Godzilla – Rest In Peace

UPDATE MAY 27, 2010

Today is a very sad day. After being so happy that Godzilla finally found his forever family, and having planned his trip to them this Sunday, the Universe decided to throw us a curveball.

Last night Godzilla had a massive seizure, it felt like it went on for so long. His tongue went blue, and I was in a panic….I soothed him by talking to him and petting him gently. Once it stopped, he was in a shocked state. I lay with him…but he could only move his eyes. I waited a few more hours, and he was able to lift his head.

I prayed that if I gave him a little more time, he would be able to get up and walk. Unfortunately, this morning, he was still laying in his cozy bed, only moving his head.

I had to make the decision to take our sweet Godzilla in to the vet and let him go to doggie heaven.

I am glad that Godzilla’s foster mom Jackie and his new family did not have to go through this experience. I know that they are also just as heartbroken as I am.


All the resident doggies sat with Godzilla, all the way til this morning. They knew something had happened, and gave him the comfort of being surrounded by love.

Sweet Godzilla had been with us since last November or so, and he did have a very loved last few months of his life. Rest in Peace Zilla, til we meet again.


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Turner – ADOPTED!

Turner is about 2 years old and weighs in at 17lbs.  He is very playful, and is good with other dogs.  He is super snuggly, and very loving.  He gets a little jealous when he is getting his attention and one of the other dogs comes up to share.  He would be good with respectful children and adults that can train him without any physical reprimand, as he was extremely handshy when he first arrived.  It was obvious that he had been hit and we do not want anyone who would train him using fear methods or threatening manners.

Turner is totally house trained, and walks OK on leash, he does tend to pull a little, cause he is just so happy to get out.  He is a great dog and handsome too.  He has short legs with one that is a bit crooked, it does not cause him any pain and he can still do all the stuff any other dog can do.


Turner loves to cuddle and snuggle.  He is a very affectionate little man.  He sure would like his own family though.  He loves everyone he meets, and is good with cats too.

Turner’s adoption fee is $395.  He is Neutered, chipped, dewormed, flea treated and fully vaccinated.  An adoption application and home visit is required.  Please email us at adoptionsdmrs@yahoo.ca for an application.

Milhouse – Adopted

Milhouse came to us last March 2009, as a young puppy, he was just adorable,the runt of his litter…tinier than all the rest.  He was adopted and has been on his own for a year or so.  He is now almost all grown up, and is looking for a new committed forever home.  He is 1.5 years old.  A Walker Hound X Lab.  About 42 lbs but could stand to gain some weight.


I could tell you stories about how he spent his past year, and what condition he was in when he came back to us just over a month ago.  But I fear the backlash from the previous owners, as they have denied ever being neglectful.  As with all dogs, Milhouse needs a pack leader, consistency, calm patient training, but with assertiveness.  He is house broken, and crate trained, however, we would like to see him never kept in a crate again…ever.

Milhouse is a total clutz….it is very funny actually….he doesn’t know how to operate those long limbs of his…makes me laugh.  He is super gentle with other dogs, not an aggressive bone in his body.  He listens to me exceptionally well.  He does get very excited when playing with other dogs, and even when he is told off, he still thinks it’s all a joke.

He would be great with children that are a bit larger, as he does not know his strength, and could knock a small child over.  But he would never intentionally hurt any child or animal.


We never thought Milhouse would grow to the size he is now, and his siblings are much larger than he is.  Milhouse is neutered, vaccinated, wormed, and has had a full look over by the orthopedic specialist at Canada West since his return.  An adoption application and home visit applies as usual.  Milhouse’s adoption fee is $295.

Randall – Adopted!

Randall is a Jack Russell Terrier cross about 1.5 years old.  He weighs in at about 14 lbs.  He is a great dog, very loving and affectionate.  He is very good with other dogs, and is very playful. He was a little uneasy with dogs that were larger than him, but his foster parents have been taking him to the off leash dog park, and he is doing so well.  The more large dogs he meets, the more he likes them. We have not tested him with cats yet.  He prefers to be in a child free home, or a home with respectful older children.

Randall 2

Randall has had some good training, he comes when called and jumps into his second story crate on his own.   He is a fast learner, listens very well, and is very smart.  He is house trained.  He loves his people, is a cuddler, and is very affectionate.

