Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Update on Sydney

Happy Holidays from the Valle-Deocampo Family!

Hi Carol,
We have been wanting to send an update on Sydney AKA Tia for some time now and we are so excited to let you know how great she is doing. She has completed several training classes which were a breeze for her because she is such a smart girl. She loved her first Christmas and is now an expert gift opener. We love her so much and have SBPR to thank for that. Thank you.

God Bless,

Sonya, Ryan and Sydney
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Update on Sydney

Happy Holidays from the Valle-Deocampo Family!

Hi Carol,
We have been wanting to send an update on Sydney AKA Tia for some time now and we are so excited to let you know great how she is doing. She has completed several training classes which were a breeze for her because she is such a smart girl. She loved her first Christmas and is now an expert gift opener. We love her so much and have SBPR to thank for that. Thank you.

God Bless,

Sonya, Ryan and Sydney
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Buddy AKA Rusty


We adopted Rusty almost 3 weeks ago and he is happily fitting in to our home quite well. He just had a good grooming and is spunkier than ever :-)

He is on your front page as "Adopted" with the name of Rusty (terrier mix). He is now Buddy and answers nicely to his new name.

I'm attaching a picture of him post grooming. It's like having a brand new dog :-)

Feel free to add him to your happy homes page!

Gail Couch

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tango and Trixie

When I adopted Tango And Trixie, I felt so lucky to find two very lovable puppies. They have been continued to be a joy. They are very active and fitting in quite nicely. It was the best decision I have ever made. Oh we did do a name chance for them both, they are now known as Buddy and Lady.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Gizmo Graduated!

Hi Carol,
Just an update on Gizmo. 15lbs and counting. Graduated from puppy class, today! He is a very good student. Starts next class in two weeks.
Thanks again for the great things you and South Bay Pure Breed Pet Rescue do. Mike and Gizmo
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Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Tail

Ben and I adopted Romeo on 03/29/11 from Carol M and he has just been the most perfect, happy and loving little puppy! We decided to name him Romeo because he is just such a little love bug! He loves meeting new people and tries really hard to kiss everyone he meets. He keeps jumping and licking until he gets a couple kisses in and then calms down. We have another dog and cat; Romeo gets along famously with both of them.
Romeo has been crate trained, but we like to sleep with him on the bed with us and he fights me for my pillow every night. I usually let him win =) We wake up to little puppy kisses in the morning. Ben and I have never really been morning people, but Romeo has really changed that for us.
I work from home 2-3 days out of the week and try to have Romeo sit in his little bed next to my chair, but he likes to jump up and sit in my lap while I'm working. I have given up, he lets out the cutest little sigh and puts his paws up on the chair and I just can't say no. That's where he is right now! He is such a little love, all he wants to do is love and snuggle.
When Ben and I are away from the house for even an hour, we come back and he is just an explosion of kisses and love and jumps all over us for about 10 minutes.
He knows sit and we are trying to train him to stay (away from the dinner table) while we eat as we do not give him any people food. He is so eager to learn and is a quick learner. We could not have asked for a more perfect puppy. He is such an amazing contribution to our little family.
We would love to know more about Romeo's past. Where did he come from? Does he have any siblings?
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for Romeo.

Megan Torkelson

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Gizmo AKA Doodle

Hi Carol
Gizmo and the cat are getting along. Had a good week, he's adjusting well. Took him for his checkup with the vet. All is well, she has us using a medicated shampoo on his knee and it is getting much better. We have determined he is a Havanese. Look at a Havanese puppy picture and it's him. Thanks again for what you and your group does for puppies like Gizmo! Mike

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Update on Daisy

Hi Michelle,

I've been meaning to send you an update on Daisy (one of Lucy's puppies – pointer mix) for the longest time now. I hope you're still involved with SBBR. I check the website frequently, looking at the dogs that are available for adoption (I think I might get a second dog within the next year).

Daisy is now almost 2.5 years old. It's been a busy two years. She is a bundle of energy, gets into all kinds of trouble, but is also incredibly cute and sweet. People ask me all the time what kind of dog she is because she is a very good looking dog (I tell everybody about SBBR). When I first got her she was almost all white, then she developed some spots which are now covered up by longer white hair that started to grow when she was about 7 months old. Also, her little rat tail became very feathery around that time. She also has long hair on her ears which gets curly when she is wet. She has developed some allergies and I will have her tested in the next two weeks. I think she is allergic to gluten and she's been on a gluten free diet since she was 6 months old, but she is also very itchy and scratches herself a lot. Her skin looks very pink, and I'm hoping that we can at least figure out what is causing it, so that I can somehow reduce her exposure to it.

