Senior Sunday – Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado based in Ft. Collins, CO.

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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.

Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado

 


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

Toby

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 ColoradoAdoption page

 

Kristal (Bonded Pair)

Kristal

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 ColoradoAdoption page

 

Ruby (Bonded Pair)

Ruby

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 ColoradoAdoption page

 

Ranger

Ranger

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 ColoradoAdoption page

 

Xena

Xena

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 ColoradoAdoption page

 

Hercules

Hercules

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 ColoradoAdoption page

 

Dax

Dax

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 ColoradoAdoption page

 

Sparky

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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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Senior Sunday – Big Fluffy Dog Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Big Fluffy Dog Rescue headquartered in Nashville, T.N.

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From the Big Fluffy Dog Rescue website

The Big Fluffy Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping giant breed mixed breed dogs in need. We value dogs of all breeds, but we specialize in what the name says: big, fluffy dogs. We have volunteers from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico to Canada who work to help homeless big fluffy dogs find a home to call their own. Big Fluffy Dog Rescue works to save Great Pyrenees, Saint Bernards, Newfoundlands and their mixes from euthanasia. We also have a fair assortment of honorary fluffies who don’t fall into the traditional fluffy mold but are with us anyway and we love their tiny/non-fluffy selves as much as the others.

Our dogs come in to rescue for many different reasons. Many were abandoned at high kill shelters. Some were turned in by owners who could not properly care for them and still others are failed livestock guardian dogs. Regardless of their origins, our goal for every dog we have is the same: a safe, happy home where each dog is a well-loved member of the family.

Big Fluffy 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 Big Fluffy Dog Rescue.

Finna

Finna

Finna is an 8-10 year old, 85-pound Husky/Golden Shepherd mix. Finna is a lovely, quiet and calm dog who is exceedingly easy going. Given her status as an older dog, she can be a bit grumpy with new dogs in her space, but she is living with three other dogs without problem as once she gets to know them she does well. Finna would definitely NOT like dogs that are in her face or high energy so if your house is home to spider monkeys on crack in the form of running, jumping dogs, this is not your dog. Finna is fine with cats and has been living with several.

Finna would do well in a low key home with people that are home more often than not. She is a homebody who prefers her people be the same. She is low energy and her jaunts are limited to slow ambles around the neighborhood or maybe just a trip outside to potty and then laying in the grass with her nose in the wind and the sun on her back. Finna would be fine with kids 10-and up or well past the screeching years. Finna has impeccable manners in the house and on a leash.

To learn more about Finna, click the link to her Big Fluffy Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Bob

Bob

For all of you out there who need a little bit of chill in your lives., we have a dog solution for you. Bob is a very distinguished hound mix who is about 10-years old and 50-pounds. Bob has zero natural enemies and he loves everyone and everything – kids, cats and dogs, – although he prefers the less bouncy type of all of the above. Bob is good for a few short walks a day, and lots of snooze time on the couch. If he were any more laid back, we’d have to check for a pulse. Bob also has impeccable house manners, and is a dream on a leash. Don’t you think asking for more in a dog is just being greedy?

To learn more about Bob, click the link to his Big Fluffy Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Chelsea

Chelsea

Chelsea is a Collie/Great Pyrenees mix weighing in at 82-pounds and is the Lebowski of the dog world – she just wants to lay on a rug that really pulls the whole room together. She is fine with adults and she is great with cats. Chelsea tolerates dogs until she doesn’t, so she needs to be the Queen of her castle. She is looking for an adult only home (teenagers will be tolerated as long as they don’t push her boundaries) that appreciates a mellow dog. Chelsea is affectionate and cuddly, on her terms, and doesn’t appreciate being man-handled. She is a distinguished lady, so of course she is housebroken and has impeccable house manners.

Chelsea appreciates a good amble around the block and the occasional romp around the back yard. When the mood strikes her, she even enjoys playing fetch. Chelsea would make the perfect companion for someone who has to work a full day, and wants to come home to adoring gazes from soft, brown eyes and lazy tail wags from a luxuriously fluffy tail.

If you have a spot in your home and your heart where a senior dog can live out her golden years in peace and comfort, Chelsea is your girl.

