Posted: November 24, 2012

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I've Been Here Since: 2012-07-15
DOB: July 15, 2004
Gender: Female
Size: 35 lbs.

My Behavior:

The matriarch figure of the "The Ghost Dogs of St. Roch", she managed to survive through Hurricane Katrina and live on the streets of New Orleans for the past 7 years.  Having litter after litter, she did her best to keep her families safe by living under an abandoned house across from the St. Roch cemetery. Sadly with each year, she watched her puppies get killed by speeding cars, stolen by   street thugs and die from disease. The locals in the area admired her courage and her strength yet were intrigued by how she was able to elude from being captured by rescuers after so many years.  And many were also mystified by the fact that of all the houses to live under, was the one across from this particular cemetery named after a Saint who was known from traveling with his constant canine companion while he helped people in need.  Some wondered if it was St. Roch himself that kept "Mama Ghost Dog" alive all these years.  Or maybe it was just plain survival instinct.  Whatever the case may be, she is one of the most magnificent dogs we have ever encountered.  Just being in her presence, you feel something magical, spiritual surround you. Though she is not ready for a home yet, she has another purpose until that time.  This is a dog that has proven that with determination, tenacity and for the love of her family, you can make it.  She is truly a blessed animal.


15 Responses to “ ST. ROCH GHOST DOG ”

  1. Maryann on November 24th, 2012 11:18 pm

    I admire this girl for being so brave and for being such a good mother!

  2. APRIL AMOS on November 25th, 2012 1:08 am


  3. sheila williams on November 25th, 2012 1:33 am

    I saw the show when she was found and glad to see she is doing better hope find a home soon

  4. Cristi on November 25th, 2012 8:28 pm

    I do not watch tv… except your show. Thank you for helping animals. Blessings, Cristi

  5. catherine sadler on November 26th, 2012 9:02 pm

    I noted that you have a german shepherd in the sponsor section.
    what is the story behind this dog?

  6. Christan on December 1st, 2012 8:51 pm

    This dog is just so beautiful! I wish I could adopt her and give her the wonderful life she deserves. Her story really moved me and I can’t even imagine how she felt losing baby after baby. Dogs are just amazing creatures that deserve to be loved! I wish her the best of luck in finding a permanent home! <3

  7. kristin cellone on December 1st, 2012 10:50 pm

    Dogs know love, we are only learning.

  8. Elizabeth Evans on December 1st, 2012 11:42 pm

    I saw this girl on the show tonight & had to sponsor her.
    She looks just like my Akita mix, Brandy. I wish I lived close enough to visit her. I hope she is becoming more trusting of people.
    Thanks for all you do.

  9. Alyssa on December 2nd, 2012 1:55 am

    Precious! What a survivor!

  10. Jean Dickerson on December 2nd, 2012 10:04 pm

    Remarkable story. Talk about tenacity and the will to survive!!
    Will she ever be up for adoption?

  11. Angy Gerstenberger on December 3rd, 2012 12:24 pm

    I sponsored “Ghost” for my 9 year old daughter for a Christmas present. I chose her for her courage, and devotion. And the stubborn streak to never give up! Like my youngest! Since she could walk she has been “rescuing” every stray animal she has found at our farm. She watches your family faithfully and wants to come and work with you when she gets older :) Thank you and your family for all that you do! It is inspiring, and you make the world of difference to so many dogs, and people!

  12. Raine on December 3rd, 2012 2:49 pm

    I spent two days trying to find a dog or two to sponsor, I wish I could sponsor them all. I found two dogs that didn’t have any sponsors, St. Roch, and Taz. I’m happy to say they have a little something to smile about now, it’s not much but I know it’ll help.

  13. Raine on December 3rd, 2012 2:56 pm

    Oops Taz does have a couple of sponsors, must have missed that!!

  14. Liz ismael on December 7th, 2012 5:13 pm

    I am so ecstatic to sponsor a sweet baby. I saw when Villalobos rescued the whole family. I was so saddened by their story. I wish I could adopt them, but I have no space left for more babies. I hope my contribution helps her.

  15. Laura Rhodes on December 9th, 2012 4:13 pm

    We are so impressed with this momma dog and her will to survive. We watched your amazing team rescue her and her family. It was so impressive. The work you all do is amazing and we are so thankful that you are saving and caring for all these sweet dogs. Thank you for all your hard work and we wish the best for your family and all your dogs.

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