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JenRose
Nov. 25, 2009, 02:40 PM
Let's help these babies find homes for the Holidays. Enablers unite! :D

I am on the BOD of our local animal welfare org. We work closely with the Ouachita Parish Shelter, our public pound. They took in over 9,000 animals last year and nearly 7,000 were euthanized because there are just not enough homes to go around.

So please ADOPT - don't shop when in the market for a new pet. Spread the word about adoption. All the profiles on petfinder now have a option where you can 'share on facebook'. I post a new adoptable pet on my FB page every day. And always spay & neuter your pets! :yes:

Fonzie the handsome black polydactyl kitty - http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=15167450

Lissy the beautiful Border Collie - http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=15181476

sisu27
Nov. 25, 2009, 02:42 PM
Nice idea....just click on the link at the bottom of my sig for mine.

4Martini
Nov. 25, 2009, 02:51 PM
This is not a normal rescue- but a prison training program. They get most of the dogs from rescues and then the inmates train them for ~3 months until their basic obedience is down and then they adopt them out. We got our dog from here and she is the THE BEST!


I'm a sucker for Vixen:

http://www.coloradoci.com/serviceproviders/puppy/index.html?companionDogs

Susan P
Nov. 25, 2009, 02:59 PM
http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=15170333

This is one of my little foster kittens, he's way too much fun and cute too. I have 3 here at my house. They belong to Forgotten Cats www.forgottencats.org (http://www.forgottencats.org) and they have tons of barn cats too if you are anywhere in the south NJ, DE, southeast PA, northeast, MD area. They deliver, get your crates ready!

EponaRoan
Nov. 25, 2009, 03:09 PM
This is the longest listed dog for Southwest GSD rescue. They only adopt in Arizona, so bear that in mind:

http://www.swgermanshepherdrescue.com/BIOS/DUCHESS_II.HTM

She's working lines and has some behavioral issues. NO KIDS.

For the right person, she'd make a great dog. And they're willing to wait for that right match.

They have other dogs too:

http://www.swgermanshepherdrescue.com/

cloudyandcallie
Nov. 25, 2009, 03:13 PM
Great ideal OP!
Last night one of the local statins ran a feature on the pound here in savannah where a cute little springer spaniel waited on death row. How can all the mixed breeds get rehomed when the purebreds cannot? A lot of them given up by people who have lost their jobs and can no longer afford pets when they have had their houses foreclosed on and have moved to apts or in with relatives.

Our pound kills after 5 days.

SkipHiLad4me
Nov. 25, 2009, 03:17 PM
Two cuties with the Boston Terrier Rescue of NC:

Romeo:
http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=14870235

and Charley Brown:
http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=15186114

SkipHiLad4me
Nov. 25, 2009, 03:18 PM
This is not a normal rescue- but a prison training program. They get most of the dogs from rescues and then the inmates train them for ~3 months until their basic obedience is down and then they adopt them out. We got our dog from here and she is the THE BEST!


I'm a sucker for Vixen:

http://www.coloradoci.com/serviceproviders/puppy/index.html?companionDogs

OMG they have some of the cutest dogs!! :)

danceronice
Nov. 25, 2009, 03:21 PM
http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=9375371

Portia the Pudgy Pit Bull is in the Animal Rescue League of Dowagiac's shelter.

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=14156939

Josie is at Isabella County Animal Control, who I know are BADLY overcrowded...

Wayside
Nov. 25, 2009, 03:22 PM
My mother adopted Lucy from http://www.kindredspiritswis.org/ over the weekend, and is very pleased with her! We found KSAN great to work with, and also met this lovely kitty http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=14299738 (and many more) while we were there. Lexi was very sweet, big, soft, and cuddly, and had some neat seal brown patches near her ears that don't show up well in the photos.

Cecilia at KSAN was awesome, very knowledgeable and honest about what sorts of situations she felt each kitty would do well in, and seemed very reasonable about her expectations. And the adoption fees were very modest - only $25 for the adult kitties or $35 for kittens.

I think she had one kitten left, and lots of beautiful and cuddly adult kitties. Great setup with several indoor areas, and a big carefully fenced in outdoor play area too. Very cool.

JenRose
Nov. 25, 2009, 03:26 PM
Great ideal OP!
Last night one of the local statins ran a feature on the pound here in savannah where a cute little springer spaniel waited on death row. How can all the mixed breeds get rehomed when the purebreds cannot? A lot of them given up by people who have lost their jobs and can no longer afford pets when they have had their houses foreclosed on and have moved to apts or in with relatives.

Our pound kills after 5 days.

Thanks!

Ours kills after 7 for animal control dogs/cats. The can and often do euth immediately owner surrendered pets.

Then we have jerks who set up on the side of the road in parking lots not even 1 mile from the shelter selling freaking puppies! I wrote a Letter to the Editor in our local newspaper about it this week. Bastards!!!!! :mad::mad::mad:

My group was able to step and get 4 horses to rescue or the shelter would have "put a bullet in their heads". They were young, nice albeit thin horses who ended up at the Parish shelter.

