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  • Please WAIT! Then SCROLL DOWN for GEORGE AT HOME!       [ Are you in this picture? ]
    George's Story. (All about how we got him.)
    George with Andrea and the schoolkids. CLICK HERE for 7 photos.George was orphaned at an early age. Homeless, really, he was discovered near the home of Robin P., a Keeseville NY resident in November 2001. Robin told her friend Andrea K., a knowledgable dog person about the pup and asked for her help. Well Andrea drives a school bus for AuSable Valley Central School and so she gets to know quite a few people around town. One of them was Steve L., another Keeseville resident, who Andrea thought might just be looking for a pet like that. Andrea was right. Steve went to Robin's house, found the dog and took him home. He named the dog, George. (CLICK HERE for 7 photos of George with Andrea, George's godmother, sort of.)

    George with Steve at Christmas 2001. CLICK HERE for 3 photos.George found a nice home at Steve's and became a member of the family right away. Steve took good care of George and had his needs attended to at the Vet. George proved to be very affectionate, really an oversized lapdog. Steve took George for walks in the woods, and George loved to just run and run. George spent a very Merry Christmas at Steve's. (CLICK HERE for 3 photos of George with Steve, George's first Dad plus CLICK HERE for 2 letters that show Steve's concern for George's welfare.)

    George with Kelly at the SPCA. CLICK HERE for 10 photos.Problems came up, sometime around March, when Steve's business got very busy and he found he just couldn't take good care of George. Steve felt bad because George was just cooped up inside all the time and couldn't get out to run and play like a dog should. He contacted Kelly at the SPCA in nearby Peru NY. Kelly said she could find George a real good home. On Tuesday, March 11, Steve brought George to Kelly for adoption. He brought along a 10 cans of Nutricaire Dog Food, so George wouldn't have to change his diet intil he found a new home.

    Just one day later, on Wednesday, March 12, Martin, your Adirondack Guide, decided to drop in at the SPCA. Martin had been living all alone at The Hideout since January 4 and he missed having a dog for company. Maybe there was a nice dog at the SPCA so Martin could have some company. Martin explained to Kelly that it was a new experience living alone and he'd like a dog, preferable a cuddly one. Did she have one for him? (Martin had memories of Albert, the "Singing Schnau," who was Martin's best dog years ago.) First Kelly brought out a Corgie. But the Corgie was too low to the ground for Martin. When he repeated his preference, Kelly's assistance just cried out, "GEORGE!" Well it was love at first sight. Kelly packed up George's dog food and they were off for home at The Hideout.

    To celebrate his official designation as "Pet-friendly Fourpeaks Resident Canine" (December 2002) George went back to the SPCA to see Kelly again and thank thank thank her. (CLICK HERE for 10 photos of George with Kelly at the SPCA and CLICK HERE for more about Kelly and the Elmore SPCA.)

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    George visits AuSable Valley Central School.
    School's out!
    Andrea K. drives . . .
    . . . an AVCS bus.
    Andrea and kids with George.
    George is a . . .
    . . . smoothie with the kids.
    George with first Dad, Steve L.
    Xmas 2001, a lap dog from the beginning.
    Just George!
    One year later--George revisits his 'doggy orphange.'
    Kelly A., the Elmore SPCA Manager
    George and Kelly.
    Kelly and George.
    Kelly and aide with rescused dog.
    Nice place fpr a dog walk.
    Kelly and rescued dog.
    For old time's sake.
    Dog memorials . . .
    . . . at Elmore SPCA.
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    George with Kelly at the SPCA. CLICK HERE for 10 photos. About Kelly and the Elmore SPCA.
    Kelly Allen, Manager of the Elmore SPCA, does an excellent job of rescuing dogs in bad situations (abuse or neglect), bringing them health care and exercise and placing them in new homes.
    Elmore SPCA, "caring for ALL animals"
    Telegraph Road, Peru, NY 12971, 518-643-2451.
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    George with Steve at Christmas 2001. "I hope you and George are well." (An Email Exchange.)

    Subject: George
    Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 18:39:30 -0500
    From: "Steven L"
    Hi Martin,

    I hope you and George are well. I'm confident he's become used to his new

    As promised, here are two pictures of George and I taken on Christmas Day

    Best Wishes,
    Steve L

    Subject: George
    Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 18:43:44 -0500
    From: "Steven L"
    Hi Martin,

    I just received a notice from my old vet that George is due for rabies and
    distemper booster shots. I thought you might like to be aware.

    Also, I'm including a photo that my sister just gave me. She took it last
    year at Christmas time. George just being George!!

    Merry Christmas.

    Steve L

    Jan 24, 2003
    From: Martin Schwalbaum
    Fourpeaks--Adirondack Camps
    Stonehouse Road    Jay NY 12941   800-xxx-xxxx
    To: Steven W L la***
    Kelly A kellyshewolf@*****
    Andrea K alk****@****.net

    Dear Steve, Andrea and Kelly--

    George is now "officially" the Fourpeaks Resident Canine. See his
    webpage at Make sure you follow the
    links to view the photos! Let me know if you have any corrections
    or improvements to "The Story." I'm still tracking down his
    biological family. Keith Gravelle in AuSable says George is
    one of his bitch's pups.

    Steve--Thanks for sending me the Christmas photos. They are surely "Just George."

    Andrea and Kelly--Thanks for letting me take the photos.

    You are all three welcome to visit George at Fourpeaks for day hiking or
    just to say hello. See trails at Just
    let me know any time you're free. See
    for directions to Camp Barn where George lives.

    Best wishes,

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    [George can't quite work the keyboard yet, but make your letter
    "FOR GEORGE" and he'll be sure to get it.]

    CLICK HERE for all about a Fourpeaks pet-friendly vacation with your dog.George, the playful Mini Golden  invites you to His Pet-Friendly Vacation Resort. (CLICK HERE.)Vacation With Your Dog! Walk, Run and Swim in Mountain Air.  Fourpeaks 7 Backcountry camps on 700 acres with 4 mountains make a perfect Pet-friendly vacation in the great outdoors. 20 miles of hiking/skiing trails in meadows and woods with gorgeous views. Dog swimming at Brook Trail and the nearby AuSable--upstate New York's prime scenic river. Kitchens. Fireplaces. Comfort and style in a wilderness setting. CLICK HERE for George, our resident canine, who's excited to tell you all about it and CLICK HERE for an index to all 10 Fourpeaks pet-friendly vacation pages.

    'Meet Our Doggy Guests!' (Selected Pages.) CLICK HERE for ALL Fourpeaks Photo Guest Book Pages--A fun way to learn about Fourpeaks backcountry vacations. Meet Our Doggy Guests! The Fourpeaks Photo Guest Book. is a fun way to learn about our Adirondack backcountry vacations. Who came. Where they're from. Where they stayed. The Season. What they did here. Guest Photos Photos, Letters and Guest Book entries. CLICK HERE for our Photo Guest Book (100+ Pages.) or CLICK HERE to Doggy Guests.Meet Our Doggy Guests! (Selected pet-friendly vacation pages.)

    .Are you in this picture? CLICK HERE to find out. 
    Are you in this picture? Fourpeaks hosts now welcome paying guests to a 700-acre rest and playground for vacations in the Adirondack Great Camp tradition. Couples appreciate Fourpeaks secluded settings. Outdoor loving families have fun exploring our accessible wilderness. Folks with dogs enjoy the open spaces to run their pets. A private nature rereat. For a vacation away from it all.    Are you in this picture?  CLICK HERE to find out!    [More about this at Frequently Asked Questions.]

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