This little guy
flew in to Detroit from Texas on
July 26th, 2010. A very sweet, non-aggressive boy that has
some behavior things we hope we can work through.
My birthday is October 1st, 2008.
Kobuck- Summer 2010
September 2005- Madison was been adopted from
New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue on September 16, 2005. Thanks for choosing us for this special girl.
Panda... Madison... Panda
I'm a New Jersey Girl!
We are Panda's 3rd home according to
the paperwork we received. She also spent 3 weeks at a NJ shelter.
No surgery has been required for her hip dysplasia yet... she
did have a bladder defect that required surgical correction and
also takes Betaine Hydrochloride (discontinued Uroeze... too
hard on her stomach) for a urinary ph imbalance. These two
things have corrected her housetraining issues. She just
started Metacam for pain in August 24, 2009.
My birthday is October 29th, 2004
January 2005- We are adopting a special little sheepie
born with a birth defect. Kaytee has a cleft palate and a hare lip... she's
also mostly blind but she gets around great! Thanks for allowing us to
adopt her Kaye! We finally got our blue-eyed sheepie :)
Note: Kaytee's mother was spayed after
Kaytee was born. I'm actually Emma's and Darby's real half-sister!
We have the same dad... KemoSabe.
Their mom is Dolly and mine is Angel.
My birthday is November 24th, 2004.
Kaytee- Summer 2009
UPDATE- WE HAVE TWO LITTLE GIRLS!!
Amanda was the last pup remaining out of
the 19 puppies so we're getting two puppies!
My name is Darby now!
"Darby Me Darlin'"
My birthday is November 25th, 2003.
Darby- Summer 2009
Jim, Darby & Emma
January 2004- We have
found our little girl! No blue eyes but we realized the
limitation we put on our request in time. She is a
cutie. Thanks Kaye Fletcher!
"Aye Emma Bonny Lass"
My birthday is November 25th, 2003.
Emma- Summer 2009
Our 4th of July Pup
My birthday is
around May 15th, 1999.
Meesha is our small dog who is about
1 1/2 years younger than Maggie. While at the vet, one of the girls
brought out this tiny puppy that had been sick. As we understand it,
the mother had been hit by a car and the boy was trying to care for
her. A couple took her to our vet who was caring for her until she
could be placed in a home. There were guesses that she was
either a black lab or chow (black on tongue)... ha! She often
has a swagger when she walks, would be alpha if we allowed it, but
has kept some of the "puppiness" about her. She loves to have her
chest scratched and be hugged but she also sometimes gets these
bursts of energy and races around the yard making noises. She is
very alert, has a great nose for anything new or different... she
can be somewhat nervous and is often on the go. She and Maggie
are buddies. Nicknames: Moo-Moo, Mooshie, Me-Mo, MonaMeesha, Hooch,
The Hairy Heathen, Devil Dog.
Meesha- Summer 2009
My birthday is somewhere
around October 15th, 1997.
Maggie is our medium size dog. We
decided to get another puppy and went to the local Humane Society.
As God would have it, they only had one puppy (thank goodness
because the choice was taken away). She had been there for about 3-4
weeks and was the last of the litter remaining... she seemed not to
pay much attention to me when I went in but I had to take her
because I saw her and could not leave her not knowing what would
happen to her. My husband and son had been forewarned that this
would happen. She has turned out to be a true companion dog that
loves family and a ball nut that would play all day. She is our
softie... a timid dog that retrieves the ball and throws it back to
you. She is afraid of strangers unless of course they have a
ball. Nicknames: Maggs, Maggsie, Maggie-Do, Magee, the Hairy
Potato or Hairy Tater (after a bath).
Maggie- Summer 2009
Date: January 14th, 2004
are searching for a
Old English Sheepdog puppy.
Why we want an OES:
We just put our Nikki- 11 year old OES/mix- down
on Saturday during exploratory surgery (started bleeding- tumors on both
kidneys... could not make her well again) and after a lot of crying decided to
get a new puppy. We have always taken other peoples unwanted pets (including
one little bunny going into the stew pot and the neighbor's rabbit that we
found under our porch after they moved) but this time have decided we want a
purebred OES because of our Nikki's characteristics.
What we can offer an OES puppy:
We are responsible dog owners who currently have
two mix-breed females (both spayed). All of our pets are indoor family members
who we keep for life. We live
in a subdivision. This puppy will be loved, have plenty of toys, a fenced
backyard so she can safely run and play, at least one check up a year with our
veterinarian and heartworm pills to prevent disease. We are a work at home
couple so we are with our dogs most of the time. Please note that we will most
likely keep this puppy clipped short when she grows up as we did our other
OES/mix and she will be spayed.
Blue-eyed female puppy.
Puppy must be healthy and have good hips and eyes. Her mother/father health
history must also be good. We want her to be intelligent
and not timid because she will also be a watchdog for us. Must be home raised
with love and not a "puppy mill" puppy. The reason the blue eyes are important
to us is because even if she turns out to be a goofball, her size and eyes can
be a deterrent.
(Both are under 6 years old.)
We are looking for a blue-eyed OES sister to join us! We will
share our toys and kiddy pool in the summer although we may be somewhat
possessive of our parents, at least until you learn your place in our family.
Want to come live with us?
We get two meals a day and eat in the morning and afternoon.
We get dog bones too. Mom and Dad usually cut back on our food in the winter
when we are not as active because they say we get fat. They were always
worried about big Nikki's hips (it turned out she had great hips).
