IMPS Misc News



IMPS funds, etc. - 29 Dec
--- P.O. Box for donations, etc. - 30 Dec
Two more rescues in Ohio!! - 31 Dec
2 minpins in Texas - 1 Jan
IMPS is funded!! - 5 Jan
IMPS checking account - 6 Jan
Min Pin Puppy in Southern Ca needs home - 7 Jan
IMPS rescue news - 8 Jan
--- Update on CA rescue/foster - 10 Jan
Avail in Wisconsin or Illinois - 10 Jan
Rescue in Maryland - 15 Jan
Chocolate rescue pup update... - 16 Jan
--- IMPS-chocolate resq success story... - 17 Jan
IMPS - INDIANA min pin in shelter - 16 Jan
[IMPS] Zima, one of my fosters - 17 Jan
IMPS: Rescue minpin in WI - 18 Jan
IMPS Brutus - settling in... - 21 Jan
possible rescue in VA - 31 Jan
IMPS: Wisconsin homes NEEDED!!!! - 4 Feb
--- Hank in new home - 8 Feb
IMPS: GA - GREAT! Home Needed - 8 Feb
IMPS: Max is home! - 8 Feb
IMPS: Spike II Update - 10 Feb
Female Min Pin Needs Home in So. Cal. - 12 Feb
IMPS: MO foster or adoptive home needed - 12 Feb
Hank - 16 Feb
IMPS: Spikelet update and pix - 17 Feb
Prince..formerly (Scarpatchie)! - 17 Feb
IMPS: Spikelet Update - 20 Feb
Prince..with new family tonight!!!!! - 22 Feb
Fw: Min Pin puppy in Maryland - 22 Feb
--- Min Pin puppy in Maryland Update - 23 Feb
--- Dizzy - 26 Feb
URGENT-Home needed for minpins-San Jose,CA - 2 Mar
IMPS - 2 in MA - 9 Mar
Rescue success!! - 18 Mar
Dawn's Rescue Pictures - 22 Mar
IMPS: Princess Update - 23 Mar
OH Rescue - LONG - 1 Apr
Imps Moon has new home - 4 Apr
How an Imps Guardian Angel works :-) - 5 Apr
IMPS AKC Gazette article - 7 Apr
Imps another rescue Rex - 11 Apr
--- Imps another rescue Rex & Precious - 12 Apr
Caesar - OH Rescue - 13 Apr
New home for Princess in MD - 1 May
Minpin in OH - 14 May


IMPS funds, etc.

Tue, 29 Dec 1998 19:12:19 EST - from Susan

Over the past few months, we've received several requests for an address to send donations to IMPS. Up until now, we've basically been of the opinion that we should worry about funding as needed. Well, with Erika's recent post, the anticipation of the AKC Gazette article (that Faith Gordon will be submitting on IMPS' behalf) and the discussion re: calendars, we felt that it was time to move into high gear and start funding IMPS.

I just spoke to Petie and we've decided to proceed as follows (hopefully, all will agree): Petie will investigate adding a phone line dedicated to IMPS. This number will be published in Faith's AKC Gazette article and the IMPS website. The thought now is that the line will have a "phone company" answering service which will be able to take messages so that the appropriate person can return the call (ie., if the call is coming from FL and I'm the most likely candidate to return the call, answer questions, etc., I will ~ if the call is re: adoption screening, it would be refered to Liz, etc.). Since not all people have access to the website, which will be listed in the article, we felt it necessary to have a phone number.

Since I was the original person collecting IMPS donations for Lister, I have agreed to collect donations now. Between now and "calendar time", we will need to proceed with non-profit status, but in the meanwhile, I am willing to collect, hold and account for IMPS donations. We might want to consider "member status" based upon donations. Such as single member X amount, family membership X amount, patron X amount, etc. We could accept monthly donations, quarterly, yearly, etc. We should also consider specific "fund raising drives" around the holidays, etc. I'm open to thoughts.

I'll be looking for feedback ~ if there's enough interest in beginning to fund IMPS , I'll post an address (I'll investigate a p.o. box) to send donations.

Thanks!
Susan and the girls

Wed, 30 Dec 1998 13:49:52 EST - from Susan

OK, IMPS (in my name and I can absorb the fee) has a p.o. box and I'm looking into a no-cost or low-cost checking account. For those wishing to send donations now, please make your check out to:

"I.M.P.S. or Susan Lyons" (as written, ie. using both names)

It can be mailed to:

Susan Lyons
PO Box 770672
Naples, FL 34107

As for membership amounts, in my not so humble opinion ;), given the response that we got to the Lister rescue and the dollar amounts sent, I don't think that $25 per year is unreasonable to hope for. That doesn't mean that we'd turn away higher or lower amounts, but many people look for direction and that seems to be reasonable. In my corporate days, making a six figure salary, that would have been a drop in my bucket. As an independent contractor (mortgage broker), my income has dropped dramatically (you could say that it's in the cellar!), but I will do whatever I can whenever I can (monthly or quarterly) and I don't have a problem starting out with $25 now. That's a personal decision for each person to make based upon their situation and whether or not they even choose to financially support IMPS. This in no way is a requirement of anyone on the list. Involvement in IMPS or rescue activities is not a requirement of this list. It's a worthwhile endeavor that was embraced by many ~ again, a personal choice. Additionally, not financially supporting IMPS would not preclude anyone from helping rescue efforts in other ways, such as fostering. Individual donations will not be published to the list, but general IMPS account information will be available and the money will be appropriately accounted for.

We also need to have a small adoption fee (in addition to vet costs) for each IMPS involved rescue. That would help us considerably in funding IMPS and give us the funds needed for medical emergencies, neutering, etc. Other considerations, specific fund raising activities such as the calendar. I spoke with Erika yesterday and she volunteered to be our calendar girl. Please provide her with the answers to her queries. Without knowing specific printing costs, I would think that we would have to charge $10 per unit plus S&H and I think we need to presell calendars. If we presold them, we could purchase them at better rates, keep the cost reasonable and the profit decent (again, probably huge assumptions on my part as I have no knowledge re: printing prices). At $10 plus S&H, I would purchase 5 and would give them as Xmas gifts. We would also need to consider allowing people to purchase them in bulk at a discount. For example, if I ever build a large enough client base, I would consider giving them as holiday gifts. The calendars should clearly indicate that the proceeds benefit IMPS rescue activities. I am not in any way advocating that we set up a United Way type of organization where only pennies go to the actual cause because the rest goes to administration, etc., so please don't concern yourself with the cost of the p.o. box. I did that for my own comfort level and am willing to absorb it. The phone line that's been discussed will in most likelihood, not be an 800#, but probably a NY number with a voice mail service. It will be used for people to reach IMPS in the absence of Internet access.

Thanks!
Susan

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Two more rescues in Ohio!!
Click here for previous posts on Jackson.

Thu, 31 Dec 1998 19:36:14 -0600 - from Liz

Josie in Ohio (Minpinsrus@aol.com) has just taken in two min pin rescues taken from a puppy mill in her area - both have been neutered/spayed.

The male, Jackson, is 5-7 years old ?, has been abused, is good with other dogs and children, housebroken, crate trained, knows "sit" and "down". The female, Dutchess, appears a bit younger, but an adult, housebroken, but not crate trained, has no obedience training, gets along with children and other dogs. Both are B/R, docked and cropped.

