Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Meet Candi. Candi is living proof of what some TLC can do to a dog. When Candi arrived in foster care, she was a mess. Heartworm positive, bladder stones the size of golf balls, etc. She took three months to be mended up but now she has been living in her dream home for two years! What a great story!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Mr. Tinker found the right tree to get stuck in one month ago, as it was in the front yard of one of our most fabulous fosters! Tinker was rescued and taken inside. He quickly acclimated to indoor life (as evident by the attached pictures), and has his foster mom laughing at every move he makes!
Tinker is a Ragdoll mix, 6 months old, fully vaccinated, neutered, great with other cats, dogs, and kids. Tinker has become part of his foster family and loves to play with his 4 month old chihuahua sister! He has decided the master bed is his own, and his foster mom says he is a total joy to be around. Does Tinker sound like the perfect, joyful addition to your family? If so, please contact Kate at email@example.com. Thanks! Kate and Tinker
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Please give me a shout if you want to foster or adopt. We are completely out of fosters (mostly because our fosters keep adopting!).
Or contact Arlington Animal Services directly.
If you are not interested, please forward to friends and family!
Adoption fees at Denton are $120 and include neutering and vaccinations.
If interested in fostering, contact LK.
If interested in adopting contact:
City of Denton Animal Shelter Denton, TX 940-349-7594 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 27, 2009
“I am attaching a few pics of Koda. It's hard to get pics of him because he won't get far enough away from me long enough for me to snap the pic, except when Lexi is present. The red eyes aren't great-- unfortunately I haven't mastered my digital camera yet. We are doing well. I am crating him only when I leave...he is still sleeping with us, going for a daily walk, and seems very happy. I've thrown a ball more in the last 5 days than in several years ha ha.
I do notice he tends to chew (especially harder food like treats) more on the side with both the upper and lower canine present, but I guess that's okay. He compensates well. I will pray nothing ever happens to that lower canine on his left side :)
Hope one of these will work for your blog. You may want to crop it if you don't want Lexi in it. I'm looking into obedience classes. He is a little wild man on the leash sometimes due to his excitement in exploring, and I find myself or one of Lexi's legs all tangled up. It's pretty comical, but he was better yesterday. Practice makes perfect...”
Thursday, November 26, 2009
We received a note from Pennie, who recently adopted Zoey. Zoey is doing great in her new home!
Thought you might enjoy a pic of my kids together - a rare still moment. They play non stop and she doesn't realize she is half his size. We got rid of her tapeworm yay! She (Zoey) is such a sweetie. Thanks for everything.
Roads of Hope helped back in September to transport several dogs from a puppy mill bust, even all the way to New Mexico and Tennessee. In October, they helped coordinate a transport for two German Shepherd Dogs from Arlington to Wisconsin.
Roads of Hope, and Cheryl, have been an awesome help in saving the lives of many dogs and we are very thankful for them this Thanksgiving. If you’d like to learn more about the organization, or donate to their cause, please visit their website. http://www.roadsofhope.org
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This gal sits in a rural county shelter. She is under 2 and a bit of a digger and chewer (surprise!). She kept escaping home number one. She was lucky enough to get adopted again, and her new male human was killed in a car accident.
So, here she is in doggie prison again.
Does anyone want to foster or adopt this confused, devilish young husky female?
And, we have someone who will do transport and hang onto her until Sunday if you are going to be out of town for a few days.
Thanks for everyone’s support regarding Skye. Here she is celebrating her arrival in Dallas last night. Sorry for the photography, but I thought y’all would like a quick update.
Skye is a snuggly and happy gal. She was a real trooper both at the vet and in the long car ride.
Welcome Sara to officially fostering. Sara has been sharing foster duty with 3 recent huskies, and now she has her own! What a great dog to start with. We’ll get this gal some obedience and she will fly out of here (literally and figuratively). Did we mention she was heartworm negative!
FYI, The Klein Animal Shelter has the best customer service by far! What a great shelter to send your donations to, and to watch to help save their dogs. It’s quite a hike from Dallas, but we’re a big fan already. Here’s the link to the shelter. http://www.kleinshelter.org/
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Skye and the Entire Forget Sit and Stay Gang
Friday, November 20, 2009
Denton Animal Control is having a low cost vaccination clinic.
Location: 300 S. Woodrow Lane, Denton TX 76205
They will be offering the following services:
Microchips for dogs and cats:$10
That same day they will have $60 adoptions for all dogs and cats from 10-5.
This includes spay/neuter, all three shots, microchip, flea and tick treatment, vet exam, overnight stay at vet and first months heartworm preventative.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
We received this message about August Dog Rescue's new website. I don't think we could say it better ourselves, so we'll just repost Nancy's email!
