If you see your pet or would like

to adopt a pet call Elanna at:

618-859-4191 or email


Who I Am

I am an advocate for the animal control dogs.
My goal is to get every dog that passes through my hands and does not get reclaimed a new life.

These are the unwanted, unloved, underdogs...and I have always been a fan of the underdog. These are the the dogs that have strayed, but no one cares enough to look for them. These are the dumped dogs, the ones that when they are too old, too big, too loud, too hyper, shed too much, pee too much, chew too much...or any other reason their owner decides on, get packed in the car driven to a remote location and thrown out.

They are scared, lost, and unsure of what to do. They watch their beloved master drive away, and then wonder why...how do I get back to them...where should I go, and now what do I do.

What is the first thing they all do...look for Humans. They look for one of us to help them. They are sure that we will be happy to see them, that we will take them in and hold them and love them. It is rarely the case. Instead many times we yell at them, throw things at them, frightening them even more and let them know they are not wanted, and for sure not here! We never give another thought as to if that dog has a place to go, or when is the last time it ate, or had a drink, is it cold, or scared...as long as it is not at my house, because I don't want it!

I'VE DONE THAT! I'VE BEEN THAT PERSON! For no other reason than...I just didn't know. I had never really thought about it. My eyes have been opened to the horrors these beautiful unwanted dogs suffer. They are NOT unwanted, and unloved...I WANT them, I LOVE them. I want to change their lives, and in turn they change my world. They make me a better person. I am thankful for every one that has passed through my hands.

I never look at the dogs that go to the kennel, no matter how horrible they have had it, and think how sad. I hold each one and look into their eyes and I tell them, "Honey it is time to celebrate, you are one of the lucky ones. Your whole world has just begun, and I promise you I will help you find a home that wants you and loves you, and where you will only know happiness." These dogs know...they may not know my words, but they know.

I work with a network of no kill shelters that help me get these dogs into homes where they will be loved and cared for the rest of their lives. There are transports that go all over the United States. Some of my dogs have gone to Wisconsin, California, Chicago, and the East Coast. Dogs have been flown from the Air Port, by Pilots that volunteer to take them. It is amazing to see all the people that step up to make a difference. When the dogs leave the kennel, I know they will be getting all the love and attention I give them, on a daily basis, forever.

Each one that goes takes a little part of my heart with them, but in turn they leave me with joy and the peace that their life HAS been changed, I am so blessed to be a part of this. It really is a beautiful life.


Help Make A Difference

People tell me all the time, "You know... you can't save them all" to which I reply, "Gonna try with a little help from my friends...I'll get by with a little help from my friends" come on...you know the words...join in...become a friend...
There are ways you can help from walking dogs, to updating web sites. You can help by transporting a dog, or helping with a fund raiser.

If you would like to see how to help make a difference email puppyrescue911@yahoo.com I will email you back with a list of ways to be a part of making a difference.

Everything I have do involving dogs, was started by one very special pair of dogs...Boo-Boo and Yogie. I want to always give thanks for these two beautiful dogs coming into my life, for it has changed the lives of many dogs, and for sure my life. I will forever love you both.

I had someone ask me to  come work for them in a humane shelter. I explained, once the dogs are at a shelter, they will be fine. I worry about the ones that have not made it to the shelters, the ones that are still on the streets. These are the ones I feel so compelled to try to save.

If you ever decide to adopt a dog, PLEASE check the shelters first. There are so many absolutely wonderful dogs in our shelters just waiting for someone to say, “We’re going home buddy, we’re going home” and when you save a shelter dog, they know.

If you have ever saved one from a shelter, you know what I am talking about. There is a sense of gratitude and an urgency to please that I have seen in shelter dogs that is unique to them. Before adopting visit a shelter, one day, your new best friend will thank you.

I was sent this poem. This says it all
Once I was a Lonely Dog

Once I was a lonely dog, just looking for a home.
I had no place to go, no one to call my own.

I wandered up and down the streets, in rain in heat and snow.
I ate what ever I could find; I was always on the go.

My skin would itch, my feet were sore, my body ached with pain.
Yet no one stopped to give a pat, or gently say my name.

I never saw a loving glance; I was always on the run.
For people thought that hurting me was really lots of fun.

And then one day I heard a voice so gentle, kind and sweet,
And arms so soft reached down to me and took me off my feet.

"No one again will hurt you" was whispered in my ear.
"You'll have a home to call your own where you will know no fear”

"You will be dry, you will be warm, you'll have enough to eat
And rest assured that when you sleep, your dreams will all be sweet.”

I was afraid I must admit, I've lived so long in fear.
I can't remember when I let a human come so near.

And as she tended to my wounds and bathed and brushed my fur
She told me 'bout the rescue group, and what it meant to her.

She said, "We are a circle, a line that never ends.
And in the center there is you protected by new friends.”

"And all around you are, the ones that check the pounds,
And those that share their home, after you've been found.”

"And all the other folk are searching near and far
To find the perfect home for you, where you can be a star.”

She said, "There is a family, that's waiting patiently,
and pretty soon we'll find them, just you wait and see.”

"And then they'll join our circle, they'll help to make it grow,
So there'll be room for more like you, who have no place to go."

I waited very patiently, the days they came and went.
Today's the day I thought, my family will be sent.

Then just when I began to think, it wasn't meant to be,
There were people standing there, just gazing down at me.

I knew them in a heart beat, I could tell they felt it too.
They said, "We have been waiting for a special dog like you."
Now every night I say a prayer to all the gods that be
"Thank you for the life I live and all you've given me.

But most of all protect the dogs in the pound and on the street.
And send a Rescue Person to lift them off their feet.”

Dedicated to those that make a difference in the lives of animals, everyday

~ Caroline

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