Time

Time Posted by Gwen Lewis Hammond · 25 August 2014 at 08:05 Time is something we all need. For a rescue dog, it can make all the difference. Enough time can mean success in their new home and a happy forever family. Too little time can mean failure and in the worst cases euthanasia.   It is exciting to add a new furry family member and the temptation is always to...

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A Little Something About Applications and Home Visits

A Little Something About Applications and Home Visits Posted by Gwen Lewis Hammond · 12 July 2014 at 09:32 This is inspired by a friend.   Second Chance Salem requires you to fill out an adoption application before being considered for one of our dogs. Yes, considered. That sentence sounds inflammatory even to me. It sounds especially insulting, if the picture you...

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The Mighty Thor

    Thor is a purebred miniature Dachshund. His backyard breeder was giving the whole litter away in the Petco parking lot. One of our foster parents saw this and took the ones she had left. She had homes for all but Thor. Thor had palsied movements, he was shaky, he had trouble holding up his head, and she brought him to us. He was 5-6 weeks old.   The...

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Pinecone

  Pinecone is a roughly 5-year-old, female, Cairn Terrier. She came to us as an owner surrender from a woman who had found her roaming the streets. She was microchipped but when the kind Samaritan tried to find the owner, what they found was that the phone number was no longer good. They did however inform her that the dogs name was Ginger. The woman ran ads, left...

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Rex

      Rex is a four-year-old Manchester Terrier. Here is what we know about Rex: He was an owner surrender (they got him from Craigslist a year and a half ago), he was taken to the Humane Society where he did not pass their evaluation, and Rex was not going to be put up for adoption.   Rex is staying in a foster home with multiple other dogs, cats,...

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Sadie Too

      As promised, here is one of our “In Progress” dogs. I am starting with the easier stories first. Sadie Too came to us as an owner surrender. We know that they got her as a puppy, we know that she was raised with another Golden Retriever, we know that they had a young family and a new baby, they had just moved. Sadie Too was starting to have...

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