Saturday, July 10, 2010

Please help bring Penny home. Tucson Swan & Broadway

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Penny got spooked by the fireworks on the 4th and scaled our fence with her sister. Cleo has been recovered but Penny is still missing! She is very shy but very friendly if you can get close to her. She is a sheperd mix (possibly greyhound/sheperd) who is dark brown to black in color with lighter typical sheperd markings. She is also very lean with big pointy ears. When she left she was wearing a collar with tags and registration and is chipped. Our entire family misses her very much and is working tirelessly to find her. If you have seen her running around your area or know where she may be, please call us ASAP. 520-270-7659

* Location: Broadway/Swan
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Scruffy,Ginger & Mouse

From 6-23-10

Raven, Rotti Girl

From Available Dogs

Duet-Scruffy & Marmalade

From Cute as Pie

We Need Dog Food Donations Now

Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th.
We are asking for food donations to help us
feed our foster animals.
Contact us at 520-260-7777 or e-mail
I have had numerous requests from both my
OutReach Clients, and also Rescues/Fosters
for canned dog food.
Pedigree chopped beef is the most requested
canned food, Iams is the second.
I have 3 clients that use Alpo Chop House, and
I have had 2 requests for Pedigree Puppy food
both dry and wet, and Purina Puppy Chow.
BARK needs puppy food, I have a contact
over there who will pick up at my house,
or meet someone at El Con Mall.
But if you would like to donate to them in
person, please email me for her private
phone number.  This is given out for donations
only, she cannot accept dogs.
AZ Desert Rotti's needs canned dog food,
Pedigree chopped beef or chopped chicken.
They also need some bags of the dry
Pedigree, and if you would like to purchase
for them, I do have $3.00 off coupons.
Siberian Husky Rescue - Snow's Mom Carla,
has asked for Pedigree dry, canned chopped
beef, and blankets / bedding.  I have coupons !
Casa De Los Gatos needs cat litter, we are
trying to get donations together, and then we
will run it out to the cat ranch on E. Tanque
I found it on sale at Big Lots for $1.50 for
a 10lb bag. 
If you wish to donate to them directly, please
call 881-0900 and leave a message for Chris.
Vicki's cat rescue also needs canned cat food,
dry cat food, any kind will work, and of course
cat litter.  She has also requested black garbage
bags.  She is an OutReach client that is taking
in, fixing and caring for a huge feral
population, she is on a disability, and very
low income.
Items needed -
Pedialite (generic will also work)
Chicken broth
Stage one chicken w/broth baby food
Brown rice
Canned Pumpkin
Joint care / supplements
Black garbage bags
Blankets / sheets for bedding
Canned dog food - Pedigree chopped beef
or chicken, Iams, Alpo chop house
Canned cat food - Any available brands
Dry dog food - Pedigree, puppy or adult
Puppy Chow
We will be collecting items for our annual
Pet Rescue Sale starting July 19th.  The
sale will be sometime in Sept. 100% of the
proceeds will buy dog food both canned and
dry, for all the OutReach clients, Fosters and
Rescues on our donation list.
All items are welcome, but large items or furniture
must be donated no more than 7-10 days before
the sale, due to storage limitations !
I have $3.00 off coupons for the Pedigree
adult dog food, I will share them with anyone
that requests them, whether you are buying
for a Rescue/Foster or OutReach clients or
not.  While supplies last.
Thanks for your support !
Second Chances Pet Donation Collection Services !

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County, Arizona....We love you


Oh, there's MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe! 

Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said okay. 

The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who'd like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows. 

The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million. Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great health, and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us $78. 

The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals. 

I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand. 

He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6 - $8 for the Holidays, and plant it later. We have six trees in our yard from the Prison. 

Yup, he was reelected last year with 83% of the vote.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

This is Scruffy, playing with Marmalade, also known as Jo Jo. Scruffy is a Boxer Terrier Mix, Marmalade is a Shar-Pei-Labrador Mix. They are both available for adoption. Go to for more information.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

K-9 Memorials

What I love most about the internet is that you can constantly expand your horizons and explore. One thing explored always takes you to something else, equally wonderful. Tonight in looking for more info on the Marine War Dogs, I stumbled upon a wonderful website about K-9 memorials.

