Hi Lisa, Wanted to send you the photo of Rusty. The Japanese Chin who came to Colorado on the transport 10/15/09 to Colorado. You will be happy to know that Rusty was adopted at our annual Chinfest on 10/18/09 by the Director of our rescue. She lost a chin at the beginning of the year and Rusty is now living the good life with Holly & Brian Wolfe and 2 other chins. He is a delightful little guy full of personality and everyone who meets him absolutely falls in love. I can't tell you how grateful we are that you were able to save his little life. Also thought you might be interested to know the shelter had him at age 2 and after a health check up it was determined he was about 7 months old. Just a baby and was scheduled for euthanasia. Thanks again for all that you are doing to help give these animals a second chance.
Diamond and her puppies, Sampson, Goliath, and Delilah, were surrended to rescue when the puppies were only two days old. The babies were born on April 13. Breeder relinquished them on April 15. My first photos of the group (the breeder released 4 others as well) are on April 21. So either April 19 or 20.
CARE transported them from Kansas City, and they arrived safe and sound. All found wonderful homes after they were spayed and neutered. Without CARE, this beautiful family might have ended up dumped at the local shelter.
A gorgeous, 10 month old apricot Poodle, Peaches was on death row at the Emporia, Kansas shelter. Thankfully, CARE was able to transport her to Denver, and Peaches now has a wonderful life in Farmington with another gorgeous poodle named Cocoa. CARE has literally saved thousands of lives of animals who would otherwise not have found homes. One of the most saddest things as a rescuer is to know that animals who could easily find homes elsewhere, die without having a chance. CARE has given them this chance by transporting them to areas where they will find loving homes. CARE has truly transformed rescue in the state of Colorado. Linda Fox and Lisa Mendlesberg are true heroes.
Sincerely, Kris King
Peaches (Arriving in CO)
Peaches (After a Day at the Spa)
Colorado Peke and Pom Rescue
Ringo, the Cover Dog!!
Hello there. My name is Ringo and I came in on CARE transport. What a life I am living now! I have a fabulous home with my dad who like me is retired. We both hang out together, take naps, and I get special attention all the time. Thanks CARE for saving me. Oh and did you notice I am a Cover Dog!
I'm Cosby and I have personality, and am a clown. I was brought to Colorado by CARE transport and am living one happy life. You see I never left my foster mom's house. I now have a bed to sleep in, 2 brothers, and 4 sister, and all the toys I an get my little paws on. I am happy and thankful to be living a great life now.
Thanks to Colorado Peke and Pom and the great people in Kansas and CARE transport we escaped to Colorado and are living in new homes and enjoying a life we never thought we would have. For so many reasons we were turned into shelters with no prospects for adoptions, and no place to call home. Without the help of CARE and rescues in Colorado we would not be living and loving life. Thanks to all of you who make life possible for us!
We are two little 12 week old puppies that the breeder decided to release because he didn't want us anymore. CARE helped get us to safety in Colorado. We have now found wonderful homes, and are bringing smiles to everyone each day.
Little Brown Pom mix - My name is Dugan and I am a pom mix. My sister and I were sent to a shelter because our owner couldn't care for us anymore. My sister got so scared that she declined and I lost her. I was lucky to hitch a ride on CARE and got to come to Peke and Pom and am now living the good life. I'll find my new family soon, but I haven't picked the one that is right for me yet.
Pappy - My name is Pappy and I am a Papillon mix who was released from a puppy mill. I'm still pretty scared, but I am happy, and my eyes smile all the time. Every day is a new experience for me and I am learning so many new things thanks to CARE transport and Peke and Pom.
My name is Puffy and I came on the CARE transport. I was very sad because I lived with my previous owner my whole life and then at 9 they moved and wouldn't take me with them. Things are great now because I am now living the good life with my mom as an only dog, and get to take walks every day. Since she lives in a building with other people I get lots of attention, and pats from other people too. I am happy again and living life to the fullest. Oh, and did I tell you I LOVE Colorado? Thanks CARE for bringing me here to my new home.
