Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mornings at Lisa's House

Rescue a Human

I rescued a human today.

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life. She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.

Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Spunky is Adopted

Congratulations to Spunky, who was recently adopted by the Sellner family.  And special thanks to his foster mom, Leah Colonello!  Much love and happiness to all!

Oscar Has a Forever Home

Oscar, the Boston Terrier/Beagle mix, has found his home in Canada with Erica, Michael and Jack Metcalfe. Our sister group the Boston Terrier Rescue of Canada worked with NEBTR in this adoption. Fortunately, the treasurer of that organization lived a block away from the Metcalfes! Special thanks go to Rhea Henderson, for so lovingly taking care of Oscar, and for coordinating everything.

Erica writes, "I wanted to send you a note to let you that we have only had Oscar since Monday and we just adore him, he is such an awesome dog. I just knew when I saw his picture and write up that he was the dog for us and honestly, he is a dream. He is so gentle and kind and very well behaved and such a happy little guy.

Rhea had everything organized for us when we arrived and she packed a very nice care package for Oscar. She is such a nice lady and a great foster parent. I think she is the reason why Oscar is so wonderful.

I want to thank you again for all of your help in helping us be able to adopt him. Also, I wanted to you to know how easy it was for us to bring Oscar home. Our Customs agent simply asked us if he had all f his shots and we gave her the folder that Rhea prepared and she skimmed it over and sent us on our way. Not all customs agents are easy going though :) but I did want to let you know should any other Canadians want to adopt one of your dogs in the future.

NEBTR wrote back to her, "Thanks again for everything and I told Rhea I would keep in touch to let her know how Oscar is doing."

We all felt it was the perfect match. When somebody wants a particular dog of ours, as badly as you seemed to want Oscar, we work very hard to make it happen.

You note of happiness and love is what keeps us doing what we do. And you are right, Rhea is one of our excellent foster homes and she prepares all of her fosters with the same care and kindness for their new lives. Oscar did take a little piece of her heart with him.

I'm so glad it was smooth going through Customs.

Stay in touch. Thank you for giving this very special little guy his new forever home."

Bed Time Anyone?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Foster, Tyson

Loree Mc Owen wrote a poem to celebrate her new foster, Tyson:
Says Tyson, my foster mom wrote a poem about me:

Tyson is a wonderful doggie
Though his face may be weathered and gray
But don't let the years on him fool you
Because he still loves to run and play
He'll do tons of tricks if you feed him
Give him some lovin and he'll smile all day
He'll be your constant companion
And he promises to love, honor and obey
Do you have a home for this fella?
A place he can call his own?
Where he can lie his head each night?
A castle that needs him to fill a Throne?

Loree says Tyson is a 10 yr old neutered male whose owner, who had him since he was 10 wks old, is surrendering due to marking issues.
Tyson spent the night sniffing and eating - we've already nick named him "the vaccum". This may also account for the reason he's a little overweight (LOL) at 31 pounds.
He is sweet, low key and likes everybody. He and Skeeter are busy ignoring each other so there doesn't seem to be any domination issues.

Thanks Loree for being his foster mom.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Meadow's Portrait by a Loving Mom

Phyllis Ann Baldino shares the portrait she just painted of her Meadow, what a cutie pie!



So far there are only three of us to work at this all day fundraiser, please help us! NEBTR needs the money so we can continue to rescue and care for rescued pups.

Cynthia Musselman and Joy Riley are holding holding a fund raiser on May 5 at the Walmart in Quakertown PA from 9:00 AM TO 4:30 PM. Cynthia and Joy will be setting up at 8:30am, always need help to set up. You don't need to stay for the whole day, just whatever time you can spare.

We do very well at Walmart, in the last few years we have raised more than $500. This Walmart is now Supersized, so there are two entrances and we'll need folks to staff both. Cynthia has this so down-pat, it will flow flawlessly. Lunch, munchies and cookies will be there, so NONE of us go hungry!!

We sell Cynthia's jelly along with BT Kisses, Rescue bracelets and NEBTR branded lip gloss.

We've read we have some newbies that have offered to help with fundraisers and they live not too far away. We'd love for people to bring their pups--all are welcome. If you want to bring a crate or an ex-pen, feel free. There's ample room for both humans and pups to stretch their legs along with inside facilities for humans and a wide open space for the pups.

Of course, fundraising is our goal. But, meeting and spending time with NEBTR folks and our four legged family members--priceless.

If you have any questions, please call Cynthia at 215-538-7667

Cynthia is the energizer bunny of Walmart fundraisers, we love you Cynthia! So come on out and support her continued great efforts that help us pay the vet bills!

And big puppy kisses to Cynthia and Joy for the good deeds:)
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Monday, April 30, 2012

New Foster Boba

Meet new foster Boba!! He is a 10 month old puppy and a BUNDLE of energy!!! He has met the other dogs in his foster home and that went well, crossing our fingers he will like the cats too! Keep an eye out for updates!

Dog training

Thanks, Carolyn, for this cartoon. And it is so true!

Sam Has A Forever Home

Congratulations to Sam, who has found his forever home with Lauren Leonard in Philly!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Baby Has a Forever Home

Baby, my 10 year old foster, went to his forever home yesterday with his new best friend Tim Rehwaldt. He will be living in New York City and according to Tim he has already settled in beautifully. It was a pleasure and a privilege to foster him as he is a real gentleman. Thank you to Robin Leone for all her help and support with Baby and thank you to Tim Rehwaldt for willing to adopt and love one of our seniors for the rest of his life. This is a wonderful organization that I am so proud to be a part of. Thank you all.
And thank you, Wendy Conway, for being a good foster mom!