'Latest News' Archive for July 2010
CongRATulations to the Forrest family!
My name is Serena! Serena and her sister Venus passed the temperament test for adoption at the Austin TX shelter with flying colors, but for some reason, nobody adopted them. We don’t know why, because they are good girls! Serena is about 5 months old and weighs 7 pounds. She is working hard on her housetraining, and already is a pro with the doggie door! She and Venus love to run and play outside. Serena is black and white, with lots of ticking. She is more forceful and self-assured than her sister, and is very obviously the boss of the two. Serena has a very unusual bark, she sounds like a baby seal. She will “aarf” at another dog who tries to encroach in her laptime. She is a beautiful girl, and would be an excellent apartment dog or just about any family situation. Like her sister, Serena is full of personality and is very affectionate. Does your home need a little personality like Serena?
CongRATulations to the Van Vranken family!
Brandy is a sweet girl, weighing about 13 pounds, and is about 4 or 5 years old. She came from a shelter in Cabot, Arkansas, where she had been picked up as a stray. She stole the hearts of the shelter workers, and they worked very hard to get her into rescue. Brandy is house trained and knows how to use a doggie door. She is calm and docile, and only barks when she’s supposed to. She gets along with all the dogs in her foster home, and would probably do well with children, although she hasn’t been tested yet. She rides well in the car and walks like a pro on a leash. It’s hard to understand why someone didn’t come looking for this nice girl. Brandy tested a “faint positive” for heartworms, and our vets recommended keeping her on Iverheart instead of putting her through the dangerous and painful treatment for heartworms. She should test clear in 3 to 6 months, and remain on preventative the rest of her life, of course, as should all dogs. Brandy is sweet and affectionate, but not overly clingy. She is an all-around nice dog that would do well in just about any family situation. She will need to stay with her foster family until she tests clear for heartworms, or go to a home where the monthly preventative will be given without fail. Just look at that face! Make sure you see more photos of Brandy in her fosterhome.
CongRATulations to the Yearly family!
Three weeks before Christmas I was dumped at the shelter in Corsicana, Texas. The nice people there made me comfortable for the night since I was so pregnant. When they came in the next morning I had given birth to some puppies. The nice people at the shelter separated us from all the other dogs so we would not get sick and set out to find a rescue for us to go to. Two days before Christmas we rode to Dallas where my foster mom met up with the transporter and took us to a nice warm place. Now I’m looking for my forever home. I’m a little over a year old, weigh just 11 pounds, love to sit next to my foster mom, am house broken and know how to use a potty pad while she is at work. I love my foster mom’s dog, he has taught me Rat runs and how to play. I make a great doorbell, too. I come to my name, love to ride in the car and go for walks. Please see more pictures of me — I’m so cute!
CongRATulations to the Bolden family!
Meet little man Tate! This adorable little guy is about 11 pounds and about 2 years old. He is very timid but has progressed nicely in his foster home, playing with a couple of his foster brothers and coming to his people for love after he gets a to know that they are nice folk. He is still very nervous of fast movements and loud noises but he startles for a second and is right back to normal. He doesn’t have an aggressive bone in his body, he is just shy. He has been great with all dogs and he is great with the cats. Tate would blossom best in a quiet home without children and with patient human(s) who will give Tate time and space. He loves to sleep in bed, is very snuggly and doesn’t mind being close for petting and hugs. He will kiss your hand from time to time, but he is not a face kisser. He can use a doggie door to do his business and he is potty trained and crate trained. Tate loves to sit on a lap for TV time. This is a precious little soul that just yearns to let the “big dog” come out of his little frame. A playmate would be good for Tate, but also being an only dog would allow for all the attention and love to be focused solely on him, which he deserves. Please only apply for this very special boy if you can give him the love and patience that he needs. He patiently awaits his special forever family. You must check out pictures of our little man!
CongRATulations to the Ernandes family!
Enzo is a sweet, loving 3-year-old, 15-lb. boy. He loves to be around people especially to be held and cuddled. He is so laid-back; never hyper, or crazy. He enjoys going for long walks and insists on going for a walk daily. He likes playing with other dogs at the dog park and plays with neighbor’s dogs. He isn’t very playful with toys or people. He would rather be cuddled than to chase a ball. He is 100% house trained and will go to the door when he needs to go out. He is not destructive and is trusted to have the “run of the house” with his 2 Jack Russell Terrier foster brothers while his foster mom is working. He is being trained not to door dash and he understands it. He can be off-leash in the yard and he will not run off. If you are looking for a mellow, sweet, obedient dog without any vices, Enzo is the one for you. Make sure you see more pictures of Enzo!
