Miss Divinity – Rest in Peace

Divinity was a sweet, quite, gentle little lady; a retired Therapy Dog.

Divinity - RIPDecember 1, 1999 to September 10, 2014


Note: The first post on Divinity’s blog is a Sticky” and is a tribute to my beloved Miss Divinity. Divinity’s passing notice will always remain at the top of her Home Page

To read new posts, please scroll down the page.

Sincerely,

Divinity’s Dad

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Senior Sunday – Wonder Dog Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Wonder Dog Rescue in San Francisco, CA.

Wonder Dog Rescue - Logo

 


 

From the Wonder Dog Rescue website

Wonder Dog’s current lifesaving mission is a synthesis of 28-years of rescue work. Our founder began in dog rescue in 1990 and started a Boston Terrier rescue in San Francisco. As the organization grew, so also did our ability to help other dogs in need. Today, we rescue all types of small dogs, from 6-weeks to 16-years! All of our dogs live in foster homes while awaiting adoption. There they are given the love and support they need to transition into their forever homes.

​We also rescue many dogs who are at the greatest risk, because of medical issues. While some of these dogs continue on to being adopted, many remain with us as foster/hospice, or fospice dogs… beloved dogs who need care and compassion at the end of their lives.

​Our Pets for Vets program, a collaboration with the SF VA Hospital, and with rescue partners in Puerto Rico, Thailand, and Korea are expanding the scope of our work, and raising awareness globally about compassionate treatment of animals.

Wonder Dog Rescue

 


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


 

Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Wonder Dog Rescue.

Molly

Molly

Molly is a gentle, loving eleven year old Boston Terrier who came to us from Marin Humane Society. Molly is a gentle girl who loves human attention, especially in a calm household. Although she really wants to be an only girl she will get along with well socialized dogs.

Molly is spayed, microchipped and up to date on all vaccinations. She has an enlarged heart, and while she is not showing any symptoms of heart disease we have started her on medication. Despite a cloudy eye, she sees and gets around quite well.

Molly is a happy sweet girl that is waiting to meet her new family!

To learn more about Molly, click the link to her Wonder Dog Rescue – Adoption page

 

Poco

Poco

Poco is an 8-year old Chihuahua mix who is looking for a soft place to land.

Poco is a sweet old timer with lots of life left in him! He came to us from a Central Valley high kill shelter in desperate for a dental and other medical needs. He is scheduled to see a heart specialist and will get a doggy dental in late July. Poco is lively, loving and looking for someone to give him a great forever home. Easy around the house or as a sidekick, Poco is your man!

​To learn more about Poco, click the link to his Wonder Dog Rescue – Adoption page

 

Oso (Bonded Pair)

Oso (Bonded Pair)

Oso is a male Shih Tzu who is 10-years old.

Oso and Oreo are a bonded pair of Shih Tzu’s recently brought into rescue. They are adorable. Oso can be a little fussy and Oreo is sweet as can be.

We’re are learning more about this duo and will update you. They have been together since birth and we would love to keep them together for their golden years. They are about 8-years old.

To learn more about Oso, click the link to his Wonder Dog Rescue – Adoption page

 

Oreo (Bonded Pair)

Oreo (Bonded Pair)

Oso and Oreo are a bonded pair of Shih Tzu’s recently brought into rescue. They are adorable. Oso can be a little fussy and Oreo is sweet as can be.

We’re are learning more about this duo and will update you. They have been together since birth and we would love to keep them together for their golden years. They are about 8-years old.

To learn more about Oreo, click the link to her Wonder Dog Rescue – Adoption page

 

Betty and Vera (Bonded Pair)

Betty & Vera (Bonded Pair)

Betty and Vera (Chihuahua Mix & Poodle Mix) are a bonded pair. Their owner passed away and they found themselves in the San Jose shelter. We didn’t want them to spend anymore time there so we picked them up right away.

​Betty is the black chihuahua. She is a spunky. She is 5-pounds. She is friendly and sweet. She is spayed and has all the shots/microchip. Betty is potty trained.

Betty will have a dental cleaning and extractions. As we spend more time with her we will get more information about her personality and we will update this bio.

Vera is a 12-year old poodle.

Vera has some vision impairment. She is a little slower than her counterpart Betty. She won’t be a big walker. Vera is sweet and calm and quiet. She will need her teeth done also. She is 6 pounds. We is spayed and has all her shots and a microchip also. She would do well in a quiet home where she can be pampered and loved for her remaining years.

To learn more about Betty and Vera (Bonded Pair), click the link to their Wonder Dog Rescue – Adoption page

 

Leva (Bonded Pair)

Betty & Vera (Bonded Pair)

Leva and Mary are seven year old Lhasa Apso’s. They are a bonded pair and a package deal (they need to be adopted together). They have brought new Lhas Apsos into the world.

