Friday, September 14, 2012

Rufus the Righteous ( aka Ruufie!) Has his First Anniversary in his Forever Home!

Remember Ruufie?  Popstand Petey's right hand man & primo consigliare?  Well, Ruufie's one year anniversary of being in his forever home came & went & we missed it!  In honor of his very first year in an amazing loving forever home, we would like to update you on his adventures. We got these adora-bull pics & update from Ruufie's forever mom...

"This has been a fun packed year for Rufus McGillicutty Schoen DaSilva!!!  Ruufie has learned how to stay and is attempting to learn paw (might take a while) but is eager to please anyone who is willing to give him a nice belly rub or a treat.  Through out the year he has been on a boat to different islands off of Old Saybrook and has tried to swim but he has some trouble moving those muscular legs so we are going to have to try that again next summer!  He has also gone on many hikes all around CT - some of honorable mention are  Devil's Hopyard, Nehantic State Park, Gillette's Castle, and Cockaponset State Forest. His favorite thing to do has always has been and will always be playing tug of war, he will work every muscle in your arm and he NEVER gives up.  He is the worst fetch player ever, he will just try to run inside to chew on the toy.  After about 3 Frisbees and a few balls his parents decided that fetch is just not his strong suit... at all.  We just moved... so Rufus is also in the new house, which he absolutely loves!  He has a patio and a little yard that he lies in...  basking in the sun whenever he gets the chance.  There are plenty of friendly dogs in the neighborhood and he is very playful with his next door neighbor Moxy, she is an older beagle that just loves Ruufie.  Although he enjoys his occasional play dates with other dogs, Ruufie is truly a people-dog & he cannot get enough of his parents' friends who come to visit and will always cuddle with anyone brave enough to sleep in the house."

& Well... here is Ruufie's favorite sport of all time... TUG!  Be good Ruufie!  We love hearing about your adventures from your mom.  Tell your mom to give you a big smooch from all of us here at Green Fur Kidz!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Meli Jo's New Role!

Remember sweet Meli Jo rescued from the euth list in Brooklyn?

Meli Jo... you are the truest example of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed... you are loyal, loving, kind, nurturing, child-oriented, family-oriented, playful & athletic. You are what every dog yearns to be... a steadfast & stoic companion to all members of the family, whether 2-legged or 4-legged!

Meli Jo had a new & very important job recently. She helped to raise an orphaned puppy, named Molly, left to die in a box by a dumpster in a school parking lot with the rest of her four siblings. Meli Jo welcomed Molly with an open heart... nurturing & teaching her all about being a dog in a loving home. She helped her with potty training, manners at food times & how to nap with your furry four-legged family members amongst other things. Meli Jo did all this because she possesses the kindest of spirits, giving to all who will accept. Meli Jo's little orphaned puppy, Molly, has since been adopted... but we know she will never forget the love & acceptance she received from Meli Jo!

Meli Jo, we are so very proud of you sweet girl! You are the epitome of what your breed is meant for... being a family dog. We love you & want you to know that we are honored to have had you in our rescue. Keep doing what you do best... being a loving & nurturing soul to all!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Jerry's Fund For 2012 ~ Helping Victims of Dog Fighting

Jerry's Fund has now officially started for 2012 & will run until 11:59 am on January 15th (which is Jerry's birthday). This year's recipient of Jerry's Fund is Best Friends & our goal is to raise $1,000 in memory of Jerry. Best Friends is one of the groups that rescued 23 of the Vick dogs for rehabilitation & rehoming. We have spoken to one of the directors & they have a fund known as the "Cambuly Fund", which is set up specifically to help Pit Bulls who have been victimized either for bait or as fighters in underground rings. This is specifically where the money donated to Jerry's Fund will go. It is only fitting that Jerry's Fund be donated to this rescue for 2012 since Jerry was against the brutality that Vick inflicted & the bad reputation he created for a breed that Jerry loved best.

Please read more about Jerry's Fund at:

You can also send Jerry some birthday wishes on his 41st blog: