FSR has two shop dogs that like to hang out, sleep on the couch and greet customers when they walk through the door! Howie and Sasha are rescue dogs from Merritt BC, they are a mix of Malamute/Shepard with a bit of Newphie in them. Mom was the Malamute/Shepard and the dad was a Newfoundland breed visiting from somewhere. The story begins: the mom dog lived across the street from the campground and the Newfoundland was staying at the campground and ta-dah! Howie and Sasha 2 months later.
They are “rescued” because when the caretaker from the campground walked across the field one very cold day in November to shut the aluminum shed door that was making a racket from the wind and just as he was going to close the door he noticed 4 puppies in the shed! Then he sees the mom dog walking across the field, obviously to visit her puppies. The caretaker called the owner of the mom’s dog and told him that his dog had a litter of puppies in his shed in the field. What the owner of the momma dog says next is unbelievable… “leave em! if it’s meant to be it’s meant to be”. So glad the caretaker said “NOT”! and called animal control and animal welfare and he brought the puppies inside including mom so she could continue to nurse and teach her pups.
Now the caretaker could not keep all the puppies so he found a Rescue Organization and they took over from there. That’s where my family joins the story, we had lost our family Lab a few months back and I was missing my furry companion. If you follow FSR on Instagram you will see why, I take my dogs everywhere, they are my constant companions with every adventure!
When the days are dark, soggy, snowy, windy, sunny my rescue pups are always ready to go and happy to be included. Adopt don’t shop it will be rewarding and you won’t regret it, I promise.