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Tex
Tex Tex Tex

Tex, along with Trixie, is an OR to a local shelter. He is 9-1/2 years old, 15 inches, 22 pounds, now UTD, not neutered, HW+. Tex will start heartworm treatment in January and be ready for adoption in April.

An update from Tex's foster mom: Tex is very sweet and loves his humans. He really doesn't bother the other dogs or seem to pay attention to them. He is eating well and loves his treats. He is marking a bit, so we are working on house training.

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Forever Foster

Anna
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Anna Anna  

Anna is a found stray.  She is ~10 years old, 14-15 inches, now UTD, heartworm positive, was treated for tapeworms, has dental disease.

An update from Anna's foster mom:  We do not know Anna's history or how old she is. Anna is a senior lady for sure. I am certain she is completely deaf. This does not stop her. She does really well with hand signals and agreeably gets into her kennel. Her buddy, Kyrie, will go outside and get her if Anna does not hear or see me calling her inside. Unfortunately, shortly after she came into the program, Anna was diagnosed with inoperable bladder cancer. She has become my forever foster and is in hospice care with me. Every day she grows dearer to me. Her spirit is amazing and, like most rescue dogs, Anna shows her appreciation by following me around and giving me soulful looks with those beautiful brown eyes. She has never had a house accident, despite her condition. She is just a doll. We don’t know Anna’s history but you can be sure that she will know love, comfort, understanding and kindness she deserves in her remaining days. When it is her time to cross the Rainbow Bridge she will go knowing she has a family. I will have her paw in my hand and give her gentle strokes so she is not scared and knows she is a good dog and loved. Each dog that I foster teaches me something about the human-animal bond. It is always sad to see them leave but each one has found their perfect furever home and it is amazing to see how it all works out. Thank you Anna for teaching me about keeping your spirits up, because you did and patience, love and understanding do amazing things for dogs and people. It is my honor and privilege to have you as my forever foster.

Adoption Pending

Bella 6
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Bella 6 Bella 6 Bella 6

Bella is an OR to a shelter. She is 7 years old, 16 inches, 41 pounds (needs to lose a few), spayed, heartworm/fecal negative. She is being treated for a tick borne condition and should be ready for adoption after being retested ~12/22.

An update from Bella's foster mom: Bella is a sweetheart who enjoys walks, riding in the car, loves attention and belly rubs. She does get along with our Shelties and cat but is an alpha dog who likes to be the one in control. She would prefer to have her human all to herself.

She is house trained and goes to the door to let us know she needs to go outside. She stays in her kennel while we are work but prefers sleeping in our bed at night. She likes playing with stuffed dog toys but doesn't care for chasing tennis balls.

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Layla
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Layla is an OR due to family circumstances. She is 2 years old, 17-18 inches, 37 pounds, spayed, now UTD and fecal negative. Unfortunately, Layla tested positive for heartworms. She will begin treatment ~12/5 and be ready for adoption ~2/5.

An update from Layla's foster mom: Layla is a sweet, active girl who will need a lot of attention and reinforcement of rules and house manners in order to help her become a good family member. She's like a great big rambunctious puppy! She lived with another dog in her previous home, but she doesn't necessarily get along with other dogs immediately, and may even do best as an only dog. She is kennel trained, and we have been told she was house trained in her previous home, but she has had a number of accidents during this transition time. She will need to be reminded that counter-surfing for the oh-so-tempting food you're preparing for dinner is not for her. :-) We will be working on her manners while in foster care, and her perfect forever home will be one who is prepared to continue to give this playful pup boundaries.

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Ready for Adoption Pending

Cinco
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Cinco Cinco Cinco
Cinco Cinco Cinco

Cinco is from a local shelter. He is ~6-7 years old, 15 inches, 22 pounds, UTD, neutered, fecal negative. Cinco has completed heartworm treatment and is now ready for his forever home.

From his foster mom: Cinco is an energetic, friendly guy who has made himself at home. His favorite place is on the couch, unless he’s following me around the house. He appears to be well housebroken. I have not needed to crate him. He is not shy and appears to like people. He gets along fine with the resident Sheltie, but he is a persistent cat chaser. Whenever the car door is opened, he jumps up into the car, so he apparently likes to go for rides. He also enjoys walks on a leash and does not object to being brushed, even rolling over for a belly rub. Cinco makes sure nothing enters our front yard or the street in front of our house without being subjected to some loud barking. Once he is available, Cinco with his perpetually wagging tail will be looking for his forever home.

