|COME JOIN US IN GULFPORT, FL, Saturday Feb. 25, 2017|
|Come join us next Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at the Gulfport (FL) Gets Rescued Street Fair. We will have our booth at the Historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Blvd, Gulfport, FL 33707. We will run the booth from 10am to 6pm. COME MEET SKIPPY!!! We will be have a Mardi Gras themed booth and this is a fund raising event so we'd love any donations. We will have some Sheepie clothing, sheepie car magnets for purchase and other fun stuff. We'll even let you take pictures with SKIPPY and get a kiss for donation ; ) Let us know if you are coming, this will be a fun event. Come and hang out with us. Email me to let me know you to look for you and feel free to bring your sheepie! Placement@oesrescuenetwork.org |
|ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENT: MURPHY (female)|
|Sweet little Murphy's parents did not want to give her up. They thought long and hard over their decision, but their young family was growing and a baby was on the way. Murphy wasn't doing well with the current young ones in the house and showed alot of anxiety just was not a happy dog around them.. So on a very sad dad, I met with the owners and they handed her over. |
At my house she did very well, no anxiety and was fine with the other dogs. She was easy to place and we found a local home Marietta, GA. The initial visit was wonderful and the whole family and a friends of the family came by to meet her. Within a day, they were head over heals with her. While we don't normally have "family" visits with previous owners, we realized the two families lived very close to each other and the original owners got to meet the girl at her new home. All was well and they saw their girl the happiest and most calm she had been in a long time. Congratulations to the Woods on their new pet member, Murphy (who is an only dog child at the home). We hope you guys will join us one day at a Sheepie Day in the Park event.
|ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENT: MILO|
|Congrats to the Evans in Florida on their adoption of fun Milo. Milo was given up due to not doing well with young ones in his original family. He is about 5 years old.|
Milo joins another medium sized dog and enjoys playing with him. Milo is a big fan of Swimming and sure has been getting lots of excercise at their home pool. Any chance he gets, he is in the pool. We really wanted to place him with someone who knew his love of the pool and they sure do. They love him and everyone in the family adores their new sheepie addition.
|ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENT: Yiro (sounds like Sheeto) now named Oliver|
|Yiro came to us from a hispanic family. Unfortunately it was difficult to communicate, so we didn't have alot of information on him except that he was around 6-7 years old. We were able to get help from Roxanne Lund who picked him up. She met up with Carolyn Lichwala who let him stay overnight due to scheduling. And then Carolyn met up with Marie Harrington in Ocala to foster more permanently. |
Yiro was great in his foster home, but we did try to place him a few times.
This rarely happens, but he was returned for various reason. We just couldn't figure it out. He was great at Marie's house, but anxiety would overcome him when he went into his new placement homes, even when we had him meet their other dogs or homes, things just went weird after Marie left him with the family. So we removed animals and kids from the picture and found a home with no animals and no kids. Congrats to Omer in Florida. Yiro has been renamed Oliver and seems to be doing well now.
|Adoption Announcement: Kierra|
|Kierra ended up at 12 years old in a Florida shelter. Looking horrible due to skin issues with her age against her, quite often dogs like this don't get their final happy home. We were lucky to be involved in a Facebook share where we were able to help pull her and get her in the hands of some fine folk in Ohio who really wanted to add her to their home. |
It's such a wonderful thing when someone steps up and says they want a senior. Our faithful Marie Harrington made the trip to the shelter to pull her and got her to her vet. Thankfully the skin condition was not mange, but probably more due to fleas or allergies. We got her the basic shots and vet check for an eye issue and she was back at Marie's. Marie said she had happy feet and would get really excited to see her and that she had young spunk and appeared to want to play with Marie's other dogs. This is always a good sign.
