Some people like dogs, some people like cats, some like birds, some like fish and then there are people who are just passionate about animals in general. That would be us, absolutely stark raving bonkers about ALL animals.
You would expect someone who is bonkers about animals to have a few dogs around. Well, we do. Here’s a run down of our household.
|Cody||11/25/2001||Jack Russell/Golden Retriever mix|
|Tater||12/17/2002||Newfoundland/Labrador Retriever mix|
|Mattie||06/05/2006||Border Collie/Chow mix|
|Brisby||08/15/2008||Great Pyrenees/Border Collie mix|
|Minnie||08/01/2010||Rat Terrier mix|
All of our family are rescues and/or came out of dumpsters, ditches or (like Cody and Lindsay) were almost feral. Those two were trapped after weeks of effort. After years of effort they are now fully socialized. All our dogs are our “children” so naturally live inside. Each has their own pad, their own kennel and their own bowl so there is no confusion or mayhem as you might think. We have been living closely with dogs for over two decades and know how to be the alpha of the pack. There is harmony in the house (and THREE vacuum cleaners!).
We have been very active for over a decade with Great Pyrenees Rescue of the Carolinas. Please, if you know of anyone who is even THINKING about getting a Great Pyrenees, pass on their name and number. There are so many in rescue, pet and working dogs, that we could provide them with lots of information on the breed and of available dogs.
- SC-ARF is a no-kill shelter at Fox Nest Veterinary Hospital. We are among the founding members.
- SCDogs is a pet therapy group which is now getting national recognition. We have been members since 2004.
- We are both active as well in the National Opossum Society. We only rehabilitate possums but do know of organizations that have certified wildlife rehabilitators among their members. These are the only people who are allowed by law to handle any wild creature outside.