This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado based in Ft. Collins, CO.
From the Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado website
The Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado, Inc. (DRC), a designated 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, is not a shelter. We are a group of volunteers who work with rescued dogs by fostering them in our own homes whenever possible; hence treating them the same as one of our own. We will use a kennel or day care if necessary to save a dog, but that dog will move to a foster home as soon as possible.
All costs associated with the care of our dogs come from adoption donations and from the generosity of donors. We provide vaccinations, spaying/neutering, socialization and training of these dogs until a permanent home can be found. Our number one commitment is to the Dalmatians and Dalmatian Wannabes that come our way. We carefully screen all applicants and do home visits to assure each dog is placed in the best home for him/her and he/she is the best companion for that home.
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, (and not quite senior) dogs currently available for adoption from the Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado.
Toby is an 8-year old Black Spotted Male and is located in Centennial, CO.
No, Toby is no Dalmatian, but Toby needs a home just the same. He appears to be a cross between a beagle and a wired haired breed, maybe Jack Russell? In the fall of 2016, Toby’s mom’s health began to fail severely and he could no longer stay with her. In early January, his mom passed away and one of her last requests was that Toby find a fabulous forever home and we want very much to fulfill that final wish. Toby had been a great companion for his mom and did live with cats and dogs in the past.
Today, Toby is in Centennial where he goes to the dog park most days and romps with a cute little Dalmatian in his foster home. He loves attention, is good in the house, uses the dog door and will sleep in a crate but he doesn’t figure he needs to. And he likes car rides too. Toby has been adopted before but it was not a good fit for him. He needs patience and understanding or he can become defensive.
To learn more about Toby, click the link to his Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado – Adoption page
Kristal (Bonded Pair)
Kristal is a 7-year old Black Spotted Female located in Frederic, MI. Kristal and her sister Ruby, are a bonded pair.
Kristal (and “sister” Ruby) were confiscated by a big city shelter in TX. We were never told why. But these girls are near perfect. Whatever their earlier “issues” were, we see none of that. Since Ruby and Krystal are VERY bonded, we would like them to be adopted together.
The girls are not destructive, and are very good loose in the house, aside from wanting to sleep on the very top of your bed pillows! The poor things have no idea what toys are for, but they are happy girls, quiet, seldom bark except to greet you, submissive, excited for food and treats, and get along very well with the female foster dog. Both will sit and wait for their food dishes to be put down. Kristal is very smart, it only took her two days of watching the foster dog sit and get her food bowl first, and Kristal was sitting too, all on her own. These two sweethearts are going to be the perfect pair for someone’s home. They are delightful. They have no experience, that we know of, being around small animals nor young children. A well-fenced yard is a must so that these darling friends, “siblings”, or buddies can run and play safely.
To learn more about Kristal, click the link to her Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado – Adoption page
Ruby (Bonded Pair)
Ruby is 5-years old and is located in Frederic, MI. Ruby and her sister Krystal are a bonded pair.
Ruby (and “sister” Krystal) were confiscated by a big city shelter in TX. We were never told why. But these girls are near perfect. Whatever their earlier “issues” were, we see none of that. ‘Little’ sister Ruby, actually bigger than Krystal, is goofy, chubby, silly, very mellow, loves food, will high-five & hook her paw over your arm for attention. Ruby can be a bit grabby taking treats but she is learning to be “soft”, adores having her belly rubbed, walks very nicely on a leash, and loves people. Her ears are slightly stiff and a bit shrunken from hematomas (shaking ears too hard causing blood pooling).
Ruby is completely housebroken and also uses a dog door. Since Ruby and Krystal are VERY bonded, we would like them to be adopted together. The girls are not destructive, and are very good loose in the house, aside from wanting to sleep on the very top of your bed pillows! The poor things have no idea what toys are for, but they are happy girls, quiet, seldom bark except to greet you, submissive, excited for food and treats, and get along very well with the female foster dog. Both will sit and wait for their food dishes to be put down. It took Ruby weeks to learn that tho! These two sweethearts are going to be the perfect pair for someone’s home. They are delightful. They have no experience, that we know of, being around small animals nor young children. A well-fenced yard is a must so that these darling friends, “siblings”, or buddies can run and play safely.
To learn more about Ruby, click the link to her Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado – Adoption page
Ranger is 6-years old and is located in Concordia, MO.
Ranger was a terribly starved stray in a central TX shelter. He weighed only 44-pounds but today he weighs 60-pounds! After sitting in the shelter for a month, he was moved to a foster home in Concordia MO where his condition, not surprisingly, greatly improved. Besides being totally emaciated, Ranger was heartworm positive, had hook worms and also broken teeth. Despite his terrible condition, Ranger was a sweet, lovable and loving companion.
