Friday, June 22, 2012

THANKS!! From Aunt Helene

 Sigi is looking for a special 
person to give all her love to!!

Here's a THANK YOU from Aunt Helene!!! We're so glad we were able to help her win!!!

Dear friends of Frances!!!!
We are very happy to announce that we win the Shelter Challenge. This could only happen with your help. Thank you so much for voting for us. Thank you for this wonderful support.  All my dogs are happy and sending greetings and a big “THANK YOU”!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Association Elena – dogs they found me – Asociación Elena – perros que me encontraron -won the Shelter Challenge (International winners). This is a big joy and a big help for us!!!!!!!
I am helping dogs in need more than 10 years and I never get any support. I created 2010 the Association and I participated in the Shelter Challenge for the first time. I cannot thank enough for having this wonderful opportunity to ask my friends to vote and to receive such a big support. I am also lucky to have such wonderful friends they like my try to help and vote for me. Special THANKS to Frances for her wonderful vote reminders and her funny, sweet and informing pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have in the moment 182 dogs which I love deeply and I try hard to find good homes. When I cannot find a really good home they stay with me and I do my best to offer them the life they deserve!
I invite you to visit my website and read my vision, see photos of all our dogs and of Dogland.
In the name of all my dogs I have in the moment I want to send a very warm THANK YOU.
Kind regards Helene

"Until one has loved an animal, part of the soul remains un-awakened."

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!


You won it for Aunt Helene!!! 

This will help Aunt Helenes shelter so much!!
You folks are the best!!!


Here at Lighthouse we are claiming this win in memory of our precious Bunny. We know she's up on the bridge celebrating with us!!!



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lot's Going On At Lighthouse

Hola Y'all!!

Lots of excitement around here!!
Dennis, the guy that did the interview last week, sent us an email saying the interview is up on the site!! YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mom says it makes her blush to read it!! It makes her and Dad sound like heroes and Mom says they're just doin' what they're supposed to do!!
You can go here to read it!!!
It's a members only site so you'll have to join to read it and see the pics. Membership is free and there's lots of other news there about retirement in Costa Rica. You can choose not to get the email updates if you like and just go read stuff when you want to. They only send out about 2 emails a week anyway!!

Llutu and Bandito are ready for their new home!! They sure would love to be adopted together!! They're little bitty furkids so Bandito says, "Hey!! We don't take up much room!!"
If you're thinkin' about getting a best friend to warm your lap AND your heart PLEASE consider these kids!!
They are SUCH cuties and they really deserve a home of their own with a family they can share all their love with!!

Mom went yesterday with Mailene, Bros' fiance, to pick out her wedding dress. When Bro and Mailene get married we'll have two human puppies in the family!!! Emily and Lucy!! They're CRAZY about us fuzzbutts and they are REALLY happy they're gonna have a new dad and grandom and grandad. They wanted lunch so they got to pick where. They picked Burger King. Mom says she'll have to teach them about gringo food. In Costa Rica they mainly eat beans and rice so maybe good gringo food will steer them away from fast food. When we first moved to Costa Rica you NEVER saw overweight people. Then american fast food came here and now there's LOTS of overweight people!! Mom says that's not good!!!

Here's another Costa Rica roads pic!!! If you break down here you're supposed to set triangles up in on the road before and after your car so people will know to slow down. If ya don't have those red, reflective triangles you have to improvise!! Some people will just cut limbs off a nearby tree and lay them in the road. Mom says driving here is an adventure!!

Be sure to vote today!! Only 6 more days and Aunt Helene can WIN!! WAGWAGWAG!!! You can see all her adoptable furkids at
She's got LOTS of great furkids looking for that perfect home.

 Just go to
and click on the vertical tab "shelter challenge." Then click on Costa Rica for the country and click search and look for "Asociacion Elena - Perros que ME encontraron"  Click on that and click VOTE and then type in the letters/numbers that appear to confirm your vote!!!! The next time you go to the vote site there should be a little thing at the bottom of the vote thing that says, "This is the shelter you voted for during your last visit." All ya gotta do is click VOTE!! Ya don't even have to do a search!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Zsuszi is going to Germany!!!


News today from Aunt Helene!!! Another adoption and a transport volunteer to Frankfort Germany!!!!

Dear Friends of Frances!
Thank you so much for all your support. We are still in good position in the Shelter Challenge but we need to continue until 17 of June. Please keep voting.
I travelled in the last days several times to Dr. Randall Villalobos in San Ramón because of preventing dogs from illnesses caused from ticks and also to control fungus in this time of rain.
We have all under control but it is not easy with 182 dogs.
I found a wonderful lady who will take my beloved Zsuzsi next Thursday to Frankfurt. There is a lot to do with the paperwork but we will have all ready at time. So next week three dogs are flying to Germany where they will have a very warm welcome!!! I know all the persons they will adopt my dogs and I hope with all my heart the dogs will arrive well. Many hours of waiting for the good news – this makes me worry!!
So on Monday (I have to be at the airport 5 a.m.) Roy and Millie will be on the way and on Thursday Zsuzsi (her new name will be Mia). Millie and Roy will not change their name. Millie was already given her name from her new parents when they saved her in the vacations in Costa Rica.
We have a new sponsor. Silvia Rodriguez, who visited us last Sunday, felt in love with our new dog. She came with five puppies. Silvia gave her the name Patri (Silvia´s second name is Patricia) and will support her in the future. We are very happy!!
I will put an album in my website with the photos of the last Sunday visit. Amazing photos!!!!!!! Silvia and Georgeana came on Sunday to Dogland together with our big friends Carmen Romero y Jorge Garro – sponsor of Kaspar Chaplin, Lilly and Cydni.
We have one dog with a bad illness in one of his eyes. We are very worry about him – it is our Felipe. He gets special medicines and in 10 days we will decide what has to be done in case the eye will not be better.
Having 182 dogs there is always a lot going on.
I want to send many kisses and all my love to Bailey, Sweet Caroline and Pumpkin. What a joy for me. Thank you Mary and Joni!!!!!!!!
I put some new photos from Patri and her two sons in
Please take a look. In “Our beloved dogs” you can see photos of nearly all our dogs.
Only 10 days more we need your vote in this Shelter Challenge. Thank you so much for all your support.
Send you all my best wishes and many kisses from all my dogs – one sweeter than the other and everyone different!!!!!! You are always invited to visit us. All the dogs love visitors!!!!!!!!!
Many hugs Helene