(11/30/2013) Sweet little COYOTE has been a very good girl this year! She got exactly what she wished for from Santa Paws: her very own forever home. Once a “throw away dog” left in heat tied to a fence-post to fend for herself, she was rescued by someone who cared, and,by way of Bernalillo County Animal Care Services, found her way to NMDOG. We truly believe that there are no accidents when it comes to our dogs—we have seen it too many times. Coyote was meant to be an NMDOG, because she was meant to be with this family! Like Dog like Daddy! Coyote’s Dad really lives in the moment with his new best girl (just don’t tell her Mom & Sister Dog). Coyote is one of the coolest kids we have had the pleasure to meet, and she’s super smart too! She knew exactly what she was doing the second her paws hit NMDOG ground. Congratulations to Coyote who will spend her first real Christmas in her first real home. Many thanks to her awesome family for falling in love! This is what all of our Dogs dream of at this special time of year,and we know Santa Paws is an expert at making dreams come true! Believe…
(11/16/2013) We met JESTER nearly two years ago at our very first low cost community spay/neuter clinic in the Town of Bernalillo. Jester found a family, and his time with them was happy. Circumstances however required that he come back to his NMDOG family so that we could find him a new home. Whenever one of our kids finds themselves in need, we always have their back. That is a promise we make to them on day one. Jester made many new friends when he came back to NMDOG, and was soon the social butterfly at the kennel. He spent many days in the office with staff and on walks with his friends. Jester was often called upon to make the new kids, the shy kids, and the fearful kids feel welcome. Such a good boy! One day, all the good in the world rained down on Jester when an amazing new family fell in love with his face. Looking into his soulful brown eyes they just knew he needed to come home to them…forever! Jester’s new family understands how important it is that he never loose another family again and have pledged to stand by him always. We are pretty much convinced that this is Jester’s dream home anyway: custom-made just for him with all of the trimmings! Jester has his very own two boys who love to do all of his favorite things. His Mom and Dad are home a whole lot of the time and where they go, Jester pretty much goes with them. Jester has a beautiful hillside home with a wooded yard where he can watch the bunnies and squirrels safely. He also has a kitty brother and sister to entertain him on lazy days around the house. Family walks, family road trips, after school activities, and soon the whole family will begin training together. Jester is their very “first Dog” as a family. It just makes my heart beam with joy! We can’t imagine a better fit for this special boy, and no dog deserves it more. Congratulations to Jester and his brand new family. I just know you are going to have the best life!
(11/15/2013) NMDOG CASSIDY (the black and white beauty on the left) was picked up as a stray by Bernalillo County Animal Control Services and taken into our care as an NMDOG/Siberian Husky Rescue of New Mexico co-rescue. Because of sponsorship by Siberian Husky Rescue NM, we were able to bring CASSIDY into our program and find her a wonderful home! What an incredible dog she is: so super sweet, grateful to be safe, and silly, silly, silly… as are all Huskies! CASSIDY’S stay with us was short. It did not take her long at all to win the hearts of this amazing family and find the love she deserves! Her Mom and Dad are the best. They own a bike shop that CASSIDY and her brother dog visit often, and they can be seen helping customers gear up their bikes to be super dog friendly! Her brother Brody is one of the nicest Husky kids I have ever met. He welcomed sister CASSIDY into his home with joy and kisses!! He shares his living room chair with her, she shares her dog bed with him. Tt is just a match made in Husky Heaven and we are soooo happy for them! Days spent hiking, biking, exploring the foothills; warm nights curled up together with Mom and Dad. I adore this dog, I adore this family and I absolutely adore this adoption, with all of my heart. Thank you to CASSIDY’S awesome family for knowing she was meant to be with them and paws high to SHRNM for helping us make it so! It is Happy Tails such as these that keep us going! Congratulations to all and a heartfelt Husky “woowoo”!
(11/12/2013) Little NMDOG WOOFIE (the super sweet Husky on the left) came to us by way of the Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico/Las Vegas NM Animal Shelter. He was an NMDOG/Siberian Husky Rescue NM “co-rescue.” Thanks SHRNM and thanks also to the AWC for keeping him safe in your shelter, paying special attention to his diet and for the multiple baths he was given prior to release! Wow! That is service with a smile. Poor WOOFIE’S coat was one of the worst we have seen on a Husky. He even had “traveling companions” (still not real sure what those were…) and a super sensitive GI tract. When he arrived at NMDOG, he was treated to a full groom by Paris Pups and run through a strict diet and supplement regimen with awesome results, thanks to our TEAM at Good Shepherd Animal Clinic! Today WOOFIE is putting on appropriate weight, everything is, uh um…”moving along” as it should be, his fur is soft, thick, and even has a hint of shine! We are grateful for partnerships with many that make rescues like WOOFIE’S possible and successful. He is a brand new shiny dog today, inside and out. WOOFIE also found his very own forever family! We recently attended Animal Humane New Mexico Doggie Dash & Dawdle where our WOOFIE was a big hit. He stole the hearts of many that day, but gave his heart to one very special family. WOOFIE found his happily ever forever! He now has a fun sister dog to romp and play silly “Husky games” with, a very caring and attentive Dad, and a Mom (not pictured) that he runs nearly 5 miles a day with! Holy Husky Heaven!! We are so stinkin’ happy for this kid. This fabulous happy tale was made possible by TEAMwork and the partnership of multiple organizations. Congratulations to WOOFIE and his fabulous new family. Great work TEAM!
(11/10/2013) Recently, a special kid found his way to NMDOG. As he sat on death row at a rural New Mexico shelter, many scrambled to get him to safety and we were contacted. Welcoming SARGE to the NMDOG pack was the right thing to do. SARGE (the pretty boy Husky in the middle) soon found himself in the care of a wonderful family — an NMDOG family! Made up of some of the most awesome, generous, loyal and true folks I know. SARGE stole the hearts of everyone, including resident NMDOG Alum BUDDY BREWSTER, and now he has his very own forever family! You have seen the updates of SARGE and his journey to us, his adventures along the Bosque, his first trip to the groomers and giving morning kisses to his very own Princess (which is indeed fitting, as he is a true Prince himself)! Blind as a result of apparent eye removal some time ago, that doesn’t slow this kid down one bit. As a matter of fact, it has been a real NMDOG challenge trying to figure out how a dog can see with no eyes, because we are all convinced that he can see. Well, now all SARGE will ever see in his life is love, devotion, safety, and security. He will now get to wake up every morning, for the rest of his life, in the lap luxury, being adored by his forever family. It just doesn’t get any better than this and we can’t imagine a better outcome for this special guy. Thank you to everyone that fought so hard to save him, and thank you to his amazing family for all you do for NMDOG and the dogs we serve. PUP PUP HOORAY! SARGE is now, truly in charge!
(11/03/2013) Sweet, sweet little HANNA (the cutie pie brindle girl on the right) came to us by way of the last Bernalillo County Animal Cruelty Task Force sweep. She, her Mom (NMDOG AUTUMN), her Grandma (NMDOG EMMA), a niece (NMDOG Puppy STARR) and a nephew (NMDOG Puppy RINGO) were all seized at our last stop of the day. HANNA was skinny and malnourished, terribly afraid and had a broken toe. We got her to the vet and had her all fixed up. We put her on a healthy, yummy diet, medication and activity restriction so she could heal. Soon after, she landed in an NMDOG dream foster home with NMDOG Alum BOB MARLEY (the handsome fella on the left — a chain Heartworm survivor) as her devoted foster brother. It didn’t take long for her to steal the hearts of the humans in the home as well…now her FoReVeR Mom & Dad! We couldn’t imagine a better outcome for this sweet little snickerdoodle. Oh my goodness, just look at that face! It is amazing, after all that these dogs endure, they still have the ability and desire to trust! We are so grateful to them for that and to those that give them the love they deserve & a safe place to grow! Recently, the Barkley (that’s BOB MARLEY Barkley, thank you very much!) family lost a beloved pack member: their dear Rosie, RIP. BOB became despondent and depressed — Rosie was the only sister he’d ever known. Until he met little HANNA Banana! She put a smile on his face and a bounce back in his step. He pretty much adored her right away and HANNA, well, she was pretty smitten too. I think these kids had this whole thing planned all along! Thank you to their awesome parents for making both of their dreams come true! Congratulations Barkley family and to HANNA: this is the LIFE you have always deserved. We are honored to be your rescue.
(11/01/2013) Little NMDOG puppy STARR (the cutie blue girl on the far right) came to us with the whole family in tow…little brother, auntie, mom, and grandma. We discovered this abused and neglected bunch on a recent Bernalillo County Animal Cruelty Task Force sweep and took custody of them immediately. STARR and her brother RINGO (adopted!) were only eight weeks old. They both landed in top notch NMDOG foster homes and started growing (and growing, and growing!) into happy, healthy pups! They were both so lucky! STARR fell right into the lap of Pittie pup luxury with super cool foster siblings to teach her well and humans that know all about the good things in life. It became increasingly apparent that STARR already had her mind made up as to where she would spend her…uh hum, forever. Sometimes it just takes us humans a little time to catch up. Today STARR made it official! She adopted her whole entire foster family! (She is so stinkin smart too!) We couldn’t be more thrilled! STARR’s new forever Mom is a long time treasured member of The Village and heads up our volunteer dog walking program at Corrales Kennels (shoot her an email to volunteer
). We have been blessed with yet another NMDOG Family adoption and our hearts are full. Thank you to this incredible family that advocates four our beloved Bullies and for all dogs in need! We know sweet STARR is always going to know the love, security and devotion she deserves! Congratulations O’c family and thank you for making our day!
(10/27/2013) Little NMDOG Puppy RUSSELL and his littermates were saved by a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Deputy when they were discovered being sold illegally roadside in the South Valley. All of the little snickerdoodles were placed immediately in our puppy 911 foster home and have all grown into very healthy and well socialized little pups. RUSSELL’S littermates were transferred to Animal Humane New Mexico
where they will soon be available for adoption (thanks AHANM!). Little RUSSELL however, had a different path ahead of him. He was picked that very first night by Deputy Duran to be his BFF for life. Deputy Duran has waited patiently for the past month for us to clear RUSSELL for adoption, allowing him time to mature with his pack, gain the important skills pups receive from their littermates and canine foster “parents,” get him neutered and make sure he was good to go. Little RUSSELL will now live a wonderful life as the treasured companion to our friend Deputy Duran & he has already begun serving as the South Valley sub station deputy therapy dog….bringing joy and comfort to his BCSO family. What an amazing journey this little guy has begun. We have been honored to be a part of it! I know we will be seeing a lot of him as he grows into a big strong boy, loved, appreciated, and adored by everyone he meets! We know he will help to break down the stereotypical walls plagued by the ignorance surrounding his breed…as he comforts deputies and victims alike. Congratulations to Junior Deputy RUSSELL, his awesome Dad and all of the brave and selfless deputies of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office! We are grateful to you for your service!
(10/20/2013) NMDOG puppy RINGO came to us in our most recent Bernalillo County Animal Cruelty Task Force sweep. We seized five(!) dogs from one location: RINGO, and his sister STARR, his auntie HANNA, mom AUTUMN, and grandma EMMA. All are still available for adoption
. Puppy RINGO was only about six weeks old when he came to us, skinny, dirty, hungry, and scared. He and his sister STARR landed themselves in the stellar NMDOG foster system (PAWS HIGH to our foster families!!) and began their healing journey — learning to be treasured members of the pack, both human and canine. RINGO quickly learned that he loooooves to play fetch, romp and roll with the big dogs, and that the lap of his human is his favorite place to be! Little puppy RINGO began to grow into a very smart and healthy boy, and he now has a forever pack of his very own! An awesome Mom and Dad who know what it means to be great Pittie parents (they saved a Pittie girl from the shelter years back, but she recently lost her… RIP), a (little) big doggie sister to play and nap around the house with, and a wise, older brother to teach him well. (Dad and brother Dog were out doing “guy stuff” and are not pictured) RINGO will enroll soon in our post adoption training class (included with every NMDOG adoption) and is already on his way to becoming a fabulous ambassador of his breed! We are so proud of all of the kids from this case…they really have overcome all odds! Their story could have easily gone so differently. Congratulations to RINGO and his wonderful new family…we can’t wait to see what a big, strong, and amazing boy you grow up to be! PUP PUP HOORAY!
