Happy Tails

Ellie Mae

Amy Gowertz - Monday, November 04, 2019
Hello to the amazing Little Mutts Rescue Team!! 

Just wanted to give you an update on little Miss Ellie Mae aka Miyoko who we adopted October 18th, 2018. 

Ellie Mae has been with us for just over one year and has settled into her new fur-ever home very well.  She knows this is her turf and protects it when necessary – all 7 lbs of her.  Ellie is such a cuddle bug and loves to watch tv with me or get under the covers when we go to bed.  From the start she had great puppy manners and we have both figured out the signs to let her outside to do her business. She enjoys her walks and treats like; cucumbers, cauliflower, carrots, apples, cheese and just about anything that falls on the floor.  We have been trying to encourage her to play with the numerous toys she has but she would rather just cuddle up and sleep.  I certainly don't mind. 

Thank you again for your patience in finding me the perfect match – Ellie Mae.  She continues to bring me joy, laughter, love and lots of kisses. 


Amy Gowertz - Saturday, November 02, 2019
Everything is going great with Carmine (now Frankie!). He was a pretty nervous little pup when I got him but he has calmed down and settled in. I mostly had him tethered for the first few weeks but I have start letting him off the past few days and he seems to be doing great. He has had a few 'accidents' inside but otherwise he is doing well and is enjoying exploring the house! He is also getting use to walking on a leash and is less scared when we come across other people on our walks.
I also took him in for his first vet appointment and everything went well. He is scheduled for his first hair cut in about two weeks from now so he will get a nice trim and his nails cut.
I had my mom's dog over for about a week (dog sitting) and they got along really well. By the end of the week they were cuddling up on their dog bed together!

All is well and I am totally in love with him. He is such a sweet little boy :) I have included a few pictures so you can see how he's doing!

Bruce previously Armstrong

Amy Gowertz - Saturday, November 02, 2019
Bruce, previously Armstrong and I are absolutely obsessed with each other! That may even be an understatement!!  The first day was a little bit of an adjustment he had to get comfortable in a new house and with his new sister Stache, who is rather terrifying when shes running laps around playing with her toys! However,  I'm happy to report back that these two are really becoming best friends. Bruce went camping this year and loved it, he loves being outside and exploring with us. New places are still a little scary but every new visit becomes less scary. His favorite is snuggling in under the covers at bed time and playing ball in the yard. I love him so much and so thankful LMR was able to connect us.

Pennie Now Mina

Amy Gowertz - Saturday, November 02, 2019

A walk with Pennie/Mina

My California girl keeps me on my toes and I have learnt so much from her.  It has taken both patience and determination to earn her trust.  And it has frequently been a source of both pride and humility.  I am a truly a better person for having her in my life.

At heart Mina is a serene cuddle bug and loves to bask in love and approval.  Seeing her blossom and become secure in the fact that she is loved and wanted is one of the most rewarding things I have ever experienced.  And she returns that love tenfold.

I thank Little Mutts for this precious girl and the journey that we are on together.


Amy Gowertz - Saturday, November 02, 2019
Sassy is doing well in her new home, I would have to say that it is  like she has always been part of our family, she gets along so well with everyone and our other dog 'Buddy' is of course her best friend.    Some of her favourite things to do are snuggling and giving kisses, going for long walks and chasing Buddy around.

Thank you to everyone at Little Mutts Rescue for letting Sassy find us.

Mona Bruin aka Lily

Amy Gowertz - Wednesday, July 10, 2019
We had just recently lost one of our dogs, and felt a need to give back as it seemed so quiet. We decided to foster a tiny dog who went by the name of Lily. We instantly fell in love with her. She was so sweet and cuddly and instantly fit into our pack. She and our other Little Mutts rescue played and chased  each other after just a few days. Our older dog who turns 15 was also very curious of Lily. 
We call ourselves epic foster fails as it took only a week to have her officially adopted. We changed her name to Mona Bruin. Mona because she reminds us of a friends grandma who is also tiny and doesn’t back down to anyone.  Bruin is her middle name as she is from Los Angeles and we named her after the UCLA Bruins. 
Needless to say we are no longer fosters or else we would have more dogs then we could count. 
Thank you Little Mutts for the work you do to bring so much love into people’s lives. 


Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019
I changed Pluto/EJ/Elton John’s name to Edgrr.  😊 He learned his new name immediately.  He’s so smart.

He is doing just great.  He has a nice fur family of two rescue cats and a new big brother dog.  

We go to the dog park every day.  He is pretty much the fastest dog there.

He’s full of mischief and has taught his big brother all the bratty things terriers like to do but is also very loving and super cuddly. 💖


Karl aka Malone

Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019

Karl (formerly Malone) is a blessing in my life.  He makes me laugh every day.  He is definitely the king of his domain here, keeps guard of the back yard and lets passers-by know that though he’s small in stature he has a big voice.  Initially reticent, he loves to cuddle and greets family members with boundless enthusiasm and screeches of excitement.  He loves to go for walks or to sit on a stool in the kitchen looking out the window.  He keeps me company in my office every day and has his own executive office chair to sleep on.


Sadly, I have recently found out that he has cancer (adenocarcinoma of the anal sac) and it has spread to his lymph nodes. A final ultra-sound test was done at VCA Care and the veterinarian agreed that the cancer has spread beyond the stage of being operable without causing incontinence, discomfort and expensive chemotherapy treatments which would only prolong his misery.  He is currently not in pain and is on a special veterinary-prescribed diet.  He’s happy and will live out the rest of his life without invasive measures which would only cause him distress. 


As long as Karl is not in pain and the quality of his life with me remains superior he will live out his days in my home as a contented and much-loved pet.






Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019
He's awesome.  Just got clipped again.
I'm attaching a photo..
You can see the toys everywhere. 


Amy Gowertz - Sunday, June 23, 2019

We absolutely love our Annabelle. She is the sweetest dog and has adjusted so well! She has definitely melted many hearts in our family.  She sleeps in the strangest positions – loves being on my shoulders and her favourite is snuggling into a sweater with her face totally buried.  She is definitely a lap dog and loves being cuddled most of the time.


We have a daughter who has never been a fan of dogs in general but she came out to visit and after she went home, she told me she missed Annabelle!


She is from LA for sure – she is happiest when she is outside in the sun and if she can fall asleep on the deck – she is in her glory.  I just can not say enough what a difference this little girl has made in our lives!