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Saving Sasha, Our New Foster

On Tuesday, Miami-Dade Animal Services (MDAS) put out a list of 42 dogs to be euthanized the next day if no one came to their rescue. Every summer, the shelter gets packed to the brim with animals and sadly, they kill many dogs (and cats) when there is not enough space to house them.

Our wonderful friends at Dogs On The Move threw together a last minute transport effort, in an attempt to save as many dogs as possible. Dogs On The Move is a nonprofit organization  in South Florida that transports pets from high-kill shelters to responsible 501(c)3 rescues and no-kill organizations for re-homing (Facebook page here). With the support of dog lovers, fosters, donors & rescue groups, a plan was in place. By the end of the day, a total of 9 dogs had been saved, 8  from the euthanasia list.

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Sasha’s intake picture from MDAS

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A Forever Home For Enzo

Enzo is going home! Not like on transport to a rescue group to find a home, like HOME!!! The story is really proof that in the end, everything works out the way it’s supposed to be.


Enzo will be going to live in Ridgeland, SC with a wonderful friend of my mom’s. It’s about 20 minutes away from Hilton Head Island, where I grew up (hint, hint: I’ll get to see him whenever I go home!).

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Last Weeks With Enzo

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Our sweet foster boy Enzo is one step closer to home. In a few weeks, he will depart on transport to a rescue organization in Iowa. Originally we were not going to send him on another transport but our partners in Iowa heard the whole story (here, if you missed it) and are confident they can find him a great home in no time. They adore Chows and Enzo’s story, photos and videos have stolen their hearts.

Last weekend, Enzo graduated from Basic Obedience Class. The class is designed off the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen curriculum so he’ll be ready to start CGC training or advanced training with his new family. He’s matured into a wonderfully trained pup and we’re certain we’re going to have a hard time letting go.

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Cheers to 2013!

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We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!! Thank you all for your supportive words about our foster boy Enzo who made a reappearance last month at our house. (Read here if you missed the post.) He’s doing exceptionally well and as the days go by, I’m falling more and more in love with him. He’s become an excellent walker and loves getting his furry coat brushed. Another favorite? Pressing his entire body into you when you pet him. He’s had no obedience issues at all and I find myself scratching my head to explain the earlier blunder. Hopefully, Enzo will find his perfect forever home soon– he has nothing but love– and a ton of dog hair to give 🙂

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Love this boy!

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Enzo’s Back & Searching for Home

Our sweet foster boy Enzo is back. About a month ago we sent him to a rescue group in New Hampshire to search for his forever home but sadly, things did not work out. Enzo was failed, had a little incident and his fate was hanging by a thread again. Thankfully, we were able to save him and bring him back down to Miami.

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Saving Enzo for the 2nd time…he sat on my lap the whole way home 🙂

When we sent Enzo, the rescue group assured us he’d work with their professional trainer to get all the help he needed before being adopted (he was jumpy, very hyper and didn’t know basic obedience). Sadly, Enzo was never seen by the trainer and adopted out to a family instead. His behavior escalated when the family reported Enzo was “growling at their 5 year old”. Instead of removing Enzo from the house immediately, sending a trainer over or even having a trainer call to asses the situation, the rescue did nothing. A week later, Enzo stole a plate of cookies off the table and was eating them when the grandfather came in. As he was picking the cookies up, Enzo “nipped at him”. The bite did not draw blood or require medical attention however the rescue decided it would be best to euthanize Enzo.

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