We still live in Pacifica, very close to the beach. Daisy gets to spend 1.5 – 2 hours on the beach most days, as Fort Funston is only 15 minutes from home. We also have a beach by our apartment complex, but it's been closed lately due to some construction that's taking place. On days when we don't go to the beach, we drive to a beautiful park in Half Moon Bay where we go hiking. Daisy learned to fetch her ball pretty early on, and I have become a master with the chuck-it. I have the freedom right now to work from home 3 days a week, which means that Daisy and I can take long walks during the day. On days when I'm in the office, Daisy goes with her dog walker and a group of dogs to Fort Funston or a large park in San Francisco where she can run around with her buddies. Her dog walker refers to Daisy as a "party girl" because she usually has a "boy friend" or two in the dog group and loves to run and give kisses.

I must say that I'm glad that Daisy has slowed down just a tiny bit. The first year we would go for 3 hour walks (meaning I throw the ball and she would run, and run, and run….) and she still wouldn't be tired. She is the epitome of a high energy dog. These days a two hour walk seems to be enough. She has also made friends with my one remaining cat (one died in January at the age of 16). Sam and Daisy are very cute together, even though Daisy sometimes scares Sam (also 16) with her energy. But overall, they are buddies and I have seen them snuggle up next to each other (though both would probably deny it).

Do you know what happened to her siblings?

Also, I have some of Daisy's toys, leashes, etc that are still in reasonably good condition. I was wondering whether I can mail them somewhere because I don't get down to San Jose very often to drop them off during your adoption meetings.

I will also be sending an update and photos to SBBR for the website.


Sunday, July 24, 2011


Ginger is a cockapoo that I adopted in June of this year. I had just lost my beloved Sammy, a springer spaniel that I had also adopted from SBPR 10 years ago. Ginger is a small version of Sammy, equally loving and so, so gentle. She is a joy to me and everything a gentle companion could be. Thank you so much for caring for her until I could find and adopt her.

Carole Ditlow

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ozzy and his forever playmate Ruby


Just wanted to let you know how well Ozzie is doing. He has been checked by our vet Dr. Saito, and he checked out healthy. We got him heartworm tested but we have not gotten results yet--got him a Bortadella immunization--transferred his microchip info to us.

He loves a morning walk on the leash. He has NEVER has a potty accident in the house---He learned the "doggie door" in two days! He is so very smart. My husband and I are crazy about him. He is on the bed beside me as I type this.

He enjoys the new puppy we got. It is female and they play and play together---When he gets tired, he lets her know, but he has incredible energy--he can run like the wind.

He does not like being in his crate when I leave the house, but sleeps comfortably in it at night as long as he is let out when the first human is up. He is a people dog and likes to follow me around.

Cute things he has done: When I sit on a chair on the deck, he sits on a chair too. Today, he took his leash off the wall and drug it over to me! He snuck some of my husband's milk when he wasn't looking and sat there w/a milk mustache, licking his lips. He is very interested in the cat's food and any treats in the puppy's crate---Yes, he grabs my thongs. :-) What a super, great, funny dog.


Diane Bush Was Wonderful


Could you pass on to Diane Bush how well
"Tinkerbell" is doing. (She's now called
Aurora). Thanks to Diane, this little dog
who (would have been so unsocialized
because of her injuries and being stuck
in a small cage) is marvelous. Diane
carried her around in a pack
while she was recovering so she didn't
have to be isolated in a cage. Except
for a physical sensitivity on her reconstructed
leg, she shows no indication of having any
problems at all.

She's a bright, eager to learn, high energy
dog who loves the world. Thank you Diane!

Sincerely, Denise C

Friday, June 3, 2011

Callahan's Happy Home Story

As a young child, I enjoyed the company of my uncle's two basset hounds. Since then, I always wanted one for a companion. After many, many years of not being able to dedicate the time to a dog, my situation changed to where I could finally care for a basset hound. Enter Callahan, the four-year-old troubadour.

I was in contact with different rescue originations looking for that one basset, but I was having trouble finding him. One morning in March, 2011, I decided to search the internet for additional rescue organizations, and I happened upon SBPR. Low and behold! a beautiful basset hound was listed on the front page, having been added to the list just one day prior. I contacted his wonderful foster family, and within six hours I was sitting with them at a local pet store.