To learn more about Chelsea, click the link to her Big Fluffy Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Georgia

Georgia

Georgia is an 8-year old, 55-pound Black Lab. She came to us from a shelter in Louisiana where she rode out Hurricane Harvey. Georgia had been in the shelter for a few weeks before the storm and we took her to make room for displaced dogs.

Despite her senior status, this is a lab that does not realize she is a senior and should be dignified. Georgia is playful and active and very social. She is great with people of all ages and she is great with other dogs. She is not so good with cats.

Georgia walks well on a leash, she is well-mannered and rides well in the car. I suspect she would love to go hiking and swimming and she would do well with pretty much any family. This is a pretty much perfect dog.

To learn more about Georgia, click the link to her Big Fluffy Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Bobo

Bobo

Bobo is an 8-year old, 120-pound Saint Bernard. Bobo came to us critically ill from heartworm disease. We weren’t sure he would survive, but our vets and our kennel staff rock and after many months, he was pronounced well. He also had to have eye surgery to fix a standard entropion issue where his eyelid rolled inward (common in Saints), and that is all fixed. The vets have cleared him to go home.

As you can see in his video, Bobo is a smart boy who knows a lot of commands. Even though he is 8-years old, do not make the mistake of thinking him slow and plodding. This dog is active and a serious athlete who needs exercise. He is healthy, happy and social with his people. We’d like to see him a home with kids over 12 (he’s rambunctious even at 8), no cats (sorry) and as the only dog because he’s just happier that way.

Bobo needs an owner who understands Saints. If your understanding of St Bernard’s was formed by Beethoven, this is not your dog. We have other Saints you could consider, but this boy needs someone who gets the breed. He is a wonderful, sweet soul who loves his people and wants to make them happy in his own dorky way.

To learn more about Bobo, click the link to his Big Fluffy Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Katie

Katie

Katie is an 8/11-year old Southern Belle, who is sweet, has a winning smile and knows how to charm other dogs.

Katie is NOT a fan of cats or small animals that are “aloof or leave hair everywhere”.  Katie is a well mannered, gal who knows how to pour on the charm. She greets everyone with Darlin’ or Shugah…..

To learn more about Katie, click the link to her Big Fluffy Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Hooper

Hooper

Hooper is an 11-year old, 53-pound Black Lab mix who was an owner surrender due to no fault of his own. Hooper is the trifecta of all dogs and is good with kids, cats, and other dogs, However, he would prefer kids that are on the calmer side. Hooper is crate and potty trained.

This awesome boy is sweet, independent, and reliable. His favorite past-times are hanging out on his bed, getting cuddles, and snacks. Hooper is the quintessential older gentleman and a dream on the leash. He is a little bit shy at first, but once he warms up to you, he will be your best friend. Hooper knows sit, come, shake, down, “go to bed” and “do your business.”

The best fit for this boy will be a patient and kind family looking to give an older gentleman a comfy retirement home.

To learn more about Hooper, click the link to his Big Fluffy Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Tasha

Tasha

Tasha is a 10-year old, 55-pound golden scruffy mix. She is an imperious old lady and she has some specific needs. Tasha was left at the shelter by her people and she hasn’t handled it all that well, and we would like to find her people who suck less.

  • Tasha needs a home where she is the only. She has zero need to hang with the masses. She can be OK with dog savvy cats, but she looks at them like I look at chocolate truffles, so fair warning.
  • She needs someone willing to install a dog door with a fenced yard. She loves to go in and out at will.
  • You must love hanging out with your dog. She hopes you are a binge watcher of Netflix and she will cheerfully hang out with you.
  • Occasional walks are golden.
  • Snacks are non-negotiable.
  • Kids over 12 please, she is an old lady and she does not appreciate the antics of screaming kids.
  • Tasha is housebroken, calm, very well-mannered and extremely easy if she has the right set up.

To learn more about Tasha, click the link to her Big Fluffy Dog RescueAdoption page

 

Hazel

Hazel

Hazel is a true grand dame; a dignified 11-year old 50-lb Shepherd-Terrier mix who is looking for a forever home with a suitable and cozy couch (read: throne) for her to spend her days sprawled across. Hazel loves to see what the world has to offer her, and especially loves to go for rides in her chariot. Hazel can be a little reserved when she meets new people. She seems to warm up a little faster with the ladies, but does come around with the gents as well. Once she is comfortable, Hazel is an affectionate girl who loves cuddles and belly rubs.

