The Look In Her Eyes

My heart always melts when a dog that we rescue gives me that special look. Our newest rescue did just that! Let me tell you about this special girl.
We were sitting in front of the television trying to get a little rest and the phone call came in. A lady was calling to say she had abandoned puppies in her front yard. Brenda headed that way, and called and asked us to come and bring a kennel, gloves and treats to help get the dog.
We found Brenda, and the nice lady who had called. She told us a stray dog had delivered several puppies in her yard, crossed the street, had another one and brought it back. To make a long story shorter, the Mama was so thin and dirty and she had just delivered her 8th puppy. We scooped them up and brought them back to the rescue.
We got them all cozy and placed a light over them. The poor Mama dog, just laid there and looked at us, as if to say thank you for helping.
She was so weak we weren’t sure that she or her puppies would be alive by morning. So far, she has gotten a little stronger and is eating and drinking, but we feel she is still too fragile to bathe and clip her hair. So we are feeding her special food, giving her electrolytes and leaving her alone so she can care for her new babies.
Those beautiful golden eyes, speak volumes, and I get that lump in my throat. We are not sure if she will be able to raise all 8 puppies, but she is a wonderful mom.
This is the first picture I took of her. I know it may be hard to look at the shape she is in, but this is what happens when people fail to care for their animals. We know she is a special girl, and we will have more pictures of her soon, and you can see for yourself.

Mama and 8 puppies

Mama and 8 puppies


Oh did I mention, I also brought home a skinny little kitten that was abandoned that same evening. She is being cared for by our granddaughter. Her new name is Elie!

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Connecting the Dots????

Many times when dogs come into the rescue, we are puzzled at their breed, or wonder if they could be siblings.
Sometimes it is easy to see that they are in the same litter, but otherwise we find ourselves scratching our heads. Well, let me tell you about 2 girls that came to us a couple months back. They came together from a local animal control, and seemed to have a special connection. BUT—they looked totally different. I am referring to Maribelle and Elsa. Now, Maribelle is definitely a Basset mix and we are almost certain the other breed is American Bulldog. Such a striking dog, and fun to look at and be with. She has beautiful brown and cream markings and a cute little twist to her walk.
Then there is Elsa. She looks Lab, almost a cream white in color, but has several large tan spots on her back.
Looking at her back legs we noticed they were just a little different than some of the other dogs. As she grew some brown spots that just matched Maribelle’s ear spots seemed to pop out. Another look at her face, and I think I can see just a little of the American Bulldog breed there. Maybe just a little–because she looks more lab! So, now we know why the girls have that special connection.
Same for Angel and Little Bear! They don’t really look the same, but we know for certain they are from the same litter. Now, we wonder?? Is Mickey a brother to Minnie? Could be, I guess that one will be a mystery, unless we are able to connect the dots.
Here are pictures of Maribelle and Elsa. Do you see the connection too?

Maribelle

Maribelle


Elsa

Elsa

Small Ones Abound at the Rescue!

Angel looks adorable!

Angel looks adorable!


Many times we have families that are looking for small dogs to adopt. Right now we have a great selection of small breed dogs at the rescue. Angel was adopted recently, but we still have Mikey, Benny, Shaggy, Little Bear and Mickey. They are all small breed males and each has their own personality and are different in color, breed, age and size.
Mikey is 2 years old and is a Yorkie mix. He is a temperamental little guy, that loves your lap and your attention, but not crazy about smaller children or cats. He weighs around 6#, and has been neutered. He loves to sit on your lap and sleeps with his feet in the air.
Benny looks like a Brussels Griffon, but we are not sure of his breed. We know he is in the terrier family, and we are guessing him at 18 months-2 years. His hair is wiry, and he weighs around 10#. We don’t know how he feels about cats and needs to be neutered.
Then Shaggy–he is such a character—some type of non-shedder with longer hair. He is around 6 or 7 months old and weighs around 10#. He also needs to be neutered. He loves kids, loves to play and he just needs someone to give him some extra attention.
Little Bear is a Rat Terrier mix and has been neutered and had all his vaccinations. He may have some Chihuahua
on his Dad’s side of the family, and his sister was Angel. He loves to play and run, and is a take charge kind of boy. He likes cats and loves kids and grown-ups.
Last but not the least is Mickey the dachshund mix. What a character he is, with lots of love and kisses for everyone here at the rescue. He has some brindle coloring on his legs, and a little wave to some of his coat.
He still needs to be neutered, but is ready now for his forever family.
So! If you are one of those families who is looking for a small dog—we have them right here at 12 Hills Dog Rescue. They are waiting for their forever families!IMG_0989 (1024x768)
Mickey

Mickey


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Benny

Benny