(10/18/2013) Little RACER was one of the first recipients of the NMDOG Unchain BernCo
program funds! She and her buddy NMDOG BETTS, who is still available for adoption
were chained up in a South Valley junkyard when the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office notified us of their need. We visited the girls and spoke to their guardian, obtaining a surrender. RACER was just a pup of six months, and still had her whole entire LIFE ahead of her. We took her in, got her vetted and soon she was accepted into the Camp Bow Wow foster program where she stole the hearts of everyone she met. In particular, Camp Bow Wow manager and now her very own FoReVeR Mom!! In fact…RACER now has two moms to shower with all the love she was previously denied! RACER also has three brother dogs to play with, snuggle with and look out for her (they were too busy to be bothered with taking a Happy Tail pic!) RACER has a wonderful family now to call her own and well, we just couldn’t be happier for all of them! Congrats to our sweet girl RACER….who now has the LIFE she deserves! Go play RACER! Run, jump and enjoy your life…it’s what should have been all along!!
(10/14/2013) Less than 3 months ago this little black dog, now known and adored as “FIGGY the WonderDog”, lay lifeless at the end of his chain. He was emaciated, full of wounds and abrasions, loaded with maggots, septic with infection, covered in urine, feces, and unable to stand or use his back legs at all. He was going to die there, like that. FIGGY was rescued and taken into our care. From that moment on, FIGGY’S life began. There was already a plan in place for this kid, unbeknownst to us at the time. We only knew that he wanted to live and that it was up to us to make that happen. FIGGY’S journey has been paved with Angels from that day forward. So many people came together to make sure he got the best of the best. For that, I’m not sure I will ever truly be able to express my gratitude. Thank you to everyone that has made a difference in this boys life….The Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico, The OSCAR Foundation, Dr. Laura Hady, Good Shepherd Animal Clinic, FIGGY’S first special needs foster mom, and the Village
that came together and donated towards his care. You are ALL a part of his MIRACLE! Today it is official: FIGGY will never want or need for anything, ever, ever again! He could not be in better care than that of his very own doctor, now MOM, who has “walked” by his side from the beginning. There really are no words, except that there definitely ARE Angels walking among us and miracles DO happen! FIGGY was adopted today by the fabulous Dr. Hady and her family. FIGGY now has a skilled and adoring Mom, a kind and gentle Dad, a sweet and attentive human sister, two fun and silly furry sisters, and even a couple of cats. He spends time laying around in the soft grass of his very own backyard, watching the birds and the butterflies! He kicks the soccer ball around with his big sister like nobody’s business and goes to work with Mom almost every day! FIGGY is still doing daily physical therapy, and is making great progress! FIGGY cruises around in his Turbo Cart like his last name is Andretti, and will make his debut at the upcoming Doggie Dash & Dawdle as the new OSCAR spokesdog! Yes: FIGGY had a purpose in this life and it was not dying at the end of some horrible chain! FIGGY will continue to soar and he will continue to speak for all abused, crippled and otherwise Forgotten Dogs. I don’t know what else to say: FIGGY the WonderDog wins! Read FIGGYS original rescue story here.
(10/09/2013) Village!! It is time. Time to do the happy dance. The SAMBA dance! It wasn’t long ago, relatively speaking, that SAMBA was lying lifeless, emaciated, emotionally broken, with a heavy chain embedded in his neck, infected with Heartworm. SAMBA broke free from his chain with the last bit of life he had left, wandered into a neighborhood yard, and collapsed. NMDOG was called. We drove immediately to the scene, scooped this kid up, and rushed him to the after hours Emergency-Vet! That was five months ago, and SAMBA weighed a skeletal 47.3 lbs. Today SAMBA weighs in at a beautiful and healthy 73 lbs! He did great through his Heartworm treatment thanks to our amazing medical team, the Village that supports us, and his wonderful foster family! SAMBA can finally dance and be the incredible, loving, smart, and happy dog he was always meant to be! SAMBA got a terrible start when he was adopted from a shelter and placed on the end of his chain. It is hard to imagine how he sat day after day, growing bigger, suffering, longing to escape… until that very last day when HE DID. We are so proud of him for his strength and bravery! The life SAMBA has now is far from anything he has ever known. Now SAMBA is a treasured member of his family! He has two dads, two grandmas, two houses (next door to each other), two yards, an SUV, AND a convertible (that he loves to ride in!) and two laundromats to run! I think he must be making up for lost time. Go for it SAMBA…you deserve every bit of all of the good you now have! We adore SAMBAS Dads, they own the laundromat where we do the NMDOG laundry and have been taking care of us for a very long time! SAMBA is often at work with them, emptying the change buckets for his trips to the Doggy Stores! (I told you he was super smart.) Congratulations to our boy & his awesome family! This adoption is oh so very SAMBA-licious!
Read SAMBAS original rescue story here.
(10/06/2013) NMDOG JAKE got adopted today! JAKE came to us last year after being adopted from a local shelter, chained, beaten, and hit by a car. We found what we thought would be his forever, but unfortunately things didn’t work out, and, as always, NMDOGS come back to NMDOG! We think this time JAKE has found the family that truly appreciates him for the AMAZING dog that he is! JAKE has an incredible heart, is super smart, and has a gentle affinity towards the kids. JAKE is all love — inside and out. He deserves only the best. He now spends his days running with Dad and the four wheeler, visiting job sites, chasing bunnies on the ranch, and playing fetch! His evenings are spent enjoying a family meal, paying games with his little sister, and listening to bedtime stories. He has found his place at the foot of his parents bed, where he will protect his family from harm! That is the kind of dog JAKE is, smart, loyal, and true to the end. It is always disheartening when an adoption doesn’t work out the first time around (fortunately, doesn’t happen very often with our kiddos). But if it does, we believe it is for a reason, and we will always welcome them back with open arms. JAKE came back to us to get to where he was really meant to be, and his timing was perfect! We love you JAKEY…and we love your new family! Our arms will always be around you…
(09/22/2013) Little puppy MUPPET (the cute brindle midget on the left) came to us after she was picked up by Bernalillo County Animal Care Services as a South Valley stray: alone, skinny, thirsty, and hungry. MUPPET was skinny, filthy, and covered in ticks. It appeared that she had been on her own for some time. Just a tiny pup, left to fend for herself, she soon found herself in the loving arms of our treasured 911 Puppy Foster, receiving (likely for the first time in her short life) the care and concern she deserved. MUPPET quickly began to feel better. She made friends easily with her foster siblings and began to blossom into a lively, healthy girl! By way of her journey into the care of NMDOG, MUPPET met a special Bernalillo County Animal Cruelty Task Force member, and stole his whole heart. Now she has her very own Deputy Dad, a great Mom (who is a nurse), an awesome and FUN big sister Dog and her very own boy. We think Little Miss MUPPET is going to have a wonderful life growing up as a treasured member of this pack! Way to go MUPPET!! It is only because of the dedicated TEAMwork of many, that we are able to share these great Happy Tail tales! From the Animal Care Officer on patrol protecting those in need, to the Bernalillo Sheriff’s Department Deputy Offices that has now officially “taken his work home with him,” the 911 Puppy Foster Mom that is always on call, and everyone in between… we salute you! All paws high!
(09/21/2013) NMDOG DARLA was a craigslist puppy. At such a vulnerable, young age, and with her Gotti good looks we didn’t see her having much of a chance at a great life thru Craigslist, so we scooped her up! She soon found the safe haven of a wonderful foster home with a member of our amazing medical TEAM from Good Shepherd Animal Clinic and her sisters. DARLA made herself right at home, not only in the house with her foster siblings, but also in the hearts of the girls. It has been awesome for DARLA to grow up with such a breed savvy bunch, and we are so proud of the young lady she has become! DARLA will now have the security, quality of care, and unconditional love we hope for all dogs… forever. Today we made it official, and DARLA is home. We are so grateful to her Mom (pictured here with DARLAS Auntie) for all she does for NMDOG and the dogs we serve. She fosters, volunteers, adopts, and as part of our medical TEAM, provides excellent care to each and every dog that comes through the NMDOG program. We knew from the start these two had a special bond. They shine when you see them together, and it was perfectly clear where DARLA needed to be, for always. Congratulations to all these beautiful girls for a beautiful job well done!
(09/19/2013) Sweet, shy little RUFUS (the cutie pie on the left) came to NMDOG a little over a year ago from a horrific hoarding case. The conditions that RUFUS once lived in are nearly indescribable… deplorable, dangerous and absolutely heartbreaking. NMDOG took 20 dogs from this location. Many stayed with us, while some were transferred to approved rescue partners. To date, all have found loving families to call their own! Today we finalized RUFUS’ adoption with the wonderful family that took him in when he needed them the most. It has been a long road with little RUFUS: learning to trust, learning how to walk not
crawl, that it is ok for him to bark, come inside, get on a doggy bed, eat out in the open, and to be touched by a human without something bad happening to him. RUFUS has come so far because of the unconditional love he has been shown by those in his new life! He is a treasured member of his family, he is a respected member of his pack, and he is a adored by them all. Sometimes when we get a good adoption application on an NMDOG in foster we will let the foster family know we are going to arrange a meet and greet, and the fosters’ response will be: “We can’t stand to think of him/her anywhere else, can we adopt him/her?” This is always music to our ears because we choose our foster families as carefully as we choose their forever families, and for a dog like little RUFUS, we must ensure we find just the right place for them to blossom and become secure, healthy and happy! Well, we couldn’t have picked a better place for RUFUS to grow into the dog he was always meant to be, and now he is officially HOME! We are grateful that RUFUS won’t have to acclimate to a new environment, that he will always know the love and security of the only home he has ever known for the rest of his days. We are so proud of him for trusting us through the hard times and for being such a brave boy! If there ever was a fairy tale ending for a dog…this is it! Our hearts are so thankful to this incredible family for all they have done for so many of our special kids. RUFUS was one of many NMDOG foster dogs for them over the past few years abd we are told they will continue to foster for us in the future too! Yay! We always knew he was destined for a wonderful outcome and couldn’t have imagined a better one. Congratulations to our adorable little guy RUFUS — you will never have to worry your sweet little self again! (RUFUS pictured here with his mentor and his awesome Mom. Photo-bomb courtesy of his other brother!) Way to go RUFUS! What a happy, HAPPY tail!
(09/07/2013) Little puppy DARBY (the cute little NM-brown-DOG on the end) came to NMDOG a broken, skinny, lost and forgotten soul off the end of her chain… Thank goodness a wonderful Angel came across her and brought her to The Village to be healed. You wouldn’t know it today if you saw her, but when DARBY came to NMDOG, she had severely infected wounds to her snout and face, she was septic with a temp of 104.7, listless, lethargic, terribly dehydrated and about 20 lbs underweight. DARBY was afraid of her own shadow and anything else that moved. Soon after joining the NMDOG pack, little DARBY landed herself a gem of a foster home. She was welcomed in as one of their own. And, under the care of all of her foster siblings and her incredible foster parents, DARBY soon began to blossom, right before our eyes. With patience, encouragement, enthusiasm, and LOVE from this family, DARBY learned it was ok to be a happy dog! She started puppy school and discovered what a smart girl she is! She learned to teach others about her previous life to help those that still suffer and she proudly wears her SUPER DARBY cape around town. We are so proud of our very own SUPER DARBY! We were recently informed that DARBY had chosen her family and that her family couldn’t bear the thought of letting her go! DARBY was to be the first of many NMDOG fosters before her to be able to call this incredible family….her own! We could not be any happier for this princess of a little brown dog with her own Cinderella story to tell. She has found her forever fairy tale ending… Congratulations SUPER DARBY…go forth and conquer!
(09/07/2013) NMDOG MILAN was once a chained dog, left to
“live” in the searing heat and wind, cold rain and snow on a New Mexican Indian Reservation since being purchased from his breeder as a pup. During his short life, MILAN suffered a severely sunburned nose, a rattlesnake bite, and being shot(!) One day it clicked with his people: MILAN deserved better. And they contacted us. This is the best possible way for a dog to come into the NMDOG program because we believe once a person realizes this is no life for their dog they are less likely to do it again in the future. Breaking the cycle. Gratefully we welcomed this beautiful boy into our lives. Thank you to Siberian Husky Rescue of New Mexico for agreeing to help with part of MILAN’S intake costs, making it possible for us to take him in. We fattened him up, groomed him and made him look all pretty! We treated his nose and made it all better). MILAN tested (-) for Heartworm, and received all necessary vetting. We got to know him and just the kind of home he would want. It wasn’t long before we found MILAN’S dream home! Complete with two little rescue Husky sisters to romp, bounce, zoom and fly around with! So we loaded him up, and made the journey north to a peaceful neighborhood nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The place MILAN will now call home. Congratulations to this wonderful family that saw our boy and just knew he would make their family complete! We can’t wait to see some wonderful updates from this Husky FUNhouse! See MILAN meeting his new sisters for the first time here…
(08/27/2013) Wee little WALTER was left behind with his furry siblings last year when his mom committed suicide… NMDOG was able to intervene after the house was raided and all of the animals were seized. With the help of his Mom’s friends, we found safety for all of the animals in this family, including a donkey, a horse, and other dogs. All of them are doing great now and have overcome the tragedy that they experienced. WALTER seemed to have taken it the hardest and it took him a long time to learn to trust and want to become part of a family again. But because of the unconditional love he found with his foster parents WALTER is once a gain whole. He now calls his foster home his FoReVeR home and he has other wonderful Wieners to play with, as well as his sister NMDOG Alum, VALLIE. WALTER’S new FoReVeR Mom is a treasured NMDOG TEAM member who has extended her behind the scenes duties to include adopting this cute little man dog!! We are grateful to those that work so hard to make NMDOG the awesome organization it is and to Cheryl for her contribution — not only to the daily operations of NMDOG, but for making sure WALTER would be ok! Today WALTER is more than ok! He is thriving because of the acceptance, patience and LoVe of his family. Congratulations WALTER on the score of the century, and congrats to Cheryl for becoming a two-time NMDOG adopter!
