Welcome to Falkrigia Shepherds, the Crafty Woodchuck and Appaloosa Acres
BEAUTY OF MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT
|Rescue at Falkrigia and Appaloosa Acres is a very important aspect of our involvement with animals. Besides Merlin, May and Moonshine who were purchased to avoid sales at auction, we also have a number of canine rescues who have come to us. We are actively involved with several rescue groups - foremost among them Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue of which Lynda and John are members and where Lynda is Training Director and John and Lynda conduct classes for the rescues, fosters and new adoptees in Basic Social Skills, Confidence Building and Basic Obedience for Rescues - and in the past with Last Hope Safe Haven for GSDs where Lynda served on the board.
OFBCAR and LHSH are both groups fully dedicated to saving as many animals as possible and are above-board in their operations and management. Gene drives endless hours to transport these dogs home, to vet visits, to adoption days, etc.. and spends additional endless hours caring for them, along with our own, at Falkrigia. Some are available. Some will stay due to special needs.
Dogs that are/have been with us recently:
Marco - Sept 07 - Is a great young neutered male who came from a rescue in Cochran, Ga who had pulled him for Last Hope/ Safe Haven for GSDs (LHSH). Marco has been a delight to have at Falkrigia during his wait for a family of his own . Happily ADOPTED by a loving family in Augusta.
Bubba - Jan 2007 - Bubba is a young, shy, pretty insecure black and tan coonhound who is gorgeous and funny with a loud coonhound yowl. He came from Rockdale County Animal Control with Jewel. Gene went for one - came back with 2 :-). He is gaining confidence and lives very amicably with Noushka, John's retired K-9 malinois at the farm. He would love to have a coonhound-loving person for his very own who would be patient as he continues to gain trust and confidence but can remain a permanent resident of Appaloosa Acres if needed. AVAILABLE to a special situation.
Rambler - Sept 07 - One day I pulled up to the farm and saw what looked like a cat at first lying under the truck.When I got out of the car, out it came. I thought it was a Fox terrier/Jack Russell cross but when John took him to the vet for a check over and shots, we were told he was a 'Feist'. Great little dog. Never have found his owner but he has found a forever home with us at the farm if need be. He's the easiest, most agreeable dog I think I've ever been around. Great with the cats and the horses and would make a superb barn dog except for his size which would make him prey at night for the foxes and coyotes we have in the area. Guess he'll be an indoor dog at night if he stays with us. ADOPTED
Twister - Twister is now a beloved member of the family of dogs owned by Marcia Geraci and is enjoying the wonderful life of an indoor guardian and companion. Thanks to Marcia for giving this great dog an equally great home !!
Hutch - At least that's the name he has now - is a young mix of hound, mastiff or boxer and is a beautiful, happy, very social dog who is very easy to deal with and seems to be very fond of children. He does not appear to be dog aggressive in our multi-dog setting and has played one-on-one with our girls. He showed up at our house one afternoon and has never left though we did encourage him to 'go home' for a couple of days before he made it clear that he 'was home'. :-) Unable to find his owners, he was with us until adopted. Adopted by repeat adopter Kristen Perez who owned Bat - Falkrigia's Romancin' The Wind
SASSAFRASS - BEAUTIFUL PLOTTHOUND/WALKER HOUND MIX
Young female – very intelligent and quite eye-catching. Will make an excellent companion for an active, experienced hound person. Is not suitable with livestock. See Lynda
We are NOT a rescue. We are a foster home for OFBCAR. Therefore, it is important for dogs that we bring in to find permanent homes so there is room to bring in the next. There is always a need for dedicated foster homes. If you are interested in fostering, we will put you in contact with the foster home coordinators of any of several groups.