Monday, March 29, 2010



It's official.

Luna is home. For good. And I couldn't be happier.
*grin* *tears*

Everyone say hi to the newest member of the Freitas Family. :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lots and Lots of DOGS!


Wow, it's been a whirlwind few weeks! We've had so many fosters come and go that I haven't had time to write about them. Some only stay for a few hours, some for a couple days, and some we've kept for a bit.
I'm going to put them all in one post to catch up. :)

We got Rudy when his owner went to prison. We didn't have any room for him here when we first got him, so he went to Apple Valley. While he was there, he was attacked by one of Animal Control's dogs, and had to be rushed to the vet. He was in pretty bad shape, and ended up staying there for several days. When he was ok to come home, we brought him here to heal.

Unfortunately, the fight made him skittish and bad around the other dogs. We kept him secluded for about a week and tried working with him, but nothing worked, so when Washington shelter offered to work with him for us, we took him there. They have been working with him, and he's doing great!

Update, 4-7-2101: RUDY GOT ADOPTED!

Trixie was only here for a day until she went to a different foster home. She was a hoot! Such a sweet pretty girl! She was adopted almost immediately.

Max and Annie were owner released together a few weeks ago. Annie got adopted and we didn't want to leave Max along at Apple Valley, so he came here. :) He is a GREAT little dog, with a super personality. He is loving and sweet, and gets along great with the other dogs. So I can overlook the fact that he's an ugly little bugger. LOL!

4-1-10 UPDATE: Max is being fostered in a different home. I miss him! He is a neat little dog!

MAX GOT ADOPTED! WOO HOO! He went to a wonderful family where he will be spoiled beyond belief!

Suki was returned to us by her owners because they didn't have the time to exercise her like they had promised when they adopted her. She is looking great, and is SO sweet. We'll only have her for a bit longer until we can find her another foster home.

Update 3-27-2101: Suki is being fostered at Mandy's house for awhile now. She is doing great there, and gets along really well with their dogs! It's a good place for her to be, she gets LOTS of exercise, building up those muscles!


Suki got adopted! YAY! It's a great fit for her, and they are willing to work with her, knowing that she has a lot of energy, and needs a lot of attention. I'm SO happy for her!


Dezi was a rescue from the Washington shelter. She had been there for about 6 months, and we kept passing her by because she was a very active, big black dog. We thought that she would be hard to get adopted, and we really didn't have a foster home for her. But the Washington shelter took Rudy for us when we had no place else to put him, and so we took Dezi.
We brought her here, and she was just amazing. Great personality, gorgeous girl. She loved everyone and everything.
She got adopted at our very first event that we had. I think we only had her for about 4 days. What an AWESOME dog.

Update 3-27-2101
Dezi was returned to us after less than a week. She wasn't working out for them, and it was better for all involved if she come back. No problem at all! Love this girl.
She has been doing GREAT here, and loves everyone and everything.
Yes, she is highly active, but that adds to her charm!

Dezi was accepted at HWAC!


Brena was only here for a couple days until she went to her new foster home. She was a cute little thing, with the most adorable little shape. She was one of the pups we got from St George Shelter a few weeks ago, and she'd been at AV with her sister and a few of the other dogs.
She went to her new foster home, and then was adopted within a few days. Such a sweet girl!

Gandhi was only here for an overnighter before our HWAC run. We got him from the St George shelter. He'd been there for quite some time, and they held on to him for as long as they could for us because we had no place to put him. He was AWESOME with the other dogs, and such a GREAT dog. I fell in love with his big gentle personality.
He was accepted at HWAC.

Little Guido was a stray in our area who we finally caught. We kept him here overnight, then we took him to the shelter for the required 3 days to make sure that no one was looking for him. When no one came to claim him, we went and got him out, and he went to HWAC with us. He was accepted there as well!

We got Aimee back. She is our little white pitbull, Bonnie's sister. She was not living in a great situation, and we found out that she had been abused. I"m so glad that we got her back when we did.
She just went through surgery to repair a broken pelvis, and is doing GREAT. She is so so so sweet.
The folks who adopted Bonnie may be interested in adopting her as well once she is healed.

Update 4-1-2101
Aimee is getting her own post. HERE

Just got Diesel today when we got back from HWAC. He came from the shelter. I think he's half Bulldog, half Gremlin, LOL! He's about a year old, but looks like a chunky little puppy/pig. He's adorable, and a HOOT.

Update: Diesel is getting his own post HERE

I think that's all that I've missed writing about. Though there have been a few puppies here for hours at a time, Phoenix, Eliza, and Higgins. (Higgins came back as a foster, click his name for his entry!)
None have them have stayed long enough for me to really know much about them, or to get photos of them though.

I think Max and Diesel may be here for a while, so I may make them their own entries. Aimee will get a continued story added on to hers.

Monday, March 8, 2010



Tink came to us an owner release today.
He is gorgeous, and so well behaved. He's only 6 months old, and has a great personality.
He gets along well with the other dogs here, and is having fun with all the excitement, though he'd rather lie next to Wade than go outside and play. LOL.

He's not as hyper as some border collies we've had here, and is super smart.
He learned the dog door right away.

He knows basic commands already, as well as shake and roll over. When he does 'down', he does it with such intensity! LOL.

He's a doll, and I don't think we'll have any issues getting him adopted quickly.


Tinker is adopted! WOO HOO!
He went to a GREAT family, perfect home for a fantastic little border collie! His new name is Ben. :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010



It's been a whirlwind the last few weeks. Lots of fosters coming and going!

Reba and Renee were accepted at HWAC, and have been placed in homes already!

Serra's adoption was finalized yesterday! We got to see her when we went to finish up the paperwork, and it was so awesome to see her! She is happy, and they really love her. She even went on an off leash mountain biking excursion and did GREAT!

Mosey got adopted yesterday as well! His new family lives in Canada most of the year.
They are great people, and he will have a great life with them.

Kirby is still here, and still going through yucky stuff. Once his foot healed up, he got a really horrid ear infection that has taken a few trips to the vet to try and get under control. He stays in high spirits though. What an awesome dog.

We had Phoenix the little pit puppy here for the afternoon before he went to his new foster home to be with Jersey, our other little pittie puppy.
He is SUCH a doll, and fun to have here even if only for a couple hours.

Banjo, Dakota, Luna, Wally, and Kirby are all doing well together. Dakota isn't quite housebroken yet... still working on that.
Wally has been a challenge, but a good one. He is such a great dog.

A note and photo from Mosey's new family:

Thanks very much for your help in saving and then adopting Moses to us.
We had a great drive back yesterday; he is an excellent traveler.
This morning we did a hike; he did really well, no fatigue or foot pad problems.

Mosey is a great dog to train already. He is also a huge hit wherever we go.

We will update with photos as we return home on March 25.

Thanks again for your great work!

I thought you might like a photo of our hike above Palm Springs today.

And we got to see Bonnie today! She and her dad were driving through Vegas and he called to let us know so that we could meet up and get some much needed Bonnie love.
It was SO awesome!!
She is such a happy little girl, and I couldn't stop smiling when we saw her!