Winston’s Next Journey

There is an abundance of homeless pets on this planet. That is the sad, blatant reality. The saving grace for those homeless pets are the good people that work in their honor, trying to lessen the homeless population one pet at a time. Some dedicate their lives to it, and some dedicate a $10 donation to it – but each and every person makes a difference in their own way.

Good Samaritans come in all shapes, sizes, and efforts. I got a call from a good Samaritan yesterday whose Samaritan status is just about as good as they get.  I receive a lot of calls and emails for dogs that need new homes – too many to help through this blog, honestly – but this one was referred to me by Mark’s dad, and his story thus far is just too great not to share.

Andrew, a coworker of Mark’s Dad, was driving home from work one night and saw a pair of beady little eyes in the headlights. Once he realized it was a dog, he pulled over to investigate. Just as he was noticing it was a “pit bull” dog (so basically it had a big head and likely a very waggy tail), the dog hopped up into Andrew’s car like he’d been waiting for him all day.

Now many good Samaritans would have helped this dog by getting it off the streets and taking it to the local shelter.  Andrew didn’t do that though. Andrew drove directly home, and introduced the dog to his wife and his two resident dogs.  He and his family took this little black and white “pit bull” dog, named him Winston, and decided they would help him find a forever home.

Winston quickly proved to them that they made the right decision by being housetrained and very sweet.  He also gets along with their male and female rescue dogs, apparently loving the opportunity to play with them. Winston’s lucky in that he landed in this accidental foster home that appreciates his need for exercise, and is willing to give him daily walks and romps in the yard to keep him happy.

While Winston fits in well with this family, they can’t bring on another dog at this time and they want to find him a great forever home. They are doing absolutely everything they can to spread the word about this handsome guy, they even made this great video about him!

Furthermore, they just got him neutered and vaccinated (ding ding ding – jackpot, adopters!).  They’re clearly taking wonderful care of him during this stop of his journey, but he needs to find a place to crash for life. He’s in the DE/PA area, so if you know someone looking for a totally happy-go-lucky, dog-friendly pup – send them my way!

If you’re interested in adopting Winston, email me at

Pennsylvania Pittie

I got to spend a lot of time with my two favorite golden furballs this weekend! You met Seamus and Profitta back in October and in FosterDad’s guest post. They’re my boyfriend’s dogs, and we hung out with them while visiting his parents in PA. They are, as always, beyond adorable.

Profitta – Age 11. Laid back, wise, and still mischievous.

Seamus – Age 6. Playful, happy-go-lucky, and Mark’s shadow.

In between snuggling with these two, I also got the opportunity to go check out a local rescue! I fell in love with the most darling pit bull named Everest. Can you guess why I took such a liking to this little guy, even before I met him? (Sorry about the iPhone photos.)

Yes, he is nearly the spitting image of Mr. Baxter! He’s a little stockier, but that big black pittie smile had me doing a double take. Everest is such a sweetie. When I met him he ran up to the fence of his outdoor running looking for ear scratches and baby talk. To my delight, we got to go inside and spend some quality time with him. I learned that Everest has an affinity for laps and TLC (what pup doesn’t?), and totally soaks up affection. He is happiest right here:

A self-proclaimed lap dog, Everest would make a wonderful companion for someone looking to give an amazing dog a new chance at love. He’s never lived in a home before so he’s got some manners to learn, but his potential shines right through in his dazzling personality. If you’re in the Philadelphia area and think you know of someone who might be interested in adopting this sweet boy, email me at I would scoop him up in a heartbeat if I could!