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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!


Clover Girl!

May 14, 2011

Sweet Clover girl is look for a foster home (AND a forever home!)

Are you able to offer your heart and home to foster this sweet girl?

Clover is a sweet, sweet, sweet Aussie mix girl who is a total love bug! Clover is housebroken and cratetrained, up to date on vaccines, spayed, and is good with both little dogs and big dogs. Clover would also be wonderful in a family with children!

Email us at if you’re interested in fostering or adopting Clover!

Kira Update!

April 20, 2011

We have a very happy update on our little Kira girl.

After 24 hours of fluids and major antibiotics, miss Kira is finally starting to perk back up!

When I called this morning to check on her the vet tech said that Kira was chewing through her IV lines, a clear sign that she was feeling much, much better. The vet felt so good about Kira’s change in behavior that she did not feel the need to run any additional tests or do another set of x-rays today. Kira received more fluid and injectible antibiotics today, and also started back on very small portions of food and was able to keep it all down which is GREAT NEWS! She is now eating every few hours, playing, and is back to almost 100% of her normal, happy self.

Thanks to each of you for thinking about her and praying for her, for crossposting, sharing her story, and for loving this sweet girl as much as we do.

I have to be honest that I was truly afraid that we might lose Kira last night, but after hearing so many good reports today I think that we can safely say that we are out of danger and that miss Kira will continue healing, feeling better and getting her strength back!

By request, we have left Kira’s ChipIn page up. We have raised enough to cover her medical bills thus far (THANK YOU ALL!), but a wise donor suggested that we leave the ChipIn up to continue to raise money for a Bonnie Blue Rescue Emergency Fund – an idea that we support wholeheartedly. Any money that is not used for Kira’s care will be put into this BBR Emergency Fund for future pups who are sick and need urgent medical care.

New Kira photos and updates coming soon! 🙂

ChipIn here:

Wordless Wednesday #21

April 20, 2011

Subtitled: Sisters

Sweet Kira is very sick. :(

April 19, 2011
UPDATE 4/19 8:00pm: Just spoke with Kira’s vet and then Kira’s foster mom, Stacey, who went and spent several hours at the vet clinic today loving on baby Kira. Kira had a set of x-rays done today that did not show any masses or lodged foreign objects, but will have another set of x-rays likely done tomorrow to see if anything has changed internally. She has been on IV cath and IV fluids w/ injectible antibiotics for many hours prior to my conversation with the veterinarian. Unfortunately, she did not show any signs of improvement yet.Stacey reported back tonight that Kira is still a very, very sick little girl and that she looked worse tonight than she did this morning when she went to the clinic. 😦 Please keep our baby girl in your thoughts and prayers – we are hoping for a quiet, restful night for her and for much healing to take place overnight. It is obvious that Kira is going to need continued hospitalization for at least the next few days, which means that we will need to eventually increase the amount of her “chipin”. In the meantime, can you help us by sharing Kira’s story on your facebook page or through email to your family and friends? We are getting more and more concerned about having enough money in the bank account to cover Kira’s emergency medical treatment and take care of the other pups we currently have in rescue. Thank you in advance for your help in crossposting, donating, or sending happy thoughts for our girl.

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Our sweet Kira girl is very, very sick.
You can ChipIn here:
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Kira’s Story:

Kira is one of ten pups rescued from Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter (OPAS) in West Monroe, Louisiana. These pups were surrendered at the shelter with their momma Clover when they were just three weeks old. Kira and her family spent several weeks quarantined in short-term foster care with Jen, a rock star foster mom in LA. Once they were vaccinated (twice) and healthy enough/old enough to move to long-term foster homes, they started their journey north. Kira & her littermates traveled to their Bonnie Blue Rescue foster homes a little over 10 days ago.

