We want to pay tribute to an american hero today. bretagne (pronounced brittany) was the last known survivor of the canine rescuers from 9-11. she was laid to rest yesterday. she was 16 years old and was given a hero's farewell. thank you for your service, bretagne. we love you. god bless you and god bless america 🇺🇸🌈 #bretagne#911#caninerescue#americanhero (photo credits: cnn)
Today they brought in the heavy artillery at one of my community colony feeding sites. if you've been following me for a while, this property was sold to a developer last year and they are building 4 homes on it. i've been worried for some time as this is the only home these cats have ever known. we have been caring for them 14+ years here. at one point there were over 80 cats, dumped and abandoned by nearby houses when people moved being foreclosed on or evicted during the recession. dozens of kittens were born here. it took several years to get a handle on the situation but we did it. we are down to about 7 cats left, all feral. working hard trapping, spaying and adopting the tame cats and kittens and releasing the rest back after tnr ing them. we've lost a dozen or so over the years due to attrition. so with bated breath one of our feeders contacted the construction company as he knew the family and thankfully they cleared the lot right up to our 2 feeding stations, and left the containers. i may never get the rest of them out of here but will see how things go. for now ms. spice the siamese pictured in the corner is next on my target list to move.
now we can breathe a little easier... #constructionunderway#undergroundutilities#clearingland#newhomes#communitycats#colonycaretaker#feralcat#feralcatsneedlovetoo#tnrworks#catsofcalifornia#thinkadoptionfirst#katze#kittenrescue#trapneuterreturn#savealifeadopt#hoodcats#siamese#siamesecat#caninerescue#helpingthecommunity
3 weeks ago
Remember that not all #veterans are people. 🐕🐕
the patriots initiative is proud to highlight numerous #canine charities to help dogs returning from active duty and to pair dogs with soldiers doing the same. 🇺🇸❤️ #supportouranimals
Some friends of mine adopted this sweet young lady this week. her name is lucy and she’s absolutely adorable. also she’s getting the hang of things around bike shops. thanks jason for introducing us! we hope to see her again soon. 🐶
4 weeks ago
People heard barking coming from this abandoned house, so they went inside to help. they heard puppies crying and found the mom dog first — then went searching for where she’d hidden her babies.
via the dodo
📸/📕: @thedodo#caninerescue#dogrescue#love #puppyrescue#subjectactivism
Ok, who’s ready to kick off spring with lots of outdoor activities? anyone? anyone? because max here would most definitely like to join you. he’s ready for adventures all day, every day.
max thinks kennels are for sissies. he would much rather be running and playing and exploring and sniffing and wrestling -- basically anything that works his mind and body is good with max. this 1 year old fella is super affectionate (in an in-your-face kind of way), and he wants to be included in whatever fun things you’re doing.
max was surrendered to a shelter in utah, then transferred to us. the original family reports that he’s good with dogs, good with kids, and housebroken. he does have a problem with coming on too strong with other dogs, so he will need large dog friends who enjoy his rough and tumble style of playing and who don’t mind the way he introduces himself (boisterously and straight on). we’ve seen videos of max wrestling with other dogs, and we know that he’d love to have the right companion who will help him burn off that extra energy. he’s probably not a good candidate for the dog park, but we’d be happy to introduce him to the other pup in your home. due to a reported history of resource guarding, we recommend separating max when food and toys are around. he plays ball with us just fine, but he might not like to share everything with everyone.
his family used to keep him outside when no one was at home, and he learned to escape to go searching for the next adventure. max will need supervision and may need to work on some crate training in the home. we’re told that he was housetrained previously. we’ve also been told that he’s lived with kids of all ages but that he’s never been around cats.
max is a bright, goofy, and incredibly fun guy. he has a larger-than-life personality, and we’re completely smitten with him. if you’re looking for a happy pup, then max is your man.❤
We are so excited to introduce you all to ginger. she is wild and wacky, nutty and affectionate, goofy and genuinely happy. we love this 11 month old pup to bits and pieces. she’s just the best.
