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An Update from Anna’s New Family

Big Heart was delighted to hear from Anna’s new family recently. Here’s Anna relaxing with her new friend Abby and here’s an update from Anna’s new person:

“Anna is such a wonderful, sweet girl! And her calm gentle demeanor is the perfect complement to Abby’s energy. The day I brought Anna home we were met at the top of the stairs with snarls from Abby and Abby  sure that Anna did not go anywhere near her “things”. Anna just ignored Abby and stayed out of her way, but she did not take on the submissive role or seem afraid of Abby. They did fine together on walks with Anna just sticking close and Abby making sure she was in the lead. The next day I had to go out and Anna scratched at the door behind me as I left and Abby stood up in the window to look at me as if to say: “What?! You’re leaving her here?!” I got home early not sure what I would come home to, but everything was fine. Within 2 days Abby was following Anna around the house whining at her in the hopes that she would play. Anna wasn’t keen to play, but was happy to now have access to some of Abby’s “things”. By the end of the week Abby and Anna were playing: the odd game of tug o war and some fun chasing and wrestling. Anna does not play as much as Abby would like, but at least once a day they have a noisy tussle – usually in the evening while I am trying to watch TV. Good thing for Netflix, I just hit pause and wait for the ruckus to be over.J If I am working at the computer I am usually bookended by two sleeping dogs and it is wonderful to look down on either side of my chair and see my girls.

Anna has a nice comfy bed beside mine and that’s where she spends her nights. Abby has always preferred to sleep in the living room, so it is a good arrangement. And what a welcoming committee I have when I get home! I can barely make it in the door and I am bombarded by 2 very affectionate, wiggly, happy girls.

Abby is the beautiful one and people always stop to comment, but Anna has the sweetest face with gentle, soulful eyes   and you can tell she is an angel just by looking at her. I am so happy to have Anna in the family and that Abby has a friend and companion.” 

We wish Anna and her person a long, happy and healthy future together!



Congratulations Heather and Marcus on adding Sadie as your new family member.  Hikes, beach walks, jogging and camping all await your new girl and we know that she will be thrilled with the love she has found with you both.

My name is Sadie and I was born about one year ago. I lived far away where there was no Doctor to care for us so Big Heart Rescue said I could come and live with a loving foster family until my own forever family found me.

As you can see, I am BEAUTIFUL and a little on the thin side but because I am eating so well now I should gain a little bit of weight soon and weigh about 100 pounds when I am at my right weight.

The Doctor spayed me, vaccinated me, tattooed me, de-wormed me, de-flea-ed me, checked me, microchipped me ..  that was a lot of stuff to be done to me but I know it’s important.
I live with other dogs, cats and kids in my foster home and somehow I think little cats and dogs are very interesting, especially if I try to pick them up and my foster Mom tells me NO. So, I think its best if I live with dogs who are a little bit bigger than cats and probably its best if I don’t live with felines.

By the way, I like to run, play, sing and dance every day!

Are you home most of the time? Do you wish for a big girl to play with? Will you take me to training and help me to learn all that I can? Do you have a secure fence and need a best friend in your life?

If you are looking for me to join your home please contact Big Heart Rescue so we can see if I might be your new family member.

Licks and wags,


Female, 11 years, large

Update: November 4th, 2010 – Tina has been adopted! Tina’s foster family have fallen madly in love with their big beautiful girl and have made the decision to adopt her!  Big Heart  sends  congratulations and we are thrilled that Tina’s future will be filled with love, compassion and stability

Tina is a stunning senior Chow Chow who was a back yard dog and lived all her 11 years without knowing what living inside a house meant.

Tina is now on her new Jenny Craig program! She hopes to go from 100 pounds down to a stunning 75 pounds and in her loving foster home she has already lost almost 10 pounds!

Tina is up to date with her vaccinations, is spayed and microchipped. She is a shy girl who doesn’t know the world around her but slowly she is understanding that being inside a home is wonderful, that going for long trail walks feels great and that living with other dogs and cats is just fine.

Tina was shaved in a “Lion Cut” due to matting and slowly her wonderful coat is coming back in…she will be one big fluffy Teddy Bear. In her foster home Tina lives with two other dogs and gets along great with both of them. She enjoys being an indoor girl now and does not wish to ever be left alone in a yard again.

If you are home most of the day and wish for a gentle dog to share your life with, please contact Big Heart Rescue.

Suzy – Adopted

Female, 8 years, medium size.
Suzy has been adopted by her wonderful foster mom

Please note that this is a courtesy post only.
Suzy is the last Katrina evacuee in my care. She’s been with me over 3 years. She is a large s/f pit bull. She was 5-6 years old when rescued so would be about 8-9 years old now.

She’s good with people of all shapes and sizes, even young kids. She does have a high prey drive so small animals are definitely out. She would probably be okay with a medium to large male dog. She was with a couple of the other (male) dogs that came from NOLA.

Ideally, she’d be the only pet in a “stay at home” family with a large (solid wood) fenced back yard. I’m not sure that farm animals would be safe with her. She has “house manners” and likes massages, watching TV and listening to music.

She’s been in a kennel for quite a while now but has been in 2 separate homes that didn’t work out due to the people not following the rules to protect her from her propensities. I’ve attached a photo from her first foster home.

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