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Hello TFTR followers,

We wanted to share with you a video of one of our TFTR alumni practicing for flyball! Isis was adopted last year by our Vice-President Samantha Dominguez and she has been trying to train her for the sport of Flyball! Take a look here!

 Click here to find more adoptable TFTs that are waiting to be your new best friend and possible flyball partner!

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One of the necessary things we have to do in rescue is sometimes ask for help paying the bills. You all are always so generous that it is very hard for us to ask you to give more. The last month we (Toy Fox Terrier Rescue, Inc.) have had very large medical bills for 2 of our special love bugs Lainy and Pudder. Pudder needs an MRI and will be having it done this Saturday. We have set up a YouCaring fundraiser to raise the money necessary to cover Pudder’s medical bills. Here is the link to our YouCaring fundraiser.
http://www.youcaring.com/pet-…/help-pudder-get-an-mri/345809

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We realize not everyone can always afford to donate. What everyone can do is share it on your page and ask your friends and family to share it also. Please help us do the most we can for this sweet little guy. We are hoping this MRI will give us some of the much needed answers. THANK YOU so much to all of you for your continued support of the work we do rescuing and caring for Toy Fox Terriers across the US.

 

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We are asking for your help if possible. Lainy is in pretty rough shape. She was surrendered to us on February 7th and has a hole in both sides of her cheeks, infections in her eyes and will probably need some teeth removed. She also has some eye problems that may need more care. We are trying to raise at least $500.00. If you can help it will be greatly appreciated. We can’t thank her foster parents enough for taking this sweet girl and giving her the attention and love she deserves. They are spending quite a bit of time each day due to her medical issues and have been absolutely amazing! Thank you so much!
Here is a link to our website that you can use to donate http://www.tftrescue.com/donate/
or our paypal address is tftrescue@yahoo.com. Please make sure to select the checkbox within the “Donation Information” box that says “I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund” and select “Lainy’s Medical Fund”.

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Hello,
As I sit here writing this, the holidays are over and 2015 is upon us. January 2015 marks two years since
TFTR, Inc.’s founder, Pat Land, passed away. We miss her terribly but her work continues.
As the current President of TFTR, I have to say this group runs with the amazing work of our VicePresident,
Samantha Dominguez, and our Secretary/Treasurer, Leslie Greenwalt. Together they are the
backbone of TFTR. They work tirelessly to help the TFTs in need and to keep this group going in the right
direction. I also want to mention Dianne Clark, who is always available to help us identify a dog as a TFT,
TFT mix, Rat Terrier, or something else. When we get pictures, we don’t always know what the little one
is and Dianne makes the answer much clearer. Then there is Kiersten Cremin who is our volunteer
coordinator. Most of our volunteers, and potential volunteers, have had the chance to “meet” Kiersten
so she is already familiar to you. We truly hope Kiersten will become an officer in 2015. We have also
recently offered the position of transport coordinator to someone and we really hope she accepts.
In addition to the above mentioned officers and members, I also want to give a big shout out to our
volunteers, the true heartbeat of rescue. If it wasn’t for the people who foster, transport, check out
shelters, donate items to our auctions, buy the auction items, buy the products we sell, make generous
donations throughout the year, and generally spread the word about TFTs in need, we would not survive
as a rescue group, plain and simple. There are not enough words to thank you for what you do for us
and our beloved Toy Fox Terriers.
In the past year, we held our first Halloween costume photo contest, conducted our 2nd annual auction,
sold our first calendar, sold our first t-shirt and hoodie, our Facebook following has grown by 1,000
(from 490 in December ‘13 to 1496 currently), and we have revamped our website www.tftrescue.com
to name a few. Our treasury just about doubled in 2014. All thanks to our followers.
As we move forward in 2015, we are looking back in review in order to fix the things we didn’t do as well
as we should have and setting our goals for the upcoming year. We hope that you will continue to
follow us on Facebook and watch our website for our news and most importantly, for the dogs that
need our help. It takes a village to help as many TFTs as possible.
Thank you, again, for all of your support and dedication…

Patty Blair

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DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!! Here is what the “If it’s not a Toy Fox Terrier, It’s just a Toy” t-shirt and hoodies look like. Please go ahead and purchase your items here. Don’t forget they make wonderful holiday gifts for friends, family, co-workers, and fellow TFT fans!              **If ordering from outside the contiguous United States or from another country, please email us to get order and shipping costs before purchasing. Thank you**

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WOMEN'S Toy Fox Terrier T-Shirts
WOMEN’S Toy Fox Terrier T-Shirts
Women’s toy fox terrier T-shirts with a slightly more fitted design. As of 03/24/15, this is our current stock:
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ADULT UNISEX Toy Fox Terrier T-Shirts
ADULT UNISEX Toy Fox Terrier T-Shirts
Unisex toy fox terrier T-shirts for adults. As of 03/24/15, this is our current stock:
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ADULT Toy Fox Terrier HOODIES
ADULT Toy Fox Terrier HOODIES
Unisex toy fox terrier hoodies for adults. As of 03/24/15, this is our current stock:
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2015TFTRCalendar July

TFTR Miss July 2015

Closeout Sale on 2015 Calendars!

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Bella loves the new TFTR 2015 Calendar!

 

Calling all Toy Fox Terrier lovers–2015 CALENDARS HAVE ARRIVED!!!. The cost is $8.00 plus $3.00 for shipping. We have a limited number so get your order in soon-first come first served. All of the dogs pictured within the calendar are rescued dogs that TFTR has place within the past few years! Get them quick–they won’t last long!

 

 

 

 

 

TFTR 2015 Calendar
TFTR 2015 Calendar
The first annual Toy Fox Terrier calendar of dogs that were placed by TFTR within the past few years. As of 2/9/15, we have 5 left in stock.
$11.00

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Ruby is a sweet TFTR rescue dog looking for a forever home.  Ruby’s foster mom recently provided “a window into which you can see what I see…a blossoming, smart, and adorable little girl.”

 

Ruby came to us in April, one of four other Toy Fox Terriers that were flown from Florida to Denver.  I was so nervous and excited to see her for the first time in person.  Seeing her in a crate in front of the Delta baggage area of Denver International Airport made everything real.  I thought, “I will help save you little one.”  Ruby was one of almost fifty dogs in a hoarder’s home, a home that was not nurturing.

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Ruby was terrified and would not come out of her crate when we first arrived home. She was dirty, thirsty, and would not move on her own. I gave her water, bathed her, and finally introduced her to my dog, Louis. However, whenever I got too close to her, she would cower and shake.

 

This went on for weeks.  I had no idea what to do. And then things started to happen.  I noticed, little by little, Ruby’s progress beginning with her coming within five feet of me for a treat. And then I found her doing everything Louis did.  If Louis jumped up on the sofa to give me a kiss or get a pet, Ruby jumped up on the couch.  If Louis would run to the door to go out, Ruby ran to the door to go out.

 

Ruby would never let you touch her, but she was acting more like a normal dog every day.  And then it happened.  I was outside reading on a lounge chair and Louis jumped up to be petted.   Ruby jumped right up after him and didn’t run away when my hand moved toward her.  She actually allowed me to pet her.  I was so moved, I cried a little.  I thought, wow, this was a momentous occasion!

 

 

Ruby5To make a long story short, Ruby now wags her tail…albeit an awkward, very purposeful wag.  She also fetches “babies” (i.e. toys).  Ruby loves to be petted, held, and especially walked on leash.  She loves her blanket on the couch and loves, loves, loves her brother Louis.

 

I hope I don’t miss out on another Ruby milestone: the kiss!  Ruby will smell your cheek and hands intently – I feel like it is going to happen any minute!  I hope that Ruby finds a good home…one with an understanding, loving, patient, and persistent family. I would love for her new family to be part of her next high point: the kiss!  Here’s a cute little video of Ruby —>  Video – Happy Ruby

 

 

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TFTR IS GEARING UP FOR OUR ONLINE AUCTION!

Bidding begins Thurs., August 7 at 8AM EST thru Sun., August 10 at 8PM EST http://goo.gl/TmAjAG —LETS RAISE SOME MONEY FOR RESCUE!!

Take a look at our album of items we have and pick your favorite! Bid often!!! In Rescue Auctions it is ok to bid against your friend – your mom – your brother –they will understand— it’s for the dogs! HELP US HELP THEM!!! SHARE WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS Here’s just few of the items that are available for auction, TFT paintings, jewelry, dog accessories, and even a quilt!  Take a look at all of the items available for bidding at http://goo.gl/TmAjAG and don’t forget, bidding starts 8AM EST Thursday, August 7th!

TFTR Jewelry Set TFTR Framed Picture TFTR Jewelry TFTR Paining TFTR Quilt TFTR Coach Bag

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Q&A with TFTR President Patty Blair:

 

In the first of a series highlighting our board members, TFTR President Patty Blair recently shared her insights on being involved with dog rescue.  She currently has two Toy Fox Terriers and one Boxer.

Ranmar's Perfect Player, "Tedy", (white and tan TFT) and Olivia, or Miss O (tri TFT rescue that Patty has had for 9 years)

Ranmar’s Perfect Player, “Tedy”, (white and tan TFT) and Olivia, or Miss O (tri TFT rescue that Patty has had for 9 years)

How did you first become involved in rescue and TFTR? 

I got my first TFT when I was in high school in the 70s.  As I got older, I wanted another but was living with Boxers so I didn’t think having a TFT would be possible.  Somewhere around 2003, I wrote to the National Rescue Coordinator for the ATFTC rescue program and volunteered my services.  The rest, as they say, is history.

I have been involved with rescue off and on since 2003 – active when I could be active, and taking breaks when I had too many dogs to be able to help new ones.  Part of being involved with rescue is making a commitment to a dog for its lifetime – whether that is with a dog that needs to be returned to rescue after placement for whatever reason or having to keep a dog that cannot be placed.  There came a point when I had 5 dogs that had issues and were considered special needs so I took an extended break.  When Pat Land passed away, I became more active in rescue and became the President of TFTR, where I am still serving.

What is the most fulfilling part of being involved in rescue? 

There are two things that affect me the most about rescue.  The first is that “sigh” you get from your foster dog telling you that he/she is comfortable in your home and feels safe, sometimes for the very first time in its life.  The other is when you see the joy that an adopting family has when they bring their new little one into their home.  I truly believe that the adopter needs the dog as much as the dog needs the adopter.

In what ways do rescue dogs enrich our lives?

Max "Maximoso" in his Moe Mobile

Max “Maximoso” in his Moe Mobile

My previous rescue dogs have shown me so many things – trust, unconditional love, the hope for a better future, and most of all, appreciation.  My very first rescue, Max, taught me to never, ever give up and to appreciate what life has given you.  I picked him up from a Humane Society in Maine. My first thought was for 7 months old, he sure is a large boy.  I then watched him walk and I knew something wasn’t quite right.  I was told he couldn’t do stairs but everything else was OK.  I tried to place Max in a new home but it became apparent he wasn’t a good candidate for placement so I made the decision to keep him.  Well, as time went by, Max got worse – he walked like a deer on ice, he ran like a bucking horse, he fell down a lot.  When he was hunting for the rodents he could smell underground, he would lie on his side and start digging – the dirt would be flying everywhere.  With a referral, I took Max to a neurologist in Maine who diagnosed him with Cerebellar Degeneration or Cerebellar Abiotrophy.  While the disease itself doesn’t kill, dogs in the wild cannot fend for themselves and find food, so they starve to death.  Domesticated dogs cannot be carried and are typically euthanized at about a year of age.  But, Max was small enough to carry so he went everywhere with help.  He rode in a netted grocery cart for his walks, he rode in a wagon hooked up to the riding lawn mower – his food and water was brought to him.  Finally, at 7 years of age, it was time for Max to go.  Max loved those he loved and was protective of himself with strangers.  He brought me such joy in the years he was with me.  But most of all, Max taught me to never give up and to be happy with what we have been given.  He knew nothing else.

Patty-Tedy-OlivaWhat is your vision for TFTR? 

My vision for TFTR is to be able to help every TFT in need without having to say no because we do not have the resources – either not enough volunteers or the financial means to help.  I am extremely proud of the growth we have shown in the 1.5 years since TFTR’s founder, Pat, passed away.  We will continue to help as many as we can in her memory.  I hope that by the end of my second term as President, I will be able to turn over an organization that is smoothly run, well known and highly respected.  We have a lot left to do but with the help of those of you who are reading this, we are on our way to accomplishing my dream.

Caring for and loving TFTs can make you laugh every single day by something they have done.  Once you have a TFT, you will never want to be without one again.

 

Patty, thank you for sharing your TFTR journey with us!  

 

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Carmen (OH)

Carmen (OH)

Carmen, one of our adorable TFTR dogs that is looking for a new home, would like to announce the winner from the May volunteer drive! Congratulations, Tamin, TFTR is going to send a little gift to you in the mail! 

For more information about Carmen, our other TFTR dogs, or on volunteering, please visit our website at http://www.tftrescue.com

Thank you, Kiersten

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