Friday, February 26


We welcome a new girl to the party--all that is missing is a pair of Gogo boots! This tiny dancer made quite a trip to her new foster home, thanks to volunteers' help in the transport, but she is settling in very nicely. Here's a note from her foster mom about her first few days in foster care:

"I'd like to introduce GoGo. After a long drive and several volunteers' help, GoGo made it to our house. She is a sweet pied baby, 11 months old. Apparently she and her sister, also 11 months had began to fight and the owner didn't feel capable of resolving the issue.

So far, GoGo has been very loving and friendly with everyone here, including the dogs.
She enjoys playing with the kids and I believe once she settles in she will be pretty frisky!

She will need to be spayed and have a good going over by the vet.

Here are a few pictures, she hasn't made herself comfortable yet, so they aren't the greatest!

She is adorable though!"

Adorable about covers it, agrees

The Frog Princess

Monday, February 15

Let the Sunshine In!

That's just what we did when a happy young thing came shining through our mail slot! Here's what her foster mom had to say about her first few days with Sunshine in the house:

"Sunshine, an 11 month old beauty, was picked up on Saturday. A petite and demure fawn, she is sure to win many hearts. She loves playing with my kitties, chasing her squeeky ball and going for walks.

She has been getting a lot of attention from the neighbors since she looks stunning in her new pink wardrobe (PetSmart had a 75% off sale) while on her strolls. She seems to get along well with the family pugs.

Sunshine also seems to be enjoying the robust health of her youth. I'm sure we will have an abundance of applications for this charming girl when she goes up for adoption!"

Pink is just the color for that pretty baby. Heavens above, that little black masked fawn girl is going to set hearts a-fluttering from here to there and there to here! The applications crew will have to gird its loins and batten down the hatches, fears

The Frog Princess

Friday, February 12

Bluto Passes On

From time to time we receive a dog into foster care that is much sicker than anyone realized. Batboy, Addison, and Tobias the Toad were dogs we knew and loved too briefly. We heard today that Bluto has crossed the bridge.

"I am so saddened to tell you all that sweet Bluto passed away last night at the vet's office. Although we only had him a short time, he still leaves behind a very sore spot in my heart.

On Wednesday evening, when I arrived home from work he had all of a sudden taken a
turn for the worse. He refused all food (even meat and treats) and he threw up all that he drank. He felt very hot to the touch and his face and paws were raw and red. We took him in and they immediately put him on iv liquids. He was running a fever and was dehydrated. The vet took an x-ray & said his tummy was very "thick" and his liver was very small. Although he has been on antibiotics & steroids for 2 weeks, he had developed another infection on his feet and face.

The vet believes that he had lymphoma. She is very surprised that it had not been diagnosed earlier. From what she tells me, it's not often that a dog goes downhill so fast, unless he has had the disease for awhile. At least I can say that he was loved and had lots and lots of belly rubs this past few weeks. He is now pain free and happy."

Our foster families are so generous and loving with our dogs, whether the time in foster care is a few days or weeks or more than a year.

Sleep tight, Bluto. With all our volunteers, we send thoughts of comfort and peace to the foster family from

The Frog Princess

Tuesday, February 9

Paizlee's Puttin' on the Ritz

One of four dogs we acquired through the generosity of a Good Samaritan who saw them advertised in filthy conditions on Craigslist, pretty Paizlee has been through the spa, and now she's clean and shiny and ready for all that life as a beloved lapdog can offer. Here's her foster mom's note about her:

"Paizlee is a love bug!! She is settling in wonderfully. She is learning to go potty outside and make herself home on any piece of furniture she likes. She is great with all of our dogs and cats. She is not familiar with toys or how to play with Graycen [another puppy mill survivor].

Her breathing is a huge concern and we are working on getting a few pounds on her so that she will be able to have surgery for her spay, palate and broken teeth. She is a true joy and just tries to snuggle with you when you get on the floor with her.

