Thursday, March 3, 2011

Angels Rest Animal Sanctuary & Scout

The other day, I came across a picture of the most beautiful mastiffs I've ever laid eyes on. But, I'm prone to love their beautiful faces! (They look like a very large, serious boxer!)

It only took me a couple of minutes to discover that these two beauties were residents of Angels Rest Animal Sanctuary. This wonderful sanctuary was started in 2009 with a mission of helping animals who have no other place to go other than a kill shelter, die alone in the streets or die abandoned at the end of a chain.

Angel's Rest takes abused, neglected, sick old or otherwise unwanted animals. They work mostly with older residents who live out their remaining days in the comfort of the sanctuary, but they also do rescues and have pets for adoption.

In addition, they have a wonderful program called ELDER PAWS! This program was designed to enhance the quality of life for elderly citizens and older animals. You can read more about it on their website. But, Lucy and I think it's fantastic. She and I both know how an animal can instantly brighten the day of someone who is older and lonely.

Angel's Rest operates out of the founders and volunteers residences. They rely solely on donations and the kindness of others. Please stop by their website and read about the wonderful work that they do, and meet Scout... Just look at that face. I bet he gives the most wonderful, slobbery kisses, if you're into that sort of thing!

Scout has a wonderful, but somewhat sad story and needs a little bit of help! Scout's life started out in a puppy mill, but thankfully he was rescued and found a wonderful forever home at Angel's Rest.

14 comments:

  1. What a handsome face. No problem kissing that one!

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  2. OMG!!! I LOVE this! As you know I am a sucker for a big ol' slobbery, wrinkly face dog. People always ask if Calhoun is a mastiff. And at ONLY 80lbs I just laugh and say, "yep, a teacup mastiff!"

    Mamma Heartbeat

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  3. What a cutie. We heard that place is a wonderful sanctuary
    Benny & Lily

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  4. Scout is absolutely beautiful!

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  5. Oh goodness Scout is gorgeous!!!! Obviously I am biased as well... Having had boxers, a Dogue De Bordeaux and pugs... All in the same family at one point... I am so thankful for places like Angels Rest Sanctuary!!!!

    Oh BTW, Matthew McConaughey = delicious!!!!! I also love Josh Lucas... Their Southern voices kill me!!!!

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  6. OMGosh Scout is beautiful! According to my dog lexi he is so very handsome. Thanks for sharing! Lexi and Christina

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  7. Mom and me is on our way over to visit Scout!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

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  8. That's such a wonderful idea - pairing older pups and older people. I love what they're doing. And those are two goooooood looking mastiffs!

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  9. Beautiful dogs. There are so many wonderful people out there dedicated to helping dogs. Makes us happy.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

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  10. This is awesome. We love to hear about all the very special people and organizations out there helping all the pets in need. We agree...it truly makes you happy . Wishing you a fun weekend, Lucy.

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  11. I kinds understand the "elder" thingie 'cause I go see my 94 year old Grandpa all the time...and he turns into a 4 year old right before my very eyes! He loves me and I love him! Angel's Rest...perfect name and those 2 doggies are beauts!

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  12. My name is Perla and I am the founder of Angel's Rest and Scouty's mom. I am floored at the wonderful comments I have read about us and our boy. We at Angel's Rest take in animals such as Scout and Maverick (his brother) who would otherwise have no chance. Maverick, at the time we took him in, had about two weeks to live due to his advanced heart disease. He, however, lived with us 21 months due to the best cardiology care we could get for him at OSU. You can find the boys' story on our website: www.angelsrestanimalsanctuary.org. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. It really helps us a lot when things get tough.

    Sincerely,

    Perla Kinne
    Founder

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  13. PS - Scouty is very, very kissable.

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