Our Christmas letter for 2021

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to our PomRescue.com family, friends and supporters! Thank you so much for your donations, support and prayers over the years!

2021 has been another tough year. We were still in ‘Pandemic mode’ and so many of the sanctuaried seniors needed critical care. In the last 12 months, we have lost FIVE of our sanctuaried rescues. We lost Georgie (the KelpieX that came in with Bailey the Pom) in Nov, 2020 right after I made the 2020 Christmas video.  She went in to urgent respiratory distress and was diagnosed with lung cancer. Then last Summer our 14 year old, rescued, Tibetan Spaniel, Ollie, passed here at home of age related heart failure. Just a few months after that, Angel’s, (one of our guardian German Shepherds), body gave out on her. She had horrendous arthritis, bad hips and various other ailments. Then in October(2021), Guardian, our biggest guardian dog, coughed a bit and seemed off. I took him to our vet and we did extensive blood work, xrays, and had checked him all over. It was found that he had a collapsing trachea and heart disease.  We thought he was doing OK, but just a few days later, we were in the kitchen and he walked over towards the refrigerator, fell over and didn’t take another breath. After speaking to the vet, she seemed to think it was a heart attack. Then less than a month after Guardian’s passing, our (rescued for 10 years) Pom, Mollie, stopped eating, could not stay standing, and could hardly breathe. She got her wings as well. Mollie had gone deaf, was mostly blind, had severe Dementia, and had a collapsing trachea for the last five years. As I am writing this, my heart hurts for them all and I miss them.

I am sorry for all the sad news, but I have good news to share as well.

Lucy, the blind, diabetic Pom girl has blossomed! With 2 doses of insulin a day, she has turned in to a gorgeous, happy girl! Trouble is doing fairly well with his diabetes  too. He gets 2 doses of insulin a day at the same time Lucy gets her’s. Tundra, Rider, Kelsey, Wolf are all doing good.  We have a new ‘guardian dog’ now. He is a German Shepherd boy named Chief. He has breathed new life in to us all and has become Wolf’s best buddy. He, Lucy and Wolf play all day and wear each other out! It is so wonderful to see them play like puppies as they remind us that life goes on.

On 12/20/21 We rescued ‘Oscar the Grouch’. He is a senior, blind, and deaf Pom boy who had been picked up as a stray. They told us at the shelter that he was a ‘grumpy, old man’. I’m not gonna lie- he is! LOL But if I had been lost, blind and deaf, put in a shelter and then taken home with strangers and a house full of dogs I don’t know, I would be a bit grumpy myself. We will love him, help him get adjusted, keep him warm and clean, feed him good food and get him the vetting he needs. Hopefully ‘Oscar the grouch’ will be a lot less grouchy, when he gets to feeling at home.

We wish you and your’s the happiest of Holidays and may 2022 be better than 2021! God bless you.

Big hugs-

Elaine, Ronnie,

and all the dogs of PomRescue.com

P.S.
We did not order the cards this year. Please see video below. Thank you!!

Our new rescue is here!

We picked him up 12/20/21. He is a little fella, about 11 lbs, is blind, mostly deaf and needs to be neutered. He was very nervous yesterday but has finally relaxed and sleeps tonight the ‘rest of the rescued’. Thank you for your support that allows us to rescue those like him!

Merry Christmas!

We have a new rescue coming in on 12/20/21 when his stray hold is over. That is if no one comes for him. He is older, grumpy and appears to be blind. I have been asked ‘What do the dogs need?’ It made me get serious about what we really do need, so I thought I would share. We have an Amazon wish list too. https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/39BPKVPRT6BXD/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

Thank you!!

I have a ton of stuff in the basement for the rescues. I never throw anything away and always wash things and put them up clean. What we can use is:
medium collars, Med harnesses, 5-6′ leashes(I always give them away) sm-med dog clothes. Larger tough toys. (Chief will get a hold of them and swallow the small ones at least for another 2 years!) Dental care products(like the water additive, dog tooth paste and tooth brushes) Dry powder washing soap, & bleach. (the dry keeps our front loader washer from stinking! the liquid has sugar and feeds mold) Thicker, easy to wash baby blankets that I can fold up and they can make beds with. Dog treats and canned dog food. Baby wipes and dry shampoo! LOL I just remembered these when I had to clean up Lucy’s messy hiney! Rider has to have his behind wiped every time they come back in. That, his weight, horrible farts(LOL) and his constant barking is why he is still with us. I would hate to see what would happen to him, if he got with the wrong people! I believe that is why he got in such bad shape and ended up at the shelter to start with. They just didn’t want to deal with him any more and set him outside.