(08/25/2013)NMDOG PANDA was once a sad and lonely chained girl. One day, as I was working my non dog job, I noticed a “free to a good home” flyer posted at one of my many stops on the Pueblo. Knowing the usual outcome of such a posting I figured I needed to intervene. I gained custody of sweet PANDA, and her journey to a new LIFE began! PANDA was afraid, unsure, and lacking confidence when she came to us. But PANDA was so full of untapped potential, she made a very quick turnaround with very little work on our part! She just needed to know it was OK to be herself. That we would nurture all she had to offer. PANDA was soon accepted into the Camp Bow Wow
foster dog program & began to thrive in a social setting, making many new friends, both human and canine. It sure didn’t take long for her to steal the heart of a CBW employee, and find herself sitting in the lap of LoVe! PANDA now has a fantastic FoReVeR Mom to shower her with the affection she missed out in in the beginning of her life. Mom tells us it didn’t take any time at all for PANDA to acclimate to living the life of a Princess and now she is indeed the Diva Dog she was always meant to be! Treasured, appreciated, loved, and well cared for. We are so thrilled when one of kiddos makes such an easy transition and finds the home of their dreams so quickly. This match was truly meant to be and we are happy for both of these awesome girls! Congratulations to PANDA and her new Mom! We can’t wait to see what adventures your new LIFE has in store! PUP PUP HOORAY! PANDA is HOME!
It was late at night, we were all tucked into bed, the phone rang. It was the Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico
, our sister rescue in Las Vegas, NM: “I’ve got a Poodle and he’s been shot in the face with a shotgun.” Me: “You’ve got to be kidding! Who shoots a Poodle in the face with a shotgun? Is he alive?” FRITZI (the adorable little guy in front and to the left) was alive, and he was counting on us to keep him that way. So his journey began. FRITZI was rushed to the hospital for emergency life saving surgery performed by our incredible medical team. Because FRITZI had been left alone in his yard for days after being shot(!), infection had begun to set in and things were touch and go for the first few days. But right before our eyes, FRITZI joined in our fight to save him and his will to live began to shine so very brightly! After he was released from the hospital, FRITZI went to a wonderful post-op rehab foster home where he could truly begin to heal — mind, body, and soul. We were amazed at the recovery he made in such a short amount of time. Soon, he was able to eat on his own and even wanted to PLAY with the other dogs! It was nothing short of a miracle that FRITZI was alive in the first place, much less thriving in less than a month. But FRITZI was left with shrapnel lodged in his skull and his neck. There was no way to predict what might happen should the shrapnel migrate and we needed to ensure we found a home for him that would be willing and able to walk by his side, no matter what. So we did! We are grateful to those that cared for FRITZI along the way and to the AWC for never turning their backs on the most seemingly hopeless cases. Without everyone involved, FRITZIS outcome would have been much different. Today we made it official: FRITZI found the home of his dreams! His Dad is retired and able to provide him with all of the love and affection FRITZI can handle, as well as the care he may need down the road. FRITZI has an older brother he admires and respects, and a little sister to romp, run, and play chase with. It never ceases to amaze me how these dogs are able to overcome their past with LoVe still in their hearts, but today you would never know FRITZI ever knew anything but joy! Honestly, you can’t even tell by looking at him that he survived such a horrible ordeal Thanks to the incredible TEAM at Good Shepherd Animal Clinic
and our amazing Village for donating to his care. FRITZI is now home, and life is full of everything good for our little “Circus Dog”! Enjoy this wonderful new LIFE you have found little FRITZI….you deserve every ounce of it Congratulations to this wonderful and very happy FoReVeR family! Read FRITZI’S original rescue story
(08/21/2013) Darling DANIKA came to us from the Espanola Valley Humane Society after she was picked up running loose, dragging what was left of her tether. We happily welcomed her into the NMDOG pack. Our first order of business was to put some weight on her — she was so skinny. Not anymore, as you can clearly see! Today she has her very own FoReVeR family!!\ A wonderful family full of wonderful kids to keep her busy, teach her tricks, and play! play! play! DANIKA also has a realtor Mom whom she regularly attends showings and open houses with: keeping her Mom safe! Good girl DANI! Her Dad is awesome, too. DANIKA has already hosted two birthday parties, and was a hit with the whole crew! Her family says people stop them every time DANI is out, telling them what a beautiful dog she is, and then they compliment her on her good manners! We are so happy for this sweet, kind, Angel of a dog. This is the LIFE you were born to live DANI girl…live it to the fullest! Thank you to this family and all of the incredible families that welcome our dogs into their lives. It is because of you that we are able to continue doing what we do! We are blessed, DANIKA is HOME…life is good!
(08/05/2013) At the end of 2012, we received sweet ZIA (the precious little black dog on the right) into the NMDOG program. She had been “living” on her own under an abandoned trailer in a very rural part of northern NM. Many times when the NMDOG team goes to a location to rescue a dog, the conditions are deplorable, beyond imagination. Poor ZIA’S environment warranted that hazmat suits be worn! The amount of waste, chemical hazards and over-all danger to those going in to retrieve her were among some of the worst we have ever seen. She was also caring for a litter of 9 five-week old pups! How any of them survived is a miracle of its own. All of ZIA’S pups were transferred to Puppy Rescue and they have all since found loving FoReVeR homes of their own! ZIA, on the other hand, would require months of rehabilitation to become adoptable. She was traumatized by whatever made up her past. But with LoVe, encouragement, proper vet care and diet, socialization, patience, positive guidance and encouragement little ZIA began to come out of her shell! She landed in a fave NMDOG foster home who took her in as one of their own and continued on this great path of new beginnings. We are so grateful to these special families that make up our Village for giving so much of themselves unconditionally, to our kids! THANK YOU to all that played a part in ZIA’S journey!
Soon…sweet ZIA caught the attention of a VERY special NMDOG family that was now ready to add a new member after loosing their beloved adopted NMDOG dog, BUNNY (ironically on the same day ZIA came to NMDOG). I cannot put into words exactly what it means to me personally to know that another very lucky NMDOG dog would now be calling this amazing family, their own… What they did for the LOVE of BUNNY… well, goes above and beyond and is a true testament to the commitment and dedication they show their canine family members. We are blessed, ZIA is blessed, and now this wonderful family is blessed with another extremely special dog to share their lives with! ZIA came literally from the depths of hell, keeping her pups alive and herself for who knows how long with no help from anyone until the day rescue came. ZIA was a warrior and today she is a princess with a fairy tale ending. Her new parents absolutely adore her and love watching her dance and prance! She has brought a new JOY to their lives that was lost when they lost their sweet BUNNY! ZIA’S new brother dog Miles again has a sister to chase, romp, play with, protect and to be bossed around by (isn’t that what little sisters are for? lol). They took to each other right away and Miles is just as thrilled as Mom & Dad are! We are so happy and grateful for this incredible journey with ZIA and BUNNY’S family, and they will always have a very special place in the hearts of all of us here at NMDOG! Congratulations to ZIA and her new family! And to BUN BUN: thank you for bringing your family into our lives, you are greatly missed… Your time with us was too short, but you live on in our hearts for always and what you have now given to our ZIA, cannot be measured. Thank you BUNNY, for looking out for our girl!!
(08/03/2013) Earlier this year, we were made aware of a great dog in great need: SHEP (the handsome fella on the right) was picked up by Animal Control in the village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, wandering around… all alone. He was taken to VCA Town & Country, and scanned for a chip, which he had, but all registered info was no longer good… So sad. Every effort was made to locate his people, to no avail. SHEP quickly stole the hearts of clinic staff and they made a valiant effort to secure him a safe rescue vs impounding him to the city shelter. They thought all of their paw-prayers had been answered. Once with his group, SHEP tested (+) for Heartworm & treatment was denied. He was returned to VCA and his future looked bleak, as the city shelter was to be his only available option. NMDOG was contacted with SHEP’S plea, and well….how could we say no? He had been let down too many times already. We welcomed him to the NMDOG pack and began him on the road to recovery! Our thanks go to the staff at VCA Town & Country for working with us and providing SHEP with extra special care until the right foster home was found! It wasn’t long after that SHEP also stole the hearts of his Foster Mom, foster dog sister and even the resident kitties, and they asked us if we could make it official… We were thrilled because SHEP was at home here the second his paws hit the door! So, once we received SHEPS medical clearance for adoption, that is just what we did! He is so HAPPY to just be able to be himself, enjoying lazy afternoons, taking strolls through the neighborhood, and making new friends. A loving home where he can spend the rest of his senior days is all this kid ever asked for. Thank you to his wonderful foster Mom, now FoReVeR, for welcoming SHEP into her home and heart, and for seeing what an amazing dog he is! We have been honored to be SHEPS rescue & grateful to The Village for supporting us in meeting his medical needs! We believe that everything happens for a reason, and there is a reason SHEP ended up an NMDOG Dog….because now he is HOME, for always! Congratulations to SHEP and his wonderful family… may you all have many happy, healthy years together!
(08/03/2013) NALA was left behind on her chain in Las Cruces when her people moved away… Not sure how they thought she would survive there all on her own, but luckily she had Angels looking out for her! These Angels took her under their wings, gave her safety, security, food and LoVe, then they contacted NMDOG with NALA’S plea. We gladly accepted NALA into the NMDOG program with gratitude to her Angels for taking great care of her and getting her to us. NALA is one of the sweetest dogs we have had the pleasure to know. She simply adores everyone, everything, and especially SWIMMING!! NALA is a water Shepherd for sure. While in our care, she was lucky enough to be accepted into the Beck N Call Doggy Day Care foster dog program where she stole many hearts and made many friends. We are thankful to Beck N Call for all they do for our dogs and for the great care they give! We think NALA just needed us so she could get to where she was really meant to be: right here, on this couch, with this incredible family! A FAMILY that will never turn their backs on her, will LOVE her unconditionally and feel as if THEY are the lucky ones (well…we tend to agree!) NALA has taken over part-time nanny duties of her baby sister, helps Mom in the kitchen and around the house, joins the family on their morning and evening walks, and has become quite the social butterfly of the neighborhood! NALA’S Dad is in the NM Film Industry and we wouldn’t be surprised if we soon find her casting major motion pictures as well! Nala is extremely talented and super smart. But what NALA is more than anything is loyal! We are grateful she will now have her loyalty repaid to her, just as it should be. NALA IS HOME. What a wonderful testament to the gifts these DOGS bring into our lives, the amazing things that can happen when folks come together for the LOVE of DOG and the real meaning of happily ever after. We are grateful that NALA now has all that her heart desires and all the love she could have ever hoped for. Because that really is what RESCUE is all about. Way to go NALA girl…you deserve all that you have found!
(08/03/2013) The call came in from Bernalillo County’s Animal Control Services about a dog they just received in their care…a dog that was taken of the end of his horrible chain, a chain that weighed more than half of his total body weight!! We took immediate custody of WRANGLER and I must say…he amazed us with his HAPPY spirit!! How could a pup that lived like this remain spiritually intact and ready to so freely give his love to strangers? That is the beauty of a Dog’s soul: they LOVE unconditionally and have the inner strength to overcome such odds. They teach us so much! WRANGLER was quickly accepted into the Camp Bow Wow foster dog program & we are grateful to them for all they do for so many of our dogs and for the great care they give! WRANGLER soon met & made many new friends and was a hit at Camp, with all of the humans and other canine campers alike. There was nothing “broken” about this kid….he was just weighed down by that ridiculous chain! Just waiting for the day he could be FREE and become the dog he was meant to be. We were contacted by an NMDOG adopter with a dear friend who had recently lost his Coonhound companion of 13 years (!) and he wanted to meet our boy. We processed his adoption application, had the home visit done, and waited, while WRANGLERS potential new Dad made the long drive to meet him. I have to say: it was LOVE at first sight for both of them! Today, WRANGLER is his Dads Dog. He is the BFF, the work buddy who accompanies him to job sites, he is the hiking partner, snugly companion, and healer of broken hearts that his Dad needed. WRANGLER and his Dad seem to have rescued each other (we just love that!). WRANGLER now lives in a quaint little town in Colorado, where dogs are welcome just about everywhere and well, if the dog can’t go, Dad says its not a place he needs to be either! Wrangler is appreciated, treasured, adored and so much more than “just a dog”….WRANGLER is FAMILY! We are so happy for both of these boys for finding each other and we are thrilled to have been a part of it. To WRANGLER and his awesome Dad: congratulations on a job very well done! And to our matchmaker NMDOG adopter: kudos! PUP PUP HOORAY!
