Fundraiser – Faerieland Rescue
October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
How we got our start. . .
I started out as Mari Shepherds in 1978 at Owatonna, Minnesota. My love for the German Shepherd Dog prompted me to develop a quality and respected line, while maintaining the Standard of the breed. My first German Shepherd Dog was Ch Rollingreen’s Silky Sullivan TC “Sully.”
I since have down sized in the number of dogs I personally own and no longer breed German Shepherds. I thought I wanted to only rescue Corgis & Corgi Mixes, however, my love for the German Shepherd Dog was too strong.
Due to tough economic times the first year three German Shepherd Dogs were surrendered to rescue between June and November of 2009. We now rescue German Shepherds, Welsh Corgis (Pembroke & Cardigan) and mixes of each breed.
In December 2009, it is with love that I changed the name of the rescue from FaerieLand Corgi Rescue to FaerieLand Corgi & German Shepherd Rescue, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, it now includes the breed that won my heart over 40 years ago – the German Shepherd Dog. For anyone who has owned a German Shepherd Dog you know exactly what I am talking about. They are your best friend, a heart dog, loving, intelligent, kind, funny, regal, and so much more.
My goal when I began raising the German Shepherd Dog was to start a line that was healthy, intelligent, balanced in structure and the best temperament anyone could want. I have placed puppies and dogs with families, individuals, young and old over the years and I was often told “your temperament is the best we could find.” Even though I have no children of my own I have managed to socialize my puppies and dogs to fit into any type of home.
Over the years people have returned to purchase and now adopt a 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th dog. This I consider the highest compliment a breeder, and now a rescue person, could receive. To go from breeding to rescuing is the right path to travel at this time of my life.
So many of the German Shepherds & Corgis I have taken in as foster dogs have been adopted out to previous adopters’ homes. Thank you for giving these dogs a Furever Home.
“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” ~Karen Davison