Rescue Recap- w/e 01/16/11

Posted: January 16th, 2011

Oooops, we’re running late with the updates this weekend!!!!

We’ve been busy working on our Shop 4 ABR website which is coming along nicely but still not finished. The intent is to put ‘All of the Ways to Help’ ABR in one place. There’s so much you can do- donate, shop, and even just add a toolbar to your browser so that we earn money while you’re surfing the web. If you guys have any other suggestions for ways to help, we’d love to hear from you!

We’re also looking for someone to help us with the bios for the dogs….. someone with great creative writing skills. If you’re interested, you can use the link at the bottom right side of the site for site feedback or email us at happytails @ (no spaces).

Admittedly this is not one of our (my) best updates. And as you scroll through the LONG list of dogs in our care, know that we’re not finished with this week’s updates. There’s more, if you can believe it, which will be added tonight or in the morning. We’ve never seen anything like it. So many dogs in need.

We have had one donation this week. One.

With this long list of dogs, which is only partial to boot, we need help. Please consider donating or opening your home to foster.

Have a great week everyone and as always, we SO appreciate you! 

Still waiting:

Hi! My name is Jackson and I am a sweet boy from the Deep South! I can’t hear you but that does not stop me from giving out the hugs and kisses. I am getting used to the simple things in life like a warm bed, regular food, and people who care about me and boy is life good!  I love going on walks and do very good on a leash. I am the favorite at the bus stop in the mornings (all the kids love me and I love them) and like saying hi to all the dogs in the ‘hood. I am housebroken, quiet and when my foster leaves I curl up in a little ball until someone comes home to wake me. I am still not sure about things like doorways and ceilings (I spent a lot of time on my own outside) but I am such a good sport about them.  I love to be snuggled and will happily give out a kiss to whoever wants one.  Check out my pics! I’m in MD.

Jackson’s photo album

ps- Poor guy was 25 lbs. under weight, had hook worms, round worms, Lymes, Heartworms, ear infection and is deaf. We now fixed all that we can and he is a love! Housebroken, cuddley, walks great on a leash and loves car rides.

HI! I’m Piper and trust me, I am as cute in real life as I look in these pictures. I am super happy, fun, love my tennis balls & rides in the truck, and most of all I love my people and my doggie buddies. Cuddling up is my favorite past time. I play nice with kids and other big dogs but, not so good with cats (they’re really fun to chase though). My foster family said my obedience is coming along nicely and I am working hard at being a good girl. I guess I won’t get away with my good looks all my life so I better shape it up. It’s kind of hard since I have had such a rough time so far. I know sit, wait, and come and we are working hard on my kennel training. I am still a bit of a work in progress but I am soooo worth it, after all I’m still a puppy. I’m very thankful for lots of love, good food, and tons of belly rubs and even though I’m tan and white, I promise you I am true blue! I’m currently in FL.

ps- they added some new pictures of me this week!

Piper’s photo album

My name is Jayden, and my story may have started as a cloudy sky, but I still have hope in my heart for that silver lining to appear! So far, in my foster home, a loving family has shown me what it’s really like to be a loved member of a family. It feels SO GOOD! This is what I deserved all along! I don’t like to think of myself as needy, but rather as deserving of some good-ole’ spoiling in the way of human attention. It is such a great feeling that, I must admit, the perfect furever home for me would be if you didn’t leave me alone for too long. Are you retired? Work from home? Maybe a stay-at-home parent? GREAT! Even if you work outside the home (but not for TOO long, I’d miss you too much!) You would be a perfect human for me. Even better (but not required…) If you could take the Dane that currently is being fostered with me… we really love each other! Bottom line… if you are looking for that constant companion (and, hey, who isn’t?) I’m your gal! Won’t you be my silver lining? I am in PA waiting for you!

Jayden’s photo album 

It’s me Darla! Here’s what my foster mom wrote about me:
This is an awesome firecracker of a little girl. Muscle bound and truly beautiful she just LOVES life and all it has to offer. 110% house broken and crate trained.  You just couldn’t ask for a better dog! She is one of the happiest and most loving fosters I have ever had.  She loves to cuddle and will literally dive into your arms making you crack up. We don’t know much about Darla’s past besides she was an obvious breeder used to excess then tossed aside when they where done with her. But she truly is a blessing to be had.  She is smart as a whip and has learned some wicked tricks like how to open doors and if sitting doesn’t get me a cookie, I will hug your waist looking up at you with big sweet eyes until you give in.  And if you look at me long enough (because I’m really quiet while I’m in my kennel) I sing.  You will laugh (music to my ears) and let me out for cuddles!!! All I can say is whoever is smart enough to adopt this baby is going to be one lucky son of a gun with years of laughter and love to fill their home!I wouldn’t really recommend cats (it is doable but slightly annoying) or kids under 5 (as she will happily knock them down and kiss them way too much lol. Darla is in FL.

