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I wanted to express my gratitude to for designing, building, and hosting our website for about 10 years.
We were briefly hosted by, with our database parked at Neither provided much support, both are free services. They kept us online while I searched for a more permanent solution.

We are now hosted by, a British concern. They are providing web hosting, database hosting, and really excellent support - all for free! You'll notice their link on the bottom of our splash page. Like most dog rescues, ours is run on a shoestring budget. We are very grateful to Kualo for supporting us in our efforts.

Thanks to Gillian Hughes-Fenchel (my daughter) and Ryan Hughes-Fenchel (my son) for their help with adding functionality and their continued support.

Thanks to Dr. Kent Archie, with whom I worked for many years, for providing SO MUCH assistance when we had to transition off of BasicLink. I'm strictly a back-office programmer; Kent's knowledge of web programming made the transition much less painful than it otherwise would have been.

Thanks to the volunteers who make our existence possible.

Thanks to the adopters who take in someone else's garbage and make it a wonderful friend.

And ... apologies to those folks who have come to us for a dog but didn't get one. We undoubtedly make mistakes in our placements. We work with very limited resources and make our best guess ... please remember that, as wonderful as Sammies are, there are LOTS of other marvelous dogs available at municipal shelters. We get most of our sammies from municipal shelters. If we passed you over for an adoption PROVE US WRONG! Get a dog from a municipal shelter and make him a loving family member.

Gary skijoring with a collie and a sammie

Here I am skijoring in Wisconsin with my collie Suki, who thought she was a sled dog, and my first Samoyed Zephyr.

Gary skijoring with a mutt and a sammie

Here I am skijoring in Michigan with my second Samoyed Gusty, and my gorgeous mutt Vita rescued from a road in Kentucky.