All tagged Dog Rescue

One of my biggest mentors, both with cancer advice and with rescue admiration, is my cousin Kris. She is a cancer thriver, and wellness warrior, not to mention, compassionate and informative also. I couldn't help reach out to her to have her share her compelling story about Buddy, who she found in the woods with her husband Brian Fassett. I have to say the journey was one of my favorite Intsagram feeds ever!

Richard Phibbs is at it again! He and the Humane Society of New York, under the brilliant direction of Sandra DeFeo, worked tirelessly with a team of people to get these beauties photographed so they might have a better chance of being adopted.  All were photographed at the Humane Society on September 10th, and each and every one of them is looking for a forever home.  If you are interested in any of these pets please email Sandra.

Kyle Landman is a dear friend who I know through Maria Cornejo and Marysia Woroniecka. Here she tells of her dog, Michael, and the journey to adopting him!  "After being on the hunt for the “unicorn” of all dogs—a black, longhaired Brussels Griffon—my brother-in-law sent me a message with a picture of the cutest, bug-eyed, hairy fluff ball staring back at me. The message read: “This is Mikey. He needs a home, now. And a haircut.”

Patricia and Gerry, her husband, live in my building in midtown.  I often see them walking their two lovely dogs on 57th Street.  When I told Pat of my new venture she was eager to share her many stories about all the beautiful dogs they have had in their lives.  Here is what she tells of her darling two dogs that she has now, "We met Lola, our twelve year old Cockapoo, when she was three year old. We discovered her at adoption day in Central Park hosted by Animal Care and Control in the summer of 2005. 

And so she tells her story:

"I had grown up with Wheaten Terriers, schnauzers and mutts. Once my family was ready for a dog, I was set on getting a wheaten terrier.  I refused to purchase a puppy from a store . I wanted a Wheaten rescue. I searched all day, all night on every possible site everyday; I checked non stop.  One Saturday night, after coming home from a party, I clicked onto petfinder at midnight and there staring back at me was HARRY. I couldn’t believe it. I called and left a message that night. I called the next morning, I said, “we must have him, please”, I called that afternoon, and again that night and then they told us one family was before us, but they promised, if it didn’t work out, he was ours. I assumed all was lost. Who wouldn’t want to keep him?  I moved on the next day, checking, looking on anything possible to find a wheaten, but kept thinking about Harry. Two days later the phone rang and it was the woman from the shelter, she said, “the family had cats and Harry doesn’t like cats, he’s yours if you want him?” I screamed! “We don’t have cats and YES, we want him!” We all jumped in the car and drove to Connecticut to pick him up. They were waiting outside with him. He was huge and beautiful and loving and lovely. Bringing home a trained dog was heaven. He needed love and we couldn't wait to give it to him. After a year, having always been raised with two dogs in the home, I was ready for a sister for Harry. We adopted Evie, our Whoodle (wheaten terrier/poodle mix). It’s been two years now, and I can't imagine waking up with out feeling them lying next to me on my bed. Rescue! Rescue! Rescue! It's so worth it.

As you can see here Stephanie's love for animals started at an early age.  Seen here are Stephanie, her sister Emily, and Tara, the dog that always went to school to find them.  Fast forward to several years ago when Stephanie found Gus on but the trouble was he only had 48 hours to live and he was in Utah. Stephanie lives in Vancouver BC and was lucky enough with the help of Utah's Perfect Pointers, to get Gus up to her as an 8 months old pup and LIVED!. Travis, her other dog, was a foster dog that she and her boyfriend Josh, decided not to give back. And thus, the Pointer Brothers were born!  Don't forget that you can get any kind of dog through adoption!