On one of the memorials: "May you always run fast, bite hard, and fear nothing."
I love that.
Well, keep in mind it was on a police dog's memorial.
Please go and explore this wonderful site. It has information on war dogs, and police K-9's.

Military Channel airs wonderful show about the Dogs of WWII.

 I saw a great show tonight on the military
channel about some of the Marine war dogs of WWII.
This show was about dogs who served on Guam.
 According to the show, all but 4 of the surviving dogs were either returned to their owners, or they stayed with their soldier handlers. All were trained by their handlers, and none had had any prior service as war dogs or guard dogs.
Many of the dogs were Dobermans, but there were some shepherds, and mixed breed dogs. There was even a Siberian Husky.
They were much loved and appreciated heroes during the war.
This article is about the sculptor who did this memorial. The dog's name was Kurt.
The name of the memorial is "Always Faithful"
Semper Fi

 Sculptor Salutes War Dogs
related: U.S. War Dogs Association Honoring Canines Who Serve
November 10, 2009
By Faiza Elmasry
Voie of America
Since dogs were domesticated some 14,000 years ago, they have shared our homes, our food and our wars. An estimated 100,000 dogs have served in the United States military over the past century. They have been trained to carry out a variety of assignments, from recognizing mines and booby traps, to serving as sentries, messengers and scouts. The heroic stories of war dogs have inspired artist Susan Bahary, who created several sculptures honoring them.
Photo: The hero behind Always Faithful is a Doberman pinscher named Kurt
Dogs and other animals have always inspired Bahary
"They are very loving to us, very giving," Bahary says. "They have tremendous talents to help us. In addition to that I've always been very proud of my country and having learned more about the war dogs and the incredible sacrifices that were made by them and their handlers I've only become that much more patriotic," she adds.
Kurt is cast in bronze 'Always Faithful' statue
In the early 1990s, Bahary had the opportunity to translate her fascination and passion into a work of art, when she was chosen to create a war dog memorial on the Pacific island of Guam, the site of fierce fighting during World War Two. The hero behind the sculpture is a Doberman pinscher named Kurt, part of a war dog platoon that served in the South Pacific. The dogs were trained to detect enemy soldiers and protect the U.S. marines from being ambushed. Twenty-five of the dogs were killed during the battle for Guam.
"When the first dog was lost," Bahary explains, "he was hit by a piece of shrapnel - Dr. William Putney, a veterinarian, worked on him, tried to save him, but he wasn't able to. Finally, he was so exhausted, he put his head down on Kurt and fell asleep. He was awakened by his commander. Dr. Putney said, 'what should I do with this dog?' He said, 'put him in the cemetery with the other marines down the beach. He was a marine just like the rest of them. He deserves a place of honor.' That was the beginning of the war dog cemetery in Guam."
Bahary says that when Dr. Putney visited the cemetery 40 years later, he was appalled at its condition.
"He found it to be a disgrace and a dishonor," she says. "It was overrun with weeds and in disrepair. He said, 'before I go to my grave, I want to make sure these dogs have a place of honor they deserve.
That's how the idea of creating a war dog memorial was born. Bahary's sculpture, dedicated in 1994, features a life-size bronze Doberman on a granite base, engraved with the names of the 25 dogs killed in action. It's called Always Faithful.
Photo: Smoky helped engineers build an airbase in the Philippines
"We wanted to have the Doberman dog who was the official breed of the marine corps in WWII, in upright reclining position on the base," she says. "The idea was to have his leg raised to show that these dogs are always ready and always on alert and loyal. When I found out that the motto of the Marine Corps was 'Semper Fidelis,' 'Always Faithful,' I said, 'Wow, that's the name I was looking for this monument.
Smoky, a tiny hero, had a towering spirit to serve
Half a world away, in the U.S. state of Ohio, is a monument honoring Smoky, another brave dog who served in World War II. The tiny Yorkshire terrier was found in a foxhole in a New Guinea jungle. She accompanied soldiers on 12 combat missions and was awarded eight battle stars. She survived 150 air raids. Bahary says Smoky even helped engineers build an airbase in the Philippines.
"She was able to pull a telegraph wire," Bahary says. "They attached it to her. She went through a 70 foot long [drain] pipe that was only 8 inches tall and pulled this under an air strip, which saved days of labor and safeguarded 40 warplanes at the time."
The sculpture Bahary created in the memory of this brave dog was dedicated on Veterans Day, in 2005.
Bill Wynne was the soldier who trained Smokey more than 60 years ago.
"It's a beautiful sculpture that Susan made, he says. "It's 'Smoky' [sitting] in a helmet, a GI helmet. It's a life size bronze [sculpture]. I wanted it kept to the size of the dog so that people see really how tiny she was. She was only 7 inches at the shoulder and she weighed 4 pounds."
Wynne says he is proud that Smoky went on to become the first therapy dog.
"I trained her in obedience trials, which is about a six to 10 week course," he recalls. "In two days the dog was doing everything [he was] supposed to be doing after weeks, which is remarkable. I continued through the whole campaign as we were moving from New Guinea, Biak Island, Luzon, Okinawa and Korea. By the time I finished, two years later, the dog could do well over 200 tricks. In fact she could do a 45 minute show without using any equipment. She could spell her name out of letters and roll a drum. She also learned how to play dead and sing," Wynne says.
Photo: The close bond between soldier and service dog is what artist Bahary seeks to capture in her monuments
Jacco detects bombs in Iraq
Dogs are playing an increasingly important role in the military today, says former Staff Sgt. Ricky Hooker. She served as an Air Force dog handler for six years with Jacco, a Belgian Malinois.
"While deployed overseas, his job would be to guard airbase whatever base we were at," she says. "For me, it was Kirkuk in Iraq.