Darla’s Photo Album

It’s me, Lydia! As you all know, I have been in boarding FOREVER it seems. Well, today things just got a whole lot better for me. I’m finally in a foster home. Yeah!!!!! My new foster mom is going to send some pictures of me this weekend. I’m currently in FL.

ps- that’s a picture of me getting all cleaned up before my new foster mom came to pick me up.

Lydia’s photo album

Lydia’s ChipIn to donate

Rescue me… oh take me in your arms! Roscoe here! Ever notice my name is kinda similar to “rescue”? That’s what those wonderful folks from American Bulldog Rescue did for me! Talk about a close call… My time was up at a shelter and they scooped me up in the nick of time! Whew! I’m now hanging in my foster home in MD and boy, they can’t say enough good things about me! I am ever-so playful and I love, love, did I mention LOVE long walks and car rides! And talk about a well-behaved gentleman. They don’t come any finer than me! I heel, sit when told while walking, lay down on command and I am easy to handle! I am so excited to have love & attention, that my whole body wags when I greet you. And although I’m quite chatty on my page, I’m not much of a barker. If you are looking for a furever loverboy, you’ve found him! Ooh, me, me, ME! ? I need you, and your love too, come on and rescue me!

Roscoe’s photo album

For those who want to adopt… WE SALUTE YOU! He, he, he… just a little shout out to AC/DC since my name IS Angus! Make that AWESOME ANGUS! Are you looking for some fun in your life? Well am I the guy for you! I am an almost 2 year old pittie boy who is full of good times. Big and beautiful with a shiny black coat and mesmerizing amber eyes…weighing in at approximately 80 pounds, I am a whole lotta love in a big, handsome package! And I’m really smart too… I know most of my basic commands….sit,down,stay…and I am fully crate and house trained.I love everyone I meet… yes, even kids! But please, no young ones, because as much as I love them I don’t know my own strength and might knock them over! I hang well with medium to large size dogs but I’m not digging small dogs and I definitely don’t like kitty cats. Not that I’m a picky guy… I just know what I like! I would do best in a home with an experienced bully breed person where I can be an only dog so I can be the “King of the Castle ” and hog up all the attention . I’m rocking out in PA for now…

Angus’ photo album.

Mojo here and I’m doing awesome with my foster family.  I get along great with the old grumpy fat cat and my sister Pumkin Head.  My foster mommy just loves me and tells me how good I’m doing.  For a little puppy that had a really crummy life….I hit the jack pot with ABR and my wonderful foster family.  I like the picture with my halo on as I’m such an ANGEL but mommy had to put the Devil costume on me too.  I’m glad SHE thinks it’s funny.  Ha ha ha mommy. I’m living in Louisiana now
ps- Down here in our local New Orleans culture, it is believed that those born with two different color eyes are imparted with the spirit of wisdom and love. That’s why I’m called Mojo!

Mojo’s photo album


Layla, you’ve got me on my knees…
Well, as long as you are down there, wanna play? Layla is my name and being super is my game! My family had to give me up because they could no longer care for me. A volunteer at the animal shelter was so taken by my awesomeness, she drove several hundred miles to get me to American Bulldog Rescue. Here is the lowdown on me, and it’s all good… my foster family says I’m a super good girl!  I’m not too proud to boast that I am very well behaved, I’m housebroken, and I’m smart too! I know sit, stay, come and lie down. I’d love it if you could teach me some other things too!  I’m just a friendly good girl! I am loving life in my foster home and enjoying the company of the smaller dogs in the neighborhood. Cats don’t phase me one way or another. I’m just a laid-back happy girl, who wants nothing more than a loving home. Pick me, and I promise you that you won’t regret it! In MD.

Layla’s Photo Album

Goliath is a good boy who just had bad luck. He came from GA and if he had a family, they just didn’t take care of him. Skinny and Heartworm positive, he is now getting the care he needs. Goliath is good with other dogs and great in the car. He is loved by everyone who meets him because his southern charm shines. He could really use a family who will appreciate his charming personality.  He is in the beginning stages of his heartworm treatment and could use a foster family to help him through it. He is currently in PA.

Goliath’s photo album

I’m such a nice guy! My skin is not as itchy and I’m actually starting to grow some hair. I hear it’s going to take a lot more time but they feed me lots of good stuff, I get a lot of baths and get stuck with needles twice a week to build my immune system. I really want everyone to love me. Yesterday I was outback with Jodi, she was doing something and 3 little chicks came up to see me. Maybe I was tired from my neuter but I really didn’t even care about those 3 little chicks. All I really care about is people looking at me and telling me I am doing better. I want to be touched by people all the time, it feels so so good. No one ever touched me before when my skin was real yucky.
pa- I’m in PA. That’s a new photo of me. I’m looking really pretty aren’t I?

