labonitaaaaaa:

Found this beautiful boy running on the main road in the rain all startled and scared , the poor baby is getting picked soon , so glad to have meet such a sweet fella , be safe 😘

Happy that he is off the streets!

labonitaaaaaa:

Found this beautiful boy running on the main road in the rain all startled and scared , the poor baby is getting picked soon , so glad to have meet such a sweet fella , be safe 😘

Happy that he is off the streets!

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THE “HARLEY TO THE RESCUE” CAMPAIGN TO SAVE PUPPY MILL DOGS - "So far "Harley to the Rescue" has freed 364 dogs from puppy mills. We will continue to raise money to save the mill dogs. Please help fund our next rescue, leaving July 29th."

Two dogs named Harley and Teddy are working with an organization called National Mill Dog Rescue to raise funds and bring attention to ongoing efforts to save puppy mill dogs across the country. Both Harley and Teddy are puppy mill survivors themselves. A YouCaring.com page has been set up to fund their next trip to save puppy mill dogs. Here’s the description:

"Harley to the Rescue" is a fundraising campaign that began early in 2013.  My goal was to raise enough money to send National Mill Dog Rescue on a mission to save puppy mill dogs.  Not only did we raise enough money to rescue 64 dogs, we also raised enough money to provide them the veterinary care they needed.  So we continued to fundraise and were able to save more dogs, and now, after several rescues, 364 dogs have been saved from puppy mill!

We will not stop here, with the help of my best buddy, Teddy, we will continue to fundraise!  All donations will be designated specifically for National Mill Dog Rescue to fund rescues.

NMDR has rescued more than 9,000 dogs from puppy mills over the past 7 years, and because they rely solely on donations/grants, they can only rescue as many dogs as their funding will allow.  They saved dogs just like me who spent their lives living in small wire cages; never having the opportunity to run and play, not knowing what a soft bed is, or the kind touch of a human hand. Some dogs never see the sunshine, and the saddest thing - they never experience love. I know all about this because I spent 10 years living like that. 

Best of luck to the volunteers from National Mill Dog Rescue as they travel to save more dogs. Click here for more information. (Photos from Harley and Teddy’s Facebook pages) 

DOG: 1 - ROBBER: 0  ”Squid’s vigilance at Fuller’s house…in Boulder thwarted an attempted burglary, according to police, and led to the arrest of one of the suspects.”
Squid, a Weimaraner-Pointer mix, was adopted by Tina Fuller after having been chained up outside for three years by his former owner. Early Tuesday morning, Squid uncharacteristically woke Fuller up and started growling. It turns out that two men were prowling around their garage. Police were called and one of the suspects was arrested. Read more from the Boulder Daily Camera:

Tina Fuller adopted 3-year-old Squid, a weimaraner-pointer mix, in February after he was rescued from a farm in Kansas where he was left chained up outside.
Last week, Squid repaid the favor.
Squid’s vigilance at Fuller’s house in the 1300 block of Columbine Avenue in Boulder thwarted an attempted burglary, according to police, and led to the arrest of one of the suspects.
Fuller said Squid is typically a heavy sleeper, so it was a shock when the dog woke her up at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.
"He was growling, and he usually sleeps like a log," she said.
At first, Fuller said she couldn’t see what was bothering him, but then she saw two men dressed in black, carrying bags and snooping around some cars in the garage. Fuller called police.
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Police returned a case of CDs to Fuller, but she said the best thing about the suspect being caught was knowing Squid was the one who alerted everyone.
"I felt safe and protected," she said. "He’s paying attention, and he is there for us just as much as we are there for him."
Just a few months ago, she said, Squid was a different dog. When she adopted him from Farfel’s Farm on Pearl Street, he was timid.
"He had been chained up for three whole years," Fuller said. "His tail was always between his legs."
But since she brought Squid into the home she shares with her fiance, Marshall Sommers, he has become a loving member of her family.

