Sunday, May 3

Please Help Me Save Baxter

Hello dear readers,

I promise not to make a habit of this sort of post, but this is a very deserving cause.

I would like to introduce you to Baxter,
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Baxer is a 5 year old pure bred Border Collie who was surrendered to the Lake County Ohio Dog Shelter when his elderly owner could no longer care for him and his 8 year old border collie companion. It is evident that Baxter and his companion were left to themselves for much of their lives. Due to having very little socialization with dogs, his chances of adoption from the shelter are near Zero. I fully believe that his issues can be turned around with an experienced hand and positive training.

Baxter has very little time left and needs to be pulled from the shelter ASAP - before Wednesday. However, due to parental restrictions i can not foster Baxter long term, and am working desperately to find a rescue with foster space for him.

And, unfortunately, financial restrictions due to Qwill's untimely run in with a ball-possessive dog and a trip to the vet for wound cleaning and antibiotics (which deserves a post of its own at a later time) means I may not have the necessary resources to pull him in the first place.

I know times are troubled right now my friends, I know some of us are penny pinching and cutting back, but this dog desperately deserves a chance.

Any collar purchases made at my etsy shop (http://loveofqwill.etsy.com) from now until Wednesday will go 100% to saving Baxter's life. Every dollar will make the difference between life and death, so if you can only spare $1, I am including a donate button at the bottom of this post. Please consider a donation. Baxter's pull fee is $95, which covers the extensive vetting and neuter from the shelter. Anything extra raised will cover food costs, vet costs, and will as a donation to the rescue who steps up and can take him in.

My sincerest thanks from the very bottom of my heart go out to anyone who can help me save this dog. Please repost and link to this entry as much as necessary. I am truly sorry if this entry offends anyone, that is not my goal at all, just trying to save a dog who has pulled on everyone of my heart strings. A dog who needs a second chance.

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Update: we have raised $35 so far to help save Baxter! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far from the bottom of my heart! Please keep spreading the word!

Update 6:55pmEST: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Over $300 in donations so far to help me save Baxter! I am blown away by the kindness shown by every single person who has donated, posted, twittered, and spread the word about this beautiful dog! I have never felt more humbled by your kind, selfless acts and I know i have said this before but TRULY I THANK YOU FROM THE VERY BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!! I am crying tears of absolute joy and elation from knowing that even tho a rescue has not yet been found, he is going to be safe! I am trying to send an e-mail of thanks to each individual who has donated, but my mail box is overflowing, so forgive me if i miss you, you are truly appreciated!

21 comments:

  1. Baxter sure looks sweet!

    It's a shame that he is separated from his 8 year old companion. I hope that you find a rescue that can help this pup. I don't have much time right now, but I will post about him today.

    Lots of Luv & Kisses
    Addie, Lucie and Hailey

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  2. We have made a donation and blog post! We hope this helps to give Baxter a second chance.

    Lots of Luv & Kisses
    Addie, Lucie and Hailey

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  3. we came over here from Addie's blog. we are the 4Bs and we have a Baxter in our dog pack too. we made a donation thru paypal to help this Baxter. he looks like a very nice kiddo and we really hope you can save him.

    woofs.

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  4. We will help spread the word. Wish there was more we could do to help. Border Collies are great doggies. ~Socks, Scylla, Charybdis & Fenris

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  5. We read about Baxter on Addie's blog. We have made a small contribution and hope you can save him and that he will have a wonderful second chance in life.

    Woofs and Purrs,
    Tommy, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan

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  6. It's a shame about his owner having to turn in both dogs. Isn't the other dog in need of help too?

    We aren't able to donate anything, but we are sure hopeful Baxter will be saved.

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  7. We read on Alasandra's blog about Baxter. We hope you can free him and make a change for this special doggie.
    Purrs, Siena & Chilli

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  8. We have put up a little picture on our bloggie telling our readers about Baxter. Hopefully some can help with money, today we can only help by spreading the word. Purrs!

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  9. We saw the post over on Addie's blog. I have reached out to the shelter I work with who rescues dogs from down South and transports them up to New England to find their Forever Homes. I can't promise anything, but I figured it can't hurt to ask. Baxter DEF is a cutie and it breaks my heart. I wish he could come live with us and our 2.5 year old Border Collie/Flat Coat Retrv. Mix.

    Please keep up posted on him!

    -Kylie *and Mommy Ali*

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  10. We just bought a collar, but we aren't sure if it sent you two addresses. Shoot me an email and I can confirm which one!

    Licks,
    Kylie

    www.misskyliem(dot)wordpress.com

    kylie@bedsandbiscuits.net

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  11. I tweeted this post and donated, I wish I could give more, and I wish I could adopt him! I'll send a few emails out to my OH friends though. :)

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  12. Have you gone to the petfinder forums and posted about Baxter? Those people there do have some great advice and will try to help if they can. =)

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  13. WOW...great news about the donations.
    Have you looked into Best Friends in Utah?
    They rescue all kinds of animals. They took in a lot of theat nasty man Michael Vicks dogs you know.

    Let's hope mopre and more money comes on.


    {{{huggies}}}....Mona

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  14. Hi,

    I stopped over from Addie's blog and what you are doing is wonderful for that pup!

    Sniffs and licks,

    Chase

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  15. Hey, we posted to Mona about the Border Collie Club of America, has anyone called them? I know the Bull Terrier Club of America will do thier best to pull any Bullie from a shelter & into rescue, we've had 2 foster Bullies here that were pulled from shelters. Worth a shot.
    DawgMom says to peemail us if you need to.
    tnbullterrors@gmail.com

    Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella

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  16. Wanted to let you now that @frugaldougal on Twitter tweeted this out afternoon,and I re tweeted it. I had 6 other folks re-tweet it again,so the word went out. we also have folks looking for anybody in Ohio that might want a border Collie. So look for them to come here.
    Thank you for doing this for Baxter.

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  17. AS a Border Collie who was rescued, I can't thank you enough for helping Baxter. A shelter is not a fun place to be. I hope Baxter finds a great home that will help him redirect his Border Collie energy to something good.

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  18. Hello, I come over from addie's blog, I hope you can find a way to help Baxter.

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  19. Mona and the Mommy sent us over and we helped spread the word. Someone let us know about Buckeye Border Collie Rescue so we thought we would send the info on to you. We hopes they can help.
    http://www.buckeyebcrescue.org/

    Socks, Scylla, Charybdis & Fenris

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  20. Hi Addie, Lucie and Hailey sent me over. baxter sure looks like a winner to me!!! I am so thankful he has you to look out for him and to all the people that helped.

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