Thursday, March 11, 2010

Andrew Needs a Home

I know I'm still crazy because I so want this dog! And we just got rid of one dog (he's doing great!). LOL This guy looks like such a sweet heart and from the description I have, he is one!

I love the description they have for this cutie patootie.

Part Dog + Part Clydesdale = One Good-Lookin’ Boy Needing a Home!

Well, Andrew is not really part Clydesdale, but he sure walks like one! Andrew is a proud and handsome young man who is very well behaved. He holds his head high on walks with confidence and deliberate steps! He is a gentleman who gets along with other dogs well (cats...not so much!). Andrew is easy-going and will make a wonderful companion for an active single person or family.

Rescued from the streets of Taiwan, Andrew was hairless and in need of medical care. He is very healthy now- he has had full medical exams and treatments both in Taiwan and here in Washington. His DOB is approx November 2004 and he currently weighs 68lbs. He is neutered, current on vaccines, and micro-chipped.

We are looking for a foster or adoptive home.
To meet Andrew, please complete a foster application by linking here: or an adoption application by linking here:
To submit applications:

Email to: info@kindredsoulsfoundation.orgFax to: 253-584-4332 (follow up with an email to let us know you faxed to be sure it was received)
Mail to: Kindred Souls Foundation | PO Box 88627 | Steilacoom WA 98388 (follow up with an email to let us know you mailed)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Help Needed for Taiwanese Dogs

I would so love to adopt one of the cute dogs that comes from Taiwan. Every single one I've seen is just adorable.

Kindred Souls Foundation is working to find homes or foster homes for dogs from Taiwan who would otherwise die on the streets. ...

Animal Rescue Team TAIWAN has contacted us to take some dogs who will be put down by the local government-run shelter if they are unable to be sent out of country. ART has secured a chaperone for the dogs on a flight set for Late March (date TBD).
This is a cooperative rescue effort between Kindred Souls Foundation and Animal Rescue Team TAIWAN. ART covers all expenses to fly the dogs out of country and provides a full medical work up on the dogs before they leave Taiwan. KSF is only able to help dogs from Taiwan by recruiting new foster homes. Our regular foster homes are kept available to local rescue dogs. Taiwanese street dogs have no chance at life in their country. They suffer terrible acts of abuse and die horrific deaths. EVERY DOG DESERVES TO LIVE!

As a foster parent you are agreeing to love and care for your foster dog until we can find a permanent adoptive home. KSF and ART pay for all medical costs while you foster- you supply the food, transportation to vet appointments (at our vet Chambers Creek in Lakewood), exercise, socialization, play, chin scratches, belly rubs and kisses! KSF remains a support to you during the fostering process and our volunteers help you get prepared for his/her arrival.

All dogs will have a Well Pet Exam once they arrive to the US. We must secure a foster or foster-to-adopt home ASAP to ensure they can make the next flight to Seattle in late March.

SIZE and BREED: Please note that we are not able to tell you how big the puppies will get. While most of the Taiwanese rescue dogs remain small to medium sized adults, we simply do not know how big these puppies will get. We also cannot tell you the breeds- most are Formosan Mountain dog mixes, but as far as what mixes we do not know. To view some of our past Taiwanese rescue dogs (then and now), please link here:

The puppies have been observed and do very well with other dogs. They are sweet, but timid and will need dedicated foster or foster-to-adopt homes who will work on their socialization (as with any puppy). Keep in mind- these puppies have not been loved and gently handled by kind hands. It usually takes a week for the dogs to acclimate to our weather, smells, sounds, time, and routines. Puppies are not fully potty trained. We are looking for fosters who can spend quality time helping these dogs adjust to their new lives and helping them prepare for their forever families.

DOGS NEEDING HOMES: To view the current referrals and to monitor updates, please follow this link:
If you are interested in fostering or fostering-to-adopt any of these dogs, then please contact us ASAP and we will email you a foster care application or download one from our website:

To submit applications:

Email to: info@kindredsoulsfoundation.orgFax to: 253-584-4332 (follow up with an email to let us know you faxed to be sure it was received)
Mail to: Kindred Souls Foundation | PO Box 88627 | Steilacoom WA 98388 (follow up with an email to let us know you mailed)

I think Vivid is especially beautiful! Someday I WILL get a small dog!!! =)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Goodbye Sweet Boy

Trooper is going to go live with my sister in law in Seattle.

