Monday, December 9, 2013

The 12 dogs of Christmas: Part II

William and Scott
The 12 dogs of Christmas: William was skinny and scared when he showed up at Reunion Rescue No Kill Refuge. He had one of the worst abuse histories I've ever heard and I hear a lot of terrible stories.

William had been starved nearly to death. He was skin and bones. Besides being starved, the monsters who owned William drug him behind a truck and also threw him on a lit bar-b-que grill. William has sear marks down his side from the grill.

We've got him on a healthy raw diet which does wonders for the temperament. He's been detoxed with Waiora and ABFE Emergency along with Robert McDowell's herbal tonic to help rehab the most extreme cases.

All of these links and helpful resources can be found on our website on the Health Page.

Amazingly, so many people call to dump their pets and skip past this invaluable information. Our goal at Reunion Rescue is to help animals so they don't wind up at high kill shelters like Stockton ACC where we found William.

Reunion Rescue can't save them all, but we can save a few like William and share his story. He still relives his horrible past when a stranger approaches his crate, but he will get past that. He's the most trusting soul in the world and loves going to work with Scott.

When William was being transported to Texas, he bonded with everyone he met. Adena drove to pick him up and he wanted so badly to be her boy...who wouldn't? Adena's home is the Architectural Digest of pit bull habitats. He bonded with the Petco guy who informed how to operate the dog wash.

William is a wonderful boy and will be a wonderful companion for some very lucky person. He has all the love in the world to give.


Little Princess was blind and seven years old when we agreed to pull her from Moreno Valley shelter. The minute we got her on transport, she came down with distemper.

After the initial donation, the group we pulled Princess for bailed and Reunion Rescue had to come up with $3500 the next six months to treat the distemper and pay for quarantine boarding.

That's ok. We made it work. Happily, the minute the infection started to leave Princess's body, so did the blindness. She can now see!

Princess is a love! She is sweet and gentle, quite calm and loves cuddling. She's learned to chew her rawhide and especially favors peanut butter flavored ones. She was not a fan of the rawhide when we first got her, but loves them now!

When Princess first came to Reunion Rescue No Kill Refuge, she was extremely dog reactive, but now is very calm when another dog walks by.

We have very high hopes for our little Princess and know she will make someone a loving soulmate.

We got Shadow back yesterday and boy is he a little love! He was found a few years ago by a couple in Pflugerville, Texas and Reunion Rescue helped him find a home.

He was placed with a loving family in Wimberley, Texas whose grandmother baby sat the toddler age grandchildren every day.

Shadow fell right into step and helped her care for the little children. He is a gentle, sweet dog who loves children.

She also has five small Pomeranians and Shadow is great with them. In fact, he's great with all dogs, all ages, all sizes, all breeds!

Shadow's mom tearfully had to part with Shadow as life has hit her hard the past few months. She has become ill and had no choice but to ask Reunion to help out. Reunion Rescue has a lifetime guarantee for every dog we place.

We are currently very full at the refuge and are hoping for an adoption to make room for Shadow. He's boarding at Doug's where it's Disneyland for dogs every day.

Every day at Reunion Rescue is like Christmas morning. Our little jewels are our sweetest pit bulls.

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