Bella & Her Babes Are Out of MDAS

Posted: August 26th, 2015

Please welcome Bella and her litter of 6 beautiful babes. They were in Miami-Dade Animal Shelter. Not a good place for a new mom and newborn pups! We are so grateful that one of our foster homes has stepped up and opened her home to Belle & her babes.

They just arrived here (8.25.2015) and we are getting them to a vet today (8.26). Mom needs antibiotics and one of the little guys is sounding a little gurgly.

We will be asking you for support with this group! We will be posting an Amazon Wish List soon. This is the foster family’s first time fostering a mom and her litter. This also may be the first full litter we’ve had in Florida so we don’t have a lot of pup-rearing supplies to share. Please follow us on Facebook for updates on our new arrivals!

Thank goodness Bella and her litter were saved. We don’t say this to pat ourselves on our back, but because it was very possible that Bella and all her pups would’ve been euthanized. Please, spay & neuter your dogs. We don’t need more unwanted dogs ending up in shelters. Talk to your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers about the importance of sterilizing their pets!


Mom Bella and babies day 1

This is Bella and her litter all lined up on day 1 in their foster home.

Mom Bella freedom ride

Bella & The Babes with their foster family on their freedom ride.

Mom Bella whole litter

What’s in the box? Six adorable puppies!

Checking in with Emmett

Posted: August 10th, 2014
messy boy

Remember trainee Emmett from earlier this year? He was adopted back in April after being fostered by a trainer for two months. We wondered how Emmett’s been handling life in his new home the past few months so we got in touch with his family and they gave us this update. It took my husband and… Read More

Shimmy Shimmy Coco Bop

Posted: June 18th, 2014
coco in the sun

Some dogs walk through our (collective) doors and stay a while. It happens. It’s part of the reality of animal rescue. Sometimes it makes sense. Maybe it’s a bonded pair that must be placed together.  Or maybe the dog needs to be the only one in the house and all of you looking here want MORE dogs! So,… Read More

Guess WHO Got Adopted?

Posted: May 12th, 2014
cindy lou with new family

Cindy Lou Who, that’s Who! After 3 years in foster care, this special girl found a special place in the hearts of a family from Massachusetts. Sometimes the longest waits have the biggest rewards. Cindy Lou is going to a great family with two mastiff brothers and a whole lot of land. Her time with… Read More

Now He’s Gone & Done It

Posted: April 16th, 2014
Emmett with Trainer

“Bootcamp, schmoopcamp. I’m headed home.” Our bootcamp enlistee has gone and got himself adopted! Sir Emmett went to his forever home this week! We are so excited for everyone.   We’re going to miss Emmett and the videos and updates from his amazing trainer Dave from Show Me YOUR Dog Training. He and his wife took… Read More

Stella Belle

Posted: April 16th, 2014
picture of stella

Have you seen Stella? This fun-loving girl is a just over a year old. She’s learning new tricks and manners and working on her awesomeness. She would love a play mate and a yard to romp around in for hours. If you’re ready to adopt Stella, visit our adoption page. Please read our adoption policies… Read More

Emmett’s Making Friends and Sticking his Sits

Posted: April 3rd, 2014
Emmett Sitting

Emmett has a couple weeks left in his boot camp training with Trainer Dave at Show Me YOUR Dog Training. I won the Emmett lottery this weekend and got to spend a couple hours with him. Whatta guy! He was a show off. Nothing but kisses! He’s going to make some family very happy with… Read More

You Don’t Get to Sit On Your Tush All the Time in Boot Camp

Posted: March 25th, 2014
emmett on treadmill

Emmett’s been getting in some really good workouts! Trainer Dave has a treadmill now and has been working on getting Emmett used to it. And he is! This is just one tool Emmett’s trainer is using to get this high energy dog all the exercise he needs. Post by Show me YOUR Dog Training, LLC…. Read More

Run Free Mussels

Posted: March 23rd, 2014

We had a loss in the foster family this week. Sweet Mussels was undergoing surgery to remove a recurring lump in his inguinal area and as the vet kept digging, the cancer had spread farther than anyone expected. Mussels was such a sweet guy and although it’s so sad to have said goodbye to him,… Read More

Two Years. Totally Worth the Wait

Posted: March 23rd, 2014
Two Years. Totally Worth the Wait

Our lucky girl Kira finally found her perfect forever home with John in Alabama. Kira, who is now Maggie, made the trip from Florida to Alabama for this perfect match. Check out proud daddy’s selfie with Kira and the great vet who finally gets to meet her in person. What a great match! We’re so… Read More

What’s Emmett Been Up To?

Posted: March 12th, 2014
emmett in sit

Trainee Emmett and Trainer Dave are working on Emmett’s comfort with public spaces. Last week they took another field trip to Bass Pro Shop. Trainer Dave said it was a stressful hour for Emmett. He got a nice reward at the end with getting cozy with the cashier, giving the guy tons of kisses. Here… Read More

Emmett has Re-upped for Another Month

Posted: March 4th, 2014

After spending 2 weeks with Big Sir Emmett and exposing him to different situations, trainer Dave has decided trainee Emmett needs to spend some extra time in boot camp. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Trainer Dave of Show Me YOUR Dog Training, Emmett will receive another month of top-notch training for free. We can’t… Read More

Another discarded momma dumped at the rock quarry to die.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014
Another discarded momma dumped at the rock quarry to die.

Yet another poor soul dumped dog at the rock quarry to die a certain death. It seems there’s a breeder in Hialeah, FL that uses up these poor dogs and then drives them to the rock quarry to die. The workers at the factory said she was driven over and thrown out of her car… Read More

Emmett Chows Down

Posted: February 28th, 2014

This has been on our Facebook page but if you haven’t seen it here’s the video of Emmett chowing down on dinner. He’s the cutest waiting so patiently, sitting so pretty for dinnertime. At his trainer’s house, he is on a raw diet. That’s right, Emmett’s bowl has some good, raw chicken–bones and all–in it…. Read More

Two is a Date. Four is a Party!

Posted: February 26th, 2014

The videos below were posted by Emmett’s trainer Dave today. Who doesn’t like watching dogs romp around? The best thing about these is to see Emmett having such positive interactions with other dogs, male and female. With some of what we were hearing, there was concern that Emmett would have to be an only dog… Read More

It’s been 2 years and I’m still waiting for you…

Posted: February 26th, 2014
It's been 2 years and I'm still waiting for you...

KIRA NEEDS A FOSTER HOME IMMEDIATELY It’s been 2 years now and beautiful Kira still has not found her furever home… so sad.  Kira is also in need of a foster home.  Please take a moment to visit Kira on her very own page and perhaps you’re the ONE this beauty has been waiting for!

It’s Fun to Be a Dog

Posted: February 24th, 2014

Emmett had a fun-filled weekend. Play date with Sasha. (The speed is accurate. I didn’t speed it up! Fast pups!) Next he went on a field trip out to Westminster, MD where he got to run free on acres and acres of land. Happy dog! It’s fun to be a dog, and super fun to… Read More

Emmett’s & Sasha’s Play Date

Posted: February 23rd, 2014
emmett and sasha

Big Sir Emmett had a date with ABR Alum Sasha Bean. Video coming tomorrow! They had some fun together. I was on the jittery side because since Emmett started boot camp training he’s played with trainer Dave’s dogs only. All went well and trainer Dave was perfect at intervening when Emmett tried to push the… Read More