Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Windy the day she went to her new home.

Windy is truly an amazing creature. She has absolutely beautiful big shining eyes, a huggable fluffy body, and at 30 lbs is the perfect size. No dog I have met has had the amazing impact of Windy. It is impossible to meet her and not love her.

Windy enjoying the outdoors.

Windy lived in my bathtub for 2 weeks when she first came from 'Camp Reno'. Slowly she moved into the bedroom. After 3 years she is a happy, energetic social dog who loves to talk and loves agility tunnels. When I brought Windy home I had no intentions of keeping her. I was going to foster her until she was ready for her new home. I adopted her out 6 months later. She ran away from her new home 3 times. By the third time I decided to bring her home with me. Windy truly is my soul mate, and I thank God for her every day.

Windy looking pretty.

So glad to hear from Windy.
You look fabulous!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mindy (a.k.a. Elsie)

Mindy has been with us for a little over three years. She is such a sweet little dog with pretty silky-soft fur. She is very shy and likes her blanket in the corner where she feels very safe. She fears thunder storms more than anything. Other dogs are her best friends. Every morning mom takes Mindy and Lucky (11 year-old wolfhound mix) for an off the leash run through the sage brush. Mindy is always excited to go and she performs her little doggy dance around the house before we leave. On the trail, Mindy chases rabbits and birds, when she sees them. Sadly, she once succeeded in catching a quail. We meet other friends and their dogs on the trail. We hope Mindy is enjoying life in our home. That's all the news for now.

So great to hear from you Mindy!!
Glad you are enjoying the new digs!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Message From KATIE

A Great Message from Katie:

Merry Christmas to ALL our Gabbs friends (four-legged and two-legged alike). Cheers to all our friends that have found forever homes, and BIG Christmas wishes for those still waiting. We love you all.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

BUFFY Update

Sadly, Buffy's Mom, Mary Ann passed away unexpectedly in March 2010. Mary Ann and I met while volunteering for Dog Town Canine Rescue and became good friends. It seemed natural that I would take Buffy to my home to foster, and as it turned out we adopted her.

Since Buffy became part of our family we have discovered what a sweet, wonderful dog she is. She is very quiet and fits well with our family. We have two other dogs: Lucky, a ten year male shepherd mix and Sara a twelve year old female, a probable McNab mix; both are Rescued dogs.

Buffy with her new siblings

It did not take Buffy long to get accustomed to our routine. She prefers to stay in the house, but on nice days will stay outside with Lucky. They love to run around the yard and to get groomed. Buffy loves to go for walks in the desert and loves her car rides. She likes to chase rabbits and Quail. We have a fenced yard, so until I could trust her off leash and to come to me on Recall, she was on leash or in the fenced yard. She has learned perfect Recall and will stop chasing rabbits and come back to me.

Miss Buffy in her new home

Buffy is doing well in training class. She is meeting different people and dogs. She is still somewhat cautious, but I feel she has grown so much. Buffy enjoys seeing my 7 and 10 year old Grandsons. She does not play with them, but loves to be petted by them.
Buffy says "hi" to all her Gabbs Buddies.

A Big Hello to You too, Buffy!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rest in Peace WINNIE

Winnie died early Sunday morning, November 28th from complications following a bout with the dog flu. She is survived by her sister, Turtle, who is very lonesome without her. She died at home, in her own bed, warm and loved. I knew the time would come that Dama would start calling her dogs home. I just didn’t think she would start here, or so soon. You will be missed Winnie, but I will cherish the memory of you always.

RIP Baby Girl... We love you and miss you!!