Category Archives: Shelters

Shelter Sunday: Anemone / Hope Animal Rescue / Maxwell, IA

Anemone IA

Meet Anemone! She is said to be good with kids, cats, and other dogs. Here’s what her rescuers have to say about her:Anemone is a sweet little 8 week old girl. She is still learning the ropes on potty training, she just isn’t too sure of this Iowa snow! She and her sister Amaryllis love to snuggle up on the couch with the other pups in the house and take long naps. If you’re looking for a cuddle buddy Anemone would be your girl!

APPLICANTS FARTHER THAN 45 MINUTES FROM DES MOINES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADOPTION DUE TO THE VETTING REQUIREMENTS OF PUPPIES UNDER 4 MONTHS OF AGE. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.

Anemone and Amaryllis are two female terrier mix puppies rescued from Oklahoma high kill shelters. They were born in Nov’20 and working on potty training.

Anemone is currently a guest at Hope Animal Rescue in Maxwell, Iowa. If you’re lucky enough to be nearby, why not contact the shelter to find out more about Anemone and all of her friends. I may have to move to Des Moines so I can get her in her cute little PJs! If you beat me to it, you can send an email to [email protected] or fill out an online application.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Honey AKA Kia / Canine Castaways Rescue / Fountaintown, IN

Honey Kia IN

Meet Honey, also known as Kia. This beautiful adult Boxer is house-trained and prefers a home without kids, cats, or other dogs. Here’s what her rescuers have to say about her:

Honey! What a perfect name for such a sweet soulful girl. Honey is only 4-5yrs old. Recently pulled from IACS and in a foster home til she gets her furever home and family. She is a velcro boxer. Just loves being near her human and getting all the loving she so deserves. She needs a calmer loving home; prefer no other pets. Loves all people, house trained and to be your side kick on all outings and adventures. If you are searching for a constant companion and shadow to follow you then look no further!

Honey is currently a guest at Canine Castaways Rescue in Fountaintown, Indiana (near Indianapolis). If you’re lucky enough to be nearby, why not contact the shelter to learn more about Honey and all of her friends. Call (317) 345-6578, send an email to
[email protected] or fill out an online adoption application.

Until next time,
Good day and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Annie / 2nd Chance for Pets / Clinton, IL

Annie ILMeet Annie! What a sweet-looking dog! Here’s what her rescuers have to say about her:

1/17/2021 This pretty girl is Annie! She is a 2 year old, 40 pound, Blue Heeler mix who LOVES her tennis balls. Particularly squeaky ones! Annie is so sweet but can be a little nervous upon meeting new people. She warms up as soon as she gets to know and trust them. Annie is current on her vaccinations, spayed, house trained and working to learn more obedience and leash skills. An ideal home for her would be one with a fenced in yard and a family who is willing to play ball with her and take her for walks. Because she is playful and energetic, Annie would do best with older children. She would also prefer to be your one-and-only pet companion.

Annie is currently a guest of 2nd Chance for Pets in Clinton, Illinois. If you’re lucky enough to be close by, why not contact the shelter to ask more about Annie and all of her friends. Call (217) 935-3488, send an email to [email protected] or fill out an application.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Cozy / MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter / McCall, ID

Cozy ID

Meet Cozy! This Catahoula Leopard Dog mix is said to be good with other dogs, but not so much with cats or children. His rescuers only have a short tale to tell about him:

Cozy is a very intelligent fella who is looking for an active home where he will get loads of training and exercise.

