Wednesday, December 28, 2011

One giant step and the kennels are looking good!

Today we are down to the last 2 kennels.  The power company is out surveying the area to hook up the power. We've had several requests about horses in need of food and shelter.  We're hoping to help after the kennels are done. We did build one horse stall just for emergency stuff. I was hoping to finish the kennels by Christmas but with bad weather and delivery problems we got side tracked. We are off to a great start for the New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Got some good news!

Last week we got the notification that we are in the "waiting for approval" stages of our 501(c)(3) non-profit status.  I'm really excited that the wait is about to be over. Bye for now ....

Jax one step closer to life time sanctuary!

This is Jax, he's on his way to becoming a life time rescue here at the rescue. I asked him if he would like that and this was his expression.  I'm taking it that he likes what I asked him. He will have a couple more hoops to jump through and see where it goes. The love that he expresses is super, you would just have to meet him to see him being himself.  I hope to see him in the agility training, we at the moment are working on the dirt work of the training grounds so the agility toys can be built. Jax! Good Luck!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's party time for some of the rescues :)

These fur babies were all at the party, also we had several friends doggies that showed up.  They all ran in the dog park, ate some good food and desserts... looking foward to another party, and next years Christmas party.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas 2011 at Joe Jackson's Dog World

Merry Christmas to Everyone!  We Thank You for your support. 

We're looking forward to our 1st Annual Open House at Joe Jackson's Dog World. We hope you can attend and see the progress we have made.  The Indoor Training Facility is 97% complete..., just in time for the winter weather!

Monday, November 28, 2011

It's just a dog!

"From time to time, people tell me,"lighten up, it's just a dog', or "that's a lot of money for just just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent every day, or the costs involved for "just a dog."  Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog", but i did not feel slighted. Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog" and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.  'If you, too, think "it's just a dog" then you probably understand phrases like "just a friend", " just a sunrise", or "just a promise". "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and the pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that's makes me a better person. Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks, and look longingly to the future. So for me and the folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of that moment. "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and directs my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day. I hope that someday they can understand that's it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a  human". So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog",  just smile, because they "just don't understand".

Buffy and Meeko update!

Buffy and Meeko are doing great for being wild dogs. When we first encountered these babies they were very weak and needed special attention. We were called in from the local animal control as what to do with them, they could not go to the shelters because of there temperment and condition. In the beginning there were 3, but due to their health one died that night. I received several bites from Meeko (the black one) but that didn't stop me from making sure they would be safe for days to come.

Present day they are running and playing with several of our other dogs. Buffy will come to you when called, but Meeko is still very timid and shy. We are working with Meeko as much as possible and she's responds every day with love.

Miss Piggytoo has arrived!

Well i guess we now have our first piggy...Miss Piggytoo was surrendered to us due to she's a big ,big baby and she was hard to load and unload  when going places.The sanctuary we are building will house different animals, we will be taking in farm animals from time to time,we are doing this so children can see some of the pets that are every day animals.We will be looking for small miniature animals,like donkeys,horses,goats,we will also have some chickens and turkeys. Miss Piggytoo is staying in the wildlife kennel at the present but will be moved later on into her own place complete with all that piggies need to be happy and we will be finding her a play mate too!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Yea! More stuff completed!

Today was a good day... we have almost all the paint work on the outside finished. I have sprayed 114 gallons of paint so far, if and when it quits raining I will finish in a couple days. Today a huge truck pulled up and we now have all the sheetrock for the upstairs.  Yesterday I finished the paint work in the training arena..., next we do the lighting and then I'm ready to spend some quality time with some of my pack.  I have a border collie (Jax) that will be in training, a german shepard (Anna), a white german shepard (Bubbee), and my fav (Chewie) each one will have a different job.... and several puppies that need guidance.  The pic I posted is a picture of Bubbee.  He's a great therapy dog.  Everyone that meets him loves him.

We also have our nature/riding trails almost finished.  There will be 13 camp sites throughout the trails over looking some beautiful mountain scenes (we are in the foot hills of the smoky mountains). Also under construction are 10 full hookup RV sites. The dog park (20 acres) is all fenced and the trees are manicured and it's looking good! I will have some pics next week of our progress.  Bye for now. :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Two of the five Jack Russell Terrier / Dachsund mix puppies were adopted yesterday! 

