Another Opportunity. . . .

2018 turned out to be a busy and blessed year for 12 Hills Dog Rescue.  We had the most adoptions so far, with 223 dogs getting a second chance with new forever families.  Some of the dogs that were adopted were dogs that had been here for some time, so that makes it even better.

So we begin a new year and more opportunities to help the dogs that are appear at the rescue. Our newest challenge is a 5 or 6 month old puppy that was in need of special care.  He has been to our Vet, and we have started the process of special nutrition and water therapy.  He is a sweetie for sure and we are hoping that he will be able to walk normally after treatments and care. He is doing better every day!


We have several dogs that have arrived that are not little pups, but still young and easily trainable.  Riley, Allen and Arnie and are all sweet & handsome boys that will be great family dogs if given the opportunity.

Each new year, we find ourselves setting new goals for the rescue.  One of the goals for the rescue this year is to redo the nursery. with new flooring and paint the inside.  Along with the new deck and cement pad that was completed last year, we hope to have a healthier and easier viewing place for our puppies.

Our main kennel floor is another project we are hoping to do this year if the funding is available.  We plan to have the kennel floor painted with epoxy paint to make it easier to clean and disinfect.  That will be a huge project, which entails moving dogs, kennels etc.,  Definitely a summer project that will require a number of workers and volunteers.


I could go on about more goals for 2019, or I can stop now and breath deeply.  I leave you with this.  We so appreciate everyone who has adopted a dog from our rescue, or shared about the rescue, volunteered or donated.  We never seem to express our gratitude enough!  Thank-you for caring about these doggies!




A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words! Have you hugged a Pit Bull lately?

This morning we received an email, saying it was “Adopt a Pit Bull day.” I immediately was excited, because they asked the question–Have you hugged a Pit Bull lately? The answer is YES!  We sure have!  Big Red was adopted a week ago, and I must say–one of the sweetest pits we have had, and we have had some sweet ones!

Here is a photo of Big Red hugging his new little sister, as they both shared the couch and a nap. 20181024_150402 (768x1024)20181024_150114(1) (768x1024)

So, what more can I say???

We still have a sweet gal named Cookie! She is a Red Heeler/ Pit Bull.  Cookie has been waiting and waiting for “just the right family.”  Just like the family above, they should know the breed, Cookie needs a family to understand her–and give her the love and training she needs.  She loves people and enjoys walks and being with you!

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Here is another handsome boy.  Diesel is a little older pit bull and will also need a family that knows the breed. No other dogs, cats and little children, as he plays rough.  He is handsome boy. He craves companionship!

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I should mention Taffy.  She is a lab pit mix.  She is such a loving gal. She should be the only dog–she loves kids, puppies and we think no cats!


So, since it is Adopt a Pit Bull day–we wanted to share our good news with you about Big Red and his new family.  We also want you to know we still have some great Pit Bulls waiting for their families.  Give us a call–you might find the perfect dog for you!









Boys and Girls-Big & Small


A little corny I know—but it is so true. 

12 Hills Dog Rescue takes in all breeds, ages and sizes. We have small, medium, large and extra large doggies at the rescue. We also have all ages–puppies to seniors.

Raphael (Raffy), Cinch, Big Mike, Diesel, Blackie, Blue and Milo are the names of the boys pictured above. They are all different when it comes to size and breed and even personality, but one thing that is common with each of them.

They are waiting for their forever families. 


Pictured above are the some of the females that are at the rescue waiting for “Just the Right Family!” Kimmie and Katie are our young gals at 7 months. Molly is our small breed and a very loving gal. Cookie has been waiting several years.  She is a great dog that has a sweet personality. Taffy has been in for several years also, and is a loving dog that should be the only one in the household.  (She wants all your love!) Ginger is our senior, who is very loving–and needs a family that is home with her.  Merci Mae is a large and loving girl, that would be a great walking partner.  Dina is boxer mix and loves children and needs to be the only dog in the home. Last, but not least is our 5 year old hound, Glory!  She is house trained, easy-going and sweet gal.

These dogs are a few of the dogs that we have at the rescue! Give us a call!

I Can’t Imagine

All week I have been playing “Catch Up” with many of the dogs that we have adopted through the years.  It has been so much fun, seeing how they have grown and changed, and hearing how happy they are with their new families.

Now, I feel it is time to share the “not so good news.”

I want to tell you about 2 female dogs that have been brought back to the rescue. In both cases, the families loved these gals very much, but circumstances were out of their control.

I can’t imagine how a dog feels–to love a family—one day, then end up at a rescue the next.  Both these gals are devastated, confused, lonely and sad.

This is Dinah a 4 year old–brindle boxer mix. She adores children and toys, running and playing and riding in a car. She had a super great loving family and she wants that again. Her new family needs to understand that Dinah loves her family and doesn’t want to share them with other doggies, so she needs to be the only dog.  She also is protective of her family.  Dinah is a great gal—she just needs the right family and the right environment. Most of all—Dinah needs to be loved again!!!

Here are some pictures of her were taken the day she came back.

