Watching & waiting
You said it was a formal dinner, so I put on my good suit.
Noelle (back) and Marci (front) - our two blind, black beauties.
Belvedere is a special needs Great Pyrenees. Due to neglect from his previous owner, his hips are in horrible shape (Belvedere was taken away from him by animal control due to his poor condition). The left hip is completely out and the right hip is dysplastic. He has a funny little jive to his step, his feet do a little twist when he walks, and he swings those hips with pride. Doctors are amazed at this phenomenal dog and how well he’s managed, despite his condition. We’re all amazed at how happy he is, regardless of getting a good run of bad luck.
We’ve had Belvedere in rescue for 3yrs, and he’ll most likely end up a sanctuary dog b/c of his hips (people shy away from taking a dog with such a condition), but that’s okay. His heart is gold and his love is solid, even if his hips are not…and we adore him. It’s a good feeling to know that we saved such a fantastic dog. Rock on, Mr. Belvedere!
"It’s dirty, it’s chewed, and I LIKE it like that."
We’ve been collecting gently used shoes for 4 months as a fundraiser which allows us to receive a donation from the company who takes the shoes. Many have said they wish they could help but live too far away to give theirs. As a result, and since sadly we won’t be able to reach our goal in the shoe collections, we set up a YouCaring page for those to donate $10 if they’d like. :) Every little bit helps. If you weren’t able to donate shoes due to distance or had no shoes to part with, then perhaps this will provide an alternative to helping. Know we are grateful for your thoughtfulness and kindness, and we truly appreciate all of our supporters!
"Oh, it is SO on…!"
In case you don’t remember, McDonalds was ignorant enough to make a commerical that claimed their chicken nuggets are safer than Pitbulls. This of course was a completely uncalled-for, undeserved and absolutely ignorant statement to be made considering there’s no such thing as an aggressive breed, only an aggressive individual dog due to its upbringing or illness. Anyways, during that time a lot of people posed with their Pitbulls with signs to promote the incredible and kind family oriented nature of these beautiful dogs. Here’s one of them! | dog blog
Midge (center) and Willow (right) hanging with their foster brother, Burton (a k9.5 Alumni). Burton is the father figure of the group. The girls love him and the boys want to be him. He teaches, cares for and runs the pack of dogs. When he first entered rescue he was a puppy, but he blossomed into a handsome, strong, intelligent adult. After his foster mom adopted him, he began leading the other fosters, eventually becoming the mentor, the protector and the big brother. Nobody challenges him, they all respect him, he loves them all, and he is a fantastic ambassador of the Great Pyrenees breed and our rescue. He is proud to show off his two foster sisters who are available for adoption.
Want your own ambassador? Adopt an animal from your local shelter or rescue. You’ll be glad you did.