Leva (the lighter one, a male) will win your heart immediately. The cuteness of the breed definitely comes out in him. He has a lot of personality. He’s eager to accept attention, plays with toys very friskily and seems to be a very happy dog. He walks vigorously and is friendly to all people he’s been introduced to, so far, even though the breed is said to warm up to strangers slowly. He does have dry eye so it’s important to put drops in his eyes three times a day.

To learn more about Leva, click the link to her Wonder Dog Rescue – Adoption page

 

Mary (Bonded Pair)

Betty & Vera (Bonded Pair)

Leva and Mary are seven year old Lhasa Apso’s. They are a bonded pair and a package deal (they need to be adopted together). They have brought new Lhas Apsos into the world.

Mary (the black one, a female) has a more leisurely approach to life. She likes hanging out in corners but still can be very playful with toys and Leva.

To learn more about Mary, click the link to her Wonder Dog Rescue – Adoption page

 

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Cappuccino is a 10-year old Spaniel/Pom Mix.

Cappuccino is our other senior pulled from Antioch. He is a sweetie. He has lived outdoors his whole life and is learning how to live indoors. For an outdoor dog, he is a sweet as can be. He was left at the shelter after his senior caregiver had to go into assisted living where pets were not welcome. He’s in rescue now and we will find him his greatest love and furever home.

To learn more about Cappuccino, click the link to his Wonder Dog Rescue – Adoption page

 


 

Wonder Dog Rescue contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Wonder Dog Rescue has available for adoption, click the following links:

Wonder Dog Rescue Website

Wonder Dog Rescue Facebook

Wonder Dog Rescue Twitter

Wonder Dog Rescue Instagram

Wonder Dog Rescue YouTube

Wonder Dog Rescue All Available Dogs for Adoption

 



 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

Note: This map is presented with kind permission from Senior Pups

Click the “Brackets” on the right-side in the Map Header below to view the full-size map

Chi Chi – The 2018 American Humane Dog Award Winner Therapy Dog

Chi Chi is a quadruple amputee who is inspiring people all over the world. Chi Chi was left for dead in South Korea by meat traders. According to her owners, she was abused, thrown in a trash bag with her legs bound, worn to the bone. After being rescued and making a miraculous recovery, Chi Chi was adopted by a Phoenix family.

American Humane's 2018 Hero Dog award in the Therapy Dog category

When she first arrived at our home, she was afraid of people, but with time and lots of love and grace, she realized that she is safe and no one will ever hurt her again. She forgave and decided to trust people again. She quickly adapted to her first set of custom prosthetic’s and now loves spending her days as a certified Therapy Dog sharing her joy and cheerful demeanor with people of all ages. Recently, she had surgery to remove cancer tumors, so she is a cancer survivor.

Chi Chi has had all four of her paws amputated and wears prosthetics

Chi Chi inspires by her courage, perseverance, ability to overcome adversity and her never give up attitude. She exemplifies resilience and forgiveness and openly shares her love and compassion in abundance. Her sweet-tempered and gentle spirit opens people’s hearts and her perceptive spirit senses where her love is needed.

Chi Chi Running

When people hear Chi Chi’s story and experience her attitude of joy, they are often inspired to face their challenges with renewed courage and a fresh perspective. Chi Chi brings joy everywhere she goes and her optimism and smile spreads quickly to others. She positively impacts thousands of people all over the world via her online Therapy work through her social media account.

Chi Chi with some other active disabled


Chi Chi the Rescue Dog Contact links

To learn more about Chi Chi the Rescue Dog, click the following links:

* Chi Chi the Rescue Dog Facebook

* Chi Chi the Rescue Dog Twitter

* Chi Chi the Rescue Dog Instagram

Senior Sunday – National Animal Welfare Trust

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the National Animal Welfare Trust in Watford, United Kingdom

The National Animal Welfare Trust is one of the UK’s top animal welfare charities operating six rehoming centres across the south of England in Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Cornwall, Essex, Hertfordshire and Somerset.

National Animal Welfare Trust - Banner


From the National Animal Welfare Trust website

National Animal Welfare Trust is one of the UK’s top animal welfare charities operating five rehoming centres across the south of England. Whether you already own a pet or are looking for a new companion we’re there to help.

Ten facts about the NAWT
  • We rehomed nearly 1,200 animals last year, mainly cats and dogs but also rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and field animals.
  • We carried out 7,000 individual animal vet consultations.
  • We spend an average of £137 on vet fees per rehomed pet.
  • Every animal rehomed is medically checked, vaccinated, microchipped, neutered and given worming treatment before it is rehomed.
  • Dogs with behavioural problems are on the increase. The charity employs two behavioural experts and assesses all dogs before and during their stay.
  • Around 78% of our income comes from legacies.
  • 87 pence of every pound donated gets spent on animal welfare.
  • We rely on the support of 500 volunteers equating to £395,000 of additional costs covered in monetary terms.
  • We employ 93 full-time staff and 31 part-time staff.
  • Thanks to our supporters we have seen a 11% increase in fundraising income from our annual open days.

