Wednesday, October 28, 2009
If you are looking for a good Christmas gift, this could be it! My husband and I decided these portraits will be our gifts to one another this year!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Gracie was a gorgeous girl, and you always knew how she was feeling by the way in which she moved her giant cropped ears. She had a quirky personality and could run like the wind. Gracie did not trust too easily, but once she did, she really let her personality shine. She adored her Dane brother, Duke, and they both loved tormenting poor Hobie, the Malamute. She also had talon nails from which I think I have scars down my back :)
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Smiling on her way home from a 5 mile "Congratulations you're adopted" hike with her new parents.
Well today, I got physical proof. As I was picking up our bedroom, Deacon climbed into our bed with a toy. I was talking to him, petting his belly, and since I had my camera handy I was snapping a few pictures of him. I accidentally dropped the camera and in the nano second it took me to bend over and pick it up, he apparently fell asleep sitting up.
Of course, I burst out laughing which startled him- he than grunted in disgust and made himself more comfortable!
I walked out of the bedroom declaring that I MUST have another Mastiff! My husband than shook his head in disgust!
Sooooo, since the Dews can't have another, maybe YOU should? I will guarantee you tremendous love and great laughs. Get those adoption apps in, what are you waiting for???
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
WHAT: Yappy Hour to benefit Big Dogs Huge Paws Rescue
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 23rd from 5 – 8 pm
WHERE: Camp Bow Wow Denver LoDo 3645 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO p. 303.577.0232
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The dogs are doing fabulous! Annabelle has really come out of her shell and Bernard...well, he's Bernard! He's very layed back and just goes with the flow. Both even attended a concert! Annabelle did well and Bernard discovered that barking at speakers only gets you removed but he has been doing very well. The handlers are doing very well with both the dogs and are really coming along with their commands and bonding.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tickets for BDHPI Pawsnight with the Denver Nuggets are now on sale! The cost is $25 per ticket, with $5 of each ticket going back to our rescue! Not only can you enjoy the game, but our volunteers and foster dogs will hosting a meet-n-greet the beer tent during the game.
Saturday Nov. 21st at 7pm.
To purchase tickets: www.pepsicenter.com/groups/nuggets/bigdogs or CALL APRIL WAKEFIELD AT 303-405-6188
PLEASE support this event!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Poor Laura and family had a rough weekend with the puppies and we are now down to 9 puppies...
When Laura went out to check on the pups, one of the babies was laying very still. She picked him up and quickly started to rub him with a towel. She called the vet for instructions, but it was sadly too late - his little tongue was blue and so was the tip of his pink little nose. We suspect that Juliette may have accidentally sat on him and suffocated him. His name was Jupiter (heavenly body).
The runt of the litter, Zorro, crossed the rainbow bridge as well. Laura called and reported that he stopped nursing and wasn't doing well. She followed the vet's directions and continued throughout the night (keeping him warm and feeding through a dropper). During the next 12 hours, he did nurse twice and we thought he was out of the woods. Then he started to convulse and was bleeding from his rectum. Laura wrapped him a blanket and sat next to a heater, petting him and let him slip away in her arms.
The McIntosh family, as well as all of us at BDHPI, are devastated and heartbroken, but we know our wonderful volunteers did everything they could to save these precious puppies and it obviously just wasn't meant to be. They will bury both boys on their ten acres of land next to their Mastiff and guinnea pig where they will rest in peace.
Raising puppies is no easy task. I just wanted to offer a note of encouragement publicly and let Laura know that we are so proud of all the work she is doing. There are 9 remaining healthy puppies that will hopefully help ease this weekend's losses with their adorable faces! Hang in there and know we are all sending big hugs your way!!!
Best wishes, Lindsay
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
My name is Juliette, I was found as a stay with a intact male Saint. You can thank HIM for the this big belly full of babies:
I am so glad that BDHPI sprung me from that shelter- they were nice and all, but I'd rather give birth in a home instead of a cold shelter. I should also probably thank my foster mom for what I about to do to her peaceful life :)
The vet counted 9 puppy heads, but I swear I have a few more hiding in there. Please keep me and my babies in your thoughts, they tell me puppies will probably be here by the end of the weekend.
Now, I know how excited people get when puppies are around so I feel it important to make sure anyone reading this who is thinking of adopting one of my babes should know that they will need to go to homes that have giant breed experience...apparently these humans think purebred Saints can be a handful...sheesh....
Well, my bed is calling me. I gotta save my energy for the coming days.
Thanks BDHPI for saving me and my puppies.
Juliette the Saint.
PS- Don't forget that I need a forever home too! As soon as these puppies are weaned, I will up for adoption too!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Daycare located at: 401 S. Gilbert Street, Castle Rock, CO.
Donations of Dog Supplies or Cash will also be gratefully accepted from guests to benefit BDHPI!Please note that this is a human only event.
Thanks Laura for such a generous offer!
The following workshops are scheduled:
October 24: Idaho Falls, Idaho
November 14: Omaha, Nebraska
November 15: Omaha, Nebraska
These should be very interesting workshops. Let us know if you go, we would love to hear what you learn.
Monday, October 5, 2009
1. 2009 K-9s Against Cancer Event on Saturday, October 10th
Registration begins at 7:00am5k run/walk begins at 9:00am1 mile walk/run begins at 9:30am Demonstrations and exhibitors finish at 1:00pm
WHERE: Central Park – Stapleton (Denver)(at Martin Luthur King and Central Park Blvds.)WHO: More than 2,500 dog lovers and their furry friends from throughout the metro Denver area.
COST: $30 – Adult Participant ($20 for Additional Adult Family Members)$15 – Children ages 6-17Children 5 and under are free!
BDHPI WILL HAVE A BOOTH AT THIS EVENT!!
2. YAPPY HOUR AT CAMP BOW WOW LODO- 100% OF PROCEEDS GOES TO BDHIP
What a great way to spend a Friday – Happy Hour with your four-legged friend! Bring your dog, tell your friends & join us for drinks & a silent auction to benefit BDHPI Giant Breed Rescue.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 23rd from 5 – 8 pm
WHERE: Camp Bow Wow Denver LoDo3645 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO p. 303.577.0232 GET
MORE INFO AND RSVP ONLINE AT: http://www.meetup.com/yappy-hour
* Tickets are $15 per person and include 2 drinks. More info on the meetup.com/yappy-hour site. * Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
"Special Needs" next to their name. The intent is certainly not to make any prospective families skip down to the next gentle giant, rather to be to as open and honest with our adoptive families about the needs of a specific dog.
Special Needs doesn't necessarily mean extra bills or extra vet visits, sometimes it just means a "not so perfect" dog, maybe one that walks with a limp, or has bad eyesight or hearing like these sweet girls:
Cassie (blind) & Mama (deaf)
Humans aren't perfect, how can we expect our pets to be?
Certainly in some cases "Special Needs" means you may not have the dog for the normal expected life span, which is the case for this sweet girl :
But does this make her less deserving of a home?
If you are looking to adopt, please consider all the dogs- young, old or special needs! You just never know what a special gift you will find!