As dog rescuers, we field a lot of stories of tragedy and drama that are often difficult to bear. So we are especially grateful when our adoptive families share their happy tails of life with their new family members with us! Here is a bevvy of photos and a little update on how Mia the Lebanon tri-pod is doing in her furever home, courtesy her mum Gillie.
By now your Halloween pumpkins are likely well on their way to pie-dom or garlic parmesan pumpkin seeds snacks (yum!) or in our case, special treats for piggies Charlotte, Ginger and Hershel! But before they were fodder, they were a nifty backdrop for a bunch of fall fun photos with our wonderful pack of dogs – fostered, adoptable, visitors and residents!
It takes a village. We at BCFS have a mantra that we lean on in times of question: Help the animals. We can help more with a village than as an individual.
Insomniac fingers were flying as we neared midnight on November 10, 2014. It was the last and final round of bidding, and our supporters had had their eyes on certain items since the moment we published them. We commend you for sticking with the process!
In a tip of the hat to Abba (intentionally or otherwise! ) Mama, now Mia, has been adopted!
Yes, that’s right, the team here at Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary are incredibly happy and proud to announce Mama has been adopted and has gone to her forever home.
Happy furever home Mama, you now have a family of your very own. No more foraging for food scraps, now more having to protect your puppies from monsters, now more sleeping with one eye open and hyper vigilant all the time. Doesn’t that sound great for you, our little * former* Northern Dog?
Mama – Mia will be safe and loved. We thank all of the dedicated volunteers that helped make her adoption happen, and the sponsors that help us keep the rescue going day in and day out.
We don’t really need a special month to sing the praises of our ‘well tempered’ adoptable dogs, but if the world is on board with November being Adopt a Senior Pet Month we are too!
Running an animal rescue, and more specifically a sanctuary that often takes animals considered ‘hard to place,’ means our team is, de facto, a champion of senior pets. “They are low maintenance,” states Amy, “and have a lot of experience that makes them wonderful companions. Anything that brings more awareness to their amazing qualities is a good thing in my books.”
Any dog seven years or older is considered a “senior,” but the size of the dog is also factored into the reckoning – the smaller the dog, the later in life they are considered a “senior.” And of course different species are considered senior at different ages. Resident Clydesdale horse Autumn is 23 years old, and Amy feels she is just now reaching her golden years. A horse’s chronological age certainly plays a role in whether he or she is considered old or not, but many feel it’s important to consider the horse’s physical condition, mental condition, history, and any health problems that might be present to know what is “old” for a horse.
Be aware, like any creature human or animal, senior pets have their own peculiar quirks. “They drink your whiskey and smoke your cigars,” warns Brent, “and sometimes they get forgetful and poop in the house. But we still love them no matter what.”
Use this month to educate people on why it’s awesome to have an older pet! Help senior pets find homes — tell one person this month why senior pets are great companions and you’ll be helping people and dogs in need!
Visit our Adoptable Animals section to read more about them here on our website.
A black mixed Lab. 10 months old. He was shot in the leg. – Mona Khoury, BETA Lebanon
With this simple statement, Fletcher was introduced to Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary as one of six possible rescued dogs that would make the trip from Beirut Lebanon to Stevensville Canada. Mona also shared Fletcher’s two rescue photos – we warn you they are not for the faint of heart.
Harriette’s story is an inspiring story of second chances through the foster dog care and dedication of rescue volunteers. Here at Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary, we just simply could not do what we do without their constant attentions. We believe little Shih Poo Harriette is as grateful as we are, in her own doggy way! Here’s more of her tail!
They say dogs live in the moment, and given an opportunity to forget a past that is less than kind, they’ll do it in a heartbeat. This could not be more true for Mandy. Now here in Canada and in the care of Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary, she is a happy, bouncy, delightful Vizsla Lab pup with a mischievous edge that comes from being so darn smart!
Her previous chapter of life is one she has put behind her. Our first introduction was this, sent by our dog rescue colleagues at BETA Lebanon:
Female mixed Lab, now 10 months old. Several months ago, she was hit by a car. Jaws broken. Her eyes say it all… You may have noticed the collar and leash … she was a house pet, but no longer wanted in her damaged state, tied out and left on her own. Hit by a car and suffering in silence, it was too much of a heartbreaking and frustrating sight for us to pass over. BETA Lebanon Facebook Post
Caution – the following image is graphic
Mia is one of our six rescued dogs from Beirut Lebanon, and the third for whom Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary can now announce a successful adoption!
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Beaver Creek Open House Leads Families to Lebanon Dog Adoption
When it works, it really works! Solo and his furever family found each other at the Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary Open House, and we could not be more thrilled to announce our the adoption! November 4 will be Solo’s Gotcha Day, he’s the second of the dogs from Lebanon who have found their permanent place in Canada. Continue reading