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Benji

Daddy's boy!

Meet Benji! We think he’s a the Schnoodle: Schnauzer/Poodle mix who is approximately 4 years old and is 21lbs of super cuteness!! Benji has a familiar story – yes, dumped on a dirt road and terrified. He was running on the road and was almost hit by a car. Luckily, the driver saw him and stopped, but Benji was able to wedge himself underneath the front axle and wasn’t budging.  Husbands of DRDR co-founders come in handy in these types of situations as they don’t mind sliding underneath a car on the rough pavement and convincing a dog that life will be much better if he only comes out!! Benji is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped and in a loving foster home. He has not been tested with children or cats and seems to be partial to men. He unfortunately is heartworm positive and won’t be available for adoption until the end of June. If you are interested in adopting Benji, please fill out an application at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org adopt me page and scroll to the bottom.
 

Candy

Loves belly rubs!

Candy is aptly named & her foster nom can’t say her name without ending it in “kisses” or “cane”. She’s such a little lover! When you first meet her, she’s a bit distrustful, especially of men. Whatever happened in her past must have been a nightmare that she can’t seem to forget. Once you gain her trust, she just wants to be near you, rolling over on her back for belly rubs, snuggling in as close as her muscular, compact little body can get to you. She looks into your eyes with such adoration & love…she just wants to please her family. She loves playing with other dogs, especially her brother, Brock! And, while she usually ignores the cats, she doesn’t seem to care for certain ones. So, she probably shouldn’t have cat siblings. She’s so good in her crate. She is quiet & when it’s time to come out, she stretches slowly & takes her time. When it’s time to go kennel, she will go in willingly with a treat or when her food bowl has been filled. Sometimes she requires kisses & a massage first..lol! She has a heart of gold & boundless love to give. She just needs the right person to come along and show her that we’re not all bad. A special person with a love that will hold her in their heart forever. You won’t be disappointed!
 


Candy was found abandoned during Hurricane Irma who is unfortunately heartworm positive. She will ready for adoption in early December once she finishes her treatment. Candy weighs around 40lbs, is spayed, utd on vaccinations, and is microchipped. She is a beautiful brindle color and we believe she may have some Rhodesian Ridgeback in her like her brother Brock. Adoption applications can be submitted at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org
 
 

Charlie Brown


Needs a friend
to lean on!


We'd like to introduce Charlie Brown! This adorable little boy was found hiding under a fence with an old tattered harness hanging on him. He also had very deep bite wounds on his hind quarters. We have no idea how he survived, but survive he did. As you can imagine, it has taken him a while to overcome the trauma of being attacked. He is slowly learning to trust again with the help of his foster brothers & sisters. Charlie is small - under 20lbs and is ready to find his forever home preferably with another calm pup so he can continue along his path of healing. Charlie Brown would do best with a family who has a secure fenced yard as he hasn’t mastered leash walking and can escape from a collar or harness. We think he is a Pomeranian/Spaniel mix, has been neutered, up-to-date on shots, microchipped, approximately 2 years old, and heartworm negative! To submit an adoption application online, go to the Adopt Me page (scroll to the bottom) at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org
 

Chewy


Happy boy!

Meet Chewy, a 4-year-old Shepard mix who unfortunately lived the majority of his life outside on a chain. He was surrendered to DRDR with his sister, Molly, when the bitter cold winter weather was bearing down on Georgia. Both dogs are heartworm positive, but have started their treatment, and should be available for adoption around mid-April. When you meet Chewy, you can’t help but love him. He seems to be smiling all the time and is overjoyed to be part of a family – even if it’s a temporary foster family. He can be scared at first but quickly warms up to everyone he meets. Chewy is up-to-date on vaccinations, nuetered, and microchipped. If you think Chewy will be a great addition to your family, please submit an application at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org

Cole


Mellow Man

Cole acts and appears to be a pure-bred Treeing Walker Coonhound. He has been an absolute joy to have around the house with his loving and laid back nature. He gets along great with other dogs and family members. He has not been tested off leash with cats, but he knows when the cat has been nearby and looks for him. Be advised he has been trained to hunt and will become very intense when he gets on a scent and will want to follow it. For this reason, Cole, will be best suited for a family with a large backyard and a tall fence and does not plan to leave Cole unattended for long periods of time. Cole would be fine being the only dog in a family as he loves attention and the comforts of being indoors. He also loves to hang out and play with his foster pack. Cole is approximately 3 years old, altered, crate trained, micro-chipped, approximately 70 lbs. and up to date on all shots. For information on our adoption process, check out our FAQ page or adoption page to fill out an application. Don’t forget to mention Cole!

