Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Tails - Candi

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!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friendly red/white husky available in Garland

Looking for a friendly face to add to your family for the holidays? Look no further than this girl, available Sunday at the Garland Animal Shelter! UPDATE: Owner and Dog Reunited!!!Picture1.MrMK2kvYilfm.jpgPicture2.0h6JFVzBklJo.jpgPicture3.EifTLWy6Brbq.jpg

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Good News

The Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project is working to help pet owners afford spay and neuter services in Kaufman and surrounding counties. Please see this link to find the location of the clinic or if you are unable to make the drive to Crandall, there are transport locations available throughout the DFW area. This is a great resource for pet owners who may be struggling to care for their pet. In addition to the low cost spay and neuter programs, they also offer low cost wellness services for vaccinations.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Suzi at Irving

Suzi is a one year old female husky available at Irving Animal Shelter. She weighs 45 pounds.image001.c5GflEM9Cu0P.jpg

A cat looking for a home

For a change of pace, we are posting about a cat! August Dog Rescue has Mr. Tinker available.

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 katemwatts@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Two neutered Sibes in Arlington

Two young, neutered males must be out of the shelter by Saturday! These guys are so sweet looking. They were clearly someone’s pets. It would be awesome to keep them together.
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!

Perfect Male Sibe in Denton!

This bi-eyed beauty is 4-6 years of age, which is the perfect age for a husky. Not too wild and puppy crazy, but still with enough energy to be fun! This boy likes to talk and loves other dogs.

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 ShelterDenton, TX
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Tails - Koda

Another happy tails post! Hurray! We received this note from Koda’s new family.

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

Happy Tails - Zoey

On a day to be thankful, we are thankful for everyone who has adopted a homeless dog!

We received a note from Pennie, who recently adopted Zoey. Zoey is doing great in her new home!

“Hey LK,
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.


Thankful for Roads of Hope

In time for Thanksgiving, we want to feature a wonderful transport group that really helps save a lot of dogs, Roads of Hope.

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

Female Sibe available

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 everyone.

Skye is excited!

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.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Save money, vaccinate at Denton!

Denton Animal Control is having a low cost vaccination clinic.

Date: 11/21

Time: 8-11

Location: 300 S. Woodrow Lane, Denton TX 76205

They will be offering the following services:

Microchips for dogs and cats:$10

Dog Vaccinations:

Rabies: $5

Bordetella: $5

DHLPP: $10

Cat Vaccinations:

Rabies: $5


FELV: $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

Centex Shelter had a fire, needs help.

Over the weekend, the Centex Humane Society's Second Chance shelter had a fire. They lost many animals in the fire and also sustained significant damage. The shelter is closed at the time, all cats and small dogs have been moved to foster care. The shelter needs donations, so if you can help, please go to this link and click the Paypal button. The link also provides updates on the current status of the clean-up.

Centex Humane Society is 501(c) and any donations are tax deductible.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

August Dog Rescue has a website!

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

Transport needed from East Texas to Houston

Baskin needs a ride to Husky Haven rescue!

If anyone is willing to help with this transport from East Texas to Houston, please contact Pat or me.

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.

Thank you!


Baskin's story, from Pat:
"A couple was suppose to foster the dog for a month while he was recuporation from heartworm treatment. I usually do not use fosters so far away but because of my surgery and wanting to save him (I got him from the SPCA); I made an exception. After two weeks she emailed me they were being evicted from their house and had to be out by Sat. That was last week and we had three days to make arrangements but none could be made so fast. We called the Henderson Animal Control to see if they could help in any way and they offered to care for him for a week to give us time to make arrangements for him. So she dropped him off there with his paperwork. The HAC were very nice and said they would keep him in a quiet place since he was in heartworm treatment. I would just go up there and get him if I could but I just had back surgery and it is about a 7 hr trip. Too much for me right now. So if anyone knows anyone or has any suggestions please let me know. We will pay for the gas. Baskin is a Red and White Siberian Husky and weighs about 55 lbs. He should have a 500 crate with him. I will give more information to anyone that is willing to help.Thanks and you can crosspost to other rescues in Texas in case someone is making the trip this way."

Also available at Arlington...

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.

If you aren't familiar with the retriever, she's quite a bit smaller than a golden or lab, but just as friendly and smart. The Husky/GSD is always smiling. He's definitely got some clown in him.

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!

Thank you!

Two Sibes in Arlington

This lovely white lady will be available on Friday, October 31. She is 48 pounds with blue eyes. Animal ID A09014813.
This handsome black and white boy will be available on November 5th. He is 68 pounds, has blue eyes, and is already neutered. Animal ID A09024466.
Please contact Arlington Animal Services if you are interested.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Meet Festus (aka Scott) from Denton

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

Happy News!

Today has been full of happy news and we thought we'd share it with you.

Remember the pair of huskies at the Denton shelter? They were adopted! Together!

Or what about the handsome guy at Arlington? He was returned to his owner!

Let's all let out a big happy WOOOO!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Arlington Animal Shelter Husky

This cute 56-pound husky boy is available at the
Arlington Animal Shelter. He has blue eyes. His animal ID is 8970828. Please call the shelter if you are interested.

Huskies available in Denton

The Denton Animal Shelter has two huskies available.

Hera is a 1-3 year old female. She's very sweet and is good with other dogs. She will be available on October 21.

Thor will also be available on October 21. He's 2-3 years old and is also good with other dogs. Thor and Hera are quite good friends.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Transport Wed East and West.

HELP PLEASE….Three of our FABULOUS rescue partners need some transport help.

We are trying to move a Dalmation from Mesquite Animal Shelter to Kilgore on Wednesday. Are you available?

Also, we are moving a Chow from Lewisville to Arlington Wednesday morning so he can start his journey to Lubbock. Any takers?

Finally, a gal in Oklahoma would like to save a flat coat retriever named Crunch from Dal Animal Shelter any time before Sat afternoon.

With such a horrible summer for the animals, and fall not really giving us a break, I am sooooooo thankful that we still have rescues rescuing dogs. Let's support them!

If you know of anyone, please let me know.

Garland Husky Available

Garland has this female husky available. She is spayed and quite the looker. Please contact the shelter if you are interested in her.

Huskies in Need

Hello everyone. I hope your week is filled with plenty of tail wags and play bows.

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

Thank you.


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

Husky available in North Richland Hills

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: