|Renee Leger - ANML-RESQ||Mar 31/10|
The Pit Bull Placebo - The Media, Myths and Politics of Canine Aggression by Karen Delise - Free e-Book!...>
ANML-RESQ is 100% Volunteer
Want to be notified of new blog posts? Email us at the address below:
Contact us with your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been a very long wait for Haille, but as always, the wait was well worth it! Haille has the opportunity of a lifetime at the best forever home she could have dreamed of. This lucky little girl will live in the country with lots and lots of room to run and play ... and best of all, she can play, muzzle-free.
Haille will have 2 beautiful brothers and I'll bet that once she gets to know them, mom and dad will have a blast watching Haille play with the boyz.
The big day for Haille is Friday and mom and dad are making a lengthy drive to meet Haille's foster mom. We all wish we could be a fly on the wall for that meeting (-:
Allie, your commitment and dedication to your fosters is amazing. You have given this beautiful girl a safe place to stay until her perfect forever home came along. That time is now. Hugs to you from all of us and of course, all of your beloved charges.
Allie, please remember to bring your camera ... if we can't be there in person, pictures are the next best thing. (-:
We hope for lots of pictures and updates from Haille's new mom and dad and we promise to share once we receive them.
will be an exciting weekend for us - Congratulations Haille!! Your
patience will be rewarded, BIG TIME!!
Moulson's foster mom met with his new mom and it was love at first sight. Unfortunately, Carolina was so preoccupied with Moulson's leaving, she forgot her camera. Even if she had remembered it, I don't think she could stay strong to take pictures. It is always hard to let a foster go, but the puppies just seem to "get to you", EVERY TIME!!
Thank you for taking such good care of Moulson and his sister Mauly, Carolina. They were very fortunate to have such a good start in life.
Here is Carolina's email, letting us know how the meeting went.
on the Pups
As you all know, little Georgia has found her forever home and will be going home to daddy on Easter weekend. What a wonderful Easter that will be for Georgia and Dave. We ALL look forward to pictures and updates of this precious little girl.
Our handsome fellow Moulson has also found his forever home. He will be going home today and we cannot wait for pictures and updates on Moulson too. We have a feeling that his new family will be sending LOTS of updates. Moulson is such a lucky boy and we all think his new family are the BEST!!! (-:
Dexter may also have a wonderful home soon. We are down to the in-home and if all goes well, this little fellow should also be home for Easter (-:
We are in the final stages of another wonderful application for Mauly. This lucky little girl will be settling down in my former hometown and this little girl will have 150 acres of room to run and play. If all goes well, Mauly should be going home this coming weekend. as well. We will keep you posted.
We have had lots of inquiries about Ollie and we just received a great application for him, so we hope that works out well for him. We should know in a few days. All parts crossed for Ollie!!! Woohooo!
Now, I think it's time we get our little firecracker, Foxy on the website. This little one has healed beautifully from her surgery (amputation) and as you can see, it hasn't slowed her down one little bit. Look at her fly!!! (-:
All in all, it was a great week and we are thrilled for all of our beautiful babies (-:
We are also VERY excited for our girl Haille who has waited a very long time to find her forever home. We've received a wonderful application for her and all references have been completed. If all goes well, little Haille will hopefully go home this coming weekend as well.
WOW... what an incredible Easter this will be for our adoptables (-: Congratulations everyone!!!
We would like to take a moment to thank Stacy's Pet Depot in Cornwall for generously donating puppy food for our little puppies being fostered in Cornwall. Ollie, Georgia, Dexter and Foxy, along with all of us at ANML-RESQ send a HUGE thank you to Stacy's Pet Depot for your kindness. If you are in the Cornwall area, please be sure to check out Stacy's and support our supporters!!
The absolute BEST way to end the week are the pictures I received of our boy Taz. Like so many other of our fosters, I had a very hard time convincing my husband he would NOT be staying. We adored having this beautiful boy in our care. Taz did something on a daily basis that would crack my husband and I up. He had such a sense of humor, there were times I forgot Taz was a dog. lol
As you can see, there are times my boy has to go out incognito, like the movie stars do. I am sure this is so he can get around, un-noticed. Yeah, right ... like that would ever happen with such a big boy. Kind of hard to go "un-noticed" when you're the size of a pony!!!
