The Dog Rescuers Inc.

The Dog Rescuers Inc. are a local organization, totally funded by donations, who not only rescue, medically treat as necessary, and foster/adopt out dogs, but they are also a resource for the Oakville & Milton Humane Society who rescued Ray. We are indeed fortunate to have two organizations working together with regards to dogs that have been abandoned, abused, or are just simply too much for their owners.

It was a fundraising day for them yesterday which included a 3km walk and so, as Ray seems to enjoy walking with other dogs, we went and registered.

The last time Ray participated, I was out of town and so Carol took him. Apparently, while he was quite happy to start the walk, he started to lose interest when he realized that he was getting further away from all manner of dog treats and human food (hamburgersΒ  and hot dogs!). Eventually he just sat down. That was the end of that walk!

When we arrived there, we let Ray socialize as much as he wanted, and he did really well.





Later we got ourselves over to the starting area for the walk, and off we went. As we moved away from the park area where all the stalls etc were, Ray kept looking back… and then he stopped! He looked at us, and looked at the park area, and sat down. He was not going to leave all that food behind!

We turned around and crossed back into the park with a very happy Ray along side us, and then we treated ourselves to hamburgers of which Ray got a small piece. He was very happy!

45 thoughts on “The Dog Rescuers Inc.

  1. Ray has come so far. I encourage people to consider rescue animals and at the very least, donate to your local rescue group. My sons make an annual donation to our animal shelter by putting aside money in their charity box (done on a weekly basis) from newspaper delivery earnings. I match their contribution and then some. They have become more aware of the unwanted animal problem and their visit to the shelter has been quite an eye opener.

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  2. It was good to see the photos of Ray socialising with the other dogs. Captions like ‘What have you been up to since we last met?’ come to mind. I think it’s great the way your animal charities work together. Ray’s not daft though, all that socialising is hungry work!

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  3. He’s no dummy! Locally we have several rescue groups that work with the local shelter (which is a kill shelter although they hold adoptables for a long time). When I adopted Mollie there was another cat there that I also loved and was heartbroken that I could only take one (I had other cats at home). You can imagine my surprise when I took Mollie to the vet for her spay a month later and saw the other cat there. She was with a rescue group that provides fosters. She was also a calico but her fur was very matted and required a vet’s help to get the matting out. I felt so much better knowing she was out of the cage. We have several cat foster organizations locally so I’m sure there are dog foster groups too. BTW my friend whose daughter adopted the greyhound is doing very well. It’s been almost two months now and many of the concerns are gone. Their biggest issue (and they laugh about it) is that he is a “counter cruiser.” He is so tall that he can easily steal off of the counter if they leave anything that remotely resembles food. It’s a happy ending and I have been assured that there is no talk of giving him back.

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        • I don’t really know how else I could say it! While we were contemplating adopting him, he decided to accelerate things with his (now) memorable nose touch. He wanted me to be his friend, which I accepted. The inherent responsibilities that go with any friendship were then valid. He became part of our family, and has given us so much pleasure. πŸ™‚

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            • Quote from his book – As I was squatting with my back against the fence (there were no seats around and standing was getting uncomfortable), our eyes would have been at around the same level. He then started walking directly towards me. My thoughts were rather confused because, while his approach seemed rather ominous, I could not rationalise why he would suddenly be aggressive. Based on blind faith that this dog would not hurt me without some reason, and as I had not knowingly given him such reason, I stayed in my squatting position and watched him come closer and closer until he stopped literally inches from my face and looked straight at me.
              As I looked into his big brown eyes, I recalled reading somewhere that β€œthe eyes are the windows to the soul”. If that statement was correct, then our souls connected for a brief moment, and then he gently reached forward and touched his nose to mine, turned, and walked away. When I took him back to the OMHS staff, I related the experience and asked if I should have been concerned. Their response was quite an emotional β€œOh no! He is telling you that he wants to be friends with you. That is so nice!” That incident endeared Ray to me!

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