Marlon’s photo album

Hi there, my name is Pinkie! My foster calls me “Sneaky Pinkie” because I am so quiet- they don’t even know I am in the room until they turn around and see my big pretty eyes starring back.  Truth is I’m just a really considerate gal who is always trying to please my humans.  My fur is really coming in now, and I am looking cuter than ever!  I  love my foster brother and playing/cuddling/bathing him.  I am a gentle soul with a nurturing spirit. I want to be wherever you are and I sleep in my crate.  And like the good girl that I am, I let you sleep in and patiently wait for you to let me out.  I do not chew on anything that is not mine. I am a good listener, I love to cuddle and kiss and will be the best companion you could ask for! I “pinkie-promise” you that! In PA.

Pinkie’s photo album

Merle here… with lots to say! My name also describes my coat, which is very unique and stunning if I do say so myself! I am part American Bulldog, part Catahoula Leopard Dog… Fancy, huh? I am happy to report that I have finished my last heartworm treatment, leaving me good to go to my furever home! Might it be yours? I have to admit though, I have a reputation… for being a NICE BOY. Surprised? I’m a big softie who LOVES ear and belly rubs… you’ll get me snoring at your feet in no time! I’ve heard that is very relaxing to humans. I am a pretty easy-going guy, even with my handicap, if you want to call it that. You see, I’m blind. Not that it bothers me much. All my other senses make up for lack of sight, and I can find my way around pretty darn well! I really like the company of other dogs (and kitties too!) so if you have a dog already that would be a big plus! They help me find my way. I’m not a picky fella, but if you are home alot you would be my perfect constant companion! Open up your home to sweet handsome Merle, and when you open the “oyster” he’ll be the perfect pearl! In PA.

Merle’s photo album


Hello, my name is Cannoli.OK, I’m not Italian, but you must admit that I’m as cute as the yummy Italian dessert. I just arrived from Georgia, where I was struggling just to make ends meet. I know it’s hard to look at my “before” pics, but, trust me, I’ve put on some pounds since these were taken. I’m just a year old and really, really sweet and gentle. I have heartworms and am being treated now. I’m looking for a nice, quiet home where I can relax for a few months until I’m back to my old self. I’m currently in MD.

Cannoli’s photo album

Hello to everyone!  My name is Alfonso,I am a French Bulldog / Boston Terrier mix and I arrived in PA via animal rescue flights! Thank you Jack the pilot. I was a stray in South Carolina, and ABR rescued me. I am approximately two to three years old, but life has been very difficult for my short life thus far. The vet told Jodi that I have stage 2 Heartworm with an enlarged heart, Erlichia (a tickborne disease), high blood pressure, and blood and protein in my urine. On a brighter note my foster parents say how loving and adorable I am. I get along with the other dogs in the house, and they seem to like me too! Life is great now that I am being cared for. Unfortunately it is VERY EXPENSIVE to have me get 100% well. Please won’t you help. I would be eternally grateful! Every dollar counts! Thank you, Alfonso 

ps- Be sure to check out my photo album! They added some new pictures of me hanging out with my foster brother, Finn (formerly known as Stinky 1)

Alfonso’s photo Album

Sugar is just the sweetest, most easy-going dogs I have come across in rescue/foster. She LOVES to go riding in a car.  In fact, if you just head toward your vehicle, she will run that direction, too, and wait for you to open the door so she can jump in.  No car sickness, either.  She is very polite, and is food motivated. Sugar is learning commands (sit) and will offer a paw to for you to kiss, er, shake. Sugar is currently going through her heartworm treatment. She is in PA.

Sugar & Pups photo album

Here’s sweet Ruger post bilateral entropian surgery.  He was an absolute sweetie with his foster mom’s 4 year old neice who was giving him commands for treats which he was following perfectly.  He sat immediately when she told him to.  Aireal says that he is the sweetest big boy out there.  110 lbs. of pure love and truly believes he’s a lap dog.  Cuddling is his favorite way to pass the day. Everyone that meets this big guy falls instantly in love with him.  He is now available for adoption.  He shows no interest in cats but should probably be an only dog due to his size.  Ruger is located in Florida.

