Monday, July 29, 2013

Cassidy's Happy Tail

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.



Thursday, July 25, 2013

Help a Hound: Elvis

Meet Elvis!

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!

Monday, July 22, 2013


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.  

Friday, July 19, 2013

Saving Cassidy

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.

Video courtesy of ENC Shelter Dogs Facebook Page

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Help a Hound: Farrah

Meet Farrah!

Farrah is a beautiful hound that is ready to find her forever home!  She is currently up for adoption at our local shelter, the SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina.

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!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Topaz Goes to her Forever Family!

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?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Betty's Transport

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!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hounds Make GREAT Family Pets

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.

Monday, July 8, 2013

It Could Happen to You: Part 2

I woke 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.

Monday, July 1, 2013

My Very First Awards!

I have been nominated for my very first awards!  Roy & Shefali from Following Roy nominated me last week.  It made my day!  Thank you, Roy & Shefali!