Hanging in the hammock with Mom
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Emily Goes Home

We had so much going on last weekend, we didn’t want this awesome news to get buried in the other stuff. We casually mentioned it on a photo of her at vol day, but here’s the official scoop — Emily, now known as Twiggy, has gone home!
Yes, we HAD to do it ... Stanley Cup style ...
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Give a lot? Wag-a-Lot!

Mama Donna received an award and grant for the dogs last year for "giving a lot" from WAG-A-LOT. She wanted to pick up the award in person, but given her work and rescue schedule, that just didn't happen until one of our vols picked it up for her a couple of weeks ago. She insisted that members of the team (some of us ran) be in the photo with her. It's because of everyone in this photo and many, many more, that we continue to do what we do everyday for the dogs.
Christian Stone shooting video
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Spring Vol Day

Saturday’s Spring Vol Day was sensational! The winter wraps “flew” (sometimes literally) off the kennels quickly, leaving a lot of time for volunteers to spend with dogs, walking, playing, teaching commands/agility, and, most importantly, just giving them some TLC while they wait for new homes.
Lorelee and Eddie, "hooking up" (just noses) again after both leaving rescue. wink emoticon He was facing a life-or-death issue not too long ago over a horrific hernia surgery, from which he has recovered 110% (thanks to your donations and support). She was a former breeder dog and didn't trust men. They hit it off immediately at rescue ... They were happy to see one another again today ... then he hit on her sister, Chloe, and well ... Men! (Just kidding)
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A Celebration for Eli

several members of our Team Russell volunteer team decided to pack up our adopted dogs and head out to the rescue to celebrate the lives of the dogs we just lost, plus the new lives these rescues have found, thanks to Eli (and Eleanor’s) legacy.
Eli and Mama Donna
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Goodbye to Our Rock Star

Tributes to our rescues who cross to the Rainbow Bridge are never easy to write, but this one, by far, has been the hardest. We said goodbye to our beloved rock star, Eli, today after a battle with lung cancer.
Penelope at the dog park with the gang
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Penelope Goes Home

Guess who has “left the building” … and won’t be coming back … Miss Penelope! She joins a fabulous family of former GA JRT rescues, including Pumpkin, Susie and Chuckie.
Odie
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An Ode to Odie

You came into our lives and left so quickly, Odie. We knew you were never quite comfortable, but hope we did what we could to make you be, sweetheart.
Eli resting

Prayers for Eli

So, everyone … this is not a post we ever want(ed) to write, much less on Donna’s birthday. Life just isn’t &*($ fair sometimes. But we did want to keep you in the loop as so many of you love the legacy that is Eli and Eleanor and you watch their cam everyday.