|Renee Leger - ANML-RESQ||Sep 30/10|
Fred and Wilma Update
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Fred and Wilma's foster mom got a great update from Fred and Wilma's mom. It sounds like these two lucky doggies are getting LOTS of attention and are very spoiled (as they should be). BTW...it seems that Fred and Wilma have claimed the cats bed!! LOL
We received some pictures to go along with another fantastic update on our girl Willow.
As you can see, Willow has fit into her new family like a glove and making new friends everyday.
She is looking very good... her coat is looking nice and shiny and the best part is the BIG smile she has across her face. Mom says her favorite toy is her Kong Air Dog Ball. Congratulations to Willow from all of her friends at ANML-RESQ.
We got another great update on our little girl Riley. As you can see, this little girl has a BIG family and it sounds like she is fitting in like a glove. Furry brothers to protect her and play with her ... what more can a girl ask for? I must say ... mom has a REAL talent for getting some fantastic pictures!!
Thank you for the great update and beautiful pictures (aptly titled "All my Children") Caron!!!
Every now and then something happy comes from something sad. Although sometimes it is hard to believe it, it is true. Such is the case with one of our adoptive homes. Just a few short years ago, a wonderful couple adopted my second foster dog, Roxy. At the time they had a beautiful Staffy named Cash. Roxy loved other dogs, as did Cash. Good thing because Roxy had lots of energy to burn. Cash accepted Roxy into his pack and they shared these last few years of his life together. Unfortunately, Cash recently passed away. He was a happy, well loved, old dog. In my opinion that is what you would want to be when your time comes. Cash will be dearly missed by his family, and Roxy.
I have been fortunate enough to never have to say good-bye to a beloved pet. When the time comes, I picture myself feeling the same way this family did. The house becomes very quiet when you go from having two dogs to only having one. I have lived that a few times when my foster dogs have been adopted. Roxy's Dad contacted me to let me know that they lost Cash and that his family was again interested in rescuing another dog. I know his breed of choice. I put the feelers out and let the rest of the team know that this pre-approved home was ready and waiting to give another wonderful, yet misunderstood pup a beautiful life! If they heard of a Staffy boy that needed a home, they would certainly let me know.
Just a few days later, Quincy, better known as QMan, was smiling at me in a picture. Quincy is not in our program however, through no fault of his own, Quincy had found himself needing a new forever home. This is another wonderful thing about this adoption. Two rescues working together to give another deserving dog, a great life. For me, that is what it is all about. Roxy's Dad and QMan's foster home were introduced and the rest is history! After speaking to each other it was decided that this would be a wonderful spot for Quincy. He would have his very own family to love him and a sister to keep him company. Although there were miles and miles that separated them, arrangements were made for Quincy to fly to his forever home. Distance has never been a hurdle for us, when it comes to placing a good dog into a loving home....we will go the distance to make that happen.
QMan having safely arrived at his new home, met his sister and they played for hours! Dad had to give them a time out at one point because they were playing so hard. So I will say it again, sometimes something sad becomes something happy. Congratulations Quincy! We wish you a wonderful life!
We received a nice update from Peanuts' dad. It seems our little girl is fitting in nicely with her new family. We think she is doing pretty well, considering it's only been a week. Congratulations Peanut!! You have found such an AWESOME home that loves you lots!!! (-:
Have you ever wondered what your dog thinks about some of the ways we "humans" greet them? I am sure we have all thought about some of the strange looks we get when we greet our dogs...I know I have.
found this blog to be very informative, funny and entertaining. Here is
a conversation between a man (Kevin) and his dog
I don't know if it's due to the "strange" weather we have had all year, or if this virus has reared it's ugly head, but I have now heard of several dogs this year being diagnosed with leptospirosis.
This is a deadly virus and it hits fast and hard. It is imperative that an infected animal sees a vet IMMEDIATELY or it could take a dog's life very quickly.
Please read about this subject on pets.ca and be vigilant with your dogs. Vaccinated or not, it could affect them. There are over 100 strains of this virus and dogs are only vaccinated against a few of those strains.
On a much brighter note though, we have more pictures of our beautiful boy Timber.
As you can see, like Smooch, this boy is growing bigger by the day. We can't wait to see how handsome he will be when he is full grown.
Mom reports that he is getting along great with her other doggies and providing hours of laughter and entertainment for their entire pack. Way to go Timber!!!
