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I’ve learned about animal care from incredibly smart people…and from my own mistakes that I wouldn’t want anyone else to make!
My name is Emily and I was a CAT LADY until I met these incredible canines. Fred was my first dog as an adult. I adopted Freja from a
I met my fiance Issac in 2018, and he and his boy Frychops (who is the same age as Fred and Fiona) joined us this year.
I recently discovered that two of my dogs are long lost siblings!
Freddie was roughly a year old when he was brought to a park in Southern California and kicked out of a car. Fred tried to chase them, but they just drove away and abandoned him.
Luckily a wonderful couple witnessed these humans fail Fred and took him home before he was killed in traffic or sent to a nearby high-kill animal control facility. Since one of the witnesses worked at a private animal shelter, Fred was lucky enough to be accepted so he could be neutered and cared for until he was adopted if no one came forward during his stray hold.
No one claimed him, so he was available for adoption. Everyone who met him decided that he was “too much” for them. He was an energetic, excited and untrained adolescent husky mix, so he couldn’t go to just any home.
I was working as an Adoption Counselor at Fred’s shelter when he was brought in and felt an immediate connection. The general public was given several weeks to fall in love with Fred too, but no one adopted him. The deciding factor was a cat test — and he passed with flying colors! He joined our 3 cat pack on July 20th, 2014. He is Canine Good Citizen certified and is working on becoming an official Therapy Dog to bring joy to seniors, cancer patients and kids.
Fiona was living on a chain in Southern California before her humans decided that they wanted to “get rid of her” at their yard sale in 2017. She was free, so she could have ended up in a very dangerous situation.
She got lucky and went home with a dog lover who planned on networking her to find her a home. Since the local animal control is high-kill, it’s very difficult
I fostered a husky mix from the same area in 2016, so a
Thanks to a California rescue and 14+ incredible transport volunteers, Fiona escaped a horrible fate and traveled across the country to Wisconsin…and ended up with her long lost sibling Fred!
Freja was adopted from Playing Again Sams, a Wisconsin-based
Our “loud cloud” is a product of irresponsible breeding, so because of poor genetics, she suffers every day from hip dysplasia. She is a stubborn tomboy, so she was able to hide her pain VERY well until x-rays were done. She has had laser therapy and injections and takes regular supplements to keep her going.
Her chronic skin issues vanished as soon as she switched back to a 100% raw diet, so we are huge advocates for dog nutrition around here!
Josie was found running around in San Bernardino, CA in 2017. The people who found her brought her to the local high-kill animal control to be reunited with her family, but no one came.
She was added to the urgent list and was going to lose her life
She joined another rescue dog on a transport trip to the Midwest thanks to 14+ amazing volunteers and traveled across the country to Wisconsin where she was going to be a temporary foster… and never left!