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National Puppy Day – March 23, 2015

National Puppy Day – March 23, 2015

Today is National Puppy Day, a day to bring awareness about puppy mills and available, adoptable animals at shelters and rescues looking for their very own loving forever homes.

The MEGI family has seen many puppies come through our homes and families, living happily through their golden years.

Last year, we took in a stray dog in hopes of finding her owner or a new home of her very own. The weather was turning cold and we just couldn’t imagine her trying to find a warm place to sleep on a vacant property.

We named her Pinky Lee and much like many dogs on our road and in our family, she just showed up outside our gate and never left. The previous property owners and neighbors have all had to deal with animals being dumped on our road for many, many years.

The dogs we didn’t keep got taken to rescues and found their families. Pinky Lee should have been one of those dogs, but she came with nine puppies that entered the world just a month after we took her in.

Nine puppies, five girls and four boys that are now almost 6 months old. As we search for homes for these puppies, we want to remind you when you are looking for your furry forever family member, visit your local shelter or contact a local rescue. The most adorable little faces are there waiting for homes – even a few older ‘puppies’ that deserve a chance to be loved as well.

Here’s a few of the Pinky Lee Nine to help celebrate National Puppy Day and let’s hope that all the puppies, and older dogs, get their loving families sooner than later. ~ Christine

 

 

TeamBretMichaels.com Pet Rescue Story: Couple Rescues Sheba Who Helps To Cope With Loss

TeamBretMichaels.com Pet Rescue Story: Couple Rescues Sheba Who Helps To Cope With Loss

My fiance was in the middle of our street talking with neighbors when a tiny kitten of about 8 weeks walked up to them and started crying. They all bent down and petted her, but when it came time for the group to break up, she followed him home. When he let her in to show her to me we noticed she was blind in one eye and had worms very badly. The next day we took her to the vet. They were able to give us medication for her worms but nothing they could do for her eye. As we already had two cats in our small house we decided to take her to the office we ran in the mall to try to find her a good home. Many children wanted her but the parents shied away due to her blind eye. By the end of the day my fiancee had fallen so much in love with her we decided to keep her. Shortly afterwards our cats of 16 & 17 yrs old passed away. Sheba as we named her is the biggest love bug I have ever met and constantly wants to be held. She gives hugs and kisses like a human and everything loves her..human and animals alike…dogs, other cats. She even brought us home another stray whose owners abandoned her when they moved. Earlier this year our two daughters passed away. Without Shebas love and constant kisses, I am not sure we would have made it through that time of our lives. God definitely sent her to us for a reason.

– Jennifer

Click here to get BretSmart @ PetSmart and check out Bret Michaels’ Pets Rock inspired by pets video as well as submit your own pet rescue story!

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Sigourney Gives Meaning Of Pet Parent

TeamBretMichaels.com Story: Sigourney Gives Meaning Of Pet Parent

This year marks the 6th year we have had our furbaby Jasmine. I thank God for her everyday. In 2009, my husband and I were going through a rough time and weren’t really communicating much. It was our anniversary,and a friend who knew we wanted an animal found out through a mutual friend that someone had a dog they didn’t want anymore. Jasmine has helped us not only communicate better with each other, but she saved my life and my marriage. I was also very very depressed, and because of her I am here to tell this story today. After we moved into our house, we found out another fur baby who needed a good home. How could we say no?! So now, we have two fur babies, one of which saved us, the other who we saved from being euthanized. 🙂 I feel that without them in our lives, we wouldn’t be where we are today. My dogs are my children. I wont ever be able to handle having and giving birth to a child, so this is my little bit of happiness. As a “parent”, I feel it is important to be the voice of these animals. They are so fragile, and yet, bounce back like a bouncy ball. I know our second baby was abused before we got him, as he still kind of flinches when we go to pet him. All in all, I feel like my two dogs have really helped me, and I hope they feel I have helped them. 🙂

Sigourney Davis

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Click here to get BretSmart @ PetSmart and check out Bret Michaels’ Pets Rock inspired by pets video as well as submit your own pet rescue story!

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Do you have a story of giving back, supporting charities, overcoming obstacles, a story of strength, inspiration through music to battle through setbacks or illness? We’d like to hear and share your story and photos.

Simply visit TeamBretMichaels.com, read other great stories and submit your own!

Also if you have the means and would like to, please consider donating to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation by clicking HERE. To the many who have donated, we thank you all very much!

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Our Rescue Story…The Pinky Lee Nine. By Janna and Christine

Our Rescue Story…The Pinky Lee Nine. By Janna and Christine

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Jade, puppy number one of the Pinky Lee Nine, with the Bret Michaels Signature Ugly Sweater Chance Plush.

We’ve shared the posts and photos of Bret’s many rescue stories, but we have a few of our own.

Over the years we’ve rescued some cats and dogs, too. Stray dogs, and a few cats, are an issue in many parts of the country, but especially in the semi-rural area that we live in. We live on one of those roads that makes it easy to leave a dog and hope that someone takes it in.

It seems that we rescued a new animal every year that we’ve lived here, some we’ve taken in and added to our family, some we’ve taken to rescues. All kinds of dogs, from mixed breeds to bully breeds, we’ve made sure that no dog starves or gets left out in the cold. We’ve taken in abandoned kittens and even a cat with feline leukemia that got to enjoy his short time with a loving family.

This year we took in a beautiful girl named we named Pinky Lee. She had been hanging around for a while before we decided to give her a safe, warm place for the cold nights. Pinky didn’t come alone, a couple weeks later we had nine more little mouths to feed. Pinky had nine adorably cute puppies that are now almost seven weeks old.

Our rescue story happened because we care about the animals, not only in our own home, but in our neighborhood as well. It just so happened that this particular rescue story came with a big commitment to making sure that those nine little puppies and their mama not only survived, but found loving forever homes.

In just a few short weeks, our rescue story starts its next chapter as we carefully place each of the puppies and their mama with their new families. In the meantime, the Pinky Lee Nine are growing up in a loving environment and that is the best part of this rescue story.  You can follow their story on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/PinkyLeeNine) and Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/pinkylee9).

We want you to share your rescue stories, to share the joy of making a difference in an animal’s life during this season of giving. There is no greater reward that giving a loving home to a pet in need.

Visit the campaign page here: http://www.bretmichaels.com/RescueStory/bretsrescuestory.html

Submit your rescue story here: http://teambretmichaels.com/submityourstory.html