We are happy to show off our newest little rescue girl. Her name is Molly and we are thrilled that we were able to take her into foster care. Little Molly was found straying and sadly no one came to claim her. We couldn't believe that such an adorable little girl would be looking for a new home.
Little Molly has been to see the vet today. They estimate her age to be 1 to 1˝ years old. She is in good health, although she was in need of a good grooming. We are still getting to know her and she will need to be spayed, but I thought I would give everyone a sneak peak of our sweet little girl.
Here she is, pictured with her foster sister. Look at the smile on both of their faces. Foster mom reports Molly is full of life and such a fun-loving girl. She loves everyone she meets and greets them with a wag and a great big smile. Keep checking the blog for updates on our little Miss Molly (-:
I thought I would also share a good
news link with you all....ENJOY...»
We had another pleasant surprise when we heard on Friday that little Riley's foster family have fallen head-over-heels for this sweet puppy. Riley gets her sweetness honestly though, because she is Peanut's puppy and Peanut was not only a good mother, she is also a happy-go-lucky girl that loves everyone she meets, including her doggie friends.
Riley is a very lucky girl to have been chosen by her foster family. Her new family have a couple of doggie friends for Riley to grow up with too. Here she is pictured with her brother Jack. I LOVE this picture...what a pair of cutie-pies. Congratulations to Caron, Tom and Riley... and your fur-brothers too!
We are also looking for a foster home for a very handsome and very intelligent rotti boy named Lance (Sir Lancelot). This stunning boy is 2 years old and neutered. We are looking for a large-breed experienced home, preferably with a fenced in yard. Lance loves a good time in the yard playing with a ball. Lance loves to be with people, however small children are not recommended.
Lance has also got an extensive
repertoire of tricks he can perform...he is a VERY smart dog. He may have issues with other dogs, although he has not displayed any issues with dogs while he has been at the shelter. Lance is also on a special diet for his
colitis and since at the shelter he has not had any bouts. Lance is getting urgent now and we would really like to help him. We need an experienced foster home and ask that you contact us immediately if you could be that home.
In all the excitement of last week, with all of our adoptions and the good news to share, I have finally got a chance to tell you about one day last week.
It has been very wet and damp out for the most part last week, so a little less time spent outside and more indoors. I had been alerted a couple of times during the day by my dogs that something strange was wandering around in the area. I looked in the direction my dogs were looking and I noticed a dog, running down our road. This happened a few times during the day. I thought perhaps the dog was owned by the new neighbours that recently moved in down the road, and felt a little perturbed they would allow their dog to run the roads. We don't get a lot of traffic, but people really speed down the road - that worries me. Farmers also don't like strange dogs near their livestock.
After the third time seeing him go past, I went out and called out to him as he swiftly passed by. He stopped, turned and looked at me. I could tell from a distance that he was apprehensive, but my approach was subtle...I coaxed him gently to come over. You cannot imagine my surprise when he neared - he was only a puppy!!! A very BIG puppy, but a baby, none the less.
I coaxed him onto our porch and gated the area so he couldn't get out. I was going to wait for his owners to return from work and I was going to march over and have a chat with them. I saw the neighbours finally return home and drove up with puppy in tow to see if they were missing their family pet. It turns out that he was NOT their dog, but they had in fact witnessed someone drive by and dump the pup out on the side of the road... barely slowing down to eject him. The neighbours ran to their vehicles and tried to follow the car, but they lost them.
So, this is how this beautiful baby ended up on our road... abandoned... lost... looking for his owners, but no one was looking for him. I was SO angry when I realized what had happened. If this babe would have been out in the elements here, at this time of year, he never would have survived the night. The bears are eating ferociously, the coyotes and wolves are all doing the same. They are gaining calories to sustain themselves for the winter. Well, it seems we had another rescue that desperately needed a home.
The phone calls and emails went out to our volunteers and that evening we were able to secure a foster home for this handsome fellow. I knew in my heart that this little boy would be ADORED by foster mom. I even had a s-n-e-a-k-i-n-g suspicion she might even fail fostering- but we would cross that hurdle, if we got there (-;
This gentle boy stayed with us for a few days. He hung out with our Bud and Tegra. He made himself at home for the most part, but still seemed to be unsettled. It won't be long little guy - then you'll be going to a wonderful home to hang with some doggy friends.