Ryder

I didn’t order the Christmas cards this year. I am sorry! Last year a lot of them were ‘lost’ and some came back in Jan & Feb! I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas, happy Holidays and a happy and healthy 2022! ? Elaine and the dogs of PomRescue.com

Happy Holidays!

Donations may be tax deductible as PomRescue.com inc is a 501c3 non-profit
THANK YOU and Happy Holidays to you and your’s!!
To donate online you can use our PayPal email address: PomRescueCom@aol.com
Donations can be made online by clicking the donate button below. Or you could mail your donation to:

PomRescue.com inc
PO Box 14
Roebuck C 29376

THANK YOU!!!

‘Giving Tuesday’

Last Tuesday was ‘Giving Tuesday’ and  soooo important to organizations such as PomRescue.com inc Shopping through our iGive link costs you nothing but helps us out! https://www.iGive.com/kg2sJk
Also shopping through the Amazon Smile link https://smile.amazon.com/?ref_=smi_se_saas_lsmi_smi generates a donation to us as well.
We also have a wish list on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/39BPKVPRT6BXD?ref_=wl_share
All donations go directly to providing for the animals in our care, and to the running of the rescue. As most of you know, we LOVE to rescue the ones in need. Over the last 18-19 years we haven’t turned our back on many with health & behavior issues, and senior dogs. In the past we have taken in the ones that others won’t. These last couple of years, due to the Covid virus, non-profits have been seriously affected. PomRescue.com is one of them. We have lost several of our Sanctuaried dogs, but we still have a house full that have special issues that still need taking care of. These include 2 seniors that have Diabetes and have to have insulin injections twice a day, and 4 with serious behavior issues that make them sanctuaried dogs. We are hoping 2022 will be a better year, especially for those dogs needing help.
We can’t do this without your support. We receive NO federal, state, city, or county funding. We run only on the generosity of our supporters.
So if you’re considering making a donation this Tuesday, will  you support us?
Donations may be tax deductible as PomRescue.com inc is a 501c3 non-profit
THANK YOU and Happy Holidays to you and your’s!!
To donate online you can use our PayPal email address: PomRescueCom@aol.com
Donations can be made online by clicking the donate button below. Or you could mail your donation to:

PomRescue.com inc
PO Box 14
Roebuck C 29376

THANK YOU!!!
Please note that we can no longer take in owner surrenders.
We are sorry to say that we do not take in owner surrendered dogs. Due to some bad experiences and our lack of foster space, we must save our spaces for dogs in immediate danger of being put to death at shelters.

November- the month of being THANKFUL

I have noticed in the recent years that I tend to enjoy Halloween, and then get so excited that I rush head long in to preparations for Christmas- even though my favorite Holiday of the year is Thanksgiving. The reason is, we don’t buy each other gifts, but we gather together to fellowship and be THANKFUL. After TWO YEARS of a Covid pandemic, I can think of so many reasons that I have to be so thankful! Every member of our family (that I can think of!) has had Covid, except Ronnie, myself, our oldest granddaughter, my mother-in-law and my sister in law. And they have all survived! Thank God! Our daughter and all four of her children had it at the same time, and they live all the way on the Gulf of FL. Then before that, our son had it really bad, but his wife and son had it but were not as sick and it didn’t take them too long to get over it.
I hope you all have survived, but more than that, have thrived this past year. It has certainly been a learning experience.

In the last 12 months, we have lost FIVE of our sanctuaried rescue dogs. We lost Georgie (the KelpieX that came in with Bailey the Pom). Last Fall, right after I did the Christmas video, she went in to urgent respiratory distress and was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Then last Summer our 14 year old, rescued Tibetan Spaniel, Ollie, passed here at home, of age related heart failure.

Just a few months after that, Angel, one of our guardian German Shepherds, body gave up on her out on her, she had horrendous Arthritis.

In October, Guardian, our biggest guardian, coughed a bit and seemed off. I took him to our vet and we did extensive blood work, xrays, and checked him all over. It was found that he had a collapsing trachea and heart disease. I thought he was doing OK, but just a few days later, we were in the kitchen and he walked over towards the refrigerator, and fell over and didn’t take another breath. After speaking to the vet, she seemed to think it was a heart attack.

