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||Halloween Weekend Transports|
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It's Friday and all the volunteers at ANML-RESQ are getting ready for a busy weekend. Transports have been arranged and our foster homes are anxiously anticipating their new arrivals.
Christine and family will be thrilled when their 3 bundles of puppy breath due to arrive and I know that Allie has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of "Mama Shiloh". We will have lots of updates and pictures after the weekend.
Thank you to our dedicated fosters, Allie, Carolina and Christine for opening their hearts and homes to this very deserving mom and her pups. And many thanks to Carolina, Christine, Mim and Allie for taking the time out of this busy Halloween weekend to make these transports happen and get our newest rescues into their loving foster homes.
ANML-RESQ wishes everyone a SAFE and Happy Halloween. For your viewing pleasure I have included a link that I think can give us some pretty cool ideas for
costumes ... ENJOY!!! Don't forget to
keep all your furkids safe from the ghosts and goblins
on Sunday evening.
Our girl Magic, who has been with us for several months now has been lovingly adopted by her foster family. They couldn't bear the thought of letting her go and she gets along famously with her brother Sprocket, so the decision was made ... Magic will be staying.
Congratulations Magic!! You deserve this wonderful family and we know they will cherish you for the rest of your life!!!
We are also very thrilled for our young pup Diego who went to his forever home on Monday after meeting his potential family on Sunday. It was love at first sight!! Who couldn't love this handsome fellow?
Congratulations to Diego and his new family! Hugs to foster mom Carolina, who we know misses having Diego around.
Christmas Lunch and Auction
The ‘Twelve Dogs of Christmas’ will present absolutely stunning auction items for you to bid on for you or someone special on your Christmas list. The festivities begin at 1:00 pm and continue through to 3:00 pm. There will be ongoing raffles and prizes while you feast on the sumptuous buffet style luncheon at Mondello Ristorante. Visit their website at mondelloristorante.ca.
Mondello Ristorante, 127 Queen St. S.,
forget, book early to avoid disappointment – seating
is limited. For
more information or tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mama Shilo and Pups!
They are the cutest little puppies, soft and cuddly. Two out of five pups have already arrived into foster care, the remainder will be arriving into foster care this Saturday, along with their mama.
Mom is a very pretty Shepherd/Lab mix girl. She looks like an angel and she has been a SUPER good mom to her babies. Her babies are full of beans, playful, confident, healthy and happy puppies.
The puppies are only 6 weeks old and we will be keeping the pups together until they reach 8 weeks of age.
They will be looking for their forever homes in about 2-3 weeks time.
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek at our precious little bundles, Mom Shiloh and the pups - 1 baby boy and 4 precious little girls!!
homes are anxiously awaiting their dose of "puppy breath and
kisses". Looking to adopt in 2-3 weeks time, drop me a line at email@example.com.
Well ... fast forward 3 months and 5 days and you won't believe it's the same pup!!! Smooch's proud mom Carla took him to the vets last week for a weigh-in and at 6 months and 5 days old he tipped the scale at 97 whopping pounds!!!
OMG!!!! Carla - you have yourself a moose calf!! (-:
It looks like Smooch has overcome and forgotten his past because he is flourishing at his home with no issues stemming from past abuse....and he is looking mighty handsome too!!!
While we are on the subject of "cute puppies", we are looking for foster homes for 1 or 2 puppies. They are only 6 weeks old and cute as a button!!!
We will be taking mom in, along with her 5 puppies. We have a foster home for mom and a few pups, but will be needing another foster home or two. Pictures coming soon!!!! Puppies!! Can't wait!! (-:
I Own a Pit Bull Day
I am a mother, a grandmother, a lover of ALL animals and I am also a dog rescuer. I am happy and fulfilled in my life and my life is FULL of love, companionship and devotion. I have had many dogs come and go in my life and I have loved every one that has stepped through our door.
When the Province decided to implement Bill 132, banning American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Pit Bulls and anything substantially similar to, our house and home became a revolving door, welcoming young prohibited bullies into our home with love until we could find their forever home out-of-province.
It was during the first 3 year spree that we met our first pit bull-type dog and after having 25 fosters go through our door, my husband and I FINALLY failed fostering and adopted our first Pit Bull, Sassy. It seems that Pit Bulls are a lot like Lays potato chips. Once you have one ... you can't stop!! lol
I can honestly tell you that I have never met a breed more loving. They give 100% of themselves to their owners. I swear, their need to cuddle and snuggle is very strong and if they could, I am sure they would crawl right inside of you ... that's how close they want to be with their loved ones ... always.
I wouldn't recommend to anyone that they buy into the myth that Pit Bulls are aggressive, fierce ... ticking time bomb and all that rubbish. If you have NEVER met a Pit Bull, please take the time to spend a few hours with one and I guarantee you, you will leave with a whole different outlook on the breed. You cannot meet a pitty and NOT fall in love with them.
I included some pictures of my beloved bullies and you will note, if they aren't wrapped around their human's, they are wrapped around each other. As they are not youngsters anymore and time has a way of creeping up on you, they still love to get out and have fun and there will always be a walk in the woods or to the river to keep them forever young.
I am proud to be a Pit Bull owner. I will continue to fight the draconian laws and hopefully with the strength of ALL bully owners and dog-lovers together, we WILL have this law overturned. I will fight for my right to own the breed of my choice and I will never give up the fight.
If you own a
Pit Bull, please let the world know that YOU own a Pit Bull and are proud of it!!! Happy "I Own a Pit Bull" Day!!
