Archive for the ‘sophia’ 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!

Wordless Wednesday #6

December 15, 2010

Subtitled: Sophia’s Happily Ever After

BEGGING FOR HELP: Sophia’s Transport

November 18, 2010


This is Sophia’s excited face.

She’s excited because she is *thisclose* to making it to Williamsburg, VA this Saturday to meet her adoptive family.
We have only TWO legs to go on Sophia’s transport!
If we fill these four TWO short legs between now and tomorrow afternoon, then Sophia gets to meet her adoptive family THIS WEEKEND. Please, please help us make this possible for sweet Sophia. She so deserves a home of her own.
Legs needed:
White Plains, NY – Elizabeth, NJ
Elizabeth, NJ – Philadelphia, PA
Alexandria, VA – Fredericksburg, VA
Fredericksburg, VA – Richmond, VA

Most updated run sheet here:

P.S. – Sophia promises to give her transporters LOTS of puppy kisses along the way!

Sophia’s Turkey Trot Transport!

November 17, 2010

Hi y’all – remember sweet Sophia the husky girl? Well she has an adoption pending with an amazing family in Williamsburg, Virginia! Can you help us get her home in time for Thanksgiving with her new family?! CROSSPOSTING IS APPRECIATED!

Saturday, November 20
Derby, CT – Williamsburg, VA
Transport is being monitored/coordinated by Courtney Groves      courtneysgroves [@]

Please email Courtney [at] the following information if you can drive a leg (or two):

·         Name

·         Email Address

·         Leg you are offering to drive

·         Cell/Home Phone Numbers

·         Vehicle Description

Sending Rescue: Bonnie Blue Rescue
Location: Richmond, VA
Contact: Courtney Groves at

Reason for transport: Foster home to forever home

Passenger 1: Sophia

Breed: Siberian Husky

Age: 1 year 4 months

Size: 50 lbs

Vaccination Status: UTD on all vaccines

Spayed: yes

Traveling with: collar, tags and leash (is microchipped) & health certificate

Note: Sophia will be traveling uncrated but is happy to ride in a crate if you bring one from home.

Saturday, November 20

Leg 1: Filled by Pat!

Derby, CT – White Plains, NY

60 miles, 1 hour 10 minutes

8:00am – 9:10am


White Plains, NY – Elizabeth, NJ

46 miles, 1 hour

9:20am – 10:20am


Elizabeth, NJ – Philadelphia, PA

80 miles, 1 hour 20 minutes

10:30am – 11:50am

Leg 4: Filled by Anne!

Philadelphia, PA – Elkton, MD

51 miles, 1 hour 5 minutes

12:00pm – 1:05pm

Leg 5: Filled by Angie!

Elkton, MD – Catonsville, MD

57 miles, 1 hour

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Leg 6: Filled by Kate & Matt!

Catonsville, MD – Alexandria, VA

50 miles, 1 hour 5 minutes

2:25pm – 3:30pm

Leg 7: Filled by Eric!

Alexandria, VA – Fredericksburg, VA

62 miles, 1 hour 10 minutes

3:40pm – 4:50pm

Leg 8: Filled by Eric!

Fredericksburg, VA – Richmond, VA

63 miles, 1 hour 5 minutes

5:00pm – 6:05pm

Leg 9: Filled by Sandra!

Richmond, VA – Williamsburg, VA

52 miles, 1 hour

6:15pm – 7:15pm

Princess Sophia

October 25, 2010

Princess Sophia

is officially ready

for Halloween &

a forever family of her own.


If you’re interested in adopting this sweet princess please email us at for a copy of our adoption application!

VA, MD, PA, NJ drivers needed for this Saturday!

September 30, 2010

We still have several legs to go on Sophia’s transport! And, we’re adding sweet Bo on as far as Elkton, MD. He’s going to go to an awesome new foster home with Angie & James (and is going to totally love his new girlfriend, Daisy!) We would usually do the Richmond-F’burg leg ourselves, but we have an adoption event all day on Saturday so a Richmond driver is desperately needed!

Run sheet details here:

Smiling faces of your passengers here:

Sophia <3

September 29, 2010

Sophia is

the most beautiful

cross-eyed  blue-eyed

husky girl

that we have seen

in a long time.

Sophia is traveling from Richmond, VA – Waterbury, CT this weekend for foster care!

