Helping Abandoned Animals on the Navajo Nation and Surrounding Areas
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Piper Rescued and New Home!
Baby Girl Seeks New Home!
"Baby Girl" is being given up by her owner. The owner has too many dogs and BG is just miserable. The other dogs are small and get all the attention by jumping up onto the couch. Baby Girl thinks all that commotion is silly and longs to have a family who values her. She is not being abused, just ignored. Baby Girl is too dignified to make a spectacle of herself in order to get attention so she sits quietly, waiting for someone to notice her. BG is a 5 year old Beagle/Heeler mix and is spayed/housebroken/vaccinated. She is great with dogs/cats/children.and weighs just 25 lbs. We would love to get her into foster care and watch how she blossoms! Call Tamara @ (928) 337-2828 if you could help.
Betty and Redford Adopted!!
Puppies Rescued from Navajo Nation Animal Control
On August 4th, 19 pups were rescued from Navajo Nation Animal Control in Ft Defiance, AZ.This is not an unusual number of pups to be at Navajo shelter. This is a normal week's worth. We estimate there are 5 litters in this group.They wouldn't have lived out the day if they hadn't been taken into foster care. They have all been vaccinated and their bellies are full. Thanks to our Good Dog Foster Homes....Susan, Babette and Chris!
No More Chains and Reunited with Puppies!!
Lizzie: Good with Kitties and Seeking a New Home
Foster dog Lizzie loves the little kitties. She cleans them and then nibbles on them. The kittens just close their eyes and put up with it. They were found without their mother at 3 weeks so Lizzie's attention must be very comforting. Lizzie is a 2 year old Airedale mix found on the Apache Reservation. She is also looking for a forever home.
Donated Collars and Leashes
We received a large box of new collars and leashes from Linda C. She also sends us boxes of fluffy bath towels to be used as bedding. We sure appreciate her thoughtfulness!
Two feral dogs play on the slick rock mesa of Canyon de Chelly. They survive on food from tourists and one of the park rangers feeds them daily. We would like to trap the female, spay her and return her to her male companion.
Stray Mom and Puppies
A stray mom and her 3 pups were living under a porch in Canyon de Chelly, AZ. The family who owns the porch wanted them gone. So much sadness in such a place of beauty. We have found a foster home for "Minnie" and her pups and Minnie has been spayed. They are all fat, happy and friendly now.
"Kissame" was found abandoned by Sanders, AZ. Who could throw away this sweetly smiling dog?
Four kitty babies were dumped in the dirt outside of our St Johns, AZ Dog Pound this morning. They are about 20 days old and we are bottle feeding them. We aren't sure if we can save their vision but we'll darn well keep trying.
This is "Moose", one of 7 Pyrenees mix pups who will be going to Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah next week. His mom, who was found as a stray along with the pup's father, stopped feeding the litter when they were 2 weeks old. We finished the job, bottle-feeding goat's milk around the clock for another 2 weeks. The pups are fat, friendly and fluffy. We have found homes for Bob and Betty, the parents of Moose and his siblings. The pups will be safe at Best Friends and homes will be found with families who have experience with Herd Guardian dogs.
Who We Are
We started Good Dog Rez-Q in July of 2013 when we saw a need for a new humane rescue that would focus not just on the Navajo Nation but in the rural pockets that surround our tribal areas. As we have seen a downturn in the economy, there has been a surge in the numbers of stray pups, kittens, pregnant dogs and injured animals in our rural communities. Good Dog Rez-Q volunteers specialize in foster homes, believing that proper socialization is the key to adoptable pets. While in foster care the animals receive vaccinations, are vet - checked and spayed/neutered prior to adoption. Our foster homes have years of experience with animal health and behavior. When they feel an animal is ready for adoption, ads are placed on Petfinder and other rescue sites. We have an extensive application for adoption and a home visit is one of our priorities when deciding on an adopter.
Adopting a friendWe are seeking loving, caring responsible homes for our animals. Our adoption fee is $100 for dogs and $50 for cats. All animals will be fully vaccinated (except Rabies if they are under 4 months old). All GDR-Q animals are spayed or neutered before adoption. Our vet bill always exceeds the adoption fee. Our animals are fostered in the home of a person experienced with animal health and training, so we are often able to answer many questions about the temperament of the animal and how they get along with others in the home. Please contact the foster listed with each animal. Here is our adoption application.
Where We Are LocatedWe do not have any facility to visit. All of our animals are with foster homes in various towns on or near the Navajo Nation. Contact us for more information on any of our animals, or to arrange a visit.
Good Dog Rez-Q
P.O. Box 2882
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Phone contact: Tamara Martin, Good Dog Rez-Q President
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