Maverick’s Story (Continued)

The impound manager was begging me to find a place for Maverick to go. He had been there since being picked up as a stray at the end of October, and had stayed there an extra two weeks waiting for the breeder to pick him up. In order to get Maverick out of the impound, [...]

Surviving December

I’m finally ready to write about the first week of December. It felt like the week from hell, but somehow I just kept going. I’d been having problems with my well pump for a while, even though I had the whole thing replaced over the summer, which involved trimming trees and other preparations. Even after [...]

Handsome Blue Male in Minnesota–Update

I want to update you on Maverick. Just because I haven’t been posting doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot going on–I’ve been too busy to get on the computer lately! The first week of December was “the week from hell” for me–more on that later! Eileen has been working tirelessly (or maybe “tiredly”, I’m not sure) [...]

Handsome Blue Male in Minnesota–Safe in Boarding

After some serious back and forth e-mails with the breeder, I finally gave up on her. Yesterday I picked up “Maverick” from the impound and took him to my friend Becky’s place for boarding. He seems to have a very even temperament, but he got anxious when we got in the truck. He whined for a [...]

Handsome Blue Male in Minnesota

Friday came and went and the breeder did not show up to visit or pick up this dog as promised. He stayed at the impound for an extra 2 weeks because the breeder who had identified him said she would come to pick him up on December 5th. He tested positive for heartworm and now [...]

Update on Tinkerbelle from Wyoming

Yesterday Bunny wrote from Denver: I just wanted to update everybody on Tinkerbelle. She has been here for a week. In that week she has learned to sit, will go her crate when you say “kennel” (most of the time), has finally learned how to work a kong and is learning social skills with my [...]

Foxie–Red Baby in Kentucky

On November 22nd, Lynne of Safe Hands Rescue in Minneapolis first told me about a 10-12 week old red heeler girl called “Foxie” at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter in Stanford, KY. I found out about her late on Friday night and she was scheduled to be euthanized on Monday morning. She was found wandering [...]

Tinkerbelle–Rescued from a Chain in Wyoming

On November 10th, my friend Eileen posted this message to the AuCaDo Rescue Forum: Please, I need help for a very sweet purebred Red Heeler. Her name is Tinkerbelle and she has been kept on a 3 ft chain for the past six months. She has NO shelter whatsoever and is NEVER allowed off the [...]

Giving Thanks

Today I’m thankful to have time outside with the dogs in the daylight. These days it’s dark by the time I get home from work. Sometimes I delay my morning departure to have a sliver of daylight to play ball with them in the yard before I leave. But today we have the whole day! This [...]

Handsome Blue Male ACD Found in Minnesota–Needs Rescue or New Home

I first posted about this guy on November 9th. I stopped to visit him on Friday at the impound at a vet clinic in Maplewood, Minnesota. This guy is a very nice dog, not the “typical” dog that you might find in rescue (if there is a typical rescue dog!). I can’t believe that nobody [...]