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May 12th, 2008, 03:18 PM
Indy is a purebred Eurasier, born in Ontario, Canada on March 11, 2001. In a very special breed, he was a very special boy, with pinto markings and an irrepressible, optimistic personality.

Unfortunately, things did not go well for this little Eurasier.
Skip ahead about 5 ½ years.

A pinto Eurasier is found in a shelter in Maryland, US.

Matted, skinny, scared and sick, Eurasier Rescue pulled him out, cleaned him up, paid his meds for his Lymes, and fostered him with hugs and affection while a search was undertaken for a new home for him. By the end of the month, the hearts and best wishes of the Eurasier community climbed into the airplane with him as he embarked to his new home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Once home, Indy proved to be a bright and gentle dog. Although he knew nothing when he arrived, little milestones abound. Learning his name. Learning to attend when spoken to. Learning to come, sit, stay, shake a paw. Quickly earning the nickname “Indy Houdini”, and then slowly learning that there is no need to escape. Not bad for a 6 year old, catching up on the basics.

We have entered Indy in the Canadian Pet Idol contest. It was hoped that he would do well and indeed, he has qualified for the FINALS !!! Any prize money will be donated to Eurasier Rescue. And what an irresistable opportunity to blow a fat raspberry to Indy’s former owners, who never knew what it was they threw away like last year's news – a cherished and loyal companion, a Star, a Pet Idol.

You are invited to vote for Indy May 12 to 19 inclusive. Go to and click on the INDY link. When you have voted, you need to go to your email and click on the Pet Idol link that they sent you. Vote from home, Vote from work. Vote all your email addresses. Your support is a celebration of this little guy’s good luck story, goes to a great cause, and is deeply appreciated.

May 14th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Here is another pic of this little Rescue - just a little Campaign Manager, working hard to raise some money for Rescue! :pawprint:

Your vote for Indy is sincerely appreciated! All winnings to be donated to Eurasier Rescue!


May 19th, 2008, 02:42 PM
TODAY is the last day to vote for Indy. :thumbs up

May 19th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Voted :thumbs up Go Indy!!!!!

May 19th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Bump.....keep the votes coming. :thumbs up

May 19th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Bump! Voted :highfive:

May 19th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Bump! Voted x 2 !!!!

May 19th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Great job everyone. :thumbs up

May 19th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Keep voting :thumbs up .....time is running out. :o

May 19th, 2008, 07:49 PM
Come on guys!

he's winning but not by the biggest margin. A few votes can make all the difference :goodvibes:

May 19th, 2008, 08:48 PM
Indy is leading but by only 30 votes....:fingerscr

May 19th, 2008, 08:55 PM
I voted!!!!

May 19th, 2008, 10:07 PM
I'm a wreck - there's less than an hour to go and we're behind by a bit, so I came here and look at all your encouraging messages - all you guys voting for this little guy! It is deeply appreciated! Win or lose, we've won by meeting such nice, warm people!

THANK YOU! :pawprint:


May 20th, 2008, 08:49 AM
Dietlinde, I know the contest is now closed but I was just wondering how it ended. The site doesn't have any details on it. Please keep us posted.

May 20th, 2008, 02:23 PM
We got the official email from PET IDOL that INDY WON!
He is the 2008 Canadian Pet Idol!
His photo will go into the July issue of Dogs in Canada!
His total winnings ... the entire $1200 in prize money, will be donated to Eurasier Rescue!

YOU guys were CHAMPS, helping this little guy win!
You are AWESOME!

Thank you SOOO much for supporting us!

WHOO-HOO! :pawprint:


May 20th, 2008, 02:25 PM
Yea Indy and yea Eurasier Rescue...that is great and Indy is a definite sweety...a worthy winner, to be sure :thumbs up

May 20th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Yeah Indy! Woo hooo! That is so great! I love the fact the rescue gets the prize! sorry Indy!! YOU ROCK INDY!!


May 20th, 2008, 05:30 PM

May 20th, 2008, 06:32 PM YAY INDY !!! .....a well deserved win for you both and it's awesome of you to donate the money to the rescue. :thumbs up :angel:

May 20th, 2008, 07:12 PM
O great--he won--well done!!

May 20th, 2008, 08:45 PM
YAY Indy:crazy:

May 21st, 2008, 10:01 AM

Shadow's mom
May 21st, 2008, 02:13 PM
Wow, it was a knuckle biter but Indy emerged victorious. What a great story too of his rescue and rehab. :thumbs up Enjoy your new status and will look forward to seeing Indy's photo in mag.