Hi, my name is Longface.My name is Elaine Begay and please allow me to introduce Long Face, a male German shepherd mix. Physical Features: · First, he is already neutered and about 3-4 years old. · He has a long face (hence his name) and a large body frame; weight is about 80 lbs. Needs plenty of room and exercise and is strong but gentle dog. · He has long, shaggy fur which is black, brown with a patch of little white on his chest. · He has all of his teeth and has a healthy appetite. He likes the O’Roy Kibble and Bits mix dog food. · He loves kids, has never bitten a human. · He becomes frightened by loud, commanding/angry/yelling voices and in vet clinics; will shake and refuse to move. (When he was neutered, it took two people from the vet clinic to bring him to the front because he was afraid and refused to move; it was a funny sight to see him limp and quiet while they struggled to walk while carrying him.) · He has been raised around horses and goats. · He is good with my indoor cats, knows he is not to harm them but will chase strays. · He can be walked on a leash and doesn't pull; if you stop he will wait for you, even if another person is calling him-he will only move if you move. · He understands the command to sit. · He gets along with animals younger than himself very well. · IMPORTANT: Long Face is amazing but he CANNOT get along with older dogs. He is determined to be the Alpha Male of the pack and will fight for it. Unfortunately, this is the reason why I can no longer keep him. Because of his need to be alpha male; I strongly advise against taking him to a dog park or any other area with a large community of unknown dogs until he is trained to be social and non-aggressive to other males. Personality Traits: · He LOVES to be brushed. He will patiently sit there quietly and hardly move until you are done. He does not try to bite the brush or get restless. · He loves being around kids and being the center of attention. · He loves to exercise and hike; is trained to be on a full body harness and regular collar. (However, because of his size, a harness is recommended.) · When he is being fed dog treats, he will patiently sit and wait. He will not grab, lunge or snatch the treat from your hand. He sits, waits and will gently take the snack from your hand or fingers. He is careful not to bit your fingers accidently. He is able to take hand treats from both adults and children. · He loves to play but doesn’t realize how large he is. If he is very excited, he will attempt to jump on you but will not fully stand up. He knows not to jump but forgets when he becomes very excited. · He has a gently nature with people and knows when he is in trouble. If he is being scolded for doing something wrong; he will hang his head and glance up at you constantly; then roll onto his back (to surrender) till he is forgiven. Long Face would be best with an active family; they must understand that with large dogs, comes large expenses (food, vet costs, maintenance, etc). Call (505) 488-9753 for more information.
Hi, my name is Trini. Meet Trini, she's a great little kitten bursting with energy. She is very shy, but her foster parents work with her on daily basis and have seen improvements in her social skills. At this stage she enjoys being petted for short periods of time. Trini, her mom and her sisters were found at a water well on the Navajo Nation and were lucky to be rescued. We know she will make an awesome pet and gets along great with the other cats and dogs in her foster home. We require that she goes to a home where she will be kept indoors. Trini is being fostered in Sanders, AZ. Call Trini's foster parents for more information: (360)509-6545.
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|Blackhat Humane Society
Blackhat Humane mailing address has changed! New address: P.O. Box 3123
Durango, CO 81302
Phone: Tamara (928) 337-2828 or Cindy (928) 814-7337
Blackhat Humane: Same mission, new faces
You may have noticed some changes around here. Blackhat Humane Society went through
a major transition in the fall of 2012 when our long-time secretary, Blackhat
founder Tamara Martin, and treasurer, Donna Diamond, both resigned from the board.
We thank them both for their many years of service.
Fortunately, foster volunteers Michaela Brady of Many Farms and Jacque Patterson of
Durango stepped up to fill their respective unexpired terms, joining President Cindy
Yurth, and Historian Jennie Roadt. To make things easier on our new treasurer, our
bank account and mailing address have been moved to Durango, Colorado. Our new
mailing address is P.O. Box 3123, Durango, CO, 81302. Please make a note of it.
More recently we accepted the resignation of our vice president, Pati Angel. Pati
has been a valuable asset to Blackhat since she lived in California, and like Tamara
and Donna, will continue to be although she no longer serves on the board. The vice
president post will remain unfilled until elections in June. Please consider whether
you might have some time to devote to the organization by filling a board position.
