Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Audrey, Elliot, and Otis


Pet Airways is flying a whole load of dogs from here to a rescue in New York.

They had a few extra spaces that needed filling, and called on us to help them.

We scoured the city (cities!) today, and found 3 dogs that could go tomorrow with them.
They were specifically looking for dogs under 30 lbs who could get a good health certificate.

These 3 get to stay at our house tonight, then get transported to the airport tomorrow. What an adventure for them! All 3 are shelter rescues, and before the week is over they will have posh new homes, living the high life with the upper crust!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Adoption update!

Obi got adopted this past weekend! Click HERE to read his whole story.



We picked up Chunky from the Enoch shelter last night. Her real name is Roxy or Bunny or something like that, but from the moment we pulled her from her kennel, she was Chunky to us! LOL

She'd been there for a few months, and wouldn't you know it, as we are driving home, 20 minutes after we pulled her, we got a call from the shelter saying that someone was there to adopt her!

So, rather than go to Apple Valley with the other shelter rescues we picked up today, Chunky got to come to my house. She'll go to her new home this morning.

She is a HOOT. She is an American Bulldog mix, only about 6-7 months old, and already 60 lbs! She is shorter than Luna though, so it's all muscle mass. And Chunky butt! LOL. She and Luna have been playing almost non-stop. They just love each other!

She's got a great personality, and is SO much fun. I wish that we were able to keep her longer than just an overnighter.

Oh, Lorraine just came and picked up Chunk while I was typing this. Luna is going nuts running around the house looking for her new buddy, crying. AWww. :(
Good bye Chunky! Enjoy your new life and your new home.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Miley and Ziggy



I just realized that I haven't written about Miley and Ziggy!

These 2 are brother and sister. They were owner released, kid was moving and couldn't take them with him. He really didn't want to give them up, and those are always the hardest for me. I would rather give a dog to someone than take one away. I can't handle those kind of tears.

They were kenneled in the office the first night, as we had no room, but the next morning we went and got them and brought them here.
Ziggy is a bit grouchy with other dogs, so he and Miley get the bungalow and side yard all to themselves. 3-4 times a day we lock all the other dogs in the house, and the doxies get the run of the whole yard.

They really are great dogs, and incredibly affectionate. I love playing with them, their personalities are so fun.

They are doxie mixes... we don't know what they are mixed with though. They are about the size of Beagles, and the color of Doxies. LOL.

I wish Ziggy wasn't such an alpha with other dogs. I'd love to have them in the house with us. They are a hoot, and I really like them.


We still have these two. They've gone to every adoption event with us, but it's hard when they need to be adopted together. Not many people want two dogs at once.
We tried them at HWAC, and they won't take them because they are a bonded pair.

We'll do our best here then. I hope that they get adopted soon. They've been here for too long already, and need a good home.



*doing the happy dance... doing the happy dance*


We had given up on them getting adopted together, and we testing them at being separated. It was ok for Miley, she went to a great foster home. It was a lot harder on Ziggy, but he adjusted as well.
They were split up for about a week or two, when we got the call that someone was interested in one of them, but weren't sure which one, so they wanted to meet both of them.
After the meeting, they decided to take them both for a trial run to see if they really wanted 2 dogs.
It went SO well, and they bonded so quickly. Their new family adores them, and they LOVE their new home.
I'm SO SO SO SO happy for them!


*still doing the happy dance!*

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sweet Sacha


We brought Sacha home from the shelter today. Oh my goodness, she is a sweet doll. Love her little face.
She is a 4 month old Dutch Shepherd.

She did NOT like her bath, and I'm pretty sure that my neighbors thought I was killing a dog over here. Sheesh, what a racket.

She loves Tevin, and is having a blast playing with the other dogs here.


Sacha was awesome last night. Never even whimpered in her crate. I got up once to let her out to potty, and she didn't complain about going back in her crate when she was done.