We don’t think she’ll last long in rescue; a girl this beautiful & this sweet should be scooped up quickly.

If you are interested in giving a GREAT home to this stunning purebred Husky girl, email us at

Sophia Transport:Saturday, October 2nd:Richmond, VA – Waterbury, CT

September 28, 2010

Sophia’s halfway there!

This sweet girl just has a few more hours to go to make it to her foster home in CT – can you help her on her way this weekend?

She promises to give lots of kisses to say thank you!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Richmond, VA – Waterbury, CT


Transport is being monitored/coordinated by Courtney Groves <>   <courtneysgroves AT <> >

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: Bonnie Blue Rescue

Location: Richmond, VA

Contact: Courtney Groves <> <>

Passenger 1: Sophia

Age: 1 year

Breed: Husky

Size: 45 lbs

Vaccination Status: UTD

Spayed/Neutered: Spayed

Other: Traveling with collar, leash, paperwork, health certificate – very sweet and friendly, LOVES people

Saturday, October 2

Leg 1: Filled by Michelle!

Richmond, VA – Fredericksburg, VA

56 miles, 1 hour

8:00am – 9:30am

Leg 2: Filled by Eric!

Fredericksburg, VA – Arlington, VA

50 miles, 1 hour

9:40am – 10:40am

Leg 3: Filled by Ed!

Arlington, VA – Catonsville, MD

44 miles, 1 hour

10:50am – 11:50am

Leg 4: Filled by Angie!

Catonsville, MD – Elkton, MD

62 miles, 1 hour 10 minutes

12:00pm – 1:10pm

Leg 5: Filled by Jaimie!

Elkton, MD – Philadelphia, PA

51 miles, 1 hour 5 minutes

1:20pm – 2:25pm

Leg 6: Filled by Jaimie!

Philadelphia, PA – Elizabeth, NJ

80 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes

2:35pm – 4:05pm


Elizabeth, NJ – White Plains, NY

46 miles, 1 hour

4:15pm – 5:15pm

Leg 8: Filled by Pat!

White Plains, NY – Waterbury, CT

65 miles, 1 hour 10 minutes

5:25pm – 6:35pm

Big big thanks to YOU

September 25, 2010

A gigantic thank you going out today to everyone who offered to drive, crossposted, blogged about,and otherwise helped us fill our transport for this weekend.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sophia & Myra hit the road early, early this morning.

Here they are all loaded up in Miss Jackie’s car.

Jackie – thank you for being that brave 5:45am driver! 😉

& in Miss Kathryn’s car heading on towards Chattanooga, TN!

they will soon be met by Kellum, Picasso, & Biscuit

and continue on

on their big journey to Virginia!

Keep our special babies and their extra-special drivers in your thoughts today.

Short Term Fosters Needed!

September 20, 2010

*Update – we have a short term foster now lined up for Kellum – thank you Jessica & Paul!*

***Please Note: Sophia is still in need of a 2 week foster to avoid going into boarding***

Hi friends,

We have an urgent need for short term fosters!

Would you be able to help us out for the next 2-3 weeks? Both Kellum & Sophia arrive this coming Sunday and will have to go into boarding (which is bad for their mental health & our dwindling bank account) if we cannot find short-term fosters for them!

Can’t help by fostering? That’s ok – we understand. Can you send this link to a few friends/family members? Coworkers? Anyone you think might be able to help!

Meet Kellum – he is a 8 month old Catahoula mix boy who is on the small side. Kellum is housebroken & crate trained, and loves to play with other pups. Kellum would be fine to be fostered in a home with children or other dogs. He also does well with kitties! Kellum needs a 2-3 week foster home. Kellum is approx 30-35 lbs now.

Sweet Sophia is a one year old purebred Husky girl. Sophia needs a 2 week temporary foster, as she has a long-term foster that she will be going to on Oct 9th. Sophia is housebroken and crate trained and would do best if she could receive one-on-one or two-on-one attention in her foster home. She has had a rough few months ending up in the shelter & being bounced from boarding to short term fosters, that extra TLC is definitely needed for this sweetie. She is a super sweet affectionate girl who loves to be rubbed on and snuggled! Sophia is approx 40-45 lbs.

Remember – we will provide a crate, food, toys & treats for all BBR fosters!

Email us ASAP at if you’re interested in providing a short term foster home for either Sophia or Kellum!