Ginny

Sweetheart

Ginny's story is a sad one. She's basically been passed around her whole life. When she was a cute little fuzzy puppy, she was turned in to the shelter. She was adopted but they didn't understand her Aussie ways, so they gave her away. The next family had her for 2-1/2 years until the man went to jail & the wife took off, leaving Ginny locked inside of a trailer...all alone. After a week, she managed to break out a window to freedom, but found herself homeless, wandering the trailer park searching for food. Eventually, a kind brother & sister met her while they were helping their Aunt move out of the trailer park. Ginny was so pitifully thin that their grandfather began to cry just looking at her skeletal body. They couldn't leave her behind, so they took her home. But, they knew they couldn't take on another dog, so they reached out to DRDR. We were able to take her & found that she has a microchip. We then were able to piece together the rest of her story. It wasn't the joyous reunion that we had hoped for. She is safe with us but deserves the greatest love... after all that she's been through.
​ Ginny is spayed, up to date on all vaccines, microchipped, and ready to find her forever home. ​She gets along with other dogs and kids. She has not been cat tested yet.
 
Will you be her forever love & promise to never leave her or forsake her?

Houdini

Dance with me!

Hello there! I am a strong, 67 pound, fun-loving, 4 year old American Bulldog who loves car rides, leash walking and pleasing my human! I like to dance for my food and give really big kisses! I love couches and belly scratches and I even like bath time! I don't like to be left alone in the yard, by myself, because I miss my humans so much, I'll do anything to be with them. I'm really great at digging... by the way! I do enjoy being in my cozy crate when my humans have to leave. My foster mommy says I can't be around cats, rabbits, or farm animals. And, small dogs remind me of the aforementioned so I probably shouldn't have a little dog as a sibling.. especially of the bossy variety. But, I do like dogs that are more my size... especially if they love to wrestle like I do!
I really just want a family of my own so I can give hugs and kisses and make them happy! It makes me happy when my humans are happy! And, my smiles are contagious! You definitely need to meet me.. I'm a really cool guy!
I'm neutered,  up-to-date on my vaccinations & heartworm negative. I'm crate trained and even house trained! 
 
To submit an adoption application, go to www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org and mention me!
 

Jada

Little Miss

Jada is a fun loving little 1 year old Staffie pup approximately 31 lbs and we believe she may max out to 35-40 lbs. She is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. She loves to play with her ball and is learning when she returns it, it will be thrown again for her to catch! Her foster mom & dad are working on skills & manners, such as walking on a leash and sitting, but it won’t be too long before she is a dignified young lady. Jada is crate trained and working on her potty skills. Her foster home has four dogs and lots of cats and for fun she occasionally takes the cats for a short run. She doesn’t like her kitties to be lazy!  We think Jada will excel with a family that has an active lifestyle since she is a very high-energy dog. A large fenced yard is suggested since there will be lots of daily fetching and playing. Jada would make a great companion for someone who likes to walk, hike, or run as she loves the freedom of being outside but also likes to hang inside with her humans watching a little tellie. Adoption applications can be submitted online at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org Just mention you’re interested in Little Miss Jada! 

Louise

Smiling girl!

