Rescue Recap- w/e 09/05/10

Posted: September 4th, 2010

Happy Labor Day Weekend Everyone!


Webprincess here….. I’ve had to take a couple of months off from updating the site for personal reasons. I want to thank Jodi for holding the fort down for me. She has done an amazing job!!!!

There are lots of Happy Tails and donor acknowledgments that have been added and I still have more to do. Thanks everyone for being so patient. Now on to the updates……

We are broke, broke, broke! I know we always say/write that but we really are. We have a couple of ChipIn’s going (Mickens & Magoo) but the truth is, we need money for all of the babies in our care. Jodi just told me that she has boarding bills to the tune of almost $8,000.00, no that wasn’t a typo, in addition to many required surgeries, heartworm treatments etc.

On that note, we’re sending out a special thank you to Deb & Rich Cornacchia. They had a fund raising party at their home for ABR and she just sent us a very generous donation. Thank you so much!

Update (5:25 p.m.)- Barbara Scinto- what did we do to deserve you? You are amazing. We’re speechless. Thank you!!!!!!

We are forever thankful to our donors and fans.We couldn’t do this without you. Have a fun, happy and safe holiday weekend!

Update: 09/07/10, 7:32 p.m.- To those folks posting an owner surrender to our guest book- it will not be published (we approve all guest book entries). With the program that we use for the guest book, we have no idea how to contact you. We have a link at the top of the site and also on the right-hand side of the site to contact us.

Still waiting:

It’s me, Kettle! Well I’m still waiting for my furever home but things got a whole lot better for me this week. I had been living in a Kennel for months (!) and Jodi came and got me. Here’s what she wrote about me-

Have you ever met a dog that you would swear was a person trapped in a canine body? A dog who you know understands every word you say? Kettle is this someone. She is a remarkable girl, she is in the mood to do whatever you like and communicates with you. She sits in the front seat of the car and thinks she is driving with you. She makes all kinds of faces and actually tries to make you laugh. Kettle is one cool girl and she’s hanging out in PA waiting for her forever home.

Kettle’s photo album

Cindy Lou Who here!

Cindy Lou Who will be a Cinderella story. The sweetest most gentle girl who has probably been neglected her entire life is about to become a princess. Cindy Lou was about 30 pounds underweight at 94 and is now all the way up to 105 pounds and lookin’ great, she had her eye surgery and was spayed and her skin is improving by the day. Cindy likes other dogs and is located in PA. Her surgeries so far have been over $1,500 and we are not done yet.Cindy is making so much progress. She is loving her life, her foster mom and her foster brothers. Lookin fine Cindy!!!

Cindy Lou’s photo album

Lady J was picked up as a stray in Miami, FL. She was being brought into ‘the room’ with the staff just crying.  Luckily Laura was there and Lady J just came up and gave her a big kiss…..what else could we do?  Even though we’re so full and her only place to go was boarding at a vet’s office, we had to save her.  Her pictures do not do her justice.  She is absolutely stunning with her hazel eyes and unique markings.  Unfortunately, it’s very hard to get good pictures as when she’s with people, all she wants is to be WITH you or on your lap cuddling. We’re shifting some dogs around to get Jaybird into a wonderful foster home next weekend.  She’ll get all the love and attention she desires with Chris and Hillary. 
PS….she needs a new name too…lol… one likes the name that the shelter gave her but we’re waiting for her new family to choose a fitting name for this beauty. Lady J is in FL.

Lady J’s photo album

Although Augie has a wonderful foster family, he still waits for a loving family to call his own.  He was supposed to have a family meet him but lost out to another dog that also needs a great home.  Poor Augie keeps getting overlooked!  Please consider adopting Augie.  He is such a good boy and has come sooooo far from the starving and neglected puppy he used to be. Here’s what his foster mom wrote about him-

Auggie is a rockstar. He is honestly the best dog we have ever fostered.We hardly ever put him in his crate anymore, he sleeps on his blanket wherever you put it.

Augustus is currently in FL. Check out his photo album.



Sweet and smiling Darla wasn’t always this happy.  She was confiscated from her owner and sat at Animal Control in a windowless cell for almost 2 months.  ABR rescued her and brought her to Doggie Disneyland with her tail between her legs.  It just broke everyone’s heart.  The wonderful woman that transported her said when she said ‘no’ to correct her from pulling on her leash, she hit the ground and looked up cringing waiting to be beat.  She is testimony as to the forgiving nature of dogs and she’s having a blast at Sun Kiva Boarding.  They just love this happy girl and witnessing her blossom.  She LOVES other dogs and people and can’t wait to hang out with them in the office and play with the other dogs in the yard.  But sweet Darla has been there for almost 2 months.  She really would love her very own forever family to live happily ever after. Darla is in FL.

Darla’s Photo Album

Hey guys! Mickens here…… it’s been a little over a week since I had my first surgery and I’m doing great so far. I had acupuncture on Wednesday, that was a little weird.

I have my very own web page now where you can check on my progress AND they even added a link to the top right side of the page so you don’t have to go searching for me.

I’m so very thankful to everyone that has donated to help me so far. I’m gonna be a new guy in no time but Jodi told me that we’re going to need lots more donations for me but that I shouldn’t worry about it and to leave that stuff up to her.

Thanks again everyone for looking out for me! Oooops, forgot to tell you, I’m in PA.

