The Dog Retreat

Melinda's Shadow of my Heart, CGC, RN, RA. Shadow is pictured here lure coursing in 2001.  Shadow was my first aussie, and my heart dog.  Sadly, he died of old age on September 29, 2013 at 14 years old.

Magic at a political rally
(Megabucks Northern Star)
Browntrout Calendar's Cover Boy
2006 Australian Shepherd's Calendar



Meet Chena. Chena was a 16 year old Alaskan Husky we adopted from Anchorage Animal Control  15 1/2 years ago. She has saved us from moose many times and is a wonderful couch potato and boss of all the dogs. Sadly Chena left us to go to the Rainbow Bridge on June 5, 2012.

This beautiful Collie is Echo.  Echo came from Mat-Su AC in November 2003 just days before she was going to be euthanized.  She is a wonderful, sweet girl who gets along with everyone and loves to hog the bed!  Echo proves that great pets can be found at animal shelters!  Sadly, Echo died in June of 2012 due to age related issues.


This is Shorty. Shorty is a rescue dog we adopted in December of 2001 - he's quite a character. He's a border terrier/australian shepherd mix. In June of 2004 Shorty began having seizures - to learn more about seizures in dogs click on the Canine Epilepsy link below.

Marvelous Magicdog at 25 months old
Megabucks Northern star


Canine Epilepsy information



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