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Old 08-05-2011   #1
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Found Dog on San Juan between Sand Island & Mexican Hat

A starving dog jumped in the river and swam after our group on the San Juan on 8/1. When a kayaker pulled over, the dog climbed on his kayak and sat motionless on his spray skirt while he paddled. She is sweet, submissive and starving and we're happy to keep her unless someone claims her.


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Old 08-05-2011   #2
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No one will probably claim her. We ran the San Juan last spring and someone from the area had dumped 4 puppies by the river 1/2 way between sand island and mexican hat. A group of rafters picked them up and ran the stretch with them. They would have all died had they not picked them up.

What kind of people do that shit.
Kudos to your group, maybe you can find a nice home for her!

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Old 08-05-2011   #3
Colo Springs, Colorado
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You and the dog may have hit the jackpot, finding each other. Enjoy the next 10+ years! What breed dog is she? Or is she a mutt?

By the way, look for a book "A Dog's Purpose". Very good story of a dog going through various lives, using what it learned from each one.
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Old 08-05-2011   #4
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Read the book Merle's Door. This is exactly how it starts. Have fun!
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Old 08-05-2011   #5
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So cool of you! Enjoy your wonderful new dog! I concur...no one will claim her. God bless you for rescuing that pooch. She'll never forget you rescued her - they DO know!
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Old 08-05-2011   #6
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So good to hear that you folks rescued that dog!!! I can just imagine how lonely, scared and dis oriented it had to feel being abandoned in that difficult to survive country.

My wife and I have had several pets (dog and cat) just show up on the door step. Each one became a much loved member of the family.

What a story you have to tell and my bet is your family now has a new family member that will give you their undivided love and many more stories to pass on.
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Old 08-05-2011   #7
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Read the book Merle's Door. This is exactly how it starts. Have fun!
Thanks for the tip. My library has it and I'll get it later today.

By the way, my golden retriever will be out for her first ever day of boating tomorrow!
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Old 08-05-2011   #8
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those res dogs are all crazy!beware!
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Old 08-05-2011   #9
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How about a pic of this lost pup?
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Old 08-05-2011   #10
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I found 2 dogs in utah 2 years ago ( Found 2 Dogs At Fishermans Ford - 9/6/09 . I put ads out and posted it here. No-one ever claimed them and they have come to be great compainions on the river and off the river.
I hope you have the same luck with yours as we did with ours, they might be small but they are great dogs

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