Saturday, December 15, 2012

Flo After Surgery

She is doing great so far! Eating, resting and SEEING!  Thanks to all who are contributing for her care - this enabled her to have her surgery!

Jerrilyn Walter

Update on Petey

Petey was my foster and is doing fantastic.  Here's a pic from a few months ago when I went to visit him.  He learned to flush birds from his Ridgeback brother and sister.  That  is an actual piece of deer hide hanging from his mouth, it's his prize possession.

Robin C

Friday, December 14, 2012

Oscar's Christmas

Merry Christmas from Oscar and his brother Bluey!

Merry Christmas From Joan Stark's Crew

Roxy Puppy is Adopted

I just spoke to the adopting family, and they are thrilled to be approved to take Roxy. Maggie, my five year old is going to be so bored when she is gone!! I've gotten quite attached to her in the last two weeks. She is stuck like glue on me as soon as I sit down on the couch or bring her up on the bed with me.
The transfer is scheduled for Thursday right now during the day. My 13 yr old wants to get picked up from school and go with us-- he is such a part of every Boston we foster!
I do have to say, after two weeks of playful wrestling, yipping, purloined socks and shoes, and shredded mail, I am ready for some downtime :) Senior BT's are a world of difference to foster!

Marjorie on LI

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Katie is Adopted

Good news everyone.  Katie went to her forever home yesterday.  While the whole fostering thing is bittersweet, it is also so rewarding.  I know will have a wonderful life.
Linda Vermeylen
Elmwood Park, NJ

Linda, thanks for doing such a great job with Katie.  We are all happy for her and happy for her new family. Thank you for finding her forever home. What a great Christmas present!!

Dinner Time

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Big Boy Charlie is Adopted

Big Boy Charlie is in his forever home in New Jersey. This was meant to be! The family will soon be empty nester's. What an amazing family! Charlie will be the center of their world.

Charlie will be pampered for life! The family has suffered great hardship this year topped off by the loss of their 14 yr old boston. Today marked the beginning of the healing process for them. Charlie seemed at home at once the teen son playing tug-o-war on the floor, Charlie ran to the door when he had to tinkle. They already had food and water waiting for Charlie and before we left Charlie was trying to nab the left over food off the counters. I know Charlie needed them but I think they needed him more! This is why we do what we do...thanks to all of you for making this day possible.

Awesome first adoption experience with NEBTR the constant guidance and support were incredible! We look forward to the next foster in need.
Thank you!

And thank you Maria for opening up your heart and home to this adorable boy in need!  We are so happy to have you as part of NEBTR.

Winter Weather Advice

Never let your dog off the leash on snow or ice, especially during a snowstorm, dogs can lose their scent and easily become lost. More dogs are lost during the winter than during any other season, so make sure yours always wears ID tags.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy 5th Gotcha Day, Beadoe

It was 5 years ago today that I was "dog sitting" Beadoe and he never left.  What an awesome little brat!


Happy Birthday Willie

Willie is 10 - happy birthday to my little old soul.
Willie came to NEBTR approx 8 yrs ago. He stole my heart and never left.
How time flies...

Jen Bevensee

Monday, December 10, 2012

Gizmo is Adopted

Carolyn of Kamp Kanine has adopted another of her lucky fosters, Gizmo.  Gizmo is a 6 year old boy who Carolyn described as "just super."  Gizmo is happy anywhere, as long as he is with his people. He will
sleep all day or hike all day whatever you want to do!

Carolyn has found the perfect forever Dad for Gizmo!  She says, "For all the people that say they would never be able to give the rescue up, needs to meet all the super forever homes I do. I have soo many extended dog families! Foster-adopt don't shop!"

Thank you again, Carolyn, for another perfect placement, and for all that you do!

Holiday Greetings from the Silky family

Dogs are not Gifts

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Otto Goes to the Rainbow Bridge

Around midnight on December 6, Otto went into a grand mal seizure while he was sleeping. It lasted about 40 minutes and he was unable to come out of it. I cannot believe I am saying this, but he passed away.

My family and I are dumbfounded, heart broken and absolutely beside ourselves. I am truly sick over this. We came to love him so much over the past two months and I know he loved us too.

My heart is very heavy right now...

Jennifer Hanly

Jenn, thank you for being there for Otto at his time of greatest need.    You gave him two months of unconditional love, more than he had his entire life. He left surrounded by love; what a blessing.

Dear Jen and family,

Your notes to us about Otto were always so beautiful and loving.  We know the incredible pain you are all feeling now at his loss and that there will always be a place in your hearts that belongs to him.

Thank you for giving him the best time of his life.


Sheryl and the Board of Directors

And here is Jenn's beautiful thank you note to everyone for their kind words:

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and sympathies.  I must admit that I am very bruised and deeply saddened by Otto's passing.  My partner is equally devastated.  She spends the most time daily with the dogs and Otto just ADORED her.  Whenever she sat, he was in her lap.  He followed her everywhere, even waited for her outside the Ladies Room.  We called him her boyfriend!!

Otto showed no signs of illness and never had a seizure with us.  His very last night was like every other night.  We all go up to the bedroom, both dogs got their little bedtime cookie and then one at a time they get into their bed, were covered with their blankies, got a kiss on the head & went "nite-nite".  (I know - I'm weird, but I am totally ok with it.)  Picture attached.

Otto had the best few months here. He did not deserve to have such a short life or leave us the the way that he did. He was a joy to have and everyone that met him fell in love with him immediately - including our own Members who assisted in his transport, the ladies at our Groomer's and even our Vets.  Two of them came out to personally handle his intake yesterday morning and were shocked that he had passed.

I will be forever grateful to Ms. Ellen Hansen for her kindness and virtual "hand holding" during Otto's seizure and passing.  I was quite hysterical and very emotional.  She was the voice of reason and calmness just when I needed it the most.

Attached is one of our favorite pictures of Otto.  He was a very handsome little boy that we will always carry in our hearts.  I know he is in heaven, running free with my beautiful Boxer girl, Shining, and all the other sweet fur-babies that have passed.

Thank you,


Holiday Pet Protection, Poisonous Plants

Poisonous Plants

We all like making our homes more festive for the holidays. We enjoy the green foliage and colorful flowers of plants. Unfortunately, many of the plants we have in our homes during the holidays can be poisonous to pets. If ingested, holly (leaves and berries) causes stomach upset and can be potentially fatal to both dogs and cats. Mistletoe upsets stomachs and can cause heart collapse, while hibiscus may cause diarrhea. Poinsettias have an irritating sap that can cause blistering in the mouth and stomach upset. So when you brighten up your home, place these plants well out of your dog's reach, or use imitation holiday plants.

Buster is Adopted

Buster is being adopted! Getting all his belongings together so he can start his new life in Philly! Yeah

--Carolyn McCarthy, Foster Mom

And a special heartfelt thanks to Carolyn.  She has been the foster mom for countless souls for NEBTR.  She is amazing and we are blessed to have her on our team.  Carolyn, thank you for everything you do!!

Who's the Boss?