A Special Rescue Story

Skidders story

A Special Rescue Story

In May 2011 our rescue got a call from a local humane society. A man was keeping a pair of Golden Retrievers in his back yard and allowing them to breed at will. Neither puppies nor parents were not given vet care or socialization. The humane society knew because the older litter of nine puppies were un-socialized chances of them getting adopted through their shelter were slim. So, they asked us to help. We took in the older litter and mom. The Human Society took the six-week-old litter and dad.

After several weeks the puppies made great progress with socialization. But they were still wary of new people and changes in surroundings. We were able to find families willing to put in the extra effort and care needed by these puppies. They were placed in forever homes.

One of the puppies, Skidder went to his new home in MI. But, as the family pulled into the driveway at the end of their 4-hour drive, they opened the car door and Skidder bolted. That was in June, 2011. Once we learned Skidder was missing, the amazing rescue to save his life began. Read the full sotry of Skidder's rescue