Deno is a Gentle Giant. This big guy came into rescue with kennel cough, but his cough worsened and turned into pneumonia. He became very ill and almost didn’t make it, but his foster home (thank you Bill and Cheryl) gave him lots of loving care. Once he recovered, he remembered how much he loved to run in vineyards and chase lizards. When the Napa fires occurred, Deno was evacuated along with his foster family. He took it all in stride. He was adopted by one of our long-time volunteers, who realized what a really nice fellow he was when […]
I wanted to let you know that Lorelei crossed the rainbow bridge this morning. She woke up yesterday unable to use her back legs, by today it was clear there would be no improvement. Dr. Metzger was on duty, for which we are extremely grateful. We’ve learned something from all our dogs, but Lorelei’s lesson was particularly timely. She showed us how to age graciously (I won’t say gracefully, she was never that!). Despite whatever travails she’d suffered in the past, she was always ready to make a new human friend. When she was perky, she would enjoy sniffing her […]
Charlee was picked up as a stray when she was found roaming around Susanville chasing chickens. Animal Control called the phone number embroidered on her collar many times, but no one ever replied to the messages. Thank you Cari and Mark for fostering Charlee, incorporating her into your family of four dogs and three cats, and throwing innumerable tennis balls for her. When not obsessing with birds, squirrels, or balls, Charlee was content and easygoing. Her patience in waiting for the right forever family paid off. She is going to play helper for a stay-at-home Mom, as she shuttles the […]
Oh how the life of Jeter (now Dieter) has changed! When his seizures became frequent, his owners surrendered him, because they could no longer afford his medications. One of our former adopters stepped up to foster him. Once his medications were adjusted, Dieter’s seizures stopped. He fit in so well at his foster home—playing tug ‘o war with his pit bull sister Lilly, swimming and sunbathing with his elderly canine brother (alum Ace, now 17 years old and still enjoying the good life), and sneaking under the covers on the big bed for a good night’s sleep—they fell in love […]
Savanna may be a senior dog, but don’t let that fool you! She loves to play hard and could chase balls all day long, but she is also very smart. This sweet girl realized right away that she’d landed in a great spot with her foster mom. She soon learned a simple code language for everything from ‘Come back here now’ to ‘Leave that kitty alone.’ She adores car rides, and all veggies—even radishes and sauerkraut! Thank you, Anka, for fostering and adopting Savanna.
Maybe Zuma’s name should have been spelled Zoomer, because he just loves to run and play and wrestle with other pups. When he met his new mom at a park for the very first time, he actually stopped playing for a minute! He ran right up to her and licked her on the face, as if he knew exactly where home would be from now on. Thanks Carol and Mike, and Michelle, for fostering Zuma and honing his house manners. This cuddle bug has been adopted by an active mom who works from home, but knows where all the best […]