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The Rescued Pup’s Grand Reopening

The Rescued Pup’s Grand Reopening

It’s hard to believe it has been 6 years since we opened our first Boutique. Early 2013 we opened the doors of the first Rescued Pup Boutique. Our idea was simple, but new. Open a rescue only pet boutique that let customers come and observe the dogs playing in a play area with toys, each other and comfy blankets and beds. We had a wonderful picture window with a seat for the dogs to showcase themselves on.

Our original Boutique featured a picture window where dogs could showcase themselves.

The inside of the shop featured a comfy couch to sit on while you visited with the dogs as well as adorable pet supplies like beds, leashes, collars, clothes, combs, and more. We worked so hard to create a peaceful place to come and visit rescue animals without the extreme conditions a shelter has. We educated adults and children alike, held training classes and some really fun fund raising days. Dog washes, car washes, cake walks, all times when the community came together and enjoyed our dogs.

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Droopy the Bassett Hound, came to our rescue with Intermediate Grade Melanoma Cancer.

Unfortunately, we had a couple of dogs in 2015 that needed a lot of medical care. We were saddened to close our doors, but thankful that we were able to save Rosie, a puppy that needed heart surgery. She’s pictured below with her hero, Dom, a young man that saved her life by setting up a lemonade donation stand in his neighborhood.

Rosie the puppy that needed life-saving heart surgery meeting her hero for the first time.

Fast forward 5 1/2 years and as the saying goes, with age and experience come wisdom. We are opening our boutique in the same community but in a different location with more floor space, and foot traffic. We are able to have a larger lounge area for visiting with the dogs in addition to a play room that is much larger.

In an effort to keep the past from repeating we have a few more revenue-generating options for our dog-loving community. We have our Pup Pup Club with 2 levels of membership, daycare, training classes, private training sessions, group classes, and in-home training. Our Peace and Paws Jewelry will be for sale along with other awesome pet supplies perfect for your fur baby.

Join our Pup Pup Club and your pet will receive monthly day care or play dates and training.

We are excited to open our doors and welcome the community back to visit our rescue dogs. See you all very soon!

Click here to donate to our building fund.

Save Or Shave

Save Or Shave

#GivingTuesday

Save The Hair / Shave The Head

For those of you that don’t know, we are a local Ramona-based dog rescue that pulls dogs in danger of being put down from all over Southern California. We take the sick, injured, old, young, and naughty pups that are out of options.

When we pull a dog, they stay with our rescue until they find their forever home.

 

This requires funds!! And since our rescue is volunteer run and survives solely on donations we have fundraisers to help us cover our costs.

– Here’s the deal –

To take part in our fundraiser you can vote by donating to either the Save the Hair or Shave the Head – and our Founder, Michelle, will either shave her head or save her hair.

Then join us Tuesday 11/28/17, at Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room to watch the shaving, or celebrate the save! Results will be announced at 5 pm.

Kids are welcome to attend, come on out and support Ramona’s local dog rescue, have some fun and enjoy local wines.

If you’d rather donate in person, our donation voting jars can be found at Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room.

 

Local Businesses Work Together To Help Rescue Dogs

Local Businesses Work Together To Help Rescue Dogs

It sounds like the beginning of a joke, what do an animal hospital, real estate office and propane company have in common. The answer is simple. They all worked together to help our rescue dogs sleep a little more comfortably.img_3320

It all started when Kamps Propane in Ramona sent out a sales letter and accidentally put the wrong phone number. The number belonged to Adobe Animal Hopsital in Ramona. Eddie from Kamps contacted Adobe to apologize and ask how they could make itright. Adobe told them they could make a donation to a local animal non-profit. Adobe Animal Hospital then referred Eddie to Coldwell Banker Country Realty in Ramona due to their dedication to helping local dog rescues. And Coldwell Banker sent Eddie to The Rescued Pup.

Here’s the kicker, just two days before we were at Costco buying supplies and as we walked by the dog beds I mentioned that it hurt my heart that we didn’t have beds for the dogs and that unfortunately they were too expensive for our budget ($0.00 for items like dog beds).

Yesterday we picked up the most wonderful, plush, comfy beds for our rescues, the same ones we saw at Costco. We are extremely thankful and humbled by the support of these local businesses. We are a small rescue and we’ve been going strong for over 4 years now. Our town has shown us such love and kindness and for that we are forever grateful.

 

 

A Home For The Holidays

This phrase is common and conjures up visions of a crackling fire, holiday decorations, a piping hot cup of cocoa and family gathered together. In a word, happiness.

