Friday, August 28, 2009


"D.J."

LUBBOCK TEXAS:

GINA AND D.J. ARE IN URGENT NEED OF FOSTER OR ADOPTIONS

Gina and DJ were dumped at the shelter when their owner moved away. They are both sweet,gentle and mellow dogs.

They are both adult dogs, appx 4-6 years old. They are good with other dogs but we have not tested them with other dogs of the same gender.

These two dogs have had a rough life and, from what we've been told, they've been passed around several times during their lives.
Despite the fact they've not been treated well, both have very nice, gentle dispositions and are so thankful for any little bit of kindness you show them.

PLEASE let us know if you might be able to help by fostering or if you're interested in adopting.
They will be spayed/neutered and fully vetted.

CLICK HERE FOR PETFINDER LISTINGS

anatolianrescue@yahoo.com


"GINA"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS: FREE FEMALE GREAT PYRENEES

I know this is not an Anatolian but she is a fellow Flockguardian breed. Please pass along to anyone that might be able to help
Owners are giving this pretty girl away b/c she had a litter of pups and they cant afford to spay her.
Giving her away as free! :-(

Can anyone help?

CLICK HERE FOR INFO AND PICTURE

Wednesday, August 26, 2009



UPDATES AND HAPPY TALES


Not too long ago I posted this extremely sad picture of Starla when she was in a shelter in southern Colorado.
Starla had been found as a stray and spent about a week in the shelter, waiting for someone to reclaim her.
No one came for her so we pulled her and had to board her at a vet clinic for almost 3 weeks.

Starla's luck finally turned and she found a wonderful family that wanted to adopt her. Her new name is "Ayla" and she has been in her new home for almost two weeks.
You can tell by this picture that she is already feeling better and is starting to enjoy life.
We wish Ayla and her new family many years of belly rubs and happiness.















UPDATE: LGD girls in NEW MEXICO

Annie and Jessie will soon be traveling to California to their new home.
Thank you to everyone that offered to help these young ladies. We hope their new home will work out well for them.


LGD'S IN NORTH CAROLINA:
We are planning on picking this family of 3 up this weekend and take them into foster care in West Virginia. We will have them vetted and evaluated and then work on finding homes for them. We first need to see what kind of shape they are in and what their personalities are like, etc.
Stay tuned! Hopefully these 3 will soon be on their way to better lives.

Monday, August 24, 2009

WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA: 3 Anatolian livestock guardian dogs in urgent need of help!

One 3 yo male Anatolian and his two 18 month old pups (1 male, 1 female).

They have been raised with goats....their owner died a few months ago and her husband sold all of her goats. The dogs are crushed and don't know what to do without their herd. The owner has them in a ten by ten pen for the last 2-3 months.

We are looking for foster or adoptive homes ASAP.
The closer you are to the area, the better, but we will try to help with transport within 1000 miles if possible.

Please email me for more info. anatolianrescue@yahoo.com


***NOTE***: We require all foster or adoptive homes to fill out an application, provide a vet reference and have a home visit. Secure fencing is required for all fosters or adoptions.

Thank you :-)

Thursday, August 20, 2009


BELLINGHAM WASHINGTON:

UPDATE 9/6/09:
SIMON IS OUT OF THE SHELTER AND IN FOSTER CARE. PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING.
He is good natured, friendly with people and good with female dogs. Would be best suited to a home w/o another male dog. He is 18 months old.



1-2 yo male Anatolian; sweet, still kind of in that adolescent goofy stage. He is good with female dogs, is not overly fond of other male dogs. Friendly with people, very nice dog.
He is in a shelter and is getting very stressed out.
He is in desperate need of a foster or adoption ASAP.

Please email me for more info. anatolianrescue@yahoo.com

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

THESE DOGS ARE IN URGENT NEED OF FOSTER OR ADOPTIVE HOMES. WE WILL ALWAYS DO OUR BEST TO HELP WITH TRANSPORT WITHIN 1,000 MILES (APPX).


Please email me for more info on any of these nice dogs. anatolianrescue@yahoo.com




KILLEEN TEXAS: ***STILL NEEDS FOSTER***
Reno is appx 12 months old, male Anatolian Shepherd. He is very sweet, friendly, happy and easy going. He is good with other dogs. Reno was found wandering as a stray. He did not have collar/tags and was not chipped.
He is in urgent need of a foster or adoption ASAP.




