Cari Seaver, Sister to Mill dog Advocate Anissa Sadeghi – Passed Away & Needs Help to provide a Proper Funeral

Cari Seaver, Sister to Mill dog Advocate Anissa Sadeghi – Passed Away & Needs Help to provide a Proper Funeral

Anissa Sadeghi is a dear friend to stray, abandoned and puppy mill dogs. She is also a dear friend to ROMP Rescue.  Gizmo, Buddy, Victor, Grace, and Stetson are just a few of our ROMPers who found their forever homes because of Anissa.  Thanks to her tireless efforts, she has saved hundreds if not thousands of dogs over the years. She has brought dogs back from the brink of death and often gone out of pocket to nurse them back to health. Today, she lost her sister unexpectedly – a young woman, mother and wife. Her family does not have the financial means to pay for a funeral they did not expect. Please consider repaying Anissa on behalf of all the lives she has saved by helping her grieving family say farewell to her sister properly and with dignity. A donation of any amount will be sincerely appreciated.

You can learn more about Cari Seaver here: http://www.printyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/2014/03/01/cari-nicole-seaver/

Funeral services will be held for Cari at 10:00 A.M. Friday morning, March 7, 2014 at the Burnside Christian Church in Burnside, Illinois with burial to follow in Thornber Cemetery in Powellton, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday evening at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with family meeting friends from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family of Cari Seaver. Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

Upcoming – April Doggy Play Date at Bark Bark Club

Upcoming – April Doggy Play Date at Bark Bark Club

We hope you can join us at our upcoming April Doggy Play Date at Bark Bark Club on April 27th from 1-3pm!  It will be small dogs only (under 30lbs) because it is indoors with limited space.  Please bring your small dog that is up to date on shots and non-aggressive to join in on the exercise and socialization.  We are hoping the cold weather will soon be over but are excited to have a great indoor venue for the pups to play in until then 🙂

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Sunday, April 27th, 2014
1-3pm
Small dogs (30lbs and under)
Bark Bark Club
5493 N Broadway St, Chicago IL 60660
773-989-8807
www.BarkBarkClub.com

If you have any questions, comments or concerns: info@ROMPRescue.com

Join our meetup page for email alerts about our upcoming events: http://www.meetup.com/ROMPRescue

Upcoming March Small Dog Play Date

Upcoming March Small Dog Play Date

Our upcoming March Small Dog Play Date (we’re calling it the Luck O’ the Pups meet up event because of St. Patty’s day)  is on March 15th (Saturday) from 3-5pm at Chicago’s Canine Crews.  It’s a free event, just make sure your pups are up to date on shots and curb your dog before entering.  This will be a small dog event, it is open to all non-aggressive canines under 30lbs.  If you have any questions, email us info@ROMPRescue.com We hope to see you there! Details are below!

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SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
3-5pm
Canine Crews
1616 North Washtenaw, Chicago, IL
http://www.caninecrews.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CanineCrews

Canine Crews has four rooms, over 6,000 square feet, of dedicated indoor place space (and they do grooming, training, daycare, boarding and more too)!

There is street parking nearby, you can also park on the other side of the faux fence, along the Canine Crews building 🙂  Buzz to enter the building then head up the stairs on your right and look for the small dogs 🙂

Puppy Mill Bust in Arkansas

Puppy Mill Bust in Arkansas

There was a puppy mill bust in Arkansas this past Thursday and 183+ animals were confiscated, several were Italian Greyhounds. Earlier in 2014 a few people that went to the residence to purchase a dog notified the authorities of the conditions and that prompted the raid.   Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Humane Society of the United States came to document the situation and remove all the animals from the premise (with the exception of the horses which need to be tested first before removing them) while the owners were taken into custody.  James and Tara Best of Jefferson, were issued misdemeanor citations. Authorities said the couple is likely to be charged with animal cruelty.

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Currently, the dogs are considered part of the court case’s evidence and will not be available for rescue/adoption until after the case is closed (they are hoping in 30 days but one never knows).  Humane Society of Saline County, other groups and other local vets are treating all the animals, several have sever medical issues that need immediate attention and most if not all have emotional aside from the physical damage.  

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The vets on staff noted they saw severely emaciated dogs, animals that had jaw bone damage (from lack of dental and medical care over the years), matted fur, wounds, and other issues caused from years of neglect.

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You can see more photos / videos on these sites:

Gluten Free Dog Cookie Recipe

Gluten Free Dog Cookie Recipe

This is how to make an organic gluten free dog cookie for your fur babies.

What you’ll need:
– 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice Flour
– 4oz jar of organic baby food (we used banana, you can use whatever flavor your dog likes most that does not have onions or grapes)
– cookie sheet
– greasing agent / butter

Steps:
1) Take the Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice Flour and mix it with the organic baby food
2) Roll into 4 x 1″ logs
3) Cut into half inch coins
4) Bake in a greased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
5) Store in the freezer after cooling
6) Serve to your pups and watch there tails wag with delight!

