Sorry I haven't sent you any pictures of Trudy. She as always is the most perfect
beautiful dog anyone can have! She is great. I have attached a picture of her sunbathing
in our back yard.
Hope you're all staying cool! Marcia
If you have adopted your furry baby from OLBH, please e-mail and let us know how
they and you are doing! Please send a picture along and we will post it here! Hope
to hear from you soon! Scroll down to see some of the furry kids and their new families!!
Hi Joyce, Thought you might appreciate a couple of updated pics of Sati (Foxey). What
a sweetheart. Do you still have any of her siblings? Hope everything is great for you
up in Indiana. Katy (Update
on Sati/Foxey Aug 2010)
River is doing well. He is healthy and starting to come out of his shell. He is still
somewhat skittish, but is becoming less so as he continues to be exposed to the world
around him and he sees that those noises, movements, and people will not hurt him.
He is a very gentle boy and has totally bonded to me. We took him camping with us
this summer to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We set up our camper at a friends house.
At times he was in the house with Christina, Emerson and our friends, while I was
loading our vehicle or setting up things in the pole barn. I had to walk around the
house and River ran from each window to keep an eye on me. It was touching. The downside
is he is still fearful around men, and strangers, and has not yet fully relax and
start acting like a dog. But we do see some signs that he is starting.
Billy is doing very well and is showing more spunk every day. He and Sarah run and
play like puppies. I think he enjoys the cooler weather! He now weighs 68 pounds
and my vet wants to keep him there. That is quite a chore since he is such a chow
hound. He looks great, slick and shiny. Thank you for letting us keep him
Just wanted to send you a picture of Maya and Penske at "obedience graduation". Penske
was being stubborn and didn't want his cap on. But I was holding it in place.
Again I printed out your email and will talk to Rick about what we can do to help
you get food for the kids.
I don't think I know how to chat on yahoo. Sorry. Koocher (as we spell it) is great.
He's been a wonderful dog. The boys love him. He definitely is loved. I attached
pictures we took for our Christmas card this year. Koocher just sat down by the boys
and posed- he think he's a person too! :) Hope all is well with you. Thanks for checking.
Kodi's graduation from obedience class. Kristi
Connor did well on the car ride home. He was super excited to get to the house. He
spent the first couple of hours sniffing the place out, got a bath, and is settling
in nicely. I've sent some pictures for you of his new house and back yard, as well
as some pictures of him while he's adjusting. Thank you so much! Michele
Mikey, or Moose as he has now been so affectionately named is doing amazing. He has
become one of the most lovable and wonderful dogs I have ever had the pleasure of
meeting. He brightens my every moment and I could never thank you enough for allowing
me to become part of his life. He loves to spend time with his sister Balie, he has
a favorite spot on the couch, loves sleeping in the king size bed and he can never
get enough of our weekly adventures hiking in the woods, walking on the canal downtown,
going to Petco or just a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood. He is loved by
all that come in to contact with him and intern has plenty of love to give back.
He has been the picture of perfect health. I truly have been blessed. I've attached
some pics from all of our great times. Hope all is well with all of your endeavors
and thanks for all you do.
Joyce,Joyce,and re-Joyce. I owe you a HUGE thank you. My mother is as happy as I've
ever seen her. Chloe and her have made quick friends! Cats? No problem. Housetrained?
No problem. I think its gna b a good match. I will send updates often. Thanks again Mike
Here are three pics of Lexy. We adopted her in July of 2007 from the Martinsville
site. She’s a sweet girl and has made some good friends...
We vote every day on the animal rescue site to support Joyce’s work.
Just checking in with a progress report on Jefferson. So far, so good! He's really
doing great. Each day he seems more comfortable in his new home. No more incidents
with the cat and we're being watchful to prevent any further cases of mistaken identity
or over enthusiasm.
I bribed him with tiny pieces of wiener to get him down the steps or over the tile.
He trots around now like there was never a problem.
I found the right collar at Petco and got a wilderness leash and we're working out
the rules of walking together. He's strong and I've had to learn how to hold the
leash and keep him in check. He's remarkably responsive to direction, however and
wants to please. He sits on command ...most of the time.