Spring is in the air and that means dog dumping is alive and well in rural Georgia. Louise, and her sister, Thelma, were dumped on a dirt road by a heartless soul driving a red truck. We were told by the folks who witnessed the dump that the girls were in shock and ran as fast as they could after the truck, but of course could not catch it. Both girls were a little shy at first, which is understandable, but are sweet as sweet can be. Louise has a pretty golden coat and smiles when she meets you – showing all of her teeth and wagging her entire body! Louise weighs 35lbs and is approximately a year old. She is up to date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. She knows how to sit, has mastered crate training, and is working on leash walking and house training. Her foster parents think she will have it down in no time…she just needs more practice and one on one attention. Louise is curious and likes to chase crickets or anything that jumps in the grass. She’s not much for chasing a ball but likes to run and chill in the sun. Louise gets along with children and other dogs but may need a slow introduction to high energy dogs as she can be a little timid until she feels comfortable. She has not been tested with cats. If you are interested in adopting Louise, go to www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org Adopt Me page and scroll to the bottom.   

Molly

​Play With Me!

Meet Molly, a 10-year-old Border Collie who unfortunately lived the majority of her life outside on a chain. She was surrendered to DRDR with her brother, Chewy, when the bitter cold winter weather was bearing down on Georgia. Both dogs are heartworm positive, but have started their treatment, and should be available for adoption around mid-April. When you meet Molly, you can’t help but love her. She seems to be smiling all the time and is overjoyed to be part of a family – even if it’s a temporary foster family. Even though she is considered a senior, Molly has plenty of pep left in her step. She walks 3 miles everyday with her foster mom and sister, Lavender. Molly is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. If you think Molly will be a great addition to your family, please submit an application at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org

Olivia

​Lap warmer!

This little wrinkly baby is looking for her forever home. She has a great foster mom, dad and sister but everyone is excited for sweet Olivia to find her people. Olivia has the classic "tiny but mighty" personality that Chihuahua's are known for. She is protective of her people and sometimes can be a little skittish. Sometimes we wonder if she had a hard life before we found her. She needs someone who is patient with her until she feels safe. Olivia is house broken. She wasn’t fond of the leash at first but is walking better each day. She needs someone who can take the time to continue to work with her. Olivia loves to go for car rides and is a great road trip buddy. We believe she is around 6 years old. She is spayed and looks to be in good health. She is up to date on her vaccinations and is heartworm negative. Olivia does well with other dogs and cats. She does tend to be a little fearful around larger dogs until she gets to know them. Olivia loves to snuggle and is a true lap dog. She loves to be held and have her belly rubbed. She'll even reach out with her paw for more belly rubs. How can you resist those big puppy dog eyes? To submit an adoption application, go to www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org adopt me page and scroll to the bottom.

Princess

​Let me warm your lap!

  
Meet Princess, a 1-year-old Daschund/Terrier mix – at least that’s what the vet thinks – all we know is she’s adorable. Princess and her brother were dumped on a rural road between Christmas and New Year’s Eve where a loving family took them in and have cared for these cuties until DRDR could bring them into the rescue. Princess is current on vaccinations appropriate for her age & is spayed and microchipped. She weighs in at 14lbs and is crate and house trained. Princess may be little, but doesn’t seem to have many of the “little dog” tendencies. She is not yappy, but instead observes her surroundings and is not fearful of larger dogs. She is chill and would love to be someone’s lap warmer!! She get’s along with other dogs, children and cats. If you think Princess will be a great addition to your family, please submit an application at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org
  

Ralph

Social Gentleman

Ralph is a friendly 7 year old Chocolate Lab Mix, approximately 45 lbs,  who was dumped on a dirt road.  Ralph loves chickens and is not afraid to take down a snake to protect his feathered friends.  If you are looking for a buddy to hit the road with, Ralph is your man!  You don't have to ask him twice to get in the truck, just open the door and he knows what to do! This good dog loves all friendly dogs and is just looking to relax and enjoy the day.  He loves to make friends and doesn't know a stranger. He is fully vetted, neutered, and gentle with kid​s.  



