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!

Let Me Tell You About Ajax!



Do you think Ajax is a male or female name? Well, Chuck gave me a ton of grief over her name. You see, no one looked close, and she looked like a male boy, and I was searching for an interesting name. Anyway, Ajax is a female dog–and her breed is a mystery to us. I looked in the dog book and she sort of looked like a Brussels Griffon, and since needs a breed for the posting. . . you understand.
So Ajax, is a very pretty, sweet lady and deserves a much better name. She came to us from a local animal control and is looking for a family to love her.
She is a large dog and should weigh around 40#. She gets along well with the others in the big kennel, and likes to be petted and loved. Ajax may be a non-shedding breed, but haven’t been with her enough to say for sure. Her coloring is black and brown with brown markings on the legs. She is a beautiful gal—inside and out.

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)

When Is Skinny Good?

Well, I guess Italian Greyhounds are supposed to be thin. But how thin?  We have a new young male–so handsome and full of energy, but I think he is a little thin. I can see his ribs and backbone–is that normal for that breed, or do we need to fatten him up a little.  Regardless, he is eating and wants out of his kennel. Tomorrow is the last day for his family to claim him, and then he goes on our adoption list.  Hope he finds a good home with a family that understand and love his breed.  I know the breed are fast for sure, and we named him Rocket.  He wants to blast out of his kennel, so you have to be fast when feeding him.  Watch for Rocket in the next week–we will have pictures and more about him soon.

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.

Big Ears Everywhere!!

We have quite a few doggies at 12 Hills that have BIG EARS!  Puppies and teens and grown-ups all here at the rescue. Some are German Shepherds, others we are unsure of their breed. It doesn’t matter—all are nice dogs and maybe just maybe one of those BIG EARED dogs will be the dog for your family. Here is a picture of Burt–the GermanImage,

If you like dogs with big ears—give us a call.