For the LOVE of DOGS ... the Barn Dog Rescue
A bonded pair..
These two dogs arrived on our Valentines transport! They have one of the most beautiful love connections we've seen.. They know each other inside and out, have all their ducks in a row as far as who is who and who does what in their relationship. Little Sammie is a senior Chi who has had his younger and larger friend Tigger in charge of providing a safe warm and love drenched life!
With over 30 dogs waiting to come up to find their forever homes, how in the world do we decide which dogs to bring! Its a complicated question! We take every kind of dog you can imagine from shelters, old, young, large, small, healthy and dogs in need of various degrees of medical or psychological help. We try our best to keep a balanced pack here in NY so that dogs have friends and cozy happy places to call their home until their true forever homes come to get them! Here below is a sample of just some of the dogs enjoying much TLC at Dawg Patch NC while they wait for their turn to come to NY to meet you!
If your heart is aching to provide love as a foster or adopter to anyone of our dogs waiting for transport, please email us at
Turtle's Rescue Story
Turtle is the definition of resilience in a wee 6 lb body.
Looking at the photo above is enough to spark some heartbreaking emotions in anyone.. but knowing that it's our sweetie Turtle in that terrible condition makes it even more personal.
On a cold day in late December, a woman called Colleton County Animal Control claiming she found a stray dog that they needed to come pick up. When the officers pulled up, they saw the photo above.. a dog left out in the rain in a dirty crate, shivering in the freezing cold. His, what should be white, tinted brown coat matted from head to toe. The officers promptly scooped Turtle up to safety and warmth.
Upon talking with the woman, the officers felt something was "off" about her story. When they checked her social media page, it turned out she had owned Turtle since he was a puppy and had neglected him into that awful condition.
We can never begin to imagine how someone could be so cruel. Especially to such a loving little dude like Turtle. He is truly HAPPINESS and JOY wrapped up into a dogs body.
We are also SO thankful for the incredible humane officers and rescuers of Colleton County Animal Shelter. Their work is admirable and their compassion holds no bounds.
Meet some of our ADOPTABLE BOYS<3
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Dog Trainer Jamie's corner!
Hello! Welcome to my corner! Here, we will discuss various current training, behavior and enrichment topics that include our dogs at the rescue, my personal dogs and useful learning situations we find ourselves in!
First up... Top 3 reasons NOT to
use a retractable leash!
1. There is very little to no control when using the retractable leash and it sends mixed messages.. the length of the leash comes is constantly changing and provides no continuity for the dog.
2. Losing a dog while using this leash is a very common and preventable occurrence. The long length of feed of leash allows a dog to sprint forward with ample space before the lock catches. When they hit the end or when the owner locks it to to stop the dog, often so much speed and strength has built up it'll rip the handle mechanism right out of your hand. Not only does this cause the dog to get loose, but the heavy handle slams down behind the dog often freighting him thus making him run away faster.
3. This type of leash is notorious for causing amputations and burns. Quick, sometimes unpredictable movements of a dog at the end go the long, fast moving, thin feed of leash often gets tangled around legs, arms, waists, necks and fingers of all people in its path.
Much better alternatives are a fixed four or six foot leash for regular walks and a long leash designed for dogs for hikes or field play!
Spotlight on Adoptable LOVE DOGS dogs!
Wiggly, leaner girl who will never pass up a butt scratch! Loves everyone she meets with a mature, lower energy.
Our Greatest Wish.. Love Dogs Fosters
We specialize in saving older dogs, dogs with medical issues and dogs who need a little extra time and attention. The need at times is overwhelming. Not many rescues are able to take in these forgotten pups! We are hoping to develop a network of LOVE DOGS fosters who wish to provide loving homes for these darling doggies while they see our specialists and get their broken bits and pieces tended to!
Fostering is a wonderful way to support rescue! Very often these sweet dogs ask for very little & offer all their love and gratitude!
Little Oliver had an emergency eye surgery (removal) while waiting to come to NY! Our AMAZING Dawg Patch team were on it right away & took such incredibly caring and wise care of the situation and precious Oliver we are very grateful!! Oliver is doing well now but it would be
For the LOVE of HORSES
Part of the magic here has to do with the integrity of our mission. Our combined efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals stem from a foundation of respect, kindness, clear intention and a humble desire to learn from every animal in our care.
Our rescue is located on the grounds of a serene and magnificent, private horse farm in Westchester County NY. Not only does the farm provide a sanctuary for homeless dogs it also provides sanctuary for special equines in need.