Thursday, April 14, 2011

Help for a Little Dog

There is a little dog in a rescue in north Alabama that has stolen my heart.  Her name is Ruby and she was found as a stray and taken to the rescue shelter after a severe thunderstorm.  Ruby is a 3 to 4 year old, 3.5 lb. Maltese (possible mix).  He hair was so matted that she had to be shaved.  When they first saw her, they did not think she had a tail.  But discovered it was matted to her belly with poop.  I just can't believe the condition she was in.  Here are some pictures of her.

Her hair had to be shaved almost to the skin.  But they were able to get her settled and looking pretty good.  Their next step was to take her to the vet to have her spayed.  It was then that the vet said she tested positive  for heart worms.  She has undergone the first treatment and will have the 2nd and 3rd in 30 days.  They will then watch her for two weeks.  If all goes well she can be adopted.  I have been promised that she will be mine if she survives the treatment.  I just can't wait to drive up there to get her and bring her to her forever home.  I have been told that she is shy, polite, sweet and full of love.  How could anyone neglect her.  

I am sending a check to the rescue to help with her vet bills.  This is the card I made.  
I just think it is such a sweet little card of thanks for the rescue.  The papers are from DCWV and Recollections.  The little child and dogs were cut  from A CHILD'S YEAR cartridge.  

I added a little doillie and some lace from my stash. Then some rhinestones and ribbon from Michael's and the stamp is from Inkadinkado.  The little tag on the bottom left is from Studio G. The inside of the card has a stamp that says "Home is Where Your Dog Is".  Isn't that the cutest sentiment!!

The Shabby Tearoom  Doillies and Lace


  1. what a great card! The dog is simply adorable. Poor thing. I can't imagine what she's been through. I'm such a sucker for dogs.


  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous card!
    Little pup is adorable, i will pray that all goes well!

  3. How lucky this little girl will be if you become her furmom. Your card was lovely and your heart is even lovlier. I'll keep this pretty girl and you in my prayers.

  4. I talked to the rescue this morning and was told she is doing fine and that her hair is growing out and she does not look quite so sad. When they send me new photos, I will post them.

  5. WOW I adopted a "foreclosure dog" that looks like that. She is a maltese and probalby jack russel mix. She was left in a home in Fresno, CA She is so loving I think she knows how lucky she is to have a home. And my Standard poodle loves her

  6. That story breaks my heart knowing that she was in poor condition and so helpless. Bless your heart for wanting to give her a loving home. I pray that the treatments go well for her and she'll be with you in no time. I have such a soft spot for animals, I have a fur baby of my own, she brings me such joy =) Please keep us updated! btw, beautiful cards.

  7. What a sweet little dog! So adorable! And your card is gorgeous! What a sweet thing you are doing! Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!


  8. This is absolutely perfect! I just got some Maltese/Shih Tzu mix puppies and I LOVE them! Good luck with your efforts! Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tea Room!

  9. Just fantastic the sihuette shapes of the child and dogs. Have a happy easter