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168 (& welcome 2012!)

January 11, 2012

With the help of our shelter-rescue partners, short-term fosters, long-term fosters, transporters, crossposters, supporters and friends ….

2011 was an absolutely awesome year for Bonnie Blue Rescue!

But before I share our AWESOME NEWS with you …. let’s take a look back!

In 2009, Bonnie Blue Rescue had 5 foster homes and rescued 52 dogs.

In 2010, Bonnie Blue Rescue had 14 foster homes and rescued 93 dogs.

And 2011? 2011 was an even more amazing year than that!

In 2011, Bonnie Blue Rescue utilized 32 foster homes and rescued 168 dogs!

Even cooler than that? Of those 168, 36 were special needs pups –

5 came from a cruelty case in Mobile, AL

6 required major surgery while in the care of Bonnie Blue Rescue

22 were heartworm positive & went through heartworm treatment

15 were super seniors.


I am so very proud to be a part of the Bonnie Blue Rescue crew. I am proud to be a part of an organization who helps all pups regardless of breed, age, disability or special needs status. Who goes above and beyond to save the pups that other rescues walk away from, or ignore. And I am so, so proud of the incredible volunteers who work tirelessly to continue to support our small organization with your volunteer hours, crossposting help, networking assistance, donations, love and support.

From the bottom of my heart — THANK YOU — rescue would not be possible without you.

We cannot wait to see what is in store for 2012!


Considering fostering? Join us in 2012. The more fosters we have, the more pups we can save!

Email us at for more info!


September 8, 2011

Sorry for the belated blog post, friends, but we’ve had our hands full the last few days trying to coordinate extra foster homes for three more pups from Lorelei & Dexter’s abusive owner. With the help of some amazing folks in Mobile County and friends across the country (and beyond!!), we have been able to commit to saving 5 of the 8 Mobile, AL pups (the other 3 were taken in by other rescues!)

Updates coming this evening and over the next few days with more information about each of these pups (and photos), but in the mean time – feel free to check out this awesome National Enquirer story that tells a little more about our new additions:

To each of you who crossposted, emailed, called, “chipped in”, donated, cried with us – thank you, thank you, thank you. That whole “it takes a village” addage could not be more true today.

We smiled all night long last night knowing that all 8 of these pups were safe.

Thank you for being a part of their rescue.

Baron in Foster Care!

February 15, 2011

Do you spy a Baron in this photo?

Sweet Baron is still looking for his forever family. If you are interested in adopting this handsome guy, email us at to request an application!

BBR Tport :: Fri/Sat/Sun Jan 7,8 & 9 :: Tuscaloosa, AL & ATL – NC, VA & CT.

January 6, 2011

Hi y’all – 2 LEGS TO GO!!! Please note, Hazel (houla puppy) & Bailey (Havanese guy) will be traveling in small collapsible crates. Hazel is approx 10 lbs & Bailey is 18. These crates can be folded down to fit into cars, if needed.


Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 7th, 8th & 9th

Transport is being monitored/coordinated by Courtney Groves <>
If you can drive a leg (OR TWO!) please contact Courtney and specify the following:
1) Leg(s) you are willing to drive
2) First and last name
3) Vehicle Description
4) Work/Home/Cell Numbers
5) Email address

Receiving Rescue for Baron, Hazel, Bailey & Mattie: Bonnie Blue Rescue
Contact Name: Courtney Groves
Location: Richmond, VA

Passenger 1: Baron
Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog
Age: 2 years
Sex: Neutered male
Health: Healthy
Size/Weight: approx 50 lbs
Traveling with collar/leash/paperwork/health certificate
Sending Foster: Natalie Reeves
Traveling From: Birmingham, AL – Hendersonville, NC

Passenger 2: Hazel
Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog
Age: 12 weeks
Sex/Health: Female, to be spayed by receiving foster; healthy
Size/Weight: approx 10 lbs
Traveling with collar/leash/paperwork/health certificate/small puppy crate
Sending Foster: Shannon Walker
Traveling From: Birmingham, AL – Richmond, VA

Passenger 3: Bailey
Breed: Havanese
Age: 3 years
Sex/Health: Neutered male, healthy
Traveling with: Collar/leash/health cert & all paperwork/small collapsible puppy crate
Sending Foster: Jennifer Culliari
Traveling from: Atlanta, GA – Richmond, VA

Friday, January 7th
Leg 0A: Filled by Lisa!