Hazel has done well with the children she’s met, happily accepting pets from all. She is good with other dogs and unknown cats (although there’s one cat in her neighborhood that she did express interest in chasing…). Hazel does well on the leash, and adores her walks. A true lady, she is house trained and entirely trustworthy when left unsupervised with free reign of the house. Hazel is food motivated, and is fully aware on the treasure that the refrigerator holds within. Hazel is low energy, and is sated with a daily walk and light romp in the yard.

Hazel is adoptable in the Mid-Atlantic/Southeast (FL, GA, NC, SC, VA, WV).

To learn more about Hazel, click the link to her Big Fluffy Dog RescueAdoption page

 


 

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue contact links

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

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue Website

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue Facebook

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue Twitter

Big Fluffy Dog RescueInstagram

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Senior Sunday – Florida Poodle Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Florida Poodle Rescue in St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida Poodle Rescue

 


 

From the Florida Poodle Rescue website

Florida Poodle Rescue, Inc. (FPR) was founded in 1994 by Patricia Bonati and Martha Harrington. Florida Poodle Rescue has rescued, fostered and placed more than 9,000 abandoned, abused, or unwanted Standard, Miniature, and Toy Poodles.

Donations support rescue operations, foster home care, rehab & permanent adoptions.

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, Florida Poodle Rescue, Inc. is wholly dependent on private donations to fund our day-to-day operations in rescuing, fostering & permanently placing abused, abandoned and unwanted Toy Poodles, Miniature Poodles & Standard Poodles.
Why we need your help today.

Today’s Florida Poodle Rescue operational needs are both greater, and different, than when we first began more than almost twenty two years ago in 1994.

We rescue, foster, rehabilitate and permanently place more poodles in caring adopted homes than ever before. The cost of veterinary medical care, medicines and behavioral rehabilitation care is constantly rising.

Many rescued abused, abandoned and unwanted poodles have special physical, medical or behavioral needs requiring increased amounts of veterinary care or rehabilitation care, often translating into increased interim foster home care, prior to being placed in a permanent home of a loving family.

Florida Poodle 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 Florida Poodle Rescue.

Angle

Angle

Angel was found wandering on the grounds of Tampa International Airport. No one ever claimed her, so Florida Poodle Rescue stepped in and promised to find her a forever home. Angel was an unkempt mess when she was found, and her teeth were in poor shape, so her age was estimated at 10 to 12-years old, but she may actually be younger.

Angel will need someone who can take her out every four hours or so, but she is also trained to use pee pads. Good with grooming, and leash trained, she was obviously someone’s baby at one time. Cataracts have stolen much of Angel’s sight, but she easily learned her way around her foster home, and she has no trouble navigating her world. Although she has some hearing loss, Angel seems to understand what her foster mom wants her to do. She also understands the language of love, and is happy to be petted whenever you have a moment. She gets along well with humans of all ages as well as other dogs and even cats.

Our Angel is eager to be part of a family once again, and love and be loved as she is meant to be.

To learn more about Angel, click the link to the Florida Poodle Rescue – Adoption page

 

Sienna

Sienna

Sienna is a Miniature  and is 10-yearrs old. Sienna just came in and is being evaluated by her foster mom. Stay tuned for updates.

To learn more about Sienna, click the link to the Florida Poodle Rescue – Adoption page

 

KD

KD

A sweet little girl, KD came to Florida Poodle Rescue from a breeder who went out of business. She is a tiny girl and is estimated to be between 6 and 10-years old.

KD was so lonely, anxious and afraid when she arrived at her foster home that she felt the need to constantly carry something in her mouth, preferably a toy. She has become much more relaxed under the loving care of her foster family, and although she still loves her toys and likes to have them with her, she can now walk around without one in her mouth. While her foster mom is happy that KD has become more secure, she noted that this has translated into her toys being spread out all over the house!

Very smart and a good communicator, KD lets her foster family know what she wants. She loves to cuddle with her humans, and enjoys being carried around. KD likes all the attention to be on her, though, so she needs a home without other pets, and without children.

Do you have room in your heart for this sweet girl? Can you provide her with the security and love she craves?

To learn more about KD, click the link to the Florida Poodle Rescue – Adoption page

 

Princess

Princess

Princess is 12-years old.

