These dogs are lucky to be a part of the great rescue work of Holly at Vail Doggie Day Spa and Lodging. I stopped in to talk to her recently about “Less Adoptable Pet Week”, and found these incredible dogs among the 10 dogs she is currently fostering. During the three years Holly has owned the business, she has rescued over 140 dogs and 30 cats. Contact Holly for more information about adopting any of these dogs, or to find out about all of the fosters at Vail Doggie. (970.949.0922 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dutch is a 9 year old Terrier mix who was rescued from a horrible situation in Colorado. He was left tied outside for most of his life. He is very tentative about new people, but gets along great with other dogs. But thanks to lots of patience from Holly and the staff at Vail Doggie he is beginning to trust people. Just a little patience and kindness goes a long way, and if you take your time to get to know Dutch, you efforts will be rewarded. Because when he warms up to you, it just melts your heart to see his tail wag and you might even get a little doggie kiss! The staff at Vail Doggie take Dutch on lots of hikes, and he does great both on and off leash (using a vest/harness, not a collar because of injuries he developed while being tied outside). Holly would love to see him find a home with a fenced yard so he has room to run and without small children.
Dutchess is a 4 year old Papillion who was rescued by National Mill Dog Rescue in Colorado Springs. She has been with with Holly for over a year, she really was traumatized before being rescued and developed some big fears of humans. Dutchess is learning to trust more each day but needs a very loving a patient home to help her on her journey. She loves all dogs, no matter the size, and reguarily snuggles up on the big dog beds with the other dogs. Holly hopes that Dutchess will find a forever family who will be patient with her, have time to spend with her and has a fenced yard for her to roam and explore, free of cages. She would do best in a home without small children. It will be an amazing experience to help Dutchess in her journey to become a brave, happy girl!
Lucy is a 4 year old spayed female Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) who is also from National Mill Dog Rescue. She was saved from a puppy mill when she was unable to produce enough milk to keep her last litter of 11 puppies alive. She is beautiful inside and out, she loves people and dogs. She is excited to continue to explore the outdoors and spending time being loved in her new forever home. Lucy is an incredibly happy dog these days, she wags her tail whenever she meets new people and just makes everyone around her smile too. She will make a great addition to any family!
**UPDATE: Lucy has found her forever home!!! She was officially adopted on October 24th by a family from Westminster, Colorado….we wish them all great doggie days ahead!!
Rocket is another rescue from National Mill Dog being fostered at Vail Doggie. He is a 4 year old American Eskimo who was saved when a very large puppy mill was shut down in Washington state. Rocket and 4 other American Eskimos were brought to Colorado by NMDR. Rocket was very scared when he first arrived at Vail Doggie, but is now very attentive to Holly and warms up slowly to new faces. He loves to go on hikes and spending time exploring the outdoors. The ideal forever home for Rocket would have a fenced yard, no small children and someone with time to spend with him, and the patience to help him become the brave, fun, loving dog he is meant to be.
And this is Holly at Vail Doggie Day Spa and Lodging. If you are ever in the Vail Valley, stop in and say Hi. Bring your dogs or cats or even guinea pigs to stay and play, your pets will love you for it, and you will have the opportunity to meet someone who is really making a difference.
I will have more stories about Holly, Vail Doggie Day Spa and Lodging and the amazing foster dogs in the coming weeks…..keep checking back!!
(note: Petfinder.com’s “Less Adoptable Pet Week” was officially Sept. 19 – 25, but due to computer issues I was unable to get this posted during that time frame. But the importance raising awareness of shelter pets and particularity “less adoptable” pets, is not limited to one week.)