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.

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Senior Month at 12 Hills Dog Rescue

I was looking at Petfinder.com and saw a help article on posting for senior dogs. November is “Senior Dog” month for pet lovers and those of us in the rescue business.
Typically every day is senior month at the rescue. It seems we always have a few seniors residing there, and some will be here for the rest of their lives. It is a good time to share about the rewards that senior dogs can give us. AND–there some, I listed just a few.

1. They aren’t puppies! Puppies get in to everything and they require lots and lots of your attention.
2. Seniors like to have fun, but it is usually in short bursts and they just want to hang out with you
3. Sometimes they are already trained, and so the hard work is done
4. MOST OF ALL–THEY JUST WANT YOU TO LOVE THEM!

Of course, we know there is a downsides to having a senior dog, but that is another posting. Here are some of the seniors we have had and some that are still waiting at 12 Hills.

Rosie is 8+ years!

Rosie is 8+ years!

Miss Purdy was adopted! Over 8 yrs.

Miss Purdy was adopted!
Over 8 yrs.

Boomer-found in a landfill--starving--and full of sticky weeds.--over 5 yrs.

Boomer-found in a landfill–starving–and full of sticky weeds.–over 5 yrs.

Cinnamon--now named Winnie--adopted after having over 10 litters--over 8 yrs.

Cinnamon–now named
Winnie–adopted after having over 10 litters–over 8 yrs.

Jason--around 7 or 8 yrs. adopted by a nice gal that loves seniors!

Patty--a good ole gal, that has a skin condition. She loves all visitors that comes to 12 Hills. Patty–a good ole gal, that has a skin condition. She loves all visitors that comes to 12 Hills.


I have so many more that I could post, and my thoughts go to our 2 wonderful family members that passed in the last year—Squirt and Daisy–we will cherish the good times and great memories we had with you both over the years!!!

Change Is Good!!!

Most of the time it is hard to make changes. Just as we need to eat better, exercise more, etc., some dogs find themselves needing to change.  That is the way it was with Lola.  What a story!  She came to us from a nearby animal control and had only a few days to live. We received a message asking us to take her and give her a chance.  SO WE DID!  At first she was a nightmare waiting to happen. Very loud and screaming bark—almost hysterical type of behavior.The good news is that Lola changed!!! And for the better!  She is a wonderful gal — she has been spending time in the house with us and the other dogs.  She isn’t wild, she isn’t  aggressive, she is calm and happy. What caused the big change in Lola?

  • She was let out of her 5′ x5′ kennel. (she doesn’t like kennels)
  • She was spayed —not long ago,
  • Given special attention

Now, you can find Lola calmly laying at our feet, or just walking around and greeting everyone.  The shiny black Labrador is truly a beautiful dog  inside and out. Here is a picture of her—Hope it show her beauty.

I'm Beautiful---Inside and Out!