About The Lonely Dogs

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

I am originally from Canada and now make my home in Mexico. My home is in fact a shelter for 23 dogs, a whole lot of horses, two lovely cats, and a giant tortoise. There is another Hominid here at the ranch, and this is his great effort as well, but he does prefer to remain separate from the blog and so with all respect he shall.

Some 350 dogs have passed through our home and our hearts… taken off the street, out of the pound, and away from various dire situations; to be adopted out to loving forever homes. Of those 350 there are always the ones that are a challenge, the ones that tend to slip through the cracks (fences?) and are easily forgotten. I just know what their fate will be if we part with them… so we don’t part with them. These are the dogs that make up our pack of 23. They are the overly aggressive or shy, they are the ones that pee and bark too much, they have hip dysplasia and are deaf, they are mangy and have terrible breath, they have suffered and will never be completely well again, they climb onto the dining room table when I am not looking and even sometimes when I am, and what might not be so readily obvious but shines through clear to me is that they are all, each and every one of them, beautiful, special, loving, and deserving of love.

Hopefully everyone will make an appearance here eventually, but as of yet not everyone is so comfortable with the camera, or won’t slow down long enough to try it out!

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


31 thoughts on “About The Lonely Dogs”

  1. Looking forward to following your blog!!!

  2. People like you amaze me, if only there were more rescuers like you!

    • Thank you so much for visiting the blog, and for your nice words! I stopped by your blog too and tried to leave a comment on some of your BEAUTIFUL photos… I just love your dogs!! But I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to log in with my wordpress account. I am sorry I couldn’t leave you a note there to say hello, but I will definitely be stopping in often!

  3. It is lovely to meet you, and my Mum and I will be back many times to see how yur family is getting along. I think it is a good thing you are doing… 🙂

    Solo 🙂

  4. Every photo that you post is a gem. It makes my day to see such pure contentment in these dogs’ eyes.

  5. You are an amazing person:)

  6. Hi little sister, Karyn and I were just checking out your beautiful photos and I thought I would leave you a message. Love you lots, can’t wait to see you again. From mike and family.

  7. I love dogs, therefore I like your blog too 😉

    cute pictures !!

  8. I nominated you for the Reader Appreciation award at http://peacewithmylife.com/2012/12/30/2-4-6-8-who-do-we-appreciate/.

    • Hello, Thank you so much for that! It’s always such an honour to be recognized by our friends. We will add your award and a link back to you on our awards page. Thank you again and have a wonderful weekend.

  9. What wonderful things you’re doing… Much love to you (and your supportive Hominid) for all the lives you’re affecting, saving. Beautiful and sensitive captures, too!

  10. Hello,
    you hav such a generous and warm heart to care about your huge familý. Lovely photos, I enjoyed my little tour here and look already forward to connect again. Greetings from Italy, Katharina

  11. LOVE your blog!!!! So glad I found you! Looking forward to reading more! Have a wonderful week.

  12. I love your blog…every single picture and post. And I love the work that you are doing here, taking care of animals…
    I wish I could visit your ranch but we live in different countries. All the best with your efforts 🙂

  13. Hi, we just discovered your blog! Looking forward to following along 🙂

  14. WOW. Beautiful photos. Just started following, and I’m in love.

  15. Oh my goodness…I’m on the verge of weeping. What a kind soul. The dog climbing on the dining table put me over the top. So many lost four legged souls and not nearly enough people like you. So glad you liked one of my posts, for in this vast bogging world, I might never have found you.

    I too hail from Canada (London, Ontario) but have lived in California since I was a girl. We have four cats, all strays and rescues as well.

  16. PS…one of my favorite quotes, too. I’ve used it on my blog as well.

  17. Love this blog,will be a regular as I too love the disenfranchised and poorly behaved 😉 our animals are the light of our lives and I love that other people care when sadly so many just don’t 🙂

  18. Woooowooowooo! So happy you help other pups like me! Glad I found your blog toowooowooooo! Ku http://www.haikubyku.com

  19. I plan to rerurn to read your posts. I am so glad that I have found your blog. You have done marvelous work. It is costly- I know, for I have a “:bunch.” It is also a geat deal of work but satisfying to know that you you have saved lives of those that can not speak and that are at the mercy of a very cruel world. My hat is off to you. 🙂

  20. Stone Bear Carver said:

    I have read every word you have written, and loved every picture you have posted since you started your blog. You are the most gentle, caring person I know and I am very proud you are my daughter. The work you do with these little souls cannot be overstated. I love you. Dad.

  21. Hey, Kathryn. Drop me an email at russelraypc@aol.com. I have something for you.

  22. ound your blog and glad we have. We’ll be following you from now on. Pip and the Dickens Dogs

  23. WOW, so happy to have discovered this blog at Boomdeeville. I echo everything Alys said. You are living out a dream I have held since childhood. I wish there were at least a million other people doing what you do. Can’t wait to see more of your posts!

  24. Such a lovely blog, and such a wonderful thing to look after and adopt all these dogs

  25. Love dogs. Love your site. Thank you for helping the voiceless beautiful furry friends among us. ❤ Paulette

  26. So glad I found your blog!

  27. You do amazing work and I am glad to see another Canadian blog on here! Thanks for everything you do!


  28. Hi Kathryn – I just nominated you for an award! Come check it out: https://mrbaloneyhead.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/wags-woofs-slobbery-licks-my-1st-blog-award/

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