Latest News Items:
Bald is Beautiful Awarded Petfinder Foundation Grant -- Thursday June 6th, 2019
On June 6, 2019 Bald is Beuatiful was chosen as a recipient of a Petfinder Foundation 2019 Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant. This grant is designated to help Bellaboo's adopter with medical expenses for her current medical conditions that require daily medications.We are thrilled for Bellaboo and grateful to be chosen among the many recipients that apply. Thank you Petfinder Foundation!
Texas 13 arrives -- Monday September 17th, 2018
As many of you may have heard, there was a case in Grimes County, TX resulting in a large number of dogs coming into the Houston Humane Society in August. Bald is Beautiful was able to take in 13 of these amazing little dogs. We will be moving them to foster homes soon, We welcome sponsorship towards their care.
Northern Nekkid Party Scheduled for October 13-14, 2017 -- dates announced on -- Saturday May 6th, 2017
The 2017 Northern Nekkid Party will take place in Sunbury, PA next fall. Casual events will take place on Friday, October 13 with the main event taking place Saturday, October 14. The party includes a costume contest, auction, BBQ buffet, live music, and more social fun. Leashed, altered dogs are welcome. <><> Tickets and more information at https://bisbnnp2017.eventbrite.com/.
Myrtle Beach Gathering Rescheduled for April 7-9, 2017 -- Thursday March 2nd, 2017
Join us in Myrtle Beach, SC to celebrate SIX years!
Bald is Beautiful will hold its annual "Southern Nekkid Party" on April 7-8-9 in Myrtle Beach. It's like a giant family reunion, and offers a variety of workshops, social events, shopping and more! For more information, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bald-is-beautiful-dog-rescue-celebrates-six-years-registration-25872492321?aff=es2.
Join us in October in Myrtle Beach, SC to celebrate SIX years! -- Wednesday August 31st, 2016
Bald is Beautiful will hold its annual "Southern Nekkid Party" on October 7-8-9 in Myrtle Beach. It's like a giant family reunion, and offers a variety of workshops, social events, shopping and more! For more information, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bald-is-beautiful-dog-rescue-celebrates-six-years-registration-25872492321?aff=es2.
High Five Celebration Planned -- Thursday September 10th, 2015
We are looking forward to our fall gathering in Myrtle Beach, this October 9-11, 2015. We will celebrate FIVE years of rescue success with all kinds of activities, workshops and social events. We hope to see lots of adopters and fans there!
Kentucky 11 -- Friday July 18th, 2014
BisB pulled this group of 11 dogs from a shelter on 7-18-14. They were originally taken from a hoarding situation in Kentucky, which also included dozens of chihuahuas. Now that they are safe and sound with us, after their long journey, their rehabilitation begins.
And a huge THANKS to the amazing, organized, professional team at New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter. Each dog came with basic shots, heart worm tests (all negative, yay!) and paperwork. And pictures ahead of time! And these are just 12 of the 68 dogs they took in last week. You guys are to be commended for excellent work
The Nathan Phenomenon -- Sunday January 19th, 2014
Wow. What can we say? After almost two years of sharing Nathan's hilarious dancing with our facebook posse, someone finally noticed. Nathan was featured on The Ellen Show and all of the sudden we got a crash course in how videos go viral.
He's been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, Fox and Friends, and the list just keeps going. This is one of our favorites...
We've had so many questions about Nathan's story, so we'll just share a few things here to answer our FAQ's.
First, Nathan came into BisB in late 2011, and was officially adopted in Dec. 2012. His mom was his foster mom for a while and ultimately realized he was happier at her home than anywhere else he'd been before. So she adopted him. However, since she's still a volunteer/foster mom with our group, we get updates on Nathan all the time. She's an amazing photographer, and, of course, has camera in hand to catch him when he's dancing in his green chair.
The big question: "Is he just really itchy?" Well, not really, although just like for us, we're sure the back scratching feels pretty good! Nathan actually has gorgeous skin, which is a challenge with any Chinese Crested, so kudos, mom! This dancing behavior is something he started on his own and now does on command for lots of praise from his mom, and treats, too.
"What's with the other dogs in the back?" Well, they know the drill. When Mom says, "Wiggle it!" they all line up behind the green chair and wait. When it's over, everyone gets treats! In the background are Diamond, an AHT being fostered in the home; and Nathan's brothers Kramer and Gilligan. Gilligan's the one with the wacky hair, he is a hoot!
"Why was Nathan considered unadoptable?" To answer this, we'll share a little of his back-story. Nathan first came to the attention of another rescue in Ohio in 2008, when his owner died and he was left alone in the home for over a week with all of her dogs. He was moved to several homes over the next few years, and apparently no one was willing or able to keep Nathan for more than a year before moving him on.
Then in 2011, a BisB member, familiar with his story, was able to get him into our rescue. He was first fostered in a wonderful home in Indiana, where we discovered his fear of men. Although training did help minimize his fear aggression, it never completely went away, Living in a house with three men just wasn't a fit for Nathan. As we occasionally do in rescue, we tried moving him to another foster home to see if that would help. It did!