For a girl that is 6 years old, she has a lot of youth, even with everything she has been through. She

was a breeding machine for this puppymill and now she is free from that torture and enjoying her new life of relaxation."

Such a pretty girl! Once her immune system is up to the stress, she'll have spay surgery and then be ready for a family. Watch the available page for her. We hope there will be lots of people who see the value in a used up breeder girl who once lived in conditions unworthy of any animal, except maybe rodents, who seem to like things a little on the nasty side.

Or so we hear, hastily adds
The Frog Princess

Tuesday, February 2

Theo is Hungry

Here's Theo, a dog found wandering out west and picked up by animal control. He's got a bad knee--maybe a fall from a horse, maybe he took a bullet--and his breathing is a little harsh. That's going to happen out there where the alkali dust blows in the hot winds all day.

The boy seems to have done all right for himself during his time afoot. Not too thin. Musta been able to earn a plate of beans here and there, maybe wrangling cattle or sheep. Maybe he did some guard dog duty. He isn't saying.

His foster mom says he doesn't have any trouble communicating some things, though:

"I think foster Theo is hungry again this morning. He is carrying around his stainless steel dog bowl and scooting it across the floor. My resident dogs are watching him like he's nuts as they are trying to sleep thru the rain storm we are having AGAIN!"

He's a man and a manly man, that's what it is. Manly men know how to get their women up and out to the kitchen to rattle them pots and pans.

Just allow a woman to give you some advice, ol' Theo. When it comes to demanding we women get up and get out to the kitchen on your say so, some we will and some we won't. And some will get up and put a knife in ya.

Just a little homespun warning from

The Frog Princess

Monday, February 1

Doze Has a Nap

Doze was picked up by a Good Samaritan who saw him being thrown off the back of a quad in the desert of Arizona. She turned him over to a Boston Terrier rescuer, who spent a good bit of money getting him tuned up before she turned him over to FBRN. Sadly for Doze, he was diagnosed with Valley Fever, a very common condition involving fungal spores and the lungs. Lots of people who live in or near the southwest get it and never know it. But some people (and other animals) get it and must undergo treatment. Doze is on an antifungal medicine for the next while. His foster mom wrote to us a couple weeks ago to tell us how Doze is doing on the medication:

"I would love to give everyone a great update about our sweet Doze, but unfortunately his recovery this week has been slow. His little spirit is down, and he sleeps all day long. (He only gets up to go outside and bask in the Arizona sun or to get a quick drink.) He no longer has any interest in toys or playing with the other dogs. Although he still wants to cuddle with us, and we are more then happy to offer our laps, and love to this boy. On the bright side he still loves to eat and is always up for a treat. He now knows that the word cookie always leads to tasty goodies. Doze has a vet appointment tomorrow morning. In addition to his sleepiness he now has a yellow milky discharge from his penis. This poor boy cannot catch a break. I will let everyone know what the results are tomorrow when we get back. Also here are some new pictures of our sleepy boy Doze."

And here's a report one day later, after a trip to the vet:

"Well, Doze had his vet visit today, and right away the vet staff noticed how different this boy's mood was. It is believed that the large amount of antifungal medication was making him feel bad. We have now reduced the amount of Fluconazole that Doze gets. In addition he will be getting a pain medication for the next week. The vet said that we should see results in the next few days, and if not it is back to the vet! Also he was not overly concerned about the discharge from his penis. It was just a topical infection, and with a simple solution he flushed it out.
I gave Doze his first dose of pain meds an hour ago, and already he is acting better. He came over to be loved on, and then he wanted to finish his breakfast! I will keep you posted on his improvements!"

Dogs can't talk, so they can't tell people when they are feeling low. It's up to dogs' people to pay attention and notice when they are behaving differently. Keep your eyes open and if your dog is crankier, sleepier, thinner, zippier, or drinking more fluids than usual, a trip to the vee ee tee might be in order.

Lucky Doze! It pays to have an observant person in the house, observes

The Frog Princess