Would you look at this incredibly stunning boy???? I am wowed by his beauty. I just can't get over it.
Here is a short update from Taz's proud daddy (-:
Here is an excellent article with some very helpful tips on how to approach a strange dog and other good advice as well on how to best avoid getting bitten.
take precautions when walking your dog and always be aware of what is
approaching and your surroundings.
again, here is a list of some common
worms/ parasites that can affect your pet. Please
be vigilant and keep an eye out on your canines stools.
Myself, personally ... I absolutely adore puppies. I have to admit, I was jealous when all the puppies were spoken for in regards to foster homes. There is nothing in the world more entertaining than a couple or few puppies. Non-stop entertainment until the little darlings have had enough.
Allie has shared some of these pictures for all of us to enjoy.
Here are the three, Dexter, Georgia and Foxy. It appears as though Dexter is getting a "talking to" from Georgia. lol.... 'Better watch out big boy or your sister will pummel you!'
I also hear that little Foxy who lost her leg to amputation is a real character - constantly pestering her brother and sister. She is a little toughy and has NO idea she is different than her siblings.
are beginning to receive applications for these little sweethearts so we
have no doubt they will soon find their forever homes.
Thankfully for Kiera, when grandma heard of her predicament she would hear nothing of it. Kiera deserved to find a good home, she didn't deserve to be put to sleep. Grandma vowed to take care of Kiera until a forever family could be found for her.
Kiera is an extremely vocal Rotti girl and often times, when Rottweilers vocalize, it can scare and intimidate someone not familiar with the breed. If you are a lover of the Rottweiler breed and are looking for a new companion, please consider Kiera.
We had a fantastic update from Benji's mom, Lindsay. Here is what she has to say about Benji, the first week home.
My foster mom took some really great pictures of me this weekend and my friends at ANML-RESQ want to show me off. They can't believe I am still waiting. But I know that my time will come soon. I am told by my friends at ANML-RESQ that those that wait the longest, find the BEST homes, so I'm okay with hanging in there (-: Besides, my foster family treat me like family and I am enjoying my stay with them. They have taught me a lot...I am young and needed to learn a few manners. I am told I am being a very good boy.....most of the time.
Smokey, we really can't believe that such a smart, loving, energetic, good looking young fellow like you hasn't been snapped up yet. We know that because of Blackdog Syndrome you would be a while finding a home, but you have waited even longer than my foster boy Pedro. He was a near perfect boy himself, but because he was big and black, we thought he would be waiting a long time as well. Not only did he not have to wait too long, but he lucked out bigtime!!!
Smokey's resemblence to Pedro is uncanny.
Christine sent pictures I thought I was looking at Pedro
LOL....WOW! But I am sure he is not near as tall as my big guy (-:
There is more information on Smokey on the ANML-RESQ Dog Adoptions web
Today, Foxy's foster mom has given us a great update on the progress this exceptional pup is making:
a great day and don't chase too many rainbows; those Leprechauns can be
real fighters! lol
The shelter volunteers loved this boy and wanted to find rescue for him, rather than having the shelter PTS. They could not understand why such a good, good boy didn't have his owners come to look for him. They couldn't understand why no one wanted to adopt him.
We asked for a couple of weeks to try and find foster care for him and thankfully our volunteer Dave stepped up and offered Jake a foster home.
From the moment Jake arrived at Dave's home, Jake and Sheena were inseparable. Sheena welcomed Jake into her home with open paws and the two forged a bond so strong that nothing could break it.
Sheena, as we all know, passed away suddenly 5 weeks ago while she, Jake and her dad were taking a walk. The news of Sheena's passing sent shock-waves through our little group. Sheena was loved by everyone that met her. She was the type of dog that loved life and everyone that she met. Everyone who had the good fortune to meet her were "wowed" by the Rottweiler breed. She was stellar in temperament and had such a loving disposition. She was a true ambassador for the breed.