12036985_527133717445026_3128105194777790080_nFor our rescue it has a different meaning. We’ve continuously struggled with the restrictions on the number of dogs we can have on our property. Recently we were able to sell our home and are temporarily on a property that doesn’t have the number limitations.

What we are lacking is a home for the dogs that is their very own. While we are in this transitional time we are in desperate need of large kennel pieces to set up daytime play areas for the dogs to be able to stretch their legs and have a place that smells familiar to them.

We’re raising funds on #GivingTuesday to help kick-start our giving season and to support and grow our “A Home For The Holidays” campaign with the goal to be able to have a home for all of our dogs during this transitional time.

Not only will we benefit from the funds raised on #GivingTuesday, but we will also earn matching funds from our partner, Network for Good, for gifts given online— making your support go even further.

Please consider making your year-end gift on December 1. If you wish to make your gift go further with matching funds, give online at http://www.therescuedpup.com/donate/.

Rosie’s Journey

Rosie’s Journey

It seems like a million years ago when we picked up a Yorkie mix mommie and her babies. That dark January night I had no idea that I would go on such a crazy journey with one of the tiny pups.

Rosie, one of six, was an energetic puppy and we noticed from the first time we held her how hard and fast her heart was beating. When the pups were about 8 weeks old we took them to be fixed and Rosie was adopted out a few days later. Her first vet visit with her new family revealed a heart murmur.Rosie06014

We took Rosie back out to our vet and the heart murmur was confirmed, an EKG was then ordered to determine the cause of the murmur. PDA was the diagnosis. Rosie was given a diagnosis that we had until her 1st birthday to get her surgery before any permanent heart damage would occur.

We promptly started a Go Fund Me page, www.GoFundMe.com/FixRosiesHeart and started beating the drums letting everyone we knew know about this sweet puppies medical needs. Unfortunately donations were slow to come in, and then Rosie had a couple of episodes where she was struggling to catch her breath. We rushed her to her new cardiologist and after an exam and additional EKG it was determined that she had less than a month before permanent damage to her heart would occur.

To say that I was wrecked is an understatement, all of my sharing, the sharing of our supporters and there was no way we were going to raise the funds to cover the surgery costs thinks were looking dismal, and then an 11 yr old boy that lived across the county from our rescue found out about Rosie’s plight. He went straight into action in his own community and started spreading the word about Rosie and her need for surgery. This young man set up a refreshment stand and asked for donations for Rosie as he happily handed out free cookies and lemonade to his neighbors. He also printed out flyers from Rosie’s GoFundMe page and posted them on all of the community mailboxes. Our rescue had no idea this was happening, we just started to see donations coming in on a regular basis. Finally a light at the end of the tunnel.

I had the opportunity to speak via email to the young man’s parents and tell them how amazing it was that he was going to save her life. It was Father’s Day and I had mentioned that I would love to surprise the young man by bringing Rosie over to meet him. I received a message back that said the local news team was on their way to do a piece on the story and his refreshment stand, so I grabbed Rosie, gave her a quick bath, and off we went to meet her HERO!

The interview was great and it seemed like Rosie knew who was working to save her right as soon as she got out of the car. She covered the boy’s face in kisses! The interview aired that evening and within 15 minutes of airing we had met our goal. We ended up going a little bit over our goal which was a blessing because Rosie’s surgery had complications and also went over it’s estimated cost.

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This Monday, July 13, little Rosie has her follow up appointment for her surgery. I’ve invited her new family, her HERO and his family to come to the appointment. This is truly the beginning of an exciting chapter for so many lives and the end of a journey that ended up touching the hearts of thousands of people. Thank you Dom Loco. <3

Meet Mugsy

Meet Mugsy

Little Mugsy is a favorite on the morning news! Check out his debut, he is a little ham and he was happy to share his personality with the news casters.

Mugsy is a funny little guy. He had a pretty big chip on his shoulder when he came into our rescue.  We’ve spent some time helping him understand how he fits into our pack and where his place is. He is coming around nicely and we are hoping to get him into his forever home soon!

Please consider adopting Mugsy if he seems like a good match for your family. View his Pet Profile.

Meet Dante

Meet Dante

Dante is Rosie’s brother. He is a Yorkie mix just without the scruffy fur. Dante has been a featured pet on SanDiego6.com’s Animal House and yet no one has adopted this sweet guy. He’s a wonderful dog that knows many of his basic obedience commands, gets along great with dogs, cats, kids and people,

See Dante’s Pet Profile And consider adding  this great addition to your active family.