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Check out our awesome merchandise and help us raise much needed funds for the dogs! From t-shirts, to wristbands, to our very own exclusive dog tags. Make sure you and your dog(s) are kitted out with all our gear and look super fetching this Summer...

Quidditch

Quidditch is an absolute delight to have in our home. He's such a pleasure to be around and a real character. He's almost always smiling and when he's not smiling, he's concentrating on eating...

Smirnoff

Smirnoff is a very obedient and affectionate girl, who is eager to please. She loves snuggling and cuddling, running and playing. She knows how to sit and has good recall, and has already shown herself to be a very friendly, happy girl...

Dusk

Dusk is a cutie who loves nothing better than her squeaky toys and chasing balls! I can't emphasise how happy chase makes her! She is very clever and picks up things very quickly....

Axel

Axel is a large boy who’s also a big sook. Very gentle and loves people and other dogs, he also LOVES his blankie, so would make a great lounge lizard for a lucky family...

Miso

Miso is an adorable little pup, who has come a long way over the past few weeks. She is very friendly, loves her games of chase and bitey-face with dogs of all sizes, but also likes to have her regular naps. She's very affectionate and loves nothing more than laying with you on the sofa...

Ruthless Things

Almost all of our dogs are photographed by Ruth (of 'Ruthless Things'), who donates her time and energy to help us find them homes. Please check out Ruthless Photos and Ruthless Leather and support the people who support us...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Baxter

Baxter
Picture of Baxter
Sex: Male
Breed: Crossbreed
Age: 6 months old
Colour: Fawn with Black Muzzle
Hair: Short

Sunday, December 26, 2010

NSW Tick Plague


VETS are pooling paralysis tick drugs to cope with a shortage of antiserum.

Dog owners are being urged to take preventative measures as Sydney deals with a tick plague.

Acute shortages of the antiserum needed to save the lives of tick-affected dogs have forced many Sydney veterinarians to pool stocks at emergency veterinary clinics to ensure supply during the Christmas-New Year period.

Seaforth Veterinary Clinic principal partner Dr Terry Collins said he had came close to running out of antiserum because he had loaned supplies to emergency clinics.

"They're the ones who are going to see a lot more tick cases over the holidays, and they're going to need it," Dr Collins said.

Heavy rainfall across Australia in recent months has led to more than 1300 tick cases being reported. Vets have described it as the worst paralysis-tick season in decades.

Buddy, a cavalier king charles spaniel from Sydney's Northern Beaches, was at risk of dying after he was bitten by a paralysis tick.

"Buddy survived, but only because we were to able get him the antiserum quickly," Dr Collins said.

Australian Veterinary Association NSW president Dr Geoff Tomkins said that in recent months, many clinics had run low on antiserum.

"Demand this year has considerably outstripped supply," he said.

Antiserum wholesalers say a dry winter, followed by a wet summer, has made it difficult for suppliers to keep up with demand.

Source: dailytelegraph.com.au



Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Morning Video

Christmas Morning Video

Firstly, hope everyone had a great Christmas. Just wanted to share a video of our fosters getting their presents on Christmas morning. So here's Squid, Nala, and Comet (and my own two Scrooge & Biscuit) getting some of their presents. Pepsi and Starr were sound asleep in their room so they got theirs laters!


Squid and Nala are both still up for adoption, while Comet has some growing to do before he can go to his forever home. Suffice to say, they all had a great Christmas here with us.

Don't forget to check out the other dogs on our Youtube Channel.



Thursday, December 23, 2010

7pm Project Story On Puppy Factories

7PM Project on Channel 10 ran a great story about puppy factories featuring an interview with Debra Tranter (oscarslaw.org) and showing footage from ALV's recent investigation at a Victorian puppy factory.


Please watch and spread the word. Check out Oscar's Law for more on how you can help to stop puppy farming.



Pepsi & Star - Video

Pepsi & Starr Video

Here's a short video of Pepsi & Starr. They were rescued today and are only six weeks old. Both are extremely cute, with Pepsi being the boisterous one, and Starr being the quiter one.


Both Pepsi and Starr are too young to be adopted out right now but in a few weeks they'll be ready for their forever homes.

Don't forget to check out the other dogs on our Youtube Channel.



