It’s the dog whisperer TC here and first up, I want to thank you all for supporting WDHA’s Rock N’ Ruff as we are heading into our 15th year of helping homeless dogs (and cats) locally find forever homes!
Looking back, I wanted to spread the message that there are so many wonderful animals in our local shelters and all they need is a second chance. Never did I imagine we would have the response, events, partnerships, artist support and generosity of the public. From food and supply drives to our Ultimate Rock Dogs Calendar initiative to adoption events, Yappy Hours, and more, we have put the “ROCK” in RESCUE for sure!
I’ve also been lucky to partner with many great rescue groups and introducing new partnerships is always exciting.
I had heard about “Gingerbread House Sanctuary and Rescue” based out of Morris County from many listeners who have adopted and supported this group dedicated to helping small dogs, and when I met Lynn Nixon this year at Puptoberfest (she came to cheer on Ultima Rock Dog contestant Barney who was competing and an alum) she introduced herself and two precious Pekinese pups that were driving around in their Barbie car! Then she contacted me about showcasing some of their precious pups on WDHA’s Rock N’ Ruff and I was excited! Sometimes there can be a stigma attached to rescue- people think the dogs are only large, or old, or have medical issues. Not true. You can find pups of any size, pure breed and age in rescue. All you have to do is look. Last week we featured “Roger” (he has found a home btw) and I wanted to do a piece on the group that primarily focuses on the tiny treasures that need homes. Many of the dogs are seniors (not all) and I fell in love with every photo Lynn sent me.
Their mission statement-
“Saving Tiny Seniors
The Gingerbread House is a Pekingese and similar small-breed sanctuary and rescue located in northern New Jersey. They welcome all small-breed pups that need a new home, and we are passionate about saving senior and hospice pups that have special needs due to their age or medical conditions and that would likely be put down if left in a shelter.”
Again, not all of the dogs are senior pups, but the seniors and special needs babies won’t get left behind. Lynn and her staff do amazing work and are dedicated, respected, and committed to helping every small dog in their care.
Check out their website – Gingerbread House Sanctuary and Rescue
And follow them on Facebook- Gingerbread House Facebook
We will be featuring more Gingerbread Dogs on the next WDHA Rock N’ Ruff segments – spreading the word that small dogs need adoption too!
And check out a few of the sweeties that are looking for homes below!
For info on Rock N’ Ruff- WDHA’s Rock N’ Ruff
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