Saturday, January 3, 2015

Goodbye to Keeper

Scooby is Thankfor

Scooby here! Wishing you all a VERY Happy New Year! I am back with my Foster Mom and I came home from vacation to, get this...MORE PRESENTS!

I am so very thankful for the new Red Sweater (my mom thinks the red looks GREAT on me!!), healthy Blue Buffalo treats, new kong balls and a WHOLE bag of Food!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you to my anonymous gifters and to Gemma Zarrillo! I love you guys so much and couldn't make it without you!!!

Here's some pictures of my handsome self enjoying the new presents! LUB YOU!!!! **Kisses**


Sarah Rogers
Foster Mom to Scooby

Lang Syne the Pack Rat

Such a funny little dog. I swear a more appropriate name for her would
be "Pack Rat." I had her with me this morning while cleaning up the
kitchen. She sleeps in a covered crate at night, and goes in there
sometimes to nap. She is very particular on how the blankets are
arranged, and I often find her in the crate doing some redecorating with
the blankets.
This afternoon I looked in the crate, and found a toy that she had shown
no interest in earlier, my dusting mop and a dog dish! So funny!

She's a sweetie.

Chris & Lang Syne

I love that!!  It reminds me of my foster Puka who was a great collector of things!  She would make a new pile (we called a nest) every morning with various things from around the house and lay right in the middle.  Enjoy that Lang - Syne girl.
That is so funny! But how sweet. When I first got my Sadie ( mill momma), she would take everything to her crate, but mostly my shoes. It is so funny, isn't it. I get the shoes, as they probably smell like me; do you think she is telling you she'd like to help you clean???


Happy Gotcha Day Maxy Moo

One year ago today, I brought Maxy Moo home.
He was a hot mess - he was so badly neglected, was very unhealthy,
wasn't potty trained at all and cried constantly.
One year later, he is a new man. He still has skin issues and needs to
wear a sweater but the light in his eyes speaks volumes.
His appetite is fantastic, his spirits are high and the only time he
cries is when he waits at the door to go out.
This dog has blown my mind.
While he has been a handful, I wouldn't trade him for the world.
Happy gotcha day my sweet Maxster!

Jerrilyn Walter

Friday, January 2, 2015

Successful Shopping





Special thanks to Chris Cassner for her brilliant ideas in making this a reality, and to all of those who have purchased and donated!

If you haven't been in a while, check out all of our items!

Jax Gets Plenty of Belly Rubs

My happy boy, Jax, is getting plenty of belly rubs!! Thank you for rescuing him from the puppy mill!! We adore him!!
Patti M

Tuna Takes a Stroll

Well, we tried to take a family walk yesterday but we're having issues since Emmy INSISTED on holding Tuna's leash, but he kept pulling her, so we made special arrangements.

Happy new year everyone!



Thursday, January 1, 2015

Lea the Wonderwoman

Dodger's Second Christmas in His Foster Home

Oscar's Fifth Christmas

Rondo Enjoying his Bone

New Foster Lang Syne

With the help of Shannon Gentile, I just picked up the last foster dog of 2014 for NEBTR.  She's a 7 year old mill dog, and she will start out 2015 with an entirely new life.  She's a tiny girl, with a cute under-bite, and sometimes she shows off her too toofers in the front.  Just adorable!  Everything is new to her, but she likes people, so this transition to her new life is off to a great start.

 I wanted to pick a name that let everyone know she's a new years eve dog.  So I named her Lang Syne.
I looked up the meaning of the song and thought it was interesting.  Here is the meaning behind "Auld Lang Syne."

Happy New Years to EVERYONE!
Chris & Lang Syne

The 'Auld Lang Syne' lyrics and words were written by poet Robert Burns, and first published in 1787.
The words 'Auld Lang Syne' literally translates from old Scottish dialect meaning 'Old Long Ago' and is about love and friendship in times past.

The song begins by posing a rhetorical question as to whether it is right that old times be forgotten, and is generally interpreted as a call to remember long-standing friendships.  Should old acquaintances be forgotten?  Heck no!

The Meaning of 'Auld' is "Old" and the meaning of 'Lang Syne ' is "Long Since". The lyrics "We'll take a cup o' kindness yet" refers to the tradition of raising a glass, or a cup o' kindness meaning with "good will, friendship and kind regard" and in remembrance of "noble deeds.".

