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CONGRATULATIONS to DOMINO & SARGE!

 

We had 35 beautiful mutts enter our Beautiful Mutt Contest in honor of National Mutt Day yesterday.  Domino won 1st Place by receiving the most votes (142 likes by close of contest) so he and his owner will be receiving a gift basket full of dog items worth $200!  Because Sarge also had over 100 likes, he and his owner will be receiving a prize of a $25 gift card to PetSmart!

Thank you to everyone who shared their beautiful mutt with us and also helped spread the word about our efforts at K-9 Angels Rescue!

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K-9AR : One year later at 2125 Alabama

Please enjoy our memory lane videos with us
as we celebrate our 1st year at 2125 Alabama  Houston TX 77098
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First Day at 2125 Alabama – July 20 2013
         Part 1           Part 2         Part 3           Part 4           Part 5           Part 6
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What a record-breaking W E E K E N D !

 

WE HAD A RECORD-BREAKING 29 ADOPTIONS!!!

We have many many other cute pups still waiting for their furever homes and our Intake Coordinator is pulling new dogs from the high-kill shelters every week.

Stay tuned for the new cuties!

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Adoption Fee change

February 2014 – Adoption Fee

As of February 1, 2014, the adoption fee for all dogs
at K-9 Angels Rescue is $200.

The adoption fee pays for the dog’s spay/neuter,
microchip, shots and any necessary medicines
or other medical procedures needed for the dog.  

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I am a dog, not a thing.

Editorial
I am a dog.  I am a living, breathing animal.
I feel pain, joy, love, fear and pleasure.

I am not a thing.  If I am hit – I will bruise, I will bleed, I will break.
I will feel pain.  I am not a thing.

I am a dog.  I enjoy playtime, walk time, but more than anything, I enjoy time with my pack – my family – my people.  I want nothing more than to be by the side of my human.  I want to sleep where you sleep and walk where you walk.  I am a dog and I feel love… I crave companionship.

I enjoy the touch of a kind hand and the softness of a good bed.  I want to be inside of the home with my family, not stuck on the end of a chain or alone in a kennel or fenced yard for hours on end.  I was born to be a companion, not to live a life of solitude.

I get too cold and I get too hot.  I experience hunger and thirst.  I am a living creature, not a thing.

When you leave, I want to go with you.  If I stay behind, I will eagerly await your return.  I long for the sound of your voice.  I will do most anything to please you.  I live to be your treasured companion.

I am a dog.  My actions are not dictated by money, greed, or hatred.  I do not know prejudice.  I live in the moment and am ruled by love and loyalty.

Do not mistake me for a mindless object.  I can feel and I can think.  I can experience more than physical pain, I can feel fear and joy.  I can feel love and confusion.  I have emotions.  I understand perhaps more than you do.  I am able to comprehend the words you speak to me, but you are not always able to understand me.

I am a dog.  I am not able to care for myself without your help.  If you choose to tie me up and refuse to feed me, I will starve.  If you abandon me on a rural road, I will experience fear and loneliness.  I will search for you and wonder why I have been left behind.  I am not a piece of property to be dumped and forgotten.

If you choose to leave me at a shelter, I will be frightened and bewildered.  I will watch for your return with every footfall that approaches my kennel run.

I am a dog – a living, breathing creature.  If you choose to take me home, please provide me with the things that I need to keep me healthy and happy.

Provide me with good food, clean water, warm shelter and your love.  Do not abandon me.  Do not kick me.  Do not dump me when your life gets too busy.   Make a commitment to me for the entirety of my life, or do not take me home in the first place.

If you desert me, I do not have the means to care for myself.  I am at the mercy of the kindness of people – if I fall into the wrong hands, my life will be ruined.

I will experience pain, fear and loneliness.  If I wind up in an animal shelter, I have only my eyes to implore someone to save me, and my tail to show you that I am a friend. If that is not good enough, I will die.

I am a dog.  I want to give and receive love.  I want to live.  I am not a thing.  I am not a piece of property.  Please do not discard me.  Please treat me with kindness, love and respect.  I promise to repay you with unconditional love for as long as I live.

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Thank you for reading and thank you for sharing this article with others.
Pemmy Eims
Story ideas can be emailed to Eims1@live.com.   Subscribe to Penny’s e-mail alerts.

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Sun(ny) Should Shine Light on Federal Dog Policies

Let us add our congratulations and best wishes
to the newest First Dog, Sunny.

