You may be wondering what’s with all of the dog images on this site.
I believe strongly in and support dog rescue organizations. Every animal deserves a chance, and that, with some training and some love, any animal can be rescued. Also, dogs are the best friends you’re ever going to find…and they’re cute, too!
My office mascot, Whiskey the Wonder Dog, was rescued from the New Orleans area a few weeks after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A wonderful local group (Ahimsa Ranch Animal Rescue) went down to the area twice to pick up a truckload of animals who were either found wandering or who were surrendered by their owners. We don’t know Whiskey’s history. We only know she was about a year and a half old, and is a Manchester Terrier cross. When Tim and I first adopted her, she was quiet and nervous and a tad jumpy. She’s blossomed into a well-behaved, happy, playful and puppy-like dog and keeps me company all day here in the office. In November 2008, we renamed her Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Cree. Even though she’s now technically a “senior” dog, Doctor Mark (our awesome vet) says she’s perfectly healthy and will be around to amuse us for a long time!
The newest doggie in the office was adopted in November of 2008. His name is Doug the Dog Tequila Cree and is an adorable Chihuahua/Dachsund mix. He is in charge of all of us, and is super friendly and affectionate. He loves playing with Whiskey (who is very good at telling him when she’s had enough), sitting on my lap in the evenings during Sofa Time and patrolling the back yard.
A good portion of the yearly charitable donations from eeep! productions go toward animal rescue. If you are interested in supporting such a great cause, check out the organizations below.
Animal House is a private shelter here in Fort Collins and is the one that rescued Doug. Their goal is to provide relief and support to overburdened shelters. They save animals slated for euthanasia due to pet over-population and to give them a second chance at life.
Larimer Humane Society is our local animal shelter. The adoptable dogs to the right here are available through them.
Safe Haven for Animals is a non-profit animal rescue which was started in late 2004 in the Phoenix, AZ area. Over 1,000 are “euthanized” weekly just in the Phoenix area because they are not or can not be adopted. The goal of Safe Haven for Animals is to provide a safe and happy home for those animals and to adopt out as many as possible with no time limit on their stay.
A Place to Bark is a no kill foster and adoption rescue dedicated to the welfare of animals. Established in 2001, we mainly work with Animal Control Agencies, rescue animals from high kill shelters and foster them till they are healthy. Fellow artist Bernie Berlin heads up the efforts of this organization and chronicles her activities in her blog.
Please note: eeep! productions is NOT an animal shelter. If you have found this page while searching for Fort Collins animal rescue, please contact the Larimer Humane Society for help with your animals.