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Dog set fire in Dallas aka some people stink

You have heard me say that the best job in rescue is adoption day, well here Is an example of the stuff I hate! Some days opening our email is enough to make my eyes roll, stomach turn and blood boil.

Fostering... What it means to safe the life of a dane

We had a great volunteer offer to update our brochures and I asked some of our dedicated fosters for their thoughts on Fostering for "quotes" for the Brochure... One of our long time, dedicated rock star fosters wrote this and I had to share it with you... it says it so much better than i ever could... This week we took in Dane number 1422, that means 1,422 danes have come thruough our program in the last 11 years. That is 1,422 lives made better, 1,422 foster spots, and 1,422 vet bills of Great Dane proportion.

Day 1 of Rescue
Look at her right before adoption !

Are you prepared?

Yesterday the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex was hit by devastating tornadoes. It is a amazing that nobody was killed, as complete neighborhoods are wiped out. Early warnings and good emergency plans no doubt played a role in the everyone surviving and so few seriously injured. One of our awesome foster families was in the path of the devastation and while their home sustained minor damage, many of their neighbors homes are gone or un-inhabitable. The Foster mom was home alone with her foster dog and personal dog when the tornado hit and her story left me chilled.

Are you prepared?

Yesterday the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex was hit by devastating tornadoes. It is a amazing that nobody was killed, as complete neighborhoods are wiped out. Early warnings and good emergency plans no doubt played a role in the everyone surviving and so few seriously injured. One of our awesome foster families was in the path of the devastation and while their home sustained minor damage, many of their neighbors homes are gone or un-inhabitable. The Foster mom was home alone with her foster dog and personal dog when the tornado hit and her story left me chilled.

When Big Companies Support Good Causes

National advertises making a commitment to rescue animals. A few years back I met Paige Anderson (who is also devoted to rescuing). Paige is the driving force behind BEAST Agency which represents animal talent for all mediums. BEAST has cast animals for many national retailers including local National Retailer JCP. Paige's dedication to rescue animals has spread over to her client base, specifically JCP. Mocha has worked for Paige in the past and done some small "professional" jobs here and there.

Mocha in March JCP circular

Is your pet Protected?

I realize I am probably preaching to the choir when I talk about the importance of heartworm prevention here. The American heartworm Society has released this video that says it all and more....http://youtu.be/RNmWYqs_IZE Anyone on our Adoption Team will tell you that large sections of the pet -public is ignorant to the risks associated with Heart Worms. What is even more amazing is that heart worms are almost 98% preventable for less than you spend of coffee or soda.

Lessons from the 'Mushing Mortician'

I generally do not follow the Iditarod Dog Sled Race, but one story from this years race will touch the heart of anyone ever to love a dog. There is also a good lesson for any pet owner. Scott Janssen, know as the "Mushing Mortician" was making his way down a steep section of the Dalzell Gorge when his dog, Marshall, collapsed, presumably dead. “I was sobbing,” said Janssen, who began a kind of mouth-to-snout CPR – compressing the husky’s chest and breathing into his nose. “I really love that dog.”

Jacque... How it happened... How you can help.

Many of you have followed Jacques updates on his profile and have asked how me how his snout got so damaged. Honestly I have hesitated to share the details as they are not nice, and because I have been unable to tell the story with out being "bleeped". However the thing that makes Jacques story unique is that we know what happened to him prior to rescue and he carries his scars from that life in the open. Each of our danes has a story and when possible we must be their voice.

more FURever Homes

FUREVER HOMES! Click the blue link to see them all!
The first is one near and dear to so many of our hearts. DeeDee stole our hearts when she was running feral in rural Colin Co. A small team of volunteers worked with Animal Control and spent many hours, gas, and bug spray trying to gain her trust, feeding her, and bring her to safety. When we did finally get custody she was in very bad shape. Her time on the run has left her with multiple medical issues and a hard time trusting people. After a long stay at the Foster home we made it official and DeeDee is no longer a foster but in her FURever home. Congrats to Dee Dee and her foster/FURever family for making it official!

another FURever home to..

It is Funny because I used to fret when a dog had a couple of adoption matches and not get picked. I now understand it is just the adoption powers telling me "nope you didn't get this one right". Such was Hank's story.. always the bridesmaid but never the bride sort of thing. It isn't that his previous matches were not great homes but for some reason the potential adopter was not as in love with Hank as I thought they would be.

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