Starr

Starr

Picture of StarrSex: Female
Breed: Small Crossbreed pup
Age: 8 weeks old
Colour: Black/Tan/White
Hair: Short

Pepsi

Pepsi

Picture of CometSex: Female
Breed: Small Crossbreed pup
Age: 8 weeks old
Colour: Black/Tan/White
Hair: Short

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Donate Items

If you're unable to make a monetary donation but would still like to contribute in some way, here's a list of things you might have lying around, that could really help the dogs in our care:
  • Bedding. Whether it be dog beds, sheets, blankets, towels... it's all needed.
  • Toys. Whether it be a Kong, a dental bone, a tennis ball. Even some cuddly toys that your kid has now outgrown could be great for dog.
  • A crate/carrier.
  • Playpen. It doesn't even matter if it used to be for kids.
  • Leash/Collar.
  • Food. Full on bags of doggie dinner or just some treats. Can't buy them? Maybe you could bake your own?
  • Baby Gates. Sometimes dogs need to be sectioned off from some areas of the house.
  • Grooming Supplies. Shampoo/Conditioner, etc.
  • Flea & Worming treatment. It's amazing how much we all go through when every single dog needs treatment coming out of the pound.
  • Cleaning Products. This is more for the carers than the dogs but the costs can skyrocket after a while and it's something not often taken into account.
There's also people out there who specialise in certain areas of expertise. If you're a Vet, you might donate some of your time to help out a certain number of dogs per month for a discounted rate? If you like putting things together, maybe you could build your own playpen to donate? Even people who love to cook, ever thought of baking some doggie safe biscuits or cupcakes?

All of these things not only help the dogs but they help the foster carer.

None of us are made of money. But some of us are made of some old bedding, toys, leashes, etc. If you think you can help in any way, e-mail us.

Squid - Video

Squid Video

Here's a video of Squiddles, playing with my own dog Biscuit.


Squid is still up for adoption. He's a fantastic little chap who gets heaps of attention whenever we're out and about. He's people and dog friendly and loves a good play.

Don't forget to check out the other dogs on our Youtube Channel.



Fox

Fox

Picture of FoxSex: Female
Breed: Staffy x pup
Age: 11 weeks old
Colour: Tan/Black/White
Hair: Short

Monday, December 20, 2010

Animals Australia 2010 Year In Review


Animals Australia is internationally respected for its commitment to investigating and exposing animal abuse. Our flagship campaign to end factory farming reached several major milestones in 2010! Please help strengthen our campaigns and investigations by supporting our work, AnimalsAustralia.org

Source: AnimalsAustralia.org



Dog Gives Birth To 17 Puppies

A dog in Germany has given birth to 17 puppies, leaving their owner thrilled but fatigued after having to feed them with a bottle for several weeks because their mother couldn't cope with the demand.

Owner Ramona Wegemann said she barely slept for more than a couple of minutes without interruption during about four weeks in an "exhausting" struggle to make sure all of the purebred Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies would survive.

She said when she was "finished feeding the last puppy, the first was hungry again".


Wegemann's dog Etana gave birth to eight female and nine male puppies on September 28 in Ebereschenhof, which is near Berlin.

At least five times a day, Wegemann gave the dogs a bottle with special milk because their mother's nipples could never have coped with the demand, and when the puppies were not hungry, they wanted to be entertained, she said.

Wegemann said when dogs give birth to so many puppies several of them die within the first week. "But all of our puppies survived. This is incredible and wonderful," the 32-year-old added.

It was the second time that Etana gave birth. She gave birth to eight puppies in her first pregnancy, not uncommon for the dog's breed, Wegemann said.

"The birth of the puppies was very special. All puppies were born naturally, no caesarean was necessary," she added. It took Etana a full 26 hours to give birth to all of the puppies - and Wegemann was as baffled as amazed.

But caring for 17 puppies turned out to be a full-time job: Wegemann put her work as an independent animal psychiatrist on hold and her husband took as much holiday as he could.

Their lives have been turned upside down by the puppies, and their living room is now occupied by a giant box that houses the puppies.

But even Wegemann still struggles to recognize them: The females puppies are called Bahati, Binta, Bahya, Bashima, Batouuli, Binki, Bora, Bisa and the male ones are Baakir, Banjoku, Belay, Bruk, Bundu, Bayo, Bukekayo, Biton and Bulus.

Wegemann gave them all African names because the Rhodesian Ridgeback is an African hunting dog.

Source: smh.com.au

Holy Puppy Madness, Batman! I love puppies as much as the next guy but seventeen?! There'd be not time for anything else... and, without bringing the article down too much, imagine all the poop!



