CSS Drop Down Menu

Dog Rescue - Three Southern Dogs–One Happy Family

My previous post is about making pretty cotton dog collar covers.  As you can see, Molly has a variation of the cotton collar on. Angel hasn’t gotten hers yet but I’m working on it (in my mind, that is :)
In the last 4 months, my family has adopted 3 dogs from the South, the first being a really cute, small girl Pomeranian/Sheltie mix. My daughter, Laura got her from one of the rescue leagues here in Connecticut. Since she was a puppy she was $500. It really does seem like a lot of money for a rescue but she’s turned out to be the smartest dog ever! My young son is training her and she’s an excellent student. I think she could do Dog Agility – she’s that smart. Here she is;
She’s little but the thinks she’s big! Oh, she is a pip…
Dog Rescue
rescue dog
Here is our “angel”. We’ve had her for 2 weeks now and she is very well behaved. Her name was Delilah but I let my granddaughter rename her and so her name is “Angel”. She is a very sweet and gentle dog about 1 year old. She’s got her pink scarf on.
adopt rescue
dog rescues
The Nutmeg Rescue had a picture of her on http://www.petfinder.com. The ad read something like this “Adoptable dog in Branford CT” but then you keep reading down the listing and see that the dog is actually in the deep south somewhere and needs to be brought up by a dog transport company. We got in touch with the Nutmeg Rescue, they even had a video of Delilah (now Angel) and for the price of $175. we were able to adopt her. It was another $185 for the transport from Texas to Connecticut which I thought was reasonable due to the price of gas. So now we have the sweetest dog north of the Mason-Dixon line.  My granddaughter says that she is her little angel dog. How sweet! 
Here is Ace. He came with the name Mr. P. The name gave a bit of concern if you know what I mean, but he's doing well acclimating ... not having too many accidents. :)
adopted dog
Daughter number 2 started looking for a dog in the Humane Societies of Texas until we found a dog we liked. This is a pure Australian Shepherd boy, very very smart and calm also. Surprise, because they are usually quite active. I called the Humane Society (Young County) and they were very nice when I said I wanted to get a dog and have it transported up here to Connecticut. It was $75. to adopt and $250. to ship. He was very shaggy when we got him Saturday and we took him to the groomer’s right away because he had fleas. I wish I had a picture of what he looked like before! He’s gorgeous here, isn’t he?
Another picture of the three Southern transplants. :-
adopt a dog
Waiting for treats…
You, too, can adopt a rescue dog. There are many more dogs in the south that need rescuing because, as I was told, they don’t spay/neuter their dogs.
You can go on Petfinder.com and put in your zip code and chances are good that the dog you want is in the south. Of course, you can visit local shelters and pounds and the dogs are right there, too, no waiting. Or you can visit kill shelters in the southern states. They have pictures of the dogs and they give the DATE THE DOG WILL BE EUTHANIZED!!  One place gave each dog 3 days to be adopted before they were euthanized. This is so sad. At least we rescued 3 of them! And we're really happy with our three new members of the family...

Best wishes, everyone.

 Partying HERE:

