Posts Tagged ‘Pugs N Roses’
On New Years Eve – I saw Jill’s networking picture at Lancaster.
She is the cutest pug/boston Terrier mix. But I didn’t know anyone who could pull from Lancaster and that shelter is very high kill and also three hours away from where I live.
I called the shelter and they said she was super urgent and they couldn’t guarantee she would be there by morning.
I called my friends at Gone to the Dogs rescue and they found someone to pull her for me.
He took her to rescue oasis, a boarding facility nearby. We couldn’t find transport down to us but another rescue, Sunny Skies, agreed to take her and they adopted her out shortly after she arrived.
Gorgeous Tilly was also a pug/boston mix. She was at Kern County. When Gone to the Dogs went to pull another dog, they saw her and pulled her for us. She stayed in foster for a few weeks with Trudy and then she was transported down to Katella.
We received 10 applications on her in the first week. She was adopted out to a great family and now has a Boxer brother.
Shiloh and Mimi were both on Baldwin Park’s networking lists.
Shiloh was a sweet chihuahua mix puppy with a broken leg. The shelter paid to get her leg fixed.
He was adopted shortly after we pulled him and now has a great life with his human brother.
We pulled Mimi because we had someone contact us who was interested in her.
But once we pulled her the adopter backed out! We didn’t have a foster for her so she went into boarding.
But boarding was very stressful for her. She was extremely scared there. Luckily, our rescue friends at Collar of Hope found an adopter for her so we transferred her up to them.
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.
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!
In November, Shawna pulled Galahad and Zoey from Baldwin Park Shelter. She went there to pull a few other dogs but one was adopted while she was in the lobby so Ric Brownde recommended she take these two.
Galahad was a chihuahua puppy. He was found in La Puente. He was adopted to Shawna’s friend.
Zoey was a shih tzu at Baldwin Park. She was matted and dirty.
Zoey was adopted by Shawna’s father-in-law.
Comet was a pug mix on his final days at the South LA Shelter.
St Nick was a puggle at North Central LA Shelter.
Since we didn’t want St Nick and Comet to spend their Christmas in boarding and our foster homes were full, we transported them to Collar of Hope rescue in Washington. Here are pictures in their foster homes.
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 up until this point in April – I hadn’t really been hands on in the rescue. I had just funded some rescue saves. When Lisa from Pug Rescue San Diego asked my husband and me to transport Petey – a pug imposter – from Fallbrook to the SD airport. Petey was taken from a shelter in LA. Lisa drove up to grab him and when they brought him out, he clearly wasn’t a pug. She knew she was his last hope so she grabbed him. Tammy from Celebrating Pugs in Maryland found him a home. So early one Saturday morning, my husband and I picked him up and drove him to the airport and shipped him to Maryland. He was super sweet and I’m glad we found him a home.