09 February 2014

Rescue Dogs - Sundays in My City

I've posted about my dogs plenty of times.  They're rescue mutts and I couldn't love them more!! They've been with my parents being thoroughly spoiled while I've been getting settled down here.

My buddy had to have a cancerous lump removed from his leg; thus the bandage.

They both had their teeth cleaned and my sweet baby found the patch they shaved on her leg for the IV to be very irritating.  Therefore they both had to wear the cone of shame.

While they've been living it up at my parents' I've been volunteering to walk some rescue dogs. These poor things only get out a few times a week when volunteers go to walk them so they have lots of energy!  Each dog goes 2 miles and I have to take a nice, long nap when I get home :)  Regardless of your feelings on breeds like pit bulls, I think Dante has a special ring of hell for people who abuse animals!

Dancer is a sweet girl who was left with a cleft in her lip from fighting.

Vixin is an absolute sweetheart who had been used as a "bait dog" in a fighting operation. I can only imagine the horrors she's been through. She has scars all over her face but she's very friendly and playful.
Zora was rescued from a breeder who was going to put her down because she was the runt of the litter.

I'm a firm believer in rescuing animals as opposed to buying them from breeders or pet stores.  If I had a place with tons of room I'd probably have more dogs...and cats. Please, if you want a pet, rescue!

Linking up with Unknown Mami for the always-interesting SIMC.  Check it out!

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  1. I love animals. Your pictures are heartwarming. I am confused about where you are. Some posts are from Africa. Some were from Holland. These do not look like either place.

    1. Laurie--I'm confused about where I am, too :p I was in the Netherlands for the past 3 years. Now I'm back state-side for at least 1 year. I lived in Ghana from 2001-2003 but I just went back for a visit at the beginning of November.

    2. Well, as long as I am not the only one who is confused. I love your notes and photos of your wanderings.

  2. Argh. I don't like people who are using animals for their sick ideas of fun.
    I've seen this kind of fighters in Málaga, not very difficult to imagine what they are used for....sad, sad...

  3. We love Rescue Animals! And yours are precious even with the cones of shame. The poor baby that was a "bait" dog. I will refrain from sharing my thoughts on whomever did that.
    On a brighter note, have a good week!