'Latest News' Archive for July 2012


Posted Jul 30, 2012 at 4:06 pm in Latest News

Adopted!!CongRATulations to the Easley family.Say howdy to Roger!  Roger’s foster mom calls him “Roger Dodger” because he is such an active, playful boy.  He is a year old or likely even younger, according to our vets.  Roger is a beautiful blue tri-color, and is a very nice example of a rat terrier.  He is full of energy and loves to retrieve a toy.   If nobody will play with him, he is quite content to play by himself.  He will fetch a toy or a ball until your arm is worn out from throwing and tugging at it.  He wants so badly for the other dogs in his foster home to play with him, and has discovered that if he runs flat-out in the backyard, some of the other dogs will give chase!  (but they never catch him)  Roger is doing very well with his housetraining, and is enjoying the doggie door in his foster home.  He has to investigate every little noise, and is a very curious.  Roger weighs between 12 and 13 pounds and is athletic.  He would be an excellent agility, fly ball, or performance candidate.  His foster mom reports that she has seen absolutely no aggression in Roger, and he’s just a happy boy all the time.  For lots of photos of this handsome guy, see his album:  

ADOPTED!! Princess Daisy

Posted Jul 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm in Latest News

ADOPTED!!   This darling girl is originally from Tennessee.  She had a wonderful life and then it turned upside down when her owner was moved to a nursing home and no one else was able to take care of her. She was confused and very scared about what would happen to her, even on her long bus ride to her foster home in Connecticut.  Princess is an extremely sweet, calm, loving little 6.1 lb. ball of fur. She is a senior citizen of 9 years, but she chases balls or toys with the best of them. She is not thrilled with walking, but will do so if coaxed, and does very well on a leash. She is learning basic commands and has “stay” down pat, “shake” is getting there, and “sit” is sporadic. After her last outside potty break at 9 P.M., she goes to bed and sleeps on top of the covers wrapped in a blanket (if the AC is on) and will stay there, peacefully, all night. The bed is always dry and clean in the a.m. She has had a few accidents in the house, but it may be due to her new surroundings and being unsure of what’s going to happen to her. If kept on a reasonable schedule, she is doing every well with her housetraining, and always responds to the grass under her feet! She tends to gravitate to one person in the house and if that person is behind a closed door, she’ll bark until they magically reappear. She would probably do best with someone who works from home or a senior citizen like herself.  She would probably not do well in an active household with small children.  She would prefer to be the only pet in the house so her forever person(s) can dote on her the way she deserves. She is a fairly low maintenance sweetheart and will bless the life of whoever can give this girl permanent home.  She has a lot of love to offer, and all she asks for is a little in return. To view photos. Click Here

ADOPTED!! Princess

Posted Jul 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm in Latest News


CongRATulations to the Palmer family!

Meet Princess!  Princess is a delightful little lady, approximately 5 years old. She is petite at 11 pounds and around 11 inches tall at the shoulder. She is being fostered in Sonora CA.  This is an extra special, very sweet girl. She is calm in the house, rides nicely in the car and enjoys going for walks. She is housebroken and has no trouble with other dogs – even big ones, or cats. She has a very quiet personality, but she will alert you if someone dares to ring the doorbell.  Princess was rescued from a county animal control shelter, so her history is a mystery.  She is sensitive to movement, such as doors closing behind her and tossed toys or treats, so she would be more comfortable in a home with adults only or older children. She is very snuggly, but cautious with petting, perhaps she was not treated nicely in her former life. She is coming around now with lots of love and gentle treatment.  Like most Rat Terriers we know, Princess is very happy cuddled up next to you to watch some TV and likes to burrow under the blankets at night. Her foster siblings are not cooperative, but she would very much like to run around the yard and play with them. Princess went on her first hiking adventure recently and she loves snoozing outside in the California sunshine.  Princess is ready for her loving forever home and she will give you that love back a million times over!  For photos of Princess in her foster home, see her photo album: 


Posted Jul 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm in Latest News


CongRATulations to the Martin family!

Say hello to Bella!  “Bella” is the word for “beautiful” in Italian, and this little girl is just that!  Bella is only about a year and a half old, and weighs close to 18 pounds.  She is an active girl, who really must have a securely fenced backyard to run and play.  And boy, does this girl like to play!  She may play too roughly for a much smaller dog.   Bella would be great in an active family with a lot of kids to play with, and another dog as large as she, or maybe larger, would be perfect.  She is  affectionate, but not a clinging vine.  She is confident and self-assured, and loves to run out the doggie door and hunt for little furry invaders in the back yard.  She spends a lot of time patroling her backyard for birds and squirrels.   Bella is housebroken with a doggie door, but she doesn’t like being crated that much.  She does fine on a leash, but she does pull to make you hurry up!  After all, there’s a lot to see and smell on walking trails.  Bella has a full tail, which she never stops wagging.  She’s a happy girl, who is content to wait in her foster home until her perfect family finds her.   However, due to her prey drive, we believe she would probably not co-exist with a cat, especially if they ran.  We will update her album often, so keep checking for new photos of this happy girl CLICK HERE:


Posted Jul 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm in Latest News


CongRATulations to the McCarver family!

