Thomas Ramey Watson

Rescue of Neejee, a rare dog breed called the Peruvian Inca Orchid

Written by Cathy McCarthy of North Carolina

Two years ago, I had the privilege of playing a small part in the rescue of a very special dog. These dogs are reputed to be healers in the Native world who have special powers that cheer your heart when you feel down. They are hairless mutations and must be carefully bred to be healthy.

Neejeeā€™s story starts when his former owner put him up for sale on Craigslist. Neejee was a male puppy worth a lot of money to anyone devious enough to run a puppy mill. As a non-altered rare breed, he represented a cash cow. He was in danger of spending his life in a small cage populating the USA with dogs that would be unhealthy and probably so badly mutated that their short lives would be nothing but suffering and pain.

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