Tuesday, July 15, 2014


There are people with big heart(s). In the middle of their own stressful days takes a moment to think of the poor dogs destiny in Italy. The money are being earmarked for the Church dogs.

Our Guardian Angel, Craig Kleber from Brentwood, LA, USA sent a donation of 2000 dollar:

--Craig's donation is in honor of St Roch patron of dogs Carmelo Vittorio Salvo his grandfather - he always had rescued dogs--

That's Amore!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


 Urgent please this is urgent. Never would we have thought this would happen.

Remember we talked about the happy Church dogs? 2 female that AWL had spayed and rescued all the puppies, and then a male turned up Jumbo that loved the girls and they loved him. They lived happy there together, the church people gave them food and love and AWL medications. 

Today we received the tragic news that they got a new Pries and he does not want the dogs there. He will call the police!!!! We know what that means. Horrible shelter and never coming out again.
The two female are safe to a home but we have Jumbo.

He is a young male, full of love and we need a home or a foster right away. This is the sweetest thing ever.

We will help with all costs if you can help us take him away from the fact that he will end up behind bars.
He is a happy stray. I have met him. 

Send email to Mia; awlrescueteam@gmail.com


 Non vorrei dover aggiungere altro...
Ma di fronte alla 'misericordia' che un uomo di chiesa mostra nei confronti degli animali a me...cadono le braccia...
Jumbo ha circa un anno e mezzo. Vive nel cortile di una piccola chiesetta di Castel Volturno, in provincia di Caserta, insieme ad altre due cagnoline, Chicca e Bobby, una delle quali ormai anziana, che hanno sempre vissuto lì.
L'anno scorso, prima dell'arrivo di Jumbo, AWL si occupò della loro sterilizzazione. Non hanno mai dato nessun problema e nessun fastidio...amano la loro libertà, il loro cortile tranquillo, la loro chiesa...ma il prete è cambiato. E' entrato sgomitando in una realtà che prima di quel momento apparteneva più di diritto ai cani che a lui...e ha deciso che i cani sono 'antigienici', che 'danno fastidio', che la notte non fanno dormire la gente...e ha chiamato i vigili dicendo che quei cani dovevano sparire.
La catechista che si è sempre occupata di dar loro da mangiare si è opposta ed è riuscita ad ottenere un paio di giorni per trovare un'alternativa al canile. Lei riuscirà ad occuparsi di Chicca e Bobby...ma chi penserà a Jumbo?
Jumbo ha le ore contate. Qui la gente scrupoli non se ne fa. O il cane sparisce...o lo fanno sparire...
Noi siamo al collasso, troppi cani, troppe chiamate troppi abbandoni...Jumbo ha bisogno di uno stallo urgente più oggi che domani!
Per info ciccia1987@gmail.com


 Santa is with her family now in Spain
 Gaby is with her mom in Sweden
 Vita is getting fur....yes she was Pink when she came. Here at our Hospice with volunteer Martina.
And Trooper with his little buddy in Germany.

That's Amore!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


OH we are so happy!! I think the new owner to trixi and Moose are happier than us.

Remember the story about Trixi the Basset Hound mix brought up fro Italy.
She had a family but the family left back to the States and left her in a fosterhome. The foster-home contacted me asking to help find a home for Trixi. They had tried for one year but people thought she was to old?!?@! 7 years-old
We brought her up to Germany, treated her and my very good friend Tove and her Per adopted Trixi. Trixi stayed in my home for 3 weeks and we got so attached to her. She is the most wonderful dog I ever met. My children adored her.
Per drove down from Stockholm to Souther Germany and Picked her and Moose up and returned the next day. Amazing people!
Moose parents linked up and everything went wonderful.

We get every day updates and everyone are so happy and adores their new members.

That's Amore!


 The best part of rescuing dogs is of course when we get greetings from our former rescued dogs.
Vasili was found in a shelter very sick. Our Hospice brought him out and started working with him. He was a sweet heart...and he is an even bigger sweet heart now. A wonderful family in Northern Italy adopted him.
We couldn't be more happy. And, we know he is the happiest boy!

That's Amore!

Sunday, July 6, 2014


AWL is gladly helping international people to find their pet/rescue dog a new home. However, lately we have worked many hours, planing, driving, arranging with information and interviewing/home-checking the possible new family --- this is all time for which we get no salary and often pay out of our own pockets.

We ask in return for the dog to be health-checked, vaccinated and to go and arrange a passport, so that the transfer of their family member to another deserving family is legal and goes smoothly.

Many of the dogs we help to find homes for end up in  Northern Europe, which involves a great deal of coordination between lots of people, and expense to drive or fly the dogs to their ultimate home.  Not to mention crossing several borders with different laws and requirements.

Incredibly, some of the people who turn to us to help them solve THEIR problem with THEIR pet, get frustrated at what we ask them to do.  All too often, they don't want to take the responsibility they accepted when getting their pet in the first place, don't want to take the time to do the adoption away correctly, and act like we are burdening them with requirements.  Too often, they simply dump the pet.  Others, tell us its too much work, and they will find another solution (which may well be dumping the pet).  After we have invested money and many hours, and not to mention the new family who may have bought pet items and are looking forward to their new family member --- WE have to call up and apologize to them, not the thoughtless owner who feels that doing it right is "too hard".

For all our efforts in helping people to rehome their pet, we ask for a donation, a small amount so the next pet we help  can get the help it needs.  But after so many hours, phone calls, driving or flying miles and miles --- many whom we have helped simply ignore our request, and suddenly do not answer the email/phone call.  The ingratitude, irresponsibility, and just plain rudeness is shocking!

I don't know about your parents, but we were always told that when messing up, take responsibility for your actions and you solve it the best way you can. When someone helps you, be polite and thankful.  But I guess not everyone has learned this lesson.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Cyrus would love to be an only dog, someone’s center of attention! He wants to play with other dogs, but can be dominant and needs to learn social manners.

Towards humans he doesn’t display any resource guarding and is generally submissive, but needs someone who has dog experience to provide the training he needs.

As a working breed, huskies in general are like teenagers; they think they know everything ( you have to persuade them that you know best), they are escape artists but ultimately they just want to be with their pack.

If you are interested in FOSTERING or ADOPTING Cyrus, He is currently in Germany but can be transported. please e-mail awladoptions.de@gmail.com.