After alot of scheduling, Marie met the Bendl's from Ohio in Savannah, GA where the exchange took place. Kierra spent the night in a hotel with her new parents before the long trip back to Ohio! Thanks to all involved in saving this sweet girl and giving her a final loving home for however long she has left in her senior life!
|ADOPTION ANNOUNCENT- MORGAN (again)|
|Many of you may recall the adoption of Morgan back in July. She was young when got her at the age of 5 months. Extremely willful and needed lots of training,had some medical issues with her vulva and we needed to wait for a heat cycle before we could spay her, but we got her in the perfect home. Her adopter Debbie, got her in training and started working with her immediately. Debbie spent alot of time working with her. Morgan had fun with her smaller sheepie looking brother Charlie and life was great. Morgan had her first heat cycle and we were finally able to get her spayed and while the heat cycle helped her vulva situation, it didn't fix it, but doesn't seem to be a problem at the moment. So all was well in Morgan's world. BUT THEN, Morgan started showing some issues with her hips. Morgan's issues seemed to be progressing with the problem getting worse, so her mom contacted us and let us know, as difficult the decision was, she felt for Morgan's best interests, Morgan needed to find a home with a pool for muscle strengthening, preferably a heated pool. |
After a long search and putting her on Petfinder (which we rarely do), we found a home we felt would be the right fit. Morgan moved close by to her current home by a few hours to a home with a pool. And while Morgan doesn't really like swimming on her own, she does now go to the vets office for play time and rehab swimming. She likes it there and it helps wear down this active young dog's brain. She is showing signs of less pain when walking and running and for now is off of pain meds. We hope her swimming will continue to help manage her pain so she can be the perfect crazy and fun pup that we know she is.
Congrats to Deborah in Cape Coral. We hope we get to see you guys at the Rescue Event in Gulfport, FL next weekend.
| SHEEPIE DAY IN THE PARK- Nov 2016|
|We had a wonderful time at our Atlanta Sheepie Day in the Park. Beautiful weather and our friends from Ohio, Karen Rosga and Jim Pisarowicz came and brought their sheepie they got from us, named Tillie. Tillie was reunited with her brother Moe who lives locally. Jim has attended several of our events, but they are moving back to Colorado, so we may not see them again, so it was a nice visit. Thanks to all that came out, we had several new people come by, always great to add to the mix.|
|OES SPECIALTY Sept 2016- Hickory, NC|
|Skippy and I made the trip to Hickory to walk in the rescue parade and represent our rescue group. I was so happy that they let us write a little something about our dogs that was announced. Very touching moment when the President of the OESCA came up to me with tears in her eyes after we had our moment. She even mentioned her favorite rescue dog that walked was Skippy in the OESCA publication after the event. We had a nice time meeting other southern sheepies and our rescue groups in the southeast and their volunteers. We all love what we do and are passionate about our sheepdogs! 1. Lining up to walk in the rescue parade 2. Skippy's first itme in a hotel 3. Skippy with his Rescue parade ribbon. He just would not sit on that thing, he would only lay down. Funny dog!|
|AVAILABLE IN RESCUE: MAC in Alabama|
|Mac came to us from Memphis. Turned in by his family this sweet boy just didn't seem to like being around 2 young kids under 5 and with baby on the way, the family felt best to rehome him. He also had an issue with the small dog in the house. Luckily our volunteers went into to action in order to get him in rescue. Rebecca and Keith who have 2 sheepies from our rescue met the owners to pick him up and drove a few hours to meet up with Betsy, our rescue President. We found out the week that we were getting Mac that he had Heartworms (a shock to his parents that had started leaving him outside more often, but also at the same time stopped providing heartworm treatment). Heartworm treatment generally runs about $800-$1000 and we are always grateful when a vet will give us a discount. Thankfully Betsy's vet has a slightly better price than what is charged in the Atlanta area. |
Mac did great during his first round of Heartworm treatment and his second treatment will be mid March. He will be availabe for adoption the beginning of April. He enjoys snuggles and quite likes an opportunity to sleep on the bed. He has done well around the 2 female senior dogs at the home. We are still taking applications for Mac. He is located near Birmingham, AL.
|We are after all a 501c3, any donation is tax deductible and well this is how we subsidize all our medical funds for pups in need! Our reserves are lower than they have been in 8 years. |
Donations can be made by visiting our website at www.oesrescuenetwork.org oand hitting the "donate" button. This takes you to paypal and you can sign in as a one time user, so you do not have to set up an account or you can send one to:OESRNSE
Attn: Carolyn Vaisin
12878 Saddlebrook Circle
Fairhope, AL 36532