I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Saturday, December 26, 2009

ROCK STARS: New Hope Cattle Dog Rescue and Rehoming

Stumpy takes a break from her silliness to ponder the ACDs in rescues and shelters everywhere and hopes they find their forever homes, soon!

As a rescue operation New Hope Cattle Dogs Rescue (NHCD) is a shining example of responsibility. NHCD goes beyond rescue and re-homing. They address public education and relations with regards to Cattle Dog ownership. Their website is a wealth of facts and information. They cover topics including training, nutrition, health and genetics, and much, much more. Links on their website can lead you to more information, in order that someone can make informed decisions with regards to their own ACD or perhaps, bringing an ACD into their home.

Visit NHCDog Rescue website and read about their successful adoptions, from the adopters point of view.

I KNOW the dogs in this video think NHCD rock!

Having been involved in rescuing and rehabbing dogs for many years, I have my opinions on what constitutes a good rescue. Security and support for both the dog and it's adopted family are a priority in legitimate and responsible rescue. With a homecheck, contract, microchipping, trial period and education NHCD does it's best to ensure a lifetime parnership for everyone.

There are more dogs in the rescue program at NHCDogs.

Misty is about 2 years old. and she iz sweet, sweet, sweet!

She was found homeless and pregnant along the side of the road by a nice man took her to his home, where she gave birth to five puppies (who have all found homes). From there she went to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, and wasn't doing well, in that environment. The Humane Society sent her to a wonderful foster home and then New Hope took her in.

Misty is thriving in her foster home. She is very obedient and knows some basic commands. Misty gets along well with some dogs and is learning about cats.

Tibby is an 11 month old ACD.

She is unilaterally deaf (hearing in left ear only.)

Tibby was an owner surrender due to some aggression issues. She WAS very protective over the females in her home and felt the need to guard against men. Her foster mom has worked with her, extensively, and she is able to walk on leash, sit , stay, down, and "place." Tibby will even walk off leash once she knows you.

Tibby is housebroken and crate trained. She loves to play ball! Tibby will need to be placed in a home where a woman can continue to work with her. Males would take a secondary role in showing her how to love and trust.

Zeva is in foster care with New Hope because she wasn't doing well at the Humane Society in Tucson. The kennel environment caused her stress and made her nervous.

Zeva is thriving in her foster home. She enjoys the company of other dogs and loves to go to the dog park. She is a "velcro" dog and wants to be close to her human and loves to snuggle! She does have some seperation anxiety issues and needs to be kenneled when left alone.

Zeva is working on her manners and already knows sit and down. She is good with kids and other dogs so an active family would be perfect!

***Please contact the Adoption Coordinator now at adopt@newhopecattledogs.com to ADOPT US!...And don't forget to fill out the Adoption Application.

Please make sure to read NHCD's Adoption Policies and Procedures. NHCDogs are not free, an adoption fee is assessed.***


An English Shepherd said...

What great looking dogs. Do hope they all find forever homes :-)


Sandra said...

American Cattle Dog is new to me, but I am assuming that they have the same traits as the herding dogs I am familiar with (?) Very smart dogs. I had a long period in my life where I was the place dogs were deposited. I had 7 over 75 lbs for many years. My heart breaks for the poor animals that are at our mercy.

Howard is my first non-rescue in 31 years, but the Basset before him (which made me love Bassets) was a Humane Society dog.

I wish these dogs the best.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

I love reading your posts and checking out the video's.. Those pups are all so cute..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I think Tibby's paw placement is excellent!

Tank woo fur sharing more about ACD's!


Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Wizz, we hope all dogs everywhere find forever homes!

Sandra, good for you and your dogs! I don't think a lot of people realize that our shelter and rescue dogs can be every bit as awesome as a purebred, more so if you aren't careful about breeders.

Heelers, almost as cute as our own top models, huh?

Khyra, I was wondering if you were coaching Tibby.