She thinks she is one of the pack already, and tries to be a big girl, doing what all the big dogs do. LOL


Sacha got to go to Panaca with us for Thanksgiving. We couldn't leave her here, and there was nowhere else to take her. So, she got to go with.
She loved it! And she was so good. What a little trooper!

We went Christmas Tree hunting up on Mount Wilson all day Friday, and she was so awesome off leash. She hiked the mountain all day with us.
I'm so glad that we took her. She was so much fun to have there.


Sacha got accepted at HWAC. It was really difficult for me to let her go. I've gotten really attached to her, and I wish that she had been adopted locally so I could see what she looks like as an adult dog. She is such a gorgeous little gal, with such a phenomenal personality.

Oh gosh, now I'm crying again. I'll miss my little Sacha.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Recycle boy, Syd


Oh Syd. Where to even start. LOL

Syd was a stray found in the mountains around Cedar City and was taken to the Iron Co shelter, and that's where we got him.

He was adopted by an eccentric (?) woman who traveled around in her motorhome. He's the type of dog who would love the nomad lifestyle, and it seemed a good fit.

She's had him for a couple months.

While Lorraine and I were in CA, doing the run to HWAC, this woman calls us and leaves a message saying that she can't keep Syd anymore and she has left him tied to the recycle bin at WalMart. We need to come get him immediately.


I immediately called Wade, and he ran out to WalMart, and there was Syd. The woman was there watching from a distance to make sure that we got him (rolleyes).

I got an E-mail from her that night that said that Syd was forced into being a bad dog so that she would get rid of him because she is involved in a government law suit and Syd knew too much.

Yeah. Cuckoo.

At any rate, Syd is here now, and is getting lots of love and attention from our gang. :) He's a sweet boy, very very loving. And obviously used to being around crazy people. LOL


Syd went to Apple Valley for awhile. He and Obi weren't getting along too well, so we thought it would be best to split them up. He LOVES it out there and is getting along great with the dogs that are out there right now. :)


Went and got Syd and Sampson from AV so that they could spend a couple days with us before going to HWAC. Syd was SOOO happy to see Wade. And he was so happy to come back home with us. It's good to have him back. He's such a great boy, and we love having him here. Just a big ol teddy bear with the gentlest personality.


Syd got accepted at HWAC. They loved him! I'm sure that they will find him a wonderful home where he will be loved like he deserves. I'll miss our boy though... goodbye secret agent Syd!

Big Blue


Blue was an owner release to us.
He needed more attention and exercise than his owners were able to give him.
He is SO big!

He's about 10 pounds more than Amikah, but he's slender. He's just TALL.

He is only 11 months old, and is still very much a puppy.
He has no idea where his feet are. LOL.

He barked all night the first night we had him crated, so since then he's been sleeping on our bed with us and the other 2, no...3, no.. wait, 4 dogs. LOL. It's cozy to say the least.

He's doing really great here, learning what is expected of him in our house.
No chasing the cat, no putting paws on the counter (though he can put his head on the counter without even stretching).

He's a sweet boy with a lot of love to give.


Blue is adopted! He went to a family that will be great for him... a couple of kids, and another Weimaraner to play with! And he didn't bark at all his first night in his new home. Go figure, LOL.

Update, May 2011

Blue sure has been through a lot.
He was returned after his family had him over a year, because their son was diagnosed with asthma, and they just couldn't keep the dogs in the house anymore. Blue wasn't having any of that, and just couldn't adjust, so they returned him to us.

We had him for a few weeks before he was adopted by a family with another Weimaraner.
They had him for about 3 months before returning him to us. I guess 2 Weims in the house were more than what they had expected it to be.

We tried him at HWAC, and he didn't pass the physical test, so he came home with us.

What are we going to do with this big guy? He's SUCH a goof. Hopefully the RIGHT home is just waiting around the corner for him.

Saturday, November 14, 2009



It's been quite busy here lately!

Amara was adopted! YAY! I'm so happy with where she is now. I think that she will have a wonderful life with her new family.

