Saturday, January 23, 2010

Charles Locks Turbo in the Basement

It's a tough life when you have a brother like Charles. Especially when Charles loves to lock you in the basement. And when he's asked what he's done, Charles just looks up as if to say, "Yeah, I did it. So what?" Poor Turbo!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Update on Rex

I heard from SuzAnne, who adopted Rex, just before New Years. She said he is doing wonderfully and she loves him! She has a puppymill yorkie who was afraid of people, and was hoping Rex would be able to teach him people were great. And of course, Rex is doing just that! She says that he and the yorkie get along great, and that Rex is very respectful of him, and also taught the yorkie how to walk properly on the leash. She says that Rex follows her everywhere and that her father, who used to raise Bostons, loves Rex so much and enjoys cuddling with him. I'm so happy that Rex is fitting in so well - he's such a sweet dog and deserved the perfect home like this!

Wharton, NJ

Rex was rescued from a shelter in Philadephia, and now is living the perfect doggie life. Another tragedy averted!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bizzy and Her Forever Family

Bizzy left for her new home today. She went to live with Adam Lichtman and Tasha Gulywasz in Dover NJ. They were so happy to finally have her. She is going to be a VERY spoiled little girl. They plan on giving us tons of updates. Attached is a picture of them with Bizzy. I'm so happy for her and for them!!!

I am going to miss this little girl. She and i have been through a lot! I only cried once, and in the morning before the adoptive family came (pretty proud of myself for that lol) She is a lucky little lady!

Lisa Vaughan

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pixie Has Been Adopted

Pixie (my first foster who I picked up in early December) has gone to her forever home today near Ithaca NY. Her new parents are Jodi and Andy. She met them last weekend and when they showed up at my house today, she couldn't stop squeaking because she was so excited!

-- Jeff Cawthorne

Monday, January 18, 2010

Special Needs K9 Organization

Mike Pravetz has started "Special Needs k9", a nonprofit organization dedicating to helping special needs dogs with medical bills.

Mike writes, "My inspiration for starting "Special Needs K9, Inc." (Mr. Blue) went to an eye specialist and was our first case yesterday. The non-profit organization is fully operational (big thanx to Ellen and her daughter Alex!). The web-site is up and running at, and I hope to be helpful to the special needs doggies in NEBTR as well as all other special needs breeds.

The news about Mr. Blue much as his remaining eye is scratched and the some vessels are permanently damaged, he can see and the doctor said if the drops are administered (which they are) he is in no danger of losing his vision (That made my year). He's got a great home and gets to run about 2 miles several days a week (they're fitness people, living in a condo)."

Special Needs K9, Inc. is comprised of members, officers and volunteers. Specializing in rescue and aid to special needs dogs and other animals, our purpose and goal does not stop there. They are advocates against mistreatment of any animals, for their well-being and survival. Special Needs K9 finances medical procedures, treatments and purchases equipment that provides aid to disabled or otherwise affected animals. They find foster and forever homes for the ones that are difficult to adopt due to their disabilities. They also hire professionals to train dogs in animal shelters to help with certain behavioral issues that might have developed by being “locked up” in an undesirable environment for long periods of time. You can make a donation to help Mike and his animals by going to the website and clicking on the "Donate" button through paypal.

Mike believes, "These wonderful creatures were put on this earth to give us unconditional love and companionship. Unfortunately, some humans are not as giving as their pets. Some the pets are tortured or neglected, some get sick or injured, and in many cases they are “thrown” away into shelters, or even worse, they are euthanized. This is where we step in and make a difference. They give us so much, and we should at the very least give them a chance."