BRYAN TEXAS: ***STILL NEEDS FOSTER***
Timber is appx 4-5 yrs old, neutered male Anatolian Shepherd. Timber is very laid back, mellow, easy going. He is good with female dogs (we have not tested him w/males) and good with children. He is housebroken and has impeccable manners.
This is a really great dog! He needs a foster or adoption ASAP.




TUSKEGEE ALABAMA: ***STILL NEEDS FOSTER***
These 2 boys are looking for foster or adoptive homes, they do not need to stay together.

Both are easy going, laid back pups. Both are good with other dogs and good with kids. They are appx 7 months old, neutered and fully vetted.

Saturday, August 15, 2009






KILLEEN, TEXAS: Very handsome young male, appx 18 mo's old. Big time tail wagger, happy, friendly, good with other dogs. Walks on lead, seems to be housebroken.

He is looking for a foster or adoption ASAP
Email me for more info anatolianrescue@yahoo.com






PALESTINE TEXAS: ***THIS IS A KILL SHELTER***
FROSTY IS A YOUNG ADULT MALE ANATOLIAN PYRENEES, HE IS FRIENDLY AND HAS A NICE TEMPERAMENT. HE'S BEEN AT THE SHELTER FOR A LONG TIME AND IS IN DANGER OF BEING PUT DOWN. HE IS IN URGENT NEED OF A FOSTER OR ADOPTIVE HOME

See FROSTY's Petfinder listing HERE

Anderson County Humane Society
Palestine, TX
903-729-8074
achs75801@yahoo.com





FT WORTH TEXAS: HUMANE SOCIETY OF NORTH TEXAS
Poor sweet Nala is 8 years old and now finds herself in the noisy, scary shelter, all alone. She is a very sweet and mild mannered girl, very laid back.
She is not in danger of being put down right now but we would LOVE to find her either a foster or adoptive home so she can get out of the shelter and into a better environment.

See NALA's Petfinder listing HERE
Humane Society of North Texas
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 332 - HSNT
hsnt@sbcglobal.net




BASTROP TEXAS: THIS IS A KILL SHELTER
This is a young male, either Anatolian or Anatolian x Pyrenees. He is in URGENT need of a foster or adoption ASAP.

Suzy Swingle
512-303-3487
suzyswingle@ yahoo.com

Wednesday, August 12, 2009



UPDATE: These two have been moved to temp. foster care and are safe!


ABILENE TEXAS:

2 Anatolian Shepherd Dogs are in urgent need of foster or adoptive homes. They were turned into the shelter by their owner when he moved.

Since they are owner turn in's they are at the TOP of the list to be PUT DOWN.

The two dogs are between 6-8 yrs old, one male, one female. They are both good dogs, friendly, have been around kids. Not working dogs.

Please, if anyone can help, please e mail me ASAP anatolianrescue@yahoo.com


Over the course of the last 9 years we have had the pleasure of knowing many wonderful dogs. Unfortunately these guys and gals just don't live long enough and quite a few of them have passed away.

This is by no means a complete list of those dogs that have passed on, but this is a little tribute to some of them.
View RAINBOW BRIDGE page HERE


Friday, August 7, 2009



****UPDATE****
EMMY IS SAFE AND SOUND IN HER FOSTER HOME IN MICHIGAN NOW!!


CAMDEN TENNESSEE: URGENT 4 MONTH OLD FEMALE ANATOLIAN NEEDS FOSTER OR ADOPT

Emmy is a sweet, friendly 4 month old female Anatolian Shepherd Dog puppy.
Please contact me if you have questions or need more information.
anatolianrescue@yahoo.com


Almost two years ago, someone sent me a picture of a pitiful looking dog in a shelter in Ft. Worth TX. He had an injured eye and the shelter was not going to put him up for adoption. We weren't sure if he was Anatolian but there were no other groups that wanted to take him so we decided we would bail him out. He looked so sad that is would have been hard to turn him down.

"Smut", as he was named back then, was turned into the shelter by his owner. Owner said his neighbor purposely hurt the dog and he was afraid the the dog's safety.

He was renamed Samson or Sam for short and he traveled to Shelley Smith in Little Rock for foster care.

