Tag Archives: Animal welfare

Dogs at work

Gambit and Eddie don’t just lounge around all day.  They earn their keep, constantly on the lookout for pesky groundhogs, feral cats, and the occasional escaped dog. Recently, they’ve become very good at barking once then sitting quietly by the … Continue reading

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Spittoono: bands, beer, and puppies!

We recently learned of a great event called Spittoono that happens here each year and I’m not quite sure how we missed this before! At the start of every school year, the Redneck Performing Arts Association holds a free three-day … Continue reading

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Time heals many wounds

During Rusty’s time with us, he has made more progress than we initially thought would be possible.  While interaction with other dogs and acting  as his leaders during the first few weeks benefited him a great deal, he continued to … Continue reading

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The day of seven dogs

So on the way home from our quick trip up North, we had to rely on the dogs to be patient due to both ridiculous post-Thanksgiving traffic and my intermediate pipe’s decision to fall apart into three pieces.  My husband … Continue reading

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Proposed Foster Regulations

I have no problem with rescues checking out foster homes, making sure other dogs in the home are vaccinated and friendly, receiving adequate exercise, etc.  But imagine the impact these proposed regulations would have on foster parents, rescues, and even … Continue reading

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Learning to Trust

Teaching two puppies how to behave in a home at the same time proved to be a challenge.  Adding to the challenge was the returned little boy’s fear of people.  Porky, by the way, was quickly dubbed “Rusty.” Because Rusty … Continue reading

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Porky

When I got home from work and met Nellie, I learned the animal hospital had called earlier that day to see if we would want to foster a puppy returned that day or stick with Nellie. Since we had already … Continue reading

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Super Urgent – In Need of Rescue

The local shelter where we adopted Gambit and both of our current fosters have been through as well has managed to send every dog on the euthanasia list to a rescue since they started an urgent list on Facebook a … Continue reading

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Attempting to foster

A couple of months after adopting Gambit, my husband was already pressing to get a second dog.  When his family had dogs during his childhood, they were always pairs.  I knew the vet bills for two dogs of about the … Continue reading

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