Meet Oscar!  Oscar was found out in the country, hanging out among a group of trashcans and looking for food.  In fact, that’s how he got his name, from a character on Sesame Street.  He has a docked tail and his ears haven’t decided for sure which way to go, he is in the “ear wars” stage of puppyhood.  He weighs about 4 pounds and only 3 months old, and now that he doesn’t have to worry about being safe and having enough to eat, he is a typical puppy that enjoys life.  He is playful and loves to romp and chew on this toys.  He is a smart boy too, and has learned how to go in and out of the dog door on his own, which is reducing the number of puppy accidents he is having in his foster home during his house training.  Oscar gets along great with all of his foster brothers and sisters, even the big ones!  He sleeps all night in his crate without a peep, and is a joy to his foster dad.  For more photos of this adorable pup in his foster home, click here: 


Posted Jul 12, 2012 at 8:36 pm in Latest News



CongRATulations to the Fanene family!

Meet our nomination for the perfect puppy award! Ozzy is the sweetest, most loving and well behaved pup ever!  He is smart, a fast learner and adjusted very quickly to his foster home, mastering stairs in the house and multiple level decks outside.  Within a few days, he learned his new name.  Ozzy gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home, playing and running in the yard at warp speed.  He is very affectionate to his foster family and all ages of human and canine visitors who have come to meet him.  He loves to give kisses!  Ozzy would prefer a lap, but
is very content to snooze in the nearest doggie bed as long as it is near you.  He is playful, but not destructive.  His favorite game is to hide all the toys for safe-keeping.  He is a bit of a sock bandit, and will play with any misplaced sock he finds, but he doesn’t chew them up.  Ozzy is learning to fetch and bring the ball back, and he’s always good for a catch.  With a little coaching he will sit for a treat. Ozzy is crate trained and 90 percent house trained with a doggie door. His tail is bobbed, just barely a nub! His legs are very long, but he only weighs about 9 pounds now.  He should finish out at about 12 pounds, with erect ears and deep brown eyes you can’t resist.  Ozzy would make a great addition to a family with any age children. He is approximately 10 months old and is going to make a wonderful companion for the lucky adopter of this perfect pup.  Ozzy will be ready for his new family in a few weeks as soon as he is neutered.  For more photos of Ozzy in his foster home, check his album: 

ADOPTED!! Scooter

Posted Jul 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm in Latest News


CongRATulations to the Gill family!

Meet Scooter, a 2 year-old rat terrier.  He is about 13 inches tall and weighs 18 pounds.  He is currently on a weight loss program, to get him down to around 15 pounds.  Scooter loves to give kisses.  He loves all humans and his fellow rat terrier brothers and sister.  Scooter LOVES to play and would love a friend — either two or four-legged, to play with him.  He plays nicely and does not get rough, so he would not be a concern for smaller playmates.  He is not a picky eater and will gently take snacks from hands.  He is okay with a crate but prefers to be with you and to sleep with his people.  He rides very nicely in the car and walks nicely on a leash.  He can be a little shy with new people, especially men, but will grow more confident quickly as he becomes used to a new person.  He has not shown any aggression towards any humans or other animals.  He is housebroken and loves his doggie door.  He had shown an interest in cats, but not in an aggressive way.  He is probably trying to figure out if the cat wants or needs a couple of kisses!  Most everyone who meets him calls him a real gentleman.  He would do well in just about any home.  He is not a high strung dog, he is a calm and gentle fellow.  For more photos of Scooter, check his photo album:  


Posted Jul 1, 2012 at 11:45 am in Latest News


ADOPTED BY HER FOSTER FAMILY!!  Do not let her age fool you –Roxy is the most loving little girl, she is about 9 years old, is a typical standard, weighing 16-18 pounds, and she has button ears, her tail is docked but left little longer than normal, and she is quick to wag it! Roxy is very smart and in great health, she is crate trained, obedient, and is housebroken. She follows her foster mom around, and greets her foster dad with a wagging tail. Roxy is a gentle soul, quiet, sweet, and willing to please, she loves giving hugs and kisses, and she loves to cuddle, Roxy would do well with any family, but she would most likely do best in a less active home. She loves going for walks and does very well on a leash. Roxy is true to her Rat Terrier Breed, she will keep all rabbits, squirrels, birds, and mice out of her yard. Because of her temptation to chase such creatures a yard with a privacy fence would be best for Roxy, at the very least she could not be left unleashed in a yard that is not fenced (Roxy has the ability to climb a chain link fence very quickly). Her foster family is working with commands she follows, sit, and stay, and we are now working on come and leave it! If you are looking for a companion that has passed the puppy stage, loves to lay next to you and just wants to be your best friend, this is the dog for you!  For more photos of Roxy in her foster home, click here: