WOULDN’T IT BE NICE???

As I sit at the computer this morning, my thoughts go to the new year. Chuck and I always review what we accomplished during the past year and set goals for the new one. I find myself dreaming of the ideal situation that I would like at 12 Hills Dog Rescue. That would be: More funds, more workers (volunteers and paid), more exposure to the outside world with better publicity and photographs. Less time for Chuck, and Nola spent in the day to day upkeep and cleaning of the kennels and just a little more time to relax and enjoy life on the farm, our family, and just maybe another short vacation. Then of course, I think of Brenda, (what would we do without her), she needs more help in the kennels and more time to spend training dogs that have been abused and neglected.

So, we plan on filing for a 501c3 status as soon as possible, and plan to make this our number one priority for 2015. Then we will be off and running, and hopefully our new status will allow us to complete the goals we have for this new year.

Wouldn’t it be nice, if that happened? Wouldn’t it be nice if some of our doggies that have been here for so long finally find good families? What if Peaches and Maggie Mae found their families this year?Then there is Sugar, Iris, Amos and more that need to find their forever families. Now that is a dream, I am holding on to for 2015 and forever!

Peaches 7 + years--she is depressed.

Peaches 7 + years–she is depressed.

Maggie Mae

Maggie Mae


Sugar!

Sugar!

Iris is a great dog!

Iris is a great dog!


Amos is Ready to Go

Amos is Ready to Go

Emerson needs a Family

Emerson needs a Family

Jimmy

Jimmy

Max loves the water!

Max loves the water!

Pearl !

Pearl !

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Our BayBay

Bay is a beauty testimony of how a dog can experience healing, if given love and time. In other words, “don’t give up!” Bay came to us, so fearful that she was scary to be around. After several months of training and loving attention, she now loves people and knows that she doesn’t have to be afraid any longer.
Bay especially loves women, and kids, and is fine with men after she knows them.
She is house-trained,spayed and has had all her vaccinations. A beautiful black and white gal, that needs love, reassurance and a new forever family. If you are interested, give us a call and we will invite you to come and meet Bay for yourself.

Our Bay Bay!

Our Bay Bay!

Falling Through the Cracks

It’s time to post another article about a couple of our doggies.
I will begin with Iris. She is a great gal. She weighs around 30# and is loyal and loving.She has some pug in her background, as you can tell from her eyes. Iris came to us from a nearby community, complete with several puppies. She was a great Mama, but now her babies are off and she is looking for another adventure.
Iris loves the farm, and enjoys riding the the 4WD Mule with Chuck whenever she can. It seems that she is always overlooked when people are here at the rescue, looking for their new family member. Maybe because she is a little bigger than the small dogs, and too small for a large dog. Maybe, it is her black shiny coat with the white blaze. Maybe, they just haven’t seen her special personality shine through. Whatever the reason, Iris is still waiting for that special family to open up their hearts and make her part of their family.
So, if you are not sure what type of dog you want to adopt, and still thinking about it. Think about Iris!
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Pearl—is a loyal and loving! Pearl came to us through animal control, and has been overlooked for some time. She is a large dog, weighing around 60#. She has a cream coat and a black mask on her face. Pearl would be good on an acreage, or with a large back yard. She would be great to take jogging or as a running partner. Pearl has also had a litter of puppies, but that was a year ago, and she is ready to start the adventure with a family to love. Take a second look at Pearl if you like large dogs—She deserves a chance!
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It Will Be A BLUE Christmas Without You

If Blue could sing, I imagine he would be singing, “It will be a blue Christmas without you.” Blue has waited so long. If I looked on the calendar, I would say he has been waiting for over 2 years for that wonderful home. He came to us as a puppy. You would be shocked, to see the pictures we have of what he looked like then. He was full of mange and starving, and look at him now.

We love your ears, Blue!

We love your ears, Blue!


Actually, that picture was taken awhile ago, but he is even more handsome and more muscled now. Blue may be a strong dog, but he is a big baby, and some of the other dogs, seem to sense that. When he is out of his kennel with them, he gets picked on. So, usually we only let him and a couple of his close buddies out at the same time.
Blue is a lover–not a fighter, so the story that all Pits are vicious is just not true. He loves to romp and play and of course, playing with people is what he enjoys the most.
So, if you like the breed, and looking for a new family member, just call us and come on and meet Blue. He has been waiting for too long.

Mr. Personality!

