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*UPDATE* I recieved an EMAIL back from Brande Bradford this morning who sent an inquiry and then got an auto response. Apparently, all the dogs are being placed now. I have removed the email address to contact the people with.

This morning my heart cries out for two different causes. I received the below email from a very good friend of mine in Atlanta. When I read the email, I knew that I needed to do something. That something is passing the email alone to the thousands of readers and members here in the rain with the hope that help is on the way.

There are not many networks that can surpass the power of ActiveRain when it comes to moving an issue into all these homes quickly. Please take the time to read both emails below and if you can help, then great. If you can't, then please say a small pray for both the dogs and the owner. They both need good thoughts sent their way.

There are 7 pure-bred female Samoyeds who need a "forever home" because their owner/breeder, Cathy Pendleton, is losing her battle with breast cancer. She can no longer care for her dogs and has been moved to Hospice after being in the hospital for a week.


I'm giving this a wider distribution than usual, so some of you may receive it more than once. Even though you may not be on a "rescue" group email, I'm including you in the hopes that you can forward on to the widest distribution so that these girls all have a chance to find the perfect new home. The dogs are in the Atlanta , GA , area, but they will allow them to be adopted out of state.


All the owner/breeder wants is for all of these girls to get good homes. Currently, they are not wanting to place any of the dogs in foster care because they are trying to move the dogs only once. My understanding is that the older animals have been spayed. Because she is a breeder, the younger dogs are not spayed; however the new family would need to have the dog spayed if she is less than seven years (The dogs range in age from 1.5 years to more senior dogs.)


One look at their picture (below) shows how extraordinarily beautiful these dogs are.  ( I count 8 in the picture but, perhaps one has been placed already.) 


All are healthy and well cared for, up to date on shots, heartworm, flea treatment, etc.  The new "forever" home will need to have a fenced yard with sufficient space for an active dog. The folks who are placing the Samoyeds for the owner may do a home visit either before, after, or both to ensure that the dog and their new family are a good fit.


If you think you might be interested after reading Velvet's email (below), her contact info is:


Thanks for giving this the widest distribution possible. 



Following is the email from the lady who is managing the adoption of these 7 lovely ladies.


Hello, everyone;

It is with great sadness to pass along that my dog breeder, Cathy Pendleton, whom I love and treasure, is losing her battle with breast cancer.  She can no longer care for her dogs.  She is in hospice after being in the hospital for a week.


We are in the process of placing her Samoyeds. If you know of anyone who would like a sweet natured, playful pet, please let me know.  She has all girls, who range from 1.5 years old to more senior dogs.  All are healthy and have been very well taken care of.  New homes need to have space for an active dog and a fenced in back yard.  We may do a home visit to ensure that these precious dogs and their new family are the right fit.  There is no cost, but the new family will need to spay the dog if it is less than 7 years old.


They can move out of state. The new family needs to be willing to stay in touch with the "Sammy family." We will want to know how they are doing and if it is working out, etc.


Let me know if you have any leads. 


Thanks for your help!


Comments (15)

Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Danny I am sorry to hear about this woman. I am sure your efforts will be a big help to finding these dogs a great home.

Mar 10, 2009 02:13 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

What a beautiful picture! I know you won't have any trouble placing them. I'm in California or I would consider it myself. I had a Samoyed growing up and loved her very much.

Mar 10, 2009 02:18 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

What a beautiful picture! I know you won't have any trouble placing them. I'm in California or I would consider it myself. I had a Samoyed growing up and loved her very much.

Mar 10, 2009 02:18 AM
Judy Jennings
Top Agent Plus - Middleboro, MA
Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.

They are beautiful girls. I am an advocate for breast cancer awareness and hope that your post reaches many. I also have two rescue dogs of my own. I will say a prayer for your friend and her beloved Samoyeds.

Mar 10, 2009 02:28 AM
Kara Casamassina
International Property Management Group, LLC - Aiken, SC
Boomers and beyond

Good Morning Danny -  what beautiful dogs, I'm sorry to hear about Cathy losing the battle :(      I have sent a link to your post to my entire address book.   I hope it helps.


Later in the Rain.

Mar 10, 2009 02:33 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around


I sent the link to the Lehigh Valley Animal Response Team to see if anyone can adopt them.  Plus, I am reblogging it.  Hope this helps.


Mar 10, 2009 02:56 AM
Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

That's so sad, I'm so sorry! 

Mar 10, 2009 04:11 AM
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Danny...I just read this and am happy to see your update and to learn the dogs have all found families.  If only the outcome for Cathy had been as good.


Mar 10, 2009 04:18 AM
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Danny - so glad to hear that these beautiful creatures have found homes.  If they hadn't ... I may have had to spend the next week convincing hubby we need another dog.  And that would be no simple feat.  Thanks for having the heart of a savior.  :)

Mar 10, 2009 04:21 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

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Mar 10, 2009 08:44 AM
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

I am so glad to hear that all of these beautiful dogs have found loving homes. I am saddened for Cathy and her battle. Thanks for the update.

Mar 10, 2009 04:14 PM

I am very sorry to hear about your friend. I had a Samoyed that passed away about three years ago and miss her so much. My husband said he loved her but her barking drove him nuts, and we could never get one again. I just showed him this page, and said WE HAD to HELP if we could. Please send me some information!

Mar 11, 2009 09:48 AM
Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant
Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision - Lake Geneva, WI

Those dogs are beautiful, what a difficult story Danny.  Glad to hear it turned out to have a good ending.

Mar 11, 2009 04:12 PM

This just saddens me to no end. I am a huge animal lover and hope that each of these dogs get the home they so deserve.

Mar 12, 2009 12:55 AM
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Danny, how sad, I am so sorry for Cathy and I've said a prayer for her and her family. Great news that the dogs have been placed. Thanks for sharing this story.

Mar 12, 2009 03:55 PM

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