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Ok, so she is a sweet little thing with puppy breath. She will go with the gang on Tuesday for vet check. She is a sweetie too.

email me if you are interested. kathleen@radiantrecovery.com Get your application in first please.

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Clayton is a 7 week old male Shepherd mix. He is a feisty little guy who is ready to take on the world.
He will have his shots and a chip on Tuesday. We will neuter him when he is a bit bigger.

If you have been waiting for a puppy and want little sprout, he is your guy.

Email me kathleen@radiantrecovery.com. Make sure you have filled out the application first :)

Dodge is a happy boy!

Dodge is a happy boy!

Wonderful progress with both the boys. Dodge is a fabulous dog with a great temperament. He likes dogs, likes people. He is slimming down and is now 84 from 98. I have a good sense of exactly what he needs to continue losing. he is athletic, loves to go walking and is very, very affectionate. He had some skin tags above his eyes, those are all healed now too.

Dodge has a quirk – he loves to dig. Now this is not regular let’s dig an interesting hole. This is a dog who thinks he is hunting for prairie dogs, which means he waits and then leaps and then goes after the dirts clump. Soooo, if you have a meticulous backyard, he is not the dog for you. I LOVE this dog, he is helping me get my garden ready LOL. If you want a character, he is your guy.

email me kathleen@radiantrecovery.com

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Here is Miss Shelby who is welcomed into our rescue because she was in need of a new home. She is an Anatolian Shepherd. Google and read about the temperament. She was with a family in the East Mountains and really did not like it so she kept getting out. One of our volunteers found her and asked if we could take her into rescue and find her a good home. They released her to us.

Shelby is very athletic and can go running with you. She is funny and playful although a little bit aloof at first. She is VERY loyal and stands by the people she loves. She has to have a lot of space and a SECURE fence.

She is about 5, has had shots, is spayed and is set to go. Email me if you would like to learn more about her.

kathleen@radiantrecovery.com

Shelby is waiting for her new family. here is a picture of Shelby with John – the guy who rescued her from her life on a chain. I think you can tell what she feels about him
SHELBY WITH JOHN

I thought you might like to see this~

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As you all know, GRR is a totally volunteer non profit. We do not get grants nor do we have fundraising events. We reply totally on your generosity.

I just calculated our typical per dog cost at about $300. This includes an exam, a heart worm and tick disease screen, a chip, a rabies and distemper/parvo shot and a spay/neuter. We buy food for the dogs, we pay for the repair of the kennels when the anxious dog rips it all down, we put clean chips in the kennels and we get throw away dogs new collars and tags. . It is not fancy, but you KNOW the dogs feel safe and loved.

In the last month, we had about $2000 in vet bills before the new guys came in so we are scraping the barrel.

People generally give us $200-$400 dollars and sometimes less. When the *sometimes less* happens to coincide with a flood of *extra* expense, we need your help. Recently I had a couple of people promise donations and then not follow through

I think many of you know that we are a very tiny group of dedicated volunteers. We have placed more than 750 Goldens over the years. But we don’t have a fund raising department. Colorado just did a fund raising dinner and raised $80,000 in a night. They have 150 volunteers …We have you. And I think most of you know that we are very, very good at placing dogs and have put most of our energy there.

We get 100% of the money you give goes to support dog costs. It is all tax deductible.

We put a paypal button on the home page there. If you can give us anything, we sure will appreciate it.

or if you like, you can make a donation at Long Leash on Life and we will use it for dog food. We give the dogs great food because most of them come in so compromised.

Finally, we will be introducing a $25 fee for making an application. I get hundreds of them a year and then most of the people never follow up. I think this will be a way for those of you who are serious about a dog to get that registered up front.

As always, THANK YOU for your support and continuing interest.

thank you for everything!

I have heard from a number of you about volunteering to help out and I apologize for my delay in getting back to you. Here is what we are needing:

1) We need people who are willing to come and work with an individual dog. We want to clicker train the dogs to sit, walk on a leash and not leap around, LOL. What your job would be is to learn something about clicker training…I recommend getting Peggy Tillman’s book called Clicking With your Dog. Long Leash on LIfe has it. While you are there, look at the stuff. Maybe even get a DVD. Go online and watch youtube so you can get the idea. I will help too.

My thinking is that if you learn this, you can come and work with one dog – your buddy. This is what will make the dogs most adoptable.

2) We also need people to take specific dogs walking or running. And…part of the dilemma is that the dogs who need it most are the dogs who don’t know how. Sometimes people come thinking that these are dogs that just need a walk. Sometimes that is true LOL, and sometimes they need to learn how. And the dogs are muddy and hairy so wear jeans.

3) Some of the dogs would love to go on an outing, maybe for a trip to Flying Star or a walk on the ditch. You can see if there is a dog that you think would suit your chemistry, email me and let’s chat.

Several people have asked me why we don’t have more dogs like some of the other state rescues do. I have thought about this a lot. I think it is because we work really hard to get to know our people. So when a dog comes in, we are able to make a placement quickly. If you look at the dogs under adopted, you will see that we have placed many, many dogs. Actually, we have placed more than 750 dogs.

The people who stay in touch, who watch the web site and who call regularly are the people who get dogs. If a dog comes up that you like, email right away. Remember, we must have your application on file in order to consider you for adoption. We will arrange a meeting if the dog sounds like a good match.

…remember, we place dogs based on temperament match to families. And there may be some variables that are not in the description…or you may call and think it doesn’t matter if it says the dog doesn’t like cats and you have a cat …Doesn’t like cats may mean the dog will eat your cat, so we won’t give you a *does not like cats* dog. Or if the dog is particularly rambunctious and you have young children, that will not be a good match.

But we love working with you.