Ruger’s photo album

I’m Veronica.  I was found roaming the streets of North Philadelphia.  My foster mom thinks I lived in a house before ending up on the streets because I am 100% house trained and crate trained, although I am afraid to come out of my crate on my own, I wait for someone to lead me out.  I didn’t have the best life before coming to American Bulldog Rescue. I was used for breeding.  My rescuers think I was mistreated because I am so nervous around new people.  I get really scared when I see hands coming at me or when someone’s feet are too close to me or when someone raises their voice.  I don’t get aggressive at all, I just drop to the ground and shake.  I am also terrified of brooms and anything else that resembles a stick.  I have made a  lot of progress since I have been in my foster home and I am very attached to my foster mom. I like the other dogs that live here too. One of the older female dogs doesn’t like me at all.  When I go near her she snaps at me and I get so scared I drop to the ground and stay there until someone comes and gets me.  I’m really good on a leash and I love to go for walks but, my favorite thing in the whole world is to sit on the couch with someone and be petted.  Everyone says I am a really nice dog and I will be a great companion for someone.  I’m in PA.

Veronica’s photo album

Hey everyone! It’s me Priscilla. I bet you didn’t even recognize me. Remember that awful picture of me when my eyes were so bad?  My foster mom was so upset that she couldn’t do anything to help me with my eyes, except for drops, until my mange cleared up. Well I had my surgery. Don’t I look beautiful?????? I’m all fixed up now and ready for my furever home. I’m in PA right now. Here’s what my foster mom wrote about me:

Sweet Priscilla.  She is only 8 months old and was found virtually blind.  Her eye lids turned under and she wouldn’t open her eyes since it hurt her so much.  She has since had surgery and can see, a whole new world opened up for her and she’s like a BABY.  She loves to play and always has a sqeaky toy in her mouth.  She’s very frightened of new things and people but will warm up after a time.  She needs lots of socialization but she’s a joy to watch and be with once you’ve become her friend.  It looks like she had cosmetic surgery (eye liner)but that’s the stitch’s which will come out in another week.  Once she gets to be your friend, she bonds strongly and will love you forever, she also loves to go for car rides.

Priscilla’s photo album

Michelina was brought to a shelter as a stray. Michelina is friendly towards other dogs. She is now in a great foster home with 2 other dogs. She is doing great with both of them!  Her evaluation from the shelter states that she is nice, nice, nice! Super sweet, gentle and calm. This girl likes to run. She’ll run straight at you at full speed and not run into you. Friendly towards other dogs. Tolerant of all kinds of touch. You can do anything to her and get no reaction. This gorgeous girl is unflappable! Please consider taking this sweet girl into your home! She is currently in MD.

Michelina’s photo album

Hey it’s me Chop, I am a traffic stopping, head turning, handsome, 3 year old American Bulldog.  I grew up in a home with children and a male boxer.  I am currently in a foster home in PA with a small dog and two cats.  My foster mom says I am a big, gentle, quiet, teddy bear who loves everyone I meet.  I always  greet my foster mom at the door with hugs and kisses.  I am totally house broken.  I know how to sit, lay down, and give paw.  I only chew on my doggie bones and toys (no shoes or furniture for me please).  I have no food aggressions.  I love to go for walks, playing and running around at the dog park is the greatest thing ever.  But my greatest wish would be to find a furever home and a family that understands and love me for who I am.  I have a lot of love to give and I am hoping someone out there is looking for a sweet guy like me.

Chop’s photo album

Hello, my name is Flower (also affectionately known as Flower Power)!

Flower is a sweet and affectionate young girl who loves to snuggle, play, look at you, be pet and give lots of kisses. She is GREAT with her 4 foster brothers and sisters big and small She has a high prey drive, though, and shouldn’t live with cats. So far, Flower appears housebroken, no accidents in 3 weeks as she hasn’t had any accidents in her foster home. She also doesn’t mind her crate and doesn’t whine or bark at all when she’s in it. Flower knows sit and is pretty good about coming when called, although she does needs to work on her leash work and not jumping out of excitement when you first come into the house. She is otherwise fairly mellow in the house, content to be by your side. Flower hasn’t exhibited any food aggression with people and shares marrow bones with the other dogs in the house! Flower is in PA.

Flower’s photo album

Sheba is so sweet and just wants love. She is very submissive. You cannot tell by this photo but she is skin and bones, can see every bone in her body. She came in as a stray and thank God she got away from wherever she was, just sickening. She needs lots of TLC.  She will make someone a great dog.  She is a snuggler and wants to be around you all the time. She is a true rescue dog and you know how they need to be around you all the time. She’s eager to please and listens really well. She will sit when you tell her and appears to be house trained. She is about 7 years old, great with kids and other dogs. Sheba is in FL.

Sheba’s photo album.

