Sunday, October 07, 2007


"Rescue me and take me in your arms.
Rescue me! I want your tender charms.
'Coz I'm lonely and I'm blue.
I need you and your love too.
Come on and rescue me!"

~~ Lyrics by Raynard Miner

There were some wonderful organizations present for Barktoberfest 2007 in Seville Square yesterday. These not-for-profit rescue organizations were trying to raise funds, recruit volunteers who are willing to serve as foster homes, and find 'forever' homes for rescued dogs in our area. They also try raise public awareness about unethical breeders in Northwest Florida and how to avoid them.

Lucy is a lovely Golden Retreiver available for adoption through Emerald Coast Golden Retriever Rescue Inc.

Samson is another wonderful example of the perfect canine companion available through the Emerald Coast Golden Retriever Rescue.

Sweet-natured Cora sat patiently with her "Adopt Me" jacket, hoping for someone to take her home. You can see in her eyes that she's watching for her "forever" family to appear. And that cute tongue! It looks like she just came home from the blackberry patch!

The adoption board is full of abused, abandoned and surrendered Goldens waiting for a good home.

The NW Florida Great Dane Rescue has so many Great Danes available for good homes. Please check out their website if you are interested in one of these gentle giants. There are far too many Great Danes which have been rescued from unethical breeders who ignore genetic problems in the breed. Trying to produce an all-white Great Dane, for example, generally results in deafness or congenital eye defects. The NW Florida Great Dane Rescue also raises money for corrective surgery in some cases where it may help restore sight. If you do not have room for one of these sweet-natured dogs, any amount of money would be greatly appreciated to cover the cost of food, medical bills, and even things like leashes and collars.

This little beagle mix is available through the Junior Humane Society in Cantonment. If you are looking for a pet, please consider adoption through one of these great organizations.

A rescued dog will definitely leave paw prints on your heart.

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