Talk about a cutie—and one of a kind. That describes Marabelle perfectly. She arrived at 12 Hills Dog Rescue this week from a local animal control. Marabelle appears to be a Bassett/Bulldog. She is very short in stature with beautiful liver coloring and markings, and then there is that American Bulldog face. I don’t think there is another one like her, and her personality matches her beauty. Marabelle is easy going and her smile seems to always be in place. She is looking for just the right family—we are going to be super picky finding just the right family for this “one in a million girl.”
She is a young dog, we are guessing 12 months or younger. We hope to find out more about her in the days ahead.
A new year—new goals and a new camera. I was ready to go. First the camera disk wouldn’t install on our computer. Then it wouldn’t finish on the laptop. Well, I improvised and there I was taking pictures of the doggies in MUD. Yes, when your dog rescue is on a farm, you just know that when the snow melts, or it rains, there is mud EVERYWHERE! We hope that doesn’t turn people away from 12 Hills Dog Rescue. Having a rescue on the farm is unique, sometimes challenging, but in the end we think it works fine.
When the days are warmer and the grass is green the farm is beautiful. We have been told by several families that it is like a doggy resort at our rescue. Well, I wouldn’t go that far, but the dogs do have fun as they run and frolic in the pasture while Chuck watches over them in his little cabin. Yes, we do things a little differently than some rescues, but we are all after the same common goal. To save those abandoned, lost and neglected dogs and find them loving forever families. That reminds me–we have met some awesome people who have adopted our dogs, and those who work in the field of rescue. They have been so good to us and we finally took their advice and filed for our 501c3 non-profit status. Not sure if or when it will be approved, but cross your fingers, say a little prayer and we are hoping it won’t take long.
So, here are some of the dogs that need adopted. Some are a little muddy, remember where we live?
Amos–A great Farm Dog!
Bugsy—ready to go.
Barney– 2 wk old puppy. Haven’t named his 4 adorable sisters yet.
Emerson–What’s wrong with me? Waiting a long time for his home.
Bay-A special gal that needs a woman and love.
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.
Iris is a great dog!
Amos is Ready to Go
Emerson needs a Family
Max loves the water!
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!
Life is funny isn’t it. The times of my life when I am feeling let down, tired, disillusioned–along comes someone or something to change my perspective.
This morning I was sitting at the computer, working on my sermon for this morning. (I’m also a pastor of a small church) I had just read the story of Barnabus, the encourager, and moved on to check my email messages.
There I found a message and numerous pictures from the family that adopted Lu Lu Legs. Her new name is Sophie, and the pictures tell the story. She looks very content and happy, and loves her new sister dog. There are pictures of her playing with sticks, tug of war, relaxing and riding in a car. All the things that most dogs love to do.
Last night we received a picture from a couple that adopted Trudy. They had her in their engagement picture. She looks so special and important, posing with them for their special announcement. She is loved also.
We are so thankful to the families that adopt our dogs from 12 Hills Dog Rescue. When we need a lift, our families seem to be there to share with us. Thanks so much!
Today we had a visit from Stevie, Ashleigh, Dawn and Grandma Lynn. Stevie from Stevie’s Furry Friends, and his family have been at our rescue several times. What a blessing they have been for us. We have received collars, dog beds, shampoo, biscuits, dog food, etc. Today they came to make a fun video with the dogs and our granddaughter Kariden was here to meet them. She made friends with Ashleigh and received a bear hug from Stevie when he left. They seemed to have fun as they helped point out the dogs that were available for adoption.They left us more collars, biscuits and other goodies. The dogs loved the toys they received–especially the big ball and rope toy.
We have such great friends and volunteers. What would we do without you all??? Thanks Stevie for bringing your family for the afternoon. Tell Grandma that Roxie is missing her.
What cute little things they are. So bright eyed and fat with beautiful thick white hair. Their Mom is a Lab mix and we think these are labs also. Some are light tan and others have tan spots on top of the white coat. They are only 3 weeks old—so need to wait a few more weeks before placing them on our adoption list. Will keep you posted of their progress.