The selling of live animals in pet stores has been a raw issue with me for a very long time because I KNOW where the biggest percentage of these animals come from. I know that these pet stores are counting on the public to view these adorable puppies, they are counting on YOU to fall in love and they are counting on you to purchase these adorable balls of fluff ... most often purchased on "impulse". We see these cute puppies in their glass cages and we can't stand seeing them left behind ... our heartstrings are pulled and in most cases, we fail. Our hearts win over our heads.
I know that everyone has good intentions when they purchase a puppy from a pet store. However, in doing so, we are only sealing the fate of SO many wonderful dogs, kept in horrid conditions, used only for breeding ... and when they are no longer useful to the breeder, these innocents are destroyed.
Here is a very educational link that I hope will help you understand the horrendous conditions these animals live in on a daily basis.
Let us take a stand now and tell everyone you
know! Let's put these puppy mills and backyard breeders OUT OF BUSINESS!
Dog Who Used Cop Car as
On Winston's Facebook page, there is a big thank you to the officer who only arrested Winston and placed him in jail waiting for his owner to arrive. You can view the video of Winston's antics here...» or visit Dogster's blog here...». [You may have to wait a bit to view the Facebook webpage.]
the Dogster blog attests, we can only hope there will be cop cars in
heaven for Winston to be testing out their bumpers. Rest in peace
And for those of us that like to play "dress up" with our dogs, we have some vindication!! Here is an
interesting item about those of us that like to baby and pamper our pooches - enjoy!!
OWEN HAS BEEN FOUND!
WOW!!! What a handsome fellow he has turned out to be. I love the way he lays, with his paws crossed.
He looks so regal and wise when he lays this way. Smooch is having a blast with his furry brothers and sister.
think that Smooch has already outgrown his big brothers and he has still
got a long way to go before he is full grown. Good thing his furry
brothers and sister love him so much.
Halloween and Your Pets
One of the substitutes being used for sugar is Xylitol, an artificial sweetener created from birch, raspberries, plums and corn. This product is found in many sugar-free products, such as gum, candies, puddings, jello ... and the list goes on. Sadly, this artificial sweetener is toxic to our pets and toxic poisoning happens quickly, with devastating results.
up on Xylitol
and the danger it poses to your beloved family pet.
Please do NOT leave any of these products within reach of your pets. These
products are very enticing and they WILL seek them out, so please keep
your purse out of reach if you have sugar-free gum inside and keep all
sugar-free candies UP and AWAY from your pets. Read more evidence at snopes.com
on how this affects your pet.
Fred and Wilma Update
Timber and Diego
I cannot get over the size of these two puppies. As you can see, they are almost as large as their big brothers, Tynan and Lincoln and these pups still have a pile of growing to do. Diego, who is not yet 7 months old and Timber who is going on 5 months old will both grow up to be extra large in size and that's just the way foster mom Carolina likes it. (-:
Carolina tells us that Diego is settling in to the daily routine, he is doing well with housetraining and is learning what life is like, having a pack of furry friends to play with. He is very fortunate to have landed at Carolina's. He gets lots of socialization. Foster mom takes them to the dog park on weekends and she tells us that Diego is great meeting other dogs and welcomes all newcomers very respectfully. Diego needs some work on-leash and foster mom is working on that. Diego is a great puppy, with lots of potential and we know he will bring much joy to a wonderful family.
When it comes to the health of your pets and your family there are some things that are a 'must do'. We have central air [thank God], which means that my furnace is being used constantly for 8-9 months out of the year. This also means that I must remember to change my furnace filter each month to ensure good air quality. I also get laughed at for cleaning my house thoroughly each Saturday, but I believe that good hygiene is the best medicine to having your family and your pets in good health.
I was just reading over
about a new app, 'Pet First Aid', that can be used on your iPhone. Jive
media launches pet first aid iphone app for your pet’s health.
If you are traveling, or in your own home, this app provides
information during a medical emergency. It will also allow you to enter
information on multiple pets, health history and medications and would
be valuable when a medical emergency arises after hours. It is
compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Not bad for those emergencies and
with so many animals here, it sure will be handy. lol ~ Elaine
Please take the time to read these safety tips and be prepared to be extra vigilant with your furkids this year.
Lost His Job
Over on dogster.com Maria Goodavage points out that a sign of the bad economic times is for any police department to lay off their staff. For Wando, the drug sniffing dog, and a few of his human colleagues, including his handler, who were recently laid off. You know that your city is in desperate need of these very important guardians as drug trade and use is on the rise. What were they thinking?
Maria also points out
that maybe Wando could get a job teaming up with a dog who ratted out
his owner in southeastern Michigan, the other day, as police stumbled
upon a grow
This sweety found himself looking for a new home... at 6½ months old, he has grown much bigger than his owners expected and sadly, they realize they do not have the space this big puppy will need when he is full grown. His father is a single breed English Mastiff and mom is a Mastiff/Australian Shepherd mix... with that combination, this boy is expected to be "extra large" in size when mature.
Diego has settled into his foster home.... a little slow settling in at first, but after a couple of days with Carolina, Mike and the gang, he has come out of his shell and is enjoying playtime with his foster brothers. However, Diego's favorite pastime is snuggling with foster mom (-:
Diego is just new to our rescue and we are getting to know him a little better. He will be going this week to see the vet for a check up and vaccinations. Keep checking our website as Diego will soon be on our adoptables page.
Many thanks to Carolina and Mike for welcoming this baby into their loving home. I think Timber and Tynan will love having another big baby to whoop it up with (-: I can't wait to see pictures of these three gentle giants getting to know each other. Better clear out the furniture Carolina and "let the good times roll"!!!
.... and be sure to have that camera handy!!! (-:
It's a great way to end off the week. Congratulations Timber. You are looking GOOD and looks like you have really grown in the last couple of weeks. Must be all the fun and exercise you are getting with your furbrothers (-:
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