Sunday, March 28, 2010

D9 Shout outs!

We just wanted to give a shout-out to some of our wonderful supporters. Without yall, we couldn't make this happen! Please support these folks' efforts in rescue and beyond!

DR. DUSTY ALLEN and STAR: have graciously helped with lots of spay/neuter and other vetting. These folks run a fabulous house call veterinary practice in the 9th Ward. They also spay/neuter at area shelters. 504.620.1081 to make an appointment.

DR. BIONDOLILLO and THE ENTIRE STAFF OF PRYTANIA VETERINARY HOSPITAL: have vet-checked, spayed/neutered, and treated many of our rescues (as well as many of our personal dogs). Thanks for donated services and products, as well as taking donations for us. This amazing veterinary clinic is at the corner of Prytania and Upperline uptown. 504.899.2828 to make an appointment with any of their incredible doctors. See

BRENDA with PET ASYLUM: has donated food and otherwise supported us. Thanks!! Pet Asylum is a really cool locally-owned pet store in the French Quarter. They carry high-quality products and also have a groomer. In addition, Brenda and her staff are very dedicated to rescue and also support WAIF (feral cat TNR and adoptions in the Marigny/Bywater Area). 510 Dumaine Street (in the French Quarter between Decatur and Chartres).

MICHELLE ICAHN: our go-to photographer! Also and awesome all-around volunteer. Thanks Michelle! (aka adoptive "mom" of D9 girl, Mae)

BEST FRIEND'S GENERAL STORE: has donated a loads of wonderful toys and supplies! This really cool, online-only store based in Arizona has a great selection of toys, as well as positive training tools. Plus, great prices! Please see

PYRATE WEEK NEW ORLEANS: going on right now!! These folks have a great community focus and are donating time and money to D9. Go see them in the French Quarter!!

ZUES' PLACE: has donated food and supported us. Zues' Place is a great dog boarding facility in the Uptown Area.

JODY AND NICK PEARSON: from Slidell, LA, have graciously donated and volunteered on a regular basis. Thanks yall!

MARCIA HILL: has donated a bunch of amazing supplies to D9. Thanks -- we're glad Biloxi knows about us!

AISLINN COSTELLO: has donated many bags of food and volunteered. Thanks Aislinn! (aka adoptive "mom" of our boy, Basil!)

CRYSTAL EMBRY: our go-to bartender. Thanks, Crystal!

NEW ORLEANS DOG NANNY: has boarded our pups, hosted a fundraiser, and sold calendars for us. Thanks! They are a wonderful dog day care and boarding facility in the CBD.

SHEILA STROUP of the TIMES-PICAYUNE: thanks for many wonderful articles!

MELANIE MANNING of VET ADOPTIONS: our mentor/supporter. Thanks! Check out this amazing rescue.

LISE, CHARLOTTE, MIMI, and EVERYONE AT ANIMAL RESCUE NEW ORLEANS (ARNO): always there for us and helping us.

TARA and EVERYONE AT PITBULL RESCUE CENTRAL (PBRC): amazing national pitbull rescue/advocacy group -- thanks for donating to D9!

And finally, our go-to team, who have my eternal gratitude!:

EARLE our foster/volunteer/stray dog catcher extraordinaire! (Gentilly)
EMILY our puppy fosterer/graphic designer! (9th Ward)
ANDREA our long-distance volunteer coordinator! (Tucson, AZ)
BEN our foster! (9th Ward)
JAN foster/volunteer/graphic designer (Warehouse District)
SHERYL foster (9th Ward)

And a million thanks to everyone who has donated, volunteered, and offered their support. We are touched and indebted to you.

Dogs of the 9th Ward


  1. Hey, anything to help Kelly, I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to thank YOU for the amazing things you've done, and continue to do, as well as the inspiration you generate in us all.