Tuesday, May 24, 2011


May 24, 2011

What a crazy few months it's been.

Finally, after almost 5 months, we were able to take down the puppy pen/play area that we'd built and that had been full of puppies for so long.
They were slowly adopted one by one, and when the last 2 were adopted this last weekend, we cheered. And we cried.

4-5 months is a long long long time to have so many puppies. Baylee's 10, the 7 Wonder puppies, and the many others that came and went in the meantime.

However, as tiring as it was, it was worth it. I loved every single one of those pups. And each one of them takes a piece of my heart with them when they go to their new homes.

We are still trying to reduce the number of our fosters for this summer so that we can take a much needed break and maybe a vacation for a little bit.

Right now, we have Lia, Tracy, Blue, Mindy, Zeus, Artie, Stephen and William.

Stephen and William are adopted, just waiting for them to be picked up and taken home this weekend.
Mindy is hopefully going to be adopted and going home before this weekend as well.

Zeus and Artie are the last 2 Wonder pups. They are housebroken now, and we don't even have to crate them when we leave the house. Good boys.
We have an adoption event this Saturday, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that these 2 great boys find their forever homes.

Tracy is a doll and I love her. I can't believe that no one has been interested in her yet. She would make such an awesome family dog.

Lia is like having 10 dogs. LOL. She's energetic and quite loud when she plays. She's been through SO much in her short little life, and she's our family 'project'. :) She's not the sharpest knife in the drawer, and it takes a bit more effort and patience to give her what she needs. She wants so badly to please us, and she does try.

And Blue. What can I say about Blue? He's a big ol goof, and I feel so badly for him that he has been returned twice. The right home for him is out there somewhere. I know it.

And Blue is back... Again.

Blue's original post HERE.

May 2011

Blue sure has been through a lot, poor guy.
He was adopted in 2009, then returned after a year and a half, because their son was diagnosed with asthma, and they 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. Not everyone has that kind of patience, LOL.

We tried him at HWAC, but 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.

And almost as quickly as he'd been returned, he was adopted. Wonderful family in Vegas who have had Weims before and love (and understand) the breed.
YAY for Blue! Let's hope this time it STICKS!


May 2011

Mindy came from the shelter the same time as Oso and Amanda and that bunch. She went to CA with us, but didn't get accepted, so she came back.

Love this little girl. She's energetic and loving, and so so sweet. She just wants to be right next to me all the time.

We met someone in CA while we were walking the dogs there, who sent Mindy's picture to his mom. She called, and will be coming to meet Mindy this week, hopefully to adopt her! :)

UPDATE 6-1-11:

The CA person never showed up for Mindy, which turned out ok, because the perfect Mindy family was waiting just around the corner. I had placed an ad on Craigslist for Mindy and they saw her there. It was the goofy face that they fell in love with, I know it, LOL.
They have a wonderful energetic Chocolate Lab who is now Mindy's brother, and she's got a fantastic new life with them!

5 Lab Puppies

May 2011

Had these little cuties for a few days before they made the road trip to CA. :)

Fun, gorgeous little pups, we didn't even have time to name them. And I wouldn't have been able to tell them apart even if we had, LOL.

They were a month younger than Baylee's puppies, and the same size! Big pups. And oh so squishy.

Oso, Amanda, Buddy, Kipper and Hailey

May 2011

Didn't have these guys for very long, but they were great while we had them.

Oso and Amanda came from the same shelter, both were accepted at HWAC.

Oso was so gorgeous, and so sweet. Really fantastic dog. I can't believe he was in the shelter for as long as he was. He was adopted almost immediately at HWAC.

Amanda was only with us for a couple days before going to a different foster home where there was a bit less energy than with us. A cute little thing, about 5 years old.

Buddy came from the shelter as well, and was with us for a little while before going to a different foster home. About 3 years old, he had the cutest personality. Loved this little guy!
He was accepted at HWAC.

Kipper and Hailey came from the shelter too, and we only had them here a couple days before going to HWAC. They were both accepted. (shelter photos... I didn't have time to take new pictures of them. How sad is that?)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


May 3, 2011

Charlie came from the shelter as well.

