These little guys and girls – surrendered on Easter weekend – have kept us hopping! They don’t look much like Golden Retrievers, do they? Thankfully, they were raised well and will be ready to go after a trip to the vet. Anxious families await!
“I feel like a grief counselor,” she said. ‘She’ is our rescue President, Jody, speaking to me about handling surrenders. As I explained in a previous blog, surrender was the part of our effort I abhorred. I was judgmental toward the people and sad for the dogs they left behind. I came to understand that things happen beyond our control and that a second chapter is often in the dog’s best interest, long-term. But my concern was for the dog, […]
Last week, our rescue, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, received a call from the San Francisco SPCA asking if we could support a very special needs boy. Talgi was one of a group of 64 dogs rescued by the Humane Society International from a South Korean dog meat “farm” in February, 2016. There have been a series of these rescues. The Humane Society contracts with the farmer to shut them down and transition them to a more humane livelihood. Sadly, […]
“The storm starts, when the drops start dropping; When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.” ~ Dr. Seuss After a bone-dry February, the skies have opened up again and gifted California with a good long soak. Actually, a bit more like a deluge. But no one here is complaining. Just as our rivers have swollen, the pond had overflown its banks converging with the flooded rice fields next door… and the garden looks like a series of […]
We interrupt our regularly scheduled posting to share this wonderful news: If you missed his story, you will find it through this link. With gratitude to everyone who helped to save this sweet boy and help him on his journey home.
His file read: “Young, male, mix. Gentle, affectionate, can be insistent when you stop petting him.” Who wouldn’t adopt a dog like this? “Emaciated, with multiple scars. Malnourished, neglected, possible previous animal attacks.” This – and a horrifying photo on social media – is how Neo came to our attention. I won’t share the photo. It is in his past now. “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person dog then.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice […]