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  • Joey
    Adopted October 2014

  • Baby
    Adopted March 2001 Photo April 2014

  • Domino
    Adopted March 2014

  • Dolly
    Adopted March 2014

  • Marcus
    Adopted May 2014

  • Brinkley
    Adopted March 2014

  • Annie
    Adopted March 2014

  • Hunter
    Adopted May 2013

  • Rusty
    Adopted January 2013

  • Puppy Laverne
    Adopted January 2013

  • Arthur
    Adopted September 2012

  • Blaze
    Adopted May 2007

  • Gia
    Adopted February 2011

  • Teddy
    Adopted May 2001

  • Dusty
    Adopted February 2009

  • John John
    Adopted June 2010

  • Duke
    At home for Christmas 2008

  • Joey
    Adopted March 2009

  • Savannah
    Adopted March 2011

  • Bonnie Boo
    Adopted August 2013

  • Parker
    Adopted November 2011

  • Angel
    Goes Home May 2010

  • Dashiel
    Adopted January 2008

  • Betsy
    Adopted July 2012

  • Valentine
    Adopted November 2011

  • Cappy and Penny
    At Home December 2005

  • Matlin
    Adopted November 2011

  • Piper
    Adopted April 2007

  • Fred
    Adopted June 2011

  • Rodney
    Adopted July 2009

  • April
    Adopted June 2011

  • Quinn
    Adopted December 2011

  • Purdy Rose
    Adopted May 2011

Dalmatian Rescue Blog & Notes

Caring about Calvin

by Susan Linden on Saturday, April 28, 2012

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Calvin a Lovable Dalmatian Mix

Calvin in his foster home

Calvin came into Rescue on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

He arrived at his foster home in Illinois at 8:00 pm in the evening after a long journey from Tennessee. Seven caring humans took time out of their day to spend several hours transporting him a small piece of the way on his journey to a new life. They all fell in love with him and want to know how he is doing. Even during those few hours in a vehicle, a bond is established.

On the last leg of the trip, our volunteers Taylor and Meg gave him a name: Calvin.

Dogs were the first domesticated animal and have been a friend of humans for at least 15,000 years. There is something in them that makes them love us and there is something in us that inspires us to cherish them.

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Anna Goes Home

by Susan Linden on Friday, April 6, 2012

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Anna on her way home

Anna, a beautiful senior Dalmatian, went home to Michigan on Wednesday, March 14, with her new family. They are delighted with her and report that she is settling in without a problem.

Anna has had a life full of ups and downs.

She originally belonged to a woman who grew too old to care for her and gave her to the family next door. These people soon moved away and left Anna behind in the home, alone. Concerned neighbors  called local animal control authorities, who came and rescued Anna.

Anna was adopted by a fire department, where she spent the next five years.

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What Does a Dalmatian Look Like?

by Susan Linden on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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A typical black-and-white Dalmatian

Casanova is a typical black-and-white Dalmatian.

Thanks to the well-known Disney movie, nearly every child on the planet recognizes a typical Dalmatian on sight. The black spots, brown eyes, short coat, and wagging tail are hard to miss.

Even the slightest variation in this classic picture, however, produces confusion for many people, including those who volunteer in shelters and attempt to identify dog breeds. Blue eyes? Must be a husky mix. Patches over the ears? Must be some pointer in there somewhere. Brown spots? Maybe a German shorthaired cross. A long, fluffy coat? English setter, surely, what else could it be.

The truth of the matter is that purebred Dalmatians may indeed have blue eyes, patches, brown spots, and long coats!

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