Posted by on Jul 6, 2013


We received the call from the County shelter. There was a 1.5 year old Corgi with heartworm scheduled for euthanasia. When we met Max, he was lethargic and his breathing was labored, but his soulful brown eyes told us he was filled with love and needed to spread it all around on this Earth. Those eyes said, once we made him feel better, he’d get back to work.

Today, cured of heartworms, Max is spreading lots of love to everyone he meets. He goes camping (his favorite place is Bodega Bay) and loves to swim and run with other doggies. According to his new family in a recent letter, “he is a wonderful dog and we were so lucky to have been able to adopt him.” You GO MAX!!!

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Posted by on May 1, 2012


When Raider’s owner passed away unexpectedly we took her in. After Dr. Laura gave her a clean bill of health (other than needing to shed a few pounds), she found someone very special among our volunteers to give her a forever home.

And talk about the perfect match, Raider’s new owner Sue loves to go on long walks so Raider quickly gained back her girlish figure. Today she looks forward to her daily walk and P-mail along the trail.

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A Lot of Sheep and Goats

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012

Goats and Sheep

The Grace Foundation was a huge help to us in the Fall of 2011 when they offered a large pasture where we could keep close to 67 goats and sheep obtained after the Loomis raid and the Penryn sanctuary closing. Early Spring 2012, Grace called us because they needed the space and there were a few of the harder to place goats and sheep left which had not been adopted.

So in getting ready to take them back, we hired Joe M. to transport them for us. When we met at the pasture, he showed a lot of personal interest in them. He mentioned he had property and a couple of guardian dogs and a barn — he just needed some sheep and goats! He first offered to take a few in one pasture, then when Grace Foundation said hey we have these other ones, are you interested in them? Joe’s eyes just lit up — he was so thrilled they were friendly. He told his Jack Russel Terrier that he had new friends, and loaded up the lot of them bound for his place! When we made a follow-up call to Joe, he reported that they were all doing great in his pasture and making a serious dent in the available grass.

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Sheila and Petunia

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012

Sheila & Petunia

Three pigs were relinquished to us when a sanctuary closed in 2011. One was adopted and went to the coast and there were two left – Sheila and Petunia. Honey Cowan at Sea Horse Ranch said that she would give them a home. She already had a little potbellied pig named CiCi and wanted some companions for her. Honey was very bonded with CiCi – she had a little dog house with a heating blanket in there and she would cover CiCi up at night & keep her warm. Well CiCi was just a tiny potbelly pig who was fed normal amounts of potbelly pig food unlike our huge ones who were had been fed humungous amounts of potbelly pig food before we got them.

The day we transported them was challenging to say the least! The girls would be going to the vet before arriving at Sea Horse Ranch — Sheila’s tusks needed trimming and they both were to have their tonails done. So Curt Ransom and Rosemary built a ramp onto the truck and the two of them had the one 150-175 pound pig in a dog crate, just inching it up the ramp to get it into the truck. Finally they got one in but couldn’t fit the other crate into the truck, so they drove one pig over to the vet while they went back and got the next one loaded up.

Sheila & PetuniaWhen the first pig was done with her “Mani-Pedi”, Rosemary and Curt drove her over to Sea Horse. Honey had 4 workers ready to help and they all inched the pig back out of the trucks. They put her in with CiCi, then off they went to pick up the other pig. As they were all trying to get this huge pig out of the truck, Honey fell down and it was an amazing thing — she hit the ground and bounced up and we all said “are you OK?” and Honey said “˜Oh, I’m fine” and she just brushed herself off and got back to work!

In the mean time, Petunia had kicked CiCi out of her house and got in there under the heating lamp. Poor CiCi was just standing out there looking very lost and Honey said “This won’t do, Oh no, this won’t do”; So we blocked off the two new pigs into a different area and Honey was happy that CiCi could have her house back. Within a few days, Honey had a house built for the other two – and they have matching dinnerware and everything.

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Muchas Chihuahuas

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012

7 Chihuahua pups

Cassie Reeves from AAARF (Auburn Area Animal Rescue Foundation) telephoned us at about 11:00 AM early in February as she had received a call from a woman who was inundated with chihuahuas and needed some help to get her numbers down to something she could manage. Cassie asked Rosemary if she would go out with her to take a look at the property and see if everything was sanitary and in good condition for animals to be living in. So they met at noon at the property and first set about making an assessment. They found that the property was clean and for the number of dogs living there, it was in relatively good condition.

AAARF wanted to take all of the chihuahuas that were not spayed and neutered, so Rosemary and Cassie then loaded up 23 of the dogs, including several litters of puppies and took them to AAARF. In the event that AAARF would not have enough foster homes and room at the shelter for all of the pups, they called Mike Winters at Animal Control who said they would be able to take some of them if needed. They then went back into the property and verified that the eight dogs remaining were spayed and neutered.

It turned out that AAARF did in fact have enough foster volunteers to take in these dogs, so confident that they were in good hands, Rosemary called Animal Control and thanked them for their assistance. AAARF had all of the chis spayed/neutered and vaccinated, and within two months had found homes for all of them.

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