Double Merle Awareness Day, IL (Chicago)

Saturday  20 May  2017  11:00 AM    Saturday  20 May  2017 2:00 PM
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Paws Crossed Rescue Resource is happy to be able share this exciting and educational event presented by Keller's Cause!

Keller The Double Merle inspired the creation of Keller's Cause, a 501(c)(3) non-profit aimed at spreading awareness about the reckless breeding practice that produces double merles. With our own dogs, we aim to show that disabled dogs can also make great family members.

May 20 will be the Second Annual National Double Merle Awareness Day. Our local event to support Keller's Cause is to bring education about this reckless breeding practice and to show that every dog is an individual. Please don't allow disabilities to cloud your view of what makes a loving pet. Please come out and meet our wonderful dogs! Keller and her "Ma" will be appearing at their local event on the East Coast and we will do our best to get the word out but we need your help!

Please join us on Keller's journey, as we strive to change the world for double merles.

https://www.facebook.com/kellerscause
https://www.facebook.com/Kellerthedm

#DMDay2017

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Kriser's Natural Pet
1658 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, 60647, IL, United States

Peggy Delaney Grandahl Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 21/05/2017 14:26
Just adding these to the event page, They were posted on personal pages #DMDay17

Peggy Delaney Grandahl Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 21/05/2017 00:46
My sincerest thanks to three absolutely amazing people, Jamie Thorley, Janet VanDuyne and Joel Lenertz. All my love to three wonderful pups...Stevie, Hush and Cali❤️ It was a wonderful afternoon of education and awareness and plenty of puppy snuggles! #DMDay17

Peggy Delaney Grandahl Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/05/2017 19:09
#DMDay17 and it's a wrap!❤️

Peggy Delaney Grandahl Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/05/2017 18:07
#DMDay17

Peggy Delaney Grandahl Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/05/2017 16:59
#DMDay17

Peggy Delaney Grandahl Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/05/2017 16:42
We're here! #DMDay17

Paws Crossed Rescue Resource Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/05/2017 02:45
Please join us! https://www.facebook.com/dontmoveamanda/posts/10208924044285992

Paws Crossed Rescue Resource Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/05/2017 14:52
TOMORROW!

Paws Crossed Rescue Resource Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/05/2017 14:18
We are going to have a raffle basket full of goodies including an autographed copy of Bark Until Heard written by Becky McKinley Monroe. Once you begin reading it you will not be able to put it down. If you are interested in purchasing raffle tickets and not able to be at the event, feel free to PM our page.

Paws Crossed Rescue Resource Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 16/05/2017 02:50
These three sweeties are getting ready for next Saturday! Hope to see you at our event!😀

Peggy Delaney Grandahl Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 14/05/2017 21:48

Paws Crossed Rescue Resource Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 10/05/2017 15:05
Awesome to have our day in the news! http://dogtime.com/advocacy/50907-double-merle-dogs-get-awareness-day
http://dogtime.com/advocacy/50907-double-merle-dogs-get-awareness-day

Paws Crossed Rescue Resource Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 07/05/2017 20:27
STEVIE! Part 2 From Stevie's Mom, Jamie I fostered my 1st Double Merle Cali who is part of our trio of DMs for Double Merle Day - Chicago. So when I got a text message asking if I would foster another Double Merle puppy, I said of course. Stevie came to me very small and very sick, he wouldn't eat the first 7 days. I spent those 7 days sitting on the floor trying to get him to eat anything and everything. I never stood a chance against his puppy face! On Day 7 he decided to steal his foster brother's dinner, and has been stealing any food he can get his paws on since then! Stevie has had his share of challenges due to coming from a puppy mill, but we show that every day #loveconquersall.
Paws Crossed Rescue Resource
-- 07/05/2017 20:27
Jamie Thorley

Paws Crossed Rescue Resource Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 04/05/2017 14:02
Today's "Meet a Double Merle" feature. Stevie and his story will be in two posts, Part 1 about his rescue and Part 2 in a few days will be a few words from his foster Mom, Jamie who fell in love and together, became each other’s happy ending. Stevie’s life began in a puppy mill. He ended up in a retail pet store, his pet store disclosure stating "Sire: blk&wht Dam:blue&wht. By the way, it also said he was an “Austilian Shepard”. He was sold and returned to the pet shop within a week once the new owners realized he couldn’t hear. There is more to the story of his rescue, but as often is the case in these situations, the dog is released to a rescuer with the agreement that the details are not made public. Stevie was also sick…very sick. So congested he couldn’t even cough. Without a second thought, Jamie agreed to foster this sweet sick puppy and she nursed him back to health. Since Stevie’s rescue was complicated by several other issues as well as his health, he was not able to be put up for adoption immediately. However, as time went on and he got well, Jamie realized he wasn’t going anywhere, he was HOME and she became his Mom for life.
Paws Crossed Rescue Resource
-- 04/05/2017 14:02
Jamie Thorley

Paws Crossed Rescue Resource Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 01/05/2017 13:19
We need to help get Keller into the second round of voting! Please take just a minute and cast your vote. woooof! translated: THANK YOU https://www.facebook.com/Kellerthedm/posts/1647684651975787:0

