Tommy Gets Political

Tommy Gets Political

In March 2016 we had an adoption event at Kahoots in Ramona,CA. We had two dogs that had applications filled out. The first was Pearl, she went home with her applicants, we left the event went to their home did the home visit and completed the adoption, including payment, medical paperwork and a signed Adoption Contract.

The second dog that went home with an applicant was Tommy. Unfortunately his adoption was never completed and the potential adopter refused to ever give us her actual home address for a home visit, and acted like the $300 adoption fee was a made up amount.  She also went to Kahoots and accused our rescue of criminal activity. We’ve not been able to do adoption events there since.

Why am I coming out about this now? Because the same husband she says told her not to pay for the dog, is running for Ramona planning board. I think people should know who they are electing and how they run their homes.

We have followed all legal avenues required by law and are waiting for our day in court 12/19. But with the elections fast approaching, just felt the need to put the facts out there. Our adoption fees are consistent $300 for adults, $350 for puppies. That includes covering all medical while they are in our care, food, training, etc. if a dog costs us $1500 we still adopt them out for the prices quoted above. There are a few exceptions but those are our standard fees.

Below are the Facebook posts from Tommy’s applicant Jamie LeClair and the original post from our Facebook page showing Tommy’s adoption fees. Additionally, Tommy continues to get out of her yard but because she was served with a notice that she is in possession of stolen property she will only describe him instead of posting a picture.

We’ve repeatedly asked for our dog back, to no avail. We are a 100% volunteer run organization. No one makes any money on a rescue animal. It doesn’t matter if you are an equine, cat, tortoise or any other type of rescue, you simply can’t survive on adoption fees.

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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.