After lots of hard work, I am happy to annouce that August Dog Rescue's new website is up and running!!
Feel free to distract yourself this morning at www.augustdogrescue.org.
We are also working on a special push to increase the number of our monthly partners - we are currently able to rely on just over $300 coming in at the beginning of each month, and we would be overjoyed to increase this number to $1000 at the beginning of each month.
If 70 people signed up to have $10 automatically donated each month, we would reach this goal!
If 28 people signed up to regularly contribute $25, we would be there!
Your help will allow us to continue regularly taking new animals into the program, as adoption donations don't cover nearly all of our vet bills.
Don't forget that we are a 501c3 non-profit organization run solely by volunteers, so your contributions are tax deductible and going straight to helping dogs and cats in need!
You can check out the slideshow on our homepage to see the faces of animals recently rescued with your donations!
Thank you so much for your consideration, and have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Alternatively, if you are coming from East Texas to Dallas, let me know. Henderson is a tad south of I20 so people travelling to Shreveport to Dallas are also a possibility.
Pat from Husky Haven has saved thousands of huskies through the years. She is an absolute husky angel.
Sitting at Arlington Animal Shelter with the clock ticking in just a few days are a beautiful young female Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (my neighbor adopted a male that must have been at the same location as he was sunburned too) and a very happy white male husky with brown eyes.
We need some adopters for this guy and gal. Give me a shout if you'd like more information, or contact Arlington Animals Services directly.
Please pass this em far and wide. Someone is going to really thank you for these fun loving dogs!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Festus, aka Scott, landed in the Denton shelter at the spry age of somewhere around 10. The shelter volunteer, Amy, and a sponsor took pity on him and took him to a vet for a full blood panel and check up. The vet said he had the worst ear infection he'd seen in a long time, and his ears are a work in progress right now. He is very hard of hearing probably. Festus has been started on thyroid medication., but otherwise his blood panel was normal. Amy is not at all set up for keeping another dog long term, and someone must step up for Festus ASAP before Amy is forced to return him to the shelter. After all, Festus is only out on loan. The sponsor really wants this dog saved, and is working diligently to find a forever home for this senior designer dog.
Amy reports Festus has really taken to a life indoors with treats, toys and love. He follows her around everywhere. Festus is a great candidate for a senior for seniors program, as he is pretty laid back. Can someone find a friend or neighbor for this fellow?
Amy and the sponsor do so much for rescue. Let's help them get the right result immediately.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
In the last two weeks Adopt a Husky has pulled a couple of dogs in need of medical attention. In particular, I'd like to introduce you to Stella, a husky/mal mix about 3 years old. Stella was wooing her heart out to be rescued from the Arlington Animal Shelter. Despite a limp she was quite willing to jump up and say hello to any passer by. Adopt a Husky of Dallas knew she would require significant medical attention, but just couldn't leave her behind. Stella will undergo ACL surgery this week at the Mustang Surgery Center. Now we are happy to report that they were rescue friendly in charging only $1,800 for a surgery that they normally charge $3,500. However, that is a bit more than the Husky Bank is able to pay on its own. Of course, Ms. Stella also has heartworms.
I am also attaching a picture of Zara who was rescued out of Irving. Zara went to the vet this weekend and was diagnosed with pneumonia. This poor little gal who is less than 2 for sure also has heartworms.
To all my friends who receive our email blasts and who visit the Fur the Animals blog, you know we don't generally ask for money for our pack since we are such a small private rescue. However, today the wonderful pack at Adopt a Husky of Dallas (a 501c3) needs a donation infusion.
Many people think that $10 and $20 donations don't make a difference. While we encourage you to give whatever you can, please know that $10/person can end up covering her medical bill.
Please take a moment to send whatever you can to Adopt a Husky for these wonderful gals. At a time when the shelters are flooded with animals, we are doing all we can to find fosters and adopters. Please forward to your friends.
Link to Adopt a Husky Donation Page: http://www.adoptahusky.org/donate.html
Volunteer, Adopt a Husky of Dallas
P.S. If you have a friend looking for a dog, remember to have them give Fur the Animals a shout. We specialize in matching adopters with dogs in our local shelters and other rescues. If you are looking for a white female sibe, check out Richardson Animal Shelter, Rowlett Animal Shelter and Operation Kindness.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The North Richland Hills animal shelter has this handsome, neutered husky available for adoption. This guy is active and came in as a stray. The shelter continues to have ongoing space concerns, so if anyone knows of someone who might be interested, please pass this along. The shelter can be reached at 817-427-6570.
Other available animals at North Richland Hills can be seen at their Petfinder site: