Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lily Lou Dew

Brian and I are so deeply sad to let you know that we said goodbye to Lilly, the 6 yr old OEM, who came into our home in December as a permanent foster. As with many things rescue, she was meant to be mine even before I knew it! She had gone up on the website a few weeks prior and I immediately was drawn to her picture. When I got an email from Lindsay saying she had been diagnosed with severe Spondlyosis and asked if we might consider taking her in, I knew it was meant to be.

Lily came into our home as a terrified, growly, snarly, snappy girl. We immediately bonded but it took some time, in fact a few months, before she truly trusted Brian. It was very clear she had been mistreated at the hands of man. Brian was so patient with her and respected her boundaries. He let Lily determine the extent of their relationship and I can’t tell how happy it has made me the last two months to see her actively seek him out for belly rubs or playtime.

Those that know me know that I love the seniors and really love the scrappy old ladies. You only had to look at my Lou Lou for a second to know she had lived a hard life. It made me love her even more. It’s been a long time since I’ve had such a devoted dog by my side and her absence is pounding through the walls of our house.

Lou and her crazy personality made us laugh everyday…her impatience at meal time, her temper tantrums she would throw if we didn’t let her out quick enough after meal time, the way this old broken lady still loved her flea squeaky toy, the snoring, the way she would come in the dog door on her own but not go out and the way she would go belly up for a tummy rub if your hand even appeared to be moving in the direction of her belly.

Lily passed away peacefully our home yesterday with the assistance of Dr. Jason. She enjoyed 3 McDonald’s hamburgers, a great belly rub and snored up until her last breath.

As always, I feel incredibly blessed to be part of an organization like BDHPI that believes that Seniors and Special Need dogs are as deserving of a home as the next dog. Lily, along with the other Dew dogs that went before her, are the reason why we do what we do. The sadness we feel today is completely worth it for the love she gave to our family.

Rest Easy, Lou


Monday, May 9, 2011

Drool Towels! Order Now!

Drool and dirty paws are just two of the many uses for these incredible custom Big Dog Drool Towels! The first set available features the stunning, beautiful Newfoundland; there are three towels in each set, the towels come in green or blue and are 16x16 inch microfiber cloths. **Only $28 for a set of three, plus $5 flat rate shipping (US shipping). Individual towels are available for $10 each - please note which design you prefer when you order (see ordering info below).

ORDER YOURS NOW!! Here's how:

1. Go to

2. Enter your total donation ($33 for one set, plus flat rate shipping)

3. Note that your donation is for "Newfy Drool Rags" and indicate if you prefer green or blue towels.(Or if you want just paw print or BDHPI logo)

4. Email your receipt to and Lisa L (BDHP Retail Manager) will follow up with you to confirm we've received your order and to let you know when it's on its way!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

BDHPI lives by its motto

"Every Big Dogs Deserves A Chance" the motto that was applied to BDHPI when we first began in 2008. It makes me so incredibly proud that to this day we continue to stand by our words.

Meet Tulip, a 3 month old OEM. Tulip only has 1 eye and has a deformed front foot. To many, she would be considered "unadoptable". But not to us! To us she deserves a chance. To us she deserves to be loved, imperfections at all. Sure, she is going to need a special family who is dedicated to her orthopedic needs, but why shouldn't we give her a chance?

And, than there is Maurice. A sweet baby boy who was accidentally stepped on by his mom. The injury caused paralysis in his hind end, but we are thrilled to say he is regaining use of his legs as we speak. His breeder considered him "not worth selling" and was ok with the risk of euthanasia at a local shelter. Maurice is going to seen by a wonderful BDHPI vet and we will have a plan of action for this sweet boy in no time.

These two cases will most definitely eat up a lot of our funds, but we are ok with that. We will do what we need to do to make sure these two babies are safe and healthy. We will be their advocates until they have new families of their own.