Two days after Paula & I dropped off Miss Cassidy at the vet for her spay surgery, she joined our home as our sixth foster. Although she was very fearful when we pulled her from the shelter, she quickly blossomed into a happy girl once she joined our family.
Elvis is a gorgeous 2 year old black and tan coonhound! He is neutered, microchipped, heartworm negative, and up to date on all of his shots. All that he needs now is his forever family to scoop him up!
I love rescue. I feel like I have finally found my place in life now that I am a part of rescue. It is what I was meant to do. There is no greater feeling than saving a life. It is the ultimate reward to see a dog go from a shelter to a loving home where they will never go hungry again and where they will never be without love and affection.
After our little monster left, Ben & I were going to take a little hiatus from fostering. Our break ended up lasting only three days. Once I saw the video of this sweet little girl in need of a foster home, I knew our break was over.
Farrah is about 1 1//2 years old. She is a hound mix and has the beautiful red tick coloring. Farrah is stunning! She is spayed, microchipped, heartworm negative, and up to date on all of her shots. All she needs now is that perfect family to fall in love with her!
On April 23, 2013, Ben & I stepped up to temporarily foster a sweet girl named Topaz. We of course fell in love with her and agreed to foster her until she found her forever family. I mean, who wouldn't fall in love with this 28 pound brindle bundle of joy?
As you all know, I have a soft spot for hounds. I fell in love with
this little beagle quite quickly. I held her like a baby and she would
kiss my nose. I was so very glad that my mom and dad had decided to
adopt Betty. I would be able to see her again!
Today I set out to write a post on how hounds are sorely overlooked as family pets. I like to be thorough with my posts like this and include sources and data to back up my personal opinion. Guess what? I couldn't find a single piece of information about hounds in shelters. Pit bull statistics, however, were readily available. While I love pit bulls and feel that they are discriminated against unjustly, hounds are so very near and dear to my heart. I feel that the lack of statistics about hounds is my first piece of evidence that they are overlooked and passed by as family pets.
up early the morning after June's accident even though we didn't get to bed until almost
4:00am. I immediately grabbed my phone. No missed calls. No voice
mails. I called the emergency vet. I explained who I was and that June
was my dog. The polite lady on the phone didn't really say anything,
so I choked it out, "Is she still alive?" The lady assured me that she
was alive! We would've already been notified had she passed in the
night. Although we were far from out of the woods, she made it through
the first night. I couldn't wait to go up there and visit her, which I
did that same day. I needed to tell my baby girl how proud I was of her
that she fought through the night. She fought to stay alive. She
fought for us. Now that is pure love.