Saturday, November 26, 2011


This is Elsie. She was a rescued puppy mill puppy. She was 3/4 lb when she came to us. She getting to be an ole lady now!

-- Judy Wade

Doesn't she look like she is saying her prayers and thanking God for her family.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Mabel's Thanksgiving

Mabel has a lot to be thankful for. She was rescued on Thanksgiving by foster parents Meredith and Matt Festa, and will start the rest of her life today.

New Foster Buggs

Buggs, age 14, was dumped by his former family at a shelter in Philly because they said he wasn't eating. He is blind in one eye, and was absolutely terrified. How cruel can people be?

Beth McFadden and her husband took in the poor little guy and made him their foster, probably permanently. Buggs now can look forward to spending the rest of his life surrounded by the love and caring that the McFaddens, who are absolute angels, will give him.

This is a real Thanksgiving for Buggs!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

What Your Support Achieved

A while back, we posted a request for urgent donations to help with the medical bills and care of the many, many Bostons who have recently been in jeopardy. One of the most horrendous cases was poor Cesar, who looked like this when he found his way to animal control in September. He looked like this:

You all responded amazingly to his plight, and donated a record amount, enough to provide care for him. He was taken under the wing of foster mom Carolyn McCarthy, who continued to nurture him.

And this is Cesar today!

Here he is playing with his foster siblings Manny and Minnie:

More good news for Cesar - he has been adopted by Laura Ratsavong and Kenneth Young and now lives in Brooklyn.

Way to go Cesar! And thank you again to everyone who helped heal this boy so that he can have a forever home with a family who loves him. That is what rescue is all about!

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Spanky the Tricky Terrier

This is my Boston rescue Spanky that I got about 5 years ago through NEBTR. He was in a kill shelter, half dead, when we got the call and I just fell in love with his one brown eye and one blue eye. Anyway, we all know how Bostons just love their balls! Enjoy, and yes, he is one talented little man NEBTR saved from death. He was saved just four short hours before his time was up, and look at him now!

--Debbie Wanner and Spanky

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dog Letters to God

Dear GOD:

Dear God: Is it on purpose our names are the same, only reversed?

Dear God: Why do humans smell the flowers, but seldom, if ever, smell one another?

Dear God: When we get to heaven, can we sit on your couch? Or is it still the same old story?

Dear God: Why are there cars named after the jaguar, the cougar, the mustang, the colt, the stingray, and the rabbit, but not ONE named for a Dog? How often do you see a cougar riding around? We do love a nice ride! Would it be so hard to rename the 'Chrysler Eagle' the 'Chrysler Beagle'?

Dear God: If a Dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him, is he still a bad Dog?

Dear God: More meatballs, less spaghetti, please.

Dear God: We Dogs can understand human verbal instructions, hand signals, whistles, horns, clickers, beepers, scent ID's, electromagnetic energy fields, and Frisbee flight paths. What do humans understand?

Dear God: Are there mailmen in Heaven? If there are, will I have to apologize?

Dear God: Let me give you a list of just some of the things I must remember to be a good Dog.
1. I will not eat the cats' food before they eat it or after they throw it up.
2. I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc., just because I like the way they smell.
3. The Litter Box is not a cookie jar.
4. The sofa is not a 'face towel'.
5. The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff.
6. I will not play tug-of-war with Dad's underwear when he's on the toilet.
7. Sticking my nose into someone's crotch is an unacceptable way of saying 'hello'.
8. I don't need to suddenly stand straight up when I'm under the coffee table
9. I must shake the rainwater out of my fur before entering the house - not after.
10. I will not come in from outside and immediately drag my butt across the carpet.
11. I will not sit in the middle of the living room and lick my crotch.
12. The cat is not a 'squeaky toy' so when I play with him and he makes that noise, it's usually not a good thing.

P.S. Dear God: When I get to Heaven may I have my testicles back?

BT Cruisers November Newsletter

The BT Cruisers, a Rochester New York sister group, has published their November Newsletter. Click to read all about what this very active group is up to. And pictured above is Joan Stark's crew, including 14 year old permanent foster Belle. Aren't they adorable?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Love at First Bark

Congratulations to NEBTR member Julie Klam on the publication of her new book Love at First Bark!

Amazon says, "The bestselling memoirist shows how saving a dog can sometimes help you save yourself.

Julie Klam writes about dogs with a rollicking wit and a radiating warmth-as no other writer can. In her bestselling memoir You Had Me at Woof, she shared the secrets of happiness she learned as an occasionally frazzled but always devoted owner of Boston terriers. Now, with the same enchanting, pop culture-infused amalgam of humor and poignancy that reached the The New York Times and the Today show and won the hearts of readers across the country, she returns with more humorous insight into life with canine companions.

Klam focuses here on dog rescue, and its healing power not only for the dogs who are cared for and able to find good homes, but also for the people who bond with these animals. Klam became involved with rescue after years as an owner of pure dogs. She was looking for a way to help and participate in a community, but she never imagined just how much she would receive in return. The dogs she has rescued through the years have filled her life with laughter and contentment, sorrow and frustration, and they have made certain that she never has a dull moment. Along the way, she has collected stories from friends who have also found that guiding dogs to nurturing homes made their own lives richer. These experiences, which show us that even in our smallest gestures we can make a big difference, inspired Love at First Bark."

Click on this link to purchase it on Amazon.

NEBTR was represented at the launch party for Julie's book at Word Bookstore in Brooklyn. What a fun night!

Alyson, Carolyn, Julie

Ellen, Julie

Then we had a party with Fiorello and Wisteria Klam at Kamp Kanine. They were so proud of their mom, although they didn't want to stand still for their portraits!