Happy Tails

Salt (now called Abby)

Amy Gowertz - Thursday, January 07, 2010

Salt is now Abby. She is what I call Hyper Happy. Her tail is always wagging. She loves her sister Penny who is a rescue terrier mutt from the SPCA here in Red Deer. Abby loves the snow. She keeps asking to go out side so she can lick it and doesn't mind to have her paws clean out of all the ice. The best part is eating the little balls of ice that fall out. She has grown to a solid 20 pounds. We are about 95 percent house trained. She loves food. It's eat, then ask questions later. We just finished puppy school and failed. Part my fault; part her's. She would just rather play with the other puppies and lick all the people. So I think we will try this again later. She has been the best friend for Penny and they are inseparable. It gets really crazy around here sometimes. Stuffies don't last long, I think it's a race to see who chews them apart first.....
She just loves life.

Muzzles Abby
 and her mom


Amy Gowertz - Monday, January 04, 2010
I think I could write you a book on how much we are loving Lola!!  She is amazingly smart and loving.  We are having so much fun with her and she is very good and willing to please.  My favorite time with her is taking her out to the barn to ride my horse.  She loves my horse and runs around the arena like a mad woman!  She also loves going for walks here at our local park and is really good off leash.  Her favorite toy is a tennis ball, she will play fetch for hours.  Lola comes everywhere with us an has had some camping trips and three trips to BC to visit our family this year. All of our family and friends love her too and she is the center of attention wherever we go!  Thank you Little Mutts for helping bring Lola into our lives!

Fluffy (now called Diego)

Amy Gowertz - Monday, December 28, 2009
Thank you for bringing me home.
Merry Christmas and a very peaceful new year!
With all my love,
Diego (sitting next to my brother, Ewok)


Amy Gowertz - Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Hi Amy, we are very pleased with our Buddy!  He is a very loving little dog that we are thrilled to have.  Still working getting him completely house trained, but other than that he is very laid back, loving and just loves to play with our other dog.  He even takes on my daughters big dog when she comes to visit!  No fear in him.
I have attached the before and after pictures - he really is a cute pup!  Please thank the foster home for such good care of him.
Thanks so much for the service Little Mutts Rescue provide, I have recommended you to others already!
Have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year with all the little mutts you provide homes for.
Thanks again Amy!

Shaggy Buddy! (Before)                               Clean Cut Buddy! (After)


Amy Gowertz - Monday, December 21, 2009
Hi Amy and Amber,
I just wanted to write you both and give you an update on Tank!
First of all thank you little mutts rescue for bringing Tank to use. He has been such a wonderful addition to our family.
We've had Tank now for 3 weeks and it seems like he has been with us forever, he is such a great fit with us and our lifestyle! Tank warmed up to us right away, even the day we got him home, he took to his little doggie bed without a problem and pretty much slept the whole night.  We realize then that our Tanker was an extremely smart dog, and house training has been a breeze, we didn't even train him, after a couple of times he just seemed to get it, he even ventured out there in minus 30!, Now he already sits at the back door and asks to go outside. It turned freezing cold just after we got Tank so it has only been this past week where he actually has been going outside for walks, but is doing fairly well on a leash, and has finally stopped trying to eat his harness, he just still gets cold and once and a while has to get carried home!
Tank is also a great work companion, I have taken him into my office on numerous occasions and he is definitely a great hit with everyone at work. He has been "requested" by some of my co workers to come in again before Christmas!
Bryan and I often joke that we have almost the perfect dog, all is really wants to do is sit on our laps and cuddle and is great at playing and the only thing he has destroyed is our entrance mat, who would have though he could do that from inside the kennel?
Thanks again little mutts and Amber for fostering Tank before we got him, he is awesome!
I'll remember to give another update in 6 months so you can see how much he has grown. He must have it a growth spurt as soon as we go him, we already had to loosen his collar and we keep saying, he's so big? What happened to the little puppy we got 3 weeks ago!