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Frozen Montrose Dog Beach Impromptu Play Date

Frozen Montrose Dog Beach Impromptu Play Date

It was warmer than it has been in a while so we ventured over to Montrose Dog Beach to see how things were going. Well, let me tell you – it’s not quite the same when you go in the winter as when you go in the summer. Regardless, the pups made some new fur-friends and were pooped by the time we went home. Good times were had by all!


Check out our facebook page for more cute photos: http://www.facebook.com/ROMPItalianGreyhoundRescue
Check out our doggy meetup page to see when our next doggy play date is: http://www.meetup.com/ROMPRescue

Experienced Chicago Dog Foster homes Needed

Experienced Chicago Dog Foster homes Needed

Experienced Chicago Dog Foster homes Needed in the Chicago area for our puppy mill survivors.  Fostering a puppy mill survivor is a very rewarding experience as the dogs we rescue are essentially blank slates. Although they are adults, they were kept solely for breeding and lived in a cage their whole life.  This means they have no pet experience and things that a typical dog learns as a puppy, they need to learn: using stairs, what walls are, the concept of a mirror, getting on and off furniture, what toys are and what you do with them, what good food tastes like, how to walk on a leash, what beds and blankets are, etc.  http://www.romprescue.com/foster-application/

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A foster home to a puppy mill survivor will help them as they transition from a puppy mill to a beloved pet.  Working with them on human trust, teaching them what home life is all about, and starting to teach them the basics on potty training, crate training, and basic commands can be expected.  As a foster family you get to experience many firsts and will get non-stop smiles of joy as you see them transform into a pet. Each day is a victory as they learn more, trust more, and come out of their shell even more. They always seem to teach you something about yourself, are a friend for your pups, and just sweet souls to join you in your life.

Here is a video with some clips of Jingle Bella’s road from Puppy Mill to Rescue to Foster home and all the successes she had with her foster family.  There is a lot of love behind each dog we save and many volunteers behind the scenes that make their success possible.

If you are interested in opening your heart and home to a puppy mill survivor while we look for the perfect forever family for them, we would love to hear from you! Experienced Chicago Dog Foster homes apply here: http://www.romprescue.com/foster-application/

Shopping for Italian Greyhounds

Shopping for Italian Greyhounds

When Shopping for Italian Greyhounds, we highly recommend these IG breed specific companies for your coat, jammies, boots, collars, harnesses, martingales, costumes, shirts, bellybands, snoods and other needs!  Make sure the items you buy fit that sighthound body with a big chest, skinny waists, skinny necks and long legs – these companies all have extensive IG experience and we love their products!

AgilityQ
Cappi’s Jammies and Accessories
Iggy Collars
K9 Belly Bands (please select ROMP Rescue as your rescue of choice so we get a donation for your order)
Northwind Catalog (5/8″ martingale lead is our favorite for our IG’s and under $10)
Trendy Hounds
Rebel Wag
Reversible Harness Vests By Linda
Shadedmoon’s Secret Stash
Shaka Dog Hawaii
Spoiled Bratzwear
Tails Me About It
TurboThreads
Voyagers K9 Apparel (please mention ROMP Rescue in your order comments as they give us a donation for each referral)

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You can check out our website to see our pups in pieces from these companies: http://www.facebook.com/ROMPItalianGreyhoundRescue

Italian Greyhound vs Greyhound – the differences

Italian Greyhound vs Greyhound – the differences

If you have a Greyhound and want to get an Italian greyhound, please review this Italian Greyhound vs Greyhound article talking about the big differences because they are not the same!  An Italian Greyhound is NOT a miniature greyhound, they may look similar but they are much different and require a different type of commitment.  They only thing they share is body style, everything else about living with and making a lifelong commitment to an Italian Greyhound when compared to a greyhound is much different.  We implore anyone interested in adopting or fostering an Italian Greyhound (even if they owned a greyhound or whippet before) to do their research! Italian Greyhounds are a challenge but for those that can get past some of the inconveniences they come with, they give so much back!

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SIZE Italian Greyhound vs Greyhound: Italian Greyhounds are smaller (obviously). They usually weigh in around 10-15lbs.  A greyhound is much larger and sometimes tipping the scale at 100+ lbs.

TRAINING Italian Greyhound vs Greyhound: Greyhounds learn the basics quick as they are eager to please, Italian Greyhounds require a lot of consistency. Iggies are a what’s-in-it-for-them type of breed, better have your treats ready (always).

POTTY TRAINING Italian Greyhound vs Greyhound: Greyhounds will gladly hold it until you get home from work and take them out and let you know when they need to go. If an Italian Greyhound has to go potty they will probably just potty on the floor, couch, bed, your dry cleaning you had hanging off your kitchen chair or on whatever else is nearby.  If you are lucky, you will potty train your IG but that still means that if you take too long to put your shoes on they may have went potty on your rug.  Most IG’s are never 100% potty trained, ever.  Love your carpet? You won’t love an IG but a Greyhound will be a good fit. (Potty training is a common reason why IG’s are surrendered to rescue)

SLEEPING Italian Greyhound vs Greyhound: Greyhounds roach when they sleep.  Greyhounds can stay off furniture, in their own bed, or on the floor.  Italian greyhounds snuggle in bed with you and under the covers.  If you think you can keep them off the bed and off the furniture we wish you luck!