Mag - could you add this to the web page?

Thanks :)

Liz

Thu, 31 Dec 1998 22:52:31 -0800 - from Rie
Click here for previous posts on Jackson.

Just so you know, both of the rescues that Josie took in are from me. She is fostering them because I have no more room at the inn! LOL Jackson should have already been put on the list, I think?Maybe? I got him about 4 weeks ago, the same weekend we had to have Brandy put to sleep. Everything in the post is correct except he was not crate trained (at least not as of last weekend when he left here). Duchess is crate trained, about 3- 3 1/2 years old. She is housebroken when left loose in the house while you are gone, but will potty in her crate if you put her in it when you leave. Both of these dogs have been abused, badly. I have had duchess for a while, and placed her two times. Got her back both times because she was scared to death and would just hide in a corner and shake. Don't know if trying her with Josie will help or not. Jackson has been abused recently and he will snap to protect himself if he thinks you are swinging at him. Both of these dogs are sweeties.

Rie Shields
Miniature Pinscher Rescue
Springfield, OH

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2 minpins in Texas
Click here for previous posts.

Fri, 1 Jan 1999 08:02:47 -0600 - from Linda

This was posted on another list.

<<I am Pam Batley and I am Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue. I have several dogs available and ready for adoption. All dogs are rescues and are spay/neutered, current on shots and heartworm neg....

Min Pin Males(2)-- 1 yr old -- housebroke-- but are boys!! nice --
Soon to be available Pyr Male 5 yrs old -- good around animals -- and people. use to being on a farm

I will consider homes out of Texas but prefer to place in Texas or neighboring States.>>

Linda Lipe
Little Rock

Fri, 01 Jan 1999 09:02:50 -0600 - from Liz

These two are already listed on the web page with Patti as a contact. Patti - wasn't there someone interested in them already?

Mag, could you add Pam's e-mail address as primary contact? thanks :)

Liz

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IMPS is funded!!

Tue, 5 Jan 1999 18:48:36 EST - from Susan

I am pleased to announce that IMPS has received two generous contributions as of today and we are in business!!! (financially speaking)

Please remember, IMPS is accepting any and all contributions however large or small. One of our first endeavors is to assist Dawn by covering T.J.'s vet bill. We will then approach T.J.'s breeder for reimbursement. For those of you who intended to send something to Dawn, please send it to the IMPS fund instead. This will keep confusion to a minimum and maximize our ability to assist when necessary.

Please make checks payable to "IMPS or Susan Lyons". They can be mailed to:

Susan Lyons
P.O. Box 770672
Naples, FL 34107

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Susan for IMPS

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IMPS checking account

Wed, 6 Jan 1999 13:43:42 EST - from Susan

Well, as of today, IMPS has a separate checking account. I investigated all types of accounts at various local banks. I finally took the cheapest way out. It's a personal account, as business accounts are very expensive (monthly fees up the kazoo). It's titled:

Susan Lyons
IMPS Account
P.O. Box 770672
Naples, FL 34107

It will have a monthly charge of $5 unless we can manage to keep a $500 monthly balance. As of this point, we're not there yet ;)

Since it's not in IMPS' name exactly, checks will need to be made out to me, or Susan Lyons, IMPS Account. Either way will be fine.

Thanks for everyone's support. Our first official check written is to pay off T.J.'s vet bill. :):):)

Susan

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Min Pin Puppy in Southern Ca needs home

Thu, 7 Jan 1999 08:11:55 -0800 (PST) - from Stacy

This was on the dog rescue board this morning.

---------- Forwarded message ----------

<<Black and tan male 16 weeks old, tail docked, ears not done. Being given up by family due to him being "too hyper". Has never met cats before but got along with the family Boxer. Appears to be very, VERY bouncy, but was shy and growled when my friend first reached out to let him sniff her. As a result, I don't want to risk him around kids. (the previous owner insists that he never bit anyone, that he is simply too hyper for them to handle, but a dog, especially a young pup growling when a stranger reaches out slowly worries me a bit) He has had no obedience training and would need to be enrolled. All shots are up to date and he is registered. He will be neutered before adoption so please don't bother asking if you are looking for a stud dog. He looks larger than normal but I am not used to Min Pins so perhaps this is the proper size. He simply looks slightly "stockier" (not fat) than most of the Min Pins I have seen who appear to be more delicate-boned.

So, adult family only, older teens possibly okay. Will not turn him over to a rescue for fostering, he will be fostered here. We have the space and the patience to deal with a puppy bouncing off the walls. He will be picked up tonight.

Thanks!

Angela

Ps-NO shipping, this dog will be placed only after meeting and speaking with the new owners. Home check required to ensure that the yard is securely fenced! Adoption will only be done to patient person/couple used to dealing with active, possibly shy dogs with intentions of enrolling puppy in training right away. No collectors need apply!>>

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IMPS rescue news

Fri, 8 Jan 1999 15:56:06 -0500 - from Petie

Well John has found a nice home for Bones...congratulations! I think this was more than welcome since his little dog Brutus was not at all happy to share his home....maybe it was because it was another male:-)

Thanks to Jeanese who did the initial phone calls to the owner and an IMPS representative in Southern CA Kristen who will be fostering and placing the dog we will be finding a new home for a 5 month old Blk/tan male Min Pin...and I don't even know his name:-) he was advertised on the AOL Dog Classified Board on Tuesday. Kristen is not on our list so you might write and thank her for real involvement in this.
Right on guys!
Petie

Sun, 10 Jan 1999 17:56:14 -0500 - from Petie

Hi Everyone, I figured you'd like to hear the details of the rescue/foster situation in CA with the 5 month old little boy Duke. I am posting Kristen's letters to me with her permission.
Petie

<<Jeanese & Petie,

First of all, Jeanese, I agree with you on the CA home. I just really didn't get a good impression!
Secondly, I have the pup! His name is Duke and he is the spitting image of my Dami at that age!
He has never been to the vet, so we are going this morning (low cost clinic day) for his shots. He is not house broken or crate trained. He is also very timid. He is long and lean (skinny) and had a long neck. Petie, you told me if I wanted to keep him, that I could. We may do so (mainly because he looks so much like Dami, its eerie). We are going to give him a week to see if he comes out of his shell and see how he does with the others we have. If we do decide to keep him, what do I need to do? My boyfriend, who is a professional dog trainer, recommended not to get him neutered until he is a little older. He is so timid, he feels that neutering him right now would not be beneficial to him. This poor little guy is so terrified of everything it took us 2 hours to get him to come out of his crate when I brought him home. As I'm sitting here typing this, he is still clinging to me and shaking. Jim, my boyfriend, thinks that neutering him now will just add to this. I don't believe he was abused, but maybe just really sheltered. The people had 2 other puppies, a doberman and a pomeranian (so they say, it didn't even look like a dog to me!). While I was there, the husband (?) picked Duke up and dropped him (accidentally, but it still worried me). There were so many people in that place, it was scary. They live in a little trailer with 2 couples and it looked like 5 kids (every where I looked was a child, couldn't keep track!) This guy really needs a good, patient, understanding home. He threw up this morning and has one eye that just keeps watering. I'm going to have my vet check him all out. If we decide not to keep him (doubtful), we still would like to foster him for a while to work out some of his problems so they don't escalate in a new home. (crate training, fear, house breaking, fear, wearing a collar, fear...ect). The owners were pretty loving to him, and I really liked Venita, she was sweet, but I just don't think they have any business having a puppy, let alone 3! When I was there, she was asking me how to house train a puppy and if it was normal for them to bark?!? I think they love their dogs, but just have no idea how to care for them. Duke was great with all the kids and the other puppies though. Well, I'm off to the vet, will let you know what he says. Let me know what I have to do (applications, ect.) to keep him.
Thanks,
Kristen,

