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Old 11-19-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Hana has a beautiful smile!

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Awesome pics, everyone!

I would most definitely cry if I watched the soldier returning video, so I'll save that for later. Until recently my hubby was that soldier, so it particularly hits home for me.

Hana says, "Smile!"
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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Awesome pics, everyone!

I would most definitely cry if I watched the soldier returning video, so I'll save that for later. Until recently my hubby was that soldier, so it particularly hits home for me.

Hana says, "Smile!"
She IS smiling. How cute!
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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I'm running behind!!

Ok, my newest foster dogs. Alvin on the left and Randy on the right, playing tug-a-war with a doggie toy. Alvin was on the euth line at the shelter I work with in KY. Another rescue in Chicago said they'd take him if I could pull him and find someone to board him until they could set up transport. So I did. And 2 weeks later they said they decided to pull 2 others that had medical problems and couldn't afford Alvin anymore. Grrr.... Luckily I'd just had a great lady offer to take in a foster or two for us so he's staying with her now. He had a little growth on his shoulder so I had to bring him home a couple days so he could see the doc. Just a non-cancerous tumor that's very common on puppies; will go away on it's own with no problems.

Randy and his mom were dumped in a shelter in OH and due to be euth'd. After taking in our female pittie and falling so in love with her, I've found quite the soft spot for the breed. Another rescue offered to take the two of them if I'd pull. I did and again, they dropped out of sight. Couldn't get in touch with them for anything after I had them home. You'd think I'd learn my lesson and quit pulling for other rescues, but I haven't.



Randy's mom, Liza. She was bought as a puppy but when she was about a year old they didn't like how she looked anymore. When they couldn't find a puppy they liked the looks of they found an adult male they did like and started breeding her over and over and over until she finally threw a puppy they liked. As soon as she did and they were a few months old, they dumped Liza and Randy, her only puppy they couldn't sell, in a high kill shelter.

If ever there were a perfect first pitbull for someone, this is her. What a sweet, loving, laid back wonderful girl! You'd never know she's in the house. She'll walk to you and stand there very still and quiet to see if you'll offer to pet her, but she'll never be pushy. She never barks or runs in the house. So easy going about everything. Loves other dogs, cats and is amazing around little kids. Just an all around incredible girl!

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Old 11-19-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I'm running behind!!

Ok, my newest foster dogs. Alvin on the left and Randy on the right, playing tug-a-war with a doggie toy. Alvin was on the euth line at the shelter I work with in KY. Another rescue in Chicago said they'd take him if I could pull him and find someone to board him until they could set up transport. So I did. And 2 weeks later they said they decided to pull 2 others that had medical problems and couldn't afford Alvin anymore. Grrr.... Luckily I'd just had a great lady offer to take in a foster or two for us so he's staying with her now. He had a little growth on his shoulder so I had to bring him home a couple days so he could see the doc. Just a non-cancerous tumor that's very common on puppies; will go away on it's own with no problems.

Randy and his mom were dumped in a shelter in OH and due to be euth'd. After taking in our female pittie and falling so in love with her, I've found quite the soft spot for the breed. Another rescue offered to take the two of them if I'd pull. I did and again, they dropped out of sight. Couldn't get in touch with them for anything after I had them home. You'd think I'd learn my lesson and quit pulling for other rescues, but I haven't.



Randy's mom, Liza. She was bought as a puppy but when she was about a year old they didn't like how she looked anymore. When they couldn't find a puppy they liked the looks of they found an adult male they did like and started breeding her over and over and over until she finally threw a puppy they liked. As soon as she did and they were a few months old, they dumped Liza and Randy, her only puppy they couldn't sell, in a high kill shelter.

