Saturday, March 21, 2009

Introducing Cinnamon

This week, we have a temporary foster dog. I received an email on Tuesday from an animal rescue acquaintance of mine. She is a coordinator for a dachshund rescue. There was a doxie in a local shelter who was going to be euthanized due to lack of room at the shelter (as is always the case). This acquaintance of mine didn't have room herself (she has several dogs of her own along with several fosters). But she had a lady with a rescue in Abilene who had room. The catch was that the lady in Abilene couldn't get her until Monday. So I was asked if I could pull the dog and foster her until Monday.

Introducing Cinnamon.



Isn't she cute?! This little gal is one of the sweetest we've had come through here. She's very calm and sweet. She gets along famously with my dogs (which isn't always easy...my dogs aren't very accepting of new ones). She appears to be housebroken and has perfect house manners. She walks very well on the leash and loves to cuddle. She loves men, women, children and other animals. She's really the perfect dog. Someone will be lucky to have her.



She was an owner surrender. Animal Control told me that her owners claimed she escaped, and decided they didn't want to deal with it anymore. 1) I can't imagine that she escapes, because she's our shadow, has to follow us everywhere. Many times people will lie and come up with stupid excuses when surrendering an animal. Who knows what the truth is here. 2) Even if she did escape...fix the problem! Did they leave the front door open? Is there a loose panel on the fence? Does the gate work? All things that can be easily remedied. People just can't be bothered.



It's going to be difficult to say goodbye to her on Monday. However, she's safe and will be going to a rescue, and that's why I'm able to do this. Just like with the transports I do...I can easily hand them over because I know they are in no danger of euthanasia. I thank these angels like Lynn and Virginia who help out our furry little gifts from God!



And just as a friendly reminder, please spay and neuter your pets! Don't breed or buy while shelter pets die! 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized every year!

20 comments:

MeganSloan said...

She's adorable! I wouldn't be able to give her up! My hubby wants a "herd of doxies" some day. It'd take about 10 of them to equal the size of my big guy. And I've picked the last four pets - it's time he gets a say. :) If he saw her, I know he'd want her. You do such a great thing!

Ally0005 said...

Now that is a kind of dog to have.
She is so cute. Wish our dogs were that well behaved.

Carrie said...

Oh I am so glad she is such a sweet looking dog! You are pretty great for all the work you do!

Lucky in Love said...

What a cutie! It's so nice that you do that!

Nancy Bane said...

Good for you! She looks like a sweetie. :) We just got a new foster dog, and a new foster cat...I cry every time they get adopted, but like you said, they are going to good homes and that's why we keep doing it!!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I wish I could adopt her! I'm hoping to adopt a little doxie one day. I keep telling my hubby that the next pup we get, I want it to be a doxie...and I want so badly for it to be a rescue. I'm so thankful that there are people like you out helping these sweeties find new happy homes.

Kaitlyn said...

Oh, be still my heart!

Johann The Dog said...

She is precious!!! And what a perfect pup for some lucky family! You are so kind to help out one of us in need, thank you!!!

Sunny said...

GIIIIIRRRRRRRRL! Now you know that this one has a special place in my heart. My babies are all doxies and she is just precious! Thanks for checking on me so many times while I have been on a break. I'm sorry that I'm just now getting back to you. Oooh, she is just so sweet. Love that baby while you've got her. I hope you are doing well. I need to catch up on your blog to get all the 411 on you lately! I'd love it if you email me to catch up!

Joanna said...

She is precious!

Pleasant Drive said...

she's a cutie!

Jess said...

Awwwwww, look how happy she is!!! She is adorable!

It always amazes me how many "expensive" purebreds (not to mention all the really great mutts) end up in shelters and the owners give the most ridiculous excuses for surrendering them!

nowealthbutlife.com said...

I am not a dog-person, but your post is quite convincing. It is good of you to save her/so sad that her previous owners were so thoughtless.

Sweet Simplicity said...

Doxies are the best! I'm so glad that someone is rescuing cinnamon.

Angie said...

She is precious! I hope she finds a wonderful home. I wanted to ask you where you got the button on your sidebar about pets not being disposable. I want to add some animal stuff like that to my blog. Thank you for the selfless and wonderful work you do to help animals.

greames said...

so cute. it would be so hard for me let her go to her forever-family.

Sarah Eliza said...

Awww very sweet! I'm working on adopting a cat... er, or two. :P Really exciting!

Antonella said...

Thank you for all that you're doing. My sweet doggie Grace died abruptly a couple of months ago at 4 years old and I'm still recovering from the shock. How could someone so selfishly abandon such a darling is beyond me.

:) said...

Your story is so touching! What a great thing you are doing. I know you have a very big heart and I don't even know you :) Cinnamon is so cute and sounds the best little furry friend around. I'm happy he's safe with you and will be safe where he goes. We have a rescue dog too... and have had others in the past...actually since I was a kid. Melts my heart just thinking about it. They've been some of my best friends ever!! Our dog Teddy actually has his own blog (my husband thought my daughter and I had lost our minds when we decided to make the dog a blog!) but it brings us so much joy, and it brings lots of joy to others. Since you're obviously a dog lover, feel free to check it out, if you'd like :) It's www.barksniffrollover.blogspot.com I think you'll get a good laugh over it! Anyhow I want you to know that I think what you do is awesome!
Sincerely,
Jennifer

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

She's so cute! I can't imagine giving up my dog - he's such a part of the family. But better that than to have it abused and neglected.

Manuela