Archive for the ‘Pugs’ Category
Adorable Mandrake had no interest. He was on the Baldwin Park Shelter, and this cute puggle/dachshunds mix stole our heart.
Shawna saved him with Zoey and Galahad, both of whom were adopted almost immediately.
We were baffled why this cute guy didn’t get any interest. One lady applied and backed out when we couldn’t guarantee he was housetrained. So poor little Mandrake spent both Christmas and New Years in boarding at the vet.
But 2012 is Mandrake’s year. We received an application from a wonderful family. Mandrake was adopted and they absolutely love him and are willing to give this puppy the attention he needs and deserves.
Oso was also at Baldwin Park.
We immediately fell in love with his shelter pictures. Look at that smile! We don’t just rescue pugs – we rescue any breed of dog that is urgent. And Oso was running out of time so Shawna pulled him.
He is so sweet. He is a corgi/spaniel mix. We received an application on him right away and adopted him out to a lovely couple. Oso now has a corgi/spaniel sister named Bella.
Please pray for Holly.
Holly was pulled from the OC shelter. She was already spayed – however the shelter thought she wasn’t so they held her for another five days. Though she entered the shelter very healthy for her age (she’s around 8), she contracted pneumonia. Our wonderful foster Sila gave her medication and love but she wasn’t making any progress. Sila and her husband drove her from Palm Springs to Murrieta to All Creatures Animal Hospital. The amazing vet and staff have worked with her around the clock. She is improving but still critical. Today she even kept food down – the first time anyone has ever seen her eat! And she ran away from the vet when he tried to medicate her. But she still has a long way to go.
Please consider making a donation to her care – we cannot save any other animals until we can pay for Holly.
I’ve started a chipin below or if anyone feels more comfortable – they can call All Creatures Animal Hospital and contribute directly to the hospital. (951)600-0830
This was our biggest rescue mission of them all!
It’s very hard to adopt little dogs out in Southern California. However in Canada and the Pacific Northwest there are people who wait for small dogs. Here’s our crazy story of our first international pet transport.
I pulled Sinatra from Animal Friends of the Valley. He was a senior and was slated to be killed. Carrie fostered him in Temecula. We tried to adopt him out but were unsuccessful even though he is the sweetest dog.
Shannon first noticed a picture of Joey on the OC website. It was such a bad picture that he got no interest and his time was running out. We saved him and Shannon fostered him. He is very sweet but again we were having problems adopting him out.
Lulu & Nina
Lulu and Nina are both chihuahua/dachshunds mixes that were on the urgent euthanasia list at the OC animal shelter. They had to be out by the end of the day on Monday. Shawna and Patt pulled them in the nick of time. But we had no fosters at that time so they had to go to boarding.
Edward is our miracle dog. Riverside Shelter thought he was exposed to parvo and he was scheduled to be PTS. Amy and I both called and were told that he had been PTS that morning. Someone on Facebook called the shelter back and was told he was alive but would be PTS at 5. It was 3:47. I lived an hour and a half away. Carrie rushed to Riverside and arrived at 4:54. But Edward was very very sick. The amazing vet – All Creatures Animal Hospital – called me in the morning to tell me that Edward had parvo! We fought it and after $1000 dollars he recovered.
Jacob was at Baldwin Park Shelter. He was being held as evidence for a court case and was a victim of abuse. He wasn’t networked at all or even on their special pet profile list. We were told he had through the end of the day and Shawna pulled him to safety. We boarded him.
So we contacted a dog rescue in Canada – Dachshund and small dog rescue. They agreed to take Joey, Nina, Lulu, and Sinatra. They had many applications on all of them and they were all adopted out!
Jacob and Edward went to Lisa in Washington. She adopted Jacob and found a wonderful home for Edward.
Shawna saw a picture of Noodles, a pug/chihuahua on Baldwin Park’s faceb00k page. She fell in love with him and decided to save him. She actually adopted him herself!
On the same list, I noticed Peabody – a sheltie mix. I grew up with shelties and had to save this baby. I asked Shawna to grab him and we took him to the vet and boarded him.
Shawna adopted Noodles and now he is spoiled. He lives with Shawna, her husband, and Buster and Dewey.
Peabody had tried to bite his way out of his cage at the shelter. Second Chance Dog Rescue in San Diego took him in and he was adopted into his forever family.
This was my first caravan rescue.
Winston – 5 year old pure pug, Nicky – pug/dachshund and Ziggy – pug/dachshund, were all rescued by Kristen from Baldwin Shelter. Shawna drove from her home in Anaheim to Kristen’s house in Studio City and picked them all up.
Then Shawna met me and my husband in Corona where we took the dogs.
And we took the dogs to meet Amy and her husband in Victorville.