We want to say that not all rescue dogs are as challenging as Nathan was. Dogs are incredibly resilient creatures and many of them-- even ones from awful backgrounds-- can adjust very quickly with little or no training.
Nathan was an unusual case in that he required ongoing training to address his issues. Part of this process includes changing behavior, but also minimizing triggers and helping the dog find success where it is possible. His foster mom did this all the while trying to figure out what type of forever home would give him the best chance of continued improvement and success. At one point, we believed we'd found one, but the adopter realized he was not a good fit for her lifestyle and soon returned him. At that point, his foster mom decided to adopt him permanently.
Bald is Beautiful Auction 2013 -- Tuesday October 1st, 2013
Bald Is Beautiful's 2013 Auction has begun!
Our 3rd Annual Auction will be held over three weeks. Closes at noon on the Monday each week.
First Week, October 1-7
Second Week, October 7-14
Third Week, October 14-21
All proceeds will benefit The Sunshine Fund, which is our safety net for emergency situations regarding vet care. This reserve allows us to take in dogs needing serious medical attention and treat dogs in our rescue who develop life-threatening conditions.
We tried to find something for everyone in this auction, so we hope you find something for you! Please bid generously and remember, it's for a great cause.
To bid please see our Auction site: www.32auctions.com/BisB2013
NC17 -- Monday May 13th, 2013
One day, one shelter, one seizure... for us, resulted in 17 Chinese Crested dogs. An amazing group of gorgeous dogs, all sizes, mostly girls, almost all hairless. A handful! And our team of volunteers and foster homes came together so that we could take all of them in.
And a couple of weeks later,,, SURPRISE! The NC17 became the NC23. (Update, fall 2013, all 23 dogs are in forever homes.)
Orangeburg 7 -- Friday February 1st, 2013
BisB took in seven dogs from Orangeburg, SC. These dogs had been with the Orangeburg animal control for more than five months, waiting to be released. Most seem to be xolo and dachshund mixes.
BisB actually pulled 12 dogs, and five were taken in by Naked K9 Rescue.
Black Friday-Cyber Monday Extravaganza Sale -- Friday November 23rd, 2012
Don't miss out huge Black Friday-Cyber Monday Thanksgiving Weekend Extravaganza Sale! We will be offering a new awesome deal for you each day.
Be sure to head to our store for a peek at all the great merchandise.
All the Texas 10 are home! -- Tuesday June 12th, 2012
With the placement of Ranger Bob with his new family, we are proud to say all ten of the Texas dogs are successfully placed into forever homes. We couldn't be more proud!
Successful Auction! -- Friday September 2nd, 2011
Beginning in mid-July and running through the end of August, Bald is Beautiful held an online auction fundraiser to support our rescue. Items were generously donated by many different volunteers and supporters. With items like a doggie stroller, sling, clothes, jewelry and other gift item, we were able to raise just over $2,000. This will help to provide vet care, such as standard spay and neutering, as well as other more serious health issues, such as skin allergies and even heart worm. Thanks to everyone who made this auction a success!
Update on NC5 -- Sunday May 29th, 2011
All of the five dogs Bald is Beautiful took in from North Carolina have homes! Renee (now Kenley) and Jasper are living in North Carolina with their new families. Hurley is living in Knoxville, TN with his mom and doggie-brother, Buddy. Kommet will soon be living in New Jersey and Kevin, in Manhattan, where he'll join one of our Mississippi 3, Rembrandt's family. High style for five dogs that started out in a rural shelter. We're especially proud of our little miracle girl, Renee. Way to go, Bald is Beautiful! (Update, August 2011... unfortunately for Hurley, his adoptive home was not a good match for his energy level and temperament. He is back in foster care and doing amazing. He really is a fantastic guy and we look forward to finding him the right match for his forever home.)
Names for the NC5 -- Sunday April 3rd, 2011
Well, thanks to everyone who donated and suggested names, these dogs have a fresh start on
the rest of their lives. A name, and of course, veterinary care, foster care and ultimately, a new home.
And without further ado, allow us to introduce the North Carolina 5!
#1 Puff Boy is Kommet (thanks LuAnne Novello)
# 2 Silver Puff Boy is Kevin (thanks Anne Snow)
#3 HHL Boy, puppy is Jasper (thanks Carol Mathis)
#4 HHL Adult Male is Hurley (thanks Melody Muller)
#5 Hairless Female is Renee (which means "rebirth," thanks Rosemarie DeRoberts)
How Many Miles Contest -- Wednesday March 16th, 2011
Nothing short of amazing! During a two-week period where we transported 11 dogs through 10 states to 7 foster homes (and one forever home)... 3831.5. We're talking about nearly 60 hours of driving.
Congratulations to our contest winners:
The 1st prize, an original painting of your dog by Tina Hicks, goes to Jacqueline Escalante of Jersey City, NJ.
2nd prize, winning a custom made video of her dog, Dexter, is Bald is Beautiful foster mom....Ellen Westkaemper
3rd place, winning a $20 gift certificate to the Bald is Beautiful store... http://shop.baldisbeautifulshopping.com/.... Brenda J Maxwell of London Ontario