Pointer Rescue Organization (PRO)
OK, this site is really devoted to
getting work for me. But I can't resist putting in a plug for my
Anybody looking for a great dog?
A very, very high-energy animal who'll keep you company on any
outdoor adventures you take (including long-distance running),
then come home and hog the couch? I adopted Charley, a field-bred
English pointer, several years ago through the Pointer Rescue Organization
(PRO), a group of people devoted to saving terrific dogs that,
for one reason or another, need homes. Maybe they flunked out of
bird-dog school, maybe they got lost. Maybe, like Charley, they
showed more aptitude for pointing butterflies than partridges.
Anyway, I can't say enough about how cool
Charley is (see his picture, above). He's friendly, he's entertaining,
and he'll point anything. I love him so much, in fact, that I
convinced my husband a few years ago to adopt another pointer,
Hank. Check him out (he's the one on the right):
UPDATE (January 2007): Turns out, my husband
and I are terrible foster (dog) parents. We heard about a
little pointer in a shelter
Durango, Colorado, and agreed to take him in until we could find
him a permanent home. See if you can guess how that turned out?
So here is Oliver (he's the one on the far right,
in the picture below):
For more information on
rescuing a pointer—I absolutely cannot
adopt another one—please check out the PRO website (www.pointerrescue.org).