Jacco was trained to find hidden explosives and weapons.
"Jacco is a bomb and apprehension dog," he says. "He did both. While in Iraq he was in 175 rocket attacks, six 'I.D.' explosions on his convoys and numerous gun fights. He found numerous weapons, a car bomb and received an Army Achievement Medal. He slept in the room with me, so he got to relax a little bit. But, he is the best partner in the world. As you put your life on the line, he is going to protect you. It's unbelievable the relationship you have with him," Hooker says.
It's that close bond between soldiers and their brave, faithful dogs that artist Susan Bahary has sought to capture and honor in her monuments to America's canine battle heroes.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Nom nom nom nom!


Kitten Candy

Grant Program to Help Families Care for Pets

The HSUS Launches Grant Program to Help Families Care for Pets during Tough Economic Times

March 26, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States has established a fund to address the hardships that the economic downturn has visited on its voiceless victims. With accounts of people leaving their pets behind as they are forced out of their homes due to foreclosure, and shelters reporting increases in the number of families who can't afford to keep or feed their pets, the nation's largest animal protection organization heeded the call from shelters and rescue groups for assistance.
The HSUS will administer grants from this fund to animal shelters, rescue groups and animal control agencies to help establish and expand existing programs that assist families in caring for their pets during these economically tough times. Grants range in size from $500 to $2,000.
"With more and more individuals and families facing an uncertain financial future, shelters and rescue groups have their own struggle to respond to the rise in animals being brought to their doors and people seeking help from them in other ways," said Stephanie Shain, director of outreach for companion animals at The HSUS. "This grant program will help those organizations help more people and pets in their communities."
Upon hearing about the fund, Pilot Travel Centers, a generous supporter of The HSUS, immediately donated $5,000. Dave Ross, zone human resource manager for Pilot, said, "We're proud to be able to help people and animals in need, and we hope other companies and individuals will do the same." Pilot Travel Centers is the largest operator of travel centers in the United States.
Donations to this important grant fund to keep people and their pets together can be made at Those wishing to mail in a donation can send it to The HSUS at 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. Donors should note "Foreclosure Fund" in the memo portion of their check.
Organizations interested in applying for a grant can do so by filling out an online form at
Some individuals who have faced foreclosure or a sudden move abandon pets in the home they are leaving. Too often, animals are found on the brink of starvation or have already died. The HSUS reminds people never to abandon an animal. Abandoning an animal is not only an inhumane act, but also an illegal one. If you are unable to keep a pet, take him or her to a local shelter or animal control agency.
Shain said, "No one likes the thought of leaving their pet at a shelter, but if you can't take them with you, it is so much more humane than leaving them in an apartment or a house to fend for themselves. Too many animals die alone this way every year even in good economic times. If people are absolutely unable to care for a pet any longer, they should take him or her to their local animal shelter or animal control agency. The shelter can provide food and housing while they try to locate a new home."