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Ready for Adoption

Karlie
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Karlie    

Karlie is a 7 y.o. OR due to the death of her owner. She is 17-18", now down to 38 pounds, HW/fe-. We have brought her UTD on vaccinations and she has been spayed. She came into the program with untreated thyroid issues and allergies which resulted in chronic skin and ear infections. We have treated her skin and ears, and are excitedly watching her begin to lose weight and feel better!

From her foster mom: It was painful to watch Karlie with her red, inflamed skin when she first came in. As the medications and baths have worked their magic, and the thyroid pills have started to impact her metabolism, she is becoming happier and more active, has already lost 12 pounds (she's down to 38 pounds!), and her hair is growing back where she was shaved to address the skin issues. In a few months, with medication for her thyroid and allergy issues and an appropriate diet, she will be svelte and have gained a glorious Sheltie coat. Karlie enthusiastically wants to make friends with the other Shelties in the house, and is a devoted companion to her humans. She loves to explore, doesn't fear new experiences, and is excited to see what adventures the day holds for her. She will make a wonderful partner in all your activities!

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Ready for Adoption

Benji
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Benji    

Benji is an OR for personal reasons. He is ~3 years old, 13 inches, 26 pounds, neutered, now UTD, heartworm/fecal negative. Benji is house and crate trained and loves people. He has had several seizures and has been diagnosed with epilepsy, but after working with a veterinary neurologist, he appears to be well controlled on his medication regimen and has gone for over 3 months without having a seizure.

An update from Benji’s foster mom: Benji is a friendly, high-energy dog who enjoys being around his people and loves adults and children equally. He has a great appetite, and giving his daily anti-seizure medications is so easy—toss on top of his food or give with a treat like cream cheese or Pill Pocket. He walks well on a leash and does not mind being in his crate and in fact will run inside it if it means he will get a treat. He sits for meals, but since he is so food motivated, I do feed him in a room by himself.

Because Benji has had some issues with other dogs, we had a trainer work with him on his dominance traits towards dogs. He has shown improvement, but he continues to have somewhat of a “Napoleonic” complex and, especially in an excitable moment (doorbell ringing, other dogs barking), he will sometimes run over and challenge a nearby dog. He has been around several resident and foster dogs while in my home, and in most cases there have been no issues. He has, however, gotten into scuffles with dogs who are a little more headstrong and will stand up to him. It is truly a case-by-case situation, and for that reason, we recommend that he either go to a home where he is the only dog, or allow a cautious trial with resident dogs before a decision is made. He and my resident Sheltie have had no issues for several months, but she is a passive, non-confrontational dog.

The trainer also worked with Benji on his excessive barking. In most cases, a sharp “NO” will get him to stop. He has definitely improved, and in many cases, he is barking appropriately at someone at the door or at the dogs in the yard next door. Because I often have several dogs loose in the house at night, I do crate Benji at night and he does well, but does tend to wake up early. In a previous foster home, he was allowed to sleep on the owner’s bed, and that arrangement might help him choose to stay in bed a little later! They had observed that he had anxiety with bad storms, but I haven’t had the occasion yet to see that.

Benji is really a cute, confident little guy who virtually prances when he walks, his tail curled over his back. We are hoping to find the right home where he can flourish and be a lifelong companion.

Forever Foster

Angel
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Angel, along with her "brother" Yukon, were returned to the program due to their owner's illness. She is 11 years old, 15 inches, 32 pounds (needs to lose a few), UTD, spayed, and heartworm/fecal negative. Angel is house trained and gets along with other dogs and cats.

Angel's vet felt a growth on her thyroid on her intake exam. Ultrasound revealed growths on both her thyroid glands, one quite large. We took Angel to a surgical specialist to have her evaluated for possible surgery, as it is often curative for thyroid masses. Additional testing, including an MRI, was done, and the surgeon concluded the large growth made the surgery risky and the outcome uncertain. We would very likely be doing more harm than good, and we made the decision to keep her, too, comfortable for as long as we can.

As with Yukon, just getting to this point was an expensive journey. Our goal is always to do what is in the best interest of the dogs in our program, within our ability to do so. Can you help us keep our promises to these dogs to always provide for them? We are so grateful for the support our donors give us. 



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