Sydney Animal Physiotherapy

The Who

Sydney Animal Physiotherapy is the first animal physio clinic in Sydney. Kristine has over 20 years experience as a physiotherapist and acupuncturist, as well as managing her own two (human) physiotherapy clinics.


Kristine has managed her own two (human) physiotherapy clinics, has been treating animals for the last 9 years, & has just opened Sydney Animal Physiotherapy, the first animal physio clinic in Sydney. Kristine is a qualified yoga teacher & pilates instructor, rides her horse, Goldie, in her (rare!) spare time, also loves to dance, in particular, rock and roll, jazz & belly dance.

All this is to say Kristine is passionate about exercise, movement & keeping one’s body healthy, strong & agile for as long as possible. her horse is 31 years old and still loves to canter, and one of Kristine’s favourite pictures is that of an 85 year old yoga devotee doing an extreme backbend.

Whether we are people or animals, we should continue to move well and happily, without discomfort, for most of our lives. This comes down to a healthy lifestyle, good diet and plenty of appropriate exercise. It also is dependent on attending to problems when they arise: so many people bring themselves in for treatment after they have had a problem for a long time; often people say of themselves (and their animals) “thought nothing could be done,” “it’s just old age” etc. The Eastern philosophy of having regular treatment while you are well, to stay well, is vastly different to our philosophy of putting up with a problem until we are no longer able to ignore it.

Kovu

Kovu

Picture of KovuSex: Male
Breed: Staffy x pup
Age: 11 weeks old
Colour: Tan/Black/White
Hair: Short

Nala

Nala

Picture of SquidSex: Female
Breed: Staffy x pup
Age: 11 weeks old
Colour: Tan/Black/White
Hair: Short

Sierra

Sierra (Whiskey)

Picture of SierraSex: Female
Breed: Pug x
Age: 7 months old
Colour: Tan (black muzzle)
Hair: Short

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Comet

Comet

Picture of CometSex: Male
Breed: Crossbreed pup
Age: 11 weeks old
Colour: White
Hair: Short

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Doggie Photoshoot

Smile!

So, today we took the opportunity to give Smudge and Squid their photoshoots for future calendars and photo cards, etc. They were both extremely well behaved and, as you can see, were clearly built to have their photos taken!

Renbury Farm Animal Shelter - Dogs In Need

Dogs In Need

Took a trip to Renbury Farm Animal Shelter today to pick up our newest addition (Comet) and took the opportunity to take some videos of some of the dogs there, who desperately need new homes. Unfortunately we were in a bit of a hurry, so we couldn't take the dogs out of the pens, and there are A LOT of dogs in need there.

This one is an incredibly cute Mastiff cross, only six months old. Such a beautiful boy, with a stunning colour, and friendly nature. He's going to grow up to be a big boy but who could resist that face?


Holly - Video

Holly Video

Here's a short video of Holly, undergoing some ball training, from foster carer Tanya!


Holly was actually adopted out today and has begun her adoption trial! We're pretty sure she'll have an awesome Christmas with her new humans.

Don't forget to check out the other dogs on our Youtube Channel.



Four Dogs Begin Their Adoption Trials

Some really good news for a few of our dogs in foster care today. Berkley, Tango, Holly, and Smudge have all found people that have fallen in love with them. Each of them will begin their adoption trials soon and, hopefully, will start their new lives with their very own families.

So congrats to those four, who I'm sure will have an awesome Christmas this year. There's still some dogs available for adoption and, though they'll have fun this Christmas with their foster carers, it'd be even better to see them in their forever homes.

Check them out here.


 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tango - Video

Tango Video

Here's our very own little Mexican Reindeer, Tango. He gets called various things like Nacho, Taco, Tequila Sunrise, Siesta, The Mexican... the list goes on!


Tango had his very first meet and greet today and seems to have WOWed the human. Fingers crossed he'll be in his forever home before Christmas!

Don't forget to check out the other dogs on our Youtube Channel.



Why Squid Deserves A Home

Squid

Squid

I really should start out with what Squiddles Von Squiddlebutt (not his official name... don't panic) was like when we first rescued him. Constant jumping, crying whenever left alone, always needing attention. He really wasn't that unusual in that respect, a lot of dogs coming from the pound are the same, but with his energy levels, it was like a chipmunk on Red Bull.