Ranger has been a wonderful house guest, preferring one particular chair in the middle of everything. He is housebroken, crate trained, does not chew, is very dog social and very sweet with people. While he has met several cats and showed no interest, he has not lived with cats in his home. With the right introduction, it is likely that he could live with cats. Why this lovely dog was not found or claimed, we don’t know. Ranger‘s certainly a gem and with one of those easy-to-love personalities.
To learn more about Ranger, click the link to his Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado – Adoption page
Xena is 6-years old and is located in Concordia, MO.
Xena, the Warrior Princess Dog, or Xena for short, was taken into animal control as a stray. Xena was severely underweight, covered in fleas and heart worm positive at that time. She has gained weight and is on heart worm treatment, and her health has greatly improved since arrival in her foster home in Concordia MO. If you want a companion with lots of personality, this is the girl for you!
Xena is good in the house, does like to sit on the furniture at times and will check out the counter tops and she is crate trained. Xena gets along well with other dogs, but she has not been around cats. She could be okay but we just don’t know. Xena also does well in the yard because she doesn’t dig or try to climb or jump the fence. She enjoys the sun and the space.
To learn more about Xena, click the link to her Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado – Adoption page
Hercules is 7-years old and is located in Houston, TX.
COURTESY POST. Hercules is a large Dalmatian x Lab mix who needs exercise and love! His dad sustained a terrible accident, leaving him unable to walk his beloved Herc. For the love of Hercules, we are trying to help him find a new home. He is housebroken, friendly with everyone and always looking to be petted. No problems with other dogs or kids. Hercules will chase cats or birds when he gets a chance but the only exercise that Hercules gets now is being on a 30-foot tether.
Hercules doesn’t try to chase cars but barks like crazy at motorcycles he sees. Herc loves to go to dog park, but there is no one any more to take him. He sleeps by the foot of his owner’s bed or by the front door. He got over chewing on things early on and he has never been in a crate. He doesn’t need one. Weighing about 80-pounds, Herc is ready for his ride to CO on a weekly transport if there is a home up north, or even stay in TX . Help Hercules, the gentle giant, find that forever home!
To learn more about Hercules, click the link to his Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado – Adoption page
Dax is 6-years old and is located in Manvel, TX.
Dax is our “S” dog…he came to us with Severe Sarcoptic mange, Skinny and covered in Sores. He is a boy that no one cared for, for sure! Pulled from a large city TX shelter after being left by his owner with another dog, Dax took awhile to make healthy and presentable, and he is finishing his slow kill treatment for heartworms. Boy, his owner really was a louse!
Dax is housebroken, does prefer female dogs to males, but is learning to be social. He has not learned to be cuddly yet, but we expect with time he sure could, it’s just that it is so new to him. We know that Dax missed out on all that most dogs enjoy in life. He definitely does not like to be dragged around by the collar, but who would? He might nip if you do that. So, best with no young children, and no seniors as he is a strong boy just now learning to mind his strength. An experienced dog owner would be best for Dax his issues are not for the first time dog owner. His leash work is fairly good though, he is crate trained and does know sit, but there are many more things for poor Dax to still learn.
To learn more about Dax, click the link to his Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado – Adoption page
Sparky is a 7-year old male who is located in Jonah, TX.
Sparky had once been a house dog and was then tossed outside to live. He was in the local shelter several times because the owners did not have a secure fence and he was running the neighborhood. The shelter asked us to take him so that they did not have to return him to his owners and luckily they did not want him. The boy was just lonesome and bored and he managed to get out of the fence to have a good time. Today in a foster home in Georgetown, Mr. Sparky has shown that he is fine in a 4’ fence and with female dogs and mellow male dogs, both large and small. He is very respectful of his foster sibling’s space. Sparky loves to have your attention, just like all Dalmatians.
Where you go, Sparky will be right by your side! He has a quiet nature, is housebroken and crate trained, and this boy is ready for that loving home that he should have had all along. He seems to like kids but has only met them through the fence, where he did give little fingers big kisses. No cats, however! Sparky is great on a lead (unless he sees a cat) and knows sit. He is 7-yrs old, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and currently undergoing treatment for heartworms. DRC will provide meds and support for continued treatment. Sparky is a good boy and will make someone an amazing companion.
To learn more about Sparky, click the link to his Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado – Adoption page
Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado contact links
To learn about all the dogs, that the Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado has available for adoption, click the following links:
* Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado – Website
* Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado – Facebook
* Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado – All Available Dogs for Adoption
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