August 5, 2010

Guest Blogger

Melanie Schlaginhaufen is an excellent dog trainer, and a wonderful writer, and a good friend to many- humans and pets alike. She is fostering a fantastic dog named Dutch- he is friendly, obedient, rarely barks, and loves being with people. However, he has one big strike against him- click here for the story.

PS- Dutch has an application for adoption!


A Happy Ending For Hokie

Botetourt Animal Control brought Hokie, his 2 siblings and his mom to Angels of Assisi last year. His mom was suffering from heat stroke, and all 4 dogs were thin and covered with mange. After a bumpy road to recovery, Hokie has found his happy ending, fittingly, in Blacksburg. Check out the update from his new family below:

We just wanted to let you know how happy we are to have Hokie with us. He is a truly amazing dog who has brought us so much laughter and companionship. Hokie loves all of the walks he gets every day, and he's made a few new friends here in Blacksburg. I took him out in the country for a walk and he had his first encounter with a horse, which was very entertaining to watch.

He is such a smart little dog, and has already learned not only basic commands, but also how to shake, sit pretty, and rollover. He even walks without pulling on his leash, thanks to an EasyWalk harness. I am so happy that we were able to work everything out so that we could make him a part of our family. We can't thank you and the Angels staff enough for all of your help.


August 2, 2010


"Nothing tastes as good as life feels."

Polo the pig, enjoying a run at Harmony Farm Sanctuary.



The cute pup featured in the post below is safe! He was picked up from the Franklin County Animal Shelter on Saturday. A very special thank you to his new foster mom, Patti, for making the drive on her day off. We also appreciate Faye at the Franklin County shelter for eliminating as many barriers as possible in transferring the dogs to Angels of Assisi.

Here he is enjoying the car ride- what a sweetheart!