Sunday, May 31, 2009

Trooper's Name Suits Him Well

I had the pleasure of visiting with Trooper immediately following his surgery on Friday. The rescue vet showed me the before and after Xrays, and he feels very confident that he'll make a full recovery. He was able to insert a pin vs. a plate, so that not only lowered the cost of the procedure a bit, but it will mean a shorter recovery period. He estimates the pin can be removed in about eight weeks. Trooper's tail was wagging constantly, despite the effects of the anesthesia. He is such a friendly boy, and wanted to be petted and put his head on any available lap.

The current plan is for temporary foster care this week in Ashland, KY, thanks to a volunteer's family member. We are hoping to pull a transport together for this coming weekend to Pittsburgh, PA, where Trooper will remain until he is adopted. He already has an interested family in NJ, so we hope they will fall in love with him as we have. He's a special boy, and he's on his way to a new and wonderful life.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dottie URGENTLY Needs A Home

Dottie is a young GSP in desperate need of a foster or adoptive home. She's in a rural, KY shelter, and her time is up on Tuesday, 6/2! She is described as a sweet gal who is a little shy at first. Once she gets to know you, she'll shower you with affection. She loves to be petted and loved. She'll need adequate exercise and a fenced yard.

Temporary foster care in KY would be helpful, as we can buy some time to arrange transport for Dottie to one of our other rescue groups. There simply are not enough adoptive homes in KY, so most GSPs must be transported elsewhere for placement.

If you can help, please contact me at:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Need Help in Arkansas, MO or Memphis, TN Area...

We are looking for temporary foster help for six GSP pups in Arkansas, MO or Memphis, TN area. They are due to be transported to MA next weekend. They were headed that way this coming weekend, but all dogs entering MA must be held in a mandatory quarantine at an approved facility. All facilities are full, and cannot accommodate the pups. So, transport is on hold. They are in an UNSAFE situation and need a place to go until transport runs again next weekend.

The pups can be split up for foster, but require secure fencing and crates. They will receive second round of shots tomorrow. They are 3.5 months old. Friendly but VERY active, of course. Foster would need to be able to meet the transport next week, at the times/places below.

They are currently in Cherokee Village, AR, and we will probably have transport assistance to get them to a foster. Resources and contacts are very limited in the area, so we are desperate for help.

The transport runs through the following cities/towns NEXT Thursday and Friday:

9:00 PM Poplar Bluff MO : the BP gas station at 67 & S Business
10:30-11:00 PM Walnut Ridge AR Bowling Alley

7:30 AM Friday Cracker Barrel, 3101 Springhill Drive, N Little Rock, AR
10:30 -11:00 AM Memphis TN exit 20 off Rt. 40E Canada Road (take a right, fireworks store parking lot)

Contact Michelle Salyers – if you can assist.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Adorable Adoptable - Max

Max is a 7 month old, 48# solid liver GSP that was surrendered from his family. They did not realize the time and energy a GSP needs. Max's foster folks say, "Max is a real keeper! Someone is going to get a phenominal GSP!" Max has been to basic obedience training and really knows his stuff! As with any young boy, he will benefit from continued training. He loves to play fetch and retrieve, is calm in the house and doesn't have 'accidents.' He sleeps in his crate quietly at night. What more could you ask for? We will give preference to a home with a fenced yard, commitment to training, and experience with GSPs.
Max is up-to-date with routine shots and neutered.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Arkansas Pups

Pics of the seven Arkansas pups we are rescuing. They are a result of an accidental breeding between two GSPs. Family lives in busy road, and mama dog was killed last Friday after being struck by a car. :-(

The puppies will find new homes in Connecticut and Massachusetts. They will be transported by the lovely folks at AlphaDog Transport

It will be a long trip from Arkansas to Massachusetts, but once in MA, the pups will be spayed/neutered, then will be going to their new families. All of them already have homes lined up for them. Their new moms and dads can't wait to meet them! :-)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Trooper's Chance

Sweet little Trooper the German Shorthaired Pointer was found running around the roads in Ashland, KY. When he arrived at the shelter, it was discovered that his rear right leg was broken. Thankfully, the folks at the Ashland Animal Rescue Fund were there to help. They immediately sent pain medication to the shelter, and within a few days, had him at the vet for an Xray. The vet determined it was an old break, that had never been set. Poor thing has been hobbling on a broken leg for who knows how long. :-(

The vet says the leg is still viable, and he can re-break it, set and repair the leg. With some rest and time to recover, Trooper should be as good as new! He is a young boy with a heart of gold. He loves to cuddle and be close. How anyone could look at that face and allow him to suffer is a mystery.

The vet estimates approximately $1500 - $1600 for all procedures, Xrays, follow-up care, pain management, etc.

We need your help! Let's give Trooper the chance to walk and run without pain or discomfort. A chance his former owner did not give him. Donate here:

The Ashland Animal Rescue Fund, in cooperation with GSP Rescue, will be trying to locate a quiet foster home for Trooper, as he'll need to take it easy for a while. If you have a spot in your heart and home for a special boy like trooper, please e-mail Amy at: or Michelle at:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fight Fleas the Natural Way

This is by far one of the best natural flea sprays I have tried. Spray it on your pet prior to their trip outside. It has a non-offensive odor, and will repel fleas (and quite often, ticks). I use it on all five of my dogs, and also on my foster dogs. Works great!

Kathy Santo, the creator, also offers all natural de-stress drops, anti-chewing spray, anti-nausea drops, and dog wipes for in-between bath time. Awesome all natural products!

Friday, May 1, 2009

New Pet Airline

Here's to hoping they will offer a discount to rescue groups, to help more pets find their way to new homes.