Happy Endings!

These dogs have found their forever homes.


Honey’s puppies have all found their forever homes. They were rescued from the Scottsboro shelter when Honey was VERY pregnant. Born on Memorial Day and are now ready for their own homes. 3 boys and 3 girls, current vaccinations, microchipped, de-wormed, box trained. They weigh between 4 – 6 pounds at 11 weeks. They are registered with the AKC Canine Partners program, which means they come with 60 days of free health insurance, lifetime enrollment in the AKC Companion Animal Recovery service, a year’s subscription to Family Dog magazine, and are eligible to enter all AKC’s performance events. They are healthy, smart, and very, very cute and loving.

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And Honey herself has found a home here at Keelmtn

Pretty Annie is a very sweet five year old dark blue merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi.  She was found as a stray in the northern suburbs of Atlanta.  She offers a lot of eye contact and is eager to please.  She loves to crawl in your lap and be petted.  She gets along with other dogs as long as they don’t get in her face and she’d rather not play with them.  She is a bit timid about new things and sudden noises can be startling, so she would do better in a home without small children. She does bark for a few minutes when she hears human activity and she wants to be a part of it.  She is reserved and self-confident, seldom jumps and usually walks at the ”heel” position.  She is spayed, current on shots, negative for heartworms, microchipped, and will be a wonderful companion in a calm household.

UPDATE!  Annie has found her forever home in Florida, lucky girl!


THE NEW BOY IN TOWN! “Sparky” will be looking for a forever home once he’s up-to-date on his health care. Sparky is a senior kind of guy, a beautiful black-headed tri – who was found as a stray.  He’s in good weight, but hasn’t been all that well cared for, so he’s got a laundry list of things to take care of. The good news is he has plenty of spark still! He also has round and hook worms, a few old dog lumps that need to be removed, old dog opacity to his eyes that I hope aren’t full on cataracts, a dirty mouth, and most troubling, a hitch in his get-along. Doc says possible old disc issue not treated, spondylosis, or??? X-rays, etc. to come once the other easier stuff gets taken care of. For all that, he’s quite an active and happy guy! Thanks to the good folks at CorgiAidfor helping with the costs of his care! Once Sparky’s issues are diagnosed and treated, he will be available to the perfect home. He’s a happy man, has lots to tell you about, but is quiet and clean in his crate overnight. He’s gets around easily on grass or on carpet, is a little slippy on tile, but can manage a few stairs. He can trot and gallop! He walks nicely on a leash and has a corgi appetite. He’s been perfectly willing to be bathed, blown dry, brushed, nails dremeled, meds administered, etc. Once he’s buggy free he’ll be allowed to meet the home team, but for now he seems unconcerned about them coming and going around him.

UPDATE! Sparky is at home with one of Patty’s Peanuts Gang girls!



Thanks to everyone who helped share their story so that the perfect families found their perfect puppy and to CorgiAid who is helping with Patty’s medical expenses!

About 10:00 on Mother’s Day night, a very sweet and a little worried red and white Pembroke Welsh Corgi girl named Patty  and her nine (yes 9!) seven-week-old puppies arrived at KeelMtn. Thanks to the mighty Corgi Nation, and some other helpers too, Patty and her brood made their way first from the shelter where Patty’s owner surrendered them when the puppies were 3 weeks, then to a foster who thought their chances were better with a corgi rescue, and then to us where they will be fostered, medical needs attended to, socialized, and loved for a little bit. Then comes the best part, they all will find wonderful forever homes!

Mama Patty

We’ve been told that Patty is 5 years old, although the condition of her teeth make me think she’s actually much younger. At the moment, she’s pretty skinny as most post-partum girls are. She has obviously been a fantastic mother; her puppies are a bundle of silly fun, loving, and happy. They’re all being treated for round and hook worms, a common occurance in puppies raised in less than ideal circumstances, but they are otherwise wonderfully healthy and getting chubbier every day. Unfortunately, Patty is positive for heartworms, also a common occurance for dogs that live outside who are not on heartworm preventative. (On my soapbox now: ALL DOGS NEED TO BE ON HEARTWORM PREVENTATIVE ALL YEAR ALL THE TIME! Heartworm is totally preventable. It can be fatal! Treatment for heartworm is VERY expensive and VERY hard on a dog. Heartworm preventative is simple and inexpensive. KEEP YOUR DOGS ON HEARTWORM PREVENTATIVE!) Patty has started treatment, which will take several months, and we’re hoping she can be successfully treated. (For those of you who are interested in what treatment for heartworm entails, Patty’s Heartworm Protocol used by my veterinarian is here.)

Puppy Pile

The puppies will need to be with us and Patty until they’re at least 10 weeks old. They are NOT purebred Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Some of them seem to be a little bit terrier, some a little bit dachshund, all of them totally cute! They are smaller than corgi puppies at this age, and since Patty is only 22 pounds herself, I think it’s fairly safe to say they won’t grow up to be more than 20 pounds. At 10 weeks they will have had 2 in a series of 4 vaccinations, will be microchipped, and dewormed. Whoever is still here beyond 12 weeks will have gotten a rabies vaccine in accordance with Alabama law. Whoever is still here beyond 16 weeks will be spay/neutered.  There is an adoption fee and a standards of care contract which includes a speuter requirment and a strict return policy. We will not ship puppies to people unknown to us, unless they can be vouched for, either by a personal relationship or an in person interview and home visit by someone we know. If you would like to be considered as a potential home for Patty or one of her puppies, please use the Rescue Adoption Application to start the process is below. Email is the best way to reach me : leslie @ keelmtn.com

UPDATE: Patty and all of her puppies have found their forever homes!




