ICTMN has been asking our readers to send in cool photos of their rez pups. Now we are in week three and still we are getting a lot of cool rez pup pics since we sent out word on our Facebook page, Twitter and Google+. Since these past two weeks for rez pup photos have been such a success – We again have decided to keep it going!
Thanks to our rez pup Lovin’ peeps in Indian country – we love to see these pups – so keep sending them if you live on or near a rez!
If you’d like to submit your rez pup photo just send us an email at RezPups@Gmail.com along with a picture, the dog’s name and age, owner’s name, rez you’re from (or near) and city and state – we’ll be glad to post your rez pup pics!
Dr. Brooke Gondara is the caretaker of Sweet Adeline, a beautiful Great Dane mix who recently had a litter of puppies. Dr. Gondara, who hails from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Southeast Montana, is a staunch advocate for responsible pet ownership and works hard as a rez dog rescuer on her rez.
Dr. Gondara says that though this series is a wonderful look at inside Rez Pups, she wants Indian country to remember the hundreds of dogs every year who suffer from neglect and abuse. “Rez dogs are survivors. Rez dogs were once a cultural tradition that were revered and respected. Animals make us human.”
Sweet Adeline was abandoned by her owner. Adeline also struggled with three legs and hunger yet still gave birth to 10 gorgeous pups. Dr. Gondara says Sweet Adeline now resides with Rez Dog Rescue of Montana in Billings and is seeking her ‘furever’ home.
Thumper and two Rounded up Rez Pup Buddies’
When Stevie Jr. (@eivetsjr on Twitter) walked outside his door one morning on the Nez Perce Reservation, his gold colored terrier named Thumper was waiting outside with two other rez buddies he had most likely rounded up around the neighborhood. If Thumper could talk, we’d bet he’d be saying “That’s how we roll on the rez.”
Ness Bordeaux on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation sent this regal looking pic of Shadow, a sleek looking German Shepard mix who looks to be about 1-2 years old. We don’t know what Shadow expects to find underneath that concrete slab, but we’ll bet it is some sort of cool rez treasure.
Ruby Little Star
Ruby Little Star (Chihuahua, Dachshund and Terrier Mix?) was only three months old when this picture was taken. Now at seven months old her owner, Emerson Mekko Diacon of the Mvskoke Nation of Oklahoma in Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, look like they sure make a great team!
Gus Gus Begay
Gus Gus Begay is Yorkshire Terrier that is a few years old owned by Kiros & Ani Auld of the Navajo Nation in Tocito, New Mexico. This rez pup according to Kiros and Ani, “is what the coyotes look like in Tocito, New Mexico!”
Considering Gus Gus does look like a coyote getting ready to howl – we believe it!
Fry Bread Eatin’ Rez Pups Chaco, Denali and Sochi
Autumn Harry (Paiute/Navajo) grabs the ‘Most Rez’ rez pup photo with her awesome picture of the ultimate fry bread eatin’ rez pups Chaco and Denali.
According to their owner, “Chaco (bottom) is a 7 year old chow chow. Denali (top right) and Sochi (top left) are 7-month chow mixes. All three girls love frybread and live on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation in Nixon, Nevada. Although their chow origins stem from China, they are true Paiute rez puppies!