My life started in a puppy mill in Kansas. Once the breeder was done with me I was sent to a shelter. I was only 3 years old when someone decided that my life was worthless to them. Thanks to C.A.R.E and Colorado Peke and Pom Rescue they transported me to Colorado for a chance at a good life. I have been with them for about 9 months, and they have been working very hard with me to teach me how to trust people, use a doggy door, climb stairs, sit, stay, and play with my other foster friends. As you can see I am an absolutely beautiful dog. I learned how to love, smile, play and just enjoy life. I love to walk on a leash now, run in the back yard, climb stairs and really love my new mom. I fell in love with her the day she came to see me. When she decided that "I" was the ONE she wanted to take home forever I went to the spa and had a makeover. As you can tell from my picture I am a very happy boy who wears a big smile on my face now. With my whole life ahead of me I am a success story, and thankful to be telling you how happy my life is now.
The following note is from Melissa at Wiseguys IG Rescue. Petey, Rooster, Ty, Tahoe, Reno, Lily and Leo are all IG Rescue dogs.
Hi Lisa! We try to give a little something every time...we appreciate you all SO much! You have truly meant the difference between life and death for so many!! I'm attaching photos of the dogs we've been able to help thanks to YOU!
Petey - Petey came into rescue via CARE from a Kansas shelter. He had been left at the shelter by his owner. He was a mere seven pounds, scratched and scarred, and very weak when he arrived in rescue. After several months, he was finally up to a weight where he could be neutered and adopted. And he was! Petey is now the only "child" of a police officer here in Colorado.
Rooster - Rooster was found as a stray in Kansas. Thankfully the shelter contacted us about him and he made transport via CARE to us. He came in on the anniversary of John Wayne's passing, so we named him Rooster Cogburn. He was adopted by a couple that had adopted from us before and now shares his life with his IG brother, Banjo.
Ty - Ty is a little mix guy that came to us from Emporia via CARE. Ty is still looking for his perfect home, but we know that he's safe and happy thanks to CARE!
Lily and Leo - This mother/son dup was surrendered to a shelter in Kansas when their elderly owner became ill. They then made transport to Colorado via CARE. Because they are very dependant on each other, we opted to keep them together. After being in their foster home for more than a year, their foster parents adopted them! We babysit them a few times a year and it always makes me think of that cold evening when arrived in rescue. When the white van (CARE) arrived in the parking lot, it was a very "Christmas" moment to see these two and know that they could stay together, and would be safe forever!
Tahoe and Reno - these two babies were 10 weeks old when they came to rescue via CARE. Because they have heart murmurs, they could not be sold at the petstore and ended up at a rescue in Missouri. A few days later they made transport to Colorado where they continue to be in foster care, waiting to see if their hearts will heal on their own! If they do not, we'll be undergoing a simple surgery. Either way, their lives were saved by CARE!
Cashoo - Cashoo is an italian greyhound/chinese crested mix that was in the shelter. Thanks to CARE and Valerie in Kansas, he is now in Colorado and doing really well! Its amazing to think that a very long stretch of road means the difference between life and death for so many. I don't know what these guys (or Wiseguys!) would do without you!
Melissa Wisgeuys IG Rescue
Lily & Leo
Erin, currently a bunny rescuer who once volunteered at the Little Rock shelter, noticed these puppies at an adoption event in Arkansas. She writes...
They were dumped at the Bryant shelter skinny and wormy when they were only 6 weeks old, all brothers and sisters from the same litter. The staff didn't think they would make it, and one pup didn't. They stayed at the shelter for two weeks and were about to be euthanized when I saw them at an adoption event. I emailed Linda, she found CO Furbabies, and they offered to help. The shelter agreed to hold them for another week since they weren't too full and they would all stay in one kennel, but they did tell me that at the end of the week, they couldn't hold them any longer. in the three weeks they were there, they never had ONE inquiry or phone call or visit to adopt them. that's just what we deal with down here in AR - no one wants hunting dogs, and a lab or beagle is about the last thing to get adopted around here.
I had to find a boarder to keep them for a week up in Rogers, AR, so they could get on the road, but at the last minute, someone came through and I was able to drive them to safety. The pups arrived on the January 24th C.A.R.E. transport from Arkansas with 15 other dogs looking for new homes. Colorado Furbabies Rescue will carefully place them with wonderful families.
Thank you Erin for stepping up to save these CUTIES!!!
DOGS ARE SOCIAL ANIMALS AND LOVE TO BE TOGETHER. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING ADOPTING TWO DOGS, WE CAN LET YOU KNOW WHO THEIR 'BUDDY' HAS BEEN WHILE THEY HAVE BEEN RESIDING WITH US.
Dear Rescue friends,
In spite of all that Dr. Farr and his staff could do, Hope left us this morning, shortly after waking up from her surgery. Tami received a call from Dr. Bob that she was awake, alert and sitting up on a heated pad looking around. Shortly after, her little heart stopped and she left us for the Bridge. You all played an important part in making her last 3.5 weeks full of love and caring people who saw something special in that sweet little spirit. I am grateful for just the few days I was able to have her here with us. Sharon, Kim and Mark: thank you for getting her out of that hellhole in Independence. Linda and Lisa, you gave her wings to get to WY. And Tami gave us the opportunity to bring her here through FuzieFaniez Rescue to do whatever we could to make her happy and safe. All the furkids are special, but there was something about this little soul that touched so many hearts. We all hoped for a Christmas miracle that didn't happen as we had hoped. But perhaps we played the parts we were supposed to play so she could know at the end how loved and cherished she really was. Now she has wings of her own, and she is playing with the angels! I hope they know how to cook oatmeal and scrambled eggs with beef hotdogs: that was all she wanted to eat the short time we were blessed to have her with us!
Thank you all again. You are all special and I cherish each of you and your friendship.
Miss Annie is a giant ShihPoo: she weighs 32 lbs, so ShihPoo is probably a misnomer! Annie had a growth in her ear that was removed with laser surgery and is doing great. She love her toys and everyone else's and knows how to destroy a toy in less than 5 seconds! She is a happy girl who "sits up" for treats. She came to us from Independence, MO Animal Shelter.
Update May 2009: Annie was adopted by a young couple in Laramie, WY and is being spoiled and loved! She jogs with her new mom 3 miles a day, and that will be good as she wintered quite well.
Miss Cassie is a Maine Coon/Tabby mix: she had bladder stones, and after surgery to remove them, is doing very well. She is very vocal and will make someone a great "bed buddy"! She came from the Leavenworth Animal Shelter.
Pearl a ShihTzu mix came with Annie, and she was an OTI at Independence, and of course she had little time when she was pulled to come to Hope4FuzieFaniez. She is a delightful little girl who loves to play and eat (not necessarily in that order) and loves to play with toys and other furkids.
Update May 2009: Pearl was adopted by a friend whose son is special needs. He had just lost his little Pomeranian of 15 years, and I took Pearl to be groomed. She chose him: a little girl who had never offered to get on the couch, climbed right up beside him and snuggles. His mother said I think he has a new buddy! And she was home!
Jamie is our miracle boy from Springfield, MO's kill shelter. When he arrived in Denver, he weighed a mere 37 lbs, and had a upper respiratory infection. Jamie is just over a year old, and is now at a healthy weight of 65 lbs. He loves toys, other furkids, and is housetrained. His favorite sleeping place is "the couch" just like Dean Martin!
Update May 2009: Jamie was adopted by a young lady in Cheyenne whose father used to raise and show treeing walker coonhounds. When he saw pictures of Jamie, he said he had beautiful lineage and lines and his eyes showed "great soul" He has a lab sister named Sandi, a new mom and dad and a grandpa. How cool is that?
Miss Muffin is the 20 year old terrier girl who Kim found by accident when she went to pull some other furkids for us at the Independence, MO Animal Shelter. Her birthdate is 7-28-88 and she was an OTI because they were "moving". Muffin has cataracts, and was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer, but her story is what rescue is all about: she was adopted by a wonderful professor at CSU Vet School in October and will have her third chemotherapy treatment the first week of February. According to her "mom", Dr. Jennifer Barfield, Muffin has enjoyed trips to Rocky Mtn National Park, a holiday trip to NC where her new family resides, and has had no side effects from the chemotherapy. She has settled in and protects "her" yard. Muffin has great strength and we believe the treatments will shrink her tumor and she will have more quality time with Dr. B.