Buddy is a 3 year old red and white Cardigan Welsh Corgi (possibly either a not-too-typey purebred CWC or a mix), chubby at 31 pounds and a big fairy kiss on his head that just begs to be smooched! He is neutered and house-trained completely reliably, and gets along with other dogs (and cats according to his first mom). He has been calm and quiet, deferential and waggy at my house. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Rescue Trust  has made it possible to for him to get up-to-date on all his shots, microchip, bordatella, heartworm, etc.
Buddy is a people dog! He is my or my husband’s shadow and constant companion. He does well with with all of my dogs, boys and girls, intact or altered, doesn’t matter to him, but he definitely would rather hang with the people than frap with the corgis. He is a great couch companion. He will walk on a leash, potty on a leash, and knows how to sit. He crates easily and will hang out there on his own or when you ask. (We have learned he will bolt out of open doors, so learning a “stay” would be high on your priority list for his safety.)
Buddy came into rescue due to  the economic downturn. His folks both lost their jobs and may lose their home. They did the right thing by trying to place their dogs with rescue when it became clear they could no longer care for them. They were heartbroken to have to let them go.
UPDATE: It wans’t hard to find the perfect home for a sweetie like Buddy. He is now settling in to a new home with a 16-year-old girl to call his own!


Home for Christmas!

Frankie, a young black and white Cardi boy, was found as a stray in rural SC. With the help of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Rescue Trust, we were able to get Frankie neutered, get his vaccinations up-to-date, and have his heartworms treated.

UPDATE: Thanks to all the Cardi lovers across the country, he found his forever home with Lynn and her family in Indiana. The corgi underground got him home in time for Christmas, which includes a brindle Cardi “sister”, Vanessa.






Bonnie’s Girls

A Cardigan Welsh Corgi and her 3 nursing puppies were found in a rural neighborhood under some bushes when the babies were not yet old enough to have their eyes open. Bonnie had obviously been someone’s pet; she was very well trained, quiet and sweet, and a fabulous mother, but had no ID tag or microchip. Flyers and newspaper ads did not turn up anyone missing her. She and her 3 girls, Laura, Barbara, and Jenna (what else do you call 3 girls found under the bushes?), were fostered in our home until the puppies were old enough to be adopted.

UPDATE:  All four girls are now living in wonderful forever homes. Bonnie, now Carmen, lives in northern AL, as does Laura, now Zoe. Barbara lives in middle GA, and Jenna, now Bella, is near Nashville, TN.



Gabi was given up to rescue from a puppy mill. Who knows why they gave her up, perhaps she stopped “producing” for them and so they had no more use for her? We’ll never know. We do know that until she came to us, she had never had her own name in all of her 3.5 years. She is VERY shy, but very sweet and submissive. I’m not sure she’s lived in a house before as she doesn’t seem to know how to go in and out the door. She is more comfortable with other dogs than people. She is submissive and non-threatening to dogs and humans. Gabi has a long way to go – she seems potty trained, but doesn’t know how to walk on a leash and isn’t brave enough yet to take food from your hand. Just making eye contact has been a big leap for her.

UPDATE ON GABI! After 6 months with us, Gabi has found a wonderful forever home in Tennessee that includes a rescue sister, Chloe. After just a short time, she has made incredible strides with new owners, Diane and Chip, who report she is now taking mile long walks, playing with them and Chloe, and “dances” with glee around the kitchen while dinner is prepared! Although there are still some issues to be worked on (her two modes seem to be scared and mischievous), Gabi has come further away from that “empty dog suit” we brought home months ago than we ever thought possible. We look forward to many, many more progress reports about Gabi!



Jazz is safe at home!

Jazz was found running down a rural highway and had obviously been on her own for a while. Emaciated, covered in mange and road rash, but still that corgi personality shone through. After some recuperation time with us on KeelMtn, Jazz found a WONDERFUL forever home with locals Rick and Dana. Her coat looks great and she has filled out nicely, and she has them both wrapped around her paw. It is so gratifying to know she is safe and warm and loved!

See JAZZ in CorgiAid’s 2010 calendar and help support CorgiAid by buying several for yourself and friends. Many of our rescues have been supported by CorgiAid, a wonderful organization that helps rescue corgis get the care they need to find forever homes.



These two boys came from an El Paso shelter and were owner turn-ins from a family who had “not enough time” as their reason for relinquishing them. We are happy to announce that both have been adopted and are enjoying their new families.

Charlie is now with Christa in Salt Lake City, UT. He shares the toys and goodies with Sadie, his NADAC performance titled sister. He is now formally known as West Texas Good Ol’ Boy, OAP, OJP, OAC, OJC, OGC, TG-O, TN-N, WV-N, PS1, RS-O, GS-O, JS-O (Titles are AKC, NADAC, USDAA & ASCA.)

Enzo, now “Lorenzo”, is the new brother to Lase’ and is living the life of a beach bum in Galveston, TX.

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