Thursday, March 23, 2017


We were asked to take in three Pekes.  The owner had to move to her son's home and he would not let her bring her dogs.   It's so sad when this happens and we are asked to help.
 I received these three pictures and got approval to take them into rescue.  We don't make decisions independently-- we work as a team to help where we can.   Furby, above, is 12, and the oldest of the three.
Baby Girl is 11.   She isn't too sure what is about to happen to her.  
This is Rocky-- he is the son of Ferby and Baby Girl.   They have "papers" but it's a company whose purebred papers don't mean anything.  But, oh, this face.   Rocky and Ferby are big boys.
Baby Girl and Rocky are scared-- they've been with their owner all their lives and have just left her.  This is a very hard part of rescue, to watch an owner sobbing as she turns over her dogs to us when she has no other options.  It breaks my heart.
Furby, the dad, is in rough shape.  His skin is in rough shape and we'll do all we need to do to help him to feel better.
Don't worry, you three, we will help you.

I used this "poem" last year, but thought it fit here.  It's about the heart of rescue:

"I promise I will take your unwanted animals. I will heal their wounds, their diseases, their broken 
bones.  I will give them the medical attention they need and deserve. I will nurture their starvation, and give them a warm place to sleep.   I will spay and neuter them, vaccinate them against the diseases that can harm them. I will treat them and honor them. I will buy them toys, blankets, balls, and teach them to play.    I will speak softly to them. I will try to teach them not to fear, not to cry, and not to hate. I will whisper sweet, kind, gentle words into their ears, while gently trying to stroke away their fear, their pain, and their scars.   I will face their emotional scars and give them time to overcome them.    I will socialize them, potty train them, teach them to be obedient, show them dignity, and hold their paws, and stroke their ears.  And if they have endured too much, I will walk them over the Rainbow Bridge.   Most of all I will teach them Love.   To be loved, to be cared for, to have a home.   Rescue is caring for the unwanted, giving them a chance.   Thank you all who help us in this mission.   You are the best!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


 Skipper was found running down a highway in 2013.   He wasn't too sure about strangers and did not know if he could trust people.
 Tiffany fostered him and he became very attached to her and followed her around.
 That sweet face-- he was such a beauty.  Tiffany decided that he should stay with them after he had been with her for awhile.  He fit in there and was feeling secure.
 Skipper is between 9 and 10 years old now.  He is beginning to show his age a little, but is still a beautiful boy.   Like many Pekes, he hurt his eye yesterday, so he went to see the opthalmologist.  Like many of us in rescue, we know our great opthalmologists well-- so well that we can usually get in pretty quickly.   We are so lucky in our area to have a lot of specialists just minutes away.  That is a real blessing!   Many people drive hours and hours to see them, but we have them close by.
Skipper is on eye drops every three hours-- Pekes eyes are prone to injury and infection. It's critical to have an eye issue seen immediately.   It's one of the top problems that Pekes have (others are back, knee, seizures...).   Skipper will have the best care he can get from Tiffany and Mike.  I'm cheering him on!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


 Rudy came into rescue in late 2015.  He was in a shelter in Maryland and was left there because he was "old and didn't do anything."
 He was 15 at the time, his owner said, so he is going on 17 now!
 He absolutely loves his foster mom, Sherry.   He doesn't see well now, can't hear well, has a heart condition and has arthritis.   But, if you know dinner is being prepared, he becomes like a puppy!
 He lives with Festus and Sugar.  Festus was 11 when we got him in 2012, so he's going on 16 now.  He is SO SWEET!!
 Sugar was adopted earlier this year by Sherry.   She is a senior also-- but Sherry loves these older ones and is so good with them.
 Rudy sleeps  most of the day.
 And so does Festus.
 Sugar and the senior cat, Daisy, shared a spot-- not normal for Daisy haha.
 Sugar is usually dressed up.  Joyful Grace's outfits continue to have a life on this little girl.
 But, something happened that has never happened before.   Rudy is a little touchy about sharing his bed.   But, Festus saw that half of it wasn't being used, so he climbed in with Rudy and Rudy let him!!    Little, sweet miracles happen and this is one of them.   I just had to share with you!!   Love those sweet pups!

Monday, March 20, 2017


Justice was adopted quickly.  I can never figure out why some are and some wait a long time for their forever home.
Justice has been in his new home over a week and is doing great.
His mom and dad fell in love with him right away.
They've adopted before and we knew they would give him a loving home.
Lisa, his foster mom, was wonderful with him!
Are you sleepy?
Nope-- he found a toy.
And he's sleepy again-- oh those eyes.
And now it's play time again.
His new brother is Tai-- a beautiful black and white Peke.  Can't you find your sock?
Tai is going to be so glad that he has a friend there all the time.
And Justice is just happy he has a new home to live in the rest of his life!  We are, too!

Sunday, March 19, 2017


 Sugar Bit must have thought I was slacking on the blogs, because she got on my computer to take over and write one herself.
 She looked through my files and saw Bink, who lives in NJ/NYC.   He must have been helping fold the laundry.  I think Pekes need a job and this must be his!
 Sophie must have been too near the dryer when she was helping-- the static in her hair-- oh my!!
 Granger's job is just to look cute-- that and digging holes, looking for moles and chasing squirrels.
 Shelby doesn't want a job.  She said she has earned her retirement.  I agree!
And Duke-- oh that face.   He is so adorable.   He has come so far and was so good for his grooming.  They put a bandana on him and he does NOT want to give it up.   It needs to be washed, so he may have to go without it for a few hours.   I'm sure he'll sit right at the washing machine!!  Duke is available for adoption, so let us know if you're interested.  We have some wonderful Pekes right now!


 Arby was at last year's picnic and I bet she'll be there again this year, too.   Get ready!
We will have our silent auction again, so please bring nice items to sell to raise money for our foster dogs.   Here's the information on this year's picnic.  It's on a Sunday this year.


BEGINS AT 10:00, LUNCH AT 11:30

Hope to see you there!  Pekes welcome-- on leash of course.

Saturday, March 18, 2017


Pete was at a Virginia shelter in November.   He had been turned in by his owner.
The owner said he was 19, but we think he was younger-- still an old boy though.  Pete liked Heath, another senior at his foster home and he tried to use him as a pillow.
He had a tumor in his mouth and another on his back end, but he seemed to get around and eat well.   He could still have some time to be loved and cared for.
He stayed at Tiffany and Mikes-- they are so willing to help the older ones end their lives with care.
Pete's bad eye ruptured yesterday.  He had already been anemic, but his bloodwork showed he would not go through surgery well.   He had no ability for his blood to clot and his eye was still bleeding several hours after it ruptured.  The kindest thing was to let him go, still a hard thing to do.   Tiffany held him as she said goodbye.   Run free now, little man.    I'm so glad you were part of our rescue family.  I know many of our rescues met you at the Rainbow Bridge.


Gus loves living in New York City.  He knows the area around his house and he has a lot of friends there!
In the winter, he loves to be outside.   He was with friends and had a bath on a day it was 78 (in the winter!!), so his mom wrapped him in a towel to dry.  I bet it didn't take long.  (We've had such strange weather!)
He is adorable!!
He and his friend, Sawyer, love to have time together.
Then, it got cold again-- really cold!  And it SNOWED in a lot of places!   Those are good days to stay inside and just cuddle up in a blanket.
And that's where Gus intends to stay all day!