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The wrap up of our first week with the dogs from Afghanistan.

OK. All the Afghanistan dogs made it to the U.S. safe and sound! We now have Sunshine, Cinnamon, Vegas, Blackie, Socks, Tommy, Sonny, Tony, P-Nut and Lucky. Sunshine was scooped up immediately by a soldier so she is actually going home already!

In other news… I’m glad we no longer have the news here. I know that probably sounds silly and every business owner reading this will think I’m a crackpot but as much as we all enjoyed the attention (and we did, trust me), when you get right down to it, we prefer the company of dogs. We were glad to go about doing what we do best – managing our canine campers. We spend hours laughing about the silly things they do, make piles of puppies in our arms and create entire conversations we think they’re having in the playrooms. Not to mention all the other things we do, like cleaning, sanitizing, etc.

After three days of heavy media coverage, everyone breathed a sigh of relief that they could clean up poo without seeing a camera in their peripheral vision. And God knows I am tired of trying to control my hair every day so the camera people didn’t need to switch to a wide angle lens to fit it all in one frame.

Fundamentally, we are here for the dogs and the dogs we are fostering are no exception. The ultimate goal is to get these guys homes. They deserve the very best. After everything they have been through, they are still so loving and so friendly and they are all available for either foster or adoption. Adoption applications can be found on the Guardians of Rescue website.

I’ll be having visiting hours for potential adopters between noon and 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday so if you are interested in any of these dogs, please call (631) 476-9320 and we will set you up to visit with them! Please also bear in mind that GoR has several other dogs also available for adoption. In some cases, their dogs have been temperament tested by us here at so if you do find your new best friend, you already have a place to bring him or her when you go on vacation. And if not, let me know and we will evaluate the dog for you!

As always, I am so very grateful to be in a position to do this. My part in this rescue mission was small but it meant the world to me to be able to do it.

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