The fence person is coming Friday and I'm looking forward to the day when Jefferson
is trained and can run as he pleases. Discharging some of his energy will make him
easier to walk.
I picked up the food you recommended plus a couple if toys at the farm store in Elletsville.
The toys are a big success particularly the one with a crackly stuff inside. He likes
to play tug and will chase tennis balls. The food, however,even though it is what
he is used to, he turns up his nose at. We let it stay out Sunday but put it away
after 20 minutes since then. He actually ate a few bites tonight. And, so far no
accidents, at least that we have detected. I'm sending a pic of him with the toy
Here is Barney... Basset Hound from OLBH. He is wonderful. Over a year ago, Barney
suffered from IVD but thanks to the Vetenary Specialty Center North of Indianapolis,
they saved Barney and he has been able to walk, run and regain all his mobility again.
He is a part of our family and we love him like a child. Thanks for a wonderful companion.
Connor is doing great! He still has a couple of habits we're trying to break (like
eating pens and pencils and various stuff in the backyard), but for the most part
he's been a joy!
He's very protective of the family and takes awhile to warm up to
strangers. He just started to come around and be playful with my parents. Now he's
super excited whenever we pull up in their driveway because he knows grandpa will
spoil him with many treats.
Last week Chris was sick and Connor laid in bed with
him all day making sure he was okay. It was really cute.
Willow and her little brother!
Hi Joyce! Just wanted to send you a couple of pictures. I can’t tell you how much
we have all fallen in love with Molly over the past two weeks. She is the perfect
dog for our family. She is happier and more comfortable everyday. I finally got her
to get into the van and now she is riding with me everywhere! She loves the kids
so much and is so sweet with everyone she meets. As you can see below, she made a
visit to preschool on Friday as Ally’s show and tell for the day. Needless to day
she was a big hit with the kids. Thank you so much for all that you do for all of
your dogs, we are so grateful to you for saving Molly’s life so she can to be with
us now. We will keep the pictures coming! Love, The McKeever Family
Sorry bout that attachment I sent you. I tested it with our email and it worked but
that taxed my technology skills to the max! It was a video clip of these silly dogs
licking each other after a bath. I can't ever imagine not having them both. We have
spent a lot of time as a family hangin out together laughing and watching the two
furry clowns we have! I will perfect my video messaging skills and you will be the
first to know! Chloe has changed my moms life. Many people have noticed. That pup
gets treated like a queen and its hard to tell which of them enjoys it most. She
had a vet visit for a checkup and everything looked great. Keep your chin up, you're
the best! Giles clan
Thank you Joyce for all of your hard work as well!! Honey sends her wet kisses and
wags! She is spoiled rotten these days. We will come and visit some weekend this
spring and see if you need any help. :) Dan
Just wanted to let you know that Raleigh is still doing just great! We fall more
and more in love with the big fella everyday & still affectionately call him big
lug every now & then & think of you! ;-) I also continue to take tons of pics & have
been told I'm as bad as a new mom! Just thought I'd share a couple of my recent favorites!
He has also lost a bit of weight ... haven't weighed him, but you can see it in his
face & hips. No diet, just lots of exercise! ;-)
Hope you all are doing well too! Thanks! Heather & Steve
Hi Joyce. Sorry it has taken me so long to get pictures of my little guy sent to
you. He is doing absolutely wonderful. I love him with all of my heart. He has fit
in with us so well. We have actually moved and live in house now in Terre Haute and
he loves having the bigger house to play in. He is quite the loyal boy. He loves
everybody in the house but is beginning to be protective of us which is great. I
love this little one and I thank you so much for allowing him to be a part of our
family. We may even bring him for a visit sometime. Thanks again, Nick
Hi Joyce! Bartholomew County is full of your happy furry kids! Sadie doin great,
the cat finally buddied up, Linn always talkin about their walks! Queen Cloe and
my mom act like roomates that are so in tune, its un- believable. Joey and Flossy
lay in the AC and 'face wrestle' on real hot days. Then joey gets tired and disappears
into his bedroom for a nap. They are like a old couple I swear. Hey, make sure you
remind your daughter to be careful and safe. Situations like the one in Bloomington
really happen and I couldn't imagine if that was one of my girls.hope you guys are
happy and healthy!
