Monday, November 26, 2007

All the pretty dogs

Ever try to get a headshot photo of a really fast dog? This is what you get.

Pretty eyes though huh?

This is Zebra. She is a young female spayed Siberian husky available for adoption at my local shelter. ( ) Here she is on a playdate with the prison dog Grizz. While she is ok with some dogs, she can be quite pushy, plays rough and needs to be introduced properly for it to go smoothly. She is also very energetic, and loves to run and she came to the shelter as a stray. Quite common in the breed. Huskys love to run and not pay attention to where they are going. Miles later they are far from home and completely lost. Unfortunately she did not get claimed by her family so now she needs a new home. She knows sit and shake so she has had some previous training. We have been working on down, off, and come when she comes along for playdates.

This was the only way I could get a pic of her being somewhat still. She rides very well and jumps right into the crate to go.


Grizzly is also available for adoption. He is a very shy dog that needs a home with at least one other dog to help him be his most comfortable. He has had some basic obedience training and some behavior modification while at the prison, but he will probably never be a totally normal dog. Thankfully he is not aggressive and prefers to run away then fight when approached by someone that scares him. Once he gets to know you he is trusting and very sweet. He was not treated very well in his last home which didn't help his lack of social skills with people. He is housebroken and crate trained. We were told he is a malamute/lab cross and not quite a year old. Because of his issues he will be available at the normal dog adoption fee. E-mail me directly for more information at Be sure to put Grizzly in the subject line.

This is a pic of our pug Jenny. I thought it was cute the way she was demanding lap time even though her "subject" was busy with other things.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It's a lot of work

It appears the blogger has ironed out some kinks and my photo uplinks on the other computer are working again. (not that I always remember to take the pics!)

This is Annabelle. A sweet 6 month old dachshund puppy learning some basic manners.

This is Chip. He is also learning some basics. Chip is a rescue from They host dogs that are on the list to be euthanised if they don't find a home quickly. There are so many great dogs out there killed simply because they don't have a home. Chip is certainly one of those great dogs. He is just over a year old. To young to die simply for being there.

Here is my guy Jack. He made himself comfortable on my sister when she stopped in for a quick visit. Perhaps he didn't want her to leave?

And the girls relaxing with some nylabones.

Not shown are the new pet steps I have going up to the couch so that Missy can easily get up without straining her back in the future. Today we are headed back to the vet with Jenny to get her skin checked. She has been very itchy lately. With skin issues I have found that it's better to get it nipped in the bud before it snowballs into something much bigger and nastier.

Yesterday I took Jack to the shelter and borrowed their tub to give him a bath. (I take my own towels and shampoo) Normally he goes to the groomer but funds are tight this time of year for us. (Christmas is coming, vacation funds set aside and of course those lovely unexpected oral surgery bills) So I got to do it myself. All 120 pounds of him. That is why I used their tub. It is raised which prevents a trip to the chiropractor for me. (not that I don't like my chiropractor) The girls got their baths at home the other day, a much easier process considering their size. Everyone now smells as pretty as they look.

My next project is making a couple of wool coats for the girls. They will be boarding during some cold weather and I want to make sure they stay warm. (Tip: Wool retains heat even when wet unlike cotton.)

Dog care really is a never ending job around here.

Check out these other dog blogs I came across and wanted to share: The training of a hearing ear service dog and Raising awareness of autism service dogs. I added their links to my bloglist as well.

Tail wags!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Bad blogger-update pics

I know, I know, I am a bad blogger. Sometimes life just gets REALLY busy, and then you catch a cold. (which makes everything SO much easier!) Here is a small update though.

Check out the pic of Hope, the last prison program graduate, with her new family. Aren't they adorable together? Eberything is going great for them and they are all very happy.

Here is a pic of Dash, our previous foster frenchie, with his brother Ivan all dressed up at a Halloween parade. He is the scarecrow. Thanks to his mom for sending the great pics to share.

And here they are with the whole Oz crew. How cute are they? They even made it into the Boston newspaper (page 2!) the day after the Red Sox won the World Series. Dash's mom sent me the pic but I can't figure out how to put it on here.

This is (right to left) Me, (Star Trek Geek) Hubby (Klingon) and a friend Jen (Bow Hunter) on our way to the Halloween Dance party that was the fundraiser for the prison dog program on the 27th. (it was a multi-fund event also benefiting Meals on Wheels and a Toy Library) Jen is mom to a cute pug named Maddie I need to get pics of to share.

The party was alot of fun and you can see more pics under News on their website at

Aparently the blog will let me upload pics off my husbands laptop but not off our other computer. As soon as I fix the bugs I will be sure to post more client pics and those of Jack as promised. Until then I am at the mercy of pics I can get off the internet or that are sent to me.