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Duke is already so attached to my boyfriend that I'm jealous! When Jim leaves the room, Duke cries and whines up a storm. If I leave the room (as long as Jim is there), he hardly notices :-( Can you say "major separation anxiety"! Jim took him out to the field (attached to the kennels and all fenced in, it's where they do their agility classes) yesterday and Duke had a grand time running around and playing with a little rat terrier. Jim thinks this is the first time he has been let out in a large area to play!
There have been no accidents in the house since yesterday morning! And, he slept in a crate yesterday afternoon (after about a half hour of crying) and did great! He goes back to the vet on Tuesday to make sure he is ok after all this stress. I will update you all soon! Kristen

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Petie,
He would probably just die in a shelter. I can't believe how scared he is! He hasn't eaten (even tried chicken) or taken any water. We just got back from the vet and he said if he still hasn't taken any water by tomorrow, to bring him back in for some fluids. He also has conjunctivitis. I just dropped him off at my boyfriend's house and he will stay there for the week. My boyfriend lives and works at the kennel so he will be around all day to watch him, work on house breaking and his anxiety problems. Plus, he can better keep him isolated due to the conjunctivitis than I can (plus its dangerous to Carrie who is diabetic). The vet agreed about not neutering him now. Both agreed that he should be ready by 8 months without a problem though. They are thinking another month or two to get him over this hump and mature a little more. They think the hormones will do him good. He got all his shots this morning and did well with that. I have the adoption agreement so I will fill it out by next week and send it in. You gave me the address for it, do I also send the owner release form there? The adoption is $50.00, right? I will keep you updated on his progress. Poor little guy is just so stressed right now it breaks my heart!
Kristen & Gang

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<< Kristen thank GOODNESS you have him and not some shelter.
Of course you can keep him if you want to and definately don't neuter him now.....if you decide not to keep him we can consider if he's ready when he goes to another home but it can wait at his age as long as we are sure about the adoptive home doing it by 8 months... An Adoption Agreement I would think would be all we need if you keep him as I think all the information on the Prospective Home Agreement is on the form you already filled out to foster.
We would like the adoption fee as it goes into keeping IMPS running but lets not worry about that for now...just love him and help him as I know you will do.
Keep us informed and give him a big hug he'll know he's safe very soon :-) Petie

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Thanks for the address. Update: He ate dinner and drank water tonight!!! Yippee!
Kristen & Gang
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Avail in Wisconsin or Illinois

Sun, 10 Jan 1999 21:09:59 -0600 - from Liz

Hank is a 1.5 year old male. He is housebroken as long as he's not left for long periods of time (over eight hours). He is not quite used to crates yet. He is about 10 pounds, docked, uncropped with standing ears and black/tan. He sits up, shakes paw, walks well on a leash, is not destructive, and does not seem to be real hyperactive. He barks when startled or when first left alone, but is not an incessant barker. He was raised with a six month old child and a six year old child and does well with children. He is very, very interested in making friends with female dogs of ANY breed He will be neutered this week, has already been microchipped and will be available for placement within the next 7 - 10 days. An adoption fee of $50 and reimbursement for the neuter will be requested. His foster home is in Menominee Falls, WI.

Because of weather considerations, we can only consider adoptive homes in the WI, IA and IL area.

Please contact Liz at harkon@inxpress.net.

Thanks all :)

Liz

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Rescue in Maryland

Fri, 15 Jan 1999 05:17:59 -0800 (PST) - from Sheila

What a day to find out about a rescue. I will be picking up Arnold who is a 6 month old male that is unaltered but current on his shots from a family here in MD. The family said that they can't handle the little guy. He weighs in a 10lbs. and I have been told that he is large for his size. The owners want to make sure that the new owner gets him altered before they turn over his papers. The owners admitted to getting Arnold from a petstore, so we can all guess that Arnold is more than likely a Puppy Mill puppy.

I have sent Kim a private email regarding this little guy. I will hopefully be picking him up this afternoon when I get off work or sometime tomorrow.

I will keep everyone posted.

Sheila

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Chocolate rescue pup update...
Click here for previous posts on Brutus.

Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:56:10 -0800 (PST) - from Saz

Hi all,
I have "Brutus" at my house. For those of you who don't remember, he is the minpin who was surrendered to my friend in Maine -- the hot sauce dog. He is sitting on my lap as I type. Took him about 30 seconds to make himself at home! He is a very nice dog, handsome, well built and he has a very affectionate personality. He will have no problem adapting to a loving home -- even with his abusive past.

We will be leaving for Connecticut (his new home) between 8:30 and 9 this morning. I'm taking some pics of him with my dogs and I'll get some of him with his new person for the web page.

Update upon my return.
Cheers,
Saz

Sun, 17 Jan 1999 11:01:21 -0800 (PST) - from Saz

Well, I'm back from Connecticut, less one chocolate minpin.

Tracy, Brutus' new mom was very excited and she had everything prepared for him. She got several phone calls while I was there from all the people she had bragged to about her new baby, wanting to know if he'd arrived yet!

I spent a couple of hours with her as Brutus had become attached to me in the couple of hours that I spent him, and I wanted him to be as comfortable with Tracy as he had been with me. Didn't take long. They were getting along great when I left them. He should be a pretty easy dog to live with. He let us know when he needed to "go" by heading to the door and whining. We took him out and sure enough...

Anyway, I think that Brutus and Tracy are a great match. I gave her my phone numbers if she had any questions, day or night. My first IMPS affiliated rescue complete, I have to say it was a great experience.

Susan, I will be sending on a donation to the IMPS fund from Tracy. It's not a huge cheque as she had the vet bills from the vaccs., neutering and tests, but she wanted to give something.

Looking forward to the next one we can help,
Saz

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IMPS - INDIANA min pin in shelter

Sat, 16 Jan 1999 08:16:43 -0600 - from Liz

There is a male neutered min pin in the Porter County Animal Shelter in Valparaiso (sp?), Indiana - near Gary, about 40 miles from Chicago. He's about two years old, VERY friendly, VERY social, turned in by owners due to housebreaking problems. He's current on all vaccinations, black/tan, cropped and docked and about 8-10 pounds. He has till next Friday.

Can anyone pick him up? I have a potential home that may be able to take him on the 18th, but not before.

The shelter contact is Pam: 219-465-3550, shelter is open 8:30-2 on Saturday (Pam will be there till noon today), closed on Sunday, closed Monday for the holiday and open from 9-4 weekdays. There is a $40 cash adoption fee which the adoptive home will reimburse.

thanks - Liz

Sat, 16 Jan 1999 10:55:18 EST - from Pam

I called the shelter and talked to Pam, she has a couple she thinks is going to take him. The deal is if I don't hear from her then he has a home, if not she will call me and I will go Thursday and get him. With their schedule and mine plus the distance this would be the soonest I can get there. Either way help will be coming....Pam n Friends feeling much better now.....