Staff & Puppies


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


Senior Dogs

Sadly, there are far too many senior dogs to list here. Please click this link to view All Available Dogs for Adoption.

 

Mabel

Mabel

Mabel
Hello there, my name’s Mabel and I am a wonderful eight-year-old Beagle cross Jack Russell. I came into the centre as a transfer from another rescue and I am hoping here, I can find my forever home.

I am a lovely natured girl that is very friendly to everyone that I meet. I am still a very active pooch and I enjoy getting out and exploring new places. I travel nicely too and make a great little passenger.

I have an extremely inquisitive nature so it is important that I find someone with a very secure house and garden otherwise I may just head out on my travels and get myself lost.

I can be a bit unsure and vocal around other dogs but with sensible introductions and a bit of time I can walk happily alongside others, I just need to build a bit of confidence.

Ideally, I am looking for a quiet life in an older family home (12 +) where I can be the only pet and enjoy all the attention to myself.

To learn more about Mabel, click the link to her National Animal Welfare TrustAdoption page

 

Sidney

Sidney

Hello my name is Sidney and I am 9-years old. I am a timid little fella who is looking for an experienced owner in a special home. I came to the centre after not getting along with the other dogs and showing fearful behaviour. I have had a hard time trusting people; I need a lot of time and patience to get to know you and for you to understand my needs as I can find the world a scary place!

I am very deserving of a new start in life where someone patient can show me what being loved feels like and let me settle at my own pace. Once I get to know you, I enjoy having some fuss and attention from you! I am very clever and know lots of tricks! I can do ‘beg’, ‘speak’ and a ‘twirl’ as well as the basics. I enjoy the training at the centre as it is helping me to have positive experiences!

I am looking for a home with adults or families who have children aged 16 and above. I would like to be the only pet in the home so I can have all of your attention to myself.

To learn more about Sidney, click the link to his National Animal Welfare TrustAdoption page

 

Jessie

Jessie

Hello my name is Jessie and I am 10-years old. I have been at the centre for a while in the search for my forever home after coming in due to a change in circumstances. I have been through a lot and have come out the other side as a sweet, intelligent and charming lady! I have had issues in the past with food possession, those days are over and I have learnt that humans are lovely and give me everything I desire! I do still love my food more than life itself!

I super clever and mastered many tricks! My favourite games are hunt the hidden treat, fetch the ball, tug and agility! I love to be out and about sniffing and I enjoy walkies with my doggy friends and playing in the paddock with them. I am looking for an adult only home with an experienced owner who will continue my training and has lots of time to give me. I would like to be the only pet in the home so I can have all the love I so greatly deserve.
To learn more about Jessie, click the link to her National Animal Welfare TrustAdoption page


Note: In memory of my beloved Maine Coon cat, Little Minx, this week’s Senior Sunday post will include senior cats!


Senior Cats

Sadly, there are far too many senior cats to list here. Please click this link to view All Available Cats for Adoption.

 

Dusty

Dusty

Hi my name is Dusty and I am 10-years old.

You may recognize me as I was here at the centre only 6-months ago. Sadly despite my owners allowing me plenty of time to settle in I just didn’t get along with the existing cat in the household. Having returned to the centre I am now seeking my new forever home with no other pets please.

Previously I had been shaved all over due to multiple mats but now thankfully my coat has grown back to its original length. Being a long haired cat I would need regular grooming to keep my coat in tip top condition.

I am an affectionate lady who enjoys human attention but is equally independent and enjoys venturing outside.

Do you have a home for me?

To learn more about Dusty, click the link to her National Animal Welfare TrustAdoption page

 

Crinkle and Sid

Crinkle and Sid

Hi there! My name is Crinkle and this is my friend Sid. We are a lovely pair of 8-year old boys that are looking for a new home together. We were brought to the centre as our previous owners were moving and were unable to take us with them.

I am more confident than Sid and will investigate new things first. Sid just needs a little extra time to get to know new people but he does enjoy gentle fuss and attention. We are not that interested in toys at the moment, maybe you could show as us how much they can be?

We are looking for a home with adults or families who have children aged 12 and over. We could live with a calm cat but would like a home without dogs as they scare us. Once we have settled into our new home we would like access to the outside so that we can sunbathe.

To learn more about Crinkle and Sid, click the link to their National Animal Welfare TrustAdoption page

 

Lucy

Lucy

Hello my name is Lucy, I am a stunning 11-year-old female. I came into the centre as sadly I was not getting on with the dog in my previous home, it was too much for me.

