Another happy rescue

Watching horses at the farm
The puppy we rescued in January is doing so well, he is a wonderful dog. He was rescued from a high-kill situation down south, where a black dog is less likely to be adopted than any other. This is something that is hard for most New Englanders to imagine, where black labradors are among the most commonly seen and beloved dogs.

My mother breeds Standard Poodles, which are wonderful sporting dogs and great with kids, but we decided we were ready to try something new. And we wanted to help make a difference in some animal's life -- our cats have always been rescues, so we decided to check out the shelters. We spent several weeks looking for the right dog, and wound up at an adoption event run by PawSafe. Boy, are we glad we did.

Trout Fishing on Opening Day

Guinness is half Dutch Shepard and half Beagle. His coloring is all dutch shepard but, clearly, his size is beagle! He is brilliant, and at 8 month old plays wonderfully with the 10 Standard Poodles at the farm. Amazingly, he can actually outrun most of them. He thinks he's a big dog, and isn't scared of anything. He is very freindly, well socialized, and such an easy dog to have around. It's hard to believe he's still a puppy sometimes, he's such a wise soul.

On the trail

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