Willow~Adopted~RIP

05/08/14:  It is with deep sorrow that I share that Willow (Oreo) passed away yesterday. Judy wrote: Hi Giselle. We wanted to let you know that Oreo had a diaphragmatic hernia that we didn’t even know existed until today. When I came home at lunch she was very lethargic and in pain. I took her […]

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Journey – rest in peace

We are very sad that Journey passed away after fighting pneumonia for over a week. It happened suddenly. Pneumonia is a horrible condition that is sometimes very hard to treat, especially in puppies, and especially when a pup is emaciated. Almost five years ago, I lost a collie pup to Pneumonia, her name was Goldie […]

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Pepito~Adopted

Wonderful little pup we rescued from Lake County.  Apparently, he is so special, the shelter director personally brought him home to foster!  He is smart, loving, and easy to train.  This little guy is only about 3-4 month of age.  His coat is like lamb’s wool and he’s already herding tennis balls! You can see […]

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Cinderelley Cinderelley~Adopted

Cinderelley was adopted this morning and Bruce and Robin of Naples, Florida. She will receive training and become Canine Good Citizen certified, just like her new Prince, also a Collie. More updates soon! History: Found as a stray in Lake City, and taken in by a good Samaritan named Charlotte, this gorgeous girl is said […]

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Santa’s Little Helper~Adopted

Santa’s Little Helper was adopted by Amanda Kaschak and is living in Fort Lauderdale! His soon to be Grandma adopted Dolly Parton from us years ago!   History:  This little boy is estimated to be 12 months of age, and weighs in at 44 pounds.  People who see him think he’s a Border Collie, Great […]

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Little Miss Muffet~Adopted

Little Miss Muffet is a Black 7 year-old Female Toy Poodle.  She is blind but that doesn’t stop her, heck it doesn’t even slow her down! She absolutely adores my children (Ages 4 and 6) when she hears them she just jumps and spins around waiting for one of them to come snatch her up… […]

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The New and Improved Shep~Adopted

Shep Update:  Shep was adopted last night by Johanna and Adriaan and will be living in Orlando.  Updates coming soon, but these photos show that he is making himself at home with his new pack.  New photos of him will be posted on Facebook.  They are thinking of naming him Sir Alfred, Alfie for short, and […]

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Truffles~Adopted

Truffles is a one year old Spaniel… maybe Cavalier, and doxie? Reminds us of our Nutella! She is a very sweet girl, loves children and does well with other dogs. She really enjoys playing ball with the kids, however she is more than happy to cuddle up and watch some TV with you… Truffles is […]

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Low Rider~Adopted

This approximately one year-old boy is packed full of energy. He is good with other dogs that have his same energy level.  We know he’s an Aussie, that’s obvious, but where did his legs go? They are short and stocky. I’m not sure if he’s got Basset legs or Corgi legs, but his bark is […]

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McDreamy~Adopted

McDreamy is a 1 1/2 year old Merle Collie from Lake City Animal Services.  Holli Miller saw McDreamy and his brother McSteamy being owner-surrendered and she called me immediately.  Their temperament dictates that they have been farm collies all of their lives.  Believe it or not, they are being introduced to life indoors. McDreamy and his gorgeous […]

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McSteamy~Adopted

McSteamy is a 1 1/2 year old Merle Collie from Lake City Animal Services.  Holli Miller saw McSteamy and his brother being owner-surrendered and she called me immediately.  Their temperament dictates that they have been farm collies all of their lives.  Believe it or not, they are being introduced to life indoors. McSteamy and his […]

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Bartholomew~Adopted

  So much about my experience with Bart was not shared here on this page. I took the time after his adoption to publish his story. Now that I look back, it’s quite amazing!     Adoption:Bart was adopted by M. H. Clark and Pete Mellen, both university professors. No doubt, he’ll have his own […]

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Lady Victoria, the Regal Collie~Adopted

Lady Victoria found herself at the Animal Shelter in Lake City. Found as a stray, she arrived at the shelter on 8/30/11. When I received her information, my first question was if she had been heartworm tested. A few days later, I didn’t get the answer that I wanted, she tested light heartworm positive. Knowing […]

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Weatherly, the Border Collie/Aussie girl ~ Adopted

Volunteers are the life’s blood of rescue. Without them, the wheels on this bus would turn slowly indeed. So it’s no surprise, then, that TDL works alongside some pretty special people who volunteer their time, money, and inexhaustible energy — often anonymously — to ensure that as many dogs as possible make it out of shelters and into […]

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Java, the Australian Shepherd/Belgian Shepherd Girl~Adopted

Last week, TDL pulled the lovely Miss Congeniality from Lake City Humane Society/Columbia County Animal Control in Lake City. While I was there, shelter manager Jennifer Marshall showed me another dog she wanted TDL to consider: Sheba, a beautiful shepherd mix that was suffering severe anxiety due to the rigors of shelter life. We didn’t have a foster spot at […]

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Miss Congeniality, the Gentle Border Collie Girl ~ Adopted!

Adoption Update 10/3/12:  Carly is heartworm negative on the slow kill!!!  Woo Hoo! If there’s one thing I’ve learned in rescue, it’s this: You have to be flexible. Sometimes the dog you set out to save is not the one you come home with! Case in point … Friday, June 3, 2011: As you probably […]

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Picadilly and Penny Lane, our Corgi sisters ~ Adopted

Do you know what happens when you develop good relationships? You end up with Corgis….. Amy is one of our go-to volunteers. Despite a busy life, despite being located almost two hours away in Ocala, despite having been sick with one thing after another since September (she is a teacher and is trapped all day […]

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Pippin and Pompy, Dachshund Puppies ~ Adopted

Pippin and Pompy are two little brindle dachshund puppies that one of our volunteers saw at a rural Florida shelter. They were four of them, just five weeks old, huddled together, shaking. She called me and asked if I would foster them. I grew up with Dachshunds, so they have special place in my heart. […]

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Kipper the Rat Terrier Puppy ~ Adopted

Kipper is really something! Just 3-months-old, 7 pounds, he can outrun any puppy I have, including the Kelpie and the Border Collie. Okay, he might not outrun the Kelpie, but it is at least a tie! Kipper isn’t shy. When you pick him up, he covers you with licks and kisses, wiggling with complete joy. […]

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