Thought I'd share some pics of my rescue dogs. I'm heavily involved in animal rescue, volunteering with several rescues and with an animal control facility. All on top of the rescue work that I do by myself on the side.
These are all my guys... some are failed fosters, others I took in knowing they were here to stay. Most are here due to medical problems or emotional/behavioral problems, and I felt they were better off here... the sanctuary for the unwanteds, LOL.
This is Bo, an 11 year old Beagle. Bo just earned his AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certification a few weeks ago. We're working towards his therapy dog certification this summer, in hopes that he can do a little therapy dog work.
This is my half-dozen Doxie's. All were ex-breeders from a large-scale puppymill, except for Gage. Left to right is Callie (6 years old), Gage (1 year old), Rosie (3 years old, and has a genetic spinal deformity, oral deformity, and a genetic skin disease), Mattie (13 years old, he was born blind and deaf), Caeli (5 years old) and Gracie (10 years old, has a liver problem and IVDD disc disease).
Annie, my 9 year old Whippet mix. Annie suffers from several heart problems, IVDD disc disease and hip dysplasia.
Audubon, my 9 year old English Pointer/Dalmation mix
Emmy, my 3 year old Chihuahua mix. Emmy has canine epilepsy.
Sam, my 2 year old Beagle/Rat Terrier mix. Sam has an immune system disorder, that makes him susceptable, and deathly allergic, to many common substances.
Lily, my 3 year old Shih Tzu. Lily is partially blind in both eyes from scars, due to past abuse and neglect before she came here.
Katie, my 5 year old Bassett Hound/Beagle mix
Jake, my 12 year old Shih Tzu. Jake came here a couple years ago with several heart problems.
Triumph, my 2 year old Shih Tzu mix. Triumph had been found anorexic and nearly dead, after being shot and dumped in a ditch.
And I've posted this photo before, but here is my whole group...
That's all! 8)