TEXAS PUPPIES

We received an email from Jacqui on March 10th with a subject line, "Puppies in need." The email read, "My friend and I were going to pick up a foster dog and we saw these precious little loves on a busy street. Apparently they're the second litter and the owner doesn't want them of course. The poor mama was chained up in the back! The older black dog is partially blind and they wouldn't agree to surrender her, but we were able to save these four sweet puppies. We found a home for one of the white puppies, but are looking for rescue help for the remaining three. The only male is the white one with his ears sticking up. They're around 2-3 months old and have received their first round of vaccines and dewormer. Please let me know if you guys might be able to help any of these sweethearts : )."

 
The pups when first surrendered
   
Female at left, male (ears up) with female center and female at right

Jacqui added, "The mother looked full shepherd to me. The 'owners' refused to surrender her to us. They had her chained up in their backyard so we called the police to report them. We'll have to go back to check on her because there's so much crime here and they've cut funding so they don't investigate the majority of what people call in unfortunately. The father is a stray German shepherd, but I haven't seen him yet. I was waiting until I had received an update on the mom from the police, but I still haven't heard back from them so I'm assuming that nothing has happened yet. I'm worried that all they'll do is give them a warning and that nothing will come of it. The 'owners' and their neighbors who helped us find them told us that the stray is a German shepherd and that he is the father. Two of the puppies are white. The one with his ears sticking up is male. The other one is female. One of the puppies is sable and female. The white male and sable female are in one foster home and the white female is in a another foster home. Both foster homes have only agreed to foster them temporarily so that's why we've been scrambling to find a plan for them ASAP because all of our other foster homes are full."

   

We have taken in so many puppies this year that we cannot possibly commit to this bunch without at least one foster home. Thanks to volunteer Betty and her co-pilot Todd, the sable female puppy has a foster home here in AZ. One down, two to go!

Jacqui has requested transport from Texas to Arizona via Pilots 'N' Paws.

UPDATE 3/29: We received an update from Jacqui that it looks like the sable female pup and the white female (with the pink collar) pup will be making their way to Phoenix this coming Monday or Tuesday! The male pup (with his ears up) is being adopted by his Texas foster family. The sable girl has been spoken for, but the white female (who doesn't like green eggs and ham), Hailey, is looking for a foster-to-adopt home. Hailey is the little girl who is seen reading to the puppy and taking care of her, so we have decided to honor her by giving the puppy her name.

UPDATE 3/31: The puppies have been moved from their regular foster homes in Houston to the home of the first leg pilot (TX to NM) in preparation for their flight to Arizona this coming week.

  
At the airport in Houston and on the flight to Austin
(The woman holding Annie [the dark puppy] is Nicky Huynh; she fostered her and Hailey in Houston. The woman holding Hailey is Jill Boucaumont. She's the one who spotted the pups when she and Jacqui were driving. The man in the red shirt is Douglas Boyd, the pilot who flew them to Austin. The woman in black is an airport employee who couldn't resist the pups!)


Leaving Austin


On the flight
  
Arrival in Alpine

UPDATE 4/1: We received a text from one of the pilots flying the pups to Phoenix. Due to weather concerns, their flights (TX to NM and NM to AZ) are now scheduled for Wednesday. Fingers crossed!!

UPDATE 4/3: The puppies have arrived in New Mexico!!

 
 
Stretching their legs in Belen, NM

Enroute to Phoenix!
 
Annie (sable girl) is not enjoying the flight as much as Hailey

UPDATE!: The girls have landed safely in Phoenix.


Touchdown at Deer Valley Airport

Pilot Chelsea had the girls and their luggage all ready to go

Pilot Chelsea wishes the girls well with co-pilot Ryan and volunteer Lucas
 
The girls are ready to hit the trail to their temporary foster home in Phoenix

    

Annie (SPOKEN FOR - left) and Hailey (right)

UPDATE 4/8: The girls went to their respective foster homes this morning. Annie will be adopted (once spayed) by her foster mom, Gail. Hailey is available for adoption.

   

HAILEY FOSTER UPDATE 4/9:

    
Hailey's having a great time at her temporary foster home

Adoption fees to be determined.

If you are interested in fostering-to-adopt Hailey, please fill out our PROSPECTIVE ADOPTER'S QUESTIONNAIRE. You will be contacted by return email. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, please Email Nancy at WhiteGSDRescue@AOL.com. This questionnaire link is only for these puppies or other white German Shepherds on our site. WE WILL NOT CONTACT YOU until a questionnaire has been completed.

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