Dublin 59/12/14:  Well we found our my tumor was cancer and growing every day.  It was getting so large I could hardly walk and I was in a lot of pain.  So after a big meal of burgers, nuggets, fries and a milkshake Miss Jean held my paw while I crossed the rainbow bridge.  I’m free of all pain, neglect and abuse.  Do not be sad for me and sometimes you are only meant to play a part in our lives for a small time.  I left your world knowing I was loved and cared for.  Thank you so much for that.  Dublin


8/31/14:  Feeling a bit stronger and getting around much better.  However I have this large fatty tumor on my right shoulder and it is causing my leg to hurt.  I will be going to the vet on Tuesday so see if anything can be done.


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My new name is Dublin and I am a senior fellow probably around ten years old.  I was so miserable I decided to just stand in the middle of the road and wait for a car to come.  However it happened the car was being driven by a wonderful lady who realized the bad shape I was in and she picked me up.  Immediately we were off to the groomer where the many years of mats were shaved off.  They removed so many ticks, fleas and some maggots were also living under there.  It is so wonderful to have air getting to my skin and didn’t remember what it was like.  Then we were off to the vet where I was vaccinated, heartworm tested (negative), wormed and given treatment for fleas.  The vet was wonderful and donated their services to help me.  In just one day I had received more love and care than I had known in years.  My savior knew she could not keep me because she was going off to collage so she drove me three hours to the collie rescue.  By golly things just keep getting better and I have my very own orthopedic bed to lay on with a blanket to keep me warm.  How could all this be possible?  Maybe I was hit by a car because I surely am in Heaven now.  Lee, thank you so very much for stopping that day and taking the time to make a difference in the life of this old fella.  My new life started that day.

The love just keeps coming and thank you Jeryl Stoltz, Mary Jane Checchi, Pam Barron, Chris Hillhouse, Nancy Gooding, Rebecca Fox, Kimberlee Rettberg, Carol Lightcap, Anne White, Ann Bishop, Katherine Rahman, Lee Alexander, Deborah Sullivan, Susan Huneycutt and Debbie Olsakovsky for helping with my care.


















5/28/14:  Because of the pain I would have to endure getting in the van the mobile vet came out today to examine me.  I have so many problems with the tick diseases, upper respiratory infection, severe hip pain and I am just miserable.  I ate a pound of ham, a pound of chicken and my favorite, a can of spam.  Then the vet gave me a shot that made me very sleepy.  After about fifteen minutes of being loved and petted I feel asleep under this tree which is my favorite place to lay.  Then she helped me to cross over to the rainbow bridge where I am now free of pain and healthy again.  Do not cry for me and thank you for giving me the gift of being free from the pain I was in.  Thank you for letting me feel your love and know there are people who care before I crossed.

5/25/14:  The mats have been shaved out and it sure is good to be getting air to my skin.  The ticks were pulled off and I had pretty much every species of them.  They did however cause me to end of with two different tick diseases and no one knows how long I have been sick.  I also have an upper respiratory infection and on antibiotics.  Now if all that isn’t bad enough my hips are so painful that I cannot bare for anyone to touch my rear area.  I don’t want to bite anyone but I will because it hurts so bad.  The vet is coming out this week to access my condition because it is to painful for me to get in the van.  This senior fellow is very tired of the misery I have endured over the years from owner neglect.

Union County, SC











5/16/14:  I’m the new boy at ten years old coming into rescue today.  My people are moving and guess they aren’t planning to take me since I was left at the animal shelter.  They didn’t spend any time with me or take care of me very well and I understand I am on my way to a better life.  I can’t wait to get a much needed brushing and a bath.  Please check back to see my pictures after the beauty treatment and updates as the rescue folks get to know me.

These wonderful folks already care about me and helping me get ready for my new home:  Jim Sain, Karen Creager, Susan Huneycutt, Ann Bishop, Sheila Nelson, Kimberlee Rettberg, Audrey Sumner, Danita Morgan, Mary Witul, Eric Oaks, Rebecca Fox, Ann Moyle and David Taylor


Halo (Adopted)

Halo & McConnel's



6/26/14:  Although I cannot see this is the brightest day of my life because I’m going home with Jack and Gloria.  They adopted Jackson who was also blind eight years ago so they have plenty of experience.  I will have Devin, Siberius and Woodrow to play with and they will assist me in getting around.  This is the home everyone has been praying I would have and no doubt I will be in the best of hands.  What a long way I have come and thanks so much to everyone who helped me to progress and believed in me.




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6/21/14:  My training is complete and I am back at Miss Jean’s house.  I am doing absolutely wonderful and follow her all over the yard while she poop scoops.  I am now great on the leash and what a long way I have come with so much more confidence now.  Today we had a birthday party for Emily who volunteers here at the rescue and I got to wear this great hat.








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2/10/14:  Will you just look at me and I am so proud of myself.  I have learned to pull this cart of hay to the pasture so Albert the Ox can have his breakfast.  Then off to Lowe’s we went and I got up on that cart to go for a ride through the store.  I’m pretty much a normal dog now with so much confidence.  When I first came to rescue I was so afraid of what might be happening to me.  I had no idea life for me could be so wonderful.

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12/16/13:  Well I am with Claire now and she is teaching me so many things.  Here we are at the pet supply store where I am leaning sit and doing pretty good if I say so.  Thanks everyone that cares about me.











Halo 4

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11/23/13:  This little lady is making great progress here and enjoy when the volunteers come and let me lay in their laps.  I have truly learned to enjoy the touch of a human and how loving they can be.  I did well at the beauty shop and had my very first bath.  As you can see the tips of my ears are gone and that is where the flies ate them biting me.  I understand that will never happen again and my life will only get better.  You folks are just wonderful for taking me in and I appreciate it so very much.

Halo & Emily






















11/16/13:  My name is Halo and I am about 2 years old.  I live in a dark and quiet world because I am blind and deaf.  It is the only world I have ever know because I was born this way.  When two merles are bred together they can produce blind and deaf puppies and should never be done.  I have also received very little attention and don’t really know the love of humans.  The volunteers come on Saturday’s to spend time with me and I am really starting to enjoy what I have been missing for so long.  This week I will be going to the groomer to get these horrible mats out of my coat.  Please keep me in your prayers and just hit that donate button if you would like to help with my care.

Thank you Kimberlee Rettberg, Samantha Hjerpe, John Olsakovsky, Vincent Binek, Roberta Braun Curtin, Peter Belardino, Beveraly Hirt, Debora Doney, Deborah Knowles, Carol Lightcap, Kathy Boyes, Karin Bennett, Ginny Young, Kelly Anne Kasheta, Marilyn Mayhew, Kim Rettberg, Susan Chase, Desiree Griffiths, Nathan Kovell, Eric Oaks, Ann M Moyle, Thomas Boardley and Ann L. Bishop for loving me.

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