Forever Foster

Andy
     

Andy is an owner relinquishment following the death of his owner. The family tried to keep him, but it was not a good fit, for reasons including the fact he was breaking his housetraining in his older years. He is 12+ years old, and a big boy at 17-18" and 38#.

Bloodwork on intake showed Andy suffers from chronic kidney disease - the reason for his housetraining issues. He also suffers from long-standing arthritis, and the resultant lack of exercise has resulted in the loss of muscle mass in his hind end, which impedes his mobility. We have arrived at a course of treatment that has him fairly stable in his kidney issues, and medication for his arthritis.

From his foster mom: I can't tell you what a wonderful boy Andy is. He's a big galoot, with a big bark, who loves his people without reservation and asks for little more than regular meals and as much petting as you will provide. One of his main challenges when he first came home was his lack of mobility - without muscle mass to help steady him, he found walking on our floors a challenge. We noticed he did much better outside, where the ground was not slippery like the hardwoods. He *really* enjoyed being mobile. After a number of false starts, we have put several runners throughout the downstairs part of our house, and you would think we handed him the moon. The day we put them down, he walked the pathways for 15 minutes straight, grinning. Happiness is in the simplest things.

Andy's treatment, including fluids which his foster home gives him regularly, and medication for his arthritis, run about $100/month, and he requires regular bloodwork to make sure we are doing what we need to provide appropriate care. Please consider becoming part of "Andy's army" to provide for his needs while we care for him for the rest of his life. Thank you so much.



Forever Foster

Angel
     

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. 



Forever Foster

Yukon
Yukon Yukon  

Yukon, along with his "sister" Angel, were returned to the program due to their owner's illness. He is 8 years old, 15 inches, 32 pounds (needs to lose a few), UTD, neutered, heartworm/fecal negative, and has had a dental. Yukon is house trained and gets along with other dogs and cats.

We noticed almost immediately that Yukon was having urinary issues, and back to the vet he went. He was diagnosed with a cancerous prostatic mass that is impeding his urinary stream. We took Yukon to an oncologist who determined that surgery is not an option, chemo would be ineffective, and the best treatment for the condition is non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. We will keep him comfortable and happy for as long as we can, and will let him have a peaceful release when that is no longer possible.

While maintenance for this lovely boy is truly negligible in cost, the diagnostics just to get to this point were expensive. It is our commitment to provide for the breed we love in a way that reflects the justice and dignity we believe they deserve. Won't you help us provide for Yukon, and our other forever fosters, with a donation? We are truly grateful.



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Sadie
Sadie    

Sadie is an OR for personal reasons. She is 6 years old, 14-15 inches, overweight at 31 pounds, now UTD, spayed, heartworm positive. Sadie will start heartworm treatment ~3/2 and be available for adoption ~5/2.

An update from Sadie's foster mom: Sadie is a sweet girl who loves to get attention and pets. She is also a “leaner.” She gets along well with the resident dogs and has entered into some chase games through the yard. She also gets along well with cats. Previously kept outdoors, Sadie is learning house training, manners, and basic obedience.

As good natured as Sadie is, she is dealing with some fear issues. She likes to be petted and scratched but at times she may pull back when I scratch around her lower back and legs. She doesn’t trust me entirely yet, but she clearly wants to, and we are working on her fears. By the time she is done with her heartworm treatment, she should be much more comfortable with being handled.

Unfortunately, Sadie's coat was matted to the skin, and had to be shaved. Her new coat of healthy Sheltie hair should be growing out nicely by the time she is ready for her forever home!

Please check back for further updates.

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Tango
Tango Tango Tango

Tango is from a local shelter. He is 18 months old, 15 inches, 22 pounds, now UTD and neutered. Unfortunately Tango is heartworm positive. He will begin treatment ~2/9 and be available for adoption ~4/9.

Please check for further updates.

Ready for Adoption

Mason
Mason Mason  

Mason, along with his sibling Dixon, is an OR due to family circumstances. He is 6 years old (DOB 12/5/10, 16 inches, 36 pounds (needs to lose ~10 pounds), heartworm/fecal negative. He is now UTD, neutered and has had a dental.

From the foster mom: Mason is a total joy! He’s a big ol’ loveable sweetheart who, despite his size, thinks he should be in your lap. He has a laid-back attitude, content to chill around the house, but always ready to go outside and clear the yard of squirrels. Mason has a deep “woof woof” that is easily identified among the pack. He is happy and enjoys playing with the resident dogs but has not picked up any toys yet. He would do well in a multiple dog household as gets along well with other dogs and cats. Mason is just now learning house training as he and brother Dixon were kept outdoors in their previous home. Mason enjoys comfortable seating in the house and has claimed the rocking recliner as his own. If I am sitting in that chair that’s when he wants to sit with me. Mason would be a great addition to your family.

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Dixon
Dixon Dixon Dixon
Dixon Dixon Dixon
Dixon    

Dixon, along with his sibling Mason, is an OR due to family circumstances. He is 6 years old (DOB 12/5/10), 16 inches, 45 pounds (needs to lose a few), heartworm/fecal negative. Dixon is now UTD, neutered and has had a dental.

From his foster dad: Dixon is a pleasant, humorous, and spirited Sheltie. He takes a week or so to become comfortable, and then thrives when in a home where he is a full participant with his family. While he can be stubborn if he is afraid, Dixon has largely been an easy foster who loves his people and loves being petted. He gets along with cats and has been excellent with our large family of labs & collies. Dixon is house trained and appears to be crate trained, as he likes to eat there and sleep there with the door open. Dixon likes being groomed. Dixon is a good boy, and would make a great addition to a kind and inclusive home.

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McAlister
     
McAlister was returned to the program for personal reasons. He is 7 years old (DOB 1/26/10), 15-16 inches, 27 pounds (needs to lose a few), UTD, neutered, heartworm/fecal negative.

From his foster home: McAlister is very shy and timid. He takes a very long time to warm up to his owners. He is good around new people but is cautious and never seems to be fully comfortable. He follows me around the house always keeping me in sight. He also follows me outside but runs around the yard for 5-10 minutes before approaching again. Sometimes it is difficult to get him back inside because of his trust issues. Over time, inside the house, I have earned his trust and he will approach me and feel comfortable in areas other than his crate. He now jumps on the couch with me and enjoys being petted.

McAllister needs a patient and quiet home to help him feel secure. He may benefit from another dog to take his cues from.

Please check back for further updates.

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Titan
Titan Titan Titan
Titan    

Titan, along with his father, Dusty, is an OR due to family circumstances. He is 3 years old (DOB 5/19/13), 14 inches, lean at 14 pounds, now UTD and neutered, heartworm/fecal negative.

An update from Titan's foster mom: He is a sweet boy who is house and crate trained. Titan is very shy and scared of loud noises. He is hesitant about coming up to his humans, but will follow you around the house. He gets along with other dogs, but has not initiated playing with them yet.

Titan is a timid boy who needs a home who will help him build his confidence over time. He will sit on the couch with you, but prefers not to be held. He needs a quiet, patient home who will accept him where he is, and take him as far as he can go.

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Dusty
Dusty Dusty  

Dusty is an OR for personal reasons. He is 10 years old (DOB 5/29/06), 14 inches, lean at 12 pounds, now UTD and neutered, HW/fecal negative.

An update from Dusty's foster mom: Dusty doesn't jump on furniture or the bed and sleeps in his bed through the night. He is 99% house trained. I have not kenneled him. He loves to be petted and sit on my lap. He ignores my two female Shelties. One of them has tried unsuccessfully to get Dusty to play. Dusty is really sweet and a great companion.

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