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Rescuing Gigi!

June 15, 2009
Haven’t posted in a while because I’m happy to say that in addition to being busy, I have a new family member! Preparing for my upcoming empty nest (daughter Alex is going away to school mid-August), I started looking to rescue a little lap dog like my friend Owen’s “Beau Pierre”. After a couple of days searching the internet, I found a woman outside of New Orleans who rescues small dogs from shelters. She told me about a 4 pound little toy poodle that she found in a shelter that was about to be put to sleep! Here’s what Gigi looked like at the shelter:
Gigi at the shelter just before being rescued!

Gigi at the shelter just before being rescued!

They think she’s around 8 years old and her teeth were in deplorable condition, so she immediately had to have dental work done.  But, she’s very friendly and sweet and sure seems to be loving her new home!  I sneak her into places hidden in my purse, but I certainly had to clean her up first!
Gigi on the way home from dental surgery where Dr. Penny cleaned her up while she was out.

Gigi on the way home from dental surgery where Dr. Penny cleaned her up while she was out.

I’m waiting for some of her fur to grow out before having her groomed, so I’ll follow up with some “glam” shots!  It’s a cryin’ shame to buy from a breeder when there are so many dogs that need to be adopted!  From my experience, they also make the best pets.  My search led me to www.petfinder.com which is how I ended up finding little Gigi.

2 comments

  1. Ellen – what a sweet new friend you have! Thanks for putting the word out about rescuing dogs – my own sweet Hannah (once a stray) is a true gem.

    Many Blessings to you and Gigi!


    • Thanks for your kind words Patti! Gigi is our second rescue (Rosie came first) and they are both incredible dogs, full of personality and loyal companions!! I couldn’t believe how many dogs I found on http://www.petfinder.com. It broke my heart and makes me wonder why people keep breeding them when there are so many hoping to be adopted!!



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