We've taken a bit of a break, but we'll soon be back with the latest group of adorable, scruffy dogs available for adoption. And we'd also encourage anyone who wishes to support no-kill shelters to have a look at what Tara's Babies Animal Welfare is doing in Arizona. This no-kill sanctuary began after Hurricane Katrina, as their volunteers worked tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate homeless dogs and cats. They're working to obtain some property in Dakini Valley, Arizona and have created a beautiful slide show .
I'm a dog lover. Cats are great. Birds are great. Dogs are supreme. This blog started with one dog in particular: Baxter, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon who was the sweetest dog I've ever known. Then came Kirby, a scruffy little shelter dog of diverse lineage (he's quite the charmer). Sadly, we lost Baxter in April 2012. Now Remy, a smart, highly entertaining Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy has joined our family and is keeping us all on our toes. While I like most canines I meet, the scruffy dogs tug at my heartstrings the most. Eyebrows and moustaches. Curious sidenote: my husband looks a LOT like my dogs. Coincidence? I don't think so. Ultimately this is a good thing. I'm surrounded by sweet, scruffy beings and I love it. When I'm not playing with one of my scruffy boys or blogging as Scruffy Dog, I'm usually working as Jennifer Allen Newton, a freelance writer and consultant, reading, working on my first novel, making music or coming up with another reason not to clean house or cook dinner.