Category Archives: Animal Rescue

Where Did your Purebred Come From?

Purebred dogs come from a variety of sources. At one end, there are breeders that are working to better a specific breed and eliminate or curtail genetic traits and health issues that the breed might have. Each breed has genetic … Continue reading

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A Tribute to the “Spirit” of Shelter Dogs

I got a call last week, asking if I wanted a chance to say good bye.  Spirit’s health was failing and his mom had tearfully decided that is was his “time”. I thought back to the day I’d first said … Continue reading

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How did she end up in a shelter?

I got an email from a local shelter recently, noting that they had just taken in a purebred 8 week old boxer puppy that had been tied to a pole outside of their offices that morning. They asked if the … Continue reading

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Pocket’s Life is the Gift Beyond Money

I remember when I saw Pocket’s photo on a mailing that went around from the shelter to local rescues asking if someone could take the tiny being.  All of about 5 pounds and unknown medical conditions swirling about her, my … Continue reading

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Pocket Pit

Legitimate breeders do not dump their liabilities in the shelter. So infer what you will about the couple who dumped little Miss Pocket at the shelter, but kept the rest of their litter at home, advertising them on Craigslist even … Continue reading

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Journey to Rescue – Looking to the Future (4 of 4)

They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but don’t tell Nico that.  Nico is 6 years old and, by shelter standards, is already considered a senior.  However, he is constantly learning new things these days.   As … Continue reading

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Journey to Rescue – the trip to Indiana (3 of 4)

If you’re anything like me, you may have been aware that something called Rescue Transport Networks existed but that’s about it. I’ve always pictured some furtive Underground Railroad sort of set up where folks in black skull caps and dark … Continue reading

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