Shadow And Her Wandering Puppies - ADOPTED

Shadow taking a break 
during her quill removal.

One of the 5 pups.

Another one of the 5 pups.


If you would like to make a donation to help other dogs like Shadow and her babies, mail to CPR
in care of: Barman's Country Store 230 South Main Colville WA. 99114
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Just one word...... PAIN!
A total of 92 quills were removed from Shadow's chest and mouth. 

See the quills below and take a look at:

Shadow's Story
Shadow is a very well trained, well mannered girl.   She knows sit, down, outside, stay, come up, and shake.   When you tell her "Good Night" she rolls on her side, puts her head down, and pretends to sleep.   She is great with everyone, and gets along well with all the other animals.   She loves to cuddle, either laying her head on your chest, or putting her head under your arms.   This is one of the sweetest dogs I've ever met.   She isn't as big as a "hunting" lab, and we're told she is a purebred "companion" lab.   She obeys off leash, comes when she's called.  

Shadow's story began when someone dumped her, either very pregnant or with newborn babies. Colville Pet Rescue's involvement began when Bob and Coralie Shaw found a puppy on Artman-Gibson Road and, at almost the same time, Jeff and Linda Hall found another 2 puppies by their barn. Both families kept the puppies a few days until Colville Pet Rescue was able to place the 3 puppies into a foster home with Michelle Hamlin's family, a tireless volunteer who is always ready to help. Almost two weeks later, on May 5, mom and her two remaining babies were found. Diane Martin saw her lying by Kitt-Narcisse Road, full of porcupine quills, and called Wes Thomas. At the same time, Katie Sell saw her, and went home to get her father, Wayne to help, and Kelly Hughes, and his three children, Brandon, Christin, and Joshua also saw her and came to help. Shadow could neither eat or drink, and had simply lay down, either giving up or hoping someone would help her. The 3 families were able to get mom and one of her babies into Thomas' truck, and the Sell family returned with Thomas to his home with mom and babies. The Hughes family stayed behind to get the other puppy, that had hidden in a rock cave. While Thomas and Sell began removing porcupine quills, a kennel and bed were made ready for her. Soon, the Hughes family arrived with the other puppy. They all pitched in to help with porcupine quill removal - at total of 92 quills. Shadow, although full of quills, was lucky that there were only a few on the interior of her mouth. Shadow and her 2 babies will be checked by a veterinarian, and then will be fostered by Lea Dallman's family, another family always willing to give help when needed, and provide foster care. Shadow has been very well trained and knows sit, stay, and even knows how to load up in a truck.  It is a happy ending, but this is a story that shouldn't have needed to be told. Shadow and her babies have a happy ending - they were lucky. There are a lot of dogs that don't have their stories end this way. Please, if you have a dog you can't keep, of if you have found a dog, please call Colville Animal Control, 684-3131 or the Stevens County Sheriff, 684-2555, or call Colville Pet Rescue, 684-9710.

If you are interested in one of Shadow's pups or Shadow just write to:

Shadow asking if we were done taking out the quills yet.....

Shadow could not eat or drink with these in her mouth. 

Shadow thanks you!

Shadow's Puppies thank you!


What does it take to save a dog? A little love, a little caring, a little sharing, 
a little time. Sometimes just a phone call. Other times, just a few words.
Still other times, it takes the efforts of many just to save 1 dog. From the person who discovers the dog and tells a rescue, to the people who relay the dog to a foster home or to another relay,  or to the dog's permanent home or to a Vet who mends the dog. All do their part in sharing, caring and loving an animal when it needs it the most. To those folks above and others (that are not shown) who have helped in the rescue of Shadow and her pups.....

Thank You! 

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Please note: Descriptions of the dogs (including evaluation and temperament) listed are furnished by rescuers and other sources. We are providing an exchange of information only and are not always able to verify the information and as such you should verify the information yourself.
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