Saturday, May 29, 2010

New Forever Homes

We have good news and bad news for you today.   Saturday a long time friend of Golden Retriever Rescue came up from Albuquerque, New Mexico just to meet Abby, Daisy and Ruby.   She brought her two friends along, senior German Shepherd Lesse, and  5 year old Golden Angus, to make sure that everyone could play together nice.   Their chauffeur was in a terrible position, there was Abby, the worlds greatest lover, ball fetcher and squirrel chaser,  competing against Daisy, the worlds greatest snuggler and all around lovable lady.   Then they both had to compete with Ruby with her puppy good looks, charm and her demure presence. 

It took a long time, with 10 dogs in the yard,  for calm to arrive so that everyone could get acquainted.   They did lock us up so that the visitors could meet the fosters one on one and give them a chance to settle down and play.    Everyone played well, everyone impressed the visitors.  But not everyone could go to New Mexico and start a new life.  

In the end it was a difficult choice.  Ruby needed a fresh start, and Daisy would give her some comfort in her life journey ahead and help her transition.  Daisy was a cuddle hound and a ball hound as well.  Ruby and Daisy it was.   Abby tried to hide her disappointment by chasing a squirrel up the apple trees.  

We think they have a pawsome new forever home.   We wish them well and we hope to hear from them when they are settled down.   There will be four friends to share a home and a yard.   The summers may be hot but they have air conditioning, the winters will be mild, you can play outside all year round.    Plus they promised a kiddie wading pool on the grass for those really hot days. 

Meanwhile the resident bi-ped did something totally unexpected.    He thought about Abby and her needs, then he came to a conclusion.  He wrote Golden Retriever Rescue that when it comes to Forever Homes, No Squirrels, No Abby!   Abby is so into her squirrel chasing that it would be a terrible thing to send her to a Forever Home without a few trees and a squirrel.   Abby is 8 years old, she should get seniority when it comes to choosing her home, and she chooses squirrels.  A dog door should be part of the package as well, what good is a squirrel in a tree if you can't get outside to chase them?

Since it is hard to find home for an older dog anyway, now that we have put restrictions and requirements on her home, it will be very hard to find her perfect home.    Please, everyone, give us some help.   Spread the word that if you have squirrels, you need Abby!

We may have an official retirement ceremony later this evening, we may retire Ruby and Daisy's food bowls.   I am sure there is some type of ceremony that would be appropriate to celebrate an occasion such as this and to wish them well in their future life.   At the very least, their food bowls will make a trip through the dish washer in preparation for the next rescue foster.    When you work in rescue, you are never done, you may find a home and rescue a dog in need, then place them in the best Forever Home, but there is always another homeless dog in need of a friend and a home.   That is why we do what we do!

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Thanks so much for the great news and good news!

    Abby's skhwirrel people are out there!

    Khousin Merdie & Khyra

  2. Mogley,
    You and your crew along with your bipeds have done it again.
    Two forever homes on one visit, we would call that a "Double Play"
    We are putting the word out to everyone we know about Abby.
    We just know their is the perfect forever home with plenty of squirrels waiting for Abby.
    Have a Great Memorial Day and remember to Support & pray for our troops.

    Hamish & Sophie

  3. Oh, I'm so glad Ruby and Daisy found forever homes. I hope that Ruby doesn't wear out their other dogs!

    Poor Abby. I hope she gets a squirrel home soon!

  4. Well that didn't sound bad at all. Congrats on the new home and may the food bowls always have a place of honor in YOUR home!

  5. We are so happy about Ruby and Daisy. At least they didn't leave alone, they have each other in a strange world at the beginning.

    And Abby, you don't have to be sorry not to be chosen for New Mexico. Our bi-ped sister lives in New Mexico and mommie said they have no trees. No trees, no squirrels.

    Mogley and Bella, we are so proud of you showing Ruby what life as a Golden is really about. We will miss Ruby!

    Earnhardt, Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver

  6. Congratulations Ruby and Daisy! We love to hear the stories of forever homes. And don't you worry, Abby, the right squirrel filled yard is coming.

  7. Oh we are SO happy for Daisy & Ruby, because we loved them both too!!! What great news! Thank you again to you all & to the friend who is making the new home. Loving Abby also, we agree with that biped - yard, trees, squirrels and balls required. Don't forget balls! Happy day..Thank you!

  8. GReat news for Daisy & Ruby - may they enjoy their forever homes!

    Dear Abby - a message from my 15 1/2 year old rescue Apples: "Don't worry Abby. Your time and people will come for you soon. I was 10 1/2 years old, unspayed and not very socialized when my Mom and K9 sister came calling for me! Now I live a life of luxury (even though I have mammary cancer from all those years of neglect) and I know that my Mom will do everything she can for me to help me through these days".

    Wishing you all the best and hopefully some happy swimming!
    Love, hugs & wags,
    Nadine, Apples & Neeli