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[IMPS] Zima, one of my fosters
Click here for previous posts on Zima.

Sun, 17 Jan 1999 09:25:38 -0600 - from Linda Lipe

Liz, I have an update on Zima. I was told she was two or three years old. After several requests, I have finally gotten her medical records. She was 5 in October. Her teeth are sparkly white. (I personally have never seen a large red one of Zima's type with dirty teeth.)

(Also, she hasn't been to the vet since 4/96. He said she had had one litter. There is no record on here of either her or her puppies ever going to the vet for obstetric/pediatric care.)

She is a wonderful girl, a little overweight but losing. Housebroken. I can't find any fault with her. Obviously, she's a minpin and likes to steal food from the other dogs and won't take any guff from the other dogs. Bur she's a sweet, sweet girl.

Linda Lipe

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IMPS: Rescue minpin in WI

Mon, 18 Jan 1999 09:12:45 -0600 - from Liz

<<I normally do Doberman rescue, but it was this little guy's last day at the local kill-shelter, and I couldn't pass him by.
He's 5-7 months old, minpin (shelter thought he was part chihuahua, he's not)
"Taz" is red in color, 6.7 pounds.
I got him out of the shelter a week ago today. (1/13) I took him straight to the vet to be treated for demodectic mange. Anyone who didn't know what to look for wouldnt' have even noticed, so he must have just gotten it. He is being treated with Ivermectin to cure this problem.
He's great with my 2 daughters, ages 4 years and 18 months. And he's also a real couch potatoe! He LOVES to be cuddled and held,and love to sleep with you at night, if you allow him to.
The only bad "habit" I have noticed is that he isn't house broke. Not that it's his fault. So I am crate training him, and he is catching on.

Please e-mail me with any questions! Thanks!

Sasha>>

Taz in being fostered in Sparta, WI which is near LaCrosse:

Sasha is going to be moving to Alabama soon, so Taz doesn't have much time with her, but I can foster if she has to leave before he is placed. Please send inquiries to me at harkon@inxpress.net - thanks

Liz

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IMPS Brutus - settling in...

Thu, 21 Jan 1999 07:56:52 -0800 (PST) - from Saz
Click here for previous posts on Brutus.

Hi all,

I got an e-mail from Tracy, Brutus' new mom. They are doing great, no accidents, and they are enrolled in obedience classes beginning on the 25th. Tracy is giving him lots of love and has re-arranged her schedule so that she can come home at lunchtime to play with him. Sounds like they are really enjoying each other's company, and Tracy is doing a great job giving this little dog the loving home he has always deserved.

Chalk up another success story...

Pictures will be forthcoming as soon as I finish the roll...

Saz

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possible rescue in VA

Sun, 31 Jan 1999 22:23:08 -0800 - from Rie

I found this on the Canine Connection list. Can someone in the Virginia area check on her???

<<Breed: Miniature Pinscher
Age: 7
Sex: female
Area: Chesapeake, Virginia
Contact: Michelle Cogan
Posted: 1/19/99
Comments: ADOPTION - Little Miss Roxie Valentine Needs a Home B.K.A. "Roxie" Date of Birth: December 5, 1992 Age: Seven years old Weight: 11 and a half pounds Height: 12" from top of head Black and tan A.K.C. Registered Good bloodline Character: Very loving, super sweet, tons of kisses, loves to lay next to you when you watch t.v., not very crazy about kids because they think I'm a toy and I get tired and cranky sometimes, prefer my owner to speak to me softly and like to cuddle a lot. I love my blanket and my little house for privacy. I love to listen to the t.v. and watch you cook. My favorite area is the kitchen or the couch next to you for heat. I love to hear anyone sing. I love to play hide and seek. Most of all I love being cuddled and burrowing under sheets. If I can get away with it, I love to hide under the bed, as that is usually my secret hiding place. I love to be chased and play. I'm not crazy about balls or hard toys but I like the soft squeaky ones. I love to dress up and put on my different sweaters. Needs: Someone who works from home or is home most of the day. Preferable an older couple or someone who needs a nice companion pet. Graduated from puppy kindergarten.
>>

Rie Shields

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IMPS: Wisconsin homes NEEDED!!!!

Thu, 04 Feb 1999 17:10:50 -0600 - from Liz

While Spike II and Taz were easily dealt with, we still have two min pins in Wisconsin who need HOMES!!!!!

Hank: 1.5 yr old neutered male, 10 pounds, docked, uncropped with standing ears and black/tan. Hank is good with children, very active and playful, but loves to lap surf, does well with other dogs, including large dogs. He is spotless in his crate, housebroken and does well on a leash except for his insistance on chewing on it. Hank has been fostered since January 11 with a doberman household and will be fostered by a rottweiler household as of February 10. The weather in Wisconsin would permit shipping right now and Hank would fit happily into almost any household - although at this point he might think that other min pins are a bit SMALL compared to the breeds he has been living with!!

Liz

Mon, 8 Feb 1999 14:24:20 -0500 (EST) - from Petie

I spoke to the new owners of Hank who flew from Milwaukee to Newark yesterday and they said he arrived safely and was MARVELOUS!
Petie

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IMPS: GA - GREAT! Home Needed

Mon, 08 Feb 1999 16:41:35 -0600 - from Liz

Can someone in or near Georgia contact this person?

<<My husband and I have recently rescued a miniature pinscher. It is a male, black and tan. We have tried to find his owners with no luck. We live in a military town and it is very common for people to dump their dogs when they can't take them with them. Although we would love to keep him, and will if the right home is not found, we have four dogs and a cat. We have started taking in stray dogs and can't continue with this if we keep them all. I will be taking him to my vet this week for a check up and all of his shots. I will also pay to have him neutered. All I need is a good home for him. I noticed John Bryant's name and hope that he may provide a good home. I am willing to drive him to GA at my expense. I do not want any payment for anything I am doing just a home I can be sure will keep him forever. He is great with other dogs, big & small, male & female. He is very affectionate, he's been sleeping with us every night and will lick you to death. I am not sure how old he is, hopefully the vet can give me an idea. If I had to guess I would say 1 1/2 - 2 years. I hope you can help me and I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

Sincerely

Kim Ruesler>>

Tue, 9 Feb 1999 06:54:13 EST - from John

I'll check this out today...will get back to ya'll on it!
John and Brutus

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IMPS: Max is home!

Mon, 08 Feb 1999 23:45:47 -0500 - from Dawn

I swear this won't be as long as the last one! Max, our 3 yr. old rescue in CT is finally at his new home! I drove him Saturday to his new home in MA. He was adopted by Kim, who should be joining our list in a couple of months, when she gets a computer. Max was not as big a terror as we thought, I was expecting another TJ by his description! He just isn't trained very well and has been passed to a couple of owners. Kim has started working with him as far as training goes, but not with the best start possible. She did get nipped when he anxiously tried to get a treat. But, she is not hurt badly and called to make sure she disciplined him the correct way. She's such a trooper! I'd be running for the hills myself! Anyway, everything is fine and dandy and he has apologized profusely with kisses! Max has a very large fenced in back yard to play in and took very well to Kim when he first arrived. I'm hoping with a little training behind him, which Kim has agreed to go to classes for, he will become a proper canine citizen! Another one for IMPS and the third for me in 1999 (Whicho is # 4)! And who said MA wasn't busy??
Dawn

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IMPS: Spike II Update

Wed, 10 Feb 1999 10:23:41 -0600 - from Liz

Well, it turned out that Lois' original min pin, Ruffy, was not willing to accept another household resident at this time (or probably ever). Lois is a great home, it's not her fault this didn't work out and she has been very supportive throughout the switch and has been calling to make sure he's doing o.k. and to follow up on his vet visits, she feels awful about this. Also, Spike II (or Spikelet as we're calling him), has some dog aggression problems *and* some physical problems which need immediate correction.

