Thursday, November 9, 2017
I am needing high definition German Shepherd Pictures for this year’s calendar. If you have good ones send them to me as I am late doing the calendar this year. I don’t care if they are professional pictures or made by you with your high definition camera as long as they are high definition. The rescue is short on funds so I would appreciate any donations but not a necessity if you don’t have the cash. I should have gotten this notice out before now but old age is slowing me down. LOL
Posting pictures of a few of the dogs from this year. Also if anyone is looking for a 3 yr old girl that may not be good with other dogs we have Stella that is coming back due to not getting along with the other female dog in the home. She was fine with Tod’s female but there is an issue after being with the other dog for a year and a half. She might be ok with a male.
The rescue is going to start offering training for a donation to the rescue if anyone is interested. Of course the only problem is that I am the trainer and I live up here in the mountains near Buena Vista and Fairplay so it would be necessary to come here for training. We will be doing marker type training so it is all incentive no compulsion training.
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and if you don’t hear from me before then a very Merry Christmas.
Posted by Carol at 7:05 AM
Saturday, April 15, 2017
The photo below was taken of Chaddo, Connie Williams' faithful friend and companion, on his 7th birthday.
from Connie Williams:
"Wanted to let everyone know that I lost my Chaddo about 5:30 April 14. He got really bad coughing and throwing up Thursday night. Friday morning was very weak. He was in heart failure with cardiac tamponade. In addition to all of his other problems he had a heart Valve issue since he was 5 months old (tricuspid dysplasia). Chaddo was 11 yrs 5 months and 10 days old. We had 5 yrs and 1 week of borrowed time for which I will always be forever greatful."
Written by one of Connie's friends:
"My buddy that I have been dog sitting for the last few years got his angel wings [last] night.Please think of my friend as she tries to move forward from the loss of her very dear pooch. He always had something to say (see photo) and used me as his eye booger wiping pad every time I saw him. I will miss him so very much! As will Far (my current foster Asti's brother) who is in all of these pics with him."
Posted by Carol at 7:23 AM
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Thinking maybe I better check in as it has been awhile. Sorry for the long absence. We are still here and still rescuing German Shepherd Dogs of course. We are not putting many of our dogs on Petfinder as we seem to get them placed before I can get them put on the site. Actually I am a little unhappy with Petfinder, since they sold out, because for one thing they took off the feature that allowed people to click straight to our website adoption application. Instead they put a totally inadequate little form of their own on there. Now we have to give directions how to go to our website to put in an application and often people don’t see it as it is in the description of the dog.
I had planned to get our website updated and we did get some donations last time I made a request here but we didn’t receive enough so I still have them waiting till we have the funds to do it.
Hopefully this will remind our wonderful friends and supporters that we are still in need. I haven’t talked to Go Daddy and I hope that the cost hasn’t gone up. I just tried to call but it said I would have a 28 minute wait so I think I will try tomorrow. We have pretty much reached the point that we have to do this to be able to continue rescuing and it will take a real professional to do it. Once it is done we should be able to make changes and update it ourselves. I have 3 pages of changes and updates to be made. There are 3 submission forms on there , adoption application, owner surrender form and foster application that can be filled out online and submitted to us . There is also a paypal link , and the forms also connect to Petfinder. This just isn’t an easy website web builder thing LOL. Anyone that wants to help can just click on the donation button on this blog. If it gives you a friends and family option use that one and paypal won’t take a percentage.
Chaddo , Excalibur and I are all doing pretty good. Marsha Boggs started an IPO club in Salida and after many years of not being close enough to participate in a club, I joined hoping that among other things it might help me get my health back. Of course to do this I needed a pretty high powered dog so Mike bought me a Czech import dog ( he paid for him, I ordered him LOL) and I started training again. I think it is working because I am feeling better. I have included a picture of him here. He is only 6 months old now. His name is Rezso Anrebri. I also included a few photos of some of our favorite rescues from 2016.
I am looking forward to spring and summer. Hope all of you are staying well and happy.
Posted by Carol at 10:38 AM
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Our 2017 Calendar is ready for sale! This is a collage of the winners and shows the month they are on.
The calendars are $20.00 each and are a fundraiser for German Shepherd Rescue of Central Colorado. If you would like to order one or more you can do that at our paypal address at firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure and mention that it is for the calendar and be sure and add your address and phone number . UPS requires that we include a phone number in case they get lost finding your house.
Please be sure and click on friends and family so that we won't get charged a fee as this is a fundraiser for our 501c3 German Shepherd Rescue to help dogs in need. Thanks to all of you that sent in photos to the contest. We didn't have quite enough so that means that if you sent in a photo you got in the calendar . We do this every year so remember to save some nice pictures for next year. This is our only fundraiser we do so hope you will all buy a calendar or several for gifts.
Posted by Carol at 8:59 AM
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
I received a sad message this morning about our boy Rifky. He was a one of a kind. I will never forget stopping by the Adams county shelter and telling my husband to wait while I checked the shelter for German Shepherds. Well there was Rifky, sad and alone. I told them I was going to take him and I will never forget walking out of that shelter with him so quietly on a lead. Rifky had a few anxiety issues if you tried to put him in a pen but he would sit happily on my back porch for hours. I placed him with Kevin, a trucker, so he would always have a companion and they had 7 wonderful years together.
Here is the Facebook message I received from Deborah, Kevin's mother:
"Hi Connie. Sweet, precious Rifky that Kevin adopted from you 7 years ago crossed the bridge this morning. He had cancer that was being treated aggressively, but that awful disease took him. He was such a sweet, gentle soul and he and Kevin had 7 wonderful, fun, loving years together. Kevin is just devastated. He and Rifky had such a fiercely strong bond. Wanted to let you know. Our hearts are broken. It's really hitting me hard and I have been crying all day. He was Kevin's dog, but a member of our entire family and we all loved him so very much. We knew he would pass last, and Kevin slept with him and held him in his arms all night. Rifky died in his dad's arms. That's how much those two loved each other."
Posted by Carol at 1:39 PM