New Beginnings

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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Frannie Finds a Home

by Susan Linden on Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Frannie snoozes on her way home.

Frannie on her way home

A senior Dalmatian named Spot came into rescue on March 10, 2012.

A tiny girl, she weighed barely forty pounds and had trouble walking. Her owner had passed away, and she had spent an entire year in a shelter in Arkansas. A small-breed rescue group took her out of the shelter in February. The staff did not know much about Dals, but they loved her and knew she deserved a chance. They contacted Dalmatian rescue groups for help.

Our adopters and volunteers Stephanie and Paul moved recently from Wisconsin to Arkansas. We called on them for help. They drove to pick her up and took her home to foster her.

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Misery No More

by Susan Linden on Saturday, February 4, 2012

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Bonnie loves the snow.

Bonnie loves to play in the snow.

Bonnie Boo came into rescue in October 2010.

She had spent the previous three years living in an apartment with a family that seemed to know little about dogs. They kept her in a crate for most of every day and night, where she was forced to lie in her own waste. A person in the area who was aware of this pup’s life told us that her “name is Misery and she has to be exactly that, miserable.” Because of her white coat and spotted ears, Misery’s owners believed that she was a Dalmatian mix. They knew that she was deaf.

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