A Meeting of Hearts and Minds
A Meeting of Hearts and Minds
June 16, 2017: Meet Herbie. Otherwise known by his foster family in Qatar simply as “Love Bug.” We do not have to convince you that Herbie is super affectionate and loves people – you can see it in his eyes! (He also really likes other dogs and we hear he ignores cats.)
We know little about Herbie’s background. He is about one-and-a-half years old and a Smooth Saluki X. This means he is fast, loves to run and has a lot of endurance and health. Yes, he is lean, but that is how they are. Herbie bonds deeply to his people and enjoys daily stimulation and exercise. While he knows where he belongs and wants to stay at your side, he is a sight hound and curious about all the stuff he “sees.”
Herbie was found on the streets or an industrial site in Qatar and then taken to a provisional boarding facility. Unfortunately he did fare well there and did not get the exercise and nutrition needed for this beautiful boy. He was released to a wonderful foster who gave Herbie the best of care, exercise and love. Just look at him now!
Herbie is ready for adoption and he can go anywhere in North America. If you want to know more about him, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Herbie.”
We hope to hear from you so we can tell you more about Herbie, the “Love Bug.”
August 6, 2017. She is now safe. But before that, she was hiding in brush behind a restaurant along a busy round-about. Over the weeks there had been a few sightings. And at night, when the weather was cooler, she would creep out from the brush to the back of the restaurant for food the workers would leave for her.
But this was not safe for Rima, and any day, she risked being shot or hit by a car. Then after a few messages and a short call, a dear person immediately got into his car, found her and whisked her away to safety. Rima is about five months old. She has the very typical Saluki temperament — playful, affectionate, sensitive and smart. And yes, she will be fast on her feet!
If you are interested in learning more about Rima, please write us at email@example.com with “Rima” as the subject line. She will be ready to go to her forever home in a few short weeks.
Meanwhile, here is Rima at play!
2 Feb. 2017: Frankie was an emergency rescue. This Saluki pup was hiding under a car while children were taunting her and throwing stones at her out of their own fear of another.
She was taken in by a family that was not familiar with dogs, but knew, no matter what, they could not leave her to that fate. In fact, the dear family thought Frankie was a he — so she was named Frankie. The name stuck but he is, indeed, a she.
Frankie needs a foster and or course a forever home.
She is about four months old and is under veterinary care for her vaccinations, etc. She is in very good condition.
If you want to know more about Frankie for adoption, or can foster her while she waits for her forever home, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More photos to come soon!
UPDATE: Paco is adopted.
Jan 31, 2017: Paco is a special Saluki, what some like to call a “functional Saluki.” He has the rare, but not unknown amber eyes.
We think he is about a year old. He was living the life on various construction sites far outside of Doha, making the rounds to his favorite workers, who apparently took care of him since he appeared there as a small pup. On the weekends, we understand he would follow the men to the sea and join them for early morning fishing. But they knew he would not be safe with them when their work finished and the sites would be closed down.
Paco is not a show dog and will not do show doggie tricks. (Well, to make you happy he might.) He is too smart for that. He is scary smart and affectionate. Greeting visitors as if he has always known you. And ignores cats and loves to play with other dogs. After all, he is still somewhat of a puppy.
If you want to know more about Paco, please write us at: email@example.com
Today we kicked off an initiative to have fewer dogs that need homes.
In a perfect world our four legged friends would not need to tell you their stories and ask to be taken into your families. The fewer dogs in need, the better.
With the support of, and coordination with a large construction site, we kicked off a program to spay and neuter all dogs living out there. This is one of many construction sites populated with dogs. And the population of stray dogs is exploding with development and growth in the Middle East. We hope to see other initiatives to spay and neuter all stray dogs.
But we were not there soon enough: There is currently a young litter of puppies. Luckily, all will be going to their new homes in the next weeks. For now they are safe and well cared for and a shelter for the puppies is now under construction. And word is another litter was just born. We do not want to see anymore born out there.
To prevent the scramble to protect and place puppies, is the need to control population growth of dogs that will be subject to suffering and abuse. It is that simple.
The first two gents were brought in today after a smooth and successful rescue/capture. They will soon be returned to their home and the life they know — where they are fed, safe and have socialization.
We’ll keep you updated on the progress as we bring more in for spaying and neutering. But we could not do it without your continued support. Even a small contribution goes far to secure the welfare and safety of our four legged friends. Thank you all!