Now we all know that a darling Pekingese named Malachy toddled away with this year’s Westminster Best in Show. Very nice for that dog and guardian, not to mention the handler. What is not so nice is the fact that Westminster supposedly felt they had to dump long-time sponsor Pedigree because the Westminster leadership felt the sad eyes of the shelter dogs turned off their purebred viewers.  I can only assume that the Westminster leadership has become completely disconnected from the bulk of dog companions, many of whom have both purebreds (whether bought from a breeder or adopted from a shelter or other rescue) or they leadership wants to avoid feeling any guilt for not making more efforts to prevent the millions of unnecessary dog deaths in shelters every year.

Either way, Westminster, you need to rethink your haughty attitude toward rescue dogs. Working with a breed rescue I can tell you that some of your precious show dogs can become shelter dogs. Every day dogs go from riches to rags whether its because their humans die or have to relinquish custody due to health or finances. Other dogs get unceremoniously dumped in shelters for a variety of reasons. Dogs get stolen and dumped, never to be found as they are executed for the crime of being homeless and unclaimed. Read the rest of this entry »

Can You Help Mojo?

Posted on December 8th, 2009 by admin


Here at Sunbear Squad we’re all about being good Samaritans to animals and helping out rescues in need.  Today we have a very special boy, Mojo,  who needs our help.

He’s a rescued Bernese Mountain Dog. As some of you may know I have a soft spot for Berners after having adopted our rescue,  Logan,  from the Bernese Auction Rescue Coalition. Unfortunately after a mere 14 months we lost our beautiful boy to cancer.  Recently we adopted another BARC baby, Patience. She’s a great addition to the Hoefinger household.

Mojo is being fostered but he needs to find a permanent home. However, most imperative is being able to get some tests done on him because he has a neurological issue that needs to be looked into.  The rescue is not able to pay for the very costly test and they’re trying to raise some money so they can get him diagnosed and then find him a forever family.

Mojo was seen by the vet and is appears that he does have some sort of neurological issue with his spine/rear end. We are working on trying to raise funds to have some proper test done, most likely an MRI.  This is very expensive at about $3000. Sadly the rescue can not afford to spend that much on just 1 dog.  If someone is willing to help by donating something towards the tests, would be very helpful. If someone is willing to adopt with these unknown diagnosis, please feel free to call us or click on the link above for a PayPal donation site for Mojo.

Read more about this adorable boy on the Heart Of  Michigan Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue site.  If anyone is looking for some good Mojo this may be the boy for you.  Please post and crosspost this message.