Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Adoptions and new fosters.


We've had several dogs come and go, and I haven't been able to update my journal here for a little while. Here's an update to keep everyone posted (and as a placeholder to jar my memory when I come back to do entries for our new fosters, LOL)

(Update, Jan 2011: Everyone in this post now has been updated and has their own entry. :) Took me awhile, but it's done!)

Vera: a 7-8 yr old German Shorthair Pointer that was found in poor condition, wandering around the hills outside St George. If no one answers our found ads, she's ours. LOVE her. Super super sweet dog, always wagging and smiling. :)

10-18-10 to 10-20-10
7 Border Collie Puppies, 3 months old. Oh goodness were these guys ever cute! Went and picked them up with another local rescue, and they got to stay at my house before heading to HWAC. Fun, fluffy little pups!

Oakley: Our little health problem. LOL. Rejected from HWAC, being treated for Demodex. Sweet little 4 month old lab/collie mix. He's a blast here, and you can't help but fall in love with him.

Moose: A previous foster who had been adopted by a family in California. They returned him. No fault of his own, they were having a baby and moving. So much for commitment, huh? He's a sweet ol GOOF.

Buddy, Linus, and Kobe. 3 little Poodle mix boys, here for a few days to meet potential adopters. Loved these little guys, and it was SO much fun having little fluffy lap dogs here. All three of them were adopted, and have great homes with their new families.

Sylva: Sylva has been in a different foster home for a few weeks to allow us to regroup, and help us with space issues. We just got her back, and she fit right back in as if she'd never left.

Lady: A 9 month old border collie mix, shelter rescue a couple weeks ago. She's been bouncing around to different foster homes, going wherever there is available space. Oddly enough, even with a bazillion dogs here, we've almost always got available space. LOL. So she'll be here for awhile.

Bella: About a year old, a gorgeous hound. She was found in a coyote trap by some people who kept her for a little while to try and find her owner. Then they brought her to us. Bella had been at AV for a few weeks, before heading to a new foster home. After a couple days there, it was decided that she wasn't a good fit there, so she came here.

UPDATES: 10-27-10

Junior was accepted at HWAC on our last run. He was Wade's favorite at the time, and he is missed. What a sweet little guy. He's been adopted already, and I hope that he loves his new home!

Moose and Sylva both have potential adopters. Moose was on a sleepover last night, Sylva goes on hers today. Robbie will be going on a sleepover this week as well.

Marcus went to a different foster home (Thank you, Filly!) and Sedona will be going to a different foster home today (Thank you, Melinda!) just to ease the load here at my house while we were trying to find spaces for some displaced fosters. It's just temporary, and they may be coming back here eventually, but for now, it's nice to have a place for a couple of our fosters to go.

The puppies are awesome and amazing and adorable. And exhausting. LOL. I wouldn't trade anything for the experience, though. Having them from before their eyes were opened, till now, has been a great adventure. We're finally on a schedule, and they are eating solid food.
Wade and I are taking a couple days 'off', and driving them to HWAC tomorrow. I'll miss them terribly!
I'm a little worried about Annabelle when we take the puppies. She still cares for them, and I think that she's going to miss them as well. :(

It was a bit overwhelming here last week. Too many dogs, not enough sleep, but it's leveling out, and everyone gets along so well. Keep your fingers crossed that all the sleepovers stick and become adoptions. :)

By the end of this week, we should be down to only Vera, Annabelle, Lady, and Oakley. That's a BIG change from last week when I had my little meltdown and was ready to pull my hair out. LOL.
Thanks to all my friends who boosted my spirits and encouraged me to hang on. The ebb and flow can be emotionally and physically exhausting, but it's still worth it.

One starfish at a time.

Thursday, October 14, 2010



Robbie was pulled from the shelter and had been at Lorraine's house for awhile, but came to our house this Saturday. He's not neutered yet, and one of the other rescues at Lorraine's house wasn't spayed yet, so we needed to split them up. (Cora is now spayed, but I'm keeping Robbie here, LOL!)

At the shelter, they had him listed as a Great Dane mix. We thought at first he was an American Bulldog mix.
After having him for a few weeks, we are convinced that he's a Boxer/Lab mix with maybe some Dane or Bully in him. LOL. He has got the CUTEST little underbite and those floppy jowels, and some classic BOxer personality traits.

He's a great boy, only about 7 months old. SUPER fantastic personality. He loves the other dogs, and is adorable when he plays.
He listens, and learns very quickly. He's a great house dog!
He'll make an awesome companion to a family. He is a great cuddler (and licker!). He's a big boy, and still has some growing to do, but he's going to be one of those 'gentle giants'.


Robbie was probably one of my favorite fosters ever. Everything about this dog was awesome. I loved him deeply.
He was accepted at HWAC, and I cried when they walked him away. They loved him there, and he was adopted after only a few days. I hope that the family who adopted him realizes what a treasure they have.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010



We got Sedona after she'd been dumped at one of our local pet care facilities here. They kept her for awhile, but then called us before taking her to the shelter.

She's only about 5 months old, and has quite the personality. She is cute as a button, but lacks any manners, so it's a good thing she's cute! LOL.

She's learning quickly, and is doing better after just a couple days.
She is a bit too interested in the cats for my liking, but doesn't seem to want to hurt them. Yet.

She is SO smart, and you can tell that she WANTS to learn and to do the right thing.

Update: 12-22-10

Sedona went to a couple different foster homes, but we soon realized that she had some issues with other dogs. When she was at our house, she was either on a leash with me, crated, or muzzled. That wasn't good for her, so we tried for awhile to find other options.
Unfortunately, all of our foster homes have other dogs, and she just couldn't seem to get along with any of them.
The shelter staff was awesome enough to take her for us over the holidays, until we could figure out what our options were for her. While there, she was adopted! She went to a ranch in Arizona, and will be a working dog, which is just what she needed!

Monday, October 4, 2010



Picked Marcus up from the shelter today as well. He is a HOOT.
What a great personality this little guy has.

He is SO happy to be here, and is constantly playing or running, or smiling, or being a goof.
But when playtime is over, he is content to lay next to me and let me rub his face.

He loves the other dogs, and thinks playing with Lenny and Squiggy is the best thing in the world. LOL

Marcus had been at another foster home for a few weeks, then went to HWAC. He was accepted there, and I have high hopes for him! He'll find his forever home soon! :)



Picked up this adorable little guy at the shelter today. We think that he looks just like one of our past fosters, Syd, so he was immediately dubbed "Syd Junior". LOL. The Jr part stuck.

He's a sweetheart of a dog, with a great personality. He LOVES to play with Lenny and Squiggy, and is great with all the other dogs.


Junior was accepted at HWAC. I knew that they'd love him. We're going to miss this little guy! He was Wade's favorite. Such a sweet boy, with an awesome personality.