A Tribute to Carmen

A Tribute to Carmen

In August of this year, a family contact us in need of help with two pit bulls. A recent death in their family left Carmen (13) and Pearl (10) without a place to call home. We know taking in an older dog is hard, but two? We were blessed to have a wonderful couple step up and agree to foster both of them!

As with any older dog, Pearl and Carmen needed special care. We took them to our vet, had them checked out, and made sure they had everything they needed to start looking for their next homes. Pearl was healthy, so we began looking for the perfect home for her. Carmen needed a little more time. It was discovered that she had a failing heart so we put her on medications to try and slow that process. She lounged happily at her foster home as we watched her progress.

While we kept an eye on Carmen, we found the perfect match for Pearl’s elder bull needs and she was adopted! It was amazing that in only two months she was going home for good and we couldn’t have been happier for her. Carmen unfortunately was declining, and it became clear that she would never leave rescue.

While the end-of-life is heartbreaking with any dog, it’s even more so with a dog in rescue who has no home or family. But Carmen’s fosters were not going to let that happen and they quickly adopter her as their own. They worked hard to keep her comfortable, happy and very loved in the time she had left.

Since Carmen and Pearl had spent their whole lives together, Pearl’s new owner brought her over to spend some time with her failing mother. It was a sweet reunion and only fitting that Carmen spent her last days surrounded by real and new family. In her final hours, she cuddled with her favorite elephant toy, and peacefully left us.

As we mourn the end of Carmen’s life, we celebrate that we had the opportunity to know her. We are thankful to the family that trusted us with her care in a time of need, and are incredibly grateful to the fosters who took her and Pearl in and gave them the love and dignity they deserve.

Sweet Carmen, run happy and free, and know that you were loved by so many.

Update on Spree May

Update on Spree May

Adopted: August 3, 2018

Dog’s former name: Spree

What are the best things about your dog?
Shes very intelligent and caring. We had a baby mourning dove in our yard, that Spree had found, and she sat beside it guarding it till it flew away. She also loves children. Spree is a very loving dog, but more importantly she is a member of this family.

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
Spree loves going on walks and running in the yard with other dogs and children.

How do people react to your “pit bull?”
They can’t believe that she is a pit bull

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Sweet Pea

FAST FIVE with Spree May

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? Very picky
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Sometimes in my bed,sometimes in hers.
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Love to go in the car.
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? Spree can take it out leave it.
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? She love to be outside, whenever we are.

Submitted by Linda S.

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Update on Shea

Update on Shea

Adopted: March, 2015

Dog’s former name: Shea

What are the best things about your dog?
I’m not sure if I can list one thing.. I would have to say everything!

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
She loves snacks, snuggles, and walks (unless it is raining of course)!

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Shea bae; Shea-Bert; Bertie

FAST FIVE with Shea

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? Bahahahaha. No.
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Unstuff
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Meh
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? No way
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? Sun

Submitted by Sherry R.

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Update on Juno

Update on Juno

Adopted: August 3, 2018

Dog’s former name: Angel

What are the best things about your dog?
Juno is sweet as can be, LOVES playing with her two older, larger, pittie brothers (she’s enough to tire both of them out), and she’s cuter than your dog 😉

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
Juno’s absolutely favorite thing to do is playing with her two brothers….even when they don’t want to play. She’s VERY persistent and they nearly always end up giving in. Other than that she loves watching animals outdoors with her brother Zeus, and snuggling into the comforters on our bed, on her own, for a mid-day nap when she’s tired.

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
“Oh my gosh she’s so cute, I just can’t get over it!”

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Me: June Bug
My Wife: Honey Boo
Both of us: Baby Girl

FAST FIVE with Juno

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? Picky.
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Sleep and unstuff.
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Car rides.
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? No way.
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? A day indoors – or in the sun if she HAS to be outside 😉 She much prefers being inside.

Submitted by Garret

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Update on Kirby

Update on Kirby

Adopted: July 25, 2018

Dog’s former name: Skittles

What are the best things about your dog?
Kirby is so friendly; our neighbors walk by our yard just to see Kirby. He’s so friendly to everyone and their pups. We have yet to meet a dog he doesn’t get along with.

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
Kirby loves his walks and is mindful to no longer pull and sits at every corner. He is patient when kayaking, and is learning patience with the paddle board. He’s not a fan of being IN the water yet but loves being on top of it!

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
Now that he is calming down I’m thinking of seeing how he does as a therapy dog at nursing homes.

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
Kirby only gets the most positive feedback from everyone. We have a lot of pitties on the block that are all unique in their personalities, but all are very friendly and well behaved.

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Kirbert, Booger, Boogie, Kirbinstein

FAST FOUR with Kirby

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? He loves food but will wait patiently to get it. Although he is known to take advantage of a moment of opportunity and nab a morsel off a plate when you’re not looking!
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Kirby will sleep anywhere, anytime, on any and everything, LOL!
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? He is great in the car. Loves his rides, even long ones up North.
  4. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? Kirby loves to be outside whether is sunny and hot or snowing. He does] NOT like rain!

Submitted by Lisa S.

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