Hi, I’m Deevie! I’d like to think my name stands for “DV-Deliciously Valient”. See how beautiful, big and regal I stand with my head held proud? Now can you believe this…  I had a home, where not only was I crated all the time, but to add insult to injury my dad decided to abandon me at his old girlfriend’s house. This sure turned my world upside down, since I had done nothing wrong. Won’t you show me that I just had a bad apple and that there is love for me in this world? I would love nothing more than for someone to come and give me a loving new home. You may be surprised, but I’m a quiet girl who loves to be petted and cuddled. I lived with small dogs and I relate well to children, and cats don’t interest me in the least. The girls at the vet’s office hated to see me leave, they told me I was special. Please come and meet me, it’s worth the trip. I ride nicely in the car and walk well on a leash. I’m housebroken, too!  I’m in PA.

Deevie’s photo album

It’s Sunni! I’m hanging out here in MD with my foster mom. Here’s what she writes about me:

Just wanted you to know that Sunni is here and she is adorable. She has had a bath and her nails trimmed. She walks great on a leash and she has been doing well with all of my dogs. She is very sweet and loving. Very people oriented. I am sure you already know this but she is down on her hocks a bit and her toes are all splayed. She has so far had no accidents in the house.

Sunni’s photo album 

The Sky is the limit with the love I have to give! I was living on the streets of Texas with my three new born puppies when I was taken to a shelter. I was doing the best I could to provide for my three little ones while suffering from heartworms myself. The shelter staff was wonderful and gave us a safe place to sleep and food to eat. Unfortunately, help came too late for my little boy and we lost him. Now it’s the girls, Sadi, Sunni and I. A big thanks to Sam, Shelley, Vinnie, Ashley, Eileen, Tammy, Courtney, Lynn and a few others who helped us get from Texas to Maryland so we can begin searching for forever homes. I know my girls will find families quickly, puppies always do. I’m really hoping that someone will consider me, too. I’m only a year old and feeling much better. I gained a lot of weight at the shelter in Texas and the nice doctor in Maryland took care of my heartworms. I will need a nice, relaxed lifestyle for the next 4 months, then I will be as good as new! I LOVE people, car rides, watching rodeos (I hope my new family has cable TV), the company of other dogs, and I walk nicely on a leash

Sky’s photo album

Henny was confiscated from a cruelty case that had him outside 24/7 on cold cement in NC.  He’s very skinny and full of pressure sores but well on his way to recovering.  He’s been neutered and given lots of love and food and is in a nice warm house for the first time in his 4 years.  Henny is located in Charlotte, NC.
PS….his foster mom says he looks like a skinny bobble headed cow….said lovingly

Update: Henny, now known as Charlie, has adjusted to life in the house extremely well! He has firmly adopted his own place on the dog bed with his foster sisters and loves to curl up and nap with them. Charlie loves to crawl into your lap and will do almost anything for a treat! He is an amazing boy to have around and he is discovering the joys and comforts of being an indoor dog. He still has a ways to go before his sores clear up and his fur grows back in places but he has a very handsome squishy face!

Henny’s photo album

It’s me, Faith! I’m just hanging out here at my foster home with my little foster humans. As you can see, I’m doing MUCH better and I’m starting to fill out my camo tee pretty good now. I’m a mostly all white pup who loves to play with my sister Hope and with my foster big sis doggy Maya. I love my foster family cause they let me snuggle with them as much as i want and I love every second of it. I just discovered my bark and my foster mom thinks it’s the cutest deep bark she ever heard on a girl pup. I’m pretty laid back. A full belly and a comfy warm lap is all I need to make me happy. I’m trying to be a good girl and get a hang of this potty outside thing. I’m getting there. I’m currently in PA.

Faith’s family photo album

I’m Hope and I am a feisty girl who loves to play. I love my sister Faith but I’m having a lot of fun playing with my big foster sister doggy. I really love playing ball even though I can’t hold it completely in my mouth yet. I absolutely love to give kisses.  I found my voice and I try to talk to my foster mom. Not sure if she understands me but that doesn’t stop me. I’m a fun girl who can’t wait to find my forever home. I’m in PA.

Hope’s family photo album

Hello, I’m Nikki. You may know me better as Faith, Hope and Francis’ mom. If you’ve been following Faith’s story, then you know what a horrible ordeal I’ve been through. My pups have gotten big enough that they don’t need my constant care. I’m staying at Jodi’s in PA. Here’s my new writeup:

Nikki is a lovely young girl who is eager to please. She is totally housetrained, friendly with other dogs, loves to greet new people and just really loves to snuggle with her people. She is rather calm and prefers a warm dog bed to romping in the snow. As friendly as she is, she will alert you if there is someone at the door or a stranger walking by the house. She is playful with the other dogs and even took a little schoolin’ from an old lady Pug when she got too close to the Pug’s bed. She kind of looked at the Pug like she was crazy but she took it like a lady : ) She is great in the car, does her business on a leash and then right inside.