SO..................on Monday, the Spikelet came to the rottweiler farm <G> We had a few tense moments when all ten pounds of him met Janni (8 year old SF rottie, about 80 pounds, VERY good with small dogs), he flew off the handle and tried to kill her, so I held him up in the air by his leash and she gave him her best "what the #$&% do you think you're doing, kid" look. I put her in a down stay, let him sniff her, let them have a few hours together, then let out Molly. He was better with Molly (7 year old SF rottie, about 85 pounds), a few growls and some posturing, but no snaps - Molly is afraid of small dogs, she was terrorized by a pair of Shi Tzu's when she was a puppy, so she was content to sniff him and go back to the bed to lie down. At dinner time we let Ascan out (4 year old IM rottie, about 105 pounds), and Spikelet didn't even notice him - what's one more big balck thing when you're eating dinner??

Ascan was a bit depressed after dinner when Spikelet met his very polite request to play tug with growls and snaps, but he went away and took his toy with him :( Ascan thinks all min pins were put on earth to play with him because the girls won't, so this was very hard on him - he looks forward to fosters, especially in the winter because they're so much fun.

Spikelet is doing well with the cats, he chased Dirthead a little bit, but had no intentions of really going after her and he's been fine since with both cats. He utterly ADORES our children (Del is 4, Val is 7), and his favorite thing in the world is just sitting on the couch with Del watching Nickelodeon, second fave is sitting next to Val at the computer :) He would LOVE to be able to sleep with the kids at night, but all the cat stuff is in that room (food, litter, etc.) and while it's rottie proof, it is definitely NOT min pin proof!!!

He is housebroken and crate trained, very calm, rarely barks and loves to cuddle. We're looking for a home with small children for him, and with large tolerant dogs and/or cats if there are other animals, he would not do well with another min pin, he's very dominant and would do damage to a dog of his own size.

And, on to his health..........Spikelet has a double inguinal hernia, it's a birth defect that his previous owners chose to ignore. The surgery is not expensive ($150), but it is very dangerous. It does have to be done as this condition worsens with age. He also has doubled upper canines, which are trapping his muzzle so he looks like he's always snarling, and they're also trapping food and causing decay. Our vet has agreed to pull the extra canines at no extra cost while he's under for the hernia surgery.

Despite the dog aggression problem, he is a *wonderful* little dog!!! Even my husband is falling in love with him and he can't STAND min pins!!!

Liz

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Female Min Pin Needs Home in So. Cal.

Fri, 12 Feb 1999 09:27:53 -0800 (PST) - fwd from Stacy

<<Dobie Rescue in Fillmore, California (between Ventura and Valencia close to Moorpark, California) has a red purebred Mini Pin for adoption. She is spayed and seven years old.

She has special needs because she is scared of men. If you are interested in her or know someone who is, please call Ardis Munck at 805/524-5102.

Ardis also has many other small mixed breed dogs and goes weekly to the high kill shelters in Southern California. She has a want list for people who are looking for something in specific (i.e., a Pug, Poodle, etc.) She will call you when she gets something in that you are looking for. After that, there is an application and a donation to adopt (reasonable donation).>>

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IMPS: MO foster or adoptive home needed

Fri, 12 Feb 1999 12:12:05 -0600 - from Liz

<<Zoe is 2 years old, choc/tan, 6 lbs and is good with cats and other dogs. She has never been around children so I don't know how she would react. She is tiny and fragile so a home with small children may not be good idea. She loves to travel so she would be perfect for a couple that owns a motor home. Crate trained. Has not been spayed. She is extremely affectionate and is truly a lap dog.

Milo is 2 years old, red, 15 pounds, is good with cats but not with other dogs except Zoe. He is a special case. I rescued him myself from an abusive owner when he was 8 months old. He does not trust people easily;especially men. When he does get to where he trusts you, he is the sweetest dog and he loves to give hugs. He does not like children and would be best in home with no other dogs. He has been neutered. Milo would be perfect with a single lady. Crate trained. He has a tendancy to be a fear biter although he has never bitten anyone.>>

Because of a recent situation where a post from the saluki list was forwarded to another list and a person from that list misrepresented themself as an IMPS approved home, I have removed the headers from this message. I have forwarded the original message to approved Missouri volunteers. I'm truly sorry that things have to be done this way, but when we run the risk of intact dogs being placed in unapproved homes, we do need to be very careful what is said in public. IMPS is growing and learning, and unfortunately, one of the repeating themes along the way is that trust must be earned :(

These dogs are being given up because the husband is undergoing a transplant. I have advised the home that in my job situation I often come into contact with transplant patients who are not required or advised to give up their dogs, so if something can be worked out, I think she would prefer to keep her dogs, but in the meantime, if anyone in the Missouri area is interested in adopting these two dogs (we would prefer to see them placed together), please contact me privately at harkon@inxpress.net

Liz

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Hank
Click here for previous posts on Hank.

Tue, 16 Feb 1999 12:40:13 -0500 - from Petie

Hi All,
I received this from the family who adopted the little boy who flew from Milwaukee 10 days ago...seems he likes his new home!
Petie

<<Hi Petie:

Just wanted you to know that Hank (Spanky) is doing great! He is such a good dog. I think he loves it here. He just loves the kids. He seemed to just fit right in from day one. Everyone can't get over that we just got the dog. He acts as if he's been with us for years. I'm really glad that he has adjusted so quickly. The only thing we need and have been working on, is getting him use to my two cats. We've been trying to socialize them slowly. We've been putting him on the leash, while they walk around, very carefully, I might add! Hopefully after a while they all just get use to one another. As far as the dogs, he gets along great with the rottie, and the poodle is getting use to him. He's a little bit too active for her, but she's coming along alright. She's a little old and never really was really playful, only on rare occasion.

Well, thanks again.
Debbie Rivera
>>

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IMPS: Spikelet update and pix
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Wed, 17 Feb 1999 08:01:36 -0600 - from Liz

Spike came through his surgery just fine and we'll be picking him up today :)

His pictures are also ready, I hope this works - you can see him at:

http://photomail.filmworks.com/pmlogin.asp?P1=13119206&P2=58471811&P3=0

-OR:

Go to http://photomail.filmworks.com and supply the following information: Customer Number: 13119206, Roll Number: 58471811

Liz

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Prince......formerly (Scarpatchie) going to new home!
Click here for previous posts on Scarpatchie/Prince.