Rosie

Sweetest girl, Athletic
&
High Energy

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Rosie was dumped on the side of a rural road. She was terrified and didn't leave the area for days, but luckily, she had a guardian angel looking out for her. This angel found Rosie and sponsored her vetting costs which allowed DRDR to bring her in and get this gorgeous girl healthy! When Rosie came into DRDR’s care, she was malnourished, her coat was dull with hair falling out and had horrible skin. At that time, we had no idea how beautiful she would ultimately be. Her light brindle coat is very unique. Rosie loves attention and is crazy for her Kong. She will play fetch for hours if you let her! No doubt this girl had a rough life but we know her luck will change once the perfect forever family finds her. Rosie is approximately 3 years old, has been spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and heartworm negative. Rosie plays with her foster family’s male pit mix, but would need to be tested with other females; however the foster family has seen no aggression towards other dogs or cats. Rosie is a high-energy girl. For adoption information, please go to: http://www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org/adopt-me-adoption-application


Thelma

Total package:
sweet, confident, loyal, ...

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Spring is in the air and that means dog dumping is alive and well in rural Georgia. Thelma, and her sister, Louise, were dumped on a dirt road by a heartless soul driving a red truck. We were told by the folks who witnessed the dump that the girls were in shock and ran as fast as they could after the truck, but of course could not catch it. Both girls were a little shy at first, which is understandable, but are sweet as sweet can be. Thelma is black with dark brown eyebrows and legs…very unique coloring. We think she is a Shepherd mix but will be a medium size dog (35-40lbs) like Louise.  Thelma is approximately a year old, is up to date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. She knows how to sit, has mastered crate training, and is working on leash walking and house training. Her foster parents think she will have it down in no time…she just needs more practice and one on one attention. Thelma loves to chase a ball but hasn’t learned to bring it back yet. She gets along with children and other dogs – she is the more outgoing and confident of the two - she has not been tested with cats. If you are interested in adopting Thelma, go to www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org Adopt Me page and scroll to the bottom.   


Tim


Precious little cuddler 

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Introducing Tim & Todd!! These adorable brothers were saved from a hoarding case in rural Georgia with over 55 dogs on property: many pregnant or had small puppies as young as 5 weeks old. DRDR has brought in three litters of puppies and a pregnant momma dog. Others have gone to rescues far and wide, but there are dogs still needing to be rescued. Tim & Todd were living on an enclosed but not sealed wooden porch with their mom, Betty. Thankfully, they were out of the bitter cold but had no direct sunlight.  Neither pups had been handled much so Todd (black & brown and larger) was a little shy at first. Tim (gray & brown - smaller) could not have been happier to be picked up and cuddled. They’ve been in a loving foster home for three weeks and have so much love to give! They are playful happy boys now! All they ask from us is unconditional love in return. They were born in mid-January and are approximately 11 weeks old, have had two rounds of puppy shots, and are ready to find their forever homes.  Mom, Betty, weighs approximately 30lbs and is a MinPin mix. We think the daddy is a gray dog hound/bully mix who weighs approximately 45lbs so these boys should be medium sized dogs. To submit an adoption application, go to www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org adopt me page and scroll to the bottom.


Todd


Chunky Monkey 

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Introducing Tim & Todd!! These adorable brothers were saved from a hoarding case in rural Georgia with over 55 dogs on property: many pregnant or had small puppies as young as 5 weeks old. DRDR has brought in three litters of puppies and a pregnant momma dog. Others have gone to rescues far and wide, but there are dogs still needing to be rescued. Tim & Todd were living on an enclosed but not sealed wooden porch with their mom, Betty. Thankfully, they were out of the bitter cold but had no direct sunlight.  Neither pups had been handled much so Todd (black & brown and larger) was a little shy at first. Tim (gray & brown - smaller) could not have been happier to be picked up and cuddled. They’ve been in a loving foster home for three weeks and have so much love to give! They are playful happy boys now! All they ask from us is unconditional love in return. They were born in mid-January and are approximately 11 weeks old, have had two rounds of puppy shots, and are ready to find their forever homes.  Mom, Betty, weighs approximately 30lbs and is a MinPin mix. We think the daddy is a gray dog hound/bully mix who weighs approximately 45lbs so these boys should be medium sized dogs. To submit an adoption application, go to www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org adopt me page and scroll to the bottom.
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Trixie's puppies