Jake took the death of Sheena VERY hard. His beloved companion was gone and he was so confused and heartbroken. David was extremely worried about his boy. He decided at that time that he would adopt our little Georgia so Jake could have another friend. Dave knew Georgia would never be Sheena, but he hoped that in time Jake could love Georgia just as he had Sheena.
It is with tears, in my eyes, that I write to tell you that our beloved Jake has also passed away. Jake was a strong and healthy boy, but the pain of losing Sheena was too much for him to bear. I know people think of Rottweilers as being such strong and resilient dogs, however, I have never known a breed of dog that loves with ALL of their being and grieves with ALL of their being like the Rottweiler. Rottweilers have been known to stop eating when surrendered to a shelter, they miss their people so much, that life isn't worth living without them.
David, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Hopefully, you can find solace, in knowing that Jake is finally together with Sheena and together they will be watching over you from the Bridge.
Rest in Peace
Jake ... run free and play hard with Sheena.
Then there is our boy Bud. He is too much of a macho-man to be wearing these silly ears. Can you tell he is really not impressed with me? I tried to put the pink ears on his sister, but he would have nothing to do with it. He ripped them off her head. lol
Then we have our little princess, Foxy. She underwent major surgery and had her leg amputated. If that wasn't enough, she has to wear that silly cone - so to add insult to injury, her mom also sticks on a pair of rabbit ears.
Thank goodness Foxy has a sense of humor and allows her mom to indulge in this silly nonsense.
A wonderful friend of ours has once again come through for us and donated a one-of-a-kind, hand-made quilt to help us raise funds to help little Foxy. This girl has come through so much already. When we were faced with the difficult decision, after being told, NO more surgeries for her. Her leg could not be repaired. She was doomed to a life of pain and misery. The miracle came the next day, with an alternative anesthetic and a wonderful vet team that helped this little girl become an active member of society. With the help of her friends at ANML-RESQ (and especially foster mom and family), she anxiously awaits a home and pack to call her own. A family that will keep this little girl slim and exercised, but most of all...that will love her, unconditionally. She is a resilient little girl and we have no doubt that her forever home will find little Foxy just that. Here is the information that will soon be posted on our website. Thank you to all that have sent best wishes to little Foxy.
Foxy's Quilt has been donated to help us help Foxy... your ticket purchase(s) will help us cover the cost of Foxy's surgery. Foxy's femur was badly broken and at the tender age of 7 weeks and major surgery was performed. Not only did little Foxy lose her leg but we almost lost her to cardiac arrest.
Quilt can be yours on June 19, 2010. It is a beautiful quilt - created
and donated especially for ANML-RESQ. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3
for $10.00. Please contact us at email@example.com
The bone specialist looked at her and felt her bone (femur) was broken. If it was a fresh break, it could be repaired, but if it was old (which the vet believed the case), it could not be repaired. This meant that her leg would not grow properly and would basically become an appendage on her body.. mostly a hindrance. Or amputation was the second option. But no decision could be made until Foxy was x-rayed. This was done yesterday morning and x-rays confirmed, she did have a broken femur and it was an old break. We will never know for sure, but either mom stepped on her, or something fell on her - again, we will never know.
We got the dreadful news after the x-rays were done, that Foxy suffered a heart attack while coming out of anestisia. The vets were able to revive her, but the bone specialist felt she must have a heart condition and could not endure ANY more surgeries. She could not tolerate the anesthetic. We were heartbroken. We wanted to help, but she could not be mended. We had a pretty heartbreaking decision to make.
We would need to sleep on it - no decisions while we were reeling.
The next morning, Allie's regular vet gave us another option. He felt he could fix her leg by putting her under with a different anesthetic and felt he could either repair or amputate safely. Wow....she had another option - a chance at LIFE!!!
Little Foxy underwent surgery this afternoon and safely came out of anesthesia. Thank God!! She is, however, a 3 legged little girl now.
She woke up, demanding a little attention and lots of lovin'. Allie will be taking Foxy home for aftercare because she is closer to the vet than Cindy.