Although there was some scrambling during the transition, rest assured we never
stopped fostering, vaccinating, spaying/neutering, socializing and rehoming the dogs
and cats of the Navajo Nation - a total of 305 last year. We're looking forward to
an even more productive year in 2013, with your help! Please consider fostering,
donating, helping with spay-neuter clinics or one of the many administrative tasks
that make our all-volunteer organization run.
A big ahehee to all of our friends for
all your love and support! Thank you!
Who We Are
Blackhat Humane Society is a non-profit organization established in 2000. We are dedicated to rescuing and finding homes for abandoned animals and livestock. We are one of the very few Humane Societies on the Navajo Reservation (an area roughly the size of West Virginia). We have a tremendous problem with pet overpopulation. Cats and dogs are allowed to breed freely and survive on "what they can catch". Puppies and kittens are routinely dumped at local gas stations and grocery stores. Parvo, distemper, mange and untreated injuries are the cause of death for most companion animals. It is rare to see a dog or cat over 2 years of age. Once the backbone of the Navajo economy, horses, sheep and cattle now roam the open range, foraging for food.
Our goals include; education for all ages but concentrating on school-age children and a mobile clinic. We also need volunteers to help produce videos (in English and Navajo) which will be shown in the local chapterhouses and in our schools.
We are in need of volunteers and donations. Blankets, food, dog houses and crates, vet supplies and medications are helpful to our cause. Our greatest need is for more foster
homes on or near the Navajo Nation. If you are interesting in fostering a pet,
please contact us for details. Our foster volunteers are supported with vaccinations
and spay-neuter reimbursements for their foster animals.
Adopting a Friend
Rescued animals are fostered in the homes of our volunteers. Here, they are given vaccinations, spayed or neutered, and taught the "social graces" neccessary to living in our world. Please contact the foster family of the animal in which you're interested for information. Our adoption fee is $75.
Tshirt color is gray, and tshirts cost $15., which includes shipping and handling. Please order tshirts by using the PayPal Button below, or you can send a check, plus the size, and your shipping/mailing address to: Blackhat Humane, P.O. Box 3843, Chinle AZ 86503. Please make sure to note on the check that it is for a Tshirt!
The 2013 Dogs of the Navajo calendar is still available! It features 17 of the cutest rez dogs and pups you can imagine, plus heartwarming stories of their adoptions! At just $15 including shipping, it's a bargain you'll have all year long. All proceeds go to Blackhat Humane Society for veterinary expenses of our foster animals. Order several today!
You can order this calendar through PayPal, by clicking on the "Buy Now" button.
(If you prefer, you can send a check for $15. (which includes shipping) to Dogs of the Navajo, P.O. Box 3843, Chinle, AZ 86503. Thank you!)
Best PetSmart Adoption Day!!
Saturday, February 23, was Blackhat Humane Society's most successful Adoption Day to date! Pepper (shown with the two young boys), Tippi (shown with her new mom and K9 sister Amy), and Fifi la Folle the grey American Short Hair, were all on their way home by noon!
As the day went on, we were worried about our last dog, Dahlia, who was rescued in Pinon after being abandoned and chained up by her previous owner. However, towards the end of the day, a couple fell in love with this black beauty, and she was adopted!
With the help of PetSmart, 3 dogs and 1 cat are now living in the lap of luxury in Flagstaff, AZ, and 5 rescued cats are being housed by PetSmart until they too can find their forever homes.
Thanks everyone for your love and support! We could not continue to rescue and rehabilitate stray rez animals without your support!!
Some Happy Tales from 2012
Tamara Martin, past president of Blackhat, holding a rez foster pup, who is learning what it feels like to be loved and cared for.
(continued on News page)
Spock's Story, by foster Michaela Brady
It's hard to believe that it has been over a year since I convinced a very young, scared, German Shepherd blonde beauty into my apartment. At first, Spock was very skiddish and terrified of even my friendliest advances. After a few weeks, however, he slowly began to come out of his shell. Months went by, and even though Spock was trained, quiet, and friendly, he still wasn't receiving interest from potential adopters.
In November of 2011, the annual fall adoption day was taking place at the PetSmart in Flagstaff. I decided to take Spock and one of my foster puppies. Of coarse, as we were leaving, tricky little Spock decided to escape the fenced in yard. Due to Spock's fear and anxiety, he was a very difficult dog to coral and get into a car. A half hour went by and I was about to give up since I was running late, but after a last ditch effort, I got him...and thank goodness I did!
Story continues here...