Cozy is currently a guest of MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter in McCall, Idaho. If you’re lucky enough to be nearby, why not contact MCPAWS and ask to learn more about Cozy and all of his friends. Call (208) 634-3647 or send an email to [email protected]

Until next time,
Good day and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Smokey / Hawaii Dog Foundation / Waipahu, HI

Smokey HI

Meet Smokey! This handsome boy is a hound / Shar Pei mix who has hereditary mange. Don’t let his skin condition freak you out. My Checkers has mange, and it is very easy to manage with medication – she looks great! Here’s what Smokey’s rescuers have to say about him:
Continue reading Shelter Sunday: Smokey / Hawaii Dog Foundation / Waipahu, HI

A Heartwarming Story To End The Year

Here’s a link to the full story from ABC-7

This is a shelter with an uncommon focus. In addition to rescuing animals, W-Underdogs works with underprivileged kids. Their mission: The W-Underdogs organization empowers youth in underserved communities to discover their voices and teaches them the value of compassion toward animals and people.

They are in the process of moving into a new shelter in Atlanta, so the fire wasn’t as devastating as it might have been, and all the animals are A-OK.

I’m told the shelter is working on collecting funds to help their Good Samaritan, but I couldn’t find a link anywhere.

I told you this would be a heartwarming story!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Mia / A Rescue Tail / Rentz, GA

Mia GA

Meet Mia! This Great Dane is an extra large ball of love. Here’s what her rescuers have to say about her:

Mia wants to be your girl! A three year old beauty, Mia is affectionate, loyal and playful. Mia loves children, does well with other dogs, but hasn’t had very much interaction with cats. Mia is housebroken, non-destructive and has excellent recall. She is fully vetted, has a lifetime microchip and is up to date on shots and prevention.

Mia is currently a guest of A Rescue Tail in Rentz, Georgia. If you’re lucky enough to be nearby, why not contact A Rescue Tail to learn more about Mia and all of her friends. Call (478) 246-4579 or email [email protected]

If I didn’t already have too many animals, I’d be on a plane tomorrow to bring this sweetie home.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Madonna / Citrus County Animal Services / Inverness, FL

Madonna FL

Meet Madonna! What a great name for a dog going into Christmas week.

This beauty is deaf and can do well in a home with both children and other dogs. Here’s what her rescuers have to say about her:

Not many ever achieve the designation of “Rock Star” in play groups but Madonna has! The play group leader says she is social, tolerant, and playful. She has taken on the role of “Greeter/Helper”. She uses a few different play styles in the groups depending upon who she is playing with. She can play Gentle/Dainty, Push/Pull, and Rough/Rowdy. She is a confident player and is good at avoiding conflict and removing herself from pressure. She has excellent social skills and the group leader uses Madonna to help him test other dogs. She’s so sweet and absolutely loves the attention that she gets from volunteers and staff. What a lovely girl!

Madonna is easy to leash up and very eager to please her handlers. She walks very nicely on the leash. She is super friendly to people and likes to cuddle. She is deaf but seems to connect and understand people and other animals. She is an adult age 2-6 years old and weighs 51 pounds.

MADONNA’S ADOPTION FEE IS SPONSORED VIA THE “SPONSOR ME HOME” PROGRAM!

Madonna is currently a guest of Citrus County Animal Services in Inverness, Florida. If you’re lucky enough to be nearby, why not contact them and ask to meet Madonna and all of her friends. You can find them on Facebook or call (352) 746-8400.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Alice / K-9 Lifesavers / Washington, DC

Alice DC

Meet Alice! This 1-year old Bulldog mix prefers a home without cats or small children. Here’s what her rescuers have to say about her:

Alice is a sweet tripod hoping to find her forever home. She is very friendly and loving, especially during bath time! She is pretty mellow, and can’t walk super long distances. She is picky about her dog friends (and wouldn’t do well with cats), but loves people, especially men. She loves car rides and snuggles and doesn’t mark much. Can you find some room in your home and heart for this special lady? Alice would prefer to find a home with children over 10 years old.

Alice is currently a guest of K-9 Lifesavers in Washington, DC. If you’re lucky enough to be near our nation’s capitol, why not contact K-9 Lifesavers to find out more about Alice and all of her friends. You can e-mail [email protected] or call (202) 263-1990 or fill out an adoption application.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!