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March 24, 2009

Roxy’s Transformation

Filed under: Personal, Rescue — myminizoo @ 1:11 am

I knew it was over the minute I saw her picture. “Blue eyed sheltie mix for only $50“, the ad boasted. But what a sad, sad excuse of a dog. She was chained to a dog house in the middle of winter. She was incredibly dirty and unkempt looking….but yet I could see the potential in her eyes. Her owners were getting rid of her as she was “too big to keep in the house”. They had gotten a toy dog for the house and then decided that they didn’t want two dogs.

I finally convinced Mike to go take a look at her ( I knew once I got him there he wouldnt be able to say no 🙂 ) We drove for nearly two hours and when we arrived there she was, chained to the front porch. I must admit I wasnt very impressed when I first saw her. She was skinny, scruffy and scrawny. Next to Tulip, all perfectly groomed, she looked like a street urchin. But, I took her off her chain, looped my leash around her kneck as all she had was a small length of rope in place of a collar, and took her out to run around. She was so excited and happy to be off the chain and started running with Tulip right away. It was her happy go lucky personality, and her complete lack of gile for the human race, despite the way she was treated that finally won me over!

And the rest, as they say, is history!


 This was Roxy only 7 months ago!


Above : Roxy just after we got her…isn’t she a sight for sore eyes?


Roxy Today


What a difference some love and good food makes!


Running happy and free at last!


March 11, 2009

Adoptable Pet of the Month

Filed under: Rescue — myminizoo @ 12:59 am


Holly is waiting for a new home at Animatch

Hollie is a puppy who is now in need of a home. Hollie and her two sisters were from a litter of 10; their family could not find homes for the last three girls. Hollie and her sisters are lucky—they will be sterilized before adoption and they will not be producing any unwanted litters! Hollie is ready and eager to go to her new home. Since Hollie is a pup, only homes where she is not alone all day will be considered. Hollie needs training, supervision, and exercise sprinkled throughout the day. Puppy and Basic Obedience classes should definitely be in her future. Dogs can only be good companions if they know what is expected of them. Hollie’s parents were a Lab X and a Collie X so she will probably weigh between 45-60 lbs. when full grown. At the moment, she just loves to play with her siblings and is meeting lots of other dogs and, of course, humans. If you are ready to make the commitment to Hollie, please fill in the on-line Adoption Form at

Details about Hollie

Sex: Female

Breed: Labrador X Collie

Size: Large

Age: DOB Dec. 11, 2008

Status: Available for Adoption

Animatch- The Option is Adoption 

Animatch has humble beginnings. It was founded in 1999 by Helen Lacroix, a busy wife and mother.

Her grassroots movement started around her kitchen table. Helen credits her parents with instilling in her their love and concern for animals. Today, Animatch boasts a centre with accommodation for a dozen dogs and a dedicated team of volunteers. Find out more about the adoption center and Hollie at

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