We Finally Found Our Kenzie

We Finally Found Our Kenzie

I decided several months ago to start looking for a dog to adopt. I set up email alerts with Petfinder, Adopt A Pet, and Dachshund Rescue. At first I was looking for a Dorkie, then I was looking for a Yorkie or Yorkie Mix. It really didn't matter if it was a male or female but I was pretty certain about the breed characteristics I wanted. The ones that appealed to me as a good fit were either too far away or much more than I could afford. There were also quite a few I saw on Craigslist that, once I corresponded with them, felt they were puppy mill dogs and not dogs needing to be rehomed. It was a daunting experience but I prayed and eagerly opened each email.  I really wanted to adopt from a rescue but I admit I began to think purchasing from a Yorkie breeder would be my only option. 

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Jilly Bean

Jilly Bean

What a turnaround! Jilly Bean has become a carefree, happy, loving dog again. I think my favorite memory will always be the first time she discovered what a dog toy was. She flipped it in the air a gazillion times. It was her favorite toy - a small stuffed giraffe - that she carried everywhere. She would let Kirby play with it but not for very long.  She didn't care for the squeaky ones but very much enjoyed pulling just about every toy from the playroom to the living room each night. Watching her deal with the ones bigger than her was hilarious.

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My Temporary Home

My Temporary Home

There are thousands of homeless animals in shelters across this great country waiting for someone, anyone, to rescue them. On FaceBook I see countless posts showcasing dogs living in shelters who are literally running out of time. Many people post and cross post hoping someone will pull an animal on death row from a shelter. Death row? Isn't that where murderers who have committed such heinous crimes wait to be executed?

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A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life

Once in a while I will see a chained dog which breaks my heart because I believe every dog deserves a loving home. They were created to give us such unconditional love so how can we give back anything less.  When I read this, the sadness was overwhelming. Whenever we see a chained dog we must reach out to educate the family to change that dog's life. 

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Patches: Our Journey From Failure To Success

Patches: Our Journey From Failure To Success

Patches was born in a shelter on April 13, 2013.  Her parentage was unknown so the veterinarian questimated she was a Feist/heeler mix. This cute little puppy was adopted  on July 22, 2013. Sadly she was returned to the shelter on November 7, 2013. People have asked me why would someone do that? Just give up a family member without looking back?  In her case Patches was returned due to her growing size and rambunctiousness as she frequently caused the elderly woman who had adopted her to trip and fall. 

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