Princess is as confident as any member of the royal family. Her foster mom says, “She waltzed into our home with our two Standard Poodles, wagged her tail, and settled right in as if she’d always lived here.” A calm, independent girl, Princess is happy being on her own, but she is also comfortable with humans, other dogs, and even cats. Affectionate and sweet-tempered, she will climb into your lap for petting, but isn’t clingy.

Princess is completely housebroken, knows how to use a doggie door, and is easy to groom. She is good on a leash and loves to go for walks, trotting along at a brisk pace, so she would be great for someone who walks for exercise. She does have some hearing loss, but has no trouble understanding what is expected of her, and her foster mom is teaching her hand signals.

To learn more about Princess, click the link to the Florida Poodle Rescue – Adoption page

 

Mocha

Mocha

Mocha is a Miniature Poodle, and is 11-years old.

Mocha, is a sweet girl whose energy and zest for life belie her chronological age. Mocha loves to go for a walk, play and run. She will dash out the door if she has a chance and extreme care must be taken when opening doors that lead to the outside.

Happy and healthy, Mocha gets along with the other dogs, and enjoys cuddling and lots of attention from her foster family. Unfortunately, Mocha has no ear leather, because her former person put rubber bands with ribbons on the leathers rather than in her hair. The rubber bands cut off the blood circulation, and Mocha’s ear leather had to be removed. Our wonderful groomer has allowed the hair to grow out, though, and fashioned it so that her ears look normal, and it hasn’t affected her hearing.

Because Mocha is a door dasher, we would not recommend her for a family with children or very active households.

To learn more about Mocha, click the link to the Florida Poodle Rescue – Adoption page

 

Hannah

Hannah

Hannah is a Miniature Poodle, and she is 11-years old.

Hannah came to Florida Poodle Rescue when her person died. A quiet, calm girl who is happy to lie around in the house, she will come up to you for petting and back scratches, but isn’t persistent if you can’t give her your undivided attention.

Hannah is fully house trained and walks well on a leash. She gets along with other dogs, but doesn’t play with them or seem interested in them, and she might be happiest as an only child. And if you want a little girl who will sleep in your bed with you, Hannah fits the bill.

To learn more about Hannah, click the link to the Florida Poodle Rescue – Adoption page

 


 

Florida Poodle Rescue contact links

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

Florida Poodle Rescue Website

Florida Poodle Rescue Facebook

* Florida Poodle Rescue Twitter

* Florida Poodle Rescue All Available Dogs for Adoption

 



 

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Senior Sunday – Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio, in Powell, OH.

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From the Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio website

The Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio, Inc., (AHDRO), was formed in December of 2003.

Our Mission

AHDRO’s mission is to provide homeless Collies and other family-friendly dogs a safe haven where they will receive medical care, nutrition, and love until an approved home is found; to reduce the number of unwanted pets by altering all dogs in our re-homing program; to educate the public about the importance of altering pets, and to promote the message that owning a pet is a lifelong commitment.

All AHDRO dogs are placed in the homes of approved volunteers until they are adopted into homes that have been carefully screened for placement. Upon intake into our program, each dog is examined by a veterinarian, and necessary treatment is administered, or a treatment plan is put into place.

Our History

Since its inception, AHDRO has rescued more than 845 dogs – both locally and from as far away as Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. AHDRO dogs are rescued from situations ranging from lack of care to neglect to starvation and abuse. AHDRO works hand in hand with animal shelters to save dogs slated for euthanasia, and those dogs are our top priority. Some of our dogs come from owners who, because of illness or other circumstances, are no longer able to care for their pet.

Since our inception, AHDRO has rescued, cared for, and adopted out Collies in need of special attention. We believe that every dog we bring to our rescue deserves our best efforts to provide a happy, healthy life, and we dedicate ourselves to ensuring that this happens.

AHDRO has rescued many heartworm-positive dogs, a 10-month-old with hip dysplasia that required hip replacement surgery, another 10-month-old with congenital heart problems that has had successful heart surgery, and a four-year-old Collie with PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) that also had successful heart surgery. We have treated two Collies suffering from eye anomalies. We rescued a dog with a broken leg that required surgery to attach a plate to her femur and have developed the Molly Fund in her name to help with future large medical expenditures. Additionally, among our rescues are three blind and deaf Collies now living joy filled lives.