Nikki’s family photo album


Hello, my name is 2nd hand Rose! Here’s a little more about me:

Second Hand Rose was left behind when a young girl moved out of her handicapped fathers home. He could not care for her. Rose likes other dogs. She will `have more info posted as we get to know her better.

Rose’s photo album

ps- They might call me 2nd hand Rose now but they’ll soon be calling me Bloomin’ Rose 🙂

Look at those eyes!!!!!

Hey there, my name is Lady! They’re busting me out of the NY shelter today. I have to go into quarantine for just a bit and then I’ll be looking for my new furever home. They’ll write more about me later.

Lady’s photo album

Hi, I’m Olive! I’m only 2 years old, but I was used for breeding my whole life. I was found in an abandoned building with my 1 year old daughter and 8 puppies (ABR took 6 of them- we would have taken them all but only 6 were available to us). Thankfully, we were rescued, and they have all survived. My puppies will be adopted pretty quickly, but I would love a wonderful home of my own too I’m currently in a foster home with a male dog and I fit right in with the family! .My foster mom will tell you that I am an absolute delight!! I walk well on a leash and am perfect in the car! I listen, and I am so smart! I don’t bark much. When I’m excited my whole body shakes!!! I’m 100% housebroken and I know a bunch of commands and tricks! I am ok with cats and good with kids! Santa brought me a pink stuffed toy for Christmas, and I spend all day with it! I will lay and cuddle it for hours! I even throw it up in the air and catch it myself! I would love a home to call my own, where I am treated like a princess! I’m in MD.

Olive’s pups- 2 & 3 of 6

Meet Isabella Beluga and Freddie Tim!

Bella is an all white female, on the petite side,she is adorable and loves to play. She falls asleep last and wakes up first.  She loves to jump on her brother’s head or hide under the couch and poke at him, since he can’t fit under it! She is good with paper training and goes outside …even in the three feet of snow.
Freddie is a male with some brindle patches. He is a little more  mellow than his sister and larger. He is very good with paper training and  is also good going outside. He is a big cutie pie.
Both puppies are absolutely adorable and we LOVE having  them!!! (from Mary, Bella and Freddie’s foster mom)

Isabella & Freddie’s photo album

Olive’s pups- 4 of 6

Meet Cleo!

Cleo ended up in an animal shelter when her previous owner abandoned her, her littermates and mom and dad in an abandoned building. She is the cutest little thing with her big fat belly and wrinkled up snout!!  She is about 10 weeks old.  She loves to snuggle and be held all day long.  She does well in her crate at night however, she is NOT housetrained or fully crate trained yet.

Cleo’s photo album

Hello, my name is Cotton! Some really nice lady named Deb posted me on ABR’s Facebook page ’cause I was seriously close to my time being up at a shelter in NC. Whew, that was really close! The shelter named me Cotton because I’m so fluffy. I’ll be making my way from NC to PA soon and going to my new foster home.

Cotton’s photo album

note: Cotton is very depressed and lost weight at the shelter. Aside from the horrors of being in the shelter, we just learned something that broke our hearts. The person that took him to the vet for us was looking over his paperwork.  It stated that he came in with another dog and they were not to be separated or they won’t eat…..the freakin’ shelter euthanized his BFF.  That could be why he’s soooooo depressed.

Update- Hey everyone! This has been an exciting week for me! My new foster parents drove ALL the way from PA to SC to get me. They’ll write more about me in just a bit.


Meet Burkley! His rescue angel writes:

After over a month (!!!!) at the shelter, poor Burkley, dumped by his owner, can finally rest safely, having avoided “the list” multiple times. He’s a sweet, sweet boy who was so very excited to put his head out of a window again (look at his lips flapping in the air). He’s good with other dogs and just happy go lucky. He weighs 97 lbs but could definitely use a little more. I am so so so excited!! Especially the picture of him looking back at the shelter as they drive away, if we didn’t intervene yesterday, he would have been leaving out the back…. yay Burkley!!! woo

Burkley is in FL.

Burkley’s photo album

Hello everyone, my name is Eve. My foster mommy named me that because ABR rescued me from a high kill shelter on Christmas Eve. It was such a great feeling getting out of that place. I am the sweetest dog. I do not know why my previous owners abandoned me but they did and I ended up in the dog pound. My foster mom says my previous owners didn’t take very good care of me because I was too skinny and I have heartworms. But now that ABR has rescued me, they are treating my heartworms and taking very good care of me. I still long for a home of my own with a family that will really love me and take care of me. I prefer to be the center of attention so I need to be in a home with no cats or other dogs. I am about 4 yrs old and I am housebroken and crate trained and I do not tear things up (except my own toys) when I am not supervised. I will sit in your lap and give you all the kisses you want. Oh, almost forgot, I love my belly being rubbed. My foster mom calls me a big love bug. I love to talk and I am a good listener too. I’m in FL.

