Monday, September 30, 2013


 Murray came to us from a rural shelter and his eyes were so infected that he almost couldn't open one of them (the other was closed).     He was in a lot of pain-- and had suffered so much neglect.
 We got him, he went right to the vet, and then to the opthalmologist.    They stayed open so we could get there.    He went on four eye meds to prepare his eyes for surgery-- they were just too infected to do anything right away.
 He looks good here, but what you can't see if the huge ulcer/hole in the left eye and the fact that the right eye was totally ruptured.     There was no way to save it.
 We took him yesterday for his surgery-- the opthalmologist came in on Sunday to do the surgery (no increased cost and still gave us a discount!).    He needed this surgery as soon as possible to save his eye.
He looks pretty rough here, but his tail was still wagging.  He is so sweet and loving and I know he knows that our group saved him.    He even gave little kisses.     Thank you to all of you for your prayers and support so that we could take care of him!   Here he was before surgery-- tail wagging.  He knew we loved him!  Click here: ? murray - YouTube

Sunday, September 29, 2013


 This is Max-- he was adopted from me a long time ago.    He was such a sweet boy!!   He came with his brother, Bailey, who was a bit of a pistol.   But, Max was the mellow one, and he lives with two kids who absolutely adore him.    
His mom took this picture of Ugs, the Pug, and Max.    She said, "who needs dolls when you have two sweet dogs you can cover up."     I love it!    I can't wait to see Max again-- he now lives in my area.    I know he won't remember me, but I sure remember him!

Saturday, September 28, 2013


 Sam and Michele had to bid farewell to their beloved Dawson today.    They said he has been in a slow decline over the past few years, but was always relatively happy and healthy.    He could see and hear well, and never missed the chance for a good barking session.    Standing had become more difficult for him and Sam said it became clear that it was time to let him go.     They had him since 1999 and he was 15 years old.    He had a wonderful, long, healthy life.
We know it is never easy to let go of a beloved friend and we are so sorry.   Sam asked each of us to give our loved ones an extra squeeze today and to cherish the time we have with each of them.   Rest in peace, sweet Dawson.


We have wonderful foster homes in our group.     Sometimes, I get a special note that tells us how wonderful they are.     I decided I would share one.     Monica fostered Charlie.    She is now fostering Louie.   
 Louie, above, (still available for adoption)  was turned into us in the Maryland area and has shown himself to be a wonderful little boy!   Like my other foster parents, Monica and her husband love each foster as if they were their own.    And it shows!     
 Louie is relaxed and happy and feeling good.   
Here is part of the note I received about Monica's care to a previous foster dog:  
"Thanks to both PVPC and Monica for all you have done.   What an outstanding experience!   Foster caregiver Monica has done her job well, completely focused and in full disclosure mode about all that is known about our new family member.    It is evident that she has a deep seated commitment to helping build wonderful dogs.    We greatly benefit from the sacrifices made by devoted foster caregivers such as Monica and are appreciative!"    Thank you, Monica and all my foster homes, for all the love and care you give our fosters.  We couldn't do it without you!    

Friday, September 27, 2013


I just received a few more pictures of Zoe.   She was in the shelter when they were taken.     She was turned into a shelter by her owner who said he didn't have time for her anymore.  
  We were told she is 8 years old, very sweet and loving. The owner gave an "oh, by the way"-- she may have swallowed rat poison.   Really?   And you didn't do anything?    Well, she didn't swallow that as she is doing just fine and wants a forever home.  
We'll take care of her medical update, and then find her a home.     If you love ones that are a little older, this sweet girl might be the one for you.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


 Jake needed a home-- he was ten years old and his owner couldn't keep him.   He was a great boy.
 One of our adopters (and facebook friends!) fell in love and adopted him.     I love the seniors-- they need our help, too.
 Jakes loves his new home-- he has found his forever place and can get comfortable anywhere.
 He is so cute-- all ready for a nap!
 And he's out.    Oh, if we could get that comfortable!
He's a happy and safe boy.  Thank you to those who made his rescue possible.  

Happy Anniversary Peggy and Terry

Happy 54th anniversary Peggy and Terry!    They adopted Arby (Rosebud) from the Bristol 18-- along with Gizmo and Lady.     They are wonderful supporters of our rescue and encourage us so much!    I love this couple!   Happy Anniversary!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


 I have to post more picture of JJ.   He is settling right into his foster home with his Peke "siblings."  He's with Cosmo and Penny (who was Katrina, of the Bristol 18.)
He is a sweet boy-- we didn't know if he'd get along with other dogs, but he is doing great.
He's going to have a check up this week to see if there's anything that we need to do.   His owner took good care of him, but was older and could no longer keep him.
In the meantime, he's lounging and playing and smiling-- just a happy Peke boy!   If you are interested in adopting him, just let us know!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


 Oh, no, what a week-end!    Thousands of people and kids and dogs showed up.      (Roxie is my foster dog.)
 Maybe that's an exaggeration-- it was just four grandkids.     And 9 adults, and one extra dog.
 Starlight found a hiding place-- I see you, Starlight.
 Beach Bit was getting the baseball caps out for everyone-- all at once.
 He made sure the scooter was ready for races around the house. (And I wonder why I have to touch up the cabinets Beth?!)
 He sampled the popsickles- yep, they were good.
 I held Roxie, took a moment to regroup from meal preps, dishes and craziness.   And fun!  (You can see the new porch door that we waited 5 weeks for!   See the doggy door-- now if they will use it!)
 Cranberry didn't see the humor in it at all and hid in her quiet place. :-)
And Scooter had a great week-end.  Bring it on kids!    Camp Runamuck was fun for the week-end!  But, now things are back to normal-- whatever that is!

Monday, September 23, 2013


Oh, my, look who has a birthday today!!!  Happy Birthday, Maddy!!
I can't believe you are ten years old!!!  


Jeffrey has been in rescue since February.   I don't know why!   As I've said before, I just can't figure out why some are adopted quickly and some aren't.   
 Jeffrey's foster family loves him and is willing to wait for that perfect family for him.     Here he is before his grooming.
 He's such a happy dog-- always smiling!    
 I see Odin peeking out in the corner of the picture.     And I see Jeffrey's smile again!
 Jeffrey is a big boy of about 22 pounds, but he has a big frame also.    He's housetrained and he is very good with kids.    He is fostered with a 5 year old human boy. :-)
 I think someone must have a treat here.    Are you waiting, big boy?
Jeffrey would be fine as an  only dog-- he just loves attention and loves his family.    Let us know if you would like this sweet boy.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


 Look at this cutie.    He was turned into us in Maryland.     He suffered some kind of eye trauma and is getting drops now.    He can see out of his other eye and is a sweet boy/  
 We are guessing he is at least 8 years old.    While at the vet, everyone complimented him on what a good boy he is.   He is active, loves to be walked, loves having his head rubbed.     He is good with baths and his eye meds.
His foster mom said, "this is one sweet, calm, well behaved little monkey."   I love to hear that! 
If you are interested in a really sweet one, just let us know!
I think his foster dad loves him! 

Saturday, September 21, 2013


 Harry came into rescue last year and was adopted by Deb.    
 He was from a Richmond shelter and was only 1-2 years old.    
 He had just had surgery to put his hip back in the socket and was found deceased after his owner had him home.    I don't know what happened, but his mom is devastated.
She called him Prince Harry and he was be missed so much.   Rest in peace, little one.