Sanctuary: Our Future

We will continue this mission and build upon it as we work toward expanding our education programs. We are deeply proud of our accomplishments. Our lives are bettered by continuing to love the dogs we bring to rescue and by doing the work necessary to achieve our goals.

AHDRO takes those that we are able to rescue and gives them the chance they’ve never had. As a result, in addition to our healthy dogs, we are oftentimes caring for a dog that requires long-term attention.

We provide a safe and caring environment for all the dogs we rescue, and do whatever is necessary to enable them to become healthy, carefree dogs that, in turn, become beloved pets, living out their lives in peace and contentment. We want to save those that would be left behind, those that have medical issues, and those that are seniors, all of whom need a place to be safe until an adoptive home is available.

While our continued persistence and determination to rescue these dogs in need saves more than a hundred lives a year, we know we can not save every dog. The statistics are astounding:

  • Six to eight MILLION dogs and cats are relinquished to shelters each year.
  • Of these, three to four MILLION of those dogs and cats are euthanized in the U.S. each year.
  • This averages to one euthanasia every 8-9 seconds.

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio

 


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 Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio.

Paige

Paige

Note: Paige is on medical hold at this time.

Paige is 7-years old, and is heartworm positive and will undergo treatment before she is available for adoption.

Paige is a lovely, elegant dog who loves to cuddle and be near her people. She would not be called energetic – she is more mellow in nature, which is a good thing because she has some challenges ahead of her. This sweet girl tested positive for heartworm and has started the treatment to prepare her for the most difficult part of the treatment which will happen in July.

Paige is a little nervous at first around children and strangers but is also very curious so will back away but then comes back to see who these interesting people are. Once she is sure they are OK, she even enjoys having children pet her. She does OK with other dogs as long as they do not try to boss her around, that may elicit a warning growl and she seems to prefer male dogs over female dogs. Herding her favorite dog sibling in her foster home demonstrates her true collie heart.

Paige is a quick learner and now uses the doggie door and knows come, stay and wait. She is food motivated but also loves to be told she is a “good girl” which never fails to get her tail a wagging.

At home she can most often be found at her foster mom’s feet, although she reports that she is becoming secure enough in her home to be able to watch what is going on from a short distance away. She is a good imitator, that’s how she learned to use the doggie door and does bark when another dogs barks. She can be crated but does not need to be does well on a leash and has great house manners. Right now Paige is restricted in her activities because she of the heartworm diagnosis. We will keep you informed of her progress as she proceeds with her treatments.

To learn more about Paige, click the link to her Almost Home Dog Rescue of OhioAdoption page

 

George

George

George is 10-years old, and has had a rough time of it, but things are finally looking up! His coat was matted, he was covered with fleas and anemic from the infestation, had a urinary tract infection, and he needed to put on some weight. At first he seemed to be stressed just by being in a house, panting and pacing, but in a couple of days he became more relaxed. A trim of his coat, antibiotics and access to regular meals have started him on his journey

George has gained weight and is starting to fill out. Although at first he seemed unimpressed by dog food (probably because his scavenged food was people food) he has decided that it really is pretty good after all. He is enjoying treats and his fosters are using them to help him learn some basic obedience commands.

George LOVES to be petted and as long as you are willing to indulge him, he will bask in the joy of you rubbing his ears, scratching his chin and massaging his head. He responds to his name especially well if you call him with a high pitch so he is often called Georgie because it lends itself well to a happy sing song voice. When he hears that he comes with a wag of his tail. He enjoys being next to you if you are petting him, but when you are done he is happy to lay on a nice bed and enjoy a cozy rest.

George shows some typical signs of aging. His back legs are a little stiff and weak. We are hoping some good nutrition and some medical help will help to make him more comfortable and a little stronger. Curiosity is a one of the adjectives that describes him well. He puts his nose in cupboards, wastebaskets, the cat door, the refrigerator, and anything else that interests him!

George enjoys his doggy sibling at his foster and is only mildly curious about the cats in the household. He is crated at night, and yips to let you know he is ready to come out in the morning and is housebroken. We are looking forward to see who he will become when he realizes that life will be good from now on he can count on medical care, ample food, and lots of attention and love.home.

We are looking forward to see who he will become when he realizes that life will be good from now on he can count on medical care, ample food, and lots of attention and love.