ENERGY Italian Greyhound vs Greyhound: Greyhounds enjoy lounging most of the day and generally are very relaxed when they move around, when an Italian Greyhound isn’t lounging they are running around. Italian Greyhounds will, for no reason, go from lounge mode to running around mode whereas Greyhounds, if comfortable, prefer not to move.  It’s like a dog with ADD.

TIME Italian Greyhound vs Greyhound: Greyhounds do well when left for long periods of time by themselves whereas Italian Greyhounds do not, IG’s usually have extreme separation anxiety (and will also leave tons of ‘presents’ for you to find when you get home).  (Not enough time to spend with their IG is another common reason why people surrendered their iggy)

FRIENDS Italian Greyhound vs Greyhound: Greyhounds can have a prey-drive in the presence of other dogs and small creatures, this includes trying to catch and kill a small dog like an Italian Greyhound. Some IG’s have a prey-drive but not toward other pups, we typically hear chickens, squirrels, or birds.  Greyhounds have to be prey-drive tested prior to bringing a small animal into their home, especially an Italian Greyhound. Furthermore, greyhounds (that do not have a prey-drive) like all dog breeds but Italian Greyhounds usually just recognize and take a greater liking to other sight-hounds.

WEATHER Italian Greyhound vs Greyhound: Greyhounds will go out in rain, shine, snow, or sleet.  Italian Greyhounds may throw a fit and put the brakes on if they even think you are taking them out and it’s wet and/or cold, and then they’ll go potty inside so you won’t have to take them out anymore.

JUMPING Italian Greyhound vs Greyhound: Greyhounds prefer to stay in the lounge mode, jumping is a chore. Italian Greyhounds will leap and bound off couches, chairs, beds, onto the counters and over fences/gates.  This type of behavior lends Italian Greyhounds to frequently breaking legs and thus needing expensive surgery.

You can say a greyhound is like having a glass of wine with dinner every night and an Italian greyhound is like taking two shots of tequila (every night).  You’ll have fun when you take the two shots of tequila (if you can keep them down and don’t get sick) but to some people that kind of lifestyle is a bit too much and they would rather have the glass of wine where you always know what to expect and you’re in control.

So I’m sure you’re now thinking – why would anyone want an Italian Greyhound after reading the Italian Greyhound vs Greyhound differences? An Italian Greyhound is not for everyone but perfect for a very special breed of human.  This type of human loves affection, they enjoy having a little furry four pawed shadow follow them around all day (everyday), they don’t fret over potty accidents, have a lot of consistency when training their iggy, have funds for medical emergencies including leg breaks, spend a lot of time at home and/or take their pup with them to work most days (or have a dog walker/pet sitter stop by frequently), love having their own personal bed warmer, don’t mind a dog with high and low energy (much like an ADD child) and enjoy having a small pup they can pick up (among other things)!

Looking for ROMP updates? Like our facebook page for our stories, updates and cute photos: http://www.facebook.com/ROMPItalianGreyhoundRescue

Terrier Mix Puppies Available for Adoption in Chicago

Terrier Mix Pups Available for Adoption in Chicago

We have 7 Terrier Mix puppies available for adoption in Chicago and boy, are they cute! They were born into rescue as their mother was picked up off the streets of Dixieland as a very pregnant stray (so pregnant that she went into labor before her transport to Chicago was complete). Their mom, now named Dixie, is a terrier mix herself, photo shown below. We estimate her age to be around two, she is potty trained, knows her basic commands, and is very friendly around people and other pets.

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Her 7 puppies are three months old now and boy have they grown, here is a flash back to when they were first born
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And here when they were a month old
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And below we will show you how much they’ve grown and change! All 7 were microchipped, vetted, and spayed/neutered. This means, in about 2 weeks time they will be ready for forever homes! We are still accepting applications for these precious puppies, if you are interested in adopting, please submit an adoption application here: http://www.romprescue.com/adoption-application/

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Bobby – terrier mix puppy – Located in Chicago for adoption through ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue
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Dover – terrier mix puppy – Located in Chicago for adoption through ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue
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Kuma – terrier mix puppy – Located in Chicago for adoption through ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue
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Molly – terrier mix puppy – Located in Chicago for adoption through ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue
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River – terrier mix puppy – Located in Chicago for adoption through ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue
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Oasis – terrier mix puppies – Located in Chicago for adoption through ROMP Italian Greyhound Rescue
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To see a complete list of our adoptable pets and to see if these terrier mix puppies are still looking for homes, please check out: romprescue.com/adoptable-pets/

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