ginger was transferred to us from a shelter in utah. when she was first taken in to that shelter, she was very nervous. the staff reported that she was sensitive about handling and touch, that she wanted to avoid new dogs and people, and that she would clearly warn others when she wasn’t comfortable. so they transferred her into foster, and she started to learn to trust and to calm.
ginger was friendly in her foster home, spent time playing with other dogs, and learned to be around more people. when we went to pick her up in utah, she was immediately confident, social, and friendly. she solicited and accepted touch -- and she’s been the same ever since she arrived.
this girl loves to play with you. she wants loads of attention, she wants to run and jump and maybe chew on your arms a little because isn’t the way she’s supposed to wrestle with her favorite humans? she’s super duper smart, food-motivated, and more than capable of learning new things, so we think she’ll settle down and mature into a fantastic adult dog.
ginger knows some basic cues, and she’s ready to learn all sorts of new things with her forever family. we recommend a home with older children. as for dogs, we’ve seen ginger playing with another small, higher energy dog, and doing pretty well. we’d be happy to complete a meet-and-greet with your entire family to see how everyone gets along.💕
We first saw d’jango’s picture online, indicating that he needed rescue placement. of course, we fell in love with him a little right there and then, but when we met this sweet boy, it was all over. ladies and gentlemen, we’re introducing you to the new love of our lives: d’jango.
he’s pretty much perfect. playful, affectionate, sweet, happy, calm, energetic -- he’s got the most lovely personality, and he’s ready for anything you are, be that a cuddle or a game of fetch.
d’jango has been through two other shelters in his short 10 months of life. he was transferred to us from a shelter in utah after he was diagnosed with a medical condition called panosteitis. basically, there’s inflammation along the bones in his legs, which causes d’jango some pain and discomfort. the foster family caring for him in utah noticed he was limping quite a bit on his hind legs; after working with a veterinarian, the diagnosis was made, and d’jango was prescribed anti-inflammatories. he will need to continue taking them to manage his symptoms after adoption, but panosteitis will resolve on its own eventually, though it could last until d’jango reaches about 2 years of age.
d’jango is very friendly toward people and other dogs. he learned great house manners in his foster home and is already very well trained with a number of cues. he does firmly believe that he’s a lap dog, though, and with his youthful energy, he’s still very much a large, goofy puppy. so while he’s good with kids, he may be better suited to a family with sturdier children who won’t be bothered when d’jango dives into their laps, upside down, for a belly rub. bring the whole family in to meet this adorable boy -- you’ll fall in love with him, too, we’re sure.
Your new best friend’s name is freya. she’s super smart, just a little pushy, but oh so loving. and she’s waiting for you at meridian canine rescue.
freya previously lived in a home with other dogs, and she got along with them pretty well. freya speaks dog fluently: she’s good at reading other dogs’ signals and diffusing tension as needed. the only time that her canine skills flounder is when freya is on leash and in the presence of other dogs. during those moments, freya can be reactive -- mostly because she wants to play, but she does make a rather strong first impression. freya is food-motivated and super duper smart, so she should be able to continue her training and show more improvement with her reactivity.
freya has energy to spare. lots and lots of it. she’s not hyper, but she would happily stay moving all day long. freya needs to be both physically and mentally engaged in order to be her best self, so she’ll need to find a family who has plenty of time to devote to her activities -- and/or who can include freya in their daily work. like most young, smart pups, freya will get bored if she’s not busy using her brain and body.
about 2 years old, fully vetted, and healthy, freya would love to be your new sidekick. she adores kids, tolerates some cats (provided they don’t try to entice her into a game of chase), and likes meeting new people. house-trained, crate-trained, confident, social, and just brimming with potential, this gorgeous lady is ready to go home with you. call us at 208-794-0944 if you’d like to set up a meet-and-greet with her foster family.