Sunday, March 28, 2010

Roxee {Cocker Spaniel} - ADOPTED

Roxee is a Cocker Spaniel who is around 3 years old.  If we had to describe her personality in three words or less we would say - happy, happy, happy.  She has seen a lot of change in the last 2 days and she doesn't seem upset by any of it.  We don't know too much about her history as the family who surrendered her to us had only had her for 1 day.

It was no fault of Roxee's that they only kept her a day.  The family has an autistic son who wasn't quite ready for this new addition in his life.  But in her short time with us we have already discovered quite a bit about her.

She is good with other dogs - she sniffs and wags at them and even attempts to play.  She wags at cats, but after a quick sniff, ignores them. She is great with children and was not at all frightened by crying or yelling.  She loves to eat and her portly little body reflects that.  We'll be working on that with a strict diet and a lot more exercise.  Right now, she gets winded pretty quickly, but once she has lost a few pounds, she'll be ready for fun whenever you are.  She is house-trained and doesn't destroy things when left home alone and she loves to sleep on the bed with you, but can be convinced to use a pillow on the ground if you'd prefer.

If you are a jogger or a really active family, Roxee probably isn't the dog for you.  But if you want a dog to keep you company and go for casual walks around Henderson or your neighborhood, she would make a wonderful companion.  We have a feeling she'll be a low maintenance kind of girl but we'll keep you updated after she has been with us a while - if she isn't adopted first! :)

For more information on Roxee, please contact the Windy City Canine Rescue at or by calling 403-359-3139.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Luna {Running Wild} - Adopted!

Luna went out for an off leash run the other day and we discovered a few things.

Wide open spaces make this girl happy!

She can really motor when she puts her mind to it.

She is not scared of the water.

She can do a mean imitation of Max!

For more information on Luna, please contact the Windy City Canine Rescue at or by calling 403-359-3139.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spread the Word

With any new business or organization one of the hardest things to do is let the world know that you even exist, never mind getting people to use your services. So we decided to have a "Spread the Word" contest. It is super simple to enter and you can win a great prize just for telling people about us.

Contest Rules
To be eligible to win you must:
1. Facebook, Tweet and/or Blog about the Windy City Rescue with a link to our website -
2. Post a comment on this post with a link to your facebook, tweet or blog post.
3. Live near, or be willing to travel to, Lethbridge, AB to accept your prize.
4. Only 1 entry per person UNLESS, you also mention Kaity - our wonderful English Setter cross that is looking for a home.  Then you can enter twice! (Adopted - April 2)

A free photography session with Paws on the Run Photography.

The contest closes on Wednesday March 31 so start spreading the word!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Luna {Corgi Cross} - Adopted!

Luna is one of the cutest little dogs you'll ever meet.  If she doesn't melt your heart in 5 minutes or less, you don't have one.  She is sooo friendly, but not in an obnoxious, in your face kind of way.  She wags her little nub of a tail as fast as it will go, puts her ears back and comes over for some love. If you sit on the floor, she'll be in your lap before you can even say her name.  Luna was owner surrendered because she didn't make a good "cow" dog but we think she'll make a GREAT house dog.

She sleeps in a crate at night and doesn't make a peep.  She will follow you from room to room and just wants you to be in sight. She is not a particularly confident little dog and is a little timid in new places. She is easily overwhelmed by other dogs but after she has met them a few times, she tolerates their presence but has yet to play with them. Luna adores cats and her little nubbin wags as fast as it can when she sees one. She play bows and tries to lick them (much to the cats' horror). 

We believe she was mainly an outdoor dog so we don't believe she is housetrained so that will be worked on and we suspect she'll catch on quickly. Luna doesn't appear to have been on a leash much but will happily trot beside you and with a little practice, she'll be a great dog to walk. 

She appears to be mostly Corgi with maybe a little Jack Russell thrown in and we've been told she is around 3 years old. She is short like a corgi (13" maybe) and has a short little crooked tail. Her ears do prick up but are often laying flat on her head. She is an interesting smokey blue/brown color with patches of white. 

We don't think she will be a very active dog- a couple walks a day would be sufficient exercise for her. As of yet she's shown little interest in toys but will take a few steps in the direction of a ball when it is thrown.  The instinct is there, she probably just hasn't had a lot of toys in her life yet. 

  For more information on Luna, please contact the Windy City Canine Rescue at or by calling 403-359-3139.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kaity {Setter Cross} - Adopted

We've only known Kaity for less than 24 hours and as far as we can tell, she is pretty much perfect.  She is a 5 year old setter cross who is happy to be around other dogs and does not bother with the cats.  She is quite comfortable just laying on a dog bed watching the world go by.  She is not super cuddly but does like to sit next to you and get ear scritches.  

She rides great in a vehicle and is not stressed at all, even during long trips.  She has even been left alone in the car for short periods of time and just slept on the seat while waiting for her foster parents to return.

Kaity is nice and mellow in the house but is ready to go for a walk outside at the drop of a hat.  She'll be able to keep up with anyone who enjoys long strolls in the park or even short hikes in the mountains.  At the same time, she'd be equally content for short walks around the neighborhood and fun and games at the park. She is definitely a "bird" dog and is constantly on the look-out for things passing by but she is content to just watch, not bark.

If you'd like to find out a little more about Setters and their general temperament check out what Wikipedia has to say.  From there you can follow a link to the English Setter which is what we think she is probably crossed with.

For more information on Kaity, please contact the Windy City Canine Rescue at or by calling 403-359-3139.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our Poster Boy

I just thought we should introduce the poster boy of the Windy City Canine Rescue.

This is Max. He is a border collie/sheltie cross . He was our first official dog and he single-handedly kicked things into high gear.  When we first took him in to help him, we weren't actually set up yet but when he went to his new home just a few days later, we were ready to roll.  So thanks Max, for making things happen and for being such a great first dog to start with.  We hope every dog finds their new forever home as quickly and as effortlessly as you!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Open for Business

We would like to announce that we are now accepting dogs into our system.

For more information, please contact the Windy City Canine Rescue at or by calling 403-359-3139

Friday, March 12, 2010

Up and Running!

Welcome to Windy City Canine Rescue! We are a new rescue in town, but we are definitely not new to the rescue world. Together we have over 10 years of experience placing dogs in their forever homes and we plan to continue until rescue is no longer needed.

We are still busy organizing and setting up our society and we haven't started taking dogs into our care yet. Right now we are looking for foster homes. We need people who are willing to spend quality time training and caring for unwanted and surrendered dogs in preparation for their forever families. This is a considerable time commitment, but it can be the most rewarding experience for you and your families to see a dog grow, trust again and ultimately change their lives indefinitely.

We also need donations. We are looking for leashes, collars, bowls, bedding, crates, toys - anything that your dog once loved and maybe now has forgotten. And of course if you would rather give a monetary donation it will go directly to the most needed resources.

If you want to make a cash donation, you can just follow this handy-dandy link below and it will take you directly to our secure PayPal account.

Windy City has a special fondness for mature dogs. I know most people are excited about the balls of energy that puppies are, but I think we will convince most of you along the way that experienced dogs have a lot to offer.

I look forward to laughing, crying, and sharing our dog's stories with you. Without public support we could not continue our efforts. Thanks for visiting Windy City Rescue!