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Our dogs love to sleep on Kuranda dog beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for another dog to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda dog bed.
Why Do We Rescue?
Wow, now this is a complicated question. We never intended to, these things just come about, because there are those who for some reason don't seem to understand responsibility.
We started long before GreenePets was founded, each of our dogs throughout our married life were in some stage of homelessness when they chose us, and did I ever tell you about the kitten that came for a weekend, and stayed 14 years?
I guess someone has to step up to the plate. It is sad though, because only so many pets can live in the house with us, currently five, which leaves others to live in the kennels. Some of them have also been with us since 2003, like Maddie for instance.
It takes a great deal of work to keep long-term kenneled dogs entertained enough and given enough activities to keep them happy and healthy. Maddie, has the run of the place, though she prefers her kennel be available to her at all times.
Our rescue dogs are very fortunate that we work hard to make sure they are exercised and have activities to make their lives happy and whole, and it is extremely sad that these three adorable dogs have never been adopted.
The little dog digging after a grub in the picture came to us after she had been abandoned at age 5 weeks suffering with Parvo Virus. She was saved by the wonderful vets at Greeneville Animal Hospital. GreenePets paid her astronomical medical bills, and later the woman who had found her decided she could not house train her; she was turned over to GreenePets at age seven weeks. Cricket became her GreenePets name, and she went on to find a very special home on Main Street in Greeneville where she is much loved, and rules the roost. I warned her new parents that she would need a definite leader in the home, or she would take over... ;>)
Meet Maddie - GreenePets Mascot
Maddie is a special dog who will most likely never be adopted. She can't cope with life without the certain pals she has selected as her pack. We tried to get her a home, and she kept breaking out and trying to come back to us.
Maddie was rescued with her siblings from the banks of the Nolichuckey River in May of 2003. Someone allowed this litter to be born, and then when they were about weaning age, they dumped them to fend for themselves on the riverbank. You don't want to know my view of people that can do a thing like that. It took my husband and I over an hour to round all those puppies up out of the overgrowth and trash on that riverbank.
Maddie is an adorable dog who is very hyper specific about her world. She is able to cope with life with us, so with us she stays. We are so very thrilled that she is making human friends this year, and coming to trust others.
Recently Maddie has blossomed under the care of a volunteer who stayed three months and taken Maddie under her wing.