I am a super friendly and affectionate girl that loves to have a head scratch. As soon as you enter my pen I am straight over for some fuss and to climb on your lap.

I would prefer my new home to be in a rural or semi-rural area, as this is what I have always been used to. In my previous home I spent lots of time outside exploring the fields, and would like to have the same opportunity again in my new home.

I would like to be the only pet in the household as I prefer my own space and dogs are too scary for me. I could live with sensible children aged 8+ that are used to cats.

To learn more about Lucy, click the link to her National Animal Welfare TrustAdoption page

 

Pagan

Pagan

Hi my name is Pagan.

I am an 11-year Maine Coon cross who arrived at the centre after spending some time in a cattery when my owner was ill. Sadly my owner passed away so I was signed over to the charity to search for a new forever home.

Being a Maine Coon cross I am rather large and fluffy. The staff tell me I am carrying a bit too much weight and could do with loosing a little. Trying to live up to these large breeds is a tough job! A daily groom will need to be part of my routine fortunately this is something I enjoy.

Maine coons are known for their lovely nature and Pagan certainly has this quality, she really enjoys a fuss and a cuddle.

Pagan has been used to living with an older lady, she would suit someone who is retired and at home most of the time although this isn’t essential.

To learn more about Pagan, click the link to her National Animal Welfare TrustAdoption page

 

Pebbles

Pebbles

Hello, my name is Pebbles, and I am a beautiful 9-year old female. I came into the centre as my previous owners were no longer able to care for me.

I am a friendly and independent lady, who loves to sit outside and watch the world go by. I took a while to settle into cattery life, but once I got to know my carers I was soon enjoying fuss and a play. Now I am straight over to see you, especially if you have food as that is one of my favourite things.

I would ideally like a quiet home, with a nice big garden, where I can spend time sunbathing and watching the birds fly by. I do have some street sense from my previous home, so I could possibly live in an urban area.

I would like to be the only pet in the household, but I could possibly live with sensible children aged 12+ who are used to cats, and who will give me the time and patience I will need to settle into my new home.

To learn more about Pebbles, click the link to her National Animal Welfare TrustAdoption page

 


Senior Horse


Note: In memory of my beloved Quarterhorse, Arthur, and my Thoroughbred, Colista, this week’s Senior Sunday post will include a senior horse!


Jess

Jess

Hello, my name is Jess and I am a stunning chestnut mare who is approximately 20-years-old. I am a 15hh Irish cob and I am looking for a new home as my previous owner sadly became ill and could no longer take care of me.

I am a friendly and sweet girl, who can be typically mareish at times. I’m good and relaxed around a yard environment and have been told I’m very inquisitive. I must say I do love my food and when I know there’s titbits about, I do get a little excited!

I enjoy being groomed and will happily stand whilst you dote on me, but one thing I don’t like is my back feet being touched! My carers have been working on this with me daily and they say I am getting much better at tolerating it but I will still kick up a fuss at first.

I am looking for an experienced and confident new owner who will give me the time and attention I need and deserve. Someone who can work with me every day, building a relationship with me and helping me work through my handling worries is a must!

I have been used to being ridden in my previous home and feel I could hack quite happily again but as I have been out of the saddle for over 9-months, I would definitely need a slow introduction back into it.

I am looking for a home with other horses or ponies to share my time with, as I do get quite separational when I’m left on my own. I can be a bit bossy towards others and often try to be leader of the pack, so any new companions must be a good match for me and be able to put me in my place when needed.

To learn more about Jess, click the link to her National Animal Welfare TrustAdoption page

 


Senior Birds

Suki

Suki

Hi my name is Suki. I am an Orange Winged Amazon Parrot. Sadly my owner was unwell and unable to care for me so I was signed over to the Charity to look for a new home. I am 22 years old and believed to be a male. I’m a little bit unsure of new people but I’m sure in time I will be your best friend. I am looking for a home where I can settle at my own pace and enjoy some free flying time indoors. Being a parrot I can nip so ideally no small children in my new home please.

We are seeking a new lady owner for Suki as most parrots prefer a particular sex and Suki has clearly displayed to us that prefers the female sex.

To learn more about Suki, click the link to his National Animal Welfare TrustAdoption page

 


 

National Animal Welfare Trust contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the National Animal Welfare Trust has available for adoption, click the following links:

National Animal Welfare Trust Website

National Animal Welfare Trust Facebook

National Animal Welfare Trust Twitter

National Animal Welfare Trust Instagram

National Animal Welfare Trust YouTube

National Animal Welfare Trust All Available Pets for Adoption

 



 

Interactive Map of Senior Dog Rescues, Sanctuaries and Special Programs

Note: This map is presented with kind permission from Senior Pups

Click the “Brackets” on the right-side in the Map Header below to view the full-size map

Appalachian Bear Rescue – Piccola Bear

Time for a FUN post!