Charlie is a sweetheart of a boy, only a year old. He's happy and fun, and oh so cute.
I can't imagine we'll have him for long before he's adopted.

UPDATE: Charlie is adopted! He's got a great new family that just adores him. :)

Avis and Reuben

April 2011

Picked these two great pups up from the shelter last week.

Avis had been there for almost a month, can you believe it? She was super skinny, but has gained some weight since we've had her.
She's only about 5 months old, and so so sweet. She is smart too, has already learned 'sit' and 'wait'.

May update:
Avis was accepted at HWAC. Look how pretty she was before we left. She'd gained a good amount of weight in that month with us. :)

Reuben is only about 4 months old, and what a character he is! He's got that adorable Pittie face that I just love and want to squish. :)
He thinks it's the greatest thing EVER to be here with all these puppies. He's having the time of his life in the puppy pile.

May Update:
Reuben moved to another foster home for awhile to give us a puppy break. He's such a sweet boy, I can't imagine having him for too much longer before he's adopted!
Update: ADOPTED!

Baylee and pups Update

It's been a long journey for Mama Baylee and her pups as well! I can't believe it's been 4 months!!!
Original post HERE.

William and Jane were fostered and bottle fed by another foster while we kept Mama Baylee and the other 9 pups here. Unfortunately, we lost little Jane early on. I am still amazed to this day that William survived, he was so tiny, but such a fighter.

When the pups were about 6 weeks old, and ready to be weaned, we brought William here with the other puppies, and Baylee went to the foster mom that had been keeping him.

It's been great fun watching the pups grow, and develop their personalities. I've loved every minute of it (even the tough times), and I love each and every one of the pups.

Mixed emotions every time one of them gets adopted. I'm so happy for them, but at the same time, it's hard to let them go. We've had them for so long that they have become a part of our lives.

We have Baylee back here as well now, and it's great having her back in the house. We've missed her! Her other foster mom had her for about 6-7 weeks while she dried up and got spayed. No more puppies for Baylee!

As of right now, 6 of the pups have been adopted, and 4 are still waiting here patiently for their forever families to claim them.

There are too many photos to share, so I'm only going to share the latest ones.

Edgar (Now Ludo) was the first to be adopted.

Then Charlotte went home.

William and Stephen are adopted together! YAY!

Louisa (now Carly) was adopted by our daughter's roommate, so she lives with Baby (one of the Wonder pups!)

Charles was adopted as well.

Twain, Madeleine, Harper, and Seuss are still here and waiting!

UPDATE: Mama Baylee is ADOPTED!!! 5-9-11. She's got a wonderful new family that loves her! I'm so happy that she finally has found her forever home.

May update:

All of Baylee's puppies have been adopted! Twain and Madeleine were the last to go, and they got adopted TOGETHER! Woo hoo!!!

Wonder Puppies Update

Can you even believe that it's been over 3 months since we got the Wonder Puppies??
Original post HERE.

Who could have imagined that those sickly, tiny puppies would have turned out to be such gorgeous dogs? Well behaved, happy, and loving life.

We have loved having these pups here, and have rejoiced each time one is adopted.

Baby was never really up for adoption, as she was almost immediately claimed by our daughter.
(Pictured with her adopted sister, Carly aka Louisa from Baylee's litter of pups!)

The first to be adopted was sweet Giza (now Piper Joy).

Then Andria, then Rhod.

We still have Zeus, Hali, and Artie here, and they are waiting patiently for their forever homes.
Absolutely wonderful puppies, and I wouldn't trade our experiences with them for anything. It's been a rough few months with their treatments, but SO worth it in the end!

UPDATE: Hali is ADOPTED! She's got a wonderful new home, where she is loved like she deserves! YAY for Hali!

5-25-11 And now Artie is adopted !!! WOO HOO!!!

Gloria and Monroe

We got Gloria quite awhile ago. She came to us from animal control when they picked her up after she was allegedly tossed out of a moving vehicle. She was just a wee thing, about 8-10 weeks old.
So sweet and loving, very quiet and mellow.
(She is named Gloria for Gloria Gaynor: I will SURVIVE!)

