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!download_009



Full, is what we are–here at 12 Hills Dog Rescue. Seems the dogs are coming out of the shadows, right before the weather turns cold. I imagine it will only get worse.
So I wanted to update you on the dogs waiting for their forever families. We have the small ones, Isaac, Jackie, and Zoe. We have the small to medium–Buttercup or Sister, as she is called. We have a new little terrier that arrived yesterday, and we will have pictures of her soon.DSCN8285 (640x480)

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These are just a few of the small ones that are available. Call us at 12 Hills Dog Rescue for an appointment to meet the little ones, the medium ones, and the large and xtra-large doggies we have at the rescue.


12 Hills Dog Rescue is ready for a new year. In 2013 we managed the pound for our community. We saved over 100 dogs, but in the process overloaded the rescue.  In 2014 our goal is to get back and track with hopefully fewer dogs here at the rescue. We hope to be able to work more with other rescues–move more doggies and yes, “Find New Families” for the ones we rescue.

I am working hard to make our word press blog to be more of a website–with a calendar for volunteers and events.  I hope to have more time to do pictures and publish them so the public can see what we have.

If I could dream for just one moment–my dream for 2014 would be a way to provide a free spay and neuter clinic for our community. It is so needed to keep the puppy population down. I would also dream that each family that comes along to adopt, would find the perfect dog for their family, and love it forever.

I had better stop dreaming and get back to what this post is about.  A NEW BEGINNING FOR US AT 12 HILLS! More adventures are in store for us in 2014. 

Thanks to All of you that have adopted from us–those who have supported our mission in prayer and donations.  Let’s end this year in a good way and begin again!

Image OSCAR SAYS “Happy New Year–Everyone!”

What did I do, they seem to be saying?

Poor little things–brought to us on Sunday evening. Family couldn’t keep, because of allergies. What sad and confused little dogs they are. Their eyes almost are saying–“What did I do wrong?”12-3-2012 03812-3-2012 035

Shorty and Izzy are both Chi-Chi mix. Izzy is mixed with a Min-pin, and Shorty with a Dachshund. If you know of anyone looking for a lap dog–they would be perfect.  Call if you are looking for a lap dog–they will be perfect.

Road Trip With Some Doggies for Pet Day at TSC

Quite a road trip with 5 dogs, but we enjoyed our time at Tractor Supply in Fremont.  The employees there couldn’t be kinder to us and the dogs, and even better— they network.

Three grandchildren accompanied us, and helped by holding the leashes and caring for the bigger dogs.  The day was a little breezy and chilly, but we were able to meet some nice people and adopted out 1 puppy (Theodore) and Casper-(a collie mix).  What is neat about these “Pet Days” is that we are able to hand out our cards and invite people to visit 12 Hills Dog Rescue.

The next one we attend we will set up inside–so watch for us there in November!

Oh, and I can’t forget–I was excited to meet the Parrot Rescue person, Roberta. She works hard saving parrots and other birds that are neglected or surrendered.

What?? The Tail End You Say???

You may have heard the expression—he or she is always on the tail end.  Well, we have a number of doggies that are in that same spot.  Cracker is the last of Freckle’s litter–Tippy, the last of Mona’s, and Maggie Mae the last of Jerrie’s litter.  We also have some adult dogs that are still with us, because they are were the last of their litter to be adopted.

That doesn’t mean they aren’t great dogs, it just means the right person hasn’t met them yet.  So, we are hoping you look at some of our “Tail End Doggies” when you are looking on our website on  We have so many dogs right now and we haven’t found one bad dog in the group.

By the way—if you like Boxer’s  we have Choco–a purebred male, Chloe a boxer/lab, Chico & Harley, Boxer/Lab/Chow mix, and Lilah, a boxer/Chow. That is the most boxers we have ever had at 12 Hills, and they are all spayed or neutered, had all vaccinations and ready for their new homes.   Take a look and give us a call.Image