Friday, September 23, 2011


MAXMOM here...

Sometimes, something comes along that you simply cannot ignore...
My heart was extremely touched by

A few weeks ago, during a meeting with the designer of the cover of my book,
I heard about 'SALVIO' and his desperate need to find a forever home!!!

 I am sure that, via this blog, we can perhaps help this little guy.

Here is Nolene's plea:


Salvio came into my life when I needed him most, now he needs me...

Four months later and I am still looking for a good home for this stunning young dog.

A while back, I had two beautiful Jack Russells: Sebastian and Arial, whom I was totally besotted with.  They were my life. Unfortunately, on the 11 June I came home late at night only to find my house burgled and my dogs poisoned. Arial was dead already and Sebastian died in my arms at the vet the next morning.

As you can imagine I was totally devastated. 
To help with my healing process, I phoned CLAW and asked them if I could foster a dog for a month. Jennifer sent me photos of Salvio - a stray that they found - and I immediately felt so sorry for him.

He was so thin and his skin had the worst case of mange I have ever seen.
Jennifer said that he would heal much faster in a home environment than at the vet.  So off I went to go and fetch him. I decided to name him Salvio which comes from the Latin word meaning


... which was what the people at CLAW had done for him.

Salvio was a pleasure to have from the first day. He is fully house trained and extremely intelligent. Within the first week, I had taught him to sit, go down, wait, give his paw, and wait for his food. We are still working on roll-over :)

He is such a good companion, does not bark excessively and he loves playtime.  He's not too fond of kids and I don't know how he is with cats. He is fine with other dogs. He has been neutered, micro-chipped and is up to date with all his vaccinations.
An adoption fee and strict home checks will apply."


To my dear SOUTH AFRICAN friends...

Please would you look deep into your hearts to see if you can come up with a plan for sweet Salvio. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could help this sweet little guy to find a caring forever home?
Our paws are crossed here - for Salvio's plight. 

Please help...if you can...
Sending lotsaluv


Mrs. JP said...

I can tell you that our Corrie and Violet looked somewhat like Salvio when they came to the holler. Now they are a welcome and devoted addition to our pack. Whoever get sweet Salvio will not regret it.

Gail Wilson said...

We are sure this wonderful pup will find a loving home soon. His story it amazing but I am sorry about the robbery and death of 2 precious dogs.
Thanks for sharing this with all of us.
Hugs and wags, Mistaya, Maggie and M.O.M.

Molly the Airedale said...

Our paws are crossed that Salvio will find a loving home soon. He sure is a handsome boy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Two French Bulldogs said...

Our paws are crossed for this cutie pie
Benny & Lily

Asta said...

I'm typing thwoo teawswhat a howwibull owdeal fow Nolene
so heawtbweaking.she must be a lovely lady to have opened hew heawt to this sweet pup
he looks like he has made such gweat stwides
I am cwossing my paws and Mommi is pwaying that someone will give him a fuwwevew home filled wif love. he looks like a sweetheawt
good luck Slavio,I'm sending you good luck smoochie kisses


Anonymous said...

Salvo sure does look like a cutie pie! I will keep my paws crossed that he finds a loving forever home real soon!

woo, Tessa

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Salvio looks like a great woofie! What a sweet face! We will be purring and praying for him to find a greawt furever home soon!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

My gosh what a story. Nolene is a very special person. To have her tragedy and still open her heart to help Salvio is amazing. We wish Salvio a forever home and happy and peaceful wishes for Nolene. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My paws are crossed and my toes too. I hope Salvio finds a forever home,,,, someone to share love with him,

KB said...

I hope that sweet Salvio finds a loving forever home. Thanks for helping him.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Caryl!! I also send prayers of hope that Salvio finds his way to his forever home and lives the life all dogs deserve!!

Anonymous said...

My paws are crossed for him, such a beautiful and tragic story..

Hugs and puppy kisses.


My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Maxmom - we hope that Salvio finds a forever home. We're very far away but hope that someone nearby offers Salvio a good, loving home.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are purring for Salvio ~ that boy deserves a wonderful forever home.

Scout and Freyja said...

Caryl, get that dog to Michigan and he's got a home for life. Oh, how I wish it was that easy...