Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Yes, that is a diamond, o.k. rhinestone, studded name tag on a brand new hot pink collar!  Those are the gifts Pearle received in honor of becoming a permanent member of her foster family.  Maybe she should have been named Princess instead of Pearle!  Pearle now has 3 canine siblings including boston Yoda.  She was so delighted to learn that she could stay, she lept off the bed and required ice for her her sports injury.  Welcome home Queen Pearle!

Update:  Miss Pearle is a meatball thief.  She told it right off the plate of her now forever Mom and clenched her jaw around it refusing to give up her prize.  Pearle is a senior in age only but guess this old dog will have to learn a new trick - called "drop it." 

Monday, September 17, 2012


First of all, we have decided to start including happy endings here at the blog so check back often to read about our latest fur babies who are now forever home!

This is the story of Elway, a 5 year old handsome boy who was turned into rescue because he snapped at a 10 month old.  Come to find out, he has a 90% hearing loss which means that he startles more easily.  More than likely, the baby startled him and he snapped at the unknown sounds that babies make. 

Elway settled in nicely at his foster home.  He did come with some guarding and food agression behaviors which might also be related to his hearing loss.

Even foster Moms and Dads ocassionally travel and (gasp) actually take vacations.  Sometimes it becomes necessary to enlist the help of another volunteer to puppy sit for our fosters during these times. 

Just before labor day, it was time for Elway's foster family to go on vacation to see family.  Two resident dogs were already making the trip, so they were afraid they would be kicked out if they showed up with a 3rd dog to spend a week in a tiny house. 

An e-mail plea was sent and a volunteer answered the call.  Labor Day came and went but due to some unforeseen delays, Elway's stay at his sitter was extended.  The pup sitters had been thinking about trying their hand at fostering and this was an easy way to see how it went.  No long term commitment, a pre designated time period - easy peasy.

Well apparently Elway had other ideas and last night upon entering the bedroom where Elway was esconsed in the big bed, his foster family sees this:

Hmm... what had Elway decided.  He was asked but made it clear he did not wish to be rushed.

Much later, he was found wearing this:

Everyone is thrilled at his decision.  Elway fit right in at his sitters house and decided to stay!  He has made his forever home right where he is.  Well done Elway, well done!