Monday, March 30, 2009

Gracie Loves George

Gracie (formerly known as "Dawn" on the adoption website) is not even two years old yet but she's been bounced around quite a bit in her short life.
Her first owners purchased her to be a livestock guardian dog but that didn't end up working out so they relinquished her to rescue.

Gracie spent a few months in foster care before she found her "forever" home with Linda Weaver and her family. Gracie has settled in well with the Weavers and is a very sweet girl but Linda sensed there was something "missing", that Gracie seemed to have a void that she longed to fill.

Here is where George enters the picture. George is a Pyrenees x Shepherd mix who's mother decided she didn't want to be a mother anymore. Linda took him home and guess who decided to appoint herself as George's mother/guardian/teacher/?
Yep, you guessed it......Gracie! Gracie needed George just as much as George needed Gracie. The two of them are inseparable and they adore each other.
Gracie is very watchful and protective of George and George adores Gracie with all of his little puppy heart.

This is a picture of the two of them taking a break from a busy day :-)

Here's wishing Gracie and George much happiness and friendship. A special thank you to the Weaver Family for giving both of these dogs such a great home.

Friday, March 27, 2009

UPDATE: 4/7/09 Dixie is safely out of the shelter and in the care of a loving foster home. She is still in need of a "forever" home though!
Dixie is a very sweet and friendly girl, she's good with other dogs and is an all around great dog. She's spayed, heartworm negative and fully vetted!

Dixie is an 8 month old female Anatolian x Great Pyrenees who is in a kill shelter and is in URGENT need of a foster or adoptive home ASAP.
We will do our best to assist with transport within a 1,000 mile radius.
You can email me with any questions at

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Whatta face!!
This is Izak on his trip to the boarding kennel today. We couldn't find a foster home for him in time, so, to keep him from being put to sleep (sleep?? that's a nice way of putting it) we are paying to board him at a kennel in Burleson TX (DFW Area).
He is so very sweet and Linda said he would lay his head on her shoulder when she was driving. She said he was scared and confused but as sweet as can be.
If anyone might be interested in fostering this handsome boy, we'll always do our best to help w/transport within a 1,000 mile radius!!

On the flip side, we've had two adoptions this week! "Toli", one of the puppies transported from OK to AZ last weekend, went home with his new family last night!

Also, "Sparky" in IL has a new family anxiously waiting for him in KY. Stay tuned for the transport in the next week or so. Sparky was an owner turn know the story....a new baby and *bam* the dog gets kicked out of the family. Sparky is a lucky guy, though, and he has a wonderful new life ahead of him.

The good news/bad news of this is even though we had two adoptions this week, we listed about 4-6 new dogs. :-(

Well, that's all the "news" for now! Be sure to spread the word about Izak and our other dogs needing fosters and adoptions!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A little Good News For A Change!
One of our "Longtimers", Jack, in Ohio, was finally adopted last weekend! Jack has been in foster care for close to 3 yrs. We hope the very best for Jack and his new family. A big thank you to Suzi, Jack's foster mom, for taking such good care of him for so long.

Another adoption: "Ein" in Oregon was adopted last week. He's the "Flower Pot Dog".
Ein is only 2 yrs old but he's been in at least 5 homes during that time. His new family is very excited to have him and he is doing great so far. Ein was fortunate enough to spend the last 5 months with his wonderful foster mom, Jan Duncan, and her "crew" of ASDs.

Needing Foster or Adoption!!These guys/gals are looking for foster or adoptive homes "ASAP":
You can see "Shera" in Burleson TX here

You can see "Izak" in Burleson TX here

You can see "Apollo" in Utah here

You can see "Tiny"in Phoenix AZ here

You can email me with any questions at

Monday, March 23, 2009


Through no fault of their own, Bruce and Tony's foster mom is forced to seek other foster care or adoption for them ASAP.

Bruce is appx 3 1/2 yrs old, neutered Mastiff x Anatolian. He is good indoors, loves to be with people. He is a big boy, 120 lbs. He's friendly with people but is a bit too much dog to be around smaller kids that he could accidentally knock over.
He would be good as an only dog or with a large female dog that he could romp and wrestle with.

Tony is appx 2 1/2 yrs old. He is friendly with people and good with other dogs. He would do well with another medium to large sized dog that he could wrestle with.
Tony has been an outside dog thus far, we have not evaluated him indoors.
Neither dog has been evaluated with cats.

We are desperate to find new fosters or adoptions for these nice boys. Both are neutered and current on shots, both are healthy. Both are in the Bay Area of northern California.

You can email me at

You can see Bruce, Tony and all of our other "URGENT" dogs here

Monday, March 16, 2009

Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Railroad

As many of you know, NASRN runs a lot of relay transports for our rescue dogs. Since we are a national organization, we have dogs in foster homes all over the US. Many times we don't have a foster home nearby for a dog that is in a kill shelter so we have to send that dog out of the area to a foster home. The only way we can do that is with a "relay" transport of all volunteer drivers.

These drivers give up their Saturday or Sunday and donate their gas, time and energy to drive anywhere from 50-250 miles to help a dog they've never met before and are likely to never see again.
They are true "rescue angels" and we are so thankful to all of them.

NASRN is fortunate enough to have 2 very dedicated Transport Coordinators, Juliana Lipe and Beth Goldowitz. Between the two of them they stay very busy, coordinating transports for our dogs in order to get them to their foster or adoptive homes.

This weekend they set up transports for "Indy" and "Rosie".
Indy was pulled from death row in a TN shelter and was hitching a ride to his foster home in Ohio.
"Rosie" was given up, along with 7 of her littermates, and traveled from North Carolina to her new mom in MA.

If anyone would like to help out on a transport, we are always looking for more drivers!
You can contact either of our Coordinators and/or join our Anatolian Rescue Railroad group.

Juliana Lipe
Beth Goldowitz

Read More About Anatolian Rescue Railroad and join the group!

Friday, March 13, 2009


Sparky is 1.5 yrs old,(neutered) he is half Anatolian, half Great Pyrenees. His family had a new baby and didn't have time for him anymore. He's a great dog, has been through obedience class, good with other dogs, cats and kids. Housebroken, walks on lead and just an all around happy, good natured dog. Sparky is in the Bloomington IL area.

Cadee is a 4.5 yo spayed female pure bred Anatolian. Her owner only has invisible fencing and that's not enough to keep her safely at home. Cadee is good with male dogs, little dogs, cats and kids. Housebroken, walks on lead and knows basic commands. She is in the Eau Claire WI area.

Read More About Sparky & Cadee Here

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Adoptions


Daisy (face shot, white dog) was the last pup from the "Oklahoma Ten" to be adopted but she is finally in her new home and is doing great.

Saka (puppy pic) was sitting on death row just a few weeks ago but now he is getting ready to go to his new home.

Tank (face shot, teddy bear dog) was the last of his litter to be adopted too but he has finally found the home he's been looking for.

Sweetie, white dog standing, is getting ready to hop a transport to her new home in Oregon.

This has been a busy spring so far, quite a few adoptions! Let's hope it continues that way so we will have some open foster homes for the summer flood of incoming dogs.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Heidi continues to do well in her recovery from bilateral ear ablation surgery.
She's still a beauty, even with the cone on her head :-)

A huge thank you to all who have helped Heidi to have this surgery so she could be free of pain and live a happy life.