7 Samoyeds Need New Homes

I belong to a somewhat loose network of people helping to spread the word about pets who need homes in the Atlanta area and received this email today:

"Hello, everyone,

It is with great sadness to pass along that my dog breeder, Cathy Pendleton, whom I love and treasure, is losing her battle with breast cancer. She can no longer care for her dogs. She is in hospice after being in the hospital for a week.

We are in the process of placing her Samoyeds. If you know of anyone who would like a sweet natured, playful pet, please let me know. She has all girls who range from 1.5 years old to more senior dogs. All are healthy and have been very well taken care of. New homes need to have space for an active dog and a fenced in back yard. We may do a home visit to ensure that these precious dogs and their new family are the right fit. There is no cost, but the new family will need to spay the dog if it is less than 7 years old.

They can move out of state. The new family needs to be willing to stay in touch with the "Sammy family." We will want to know how they are doing and if it is working out, etc.

Let me know if you have any leads. Thanks for your help!

Velvet"

Velvet's contact info is v.a.simmons@att.net. Apparently they are trying to place the dogs directly into homes rather than foster care so as to move them only once. I do not personally know any of the people in this situation. I have uploaded a photo and will post it upon approval. Sure hope someone can help as they are beautiful dogs.
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Ahhh that's a rotten situation.

Do you know what breed dogs she's trying to rehome?

Using Google, I think I see she has bred and shown at least Miniature Schnauzers and Samoyeds, if I've got the right person.


EDIT: Daaaaaah, I should have read the title first. They're Samoyeds.
:cry: Very sad news on her losing the battle. My mom is a breast cancer survior of 7 years now.

Hope all the dogs get great homes.
Very sad!
7 Sammies and Chewie would be an automatic sled team!! Hint, hint.....
Just wait till you see the photo -- you will fall in love!

I have uploaded the photo twice but can't find it. I must be doing something wrong, arghhhhh!!!
:pupeyes: :pupeyes: :pupeyes:

her photo, and this story were posted at my doggy day care when I went to go and pick up Tonks and Luna today. What a drop-dead gorgeous group of dogs. So sad that they, and their owner, are going through this.
Yay, here's the picture...

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Wow, how sad! I hope that good homes can be found quickly. They are so beautiful and look well taken care of.

I take it that someone has posted this to the Samoyed groups?
That is sad. I will forward the info to all my Sammie friends. :(


Sneaky comment, Mandy! :lol:
That is so sad!
I hope they can be placed soon so, she can feel
safe in their placements.
:cry:
How beautiful and are very nice dogs. I cannot say what I am thinking...........yes I can 8O I would love one but now is not the time phooey
I sent off the info to my Samoyed friends. Some already knew about the dogs, as they were posted on the Sam boards.

I have an update, and permission to post:

Cathy Pendleton and her dogs
> Posted by: "kouklasamoyeds" kouklasamoyeds@yahoo.com kouklasamoyeds
> Thu Mar 5, 2009 10:57 am (PST)
> Hi,
> Some of you know, me, and some don't. Cathy and I were friends for many years, and her wishes were that I would be certain that all of her dogs would be in homes that I okayed, when the time came.
> We lost Cathy Feb.21st, after a brief stay in the hospital,and then on to Hospice. Cathy was aware of everything, and she was so strong all the way to the end. I have never, and probably never will meet anyone with the determination that Cathy had.
> Velvet, another friend of Cathy's posted an email when Cathy was moved to Hospice. She sent it to a few of her friends, and it seems to have developed a life of its own, with so many people adding their opinions, and their questions about the dogs.
> Our process is the following:
> Velvet is doing the first screening. Any one that she feels is someone I may approve, she sends to me. Yes, we have had MANY people offering, and wanting these dogs. Yes, we have turned down MANY people because they did not meet the criteria-for what ever reason. For those that know me, understand, and know that I absolutely will not place any of her dogs in homes that I would not place one of my own in. Thank you for all of your support, and please share with those that do not know me, just how tough and strict I am about placing any dogs.
> With that said, we currently only have 2 of the older dogs- Celia, who is 11 and spayed, and Dusty, who is also 11, but never spayed, which will probably live her life with me at my house, since I had always told Cathy she would never have to worry about Dusty, since she and my girl Play, competed against each other in their younger days,and I got to know Dusty. Also, I may very well either foster Celia, or let her also live her life out at my house as well. I promise you, that Cathy did trust me with any decision I have made for her dogs and every decision was made with hours of consideration,both with the dog's need, and the family that wanted the dog. We also have another dog, but at this time, it looks very well, that she will be in her forever home next week, if the home visit pans out, and the dog in question is happy with the home visit.
> Thanks to all who are concerned, and I'm sorry to be so long, but I just want everyone to know that Velvet, and I are dedicated to making the right choice for these wonderful kids.
> Trish Mitchell
>

It sounds like the dogs all are being taken care of - great news.

Sadly, please use this as a reminder to make provisions for your own dogs. This could be anyone of us. :(
Thank you so much for posting that update.
No problem! :D

I also was glad to get the updated info.
Why am I so saddened for someone whose name I didn't even know until after she had passed? :cry:

Thanks for posting the update. I'm glad her furkids will all be fine.
:cry: How utterly heartbreaking :cry: Bless you for honouring your promise and seeing it through.

A wake up call for all us doggie owners :cry:

Debsx
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