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Mystery in need of a forever home





2 year old Mystery, a Australian/German Shepherd mix (really?) captured my heart and imagination. She is so sweet, outgoing, affectionate, with a fur you will want to bury your nose in. Mystery is just gorgeous and has been at the shelter already 2 weeks. Amazing that nobody has claimed her yet. While we all loved her we had to admit she would have been… Continue

Added by om on July 17, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A happy ending or rather beginning.



Bonnie and Verne with their new found companion Tia, one of the 50 plus Riberra County rescues from another horder. Here they pose for me outside the shelter, before their ride home.



Tia touched Bonnies heart when she… Continue

Added by om on July 17, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

In Canine Heaven at the Rainbow Gathering



Off lead and loving it!

Added by om on July 15, 2009 at 4:26pm — 10 Comments

Rumor has it

that 3 lots along the edge of the dog park down towards Alameda have defaulted and gone back to the City. The city supposedly is trying to sell those lots again and the concern is about assured continued access on these commonly used trails that lead up to the dog park. It may well behoove the community to keep an eye on this issue and prevent new owners from disregarding a law that safe keeps commonly used trails for the public. Isn't it great not to have to use a car to go walk the dogs!

Added by om on July 15, 2009 at 12:35pm — No Comments

apathy in Santa Fe

Well the dog holding program at the SF Farmers market is doing well with few problems. The biggest problem continues to be finding volunteers that can represent the different rescue and animal non profits. Another problem has potentially cropped up. The dog holding volunteers are covered by the Farmers Market insurance, but local vets, with one notable exception, regularly decline to give back to the community in any fashion.. The Market has requested that we have a vet of record. The latest… Continue

Added by Susan B Stephens on July 13, 2009 at 4:19pm — 34 Comments

Saying Goodbye To Striker



How do you say goodbye to a dear friend? Striker, our grandson of Seattle Slew, will be laid to rest tomorrow. His knee, damaged during a very successful racing career, is now beyond repair. I can't let the beautiful boy go on in pain. He will be laid to rest under the apple tree in our pasture, his favorite place to rest in the shade on a hot day.



Striker came to us a very angry horse and is now the biggest sweetie. If he could curl up… Continue

Added by AJ Buchanan on July 12, 2009 at 4:22pm — 9 Comments

Kermit's unsung hero



So much has been written about Kermit and the miraculous story of his recovery and recent adoption.



So many people took part in a joint effort to make good what had been done to him, this wonderful dog, who was apparently purposely starved. From the police officer who found him, to Ben Swan who jumped on the story and made it public and kept us all up to date, to everyone at the shelter who cared for him, cooked for him, bought… Continue

Added by Claudia Inoue on July 10, 2009 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

For those who might wish to help in someway and be there for animals in need, check out the EARS (Emergency Animal Rescue Services) from United Animal Nations They train you to help animals in crisi…

For those who might wish to help in someway and be there for animals in need, check out the EARS (Emergency Animal Rescue Services) from United Animal Nations



They train you to help animals in crisis in many emergency situations, and you can help other volunteers work with the Humane Societies, and such rescue from puppy mills, etc. Currently they are helping the North Texas Humane Society with the 500 dogs rescued from a puppy mill.… Continue

Added by Lisa on July 9, 2009 at 2:26pm — No Comments

HOOORRRAYY FOR KERMIE'S NEW PARENTS!

I saw a photo of Kermie in NM Free Press the other day and was very pleased and surprised to hear today that he's been adopted!

(And the photo with his godmother Claudia is just beautiful and show's Kermie in his best light - "I'm ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille" !

Sometimes there is a happy ending.

Added by Mickey Rogers on July 8, 2009 at 9:46am — No Comments

Kermit finds a home — at last



Kermit, the black Belgian shepherd found emaciated in March outside of Madrid, not only has a new shiny coat to be proud of — he also has a new home.



Dennis Jack and his wife, Anne Klosterman, adopted the dog Tuesday afternoon. The couple, who live on an expansive ranch outside of Ribera, said they’ve been following the dog’s plight since he was rescued by an Albuquerque police officer and brought to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter &… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on July 7, 2009 at 7:26pm — 12 Comments

Lucky the former ESP foster dog with an amazing sense of direction, has found a new home!

