Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Granbury husky looking for a pre-holiday rescue

This husky needs to be rescue from the Granbury Animal Shelter. The shelter will be closed Saturday through Monday for the holiday and we hope to get this boy out before then. Please pass along to anyone who can help.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Gal needs rescue in Garland

Available at the Garland Animal Shelter:This DOG - ID#A138759

I am an unaltered female, black and white Siberian Husky.

My age is unknown.

Garland Animal Shelter:
Abe J. Tuggle Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
600 Tower
Garland, TX 75040
Phone Number 972-205-3570 option #2

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Chow Chow Needs Home Home

Meet Woody. When an Animal Control Officer starting pleading for Woody's life we had to take notice. Then when both the vet and the groomer were complementary of his manner we knew we must have a great Chow.

Now, we have pictures to show the world. Behold this one year old neutered male who gives kisses and rolls over to have his tummy rubbed. He is good with other dogs, and just wants to hang out where it's cool.

We need an immediate foster or an adopter for this guy. Woody has charmed everyone who has met him so far. He is polite, curious, intelligent and sweet. Yep....he really is a Chow Chow! No mix in this guy!

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, now you have three thousand words to tell you this is ONE GREAT DOG.

Give us a shout to meet Woody.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Great Job Metroplex Mutts!

Remember Kodi and Dakota from The Colony Animal Shelter. Metroplex Mutts rushed in with virtually no notice and saved this handsome pair of huskies. We could not be more thrilled to learn that this handsome duo has landed a fabulous new home with a retired military gal. The new human lost her beautiful rottie a few months ago, and went looking for a new dog. Kodi and Dakota's story really touched her, and of course she fell in love with the breed instantly.

Woo Woo Woo to our new sibe fan!!!
Thanks to Trish and everyone at Metroplex Mutts for taking on a pair of five year old huskies. Great job finding a forever home. And many thanks to our new sibe fan!

Be sure to stop by and say hello!

Happy Day for Certain.

Woo Woo Woo.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Max loves his new home

A few months ago The Brat Pack let us know that they found a cute little boy named Max. Max had a home that didn't understand huskies, and he was traded from person to person. The Brat's friend found Max roaming the streets. Prior owners were contacted, but they had no interest in retrieving this poor fella who now had a hurt front let. Thankfully these kind citizens took pity on Mr. Max and took him to the vet where his leg was tended to and he even got groomed. Well, he was looking mighty handsome. Thankfully Kate and Bob had put in an application with us, but we hadn't found the perfect match yet. So The Brat's friend and Kate and Bob got together....LOVE at first site. Look at Mr. Max now! I'm thinking they look pretty darn happy. And, that leg is healing great because Mr. Max is already running 3 miles a day with his humans.

Thanks to the Brats, their sister and friend and to Kate and Bob for helping Max find his forever home.

Catch up with the Brats at

Tail wags.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Update Godfrey

Remember this cute Wheaten Terrier? Godfrey found his forever home today. After quite a few inquiries, Companion Animal Network matched Mr. Godfrey with a family that already has a female Wheaten. They have a wonderful backyard with a pool, and quite a dog friendly home. Godfrey walked right into their home and made himself comfortable. One parent is a doctor and usually arrives home by 3:00, and another parent has flexible hours as a yoga instructor. Godfrey must have known immediately that this family loves to love, exercise and play with their dogs. As is many times the case, Godfrey, chose his home. We had several wonderful people interested in this fellow.

Thanks for spreading the word. Congratulations, Godfrey!


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Husky Haven Rocks

Pat with Husky Haven has to be the single best Husky rescuer in the South. She takes in so many needy huskies, and makes sure they all find fabulous homes. Pat doesn't cherry pick the huskies, and spends countless hours making sure everyone is completed vetted and prepared for their new home. Pat has been doing this for YEARS. So, naturally, we try to help Husky Haven whenever we can.

Here's a note from Pat we received today:

We are one of the 10 National finalist in the Purina Rally to Rescue contest. Right now Kaylene is in third place. Please read her story and look at her video and vote for her. Also would you please send it out to your contacts everywhere. You can only vote once per computer.


and help Husky Haven win $5000.00 Pro Plan dog food

Husky Haven Inc

Here's a teaser....

Alone, scared and covered with blood, the petite six-month old Siberian Husky lay on the side of the road with a bullet in her face......
Now this dog story has a happy ending, so go read more and vote for Kaylene!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Why we love Gayle Justice (UPDATED)

Gayle Justice is a dog trainer in the DFW area. She's been training obedience to agility to mobility service to aggressive dogs for over 25 years. One of her clients called her this morning. A 6 week old pup had been "let" into their yard overnight. When her border collies went out this morning, they found this surprise. Gayle is assisting her clients get this pup into a rescue group. If you know of anyone who may have an interest, let us know.

The story gets better. Gayle and her client are concerned that whoever left the pup in their yard over night may have left others in the neighborhood. So, they are off to look for more pups. In the Texas heat these guys won't last all day without food and water.

Great job Gayle.


Thank you Molly with CCHS for taking this little sweetheart. She is quite the charmer and loves to cuddle. She also thinks the “big dogs” around here are nosy – they have all been checking on her and run to hubby and I if puppy makes a noise. “Quick Mom, she’s yelling!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to all for cross posting, little pup will be transported to a great group.


Gayle Justice

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Black and white husky in Arlington

This fellow is available at the Arlington Animal Shelter. He weighs 52 pounds and has yet to be neutered. His animal ID is A10648552.
We think he's pretty cute. What do you think?

If interested, please contact Arlington Animal Services at 817-459-5898.

