|Hello! Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Beth Renstrom, and I am the
human "Mom" of all these great hounds. I am the "I" in the website, and I designed it
myself using the massive quantities of photographs I have of the dogs. Photographing
the dogs is one of my favorite things to do. I am a Certified Veterinary Technician,
so my entire life is animals. I enjoy making collars and coats for the dogs as well.
|I purchased my first dog, Sasha, from the Humane Society in April of 2001. The Vet Tech school I went to took
dogs from the shelter for us to "learn" on, and that is how I met Sasha. A year later I purchased Apollo, a white
shepherd mix, from the Humane Society, another dog from school. Apollo's story is very sad. We do not think he
was ever in a house before we had him, and when we got him a crate, that was his sanctuary. He also was diagnosed
shortly after we got him with neural myolopathy. When I moved to another house, Apollo stayed with my parents
where he was most secure for the rest of his days. I adopted Kona, another school/shelter dog in the summer of
2002. Then Brody came along in February of 2003.
At about this time, I got a free calender of puppies from a pet store, and March featured the Irish Wolfhound. I could
not stop looking at that picture! The puppy was so cute, and the description was so fascinating, that I did some more
research. I was able to meet real Irish Wolfhounds in person at a few local locations such as the Irish Fair, and I was
hooked. This breed was for me! About 8 months later Rowen came home. Having the Irish Wolfhound opened me
up to a whole new world of dogs. I became interested in dog showing and then lure coursing with the wolfhounds.
After my first 2 wolfhounds, I decided to come up with a name for the dogs, like many people name their kennels.
After much thought and consideration, I decided upon Tresmorn, which is simply my last name, Renstrom, rearranged.
After years of having dogs and exploring many different diets and philosophies regarding dog care, I have found the
best one for my beloved dog family.
I feed my dogs a raw diet consisting of chicken, tripe, beef organ mix, turkey, salmon, a ground vegetable mix I
make myself (with spinach, green beans, peas, broccoli, tomatoes, beans, pumpkin and various fruits), homemade
yogurt, and rarely oatmeal. They are all supplemented with vitamins/minerals, kelp, coenzyme Q10, fish oil,
probiotics, and various other ones as needed for each one's individual needs. Elk antler is another supplement I
used to give to Kamille and Rowen, and it is amazing!
The dogs are walked daily except in extreme heat or cold, because being active is good for their bodies and minds.
I try to run them off leash as many times as possible per week at as many different locations as we can for variety.
I leash walk them as well.
This is very important to me and not just because I work in the veterinary profession. All our dogs are screened
with basic blood chemistries every year to check internal organ function (sometimes more frequently if they are
older or not feeling well) and heartworm testing every other year. They minimally vaccinated with Rabies as it is
required by law and initial series of Distemper. A few of the dogs have received chiropractic care for neck and
back pain, and Kamille used to go to accupuncture.
Since above all, my dogs are my companions, I prefer they all live in the house with me. I have mattresses (a
queen, a twin, and a hospital bed) on the floor that they share with a variety of orthopedic dogs beds and
comforters for added cushion. There is also a chair with no arms on it that the dogs really like to lay in. I also
have a fenced in yard which is essential for their safety, and since the wolfhounds are sighthounds, they need the
fence to prevent "hunting." For short trips, we travel used to travel in a mini van but now have a Ford Flex with
the seats removed in the back. For longer trips, we travel in a conversion van again with the seats removed aside
from the one that is folded down into a bed.
|Kona, Brody, Sasha, & Rowen - 2003
|Rowen & Kamille
|Pascal, Kamille, & Rowen
|Rowen & Kamille - in the mini van
|Kamille & Rowen
|All site content and images copyright Beth Renstrom/Tresmorn unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.
|Kona, Rowen, Mara, & Pascal
|Jeressa & Mara
|Rocket, Kona, Rowen,
Pascal, Mara, & Jeressa
|Eclipse, Rowen, & I
Photo taken by Rebecca Ekstrand
|Mara, Jeressa, Kamille, Naraya, Rowen, & I
|Naraya & Jeressa
|Rocket & Jolie
|Kamille, Rowen, Naraya, & Mara
|Mara & Jeressa
on the bed in the back
of the covernsion van
|Naraya & Jolie in the back
of the conversion van
|Mara & Jeressa on my bed
|Mara in the dog chair & Eclipse
|Jeressa & Mara in the dog chair