(08/01/2013) Little BOWIE BREWSTER came to us with his twin brother BUDDY when they about four months old. They were both victims of “free to a good home” and BUDDY ended up with an awful injury…a hair tie embedded in his neck! We couldn’t leave little BOWIE behind, so he became a member of the NMDOG pack too! Today, both of these incredible kiddos have the happily ever FoReVeR they were entitled to from the start! BUDDY BREWSTER was adopted a few months back by a treasured NMDOG TEAM member & today, BOWIE BREWSTER made it official with his awesome new family!! A wonderful Mom & Dad to look after him for all of his days & a perfect little human sister to be his BFF and teach him how to dance! Keep your eyes peeled….we may well be seeing those two on Americas Got Talent
one day Our sweet twin brothers are now right where they should be, living the LIFE every dog dreams of. Camping trips! Weekends on the lake! Driving race cars and DANCING!! I love it when we can make their dreams come true….together, for the LOVE of DOG
(07/19/2013) Miracles really DO happen and we are blessed to be part of so many here at NMDOG! OZZY, our very own Miracle Dog, has found his very own FoReVeR!! OZZY was once chained to a tree on a very dark and lonely South Valley corner. He was vulnerable to all of the elements, roaming dogs and all of the other “riff raff” that goes on in this part of town. But what OZZY feared most was the one he depended on for survival. By the time help came for OZZY, he wore the wounds of an embedded collar, he suffered multiple skull and snout fractures, he was loaded with infection, and OZZY was completely blind… But he was holding on… waiting, because he too believed in miracles. Once OZZY received the medical care he needed so badly and his physical pain was relieved, once he was stroked, talked to and held in our arms, and once he felt SAFE for the very first time in his four years of “life”, OZZYS spirit began to shine! He made a record-time full physical recovery, and in two short weeks, OZZY regained his sight! He could SEE and he loved the new LIFE in front of him. OZZY is a proud dog today. He is a social dog that makes friends wherever he goes… and he has many friends here in the Village!!! Many of you have gotten to know OZ, fallen in LoVe with him (how could you not) and visited him at many of our events! You donated to his care, filled his stocking at Christmastime, you sent him presents and so much LoVe along the way. Thank you for being part of his Miracle!!
Our gratitude also goes to the Bernalillo County Animal Control Services officers and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office deputies who removed OZZY from his horrific situation, and who are seeking justice for our boy. Our paws are high! OZZY has waited a long time for us to find juuuust his right person… He gave us a tall order to fill. I think we have all enjoyed OZZY’S time with us, I know I have and so did he. Now it is time for our boy to move onto the next step of his journey…one he will walk with his new very best friend. OZZY’S Dad is a very special guy and we are so thrilled to announce that today, we made FoReVeR official and our OZ MUFFIN is now adopted. Our hearts are full and we are so proud to be your rescue, sweet, sweet OZZY our Miracle Dog. Thank you for believing. Read OZZYS full rescue story here.
(07/07/2013) Sweet little SAVANNAH (the cutie-patootie Pittie on the left) was picked up by a UPS guy… wandering all alone at the wee age of 8 weeks. She was taken in by Bernalillo County Animal Services and we were contacted SAVANNAH had severe cherry eye, a broken tail and she was so super skinny We got her fixed up right away. She landed in one of our amazing foster homes…with big brother NMDOG Alum MEMPHIS RAINS (cutie-patootie on the right!) During her time with us, SAVANNAH has experienced so many illnesses its hard to comprehend But with the Love of her rescue & foster mom, the best medical care available & lots of patience….she is now the picture of perfect health!! We thought maybe we might never get here. BUT WE DID!! Because of so many medical concerns, her availability for adoption has been sporadic….a medical hold here, another one there….she was fast becoming a permanent part of her foster family You may remember seeing many posted pics of SAVANNAH cuddled up close to her brother…so itty bitty and cute!! Their attachment to each other was obvious. Soon after her last medical hold was up, we were informed by her foster Mom that she would “be going nowhere” Ahhh…..YES! Because we just knew she was already HOME!! SAVANNAH also has a big sister dog (not pictured) that she looks up to & a ferret sister that she respects. Well…we may have lost a long term foster, but SAVANNAH gained a family of her own & that…is what its all about!! Congratulations to SAVANNAH, MEMPHIS RAINS & the whole crew This happy tail is exactly what dreams are made of!!
(07/07/2013) We first met PETUNIA (the silly little brindle girl on the left) on one of our South Valley sweeps with the Bernalillo County Animal Cruelty Task Force. She was all alone in her dirt yard, making friends with us through the fence & we gave her treats. We noted a dog house, water available & she appeared to be in fairly good condition…although a little skinny for our liking & her fur was coarse (a sign of poor nutrition). Her people were not home & she was not in a real bad situation (relatively speaking as sweeps go). Fast forward a couple of weeks & I got a call from a NMDOG Volunteer who has property in the area….she found a dog running loose. I got the location & headed over…it was PETUNIA (I never forget a dog)!!! Where PETUNIA lived was a very bad area for dogs!! I entered the yard, knocked on the door, no answer…so I left a note with my card telling them I had their dog. (I wasnt going to leave her in the yard with a chance of escaping again & getting in an awful lot of trouble in this area!) I waited…& waited….I filed a found dog report with BCACS & they posted her on their website. I never heard from PETUNIAS people, so after her legal hold was up, we had her spayed, micro-chipped & vetted, then made her available for adoption. It didnt take long before a friend of the Volunteer who found her (& ultimately ended up fostering her) met PETUNIA & fell head over heels in love. Soon after PETUNIA went HOME! Now she has a lovely brother dog, Apollo, whom she absolutely adores!! She has a beautiful big grassy yard and most importantly… she is part of a FAMILY now!! Way to go PETUNIA!! Funny how things work out, isn’t it? Congratulations to PETUNIA & her fabulous new family!! Paws high!!
(07/07/2013) Oh MIKEY!!! We first became aware of MIKEY’S desperate situation when a Villager notified us of a chained dog for sale on Craigslist. His people were contacted & I made arrangements to pick him up right away!! When I first met MIKEY, he had burns all along his back (most likely from seeking shelter under a car & burning himself on the exhaust – unfortunately, a very common thing for many chained dogs!) He was super skinny & had the beginnings of an embedded collar. MIKEY was literally starved for attention….I had nips, scratches & torn clothes in the first two minutes. This poor dog had been isolated and un-socialized in the worst way. Upon payment for MIKEY and to my dismay…I was given his adoption paperwork!! MIKEY had been adopted from a local shelter during one of their $20 Pit Bull specials… Only a year old and sent out into the world to live a horrible “life” by those responsible for keeping him safe. “Any home is better than no home at all” some say….well, I respectfully disagree. I cannot put into words how this makes me feel!! We have had entirely too many dogs come to us from deplorable conditions that were “adopted” and now in need of RESCUE!!! I hurt inside for the ones we never find out about We got MIKEY the medical care he needed, started him on a healthy diet, enrolled him in obedience class & began socializing him with many people and other dogs MIKEY was soon accepted into the Camp Bow Wow foster dog program where he made many friends!! MIKEY has been with us for over a year…waiting ever so patiently for his special Angel to find him. That day came not long ago and MIKEY went HOME on his trial adoption His Mom is simply amazing & this boy has her heart…that’s for sure!! MIKEY also has a one year old human sister & to our delight….he displays perfect gentlemanly manners! GOOD BOY MIKEY!! Now he is the protector of his ladies….a forever family member & a hit with all of the body builders at their “boot camp”!! MIKEY has come a long way since that first day I met him….with the help of many. That is why we always say “It takes a Village”…because without ours, who knows what would would have ultimately become of him! Thank you to all that had a part in MIKEY’S happy ending: the Villager that first made us aware, the caretakers that gave him the best, his special Angel that took the time to spend with him nearly every day while he was in boarding & of course his new Mom that saw in him all that we do YOU DESERVE THIS MIKEY… Soak it up, LIVE your LIFE now as it was meant to be lived from the beginning!!
(06/13/2013) AUSTIN was chained all of his so called “life” in a Southeastern rural New Mexico town Until one day his people moved away and just left him there, all alone. Luckily for him, this would turn out to be the BEST day of (the rest of) his LIFE. NMDOG was contacted and we made arrangements right away to get him to safety. AUSTIN cane to us nervous yet stoic… weary, yet welcoming of his new world! It didn’t take him long before he settled right into the routine of love, care, and encouragement… and quickly he found a fantastic foster home! Not just any foster home… but one full of little humans, the kids that his life had always been missing. Because, come to find out, the TRUE love of AUSTINS heart is in fact, children!! AUSTIN recently attended the NMDOG BARKIN BAD Car Show & Fundraiser where he fell in love all over again…with his very own boy. They spent HOURS together that day and when they left, both AUSTIN & the little boy were sad. We are told he counted down the hours until AUSTIN’S home visit the very next day…. and so did AUSTIN. The entire family took the next few days off of work so that AUSTIN would feel welcome and secure. AUSTIN has taken to his very own family as if he has always been there, he simply adores his new boy and his little sister. We think he probably dreamed of them many times before they even met. We are so happy to see that all of AUSTINS dreams have come true and thrilled that these awesome kids will have this wonderful DOG to grow up with! Because THAT is what dreams are made of….
(06/12/2013) VALENTINO’S story is a true “From Rope to Riches” tale. We first met VALENTINO on a cold and rainy New Mexico day. The call came in about a dog running at large in my neighborhood…so I went to investigate. I found him hovering, shivering, skinny and wet with a rope tied around his whole body…a makeshift harness that appeared to have been attached at one time to a makeshift tether. VALENTINO backed up, he barked at me and fled…I retreated, he returned, I tempted him with treats and canned food. He would only eat when I walked away. I did this for hours and over the next three (!) days. We set a trap, he eluded us (but still got the nums!) VALENTINO is as smart as he is handsome! On the fourth day, Valentine’s Day, he just lay down and surrendered. He was afraid… but he was Oh so brave. And that’s how the first day of the rest of his life started! Read his whole story and view a slideshow of Valentino’s Ropes to Riches story!
ISABELLA (IZZY) —
(05/31/2013) Sweet ISABELLA came to us after she lost her Mom unexpectedly….a dear friend of NMDOG. She & her many brother & sister Huskies proved to be a bit more than their Dad could manage on his own & she is one of many that we have been able to help! When ISABELLA came into the NMDOG program, we noted that she had never been placed on heartworm (HW) preventative, & as with every dog we take in…she was tested during the intake process. ISABELLA tested (+) & plans for treatment were made. We began the search for a HW treatment foster & HIT THE JACKPOT! It wasn’t long after ISABELLA entered the home of her “foster” Mom that she realized her life would be empty should she have to leave & asked if she could adopt ISABELLA! We explained that all NMDOG dogs must have a full medical clearance prior to adoption & asked her to help us see ISABELLA through her treatment before we made it official. I think it was that moment that they both began counting the days These two girls were positively made for each other & now ISABELLA has a MOM again!!! ISABELLA completed her HW treatment & they both waited it out like champs until she was ready for her retest….crossing paws, fingers & saying many prayers for a (-) result! Recently all of the pawprayers were answered & ISABELLA is now HW free & SHE IS HOME!! Thank you to everyone that contributed to her treatment…enabling us to make critical life saving decisions that result in happy endings for so many!! We are so HAPPY for our girl, her wonderful Mom & thrilled that they found each other!! Congratulations to both of them!! We LoVe you IZZY!!