I had arranged to a volunteer to meet my husband a few days later and bring him to a kennel in her area for a couple of days until transport could be arranged on the weekend. I told foster mom the plans and I guess it should have come as no surprise to me that she would hear nothing of him going to a kennel. She made the long trip up, after work to meet my husband who was carrying her precious cargo (-:
Well, long story short - the minute foster mom laid eyes on
him.... she was HOOKED! I am so happy to say that this little boy dumped has been officially adopted by his loving foster mom and dad. Congratulations to Carolina, Mike and Timber!!!!
Next Wave of Updates
More updates of some of our happily adopted. As you can see, our once starved, neglected and abused puppy is looking GOOD and growing like a weed.
Smooch's mom has been keeping us up to date with Smooch's progress and we are thrilled to be able to watch this fellow grow before our eyes.
We also received some GREAT pictures from Sonja's family.
Here she enjoys her summer vacation with her loving family and enjoying every minute of her life!! Sonja looks AMAZING!!!
From time to time we come across a heartbreaking situation. This is one of those situations. This senior girl has found herself in need of a home. She has been living a quiet, secluded life with her caring owner and her life is about to come crashing down on her, through no fault of her own...nor her owners.
Her owner must leave her home due to a serious illness and sadly cannot take her companion with her. ANML-RESQ would like to help this sweet girl through a very rough time in her life, and perhaps give her owner some peace of mind. We NEED to find a home that can take this matronly girl and provide her with the love and compassion she will need to overcome the trauma of this drastic change that will soon take place. We do not want Millie to go through the emotional stress of losing her home and sent to a shelter. PLEASE, help us to help Millie in her time of need.
Again, this is a VERY urgent situation, so if you can help, or know of someone that can, please have them contact us immediately.
Wow, we have so many updates, I don't know where to begin. The last couple of weeks have been such a whirlwind of activity... not only for new adoptions but also updates on some of our past adoptions.
First, we begin with the new.... a picture of our Fred and Wilma, pictured with their forever family.
These two lucky doggies went home on Sunday and we know they will be loved and cherished in their new home. Congratulations Fred and Wilma. You deserve this wonderful home to call your own.
Now for some pictures from some of our happily homes alumni. Can you guess who this handsome fellow is, with the BIG, BIG smile????
It's our handsome boy Flex!!! Here he is, pictured with his loving mom. No wonder he has such a big smile.... he is truly loved and we have no doubt spoiled by mom and dad. And here is a picture of Flex... patiently waiting for his "cue" to "take it".... WOW!!! Patience will get you EVERYWHERE!!!
I LOVE the look in his face... you can just see the little "devil" in those eyes.
Another beautiful update and picture of our Sadie (3 legged white shepherd). This beautiful girl didn't even make it to our website for adoption.
Foster mom had just taken her in and quite by coincidence, ran into a wonderful lady who already had a male white
Shepherd and was looking for another addition to their family.
And of course, a picture of our lover-boy, Carter. Mom and dad purchased a new duck (toy) for Carter and his sister Baby... but it seems that Carter has decided that BOTH ducks were his LOL....
I think his sister is "allowing" him to take her toys, because I know for a fact, if Baby wanted it, she WOULD have it. (-:
Thank you to EVERYONE for sending pictures and updates. PLEASE keep them coming - we love to see them!!!!
As you all know, we have had such an incredible week at ANML-RESQ. As far as I can remember, we have never had so many adoptions in one week. Last week, our Willow went home, midweek. We've had a couple of great updates from Willow's mom. She is settling in nicely and getting to know her new family better. Mom has promised pictures as soon as she figures out her new digital camera (-:
The adoption of Smokey has been the talk of ANML-RESQ. Our boy has been with us for such a long time, patiently waiting for someone to love him (other than his foster home). That wait was truly worth it. Look at this picture of Smokey and his new family.
He looks SO proud in this picture because he knows that HE was chosen by this wonderful family. We are all going to miss you Smokey...but we know you'll be a very happy boy and hope to get lots and lots of updates!! Your new life is JUST beginning. Happy trails little buddy!!!
We also had another unexpected surprise. We had been working on a wonderful application for our girl Peanut.
All reference checks were done and in-home complete. However, we thought with this application only being firmed up on Saturday, that Peanut would be waiting another week before her adoption.
HOWEVER, her very excited family couldn't wait until next weekend, so they made the long trip up to Peanuts foster home on Sunday and picked their little girl up to take her home.
