Of course blog readers have to meet my little girl Dakota! This is a picture of here eating here favorite chewy in Aunt Sadie's office (which looks like a mess because we've just gone through retail in December!). I got Dakota 4 years ago in May through a wonderful organization called Great Dog Rescue. http://www.greatdogrescue.com/. Dakota came from S. Carolina from a breeder who didn't want her because she was a mix of husky, shepherd and retreiver (we think!) and the breeder couldn't show or breed her. Great Dog is a great site because at any one time they have 40-60 dogs listed, with pictures and whatever history they have about each dog.
When dogs are rescued, they stay in foster homes until a permanent home can be found. Dakota was transported up north with about 20 other dogs adopted by New England families. All dogs spend 3 days in quarantine upon arrival before being released to owners. They receive all shots, are spayed or neutered and have a microchip imbedded to prevent against loss or theft. If you or a friend are looking for a dog, this is a wonderful resource. I was interviewed by a Great Dog volunteer to be sure that the dog I chose would be a good fit for me. A word of warning...don't go to the site unless you're serious about getting a dog because I can almost guarantee that you'll not leave the site until you've chosen the one you want!! Enjoy!