Sunny
Sunny, the new Obama family dog, on the South Lawn
of the White House, Aug. 19, 2013.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The White House announcement that Bo now has a little sister to romp with did not provide detail about Sunny’s background, except to say she is 14 months old and was born in Michigan.

As we always say in such circumstances, we hope the Obamas considered adoption or rescue as the first choice in obtaining a pet.  We are pleased to learn that the First Family made a donation in Sunny’s name to the Washington Humane Society, which shows the family’s awareness of and concern for the problem of homeless dogs and cats in our nation.

With Sunny in the limelight today, we take the opportunity to express to the President our hope that he will make dogs not just a family priority, but a national policy priority too.

His Administration has promulgated two rules to reduce the suffering of dogs who wind up being sold in retail commerce.  One rule would prevent the importation of dogs from puppy mills in foreign countries for sale here until they are at least six months old (part of its regulatory responsibility after The HSUS worked to include a provision banning imports in the 2008 Farm Bill).  The other would close a loophole and requires Internet sellers of puppy mill dogs to be licensed and inspected by the USDA — which came at The HSUS’s request in the wake of a searing USDA Office of Inspector General review of deficiencies in federal Animal Welfare Act enforcement efforts.

Both are small steps that can make real differences in the lives of dogs who are not so fortunate as Bo and Sunny.  We’ve been anxiously awaiting the final rules, and they’ve been a long time in coming.  It’s time for the White House to make these policies law.  No more delays.

For those not familiar with the economics of dogs, remember that puppy mills are the primary source of dogs sold in pet stores and online, and also a source of great misery.  A far better alternative for those who want a pet is to find a responsible breeder or, better yet, visit a rescue or shelter—where dogs of specific breeds or mixed-breeds, as well as dogs with special qualities—are waiting for a home.

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Just a Chain Away From ‘Real Love’

Hi, I’m Ella!  My story may sound familiar to some, but I hope you will read it so you can discover what a nice dog I am – I want so badly to love and be loved in return!

I never really knew what it was like to be “truly loved” – only what it meant to be “provided for.”   Believe me, those are two very different things!

I belonged to a family, so I wasn’t abandoned.  I had food and water, so I never went hungry or thirsty.  But I lived outside of my family’s house, chained to a pole in the yard, and while I belonged to a family, I was never part of a family.  Does that make sense at all?

Oh, how I longed to be with them! I would see and hear them through the windows and my tail would wag and my ears would perk up at something funny they would say… but I was to stay outside in the yard.

Day and night, there I was.  I curled myself in a ball to keep warm on the chilly winter nights.  Those were the worst.

Gosh, I was lonely.

One day, someone from my family came out to see me.  Oh, these were my favorite times!  I loved sitting and gazing up in their eyes.  Maybe they would see what a good girl I am.

This particular time something new happened.  The chain was taken off my collar and a leash was put on instead.  It was a lot lighter than the chain.  I took a few prancing steps; it felt so good to stretch my legs!

There was someone new there, too.  Someone I never met before.  They took my leash from my owner’s hands into theirs and began to walk away – with me!  I was led into a van and taken away from the family, the house and the lonely yard.

I laid down and waited a while.  This whole “car”  thing was new to me, it was a little loud, but I was patient.

I went to a new place with a lot of other dogs.  It was very exciting! I wagged my tail at everyone I saw.  They gave me food, water and, oh delight, a warm place to sleep at night.  Everyone was kind and freely patted my head and back.

After some time, I was taken for another van ride.  This time, it took a while longer, but again, I was patient! (See how good I am!)  I arrived in a new place with new dogs and people to meet.  Meeting new dogs and people is my favorite!  They let me sniff as much as I want and it was okay to give kisses to my new people-friends.

After a couple days, my new people-friends saw how nice I was with other dogs.  I graduated to Doggy Playgroup!  I love playing with my mates.

Here we are playing “Dogpile!”  I’m the one on the bottom, but that’s okay, I let them win!

And here I am on a Mystery Sniff Journey. I’m such a team player!
We never did find where that smell came from, though.

I love running and playing so much!  After all that time on the chain, I really relish playtime and walks with friends.  I even make some goofy faces while I run and romp.

Well, thanks for reading my story.  If you’re familiar with pet rescue, it may sound like a lot of other stories, but I hope through reading it, you discovered what of a one-of-a-kind dog I am !

Please visit my friends on the K-9 Angels Rescue ADOPTABLE DOGS page – they’re all hoping to write a story like mine!

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