He was rescued along with Titan. They hadn't met previously but soon became the best of pals, always playing, and were pretty inseperable. Titan had very bad anxiety issues and needed constant training - but Squid actually helped him in some respects too. Squidley (again, not his official name... sighs of relief all round) became a little bit of a babysitter for Titan. But then, Titan was adopted out, and poor little Squid was left on his Todd. He still had the other dogs for company but you could tell nobody really compared to Titan.

Meet The Rescue Dogs

Meet The Rescue Dogs

Sydney Pet Rescue and Adoption is attending the Meet the Rescue Dogs Day, at the Hardware and General Mona Vale (Darley st) this coming Saturday, 18th December from 9am.

The event intends to raise awareness about how wonderful rescue dogs are, especially larger dogs. It would be great if you could let anyone that lives ...around the area know, so they can come by and give the dogs a few cuddles.

Other dog rescue organisations will also be attending so it is a good opportunity to get involved and other groups.


 

Smudge - Video

Smudge Video

Here's a video of little Smudge, doing what he does best - being mischievious!


Smudge has already had a meet and greet with a family and they want to take him so, all going ahead as planned, he will be with his forever family by next week!

Don't forget to check out the other dogs on our Youtube Channel.



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Why Foster? - A Rambling Article

Cookie
Why Foster?

I've only been rescuing since February '10 but if there's two things I like to do most in the world, it's talking to random people and talking about fostering dogs. Inevitably, this leads to the question "Why do you foster dogs?" Or, to be more precise, it leads to the question "Who are you and why are you talking to me?"

Kelly

Kelly

Picture of KellySex: Female
Breed: Labrador/Shepherd
Age: 6 1/2 years old
Colour: White
Hair: Short

SpoilerTV Poll - Vote Us

Poll: Which Charity should we support in January 2011

Vote for Sydney Pet Rescue & Adoption please. SpoilerTV is an awesome site and community, and they're now offering $100 to the highest voted charity on their poll. I've already nominted SPR&A and now need the votes.

A little goes a long way!

Follow the link above and vote.


 

Berkley

Berkley

Picture of BerkleySex: Male
Breed: Mastiff x
Age: 2-3 years old
Colour: Tan
Hair: Short

Toby

Toby

Picture of TobySex: Male
Breed: Small Crossbreed
Age:
Colour: Gray/White
Hair: Short (clipped)

Sukie

Sukie

Picture of SukieSex: Female
Breed: Great Dane x
Age: 7 months old
Colour: White/Tan/Black
Hair: Short

Tango

Tango

Picture of TangoSex: Male
Breed: Chihuahua x
Age: 4 months old
Colour: Tan
Hair: Short

Squid

Squid

Picture of SquidSex: Male
Breed: Small Crossbreed
Age: 6 months old
Colour: White/Tan/Black
Hair: Short

Smudge

Smudge

Picture of SmudgeSex: Male
Breed: Australian Coolie x
Age: 10 weeks old
Colour: Merle
Hair: Short

Lexa

Lexa

Picture of LexaSex: Female
Breed: Boxer x Mastiff
Age:
Colour: Tan/White
Hair: Short

Holly

Holly

Picture of HollySex: Female
Breed: Dachshund x
Age: 9 weeks old
Colour: Tan
Hair: Short

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Behind The Scenes: RSPCA Puppy Farm Seizure


Goldie & Stitch

Goldie & Stitch

Picture of Glodie & StitchSex: Male (Goldie) / Female (Stitch)
Breed: Pomeranian/Chihuahua (Goldie); Silky Terrier x
Age: 9 1/2 (Goldie); 4 1/2 (Stitch)
Colour: Golden/Blonde (Goldie); Tan/Black (Stitch)
Hair: Silky

Chino

Chino

Picture of ChinoSex: Male
Breed: Maltese x
Age: 4 1/2 years old
Colour: White
Hair: Silky

Postcard Prototypes

So we've been thinking that Sydney Pet Rescue & Adoption really needs to step it up a notch with the merchandise in the new year. Obviously, the more we have to offer, the more money we will get to spend on all the dogs in our care. So with the help of Tanya (who took the photos), we've come up with these postcard prototypes. Just as a side note, two of these dogs have already found their forever homes!

Christmas Raffle 2010

It’s That Time of Year Again!
Time for the Sydney Pet Rescue & Adoption Christmas Raffle!

It's been a busy time for Sydney Pet Rescue this year with lots of rescues...

To help support our rescue efforts we are running our annual Christmas Raffle. This year we hope to make it bigger and better and raise $4000.00!!  We can’t do it without your help, so any support you can give is greatly appreciated.