The next dog that I want to tell you about today is a gal named Ginger.  Ginger was adopted from our rescue in 2012. The family that adopted her, understood the issues that Ginger had, yet they took her, worked with her and more than anything loved her.

Well, as I said before, circumstances sometimes change and that can place the family dog in a rough situation.  Ginger’s family wanted her to come back to 12 Hills, because they felt we knew her history.

Ginger loves all people. She was in a family with children and especially has a love for elderly people.  She likes toys, being outside and exploring.  The husky breed, are very intelligent,. They are great escape artists, and love to explore.  Ginger has gotten much better over the years, but she would do best on an acreage, or an 8′ privacy fence.

Ginger does OK with cats and cattle, but not chickens.  She doesn’t do well when left inside by herself for long periods of time.  I have a huge list of all of Ginger’s likes and dislikes if you are interested. She really is a sweetheart–and she needs a home.

Yes, I can’t imagine, how Dinah and Ginger are feeling right now, but I do know there is someone out there for them both.  We just need to find them, so these wonderful girls can be happy again!




Let’s Cool It Down a Little

Image result for winter clip art WITH DOGSBoy hasn’t the weather been hot?  It is a little cooler today, but all this hot weather has me thinking about snow and Christmas.  Maybe I am day dreaming just a little, but I thought I would share some snow images with you and tell you about some of our dogs at the same time.IMG_0021

20170125_100705This is Whisper! She has been with us for several years.  Whisper has a trust issue, but with patience and love she is a great gal.


20170125_111226 (576x1024)20170121_105826 Winter, spring or summer–Lover Boy is a sweet old man–who has waited for some time. He is around 8 years old now and a Dobie-pit  mix.  When he is happy his entire body moves with his tail.


20180628_191737 (1024x888)  Blue hasn’t been with us long, but he happened to mention that he loves snow more than sun.  He is always ready to play regardless of the weather.


20180705_104616 (959x1024) Dinah is 4 years old and likes snow also.  She loves kids and likes to play with toys.  She does best being the only dog in the house.


20180705_104402 (1024x1003) Merci May has been the rescue for a year.  Her eyes seem to say–won’t you give me a try?  She loves people, kids and needs to be the only dog in the family.  She is a Lab Chesapeake mix and around 2 years. I know she enjoys the snow!



Another blizzard photo to cool you down!


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Milo is ready to try again.  We know one thing–he doesn’t like cats!!!!


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Danny is waiting!



Lady is a senior and has waited and waited for her new family.  She is a sweet gal.


Last, but not least is Glory!!!  Hope the snow scenes helped with the July weather!

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Happy Christmas in July—Everyone!

12 Hills Dog Rescue



Clover–Our Mascot–No More

Yes, Our special “poster girl & mascot” crossed the Rainbow bridge in February.  I have struggled writing this story, but I need to share it with you. Clover was one of the most special dogs I have come across.

She arrived at the rescue close to 9 years ago. She was a puppy that was so sick with mange and starvation, that it took almost 6 months of special care for her to heal.  But she did heal and we knew that she had to be our poster girl and mascot. She needed to show the public that mange can be cured, without putting a dog down.

Clover lived most of her life with our son and his family across the road from us.  She took on the job of caring for his 3 smaller doggies, and would make sure that no big dogs entered the yard to bother them.  She was loving, sweet and calm, and it was a very sad day for our family when she crossed that rainbow bridge.

Looking back–she had a job to do, and she did it so well.  Clover you were so loved—thank you for being “our special gal!”20171105_185016(1) (768x1024)


“Love is in the Air”

Typically, February is considered the month of love! Sweet valentines, chocolate are seen everywhere we go.  It is also a good month to remind everyone that doggies need love too!

I considered posting all the photos of the doggies that found families this month, but decided I should focus on the ones still waiting—waiting for find the love and family they deserve.

Some of the dogs at the rescue are here because their family couldn’t keep them for various reasons. Some are here because they have been neglected. Others have been abused.

Taffy is a prime example of a neglected/abused dog.  She came here so thin she could barely stand, and she had puppies to care for.  Look at her now–she is so healthy and ready for that special “loving family.”  Taffy may look a little intimidating when you first meet her, but she truly loves people, loves her belly rubbed, loves to go on walks and runs.  She loves to snuggle and if she could fit, I bet should would sit on your lap.

2749_1517688926797 This is Taffy, snuggling with one of our volunteers. She just wants someone to love.

What about a young dog named Lacey. She has one gorgeous blue eye and we put her down as Australian Shepherd mix.  What do you think?

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Gracie is another one that is here and begging for love and attention. She is a young dog, and has so much energy–like most hounds do.  She could use a home with special love and attention.



If you prefer senior dogs we have a nice German shepherd gal who has been waiting.  Her name is Lady and she follows Brenda and Chuck around in the kennel. Looking for companionship & love.


Annie would love to have a family.  She has been waiting and waiting for just the right one.

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We have Lola–a sweet dog that has suffered abuse.  She needs sweet words and kindness and lots of hugs.


These are just a few of the gals here at the rescue that aren’t looking for roses, chocolates or cards. They are looking for loving families.  Are you one of those?