**ISABELLA lived the majority of her life in a part of NM where many think HW is nothing to be worried about. Even being told by their vet that preventative was not necessary PLEASE…let ISABELLAS story help you protect your beloved family members & keep them on preventative NO MATTER where you live**
RAINA AND BANDIT —
(05/25/2013) Not only have RAINA (on the left) & BANDIT (on the right) acquired their very own FoReVeR Dads…they have also gained a brother & sister…EACH OTHER!! Today we finalized the adoption of both of these kiddos to these great guys & we just couldn’t be happier!! We received the application for BANDIT & found out they were also interested in adopting a second family member…so we got busy match making & found RAINA & BANDIT to be a perfect fit ♥ RAINA has been with us for almost a year….she was originally a Rez dog that was adopted out at a large adoption event & ended up chained in Rio Rancho & subsequently locked in a garage in July! Luckily her original rescuer let us know & we were able to get her to safety right away ♥ She is such a smart & friendly girl..with a spunky spirit & a good heart! BANDIT came to us earlier this year after being kept secluded in a small pen in rural northern NM. One day BANDIT escaped to seek the companionship he craved & nearly got himself shot chasing chickens. Poor BANDIT…he was only trying to have some fun, something he was never ever allowed to do. More than anything, he adores being with his people (& now sister too!) From their “lives” before…they have come so far & we are so blessed to have this awesome HOME for them, together!! They now have 2 beautiful fenced in grassy acres to run, romp & be the DOGS they were meant to be. One of their Dads is retired & he spends a lot of his days outside tinkering with his classic cars. He says they make him smile & laugh as RAINA teases BANDIT & gets him to chase her! Says they are super fast too!! It was an incredible feeling today to know that that these dogs are together…right where they are meant to be ♥ Congratulations to BANDIT & RAINA & their new family! It must be said that many people worked together, for the LOVE of DOG…to bring you this Happy Tail! Our thanks goes to RAINAS friend & adoption ambassador, Sarah…for all the extra LoVe she gave this special girl while she was in our care! She will carry that with her for always ♥ We are also grateful to our friends at Camp Bow Wow (BANDIT) & Beck N Call (RAINA) for welcoming them into their foster dog programs…for keeping them safe & taking great care of them while their pieces fell into place. We appreciate you!! Another fantastic adoption tale…for these DOGS that deserve nothing less! What more on this earth could we ask for…?
It is why we do what we do.
(05/25/2013) BAILEY was just a wee pup when she & her sister, BROOKE, found their way to NMDOG. Itty bitty babies, found all alone on the side of the road in Valencia County BROOKE has long since been adopted & continues to thrive in her awesome home! Unfortunately, our sweet BAILEY has walked a rockier road. She was adopted early on then returned shortly after for ‘lack of time”. We welcomed her back with open arms & soon after, we thought we found what would be her FoReVeR. It didn’t go as we had hoped & after a year in her home, BAILEY once again rejoined her NMDOG pack Through it all, she has remained patient, kind & grateful….deepening our appreciation of what an incredible DOG she truly is (if that’s even possible). BAILEY has spent the past few months with us & it has been a pleasure!! Recently she met a nice couple that absolutely fell in LoVe with her…& their track record with rescue sealed the deal! BAILEYS new parents are already part of The Village…they adopted a Senior Pittie girl in need a few years ago from our friends at SCAR & gave her the LIFE she deserved RIP Sweet STELLA. A very short time after loosing their beloved STELLA, they once again opened their home & heart to a kiddo that absolutely needed them….our RUSTY the big black dog 12 years old, blind & chained, they provided his soft spot to land. Their time with sweet RUSTY was cut short when he succumbed unexpectedly to the damage done by all of those lonely years at the end of his chain….RIP RUSTY ~ you finally knew LoVe & for that we are grateful!! With some time to heal & a spot in their home now needing a DOG….BAILEY was waiting in the wings! We always hate to have a dog returned & rarely does it happen. But when it does, we are there to welcome them back & happy to have them!! We truly believe that everything happens for a reason!! We are confident that BAILEY has finally found the FoReVeR she always wanted, needed & deserved…where she will be loved, treasured & well cared for unconditionally. We are so blessed to have these Angels among us, who see the GREATNESS in these DOGS as we do & for that we are so thankful! BAILEY honey….don’t you worry your pretty face anymore….you are finally HOME now, with your very own kitty sister to cuddle & parents that adore you!! & we just couldn’t be more thrilled!!
JUNIPER ROSE —
(05/11/2013) JUNIPER ROSE, or Miss Rosi as she has become affectionately known once only merely existed at the end of her tether. She was terribly underweight, full of milk with a litter of very hungry pups to care for & she did an AMAZING job…with little help from anyone The call came in for the pups to be picked up & we secured an OS for her in the process! (the puppies were transferred to Puppy Rescue & all have been adopted) When JUNIPER ROSE first came to us….she was very afraid of everything, she didn’t know how to believe in anyone, or herself. It took weeks of building confidence for her to walk, not crawl & then she began to shine!! With the kindness, understanding, patience & LoVe of her incredible foster home…JUNIPER ROSE truly began to live! She made fast friends with her foster siblings & learned the great art of PLAY! Her foster Dad taught her that not all men are scarey & mean Her foster Mom walked by her side in obedience class, graduating with honors for extra credit JUNIPER ROSE embraced her journey & we are so proud of her…she is so brave! Today she choose her FoReVeR family & they couldn’t be happier! JUNIPERS Dad stays home with her during the day…they garden together & she chases lizards to show off! When Mom comes home, they take a family walk along the Bosque, saying hi to friends along the way. We think the future looks bright for our girl & she seems to think so too! Congratulations to JUNIPER ROSE & her wonderful very own FoReVeR family & thank you to the incredible LoVe of her foster family….she will carry it with her for always…
MR. PICKLES —
(05/04/2013) MR PICKLES came to us seemingly out of nowhere. Dropped off one evening at the front doorstep of Angela’s house…near Kinney Brick in Abq’s S Valley. One of the most dangerous areas of the Metro to be a dog, much less a dog as handsome as this! MR PICKLES brought with him the tell tale scars of where he had been, & it wasn’t good
With his top canines ripped out, puncture wounds, cuts & abrasions….the signs were all too clear. We scooped him up, tended to his wounds, got to know what an AMAZING & gentle soul he is, were blessed with the perfect foster home, showed him LoVe & acceptance, waited until just the right FoReVeR home came along & delivered him to a little slice of Pit Bull Heaven ♥ MR PICKLES has nothing short of a real life fairy tale story & we are honored to have been a part of it! Not long after MR PICKLES came into our lives, our partnership with BCSO put together many of the “mystery pieces” of The PICKLES’ “life” before he found his way to NMDOG. One night the call came in that would result in 15 counts of animal cruelty, multiple other criminal charges, the seizure of all animals & our rescue of the (other) lone survivor…LEO, the 14 year old Doberman in the SV “Pit Bull” case. We are now fairly sure we know where MR PICKLES came from…he was the original survivor! When a DOG like MR PICKLES finds their way into our life, it reaches deep & reminds us of WHY we are here. It reminds us that our work is so incredibly important & affirms that we must always carry on ♥ NOTHING in the whole wide entire world is as rewarding as these happy endings! MR PICKLES, you have touched our lives in a way that remain with us always…thank you for that. & THANK YOU to his amazing new parents, they are just as special as he is!! Losing their 12 yo Pittie boy last year & their 14 yo Pittie boy just recently, they couldn’t stand for there to be that hole in their hearts. So they opened their home to another deserving Pittie boy in need & little did they know…it would be as if he had always been there ♥ I know their boys are smiling down. HAPPY FoReVeR LIFE MR PICKLES!! What a special, wonderful, gracious, loving DOG you are…
(03/23/2013) HARLEY, (the handsome chocolate Pittie on the right) and his brother DAVIDSON were once abandoned pups of a chained mama dog in Las Vegas, NM. Our sister rescue, the AWC managed to get them out of where they were & into a safe situation! Both of the boys were soon diagnosed with a severe case of ringworm & so treatment & quarantine began. It took many, many months before they were cleared for adoption…then DAVIDSON found his FoReVeR ♥ HARLEY continued to grow up in rescue…we thought he might never find his happy ending…over a year had gone by. That is when we decided to transfer HARLEY to NMDOG ♥ opening up a whole new demographic & opportunities for training & socialization. It took HARLEY a while to decide that he liked us here…as he had grown very fond & bonded to his wonderful foster family up north & found that to be his “safe place”. Once he opened up to the idea that we really weren’t all that bad….asking all of these new things of him, he quickly won over the hearts of The Village! HARLEY attended our bake sale fundraiser & it was there that his new FAMILY fell in LoVe ♥ We took him over for his meet & greet, worked with them on some minor issues & watched him blossom into the DOG we always knew he would be……today he is named DUDLEY T. DUDE, Esq. (aka, Milkdud, HARLEY Mc Farley…among others). He goes to work regularly with his Mom….winning over the hearts of even the greatest “Pit Bull skeptics”!! HARLEY has not only made a great new LIFE for himself….we figure he has most likely also opened the doors for other Pitties too!! GOOD BOY HARLEY! He shares his new home with 3 brother & sister dogs, loves to run zoomies in the yard, go for walks & is constantly working to sharpen those “Esq.” skills! Today we made it official…HARLEY is home, FoReVeR! Like we always told him…..”It will be worth the wait, sweet HARLEY…don’t give up hope!” Worth the wait INDEED….we couldn’t have asked for a better family for him to call his own!! CONGRATULATIONS to our boy & his AMAZING new family….you all got exactly what you deserve!!
(02/28/2013) DUTCH, the handsome boy on the right, once “lived” at the end of a short, very heavy chain on rocks & dirt only. He was sad, he was skinny & he was hurting. The chain had become so tight & heavy around his neck that it became deeply embedded, requiring surgery to remove. DUTCH was seized by Artesia animal control & his guardian was arrested & charged with cruelty! THANK YOU Artesia PD! He remained at the Artesia shelter in protective custody for months, & they took very good care of him ♥ But once his PC hold was up, DUTCH needed a place to go immediately, his time was up. That is when NMDOG was contacted & we opened our doors right away! DUTCH was a sweet, social & friendly guy right from the get go! He quickly made many friends in the NMDOG Village & landed a wonderful foster home….right where he belonged! He knew exactly what he was doing when he won over the heart of his foster parents & made the days of his foster sister even more FUN! (so excited in their happy tail pic that she came out blurry, lol) Everyone realized that DUTCH was already HOME & home is right where he should stay. Even though DUTCH has adapted to life OFF the chain quite well, he still carries with him a little of his past. But what makes this the best possible match is that his parents understand him, they accept him for the DOG that he is! They are willing to & have committed to walking by his side, teaching him about confidence & security & allowing him to continue to grow, with their LOVE & guidance! It is what every dog dreams of… ♥ RESCUE is not about finding a dog a home, it is about finding a dog a great home! A home that will fit the DOG, rather than trying to make a dog fit into a home. We are so grateful that these wonderful HOMES continue to find our AMAZING dogs & we are thrilled that DUTCH has found his! Welcome to the NMDOG family….DUTCH’S family & thank you for seeing the best our boy has to offer! He is AMAZING & we are honored to be his rescue ♥ Congratulations buddy….& remember, living GOOD is the best revenge! See DUTCH’S story (formerly Bruno) on Ch 4 KOB TV.
MARY JANE — (02/12/2013) Here she is folks…the one so many of you have been waiting for ♥ MARY JANE made it official today & adopted this incredible family & ALL of these kids now belong to her! MARY JANE was left chained & abandoned in her yard in Lovington, NM nearly 2 years ago. She was removed by animal control & landed in the tiny shelter there in town. Another rescue pulled her & found MARY JANE a home all the way in Mississippi…but that didn’t last Her original rescue was contacted & they refused to help MARY JANE!! That is when NMDOG stepped in & with the help of many wonderful souls along the way….got her all the way HOME to NM ♥ Our paws are high to each person that played a part in getting her here to us safely….you will always have a piece of her heart! We believe that each dog we take into the NMDOG program deserves nothing less than a lifetime commitment…that is the promise we make to each of them. MARY JANE now has that commitment & she now has this amazing family to call her own! We couldn’t be any happier for our sweet smooshy girl…just LOOK at all the LoVe! So far in the past week, while on her trial adoption, MARY JANE has been to Grandma’s house, served as the assistant teacher in the many home school classes, accompanied her Mom to work (who just happens to be the employer of NMDOG President in her non dog job). She has visited PFGW to get a bath & some new toys, decided that PINK is definitely her favorite color, had her pawnails painted, has been bedazzled, kissed from nose to tail, gotten to know the other kids & dogs in the neighborhood & oh, oh…SO much more!! As you might imagine….MARY JANE is now the center of attention in her own SAFE little wonderful world ♥ So yeah…..I would say, she is now RIGHT where she belongs!! Congratulations to MARY “Smooshy” JANE & her entire entourage!! Yeah….we got your back, MARY JANE…you better BELIEVE it ♥
(02/03/2013) SHILOH…the Christmas Miracle Dog really has had a fairy tail journey with us here at NMDOG ♥ We are blessed to have been able to be there for him….just when he needed us most! This Village really came through for this kid & helped us make his dreams come true! It is not often that a tethered dog breaks free (TWICE!), gets hit by a car (TWICE!), takes most of the impact to his head (TWICE!), lives to tell about it sustaining no serious internal injuries, finds his way to a rescue by way of the good Samaritans that saw what happened & came to his aid, at 10 pm on a Saturday night. Finds a foster home within the first week, is discharged from the hospital & fits in beautifully, has eye removal surgery, makes a perfect recovery & gets ADOPTED all in just 8 weeks!! SHILOH seemed to have an Angel already waiting in the wings that just KNEW he belonged with her ♥ After 2 eye surgeries, beautiful post op care & SHILOH’S first real Christmas….he is now HOME, for always. SHILOH also has a doggie brother, Bennie (not pictured due to his own post op crate restrictions ♥), that he adores, respects & just absolutely canNOT wait to play with once everyone is all better!! So yes….I think Miracle Dog pretty much sums it up & we could not be anymore thrilled for him!! He has a wonderful Mom that lives by example…just the kind of LIFE we hope for all of our dogs! She told me today that she felt a little sad by doing the adoption. No one has ever said the adoption made them feel sad before…I was a little caught off guard
She said sad because “now that he is adopted, I don’t want you guys to go away” ♥ It made me smile. I replied…”We never go away, you are part of SHILOHS family now. See you in class Tuesday night”. Welcome to the NMDOG family, SHILOHS Mom ♥ THANK YOU for always knowing you were meant to be his! SHILOH deserves the best & Miracles DO happen!! Read SHILOHS original story here.