We have lots of stuffed and plastic-type toys and nylon dog
chews... there is a box in the hall that we take them out of and we drop them all over
the house. We laugh when mom has to pick them up. (She could get Nikki
to pick them up and put them in the box if she bribed her... wonder if she
will try that with us?)
We have a fenced in backyard that we run in. Mom or Dad
usually are outside with us any way... we don't have much unsupervised outdoor
time. In the summer we have a kiddy pool that we play in.
We are never allowed out the front door unless we have our
collars and leashes. We know that we cannot go past the threshold of the
Mom and Dad make us go see Dr. Gremel and Dr. Peck at least once a year to get
shots and blood tests for heart worms. They give us these chewable pills
each month and we get vitamin C in our food. Nikki got Glucosamine too.
Mom taught us word commands like sit, down, off, around-place,
heel, stay, take a break, and go to the fence- do your business, go to your
place (Dad says night-night). She then had the audacity to teach us a
lot of these with hand signals only. Maggie's much better with "stay" than I am.
We humor Mom with
refresher courses because we get treats which are always cool.
You will probably be at the bottom of the pecking order.
You're just a squirt so once you get older, you will get your food dish last
and go out the door last. It doesn't mean that Mom and Dad don't love
you as much as us... it just keeps peace in the family.
We love to read... Maggie and I climb up on the bed and play
or chew on Nylabones and then sleep until Dad comes to bed. We go to our
dog crates at night except for Maggie.
We have a play room! Well... okay, so it's not really our
play room but we think it's fun to go there. The garage out back was
made into a getaway and we have fun playing out there too.
We have these furry things with long ears that hop. They are
kept in the basement but in the summer time they sometimes come outside to
play in the fenced-in area. Maggie gets to play with them (with Mom
watching real close) but I think they need to be chewed on so I don't get to
play no matter how much I whine... they are fun to watch though.
If you would like to come live with us, have your mom/dad call
My sweet boy... I miss
you so very much.
Please wait for me precious boy.
May 31, 2008 to August 27, 2012
Our first boy in the pack and our easiest
puppy ever. He arrived at close to 11 weeks of age and was almost
house trained, he crated easily and wasn't a humptie-dumpie even prior
to his neuter. He's
been a great addition to the pack.
But Can They Fly"
(aka Billy Bumble, Bumbie!)
My birthday is May 31st, 2008.
My birthday is July 9, 2012.
You Are My Sunshine
June 9, 2013
July 23, 2013- Wishing
you the very best with your new family and life, precious boy.
We love you so much... your kisses, your love and intelligence. You
were the smartest boy I've ever trained with. I will always hate that
crazy man for what he did. I'm sorry I couldn't be the strong
owner you needed after that happened.
In Memory of
Our Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Our St. Patrick's Day Pup
More Pictures of Nikki
Nikki was our big dog.
We saw an ad in the local paper for a husky/lab mix, called but they
had all been given away. Were told that one man took 2 but his wife
was not happy so he was going to destroy them if he couldn't get rid
of them. We took Nikki sight-unseen. Were surprised to see the
little beard when she came out of the cat carrier all smelly after
being kept in a pole barn in March and having lost her dinner. She
had long hair but did not like to be brushed out so we eventually
clipped her short because she much preferred my electric clippers to
brushing. She was a lovely dog who was extremely "alpha",
somewhat aloof, very intelligent, pushy, stubborn ("now" often had
to be added to a command), gentle with the rabbits, not so gentle
with Maggie a few times (stitches). She was very vocal. You could
not make her do something she didn't want to do but you could bribe
her to do just about anything except roll over on her back as
submissive. She is very sadly missed. Nicknames: Big Dog, NeeNee,
Neeko, Nikki Big Nose- Dog that Smells A Lot (she didn't smell... it
was just the big nose), our Wolf in Sheep's Clothing because of her
Remember that sub-zero night I coaxed
you on the porch? After over an hour of freezing my fanny off you
finally came to me and took that cooked chicken. I called dad
to pick you up 'cause I never really handled a cat 'til you came
along. I thought that huge mat dragging on the ground was a 5th leg.
Your frost bit ears and the hole in
your side finally healed up. I saved you from a life of being
called "Fluffy Butt" when Chris was deciding on a name. You
would come when we rang a bell and would sit up for a treat. Most of
the time pooped a foot from the litter boxes. The vet said
your elevator didn't quite reach the top floor but we loved you
baby. I know you're waiting at the Bridge with NeeNee and the
bunns. Sure hope someone remembers to stuff some cooked chicken in
my pockets when they send me off!
My little white bunn with brown ears,
feet and nose... like a toasted marshmallow. The neighbor lady
dumped her little girl's pet when she moved... wonder what she told
her? Although we called so say we had you she never came back to
claim you. Thank goodness you went under our porch instead of
heading the other direction or the neighbor's dogs would have had
you. I remember dad and Chris said they threw a towel over you
to catch you and that you bit like crazy. I picked all those
ticks off from around your eyes.
Hope your last years with us were
better. You never again tried to bite after you settled in
(remember the leather gloves at first! LOL). I also hope
you forgive me for giving you a girlie name... I didn't know you
were a boy 'til we helped you to cross the Bridge. Hope
you, Bu and Barley are all hopping and playing in the flower filled
fields at the Bridge... and that Nikki and Snowy are playing with