Friday, December 18, 2015

2016 calendar is available for purchase!

The 2016 Calendar is ready! Here is a collage of the winners.

 

The calendars are a fundraiser for German Shepherd Rescue of Central Colorado. They are $20.00 each. To order you can visit our Paypal link in the upper left corner. Be sure to add your address and phone number. UPS requires that we include a phone number as well in case they get lost finding your house I guess <g>. Please be sure and click on friends and family so that we won't get charged a fee. This is a fundraiser to help German Shepherd Dogs in need. Thank you all for sending in your photos...just wish we had gotten more!

Connie Palmer  Williams - Executive Director
German Shepherd Rescue of Central Colorado

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

In Memory



Orion
A donation to German Shepherd Rescue of Central Colorado was made in memory of Orion, best friend and much loved companion of Norm and Pat Freeman. Thank you Norm and Pat. We will use this to help other dogs in need to honor Orion’s memory.

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Dexter
German Shepherd Rescue of Central Colorado received a substantial donation to both our general fund and one to Chaddo’s fund. This was from a good friend of this rescue who would like to remain anonymous but wants this to be in memory of Dexter whose loss still leaves a broken heart.

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I would like to say to all of you that I know the pain of this loss, as I have lived it more than once and know that some shoes can never be filled.


Chaddo update and a heartfelt thank you



Just wanted to thank everyone that donated to help Chaddo. It has been a difficult last 3 months but Chaddo is actually getting better. After our second trip to CSU he was not getting up at all and that was the end of August but now he is finally getting better. He is not walking on his own much yet but he does get up and walk a little ways. A couple of days ago with me just supporting him so he didn’t fall, he walked all the way outside to pee and all the way back to his pallet. He didn’t even put any weight on me. Of course now that makes him a little harder to handle and I have to watch him like a hawk because he doesn’t stay where I put him. I am afraid that if I go outside where I can’t watch him, he may get up and fall. It is a little bit of an iffy time as he isn’t quite strong enough yet to be sure that he won’t fall. He of course sees no reason he shouldn’t just go for it. Sort of like, in my memory, keeping up with my 2 yr. old son. Here is a picture of Chaddo sitting on the back porch after he walked all the way there. I am still a little guarded in my hopes but maybe in time he won’t need my help. I know all too well the pain of losing a heart dog (the closest and most constant companion that is the love of someones life) and I cannot give up on him. He will be 10 yrs. old in a few days and we are shooting for 12 at least.


A heartfelt thank you to all those who sent donations and good wishes for Chaddo. You will never know how much you are appreciated. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Connie's update on Chaddo

Sorry I am so long in getting back but that trip to CSU nearly killed me and Chaddo both. I was just unable to do anything but take care of him and he was so bad that he just quit walking at all even with help. Last couple of days he has been doing better and this morning he walked to the window and barked. Probably don’t have to tell you it has been hard but we are on the mend now and I am praying that Chaddo can at least get back to where he was.

We made our second trip to the neurology department at CSU and after at the first visit putting surgery on the table they have completely changed their minds. Now they feel that even putting Chaddo under anesthesia for an MRI could make him neurologically worse and certainly surgery could. They didn’t completely take surgery off the table but they are not feeling comfortable with it at this time. What they want me to do is continue acupuncture, start physical therapy and get him a cart so he can be moving around. The physical therapy people say he needs a quad cart (4 wheeled cart). I talked to the people at Eddie’s Wheels and they thought he could go with a counterbalanced cart but now after seeing his videos they concur with CSU that he will need a quad cart. That means that I will have to completely lift him to put him in it. I have thought on this and how I will lift a 92 lb dog and have decided to get the welder down the road to build him a lift. Meanwhile as we wait for the cart and lift Chaddo is still playing ball with me, eating like a horse (although I have put him on a diet) and in general being a happy boy.

I just got Chaddo's dismissal instructions from CSU when we were there on the 24th and this is the Neuro Surgeon's assessment of Chaddo and why they thought that physical therapy, acupuncture and a cart would be a better choice than surgery.






Sunday, August 23, 2015



Fundraiser for Chaddo MRI and hopefully surgery. Please visit the link below and you will understand. A donation in any amount will be appreciated to the fullest.


Connie Palmer  Williams - Executive Director
German Shepherd Rescue of Central Colorado

501c3 non profit corp.