Love, all your friends over here
Jackson is adjusting very well. It took him 3 days before he ate, we did have to
add some can dog food to get him started. He is the sweetest, gentlest little guy
ever. He is so well behaved. He loves everyone he meets and everyone loves him. He
has only had one little accident in the house but I caught him in the act and he
has done good since. We play outside everyday with his ball. He loves to fetch it,
doesn't care for a frisbee though. He stays right by my side all day. His little
tail is always wagging when he sees me or Charlie. He doesn't even bother to get
on the furniture, he learned quick.
My Grandchildren have been over twice and he did well with them. My Grandson loves
him, says he is well trained. We have been in the pool and he just sits by the side
and watches us. He just doesn't bother anything. He loves his toys!!! I gave him
a bath the other day and he just stood there and didn't fight me at all.
I just love this dog. He loves all the attention he is getting. He justs wants to
please us and be loved. He is happy all the time. I am so glad we were able to adopt
him. Thank you for rescuing him and keeping him alive and well. He is a blessing
to our family. Will keep you up to date on him and send more pictures.
To see a wonderful slide show of Jackson enjoying his new home click on the link
to the right!
I just wanted to forward you some pictures of the boys from a trip that we took to
Cape Hatteras, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg. We rented an rv and the boys loved
it. Robin & Mike
Sutton and Cosmo are doing awesome! Even the kitties were giving them some love last
night. Had our first training with the fence yesterday...I think they'll catch on
quick. Here's a pic of them passed out after playing...
Hi Joyce! Hope you are feeling better! We have both been to the doctor for being
sick. It sucks! Everybody here is doing well now. You remember Joey right? He's that
goof you left here last Sept! He is so loving to those in his 'family'! Strangers
notsamuch! So funny though when he stands up, starts pointing, and yelling "STRANGER
DANGER!" Over and over! No biggie, we love him even more for it. Take care and talk
to you soon!
Mike and Family
Joyce and Kim , Just wanted to send you a pic of Sophia i took yesterday. She is doing
great! Her favorite place to snuggle is on my bed ! She is eating well and loves
cottage cheese and green beans in her food! She loves to go outside in the sun and
take walks and play. She is sleeping well and loves to run through the house just
for fun! Just thought you might like an update on her after a month. Take care. Debbie
Sugar has made herself right at home! She snuggles up and sleeps with Brooke every
night. She has found a happy place next to Grandma when she wants some quiet time.
She doesn't seem to like to step on the grass! She is VERY sweet! Thank you for taking
such good care of her and bringing her to us.
I just wanted to drop a couple of lines to let you know that things are going better
with Olive. She is finally settling in; you can tell that she finally feels like
a part of this family. The halt collar and the bark collar have also helped, although
I am not very fond of them. I wish you could see Olive and Emma playing in the backyard
or Olive playing with other dogs and letting everybody pet her at the doggy park
(she only has issues with other dogs and people when she is on a leash); it is adorable.
Also, I wanted to ask you about coming out to volunteer on April 7th. Adam might
also come if he is not scheduled to work that weekend. Do I need to sign up somewhere?
At what time do I need to be there? How long should I plan to be there for? Thank
you very much, Silvia.
Joyce, Thank you so much for what you do. I can really tell how much you love your
doggy kids. Dexter/Moose has filled an emptiness in my heart after the loss of my
lab/mix Max. Poor Moose had a rough ride home. About 10 min after we left, he was
stirring in his crate and I thought he might have to potty, but before I could pull
over he pooped a good one. So I changed out his bedding and down the road we went.
About 10 min later, he got car sick. So I cleaned that up and then he slept the rest
of the way home. After we got home I showed him around his new home and introduced
him to Caly. They got along great. We played in the yard for a good while then I
brought him in for a bath. He took to that with no problems at all. After his bath,
we all went back outside to play some more. He follows me where ever I go and is
very loving. He's such a big sweetie. I brought him back in the house and put him
in his crate so we could all take doggie naps. He cried for about 2 min and Caly
came over and laid next to him, then he laid down and went to sleep. He's gonna love
his new home and we are gonna love him so much. Thanks again. We will keep in touch.