Josie (aka Bibbin’) got her nickname from the show Bojack Horseman

Josie was found when she was loose in San Bernadino, CA and ended up at animal control. The shelter was full, so she was at risk of losing her life for space when no one claimed her.

She made it out alive because a local rescue pulled her. Unfortunately, she ended up with people that did not deserve to have a dog, so she and other dogs were severely neglected.

She made it safely to Wisconsin to be our foster…but she never left and became an official foster failure.

Nickname: Bibbin’ Bib, Bibbler, Bibblin’ & Jo

Hobbies: Snoring, snuggling, being a kleptomaniac, yelling BAAARRROOO, and searching for food.

Fun Facts: She is 100% American Bully — our 2nd purebred rescue! She is missing quite a few teeth and has a pretty obvious overbite.


Fiona came to us in 2017 after her former human gave her away at a yard sale in Perris, CA. We don’t know anything else about her past other than that they called her Diamond. A woman who was shopping ended up taking her in temporarily so she didn’t end up at a shelter.

A local rescue helped her get ready to travel across the country from CA to WI in September 2017 to be our foster.

Every update about her personality made it obvious that she would be a foster failure right away. She is PERFECT.

Transport volunteers from CA to WI got her safely to us, and she fit in immediately.

About 2 years later, Fred and Fiona got DNA test results that revealed that they are long lost siblings! Read their remarkable story on!

Nickname: Fiona Lucille, Moons, Baby GIIIIRL

Hobbies: Snugglin’, gazing at anyone she loves, picking up toys and gently pressing them on you so you throw them, asking for belly rubs, and being insanely sweet 100% of the time.

Fun Facts: She got along with everyone as soon as she arrived.

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Fred was adopted from a shelter in Southern California in 2014. Very little is known about his history. He was kicked out of a car in a local park when he was about a year old. Witnesses saw him try to chase the car, but they never stopped.


Nickname: Fredrick, Fredster, Babe, Baby Boy, Mr. Chips

Hobbies: Zoomies, snuggling, rummaging, opening doors and splootin’

Fun Facts: He was almost completely untrained when he was adopted. Now he is CGC certified and will become certified as an official therapy dog.

In 2017, a female dog in need traveled from California to Wisconsin to be our temporary foster. She was renamed Fiona, and immediately became our 2nd foster failure dog. In 2019, a DNA test revealed that she is Fred’s long lost sister. Read their remarkable story on!

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