Randall 3Randall’s adoption fee is $395.  He has been neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, flea treated and microchipped.  An adoption application and home visit is required.  You can email us for an application at adoptionsdmrs@yahoo.ca

Momma Snowshoe – Adopted!

Snowshoe has been with us for little over a month now, all but one of her puppies have found homes.  Her teets have gone back to normal, her health has greatly improved, she is happy, playful and full of beans!!

We are hoping that a kind soul will offer her a foster home, where she can learn how to be an indoor family dog, once and for all.  She  still needs lots of work with commands and manners.  Snowshoe is very energetic.  She loves to fetch and play ball.  She loves to destroy stuffies and big soccer balls.  She must have some JRT in her.  She needs stimulation and can play for hours.


We are still holding off on having her spayed for a couple more weeks, so she doesn’t have too much of a complicated surgery.  We are also trying to raise some funds specifically for Momma, as her fur is so thin, that we would like to have a bloodtest done to be sure she doesn’t suffer from cushings.  She has had a rough life so far, having litter after litter outdoors.  We want to be able to give her all she needs before she finds her forever home.

Because Snowshoe is very active, an apartment would not be a good environment for her.  She would love a yard to run and chase balls.  Someone who is not gone 8 hours a day would also be beneficial for her, as if she does not get the proper stimulation, she turns to chewing.

I hope to find patient, dedicated foster home for Snowshoe, to help make her a highly adoptable friend for a lucky family to have her in the near future.  If you are willing to help Snowshoe by fostering, or by donating to her vet fund, please send us an email.


We ask that all interested people please complete a foster application and agree to a home visit so we can ensure that the right match is made in the best interests of Momma Snowshoe.  Thank You!

Donations for Momma Snowshoe’s vet needs can be made directly to Kingsway Veterinary Clinic 604 435 0222

YAS – Adopted

The only thing known about our charge when we got her is that she was 9 (now 10) months old.  Our biggest clue in identifying her breed is her fluffy, curled tail and almond eyes.  There are only a limited number of breeds with curly tails and of those she most closely resembles a Shiba Inu, in fact she is probably well over 50% Shiba Inu.  She is smaller than a typical Shiba Inu; the AKC breed standards call for show dogs to be a bit bigger than her 13 pounds, with females are normally on the small end of the scale.  Yas is largely white or what could be described as a light cream, which while not a colour in show quality dogs it still is a Shiba Inu colour.  When her fur is viewed from the back the white fur does change to a reddish brown tinge, and so when viewed at an angle she is multi-coloured.  She has one ear that is perked up and one down, but she is still young enough that the second ear may also perk up.

Curious Yas

For this latest batch of dogs a theme of giving them all Native names was followed and so we named her Yas, Navajo for snow. When she looks straight at you she will lie her ears back flat and thrust her nose forward, making her look just like a fur seal.

While we have no history on Yas, we are pretty sure she was a barn dog until now. She was extremely wary of people at first and it took 3 intensive bathings to get the hay and cow dung odour out of her fur. After a couple of days she began to approach us for reassurance and affection. She now shows normal attention and affection to us, and while she has remained wary of new people frequent exposure with nothing bad happening has resulted in her trotting up to unknown visitors with her tail wagging over the last week. In general she is a very happy and loyal dog. At first she did not even know how to climb stairs or get up onto a couch, but she learns quickly and since learning how to jump she is becoming quite adept at it. It would be fairly easy to teach her to jump straight into her owner’s arms.

Yas at Stanley Park

She loves other dogs; greeting new dogs and happily plays with our dog Duncan.  She has absolutely no fear of noises; she will stand by the shop vac while you are using it just to keep watch on what you are doing.

Now that we have her confidence level up we have been able to begin training her.  Housebreaking did not take long and she also quickly learned to ring the bells on our front door to indicate that she needs out.  She walks very well on a leash and is crate trained.  She has learned to leave cats alone and does not even show any reaction when ours walk inches in front of her.

If you are interested in giving Yas a forever home, please email us at adoptionsdmrs@yahoo.ca to request an adoption application.  Home visits are also required.  Yas’ adoption fee is $395.  She has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed and flea treated.

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