LUCKY LUCY —
(02/03/2013) This picture makes me giggle ♥ these 3 kids all have a very special place in my heart! Today we made it official for our sweet gal, LUCKY LUCY (on the right with the pretty bow!) We first met LUCY at the clinic when her person brought her in for a tumor removal post op follow up appt. I knew the second she walked through the door, something was very, very wrong
we took her to the back for an exam & realized she had an embedded E collar!! It was a first for all of us
Her guardian agreed to surrender her to our care & for that we are grateful. We are also grateful to NMDOG Alumni MAX & his one of a kind Mom for opening their home to LUCY…& that is why we call her LUCKY LUCY ♥ They have been her caretakers, her constant & her unconditional family…& today, on her estimated 12th birthday…gave her the gift of forever ♥ MAX & LUCY’S Mom first became part of the NMDOG family a couple of years ago. While working as a social worker in a super rough part of Valencia County, she contacted us about a senior golden Shepherd dog….in really bad shape, “living” at the end of a chain
We worked with her people & were able to rescue EMILY…living today as the treasured friend & companion to her own special person♥ Because one person spoke out & became involved, three beautiful senior souls finally have the LIFE they always deserved & will know nothing other than a soft spot in the world, for the rest of their days. There are SO MANY amazing, incredible & beautiful senior dogs that have waited a very long time to know what LOVE is…or maybe they had LOVE & lost it. Consider opening you heart to a senior dog in need…making their golden years GRAND!!! Congratulations to LUCKY LUCY, MAX, EMILY & their incredible Moms! How can this story not make your heart beam?
(01/27/2013) PANTHER (the big beautiful black dog on the left, with the cat like yellow eyes) made it official…..he is ADOPTED ♥ PANTHER was picked up by NMDOG in the middle of a S Valley street, dragging his (NMDOG record holding in length & weight) chain! A chip scan revealed that he had been adopted from the local city shelter….long story short, we gained legal custody. PANTHER spent a long time with us here at NMDOG, learning to trust, walk on a leash, tons of impulse control work & LOTS of LOVE later, he blossomed into one of the most AMAZING dogs we have had the pleasure to know ♥ Just as sweet as they come, eager to please & SO READY to be a house dog….he is now living the LIFE he always dreamed of! A sprawling Corrales home, a Mom that saw in him what we did & an almost twin brother dog….this kid has it made! Daily walks & bunny chasing, Bridge Club meetings on Tuesdays, Ladies Tea on Saturdays & regular trips to Enchantment Pet Resort ♥ PANTHER still greeted me with his signature Pretty Boy Panther Hug, as if it was just yesterday we rescued him. He made so many friends along the way, but one special friend in particular he asked me to thank for him. So Melinda…if you are out there, LOOK AT YOUR BOY NOW! He is FOREVER grateful to you for the extra time you spent, the hours of training & car rides…& especially, the piece of your heart that you gave him ♥ He will keep it with him for always. Rescue takes many….& as we say here at NMDOG, “It only takes one person to throw an animal away, but it takes a whole VILLAGE to give them a new LIFE”! We are thankful to those that make up this Village, & our DOGS are thankful. The difference it makes when one person takes the extra time to give, makes ALL the difference to them for the rest of their lives. So to PANTHER, his new Mom & brother dog, Buddy….congratulations, we think you all hit the jackpot!!
(01/20/2013) It was a few months ago…just as there began to be a chill in the nights air, that we first met little BROWNIE, (aka; BROWN BROWN). We were contacted by BROWNIES guardian, because they knew he deserved better than to be chained all alone, vulnerable to stray dog attacks, scared & now it was beginning to become quite cold at night…& BROWNIE was so skinny. We rallied the troops & asked the NMDOG Village to contribute to help us with not only BROWNIE, but also 2 other wonderful deserving chained kiddos. All 3 were rescued right away & today we celebrate the fact that they all now have the families & HOMES they have always dreamed of ♥ A couple of weeks ago, CODY found his forever & today so did BROWNIE & sweet little VALLIE. PUP PUP HOORAY! BROWNIES story has not only brought much joy & fullfilment to me as a rescuer, but he has also brought a treasured member of the NMDOG family into our lives ♥ His mom has become a very active NMDOG volunteer & avid supporter of our Mission! We have been double blessed & are so grateful! Once a cold, skinny, lonely chained dog…now a treasured family member with an active stay at home Mom, a kind & gentle Dad, a little human sister to grow up & learn with, & also a wonderful & wise elder canine sister to teach him all he will ever need to know ♥ Sara Tops is a VERY special dog as well. This is truly one of the HAPPIEST tales & have had the honor to tell….& no DOG or human(s) deserve it more! WE LOVE YOU BROWNIE…& your incredible FOREVER family!! We also LOVE your new forever name….SIR BROWNIE RUSTY BOTTOMS WHITE SOCKS. WoW!! See ya around, BROWN BROWN.
(01/20/2013) Who would imagine, in a million years, that this little Princess of a girl was once chained, having multiple litters of pups….just out on the mesa of Rio Rancho
She was abandoned by her “people” when they moved out & left her & her last litter there all alone, way at the back of the property….sitting Coyote food. When the new tenants moved in, they discovered them, began taking care of them & contacted us for help ♥ We were able to take custody of the pups right away, (later dubbed “the puppies that ate Rio Rancho due to their ginormous size!! good job, VALLIE! wow). They were transferred to Colorado Puppy Rescue & all found wonderful homes! Thank as always, CPR….Puppy Angels!! We were then able to get Miss VALLIE & provide her with the care she needed. VALLIE was not initially interested in the company of humans, (or much of anything for that matter), but who could blame her?! With a little time, a lot of LOVE, safety, stability & reassurance, this sweet Angel of a Dog was able to blossom into her own…& boy has she ever!! Today she is a Princess…with a whole entourage at her beck and call & an outfit for every day of the week (as it should be) ♥ Pictured here are her incredible Mom & Dad…and looking up in awe (just out of frame) are her other wee doggie brothers & sisters. Here is another beautiful example of the incredible humans these incredible DOGS bring into our lives!! VALLIES mom is also a treasured NMDOG TEAM member who gives so much in support of our Mission ♥ Again….we are truly blessed. Well WAY TO GO Miss VALLIE pants….I cannot imagine it ANY other way ♥
(01/20/2013) Every now & then, we get a call that rocks us to the core…such was the case with our sweet Mexican sisters, MANA & TOSA ♥ No dog should ever have to endure the suffering these two kids endured. But TODAY…that is all behind them & TODAY…MANA MANA BANANA is home….home with the family SO good, they make up for all the bad she ever knew! MANA & her sister TOSA came to us from Sonora, Mexico where they were severely emaciated, chained in the plaza by a group of kids & tortured daily with stones, kicking…until one day they lit these babies on fire!! Just so happens, our Mexican Dog Angels were passing by at the very moment they were supposed to…just in time to save them! Both girls underwent extensive, long term treatment under the care of their Angels…then they found their way to us here at NMDOG ♥ MANA has now permanently joined a very special forever family…another of our NMDOG treasures. She has 2 canine brothers that she absolutely adores (Happy the Beagle not pictured…because the nose knows!) but pictured here with Joey. MANA loves to run, romp & play in her incredible fenced in, grassy, N Valley acreage home! One of her faves is doin’ the Zoomies & now…she can do them to her hearts content!! We are sooo happy for you sweet MANA, you are so smart, so forgiving & just simply amazing!! Thank you for the honor of being your RESCUE ♥ MANAS little sister, TOSA, still waits patiently
for her forever to come… Read Mana and Tosa’s original story.
LENNY (the handsome guy on the right) was adopted from a local shelter & ended up at the end of a chain as a “guard dog” for a super shady “car lot”. One day, LENNY just had enough & stood up for himself, he broke free from that “life” & ran, ran, ran….dragging his ridiculously heavy chain behind him. I got the call from our friends at Camp Bow Wow…one of their staff came upon him, swooped him right up & took him to safety. NICE JOB!! I headed right over to meet him & scan him for a chip. I made contact with the registered owner & that is how I found out his story. We got animal control involved & they were able to secure an owner surrender & released him immediately to our custody. THANK YOU AWD! LENNY came to us just as sweet as could be, a bit underweight, grateful for a comfy place to sleep, a kind word & a good meal ♥ Today…that is all LENNY knows…along with the fact that having a REAL family ROCKS! His new Dad is a “mountain man”, a firefighter & EMT!! When Dad is out saving the world, LENNY hangs out in town with his new girlfriend ZOEY & her Mom ♥ When Dad is home, the girls come hang out there & LENNY & ZOEY spend their time romping through the woods, playing in the snow & chasing squirrels. LENNY has also proven to be a HUGE help chopping wood & working on the truck. Makes your heart hurt knowing that all of that talent was just wasting away at the end of a chain, huh? LENNY got lucky & so did we the day he came into our lives!! He now has the LIFE he was always meant to have with a family that simply adores him! We LOVE you, LENNY & we are grateful you now have all that you deserve!! ♥ LENNY was rescued the day that LENNOX was killed
We could not think of a better way to honor him than to save another in his name. RIP LENNOX…your fight continues.
SHADOW — SHADOW came to NMDOG after he & his sweet little sister, STAR were dumped onto family members that could not provide for their needs. They were living in crates outside in Las Cruces during the blistering summer months & they knew these kids deserved better!! STAR was adopted some time ago & today…SHADOW found his forever with someone he already considered a friend ♥ His mom is an NMDOG Volunteer Dog Walker & waited so long, until the time was right in her life, to add a FOREVER DOG!! SHADOW also has his very own kitty sister who he just loves…such a GOOD BOY he is!! We are so blessed to have these amazing people and dogs in our life & when they find each other….well it just makes it ALL worthwhile!! CONGRATS to both SHADOW & his wonderful new Mom on this exciting day!!! WE LOVE YOU SHADOW….you SO deserve this ♥ Pup Pup Hooray!!!
JEWEL & her baby pup, HOLLEY, were both rescued during our 2012 Thanskgiving Eve Outreach in Las Vegas, NM ♥ Many of you know HOLLEY from our “Real Men Are Kind to Animals” poster, & her forever Dad! This is the beautiful girl that protected HOLLEY & nurtured her until we came along to take over & give the same to her!! JEWEL came to us shutdown, afraid of men & unsure of the world around her. Today….she has HER very own (retired) FOREVER Dad that she absolutely adores & well….he feels the exact same about her. You know the saying….”Who Rescued Who”? These two kids rescued each other!! JEWEL has brought the kind of loyalty, companionship & LOVE into the life of her Dad that can only come from a DOG ♥ We made a great match here folks….one that warms my heart to the core. I mean….you can see the LOVE on both of their faces! We are so proud of JEWEL for being so brave & working to overcome the scarey past she had & we are SO PROUD of her Dad for giving her all that she needs to do so! We know they are just perfect for each other….for always from this day on ♥ We have again been blessed with an adoption that was just meant to be!! Oh…HAPPY HAPPY DAY!! I LOVE YOU JEWEL…you are a very special girl!!
