Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Exciting Day Yesterday!!!

Hi Everyone!!!

We had a very exciting day yesterday!! A photographer from Boston Mass. came to our shelter and took pics of all the canine type furkids!!! We all had SUCH a good time!!!

The dogs all felt like the paparazzi had arrived!!! Here's a shot I took while they were working with Mr. Fox!!!

The photographers name is Kaylee and her business is called Dog Breath Photography. You can see some of her work at this link!!! 

And her blog is here!! http://dogbreathblog.com/

She does some AMAZING work!!! We can't wait to see all the shots she took of the fuzzbutts here!!!
Here's one she took of our view!!!

Thank you SOOOO much, Kaylee, for choosing our rescue kids to photograph!!

Daughter Joray and I are heading to Nicaragua tomorrow to look at some property. We truly love Costa Rica.....but things are getting SO expensive here we are looking at alternatives. Hopefully we will be able to stay here in this gorgeous country but we are looking ....just in case.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Update 7-16-14

Sad news. We lost sweet Bess after the birth of her pups. She had an infection and had to have the pups by C-section. She passed away due to after surgery complications.

She gave birth to 7 beautiful puppies and all but two have now been adopted.

The remaining two are adorable little boys who are waiting for their perfect, loving homes.

We have gained a new rescue at Lighthouse. Her name is Lady and she is a beautiful, friendly 3 year old shepard mix.  She gets along great with other pets and will give you unconditional love.

And of course, sweet Donna is still available for adoption. She is a purebred Golden Retriever, about 4 years old, very good with all animals and loves people. 

Dolly is still with us and has grown quite a bit!! She is still looking for the perfect pet home

She's as sweet as a lamb!! LOL!!

Of course our new human arrival (our grandson) is doing great and we just MUST include some pics of him!! Joe is now 8 months old and growing like a weed. And no, he is not up for adoption. LOL!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bess, Day 2

Bess had a nice, warm bath today. She was a little scared at first but the warm water, soothing words, soapy massage helped her to calm down.

She is now all clean, flealess, tickless, and feeling pretty good!!

She is still very wary of strangers and when my daughter in law came into the clinic room she went on guard
She is also very wary of men and yesterday would not allow my husband near her. He has helped me work with that and now she is beginning to warm up a little toward him. Her little nubbin of a tail actually wagged a little today when he was talking to her.

Who can blame her for being fearful? She obviously had a family. She accepted love from me right away. All of a sudden she is on the streets, alone, with no idea of what she has done that was so bad it would make her family abandon her on the side of the road.

Hopefully she will get over her fears and learn to trust again.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Got a new kid in today. A VERY PREGNANT little girl. We've named her Bess and she's just a puppy herself.

She could deliver her puppies any minute. Her belly is HUGE!!

She was dumped, probably because she's pregnant, at a nearby restaurant. She's been there for a while.
Someone who worked there contacted Animales Atenas and they contacted Lighthouse. 
I went up there last night but was told that someone had taken her home, then, this morning someone said she was still there....so I went and got her.

She was scared at first 


but once she felt a kind touch she came around really quick and is SOOO happy to be in a safe place, with a comfy bed, food and water and with love surrounding her.

Please say prayers that she is able to have her puppies without complications and that we can find them all perfect homes.

Catching up......again

Just a bunch of photos to catch up on what all is going on at Lighthouse.
All is going well. The furkids are enjoying life and we are saving one at a time.
Just released an injured bird whose nest was attacked by a toucan.

There have been a few injured/orphaned animals that have come and gone in the past few months. I am including pics of a few of them.

Dolly, the blind lamb, has been quite popular. Lots of visitors and of course they all fall in love with her. She loves everybody and gets along well with all the other animals.
And of course there are a few pics of our new two legged, human brother!! His name is Joe!!

Here are a few assorted pics of our little Lighthouse family

An injured kitten.