Shelley ended up adopting Samson to a wonderful home with the Simmons'. He is a much loved member of the family and he travels on all of their trips with him.
It's hard to tell this is the same sad, dirty, matted dog we pulled from the shelter.
Looks like Samson is living the good life now and we are so happy for him.
Below is a little note from Samson's dad, George:

"I wanted you to know that Samson has finishes growing and is a great dog. He is 31" at the withers, 135# and has developed abundant confidence. In his 20 months with us he has visited 22 states, D.C., New Brunswick and Quebec. He loves to go and we love him. Every day he makes people happy when they see him or get to touch him.

Thanks again for saving him for us!

George Simmons"


Here is Sam in Boothbay ME and also at the Grand Canyon


Wednesday, August 5, 2009




BAY AREA, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA:

8 Y/O MALE, PURE BRED ANATOLIAN IN NEED OF FOSTER OR ADOPT ASAP!

Akil is in urgent need of a foster or adoption. His owner's living arrangements have changed and there will not be anyone at home to care for Akil for weeks at a time.

He is good with female dogs, ok with some male dogs. He's good with children and is ok with cats.
He is housebroken, walks on lead, knows basic commands, not a barker or a digger.
Akil is 130 pounds and 29 inches at the shoulder.
He is a very calm, laid back gentleman and is in good health.

Please contact me if you have questions or need more information.
anatolianrescue@yahoo.com

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

These dogs are all in URGENT need of foster homes ASAP. We will assist with transport within appx 1,000 miles. Please contact me if you have questions or need more information.
anatolianrescue@yahoo.com








WEBSTER COUNTY IOWA: *****UPDATE:HATTIE IS NOW IN FOSTER CARE!!******
3-4 year old spayed female Anatolian Shepherd Dog. Hattie is in desperate need of a foster or adoption. She's good with other dogs, sweet but scared being in the kennel.

See HATTIE's Petfinder listing HERE






LAJUNTA COLORADO: ***ADOPTED***5-6 YO SPAYED FEMALE ANATOLIAN Starla is very sweet, scared, needs some TLC, she seems to be good with other dogs and is a friendly girl.
She is NOT DOING WELL in the kennel and we are desperate to get her info a foster or adoptive home ASAP
See STARLA's Petfinder listing HERE
****UPDATE: STARLA HAS BEEN ADOPTED****





ALABAMA: 6 MONTH OLD NEUT MALE ANATOLIAN Nuri is good with other dogs, loves to run and play, is shy when he first meets new people but warms up with a little patience and belly rubs.
See NURI's Petfinder listing HERE




ALABAMA: 6 MONTH OLD NEUT MALE ANATOLIAN Sabit is a friendly teddy bear of a pup. Good with other dogs, friendly with people.
See SABIT's Petfinder listing HERE

Sunday, August 2, 2009

UPDATE ON HEIDI, THE DEAF ANATOLIAN


As many of you may remember, last winter we were notified by a shelter about a beautiful brindle pinto female Anatolian named Heidi.
Heidi had been dumped in the shelter's over night drop box, her owners too cowardly to even have the decency to walk into the shelter and show their faces.

Heidi had not been well cared for. According to the vet, she had suffered for years from chronic ear infections that had left her ears permanently damaged. Her ears were so swollen and infected that you could not even see her ear canals, they were swollen shut. She had red and green discharge coming from them. It was not a pretty sight.
The vet told us he had never, in all his years of practice, seen ears as bad as Heidi's.

The only solution for Heidi was a bilateral total ear ablation. This would mean she would be completely deaf in both ears.
The cost of this surgery would be just shy of $5,000.00.

We knew that was an awful lot of money to spend on just one dog, but, the decision was made that if we could raise the money for the surgery, then Heidi would have her ears treated. Given the fact she is so young and has such an incredibly sweet personality, we just could not see putting her down.




So....thanks to all of the caring and generous Anatolian lovers, we were able to raise enough money to give Heidi the surgery she needed.
That was in February, almost 6 months ago.

Today, Heidi is living the good life with her foster-mom-turned-adoptive-mom, Tina Burkhart. Heidi has two "rescue brothers", Grady and Murphy, who were part of the "Oklahoma Ten" family.
She loves her brothers and she loves her family.
Tina says she is a very sweet girl that enjoys life. Heidi does not let her deafness hinder her at all and her allergies have also cleared up.

A very big THANK YOU to all of you that helped make this possible for Heidi
and we're also thankful to Tina for giving Heidi the loving home that she deserves.