rescue dogs

Milo and Mr. Bert, the Delinquent Rescues (Part 4)

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“We can’t leave anything out on the counter because Milo gets into everything.  He really loves the paper in my purse.

The other day he got my passport and I caught him chewing the edges.

He loves money, too.  I’ve got a $10.00 bill that he chewed a hole in.

He likes anything he can find and chew.

He is also fond of eyeglasses and shoes.  We remind our houseguests to hide their shoes and other personal belongings for their own protection.”

Kiwi, the rescue Chipoo (chihuahua/poodle) mix (he said, part 5)

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“Kiwi is a fantastic greeter whenever I come home.

She wags her tail to the point of losing her balance.

It’s a clumsy cuteness.

She is also a great walking partner.

After a day of work, I will walk her in the park for an hour.

She never loses stamina and she is also inquistive and helps me discover new things.

She is a great cuddle and always wants to under the covers with us.

She is a big licker; noses in particular.

I love the ease with which she gives affection.”

Willow, the rottweiler, boxer, beagle, chow chow, terrier mix rescue (part 5)

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“I have someone to come home to every day and my life feels like it’s in place.

First I got a dog and then I got a serious boyfriend right after.

It’s been smooth sailing since having Willow.

Dogs are a lot of work, time and commitment, but there is a great payoff–

unconditional love.”

Willow, the rottweiler, boxer, beagle, chow chow, terrier mix rescue (part 1)

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“I thought it was time to get a dog.

The ability to travel with and include them on outdoor excursions made me want a dog over a cat.

I used to foster dogs for Social Tees the rescue group, but ended up getting Willow at the Sullivan County SPCA.

I had a ski rental last year nearby and found this SPCA online.”

Kai, the Three Legged Maltese/Chinese Crested Mix, Rescue (part 4)

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“I just recently retired and having Kai gives me a routine and a schedule.

I still mourn the cat, and realize that Kai is not a substitute.

I used to get maybe 8,000 or 9,000 steps on my Fitbit, but now I get 10,000 by 2 pm.

He runs much faster than I do.

I know this, because he ran away from me twice in Rockaway.”

Zimmy, short for Zimmerman, the German Shepherd mix rescue named after Bob Dylan (part 3)

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“He had crazy looking ears and a great soul.

I got him on June 1st, and I call that summer, my summer of Zimmy, because I was off from work and spent every day with him.

We went to the beach, hiked mountains or had some sort of daily adventure.

When I got him, he was about a year old.

He has been the love of my life for the past nine years.”

Penny, the Dachshund Mix From Rescue Dogs Rock (part 5, she said)

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“No matter what kind of day we are having, at the end of the day, our pack will go to sleep in our den.

We originally thought we would have a no dog on the furniture policy, but Penny obliterated that quickly.

Now we all snuggle together on the bed.

Her favorite spot is between our faces on the bed.

I like to say, she is the statement, we are the parentheses.

We are hoping to get her in the Good Dog Foundation.

They train dogs and handlers to go into hospitals and other care facilities to bring companionship and joy to people having a hard time.

Penny is great with kids, so we would like to focus on having her become a service dog for pediatrics.”

Susu, the couple bonding, French Bulldog (part 4)

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“Susu and I are great companions and distractions for each other while her mom is gone.

I have never been in a relationship with someone with a dog before and the dog feels like preparation for a kid down the line–in terms of feeding her, taking her out, giving her attention, in general, caring for her well being.

Once we cooked a peanut satay sauce and one of the peanuts dropped on the ground and Susu ate it.  She broke out in hives all over her body.

We rushed her to the vet and learned that she is allergic to nuts, just like some people.

We don’t cook with nuts anymore, but some people in the park tried to give her nuts and we have to politely refuse.

Probably, the most surprising thing about Susu is her range of emotions.

Her eyes are expressive and they say so much.”

Leo, the Lionhearted, Miracle Terrier Rescue (part 3)

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“One of the rescuers said, the puppies had hearts of lions, so we called him Leo (the lionhearted).

One of the reasons for getting Leo was so that he could be a companion for my mother.

She is 83 and has early stages of dementia.  Her Doctor recommended getting another dog to help keep her focused and social.

My mother cooks for him, plays with him and even walks him.

Leo acts as a therapy dog as well as a companion.

My mother has a routine with him and it keeps her mind busy.

Leo is very social, he wants to play with every dog he sees, so she has been forced to be social as well.

All in all, Leo has been a help to our family.”

Leo, the Lionhearted, Miracle Terrier Rescue (Part 1)

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“I was looking for a small dog after I dog sat for a friend of mine who has a chihuahua.

I had a Rottweiler, German Shepherd mix before that who passed away at the age of 15.

We thought we wouldn’t get another dog, but after sitting for a small dog, we decided we wanted another dog; and we wanted a small dog.

You can take a small dog everywhere–on the train, a bus, in a cab and on a plane.

I found Leo on the Eve’s Sanctuary website.