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Valley Animal Center: Squishy

IN THE April 14 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Squishy is a five-year-old black and white American Staffy/American Bull Dog mix. Squishy came to the Valley Animal Center the first time a few years ago from Valley Oak SPCA when he was a couple years old.

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A Tiny Bundle of Love

IN THE April 7 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Bambi is a little male Yorkie or Yorkie mix weighing in at only eight pounds. He came into NY/NJ Scottish Terrier Rescue from a New York City shelter. As is the case with many dogs in a city shelter with all the noise and confusion, Bambi was terrified.

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by Lee Juslin


Roselane, an eight-and-a-half-year-old Cairn, was surrendered to Col. Potter Cairn Rescue by her owner. A true princess, Roselane had apparently fought with another dog in the home.

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Valley Animal Center: Mona Lisa

IN THE March 10 ISSUE

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by Joseph Riloquio


Mona Lisa is a two-and-a-half year old white and brown female Siberian Husky mix. She came to us at Valley Animal Center a brand new mom, with her litter of seven puppies who were just four-days old. She was rescued by Fresno Humane Animal Services who called us, so we could provide the extended care needed for her and her pups.

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by Lee Juslin


Maxwell is a mixed breed but clearly has some Terrier, which is why the New York City shelter called Greater NY/NJ Scottish Terrier Rescue. To the rescue volunteers. he was obviously not even part Scottie but perhaps a Schnauzer/Yorkie mix.

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by Lee Juslin


In Part I of our series on No Cairn Mixes, we talked about two little dogs with no Cairn Terrier in their make-up that had come into Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network.

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by Sandra Murphy



Brynn and her cadaver dog, Wilco, returned home from their third tour in the Middle East, a little worse for wear after an IED exploded near them. Wilco is deaf and lost a leg, Brynn gained a lot of scars. Both have PTSD.

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by Lee Juslin


Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network (CP) is the largest breed rescue in the country. They have rescued nearly 4400 Cairns and mixes since their inception in October, 2001.

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Dallas, The Second Time Around

IN THE January 6 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Dallas, a ten-year-old Westie, was surrendered by his owner to Lone Star Westie Rescue (LSWR). His family had come to Texas some years prior, and when his owner had to move to a senior apartment, she could not take Dallas. As is so often the case, no one else in the family wanted him.

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by Wendy Hunter


Well kids, the year 2017 has finally tucked its tired tail between its legs and is officially leaving the building. Let’s all say it together; good riddance! What a tumultuous twelve months it’s been, and we’ve seen it all from the Good; an amazing Total Solar Eclipse, the Bad; Mother Nature’s wrath of wildfires and hurricanes, and the Ugly; cruel terrorist attacks and heartless massacres.

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by Doward Wilson


Steve Levitan and his golden retriever, Rochester, are attending the blessing of the animals at their synagogue when a disruption occurs with the unexpected arrival of Rabbi Goldberg’s brother, Joel. After sending Joel to his study the rabbi apologizes to the Temple Elders for his brother’s behavior and explains that Joel suffers from schizophrenia.

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Jarret, A Diamond in the Ruff

IN THE December 16 ISSUE

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by Lee Juslin


Jarret is either a Schnauzer mix or, what dog people call, a natural Schnauzer, because his ears have not been docked and are floppy. The tail, however, has been docked. At about three years old, Jarret has been with NY/NJ Scottie rescue for one year. He was pulled from a New York City shelter that determined he was a Scottie so they called NY/NJ Scottie Rescue.

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by Sandra Murphy




Melanie Travis tries to live a calm life, but with five standard Poodles, a terrier, a son from a previous marriage, a supportive second husband and a four-year-old boy, it’s about impossible. Add in her Aunt Peg, former Poodle breeder, current dog show judge, and ever a critic, Melanie’s school work, and an impulsive brother, and she’s got her hands full.

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Fresno Bully Rescue: Rescuing a Senior

IN THE November 18 ISSUE

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by Terese Shaw


We hear it frequently, “I want to adopt a puppy, so it can grow up with us.” Puppies are cute and can be molded somewhat, but do have their own personalities. There are many solid reasons to consider an adult as a first choice when you’re ready to add a four-legged member to your family.

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