Sunday, December 13, 2015

Editor’s Note -- from Tammy

Happy Holidays and special thanks for your support this past year.

Philanthropy makes the heart grow! I have been blessed with wonderful rescue dogs throughout my life… six years ago we adopted Mr. Figgliggy “aka Finnigan,” who turned 17 years old on November 11th.

Sadly, we lost our sweet 12-year-old, sunshine gal, Pixie, from cancer at the end of February this year, just three short years after we adopted her on February 7th, 2012. Both Finnigan and Pixie helped heal our broken hearts after our beloved senior gal Casey passed away at Christmas in 2011. I miss Pixie terribly but know that she had three fabulous years with us and lived out her final years in an affectionate, playful and loving home with us.

Since saying goodbye to Pixie left such a huge, painful hole in my heart, I moved forward and adopted two more Bichon Frise gals in the Spring – six-year-old Lilly and seven-year-old Tilly! We are blessed with so much dog love in our house. Please know that you will never regret adopting an older dog. They have so much love to give and years of life to share with you. ‘Tis the season to make a donation to a rescue organization near and dear to your heart.

It’s so important to support organizations that save dogs from kill shelters and abusive or neglectful homes and work to help rehabilitate them so they can be adopted by loving, caring families. All dogs deserve to live out their lives in a safe environment with love and affection. This year we have added Thank Dog I Am Out Dog Rescue Society to our list of charities to support. Many of these groups, such as Paws for Hope, also work tirelessly to stop the retail sale of animals in pet stores, all of which come from puppy mills.

Shelters and groups do such wonderful, heartwarming work and are in need of your help. Donations of dog food, blankets and towels are always needed and if you can find it in your heart, and your wallet, to make a cash donation, it will be gratefully accepted.

If you are looking for an organization to support and want a recommendation, please call or e-mail us for further information and suggestions.

Happy holidays -- give your doggies a big hug and kiss and tell them how much you love them every day.

Tammy Preast -- Alpha Dog
Love on a Leash Trusted Dog Care Services

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