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Nice Message From Finn’s New Mom

“I can’t even express how well Finn fits into our family. My other Dane and Finn get along wonderfully. He is so happy. We love him. Thank you for your matchmaking and doing your great heartfelt work.”

This is why we do Rescue work. This gorgeous def Dane puppy is now a cherished dmember of his new family.
Thank you so very much Dayna for taking a chance on a deaf Dane! Finn is snow Koda!

Bodie is working on his tan

Bodie is working on his tan

Bodie and his human friend Aubrey are sharing nicely THEIR towel! Bodie said it was HIS towel and he unselfishly let Aubrey share it, so who am I to disagree. Thanks to Gayle (mom to Bodie and Stevie, and grandmother to Aubrey) for sending us this great photo. Gayle and Glenn’s other dog is a black senior female, (Stevie) who wisely knows that too much sun won’t help her complexion!



Private Foster Care Needed

Private Foster Care Needed

We got a call today from a nice woman who is trying to find short term foster care for her ill mother. Here is what she wrote to us:

“Lucy is a healthy 2 1/2 year old Great Dane, who is up-to-date on all of her vaccinations. She is very friendly to familiar faces, but is very anxious around strangers, especially when on the leash out of the home. This anxiety can manifest itself in barking, growling, and lunging at strangers, but can be redirected with treats. She is leash and crate trained and knows basic commands (sit, down, stay, get on your bed, etc.). She is also EXTREMELY food motivated. She does well around other dogs, but has limited interaction with children and cats, so I am not entirely sure how she would react. She does like to eat inanimate objects such as socks and masks, but less so recently. Housebroken.

While Lucy is a big personality, she is very sweet to her owners and wants nothing more than to cuddle on the couch. She provides ample amounts of laughter and love, and the thought of parting with her for even a short period of time is heartbreaking.

My mom is a cancer patient and is unable to care for Lucy on her own. I have pretty much taken over as Lucy’s owner, but I will be unable to care for her from May 1st-June 30th. During that time, I would need someone to take care of her. There is a possibility that I can care for Lucy sooner than June 30th, but that is still very much up in the air.

I really appreciate your help in assessing options for Lucy.

Mariana Alvear

Titan and Shawnee

Titan and Shawnee

Fun photo of titan and Shawnee helping Dad in the kitchen. Both Danes adopted from us at separate times. But both lucky enough to now live in the Slobodian home!

Lucky (formerly Thomas) with his Dad

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Annie Update

Thanks to Annie’s owner, Todd Hunter for sending us this beautiful photo of his girl Annie. Annie came in with what w assume was her daughter from the Yuba shelter. Both were found as strays but both had such good dispositions!

Kila Video!!


Kila with her new Mom Peggy