Sunday, May 9, 2010

This is the kill list folks, if you can help out, please call rescues.

Cats and Dogs on PACC Rescue List! (Please help by fostering!)

Date: 2010-05-09, 12:35PM MST
Reply to: 

Are YOU one of those special people who like the up-lifting feeling of fostering and helping a homeless, ill or injured animal?
These animals are at risk when room runs out or the animals deteriorate. They do not receive treatment in Sick Bay.



Each dog comes with a certificate for a free Vet visit.

CHATA is a beautiful dog. He likes playing with people and other dogs. CHATA needs Vet treatment for URI>

STELLA is a young pit girl who is a very nice dog. STELLA needs a Vet visit for URI,

DUSTY is another pretty girl. She is a young girl who likes her time with the Volunteers. She will need a Vet visit for treatment for URI.

PUPPY GIRL is a young SharPei Mix. She is a nice girl. She will need a Vet visit for treatment for URI.

SKITTLES is a young Torti who is now pregnant. She needs a nice quiet place to have and care for her kittens.

TABBY is another young cat. She gave birth last night to her kittens. She was on a previous list for being pregnant.
From pacc501

LADY is another young cat. The picture does not show her true blue color. She will need Vet treatment for URI.


Individuals are needed to to do Individual Special Needs Rescues.CALL JUSTIN AT 243-5929 OR JOSE AT 243-5936 IMMEDIATELY or go to the rear of PACC (south side) and enter through the intake door. Ask for Justin (Animal Advocate at PACC) or the rescue tech and let them know you want to do a SN Rescue and give them the number of the animal you are interested in. If you cannot do a SNR, contact a local rescue group to foster an animal. Contact information for rescue groups is at the end of this listing.
An individual special needs adoption costs you $45 per animal. You then have to take the animal to a vet to get treatment for whatever health issues they have and provide proof that you did so. If they are not pre-altered, you bring them back to PACC when they are healthy/old enough for altering. (There is no additional fee for altering. After that they are yours forever!


Visit to submit a foster application for Tucson Cold Wet Noses

TO FOSTER Cats for Casa de los Gatos:
or e-mail:
CALL 520 881-0900 leave message for Chris
or GO TO

Phone: 520 825-6719
web site:

CALL 520 319-9292


CALL******* 520 664 -5239*******520 904-3750

TASAR Rescue Call 312-5159 to Foster for TASAR or for information.

We need Volunteers and Foster Families to help us save more!

We are a new rescue group, and we are looking for more fosters to help us rescue more of the animals on the kill lists from the pounds in the southern Arizona area. There are puppies, kittens, cats and dogs being killed every day for lack of a place to go. Can you take in one dog? We pay for all needed and pre-approved vet expenses for our rescue dogs. We will even provide you with pet food if needed. You do not need prior experience in fostering, we will teach you and be there to help you. Come join us, and experience the joy that there is in giving a life back to a dog. Email us at
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In case you haven't read this.  I'm just sending this to keep people informed, not to make recommendations)

Vaccinating Small Dogs: Risks Vets Aren’t Revealing
Here is a link to a small part of this study:

At last, a smoking gun . discovered pointing directly at Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, Maltese, Yorkies and other small dogs . in fact, pointed at all dogs receiving multiple vaccines during one clinic visit.

Many scientific studies and taskforce reports have altered my view of vaccination over the years, but none have stunned me as much as, "Adverse events diagnosed within three days of vaccine administration in dogs" by Drs. Moore, Guptill, Ward, et al. This two-year study of vaccine
reactions (from data gathered at 360 Banfield clinics in 2002 and 2003) concluded: "Young adult small-breed neutered dogs that received multiple vaccines per office visit were at greatest risk of a VAAE [Vaccine Associated Adverse Event] within 72 hours after vaccination." And that's
not all the report revealed.