FatPalomino
Nov. 25, 2009, 03:37 PM
My friend at K-state has been altering shelter dogs, and says they have some of the most amazing dogs there:
http://www.lawrencehumane.org/adoption/dogs.shtml

Joseph (not on the website yet) is a 5yr neutered Germ Shrthr Pointer! Potty trained!!
He's her profile picture:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=585237691&ref=ts

Chester's Mom
Nov. 25, 2009, 03:39 PM
Sweet idea! Here is our rescue's hardest to place dogs... four in all.

Homie: our lady-lovin' couch tater:

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=13130046

Sadie Bellow: our huntin' dawg with no place to go:

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=14232022

Elwood: the only puppy I've ever met who didn't jump on people!

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=15170554

And poor Emmaline, returned when her family had a medical emergency with a child:

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=14267857 (check out that color!!)

CookiePony
Nov. 25, 2009, 06:00 PM
I fell in love with Matilda (Boston terrier/ Carolina Dog mix) while surfing the other day:
http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=15093689?rvp=1

She is in Wellesley, MA.

LegalEagle
Nov. 25, 2009, 06:31 PM
Here are a few Great Danes: http://adopt.smokymountaingreatdanerescue.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=38&Itemid=57

MunchkinsMom
Nov. 25, 2009, 07:55 PM
Not sure why the Marion county shelter only has three dogs listed this week:

http://www.marioncountyfl.org/scripts/am/exec/search.cgi?user_num=1&search=1

I like the brittany on this page of our Humane Society:

http://www.humanesocietyofmarioncounty.com/index_files/page0057.htm

Rubyfree
Nov. 25, 2009, 08:03 PM
These two girls have been waiting for their new homes for quite a while. I interacted with both of them through the fence of their runs and they seem sweet, sweet, sweet.

Sheeba, young pittie mix
http://lollypop.org/org/org51.asp?ssid=&orgid=51&storyTypeID=&sid=&action=info&id=8853437

and Sadie, 5 year old lab/shepherd mix
http://lollypop.org/org/org51.asp?ssid=&orgid=51&storyTypeID=&sid=&action=info&id=8851662

This is a lovely thread.

lizajane09
Nov. 25, 2009, 08:38 PM
Kittens!

http://www.alachuahumane.org/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=36&Itemid=55

I'm pretty sure this little guy was fostered by one of my classmates - I would have put up one of the ones I fostered myself, but thankfully I think they've all (all 6 of them!) found homes by now...

4Martini
Nov. 25, 2009, 09:33 PM
OMG they have some of the cutest dogs!! :)

Yes, they definitely get cute dogs. Even better is that once they are through the program they are cute, well trained dogs!

It's a great program b/c not only are you adopting a dog that was having trouble finding a home before going into the program, but you are supporting the rehab of a prisoner. The recidivism rate of the prisoners in the dog training program is <10% vs. > 50% for the general inmate population. And they consider any offender except animal/ child abusers and arsonists- they have a lot of murders in the program.

We have a number of friends who have adopted dogs or sent their dogs in for training and they have all been thrilled with the results.

Sorry- just had to gush since I'm such a fan of the program.

Oh and they will adopt out of state if you see a dog you really like. They even take training requests for certain habits/ tricks.

Natalie A
Nov. 25, 2009, 10:27 PM
http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/photoView.cgi?petid=14175401

this cat rescue organization comes to a pet store near my apartment occasionally... very dangerous! My current apartment doesn't allow pets, which is part of the reason I need to move... I miss having a cat.

glfprncs
Nov. 26, 2009, 04:23 PM
This is "James" who is at the CSRA Humane Society in Augusta, GA. He is the SPITTING IMAGE of our dog, Louie, and my husband desperately believes we need a third dog because of him.

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=15004666

This is Halle. She was at the same shelter when we adopted Louie back in 2004. She's still there, bless her sweet little heart. We considered adopting her at the time...it makes me sad that she's still there, but happy that the shelter is 'no kill.'

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=2190741

Monda was also at the shelter when we got Louie, almost 6 years ago. She was on our list of dogs to consider, but we fell in love with Louie first. Again, it makes me sad that she's still there, but happy that it's a shelter that will provide her with a home forever if need be. They have outdoor runs and a trainer on site...it's a wonderful group.

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=2587435

SkipHiLad4me
Nov. 26, 2009, 05:43 PM
Oh and they will adopt out of state if you see a dog you really like.

I already have four so I try to avoid looking at others more than necessary :lol:

BoysNightOut
Nov. 27, 2009, 11:01 AM
http://www.lollypop.org/org/org51.asp?ssid=&orgid=51&storyTypeID=&sid=&action=info&id=9126189

I always feel so bad for the older animals in the shelters. Here's an adorable 10 y/o Beagle mix at Lollypop farm. Owners "moved". Poor girl. :(

annikak
Nov. 27, 2009, 11:32 AM
Goodness, these are lovely dogs!! A few of them could very happily be in my yard!



This is not a normal rescue- but a prison training program. They get most of the dogs from rescues and then the inmates train them for ~3 months until their basic obedience is down and then they adopt them out. We got our dog from here and she is the THE BEST!


I'm a sucker for Vixen:

http://www.coloradoci.com/serviceproviders/puppy/index.html?companionDogs