Available at the Garland Shelter

This handsome husky male is available at the Garland Animal Shelter. His ID is A137986. His age is unknown, he hasn't been neutered yet, and as you can see from the picture, he is red and white.

If interested, contact the Garland Animal Services at 972-205-3570 option #2.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Gracey--One Lucky Siberian Husky

Meet Gracey. Gracey entered foster care, and after a few months found a WONDERFUL home. Now Gracey has a new sister, a blind setter, and a new farm with longhorns and everything.What a great life these gals are leading. Thank you Ricky and Judy for loving these pups, and providing a wonderful home.

Obesity - It's not just for humans anymore

It's next to impossible to watch the news and not see a story about the obesity crisis in the United States. From rising health care costs to shortened life spans, obesity is impacting Americans across the country. What doesn't make the news as much is pet obesity. Just like for humans, being overweight can cause a lot of problems for pets.

One thing that is hard to remember for a pet owner is just how little weight a pet has to gain to cause a serious health risk. While I can gain 10 pounds and probably not cause a serious increase in my health risks, if my pet gains 10 pounds, that is a 20% weight gain, which could cause serious health impacts.

Not only can keeping your pet at it's ideal weight keep your pet healthy, it can save you money too. A few months ago, when my dog was diagnosed with mild hip dysplasia, I was fretting about what medicines he should be on and how much it would cost. The vet told me that the best thing I could do for his long-term joint health was to keep him slim and trim. So essentially, the best treatment option for my dog was FREE!

So you might wonder, how to I keep my pet from gaining weight? As any fan of NBC's The Biggest Loser knows, it all comes down to calories. A new study has been released indicating that just buying your pet a "diet" pet food may not give you the results that you desire. The amount of calories per volume of different brands of food vary by quite a bit. So basically, a cup is not a cup is not a cup! It's important to pay attention to feeding recommendations and measure out your pet's food accordingly.

Don't forget the treats that you give your pet count as calories too! I have been doing a lot of training with one of my dogs, working on her Canine Good Citizen certificate, so I have reduced the amount of food she gets at mealtime to compensate.

Bottom line, if you are concerned that your pet might be overweight, work with your vet to determine your pet's ideal weight and how many calories your pet should consume each day.

A beautiful small dog looking for a home

Please contact Gail at


We have officially named her Corazon ("heart" in Spanish) and call her Cora. She was found in a Sonic, going from car to car searching for her family. She would look up at every driver and wag furiously hoping they would open the door. One Good Samaritan did.

She will be fully vetted before adoption. BUT WE NEED A FOSTER HOME ASAP!!! She is currently playing with a Jack Russell (!!) and another dog, so she is just fine with dogs. Older children would probably be fine. We are told that Cora's coat is like silk and she is as sweet as they come.

Gail F. Whelan

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Low cost spay/neuter - June 22

Mark your calendars! Collin County Animal Services is offering low cost spay and neuter services on June 22nd. If you have a pet who has not been spayed or neutered, now is your opportunity to save some money on the procedure. Spaying or neutering your pet prevents some health risks down the road, so it's a great way to help ensure your pet will live a long, healthy life.

Here are the details:
Drop off your pet between 8-9AM
Pick up your pet between 4-5 PM
Please make an appointment by calling 940-566-5551.

Prices are as follows:
Neuter (male) – $30.00
Spay (female) - $40.00
Feline Vaccines:
Felb- 10.00
Fvrcp- 10.00
Deworm- 5.00
Droncit- 10.00
Neuter (male) under 5o lbs - $40.00, 50-80lbs - $50.00, over 80lbs - $70.00
Spay (female) under 50 lbs - $50.00, 50-80 lbs - $55.00, over 80lbs - $80.00
Canine vaccines:
Rabies vacc- 5.00
Dhlpp- 10.00
Bordatella- 10.00
Hw test- 20.00
Hw preventive- 20.00- 30.00

Please support grass roots rescue and shelters

Here's a bit of interesting reading for you--a detailed report of which local organizations received financial funding from HSUS (Humane Society United States). As a Texan, we received more than sixty percent of the donations at $294,757. I'm not sure why we warranted such a large percentage of the budget, but thank you.

According to Humane Watch (purportedly reporting from HSUS's 990's--we have not done ANY research on this matter), here's how donations to help care/feed animals broke out:

United States Totals
2008 Grants: $439,371
2007 Grants: $2,988,292
2006 Grants: $3,464,632
Total Grants to U.S. Pet Shelters: $6,892,295 (out of $277,009,635 in total spending)

2008's grants are considerably less, despite a budget of over $130 million.

Bottom line: If you are donating to help care and feed the countless unwanted animals in your community, spend your money locally. HSUS has many other programs that may be of interest to you. So, check them out. While you are deciding where to spend your money, you should check out the large percentage of HSUS's budget that goes overseas! Their annual report which includes financial data is available on their website.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What in the world are Doggles?

Learning to wear Doggles? We are trying on Doggles preparing for Summer Fun. Don't we look cool (or maybe silly)?

Check out some fabulous toys (and some sunshades) at

Blind Cocker Spaniel is Absolutely Amazing

Dogs just never cease to amaze me. Down in St Petersburg Florida, a blind Cocker Spaniel named Stevie just met the Certification Standards for Human Remains Detection.

Owner/Handler, Marina Casanelles says Stevie has been blind from birth. If you are in the Florida area and want an amazing trainer, check her out.

See Stevie in action during his certification test. Unfortunately, just before he found his body, the video ran out of tape. UGH! Watch the boy work, though. You can tell he's on a mission.

Great job Marina and Stevie.