In the study (published in JAVMA, the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association in October, 2005), 1.2 million dogs received almost 3.5 million vaccine doses. Reactions reported within 3 days (as designated by computer codes) included nonspecific vaccine reactions, allergic reactions, urticaria (hives), anaphylaxis (severe, whole-body allergic reaction), cardiac arrest, cardiovascular shock and sudden death. For each 10,000 dogs vaccinating, 38 adverse reactions were reported.

You're probably thinking: just 38 reactions per 10,000 dogs? That's not too bad. But bear in mind that this study did NOT include: Reactions reported more than 72 hours after vaccination (thus eliminating reactions taking longer to develop or be discovered, such as injection site cancers, autoimmune diseases, skin diseases and other major conditions).
Reactions that occurred but were never reported by clients.
Conditions not recognized by the vet as vaccine reactions.
Conditions not selected for this study. (Seizures weren't on the list, nor were countless other common reactions.)
Conditions not recorded by the vet. The 2007 World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Vaccine Guidelines reports "gross under-reporting of vaccine-associated adverse events .."
Reactions in dogs also getting a heartworm shot, presumably because of the increased risk of reaction. (Currently,vets are warned not to give Proheart 6 with a vaccination. )

The study's researchers (6 of 7 were vets) recommended that veterinarians should communicate the increased risk of multiple vaccines to clients before obtaining their consent to vaccinate. At this writing, a full 4 years after the study's publication, I suspect few clients have actually been warned about the risk of multiple vaccines at one visit, or about special risks to smaller dogs. Were you ever warned?

Factors Increasing The Risk of the Vaccine Adverse Reaction

Body Weight
The reaction rate increased significantly as body weight decreased. That is, small dogs were at greatest risk for a reaction. Risk for dogs weighing 11 pounds or less was 4 times greater than the risk for dogs weighing 99+ pounds. Medium-sized dogs also had increased risk over larger dogs. For all vaccines and for the rabies vaccine given alone, the reaction rate for dogs weighing 22.2 to 99 lbs. was approximately half the rate of dogs weighing less than 22.0 lbs. Little dogs had 32+
reactions per 10,000; medium-sized dogs, 15+; large dogs, none.

Neutered dogs had a 27% to 38% greater risk versus sexually intact dogs.

Dogs 1.5 to 2.5 years of age had a 35% to 64% greater risk of reactions (with rates increasing up to 2 years and declining thereafter) than puppies 2 to 9 months old. The risk was least for dogs 6 years of age and older.

Number of vaccines per office visit
The risk significantly increased as the number of vaccines given at each visit increased. In little dogs (under 10 lbs.) each dose increased risks by 27%; in dogs weighing more, each dose increased risk by 12%. Taking all dogs into consideration, each additional vaccine given at each office
visit increased the rate of vaccine reaction by 24.2%. All 3 dogs in the  study with recorded deaths had each received 4 or more vaccines at their last office visit.

3 or more vaccines given at once increase the risk of a vaccine reaction 50% over the risk of a single shot. Giving 5 simultaneous vaccines doubles the risk!

Among breeds with 5,000 or more dogs vaccinated during the study period, the most vaccine reactions per 10,000 dogs were found, in order, in Dachshunds, Pugs, Boston Terriers, Miniature Pinschers and Chihuahuas .
Next came Maltese, Miniature Schnauzers, Jack Russells, Toy Poodles and Yorkshire Terriers. Mid-size dogs (like Lhasa Apsos, Bichons and Beagles) followed. At the bottom of the list was Chow Chows, German Shepherds and Rottweilers.

Purebred Status
The vaccination reaction rate for mixed-breed dogs was in the bottom fifth of all rates. The researchers state: "safety trials that use such dogs may underestimate the reaction rates that would occur in purebred dogs."

Why Does a Dog's Weight Have Such a Big Impact?
The researchers report: "Vaccines, in contrast to virtually all veterinary pharmaceuticals, are prescribed on a 1-dose-fits- all basis, rather than by body weight."

