Archive for the ‘isobel’ Category

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!


12/4 & 12/5 Cartwright Transport!

December 2, 2010


**NOTE: Isobel has been removed from the transport, she has been adopted locally!***

Cartwright is hitting the road to foster care and a new life! Can you help him make it there this weekend? Crossposting is greatly appreciated! 🙂


Read more about your passengers below:

Cartwright –

Saturday & Sunday, December 4th & 5th

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

Sending/Receiving Rescue for Cartwright & Isobel: Bonnie Blue Rescue

Contact Name: Courtney Groves

Location: Richmond, VA



Passenger 1: Cartwright

Breed: Labrador Retriever

Age: 2 years

Sex: Male, will be neutered by receiving rescue

Health: Healthy, is light HW+, will go thru slow treatment in rescue

Size/Weight: approx 50-55 lbs

Traveling with collar/leash/paperwork/health certificate
Sending Foster: Leigh contact info TBD

Traveling From: Tuscaloosa, AL – Alexandria, VA

Saturday, December 4th

Leg 1 – Filled by Leigh!

Tuscaloosa, AL – Birmingham, AL

53 miles, 1 hour

8:00am – 9:00am

Leg 2 – Filled by Bobbi!

Birmingham, AL – Gadsden, AL

90 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes

9:10am – 10:40am

Leg 3 – Filled by Kathryn!

Gadsden, AL – Chattanooga, TN

89 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes

*change to eastern time*

10:50am – 12:20pm (CST)/1:20pm (EST)

Leg 4 – Filled by Carolyn!

Chattanooga, TN – Athens, TN

60 miles, 1 hour

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Leg 5 – Filled by Ann!

Athens, TN – Knoxville, TN

58 miles, 1 hour

2:40pm – 3:40pm

Leg 6 – Filled by Bob!

Knoxville, TN – Greenville, TN (exit #23)

62 miles, 1 hour

3:50pm – 4:50pm

Leg 7 – Filled by Anita!

Greenville, TN – Abingdon, VA

65 miles, 1 hour

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Leg 8 – NEEDED
Abingdon, VA – Wytheville, VA
55 miles, 1 hour
6:10pm – 7:10pm

Leg 9 – NEEDED
Wytheville, VA – Roanoke, VA
70 miles, 1 hour 10 minutes
7:20pm – 8:30pm

***Overnight in Roanoke, VA filled by Christine L!***

Sunday, December 5th

Leg 10 – Filled by Trixie!
Roanoke, VA – Staunton, VA
85 miles, 1 hour 25 minutes
10:30am – 11:55am

Leg 11 – Filled by Kelly K!
Staunton, VA – Strasburg, VA
78 miles, 1 hour 25 minutes
12:05pm – 1:30pm

Leg 12 – Filled by Gail!
Strasburg, VA – Alexandria, VA
84 miles, 1 hour 25 minutes
1:40am – 3:05pm


November 23, 2010

Thanks to some of our favorite fosters in Southwest Virginia, we learned about sweet Isobel. Isobel is the last remaining puppy from an accidential litter of 4 & her family was having a hard time placing her.

So they contacted Bonnie Blue Rescue & we were happy to help try to place this sweet girl.

Isobel is a 14-week old beagle/collie mix who is almost ready to go to her forever home.

Isobel is learning about good puppy manners in her foster home and is working on cratetraining and housebreaking!

Email us at if you are interested in fostering or adopting this little bundle of cuteness.