Friday, September 23, 2011

Big Question for our Followers & the Public

We all know that the economy is affecting all of us.  Non-profits in particular are seeing a decline in donations and financial support due to this and other items.  This has always been a fact and will continue to be in the future.

Hartman's Haven Dog Rescue appreciates all of our followers, regardless if they donate money, supplies, time, and/or sharing our cause.  We ask that even if you cannot donate, please pass our site/cause along in our goal of animal advocacy and that even small rescues can and WILL make a difference.

What we are asking is what makes YOU attracted to a non-profit organization and its causes?  We are expanding in our area when it comes to foster homes, rescues we work with, and businesses in our community.  It would be of great help to us if you could provide insight, opinions, facts, and ideas so that we can continue to grow and support as many canines as possible.

Once again, we appreciate your support and are very thankful for you all!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Update on Sam!

Sam has his pin removed today and was neutered.  He does not react well to being put under anesthesia and his vitals once again dropped during surgery.  The neuter only takes approximately 10 minutes, thus he was fine when he woke up.

He is drowsy, as expected, but still his lovable self when he sees you!  He wags his little tail and is very affectionate even though he had a rough day.  We kept him still this evening and let him rest, we will have new pictures here shortly to post.  

Thanks again for all your support!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Update of Sam (Pics at the End)!!!

Sorry for the delay on the update(s)!  We are still grateful for all who check-in, follow us, forward us, talk to us, and just downright support canine advocacy!   I had my dates wrong, so Sam will have his pin removed and neutered this coming week.

 Isabelle, the Boxer, is the canine pack leader within our household.  She does not always welcome new dogs, especially crazy pups who like to get in your face and lick like crazy, i.e. Sam!!!  However, she is doing great with him and accepting him very well!  She gets wiggly and does her wiggle butt dance and plays with him.  She gets a little tired of the licking at times and puts him in his place.  Sam keeps up his good spirits and continues on to play.  He is still working on his stamina and wears out pretty quick, but he is getting better day by day!

He has recently been spending more and more time out with the pack and us, and is adapting well.  At first he was very confused and you could tell he was like "a soft bed, fresh water, and love?!?!  What is all of this!" and did everything he could to stay awake.  He know lies on a dog bed, on the love seat or next to another dog and takes a nap just like the rest of the pack!  We are working on his house training because you can tell he was never in a home to know where he cannot use the bathroom.  

I, Justin, am looking forward to his pin being removed and his leg totally healed so I can start working on commands.  It will take time with the "sit" due to him not being able to sit properly for quite some time.  As soon as he is able and gets it, I feel very strong "shake" will be not too far behind!

Thanks again for all your support!  All of the support you give helps us continue on!