Adorable & cuddly


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Trixie’s puppies: We were born under a trailer on a very cold and rainy night in December; December 11, 2017 to be exact. Our momma, Trixie, is an Anatolian Shepherd mix who weighs 55-60lbs and we think our daddy is a very large Rhodesian Ridgeback named Zee who weighs 100 lbs.  Our momma was an under nourished, very scared stray who has lived in this trailer park her entire life, but the night we were born all of that changed. A group of kind hearted folks crawled under the trailer and caught our mom after giving birth. They scooped us up and placed us in a warm box and took all of us to the safety of our foster parent’s house. There were 10 of us: 9 boys and 1 girl, and unbelievably we all survived and we are going to be BIG but cuddly dogs. We’ve had three rounds of puppy shots including our Rabies, but still need to be neutered. We are all healthy and excited to move on to the next chapter of our lives: a forever family. Our rescue, DRDR, is accepting applications now. www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org go to the adopt me page and scroll to the bottom.
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Before...

Tyson

Lucky to be alive

After...

Pupdate: Tyson has completed his heartworm treatment and is ready to find his forever family!! Tyson looks and feels terrific and can’t wait to have his own yard so he can be free to run and play.  Tyson LOVES to be with his humans and one of his favorite pastimes is sharing the sofa with his foster mom and dad while they watch TV. Tyson likes other dogs (especially smaller dogs) but prefers to be the center of attention. Adoption applications can be submitted at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org Adopt me page – scroll to the bottom.
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Tyson has had a very sad life, and unfortunately, it’s not an uncommon story in rural Georgia. This beautiful Golden Retriever mix was chained his entire four years of life with little to no contact with his human “family” who lived less than 10 feet away. No one seemed to notice or care that this beautiful boy was wasting away right in front of their eyes. When Tyson was brought into DRDR, he weighed 45lbs. His normal weight should be around 70lbs as he is a tall boy. His family fed him the cheapest dog food on the market and that was it – no veterinary care or monthly preventatives. He, of course, was flea infested, full of parasites, and as expected, heavily heartworm positive. When DRDR arrived, Tyson could barely stand. He was laying in dirt surrounded by the diarrhea he had for no telling how long. We were told once Tyson died, the family was going to catch one of the stray puppies which are Tyson’s son’s (Kenny, Duke, or Jake - also in the care of DRDR) and chain him to a tree “for protection”. Tyson is only FOUR – he should not have been dying! Tyson spent a week at the vet fighting for his life but is now in a loving foster home where he is learning to be part of a human and dog family. He is gaining weight, learning to walk on a leash, & working on crate and house training. Tyson’s smile is infectious and believe it or not he actually wags his tail instead of tucking it under his body. Dogs are so forgiving.

During...

Winston


The Survivor

Meet Winston, the survivor! He is a Lab mix, 2 yrs old, with all shots, altered and about 50lbs. This handsome boy showed up in a neighborhood one day and never left. He found a front porch on which to sleep and stay out of the elements and was even given an old blanket to rest his head. No one ever claimed him so he roamed the neighborhood begging for food until a very kind and compassionate woman made it her mission to find him a safe place to go until a forever home could be found. When he first came to DRDR, he would not tolerate a collar. No way was he walking on a leash. He was friendly but a little weary of humans but never aggressive. Knowing this makes his professional photos all the more impressive! He walked on a leash, rode an elevator, and really enjoyed his photo shoot! 👍 👍 🐾Winston is heartworm positive but has already started his treatment and will be available sometime in mid-March. He is very energetic and loves to play with toys. He is not suitable with small children as he may accidentally knock them over or scratch when he is playing. He has not been tested with cats but does focus on them when they walk by If you think you’re Winston’s perfect match, please submit an application on the Adoption page at:  www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org. Don’t forget to mention Winston!
COURTESY POSTS
The animals below are looking for new homes but are not available for adoption through DRDR. They are only available through arrangements with their current owners or shelters. If you are interested in any of the animals listed below, please contact the owner directly. Contact information can be found in each animal's description.
DISCLAIMER: DRDR has not met or evaluated any of the animals under Courtesy Posts unless otherwise noted.  DRDR, its staff and volunteers are not responsible for these animals and makes no claim to their health, training, temperament, or other concerns.  DRDR does confirm vetting history prior to posting.  DRDR recommends that anyone interested in adopting one of these animals fully discuss the animal's health, history, and temperament with its current owner and obtain a temperament evaluation of the animal where appropriate.
 