Trooper taking care of me when I was sick.

On the one hand I'm incredibly sad about this. But on the other hand, I'm relieved. I'm relieved that my home will now have three dogs, only one of which is young and rambunctious. I'm relieved that the dog fights that have become more and more frequent will cease.

Even more, I'm relieved and excited for Trooper and all the fun he is going to have. He's going to get two walks a day! My SIL is extremely fit and active and she loves hiking and taking long walks, exactly the type of thing he needs. He'll lose weight and be more calm from all the exercise.

Waiting not so patiently for his food.

She lives alone and he will be an amazing source of comfort and company for her. He was there last week and she cried when she brought him back.

Handsome boy.

And he wasn't too happy to be back either as within five minutes he'd attacked Timber again.

I'm so cute!

He had a wonderful time last week, and gave my SIL SO much joy:
"We get up at 5 AM and walk 30 minutes.  As soon as I sit up, he comes bouncing over to me then runs for the door then back and forth.  As soon as I get the leash, he does his happy dance!  Trooper is afraid of waves, people in parkas and a certain building on Alki (haven’t figured this one out yet).  I got him down the stairs to the ocean this morning but only briefly before the ears went back, tail went between the legs and he was flying back up the stairs.  He’s very different in the morning; I can’t figure out if it’s because we have the whole place to ourselves or because it’s dark… he’s very funny!

We then walk 3 – 5 miles at night.  We had a minor incident last night when a small unknown animal ran out of a bush and over the cement ledge into the water.  Trooper is ridiculously fast but not fast enough for the little animal or my cat-like reflexes which kicked in and prevented both of us from going into the sound!  But don’t think he didn’t actually try to go over the ledge!!

He sleeps on the kitchen floor for the first part of the night but then comes into the living room on the dog bed next to me on the couch.  He spends most of the day sitting on the chair staring out the windows waiting for me to come home. 

He is SO adorable and listens SO well… I didn’t realize how great a dog Trooper is."

I know what a great dog he is when he gets one on one attention and is "working"...

Our adventures in Agility. A very rare site - a malamute agility star!
I will miss him terribly, but my level of anxiety in our home will actually go down. With him gone last week I was much more calm and even let Timber interact a little more with Marshal. And Timber got more attention all week from both me and my hubby.

It's the best thing for all involved. Trooper is not in a good situation for him any longer. And might not have been ever since we introduced a 4th dog. Because even though he was dog number three in our house, he got most of the attention since the other two were so much older and less active. Timber brought a whole new dynamic...and then the baby really caused him to start stressing out.

The good news is that he is still in our family and we'll still be able to hear him and get news about all his fun and active days. I hope he'll remember me when he sees me in the future.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This is an Olympics I can Appreciate

I'm not a big fan of the Olympics. I find them extremely boring. Plus when they're on my favorite shows aren't ... and for a TV addict that is lame.

But these are some Olympics I can appreciate...the Cat-O-lympics! Beaded Tail has some incredibly cute, and competitive, events to showcase.

Apparently it started over at Housecat Confidential, there are obviously a lot of talented cats out there.

 The talent. The grace.

Way more interesting than a bunch of hoomans skating around in a circle.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Next Saturday I'm taking Marshal to a puppy party to visit new Malamute pups. Looking at their pictures at 5.5 weeks old I am unable to not remember our trips to visit with Trooper when he was just a tiny guy.

Today's Puppies under a car.

Trooper and his brothers/sisters. What is it with being under the car?

One of today's puppies.

Me with my Trooper Bear. I miss that wedding ring. (It was stolen.)

More baby doggy holding.

Who could resist that face!?!

There are so many other photos that remind me of our visit with Trooper.

All of the 'today' pictures belong to Tigzy and you can see all 350+ pics on Flickr.