animals

Gracie, the Chihuahua and Boscoe, the Pit Bull Terrier, Rescues (part 1)

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“I rescued my big guy Boscoe, from a shelter in Texas outside Dallas, called It’s Raining Cats and Dogs.

It was a rescue group based out of Cabela’s, a sporting goods store.

I had seen a white Pit with blue eyes the year before.

I remembered that dog and inquired with the group to see if they still had the white Pit with blue eyes.

The head of the rescue group said they had two white pits with blue eyes, so my husband and I went down and looked at them.”

 

Tina, the Beagle/Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix rescue from Social Tees (she said, part 2)

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“When they post new dogs, a foster care giver clicks on the link to come down and pick up the dog, if the care giver is available.

That is exactly what we did with Tina.

Six dogs had just arrived from the Dominican Republic that needed fostering.

We were in the first six responders, and went downtown that night to foster Tina.”

Tina, the Beagle/Italian Greyhound/Terrier mix rescue from Social Tees (she said, part 1)

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“My husband and I wanted a dog for years, but it’s never been the right time.

We originally fostered Tina, for Social Tees.

We thought we’d start off by fostering, before adopting.

I started following Social Tees on Instagram, and then my husband and I applied to be foster care givers.

We were approved straight away.”

Dodger, the Schnauzer Terrier mix, Rescued from the CACC (Center for Animal Care and Control)(part 4)

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“Dodger was glued to me more than normal during that time.

If I was crying, he would put his head on my chest.

As I said, he is very sensitive.

Some days when it’s tough to get out of bed in the morning, I always have a good reason.

I always have a best friend.”

The one difficult thing about Dodger is skateboarders and rollerbladers.

They make him nervous and angry.

I feel like he’s an old man saying, get off my lawn.”

Anubis, the Papillon/Chihuahua mix and Dima, the Pomeranian/Husky mix (part 7)

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“Having the dogs has brought a calmness to our relationship.

Anubis and Dima are the center of attention, as opposed to smaller issues that don’t seem so important anymore.

The joy and responsibility they bring to us, definitely makes us feel more like a family.”

 

Anubis, the Papillon/Chihuahua mix and Dima, the Pomeranian/Husky mix (part 3)

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“I looked at the same place in the Amish Country, where we got Anubis, Greenfield Puppies, because it is not a puppy mill and their dogs turn out well.

Dima is what’s called a Pomsky; a Pomeranian Husky mix.

When I saw him, he stood out to me.

He looked like he was smiling in the photograph, and he has one blue eye and one brown eye.

When I when to Greenfield Puppies, it was just the way I hoped it would be.”

 

Rooney, the Miniature Pinscher, Pit Bull, Hound Mix Rescue, that filled a void (she said, part 6)

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“My boyfriend wasn’t familiar with the joy that you have from having to take care of your own dog and the unconditional love you get in return.

Having Rooney as a shared responsibility has made our relationship grow and has added a spark to our family.”

Rooney, the Miniature Pinscher, Pit Bull, Hound Mix Rescue, that filled a void (she said, part 5)

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The most difficult part of having Rooney, is having a full time job.

I don’t get to be with her during the day.

Rooney is so playful, that it’s hard to leave her.

That said, my boyfriend, is a full time student and we have different schedules, so someone is always there for her.

If he is out, I run home and take her to the dog park, or I occasionally take her to work with me.”

Rooney, the Miniature Pinscher, Pit Bull, Hound Mix Rescue, that filled a void (she said, part 4)

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“She engaged with us right away.

She got into our laps and wanted to play.

We put in an application for her then and there.

She had a lot of applications.

We checked in with the people at Animal Haven to the point of being annoying, but our persistence paid off.

We’ve had her since August.”

Rooney, the Miniature Pinscher, Pit Bull, Hound Mix Rescue, that filled a void (she said, part 2)

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” My family is retired from the military.

Being in the military, we brought Schuler and Winner everywhere we went.

Dogs are family to us, and leaving them behind was never an option.

After Winnie went back to Michigan, it was my first time being dog-less., and it felt like there was a huge hole in my life.

I started looking at rescue sites, and it seemed like there were so many in the city.

I knew I wanted to adopt a dog.”