To learn more about George, click the link to his Almost Home Dog Rescue of OhioAdoption page

 

Roxy

Roxy

 

Roxy is an 8-year old Sheltie Mix.  Roxy’s foster mom describes her as a “gem.” She says the first thing you notice about Roxy is that she’s “very sweet and eager for human attention.” Roxy doesn’t care for toys, perhaps because they neither cuddle nor pet her! While humans are Roxy’s first love, dogs are a close second, as she loves sharing the couch with the resident collie for naps and is always excited to see dogs on her walks. She settled into her new canine pack with zero issues.

Upon reading the above paragraph and list, you have to wonder why Roxy’s people no longer wanted her. Here are more terms her foster mom uses to describe her: alert, attentive, elegant, gentle, good-natured, intelligent, and trusting. Perhaps she was just too boisterous, clingy, or vocal for them.

Roxy has a beautiful gray and white coat, shading to near-black in some areas with a hint of tan at the base of her tail. Her nails were over an inch long which makes her feet sensitive to touching, as are her ears, no doubt due to a dual ear infection that had been neglected. Poor Roxy was also allowed to get ten pounds overweight. Her new diet is low-cal kibble supplemented with green beans and pumpkin helped get that weight off. Her foster mom is working to curtail her counter-surfing habit.

Roxy walks great on a leash except when she hears the words “car ride” which catapult her to a higher quantum level. (That sounds better than her foster mom saying “she goes out of her skull with excitement,” doesn’t it?) Roxy ignores squirrels, rabbits, and birds. She knows “sit”, “stay”, “down”, and “leave it”. Outside, she engages in curious sniffing instead of racing about, and stays close to her foster mom. However, Roxy is in love with the man of the house. He picked her up after a 2-day stay at the vet and she sees him as the person that saved her. When they go for pack walks, she prefers to walk with her foster dad. When she gets tired after a 3-mile route, she sits down by the stroller and she is popped in there with her Sheltie foster sister.

Roxy would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard. She is a spry little lady who loves to interact with her people. Playing ball releases a good chunk of her pent-up energy and just makes her happy! She just needs that forever family to play with and to love.

To learn more about Roxy, click the link to her Almost Home Dog Rescue of OhioAdoption page

 

Syler

Syler

Note: At the moment, Syler is on medical hold.

We want to welcome Syler, an 87-year old Rough Collie to the Almost Home family. He’s been in our care for several weeks now and was surrendered due to his owner’s poor health.

Syler is on medical hold but once he is cleared by the vet that’s caring for him he will make some lucky person very happy! In his foster mom’s opinion he is about as close to being perfect as a dog can be. He has a gentle disposition, knows commands, does not need to be crated, gets along great with the fosters three dogs, walks well on leash, is not a big barker but a big ole love bug! This boy just loves being near you and the entire family.

So far, his favorite past times include hanging out with his three dog roommates, laying around the house, spending cool evenings out on the back porch with his foster, exploring all the new smells in his fenced yard, eating good dog food, and chewing on his deer antler. Syler’s foster family is delighted to have him for a few months while he recovers. Stay tuned, we will let you know as soon as Syler is ready to be adopted into his forever home.

To learn more about Syler, click the link to his Almost Home Dog Rescue of OhioAdoption page

 

Carly

Carly

Carly was a beloved member of her family since she was a puppy. Sometimes people’s circumstances change and a dog needs to be re-homed. Carly’s owner decided that Almost Home could be counted on to find a new home for “her girl.”

Carly is an 11-year old Sheltie who is well behaved and mature. She knows many commands: sit, stay, jump, roll over, shake, and gentle (the cue to take a treat). At 11-years she has a slight hearing loss and would probably appreciate a night light where she sleeps. She can be trusted when alone at home and since she is a little shy, may bark at a stranger. Carly walks well next to her owner and stays nearby when out in the yard, although would need to be watched closely in a new home to make sure she understands her new territory. She is not crazy about being brushed but is willing to be bathed when needed. Carly is now sporting her “puppy cut” for the summer.

Carly is happy around children and sleeps next to her owner’s bed, a people dog, to be sure. She has had a wonderful life so far and Almost Home wants to make sure the rest of her days are spent with a loving family who truly believes: “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.”