She was at a different foster home for awhile, and then moved here.
She is an absolute HOOT, and we love her. She's got a great personality, and I just love the way that she looks at you... so much expression in her eyes.

She's going to be moving to a different foster home today, and I'll miss her!
I hope that she finds her forever home soon. The family who gets her is so very lucky!

Update 6-1-11

We got Gloria back sometime in May. She was doing great here, and we just love her. Got some new photos of her, updated her petfinder, and BOOM. Lots of calls on Gloria. :)
She was adopted by a beautiful family with a couple little girls who will spoil her like she deserves!
We will miss our sweet Gloria, but I'm so happy for her!

Monroe was one of the Chihuahua's that we got from the shelter in L.A.
He was adopted a few months ago, then returned because he didn't quite fit with the lifestyle of the family who adopted him.
We don't usually do the small dogs here, as our house can be a bit too rambunctious for them, but he had no place else to go, so he came here. He's been here now for a few weeks, and he is such the character! He gets along great with the other dogs, and LOVES to play with the puppies.
We shouldn't have any trouble getting this little guy adopted. He is a fantastic dog!

May update:
Monroe has been adopted! His new family has another Chihuahua, and he seems to fit in perfectly there. :)

Greta and Amos updates

Greta and Amos were both fosters that we had quite some time ago. Both returned. Both cases were devastating.
And BOTH have ended in happiness.

Greta was returned due to her adopters' health issues. She had been with them for many months, and her coming back to us was difficult.
We had her for a couple weeks before the most absolutely wonderful couple found her, and she went home with them. They are perfect for her (and she for them!). I'm so happy for her.

Amos' return wasn't as easy, nor were the reasons as valid. He had been with his adopter for about 9 months. without going too deeply into her circumstances, she was no longer able to keep him.
We had to go pick him up from the shelter, which was awful for him, and for us as well.
I had promised him when we got him from the shelter the first time that he would never have to go through an ordeal like that again. And I was SO upset that it had happened again.

He was happy to come here again, and settled right in. I remembered how much I loved this dog, and was torn up inside feeling as though I had failed him.

But his story also ends on a happy note.
The PERFECT family found him, after only being back with us for about a week.
They have been waiting a long time for a dog just like him, and he's been waiting a long time for a family just like them.
I'm sorry that he had to go through everything that he did, but if it hadn't happened, he wouldn't be where he is now... happy and loved. *happy tears*

Lia, Akira, and Tracy

Little Lia has been through a lot in her short life.
Found abandoned by her owner, she came to us the end of January.

We had her with the Wonder puppies and the Panaca puppies. She absolutely LOVED being a part of all the puppy piles!

She was in 2 different foster homes, before going to HWAC in March. She was accepted there, but then returned due to health issues (which have since been resolved).

We had her here while she was recovering, and during treatment for a month or so, then she went to a different foster home again for a little while, and now she is coming back here again. :) I'm looking forward to having her back, she's a hoot. Hopefully this sweet girl will find her forever home soon. She deserves it!

Update 6-1-11
Lia is still with us. She's getting so much better, learning house manners, and doing fantastic with all the other dogs. Some new photos:


Akira was pulled from the shelter the same time as Jiggs. She'd been in a couple different foster homes before coming here to us, and then we had her for about 6 weeks or so. She LOVED the puppies!
We loved her goofiness, and her sweetness. She loved to cuddle, and loved to play.
She was adopted by a wonderful family who drove many miles to get her.

Tracy has been with us for awhile as well. We had her with Ringo and Bree, and then she went to a different foster home for awhile. She came back here a couple weeks ago, and has been doing really well. She is SUCH a sweetheart. An energetic pup, loves to play, but she's so attentive, and listens well. She's going to make someone a wonderful companion!

UPDATE 6-26-11
After having Tracy for several months with no inquiries for adoption, we decided to take her to CA, and she was accepted at HWAC.
I'm going to miss her, but know that she'll find a really great home in CA. She was a great foster dog, and we loved having her here.