Charlie was accepted at HWAC this week. I was sad to see him go, but I know that they will find him a wonderful home.

We had Sampson here for a day, then he went to Apple Valley for a little while. I'm sure we'll have him back before too long, and I'll get a post up for him then.

Right now, we have 2 new fosters, Blue and Syd. I'll put posts up about them hopefully soon.

Luna has been adopted, but we still have her till she gets spayed on Monday, then she will go to her new home. I'll update her post when that happens.

It's been a whirlwind of activity here, and even though I am exhausted, I am happy.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


You know what... there is something in the demeanor of a dog when brought home directly from the shelter.

They have this look that they give you.
I'd like to imagine that it is a look of thanks.

That just hours ago they were in a tiny square cement cage with no air or light. And now they are being pet and loved on, with a few kind words. A bath, some good treats, and a place to run.
They have a look of gratitude on their faces that melts your heart. Literally melts it, and it leaks out of your eyes.

Just now, the way that Charlie is looking at me, laying his head on my lap while I pet his ears.... I wish that I could adequately describe the emotions that elicits.

Obi (Wan Kenobi)


Obi is an absolute doll.

I think they were a little surprised that we took him from the shelter, as he was "hyper and unmanageable".

Nah, he was just kennel crazy. After bringing him home and letting him run, he is actually a really great dog.

He is well behaved, and is willing to do whatever we want him to.

He gets along great with the other dogs, though he is a bit amorous with Luna. LOL.

Doesn't he look like a big, furry Jaxson?


Obi went to California with us to HWAC, and passed his temperament test with flying colors. They loved him.
But he failed the physical. They said that his left thigh muscle was bigger than his right. So that tells them that at one time he may have favored his right leg for some reason.
And they rejected him for that.

We had a BLAST with him and Luna at the dog parks and the hotel. They were so awesome. He is such an amazing dog. I didn't mind bringing him back home.


Obi is adopted! He fit right in with his new family. They said that his only bad habits are begging for food (shame on Joshua) and wanting to sleep on the bed (shame on us). LOL. They love him, and I think they will be a great home for him!



We made a trip to Cedar today to pick up some dogs from a Shelter that was over-full.
Charlie is one of the dogs that we brought home.

We aren't sure what kind of dog he is, but looks like he's got some greyhound in him.

He is SO unbelievably sweet. Very mellow, a little shy. What an adorable dog.
I'm glad we were able to bring him home today.


Charlie has some pretty severe abandonment issues. He needs to know where we are at ALL times. We tried crating him on his first night here and he tried digging out of his crate, causing quite a lot of damage.
He now gets run of the house at night and seems to do ok, as long as I am sleeping on the couch. As soon as I go to bed, he just wanders the house crying.
When I sleep on the couch, he comes up and nuzzles me for a minute, then goes outside to sleep for a bit. Then comes in to see I'm still where he can see me, and goes back outside to sleep. He does that all night long.
We'll get it worked out to where he's ok with coming in the bedroom to 'check on me'.

He is a sweetheart, and I adore him.


Charlie got accepted at HWAC! YAY! I'm happy for him, and know that they will find him a wonderful home.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Adoption updates!


CeeCee and Kiya both got adopted today! YAY!! Click on their names to read their stories.



Macey was the only pup left from a litter that was at the shelter. They let us take her today so that she wouldn't be all alone in the shelter kennel.
She's only 7 weeks old, and is an absolute doll.

She is so sweet, and the girls just LOVE her.

Ginger is very protective of her.
Amara keeps trying to carry her around like a mama dog would. We keep having to tell her to put the puppy down, LOL.

Luna is very sweet with her, and Amikah ignores her completely. LOL

It's fun having a tiny fluffy yummy puppy in the house. Oh the puppy breath. *sigh*


Macey went to a different foster home today to enable us to bring a couple more dogs home. It was so much fun having her here and playing with her for the time that we had!


Macey was transferred to another local rescue who needed a puppy. She'll be well taken care of!