Kira has been a happy, healthy normal puppy since coming into rescue but around midnight last night she started having vomiting and diarrhea. She has not been able to keep down food or water since last night.
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Kira went to the vet first thing this morning and has been through more tests in the last eight hours than most pups have in their life. Kira tested negative for parvo, coccidia, giardia and worms (though her fecal sample was less than ideal). She shows no signs of bowel/abdomen obstruction or of a foreign body in her system. She is going through a battery of tests this afternoon including a CBC, and a glucose test. We have given her vet our permission to run other tests as needed, our primary goal is getting this girl back to her normal healthy and happy state so that she can eventually find her forever family!
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In less than 12 hours Kira went from zooming around her foster home romping and playing to being so lethargic that she is not able to walk or lift her head.
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Kira is currently hospitalized and is on an IV catheter, IV fluids, antibiotics, and is on anti-vomiting and anti-diarrheal meds. We are calling to check on Kira every few hours and are in close communication with the vet and the vet tech who are taking care of her. We feel like sweet Kira is in the best hands possible and are so hopeful that our sweet girl will bounce back quickly. As I’m sure you all know illnesses that come on this suddenly, especially in puppies this small/young, can be life threatening. We are beyond hopeful that our little one will continue fighting and will pull through without complications.
Please keep sweet Kira and her foster family in your thoughts and prayers – we are all so worried about this sick little baby girl.
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Prior to hospitalization, Kira’s bill totalled approximately $250 (exam fee, diagnostic tests, etc). The “low end” cost of hospitalization was $350 with the high end closer to $800. Our “emergency fund” does not come close to covering these expenses, but at the same time Kira would have died without immediate treatment. Though it may not be a sound financial decision, when Bonnie Blue Rescue commits to a pup we see them through no matter what.
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But we need a few friends to help us!
Can you donate a dollar or two to help us fund Kira’s hospitalization and emergency veterinary treatment?
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Donations can be made by Chipin’ In here (it makes the donation directly to BBR through Paypal), by mailing a donation to us (email to request our mailing address) or by calling in a donation to Westwood Animal Hospital in Staunton, VA at 540.337.6200.
Note: If calling in a donation, please let them know that it is a donation towards Kira’s hospitalization and that Kira is on the account of Jim & Stacey Morris (her foster family).
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Thank you in advance for donation, crossposting, and sending up happy throughs for our sweet little girl.
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We’ll continue posting updates on Kira here on the blog.
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You can ChipIn here:


April 13, 2011

sweet. snuggly. playful. soulful eyes. big paws. bigger heart.


If you are interested in adopting Dempsey, please email us at and request a copy of our adoption application!

Wordless Wednesday #20

April 13, 2011

Subtitled: Sweet Blair

Well, shoot!

April 5, 2011

UPDATE: We’ve raised $75 so far — we have $225 and a Birmingham, AL short term foster to go!

We just got word today that sweet Momma Clover IS heartworm positive.


We had hoped that, after giving birth to and mothering TEN pups that this poor momma girl might catch a break.

The good news is that we have a vet in the Birmingham, AL area who offers us an amazing discount on heartworm treatment (only $300 for a pup Clover’s size!). The bad news is that with Clover’s 10 pups needing 2 more rounds of vaccines, spay/neuter’s, microchipps and vetting — we have no extra money in the bank account to cover Clover’s heartworm treatment!! We need your help to raise the funds so that Clover can go in for the treatment she needs.

Truly, a donation of any amount would make a great impact on our small rescue and will be applied directly to Clover’s heartworm treatment.

Donations can be made via our Chipin site below:

or by mail.

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We are also desperately looking for a 3 week temporary foster in the Greater Birmingham, AL area who would be willing to foster Clover through her first few weeks of heartworm treatment.

Please contact us at if you would be willing to foster this sweet girl!


Is there anything better ….

April 4, 2011

than spending warm, sunny days hanging out

& snoozing on the porch?

We think not!

We are now accepting applications on all of these little pups and their stunning momma, Clover. You can read more about them on our Petfinder page at

Foster Homes Needed!

April 2, 2011


Email us at to sign up to foster one (or two) of these little pups! Clover’s litter will arrive in Richmond, VA next Sunday, March 10th. We anticipate needing 2-3 week foster homes for each of these pups.

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Aeryn (female): Fostered by Stacey & James!

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Aidan (male): Fostered by Jessica!

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Blair (female): Fostered by Sara!

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Brenna (female): NEEDS FOSTER!

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Bridget (female): NEEDS FOSTER!

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Calhoun (male): Fostered by Jordan!

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Camden (male): Fostered by Ingrid!

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Dempsey (male): Fostered by Jessica!

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Flynn (male): Fostered by Ingrid!

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Kira (female): Fostered by Stacey & James!

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Clover (female): NEEDS FOSTER!

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As a foster for Bonnie Blue Rescue we just ask that you provide food and love for the pups that you are fostering. Not too shabby, right? Bonnie Blue Rescue will cover all vet visits, vaccines, transport to/from vet visits, toys, treats, chewies, crates and puppy pee pads. If needed, we can provide food, too.

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Email us at and let us know which pup you’d like to foster!