Since that day, almost three months ago, I knew Callahan and I had found each other after many years of waiting. I will not lie and say things have been perfect. Callahan had some nasty separation distress issues, along with some bad habits (standing on the coffee table and pulling like a sled-dog on leash were two of his favorites). We have been working with a professional trainer from the start, and Callahan has made great progress, as have I as his guardian. He is now content being left alone for long stretches, and many of his bad habits have been retrained for good ones.

Although he can be a stubborn and trying dog—I'd expect nothing less of a basset hound—he is a joy to live with, and if it were not for his physical dog characteristics, I would mistake him for a human. He's reached a healthy weight since his adoption, and he is in perfect health and as fit as a fiddle, which I'm sure he could teach himself to play if I bought him one!

Callahan and I thank all those at SBPR for your dedication to bettering the lives of animals and humans!

Justin L.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lily Update

Hi Carol,

Thanks again for Ruby(Lilly). She is quite possibly the sweetest dog ever. As you can see from the photos, she is very much at home here and we love her to pieces.

Mike & Eve

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lois and Padgett

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Monday, March 21, 2011


We wanted to send you some more pictures of Kasper since it has been a very long time since we've sent you an update. We adopted Kasper in 2005 and we could not be happier with him. Kasper has won our hearts and the hearts of our extended family. Kasper enjoys spending time with Dad while he watches tv and he loves to spend time with Mom when she gardens. Everyday Kasper shows us nothing but love. Thank you so much for brining him into our lives.

The Rodriguez Family
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Kasper Update

We wanted to send you some more pictures of Kasper since it has been a very long time since we've sent you an update. We adopted Kasper in 2005 and we could not be happier with him. Kasper has won our hearts and the hearts of our extended family. Kasper enjoys spending time with Dad while he watches tv and he loves to spend time with Mom when she gardens. Everyday Kasper shows us nothing but love. Thank you so much for brining him into our lives.

The Rodriguez Family
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lexie Update

Hi Carol,

Just thought I'd send a recent picture of Lexi to you. As you can
see, she has settled right in :) She is totally house broken now and
we're working on some commands. She is a doll!

Friday, March 18, 2011


Hi Michelle,

Just wanted to let you know how Maxie is doing.

She is the closest to perfect of any dog we've ever seen. She never jumps up uninvited. And as I suspected, all she needs is a good hard run in the fields each morning, and then she flops down and sleeps most of the rest of the day, just like other active dogs. She has a blast running from one squirrel hole to the next, or chasing crows. Everyone we run into says what a beautiful dog she is and what a pleasure it is to see her run.

Also, it turns out she loves to chase tennis balls at the park, and she brings them back to be thrown again. She doesn't like to let them go, but she's learning to "leave it" in exchange for a treat. The only flaw we have discovered in her is that when a tennis ball comes out, she has eyes and ears only for the ball--so if another dog is chasing a ball, she chases too, and seemingly doesn't hear us call her. But if the other dog comes back, she does. This means it's not much fun for us to have her play ball at the same time as another dog, but she does great by herself.

She has played with three other dog friends so far and has had lots of fun. At first when we walked past other dogs on leash, she lunged at them, but I corrected her and now she doesn't do that. She learns some things really fast.

So, Maxie's doing great and we are happy as can be with her.

Thanks for all the information you sent when we were trying to decide whether to come look at her.

Leisa and Steve

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Here is a picture of our Basset Hound rescue puppy (not a puppy anymore!) Lois with her sister from the Shelter - Padgett.

We adopted Lois from SBPR when she was 9 weeks old. She is a great playmate for both Padgett and our children, and she goes almost everywhere we go. Whenever Lois is out and about with us, people are drawn to her. It's a great opportunity for us to tell them about SBPR and how we adopted Lois.

This picture was taken at Downtown Dogs where Lois and Padgett go to play sometimes at Daycare and also stay at the Resort if they can't go with us on vacation.

A favorite thing for our family to do: we make donations to SBPR in honor of family and friends for Christmas gifts. Because our family/friends are such animal lovers, the gifts are always a big hit.

Thank you SBPR for Lois and for all of the work that you do!

The Albers/George Family
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wyatt AKA Domino Update

Hi Carol
Here are first couple weeks of photos of our sweet Wyatt. Thank you again he is a wonderful addition to our pack :)...and he is almost potty trained, he also sleeps through the night in his crate next to our bed, plays relentlessly with our other Blue Heeler, Duke, we have also trained him to sit and wait for his treats or his food. He is so smart and so sweet we are in love!
Take Care,
Michelle & Marc

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Our first year with Danny Boy a.k.a. "Pip"

Hi everyone at SBPR. Today our family celebrates its first year with Danny Boy... a.k.a. "Pip" the Irish Setter. We can't believe it has been a year already. The Marconi/Browning family would like to thank everyone at SBPR in all that you do for these future family members. Danny has been such a great addition to our family.

