Saturday, 5 April 2014

Welcome to Rescues, Renos and Real Life!

Welcome to Rescues, Renos and Real Life! This is my first blog and while I am not a writer or professional story-teller, I am extremely passionate about dogs, horses, travel and making my house a home. 

I volunteer with the Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue, a registered charity based in Ontario, Canada that helps find homes for small dogs in need. I started fostering with the group 7 years ago and adopted my foster, Lucky. I then fostered Salty, who my fiancĂ© and I ended up adopting as well. Coincidentally they are both Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier crosses with very “interesting” personalities. Lucky now lives with my parents and Salty lives with my fiancĂ© and I in our new home. We also started fostering again about 5 months ago and have since had two of the most darling foster dogs – Molly (Pug/Shih Tzu puppy) and Brandy (7 year old Yorkie X).

I am hoping that through the stories I share on my blog that more people will understand the desperate need to help rescue dogs rather than buying from breeders and pet stores. There are so many dogs dying in shelters every day because people would rather buy pure breed or “designer” puppies. Don’t get me wrong – I love puppies! I just don’t love the people that breed them for money, and the people that think they would love a puppy and then realize they don’t and drop them off at a shelter.

I don’t own my own horse...yet… but I do ride at an amazing barn, WaterstoneEstate and Farms, in King Township. I have been riding there for about 4 years and it’s my escape from everyday life. It’s also where I plan on getting married! I might have the occasional post on how a ride went, a new horse, or some wedding planning.

Finally, there’s our home. We bought a standard suburban house that was pretty bare (no light fixtures!) and have slowly been adding our personal touches to it through DIY projects and decorating. Now that the weather is warming up we’re hoping to focus on our backyard so I’ll likely be sharing lots of stories on how that goes.

I hope you find my stories fun, inspiring, and sometimes touching. If you have ideas for blog posts and if you have any questions I look forward to hearing from you.

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