I get a lot of different reactions when I disclose that I run a rescue.
- Why rescue when you can buy a puppy? (FYI...that one of my two least favorite)
- It must be fun to get to rescue puppies!
- Wait...you spend 60+ hours a week helping dogs for FREE?!
- Can you take my dog? (My other least favorite)
Running a rescue brings tears of joy and sadness almost every day. We've found so many amazing shelters that need our help and would do anything to get dogs out of their overcrowded and under funded facilities. It's a pleasure to help these facilities and I wish we could do more... Then we run into other shelters that won't work with rescues and kill dogs (sorry, there's no more polite way to put it) when they hit capacity.
I don't tell you all this to depress you. I promise. I tell you this so you'll understand that from time to time I'm going to need to vent at you...and sometimes, you'll get hysterically funny stories about the dogs from me. I love that these dogs are so resilient!
Today, I share one of my favorite LPDR pups. This is Cinni!
She came to us as an owner surrender. Cinni's back got hurt and she dragged herself around for six months until her owners decided to have her euthanized. Luckily, we found her first and this sweet, loving, charismatic little lady is going through rehab and we hope - might be able to walk again. She takes a few steps at a time now and we couldn't be more proud of her! Cinni even has her own Facebook page!