To learn more about Carly, click the link to her Almost Home Dog Rescue of OhioAdoption page

 


 

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio has available for adoption, click the following links:

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio Website

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio Facebook

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio Twitter

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio Instagram

Almost Home Dog Rescue of OhioYouTube

Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio All Available Dogs for Adoption

 


 

 


 

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Senior Sunday – American Fox Terrier Rescue

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the American Fox Terrier Rescue based in Saint Cloud, MN.

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From the American Fox Terrier Rescue website

American Fox Terrier Rescue is individuals and small groups of unpaid volunteers all over the US and Canada that take in Wire and Smooth Fox Terriers from animal shelters and help re-home dogs being given up by owners. Each group is independent but works together in a network of caring people who love Fox Terriers and want to help these dogs.

A Rescue dog is a dog that is in need and the breeder or owner cannot or will not help. American Fox Terrier Rescue takes Smooths and Wires from animal shelters and when there is room, from owners that can no longer keep them and the breeder is unwilling to take the dog back.

We help dogs who have lost their homes though divorce or death of their owners. Many come from wonderful homes, but though life changes, the dog needs a new home. American Fox Terrier Rescue groups are often best qualified to find that new home.

Fox Terriers in animal shelters usually only have a few days before being put to sleep. American Fox Terrier Rescue moves quickly to try and get these dogs out and safely into rescue. Most are wonderful pets, they have just fallen on hard times.

We help dogs who have lost their homes though divorce or death of their owners. Many come from wonderful homes, but though life changes, the dog needs a new home. American Fox Terrier Rescue groups are often best qualified to find that new home.

Fox Terriers in animal shelters usually only have a few days before being put to sleep. American Fox Terrier Rescue moves quickly to try and get these dogs out and safely into rescue. Most are wonderful pets, they have just fallen on hard times.

Company Overview

Across the US – American Fox Terrier Rescue is made up of individuals and small groups of unpaid volunteers all over the US that rescue and re-home Wire and Smooth Fox Terriers.

American Fox Terrier 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 American Fox Terrier Rescue.

Myah

Myah

Myah is 9-years old and doing very well with her foster family. Lydia, David and their 12-year old daughter Beatrice have fallen in love with hits sweet little old foxie. Our other WFT rescue Oliver who is 3-years old is learning to get along with Myah and they are now playing tag in the back yard as well as fetch with the ball.

It took Myah a good week or more to run around the yard without a leash and find her legs for running and playing. But she is very active now! House broken and very affectionate, I think Myah will do just fine adjusting to the good life of a loving home and family.

Please fill out an application and state Myah if you are interested in adopting her and taking time to learn about how it is to be a loved pet.

To learn more about Myah, click the link to her American Fox Terrier RescueAdoption page

 

Tiffany

Tiffany

Tiffany is settling in well at her foster home. Though she’s reported to be 10-years old, in Fox Terrier years, that’s apparently not very old, as Ms Tiff loves to be out and about. She’s also a quick learner, getting housebroken in about 2-weeks. She already knew about crating and sleeps quietly in her crate overnight. During the day, she’s given free roam of the house, but mostly hangs out near the people. She isn’t needy but does love to get pets and sit on her foster mom’s lap to watch TV. When not ‘taming’ squeaky toys or checking out new kitchen smells, she’s usually found on a rug waiting for the next adventure.

Though fine with 2-spaniels and a male Welsh Terrier, this little miss would do best in a home without other small female doggies. She’s healthy, shows no aggression towards humans at all, is good on leash, calm and has barked maybe twice in as many weeks. She got on great with 9 & 13 year old boys visiting for 10 days.

Because of her background, the noise level of younger children might bother her. Usually mellow inside, she wags away when you bring out a leash for walks, and skips around happily outside. She likes car rides, is fine about eating near other dogs, though with her non-hurried eating, she usually gets gated away so no one steals her food.

To learn more about Tiffany, click the link to her American Fox Terrier RescueAdoption page

 

Babs

Babs

Babs is an 8-year old spayed female. She is beautiful and a great personality. Babs is looking for an adoptive home where someone can help her learn what living in a house is like and getting all the love showered on her as possible. She is doing well in her crate with minimum accidents; she walks pretty good on leash and just wants tons of attention and love.

Babs would do best as an only dog or with a non dominant male. She would be fine around older children. Please fill out an application if you are interested in Babs.

