Pet Rescue – LHM’s and Other Specific Breeds

Hi all,

Opie here!

As we near the end of my adoption anniversary month, pet rescue is on my mind. Mama ran into some people a few days ago who were looking for a dog. They wanted a specific breed. Mama wanted a specific breed too – LHM Loveable Hypoallergenic Mutt!

This is what this breed looks like with his full coat on.

LHM’s are frequently quite cute!

Here he is after a severe summer cut.

As you can imagine, we LHM’s have a variety of looks. With our many variations, we are probably one of the largest dog breeds in the world.

Here’s our recipe:

  • Take any hypoallergenic breed plus any other pure breed or LHM breed.
  • Add a lot of love and cuddling to your LHM’s puppyhood
  • Result — a “BONEY- FIDE”
    LHM.

I may have Mama petition the AKC to recognize our status. Who knows? We may be at the dog show next year!

(I know I can run around a carpet and earn treats as well as a Rhodesian Ridgeback!)


The folks that mom talked to last week were very precise about what breed they wanted.

They wanted a Vizsula.

I must say this Vizsula is a very good looking dog.

And I am certain that this breed has an “L” for LOVEABLE in its genetic code. (We can’t all be pure bred LHM’s – poor hound!)

There’s nothing wrong with wanting a specific dog breed. However, I worry that people might end up getting a dog from a puppy mill or some other undesirable place because they are breed specific. Mama and I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick blog about places that you can go to RESCUE
the particular dog you want.

Unfortunately, no dog breed is immune to bad owners, irresponsible breeders and rotten circumstances. You can probably find any sort of dog you want at a rescue or even the dog jail
pound shelter.


Where to start?

Anyway, here are some great websites we found where people can begin their search for Breed Specific
RESCUES!

    • They say all breeds, but we saw a lot of information about greyhounds and whippets and other sight hounds. This place is local for those in Southern California. When you check out this site be sure and surf around. There was a great photo of some whippets all piled together in a ….wait for it, wait for it….DOG PILE!

       

  • Of course, the American Kennel Club has a big directory that you can look at as well. It’s alphabetized! Of course, they make all sorts of disclaimers about their list – not responsible, not necessarily accurate, not endorsed… GEEZ why’d you provide it in the first place? It’s a good place to start, I suppose. American Kennel Club ( http://www.akc.org/breeds/rescue.cfm )

     

  • All about Dogs and Cats has an extremely comprehensive directory for breed rescues and good advice on how to deal with breed specific rescue organizations. I like this site. They have a blog called Paw Prints that I’ll be visiting soon! So whether you live in Texas, California, Pennsylvania or Nevada, or pretty much any state in the Union, this website has a great list for you. I was very impressed.

(http://www.allaboutdogsandcats.com/Dogs/BreedRescue.html )

Another great dog breed!

There is one other great breed of dog out there for those of you looking.

The LM breeds (Loveable Mutt)! They are an even larger and more varied group than my beloved LHM breed!

Lots of rescues handle this sort of doggy – more rescues than I can possibly list!


Whatever dog you want, make certain that you have L genetic trait in your own make up!

We doggies don’t do well with Mamas and Daddy’s who are missing this gene.

But if you have LOVE in your heart and a good dose of R (Responsibility!), I think we might accept you as our furrever friends.

Well, fellow doggers!

Gotta run!

Mama has an excess of L to pass on to me via a tummy rub!

Your Pal,

Opie

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About Opie and Opie's Mom

Snorkie with attitude. My mom writes about me and sometimes she lets me write something too. I was rescued July 11, 2010! I am so happy! I love my family and I hate squirrels. I don't know any cats but the neighborhood cats are fun to bark at. Read Opie's Mom's Blog to find out more about me. View all posts by Opie and Opie's Mom

4 responses to “Pet Rescue – LHM’s and Other Specific Breeds

  • Bailey

    When we were looking for our first dog one of my students with asthma gave my husband a presentation on why Shelties were good for people with asthma because his Mom had done extensive research do to his health issues. My husband had all he could do not to laugh at the seriousness of the presentation. We had a neighbor who had a Sheltie and we were hooked.

    I started researching with general rescue and then discovered specific breed rescues. If you do a google search you can start to find info on breed rescues in your area. Our Sheltie breed rescue covers several states so we have had to cross state borders twice to get to Bailey and Katy’s foster homes to bring them home.

    If you have an interest in a specific breed you can also be a rescue family. Our family is a prime example.

  • Opie and Opie's Mom

    Thanks for the info. I ran into to some folks that said they wanted a specific type of dog and that got me thinking… again about pet rescues. So many great dogs our there — any dog you want really — that needs a happy home. Just for fun I looked up my acquaintences Vizsula preference and found three dogs withing about 15 miles of us. Two of whom are due to be euthanized very soon. A family can save a dog’s life and save the dog for themselves as well as for the dog’s sake. I’m just sayin’. 🙂
    Clearly, we are all on the same page here!

  • sagechronicles

    We have several breed specific rescues in Oregon and they are a very good source if you are looking for a particular breed. Our dogs have all been rescues except for Maggie, who came off a small ranch in Idaho.

  • Snoopy@snoopysdogblog.com

    Hey Opie,

    You sure are a great advert for a LHM!! If I could do a bigger ‘L’ I would!

    With lots of L around on both sides I think the right forever home is out there for every dog!

    Great informative post buddy!

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

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