Monday, June 29, 2009

Please Meet Roscoe

Roscoe is a big, big, lug of a dog. He figures that's great because there's more of him to love.

And boy, does he love people! He gets so excited around them because he knows that people mean love.and food. But it's his inability to curb his enthusiasm and delight in all things human that put him in Best Friends in the first place. See, he lived in a home with really little children. Roscoe loved the little children; but he kept knocking them down when he'd go over to them for some loving.

Since coming to Best Friends, Roscoe's been learning the finer points of sit, stay and other basic training skills. And he has definitely mastered "Fetch!"

Roscoe is also working on a diet. (We've explained to him that there will still be plenty of him to love even if he loses a few pounds.) He gets along with other dogs his size, but doesn't get along well with little dogs --- or cats! He doesn't want anything to do with cats!

But he does want EVERYTHING to do with people. And a home. If Roscoe can go home with you, he promises to be the happiest and biggest lap dog ever!

Roscoe is painted in oils on a 7" x 5" Raymar canvas wood panel. 20% from the sale of this painting will go to Best Friends Animal Society in Utah. Thank you for looking and saving a Lab a Day!! Sheila


Saturday, May 9, 2009


A sweet, sensitive soul.This Ghost is more likely to be scared than to scare somebody else. He's not sure how close he should let people come, sometimes. But once he's comfortable with someone, just loves to be petted. And he's got a soft, ultra-silky coat that's a joy to touchGhost is about five, and was living as a stray in Arizona, along with his brother. A lady used to leave food and water out for the pair. But one day, she learned that a neighbor was going to go out, try to find those stray dogs, and shoot them. So she went out and caught them! And they were able to come to Best Friends. Ghost's brother liked being at the sanctuary, adjusted quickly, and found a home. But poor Ghost was so used to being a stray dog, he was slow to learn the ways of living with people. And nobody wanted to pick him.But he's starting to let the people he knows get close to him - and pet his velvety fur. He's healthy and kind-hearted. He's just shy. But he's hoping you'll think about him, and that maybe his chance will come.
11 x 14" on stretched canvas 40% of the Proceeds from the sale of this oil painting will go to Best Friends Animal Society

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


"Is it too late for an older girl?"
Tipper lived most of her life outside in a yard, and then she was given up completely. It's hard to believe someone wouldn't want this happy, friendly dog, but she's been looking for a forever home for quite some time now.
It would mean a lot for her to be able to live out her golden years in a real home with somebody who really wants her. She just craves attention and she loves toys. The more, the better!
With other dogs, she rules the roost. And she can get a little `mouthy' when she plays, so she might be best off in a home with big people.
But she's very friendly. And she's never had a real chance to be somebody's dog. Won't you give her a closer look and click here to see Tipper's adopt me video?
Tipper Video

40% from th sale of this painting will go to Best Friends Animal Society.
Thanks for looking, Sheila

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Before I put Tabitha's infrmation in I just have to say I absolutely fell is LOVE with this face. Pups are fun but an older dog?? You get total devotion and love!! 40 % from the sale of this piece will go directly to Best Friends Society. 14" x 11 " oil on stretched canvas. Sides are painted so it's ready to hang. $460.00

About Tabitha
Melted chocolate, soulful eyes.
Tabitha is a very demure lady. In new situations, she's a bit timid. But take a few moments to be with her, and you'll soon see she's the most huggable girl around. Make sure you're talking to her, and not about her - gossip offends her, and Tabitha will walk away. When you do have her attention, give her lots of cuddling and kisses. She loves knowing you appreciate her sweetness.
When she's not snuggling, Tabitha enjoys her playtime with her long friend Boo. She likes to take walks where she can sniff out scurrying lizards, and explore the rocks. She's been at Best Friends quite a while, and she's starting to get that sad feeling that nobody's ever going to pick her.
She lost her home when her people moved and couldn't take the doggie with them. Is there hope for something new for her?
Click here to see
Tabitha's "adopt me" video!,

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Yet one more for the Labs!

I'm very excited to be associated with Best Friends Society and be able to bring you the faces of their Labs.

At present there are 50 and mostly Blacks. In the coming days and weeks you will meet them , beautifully painted in oils. Proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to Best Friends Society to help them in the work they do.

If you ever want to see them in action be sure and watch Dog Town!!! They are my heroes.

Thanks Sheila