Wed, 17 Feb 1999 20:54:27 EST - from John

Hey all,
Thanks first of all to Vicki in NC, Petie , Liz and the rest for all their help on this rescue as it was cross posted from our list and then came confusion, IMPS comes out smelling like a rose after all is said and done!
Anyway, Lynn (Zehava1) and myself will be driving from Atlanta for a rondevue in SC at noon on Sunday which we will pick up Scarpatchie from his foster/turnin home, bring him to Atlanta, have him neutered and send him to his new home on Tuesday. Then he'll become "Prince", with a wonderfull young family that has already been to the pet store for a crate and special treats.
Once again IMPS has placed another little (11lb) terror on some poor slave to be!
John and Brutus

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IMPS: Spikelet Update
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Sat, 20 Feb 1999 15:48:33 -0600 - from Liz

Well, Spikelet is off on his second try with a new family :) His first home did not work out because there were no children there - Spike adores small children, and because the min pin in the home was aggressive towards Spikelet. Spikelet is a dominant dog and he does not react well to aggression from other dogs.

His new family is from Taiwan originally and owned a min pin in Taiwan, they have three children, and the grandmother is home full time with the kids. They left Taiwan because of the integration process with mainland China, and they had to leave their min pin with a relative. Spike did very well on his initial interview, so we're hoping things work out in this home. They have no other dogs, but they do have cats - they've been warned about hiding the cat litter box and keeping the cat food away from him so he doesn't get any pudgier than he already is.

And as Susan said to me, if he comes back from this one, it's a sign that we should just keep him <G>

Liz

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Prince...formerly Scarpatchie with new family tonight!!!!!
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Mon, 22 Feb 1999 15:54:53 EST - from John

Hey Ya'll,

Well, as I posted last week Lynn and I met Kim (foster/turnin) and picked up Prince.What an adorable little (12 lbs) guy he is, he rode 300 miles back home either in Lynn's lap or straddling the console with his head on my shoulder...very very affectionate.
So anyway we got home last night and the new owners came over to the house to meet him. First thing he does is jump in moms lap and start kissing her and nipping at her ears...instant love! They stayed bout an hour or so playing and having a ball. He stayed here with Brutus and I (Brutus said it'd be ok for just one night) we got up early and went to the Vet for neutering and check over (Oh Boy!). The Vet called bout 3 pm said he was styling and profiling (doing great). They will be picking him up afterwhile to go to his new home with his new family....
I'd like to first of all thank Kim for fostering him and driving to meet us. Petie and Vicky for hooking us up. Also thankx to Lynn for the new home lead. He'll be real happy with these people.
So IMPS does another one!
John and Brutus

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Fw: Min Pin puppy in Maryland

Mon, 22 Feb 1999 21:30:59 -0800 - from Rie

Do we have anyone in this area that can check on this baby?

Rie Shields
Miniature Pinscher Rescue

-----Original Message-----

<<I am looking for a breed rescue or permanant home for a beautiful little red Min Pin. Dizzy is 11 months old and an intact male. He is propertied to be housebroken and good with children, dogs and cats. Please contact me asap if you can help.
Sarah Nicholson
Victory Farm
Kent County Border Collie Rescue
Humane Society of Kent County
>>

Tue, 23 Feb 1999 19:19:08 -0500 - from Petie

Ok Guys,
Imps will be picking up this baby from the Humane Society tomorrow. The shelter called Sharon Cole one of our Imps Guardian Angels to tell her he was wanting out. and they wanted him out also as they were very full. Sharon has been fostering another Imps dog Lady, for the past week, an owner turn in, who is being spayed tomorrow and will be picked up at the vets by her new owners who are visiting with her tonight.
Sharon will then drive two hours to pick up the little boy who she may want to keep since she has also been on the Homes waiting list...but lets let them meet first :-)
I asked Sharon if she didn't want to join the list and she said "what List" so she's on now in time for everyone to thank her for being a very busy girl...and I'm sure we'll hear first hand how the new little boy is.

Petie

Fri, 26 Feb 1999 12:39:45 -0500 - from Sharon, via Petie

Sharon is having trouble posting to the list so heres the news about Dizzy:

<<Hi everyone.

I picked up Dizzy late Wed. eve, and took him back with me. He is a very lovely large (will be a 20 lb'r) red male minpin with docked tail and natural ears. After one evening, had to put him in the hospital to get fixed, he was spraying everywhere in my house. I mean nothing was safe, clothes, furniture, bed, etc. Dizzy is housebroken, yet, very skittish. It seems as if the previous owner hit him alot (probably because he lifts his leg constantly). He was apparently given as a gift and the owner no longer wanted him.

I will pick him up later on today, and let him rest from the surgery. I have not been able to do much else these past few days with my hectic schedule, so please be a little patient for more info.

Thanks.

Sharon>>

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URGENT-Home needed for minpin dogs-San Jose,CA

Tue, 2 Mar 1999 22:04:01 -0800 (PST) - from Stacy

---------- Forwarded message ----------

<<HOME NEEDED FOR MINPINS-SAN JOSE,CA

Anthony and Lady are miniature pinschers who immediately need an adoptive or foster home together. They are 8 and 8.5 yrs. old. Anthony is a neutered male, 9 lbs, with a sleek body style, and is the more easy going of the two. Lady is a spayed female, 11 lbs, with a thicker body style, and is more "in charge". Both are housebroken, very playful, lap dogs, and not high strung. They have been exposed to crates. Like all minipins, they would love to share the bed with you and be under the covers!

They are being surrendered by their distraught owners because family problems require the owners to sell their house and move across the country where their housing situation will be unknown.

Anthony and Lady are OK with other dogs, cats are unknown. The life span of a minipin is 16-18 years old so they have many more years to be enjoyed as beloved pets.

If you can help, please contact Pet Network, an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue group based in San Jose, California. Please visit our website at www.petnetwk.org.>>

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IMPS - 2 in MA

Tue, 9 Mar 1999 09:12:21 -0500 - from Dawn

Well, when it rains, it pours! I got 2 turn in's tonight, 1 from owner, 1 from chi rescue. Here are the details....

First chi rescue dog - Molly, 4 or 5 years old, spayed red female, 12" tall, 7 lbs., up to date, not good with kids, other dogs or cats, does get along with Min pins though. She is very hyper, but crate trained, is housebroken for the most part, but sometimes has accidents if left in the crate too long. She can be affectionate but will probably be "nippy" when first introduced. Chi rescue is going to keep Molly until a home can be found for her.

Then there is Beenie, 8 or 9 month old b/t Min Pin, neutered male, 5 lbs., good with cats, dogs and kids (sent email to the Wood's in MA), is housebroken, crate trained and is not a barker. He is docked, has standing natural ears and is up to date. He broke his leg when he was very young, has had surgery, has pin and screw in leg now so he hobbles a bit when walking. Doesn't hinder him in anyway.She is turning over AKC

Dawn

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Rescue success!!
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Thu, 18 Mar 1999 22:03:22 -0800 (PST) - from Stacy

Hi everyone,
Thought I would share this bit of news. There were 2 min pins in the San Jose area here in CA that were older and in need of a home. Well through this list with my acting as mediator and your tips this older pair has found a new home! The two will be going to their home tomorrow and should arrive around noon. The new owner is anxiously looking forward to them and are aware of the issues at readjusting older dogs. Everyone involved is hoping this works out and I have great faith that it will. So give yourself a pat on the back because this thing works!