Update from Bab’s foster home

Babs, PuzzleBob and I have been enjoying each other this first week. I’ve been trying to establish some routines, allowing Babs to learn about the world since there are some scary things – dumpsters, plastic bags and vacuum cleaners being pulled along the sidewalk; and some fun things – taking walks, visiting the dog park, cookies; and listening to NPR or the Washington Nationals Baseball games while the human does human things. Seems that both WFTs would like to help me knit…

To learn more about Babs, click the link to her American Fox Terrier RescueAdoption page

 


 

American Fox Terrier Rescue contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the American Fox Terrier Rescue has available for adoption, click the following links:

American Fox Terrier Rescue Website

American Fox Terrier Rescue Facebook

American Fox Terrier Rescue All Available Dogs for Adoption

 


 

 


 

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Senior Sunday – Jack Russell Rescue of California

This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Jack Russell Rescue of California based in Moorpark, CA.

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From the Jack Russell Rescue of California website

The Jack Russell Rescue CA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to rescuing Jack Russell Terriers. We complement the work of California animal shelters by helping them free up space for other dogs in need.

Many shelters maintain a list of rescue groups dedicated to a breed in their area and when a Jack Russell Terrier is received, the shelters calls us for assistance with placement. Additionally, we rescue dogs that might be considered un-adoptable by some shelters, such as dogs that are older or have special needs.

We also accept Jack Russell Terriers surrendered by their owners. Often when a shelter is filled to capacity, the shelter will give owners our contact information. Breeders and Breed Clubs also refer owners looking for a rescue to help their Jack Russell Terrier.

We rely on foster homes and our dedicated network of volunteers to care for our dogs until they are adopted. Foster families provide a loving environment until the right forever home can be found.

 

Jack Russell Terrier

 


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 Jack Russell Rescue of California.

Ellie

Ellie

Meet Ellie – an 11-year old female Jack Russell terrier. She loves long walks, playing with a ball, and swimming. She’s treat-motivated and very obedient.

Ellie’s been an indoor/outdoor dog who walks well on a leash and gets on well with children. She’ll do well with another dog, as long as that dog isn’t a “Type A.”

Ellie has been spayed, and is current on her vaccinations. She’s on “Royal Canin SO” food, as she’s had urinary crystals in the past. She’s also on Aproquel for eye allergies. She’s recently had a dental cleaning, so her teeth are in great shape.

To learn more about Ellie, click the link to her Jack Russell Rescue of CaliforniaAdoption page

 

Murphy

Murphy

Murphy is an approximately 10 or 11-year old JRT blend. He is a very mellow man whose good looks will melt your heart! He enjoys his meals and lets you know when it is time to eat. Murphy loves hanging out in his comfy bed and loves T.V. time with his people. He is a good cuddler. He is great with all dogs and even good with cats. Murphy enjoys exploring in the backyard, and he would do best in an adult home.

To learn more about Murphy, click the link to his Jack Russell Rescue of CaliforniaAdoption page

 

Millie

Millie

Millie is a gentle lady looking for a very loving home. She gets along well with her foster sisters and loves her foster family. Millie enjoys walks, the dog park and lounging in the grass almost as much as she enjoys curling up in her humans lap.

To learn more about Millie, click the link to her Jack Russell Rescue of CaliforniaAdoption page

 

Roxy and Spike (bonded male/female pair)

Roxy and Spike (bonded male/female pair)

Note: This pair must be adopted together!

Roxy and Spike are a loving senior couple. They’ve been with their current owner for their entire lives, but unfortunately the owner’s circumstances have changed and she can no longer keep them. Roxy is 16 and Spike is 15. Like most older dogs they both sleep a lot, but still have a tremendous amount of love to give.

Roxy and Spike are happy outdoors, or cuddling up on the sofa.

To learn more about Roxy and Spike, click the link to their Jack Russell Rescue of CaliforniaAdoption page

 


Jack Russell Rescue of California contact links

To learn about all the dogs, that the Jack Russell Rescue of California has available for adoption, click the following links:

* Jack Russell Rescue of California – Website

Jack Russell Rescue of California Facebook

Jack Russell Rescue of California Twitter

Jack Russell Rescue of California Instagram

Jack Russell Rescue of California All Available Jack Russell Terriers for Adoption

 


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