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Do you have a dog who thinks they are alpha?

We do, and her name is Lucy. Lucy is a rat terrier mix and is approximately 9 years old. I say approximately because she is a rescue and we can only go by the paperwork provided.

For a few months now Lucy goes through periods where she would pee our bed. We have flipped our mattress, used products to disinfect, numerous laundry washings etc. Nothing seemed to be helping.

We started to break down what she could be feeling threatened by. One thing that came to mind is that our 12 year old chi mix who we rescued a year ago, we have had to feed her in a different room because Lucy would bully her for her food. That place we feed her is in our bedroom.

The other thing we noticed is she dictates when she will go outside when it rains; then she won’t move if you go to walk. Last night I, with coaxing, was able to get her to walk to a building not far from our home that is grassy and she did her business. Then this morning, in the rain, again she wouldn’t walking willingly so I lifted her up and put her on the grass. She stood there and was prepared to not move, I had to coax her to do so, but she did go in the end.

So today is a new day, and we carry on, persistence is key. LoveYourPet

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When Transporters Abuse and Traumatize Dogs

A year ago, I transported for what I will only describe as a CRAP rescue. During that time, I have seen disgusting transporting and I brought it to the attention of the CRAP rescue. She denied there was a problem and that the transporter has delivered her dogs without incident. To go into the details would only horrify people, so I will hopefully be able to attach photos to truly show the conditions.

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Yesterday that all changed, I am thrilled to see and read that the transporter in question, has been outed. As more and more people are being made aware of the horrific conditions that dogs are being transported sum would say brokered up from California to the Canadian border. How it works is pullers and rescues go in with the purpose of getting dogs from high kill shelters.

The problem is, the transporter shoves as many as she can in her van, drives some 18+ hours, with no pee break, no food break, and no changing of the pee pads. Often dogs are found sitting in there feces and urine. On very hot days, there is no air condition for the dogs, the ventilation is virtually non existent and dogs have died from heat exhaustion and then being blamed on distemper. Which if you are a caring rescue, you wouldn’t transport a dog with distemper. Crates are often facing the walls, plastic kennels need a cooling system with proper ventilation because plastic traps in both heat and cold temps.

It has been mentioned that the van in question is not hers, I can verify that it is, I can also verify that often there were 2 vans that would arrive to the Canadian border. Often it is the foster who picks up the dogs and the dogs have been cleaned up, their kennel cleaned and they have been given a high protein dog food, so they are hyper upon arrival. This person has blinded everyone, except those that do know how she operates. So if the BS rescues and rescuers who continue to use this transport continue to pay her and ignore what is being said then the business continues…. sadly

Here is an except of a message shared:

“The side doors don’t open from the outside….you have to reach in along side the passenger seat grab a leash that is attached to a piece of wire that is fastened onto the latch n pull it to open the doors. The back doors were always working to open either because of broken plastic that would get jammed in the door and push down the lock button. The floor is covered with partial board and reeks of stench…..the air blew when the van was running but wasn’t getting to the dogs on the bottom of the pile….those dogs were going crazy chewing at their kennel door. Dogs stayed in their crates for over 18 hours never once getting water…walked ….or feed! Because we were fucking driving the entire time….when I asked her when were we going to stop and care for the dogs her answer was I wad hired to drive n there wad no time because we were behind….she blamed YOU the rescues saying you were on her ass to hurry and get the dogs up there! Common sense will tell you that you cant drive all that way in two days and stop and care for the dogs too….it is physically impossible with one person on the van. I never said she drugged a dog but I did say she gave them this gooy stuff from s yellow tube…she told me it perked the dogs up and made them frisky….why would they need to be perked up if they were doing so well? She stopped and cleaned crates and dogs before delivery…. they were laying in shit and piss until that point….some of the dogs had been picked up from hospital after having surgery…..their belly’s were resting in filth! She went and got bottled water n doused the dogs with it n sprayed some doggy cleaner on them n rubbed the crap off with towels. Pam Wiggly Tails posted a dog she got from Kevan a lil snuggle tooth male chi…..I cleaned up that poor lil dog who was so terrified I nearly cried. I wonder about another senior dog who wasn’t fairing well….when I looked in on her while the dogs were being loaded into the U Haul it looked lifeless. If you want to blind yourself to this cold hearted bitches business practices so you can lay your head down at night. …than I will personally do all I can to end your days in dog rescue! !!”

