I got up at 6:30am this morning to meet our transport that was arriving with our dogs from GA and SC. They were all tired and scared (as I would expect them to be) from the long trip and from so many changes. Coming out of these harsh shelters can really take a toll. The 4 week old puppies didn't seem to mind as they were just happy to have their mom, and to be able to nurse in a nice clean and quite place. I will get some great shots and medical updates this week on all of them. Sadly, one of our dogs didn't make the transport. The shelter "missed" putting him on the list. Very upsetting, but I was able to reach the shelter before they euthananized him to let them know that someone would be back for him-US! So he is safe until he is picked up by our wonderful contact in SC, Debb Cohen of S.T.I.C.K.S.
Below is a picture of him. His name is Justin. He is a Newfoundland lab mix. Approx 10 weeks old. He will be hopefully arrive this coming weekend. I'm just sad he's still in that awful place.
I have to say that none of this would have been possible if it wasn't for the wonderful people atMontgomery Animal Hospital and their fantastic staff. I can't begin to tell you how much they have opened up their hearts to help us care for these dogs. Without them, we wouldn't have anywhere for these poor babies to go and to get such wonderful vet care. Without them, this would not have been possible. So from the bottom of our hearts, a big THANK YOU to all of them!!!
Here are some pictures of some of the other dogs that arrived.
This is Leah. She is a 7mnth old lab.
This is Manley. He is a a couple of months old and a beagle hound mix. SUPER SWEET
This is the mother to the puppies. Her name is Sadie. She was nursing her pups here and she was looking at me like, "hey-can I get a break here?"
This is Bubba. He is a gorgeous 8 week old lab golden mix. Super sweet.
This is a WONDERFUL shot. This is Cindy. She works for the animal hospital. She is holding Sugar, one of the dogs that came up. Sugar is a 6 month old Sharpei mix. Cindy had been anxiously waiting for her arrival, and you can just see the looks in both of their eyes. Both Cindy and Sharon who work at the vets were crying tears of joy when they arrived. Cindy has adopted Sugar :-)
This is Valentine. She is a whippet mix. She was pulled at the last minute-literally. Her time was up. She is an owner turn in. She's 2 1/2 years old and super sweet. Very calm. Wonderful disposition. Already potty trained. She just needs a family now.
There are 8 four week old lab puppies. I just took this one shot of one of the pups. It was so chaotic with all of them arriving. I couldn't get good shots. But more pics soon. Stay tuned. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more info on these wonderful dogs.