It’s me, Magoo! Like Mickens, I have my very own web page and photo album too. What a week it’s been for me…..pulled from that horrid place, neutered, made the trip to Deland, had eye surgery and then made my way to my new foster mom’s home. Whew! I’m currently in FL. Be sure to check out my web page for updates on me.

Lydia is ready for her forever home.  ABR will have her spayed and an ‘eye lift’ done next week so she’s just as stunning as her personality.  She’s been in a foster home where she’s proven to be the angel we knew she was.  She has full run of the house with a little maltese and doesn’t chew anything or have accidents.  She’s absolutely perfect. Lydia is currently in FL.

Lydia’s photo album

Look at me!!!!! It’s Kingston! Don’t I look great? Well, I have a little something going on with my eye right now but they’re working on getting me all fixed up. Geesh, after everything I’ve been through….. this is nothing. I am living the life here in the mountains of Maryland. My foster daddy flew all the way to Florida to pick me up and drive me back home. We had lots of  ‘guy time’ together. I am being pampered and cuddled and have lots of brothers and sisters to play with. I haven’t stopped ‘talking’.

I want to thank each and every one of you for all of the donations, greetings and well wishes. Without you guys (and of course my BFF Laura), I would have never made it.

Kingston’s photo album

Kingston’s web page

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



Pudgy must have a lot of angels praying for her as she’s made it through her first round of heart worm treatment.  This is one miracle dog.  No one expected her to survive her first surgery but she rallied and came through like a champ.  Please keep the prayers coming as she’s had a horrendous life and has a long road ahead of her.  We’d love for her to finally know and have her very own loving family where she’ll never be starved and neglected again. She’s currently in FL.

Pudgy’s Photo Album


New Arrivals:

Meet Star! This playful and outgoing 2 year old is a sweetheart. She loves everyone she meets, is wonderful with children and loves to cuddle. She was born with front legs that turn in slightly, however, she walks and runs just fine. Star is an intelligent girl and eager to please. She loves riding in the car and has great leash manners. Star would like to be the only dog in the family.  Star is currently in MD.

In Memorium:

Grace (formerly known as Jingles)

July 23, 2010

Grace’s In Memorium page



Happy Tails:

Look at me!!!! It’s Clarabelle checking in. Can you tell how loved I am?

Here’s my photo album. Thank goodness they finally got around to moving me to the Success Story category.

Jimmy here, with my BFF Wilson! My mom and dad first adopted Wilson (formerly known as Shaq) and then they decided to adopt me too! My newer photos are in the same album with Wilson but you can still check out my older photos of me and my sister, Tanzy.

Wilson & Jimmy’s photo album

Jimmy and Tanzy’s photo album

Hey guys….. remember me? It’s Bama. They first wrote about me on 03/21/10. Well my name is Jax now and I’m doing just great!

Check out my Happy Tail page and my photo album!

It’s me, Bigg and I’ve been adopted!

Bigg was a courtesy post for South Hampton Animal Shelter (NY):

Quija here! You probably remember me as Sheba. Check out my mom’s note about me on my Happy Tail page.
Hey there, my name is Riley! You haven’t seen me before because I was adopted a couple of years ago but I wanted to check in with everyone and let you know how well I’m doing. I have the best home and my family loves me very much. Here’s my Happy Tail page.
Oh boy, my mom sure loves me and I love her right back. It’s Lucy here! Take a look at my Happy Tail page.
Remember me? It’s Zoey! I just celebrated my first birthday. Check out my Happy Tail page.

Texas here! I’ve been adopted.

Tex has a fantastic family that flew in from Atlanta to pick up their new baby.  They waited patiently for the right dog to come along after losing their baby, Beetle.  They knew they found their boy as soon as they spotted Tex on our site.  Of course they had to get him fully outfitted in Clemson collars and bedding.  He’s loving life and gets to go to work with mommy and daddy….you can see how hard he works. 

View my photo album.

ps- be sure to check out my video at the bottom of the page 🙂

It’s Dallas….. well, now Roxy! I’ve been adopted. Here’s what my new mom wrote about me-

We are home and Dallas/Roxy is adjusting so well.  She is absolutely adorable!  Her and Emma are best buddies already!  I attached two pictures of her!  Such a diva!  LOL!  Thanks for all you have done!  We are so excited to make her part of our family!

Check out my photo album.

Moses and Jenny went to live with their new family.  What a special couple to take on this bonded pair.  Jenny was told she looked like a beluga whale….luckily she’s deaf so she didn’t hear the insult…lol
Here’s what the family said after the first night:
It has definitely been a process!  They are totally used to sleeping in the bed with their owner as they jumped right up on ours when I told them it was time to hit the hay. They could not possibly understand why I was not allowing that and after 3 up and downs they settled in next to me in a dog bed on the floor and slept there practically on top of each other all night. Too cute!!

Moses & Jenny’s photo album


 And just for fun……


Note from foster mom- This is what they do when no one is looking! BRATS! 



Sandy & Mandy

Go Gracie Fox!


From her mom, Mary:

Isn’t she the cutest!? I taught her “no rind” “you have to eat like a lady” and then she has those tiny little front teeth it was killing me I was cracking up. I LOVE her so much I can’t even tell you. She is the greatest, smartest most wonderful girl in the world. I am so grateful and always wonder why I am so lucky! LUV her. XO!