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A Blog Giveaway!

I want to thank my blog readers for reading and following my blog with a Monday – Blog Giveaway!  THANK YOU!

For those who have been following my blog, you know that I am an avid dog rescue person.  Biscuit served as the dog who represented the Orvis Petfinder Commitment, helping to promote dog rescue as a rescue dog himself!  Biscuit has enriched our lives in so many positive ways that I cannot possibly sum up in one blog post — Biscuit has stolen our hearts and he has left a permanent paw print on our hearts forever.  For those who have been reading and following my blog, you know that we schedule most everything around little Biscuit down to our vacations!  Biscuit goes with us everywhere, and we especially like it when we can take him to more places when the weather improves — we are really looking forward to this spring!  Biscuit has already been to Nova Scotia with us two times, and we have planned a trip for Biscuit to Vermont this May!


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The purpose of this blog post is to thank my readers and  to hear from you about your experiences with dog/animal rescue.  (1) How has your rescue dog/animal enriched your life?  (2) Why do you choose to rescue your dog(s)/animals?

Details and Rules:

*Leave a comment in response to the above questions.

*Please leave a valid e-mail address, as this is my only point of contact.

*One entry per person.

*Deadline to submit a comment is this Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EST … and the winner will be announced early next week!

(Not to worry, there will be more blog giveaways, so stay tuned!)

I am EXCITED to hear YOUR thoughts on this important issue!

Happy Monday!

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Marie #

    I have 2 rescue dogs and I can’t imagine my life without them. Everytime I come home they make me feel like a rock star because they are so happy to see me. When I’m having a bad day, Lola sits with me on the couch and gives me lovin’ and makes me feel better.

    I adopted Sophie from a rescue years ago because I believe that every animal deserves a loving home and I recently adopted Lola when I was fostering her and fell in love and just could not part with her. Every dog I will ever have will be a rescue.

    February 26, 2013
  2. I currently have two rescue cats, however I also have adopted 2 dogs in the past as well as several rats, a canary, & one fish. Rescue pets are the only way to go in my book. I can’t imagine buying a pet or going to a breeder when there are so many homeless pets in need. Someday I will adopt another dog, when he/she appears. 🙂

    February 26, 2013
  3. Dick Carver #

    I have a rescue dog. It is a joy having Nick around. I hope I have made a difference in his life. He surely has in mine.

    February 27, 2013
  4. My husband and I own a rescue kitty named Reina. I found her in my front yard with a litter of kittens in 2000. After finding homes for the kitties, we had Reina spayed and then we kept her for our kitty. She loves my husband and me, and that’s about it. Everyone else is suspect. We call her a perfect cat as she never does anything wrong. She is grateful for everything. She gives us love every day. We can’t imagine our lives without her.

    February 27, 2013
  5. Anonymous #

    My son brought home a 4 week old tuxedo kitten. Someone had sprayed- painted her green. After bottle feeding her, a trip to the vet where we learned that she had an eye infection and an upper respitory infection, my husband and I fell in love with this little furry ball. Miss Mittens is now going on 8 years old. She meets us at the door, snuggles on cold nights,and sleeps with us. She is definitely the queen of the house and we wouldn’t want it any other way!

    February 27, 2013
  6. Carol #

    Wow, I am so glad I rescued our dog because she is so loving and I absolutely love her back. Love is so important to people and yes and animals. I seen what love can do with my dog and with Biscuit. My dog makes me laugh and brings so much joy. She looks forward to me when I get home from work and look forward to seeing her.

    February 27, 2013
  7. Rebecca #

    If someone had told me a couple of years ago that I would be owned by a dog, I would have thought them crazy. Now, I can’t imagine my life without our little rescue dog. He is such a joy to have around and continues to amaze me every day with the amount of love he has for us. I am not sure who recused whom, but I feel blessed everyday that Little Nicky came into our lives.

    February 27, 2013
  8. Pat Pope #

    My husband’s death 2+ yrs. ago was very hard for me to deal with, though he had been ill for a long time. One day I came home to an empty house and had never felt so alone in my life. I had resisted getting a pet but decided I couldn’t live that way. At the local shelter “Dusty” and I found each other and have lived “happily ever after”. She is a beautiful, spoiled, long haired grey cat and she gives me a purpose in life.

    February 28, 2013
  9. My dogs are my kids. I would not know what to do without them. They keep me young.

    February 28, 2013
  10. Angie Nasuta #

    My husband and I have 3 rescue dogs – 2 Weimaraners and a recently added Weim/ Chocolate Lab mix. We knew we wanted a Weimaraner from the start (well, at least I did). I fell in love with everything I learned about the Weimaraner – their sleek beautiful gray coats, their affection and attachment to their humans, their high level intelligence, and even their hard-headed stubborness!

    Lexi was our first, we adopted her almost 8 years ago from a humane society listed on – just before we bought our 1st house. She is the perfect embodiment of the Weimaraner – she LOVES to hunt (having caught birds, rabbits, mice, and even bats) and is full of attitude! Blue, who we adopted about 8 months later (also from a Petfinder listing), is a huge teddy bear and is the most loyal and loving dog you will ever meet. He is a favorite at our vet’s office, usually being greeted with “You’re my boy, Blue!” by the vet techs – and always being called the best behaved Weimaraner they’ve ever handled. Our latest addition is Cupcake, our foster failure. We hadn’t planned on adopting a 3rd dog, but some friends of ours had to get rid of her (after she had already been in 3 homes at only 8 months old), so we offered to take her and to foster her while a rescue tried to find her a good home. After 4 months of adjusting to having a puppy in the house again, we decided we couldn’t part with her – and so she became our rescue dog #3.

    My husband and I couldn’t imagine our lives without any of our pups. They may be trouble and cause us headaches some times, but they are well worth it!

    February 28, 2013
  11. Linda DesMarais Taylor #

    I have two dogs, One rescue. I love them. They are 11 and 13 yrs old. They are happy, and very good dogs. Having a rescue dog is so rewarding. It’s a great thing knowin you saved a dogs life. I have a rescue bunny too! We just got him. He is precious. Our animals love each other. We have 2 dogs, 2 birdies and 2 bunnies! Our pets make us so happy!

    February 28, 2013
  12. Mike and Tina #

    My husband and I found our first pup on the side of the road in Baltimore City, dumped and left for dead. We scooped him up, cleaned him up, and later found out that he is a Maltese, one of the best lap dogs in the world! After looking at those sad little eyes every time I left for work in the morning, we decided we needed a friend for little Charlie, so we contacted United Maltese Rescue. They introduced us to our Sammy, a Maltese/Poodle mix, and now a perpetual companion to Charlie as well as a fantastic cuddle buddy.

    After seeing firsthand how dogs are sometimes treated, we became volunteers with United Maltese Rescue, so that we can be a stepping stone to a better life for those poor animals that need a good home. We have fostered about a half dozen pups over the last few years, and found homes for every single one of them–even dogs with medical issues. The rescue experience has enriched us both, and we can’t imagine our lives without our pups.

    March 7, 2013

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