Squid had a difficult start to life, but now he has a great life with in a new home. Click here for the full story and a news video. (Photo by Mark Leffingwell)

DOG: 1 - ROBBER: 0  Squid’s vigilance at Fuller’s house…in Boulder thwarted an attempted burglary, according to police, and led to the arrest of one of the suspects.

Squid, a Weimaraner-Pointer mix, was adopted by Tina Fuller after having been chained up outside for three years by his former owner. Early Tuesday morning, Squid uncharacteristically woke Fuller up and started growling. It turns out that two men were prowling around their garage. Police were called and one of the suspects was arrested. Read more from the Boulder Daily Camera:

Tina Fuller adopted 3-year-old Squid, a weimaraner-pointer mix, in February after he was rescued from a farm in Kansas where he was left chained up outside.

Last week, Squid repaid the favor.

Squid’s vigilance at Fuller’s house in the 1300 block of Columbine Avenue in Boulder thwarted an attempted burglary, according to police, and led to the arrest of one of the suspects.

Fuller said Squid is typically a heavy sleeper, so it was a shock when the dog woke her up at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

"He was growling, and he usually sleeps like a log," she said.

At first, Fuller said she couldn’t see what was bothering him, but then she saw two men dressed in black, carrying bags and snooping around some cars in the garage. Fuller called police.

***

Police returned a case of CDs to Fuller, but she said the best thing about the suspect being caught was knowing Squid was the one who alerted everyone.

"I felt safe and protected," she said. "He’s paying attention, and he is there for us just as much as we are there for him."

Just a few months ago, she said, Squid was a different dog. When she adopted him from Farfel’s Farm on Pearl Street, he was timid.

"He had been chained up for three whole years," Fuller said. "His tail was always between his legs."

But since she brought Squid into the home she shares with her fiance, Marshall Sommers, he has become a loving member of her family.

Squid had a difficult start to life, but now he has a great life with in a new home. Click here for the full story and a news video. (Photo by Mark Leffingwell)

thebadyogi:

I am aware that I become progressively more insane with each passing year. That being said, happy 6th birthday Lou!! Mommy loves you!!!! <3

A Schnauzer birthday party!

thebadyogi:

I am aware that I become progressively more insane with each passing year. That being said, happy 6th birthday Lou!! Mommy loves you!!!! <3

A Schnauzer birthday party!

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FORMER SHELTER DOG GOES ON FIRST DEPLOYMENT AS A SEARCH DOG - Roxy is a German shepherd mix that began her journey from shelter dog to search and rescue team back in 2012 when she was surrendered to the Sacramento SPCA.”

A German Shepherd mix named Roxy was surrendered to the Sacramento SPCA in 2012. She subsequently trained to become a search dog through the efforts of the Sacramento SPCA and the National Search Dog Foundation. Yesterday, Roxy and her handler Cynthia Sato were deployed by the Los Angeles Fire Department to the scene of a structure collapse in Century City. It was Roxy’s first deployment. Great job! Click here for more information. (Photos and information from the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation and Sacramento SPCA) 

DOG PASSES OUT FROM EXCITEMENT AFTER BEING REUNITED WITH OWNER - The schnauzer, Casey, was taken to the vet, the vet saw the video, and everything is fine with her.”

A Miniature Schnauzer named Casey greeted his family member after a two-year separation. He was so excited that he appears to have passed out momentarily. A veterinarian checked him out and he is fine. Dogs are extremely loyal creatures.

TWO-LEGGED PUPPY GETS WHEELCHAIR MADE FROM FISHER-PRICE TOY PARTS  - They found and dismantled a Fisher Price helicopter on wheels and used a ferret harness and pipes from a toy welding kit to make the rest.”

A one-month-old Chihuahua named Turbo was born without his two front legs. He was surrendered by his owners to The Downtown Veterinarian in Indianapolis because he had trouble getting milk from his mother. Turbo is so small that staff at The Downtown Veterinarian had to break down a toy helicopter and use the parts to make a custom wheelchair. Turbo has been undergoing physical therapy to gain strength. Read more from RTV6:

A Marion County couple surrendered the puppy to the staff at The Downtown Veterinarian on East 11th Street earlier this month. They explained the dog’s front legs hadn’t developed and, although his mother was feeding him those first few weeks, as soon as he was weaned, the other dogs weren’t letting him near any food. 