Piccola Bear is a Black Bear cub who arrived at the Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) on August 15, 2018, from Kentucky. Piccola had surgery at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary medicine to repair perforations in her intestine and spent a few weeks recovering in ABR’s Red Roof Recovery Center.

Piccola Bear

Piccola’s name means “little” in Italian, and she is smaller than the other seven cubs in residence, six of whom live in the enclosure next door.

Today’s video features Piccola Bear. ABR’s little eight-month-old Kentucky orphan is doing very well. She’s full of beans and finds delight in playing with anything that strikes her fancy.

Piccola now has a “roommate” named Dash and they touched noses yesterday. This is an important first step in what is hoped will become a friendship. Little bears do better in captivity when they’re in the company of other little bears.



* Appalachian Bear Rescue – Website

* Appalachian Bear Rescue – Facebook

* Appalachian Bear Rescue – Twitter

* Appalachian Bear Rescue – YouTube

Senior Sunday – Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions in Corning, California.

Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions


Note: This weeks post is a tribute to my landlord’s Border Collie, Miss Emma who was a good friend to Miss Divinity, as well as being a joy for me to offer her treats.


From the Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions website

Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions, Inc (NCBCRA) is comprised of volunteers who give of their time, energy, and resources to help place border collies into new homes where they will be well cared for and loved. Our goals are to save the lives of border collies and place them into safe and nurturing environments. We strive to prevent uncontrolled breeding via a spay and neuter adoption policy and we educate prospective border collie owners on the benefits and potential difficulties of border collie ownership.

Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions is a California based non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. As a tax exempt non-profit, donations made to NCBCRA are tax deductible. While we share common goals with Monterey County based Border Collie Rescue of Northern California, we are legally separate entities. Generally, dogs fostered south of Stockton are listed with BCRNC and dogs fostered from Stockton northward are fostered with us. Please complete an NCBCRA Adoption Application if you have an interest in one of our dogs. If you have an approved application on file with BCRNC let us know and we will request it be forwarded to us. While adoption procedures are similar with our two rescues, please review the requirements of each as they may not be the same in all aspects.

NCBCRA serves an unending supply of abandoned, lost, & mistreated animals. The majority of dogs come to us through animal shelters, but we also help owners directly who can no longer keep their canine companions. We feel the caring for lost, neglected, and abused border collies can best met by those who know and love the breed the most. We do not have a central facility, but rely on non-paid volunteers to administer the rescue and foster dogs in their own homes and to meet with prospective adopters. The individuals who comprise our rescue have many years of experience with border collies and understand their physical and mental needs. Their reward is in knowing one of their canine charges, that might have been put to sleep or left abandoned to fend for itself, has been placed into a loving and caring home.

A successful adoption usually Black and white Border Collie Slip occurs when an owner makes time for their dog and provides the dog with structure and routine. We understand time may be tough to come by in any given day, but regular activity such as taking your dog jogging, to the dog park, or, when feasible, to work go along way to creating that special bond that results in calmness and desired behavior from your dog.

While our focus is on placing border collies as pets, many adopters recognize the talents and devotion inherent in this breed. They work with their dogs to develop them as therapy, herding, and quite often, as agility dogs. These border collie owners look at this effort as an opportunity to participate more fully in their dog’s life.

Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions.

Note: All of our dogs are micro-chipped! Newly microchipped dogs have free lifetime micro-chip registration with SaveThisLife.com

Copper

Copper

COPPER is a stunning 8-year-old border collie that is both active, yet content to spend time following his foster dad around the farm while he does chores, or stretch out in the sun when his foster mom & dad read the paper on the back patio. He loves to ride along in the car for errands to town, meeting people in the shops and offices he visits. Everyone comments on what a lovely boy he is!

COPPER is a dog that bonds strongly with his person. While he likes his foster mom and the people he meets out & about, he REALLY likes his foster dad and chooses to spend his time & attention with him. He will love having a person to call his own again, as he is a devoted companion. COPPER has had some training in his previous life; he knows “sit,” “down,” & “shake,” & he walks nicely on a leash. He has nice manners in the house, and is housebroken & crate-trained. Because COPPER is a bit independent and chooses whether to respond to the request to come when called, he will need to exercise & play in a securely fenced area. He does, however, check in with his person from time to time! And because he is bossy and too keen with other dogs & cats, COPPER needs to be the only pet in his new home.

COPPER is micro-chipped, neutered, heart worm negative and on preventative, and up to date on vaccinations.

To learn more about Copper, click the link to his Northern California Border Collie Rescue & AdoptionsAdoption page

 

Rex

Rex

REX is a gorgeous red and white Blue-Eyed Husky / Border collie mix. We consider REX a special needs boy who needs a special home. REX needs to be an only pet. No cats, no dogs, no livestock whether indoor or outdoor. REX does very well in his current foster home. We would like to find him an environment as similar to his current situation as possible. REX also cannot be placed in a home with small children.