Absolute Motherhood
Funky Junk interiors
Junk in Their Trunk
Get Schooled Saurday
Too Much Time
Serendipity and Spice
Lolly Jane
Two yellow Birds
So Very Creative
Bear Rabbit Bear
Take it On Tuesday 
Do It Yourself Dreamer
Mama Mia's Heart to Heart
Katherine's Corner
Monday CraftomaniacSkip to my Lou * Mad in Crafts * Keeping It Simple * Sumo's Sweet Stuff * C.R.A.F.T. * Making The World Cuter * Alderberry Hill * So Very Creative * Singing Three Little Birds *Ask Anna * Get Outta My Head Please * Three Mango Seeds * Lisa's Craft Blog * Polly Want a Crafter * DIY Home Sweet Home * Sew Can DoCooking with Karyn * An Original Belle * Destination: Craft * Toastie Studio * I should be mopping the floor * Everything Under the Moon
Tuesday - Tip Junkie * Sugarbee Crafts * Funky Polkadot Giraffe * My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia * Crafty Confessions * Home Stories A to Z * Homework * Not Just a Housewife * Project Queen *A Diamond in the Stuff * Cherished Bliss * Blackberry Vine * Uncommon * The Southern Product Queen * Coastal Charm
Wednesday - Prairie Scraps Someday Crafts *Sew Much Ado * Tea Rose Home *A Little Tipsy * The Thrifty Home * Fireflies and Jellybeans * My Girlish Whims * Gingersnap Crafts * Raegun Wear * The CSI Project* The Stuff of Success * Lil' Luna * The Sasse Life * Fine Craft Guild * Embracing Change * Go Team Duncan
Thursday - Somewhat Simple * The Shabbycreek Cottage * The 36th Avenue * Thrifty 101 * A Creative Princess * House of Hepworths * The Artsy Girl Connection * Katie's Nesting Spot * Between U and Me * A Glimpse Inside * Christina's Adventures * Made in a Day * Adventures in Dinner * 52 Mantels
Friday - Thirty Handmade Days * Romantic Home *Tatertots and Jello* Simply Designing * Creation Corner * Blissful and Domestic * Young and Crafty * Delicate Construction * Happy Hour Projects * Sassy Sites * A Blonde's DIY Life * Whipperberry * Little Inspiration * Serenity Now * Here Comes The Sun * Tidy Mom * Raising Oranges * Happy Go Lucky * The Grant Life * Toys in the Dryer * Fingerprints on the Fridge * Bacon Time * At the Picket Fence * Miss Mustard Seed
Saturday - Positively Splendid.com * Be Different Act Normal * Family Ever After *Lovely Crafty Home * Lollyjane * Funky Junk Interiors * Too Much Time On My Hands * Six Sisters Stuff * Country Momma Cooks * Nutmeg Place
Sunday - The Girl Creative *The DIY Showoff * Nifty Thrifty Things *Petite Hermine * I Heart Naptime * Flamingo Toes * Cherished Treasures *My 1929 Charmer * Embellishing Life Everyday * Sunday Social * Sassafras Salvation

Hi, I'm Linda and I am the writer, crafter, and chief-cook-and-bottle-washer of this blog. Hope you will join me for some fun and it's all about fun. What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about.

Join Me On: Facebook | Twitter | Google Plus | Pinterest | Instagram | Subscribe


  1. Hi, Linda, wonderful photos of your beauties! We also have a rescue pup, her name now is "Jinx" -- her pregnant young mama was pulled by RESCUEDME. She was in a high-kill facility and her number was almost up! We found her on Petfinder as well! Now mama is adopted as well as all her gorgeous puppies! Thank you for being a rescue family!

  2. Linda,
    What a very touching story and great looking dogs. What a very kind soul you have!!
    I wanted to stop by to let you know that I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award today. When you get a chance stop by my blog to read about it.

    P.S.You should be getting a different award just for being the sweet person that you are!

  3. Great job.
    I know those pups will be very happy in your family.



  4. They are adorable! Congrats! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  5. I love these little pups! How wonderful.

  6. Awwwww. I love dogs. They enrich our lives so much.

  7. a warm hello from germany,

    it is a great thing that you adopted 3 dogs from a rescue. I´m so glad for this 3 little souls which have now a chance to have a happy life. I know what a shelter and what a kill-shelter is - such a terrible thing.
    Here in germany we have no kill shelters but if I would live in the USA I would only adopt rescued dogs.
    We have two little biewer Yorkies and are really enjoyed of them. Some years ago we had a foxterrier and a basset, both from a rescue.
    I wish you and your three happy little creatures all my best,


  8. Awww...i love your new family members:) Very sweet story...and they look adorable in your scarves!

  9. Oh, they are all adorable! Bravo to you! Just wonderful.

  10. Oh my, you got me all choked up. These 3 adorable babies have really won the lottery! Thanks so much for sharing them with us! Bless you and your family for saving them. Wish we could save them all!!


  11. Our dog is a rescue dog and he is the best dog ever. Congrats to you and your new family members.

  12. They are so cute!!! Thanks for sharing.

  13. So happy for your new family, Happy that you could do this adoption for the animals. You made my day thank you for what you do. andi thewednesdaybaker.

  14. Pets love pet snacks for that very same reasons as individuals including particular stuff like sugary snacks and also chocolates as snacks. An occasional deal with will simply no injury to your pet, yet similar to in excess of performing man snacks, an excess of pet snacks could make your pet each not fit and also not well Gluten Free