Congratulations Peanut!!!! We look forward to many updates and pictures - woohoo!
Our beautiful Bassets, Fred and Wilma also went home on Sunday and we should be getting pictures as well of their home-coming. Please stay tuned this week for picture of Fred and Wilma with their new family members.
All in all ... a FANTASTIC week for our wonderful doggies (-: We've also had some nice pictures of past adoptors, which will be included in one of this weeks blogs as well.
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Freddie 'The Freeloader'
A few weeks ago, I had a visitor show up on our front porch. When I went out the front door, I was welcomed by this magnificent looking bird. I thought for sure he would fly off... instead he stood his ground and watched as I left the porch. I went about my business and returned about a half hour later and he was still there. I decided to introduce myself and I was thrilled to watch his head bob back and forth as if trying to understand what I was saying to him. Hmm, this bird was TOO friendly and TOO beautiful, not to belong to someone. I knew he was a pigeon, but I had never seen a pigeon with this kind of colouring.
I thought perhaps he was a homing pigeon and felt that he was probably taking a well-deserved rest before continuing his long journey home. I assumed wrong. LOL Days turned into weeks and everyday, Freddie 'The Freeloader' would show up about 8 am and continue to perch on the porch until about 7 pm (occasionally leaving, but always returning) - then he would disappear for the night. Of course, I started feeding him (maybe that's why he's not leaving! LOL)
I noticed a very unusual thing about Freddie. When he took flight, he would literally zoom WAY UP into the air and start doing back flips, dips and dives. I stood in awe... stunned and amused at the same time. Was he showing off for me? or was there something wrong with this bird?? With the help of a friend, some phone calls and research, it turns out that we have ourselves what is called a Roller Pigeon... this one being a Red Mottled Rolling Pigeon.... WOW - fancy name for a very fancy bird.
After researching this breed, I came to realize that his rolling and tumbling in mid-air was NOT an act of lunacy, but rather their natural instinct to tumble and roll. Our Freddie was an acrobat and an entertainer!!
After finding out his breed, I thought for sure someone would be missing this fine bird. I made calls to all the local pigeon fanciers... homing pigeons, race pigeons and we went to the local feed mill and pet shops to see if anyone reported a bird missing. Unfortunately, Freddie has no leg ring, therefore impossible to find his owner. After many phone calls, I was very disappointed to find that no one was missing Freddie. Sooooo, it looks like we have another member to add to our family... a beautiful feathered friend 'Freddie' who I am sure will provide us with years of entertainment.
Ending the week, all of us at ANML-RESQ are thrilled that 3 of our adoptables will be going home this weekend. Once again, congratulations to Smokey, Wilma and Fred and of course our Willow who went home earlier this week.
Amazing Couple of Weeks
Wow....it has been an amazing couple of weeks for us here at ANML-RESQ. We have more wonderful news again this week.
Our beautiful girl Willow has gone to her forever home. Her very anxious family were up bright and early yesterday and ready for their long journey to pick up their little princess. We have heard from Willow's new family already.... they had a safe journey, Willow was good in the vehicle on her ride home. We are all so very happy for young Willow, once found abandoned, rescued by an angel, taken under her wing. With a little help from ANML-RESQ we have all succeeded in helping this young beauty into her new life and forever family. Special thanks to Sindee for caring enough to "do something" for a little lost dog. Congratulations Willow, from all of your friends at ANML-RESQ!!!
We also have some VERY exciting news for one of our adoptables. He has waited patiently for a very long time to find his forever home. We have always said that for those that wait the LONGEST... they wait for the best, and this is definately the case for our handsome boy Smokey.
He met with his potential adoptive family a couple of days ago and we have to say... he had a "HECK OF A WELCOMING PARTY" waiting for Smokey's arrival. He felt like a "star" entering this home, with so many people anxiously awaiting his arrival. His potential family was of course there as well as his soon to be grandmother (-: ...his neighbours and friends... WOW! It does NOT get any better than this!!!
Smokey will be going home this Friday - YEAH!!! Smokey... you will FINALLY be going home!! Way to go handsome!! We knew there was a family out there for you! Happy trails from all of your friends and family at ANML-RESQ.