REX needs a home with secure fencing where he can hang out, run around and dig (he will dig). He cannot be exposed to other animals in the yard. This includes potential fence fighting with neighbor’s dogs or the potential for the neighbor’s cat to stray inside. REX’s owner should familiar with the stubbornness and unpredictability one would expect from the combination of breeds. Because of his personality REX is not one to be taken hiking, heading to dog park or hanging at the beach. He needs to be a homebody.

REX is a fun loving boy who likes to play ball (more accurately called keep away). He would make an excellent companion for a couple who live away from the hustle and bustle and don’t get many visitors. His fosters have a VERY SELECT few friends and family that are allowed to socialize with REX. REX is very smart. He knows his room is his home (right by the back door) and goes directly in from outside. He is also crate trained. He’d willingly go in when crated, and a simple “Go Lay Down” gets him to go in. He can be a little mischievous so crating or confining to his own room is recommended if leaving the house. REX has never had an accident in the house.

REX is micro-chipped, neutered, heart worm negative and on preventative, and up to date on vaccinations.

To learn more about Rex, click the link to his Northern California Border Collie Rescue & AdoptionsAdoption page

 

Milton

Milton

MILTON is a beautiful tri-color senior boy, about 9-10 years young. MILTON is currently interviewing for his Forever Home. He wins all prizes for being a champion tail-wagger with a loving disposition. His vision is diminished from cataracts, but he sees shadows and forms, which makes him cautious, but calm and determined in his movements. In short order he learned where the doggie door was at his Foster Home. He loves to go for walks, feeling secure with his person on a leash. His Foster Mom is quickly falling for his handsome features and self-confidence to trust in his abilities.

MILTON gets along splendidly with his Foster sisters and ignores the cats! His real happiness however seems to lie in being with his person. MILTON responds lovingly to being petted, hugged and just talked to. You can always find him by calling his name and listening for the tail thumps. He then comes over or with a “let’s go”, he is up and moving with you. MILTON will readily load up into a car (perhaps with a helping hand!) and likes to go for rides. He has never had an accident in the house; indeed he doesn’t seem to have any faults – eats well, comes when called, knows basic commands, does not bark or dig in the yard.

MILTON is the nicest, kindest most appreciative Border Collie his Foster Mom has seen. MILTON would be perfect in a home with someone who would like to take walks with him and love on him. MILTON is a special boy. A generous donation has already been made in MILTON’s name so Rescue will be happy to forego his adoption fee for someone who is interested in bringing MILTON into their heart and home.

MILTON is micro-chipped, neutered, heart worm negative and on preventative, and up to date on vaccinations.

To learn more about Milton, click the link to his Northern California Border Collie Rescue & AdoptionsAdoption page

 

Newt

Newt

Hi, my name is NEWTON. My foster family says I am a senior, but I’m not even the oldest dog in the house, so I don’t really know what that means. My foster dad says I’m distinguished, but my foster mom says I am homely, goofy and she doesn’t know what heck kind of dog I am. I don’t know what that means either. I just want to play ball. I want to play ball in the morning. I want to play ball all day. I want to play ball before I go to bed. Do you want to play ball with me? Oh wait . . . breakfast and dinner and pretty important to me too. Oh! and chasing birds. I like to chase birds when no one wants to play ball. Sometimes I chase the cats too. I caught one once. My foster mom was not happy with me. Sometimes no one wants to play ball with me and I will go lay down and mope. I love attention and affection, but my foster parents say I am a wiggle worm. I can’t help it. It feels so good to get an ear and belly rub, and I can’t get close enough to my people, but I sure do try really hard. My foster mom tries to get me to settle down when she pets me, but I can’t!!! I just can’t! So she usually gives up after I crawl in her lap and continue to wiggle a little closer. Maybe if we went out and played ball some more I would settle down, but I doubt it. I do settle down nicely when it’s time to go to bed. I am potty trained and crate trained. Did I mention I like to play ball?

NEWTON is a Senior boy who acts like a pup. If you could spend some time with him, you just might fall in love with his personality. He is always ready to play. He simply cannot hold still if you start petting him. He has adjusted to all kinds of dogs over the time he has been with us. Sometimes it can take a couple of days for him to adjust, but he always does. He is very food motivated and knows some basic commands.

NEWTON is micro-chipped, neutered, heart worm negative and on preventative, and up to date on vaccinations.

To learn more about Newt, click the link to his Northern California Border Collie Rescue & AdoptionsAdoption page


 

FROM SISTER ORGANIZATION (Border Collie Rescue of Northern California)

Joker

Joker

Joker is a well behaved 9-year old neutered male. He was originally adopted from BCRNC as a puppy but was recently surrendered back to BCRNC because his family could no longer care for him. His family describes him as a very sweet, curious and fun dog who does not act his age at all!