Then last week, less than a month after Guardian’s passing, our (rescued for 10 years) Pom, Mollie stopped eating, would just fall over, and could hardly breathe. She got her wings as well. Mollie had gone deaf, was mostly blind, has severe Dementia, and had a collapsing trachea for the last five years.

There is so much to each of these precious soul’s story. I loved each one and they were our family. So many people don’t lose five dogs in a life time, and we lost FIVE in 12 months. This is a first. I know we take in the ’special’ dogs, which usually don’t have many years left, but it is so hard to lose even one. Some days I feel like I am one of the ‘Walking Wounded’. I am functioning. But I honestly am not sure how. If it were not for the other seven members of our pack, I don’t know if I could keep on going. Our ‘Wild Wolf Wolferanian’ is a bright spot of my day, distracting me and making me stay on my toes.
I want you to know that I really appreciate all of our friends and supporters. I am so THANKFUL for YOU!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Elaine Harris President PomRescue.com

October is here


‘Wolf Wolferanian’ is teaching his new friend how to play. We lost our big German Shepherd, ‘Guardian’ unexpectedly a few weeks ago. We have all been so depressed and sad. Especially Wolf. Now he has a new friend to train up to be his new buddy. We hope you enjoy watching ‘Chief’ grow.

Happy Seventeenth birthday to us!!!

This is now our 17th year of officially running a dog rescue- PomRescue.com I can’t get over how fast time has flown. My hair is now silver, my skin wrinkled and my body tires more easily. I tend to fall more than I used to, and it takes a bit longer for me to heal. The past couple years of political unrest and division and then the Covid 19 Pandemic came with great cost to all people and nonprofits. But we are still here.
Many of our rescued dogs in the past have sanctuaried here with us and become part of our family They just had so many issues(behavior & medical) that they were beyond what we could ask an adopter to handle. This has not changed and has actually become more the rule than the exception. One example is Ollie. A Tibetan Spaniel, he was with us 14 years after finding himself at the Humane Society having suffered a head injury. He had been hit by a car and was never ‘normal’, but we loved him as he was. Ollie passed a couple of months ago in my arms. We miss him terribly.
Even though we started out as a PomRescue, we have taken in more than Pomeranians when the need arose. There is Guardian and Angel, our German Shepherds, who have been our protectors. Angel’s time is getting closer. Her arthritic hips, and back are causing pain and it is harder for her to get up and she falls a lot. Chronic UTI’s, allergies and ear infections are a constant battle, and she HATES to take medicine. With her keen nose she can smell a pill a block away and spit them out faster than I can wrap them in something yummy! She also does not have Guardian’s easy going personality so we are cautious in handling her, esp when she is in pain. But she is comfortable, knows she is loved and is part of a family and that means a lot. ?I see our Mollie’s eyes now clouded with cataracts. Her ears no longer hear. Her brain is foggy with dementia and she coughs so much from her collapsing trachea. But she has stood by me for 14 years and I will stand by her to the end. I will be close to her until her last breath, as she would have done for me when she was able.
I won’t go through every dog we have here and all their issues. It would just take too darn long and time is not something I have a lot of. I don’t know how much longer I can continue to rescue. I can’t make that promise anymore. But I will keep going until I just can’t.? I want to thank all of our adopters! Your happy stories and pictures have been my ‘paycheck’! I want to thank all those that have supported us with donations of things that we needed and for the financial donations! I wish I could hug all the friends we have made all over the country. Most of our friendships have been made because of our love for the neediest of God’s creatures. We have that common bond -we love the ‘least of these’.
In this seventeenth year of rescue, I am just so darn thankful to have been blessed to be able to do what I love. Thank you all for allowing me to do that!
Happy Birthday PomRescue.com family!!!
Elaine Harris Pres/Founder

Donations can be made online by clicking the donate button below. Or you could mail your donation to:
PomRescue.com inc
PO Box 14
Roebuck C 29376

THANK YOU!!!

We hope you had a safe and wonderful Fourth of July holiday!

July 5th is one of the busiest days for animal shelters – because of the animals fear of fireworks. The fire works do not end on on the 4th either. It can go one several weeks afterwards. Pls keep your pets indoors with you, and just in case the worst happens, be sure you have a tag on your pet that has your phone number and address!

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