An effort to provide "woobies" to dogs ( and cats ) waiting to be adopted across North America.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Super Easy Woobie

I am not a sewing person. I am a "stitch-it-together-so-it-doesn't-look-horrid" person. This project looks super easy and really nice when finished. It's a no-sew fleece blanket. If you can tie a knot, you can make one.

Here are the instructions, with pics.

Super Easy

Monday, May 26, 2008


If you haven't already seen it, please visit this page and watch the Oprah show on Puppymills. Please forward to everyone on your e-mail list. This is the reason I am so passionate about Rescue. You will be forever changed after watching this show. It is difficult for many of us to see because of the content but it's important for everyone to know the truth. If you would like to help, please visit Milldog Rescue Network and make a donation to help them continue their work.

You do not have to buy a puppy from a pet store to support puppymills. All you have to do is spend money in stores that sell puppies. The profits they make are partly responsible for their ability to be able to stock more puppies in their windows. Do not buy toys, treats, books, food, ask for change or even go inside the store. Please BOYCOTT any and all stores that sell puppies. Write a letter to the head office of that business and tell them why you will not cross their threshold, why they will not get one single dime from you until they do the right thing and stop selling puppies in their store.


100% of all puppies found in pet stores and feed marts are from backyard breeders and large scale puppymills. Reputable breeders get to know future owners and will not place their puppies with the first person who arrives at their door with the money in their hand, which is EXACTLY how pet stores and feed marts place the puppies in their care. With the first person who has the cash, or qualifies for credit.

Reputable breeders also support RESCUE! If you are looking for a puppy, I would be more than happy to help you find the breed that will best suit your home, activity level and lifestyle. I can then help you find a REPUTABLE breeder or Rescue Group who can then pair you with the right individual dog for you. If it means one person not buying a puppy in a pet store, I will crawl thru broken glass to help them find a puppy or adult dog from a reputable source.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


A very special Iggy went to the Bridge yesterday. Her name was Lily and she was a puppymill Momma rescued from the Reedgate Auction two years ago. Please visit this link to read her story.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Milldog Rescue Network

Some of the Kansas 15 ( 8 of them, I believe ) were taken in by Milldog Rescue Network. They still have 6 of the IG's available for adoption, which make up the 17 total available dogs and the 10 new arrivals. We are still trying to work on a way to get two of them up to me for Fostering and adoption, but that may take several more weeks. Please visit the site to see the dogs and learn more about how the Volunteers are helping them.

Meanwhile, I would like to do a Woobie Roundup for Milldog Rescue Network. These dogs are a perfect example of why Foster Homes are in need of supplies. These dogs arrive with absolutely nothing. They need blankets, dishes, toys, leashes, collars, crates - all the basics. The issue of collars for the Italian Greyhounds is quite different from other breeds. Sighthounds can slip out of an ordinary buckle collar. They need what is called a Martingale. It is adjustable and designed so that they can't back out of it.

If you can send a donation of supplies or funds, please send it to :

Milldog Rescue Network
13030 Herring Road
Colorado Springs, CO

Monday, April 07, 2008

The Kansas 15 have arrived!

19 IG's that were up for auction Saturday, April 5th in KS. They were from a puppy mill. The funds used to rescue 15 of the 19 were raised by caring people in the IG community. 15 IG's will now be free from their lives in puppymills. 15 IG's have been spared the horror of having to mass-produce puppies for the sake of greed. 15 IG's who will never have to spend one more day in a wire cage or fight the elements or be harmed in any way. 15 IG's who will now know the kindness of human hands and the love that humans are capable of.

Getting the dogs out of the mills is only the first step. They need Foster Homes. A place where they can hang their hat, learn how to be housedogs and recover from their previous lives. I have offered to Foster if they can get a couple of them up here to me in Alberta. I would also like to help with some stuff that they may need. These Iggies will need crates, dishes, collars, leashes, toys, food, treats and blankets. If you would like to sponsor a particular Iggie or if you would like to send a care package to the Foster Homes, please let me know and I will get you the appropriate info. It would be great if we could get 15 people to each "sponsor" one of these IG's so they all have what they need. This also helps the Foster Home, so that they don't have to worry about providing all the extra stuff themselves.

I went out and bought about two dozen dog dishes at a warehouse outlet store for 99 cents each. WOO! I recently realized that I've given all but one of them away to either my own Fosters or sent them out to Fosters that I sponsored. I also donated 9 extra crates that I had and wouldn't you know it.... less than a month later, I had two Fosters. So the stuff always comes in handy, you never have too much and even if you do, you can always forward it to another Foster Home.

If you would like to help in any way, please contact me and I will forward the appropriate info to you.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Woobie Roundup for IGSA

Italian Greyhound Safehouse Alliance took in 21 IG's last year - most of whom had huge vet bills. In honor of all the work they're doing, it is my goal to get 20 Woobies to IGSA by May 31, to help the Fosters that they are currently caring for, in addition to those they haven't met yet.

If you can send a Woobie ( or two or more ) to IGSA, please forward them to :

IGSA, POB 381885, Germantown, TN 38183

Toys, dishes, leashes, collars and the like are also appreciated!

Please visit IGSA today and see the wonderful work they are doing.

The Woobie Roundup for the Reedgate IG's and the Baby Shower for Fanny's babies was a HUGE success. Thanks to everyone for your contributions. Now git on out there and round up dem woobies!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Puppy Shower!

Fanny - one of the Reedgate IG's - had her babies yesterday. I thought she looked chubby....


I am hosting a "Puppy Shower" for Fanny and the babies. If you are able to donate a woobie and a toy, please send it to

SOS Rescue - Fannies Babies
c/o Jennifer Lawson
24 Trenton Avenue
Jackson, OH 45640

I'm sure that if you'd like to include something special for Fanny, she'd think that was GREYT!