Who could resist that face?
My rescued dog likes to go with me in the car, but only in the sense that he always wants to be with me — it makes him anxious, and he’d prefer to be in my lap the whole time, which obviously doesn’t work while I’m driving! He probably didn’t get to go on any rides during that key socialization period when he was younger.
When I was a kid, we had a dog who was a golden retriever/collie/shepherd mix — big ol’ golden fluffball. And she loooooved car rides! Classic head-out-the-window, tongue lolling, happy smiling dog.
What about your dogs? Are they car lovers, haters, or in between?
Sometimes a dog comes along who reminds us of the true meaning of rescue.
As Dogstuff customers know, every online purchase from our Dogstuff site creates a donation to rescue. Today, I’d like to share with you a wonderful story from one such organization, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, about a dog transformed by love.
Rose was rescued from a shelter. Had she not been released to us, her fate was pretty clear. She would not sit or lie down through the transport. When she arrived at the adoption center and sanctuary, she could barely walk, perhaps indicating some kind of neurological disorder? Most obviously, she was covered in a thick layer of mats from head to tail. … She arrived very late in the day as our volunteers are usually departing. They took one look at her and stayed. Using sheep shearing tools at first, they set to work carefully removing the mats that were tugging painfully at her skin. … She stood or sat patiently, as a small army of hands and clippers gently tackled her coat of dreadlocks and soothing voices reassured her that she was safe now.
You’ll want to read the whole thing, and don’t miss the video clip linked at the end. Every dog deserves a happy ending.
(Are you a rescue organization with a heartwarming story you’d like us to share? Send an email to DogMom@Dogstuff.com to be considered for inclusion on Dogblog.)
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Hope you’re having a good Sunday!
Buzzfeed has a great story about the woman who’s transformed the field of search and rescue and turned dozens of shelter dogs into SAR stars.
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UK photographer Martin Usborne has a whole series of photos about them.
Julian is 4. His best friend, Max, is a 5-year-old Newfoundland. They love hanging out together, and Julian’s mom took some pictures of them that are all sorts of cute. Enjoy!
Posted in Fun with Dogs
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