Interested in Adopting from DRDR? 
Please read our Adoption Regulations
on our FAQ page FIRST !!!

DRDR proudly practices Responsible Rehoming
 
 

ADOPTION APPLICATION​
complete and submit electronically or download, and email to barb.drdr@gmail.com
Adoption Application
Adoption Applicant(s) Full Names This is applicable to all couples, spouses, and partners who share a residence. PLEASE LIST BOTH NAMES
Adoption Applicant(s) Email
Name, age, and occupation of all residents living in home:
Home Address
Home and Cell Phone
Personal Reference #1 Please provide phone #. (only one reference can be a relative) How long/do you know this person
Personal Reference #2 Please provide phone #. (only one reference can be a relative) How long/do you know this person
Veterinarian Reference: Please provide phone #. Shots must be up to date within 30 days for cats and dogs and all dogs must be on monthly HW prevention
Names of all pets treated there over the past two years
Are all of your pets on your property altered (spay/neuter)? If No, please explain:
In the past 5 years have you had pets that are no longer living with you? If yes, please explain
List names, breed, health, age , behavior of all pets that live on your property and where they sleep
Have you ever had to give up a dog? If yes, please describe.
Please describe the dog you are wanting to adopt.
Why do you want to adopt a dog?
What do you plan to feed your adopted dog? We use Wholesome Sportmix Fish
Where will your adopted dog sleep at night?
Do you have a crate that will comfortably fit your adopted dog? If no, are you willing to purchase one?
Who will care for your pet during vacations and family emergencies?
Are you willing to attend obedience training with your dog?
If you do not have a current veterinarian, how do you plan to find one?
Describe your home: Own/Rent, Apartment/ Single Family/Duplex/Townhouse, Acreage, ect
If you rent we must confirm your permission to have a dog. Please provide your Landlords contact:
Should you be chosen to adopt from DRDR, we will conduct a home visit before and after adoption
Is anyone in your home allergic to dogs of any kind?
How much money would be considered a major medical expense for your adopted dog?
Is your entire household supportive of this adoption?
How long do you plan to keep your adopted dog?
What are your plans for this dog: family pet, companion, guarding, hunting, breeding
Have you applied with another rescue within the past 3 months? If yes, whom and have you been contacted by them?
How many hours will your adopted dog be alone on average and where will he/she stay during this time?
How did you find out about DRDR?
*I agree that the above listed information is TRUE and CORRECT and understand this information will be included with my adoption contract. If ANY INFORMATION is found to be UNTRUE AT ANY TIME (EVEN FOLLOWING ADOPTION) THE DOG WILL BE RECLAIMED AT NO EXPENSE TO DIRT ROAD DOGGIES RESCUE. Type full name as agreement.
*By submitting my application I hereby give my Veterinarian, Personal References, and Landlord permission to disclose to Dirt Road Doggies Rescue information that pertains to adopting from Dirt Road Doggies Rescue. Type your full name as agreement.
*I understand that incomplete applications will not be processed. Type your full name as agreement.
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        PUPDATES
 

Murphy with his brother at Pooches in the Park.

Photos courtesy of Heart Spot Pet and Family Portraits
Muprhy with his siblings at Pooches in the Park.






Photos courtesy of Heart Spot Pet and Family Portraits
Nigel signing his thank you cards to all who donated to his meidcal bills.
Ralph having some fun on the farm, wishing for a family of his own one day.  
This first photo was taken of Jack about a month after he entered the protective arms of DRDR.  He was still very much underweight and slowly recovering from a severe flea infestation.  You can see the look of relief in his eyes, so grateful not to be hungry anymore.  The second photo was taken just two months later.  Jack so handsome and filled out.  He has come a long way in such a short amount of time.  
Poco and Goldie getting in some play time before Goldies HW treatment begins.  That's Jack in back!
Sadie Mae is enjoying being a house dog.  "All these blankets and beds sure are soft!"