Thank You Mount Ida High School Student Council!

Tails are wagging, cats and kittens are purring, and our hearts are very warm.

Many thanks to the Student Council at the Mount Ida High School in Mount Ida, Arkansas, for choosing Warm Hearts to be the beneficiary of your  fund-raiser this fall. 

The Mount Ida Student Council donation, October 2015

The Mount Ida Student Council donation, October 2015

In addition to this wonderful bounty, we also received a very generous monetary donation.  Community support means the world to us.

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Adopted! Hoss, the The Happy Puppy

Hoss is such a joyful puppy.

Hoss is such a joyful puppy.

Introducing Hoss….if that joyful puppy smile doesn’t get to you, watching him romp on his short little legs will have you grinning in no time. This 11 week old (as of 10-15-15) puppy is all about playing and having fun. At only 9 pounds, he will probably be a small to medium size adult dog. Breed mix? Well, our best guess is border collie/corgi, but that is simply a guess.

Although Hoss is low to the ground, he is fast as a whip and full of the puppy energy you would expect an 11 week old puppy to have. He is one of a litter of 5 puppies that were born to an injured mama dog who had to be trapped to be saved. She delivered Hoss and his adorable siblings the night she was rescued, so the puppies have been socialized with people and other dogs since they were born.

Hoss is learning to walk well on leash, is being crate trained and is learning a bit about house-training. Like all puppies, he will benefit from puppy classes and basic obedience training. With Hoss’s small size, sharp teeth and energetic breed mix, his new home should have older children that know how to handle small dogs.

If Hoss looks like the puppy you’ve been dreaming of owning, email warmhearts@earthlink.net for an application. That is the first step in the adoption process. Hoss is fully vetted and chipped.

Hoss loves to be with his toys.

Hoss loves to be with his toys.

Bono is adopted!

Adopted!

Bono knows how to “sit pretty.”

This adorable 6 month old Basset mix pup is ready to be your rock star.  Don’t let those short legs fool you – he can keep up with you whatever your pace is!

Bono knows how to "sit pretty."

 

Bono is always ready to rock and roll – as in play, play, play.  He’s a great little hiker and would love an active family that enjoys lots of outdoor activities.  He’s also a grand snuggler and the perfect size to be your couch companion.

Bono has been neutered, vaccinated and chipped.  He’s ready for that forever home.  Bono is being fostered in Plymouth, MA, so, northeast friends, we can arrange a meet and greet.  Email warmhearts@earthlink.net for information on his adoption fees and an application.  Watch this little video for more Bono.

He's a great eye flirter!

He’s a great eye flirter!

Meet Mr. Chuckles. He’s ready to entertain you.

Adopted!

Mr. Chuckles smiling for a cookie.

Mr. Chuckles smiling for a cookie.

Mr. Chuckles wins the heart of everyone who meets him. This funny 13 month old Cairn TerrierX puppy was left at a kill shelter in our area. As most small dogs are, Mr. Chuckles was terrified of his new environment. It took some of the best shelter volunteers on the planet to help Mr. Chuckles get his confidence back.

Mr. C. is now in foster care in a private home. He is fully vetted, micro-chipped and just waiting for the perfect family to entertain with his antics.

What a cute profile.

What a cute profile.

Mr. C. is a small dog, about 15 pounds, so his new home should have children 6 years or older. Many times small dogs and toddlers are not a good fit, and we don’t want the experience for either a new family or for Mr. C.

Email warmhearts@earthlink.net if you would like an application to adopt Mr. Chuckles.

Adopted! Meet Puddles!

Puddles loves to pose for pictures.

Puddles loves to pose for pictures.

Puddles is 12 pounds of preciousness.  Why did we name her Puddles?  Well, not because she “piddles,” but because she has perfected the art of turning herself into a little puddle of love in your lap, on her bed, on the floor….anywhere she lands.

What a sweet dog she is.  She is Shih-Tzu pup between 8 – 10 months old and loves all people and other dogs.  She has not been exposed to cats, but she has such an agreeable personality that we suspect she would be fine.

Puddles is not fond of a leash, but she’s a quiet little girl and would be easy to leash-train or just kept safe in a fenced back yard.  Because she is so small, her new family should not have children under 5 years old.  Toddler and small dogs are not typically a good match.puddles1

Puddles’ adoption/vetting fee is $200.00.  Like all Warm Hearts’ dogs, she is completely vetted, including microchip with lifetime registration pre-paid.  Transport to the northeast is available.

 

If you are interested in adopting puddles, email warmhearts@earthlink.net for an application.  This is the first step in the process.  puddles3

 

A Bounty of Food

Tails are wagging!  Look at all of this food.

Tails are wagging! Look at all of this food.

Sometimes food comes from the least-expected places….like from a business meeting!  Yes, a business meeting.

When Robert Jacuzzi and his associates held a meeting recently at Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa, each participant was asked to bring a bag of dog food for Warm Hearts.  And they brought dog food!  Look at this bounty.

With over 30 dogs in our foster program, food is a huge expense for us.  What a wonderful gift this is.  Thank you!

Jax – What a Clown!

bosco smilingWhen Jax showed up as a starved, flea and tick-ridden stray dog at one of our foster homes, no one would have guessed what a clown he is.  This 1 year old boy is full of personality.

Jax is a happy dog – and LOVES puppies.  He enjoyed being the care-taker for two fluffy little girls in his foster home.

Jax taking care of Molly, the fluffy pup.

Jax taking care of Molly, the fluffy pup.

Jax is a big boy – he weighs about 76 pounds.  He would love a home with a fenced yard and an active family to romp with.  Email warmhearts@earthlink.net for an application to adopt Jax.

Adopted! Kringle – Ten pounds of Snuggleness

Kringle - ready for love.

Kringle – ready for love.

How does such a good little guy end up at a kill shelter at Christmas?  We’ll never know the answer to that question, but Kringle has forgotten all about those early days and is enjoying life in his foster home.

What a cutie pie he is.  Our vet guesses that this adorable little guy is a chihuahua pomeranian mix.  We LOVE his fluffy tail and that little white cap he wears on his head.

He is house-trained and likes other dogs. He REALLY likes toys and treats. He is even good walking on a leash.
Kringle is not a fan of a crate and probably should not be crated.

He gets a little bit nervous around children, so an all-adult family would suit him best.
Loud noises also give him the heebie jeebies, so a quiet home would be perfect.

Kringle LOVES his toys.

Kringle LOVES his toys.

Email warmhearts@earthlink.net for an application to adopt this boy.