That describes Bugsy to a T. He has the cutest face and a personality to boot. He thinks he is a BIG dog and loves to go to Sammy’s kennel and bug him. Sammy doesn’t care for Bugsy, and no one knows for sure, but I believe it is the slight smell of sheep that Bugsy still has on his coat. I noticed when I bathed him he smelled a little different. That is because he had wandered on a farm that had sheep, and was interested in what they were doing there. Thanks to Lisa, who locked him in a sheep pen until we could get there to pick him up.

Bugsy loves to play and wrestle with us, and seems to be saying, “Hey, look at me, I’m a fun guy!” He weighs around 25# and has coarse longer hair. Not sure of his breed, but he has does have those great big eyes. Whatever his breed, we know that Bugsy would be a great dog for a family. He still needs to be neutered and have his rabies vaccination, but otherwise is just waiting around for his new family to take him home.

If you want to meet this special guy–just give us a ring at 402-846-5100.

How Do I Look Now!

How Do I Look Now!

Taking a Second Look

It’s been 2 months since I have been in the outside dog kennel, because of health issues. Yesterday was my first day back, and I was greeted and loved like I had never left. As I was cleaning kennels and talking to each one of the doggies, I was able to take a second look at each of them. Why have they been waiting so long? Is it because they are bad dogs, or do they have different personalities and quirks, just like you and me?

Max—came out of his kennel and ran around and loved us and we were his very best friends, and yet when he meets some people he is frightened, and comes across as a vicious dog. Well, he’s not. He will need a family, that can gently assure him that he is loved. A family that can see his potential. A handsome black Lab that needs a home.

Hunter, a big boy that has so much love to give, and he is still here? Why, is he overlooked? I don’t know. He loves people, kids, Just a handsome boy!

Iris, the pug mix–she is a smaller sized—medium dog, with a cute little pug face, and is black with a white blaze. She just needs a family!

Moochie–is always overlooked, and why? He is friendly, loves people and kids and has plenty of energy to go on walks with you each day, or can settle down and lay beside your feet and just be. He is neutered, and has a shiny black coat and white socks to boot! He is one of “Chuck’s Picks”

Red–My Baby! What a sweet boy–but looks pretty scary in his pictures. Red, has had a very tough life, before coming here, but he is always ready for a big hug and love, when I open his kennel door. He just needs a single person, or a couple that like big dogs. He is leash trained, neutered, and now needs a home where he doesn’t have to duck when talked to.

I spent some time loving Trina and found she has this sadness about her. Her eyes just talked to me and I wanted to cry. She was adopted once and we found she wants to be the only dog. That’s it–just doesn’t want to share your time with another dog. Yet, she is loving and very loyal. A couple would be perfect for her.

Frank, oh could I tell your stories about Frank! He hasn’t been with us as long as the others, but had some issues with chewing his toes. We think he had been hurt and had some nerves that needed to repair themselves.
Well, he is a handsome black dog with floppy years. Yes, he is going to be a big boy. He is a Great Dane mix. He needs a home that is active, so he can get the exercise he needs. He too, could use some training and at this time should probably be the only dog in the family. At least no other males. He is still under a year.

Magic, is so beautiful, with her jet black coat and white blaze on her chest. Magic also has white socks, is a large gal, and is probably a lab mix. She is a little on the shy side at first, and you have to earn her trust. Otherwise she loves your hugs and kisses. Magic was in a home with a single mother and 2 teen boys, so I think older kids would fit the bill for her.

Hamlet, has so much love to give, and just wants you all to himself! He should be the only dog in the family, and will probably not do well with cats. He has some heeler in his background, we are guessing.

Speaking of cats, we found out the hard way, that Pete does not like cats. Pete was adopted to a farm family, who loved him, but with his prey drive (he is a bird dog), the cats on the farm were in trouble.
But, Pete, needs a second chance with a family that doesn’t have cats. He loves to run and hunt and his nose is always to the ground, when he is out of his kennel. He is loving and loyal and has a special blue wire coat and is neutered.

Well, these are only a few of the dogs, that we have here at 12 Hills Dog Rescue. They need a “Second Chance” to find their home and their family.
There are others, like Bugsy, Danny Boy, Harley, Chico, Omaha, Pearl, Katie and more! Maybe YOU could be the family to give one of these or one of the others, I haven’t mentioned yet, that “Second Chance” for happiness and a loving family to boot.

Just maybe, I will have time in the next few days for some new pictures. Or I can dream a little, and hope that a volunteer, who loves to take photos happens by.