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Dawn's Rescue Pictures

Mon, 22 Mar 1999 16:32:20 -0500 - from Dawn

Hey guys - I forgot to tell you that I updated my rescue page this weekend! http://members.xoom.com/dmsulli/rescues.htm More pics of Whichoo - Pics of Chandra the Rottie - Pics of Beanie

Dawn

Tue, 23 Mar 1999 14:32:49 GMT - from Dawn

<<Hi Dawn, just checked out your rescue page..You did an excellent job !!! The stories & the photos..I feel so bad for Beanie..I sure hope he gets placed soon.

Dotty (Xena's slave)>>

Hi Dotty! Don't feel bad for Beanie, he's having a wonderful time playing with my girls!! He bounced back from his surgery with flying colors and in Min Pin fashion, is still bouncing all over the place! He's been using the leg more than ever, so a full recovery is a possibility! How's Xena doing?
Dawn

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IMPS: Princess Update

Tue, 23 Mar 1999 12:14:03 -0600 - from Tue, 23 Mar 1999 12:14:03 -0600

PART 1:

<<Hi Liz,

I don't know if you remember me but I am the gal who drove to Milwaukee and adopted little Princess?? A friend of mine, Jim had originally contacted you before the holidays?

Well, Princess has been with me since New Year's Eve day and things have worked out beautifully. I am so glad I found her...I can't tell you. She is just a little doll and very affectionate.

She has had a litter and been abused previously and had the submissive peeing problem. I am happy to report she is coming along fine with her little piddling. Each day she becomes more confident that all she will get from me is love and my vet tells me that in time she will completely be rid of the problem. I find it so hard to imagine anyone hitting or otherwise abusing such a tiny little creature... oh well, that part of her life is over.

I filled out an application to become a foster or even permanent home for any other minpins in need of help so please let me know if I can be of any type of help.

Thank you for all of your help
Phyllis Brown

PS: Another success story !!>>

PART 2:

<<Of course you can forward my email, not a problem. Would you let me know where the story about Princess is? And where the part you are going to forward will be?

I can't tell you how lucky I feel I am to have found her. She has alot of pup in her, she runs like a deer across my backyard - she loves being outside. She quickly become buddies with my older dog. I can't wait til summer and I can introduce her to my pool! She has got it made living here (haha) but she deserves it.

Just let me know when you need my help.>>

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OH Rescue - LONG

Thu, 1 Apr 1999 19:32:58 EST - from Jennifer

OK here are the details:
* 3 yr. old Black/tan/rust - not sure
* housebroken -male neutered - Caesar
* probably weighs 10lbs - she said he is "dainty"
* no known behavior problems
* owner got him from the pound when he was a pup
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The owner is giving him up because she feels she cannot provide for him a good life anymore. It is not an emergency situation. Evidently she used to spend a lot more time with him than she can now. She also does not have a fenced in backyard that he can run in so his only running is in the house. She knows that she needs to give him up to a better home either with kids or with another dog. But, she is having a hard time emotionally. I explained to her all about IMPS and that we will find her a home that meets those needs and that she would be able to keep in contact with them and possibly get pictures of him. She had several people contact her about him and she was so confused about it but I guess I made her feel comfortable enough cause she is ready to give him up to me. I offered to drive up there and get him but she has decided she wants to drive down here to let him go. She wants to see how he will react with other people and other dogs. I DO NOT have a problem with her coming here but am worried that K & G will act up and not be friendly. I did explain to her that it will take time to bond and I'm sure they will love him since they are used to being around other dogs. She was also concerned that we will "toss" him around from home to home until we find one. Of course I told her that ALL our homes are prescreened for adoption and for fostering. She said she wishes she could just give him to me and know that I will keep him and he'll be fine. I told her that although I'M SURE I will love him and want to keep him, that there are TONS of other families out there who want a Minpin and since I already have 2, it would be selfish of me to want to keep him. Although Neil asked me if it was a possibility to keep him if we fall in love with him........who doesn't fall for a Minpin?!
Anyway - she was also worried that he might get depressed and/or stop eating after he leaves her and I explained that IF something like that would happen that I would keep him until he got over any problems that he might develop.
The thing that I am worried about is that she will move someday and want him back.... I talked to Rie about this and she reminded me about the owner-give-up release form. I also reminded the owner that I need all vet records and anything that she wants to stay with him...
I am also worried that when THE DAY arrives, she will back out and not come down. What do I do of that happens?
So - since this is my "virgin-foster-rescue" experience, am I doing everything correctly?
Jennifer, Killian, Guinness and soon to be Caesar!

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Imps Moon has new home

Sun, 4 Apr 1999 13:08:53 -0400 - from Petie

Hi everyone,
Moon is a 2 1/2 yr old red boy who lived on Long Island with his Mommy and brother.She bought them both when she was widowed for company from a reliable breeder as puppies.
Life was fine until she met a new man and got married again. It seems after awhile the new husband couldn't handle the activity level of two Min Pins and the breeder took one of the brothers back and found a home for him.
This being a very nice lady realized that with everyone at work and school all day poor little Moon was very lonley and that this was not the life he deserved....so she called all over the Min Pin world and finally was reffered to us.
A young man who lives in New Jersey had a roomate who had a Min Pin and he really wanted one....actually he wanted a Blk/tan but when he heard about Moon he decided that red was beautiful also so last night he drove out to meet Moon and take him home.
There is someone home all but 3 hours a day and of course a new brother to play with.
The lady called me late last evening still choked up but she really liked the young man and said that Moon took to him immediately so she was very,very pleased and asked if she could do anything for Imps.....I gave her Susans address and she is sending a donation.
Petie

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How an Imps Guardian Angel works :-)

Mon, 5 Apr 1999 13:12:20 -0400 - from Sharon, via Petie

<<Dear Petie,

A few weeks ago a wonderful lady came into our lives and I would like to tell u about Linda. I have a four year old MiniPin, named Cu. He has been part of my life for the last three years when my daughter returned home with him.
My soon to be exhusband and I have sold our home and are both relocating to separate cities in Florida, but couldnt take Cu with us. My daughter contacted the AKA, who gave her a number of namesof those involved in rescuing MiniPins...........so after running thru the names she had one more left.......Linda's. We were all devastated at the thought of giving Cu to a stranger, giving part of our lives away. But my daughter said Linda sounds like the perfect person and she will make sure Cu has a good home.
Unfortunately, due to my personal circumstances, divorcing and relocating to florida, I was in this heart wrenching situation. I would be staying with my brother and his family (wife and two kids) until I find a new job and new home.
I was welcome but without Cu and my daughter couldnt keep him, she has developed severe allergies which triggers asthma attacks. And my soon to be ex husband is relocating into a no animal adult compound type condo. So I felt that we had no options but to find Cu a good home. That's where Linda came in.

