10 Cool Rez Pups From All Over Indian Country

Vincent Schilling
7/27/14

ICTMN has been asking our readers to send in cool photos of their rez pups. Now we are in week three and still we are getting a lot of cool rez pup pics since we sent out word on our Facebook page, Twitter and Google+. Since these past two weeks for rez pup photos have been such a success – We again have decided to keep it going!

Thanks to our rez pup Lovin’ peeps in Indian country – we love to see these pups – so keep sending them if you live on or near a rez!

If you’d like to submit your rez pup photo just send us an email at RezPups@Gmail.com along with a picture, the dog’s name and age, owner’s name, rez you’re from (or near) and city and state – we’ll be glad to post your rez pup pics!

Sweet Adeline

Dr. Brooke Gondara is the caretaker of Sweet Adeline, a beautiful Great Dane mix who recently had a litter of puppies. Dr. Gondara, who hails from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Southeast Montana, is a staunch advocate for responsible pet ownership and works hard as a rez dog rescuer on her rez.

Dr. Gondara says that though this series is a wonderful look at inside Rez Pups, she wants Indian country to remember the hundreds of dogs every year who suffer from neglect and abuse. “Rez dogs are survivors. Rez dogs were once a cultural tradition that were revered and respected. Animals make us human.”

Sweet Adeline was abandoned by her owner. Adeline also struggled with three legs and hunger yet still gave birth to 10 gorgeous pups. Dr. Gondara says Sweet Adeline now resides with Rez Dog Rescue of Montana in Billings and is seeking her ‘furever’ home.

Thumper and two Rounded up Rez Pup Buddies’

When Stevie Jr. (@eivetsjr on Twitter) walked outside his door one morning on the Nez Perce Reservation, his gold colored terrier named Thumper was waiting outside with two other rez buddies he had most likely rounded up around the neighborhood. If Thumper could talk, we’d bet he’d be saying “That’s how we roll on the rez.”

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