Friday, April 29, 2016

HEART DOGS

 A friend sent me a picture of her heart dog, Sassy.    Here she was as a puppy.
 She died last year and is missed.    I know how special heart dogs are-- most of us have had one.
 Sassy was an older girl and she had a wonderful life.  Her owner did everything medically she could to help her.   But, we can't fix old-- don't we wish we could!
Please tell me about a dog that was YOUR heart dog-- you can post a picture on facebook and tag me (Linda Maxwell-- or email me at haveninhim@aol.com).   Tell me why your heart dog was so important.  
 I don't know why some climb into the depths of our heart more than others, but they do.   Sassy Sugar Plum was loved this way by her mom.    We love our heart dogs!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

BUFFY

 Buffy came into rescue in 2009.  She came from out of our area, but was in great need of rescue.   We worked with another group to get her.
 She was adopted by Ollie's family.  She was wondering if he would like her.
 She wanted to be his friend.
  And they did become good friends.
 Ollie was one of my fosters, so I wanted him to have the best sister we could give him, and Buffy couldn't have been a better fit. 
 Buffy always has the most beautiful harnesses on.   She and Ollie are well dressed!
 Buffy was diagnosed with bladder stones.   Bladder stones can be VERY painful and cause a dog to have "accidents" in the house.    (If your dog is doing this, please consider having a urinalysis done to see if there is an infection and/or stones--an xray may be needed.)  Buffy had her surgery to remove them, and a stone analysis is being done to see what kind of food she needs to go on.  There are several types of bladder stones, and a special food can help so that she doesn't get stones again.
 You can learn more about this:  
Buffy is recovering well and is back to her happy self.   And she is taking a well-deserved nap!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FUR-EVER FOSTERS

 Sometimes in rescue, there are those dogs that for one reason or another who remain with their foster families as a permanent foster.  (Bingo above)
 It's not their fault, but their issues make them hard to adopt.  (JJ above)
 Whether it is due to a medical condition requiring hospice care or....(Charlie above)
 a traumatizing experience from their past, some dogs may be considered as unadoptable by traditional standards.  (McKenzie above)
When we rescue a dog, we make a commitment to them for life.    (Shelby above)
 Our goal is to be there for the older, the sick, and the "un-adoptable" dogs that have been abandoned at a time in their lives when they need comfort, companionship, and medical care. (Smushie above)
 These dogs continue to need our help..... (Tucker above)
 They may need prescriptions, medical procedures and special food.   (Floyd above)
If you would like to help us take care of these special ones, you can make a one-time donation, or sign up for our monthly support so that their needs will be taken care of.   If you would like to sponsor one of the dogs on this blog, you can specify that.   We do not give up on these little ones who have had a rough time in their life.   We continue to help, love, snuggle and care for them.  That is what we do.   You can go to our web site or email us at potomacpekes@gmail.com.   
We find beauty in the most incomprehensible places and the otherwise
 homely faces. It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, sadness and 
defeat and find the true soul that lies within. We are Rescue. 



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

PVPC PICNIC-- APRIL 30

It's that time again. Mark your calendars and make your reservations for this years Peke Picnic. Hope to see you there ! If you have any items for the silent auction bring them early so they can be priced.

When: April 30, 2016
Where: Frying Pan Park:
2709 West Ox Road, Herndon,Va 20171
Time: 10am
Lunch: 12 noon
Reserve your spot: Email reply@Potomacpekes.org
$15 Adults Kids 10 years old and under $10
Lunch being catered by: Red Hot & Blue Barbeque
We are offering a vegetarian option. (Mention this when you RSVP)
Silent Auction: 10am to1pm
Bring auction items !
Some foster Pekes will be there !
Bring your Pekes !
We will have someone taking candid photos during the picnic. We will have the photos on CD's after the picnic for sale.

Payment for lunch will be collected during registration.

BOWIE ADOPTED

 Bowie came into rescue in January of this year.   He was found as a stray in Richmond.   His coat was so matted that he could barely walk and he had to be shaved down.
 In spite of all he went through, he was a sweetheart.   He loved the attention he was getting.  
He was a gem in his foster home, getting along with the other dogs there, so grateful to be safe.
 He loved his special bed and blankets.
 He settled in as he waited for a forever home.
And that application came-- and he had a home visit and he was so good.  They fell in love with him-- it would be impossible not to love this sweet, funny, happy, goofy boy.   I'm so glad you have your own home now!   We love you, Bowie!

Monday, April 25, 2016

KACEY-- SWEET BOY!

 Kacey came to us several weeks ago from an animal control in Virginia.
 Three Pekes were turned into the shelter because the owners (back yard breeders)  were over the limit-- there were supposed to be more turned in, but we only received 3 of them.  I'm concerned about what happened to the rest of them.  That's part of rescue, though.   We can only save those brought into our care and pray for the rest of them.
 All three are sweet dogs-- Tink and Digger were the others.    Kacey has a bad knee, so he needs surgery for that before he is adopted.
 He received a special bed from Patricia, who has donated beds to so many of our fosters.  We have the best friendships among our friends and supporters!
 Melrose/Mel was adopted from us and he and Kacey had quite an adventure the other day.   One of them somehow pushed a fence plank out and they took themselves out on a merry adventure.   They were found quickly, but it shows how important it is to have tags on them all the time..  All our fosters have been microchipped, so that is another way we can be notified.   I have found dogs, though, and if they have a tag on, I can quickly let the owner know where they are.  
 Kacey is 9 years old and about 19 pounds.   He may be big in size, but he is also big in love.   He is a wonderful Peke.
 He has settled into his foster home and will be ready for adoption soon.
This boy is just awesome!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

KACEY

It's short-blog day.
 Kacey came to us through a Virginia shelter and is being fostered in the Richmond, Va area.
Look for a full blog on him tomorrow!