Then Amy took the dogs to Las Vegas. Winston was adopted to Amy’s sister and Nicky and Ziggy both found forever homes.
I must say – this was my favorite rescue. The dogs were super sweet and well behaved – they all slept from Victorville to Vegas. And I met Shawna for the first time and she is so wonderful and has become a great friend and an amazing animal puller.
I saw Pluto’s picture on Animal Friends of the Valley – a high kill shelter in Wildomar. He was listed as a senior pug mix. Up until this point, I had only helped transport dogs that others had rescued from shelters but I hadn’t set foot into a shelter myself – except of course to adopt my own dogs. San Diego Pug Rescue authorized me to pull this mix. I headed to the shelter – very nervous. I had no plan for this dog – no idea if I could get him adopted. We picked him up and the shelter was very nice and helpful but my heart broke looking at all the homeless doggies and kitties there. How could I choose this one dog knowing that others would be killed later that day.
My husband and I drove him to a local vet and boarded him there. Then Amy, a dog rescuer from Las Vegas, drove up a week later and transported him to Vegas. He was very scared, a senior, and even snapped at her. The vet said he was deaf and just startled. Pluto found a loving home and has two canine siblings.
So you might ask how I got into rescue. I always wanted to help but besides adopting my own dogs and finding a home for Brody, I didn’t know where to begin.
It all started with the picture of Wally.
I’d been tracking him on Animal Friends of the Valley adoptable friends page. He was creeping to the top of the list and I knew that he could be killed any day. But I didn’t know how to help – so when I saw a desperate plea on San Diego Pug Rescue’s page for anyone to grab him, I knew I had to help. I contacted the rescue and got in touch with Lisa who pulled Wally. She also pulled a Pekinese named Sally.
Lisa took Sally to boarding, which I paid for. It cost me a fortune since the shelter said she had kennel cough. Then Amy, a dog rescuer in Las Vegas, drove up and transported both Wally and Sally to Las Vegas. They were both adopted out. Sally now lives in Portland and Wally lives in Vegas. I was so glad to meet Amy who has now helped me rescue a bunch of dogs.
Izzy At OC Shelter
I first saw pictures of Izzy on Facebook. I couldn’t get that sweet puggle mug out of my mind. I networked her and would check the shelter site daily to see if the sweet angel had been adopted. But every time I clicked, her profile would still be up on the website – hoping to find a home.
At some point, there was a facebook mixup – some rescuers had incorrectly confused Izzy with a fat Chihuahua/pug aka Chug named Jenni. Precious days were lost networking both since they were thought to be the same dog.
Jenni At OC Shelter
I’ve been a member of San Diego Pug Rescue as long as I can remember. I have four dogs myself; three of them are shelter dogs. But San Diego Pug Rescue’s foster’s were full and they don’t take pug mixes. We were running out of options – and time.
I had recently been authorized to pull pugs from Orange County Animal Shelter but we didn’t have a place for the mixes. Since I was heading out of town on vacation and both dogs had been in the shelter over a month, I decided to take action. My husband and I drove up from San Diego, with our 8-month-old son in toe, on a pug mix rescue mission.
Freedom! Izzy with my husband – minutes after fleeing shelter.
We instantly fell in love with Izzy – she was sweet, effervescent, and very smart. Above is a picture of Izzy charming my husband.
Jenni however was another story – she snapped at Izzy and was extremely hyper.
Jenni in the back of our Tahoe – minutes after gaining her freedom.
We drove them to All Creatures Animal Hospital in Murrieta.
Izzy had a cherry eye – which probably scared away adopters. A shelter favorite, the staff was baffled why this affable dog couldn’t find a home. I scheduled surgery for her and started taking applications for her. Within a week, she found a wonderful home with Kevin. He absolutely adores her (new name is Kita) and spoils her rotten. She is a lucky girl.
Kita(Izzy) and her dad Kevin
Jenni wasn’t so easy – we found out she was in heat so we spayed her. Then she calmed down and became quite lovable. I have a friend who runs a pug rescue in Maryland – and she had an adopter who wanted Jenni. So I shipped Jenni to Maryland – and her foster mom loves her.
Jenni and her mom in Maryland
I would like to thank the wonderful staff of OC Animal Shelter, especially Katie Ingram and Tammy Osborn. I’m so delighted that I was able to help these wonderful dogs find loving homes.
I spend all my free time rescuing dogs from death row shelters. The first dog I ever rescued was not from a shelter though. Back in April 2009, a cute puggle was found running down Winchester Road by our vet tech named Sandy. She took him to her work and called us since we had 4 pug/mix dogs and asked if we could take him. We couldn’t but we didn’t want him to go to the shelter, so we took him to our place. Luckily, our pet sitter, Heather, wanted to adopt him and he found a home. She named him Brody.