Eve’s photo album

We adopted Gia to a family three years ago when she was just 12 weeks old. Their living situation has changed and they are moving to an apartment that does not allow dogs, so they returned her to us. She is a sweetheart and loves to give kisses. Gia is easy to handle on a leash and is crate trained. She is very sad in the kennel and misses her family. Gia is in Md.

Gia’s photo album

Although Maple may look like a pup at first glance, She has been on this earth for a long time. Maple was either extremely malnourished, but her Vet thinks that she shows signs of dwarfism. Her Xrays show perfect hips but her front and back femurs are deformed. She weighs 55 pounds and is between 6-8 years old. Maple also had some mammary issues and looks like she may have recently had pups. She has generalized Demodectic mange and has been through alot in her life but she loves other dogs, pigs and chickens, they make her happy. The gang is getting her to slowly leaving her crate and join in their play sessions, her fave is Butter  the lil’ ole Pug! Maple is in PA.

Maple’s photo album

This was Spot. Spot was living outside in a dog house in Brooklyn. Please watch for Spot updates. You will See Spot Run, play and smile : ) He is currently in PA.

Spot’s photo album

Hello, my name is Pennington. Here’s a little more about me:

Pennington was taken from a breeder in an inner city by a good citizen and dog lover. She was not headed for a good life. She is a typical pup, about 5 months old, and seems like she is really on her way to being housetrained. She does not have any leash training and will need s fenced in yard for potty purposes. She adores other dogs and was living with cats.

Pennington’s photo album

ps- I don’t mind pigs either! Check out the picture of me and Bacon in my photo album. Love, Pennington

Sweetie & Pups (Emma, Sadie, Spike & Brutus)

From Carey- Whew!  What a week.  But finally a happy ending for mom and babies. Mama and her babies were rescued from life in a goat pen.  Mama wandered up (or was dumped) in the woods.  She was skinny and very pregnant.  She delivered 7 puppies shortly after wandering up to someone’s home.  She was in such bad shape that 2 of the puppies died immediately.  Mama did a wonderful job of keeping her surviving babies warm and well fed (with the help of Sally).  Yes, even Florida was hit by a couple of hard freezes and they were all living outside.  Unexpectedly, another baby, Puddin, died before we were able to get the entire family picked up (by a wonderful friend of ABR) and taken to a vet in Tallahassee, FL.  They’ve all been wormed and vaccinated and are on the road to recovery.  Mama is such a sweet, sweet wonderful girl.  See for yourself.  Look at those beautiful and kind eyes.  Everyone that has met her has fallen in love with her.  The entire family was moved (via sterile transport) to a foster home to begin their training as ‘house dogs’ and will never live outside again.  This was such an incredible group effort and I want to thank everyone for all your help. The family is located in Florida.

The Family Album

01/16/11- more updates to come in just a bit including individual pictures of the pups.

Hey everyone! My name is Handsome Howie. Here’s what the shelter wrote about me:

Howie is a 1 1/2 year old, male, neutered, American Bulldog. This handsome boy had a rough start in life. When he was just a puppy, he was found as a stray with mange. He needed to get regular baths every day so to help his skin get better. After his skin was all cleared up, he found a home that promised to love him forever. He thought he had finally found the happy ending he was waiting for! But sadly, that changed just a few weeks ago when Howie was surrendered to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter after his family felt he was too much for them. Howie is a smart guy that knows his basic commands, but he will need some additional training. He can be a bit stubborn and would do best in a home with somebody who understands that Howie sometimes needs to be put in his place (otherwise he will rule the house!)  Howie does have some skin issues, which we’re working on treating. We’re not sure if it’s skin allergies from a poor diet or something else. We initially thought that he was deaf, but in the time we’ve spent with him, we’ve now learned he can hear, but he just has trouble hearing certain things. Howie really an overall terrific guy and we don’t know how his family could part ways with him! He is housetrained and gets along great with dogs, cats and children. We hope to find Howie another happy ending, because this is one special guy that truly deserves it.  Howie is in NJ.

