Pictures and excerpt from our great photographer and friend Julie Austin at http://www.jaustinphotographyblog.com/ . Check out the link to see even more great pictures!
Today Lisa Kramer, a veterinarian in Juneau, Alaska, met her long distance love… a sweet puppy named Sisley (whose new name will be Jane) who she found on Petfinder. Sisley was being fostered through Motley Zoo Animal Rescue here in Washington.
Sisley-Jane came in with a serious break to her femur, and initially the vet was going to amputate. Motley Zoo stepped in to cover the surgery which added pins and a metal plate to her leg. She now has 6-8 weeks of crate time ahead of her while she recovers. After that, she’ll have a wonderful life with her new family in Alaska which includes Lisa, her husband, two teenagers and an older dog sister named Sami!
Motley Zoo Celebrates it’s
1 yr Anniversary!!
Motley Zoo is proud to have been operating for one full year- and as of Feb 23rd, we have proudly helped 126 animals in need!
Many thanks to everyone that has been behind us! We couldn’t do it without you!
I found (Norton) Ollie on petfinder.com, and for some reason, this little guy just pulled at my heart. I immediately called Motley Zoo and talked with jme who informed me that he was going to meet a family that night. Feeling a little bummed, I completed all my paperwork anyway and asked her to call me the next day and let me know if that family adopted him. I heard from jme the next day, and as luck would have it, the adoption meeting didn’t happen, so he was still available, and I was first on the list. The next day, my daughter and I walked on the Kingston/Edmonds ferry to meet jme & her husband at the park in Edmonds. When she came walking down the street with him, I lost it… I was overwhelmed with emotion and it was love at first site. I was so overjoyed with this little guy that I had been waiting for forever.
So, we walked back on the ferry and took him to his forever home, after a shopping spree at petsmart of course. We were home for a week, then we were leaving for a week on our boat to the San Juan Island’s. We had purchased a little yellow life jacket for him, and we went on our way. By the middle of the week, he had his sea legs, and loved riding in the dingy, playing on the beach and going for long walks on the islands. He has come along way since we adopted him, he was a little skiddish and underweight, but now he has gained 2 lbs and loves and trust everyone he meets. By the end of the week in the San Juans, he would actually let people come up to him, tail wagging and all. We are overjoyed with our new little family member.
I’ve heard my husband tell people how he never liked small dogs, but that Ollie is something else. And this is also a man that said a dog will never sleep in our bed…….well that didn’t last. The minute Ollie made a little sound in his kennel/crate, my husband says…..just let him sleep with us and thats where he as been ever since. Ollies a great cuddler by the way! Every where we take this little guy, everyone wants to meet and pet him, they can’t believe he’s a rescue dog. I such the pleasure of telling everyone about Motley Zoo Animal Rescue and ask them to please consider adoption first if they are looking for a new pet. jme and Brooke are gods gift to pets and our family is forever grateful for everything they did for our little Ollie.
Kris, Cammie, Kyle, Sarah & Ollie!
Pablo was one of our puppy mill survivors, rescued from the Kennewick puppy mill bust the summer of 2009. After many months in foster care, where Pablo learned all the wonderful wonders of the world, outside of a small crate, Pablo finally found a home of his very own this week! Here are some photos and an update from his new owners:
It’s Tuesday evening and Pablo is adjusting perfectly. He’s like a lotus flower blossoming. Each and every day he is opening up to us and becoming calmer and feeling safer. He loves his backyard. I watching him running all around like a deer, jumping and exploring everything. He is very smart and wants to please and he showed the first signs of learning how to play yesterday.
We had been feeling out a new name for him that he would respond to and we have decided to name him ‘Aldee Law’. The name comes from an Italian love song.
Here are some pictures from his first day on a walk at Alki beach and his first day at work. He’s a trooper when it comes to helping me with my landscaping job but he loves the comfort of indoors, so he’s been helping Ron with the interior remodeling work also. He is adjusting to all different types of sounds.
Friends have had a chance to meet him and everyone says what a calm and good behaving boy. The best thing is when I let him out in the backyard and he runs all around the perimeter (especially after his first bath with us). He’s actually smiling when he let’s loose on his run at top speed. It brings such joy to watch him. His stomach is calming down and he isn’t spitting up as much. In time that problem will be gone. Potty training has been successful. Alde is even starting to play with me in the backyard. With the love and trust he knows from us he’ll open up even more.
It feels good inside us to adopt Alde and we know that this is the best way we can give back to our community in the best positive way. Feel free to share the pictures and his adoption process. I’ve been letting people know the need for adopting these loving creatures.
Thank you again for letting us adopt him. It has definitely opened up our hearts and he makes us very happy.
Jamie and Ron