Auld Lang Syne : Lyrics

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

2014 in Photos from Google

Moosha Has a Forever Home

Please welcome Moosha to the Donnell Clan!

Brady Thanks Eileen Giltz

A huge thank you to Eileen Giltz. Brady got  new sweater, bear toy shampoo and treats. I think Eileen bought all the gifts so far. How wonderful . thank you! 

Update on Troy Aikman, Now Freddy Mayonnaise

We adopted Freddy Mayonnaise (Troy Aikmen) right before Christmas. Couldn't have gotten a better gift for our household! He is running 2 miles every-other day, snuggling with his big brother Elvis Pickles and loves to look out the window at all of the sights. Thanks to NEBTR for your volunteer work and helping us find our new furry baby! We love this little snuggle snorter so much!

Update on Fenway

Tammy Cunningham :

Rescue is the gift that keeps's Fenway. I've been in my forever home 7 mommy loves to take my picture...happy new year...

BamBam Says Thanks

Pearl Chews Her First Bome

Rocky V Thanks Santa

Update on Roxy - She Has Her Own Facebook Page

Organic Lip Balm

Happy New Year From Foster Mom Amanda

I just wanted to say happy new year to the entire group and thank you for letting us join this amazing team. ️Zach and I have had such a wonderful experience since joining in August. This is the best group we have ever fostered for and I thank each and everyone of you for your support, guidance, and love during fostering. We look forward to 2015 and continuing our journey with NEBTR and fostering. Happy new year from our family to yours!!!

Amanda McLean

Happy Holidays from Milo

Happy Gotcha Day George

Two years ago today we picked our sweet forever foster George up in Warrensburg, NY.  He is an absolute doll. He has come so far from the very scared guy that we brought home.

Cindy Kaiser
Delmar, NY

George looks quite at home and happy to pose for the photo.
Happy Gotcha Day to George

Happy New Year 2015

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Pangya got Antlers


DIY Coconut Oil Treatments

Found these Do It Yourself treatments with coconut oil. I have used the Lip Balm (minus the red palm oil) for Jaxx's nose as it stays cracked most of the winter. So far, no cracks this year!
There may be a few other uses you can try on your dogs (coconut oil body treatment), but I know everyone has coconut oil on hand and thought I'd share.

Northfield NJ

DIY Coconut Oil Treatments

Vegas says Thank You Secret santa!

Vegas would like to thank Tara Conforte for his secret Santa presents!! Doesn't he look handsome in his new sweater?! Thank you!!!

Omar says Thanks Secret Santa!

Omar would like to thank his secret Santa! His new collar fits him perfectly and he LOVES the bully stick ring and kong stuffing. His sister claimed the kong toy for herself! Thank you !!!

Zoey Says Thanks Secret Santa!

Zoey would like to thank Jennifer Warwick for her secret Santa presents! She loves the toys (she carries them around in her mouth and we call them her babies). The bully stick ring is one of her favorites too! Thank you!!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Thank you!!

Molly likes her presents!

New Foster Hattie

I just wanted to update everyone on Hattie.

She is one of the three that were surrendered by the backyard breeder in Rochester after an attack on one of her other dogs; she's the one with 3 legs. Joan and Jess drove hours yesterday to get her out of the shelter before Xmas! (I had the shortest drive time at 3 hours to give perspective! Thank you ladies!)

Anyhow, Hattie is settling in nicely. She was just spayed on Monday, so I am keeping her very confined. It makes it a no brainer to keep her separated from the other dogs. When you come close to her, she wiggles her whole back end. It's so cute! She seems very gentle and loving. She likes squeaky balls and chewies.
I've picked her up to get her in and out of the car, but I've been trying to limit that now due to her incision. She is wonderous the way she gets around on just three legs. She has to hop rather than walk. She manages the stairs in and out of my home to use the restroom. She's truly amazing! Again, I've been limiting this activity to the minimum because she was just spayed.

I can't even guess how she lost her leg. It is healed so well, it must have been years ago- despite the fact that she's only 3 years 11 months. She came with AKC papers, so it seems that is all that the former owners cared about- breeding her, missing leg or not.

