Working with other rescues....
The hallmark of good rescue is rescue working together for the betterment of their dogs…we are so fortunate to be able to work with the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford CT and the Newfoundland Club of New England’s Rescue Chair Lori Bryant … our goals are to find the best homes for the dogs in our care…we are so happy to help them after they have helped us…please view our adoption page…our dogs have been combined so the dogs and their perspective homes can be matched appropriately!
Please watch our Happy Tails page...we've had dogs come in...and with pre-approved homes waiting we were able to place almost instantly! We love this! So much better for the dogs!!!!! Keep in mind...applications...followed by home check = placement...don't wait to see what we have waiting...once we do all the preliminaries...YOU are ready to GO!!!
Meet Duke. He is a 4 1/2 yr old who gets along with other dogs, cats and chickens! Duke seems to favor men, hanging closely to his foster Dad. Duke is working on his leash skills. Duke is available from the Newfoundland Club of New England. Applications can be downloaded from
Bertha ... NOW
Bertha came to us a week ago...a hardship case ... owner surrendered ... skin issues are not new to us...she is a sweetheart and deserves whatever can be done for her...thankfully she has no mange mites...we are treating her for Lyme disease....her blood work shows that she is anemic...we are working on getting her anemia under control then we can proceed with meds for her other issues...we will keep you updated on her progress.
UPDATE...Bertha has gone from a 13% to a 30% PCV... normal for range to indicate NO anemia is 36% ... we are getting there! Another blood test next Monday and hopefully the girl will be hitting the normal range! It's been two weeks and she is actually looking better and has more energy! YAY Bertha!
Apollo the Lab
Still looking for the right home for Apollo...would prefer to be an only dog...would love the opportunity to swim...an amazing dog...never stops wagging his tail!
Apollo is a 5 to 6 year old black Labrador...gentle, great with kids, cats, other dogs, ALL people...surrendered due to owner relocating, Apollo has some skin issues that we will get under control before he goes to his new home. Much vet work done today January 20, 2014...waiting on blood test results to determine treatment plan... Please watch his progress on our site!
UPDATE....Apollo had an almost nonexistent thyroid function...and was 25 pounds under weight...after a couple of months of soloxine for his thyroid (a very inexpensive thyroid supplement) and good nutrition....he is right where he should be...his hair has grown in quickly... a few spots left...we are allergy testing currently...we have no doubt that when he leaves That Newfoundland Place...he will go on to lead a completely normal life with a minimum of medication...he is SUCH a good boy...and now we know he LOVES to swim!!!
We are still looking for the right home for Apollo. He has become one magnificent boy! He looks great and behaves like a champ! Stays right with you...comes when you call...amazing! He needs a home where he has access to swimming ... he will make a great addition to YOUR family!
Here's an updated picture of Apollo the Labrador! What a difference good food, exercise, and thyroid medication make! Such an easy and inexpensive fix! He is like a different dog!
We are looking for a home for Apollo where he will be an only dog...access to swimming in the summer months...and ideally a traditionally fenced yard ... yes ... a lot to ask...but he is worth it and we are waiting....he will be an amazing companion!!!
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