NMDOG CODY was once a chained dog out on the Zuni Rez. He came to us carrying deep emotional wounds, a blank stare in his eyes, multiple .22 slugs & a lot of fear in his heart
How horrible his previous “life” must have been….long, dark cold lonely nights & brutal, blazing, hot summer days..one after the other, after the other. Sitting, longing..watching the world pass by, only to be interrupted by the shot of a firearm, aimed right at him. We heard that there were folks shooting at CODY, but no one ever told us he had actually been hit, & on multiple occasions. Maybe no one ever noticed. We are HAPPY we were able to be there for this kid…who really only needed a safe place, a gentle touch & reassurance that he would never be hurt again…to learn to trust. We are SO PROUD of our brave, brave boy & we are so thankful that his was such a smooth & graceful transition into his forever home!! His foster Mom spent 3 weeks with him & just knew he was where is was supposed to be…& so did we ♥ What a true Cinderella story for a DOG that deserves the best….a true sweetheart of a Bear, our CODY!! Congratulations to CODY, his big sister Piper & their wonderful forever Mom! We wish them the happiest of Holidays…the perfect gift to make CODYS best dreams come true ♥ I love you CODY BEAR!!
PANCHO PETE —
For such a little guy…PANCHO PETE sure has had one great, BIG adventure since coming to NMDOG & he has stolen the hearts of many along the way ♥ But today….PETEY made it official with the one who has HIS heart…his forever Mom & his new forever family of fursisters ♥ PANCHO came to us from a hoarding case we worked earlier in the year…a very sad & frustrating situation. But ours was nothing compared to the sadness he survived, living in a tiny, feces filled crate…all alone. We are blessed to have been able to rescue him & the others, giving them the chance the so deserved ♥ PANCHO PETE has had Angels watching out for him ever since. Since day one, so many amazing women have touched this kids life directly & because of that LOVE….little PANCHO PETE is the DOG he is today!! He is happy! He is healthy! He is HOME for the Holidays! PANCHO PETE is home…forever ♥ Merry Christmas, PETEY!! I am SO happy for you, little buddy!! You got just what you deserve…the best.
Words, words, words…where do I find the words? Do we even really need any?!? I mean, c’mon…does it get much better than this? Oh, ok…so. NMDOG BROOKS (on the ground with his Mom) officially joined the AMAZING family of NMDOG Alumni, SLICK (up on the couch with Dad) & “big” sister Gizmo ♥ (who rules the roost, btw…with the kitty). BROOKS was tied to a tree & left behind…picked up by AC & pulled by NMDOG. We have dubbed this Pittie/Husky x boy the “NMDOG LOVEchild” & that is what he is surrounded by ♥ SLICK was once a chained little pup, left to “guard” the junkyard, living literally…in a puddle of oil
He found this special family just about a year ago & has now welcomed his NMDOG brother!! These 2 boys are right about the same age, almost to the day. They are best buds, snugglers & keepers of the kitty. We cannot imagine them not together today & are beyond grateful for the LIFE they now have. Mom & Dad have been a part of the NMDOG family for some time & have given so much along the way. The gift of forever can never be repaid ♥ Thank you for making the lives of these special kids everything we wished for them. MERRY CHRISTMAS BROOKS….you got exactly what he wished for!! LOVE!! LOVE!! LOVE!!
TRANS AM —
TRANS AM came to NMDOG when he was only three months old, after he got tangled up in his mean old nasty chain, broke his leg, was left there for who knows how long & then surrendered to the Las Vegas, NM shelter
He was slated for euthanasia & well….we just couldn’t let him go out without a fighting chance & what a little fighter he is! We took him in, got him all fixed up & found him the most AMAZING foster home on the planet!! I guess she thought he was pretty darned AMAZING herself…because today we made her an official NMDOG foster failure ♥ (not bad considering this is her 4th or 5th NMDOG foster kiddo!) Today TRANNY is living the good life, he is all healed up from his ordeal, LOVES his new forever brother & sister dogs & kitties & of course….his FOREVER Mom!! He attends regular hydrotherapy sessions with the incredible Dr. Hady & will live a long, healthy & HAPPY life thanks to everyone involved in his recovery ♥ (foster Mom at the top of that list!) We are SO happy for them both…because we know this is a case of TRUE LOVE & that our boy, TRANS AM, will always have everything he will ever need! For that…we are FOREVER grateful ♥ WE LOVE YOU TRANNY & your superstar MOM!!!
HEY JUDY —
HEY JUDE….you really DO know how to take a sad song & make it BETTER!! We met our JUDELBUG when he was only hours away from being euthanized at the Rio Rancho shelter
He was picked up by animal control running down the street….dragging a huge chain & wearing a ridiculous spike collar that was nearly 2x too big for his then tiny little neck. HEY JUDE is definitely not the “spike collar type”…he is more about flowers & butterflies & he will be the first to tell you that ♥ We worked his cute little butt right into one of our incredible foster homes….one that we knew would allow him the time he would need to adjust to the GOOD LIFE! Because when JUDE came to us he was scared…of everything & pretty much everyone. It is because of the kindness, patience, understanding, compassion & LOVE he found in foster that he has blossomed into the HAPPY DOG he is today ♥ (there is no way to express what these foster homes mean to our dogs…because they mean the world!!) Another NMDOG foster failure & again…one that was just meant to be! We could not imagine HEY JUDE being anywhere other than right where he is now..& honestly, I don’t think he could either! The transformation in spirit that this kid has made is nothing short of….well, it’s just BEAUTIFUL to witness! We are beyond thankful to his now FOREVER family…for all they have given him & for all he will be given for the rest of his days ♥ I just LOVE this Dog….he is indeed a special, special soul! Thank you HEY JUDE, for the honor of being your rescue & THANK YOU to his parents…for the honor of calling you our friends ♥ There are no more words needed, I mean really….just LOOK at this pic!! It says it all ♥ CONGRATS HEY JUDE…no more sad songs, not ever!
SAMPSON AND BRANDY —
SAMPSON (on the left) was an itty bitty puppy with a broken leg abandoned in a yard in Valencia County when he was rescued by a good Samaritan. We got his little leg all fixed up. After that, he was in foster with us for quite some time. SAMPSON was adopted at about 6 months old, and lived with a wonderful big sister that he loved very, very much…until one day, a tragic accident took her from him & the family.(♥ RIP BELLA…a treasured friend & companion to her people & SAMPSON ♥) After some time of healing & mourning, her family decided that the best way they could honor her was to give another wonderful dog in need a wonderful home & SAMPSON really missed having a buddy too! Enter BRANDY (the little cutie pie on the right) saved from a horrible hoarding case from which NMDOG removed 29 dogs. BRANDY was born on that property & was kept in a small outdoor cage with another now NMDOG kiddo, RUFUS, for all of her 2 years. She was the recipient of regular beatings & became pregnant by RUFUS many times. The last beating she received resulted in skull fractures & the loss of her litter…which was still inside of her when she came to us
BRANDY’S capacity to LOVE & FORGIVE is mind boggling….but then again, she is a DOG ♥ Today she is a treasured member of this FAMILY!! Thank you to SAMPSON & BRANDY’S mom & her roommate, for opening their home & their hearts to another precious soul in need & for honoring BELLA by adopting BRANDY. I always say nothing fills the hole they leave in our hearts like the LOVE of another DOG ♥ This happy tail brings tears to my eyes….because it embodies the full spectrum of our work. Congratulations to ALL involved….may you all live a long & amazing LIFE together & FOREVER be a part of the NMDOG Village ♥ Our heart is full of JOY for each of you!
Sweet little STAR (the itty bitty Husky in the middle) came to us here at NMDOG after she & her brother, SHADOW, were dumped onto family members that did not have a yard & were allergic to dogs
Although these folks did the best they could for them, STAR & SHADOW lived for almost 3 months in crates outside during the blistering summer down in Las Cruces. We are SO GRATEFUL that they contacted us for help & that we have been able to find STAR such a FABULOUS home….where she fits in as though she has always been there ♥ (twin brother SHADOW is still available for adoption ♥ firstname.lastname@example.org) STAR now has new GIANT brother & sister DOGS, a mom that could not LOVE her more & one of the most wonderful GIANT yards in the North Valley
♥ Congratulations to this sweet, SWEET little girl & her new pack!! ♥
MEMPHIS RAINS —
MEMPHIS RAINS (the little rascal on the right) was once a little pup left to fend for himself & little sister ELEANOR (adopted! — see her happy tail below), on the ruff streets of Bernalillo. We worked with their people, trying to get them to provide properly for these kids, but they just couldn’t seem to get it together. Finally (after much persuasion) they realized these pups deserved better & we were able to secure an OS ♥ MEMPHIS RAINS wiggled his little butt right into the heart of his foster mom & foster sister, Cleo, and now he has his own forever FAMILY! In rescue, we call this a “foster failure,” but we have to say: We are beyond thankful to MEMPHIS’ mew mom for all she does for so many of our dogs & all of the LOVE she gives to them as our designated “puppy foster” ♥ It takes a special person to take in a litter of compromised pups off the street, out of a backyard, away from their chained mama, clean them up, socialize them, keep track of everyone & keep everyone safe & disease-free until we place them. So to you, MEMPHIS RAINS’ MOM…our paws are HIGH & our hats are off!! MEMPHIS….you don’t know how lucky you just got little buddy ♥
NMDOG DANCER (Dancey Pants) met her soulmate when she started going to Camp Bow Wow. ♥ DANCER was picked up as a county stray. She was one hard kiddo to catch..but after a nice hour of dancing me in and out of traffic, I finally won! DANCER has been with us for quite some time. We believe she knew just who she wanted to be with… it just took the rest of us a little longer to figure it out. Her new Dad has been her BFF during her time at CBW…but he was not allowed to have a dog where he lived ;( She played her cards perfectly though & somehow convinced him to buy a house JUST FOR HER! We are BEYOND grateful to the folks at Camp Bow Wow for keeping her safe & happy while that whole process played out, so that she could be with her true LOVE ♥ It is the LOVE of DOG & dedication of many, that make what we do here at NMDOG possible. It takes a VILLAGE….& this is the result of the hard work of The Village ♥ Thank you to all of you, for being a part of our mission & PAWS HIGH to DANCER, her new Dad & the whole gang at Camp!! Congrats on you new house, DANCER, & your new LIFE ♥ You SO deserve it!!
CHU CHU —
Little Chu Chu’s new Mom is just a little camera shy so we have opted to use his bedtime pic as his HAPPY TAIL ♥ Chu Chu (far left upper corner on the pillow) came to us from a horrid hoarding situation where we removed 29 dogs….many are still there suffering in small outdoor cages, no water, no vet care, and moldy dog food
We have been working with authorities in rural San Miguel County…but unfortunately they don’t seem to take animal issues seriously & continue to condone this awful situation, despite all of the documented evidence that has been provided to them on a silver platter. All dogs that have been removed have been done so with no financial support from other, larger organizations & between NMDOG, AWC & a couple of other very small groups…we have done all we can. Little Chu Chu lived in a filthy outdoor pen with no positive human interaction and was denied the most basic vet care. Chu Chu had a pretty severe case of double cherry eye when he came to us & he was completely emotionally shut down. Thanks to his INCREDIBLE foster family Chu Chu has managed to make great strides in realizing he is a brave, confident & treasured DOG ♥ Now he has found an AMAZING forever FAMILY to call his own….one that appreciates his special personality & continues to provide him with the understanding & patience he needs! We are beyond grateful to these fantastic folks that step into the lives of these special dogs & give them unconditional LOVE & acceptance! Chu Chu has a safe, quiet, retired country home that he shares with other great dogs & horses. He will be treasured, protected & cared for for the rest of his days thanks to his INCREDIBLE new mom…who has been a member of the NMDOG village even before there was an NMDOG ♥ WE LOVE YOU Chu Chu & Mom…..congratulations to the both of you!!
BUBBA — It has been a long time coming, BUBBA’S happy tail pic…but it is FINALLY here!! BUBBA was a Sunday morning pajama rescue on the Pueblo with five other dogs that were running at large. All other dogs were returned to their people (chipped & altered) but BUBBA had sustained injuries after being attacked by other dogs or maybe coyotes. He had to have his beautiful tail docked, but we made sure we left enough to WAG ♥ Today, BUBBA lives with his foster (now FOREVER) Mom & his sister, Brie. (Brie is pictured here on the couch, but you can hardly see her!) He is a HAPPY HAPPY boy, has blossemed into the DOG he was always meant to be & will never be left to fend for himself again (can you tell??). BUBBA loves to play & romp in his giant yard & enjoys relaxing in front of the TV on movie nights with his FAMILY ♥ We are thrilled that BUBBA had such an easy go at finding FOREVER….he truly deserves it!! WAY TO GO BUBBA!!! You are one of the NICEST dogs we have had the pleasure to know ♥ Thanks. “Mom”…for giving him all that his heart (& tummy) desires!!