Howie (the solid brown dachsund looking male)
and Angel (the little girl with the Halo on top of her head)
both found their forever homes. 
Way to go Howie & Angel!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What a week!

We had a very productive week! We now have all the fencing done, plus the gates are now working with electric gate openers. We also have some of the painting, electrical wiring, 2 roll up doors, and all the kennel doors up. The kennel for the baby deer is finished, and some of the dog kennels are 90% complete. The dogs really like to roam in the dog park, so much space for them and they love it.  One of them (Bubbee) loves to chase the squirrels. I did have a few hours to work on the RV park, and then it started raining...., rain go away! Tommorrow we will be working on the front side of the rescue, we have 3 more rollup doors to hang and then it will be all dried in!  YEAH!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What are we doing at the dog rescue?

I have been going in several directions in the last couple weeks. We have been working on the cemetary cutting and triming trees, cutting grass and clearing areas for the plots. We had a small service for Ranger's passing. We are working on the fencing which will be finished next week (we're waiting on the wire to come in). The next phase is to complete the kennels for the orphaned deer. They will have an inside area that has heat & a/c, so they will have a super cozy place to sleep. And they'll have an outside fenced area to run and play in until they are big enough to release back into the woods. The next phase is the dog training hall: the upstairs will have to be painted and then we will be ready to start training dogs. I'm working on one dog run at a time until that run is complete, then I move on to the next one. The most important projects, like the dog training facility, will be completed first, before we move to the next project. We will be working towards creating the areas of primitive camping, and the RV park will have 10 full-hook-up spaces which will accomodate some large motor-coach type RV's in addition to smaller RV's or Pop-up Campers. We will have several primative camping sites in different places on the hills and mountains (we have several hills and are nestled in the southwest portion of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains). They will be beautiful when we finish them. Something else we are working towards is kid stuff: a farm area with chickens, turkeys, goats, and maybe some ponies to ride. Plus other animals you can pet and feed if you like.

Shy boy Jax

This is Jax. He was left out in a pasture by his owner who told me that Jax was no good because he got kicked by a cow...  I didn't really believe him.  Jax is very shy and really has no direction. Being a Border Collie he is lost without having a "job" to do.  Jax has made a big improvement since that day.  He carries his tail proud and is eager to learn new things. He is the first one I want to start training as soon as the 20 acres has all the fencing done. The training area will also be the first of the project to finish so we can start training him soon as possible.  I had these plans for Ranger, but we lost him.  It seems like Jax can sense that he wants this to happen.  We will be posting Jax's training from time to time to let you know his progress!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ranger lost but not forgotten!

Today i lost a very special dog friend.His name was Ranger,we adopted him 6 months ago and it's been a great time having him as a friend to play with and fetch balls,that was his favorite thing to do.We had a lot of good times going places and seeing things he never saw before.i will miss him dearly and will never forget him.There are certain dogs in my life that seem to tug on my heart and he was one of those dogs.He loved to swim in the lake and retreive the tennis balls, he could go for hours knowing that he was doing it to please me.He will be missed dearly ,RIP in special friend ,I love you Ranger :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Dog World and the Twlight Zone......some days i get them mixed up.

Today has been a very fun day at Dog World, we walked out this morning and there are 2 little pups running down the road towards the rescue.  Starved skiny little babies.  They are covered in fleas too! We also took in a husky/shepherd mix named Eudora.  She's a cutie for sure.   And the last dog we got today is a Yorkshire Terrier named Abby.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The world for that one animal.

I was notified that last year I spoke these words on this day (9-8-10), and this is what i said........."The kindness one does for an animal may not change the world...but it will change the world for that one animal." So a year has passed and I know I made a difference for many dogs lives.  It seems to be a natural thing for me to do. What about your rescues?  Tell me about your past year, I would love to hear your stories.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Lizzy got Adopted!

I found Lizzy and her two sisters a few months ago.  They are beautiful Fox Hounds.  If you google the Fox Hound, there are several with the same markings as Lizzy, including the dark coloring around the eyes. These dogs had been abandoned and left to starve. Maggie and Lizzy look a lot alike, but Maggie is an escape artist.  She can climb fences and unlock gates!  A nice family in the area wanted Maggie, but chose Lizzy instead because of Maggie's fence jumping.  Lizzy's new mom bought her an extra large crate, a new leash, and a big soft bed before they left.  We have a very good feeling about Lizzy's future.