Penelope arrived at the BHS two years ago, in Sept. 2010, from a rescue in Virginia that had run out of space for her. She was transferred with several other Coonhounds, and shared a kennel with her sister Margaret. They all found homes quickly, including Penelope, but she was returned a couple of months later because she was escaping her yard. She was adopted again, but was returned a second time in Sept. 2011. This time it was because her owners had sent her away to a boarding kennel for “training”, where they used inhumane methods including a shock collar on her. Not surprisingly, this so-called training was not effective and just scared her. Instead of trying to work with her using positive reinforcement methods, her owners dumped her back at the shelter. Penelope has been through so much that she’s a little wary of new people, and sudden movements scare her. Despite all this, she’s still a very sweet and shy girl who loves to be with people that will treat her with kindness. She’s looking for a home with adults only, someone who can give her lots of love to make up for all that she’s missed. Please stop by the BHS to take her for a walk and give her a belly rub… you’ll fall in love!
A couple of weeks ago I got the chance to meet up with a few foster families from Recycled Love rescue. What a fun morning! All of the dogs I met with that day happened to be seniors, so naturally all of them were tugging at my heartstrings. Meet Daisy, Frank, and Fred!
Daisy is an adorable 10 year old Silky Terrier mix. She’s blind and hard of hearing, but she doesn’t let that slow her down! She was so curious and sweet. (Update: I’m sad to report that Daisy’s health took a turn for the worse, and she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge recently. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her foster family who loved her so much and gave her a wonderful home.)
If you’re interested in meeting any of these dogs, please contact Recycled Love rescue! www.recycledlove.org
Last week I got to spend a little extra time with Sicily and Simkah, two beautiful girls who came in to the shelter together in September of 2011. While I don’t have much background information on them, I can tell you that they’re both full of personality! Sicily (the tabby) was a ham for the camera, super affectionate and always wanting attention, while Simkah (the black cat) decided that she was far too busy to pose for photos. Fortunately, she started to warm up to the camera a bit and eventually came up to us for a few pets and head scratches. If you’re looking for a couple of friendly and independent kitties to share your home with, check out these two at the BHS!
I’m finally getting around to posting these two handsome brothers that I photographed almost a month ago… say hello to Oscar and Jelly Bean! We met at beautiful Cromwell Valley Park for their shoot (a favorite location of mine and many of my clients), and even though it was hot outside, the boys modeled like pros and enjoyed cooling off in the creek. These two were very lucky to survive a nasty case of parvo when they were younger, thanks to their rescuer who would not give up on them and covered much of their extensive vet bills out of her own pocket. They are now completely healthy and in a fabulous foster home, where their foster mom spoils them rotten and loves them as her own. Oscar and Jelly are about 7 months old now, still very much puppies, but so well behaved! Oscar is the more social and outgoing one, while Jelly is a little more shy. Both of them are incredibly sweet. If you’re interested in meeting one or both of these handsome guys, please email email@example.com for adoption information! (UPDATE: Both Oscar and Jelly have been adopted!)
Boris is a very sweet guy who is down on his luck. He originally came to BHS about a year ago, when he was just a kitten… he was adopted, but was brought back recently because he has since lost his sight, some of his hearing, and wasn’t using his litterbox. It’s heartbreaking to think about how scared and confused he must be right now. Normally I like to take the cats out of their cages for blog post pictures whenever possible, but I didn’t want to scare Boris, so I let him stay in the comfort and familiarity of his own cage. He stayed still most of the time, very unsure of what was going on, but seemed curious. Boris would probably be most comfortable in a calm and quiet home without a lot of activity. It would also be best if he could have his own little personal space rather than the full run of the house, so that he always knows exactly where his litterbox is. Please don’t overlook him because of his blindness… he’s a wonderful boy and deserves a great home! (UPDATE: Boris has been adopted!)
Brutus is looking for a foster or forever home! He’s been at the shelter for over a year now, and living in a kennel for so long has stressed him out. He’s a big boy who loves people and other dogs, and is a favorite among BHS staff and volunteers. He has even earned the title of “ladies’ man” because he has a few doggie girlfriends that he loves to play with at the shelter. He’s such a charmer! Not to mention handsome… he has the most striking brindle coat, and I love the way he carries his tail in a little curl over his back. Brutus would love to live with an active family who will take him hiking and play games like tug-o-war with him. The BHS is full of wonderful dogs right now, many of which are long-time residents like Brutus, and are in desperate need of foster homes. Fostering a pet is an incredibly rewarding experience… please consider giving Brutus or another pet a chance to live in a home environment while they wait for their forever home to come along! By doing so, you open up a space at the shelter so that another life can be saved. Contact the BHS if you can help!
Here’s another long-time resident of the BHS… meet Queen Frostine! I love this girl… not only is she stunningly gorgeous, but she’s very affectionate and playful. She came to the BHS in April 2011, after someone found her in a box with her 1-day-old kittens on the side of the road. I will never, ever understand how someone can so heartlessly dump an animal like that. All of the kittens have been adopted, but Queen Frostine has been waiting patiently for over a year for someone to take her home. She was a good mama to her babies, but now it’s her turn to be someone’s baby! She’s still fairly young, about 3 years old, and she gets along well with other cats. Please visit her at the shelter if you think she could be the girl for you!