P.O. Box 1909
Olive Branch, MS. 38654
501 (c) (3) Non Profit
Shelly, as you can see, Lexie continues to love the snow! We have to watch her carefully because of the steel plate in her leg, and put a bootie and wool sock on her when it's really cold, but it doesn't slow her down. Hope you are doing well!
Thank you Southern Jewel for bringing our new baby into our lives. Teddy (Curly) is such a sweet baby. We have all fell in love with him especially my daughter!
My partner Archie and I are fans of Last Chance Highway on Animal Planet. Last August, after watching the show, we went to the website just to check it out. In just a few clicks we were looking at adoptable dogs! This wasn't what we went to the site for, but we'd been looking with no success in the New York City area, so we couldn't resist. We quickly came up on a picture of a little Chihuahua-Dachshund mix that jumped out of the computer screen and spoke to us. "Chi-Chi" was her name. She was described as a rescue, a breeder, from a puppy mill in Arkansas. As a native Arky, that hooked it for me. We quickly filled out an application and emailed it to Shelly. After a phone interview with her, before we knew it she was on an Alpha Dog Rescue transport from Mississippi to Parsippany, NJ. She came to us with one blind eye, scars, and the disposition of an angel. We call her Junebug.
We have had her for five months now. She has bonded with our miniature dachshund Moose and is truly a part of our family. She has a wisdom about her that makes us feel like she's an "old soul." She is precious. I can't tell you how much we love her. It took a while for a country girl to get used to the big city, but she has made amazing progress and I think it's safe to say that she's a New Yorker now!
My family adopted Maisy (formerly "Miley") from Shelley late this summer. I wanted to let you know Maisy is a wonderful girl who is filled with love for all of us. The day we picked her up, she was so skinny we could see all of her ribs, which we found out was being caused by her being infected with both hookworms and whipworms. We have managed to get rid of the worms and put a couple of pounds on her, and the vet is pleased with her weight and her overall health. She is active and playful and we love her happy & goofy nature. Her biggest challenge remains to be her separation anxiety. We are still working with her to try to make our departures less stressful for her, and she has made some progress. She hates being in the crate while we are gone, but is willing to go in without a struggle. She comes out like a rodeo bull! She is taking an anti-anxiety medicine and we are in dog training classes and she has learned so much. She is incredibly bright and super food-motivated! She'll do anything for a treat, and that makes new tricks a snap for her. She loves riding in the car, and especially loves visiting my husband's parents in the woods in Vermont. She also enjoys my father's visits, and he brings his bulldog Chewi with him. Chewi is the perfect antidote for Maisy's sometimes crazy nature as he is the mellowest dog on Earth. Combined with the fact that he is almost totally deaf and can't hear her bark at him, he is a great dog to teach her to be calm.
Maisy has been a wonderful addition to our household and we look forward to spending many more years with her. We feel fortunate to have her in our lives.