I have always been shocked that a Chihuahua puppy and an adult Great Dane are given the same dose shot: 1 ml. [Note: In 17+ years in Chihuahuas, I have NEVER given more than 1/2 dose of a vaccine to a dog, adult OR puppy. I have NEVER given more than two vaccines in one dose--only
distemper/parvo. I have NEVER had a reaction, either. Liz M] They get the same volume of virus or bacteria plus the same volume of adjuvants (boosting agents like aluminum), preservatives (like mercury), antibiotics, stabilizers and foreign tissue cultures (like fetal calf serum). All these ingredients are known to cause vaccine reactions.    (Learn more about vaccine ingredients at the CDC.)

The study's researchers go on to say that during a vaccine's pre-licensing trial, manufacturers investigate the safety of excessive doses of vaccines "but only in a limited number of dogs. The results of this study suggest that trials in dogs that weigh [22 lbs.] underestimate the expected VAAE rate in smaller dogs."
The risk of a vaccine reaction in this study population was inversely related to a dog's weight. This weight/response relationship was also suggested by a study in which toy breeds had significantly more reactions than other dogs, although body weight was not evaluated
Dickens and Luther- charming 1 year old pups in need of a good home
Date: 2010-05-07, 7:23PM

Dickens and Luther are well-behaved, lovable brothers born Valentines Day 2009. Their mom was a Beagle, and their dad was a Labrador/Great Dane mix. We've had them since they were 2 months old, and they've been delightful. We are both graduating from medical school, starting residency, and welcoming a (human) baby in the next few months, and we will no longer be able to give them the time, love, and attention they deserve. Please see below for pictures and other vital statistics.
- Neutered, microchipped
- Up to date on immunizations (next update this summer)
- Excellent (very playful) with children and other dogs. Can be overwhelming for shy cats due to excitement, but submissive and absolutely not harmful.
- House trained
- Do not bay or growl. Almost never bark (once or twice a month).
- Have never bitten anyone or another animal.
- Sit, lay down, stay, come, heel, go potty, go to bed, and go to crate on command
- Shake, roll over, fetch, play hide and seek with rope toy
- Ring bell to ask to go outside to potty
- Love to walk, jog, play at dog park, run alongside bicycle, and play with a ball
- Love to romp and wrestle with each other (very equal in this interaction)

Dickens (red collar)
- Reddish-golden short hair
- 48 lbs, 23 1/2 inches tall from floor to shoulder
- Energetic "people-pleaser" who loves to retrieve and learn new tricks
- Excellent listener
- Had one scary encounter with a bee that left him with hives and swollen face at 6 months old. Benadryl and Tylenol did the trick.

Luther (blue collar)
- Golden short hair
- 54 lbs, 22 inches from floor to shoulder
- Affectionate "lover-boy" who loves pets and rubs (and treats!)
- Very attentive to his surroundings, always sniffing and on the lookout
- Was diagnosed with Valley Fever at 5 months old. Has been on twice daily fluconazole (anti-fungal, $15/month at Fry's) since then, though his symptoms completely resolved within two weeks of treatment (typical treatment lasts at least one year). He happily takes this pill immediately prior to each meal. Will need repeat cocci titer at vet in three months to assess whether medicine should be continued.

We love these dogs dearly and have thoroughly enjoyed training them and spending time with them. We hope to find a home where they can get just as much exercise, training, and attention. They love each other and are such an adorable pair, so they must find a new home together.
We are not trying to make money off of them, but are requesting an adoption fee of $150 total. We will include their bed, crate, food bowls and bin (with food), familiar toys, treats, leashes, etc. Please e-mail with serious inquiries.

Savannah, at first

This is what Savannah looked like the day I got her. She had been picked up by the pound as a stray dog near the border. No one went looking for her. She has gained lots of weight, and has been placed in her forever home. She is a Boxer mix.


Savannah & Sandy

Sandy & Savannah

Minnie & Andy

Andy has finally lost some weight, he's much thinner than he was when this picture was taken.

Minnie Mouse. The dogs love to chew on Mesquite beans. The Indians made flour from them, and they have a sweet taste.

Minnie, front & Nala, back

Forgive them, for they know not what they do.

Visiting angel

Petsmart Chihuahua