CongRATulations to the Crossley family!
Biff (AKA Mr. Wigglebutt) is a Teddy with a tail that he wags with his whole heart! Biff is an 11-pound ball of fire who is most at home when he’s in your lap. He’s young, between 1 and 2 years. Biff thinks he’s a superhero because he can leap tall child gates and fences with a single bound. You cannot leave him alone in the yard if you have chain link fence or he’ll be gone in the blink of an eye! Biff is house trained and walks nicely on a leash. Biff has a good appetite and is willing to share his food bowl with others. He loves chasing tennis balls and toys but he hasn’t quite mastered the art of dropping the item when he brings it back. He thoroughly enjoys a good game of tug. Biff is a very smart little dude and will be happiest with some challenging training and games to occupy that quick little mind. Make sure you check out pictures and video of Biff!
CongRATulations to the Eddelman family!
Willie Joe is a good ol’ southern boy who was found wandering the streets of Cabot, Arkansas, after recent violent storms and tornadoes. He was striding down the middle of the road and walked up to an animal control officer on the way to her work. She said he looked at her, tail wagging, like he was saying, “Hi, there! I’m going for a walk, wanna come too?” Nobody came looking for him, so ResQ was called. Willie Joe is a long-legged boy, weighing a little over 10 pounds. He is very thin, though, and should be about 12 pounds. He is crate trained and is doing well with his house training. He loves everyone and gets along with the other dogs in his foster home. He especially likes to snooze in your lap and help you watch an old movie. Willie is about 4 years old, has a spring in his step and loves to chase birds and squirrels in his backyard. Check this album often for more photos of this nice boy. Willie is a little camera shy, but we’ll be adding more photos soon. Wouldn’t you like to have a little lap-warmer like Willie Joe?
CongRATulations to the Corbett family!
Her collar says Princess, because that’s what she is! Mia Bella was rescued from an Arkansas shelter on her last day. She is about 10 months old, and just the sweetest dog ever. She adores snuggling in a lap, and has learned the doggie door in her foster home. She is 10 pounds, and is crate trained. She is docile and sweet, and would probably be fine with children or cats, but she hasn’t been tested yet. “Bella” is doing well with her house training, and is getting along with all the dogs in her foster home. She is not only beautiful outside, but inside too! Please make room in your home and heart for this nice girl. Check this album often for more photos of Bella in her fosterhome.
CongRATulations to the Heller family!
Named for his mullet-like hairdo, Billy Ray is just as much a lover boy as his namesake. He’s very affectionate: gives lots of gentle kisses. He loves curling up on a lap. He really enjoys long walks, exploring the yard and squirrel-watching. Billy is an EXCELLENT jumper. He can jump up to 3 feet in the air from standing still. He’s about 2 years old and 15 lbs. He has blended into his foster family of dogs: two mixed-breed rescues of about 55 lbs. each and a cranky senior Rat Terrier. He isn’t very playful with them, but gets along and falls in line with their routines without any challenges. He does usually end up snuggling alongside one of them when everyone naps. Billy is a little shy with strangers but friendly and quickly warms up to licking and loving. He’ll bark at passersby but not aggressively. He’s very shy with kids but not aggressive, just tentative. He shows mild interest in neighborhood cats, but just watches quietly. He is very smart and picks up on things quickly. He chews only on toys, mostly the sterile bones, Kongs and squeaky toys. He just likes to squeak and chew a little so he’s not destructive. Don’t break Billy Ray’s heart – take him home and love him! Make sure you see more pictures of this love!
CongRATulations to the Coker family!
Howdy! Maynard is a Texas boy who is one year old (his birthdate is 4/28/09) and weighs about 13 pounds. He has Texas-sized ears, as you can see (!) and is probably a Teddy Roosevelt Terrier (which used to be called a Type B Rat Terrier). He has a full tail that wags constantly, and those short little legs certainly don’t keep him from running and playing all day! Maynard is very affectionate and loves to snuggle, and is a doggie-door champ at his foster home. He doesn’t even mind going outside to tend to his biz in rain, as long as it’s not a bad thunderstorm. This young dog has a lot of energy and spunk, and is certainly no couch potato. The perfect home for Maynard would have a fenced backyard and some older kids to play ball with! He might be a little rambunctious for toddlers. His foster mom says he is very smart and very trainable, and willing to please. If you’re looking for an active dog to have fun with the family, Maynard may be the one! Oh, and check out more pictures of this cutie!