REMY AND LIBERTY
— Nothing better than 2 NMDOG pack members finding a wonderful HOME together ♥ LIBERTY (on the left) was saved by one of amazing volunteers from a rural NM shelter. This volunteer took her in as her foster dog, paid for all of her vetting & care. Pet Food Gone Wild agreed to have LIBERTY spend days at the store to help socialize her ♥ Her RESCUE was a TEAM effort! REMY (on the right) had been in the Las Cruces shelter since May, as a wee pup. We met REMY at Woofstock when we heard he had not been adopted & would be going back to the shelter
Well….we just felt like he probably spent enough time there & needed to come with us! Today….LIBERTY & REMY found forever TOGETHER & will now be brother & sister. This makes us SO VERY HAPPY!! These kiddos have a wonderful LIFE ahead of them in Durango, CO. Their new mom and dad spend a lot of time in the great outdoors… and now they have two great DOGS to do it all with!! PUP PUP HOORAY!! CONGRATS to the whole family!
SANTANA — Ok. Breathe These are words I have fallen asleep dreaming about being able to say…..SANTANA found her ANGEL today ♥ ♥ ♥ She came to us right out of nowhere. She is perfect for our SANTI & there is no more perfect DOG for her, than SANTANA ♥ This is what we call a match truly made in Heaven. Many of you know SANTANA & her struggles since she has been with NMDOG. Many of you have grown to LOVE her with a very special part of your heart ♥ Many of you gave us HOPE that this day would come….it came today, thank you ♥ I am feeling as if I don’t want to take away rom the pure JOY of this picture with a bunch of words….alone, it speaks all that needs to be said. SANTANA…..thank you for being so good, so patient & so tolerant of our shortcomings. Thank you for teaching us important lessons & loving us through it all. YOU ARE AMAZING!! Thank you to SANTANA’s new family (omg!! I really just got to say that!!) for knowing where she was meant to be. This is an NMDOG HAPPY TAIL like no other & a day that will carry me through so many more.
KEI — KEI was once a chained, neglected & abused dog in Santa Fe….but today, he found a forever FAMILY. And not just any family, either! ♥ KEI’s new Mom was a co-founder of RAAP (Responsibly Adopting Albuquerque’s Pitbulls) & has been a personal hero of mine for, well…..a really long time ♥ So…not only is my heart full of GRATITUDE to this incredible family for falling in LOVE with our boy….but also for all that I will learn as this friendship is nurtured ♥ KEI now has his very own mountain home with acreage, lots of squirrels & lizards to chase, his very own chair, doggie door & so much more! Pictured here with Mom, Dad & new sister Maddie ♥ KEI is now a “Daddy’s boy” & we think that is FANTASTIC!! WAY TO GO KEI…you are one VERY smart fella ♥ Thank you so much to KEI’s new family….what you have given to both of us….well, it just means the world!! PUP PUP HOORAY!!
— This Happy Tail pic has been a loooong time coming ♥ We are happy, proud & pleased to announce….HOT ROD has been ADOPTED by his long time wonderful foster family!! Pictured here with sister Angel & brother Chisolm (adopted from our friends at All Ears Basset Sanctuary ♥) HOTTIE’s foster parents have shown the utmost in dedication & commitment, sticking with him through thick & thin! He knew he was HOME after the foster meet & greet ♥ HOT ROD came to us as a young pup, picked up running in a very high traffic area. We took him in, vaccinated him & the next day, he broke with Parvo
With the help of his guardian angels at Luvin Labs Rescue, we were able to raise the funds that paid for his treatment! THANK YOU, Luvin ♥ HOT ROD made a full recovery, but his immune system has always remained somewhat compromised. His incredible FAMILY has gone to every length to ensure that he always has everything he needs to stay healthy & continue to grow big & strong!! It was a VILLAGE that saved this amazing dog & we are blessed to be a part of it!! Congratulations Mr. HOT ROD….you nailed it buddy ♥
BEN — After nearly a year with NMDOG, Gentle BEN, or BEN G. as we call him ♥ has found FOREVER!! BEN came to us from a really awful place in the Florida swampland. He was originally pulled from a gassing shelter in SC, then transferred to B.U.D.D.I.E.S., where things only got worse Because of the devotion of one girl all the way across the country in UT, the bravery of one gal in FL, an army of volunteers on transport, one very special BFF to BEN in NM & the commitment of NMDOG….BEN finally has the LIFE he deserves!! BEN is a black, middle aged, Pittie/Lab mix. He is one of the very LUCKY ones, as the plight of the black dog (especially a black Pittie) is a sad one. Always the ones to be overlooked in the shelters & in rescue…they have a much higher euthanasia rate. I think BEN G. is a MIRACLE DOG….I know BEN G. is a SoulDog…now he has met his SoulMate ♥ BEN’s retired Dad recently lost both companions of 12+ years. He had a hole in his heart that ONLY a DOG can fill. Not anymore CONGRATULATIONS to BEN & his Dad ♥ THEY LOVE EACH OTHER! …and we LOVE you!
HUCK FINN — Little HUCK FINN was just a pup as he sat day in & day out in a very rural NM animal shelter…waiting for someone to choose him. Nobody ever did & one day….his time was up. We were there to pick up an elderly dog that had been chained when we met HUCK FINN (named so because he reminded us very much of our SAWYER ♥) & just could not leave him behind ♥ We thought HUCK FINN would be an easy in & out, not needing much from us other than a second chance. Well….as things usually go little HUCK needed a LOT. He was diagnosed with a severe case of hip displaysia. We started him on bone complex therapy, nutritional therapy & physical therapy in his wonderful foster home. During a visit of his foster family’s family….someone fell all the way in LOVE… and now HUCK is heading HOME to Illinois, where he will live the lifestyle of a pampered pooch with his retired mama ♥ HUCK FINN is already enrolled in swim therapy, to continue strengthening and he will live a mile away from the DOG BEACH in a safe, gated community. HUCK FINN will be attending training classes & doggie day care…where he will meet new friends ♥ We are so pleased with the new LIFE our boy HUCK has ahead of him!!
— Many of you will remember our sweet ANNA BELLE (to the left next to her Daddy, with Mom, brothers Happy & Joey to the right) ♥ Rescued in horrible conditions & in horrible shape off of a local Pueblo. She was chained with no shelter, shade or provisions. Emaciated & in the process of giving birth to pups when we took her into our care. ANNA BELLE has a true Cinderella Story ♥ She had so many ANGELS in her corner that day….so did her pups. All were transferred to AHANM & found great homes. ANNA BELLE spent a few more weeks in the care of our TEAM at Good Shepherd recovering from the whole ordeal. She was swooped up by one of our AMAZING Village People to foster & today they made it official by ADOPTING her ♥ When we got ANNA BELLE, she weighed a mere 37 lbs. Today, as you can see, she is HAPPY, healthy & has her very own FOREVER family, a beautiful HOME to call her own & a grassy 2+ acres with not a chain is sight
♥ THANK YOU to everyone that made her Cinderella Story a reality! For you, Princess ANNA BELLE…the perfect ending to a sad beginning ♥ That’s what’s is all about my friends!!
Sweet, sweet MONA LISA was part of nine chained dogs rescued from a hoarder earlier this year. NMDOG was called upon to handle a case in an area with no animal control & we did the very best we could with what little resources we have. All dogs have found loving forever homes….& we saved the best for last ♥ MONA LISA was kept in solitary confinement in a horse trailer after she was “rescued” off a local reservation. She came to us very pregnant & scared to death of everything. We sent her to a wonderful foster home to have her babies. She raised them well & all of her pups found wonderful homes through Colorado Puppy Rescue. MONA LISA came back to us, was spayed & now she has found her DREAM HOME!! I knew this was the perfect home for her the moment I drove onto the property & met her incredible new parents…it was as if I arrived on the set of Green Acres ♥ MONA LISA has her very own goats, horses & new BFF, Skittles the cat! ♥ She is treasured, LOVED & is now one of the HAPPIEST dogs I have ever seen! We LOVE you MONA LISA…..enjoy your new LIFE….you absolutely DESERVE it ♥
— WINSTON was adopted from a local shelter as a pup, nearly a year to the day after his adopters were cited for thier dog being on a chain & hanging himself….in the same juristiction. WINSTON “lived” at the end of that same chain, undetected for another whole year, until NMDOG was contacted to intervene. We wonder, “how does something like that happen?” We are thankful to those that came foward to lend their support & helped us remove WINSTON in record time…but we are left wondering how many others have found themselves victim to the same flaws in the system. WINSTON’s story has a happy ending, but let him speak for the many other “shelter alumni” that make up a suprisingly large percentage of NMDOG outreach & rescue ♥ Let WINSTON speak for the value in due diligence when it comes to placing these kiddos in the care of others. And…let WINSTON speak for the fact that a little extra work will always go a very long way ♥ CONGRATULATIONS WINSTON!!! Now PLAY! RUN & BE FREE! You are such a good, good boy!! (Pictured here in the middle — with adoptive Mom & Dad, along with big brothers Harely & Hunter)
— REX was one of REESA’s pups…one of the only 4 survivors of the litter. It was a LONG road to recovery for this …whole family from Las Cruces after mama was left emaciated, pregnant & chained to an abandoned trailer
A road we could have never traveled without the supprt of the MANY folks involved in this rescue! THANK YOU to all of the puppy fosters that fought so hard for them all & to the AMAZING foster family that thought of REX as one of their own until the perfect home came for him! Mama REESA was picked up by the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Dept & taken to the local shelter…NMDOG was notified & got them all out of there as fast as we could! The other 3 remaining pups and mama have all found wonderful forever homes ♥ REX was the last one to be adopted & it was well worth the wait! He is the apple of his new mom’s eye & her BFF. I imagine we will see a lot of REX in the future as he attends NMDOG training & grows up big & strong! CONGRATULATIONS to this wonderful girl that knew REX was the love of her life & CONGRATULATIONS to this family of canines that definitely deserved better! WE LOVE YOU REX!!
COTTON — A Girl & her Dog ♥ NMDOG COTTON found her very own forever Girl today & we think they are nothing less than meant to be!!COTTON came to us from a rural NM town. She was living on the streets for weeks, scavenging for food & avoiding contact with anyone. It was the night the anti-tethering ordinance was passed in LV, NM that COTTON was finally captured….I won’t soon forget ♥ COTTON won’t ever be alone again. ♥ Here’s to all of the amazing times & LOVE ahead for COTTON & Her Girl! This is a MAGICAL day for the both of you! Being an avid runner, COTTON’s mom is so happy to now have a partner & who knew….COTTON is a water Husky I just couldn’t LOVE this one any more!!!We are blessed ♥
ELEANOR — Our little ELEANOR is growing up & now she has her very own FAMILY to grow with ♥ “Ellie” & her brother, MEMPHIS RAINS were rescued from a very uncertain, (or certainly bad), future on the streets of a tough NM town. Because of the HEARTS of the VILLAGE & an amazing foster home, both of their futures are now bright!! (Little brother MEMPHIS RAIN is still available for ADOPTION ♥ email@example.com) ELEANOR found a wonderful forever family which includes a new brother Weimaraner, named Hunter ♥ & doggy day care during the week while her human parents fly fighter jet planes…not even kidding THANK YOU to all of the incredible ADOPTERS that come into our lives for THEM…it is because of YOU that we have these HAPPY TAILS to tell ♥ Congratulations Princess ELEANOR!!
REESA (03/12/12) — Ok everyone….grab the tissue box ♥ REESA has found FOREVER!!! And not just any forever…..the PERFECT forever!! REESA has her own 2 little human brothers, an ENTIRE soccer team that ADORES her, a new mom that is an avid daily runner & a dad that is as gentle & as nice as they come!! She has an in ground trampoline that she loves to sunbath on, a beautiful cozy home, a large shaded back yard to romp in with the kids & her…..wait for it……VERY OWN COUCH!! From a chained, emaciated, pregnant abandoned dog that was giving birth in a shelter, to a MUCH LOVED, treasured & adored family MEMBER ♥ REESA went on her trial last week, then the family had an already planned vacation, so she went to stay with her amazing foster mom for a few days. Well, her new family was not due back until Wedsnday & last night I got the call….”We came home early, we missed her so much. Can we adopt her tomorrow?” As we say here at NMDOG…YOU BETCHA ♥ Congratulations to REESA & her new family…..she is HOME now!!
(01/05/12) — ROCKY really never knew what it meant to be treasured by anyone before. All he ever knew was a lonely existence at the end of a chain, longing for someone to LOVE him! ROCKY’s lucky day came when he was surrendered to Artesia Animal Control. Thanks to Paws & Claws, for letting us know about this INCREDIBLE Dog!! I visited ROCKY today in his new home, where he greeted me politely at the door (until he realized who I was, then he nearly took me down with his tongue! I love it when they do that!!) He is the center of this boys’ world & they are the BEST of buds!! ♥ You are SUCH a GOOD boy, ROCKY! It is an honor to be your rescue!