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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Our New Puppy And The Work Being Done By Responsible Rescues

Today we picked up our new little puppy, a lab mix, who was picked up as a stray in Cleveland, Alabama. Her name is Katie, and she came up with about 50 other dogs in an overnight transport vehicle from Alabama. Our poor little girl is showing signs of shock and trauma from what she has experienced. At her young age, 12 weeks, she has no doubt been through so much more than any poor little baby dog should ever have to endure. We've done our best to comfort and reassure her, but it will take time for her to adjust and gain confidence. The rescue workers explained that in the South dogs are not spayed or neutered resulting in many unwanted puppies and a high mortality rate for dogs in "high kill" shelters. Our rescue is based in Pennsylvania and works with volunteers in Alabama to save as many dogs as they can. One of the toughest jobs for rescue volunteers on site in Alabama is visiting the shelters and selecting the best candidates for rescue knowing that the dogs they leave behind are doomed. It's a heartbreaking reality, and today's adoption transfer was emotional as the lucky dogs who were rescued met their new families.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Shelter Dogs

We're picking up our new pup tomorrow!

Shelter Dogs Shelter dogs aren't broken; they've simply experienced more life than other dogs. If they were human, we would call them wise. They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write, the ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage. Don't pity a shelter dog. Adopt one. And be proud to have their greatness by your side. --anonymous--

Monday, October 19, 2015

Autumn Window Display

Seen while walking un downtown Philadelphia this morning.

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Hopefully Our New Puppy Saturday

We're hoping to adopt this sweet lab/spaniel mix on Saturday. She is coming via a local rescue from a high kill shelter in Alabama.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Vegan Lunch

At Reading Terminal Philadelphia.

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A Sad Goodbye To A Nice Puppy

Well, we had to surrender little Katie back to the rescue after a visit to the veterinarian...heartbreaking, but it turns out that she was just not the dog for us.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Introducing Katie!

Dan and Jim are happy (at last) to introduce the newest member of our family...Katie...a lab mix who us about nine weeks old!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Almost Adopted A Sweet Puppy

Dan found this beautiful little female puppy yesterday in a Philly shelter. Today we went to meet her and we both loved her. But we were a day  too late. Someone else already applied to adopt her. Hope she goes to a good home.

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