Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kramer Fun Facts

This past week my foster mom, brother and sister and I have all been in NH visiting my foster mom's parents for the holidays. It has been a lot of fun and I've been such a good boy.

I wanted to share some fun facts about myself!

I LOOOOVE to go for romps in the woods.

Occasionally the romps turn into zoomies!

Despite my foster mom's insistence that they are no good for me, I'm a fan of finding big sticks and running off with them.

Or just running off!

Just kidding, I never let my foster mom out of sight and at the first call or whistle I hurry hurry right back!

I've also learned proper milk jug chasing techniques from my foster brother Didge

I've become good friends with my foster mom's family over the holidays (tasty treats helped!)

I was a little confused by the craziness of the presents and my foster brother and sister getting all wild about their I hid among some bags in the corner for a minute

but then I decided it wasn't so bad and had fun with some toys and enjoyed a tasty treat.

I survived an oatmeal bath today...

my foster sister Lizzie hung around the bathroom for moral support, but I have a sneaky suspicion that she simply was there to lick the rogue oatmeal off the floor (and walls and my foster mother's shoes...). Since the oatmeal mixture had oil, I seem to have a slight extra swirl to my fur now, and my foster mom's dad has been calling me Cosmo Kramer. I have no idea why. I am still adorable!

I hope you have all been having a great holiday season!

I certainly am, and at the same time I'll be here waiting for my perfect forever home. :-)


Monday, December 27, 2010

Ivy's Christmas

We are so excited to share that Ivy got everything she wanted this year for Christmas!






Congratulations, Chris, Ivy & Lindsay!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rusty's holiday message

Rusty and his foster sisters
want to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

(He was being told that Santa REALLY can tell if you've been
naughty or nice when the photo was taken.)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Big news

Hi everyone,

It's me, Wren! And this is my last blog! You know why?! Because I got a forever home for Christmas!!! That's right! I will never be unwanted again - I now have my own mom and dad and a couch and also a personal corgi to roll around with in the snow! Well, the corgi lives across the street, but she comes to visit often. I also hear that I will get to meet sheepies and take doggie classes for fun. But most importantly, my new home comes with lots of ball and snuggle time! So thank to all of you who were interested in me and I hope that another rescue dog will be lucky enough to go and live with you just like I did with my new family!

Happy holidays everyone!
Love, Wren

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lee's big weekend adventure

Hi everyone! It's me Lee!

So this weekend my foster dad said I needed to get something called culturalexposure. I figured culturalexposure must have been a chew toy or something so I readily agreed. Anywayz, so off I went with one of my NEBCR aunties and after I stole, I mean acquired, all of her coconut cookies (yum!) I found myself in a place called North Adams where they have muzeumz and stuff and it turns out culturalexposure is nothing to be excited about but being the sofistikated... or is it sophistigated... or sophi... anyways, smart dog that I am I went with the flow and while I collected no culturalexposure I did find some toys here and so I rolled on my back and did this

and this

And then I met with my fan club (see how they all line up just to watch my cool moves?)

And then I chatted with a couple of old buddies of mine

And then we worked on our cardio routine

Yaaaaaawn. Now I feel little tired so I think I will go and snuggle with my auntie on the couch. Talk to you all later, okay?

Kisses, Lee Loveable

Monday, December 13, 2010


For those that missed the announcement on our facebook page, we are so very thrilled and pleased to announce that Roosevelt has found his forever home!  He has finished a one month trial and has settled in with his new brother, also a NEBCR Alum, Coalby!
 Coalby Oliver

 Roosevelt Bain

 Roosevelt and Coalby
Happy Brothers!!!

A HUGE congrats to Stephanie and THANK YOU.  We are thrilled to know that Roosevelt has such a wonderful family now.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Oh hi everyone! It's me Wren! Or at least that's what they used to call me. But my foster parents seem to have serious problems with their memory because these days that seem to confuse my name all the time and call me Mischief instead!

Anyhow, I am still here in rescue because now that I am feeling better, I developed a new highly innovative game called 'herd your foster brother' and apparently it changes things a little. Wanna play?!
The rules of the game are very simple: "Foster borther is not allowed to move under any circumstances. Period." You can use a variety of strategies and tactics to accomplish this goal. I have found relentless body blocks, short barks and nips on the butt to be the most effective. It's hard work and you. cannot. lift. your. eyes. off. your. foster. brother. under. any. circumstance. HA!

Anyhow, they say I am as sweet as can be and never aggressive with other dogs, but my foster parents think that the majority of other dogs out there deserve to live a life free of TheLittleTerror. I will miss my daily wrestle games with my foster siblings, but I think I would be a bit more relaxed living with no other dogs (although some doggie friends for wrestling and chasing would be great!). So every night, I put my doggie glasses on and we are going back and reviewing more... what do they call them... oh yeah, applications and exploring some options.
Meanwhile, I thought I would share some pictures of me on vacation - you see, we are in a place called Buffalo and I have had lots of fun bouncing in the white powdery stuff and then snoozing in my favorite chair!