We also want you to know that Dan has a really good life with us. He goes to the dog park daily. Most of the time it is at Golden Gate Dog park in San Francisco where he plays with all his dog friends. He also love all his human friends too. But his very special friend is Lana, who is also from SBPR too. If they aren't playing ball together, they are having sleep overs and playing. This past Hallowe en Dan went as a banana and Lana went as a monkey. They also go to other inclosed dog parks in the city or in Mill Valley.

After 2-3 hours at the park Dan comes home to great all the humans in the house were he gets spoiled. He either runs around the yard or takes a nap. After that he has dinner with his big sis, Lou who he just loves. (Lou gets a little up set with him because she is 12yrs. old and doesn't really want to play "paws in my face" with Dan), but she likes it when they sleep next to each other and Dan puts his head on her back. I think she likes it best when he is tired from the park.

Dan has come a long way in a year. He still has problems going for walks on a leash. We have worked with our trainer on this problem and it is just going to take some time. He is just so nervous on leash. He has gott en much better about jumping up on people at the park and at home. He is very good at play. He has his buddies he plays with and when he plays with small dogs he is great.

But most of all, Dan is just so loving and funny. When we go to the park he licks the car windows until we get there. I can see other drives laughing their heads off. Every morning he brings Grandma his toy when she comes out of her room with her walker.

Thank you so much for Danny Boy. It has been a great first year and we are looking forward to many more.

The Marconi Family
(Danny Boy Shenanigans Marconi)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lexi Update

Hi Carol,

Just thought I'd drop you a quick note to let you know that Lexi is
settling into her new home beautifully. She has mastered the motor
home stairs and is quickly learning her potty spot (only had one wet
accident inside so far...I'm impressed :) Lexi seems to be a quick
study. She's well on her way to learning the 'up' command whereby
when we put our hand palm up on the floor she walks onto our hand to
be lifted up. She is very loved and such a welcome addition to our
lives. I'll keep in touch from time to time to keep you updated.
Take care.

Sheryl & Frank

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Kyra Update

Hi Carol

Its been just three days and Sadie, (aka Kyra), has made her way onto the sofa and into our hearts. She's adjusted beautifully to her new home with our boys and our Boxer Luther. She's having no problems at all with crate training and house training. She is loving, smart, independent and inquisitive, and she snores like a seasoned professional! We're having loads of fun watching Sadie play with Luther and listening to the growly noises they make together. Two boxers ARE better than one!

Thanks to you and SBPR for rescuing Sadie and allowing us to adopt her.
Chris and Terene

Monday, January 10, 2011

Brady Update


Just wanted to keep you updated on Brady. He is such a wonderful addition to our family, we all love him soo much!

The good news is at his vet visit last week he had gained 8lbs. So he is now a healthier 110.4lbs (although we know he has quite a few more pounds to go). We notice that his hair is starting to grow out a little more and he is filling out nicely. Thanks for the tip on the dog undercoat brush, we do that regularly and it really makes a big difference.

We take him on regular walks, along with running and walks around our property. He had a great time playing with my brother's dog over Christmas and has gone to the dog park two times and had a great experience. We have been working with him on leash walking, he has gotten down the "no pulling" (of coarse except when he sees a cat!). He had made such progress we decided today would be his first dog beach day. He loved it! We have noticed that all the dogs and people just love him and his wonderful personality really stands out. : )

We have gone to one dog training class, but he is so ahead because of the extra training at home and his ease with wanting to please, we are certain he will progress without a problem.

I want to thank you again for all your help with the rescue dogs and especially what you have done for Brady.

Hope all is well with you and your family.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pepper & Rosie Again

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Pictures of Pepper & Rosie adopted from SBPR 2006 & 2007

Picture of Pepper and Rosie attached. Adopted 2006 & 2007.
Thank you for the puppy love!
Ruth Smith

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Monday, January 3, 2011


We adopted Minnie December 4th, 2010. She's a little older than first believed and has the very beginning of cataracts in both eyes but other than that, she is PERFECT!! We love her so much, she is happy and safe and is spoiled rotten. Our cats feel differently than we do but little by little they are getting used to each other. Thank you so much for taking care of her until we found each other. She is a very happy little girl!! Ed & Laura Flynn