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We Shall Never Forget (9-11 Tribute)

Let the world always remember,
That fateful day in September,
And the ones who answered duties call,
Should be remembered by us all.

Who left the comfort of their home,
To face perils as yet unknown,
An embodiment of goodness on a day,
When men's hearts had gone astray.

Sons and daughters like me and you,
Who never questioned what they had to do,
Who by example, were a source of hope,
And strength to others who could not cope.

Sept 10th Lewisville Doggy Dive-In

UPDATE: SORRY GUYS I JUST GOT WORD that GDRNT will NOT be offering Lowcost micro chipping at Doggy Dive In! The event is on but scaled back. GDRNT WILL be offering $15 Micro Chip at the Trinity Euless HS Pet Fair on the 17th!

People are not the only ones who like to take a refreshing dip in the pool. Dog-lovers are invited to bring their darling canines to Sun Valley Aquatic Center for a morning full of four-legged fun during Doggie Dive-In on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Another FURever home.

We love our Repeat adopters! Turns out so does ROMEO! Lucky Dude is loving life with his new FURever Mom. This heart breaker won over his FURever mom at first sight and they are enjoying getting to know each other! A special THANK YOU to Romeo's foster family who loved him and found it hard to give him up! However they know his FURever home is great!

Today's FURever home !

MOLLY has found a FURtastic FURever home in a beautiful home in the country! Molly's new family has said she fits in as if she has been there forever! Molly came to rescue suffering from a nasty upper respiratory infection, underweight and zero manners. In the care of her loving Foster home she has blossomed into a wonderful young lady and joy to her FURever family.

"Why?" Kristen Zekic November 2004


We used to play together
You called me your best friend
You said you’d be there for me
Until the very end
What happened to make you leave me?
What made you say goodbye?
Why did you leave me here?
Why can’t you tell me why?

Was it because I chewed your shoes?
Or was it because I pulled on the leash?
Was it because I grew too quickly?
Or was it because I ate the quiche

Emergency Preparedness for your Furry Family Members

Lately it seems like the news is full of stories of hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and wild fires. While I realize that most of us will be fortunate enough to never experience such an event, being prepared for the unexpected is can be easy. What about the more personal emergencies like a house fire or pet health emergency? Are your prepared for that?

Why YOU are important to Rescue

It takes a village... literally. In the last ten years we have had over 1360 danes come through our program. This is only possible with loving foster homes, dedicated volunteers, committed veterinarians, and generous financial supporters. Divas, Dudes and Danes is a fun way for everyone to come together have a fun night out and raise always needed funds for rescue.

Monthly Heartworm Prevention: More Important then Ever

Immiticide is the only FDA-approved drug available to treat dogs with heartworms and at the moment is nearly out of stock . The only manufacturer of Immiticide has currently stopped production because it cannot get active ingredients.

The shortage of medication can delay treatment of a dog who is diagnosed with heartworms, giving the parasite additional time to do damage. At the moment nobody knows when additional medication will be available or if there will be an increase in the cost of treatment.

Heartworm treatment shortage

Humans Only

Our one event a year that is strictly "humans" is Divas, Dudes and Danes and it is October 15th! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and allows us to save danes from area kill shelters and get them ready for FURever homes! Each dane that comes to us is spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, micro chipped and treated for any outstanding medical conditions. Medical treatment may be necessary for something as simple as common parasites; or more severe medical issues such as bladder infections, respitory infection, gun shot wounds, or severe burn.

the FURever home goes to.....

TRUMAN! Yep our big goofy, energetic, challenge of a deaf dog has found his FURever home! The volunteer who picked Truman up at the shelter was told "He doesn't speak English because he doesn't listen at all." Turns out you could talk to him in any language but he still wouldn't hear you! When Truman came to us he was deaf, not potty trained, not crate trained, had zero house manners, no social skills but underneath all that we knew there was a sweet goofy boy. His foster family worked long and hard to provide the basics first.. potty, crate and house training...

Truman's happy dance in his FURever home!


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