Kira and Chico (now called Alex and Baxter)

Amy Gowertz - Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dear Amy,
Here are a few pictures of Kira(now Alex) and Chico(now Baxter).They have settled into there new High River home and are the best of friends!Dean and I just adore them both.We are so grateful to have found your rescue site and have told every one about it,so we're expecting High River to be full of little Mutts in no time...! Thanks again for both of our little mutts and if your ever in the area,the coffee is always on.



Kira (now Alex) is also featured on the following website:


Amy Gowertz - Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Hi Little Mutts Rescue Team,
We'd like to say a big thank you to you all for bringing Sally into our lives. 
It's been just over three weeks and we already have over 100 photos of Sally so, as you can imagine, it was difficult to narrow it down to just this selection.
Sally has settled in great; she is such a happy little soul, we can't understand why someone would have given her up. 
She loves meeting new people and new dogs and has visited our relatives' homes where she had fun exploring and lots of cuddles; she has even met my family in the UK via Skype; her ears prick up when they call "Sally" - she loves curling up on my lap as we sit chatting.
Sally loves playing with her toys; her 'sausage moose', in particular, which has been lovingly chewed.  Playing fetch indoors is another fun pastime for us all and when she gets excited she does a little scoot around the whole living room; it is hilarious to watch!
Sally's favorite spot is in front of the fire; she loves the warmth and generally just being cozy on our laps, so we don't think she has been overly impressed with Calgary weather!  I'm sure if she could speak, we could hear her pleading..."take me back to the heat of Georgia"!!  We have dressed her for the sub-zero temperatures and the boots make a huge difference; we've been for lots of long walks, everyday, even in this recent cold snap, and her tail is still wagging high; she is really starting to have fun in the snow.  We could keep writing about all of the fascinating little things she does to make us laugh each day, but we need to leave space for more Happy Tails!
Thank you Cindy for taking the time to chat with us at the adoption day and for fostering Sally in the first place; she wouldn't have made it up here if it hadn't been for you and the rest of the Little Mutts Rescue team.

Thank you!
Chantelle & Ryan


Amy Gowertz - Friday, December 04, 2009
Hi Amy,
Our little Andi is full of beans! She is always on the go, and willing to learn new tricks. We've taught her to ring a "service bell" when she needs to go outside. It's quite amusing hearing the "ding, ding, ding, ding", when she needs to go!! When it's too quiet in the house, we can only assume she's up too no good, like chewing on iPod speaker wires. (Kendra is on her 3rd set! You think she'd learn!) But even with Andi's mischievous ways, she's a joy to have in our family, and fits right in. Thank you to Little Mutts Rescue for bringing Andi into our home!
Love from Nancy, Darrell and Kendra

Happy (now called Dezmond)

Amy Gowertz - Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Dezmond joined our family in October, he has become a big part of our lives, and we would like to thank little mutts rescue for bringing us together. Dezmond loves playing with his brothers(monte, Dj, and beny), he loves playing with the bed sheets and his pink puppy waking up every day with loads of kisses, Dezmond makes everyday a new adventure and story to tell, to getting his teeth stuck in his blue ball or giving us a long speech when we get home .Dezmond is a big part of our lives and we look forward to all the great memories to come.
Thank you,

Toto (now called Henry)

Amy Gowertz - Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I am forwarding you a picture of Toto, now Henry taken just around Halloween
time. He is wearing a very scary skeleton tshirt :) I have some other
pictures which are very cute too but don't have them downloaded yet. Some
are from a family picnic where he played with my other dog and my sister's
dog. It involved a lot of goofing around in the water and he had a total

I think he is doing quite well all things considered. I can pick him up
pretty easily and he is much less afraid of people now. I took him to a
friend's house the other night and there were about 6 or 7 people there and
he did just fine. He even let a couple people pick him up and hold him.

His true personality is coming out now, he is a very vocal little dude and
has no issues with telling me what he thinks about having to go into his
kennel sometimes. He protects the house from strangers who must be very
afraid of him because they don't dare come into the yard :) He loves his
foster mom which is what I call my other dog Bailey. She has been so patient
with Henry and has really nurtured him. He utterly adores her!

I hope you and your pup are doing well - I hope to run into you at the dog
park one day and you can see Henry :)