Summertime at the Beach

Angus, the Beagle, is one of my favourite Dogz in the Hood. Such a laid back cutie and always looks like he’s wearing black eye-liner. It’s an awesome look for Mr. Angus.

Hey, Angus! You like hanging out at the Dog Beach?

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Nuttah Woodley-Varela

Nuttah is a lovely mixed breed dog who was rescued two years ago from a reserve in Northern BC. She was found cold, tired and hungry, living in a snow bank with her mom and siblings. They were all brought to safety by Dhana Metta rescue and adopted out to loving homes.

Nuttah now has an awesome life full of adventure with her mom and dad, Kristin and Pancho. She has flown to Ontario, taken the ferry to the Islands several times and is also an avid hiker. Although only 16 pounds, Nuttah can easily do a tough 10 or 15k hike. I recently had a chance to trek through Joffre lakes with her and loved watching her swim, run and scramble over rocks.

Miss Nuttah, one of my favourite hiking companions.

Lily and Louise

The Streets of San Francisco

Little Lily was picked up as a stray, about a year ago, living on the street in San Francisco, CA. She was taken to a high-kill shelter in downtown San Fran, hoping to be adopted but not really having much of a chance in the over-crowded facility. The staff grew very fond of the spunky, little Terrier/Chihuahua mix and worried that her time was running out. They did not want to have to euthanize Lily so sent her info to the rescue community network in an attempt to save her life. Pamela McKenzie of Richmond, BC heard about Lily’s situation and quickly arranged to have her transported across the border to safety in Canada.

Once Lily was safe and sound in Richmond, the next step was to find foster parents while she waited for her forever home. My neighbor Donna and I became little Lily’s foster moms for a few weeks last summer and we both fell quite in love with her during that time. She is so loving, fun and feisty and, as one of my friends remarked “she has a charming, just out of bed look”.

Donna and Lily were at the Kits off-leash dog beach one day when Louise spotted her playing with Donna’s dog Sammy. Louise walked over to talk to Donna, who let her know that Lily was a foster looking for a new home. Louise then heard the words “I’m interested in adopting a dog” come out of her mouth, even though she really wasn’t looking and already owned a cat.

Lily and Louise were clearly meant to be as the adoption went through smoothly and quickly and Miss Lily is now living happily in her new home with mom, Louise and cat sibling Cleo.

I love a happy ending and Lily is definitely a poster child for the slogan “Adopt don’t Shop”.