In Honor of Blackie & Annie
Annie became my first dog when she followed me up onto my porch one cold and rainy February night in 1993. My wife and I took her in; we fed her and kept her warm and she gave herself to us. We think she was a Sheltie-Chow mix; she loved us both and took care of us both. When my wife & I separated, we shared custody of Annie.
After my separation, neighbors who had Blackie, who was a good friend of Annie, were going to give him away. I took Blackie in as my full-time dog and still shared custody of Annie.
In 2002, Annie died unexpectedly and at far too young an age. Blackie stayed with me and was my loyal and best friend. He was slowed down by arthritis and old age, but still strong and brave when he passed away in September 2009. I had known him for 15 years. He was with me for 13 years, and was probably about 17 when he died.
This page is dedicated to the memory of Annie and Blackie. After Blackie died, I decided to be a foster parent for dogs, through Pet Rescue of Maryland. Lance was a foster-dog, but we both got very attached to each other, and I adopted him in January. His brother Andy wound-up with me as a foster dog in June. I hope this page will be a resource for animals who need good homes and people who need to share their love.
“Art Buist is passionate about animals and his passion goes beyond the rhetoric of other public figures. His actions have proven that he believes in the sanctity of the lives of dogs and cats in Maryland. Not only has adopted a rescue dog, he has given a second chance to a special needs dog by fostering. A dog that would have been considered unadoptable because of his issues, will now be able to be adopted after having been fostered by Art. It is an honor to know and work with Art in addressing the plight of abused, neglected and homeless animals in Maryland.”
– Cynde Frankel, Executive Director Pet Rescue of Maryland, Inc.
Call the Baltimore County Animal Control for the following services:
1) to report animal abuse or neglect
2) to adopt a dog or cat
3) to obtain a dog license
4) to report or find lost pets
5) for rabies vaccinations and micro-chipping
Some good local animal shelters and rescues where you can adopt:
1) Baltimore Humane Society 410-833-8848 www.bmorehumane.org
2) Pet Rescue of Maryland 410-627-6563 firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Animal Rescue, Inc. 717-993-9645 email@example.com