Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Rescue Dogs

Aren't They Sweet?

I rescued these 2 girls over the July 4th weekend. I sometimes walk my own dog at a business park on weekends and on my way back to the car I noticed the little one in a parking lot with no cars around and no people. As I tried to get close to her she started barking and growling and seemed to be protecting the larger dog who was laying down in the hedges. My own dog is a rescue (story for another post) and doesn't get along with other dogs so I had to drive her home first. I grabbed bowls for water and dog cookies then looked up shelter and rescue phone numbers before driving back. They were still hiding in the same bushes when I got back. I called the rescue group as I was trying to coax the little one with cookies. The wonderful lady who answered the phone came right over with good smelly wet dog food and crates. After 30 minutes of sitting close to the bushes and tempting them with food we were able to put leashes on both and get them in crates.

They have turned out to be the sweetest girls. They get along with her motley group of rescues tho' the little one has "issues" like stealing food off the table. Jo, the Angel Rescue Lady is working with them on manners. We've checked for lost dog postings at shelters and in the local papers and have come up with nothing so she's about ready to adopt them out. They will have to be adopted together because they've bonded. They sleep together and obviously traveled together for god knows how long. I wish some of my blogger buddies lived closer as I'm shameless when it comes to pushing needy pets on wonderful people.

When I first retired I did a little volunteering for a wonderful 80+ year old woman who rescued American Eskimo dogs. The stories I heard about how dogs came to her were heart breakers. One of the sweetest dogs she had was deliberately dumped on the freeway right out of the San Francisco airport. A woman behind the van that dumped the dogs couldn't believe what she was seeing but was able to pull off the freeway and get both dogs in her car. The sweet rescue lady has since passed on after rescuing hundreds of dogs and I haven't spent much time involved in this since. I guess I'm posting this hoping that good thoughts in Bloggerland will draw just the right family to adopt Kimmie and Susi.

Wish us luck!


At 10:27 AM, Blogger Ginnie said...

Good for you, Saz. I have three friends who have rescued many dogs and cats and it's a big part of their lives. I think you all must be special people.
(Heading back to NY tonight...but I'll keep in touch)

At 5:31 PM, Blogger F&W said...

Oh, they are adorable. I sure hope somebody snatches them up!

We rescued Willie from a family that didn't want him. Though he has his "baggage" -- don't we all! -- he's turned out to be great.

Good for you. I'll think good thoughts for you guys.

At 6:31 PM, Blogger Kell said...

I hope you find someone soon. When Al retires, I told him that I want acres so we can resue dogs and cats. He thinks I'm kidding.

At 8:20 PM, Blogger Jay said...

They are a couple a good looking doggies. Someday I may give up apartment living and buy a house and get a dog or two. Or more haha.

At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Susan said...

Oh sweet puppies! I can't imagine anyone just dumping them off...it's horrible!

Good for you for making sure they'll get the help they need. And NO more dogs for us, so don't even try! LOL

At 7:26 PM, Blogger goldenlucyd said...

YOu're an angel too, Saz. If my children were within any reasonable distance I'm quite sure those puppies would have a new home! However, I'm sure your post will lead to a resolution with someone closer. These dogs, like all pets deserve a secure and loving home. Thanks so much for helping!

At 8:47 PM, Blogger saz said...

Well darn - I thought I could talk one of you into adopting these 2 sweeties!

Ginnie - Where the heck are you now? Keep waiting for updates on your blog.

Chelle P - Willie sure lucked out...hope these two do too.

Kell - Don't wait for Al to retire - break him in now so the shock of all those rescues won't be so bad.

Jay - Are you sure your apt won't allow 2 "little" sweet dogs?

Susan - Me try to con you into adopting them? Even tho you're so close and you're probably traveling right by them on your way home???? Would I do that?

Lucy - It's not as far away as you think! Thanks for your kind words.

At 1:38 AM, Blogger Dick said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog.

I know there is a big need for adoptive parents for pets, apparently all over. The TV news from Seattle yesterday was saying they have a higher number of cats & kittens than they have ever had and are offering a two for the price of one adoption rate. This covers spay-nuetering, shots, pretty much all that is needed. They must be sterilized before they can be taken home which hopefully will help reduce the number of unwanted pets in the future.

At 2:55 PM, Anonymous Terri said...

OH, what a great story! And what a good person you are! A true dog lover.
If you weren't all the way across the country...and I didn't already have two...I'd take them in a heartbeat. They're SOOO sweet! I'm so glad you rescued them.
I'm wondering if they came from the same home or just met up on the streets? How neat that they've bonded like that.
If possible...keep us posted and give us an update if they find a home.
PS...hope you don't mind, but I'm adding you to my Favorites page.

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