So where do we go from here you may be asking yourself. There are those who say stop any transports that are set up, thereby stopping dogs from being in disgusting conditions. Hold the rescues accountable, it is hard to believe that any rescue who picks up their dogs can’t see the conditions these dogs arrive in. Charge the transporter with animal abuse and have any and all dogs in her care removed. There has a call hopefully going out the Riverside Sheriff to bring this to their attention and find out what, if anything, can be done about it.

The idea is to be proactive in having others not use her, bringing her down. Slowly but surely there is progress.

If you ever have an issue with a transporter, and have evidence of it, live in the United States – you can file a complaint with Rescue Monitor http://www.rescuemonitor.org/resources.html as well you can also file a complaint with USDA, APHIS, Animal Care http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/aw_complaint_form.shtml

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Changes and Progress

Well, now that our fur brofers and sistas are adjusting to their new homes, we at Wags and Wiggles, thought we should redirect our energy and clean up the place.

As you can see we first started by changing our skin. With Halloween days away, we thought it would be fun, to have something ghoulish. Next, we have been promoting our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wags-and-Wiggles/355170354499566, For those who are new and haven’t heard or seen our page, please click the link and see what we have been up to. We have been climbing with our “likes” we are almost at 800!! We are really hoping to get there soon, so if you could click the “like” button that would be so happy. We would do lots of wiggle bum dancing for you too!

We have also decided to work towards helping our senior fur friends. See there are many senior furries that don’t get to enjoy their lives to the fullest, just as our special needs furry friends don’t either. Far too often they are discarded to a shelter where it is likely no one will adopt them. We don’t feel that way. Our Facebook page and our Blog are dedicated to the memory of our Fur Daddy Rizzo. Rizzo passed away 2 years ago December 14 at the age of 11 1/2 years old. Mommy and Daddy stood by him as he fought so hard to enjoy his final days with us. He eventually succumbed to brain cancer.

See senior’s have a lot to teach us as do our special needs fur friends too. We have learned so much from them, that words can’t even be put together to describe how valuable they are to us.

Be sure to check back often as we post about all sorts of things.

Next topic: With winter coming on do you dress your pet in pet jackets or booties? How does your pet like them?

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Coping when Fosters move on

Well we were given notice last week where we live, that we can no longer foster Toby, Bella, Diego and Lexi. Right away there was fear and panic. What would happen to our beloved additions who for the most part we have had for over a year. We took Lexi in about 6 months ago and nurtured her back to health, saw her through her bladder surgery and taught her many wonderful skills and showed all of our friends what it means to be loved unconditionally.

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Lexi – Sept 2013

The other 3 – Toby, Bella and Diego are equally going to be missed. Rescuing Toby and Bella who are bonded, are very special as their arrival and subsequent challenges presented to them, caused them to have setbacks when they first started fostering with us. As time has gone on this past year, Toby has now started playing with Lucy and he can be found always with Bella not far from his side. We have now been able to brush him without it just being in the bathtub . This sweet boy has given us the joy of learning to trust us and he has the best kisses! I know I will miss him greatly!

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Sweet Bella loves her tummy scratches Sept 2013

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Loveable Toby Sept 2013

Diego is a daddy’s boy. This vivacious, beautiful Rat Terrier has a personality all his own lol. He loves to do “downward dog” with his daddy and yes that is in fact a yoga move! He loves to snuggle, but as with all animals, he does have his moments. He is very alpha in personality, but it just makes him that much more loveable. Daddy is really going to miss his special boy.

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Diego – Sept 2013 – resting

Fostering all of these babes has been a rewarding experience. Full of firsts and full of love. We wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. We are thankful for those that also rescue, foster, adopt and support every means possible to help those that can’t speak for themselves.

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