• I am just passing along this information. These Singers are in the Phoenix AZ area. If you can help or know anyone looking for a rescue Singer contact Heather directly at:


    Subject: [BBR] OT – New Guinea Singing Dog rescue -- help needed

    Hey folks,

    Many of you probably remember the HUGE rescue in Oct 2010 of nearly 90 NGSD
    from a hoarding type situation. One lady went well above and beyond the
    call of duty and helped rescue and place most of the moms, pups and several
    adults. Unfortunately, she has come across some very hard times and is
    desperate to find adoptive homes/fosters for the Singers she has
    remaining. She will be moving out of state, and any Singers not placed
    will probably be PTS. There are also 3 Singer pups, not quite 8 weeks old,
    in this group. (Obviously an "oops" -- but now is not the time for blame
    or coulda/woulda/shoulda.) I also have pics and little bios on these guys
    if anyone is interested. FWIW -- I adopted a pup from the Hammond rescue
    situation and he has been wonderful. Many of you might have met him at the
    Nationals last September. If anyone has any questions, suggestions or
    offers to help, PLEASE let me know ASAP!!

    Thanks so much!


    Heather Ervin
    Echelon Basenjis
    Kirksville, MO

    I've copied the info below:

    We can give you more information about the Singers who are up for adoption
    in AZ.
    The three puppies are now 6 weeks old so they'll be ready to be adopted in
    2 weeks. Their parents are James and Susie. Susie is 8 years old and James
    is 3 years old. James lost one back leg sometime for some reason when he
    lived at Hammonds in PA. Both parents are red w/white markings. We can't go
    back any further than the parents on the bloodlines. Mr. Hammond told us
    that he never kept written records and instead, relied on his memory. When
    we were there I asked him to write down all he remembered and send it to
    us. He never has sent anything. He may have written down the information
    and then gave it to someone else. We don't know. It's good that the parents
    are separated in age by 5 years, but they still could be closely related.
    Well, better, we know for sure that they're closely related. The question
    is, "How close?"
    Two of the three pups have kinked tails. We have not seen pictures of the
    kinks but understand they are not severe. Shortened tails? We don't know
    yet. There are no other inbreeding signs mentioned. The puppies are all
    healthy and doing fine.
    Adults include:
    Mouse who is a 6 year old male.
    James who is a 3 year old male.
    Julie who is a 6 year old female.
    Susie who is an 8 year old female.
    Sheba who is an 11 year old female.
    Any help in placing these animals either in foster care or a permanent home
    would be appreciated. They are located near Phoenix. The owner will be
    moving out-of-state soon so time is running out.

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