Love, Wren Mischief Peanut

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm ready to run into your heart!

Hi, I'm Darby and I'm available for adoption! I'll be up on the website as soon as it cooperates! In the meantime, my foster mom will put it here along with my purty photos!









Well, as you can see I love to run and race around with my foster siblings, and I also love cuddling with my foster mom, too!  Read on to see the bio she wrote up for me!
Darby is a beautiful, sweet young female Australian Shepherd with a tail, possibly with some Border Collie in her as well.  She will be a year old in February, but has had a very rough start in life.  Born at an isolated home in the woods, she lived there with her parents and brother and met very few, if any, new people.  One day, her owner apparently needed to go away for the day, and left the 4 dogs tied to trees with their muzzles duct taped shut!  Darby's mother escaped and found help, resulting in the pups eventually making their way to shelters.  Darby unfortunately was struck by a car when she slipped her collar when out for a walk, resulting in a collapsed lung and internal bleeding.  Fortunately, she has healed up completely and shows no lasting effects from her ordeal.  From the shelter Darby made her way to NEBCR and she is being fostered in NY state, on the border of southern VT.  

Due to a lack of proper socialization when she was younger, Darby is very shy and avoids interacting with new people.  It takes her a couple of days to completely trust someone new, but once she does she becomes a little shadow, wanting to be right with you, go wherever you go and hang out as close as possible.  Outdoors, she enjoys chasing after the other dogs in her foster home, and occasionally chasing after a toy, though she hasn't learned to bring them back yet but will pick it up and carry it a few steps so far before dropping it.  

Indoors, she loves hanging out right with her person, snuggled up close and relaxing until the next trip outdoors to play.

She is a bit nervous as first meeting new dogs but quickly becomes comfortable and at ease with most dogs.  She has had a harder time meeting very large, boisterous dogs, understandably.  She is great with cats, completely ignoring them, unconcerned about them lying next to her, or running about playing in the house.

Darby is a bit of a talker, outdoors she will sometimes bark with excitement during play, although not too often.  More often, she whines a bit when she's excited or needing a little extra attention, although this has grown less as she's become more comfortable in her foster home.

Darby is crate trained, and is learning some basic training, although mostly working on feeling brave and comfortable in new situations.

Her adopter will need to be patient working with her to continue to raise her confidence.  She is very lovable, sweet and endearing, and certainly makes working with her rewarding and fun.  She's going to make a lovely addition to the right household.

It is unknown how she is with children however due to her shyness we would probably not recommend her to a home with kids unless they were very dog savvy.

A fenced yard is preferred, but depending in the applicant's situation may not be required if we can be assured her adopter's are able to meet her exercise requirements, while ensuring her safety.

Completing an approved positive reinforcement based training class will be a requirement of her adoption. 

Contact: Amy for more information.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Wren's Special Talents

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving because I sure did! We went to my foster grandpaws' house and I got to be very thankful for being able to eat turkey necks and goose poop, run in snow, nip my foster sister's butt while running and snugglez with new people! Anyhow, you already know that I am very, very good at agility. But did you know I am also great at other things? Check this out!

I can flip my tongue like this:

I can make my head disappear like that:

I can make my foster sister dance:

I have a great balance:

Well, maybe not so much (but I am working on it):

And that's all! Bundle up and stay warm everyone!
Luv, Wren aka Little Peanut

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Zip! is a fun, young, purebred sports prospect! He will be available in December...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Roosevelt Needs New Wheels!

Roosevelt's cart has been wonderful for him! He loves the freedom he has in it, running and racing.

Unfortunately, no one had any idea just how hard a young, healthy, extremely active and smart border collie would be on a cart! Even with multiple adjustments from the wonderful folks at Eddie's Wheels, it has become apparent that Roosevelt needs a heavier duty cart! It took them 3 hours to adjust his current cart on Friday, to get it back into alignment so it could be safe and usable until the new one is built.

The new cart will be much heavier duty, able to withstand the abuse that Roosevelt throws at it on a daily basis. It will still need routine maintenance and such - for example he has worn the tread off the tires! This will be something his adopter will need to monitor regularly and replace as needed. But, the idea is that with the heavier duty cart the structural integrity will be maintained, and not require so much adjustment so often.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Hiya!  I'm just a regular red dawg, hanging out in the pond, playing ball.

Hmm, what's that you say, there seems to be something funny attached to me?

Oh that . . . that's just my wheels of course . . .

Throw the ball again, wouldya??

Oh thanks!  Hey, that wasn't the blue ball . . .!

Who took my blue ball . . .??

I got it back!

Such fun!



I'm still waiting for my forever home! Hope it's ready for me soon!