Foxy is NOT quite out of the woods though...tonight will tell the story. So please send your thoughts and prayers Foxy's way. She needs our best wishes. Get well soon Foxy!!!
you would like to donate to the Foxy Fund, for her medical bills, you
can use the Paypal 'Make a Donation', or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
We are waiting for pictures from all of our foster homes and updates on the puppies, but for now, we can show you two of our precious bundles. We will have pictures and updates of the other babies soon (-:
Meet Dexter and Georgia. Dex is the devilish looking boy on your left and Georgia is the coy little girl on the right.
we are thrilled to announce, already has a forever home
to go to at the end of the month. What a very, very lucky girl she will
be, too. More on that when Georgia is officially adopted. But here
is a hint ... she will have a big brother named Jake (-;
There are kongs which fill your pup's hours with lots of fun and the tasty treats are a great way to keep your pup occupied. They come in different sizes and have plenty to choose from in the way of fillers.
Most people make their own fillers and this can save money as well as knowing where the filler products are coming from. Here is a link which shows you how to fill a kong properly ...» and what to stuff it with ...»
Most of these toys should be supervised to ensure that your pup will not get hurt. Check out some of these suggestions on toys...»
can also make toys for outside and if you are brave, inside ... consider
a flirt pole - you can make
this one yourself ...»
We received a few more pictures of the little babes. They are SO darn cute! I can't imagine any of them having to wait long to find their forever homes.
Here is a sneak preview of our little babies:
And what better way to end the week than to have our poster girl, Sonja, all decked out in her Crosby Team Canada Jersey - what an amazing game that was to watch - GO CANADA GO!!!!
We are all so proud of our athletes and here is the proof. Our beautiful girl Sonja showing her support for Team Canada. Looking good Sonja!!!!! Our athletes made us all so very proud to be Canadian!!
Have a GREAT weekend everyone!
Benji has already met his grandparents and is looking forward to many more visits with them. We hear that Benji already has Grandpa wrapped around his paws (-:
Benji arrived home yesterday and we have heard that his first night and full day went splendidly. He is already meeting people and their dogs in his new surroundings.
Congratulations to Benji and Lindsey!!
Congratulations also to Christine and family for the adoption of their very first foster dog. You did an amazing job, working with Benji and he was very fortunate to have had the great start in life, offered by you and your family. I am sure he will miss Buddy and vice-versa.
We look forward to more updates and pictures soon.
It has been a long time since we had puppies in our program and we anxiously await the arrival of our six little bundles of joy (-:
They will be going for their shots and microchip tomorrow, then on the weekend they will be transported to their foster homes. We can't wait for pictures and updates from our foster families. Thanks to everyone that offered these babies a foster spot and thanks to everyone for making the long transports this weekend possible. More updates on the puppies next week!!!
We received a great picture of a very loved Patches. As you can see, his mom has his FULL attention (-:
Here is a little about the girlz:
We are Calee and Meesha. We're looking for a new home! As you can see we are very sweet. At the young age of 4 years we still have lots of life left to live and we'd love to spend it with you!
We are very affectionate and love to be with our people. We have had lots of exposure to small children and adults. We haven't seen a whole lot of dogs growing up, but that hasn't changed the fact that we like them and want to play! We'll be due for our yearly shots soon but we are already spayed and ready to be adopted. We would love to go for walks and play tug of war with some new toys. We don't mind being brushed and groomed as long as you are gentle. We tend to bark when someone comes to the door, or we hear a noise, and sometimes we will have accidents in our current home. All we need is someone to tell us when it is ok to bark and when it is not, and someone with enough patience to make sure that we are taken out when we need to go!
If someone out there could give us a new home, or even a temporary home while we wait for our turn at forever, we would be very happy! Please give us a chance at a great home!
If you are interested at fostering and/or adopting these little cuties, please contact us at email@example.com or fill out an adoption application on the
Charity #80788 4093 RR0001
Last Updated: Wednesday March 31, 2010 08:30:26 PM
2006-2010 © ANML-RESQ. All rights reserved.
All graphics copyright ANML-RESQ. Please contact us for more information about copyright material.