We arranged to meet Linda on a Sunday, at an exit off the New Jersey Turnpike, midway between her place and our home...........My daughter and I gathered Cu's toys and personal things together, crying the whole time. Do you know how difficult it is to drive in the snow while crying. It was easy to identify her, she had one of her MiniPins in her hand, as she stood near her van. The time had arrived to give Cu up, to give this very special creature to a total stranger and never see him again. this beautiful creature that licks my face in the morning to wake me, that greets me at the door as if he hasnt seen me in a week. Why was I doing this I kept asking myself, how could I allow Cu to no longer be part of my life. Linda took Cu inside her van and introduced him to her dogs she had with her because she met us after a show. Linda called him "Chubby" when she first saw him. Cu is black and tan and should weight no more than 15 pounds but does.
And the tears filled my eyes as Linda put Cu into a crate. Linda turned to us and suggested we go inside and talk over a cup of coffee. What can I say, I felt an instant connection to this very special woman. A woman that would open up her home to my dog. To invest her valuable time, all for the sake of the mini pins.
We sat for two hours and I cried and we spoke. Linda offered to keep Cu until I settle in Florida and then ship him to me. But I didnt have a clue as to what my circustances would be. We sat there brain storming, trying to figure out how not to give Cu up. Linda would have rather extended herself and given me an opportunity to have Cu rejoin me. And I sat there wondering why this person cared so much about me and Cu. She truly loves her mini pins, and her actions speak louder than words. I left that coffee shop crying, but with the understanding that Linda would do nothing til I called her after I considered her offer.
I returned home, to an empty house, no Cu. My brother then called, I could hardly speak clearly, I was so upset. He heard my voice and told me he would call right back. He did and said, "bring Cu, its okay, he can stay here til you move into your own place". I then called Linda immediately, to tell her she doesnt have to find Cu a home, he has one. We made arrangement to meet again the next day to pick up Cu.
Monday came and my daughter and I met Linda, and reclaimed our Cu. Linda gave me a blow by blow detailed report of Cu's evening at her place. Linda shared with me how Cu spent the evening with her dogs and how he followed after her in her house, staying close by. She said she could tell by his behavior he was loved and missed us. Linda took Cu (alias Chubby) into her home and into her heart.

Three weeks have passed and I wanted to say a very special thank u to a very special lady who was ready and willing to rescue my dog and do whatever it took to keep us together.
Thank you Linda.

Your newest memeber of the opinionated bitch club
Sharon
>>

Hi Sharon, Thanks for your wonderful letter...you truly met one of Imps(Internet Miniature Pinscher Services) ORIGINAL Guardian Angels. We did know the original story because Linda is also part of our Min Pin Email discussion list but its great to hear that you are both in Florida and everything worked out so well.
Maybe you would like to join the list and read about all the other Min Pins out there as well as telling us how you are both getting along.
Actually I'm going to tell everyone about your letter so others can learn from Linda example.
My very best to both of you.
Petie

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IMPS AKC Gazette article

Wed, 07 Apr 1999 03:31:20 +0800 - from mag

For those who don't subscribe to the AkC gazette (like me!), the first of Faith Gordon's article on IMPS is now online at the AKC Minpin Breed Column Archive page at http://members.aol.com/mpcapec/articgaz.html (Note: the figure of IMPS rescues of 35+ dogs now numbers 100+)
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mag

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Imps another rescue Rex

Sun, 11 Apr 1999 18:29:32 -0400 - from Petie

Hi all,
Dawn was going to start this one because we shared it but maybe she's busy and I don't want to forget....This little guy didn't make it to the web page because we arranged it so fast that there was no need. Dawn got called to pick up Rex a 16 week old male Blk/Tan from his owners last week. They realized after paying alot for him that they just didn't have enough time to give him the kind of life he deserved. They bought him from a so called breeder in Mass....I say that because to me this person was as low as they get...she has a kennel name and other Min Pins so her customers not wishing to buy from a Pet Store felt they were doing the responsible thing in where they purchased their puppy. Actually when one looked at the AKC registration slip the puppy was born in a Puppy Mill and shipped to the 'breeder'.
GRRRRRR:-(
Anyway he was wonderful,friendly full of energy and scared of nothing but we decided he need a home where someone was home all day and we didn't have that in Mass so since my son who lives in Boston was coming down Dawn took Rex to Tommy.....extra socalizing :-) who then brought him to me Thursday. Friday he was picked up by a nice young man from NJ who works out of his home and really really wanted a puppy. He called to tell me that Rex was doing beautifully...hadn't had a mistake in the house(he certainly had them here) but his other dog a female Dobie/husky mix although she liked him alot had reverted to puppyhood and was messing all over the house. I told him he just had to train them both LOL he laughed.
Petie

Mon, 12 Apr 1999 19:04:13 -0400 - from Dawn

Thanks Petie! It really was on my To Do list! But since she took care of that for me, I'll spend the time I can by telling you all about Precious. Precious was a year old, tall, Red Min Pin located at the MSPCA. They called me a couple of weeks ago to evaluate her, and Vicky, the newest of the MA volunteers took the ride with me. So, to make a long story short, Vicky completely fell in love, decided to work with her as she was pretty frightened and found the perfect home in the process! Precious now lives in NH in a home that completely adores her. There is someone home all the time for her, and she has free access to the 1.5 fenced in acreage! So, please give Vicky and Steph from MA a big hand for their first successful IMPS adoption!

Dawn

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Caesar - OH Rescue
Click here for previous posts on Caesar.

Tue, 13 Apr 1999 20:46:31 EDT - from Jennifer

Hey everyone -- just wanted to give you an update that the owner changed her mind and decided she cannot give him up just yet.... I kinda figured she would. She lives alone and he is all she has so she doesn't think she could be there without him, I guess I can understand.
She also informed me that she lost her job because she does not have a car and was having trouble getting to work. She's very concerned about money right now and making sure Caesar is OK. She mentioned that she wanted to have him tested for worms but cannot afford to take him to the vet. She wanted me to ask IMPS if they can provide any donations to her. I explained that I wasn't sure what we could do in a situation like this and that I would get back to her this week.
She said she still wants to come down here and meet me and see what he would be like around other Min Pins....
When she talks about providing a good home for him, she says that at least it is better than when she picked him up at the pound.....
Well, I really don't know what else I can do at this point but wait and see if she decides to give him up. Sorry this sounds so choppy but I'm really not sure what to do next, if there even is anything I can do.
Jennifer
so much for trying to earn my IMPS angel wings...

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New home for Princess in MD

Sat, 1 May 1999 14:13:29 -0400 - from Petie

Hi all,
Princess is an 11 month old black and tan female who has lived in Cape May NJ and her owner contacted the National Min Pin Rescue by phone (not having a computer) and asked them to find a new home for her. The problem was (guess what) housebreaking and trouble switching the little girl from paper to outside....I asked her if she had been using treats and she said yes when she comes back in and has gone...I told her that she had been rewarding Princess for coming back into the house.There seemed to be no oter problems and I am only glad that they didn't subject her to a shelter so I start looking for a nearby home.
She will be going tomorrow to live with a young lady in Baltimore who already has a Min Pin and a fenced yard wit instructions to go out with her and give her the treat immediately :-).
Lots of luck to them both and I'll ask her to try and send pictures.
Petie

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Minpin in OH

Fri, 14 May 1999 20:00:12 EDT - from Josie

i just got an owner surrender minpin in and maybe we should list him.the people that owned himlived ashland, ohio. they gave him up cuz he just wasnt the right breed for them.

name: pinscher dog
sex: m/n
housebroken
obedience trained
black and tan
9 pounds
ears: cropped
shots: current til september
good with other dogs
so far, great with my 11 year old daughter and me and hubby
crate trained
age: 3

josie
p.s. i live in youngstown, ohio and will foster him

Sat, 15 May 1999 23:11:37 EDT - from Josie

i have had this little guy for a week now and for the life of me cant figure out why the owners gave him up. he is affectionate, and obedient, and over all .............wonderful!!!
i really hate his name.........pinscher dog.
josie

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