Archive for September, 2008

Help RESCUE Win $10,000!!!

September 29, 2008
All you have to do is vote! Its that easy.

Click on the “Go Now” button above and vote. To browse for RESCUE, select Arizona for the state, then scroll down until you see the Phoenix listing. Click on RESCUE and vote! We have 183 votes as of this posting. We’ll need a whole lot more to win, so start voting!! You can even send it on to everyone in your email address book to help spread the word.

Thanks for voting. See you at the dog park!

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Meet Gracie!

September 19, 2008

Meet our foster Gracie!
She has been with us since August 25th, but I just haven’t had a chance to post about this sweet and goofy girl. Gracie came down with pneumonia a few days after coming to stay with us, and she started out a meager 19lbs. But she’s recovered from that is now a crazy, silly, energetic puppy. And she’s put on a pound or two.
Gracie is a Whippet/Dalmatian mix (we think). She’s a medium sized dog, coming about to the knees. But she’s all legs!! She is so not a graceful dog. Its part of her charm though.
Gracie loves a good toy. Whether you throw it for her or if she pounces on the toy and sends it flying herself, she loves to fetch. And if a toy squeaks, its good times in the House of L. Right now as I type this, she is raiding the doggie toy box. Not sure what she’s trying to pull out, but I think it might be the ball that lights up.
She is a young dog, and exhibits many puppy behaviors. She’s mouthy, but does not chew inappropriately. She is housebroken, but sometimes she’ll be so focused on playing with a toy that she’ll forget to go outside and just tinkles in the house, then goes on playing. We have to make sure to make her take breaks to go potty. She is high energy and it is a must that she go to a home with another playful pup. She isn’t the best on a leash yet, but she’s a smart dog and will learn quickly. She has already learned “sit” though she’s not always consistent with it yet. She’ll sit when we stop and wait for her to before placing her food bowl on the floor. She’s also started to crate up on command.
Gracie has been an absolute joy to have around. But tomorrow, she’ll be going over to the dog daycare where we board some the RESCUE dogs. She’ll be much happier there because she’ll have lots of playful friends (both four-legged and two legged) to keep her busy. She’s getting a little bored here, since the old lady (the Min Pin) and the grouchy cats won’t play with her. I try, but I just can’t over the feeling of fluff in my mouth when I’m carrying around the squeaky stuff toy. Oh well. We’ve had a lot of fun with her and can’t wait to see her find her forever home. Now that she’s up on the website and available for adoption, I don’t think she’ll be with RESCUE much longer. 😀
Tomorrow I pick up a new foster. He’s a 3lb Chihuahua named Jalen. I’ll post more about him soon.