What a great day we had at Doggie Palooza yesterday! The weather was awesome, and it was great meeting so many new people and watching all the events. Thanks to everyone for coming out and stopping by our booth. Some awesome folks even “borrowed” Ruby and Eddie to parade as show dogs!
Former GA JRT Isabella (aka Izzy) showed up with her (own) mama Donna to welcome and thank weary walkers at the halfway/lunch mark today and “high paw” them on their commitment to the cure. The mere sight of her in her cute hat and pink T-shirt lit up so many faces ... and so many flashes! Expect to see her all over the Internet. Way to inspire, sweet girl!
Leslye came to rescue on Sunday with her eye on this wild but wonderful, ball-loving boy. She wanted another dog to teach flyball. It was a match made in immediate heaven as they immediate hit it off, playing in the field! He also warmed right up to his new brothers, Jet and Rex. It's a win for everyone.
Police officer Heather, her mom, and her “Teagle” mix Sadie drove all the way from Mississippi to speed date with our rescue boys on Sunday. They were all very open to whomever Sadie picked, but she and Sparky hit it off immediately. They spent a lot of time in the field with him, getting to know him and making sure it was a fit, but Sadie had made up her mind. “The boy is mine!”
It's another Sunday at rescue. Poop is getting scooped, water bowls are getting refreshed, and dogs are being walked. But there's something that none of us can ignore: That empty kennel. It's the first one we all see when we pull up to rescue; the one that housed Dirty Harry, who was notorious for welcoming everyone in his own way. He loved some folks; he warned away others. Whatever he did, however, he was Dirty Harry.
Sweet, sweet Julie … oh, how we barely knew ye … Julie and her sister, Ruby, were born into foster care in late July. They spent the majority of those formative weeks with their beautiful mama, Gracie, before coming to rescue last weekend to be put up for adoption. With hours, this precious baby found her forever home!
Sometimes we invite our online family to join us on difficult surgical decisions and ask for prayers … and sometimes we just have to make those difficult decisions and follow through. That happened recently with Floyd when both of his eyes had to be removed.
Our brave Eddie boy is back home at rescue and doing very well following his perineal hernia surgery last week … almost too well, in fact! He is his happy-go-luck self, ready to play and explore. Thank you for all of the support, prayers and donations.
You asked, we listened. It's overdue, but you can now find and follow us on Instagram! This is one more wonderful way for us (and our supporters) to share our dogs visually and help them find their forever homes. We soft-launched on Friday and, thanks to some fantastic fist-bumps from fabulous folks like ginny_jrt, we now have more than 400 followers! Check it out!