If ever there were a perfect first pitbull for someone, this is her. What a sweet, loving, laid back wonderful girl! You'd never know she's in the house. She'll walk to you and stand there very still and quiet to see if you'll offer to pet her, but she'll never be pushy. She never barks or runs in the house. So easy going about everything. Loves other dogs, cats and is amazing around little kids. Just an all around incredible girl!
Oh my gosh, so gorgeous!!!!! I love them. Actually, Alvin looks an awful lot like Artie. I'd better go check that you didn't rescue MY pup!
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Honey in the front and Star in the back. They came from a lady that was taking in stray and dumped dogs and trying to get them vetted and homed. Her neighbor's wife died and he had to go to a nursing home. His kids decided to sell his house and found out the kennels she'd been housing dogs in were on their land and they threatened to bull doze it with dogs inside. They wound up giving her a couple weeks to get them out before they tore the kennels down. She adopted / fostered out over 30 dogs in that time. Amazing how rescues from all over the country came together to help her.

Honey was dumped in a parking lot very pregnant. Had her litter of puppies and was a great mom. The puppies went to a puppy rescue and Honey came to me. She's 2 or 3 years old, very sweet and shy.

Star and her mom were abandoned in a home with 8 other dogs when their owner was arrested for child abuse. They were left in a home with no electricity / air conditioning in August with temps in the upper 90s outside. No food, no water. Star was one of her puppies and she was pregnant again. When the lady took them in, Star's mom, Trixie, was afraid to leave her new puppies alone to even eat or drink, so Star would stand over the puppy pile to keep them safe so Trixie could go eat. Very sweet girl, but much to smart for her own good!!



Star's mom Trixie, in the back, playing with our female pittie, Diva. They've become best buddies and will play for hours!





And if anyone has any idea on a breed for Trixie and Star, please let me know! I see a drop of pittie in there, but am baffled on the rest. They've got a medium length super soft coat on them.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Still have Ms Buffy, a geriatric poodle. I'm doubting we'll be able to find her a home. Few people like older dogs. She was used as a breeding dog and kept in a kennel all her life I"m sure. When she stopped making them money they dumped her in the woods. She's still playful and super affectionate; loves to give hugs. Just a great all around dog. And she's been groomed since the photo but I don't have a pic on the work computer, LOL!



Still have Cooper. Dumped by his breeder because he was 'the wrong color'. He was trying to get all yellow labs to make some money off the Marley and Me craze. Grrr... At 8 weeks was on a euth line. I've had him now right at a year. Amazing dog and has sooooo much potential. Incredible house manners and everything. But he's got that big black dog syndrome attached and finding people wanting to adopt is hard.



Lucky a red pure bred male mini doxie. His 'mom' is 19 and wanted a place of her own. She had to decide between him, her companion of 5 years, and her freedom. She took the apartment. Poor dude. We had some work to do with him as he wasn't well socialized, had never been allowed in a home, and had no manners at all, but now he's just sweet and wonderful as can be!

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Old 11-19-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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These stories make me cry. I wish I could take them all myself. One day, when I retire and can stay home, I'd like to be able to give a few dogs and cats a home too. I would probably never give them up either.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Still have Ms Buffy, a geriatric poodle. I'm doubting we'll be able to find her a home. Few people like older dogs. She was used as a breeding dog and kept in a kennel all her life I"m sure. When she stopped making them money they dumped her in the woods. She's still playful and super affectionate; loves to give hugs. Just a great all around dog. And she's been groomed since the photo but I don't have a pic on the work computer, LOL!



Still have Cooper. Dumped by his breeder because he was 'the wrong color'. He was trying to get all yellow labs to make some money off the Marley and Me craze. Grrr... At 8 weeks was on a euth line. I've had him now right at a year. Amazing dog and has sooooo much potential. Incredible house manners and everything. But he's got that big black dog syndrome attached and finding people wanting to adopt is hard.



Lucky a red pure bred male mini doxie. His 'mom' is 19 and wanted a place of her own. She had to decide between him, her companion of 5 years, and her freedom. She took the apartment. Poor dude. We had some work to do with him as he wasn't well socialized, had never been allowed in a home, and had no manners at all, but now he's just sweet and wonderful as can be!

My God! You are truly a wonderful, wonderful person.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:04 PM
 
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mrs1885, I wish I lived near you. I would, for sure, have some of those little critters home in a heartbeat. How can you resist? There's just so many of them...everywhere. Thanks for what you are doing.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: California
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Walked around the cornor yesterday to go into my little office and found this:

Why Jax loves to sit on top of Dylan, is beyond me!
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