Paws Crossed Rescue Resource Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 01/05/2017 01:12
Another Double Merle for you to meet! Here is Cali's story, as written by Joel, her proud Papa. You can feel the love... "Cali came into my life in October of 2015. I visited All Herding Breed Dog Rescue of Illinois that day, it was a cloudy and cool October Saturday morning. At first I just wanted to go see how a deaf dog reacts as I have never been in contact or had any dealing with such a handicap on a dog before. It was love at first sight! Jamie, her foster Mom brought her into the little gated yard and gave me the leash. Sheeva, Cali’s name at the time, was so playful and interested in everything. Being deaf did not stop her. I ended up staying at the rescue almost 40 minutes just playing with her. They told me there were other people coming to see her. At that moment I couldn’t imagine letting her go to someone else. I felt as if she and I bonded over the short period of time. “I’ll take her” I said. ‘”I will take her home and give her the best life possible and love her to death”. Taking on a deaf dog has definitely had its ups and downs, more so on the up side though. Once I brought her home to meet her sisters, Lucy and Tori it was clear to me that name had to fit in. That is when Cali came to life. I couldn’t imagine what our lives would be like without Cali. She has brought so much joy into my life and those around me. She teaches me that actions do speak louder than words. My days are now filled with so much T.L.C. I never have a bad day anymore"
Paws Crossed Rescue Resource
-- 01/05/2017 01:12
Jamie Thorley🐶 JJoel Lenertz

Paws Crossed Rescue Resource Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 30/04/2017 22:54
We want to thank Kriser's Natural Pet from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to host our event at their wonderful store for the second year in a row. We are so grateful and really looking forward to the event! Thank you, Kriser's!

Peggy Delaney Grandahl Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 27/04/2017 00:50
Vote for Keller! https://www.facebook.com/Kellerthedm/posts/1607180062692913

Paws Crossed Rescue Resource Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 21/04/2017 17:31

Paws Crossed Rescue Resource Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/04/2017 12:45
We want to wish a Happy 2nd Birthday to sweet Cali! Meet her at our event with her Dad Joel Lenertz!

Paws Crossed Rescue Resource Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/04/2017 19:08
Along the way, we have met some wonderful Double Merles, here is a story from Peggy... Loki was a little rescue dog that touched my heart. When he came to the rescue it was my first experience with a double merle and I wanted to know more...one thing led to another, and here we are. I'm grateful for Keller's Cause for educating me, as well as so many others. Loki was a little sweetheart, the photo with the gentleman below was the day of his adoption. He couldn't have ended up with a better family. The brief video was at an adoption event where Loki saw his first toy. It's just a quick video but you'll see how this little boy started me on the path to wanting to help educate. We were asked so many days about this little dog "He's deaf?" "0h my goodness, I feel sorry for him" "How did it happen?" Don't feel sorry, love them, cherish them and educate everyone you can Join us! #dmday17 Loki's Video http://youtu.be/1FcHu-5XM2Y

Peggy Delaney Grandahl Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/04/2017 16:14
It's education Monday! https://www.facebook.com/Kellerthedm/posts/1630283043715948
https://kellerscause.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/how-do-you-approach-a-deafblind-dog

Peggy Delaney Grandahl Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 16/04/2017 01:30
Check out some photos from last years event! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10209093710567489&type=3

Peggy Delaney Grandahl Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/04/2017 14:31
We are going to be introducing some sweet Double Merle's that are close to our hearts. First up, Hush. Learn more about this sweet boy…in the words of his Mom, Janet VanDuyne "My hubby's cousins who were very young at the time (19 & 20) decided to breed 2 Aussies. Hush was their first litter and was the only pup that was deaf and visually impaired. He was going to shoot Hush because he couldn't sell him for $100 which is what he got for the rest of the pups. I came home with the fluff ball and started reading up on Aussies. I went back to the cousins and told them they shouldn't breed those two dogs, but it was too late because the dogs had bred again. On the second litter one of the pups was blind, but she could hear. They sold all the pups and kept her. They then took my advice and had Hush's parents spayed/neutered. You have to realize that this happened almost 13 years ago and everybody thought I was crazy for wanting and having a deaf dog. I thought about it and said to people you don't put down a deaf child so why a put down a deaf dog? So at the time I did have a hearing dog and Hush would follow him around and watch him. When I spoke to Chip and used hand commands Hush watched and did the same thing! When I got Hush and took him to the vet’s office they said he was healthy just deaf and visually impaired. He does have one eye smaller than the other with the third eyelid but the vet said I might want to consider having surgery on that eyelid. I asked if surgery would help him to see better? The vets reply was I don't know! So not a good answer for me. We let the eye be and haven't had problems with it. Hush will be 14 years old on May 25th and I'm very blessed to have him. Hush is old and slow now. Very mellow but he is mine and I cherish every day we have together. He doesn't pay any attention to hand commands now and it's just fine with me."

Peggy Delaney Grandahl Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 30/03/2017 20:31
It's time to vote for Keller! https://www.facebook.com/Kellerthedm/posts/1607180062692913
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1658 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, 60647, IL, United States
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