Last, but DEFINATELY not least... our two beautiful bassets, Wilma and Fred will ALSO be going home this weekend - wooohoo!! Their potential family visited with them last weekend. It was love at first sight for both Fred, Wilma and their new adoptive parents.
Good luck to all 4 of our very lucky furkids. I am sure there will be LOTS of updates in the next little while and we will be sharing them all as we receive them.
It has been an INCREDIBLE week for our
rescue!! Many thanks to all of our AMAZING fosters, Carolina, Christine and Sindee, who are all thrilled with their foster babies, as we are!!
Long Weekend Update
I hope everyone enjoyed the last long weekend of the summer. I know the weather wasn't the best in a lot of areas, but there is something about that last long weekend that makes you want to kick up your feet and enjoy, no matter what the weather.
We had a great visit with one of our boys this weekend. He arrived on Friday with his little puppy in tow. It turned into quite an exciting and eventful weekend. LOL The little guy had my big dogs running for cover and my smaller ones completely wound up.
Here is a picture of our Tegra, who after numerous warnings to STOP DIGGING IN HER YARD... she finally had to take action. She gave little Duke a complete talking to and, as you can see... he FINALLY got the message (-:
But I have saved the best news for last!!!
We are THRILLED to announce that our beautiful girl Willow has found her forever home. She went to meet her potential family on Saturday and we heard from Willow that she... TOTALLY APPROVES of her new family !!! (-: It was love at first sight, not just for Willow, but her anxiously awaiting family.
Willow will be going home on Wednesday to a very excited and happy family. We know that Willow is also very excited about the big day.... she is finally going home!! Woohooo!!! I am sure we will get lots of pictures and updates and will pass them along as we get them.
Peanut Recovery Update
We end the week with an update from our girl Peanut. She is recovering nicely from her spay surgery and seems has fallen right back into the routine of "family life". What a girl!! She is such a doll...everyone that meets her falls in love. Here is an update from Peanut's foster mom, Allie...
Have a GREAT LONG WEEKEND everyone!! Drive safe and enjoy the last long weekend before kids go back to school.
Introducing our newest adoptable - Malana!! This girl is a true couch potato, her favourite pastime is snuggling. Malana is good with larger dogs, but has a high prey-drive... so small dogs and cats are a no-no for her.
She has no aggression towards people whatsoever, no food or possession. An all around good dog who needs to find a "responsible" owner. The Argentine Dogo is a fairly rare breed, we don't often hear of them. Here is a link to tell you a bit more about them and what kind of owner we are looking for [dogbreedinfo.com/dogo.htm].
Malana is a 2.5 year old, pure-bred Argentine Dogo. She is a lovely dog and companion who would like nothing more then to curl up on your lap in your favorite chair, despite her size which she occasionally forgets sometimes. She is friendly with other large dogs and plays nicely. She has very good table manners and is very smart and obedient. Malana loves going for her walks and does leaps and bounds at the sight of her leash. Her current family saved her from a hard life outside but is unable to provide for her long term.
needs to find a forever family that can show her love and respect the
way she deserves it, can you help? Because of her size and strength we
will not be accepting applications from families with small dogs, cats or
young children. Malana is spayed, up to date on shots and clean in the
house. Please contact us today for more information, or to fill out an
application please visit furkidsrescue.ca.
Our young girl Peanut went to the vet's yesterday to be spayed. We were all so happy that she was finally being altered ... no longer would she have to bare puppies. We know of one litter she has had - Riley being a product of that litter. It is very possible she has had more litters in her short life.
You could not imagine our shock when we found out today (while Peanut had undergone spay) that she was once again pregnant. What??? So soon after having a litter? Her puppies were only 10 weeks old? Sadly, no one had any idea she was pregnant. She was vaccinated about 10 days prior which very likely would have caused severe health issues, if not death for her puppies, had they come to maturity.
However, we hope that Peanut's story will help to convince people to PLEASE spay or neuter your pets. Animals (both dogs and cats) that are allowed to roam free in an unaltered state will mate often in a year. This only brings about unwanted litters, often mothers raising their young on the streets, foraging for food. This is not a life for a dog.
For Peanut, her new life started yesterday. We promised Peanut ... 'no more babies for you! You are still a baby yourself. You should be enjoying life in a home where you are loved and will want for nothing. Our second promise to you will be to find you that home!!!'
Peanut will be going home today to a very anxious foster mom!! All of us at ANML-RESQ wish you a speedy recovery Peanut!
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