Just in from the North Pole…..

Santa has sent a special delegation of GOOD DOG ELVES  to Memphis to help spread the word about all the GOOD DOG events during December. 

We know this is a busy time for all of you pet lovers.  Our GOOD DOGS long for a Home for this Holiday and all the rest of their lives.  Your gifts help us help them. 

Good Dog Rescue has a flurry of wonderful happenings for you to enjoy during this TIZZY SEASON. 

  • Saturday Dec. 5th, we have our regular adoption at Hollywood Feed at 2015 Union Avenue. 
  • Saturday, Dec. 12th, The CANINE MARKET, St. Agnes School at 4830 Walnut Grove-pictures with Santa, Pet Parade, and other fun pet-centric activities-bring your pet and join us!  Better yet, consider adopting one of our GOOD DOGS who will be showcased here.
  • Adopt a FUR ANGEL trees are at seven locations:   Hollywood Feed stores in Oakland, TN; Poplar (next to Hueys), Union Avenue, and Cordova (1001 Germantown Pkwy); Ben and Jerry’s by Paradiso; Ben and Jerry’s Carriage Crossing; and Utopia Animal Clinic.
  • Gift Wrapping at Davis Kidd on Dec 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 24th.  We wrap for donations and showcase one special GOOD DOG during each shift at Davis Kidd.  Stop in to see us during one of these days. 

 WOOF WOOF (that’s thank you very much in dogspeak) and ARRFF WOOF – Merry Christmas!

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A Spooky Howl-o-ween at Utopia Animal Hospital

Thanks so much to Utopia Animal Hospital for hosting their Howl-o-Ween event and inviting Good Dog Rescue to show our pets and raise funds.

Dr. Clay and her young son James V offered blood brew punch and treats. There was trick or treating for dogs and kids at the examining rooms. For those kids who were not faint of heart, there was a surgical suite set up where they could do some gory surgery (on a manikin, of course!).

Outside the dogs bobbed for hot dogs. Some gave up on the bobbing and just jumped in to get the special treats.

The dogs got to dress up and the humans really enjoyed seeing them.

Thanks to Dr. Clay and her staff.

Former Adopter Connie Copeland and her daughter were volunteers along with Julie Clark, Robin Tate, Whitney Forbes, Brandy Schroyer, Vonna and Kathy, and Cheryl Kent.

Here’s a few pics of the event.

Come to Utopia’s Howl-o-ween Benefit for Good Dog Rescue

UtopiaOn Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 10am-12noon Utopia Animal Hospital is planning a morning of fun for kids and those of greater age who are young-of-heart to benefit Good Dog Rescue.

Bring your children (human and canine) to Utopia to benefit Good Dog Rescue. There will be trick-or-treating and games, including gross surgery for the kids. Bring your dog to bob for hot dogs. Dogs from Good Dog Rescue will be available for adoption. Costumes, for humans and canine alike, are encouraged.

family-dog-partyGood Dog Rescue greatly appreciates Utopia Animal Hospital’s efforts to help us help more good dogs and puppies.

You can find Utopia Animal Hospital virtually on Facebook. In person, you can locate Utopia Animal Hospital at 1157 Madison Avenue, Memphis, TN [view map]. Check out their website at http://www.utopiaanimalhospital.com/

We hope to see YOU there! If you’ve adopted a dog or puppy from us, drop by to visit!

Success at Wag-the-Tail Garage Sale!

Thanks to all who came out to the Big Countrywood Sale. Our “Wag-the-Tail” Garage Sale went well. Good Dog Rescue collected enough to pay off several vet bills. Thanks to all the great volunteers that helped and donated items to be sold. Good Dog Rescue would really like to thank Cindy and Jerry for letting us hold the event in their neighborhood.  The group will be planning for next year’s event to be bigger and better…so look for Good Dog Rescue Wag-the-Tail Event!

Master Gardeners’ Spring Fling Scores on Adoptions!

Well, yesterday’s event at the Master Gardeners’ Spring Fling at the Agricenter’s Big Red Barn was a fabulous day. We had some fun when some of the scattered storms came thru, but had smartly brought tarps and tarp holders so our dogs (and volunteers) would stay dry.

We’ve got to say, we were ecstatic about the adoptions we got at this event. On Friday, Indy went to her forever home. On Saturday, Chloe, Simone, Ebony, Georgia, Alfie, Macy, Widget, and Duffy/Frankie were adopted.

Unfortunately, technology failed us. We had some great photos of our adopters, the event, and the many folks who stopped by to pet our dogs and puppies. But we got a “memory card failure” as we were taking some final photos. No matter what we’ve tried to do to recover the images, they seem to be gone. Sigh.

Thankfully one of our other volunteers came by part-way thru the event and was able to take some fab photos. We are hoping to be invited back to this event next year, for the 6th annual Master Gardeners’ Spring Fling!

Master Gardeners’ Spring Fling is a Fine Place to Be

Real Good Dog Rescue is at the Master Gardeners’ Spring Fling event with several of our great dogs and puppies. On Friday we had a couple of possible adoptions and we look forward to seeing more people and having more adoptions today! Come join us at the Agricenter’s Big Red Barn from 9am-4pm today.

If you can’t join us today, we’re at Bartlett Hollywood Feed tomorrow, Sunday, March 29 from 1pm-4pm, 6722 Summer Avenue (Highway 70), the corner of Whitten Road & Summer Avenue.

Having fun at Schechter School

Good Dog Rescue volunteers, Cindy & Jerry Russell, spent part of this afternoon with 7th and 8th graders in Michal Almalem’s class. We talked with them about our great dogs and puppies, how they could get involved in helping advance causes of importance to animals, and about the do’s and don’ts of being with dogs.

Of course, it was a really fun topic and we couldn’t really go wrong, as we brought with us Lindsey (adoptable Australian Shepherd/Spitz mix) and Jessie Wiggles (adopted Shetland Sheepdog/Sheltie mix). Dogs and kids do well together. The dogs really tell their own stories!

We created a couple of things for today’s session and you might enjoy having a look at them.

Good Dog Rescue volunteers are happy to come to schools and other gatherings of people to talk about a variety of issues – humane care, rescue/volunteer work, animals in research, and other topics. Send any requests to the blog mistress and she’ll get back with you!