Sarge’s Open House – Part I – The Dogs

On Saturday, we had the terrific opportunity to attend the grand opening celebration of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation new adoption center.  This is a terrific facility that allows a very spacious area for dogs, a special cat room (apparently those feline types like to be separate from us canines – go figure), and plenty of extra room.

For those of you who do not know, we are huge fans of Sarge’s and the terrific work that they do.  In our very rural county, they have set out to significantly reduce the euthanasia rate at our local animal shelter.  And they have guided Qannik and Cheoah into our home and Ruby into the hu-grandmom’s home.  They use the donations that come their way in a very frugal manner to ensure the best outcome for as many animals as possible.  This new adoption center will help them further their mission.

We love an entrance that has a picture of a certain famous group of Siberian Huskies - particularly when it is not the post office and the word "Wanted" appears above it.

The outdoor dog adoption area is shaded and very spacious.

Officer Waylon is working his magic on this young man.

Not everypup loved having their picture taken.

But some pups sure knew how to work the crowds.

And some pups knew how to get maximum attention with minimum energy.

And the van that transports so many animals to new homes - we have to show it off as well.

Our humans, of course, would never be partial to any particular breed, now would they?


Say, like, walk certain pups around?

This would be Niko. No, he did not come home with us. Despite valiant efforts by the Sarge's volunteers.

Tomorrow, we will share some pictures of the cats that were at the facility. For some reason, we were not allowed to go into the cat area. We are not sure why.

19 Comments

  1. Dream Valley Ranch on March 31, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Wow-Oficer Waylon would fit right in with the DVR crew…it’s a good thing he’s so far away! But Niko is verrrrrry close to the Hudad camp-hmmmm…

    🙂

    Wonderful new facility! So glad you wrote about them! I hope all of those beautiful pups find good homes soon!

  2. Pup Fan on March 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Looks like an awesome event!

  3. Hamish & Sophie on March 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Looks like a great place, love to see places that helps adoptions or rescues.

  4. HUSKYS RULE on March 30, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Niko is so gorgeous!!! Could be Q’s twin!!! What’s one more!!!

    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  5. Maxx on March 29, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Wow! Sure sounds like fun!

    Cheers,
    Maxx

  6. siku marie on March 29, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Don’t know how hu-dad could resist the the white dog blue-eyed charms of Niko. Congratulations to Sarge’s on their new facility. May it help them better serve the community and provide more furred ones with second chances. They do great work!

  7. Huffle Mawson on March 29, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Sarge’s does such good work!

  8. Suka on March 29, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Sarge’s sounds like an amazing place, and the humans who run it sound like angels for us animals. Thank you for spreading the word about them.

    The pups are gorgeous, and paws crossed that they all find loving forever homes. So, is Niko a part of your Pack yet? ;->

    I don’t understand what it is with cats. Well, it’s their loss if they don’t want to hang with us pups!

    Suka

  9. Sagira on March 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Looks really nice there and oh my…I think he would fit in well with the herd 🙂

  10. The Army of Four on March 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    But Niko would fit in sooooooo well! Ha roo roo roo!
    Sarge’s sure does great work!!!
    Play bows,
    Zim

  11. Khumbu on March 29, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Wooo you sure Niko is not a relative of Qannik?

  12. Kari on March 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Are you SURE you don’t want Niko? 😉 Congrats to them on the new location!

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

  13. The OP Pack on March 29, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Good thing Sarge’s place isn’t closer – that Niko could find a home here. We think he would make a great addition to the Herd or even the Annex.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  14. Mimi & Cabana on March 29, 2011 at 10:03 am

    What a great organization, and what gorgeous adoptable dogs! Those are huge kennels, too–so nice. No Niko?? Cmon, what’s one more?!

  15. achieve1dream on March 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Niko is gorgeous! Too bad I don’t live closer or need another dog lol. I hope he finds a great home. I hope they all do.

  16. houndstooth4 on March 29, 2011 at 9:59 am

    There is much oooing and aahing over Niko here! I suppose it would create a slight imbalance in The Herd if he were to come to the Siberian Palace, but he sure is a looker.

    I am glad to see that the Hu-Dad left his camouflage socks at home on the day of the parade! *grin* I’m glad to know you didn’t have to do a walk of shame that day.

    That facility is really nice! From all I’ve read about the group, it sounds like their good work has really paid off. I’ll bet they will do even better now!

  17. Khyra on March 29, 2011 at 8:42 am

    It would SO shake up things a WOO bit if they wouldn’t keep the population separated like THAT!

    What a great facility!

    Thanks fur sharing Qtip2 –

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: I wonder if they would adopt to – say – Eden Prairie MN?

  18. Wild Dingo on March 29, 2011 at 8:17 am

    did the Herd like Niko? i LOVE Niko! thank dog i’m in CH. that’s all i can say.

    btw: the swiss go crazy for sibes here. they aren’t a huge “pet” breed. tho you see them in sled teams a lot, not as pets. i see them occasionally in town but not as often as labs, mixed breeds, terriers etc. we always get “Un HOOOSKY!” shouted our way in exuberance… of course juno loves it. 🙂

  19. Stella on March 29, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Perhaps the Sarge gang was worried that the cats might harm your Sibes. Cats seem to like to hit, bite ears, and scratch noses. Nothing personal, its just something they like to do.

    Kisses,
    Stella, who knows

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