Saturday, August 4, 2012

Meet Georgie

Meet Georgie! This sweet guy is approx. 4-5 years old (we're not sure!) and 24 lbs. He was left at a shelter by his owner who could no longer afford him. The shelter was so full that Georgie was scheduled to be put down that same weekend, but thankfully, we got to him first! Georgie is a total sweetheart who just wants to be loved - he needs nothing more in life than a human who he can trust and who will love him back and snuggle with him on the couch.

He is a very timid dog - he takes a long time to adjust to new surroundings and any type of change make him very nervous. He needs to go to a loving, patient home that understands he needs unconditional love and someone who is willing to show him he has nothing to be afraid of. Georgie is a very low energy dog - he does great with one walk a day and then is content to lay around the rest of the day. He'll do great with someone who is also lower energy, or who likes to take leisurely strolls around the neighborhood. No worrying about how to calm this dog down!

Despite being a bit nervous, Georgie gets along with anyone and everyone. He loves people, loves dogs and does great with cats - he hasn't even glanced at the cats in his foster home (we think they make him nervous!). So he would be great for someone who has never had a dog in the home and is worried to how cats will react. Even though Georgie does well with other dogs, he isn't so much into playing with them; he would rather sniff them and then leave them to their own devices. He won't do well as a companion of an active dog he would be expected to run around with all day. Same goes with children - he is great with them and won't jump or run them over, but he is certainly not a dog who wants to run after kids or be considered a playmate for them.

Georgie is fully house broken, up to date on all his shots, walks wonderfully on a leash, and is the quietest dog in the world - you'll never hear a peep out of him! He's just here waiting for a family of his very own to adopt him and show him unconditional love and that there is nothing to be nervous about.

Georgie is currently being fostered in Wharton, NJ and his adoption fee will be $450.00


Home is the place where, when you go there, they have to let you raid the refrigerator

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hank Has a Forever Home


 Congratulations to Hank, and his forever family Brad Estabrook and Liz O'Connell.  Liz writes:

Hi everyone,

I wanted to give you all an update on our foster, Hank.  Hank is doing wonderfully!  We brought him to our own vet for some vaccinations (he had seen our former vet before) and she thinks he's not as old as the shelter originally thought.  She felt he might only be 6 or 7, rather than 10!  He has really come into his own.  Every morning he joins us on our bed to let us know he's ready for a walk, but he waits patiently until we're ready.  Unfortunately, I can't say the same for our own BT, Charlie!

Hank just returned from a week in Maine with us.  He loves car rides, and he enjoyed the chance to run around.  He went swimming with us for the first time, but I'm not so sure he's dying to do it again.  He is quite a hound dog, and was able to sniff out many less than pleasant things in the fields that we had to take away from him.  He's also really started to play.  It's so great to see him so happy.  Oh, and he was a part of our wedding.  I've attached a pic.  Hank is the red one on the right.

Brad and I are just over the moon for him, so we've decided to adopt him!  We are so happy to him as part of our family.  Thank you, NEBTR, for sending him our way.

Brooklyn, NY

Enjoying the Good Life

NEBTR boy Maxy enjoying our vacation in the Finger Lakes last week. He LOVES the water. I swear her is smiling in this picture... so content. We adopted him in late January... love this boy. You can see his "sister" Bailey in the background in her yellow life vest.

Thanks to Jody Yorty for this great photo of her boy, Maxy!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Nitro Hates Waking Up

Dogs of 9/11

Nearly 100 dogs worked at the trade center ten years ago; only 13 are left. These are the surviving dogs that worked the trade center that are still alive but retired, they are heroes too. Their eyes say everything you need to know about them.

Moxie, 13, from Winthrop , Massachusetts , arrived with her handler, Mark Aliberti, at the World Trade Center
on the evening of September 11 and searched the site for eight days.

Tara, 16, from Ipswich , Massachusetts , arrived at the World Trade Center on the night of the 11th.
The dog and her handler Lee Prentiss were there for eight days.

Kaiser, 12, pictured at home in Indianapolis , Indiana , was deployed to the World Trade Center
on September 11 and searched tirelessly for people in the rubble.

Bretagne and his owner Denise Corliss from Cypress , Texas , arrived at the site in New York
on September 17, remaining there for ten days.

Guinness, 15, from Highland , California , started work at the site with Sheila McKee
on the morning of September 13 and was deployed at the site for 11 days.

Merlyn and his handler Matt Claussen were deployed to Ground Zero on September 24,
working the night shift for five days.


Red, 11, from Annapolis , Maryland , went with Heather Roche to the Pentagon from September 16
until the 27 as part of the Bay Area Recovery Canines.

Abigail, above, was deployed on the evening of September 17, searching for 10 days while Tuff
arrived in New York at 11:00 PM on the day of attack to start working early the next day.