Howie’s photo album


New Arrivals:

Did you ever want to make a huge difference in someone’s life? People ask us all the time- Was this Rescued dog “abused” or was this Rescue dog just “neglected”? Our Casanova was TORTURED. Caz has lived his entire life chained to a tree 365 days a year (rain, sleet, cold, snow and heat). When he was taken from his chain, (Dec 18, 2010 in 20 degree weather) he had been spending his time tied up in a foot of snow while his family looked out their window from the comfort of a warm home. The young man who bought Casanova from a breeder did want to bring him into their home but his mother did not want a large dog in the home. He is 18 months old and he LOVES other dogs and loves to play. He is sweet, affectionate, knows a number of commands and is eager to learn more. He is crate trained, quiet, knows sit and down. Caz is in PA.


Caz’s photo album

Hi, I’m Bueller! I was hanging out at a shopping center hoping to find a left over burger and fries when I was hit by a car. It wasn’t a big deal, but I was left with a fractured pelvis and ended up at animal control. Little did I know that it was to put me out of my misery! Well, my charming personality and love of cuddling won them over and here I am, ready for a new home. I’m about 3 years old, 80 lbs. of hugs and kisses and I love playing with other dogs. I’m currently at the vet’s office in MD.

Bueller’s photo album

Hello, my name is India but you will probably remember me as ‘NC Mom & pups’ from a couple of weeks ago when they posted that horrid picture of me in the shelter with my babies. I had to stay in quarantine for a while but I’m now at my foster mom’s home in NC. Things sure are looking up for me. Here’s what she wrote about me:

India came to us from an animal hospital where she was dropped off with her 5 puppies. Somewhere, at some time, someone must have loved her. She is sweet and happy and well trained. She’s a young thing- under two years old, we think, but even for a girl as young as she is, she really is a great companion dog. She prefers to lay next to where ever you are sitting or sit next to where ever you are standing. 🙂 She’s quiet in her crate and out in the yard. She LOVES to ride in the car, but not as much as she loves her kong.

India & the pups’ photo album


India’s pups- Deacon, Atom, Sailor, Canon & Van

Born on approximately 12-5-10, India’s puppies are almost ready to go. They are in NC.

Sailor- mostly brown with two brown patches on his eyes.
Canon- all white
Van- mostly white with one eye patch and a spot on the top of his head.
Deacon- white with brown spots
Atom- white with black spots

All sweet. All cuddley. All boys. All chic magnets. : )

India & the pups’ photo album 

When we wrote about the NC Mom & pups the week before last, we mentioned that there were 2 puppies that were not part of the ‘original package’ but were added to the group by the shelter. Sadly, one of the pups crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Here’s the survivor of the two:

This is Mojito! Here’s what his foster mom writes about him:

His name is Mojito and he is only 1.5 pounds…probably about 3 weeks old. Thought you might want to see the little stinker!

He’s nursing from a human baby bottle like a champ now! He’s quite the bossy little thing too…he gets so mad when he doesn’t get his way that he will growl and bark at me.

Mojito’s photo album

Courtesy Posts:

Due to the overwhelming number of dogs in our care at this time that need homes, we have moved the courtesy posts to a separate page. They can be found here. We hope this is a temporary thing. (additional courtesy posts updated 01/16/11- please check them out, they deserve a chance too!)


In Memorium:


January 15, 2011



Happy Tails:

We were absolutely beside ourselves when we got the news last Sunday afternoon that Sumo has found his forever home. He waited so patiently for what seems like an eternity. Yeah Sumo!

Sumo’s Photo Album

It’s me, Twinkle and I’ve been adopted!

Twinkle & Chully Pepper’s photo album 


Hey everyone, It’s Eve (Olive’s pups- 1 of 6). I’ve been adopted! Here’s my Happy Tail.

Evie’s photo album 

My name is Maggie Moo! ….. not to be confused with the Maggie Moo in FL though. You’ve never met me because my furever humans found me really fast so I wasn’t with ABR for too long. Anyway, I just had my 1st Birthday! Check out my party photos. Can you tell how loved I am?

Maggie Moo’s photo album

You haven’t met me yet. My name is Daisy and I was adopted last August.That’s me with my little furever humans and Winston, my furever BFF. My mom wrote that he tolerates me but I know how much he really loves me and so does my family. Things couldn’t be better for me. Check out my Happy Tail!

Daisy’s photo album 

Hey everyone, it’s Sasha! You may remember me as Gertie though. As you can see, life is Oh SO Hard for me- ha, ha, ha! I just wanted to check in as it’s been a while. Psssst, I think my mom’s looking for a furever friend for me. I sure hope that works out. I’ll keep you posted.

Sasha’s photo album

Love the Sunday ‘Breaking News’ moments!!!!!….

Rascal Jenkins has been adopted!

Rascal’s photo album



And just for fun…….

India’s pup, Deacon

India’s pup Canon & Suzanne’s daughter