, TN – Cleveland, TN 82 miles; 1hr, 20 min- NEED


10. 11:25PM - 2:00PM Cleveland, TN - Huntsville, AL 133miles, 2hrs, 27min- FILLED BY FOSTER- Thanks Liz!