Archive for January, 2012
Not all of the dogs we find at the shelters are networked. Some dogs slip between the cracks and the only way to find out about them is through a search on Pet Harbor.
We just couldn’t leave her behind – she was adorable. The shelter said she came in lactating so she had obviously just had puppies and someone abandoned her.
My friend Patricia had a friend who wanted to adopt her – so we transported her from OC where she was in boarding to Patricia.
Patricia took her to her forever home and they absolutely love her!
She is great with kids also.
Such a great dog!
Donner was also alluding networking lists. He was at Baldwin Park Shelter.
Donner’s last chance for a home was at the Irvine Adoption Event.
Shawna grabbed him at an adoption event.
She transported him to Katella Animal Clinic to get healthy.
Donner was adopted by a wonderful couple – Jan and Denise. They’ve renamed him Sumo.
We’re so happy that Donner and Noel found homes for the holidays!
Holly was one of our most heartbreaking rescues. We first saw her picture on the OC shelter website. I immediately placed a hold on her. We arranged to have her pulled. But there was a mixup at the shelter and they confused her with an unaltered pug. So they shelter held her for a week for a spay – but Holly was already spayed.
We also at this time saw the picture of a sweet min pin named Vixen at South Los Angeles Shelter on the day we were pulling Comet and Noel. Sila offered to foster her so we pulled her also.
When our puller finally picked Holly up – she was already sick. We thought it was just standard kennel cough – but we were dead wrong. Dawn from Gone with the Dogs rescue – our favorite partner rescue! – transported Holly and Vixen to her foster mommy – Sila.
The first night went okay. Holly was sick so Sila took her to the vet. He said she had pneumonia and prescribed some antibiotics – but she wasn’t getting better.
Sila took her back to the vet and she wasn’t improving. Sila and her husband drove her 200 miles back to our amazing vet Dr. Ahmed at All Creatures Animal Hospital.
Holly was so sick by the time she arrived at the vet that he didn’t think she would make it. She wouldn’t eat anything. Pugs N Roses spent thousands of dollars trying to save her.
Holly tried to give up several times but the vet techs gave her love and she finally ate! After three weeks in the hospital she recovered. And she was adopted by a wonderful family.
Meanwhile Vixen spent the holidays with Sila but she went on vacation and we placed Vixen with another foster. But Sila missed her so much she became a foster fail and adopted Vixen when she returned from her trip.
So we are thrilled that Vixen and Holly found their forever homes!
We are still struggling with Holly’s bills. So if you can make a donation – it would be greatly appreciated.
One of our most heartwarming rescues was of Leo. On November 19, Baldwin Park Shelter put out a plea to rescue Leo.
Leo is a gorgeous four year old purebred cocker spaniel that was dumped at the Baldwin Shelter by his owners because they were moving. He developed severe kennel cough and was given until Sunday at 1 before the shelter vet was going to put him to sleep. Shawna rushed to the shelter on a Sunday and arrived at 12:30. Leo was so sick – he couldn’t even walk and had to be carried out of the shelter by Ric Browde, who is an amazing volunteer.
Poor Leo was so ill, he got very sick in Shawna’s car. Dr. Ahmed is an amazing vet. He immediately treated Leo but was guarded with his prognosis. After a month of hospitalization Leo made a drastic improvement.
Leo had been through so much that we were happy to find him a foster. Julie took him in and he quickly bonded with her dog, Buddy.
Leo was in foster care for at least a month. He thrived with Julie but we wanted him to have his own forever home. Our rescue was finally approved to be on Petfinder and within 24 hours of posting Leo – I received 2 calls about him. He ended up being adopted into the most loving home with Jay and Ryan. He has a fellow cocker brother named Harley.
We are so happy that Leo found his forever home!