One Year Old Vizsla Mix Brothers Need Rescuing. They Are In A High Kill Shelter in South Carolina.

UPDATE:  Yenny and Yeller have been adopted and will stay together!  Thanks to everyone who sent this around on social media!

I just saw these in one of my Vizsla Facebook groups. I wish I’d seen it sooner. It was posted at 7:30 p.m., California time.  I trust this information to be accurate and there is no indication they’ve been adopted or rescued.  Please help if you can!  Retweet, share, etc!   I have no additional information but you can tweet me at @hipEchik if you think I can help at all.  Thank you!  Note, the Darlington Facebook page lists them twice as “Yeller” but verifies their time is up today.

This great boy is listed as a Viszla mix in a high kill shelter in South Carolina. His 30 day stay is up today, 8/5/15, and he’s at risk to be put to sleep. He has a brother I will post as well. They are available for adoption or rescue asap. Please see the information on the flyer and help if you can.



This great boy is listed as a Viszla mix in a high kill shelter in South Carolina. His 30 day stay is up today,  8/5/15, and he’s at risk to be put to sleep. He’s available for adoption or rescue asap, as is his brother who I also shared on this site. Please see the contact information on the flyer and help if you can. They are both great boys!




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Tick Tock!

So,  I can’t sleep.  I can no longer blame the loud clock someone gave us for a wedding gift as I finally succumbed and put it in the garage to give to charity.   It’s just too loud.  Anyway, I give up and get up, quietly so as not to wake the sleeping man and dog.  I get out the door and downstairs without kicking the door jam or any other clumsy thing you might expect to hear next.  I Tiptoe to the coffee maker and I have to grind the coffee, dangit it’s noisy, still, not a creature stirs.  I go to turn on the t.v. and nothing.  The remote has died overnight.   I look but am out of AA batteries.   I power up with a sip of coffee and start searching.   Nothing in the kitchen has an AA battery. Quietly I look, nada. I head out to my husband’s tool bench to start searching the man toys. It all looks frightening and am pretty sure something will drop and wake the boys upstairs. I’m about to give up when I hear the damn clock in the box waiting for Amvets.

TICK.TOCK.TICK.TOCK.TICK.TOCK.  Please let it be an AA battery.  IT IS!  I have to pry the battery out but I do, hurry in, put it in the ailing remote and pray it’s enough juice to give me the morning headlines.  Apparently, in my earlier stupor I had been hitting the up volume on the actual T.V. set (who knew)? and the T.V . comes on LOUDLY.   I drop the remote, it hits the coffee table and goes flying.  I curse.  I am chasing things down and the TV is blasting some infomercial from whatever channel was on last night.   I finally get it all fixed and I hear scratching from above. It’s either the dog scratching at the door or, not sure.  I stand perfectly still until it stops. Anyway, that’s my day thus far.   Oh, the moral of the story?  Take the batteries out of the loud clock that’s been torturing you for years before you give it to charity and let them scratch for a while.    Eventually they might fall back asleep.  Good morning everyone!


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Dog Blog: Sugar Needs a Home. Update.

Hi! I'm Sugar!

UPDATE: June 11, 2013
Per Megan: “Sugar has been moved to a double wide kennel, new kennel number is 128. The staff is making every reasonable, available move they can.”

I’ve mentioned my friend and Scout’s trainer before. Her name is Megan and she’s amazing. I received this letter from her the other day regarding Sugar. I’m putting it out on social media in the hopes we can find her a home. Megan articulates it better than I can so am just posting her letter to me. Please help spread the word. The rescues in California are full and there are many dogs in need of help just now. Sugar is lucky to have Megan helping. Can we do this? Thank you!

Sugar Smiles!
Sugar getting some sugar from Megan!

Dear Teri:

I’m wondering if you might be able to help with a dog. I volunteer at the south county shelter in Bonita twice a week. Every time I go, I’ve been training and playing with a red Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Sugar! , and she has really stolen a piece of my heart! Sugar is one year old. She has been at the shelter since March 23rd and I started training with her April 11th. I am the only one who gets her out. Unfortunately 20-30 minutes twice a week is not enough and being at the shelter is stressful and is taking a toll on her mentally. One can only imagine being in a kennel 24/7 surrounded by barking dogs and loud noises with very limited social interaction. It would be so awesome for her to find a home!

Though she is short, she is solid and is about 55 lbs. She is already spayed. She knows sit and down, and is pretty good at coming when called. She loves chasing toys and being petted and she’ll curl up under my legs when I sit, and if I sit on the ground she’ll lay next to me. She’s good with other dogs, though her social skills are understandably a little rusty. Her one bad habit is jumping up, but it’s easy to manage and even with the limited amount of training I’ve put in she is a thousand times better. I’m big on manners and have taught her to sit for things so she’ll sit before you toss a toy, will sit to have her leash put on and taken off, and will sit before you open a door. With the jumping, she does not know “off” as I teach what to do (tell her “sit”) instead of telling dogs what not to do or correcting what they’ve already done. Sugar is really great on leash and I’ve worked hard in teaching her to not pull. Because her jumping does need a bit of work and she is a solid, muscular dog I recommend she not go into a home with kids under about 10 years old as she could easily knock them down. Also, any dog adopted from this shelter gets a free basic obedience class from me!

Sugar is at the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services, South Region
5821 Sweetwater Road
Bonita, CA 91902-2219
619-767-2675
She is in “Kennel 128, tag 746, ID# A1521915 .

If you can adopt Sugar or know someone who may be able to, please contact the above shelter. If you are interested in Sugar or have any questions, please contact Megan directly here : http://www.themannerlymutt.com/contact

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