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Party Beagles Dance Like No One’s Looking

It wasn’t long after starting a rescue that we realized that there were certain categories of dogs that would be challenges to place: pit bulls (because of the humans, not because of the dogs), traumatized dogs, dogs with health problems, and old dogs. But after we thought we had the categories figured out, new ones […]

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Giving Thanks for Unicorns

I wanted to take a moment to praise a rare creature indeed. You might be one of them yourself, but you’d never know because you don’t think about it.

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Why People Hate Animal Rescue

I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t admit straight away that animal rescue has some serious image problems, and that these problems are merited. Not all animal rescues are bad news, of course, but enough of them are that chances are good that you know someone who has had a terrible experience.

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Large Dogs: Some Inconvenient Truths

I’m definitely not one to discourage large dog ownership; I love large breed dogs. My smallest dog is 65 lbs and I tend to think of him as tiny. That said, there are some inconvenient facts about large dogs that their admirers tend to gloss over, and these can sometimes result in the wrong people […]

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Cherry is as Cherry Does

In rescue, I used to really dread getting certain breeds of dogs because I knew they would be difficult to place. But the dogs that really ground my coffee were the purebred toy dogs. We didn’t get them very often, but when we did, we’d invariably get applications from people who shouldn’t have been allowed […]

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Here’s to the All-Time Greats

Victoria and I had been working with a rural shelter that had contacted us about a hound who was running out of time. He was a young adult, medium-sized, and had a good personality. We had space, and we liked the way this woman stated her case. We arranged a transport to get Joey to […]

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Pupdate: March 1, 2014 – ADOPTION EDITION!

Asher is living it up at his new mom’s house, and he’s won the forever home lottery.

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Pupdate: February 21, 2014

Alright guys, this week is going to be the week of truth. Asher is meeting his prospective new mom on Sunday!

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Pupdate: February 15, 2014

Asher sure is happy to have power back!

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Pupdate: January 25, 2014

Asher’s new mom is hoping to get time to come meet him and bring him home at the end of February!

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Pupdate: January 17, 2014

Asher is off steroids for awhile!

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Pupdate: January 10, 2014

Asher continues to improve, slowly but surely.

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Pupdate: December 20, 2013

Asher might have an adopter.

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Pupdate: December 14, 2013

Asher was in a parade! Unleashed of Wilmington invited us to walk with them and two other foster dogs, and Asher did great. He loved meeting all the dogs and people, and everyone loved him riding in his wagon. They have some great pictures on their Facebook page, and he’s featured on their cover photo, so hopefully […]

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Pupdate: December 7, 2013

Asher is feeling pretty good!