Last but not least, she came with nothing but a tiny collar. I would like to set up a wish list for her if anyone can point me in the right direction. She could really use a harness, dog bed, and squeaky toys. I'm glad her life of breeding is behind her. Send this little lady lots of love!

Sandee Herrington

Romeo Likes to Watch TV

A hearty welcome to the new NEBTR members. You have joined a dedicated and caring group of people.

I live in Delaware and am fostering Romeo, who is a young boy (about a year and 1/2), and who is very nervous around strangers. I learned something more about him tonight--he likes television shows about dogs! We were watching the movie about Hachi (the dog from Japan who met his master at the train station every day and continued coming to the station for 9 years after his master had died). Romeo kept jumping off the couch and to go to the TV for a closer look. I've tried to include the photo. I'll also attach a file (as I've not had good luck with including photos showing up). Hopefully you'll be able to see it!

Shawna Corsello
Newark, DE
my Bostons, Panda and Buddy Holly, NEBTR foster Romeo, and Pomeranian foster Mindy Mouse

Delilah Enjoyed Christmas With Her Family

The best Christmas of her life for this puppy mill survivor!


Wilbur Thanks Santa

Wilbur would like to say thank you very much to the Keene family for the gifts he received on Christmas eve!  Thanks for thinking of him!  Happy New year! 

Leslie and Wilbur 
Morgan PA

Frodo's DNA Is In

Cupcake's Adventures

Thanks to her secret Santa Cupcake is enjoying her new Kong!

 Cupcake also likes to watch the squirrels!

Remy Thanks Santa

Special thanks to my Secret Santa family....Kristen & John Mallin and their BT's Neely & Charlie!  Thank you so much for thinking of me.  I love my new harness and my sweatshirt hoodie too!!

Holiday hugs and kisses,
xo Remy xo

Update on Bruno

Hi I am Bruno's foster mom he is doing every well , he is sweet and loves to cuddle . He is doing great with my own dogs and cats . He love squeak toy and at night I have to put them away so I don't hear them all night ,he is a pleasure to have and today is the first day that he saw me put my sneakers on and know that I was taking them for a walk . He absolutely loves to go for a car ride .

Mary Thomas
Feeding Hills Ma
Sent from my iPad

That is such a sweet update. :)  I can picture you picking up squeakies as you head for bed, and his eyes lighting up as he realizes what your sneakers mean in regards to his day.   

Thanks for the smile. - Chris C

More on Leroy - Week 5 in Foster Care

Good morning!

Today makes 5 weeks that Leroy has been in our care.  Thought I would give an update on this amazing little guy.

We have mastered sitting, using the crate, mobility continues to improve with little to no issue. Appetite is good. Continues to do well around children and other dogs ... and most importantly loves cuddles.

Attached is one of my "favorite" pix of this little guy. Who wouldn't want this guy? I know I do and I am trying really hard not to be a foster failure. :)

New Rochelle, NY
Foster Mom to Leroy
Fur-ever mom to Kai Xin

Duncan's Happiness

Duncan had a lot of issues when he came into my foster care back in March 2014, and I hate to say that most of his issues still exist, despite our many efforts. He has good days and he has bad days. However, no matter how bad the day is, we still end it the same way every night by crawling into bed together and falling asleep nestled against each other. Duncan is a very anxious dog and has become extremely attached to me. I like to call him my shadow – he doesn’t like to leave my side. Even in the home, I must let him know when I am leaving the room so he knows to follow me or else he will start crying until I come find him. 

But this isn't all about Duncan. My family also wouldn't be complete without Duncan in it. I can't imagine a day without him and I look forward to every day I have to look forward to spending with him in the future. It may have taken 14 years for Duncan to find where he always belonged, but I know we will make each other happy for the rest of his fragile life.

I really want to thank the volunteers at NEBTR for changing the lives of dogs like Duncan. I hate to even think of other dogs who are tossed to the side and never given a second chance. NEBTR has changed my outlook on Senior dogs and dogs with disabilities. I am so grateful for each and every one of you, no matter what your role is for NEBTR, for giving these precious souls a second chance at life.

Alyssa and Duncan
Saint Marys, PA

What a wonderful story. 
Congratulations on the adoption! - Chris

I am so happy for Duncan I could cry!  He is a very lucky boy! - Loretta

This is the best news ever!!! So happy for you both! Duncan has indeed hit the lottery when he got to you. - Stacie