Bo was a victim of Black Dog Syndrome and was passed over by adopters for almost a year. Eventually to avoid euthanasia he was moved to foster home where he lived outside in a kennel alone from months. Bo arrived in VT in early February and slowly endeared himself to us. For the first few days he was here he was very nervous, when he heard loud noises he coward, when we approached him he turned away. For three days we did not see any emotion from him only fear. I was beginning to wonder if maybe he had been alone or in the shelter too long to be happy with people. Then on the fourth morning I let Bo outside. He ran into the yard without even a glance in my direction. I watched him sniffing around and I wondered again if I had made the wrong decision pulling this dog. Determined not to give up on him I thought if he can't be adopted we will find a way to love him and keep him here. I went outside and called him. This time he came bounding, he skidded to a stop in front on me and went straight into a play bow. His tail was wagging and in that moment I knew he would be okay. Over the next week his sweet personality emerged and we saw the silly, playful loving dog he is. Day by day we grew to love him and he to trust us.
Kristin's heart was broken after losing her best friend Will the golden retriever. Kristin missed having a dog. And although she wasn't wanting to replace him, she believed she could honor Will by adopting a rescue dog no one else wanted and giving him a safe and loving home.
And then Kristin met Bo. We are so thrilled that Bo has a forever home, that he will never spend another night alone in a kennel outside or in a shelter. Thank you Kristin for seeing the magic in Bo and taking a chance on him.
Thanks to everyone who took care of Stanley before we got him! We appreciate the work that went into his rescue, from bringing him to Vermont to the foster homes he lived in. He has been an easy dog from the beginning. He is smart, playful and very sweet. He is a perfect companion for hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and hanging out. We can bring him with us on any adventure or over to a friend's house.
He has grown into his ears a bit from the picture on the website (top left) and he is still soft like he was when he was a puppy.
We think he is the best!
Meet Mamie and Choco. In the last 8 years we have been really lucky to meet some wonderful people and families. Mamie and Choco are a part of one of those families. They have been so supportive of the rescue and the dogs. From adopting 4 dogs to fostering on a moments notice. We can count on them to spread the word about the rescue, take great care of their dogs and share with us their stories and photos.
Thank you Carol, Krissy and Kelly for making a difference and helping us rescue great dogs.
Max and Clyde are two very lucky boys. They were both adopted from NNEDR by Jim and Eve from VT.
When Clyde came to us the shelter thought he was a very old dog, with a couple of lumps and missing most of his hair his fate seemed sealed. Luckily he made his way to NNEDR and eventually to Jim and Eve. Through their diligent care and love for him he has transformed. He has a healthy coat of hair, his lumps were all benign and it turns out he was a much younger fellow than we were told. Clyde has the funniest personality and is completely devoted to his people and their routines. A true success story, they took a chance of a dog and he turned out to be the perfect addition to their family.
When Max came into the rescue we instantly thought of Jim and Eve. He just seemed like their kind of dog and indeed they loved him immediately. Max had come from a home where he was treated roughly by children so we wanted to place him in an adult home where he would feel safe. It has took a lot of patience and kindness to bring this guy out of his shell, but Jim and Eve were up for the challenge. It has certainly paid off. He looks very relaxed in his forever home and we know that is loved and receiving the best care. Thank you Jim and Eve for changing the lives of these two dogs.
It's been 3 days since our drive home from Vt. and things are going
great! Trooper has done super and seems to have fit right in. He is
very laid back and calm and just wants to be loved. He has a crate
and has even gone in it by himself to take a nap. He was alone for
about 2 hrs the other evening and I left him in the hallway with his
crate with the door open and he did fine. I will do the same when I
go to work, there is a low window that he can look out of. I bought
him several toys before getting him, but as Brian said, he only likes
his rope toy. Thanks Brian for sending that with him.
He has his dog license and I called the microchip company and switched
the contact info to my own. We went to a local conservation area the
other day and walked the trails for about an hour. He found a turtle,
left it alone, and then chased a squirrel. lol. There's a pond there
and he went in far enough to get his paws wet/muddy. I think we'll go
back there today for awhile. Yesterday we went for a walk in the town
and he did great on the leash. At night he sleeps in the bedroom on
his dog bed. He's met some of my family and friends and likes
everyone he sees.
I've attached some pictures, I've been taking a ton of them. Thanks
again for all you do for dogs, and a big thanks to Brian and his wife,
they're very special people and I know it was tough to see Trooper go.
Let them know he's very loved here and is doing fine. :)
Also, I have a collar for him and I would like to send you the Lupine
collar so you can use it for another dog. Please send me the address
so I can mail it back to you.
Joe & Trooper
So you may have noticed A TON of cats in this "dog rescue" recently. There are a ton, probably millions or more of cats in need in the world and I have a very hard time saying no when it comes to animals. Some have come here under the guise of "barn cats" and they were way to friendly to have in the barn, others were in danger and volunteers took them in. Whatever the reason we have been really, really lucky to have some great volunteers that love cats step up and help out. While I do not really want to get into the cat rescue business they have made it a lot easier to get these cats rescued,vetted, and adopted. So I wanted to say THANK YOU to Mary Lou for transporting and arranging the vetting for the cats and kittens, and to Jessica and Karen for fostering them. If there is anyone out there that has a passion for cats and wants to start a cat rescue... we would throw our full support behind you and do everything we could to support your cause.
Her are a couple of kittens that were recently adopted and are loved and adored by their new family.
We will always remember Tanner in our house and the funny dancing dog. His mom adopted him for NNEDR over 4 years ago and soon after adopted another dog from us, Mamie. They are lovely dogs and we are thrilled to have the update. Thanks Carol!
Hi Shane: I have attached some pictures I took of Tanner (will send Mamie pictures separately as my e-mail was too large). Everything is going well. I've had Tanner for a little over 4 years now (where has the time gone?) and Mamie 3-1/2 years. Tanner has some arthritis in his hips, but he takes medicine for that and is doing good. He's a couch potato and doesn't like being outside unless we're out there. Mamie has gotten chubby, but she's a sweetheart. She, on the other hand, loves being outside. We fenced in our back yard for them and she loves to hang out there. She sits on the top step of the deck and looks out over her kingdom. I think she'd rather be out there than in the house.
One of our longest term foster dogs Jay will always have a very special place in my heart. Jay had a couple of things working against him when he was waiting for his forever family. Breed stigma, some anxiety and his age kept adopters from seriously considering this wonderful dog. Luckily for Jay the PERFECT family came along and took a chance on him, and they lived happily ever after :) Jay is in a fabulous home, where he is a cherished family member. He gets a ton of attention and positive training. Check out these new pictures of this happy guy.
I am so bummed to be losing our old blog pages that had all of our alumni pictures and stories, but I will work on a way to get that integrated with this one. In the mean time.... send me lots of pictures and stories so I can get this page going. We all love to hear from adopters about their dogs and the pictures mean so much to the fosters that cared for them!
Start blogging by creating a new post. You can edit or delete me by clicking under the comments. You can also customize your sidebar by dragging in elements from the top bar.