November 2010


Ok, here is a very sad sorry….we got a call today from someone in SC saying that a friend of hers was found dead in her place today. They don’t know how long she had been gone. Leo was there. The kids took him to the shelter. So we got in gear, make 10-15 calls and got him out of the shelter, into a care home and have arranged transportation up to ABQ. Because the other dogs I have do not like new dogs, I am going to need a foster home for him ASAP. Is there anyone who can help out? Please call at 345-3737 or email thanks!

I am putting all the information about his story right here….

Leo is a golden mix from Animal Control in El Paso. He is four years old according to microchip records.
He is neutered and current on all shots. He is a small guy, weighing 50 pounds. Leo is VERY good with other dogs. Not aggressive. He doesn’t seem too interested in cats. He loves being bathed and brushed. He appears to be housebroken. He has not made a sound other than a faint whimper to go outside to pee. He slept well in the crate last night. No formal obedience training is apparent, but he is eager to please and smart. He loves to play with toys. He rides well in the car.


Leo was picked up as a strays, and was scheduled to be put down the following day. Leo had a tag with his name, an address, and a phone number. Animal Control contacted the owner, apparently more than once. Leo’s owners did not want to pay the $25 fee to get him released. I picked up Leo that morning, January 7.

Leo impressed me with his calm demeanor and loving nature. He fit right into our household, including the other doggies, immediately. He had been neutered and microchipped already so I went ahead and got his distemper/parvo shot. Dana came to look at Leo and fell in love with him on the spot, and he with her. He was exactly what she had described in her application as what she had been looking for.

Dana needed to make some repairs to her fence, and get her yard cleaned up before Leo could move in, so she planned to pick him up a few days later.

During that time period the local mobile vet was out to our house for something else, so we had her draw blood and run a heartworm test. Bad news here — he was heartworm positive. We decided to go ahead with treatment. We knew that Dana was in love with him. For that matter, we were, too. He is a wonderful little pooch.

So we got the heartworm treatment started, and kept him at our house for the first week. Then he went to Dana’s house, where he is now. She is taking care of him during the remainder of the recovery phase from the heartworm treatment, where he continues to do very well in his forever home. He is such a calm dog that he doesn’t need to be crated, and Dana calls every other day to report on his latest antics, with which she is thoroughly enamored.

Leo is the ideal GRRNM success story.

Buddy is a 3 year old male who was surrendered to the shelter. His family said they could not keep him. The shelter wanted him to have a new home so gave him to rescue.
When he arrived he was covered in mats. We have done some work with him, but couldn’t get him into the groomer because it is thanksgiving week 🙂 He is very sweet and loving.


Chloe is a 3 year old owner surrender because of a divorce situation. She is a Golden/Pyrennes cross. She is Golden Retriever size (about 60 pounds) and her personality is more like a Pyr. She loves people. And she likes male dogs. She will not do well with a female. She loves to run. She is very, very smart and will enjoy learning new things.

Chloe is very affectionate. She is initially cautious but is really tender and caring with her people.


Tony is a 18 month old male who came to use from down south. he is neutered and up to date with all his shots. He has been chipped and is set to go. Tony is loving, sweet and very kind. He is a little shy. Likes other dogs, likes kids.
His coat is a little sparse but is filling in with good food. He is a great boy.


Chance is a 3 year old male who is very energetic. He loves to run, he is very loving. He needs some training but is VERY excited to learn and wants to please. We have started doing clicker training with him and it is amazing how fast he is progressing. He so loves learning. The volunteer couldn’t believe how quickly he learns. This is not the same dog who arrived in our rescue!

He will be great in a family who love to run or go hiking.