Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sophie's Choice Home

This beautiful gal is Sophie - formerly known as Sydney.  She was rescued from a shelter at the request of the vet.  We were told she was "the sweetest dog ever" and boy did that ring true!  Sophie just wants to be near you and being petted is just heavenly!  She is sometimes very scared of new things, but her new human brother and sister as well as her four legged brother are going to show her the ropes. ;)  Sophie is about 1 year old and we believe a black mouth cur.  We are so happy for you Sophie, have a great life!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Blossom @-'-,-- Byng

Hi Jacki,

I'm so glad I got back in touch. It must be so hard (but awesome) to fall in love with these little beasts only to have them fly the coop.
As you can imagine Byng is doing amazing. No health issues. We have some exciting news! Byng got a baby brother! We wanted to reach out to you when we were ready to get a second dog but this (no so) little man was in a bad situation. I finally convinced the owner to give him to us.

His name is lord Stanley (yes, we're geeks and we love our hockey) don't let the size fool you, Byng is the boss. The dynamic between the 2 of them is amazing. They are both such show offs & attention hogs, but Byng ALWAYS wins.

We celebrated her 5th birthday in August. I have noticed a slight drop in her activity level. It's easy to get her going, just throw the kong to her brother and she'll chase him around for an hour. He is helping her stay young and she is teaching him to be a good dog.

He was completely untrained when we got him. With his size it was a challenge. But Byng has been a great help. I'm happy to report after a year & a half he is now fully trained, finally at a healthy weight and is such a good boy.

I can't thank you guys enough for what you do. Byng is such an amazing gift.


Monday, January 5, 2015

A Ruby in the Ruff

This is what I have to be most thankful for this year, my Angel Ruby. Rescued by Lost Angels Animal Rescue this summer after being neglected with a shattered hip . She sleeps next to me every night and makes me smile every day. Remember my favorite saying in the new year " if petting a dog makes you smile then pet many of them" and volunteer or adopt a sweet one/s like I have.
-Ed (& Jeni)

Reese - like the Peanut Butter cup :)

Reese is such a cutie!  This girl is FULL of personality too ;)
Reese was brought up to Petco one Saturday at only a few weeks old.  The person holding her did not want her.  We didn't ask many questions - there was luckily a foster there able to take her in - and we snatched up this cutie in a hurry!  She how has now been in her forever home for a few years and is enjoying life with her brother Skippy.


We adopted Gypsy 3 years ago. Her name was Angel then. She has brought such joy to our lives. We are so thankful to Lost Angels for saving her as she was such a mess you couldnt even see her eyes when they first got her. She is still not fond of grooming but do to her good nature she puts up with it. Just wanted you to know she is so loved and will be with us forever as she is a true part of our family.


Thought you would all enjoy seeing Patches (was Hank with LAAR). I adopted Patchie in August of 2011 and he was a bit of a challenge for quite a while. His foster mom only had him three days and we didn't know how fearful he was. When I would walk him in the park if he saw someone in dark clothing or with a big dog he would bark and bark. He might be a little guy but he has the biggest bark ever. My vet said it wasn't aggression but fear. I already knew that because he doesn't have an aggressive bone in his body. So I came up with a plan and when he went for a "public" walk, he was partnered with my Cavalier, Katie who is very, very calm and friends with everyone. We have been doing that for a long time so 95% of the time if a big dog is coming toward us Patchie first looks up at me and then scoots next to Katie. He is a sweetheart and very affectionate. He is a happy little guy.


This is Yoshi who I adopted in January 2011 after Sophie (a rescue from St. Francis Rescue) passed on December 10, 2010. I was so sad I swore I would never get another dog. Katie, my Cavalier, had known Sophie since she was a baby and was beside herself without Sophie. It seemed like Katie kept looking for her. Then one day I was walking Katie in the park and a woman I did not know but who obviously had seen me waking Sophie and Katie asked where my "little gold dog" was. When I told her Sophie had passed she said I should adopt another dog and told me about LAAR. That night (a Friday) I looked at the site and saw this little guy and it was love at first sight. LAAR was at Petco the next morning but I was there before they even showed up. It turned out that someone had submitted an application on line and were coming to see Yo that day at one p.m. I was so sad and was sure I wouldn't get Yo - but I filled out an application anyway. To make a long story short, that didn't
work out and within five days Yoshi was home. He is the dearest, sweetest, most loving, playful little guy who always has a smile on his face while at the same time will look at you with the most thoughtful expression. You will see a ball in each of the pictures. Why? Because Yo loves, and I do mean loves, to play with his ball. So he has 20+ glow in the dark. If we go in the backyard to play it doesn't matter if it is day or evening he will run and get one of his balls to play. This is a wonderful little pup that doesn't have a single solitary flaw...and even if he did, he will be loved forever.