 Tuscaloosa, AL – Birmingham, AL
53 miles, 1 hour
6:00pm – 7:00pm (or earlier/later)
(Hazel only)

Overnight in Birmingham, AL for Hazel filled by Natalie!

Saturday, January 8th

Leg 1 – Filled by Natalie!

Birmingham, AL – Gadsden, AL
90 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes
6:00am – 7:30am
(Hazel & Baron only)

Leg 2  – Filled by Kathryn!
Gadsden, AL – Chattanooga, TN
89 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes
*change to eastern time*
7:40am – 9:10am (CST)/10:10am (EST)
(Hazel & Baron only)

NOTE: Bailey & Mattie join the transport in Chattanooga, TN
Leg 3 – Filled by Kelly P!

 Chattanooga, TN – Athens, TN
60 miles, 1 hour
10:20am – 11:20am
(Hazel, Baron & Bailey)
Leg 4 – NEEDED

 Athens, TN – Knoxville, TN
58 miles, 1 hour
11:30am – 12:30pm
(Hazel, Baron & Bailey)
Leg 5 – Filled by Sibyl!

 Knoxville, TN – Greeneville, TN (exit #23)
62 miles, 1 hour + 10 minute stop allowance
12:40pm – 1:50pm
(Hazel, Baron & Bailey)


Note: Transport pauses in Dandridge, TN to allow Baron to leave the transport (an additional 10 minutes is factored into this leg to allow for this stop). “A” legs continue on towards VA/CT, “C” legs continue on toward NC.

* * * “B” LEGS * * *
Leg 6B- Filled by John & Kristi!

Dandridge, TN – Hendersonville, NC
98 miles, 1 hour 50 minutes
1:10pm – 3:00pm
(Baron only)

Baron leaves the transport w/ his foster mom, Caroline

* * * “A” LEGS * * *
Leg 6A – Filled by Anita!
Greenville, TN – Abingdon, VA
65 miles, 1 hour 10 minutes
1:50pm – 3:00pm
(Hazel & Bailey)

Leg 7A – Filled by Laurel!
Abingdon, VA – Wytheville, VA
55 miles, 1 hour
3:10pm – 4:10pm
(Hazel & Bailey)

Wytheville, VA – Roanoke, VA
70 miles, 1 hour 10 minutes
4:20pm – 5:30pm
(Hazel & Bailey)

***Overnight in Roanoke, VA for Mattie, Bailey & Hazel filled by Jodi C!***

Sunday, January 9th
Leg 9A – Filled by Peyton!

Roanoke, VA – Staunton, VA
85 miles, 1 hour 25 minutes
7:00am – 8:25am

(Hazel & Bailey)


Note: Transport splits in Staunton, VA. “A” legs continue on to Derby, CT w/ Mattie, “D” legs continue on to Richmond, VA w/ Hazel & Bailey.

* * * “D” LEGS * * *
Leg 10D – Filled by Peyton!

Staunton, VA – Charlottesville, VA

38 miles, 44 minutes
8:35am – 9:20am

Note: Bailey leaves the transport in Charlottesville, VA w/ his foster family.

Leg 11D – Filled by Jan & Karen!
Charlottesville, VA – Richmond, VA
64 miles, 1 hour
9:30am – 10:30am

Note: Hazel leave the transport in Richmond, VA w/ her foster family.


January 3, 2011

Meet handsome Baron.

This sweet, sad-eyed boy was looking even sadder just a few days ago.

Baron is a 3 year old Catahoula Leopard guy was rescued from the Bibb County Animal Shelter in Brent, AL just in the nick of time

He was slated for euthanasia the next day!

Lucky for Baron, he had some awesome guardian rescue angels watching his back. Thanks to Jackie, Natalie & Shannon – Baron made it out of the shelter and into boarding at the vet clinic!

From there he journeyed to short term foster care at Natalie’s house.

And let us tell you – Baron is so thankful to be in rescue!

2-3 square meals a day, lots of love and snuggles, a bath and a comfy place to lay his head have totally made his week!

Unfortunately, after his trip to the vet we’ve learned that Baron is heartworm positive and has some wonky teeth. His front & top teeth are worn down and broken in several places.

This means that Baron needs to start slow heartworm treatment and have some dental work done before he can be adopted

(in addition to being fully vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped & neutered)

We have set up a ChipIn for Baron’s slow heartworm treatment & dental work. Would you consider chipping in a dollar or two to help this sweet guy get the care he needs so that he can find an awesome forever family?

ChipIn is here:

Baron’s ChipIn!

Short YouTube Video of handsome Baron (and his wonky teeth) here: