the crazy dAWG lady

Let’s talk about dogs.  All things dogs.  

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who am i

There is so much I want to share with you!!!!

As long as I can remember, I have loved an animal of one kind or another.

Those of you that have known me for a long time can attest to this. My love for horses bordered on an obsession. I tried to find the good in all of them. Growing up on a farm I saw the blessing of birth and the heartbreak of death.

 

Dog grooming became my profession roughly 25 years ago. Of course horses, cattle and dogs go hand in hand.

Support Team Rusty

Rusty took the nation by storm last week. We wanted to clarify his story and thank everyone for their support! Swipe through to read and how to help!

After over 400 days, Rusty was adopted and surrendered back to our shelter 3 times. Rusty made national headlines as the dog that “nobody wanted”. Rusty’s beautiful coat and adorable eyes stole the hearts of so many kind and optimistic people. However, Rusty is not perfect. No dog is.

The last family that adopted Rusty returned to the shelter the next day in tears. Rusty had nipped at them and they decided that he would not be a good fit in their home with small children. Rusty is dog-selective and experiences stranger danger. He is not the easy, cute, and cuddly dog that people imagine. And that’s okay! It was a difficult decision, but the family did the right thing by bringing Rusty back.

Our Executive Director, Dr. Paula, explains that our team sees it, “as a new opportunity for the animal. Every day or week out for the dog, and we get to learn more about that dog. We have a responsibility not to send that dog home with the wrong family.”

💛 Good News!
Our amazing non-profit rescue partner, Pearl’s Place, was able to take Rusty home to decompress and wait to find his furever home. We are so incredibly happy and thankful for them and everyone’s support with Rusty! Don’t forget, we have lots of other dogs at our shelter, and in every shelter in the country, who still need your help!

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Credits to Patch.com for portions of their interview and article regarding this story! Check out their article here: https://patch.com/texas/waco/rusty-s-lesson-what-you-can-learn-unadoptable-texas-dog

i have my hands in a lot of different projects

dirty dogs spaw

After many years as a Pet Stylist I decided I wanted to be more specialized. In 2018, I started and finalized my Certification as a Pet Aesthetician.
 
Since 2018, we have been using the top quality products from Iv San Bernard. These products are imported from Italy. The European market I am finding is far ahead of the American market in safety and quality of products.
 
Dirty Dogs Spaw also has the only Hydro-massage Ozone bath in Central Texas.
 
Dirty Dogs Spaw loves everything about dogs.

Pearl's place

Pearl was a 12+ year old yellow Labrador Retriever that my daughter and I pulled from the Harker Heights, TX shelter the day before she was to be euthanized.  Pearl lived with us and loved to be in the shop until she passed away,  4 years after she was rescued.

Pearl’s Place was started so that Senior and other special needs dogs would have a place to recover or spend the rest of their lives.

Even though I do not consider myself a writer, I will be blogging about my rescue and dog experiences.

Hydro-massage Ozone Bath

One of our Specialties is our Hydro-Massage Ozone Treatment.  This is a new concept to the United States.  This service is offered for not only Skin Therapy, but also for our clients with sore joints and muscles, due to inflammation.

Journey Home Rescue, Temple TX

This local rescue is one we work very close with.  Pearl’s Place takes in and fosters dogs with special needs or skin issues for them.  We help to restore health both physical and mental and then Journey Home finds them the perfect Forever Home.

How You Can Help

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Help Me

I receive messages like this everyday asking for help to their family dog. I want to give you an idea on why this isn’t an easy answer. Working with animals has always been a passion of mine. It never mattered what kind of animal it was, or what its needs were....

Breed doesn’t Matter

We all have our favorite dog breeds.  Some of us came to this conclusion because we were raised with them, friends had them or we just liked the appeal of a certain breed.  Something attracts us to them; the feel of their coat, their size, their ability to...
Help Me

Help Me

I receive messages like this everyday asking for help to their family dog. I want to give you an idea on why this isn’t an easy answer. Working with animals has always been a passion of mine. It never mattered what kind of animal it was, or what its needs were....

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Breed doesn’t Matter

Breed doesn’t Matter

We all have our favorite dog breeds.  Some of us came to this conclusion because we were raised with them, friends had them or we just liked the appeal of a certain breed.  Something attracts us to them; the feel of their coat, their size, their ability to...

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Pit Bulls

Pit Bulls

For those following my blog, you know I’ve only really been involved with Pearl’s Place for a few short months…but I’ve learnt so much from the health of a dogs skin, to the different personalities.  I’ve always been intimidated, scared, nervous, weary, whatever...

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What does rescue mean to me

What does rescue mean to me

Lisa asked what we were going to write about for our blog this week.  It was hard to think of one topic because there are so many things I want to write about.  Today though, was easy.  The day is bitterly cold, misty and I was supposed to go help at an...

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What is Rescue?

What is Rescue?

To each of us, Rescue means something different.  The definition is to save from a dangerous or distressing situation.  In the dog rescue world, there are those that save small dogs, big dogs, sick dogs, old dogs, injured dogs and the list goes on and on....

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Beaumont Time!

Beaumont Time!

For the next few weeks, I reached out to Lisa to come and see the dogs – a lot!!!  I never wanted to be a nuisance and asked her every time if I was interfering with her home life, because I knew with the dogs she probably didn’t get a lot of personal time; and I...

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The Road Trip

The Road Trip

At times trying to pull dogs from a shelter can be tough.  I have joked about it saying I bet it’s easier to adopt a child then to pull a dog on the euthanization list.  Back in September-October, Pearl’s Place was tagged on a number of different dogs in different...

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Deb’s Story – Where it all started

Deb’s Story – Where it all started

August 7, 2020 is a day I will never forget.  I was a Facebook member of Central Texas Lost and Found Pets, which helps reunite lost dogs, and while I was scrolling, a post came up about 5 puppies that were found abandoned in Mexia and...

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