***

Soon after he started eating regularly, they got to work figuring out how to make Turbo walk. Since dogs can’t be fitted for regular carts until they’re about six months old, they knew they would have to improvise. 

They found and dismantled a Fisher Price helicopter on wheels and used a ferret harness and pipes from a toy welding kit to make the rest.

They do physical therapy with Turbo every day to strengthen his back legs. The staff said he mostly goes in circles on his cart, but he is getting better at using it every day. 

"He’s very much a typical Chihuahua. He’s rowdy and loves to play and will attack your shoe," Birk said.

Let’s hope Turbo is adopted by a great family. Click here for the full story and here for more about The Downtown Veterinarian. You can also follow Turbo on Instagram and Facebook. (Photos via The Downtown Veterinarian)

THE 66 DOGS PROJECT - "The 66 Dogs Project is an ongoing series of hand-painted portraits of dogs currently available for adoption across the United States."

Colorado-based artist Jenny Williams started the “66 Dogs Project" with the goal of helping shelter dogs find permanent homes across the U.S. Williams paints portraits of shelter dogs and includes the contact information of the various shelters on the paintings. She also tries to provide a sense of each dog’s personality in the art piece. When a dog is adopted, the adoptive family is given the portrait for free.

Two dogs at the Baltimore Humane Society, Kana and Sophia, are among the dogs included in the project.  “Both these dogs would make wonderful pets,” Wendy Goldband, Director of Marketing & Public Relations says.  “Potential adopters need to come and spend some one on one time with them and really get to know each’s wonderful personality.  We have all kinds of open space where potential adopters can come and visit.  It’s the best way to see any dog’s true colors – maybe this is a dog who likes belly rubs or who will follow you around like a shadow.  Maybe it’s a dog who loves to play catch.  These are traits you can’t see when walking by their cages in the kennel.”

People may nominate a shelter dog to be painted for the 66 Dogs Project by emailing a photo, description of the dog, and information about the shelter. Please share to help these dogs find great homes! (Photos from the 66 Dogs Project Facebook page

STRAY PIT BULL MIX CARRIES INJURED FRIEND AROUND IN HER MOUTH - "It’s not every day we get to see such devotion between two special dogs like this…"

An animal control officer in Savannah, Georgia, discovered a Pit Bull mix named Joanie carrying an injured Chihuahua named Chachi around on the streets. Chachi had a serious eye injury and Joanie would periodically put Chachi down and lick the wound. Veterinarians later had to remove Chachi’s eye. The dogs are under supervision of the Savannah Chatham Animal Control shelter, but the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has indicated that they will be adopted as a pair by a family in Florida. Read more from WBTW:

The dogs were found roaming a Savannah neighborhood on Thursday, July 17.

"Jonie," a large, white lab-Pit Bull mix was walking around with her injured Chihuahua pal "Chachi" in her mouth.

Jonie would stop occasionally to lick Chachi’s injured and swollen eye.

"Clearly, Chachi appreciated the attention," said a post on the Savannah-Chatham Police Department’s Facebook page.

Animal control officers caught the pair and took them to the shelter where the veterinary staff treated little Chachi.

The Chihuahua’s ruptured eye was too damaged to save, so veterinarians removed it.

On Tuesday, Jonie was allowed to visit Chachi. The shelter’s staff were treated to an emotional reunion, complete with licking, whining and cuddling.

"It’s not every day we get to see such devotion between two special dogs like this," said Animal Control Officer Christina Sutherin.

Joanie did her best to protect Chachi, and now they will finally have a chance at a new life together. Click here for the full story. (Photos from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook page)

MACHINE ALLOWS PEOPLE TO FEED STRAY DOGS BY RECYCLING PLASTIC

A company called Pugedon in Turkey has set up a machine which allows people to feed stray dogs by recycling plastic bottles. When a bottle is inserted, kibble is distributed to the dog. See the machine in action in the video.

