Saturday, November 24, 2012

Brady is Adopted

Hi Everyone,
Our last foster Brady was adopted on November 2nd right before we left on vacation.  Kim and Mike Yost, their two sons and their little Boston Bailey were so happy to add him to their family!  Kim is a NEBTR member who did a Thirty-One fundraiser for the group.  She reports that Brady is settling in nicely!  Congratulations to the Yost family!

Thank you,
Pam Hess

Kim writes:

Thank you Pam for taking good care of Brady before we could adopt him!
He is settling in very well...the boys love him and our other Boston
Bailey is getting used to not being king of the house, lol! They have
actually just started cuddling on the couch together :-) Brady is full
of energy and such a sweet boy, I can't believe anyone would let him go.
He is housebroken and has pretty good manners, he listens well (sit,
down, drop it, stay) and calms down quickly when we need him to. We are
working on the chewing, but it's not too bad as long as we keep an eye
on him. He is still young, so I expect that to improve over time. We had
to take our other Boston to the vet last week so we brought Brady as
well, she thinks he is just barely 2.

Here are some pictures of Brady settling in at our house! He is making himself right at home :-)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Chibby is Adopted

Hi Everyone.  Chibby was adopted today.  The McCarty family of  Elkton, Maryland came to visit Chibby.  It was love at first sight and the rest is history.

Thank you Robin for all your help. 

Attached is a picture of the McCarty's and Sweet Chibby.  We will miss him terribly.

-- Laurie Williamson

 Chibby came to us in early August when his owners surrendered him to a shelter.  He was not neutered as planned at the shelter because he had kennel cough and also because of the perianal hernia on his rectal area. Laurie took him to U Penn and they did the repair surgery, along with a neuter.  Poor Chibby had all that to recover from and Laurie nursed him back to health and has now placed him, with our Placement Team's help, with a lovely family who now has a great Boston.

Congratulations Laurie and thank you for your incredible care.

A huge thank you to all who do our fundraising to make these kinds of surgeries possible.

 --Sheryl Trent, President, NEBTR

Congrats on a successful placement!  It is so rewarding to see these wonderful dogs get a forever family. Thank you for all you did for Chibby.

New Foster Baby

Thank you so much for opening your home to Baby, Jamal and Stacy Ahmad.  She certainly has been through a very rough time.  It was September when we first heard about her in the WV shelter when another rescue group said they would take her.  When Jerrilyn followed up several weeks later, she found that Baby was still at the shelter and then said NEBTR would take her.  Transport was on and off because of weather, so poor Baby spent too much time there.  It had to have been very stressful for her and, you are right, she will need some time to decompress and learn her new routine, and the important thing is trust - just as you said.

Here are some notes from the Shelter that we had in the early stages of trying to get Baby....9-10 yo female whose owner went into a nursing home. Son said if they didn't take her he would just open the door and let her out. She is currently in a rescue type shelter. She is affectionate but does not like being picked up (afraid) and has some food aggression, otherwise she is good. Lively and playful for her age. She is spayed and UTD. She has a favorite toy she just loves that she has had since she was a puppy.

Our own Bulldog, Jerrilyn, was tireless in getting her to safety.  Another great job, Jerrilyn.

Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Otto's New Coat

Thank you to Erica Eshelman who gifted Otto with a fabulous new custom coat!! Erica & her daughter assisted in transporting Otto to us and fell in love with him at first sight!!

Otto is doing great and making progress in leaps & bounds. He is completely house trained (minus one accident during the Hurricane but that is totally excusable), now eats out of a bowl and walks nice & brisk on a leash. He currently enjoys a lavish lifestyle of belly rubs, blankets, snuggles and treats! He will be getting neutered shortly and will soon be ready to start looking for a furever home!!

Just look at this handsome boy in his fabulous new coat!!

Jennifer Hanly

Monday, November 19, 2012

Big Boy Foster Charlie

Thanks so much for Maria Pastuszak for fostering this gorgeous boy!  You are truly an angel to him!

Maria writes,  "One day all that will matter is the love we all share! We have our first foster with the group Charlie. The first few days were so frightening for Charlie. After only one week Charlie is now feeling safe, secure and we see more typical boston spunk emerging."

Zoey at Home

Thanks to Loretta Miner for providing a home for this beautiful girl!

Loretta writes, "Everyday when I get home from work Zoey races to the front door and gives me kisses all over the face.  Follows me from room to room.  As soon as i sit down she jumps in my lap.  She is such a lovy little girlie...
She is my buddy..."

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Member Dog of the Day: Kevin

Kevin owns Jeff Simpson.  Jeff writes,  "This is my Kevin, he is 6yrs old.  The love of my life and my best friend."


Taken from a book called: "Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life" by Larry

If you can…
If you can start the day without caffeine, If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time, If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when through no fault of yours, something goes wrong, If you can take criticism and blame without resentment, If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend, If you can conquer tension without medical help, If you can relax without liquor, If you can sleep without the aid of drugs, If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, gender preference, or politics, Then you have reached the same level of development as your dog.

Contributed by Loree Cowan