Joker is totally housebroken and gets along great with other dogs. Joker knows a few basic commands and does not exhibited any destructive behavior such as digging and chewing.

All in all, Joker is a wonderful dog! He is polite, obeys commands given to him, and is a joy to live with. Joker is a great catcher and loves to catch treats as well as his toys. He is current on all of his vaccinations and has been microchipped. He is very healthy and weighs around 45-pounds.

To learn more about Joker, click the link to his Border Collie Rescue of Northern CaliforniaAdoption page

 

Deeohgee

Deeohgee

Deeohgee has been part of our family for 8-years, living with us in Pacifica. we rescued him as a 4 month old puppy. He is registered and current on his vaccinations and is neutered. It pains us very much to be looking for a new home/family for him. He is a Queensland healer/Black Lab mix; black with a white chest blaze. He looks like a healer but a bit taller with ears that flop occasionally. A very handsome dog. He is still active and full of energy. He loves to walk, run and roller blade on leash.

Unfortunately, my wife has developed severe dog allergies and he must live outside (with a doghouse for shelter) in our fenced backyard 24/7/365. He has been very friendly and protective of the family. He will alternate between hanging out the window and sleeping with his head on my lap during a long drive and is generally very loving and affectionate. Recently he has snapped and snarled at our 2 and 1/2 year old daughter when she tackles him or touches his hocks. He has NOT bitten her but we are frankly, just not willing to take the chance any longer. We are not willing to see if a trainer can “fix” this behavior, I can not recommend him as a dog for a family with young children. He has always behaved himself with the adult male of the house and apparently needs a strong owner. He has always had the yard to himself: while he gets along well with most dogs in dog parks we do not know how well he would share space with another dog. Deeohgee is still living with us but we prefer to find a good match for him rather than surrendering him to the local San Mateo shelter which I have heard would most likely result in euthanasia.

To learn more about Deeohgee, click the link to his Border Collie Rescue of Northern CaliforniaAdoption page

 

Dottie

Dottie

Dottie is a 7-year old spayed female. Dottie is a very loyal Border Collie/Black Lab Mix. She was born here on the ranch and adopted out at 8-weeks, but returned 1-years old because the owners were caught with a dog the landlord did not approve. Dottie cowers at times and crawls on her belly when called so I’m not sure what happened in that year she was gone.

Dottie is a GREAT guard dog and is very trustworthy. She won’t leave the yard even if someone accidentally leaves the gate open. She does chase cats but is very good with the grandchildren. Dottie has a summertime skin condition that requires foam application daily. She rides well in the car and tolerates other dogs walking past her, but does not like other dogs to approach her food, toys or bones. Dottie IS, however, fine with people getting near her food, toys or bones.

To learn more about Dottie, click the link to her Border Collie Rescue of Northern CaliforniaAdoption page

 

Sydney

Sydney & Friend

Sydney is an 8-year old neutered male. He is athletic, loyal, attentive, and very smart. Protective of women and dog friends. Loves to learn and to please. Loves to chase balls, especially at the beach (but is not ball-obsessed). Loves to hike, run and beach walk. Like many herders, he does not like dogs with wild or nervous energy, but he manages to get along with most dogs he meets, especially those who want to chase or be chased.

Sydney wants lots of exercise and stimulation, but he also loves to cuddle on the couch at the end of the day. Much more motivated by attention than food. Is occasionally slow to warm to men, but always gets there eventually. Quick learner who loves to be taught tricks and games.

To learn more about Sydney, click the link to his Border Collie Rescue of Northern CaliforniaAdoption page

 

Nala

NALA

NALA is a 7-year old spayed brown and white female. NALA is extremely friendly, she gets along with Cats, Dogs and people. She is a total love and enjoys company. NALA also loves to play fetch.

NALA was diagnosed an autoimmune pemphigus about 2-months ago. She requires medication daily which we have been able to give her. Due to the steroid to control her condition NALA needs someone home to let her out to the bathroom often. She can’t hold her bladder as well on this medication.

NALA family has tried to assist in every way however she needs a home where someone is able to be with her more than we can. Or someone who has a yard that she can have easy access to.

To learn more about Nala, click the link to her Border Collie Rescue of Northern CaliforniaAdoption page

 

Teddy

Teddy

Teddy is a 7-year old neutered male. Teddy is a happy, playful boy who loves to be with people, gets along with other dogs but is not used to living with cats. He has not received much training but is very smart and learns quickly. Teddy is a boxer- border collie mix and has a lot of energy when he is outside but will settle down easily once inside. He likes to guard and protect his home and will give alarm at unusual noises like a knock on the door but does not bark excessively. Teddy has not shown any issues with children – he was raised with my 13-year old daughter.