OLDEST DOG IN THE UK PASSES AWAY AT AGE 23 - Daisy died last Thursday, aged 23 years and six months. She had been the oldest dog in the UK.”

A Jack Russell mix named Daisy was adopted from a shelter by the Barsby-Finch family when she was just six months old. Sadly, she recently passed away at the age of 23 1/2. She was the oldest dog in the United Kingdom. Read more from the Gloucestershire Echo:

The Jack Russell cross from Bishop’s Cleeve had become a “member of the family”, providing years of comfort for Mark Barsby-Finch and his elderly mother, Beryl.

Sadly, Daisy died last Thursday, aged 23 years and six months. She had been the oldest dog in the UK.

Tributes were yesterday to the loving dog which joined the family as a pup, just six months old.

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Before old age took her, Daisy would every morning running about the fields in Staverton village, where Mark grew up.

And they never had to worry about her not coming back to the house.

“She knows where home is,” Mark said.

“She would always come back in the evening. We were worried at first, but quite soon we realised she would always come home.

“Most people have pets for 10 to 12 years, but to have one for such a long time is incredible.

“She became part of the family and really, our little baby. Even as she got older, she needed more caring for, but she was a huge member of this family.

“We will all miss her. It has been a lot quieter and when I hear noises, I still think she is coming down the hall way.

“I used to prepare meals for three, but now it’s only two. It’s just the little things.

“It’s nice to think she is now in doggie heaven.”

Sounds like Daisy lived a life full of love. RIP. Click here for the full story.

WOMAN SAVES NEIGHBOR&#8217;S DOG FROM PACK OF COYOTES - &#8220;I ran outside screaming as loud as I could and shooed the coyotes away.&#8221;
A woman named Dolores Jefferson in Illinois saw her neighbor&#8217;s dog, Roxie, being attacked by a pack of coyotes in her yard. Jefferson ran out screaming and drove the coyotes away. Roxie suffered an injury on her nose, but was otherwise ok. Roxie is a ten-year-old Cirneco dell&#8217;Etna dog. Here&#8217;s more from the Daily Herald:

Dolores &#8220;Dolly&#8221; Jefferson was getting some coffee about 11:30 a.m. Friday in the back room of her house near White Pines Golf Course when she &#8220;heard all kinds of commotion&#8221; in her backyard and saw her neighbor&#8217;s dog being attacked by a coyote.
"I looked out and saw Roxie had been bitten on the snout and the biggest coyote I&#8217;ve ever seen was chasing her around the pool and toward a pack of three more coyotes," Jefferson said. "My son has always told me to scream and yell real loud if I see a coyote and that&#8217;s what I did. I ran outside screaming as loud as I could and shooed the coyotes away."
Roxie&#8217;s owner, Rich Parent, who lives immediately behind Jefferson, said he was splitting logs in his backyard and didn&#8217;t hear the 10-year-old Cirneco dog&#8217;s cries. But Jefferson&#8217;s yelling caught his attention.
"She ran out screaming and got within a foot of Roxie and that 100-pound coyote and she chased that coyote out of here," Parent said Tuesday. "Dolly&#8217;s quite a hero. She saved Roxie&#8217;s life."

Thanks to her brave neighbor, Roxie survived her scary ordeal. Click here for the full story. (Photo by Mark Black)

WOMAN SAVES NEIGHBOR’S DOG FROM PACK OF COYOTES - I ran outside screaming as loud as I could and shooed the coyotes away.”

A woman named Dolores Jefferson in Illinois saw her neighbor’s dog, Roxie, being attacked by a pack of coyotes in her yard. Jefferson ran out screaming and drove the coyotes away. Roxie suffered an injury on her nose, but was otherwise ok. Roxie is a ten-year-old Cirneco dell’Etna dog. Here’s more from the Daily Herald:

Dolores “Dolly” Jefferson was getting some coffee about 11:30 a.m. Friday in the back room of her house near White Pines Golf Course when she “heard all kinds of commotion” in her backyard and saw her neighbor’s dog being attacked by a coyote.

