Friday, June 15, 2012


Could you please chip in $5 to help this beautiful girl?

We have seen many sad pictures of beautiful Great Pyrs reduced to starving strays.  What makes this one different is that she has a horrible case of mange.  She is still in the shelter as of now (June 15) and must stay there until her stray hold in up.  In the meantime, the shelter does not allow her to be treated.  She itches so much that she is eating herself alive.

Any dog in a kill shelter that looks like this has zero chance of being adopted.  Zero.

Lucky for Hope (now being called Clover), the shelter contacted our friend Doreen of GP Rescue of Oklahoma.  Doreen couldn't turn her back on this poor, suffering animal but her rescue is run on a shoestring and she can't afford the treatment to cure Hope.  Doreen reached out to us to help.

With our financial support, Doreen can pick up Hope on Sunday and give this poor girl the care she needs.  Eventually, Doreen will find her a loving home.

Could you please chip in to help?.

Please help us if you can – we are trying to raise $300 for her.

All donations go directly from Paypal to National Great Pyrenees Rescue, a 501(c)(3) charity, and are tax-deductible.

Please chip in - together we can help save her and many more!

Interested in adopting Hope?  Please contact GPRO rescue at!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Connie and Dave Transport

Dear friends of Connie and Dave's rescue - they need our help again for gas money to save a van load of dogs and puppies!

You charitable dollars never get a better bang for the buck than supporting these trips - just a little donation can save a life!

Here is an email from Connie:

To all our friends,

As most of you know, Dave and I lost a very loving, dear friend yesterday. Little Bit was our constant companion. We loved him dearly. As the email decribes below, he was a rescue. Rescued from a pound after being found in a field, starved and half frozen to death.

So many do not get out of the pounds to get a chance for their home.

In the loving memory of Little Bit, Dave and I pulled 13 (the number of years Little Bit was here on this earth) dogs from a local pound. Dogs that never would have gotten their chance for a home. Not around here anyway. Most are black dogs. All sweet and loving.

We are taking all to our vet on Monday. Having them vaccinated, spayed and neutered.

I will be sending an email with their pictures.

My hopes are high that the humane societies in Chicago will be kind to step forward to help me and Dave. This is a mission of love. All of the transports are,  but for these 13 especially.

Also, our new building (from a blessed grant from Petco) is in the works. I am taking pictures from ground up. This building is a transporting/isolation building that we can prepare the dogs in for transporting to Chicago, New York.

The building will have a room with a tub to bathe the dogs/puppies, and 18 (5 x 10) wire kennels for keeping the transported dogs in. The building will be named in loving memory of our daughter.

On each kennel we have decided to let our friends "chip in".  For a donation of your choice we will place a cage plaque with you and your pet's name on it or your organization on that kennel.  So, everyone will be helping with each transport. That kennel will have a lucky dog/puppy that gets his/her chance for a home in Chicago, New York.

I hope all will want to "chip in". This building will help our organization save many more lives.

To date, over 8000 have been rescued and transported to out of state humane societies. This is since April 2009.

I will update everyone when the new building will be finished.

A long time coming. And so appreciated.

God Bless all.

Connie Sue Guthrie President
Save Our Strays, Inc.

Today has been hard on me.

I don't take death easy. Most of us don't. To me I cannot stop the mourning.

Last night our little dog Little Bit had a stroke. I tried to give him comfort. I stayed up all night with him, and so did Dave. And I knew at 4:00 a.m this morning that I would have to have him put to sleep when Dr. Elliott opened.

That was hard to accept.

Little bit came to me last January. He was found in a field, half frozen, starved, truly a little guy that had been thrown away.

I took the call, went and got him. Gave him TLC, love, and lots of Little Caesars.

I did put him on transport to MN first. They rejected him because of his age and heart murmur. So did Chicago.

So, I told the little guy, you are going to stay with me for the rest of your life.

Little Bit went everywhere we did, even when we got our Gizmo.

Little Bit loved the sunshine, loved his Little Caesars, and lying on my feet by my desk. Where ever I went Little bit was there along with Gizmo.

So I have cried today. I have thought of the good times we had. And there were many. It does not ease my loss or pain or sorrow.

He only gave love. And I am so thankful that he came into my life.

Now he is with our daughter. Enjoying the sun and beauty of heaven. Until we meet again, goodbye my Little Bit.

Connie Sue Guthrie President
Save Our Strays, Inc.

Connie and Dave regularly drive around and pick up doomed dogs from shelters in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. These dogs would likely be put to sleep if not for them. Your donations literally make the difference as to whether there is enough gas money for these trips to happen or not and whether these dogs live or die- thanks for your support!

All donations go directly from Paypal to Save Our Strays, a 501(c)(3) charity, and are tax-deductible.