Teddy loves to go to the dog park to run and play with other dogs or chase squirrels. He would be great in a house with a large yard or a farm yard where he can run and have a job.

To learn more about Teddy, click the link to his Border Collie Rescue of Northern CaliforniaAdoption page

 

Molly

Molly

Molly is an 8-year old spayed female. She is super sweet and loyal. Molly loves fetching, going on walks and scratches and pets on her backside. She is also a fan of laying around and can be left alone for hours and cause no problems (unless we forget to put the lid back on the trash can!). Ever since we had our kids we haven’t been able to play with her as much and she has gained some weight, a new owner could turn her around in no time!

Molly does get protective around her food dish, but only displays such behavior with toddlers. She would do well in a calm household with someone looking for a very sweet and affectionate companion.

This has been really hard on our family since we know she is such a good dog with a heart of gold. But her instincts kicked in and now we can’t let it escalate. Please help.

To learn more about Molly, click the link to her Border Collie Rescue of Northern CaliforniaAdoption page

 


 

Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions has available for adoption, click the following links:

Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions Website

Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions Facebook

Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions Twitter

Northern California Border Collie Rescue & Adoptions All Available Dogs for Adoption



 

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Senior Sunday – South Central Bloodhound Club

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the South Central Bloodhound Club based in Fayetteville, AR.

South Central Bloodhound Club - Logo


 

From the South Central Bloodhound Club website

The South Central Bloodhound Club is an organization dedicated to bloodhounds. We provide breed education to the public and social activities for our members. SCBC encourages conscientious pet ownership. We would love to have you as a member!

Company Overview

Breed education, social events, dog shows, trailing and rescue of pure-bred bloodhounds.

General Information

The South Central Bloodhound Club (SCBC) was founded in 1996. The club was organized with primary goals of providing breed education, social activities for its members, and of providing a system for rescuing, adopting or re-homing bloodhounds within a seven state area: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

The SCBC sponsors show events and other activities to help raise funds for rescue, educate others about this marvelous breed and encourage conscientious pet ownership. We are pleased to have you visit our site and would welcome any questions you might have regarding our beloved Bloodhound.

South Central Bloodhound Club

 

If you are lucky, you might adopt an older version of Ludivine who entered a Half-Marathon, and finished 7th!

Ludivine during the race

Ludivine during the race

 


Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)


 

Here are some, but not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the South Central Bloodhound Club.

Alex

Alex

Alex is a mature gal with a lot of love left to give! Alex loves to snuggle up with her people, go for rides in the car (riding shotgun of course), and check out what new adventures she can find in the yard.

Alex is fairly new to the SCBC Rescue Program after being sprung from the county pen, but seem to enjoy the family life. Alex is looking for a permanent foster or an adopter to help her get on the road to FURever!

To learn more about Alex, click the link to her South Central Bloodhound ClubAdoption page

 

Duke

Duke

Duke is 9-years old.

Duke has lived almost his entire life with one family. When they had a child they tried for over a year to acclimate him but he just couldn’t get comfortable. We found him a home with a family who had multiple dogs and after a time it appears he is just not able to handle a lot of commotion and he started growling at one of the new owners at times when approached on the couch. She became very uncomfortable and asked us to rehome him.

Duke is now with a foster in Oklahoma. Based on what they’ve told us we truly believe that Duke needs a home where he is an only dog or one with either a small dog or a very passive dog who will allow Duke to just chill. He is in the process of decompressing from stress that he’s felt for a long time and his bio may change substantially but for now this appears to be what he needs.

One other factor is he reacts badly to anyone who has consumed more than a couple of drinks so needs to be in a home where alcohol consumption is limited.

To learn more about Duke, click the link to his South Central Bloodhound ClubAdoption page

 

Ruby

Ruby

Meet Ruby! Haven’t heard my story? Grab a hankie, it’s a sad one.

I’m just an old girl that likes the simple life. According to my former owners, I am 11 years old. Life was going great until one day my people took me on an exciting car ride. The fun stopped when we arrived at the local animal shelter… I didn’t understand what I had done wrong. They dropped me off and all they wrote on the surrender paper was that they were having a baby. I was so scared in that place, but thankfully, the nice folks at SCBC showed up and took me to my foster home!

I am currently undergoing some tests for a liver problem and foster mom says I have to lose some weight, but boy do I love eating!

If you are interested in adopting me, I would do best in a quite home with no children or small animals (including cats). I am great with other dogs and love to play!

To learn more about Ruby, click the link to her South Central Bloodhound ClubAdoption page

 


 

South Central Bloodhound Club contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the South Central Bloodhound Club has available for adoption, click the following links:

* South Central Bloodhound Club – Website

South Central Bloodhound Club Facebook

South Central Bloodhound Club All Available Dogs for Adoption

 


 


 

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