"I looked out and saw Roxie had been bitten on the snout and the biggest coyote I’ve ever seen was chasing her around the pool and toward a pack of three more coyotes," Jefferson said. "My son has always told me to scream and yell real loud if I see a coyote and that’s what I did. I ran outside screaming as loud as I could and shooed the coyotes away."

Roxie’s owner, Rich Parent, who lives immediately behind Jefferson, said he was splitting logs in his backyard and didn’t hear the 10-year-old Cirneco dog’s cries. But Jefferson’s yelling caught his attention.

"She ran out screaming and got within a foot of Roxie and that 100-pound coyote and she chased that coyote out of here," Parent said Tuesday. "Dolly’s quite a hero. She saved Roxie’s life."

Thanks to her brave neighbor, Roxie survived her scary ordeal. Click here for the full story. (Photo by Mark Black)

NEW DOG PARK OPENS AT MISSION VALLEY MALL 

The grand opening was held on July 17th for a new dog park at the Mission Valley Mall in San Diego. The new park, located near Macy’s, is 300-square-feet in size and features synthetic grass, automatic water stations, and benches. The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA already has several events scheduled for the new dog park. Looks like a great place to play! (Photos by Kevin Andrew Falk)

THE TRANSFORMATION OF A NEGLECTED DOG - When we first saw this dog in it’s cage, we didn’t know which end was front or back. We had to get a treat to see which end lifted up to sniff.”

The Trio Animal Foundation recently rescued a badly neglected dog, now named Ellen, from a cage in the Chicago area. The dog’s fur was extremely matted and soaked with urine. A groomer named Kelli from the Mutt Hutt helped shave Ellen and gave her a bath. Ellen was taken to the vet for treatment and is currently in a foster home. Applications for Ellen’s adoption are available through Project Rescue Chicago. Read more from the Trio Animal Foundation Facebook page:

Kelli, a veteran groomer at Mutt Hutt, agreed to come into work very early this morning to see what she could do to help. Without Kelli’s generous offer, I am not sure what we would have done. The amount of grooming tools that she had to use to break through the hard shell of fur was unbelievable. 

Within the first ten minutes we found out that our matted pup was a girl… we have now named her Ellen. For the next hour and a half, I held Ellen and Kelli quickly worked to shave the heavy casing of fur away from Ellen’s body. Even though we had to pull out fur that had grown 2 inches down Ellen’s ear canal and shave matted fur away from her irritated paper-thin skin, never once did Ellen growl or show her teeth. When it came time to shave the matted fur that had tightly wrapped its way around Ellen’s raw legs like a snug boot, Ellen actually looked up at me and started to give me kisses… I could have died. Even better, the first time that she could feel the touch of my hand on her newly shaven back… she looked me in the eyes and it was as if she was saying thank you… her past abuse was literally being shaved away. In fact, 2 POUNDS of fur was shaved away!

Once almost all of Ellen’s fur was shaved off, she was given a bath and then one more trim so that no nook went untouched. We then took a walk upstairs and bought her a new collar, harness, leash and a few toys. 

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If you are interested in adopting this 8.5 pound, around 2-year-old girl, please fill out an adoption application at www.projectrescuechicago.org . Once Ellen receives a clean bill of health from TAF’s vet, she will be spayed and ready for her new forever home.

A BIG thank you to Kelli from Mutt Hutt and to all of the staff at HEAL for seeing Ellen with no appointment and for the extra TLC that you all gave her! Without all of you, this baby girl would not be sleeping on the couch next to me tonight!

Ellen looks like a sweet dog who now has a second chance at life. Click here for more information and photos of Ellen, here for more about the Mutt Hutt, and here for adoption information at Project Rescue Chicago. (Photos from the Trio Animal Foundation) 

benjislife12:

Someone is at the door ma!
Wait a minute was that you knocking on the wall ?

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