An update on Lucky who was an Espanola Shelter dog I was fostering who escaped from a potential adopter's home last month and found her way back to my house, 6 miles away and all in one Saturday afternoon (the full story is here: http://santafescoop.ning.com/profiles/blogs/amazing-story-of-lost-dog).



She found a wonderful new home in Abiquiu two weeks ago. She gets lots of fun hikes in… Continue

Added by Julie L on July 5, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Emma came home!

Emma returned home this morning at 5AM; we had left her dog door open all night in the hopes that she would come home. She seemed happy and fine when she came in; I guess we will never know where she was for 16+ hours. We are just grateful to have her back and hope that other people who lost their dogs on July 4th will be reunited soon.

Added by Jenny Sheehan on July 5, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Off leash blog: Loss reverberates through community

Gabrielle Amster has a soft spot for pit bulls.



The development director for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society will often point out new arrivals of the breed, commenting on their condition or taking some home to foster.



But recently Amster’s family has fallen in love with a foster Chihuahua, said Mary Martin, the shelter’s executive director. Her two boys, Julian and Adrian Martinez, would fight over who could sleep with cuddly pup.



Like their… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on July 5, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Thank you to Jan and Walter Hunt

Jan and Walter have volunteered to help in the hunt for Gracie. Your help is so appreciated.
Thank you

Added by William E. Hill III on July 4, 2009 at 8:57pm — 4 Comments

FOUND YELLOW LAB MIX(?)

Female, Chubby, very sweet. Found on Guadalupe st. Call:795-8262

Added by Maria Renteria on July 4, 2009 at 8:01pm — 2 Comments

Our beloved, sweet pit bull is missing

This is all new for me; my dog Emma always stays close to home. Our beautiful 6 year old black/white pit bull got scared this afternoon by the fireworks while she was outside. We live in a little cohousing community (Tres Placitas del Rio) on West Alameda (1710 W. Alameda) and although our property is fenced she could get through the fence if she wanted. She does like to go on walks in the river and I think she might have run down there. Unfortunately I was down in ABQ when all this… Continue

Added by Jenny Sheehan on July 4, 2009 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Another Gracie Update

I went back to the neighborhood where she was spotted this morning to try and locate her before the thunderstorms hit. I met a woman who said she saw her yesterday. That she has a small dog who sits at the front window checking things out and Gracie came right up to the window and was playing with her little dog. The man who saw her this morning is a neighbor to her, directly in back of her house, and saw Gracie in the corral near the back of this same woman' house!

So 2 sightings in 2… Continue

Added by William E. Hill III on July 4, 2009 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Gracie update

Possible sighting early this morning behind the fire station across the street from San Marcos Feed Store. It's 2 to 3 miles away from home, lots of horse ranches, corrals, and dogs.
They lost sight of her before I got there. I drove around but didn't see her. I'm going back shortly to drive around some more.

Added by William E. Hill III on July 4, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

TWO PUPPIES DUMPED AT GAS STATION IN ELDORADO

My husband rescued two pit-bull cross puppies from a gas station in Eldorado a couple of weeks ago. An eye witness actually saw a car drive up and throw them out, in the rain! They are un-neutered males, about 6 months old. They are smart, sweet, and very playful. Good with kids, not sure about cats or other dogs. We are taking them to the vet for neutering/shots/microchipping, but need to find homes for them soon as my husband is being transferred out of state. Please e-mail gibsonha@msn.com… Continue

Added by Holly French on July 4, 2009 at 8:51am — 2 Comments

News story: Keeping calm on the Fourth

It might a festive, noise-filled holiday for you, but for your pets it's a war zone — one that many want to escape as quickly as possible.



"We encourage pets to be a member of the family," said Bill Hutchison, communications manager with the Santa Fe Shelter & Humane Society, "but pets don't celebrate Independence Day like we do. For them, the bombs bursting in air is just scary."



Noise anxiety, especially on the Fourth of July holiday, causes many pets to do whatever… Continue

Added by Ben Swan on July 3, 2009 at 9:21pm — 15 Comments

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