You Can’t Judge a Book By It’s Cover

Or a dog for that matter. Recently a little Dachshund mix was picked up after being dumped beside the road. He was so thin, hungry and very scared. The family that caught him didn’t know what to think of him the way he was pulling and biting, at them. They told us that for a minute they considered that he was too mean to try and save. But they brought him to the rescue, and within an hour he was sitting on Chuck’s lap for comfort. By morning, he was giving kisses and laying his head on Chuck’s shoulder. We named him Mickey, and he is one of the sweetest little guys we have at the rescue. So, you see, you just never know.
Another dog, Betty was a mass of sores over skin and bones when she arrived. She has a beautiful soft grey coat now, and is so happy to be here.
Then poor old Boomer, was starving and so sick he couldn’t stand. Lots of love and tender care, and he is the King of the rescue.
So, just remember, that just like you can’t tell what a book is like by looking at it’s cover, you will sometimes find a hidden jewel when you try and look past some of the dogs out there that are neglected and abandoned.

Mickey, the next day after he was found! He is even more handsome, now.

Mickey, the next day after he was found! He is even more handsome, now.


Betty with her new coat.

Betty with her new coat.


Boomer so proud of his new sweater.

Boomer so proud of his new sweater.

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Some Dogs Can Look at You and Melt Your Heart!

We rescued the sweetest female German Shepherd a couple weeks ago. She had been dumped, and thanks to a couple of kind ladies, she was saved from being hit by a truck.  She has the most beautiful eyes, and when she looks at you, those eyes seem to speak volumes.  We are assuming she isn’t all German Shepherd, because she has one blue eye and one brown one. She would make a great house dog. Lisa is quiet, and just wants to be close to someone that will love her. We prefer that she remain a house dog, as she seems to have that type of personality.

If you prefer an active dog, then Roy, the male German Shepherd, may be more your type. He is a strong dog, and very handsome. Roy looks like he is all German Shepherd to us.  Roy is a young dog, we are guessing around a year. He needs to be neutered, but I think he would be a great walking or jogging partner for someone who makes him part of their family.

Checkout both Roy and Lisa on our Facebook page.

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!

More Seniors!

I couldn’t forget to post some of the other seniors that live at the rescue. Some are in our home and others in the kennel.
Rose came to us in the winter of 2007—Chuck found her in the hay bales one day with 2 bullets in her. The weather was extremely cold that day, with a wind chill of 30 degrees below zero. She was starving, in pain, some would of believed a lost cause. But, he picked her up and brought her to our little heated shed and started giving her the medical treatment and love she needed. We never placed her for adoption, but she is our senior gal and a miracle,”

Rose Marie

Rose Marie

Peaches has another story—being a dog classified in the “Pit Family”–she remains at 12 Hills Dog Rescue.
She came to us starving and full of mange. She loves people and kids and has gotten heavier over the past year, because she spends a most of her time laying on her dog bed in her kennel. When she comes out for exercise, she runs a around a little, but goes back and sets down and just looks at us. I think she is lonesome and depressed.
She has waited so long for a family, but no one wants a “Pit”, or if they do, the city ordinance bans them. She would be a great dog for a family without other dogs. Peaches loves puppies and dogs that don’t threaten her, but she is afraid that she will be challenged. When that happens—she has to fight back. That is just what her breed does, most of the time.

So, please say a little prayer for Peaches, that she finds a family, or a great volunteer, that will come and visit weekly for “Peachy Time!”

Peaches 7 + years

Peaches 7 + years

Let Me Tell You About. . . Hunter

As I was cleaning the kennels yesterday, Jan 3, 2014 I was thinking. . . Yes, I do my best thinking when I am scooping and sweeping. Well, not really, but I do get some new ideas when I am in the kennels with the head phones on.
Let Me Tell You About.. is going to be the new catch phrase for a new page of our website. I hope to tell the readers something special about some of the dogs we have here at the rescue.
I have been told that they like personal notes and descriptions, and not just breed, size, etc.
So, here we go!
Let me tell you about Hunter!
Hunter came to us from 2 very kind hunters that found him by some hay bales. They fed him sandwiches on day one and came back and the little guy was still there, thinner than ever.
They must have seen our sign, because they brought him to us and asked if we could take him.
He was so skinny and bloated and pathetic. We brought him in the sun room with some of the other puppies and began feeding him and giving him the medical attention he needed. His new name–(you guessed it) Hunter.
Hunter has grown into a very handsome young (large)man. We are estimating him at 5 months now and he may weigh 35#. He is a lab shepherd mix. His fur is silky and is coloring is that of a shepherd.
What I wanted to tell you about him is this: He is definitely a people boy. We attempted to move him to the big kennel and he was very upset. After several days of his whining (even when he was outside), we decided he needed to come back in the sun room and back yard.
You guessed it! He is happy and satisfied. The only thing he wants now is a new forever family. Hunter still needs to be neutered, but we are hoping his new family will take on that responsibility. DSCN6572 (640x480)

LOOKING FOR A MATURE/OLDER DOG??

12 Hills may have the boys you are looking for.  We recently picked up Bear and Dallas and they definitely need a loving family that enjoys older dogs.  We know they are friendly, but not sure about how kid friendly.  Sometimes older doggies, like to have their space from the little ones, and others love the special attention.  Both Bear and Dallas, came to us because they were abandoned.  Their family is in another state in poor health, and a kind neighbor has been caring for them.

Bear and Dallas miss their Mom and Dad and it is our hope that they will find a new family soon.  We will be taking better pictures soon, but will include the ones we have from their first day.  They let us carry them and were happy to be here with people who care.  By the way–Bear is the bigger one and he is 10 years, Dallas (not his real name) is 7 years old. Both great boys!

What Breed is Bella?

What breed is Bella? I guess it doesn’t matter to many people.  Picking out a family member at 12 Hills, isn’t usually breed specific.  A rescue like ours takes in mostly mixed breeds that have beenImageabandoned or surrendered.  Part of the time, the doggies are on death row when they come to us, or they are in need of some tender loving care. Bella looked a little rough when we got her. She had just weaned her puppies and was ready for some needed rest and good care.  Bella is looking great now, and is ready for her new family.  Even if we are unsure of her breed—she is a beauty.