'Latest News' Archive for January 2011
CongRATulations to the Eddins family!
Joey is a guy with major potential! He may be only 12 lbs, 12 inches at the shoulder and about 2 years old, but he’s got personality, love to give, and a great playful zest for life. After making his way north to New Jersey from a shelter in Miami (with the help of rescue foster parents and other volunteers along the way) he was scared and confused, but quickly learns to trust and climb into your lap for lovin’ with a little gentle, quiet encouragement. Joey has a soft, smooth white coat with black spots and a tail that wags to say he loves you. He has tipped ears which are often one up and one down – making him even more adorable (if that’s possible.) He has long legs for quick leaping into your lap and playing with his buddies. He is curious, inquisitive and lively but he loves curling up in your arms or at your side and snoring along with you as you nap. Joey has made terrific progress in the first two weeks by learning to walk on a leash and potty outside. Joey is no pushover with his foster siblings – he’ll give a soft growl to even a 60 lb pit/lab mix in order to maintain his spot on your lap if he is challenged, but he has learned to share foster mom’s attention with the rest of the gang. If corrected by the alpha in the pack, he falls in line as instructed. He is crate-trained, as well as a polite, quiet passenger in the car. He barks at intruders in his yard or when squirrels taunt him at the window but after the obligatory alert barks to bring it to his human’s attention, he’ll stop when asked. He may look thin in his pictures after his stressful time at the shelter and his journey north but he has a wonderful appetite and will soon gain his winter weight. Have a laugh enjoying his pictures and the videos that range from his first shy days with us to his current playfulness with his foster brother.
CongRATulations to the Sherwood family!
Meet Bella, a simply beautiful little girl both inside and out. Bella is a 3 yr old, 11lb Rat Terrier that was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Miami-Dade, FL. Bella has a very sad story to tell. She was thrown over the high fence of the shelter after hours by her owners because she was pregnant. Bella laid there and miscarried her litter. The shelter staff found her the next morning. She was so traumatized she was labeled “unadoptable.” She was very scared and utterly confused. But our volunteer saw the cry for help in her eyes. She was taken into her foster home and given a place to recover and heal both inside and out. Bella has blossomed and grown stronger, and has learned to trust again. She is normally a quiet little girl that enjoys playing with her toys and being where the action is, especially wherever the little human children are, or wherever her foster sisters and brother are. Bella loves car rides and behaves wonderfully in an RV. She is completely housebroken and crate trained. She loves other dogs but watch out for those furry little cats! Bella does great with children of all ages as well as adults. She loves to play with toys! Little Bella walks great on a leash and comes when called. Just give a quick whistle and call her name and she quickly stops and runs back to you. This little girl is full of loyalty, and dedication, and has a lot of love to give. Give her a lap and she’s happy! Bella is truly a little girl who will steal your heart. For more photos of Bella, click here:
CongRATulations to the Startup family!
We’d like to introduce Ricky! Ricky is a 1 year old rat terrier being fostered in Wolcott CT. He is the B type rat terrier, with the shorter legs, and is a funny little guy with a great personality. Ricky weighs about 9 pounds. Ricky loves playing with all his foster brothers and sisters and seems to love everyone he meets, after a couple of minutes to get used to them. Once he knows you, he will be playful and affectionate. We don’t know how he is with cats but we could have him cat-scanned if you are interested in adopting him and have cats. Ricky is housebroken and crate trained! He is a good boy, and is good on the leash and likes to ride in the car. He would prefer to be harnessed in the car instead of in a crate, and his favorite place to be is snuggling on the couch with you! Ricky is still puppy-ish and would do great with some obedience classes. He really wants to please you but is not sure how. We would suggest kids over 10 would be best for him. To see more pics of Ricky,
CongRATulations to the Broadbridge family!
Mick is a lovable 12 year old rat terrier. He was rescued from the Miami animal shelter after being dropped off by his family. He may be a senior dog with one eye missing, but he didn’t deserve to end his life in a concrete cell. He has so much love left to give. He is a huge fan of belly scratches and soft places. He loves just being in his foster parents company. He gets along with most other dogs and is always wagging his tail. Although he gets along fine with his (human) brothers who are 2 and 9 months, he would prefer a quieter home where his naps weren’t interrupted by toddlers. Mick is 100% housetrained, loves long walks, but is not a real big fan of the crate. He would rather snuggle with you. Maybe you can be Mick’s snuggle buddy! Don’t miss out on more photos of Mick.
Meet Daisy, a petite and beautiful 4 year-old foster who was rescued from a high-kill shelter in South Florida. She weighs only 11 lbs and is white with black spots. Most pf the spots are on her face in the form of a mask, which is so cute! She also has some spots on her back.
CongRATulations to the Burke family!
Nikki was a big surprise to her fostermom because of both her size and how quickly she fell in love with her! Nikki is a standard rat terrrier, at 22lbs, and is the largest Rat Terrier her fostermom has ever seen, although the standard-size dogs are common throughout the South and on the West Coast. She came into ResQ along with a tiny toy rattie, so the size difference was amazing. But like most standards, she is very loving and sweet, and wrapped her fostermom around her little paw. She was a perfect back seat driver the long drive home. Nikki is well trained, and is a good listener, obeys commands and plays fetch and gives paw! Nikki is housebroken and would love nothing but to be by your side, whatever you might be doing! She knows which toys are her toys and only needs to be told once when she does something unacceptable. Nikki is perfect on a leash. She managed to escape her escape- proof kennel to try to be with her foster family, but she did stay in the stockade fence yard until they returned. Good Girl! She’s young, at 1 ½ years old, and is full of RATTITUDE! For more pictures of Nikki, check his album often: Click Here
CongRATulations to the Demas family!
Darla is 1 to 2 years old, and was picked up as a stray in central Arkansas. She was picked up with a Yorkie, who was quickly adopted, but nobody came for Darla. Darla is an athelete, very strong and solidly built. She loves to run, chase and retrieve tennis balls, play tug-of-war, and play, play, play. She and her foster brother Thumper are best pals, and can play all day! They do supersonic rat runs in the backyard, and nobody can beat her to a tennis ball! Darla is housebroken with a doggie door, and loves to run for the sheer joy of running. She weighs about 16 pounds, and is solidly built. Darla is probably fine with older children, especially if they will throw a tennis ball for her, and the perfect home for her would have a fenced backyard or some other way to burn off energy. She is loving and loves to sit in laps, and will sleep in her own doggie bed, a crate, or wherever you want her to sleep. Darla is an active dog for an active family, but she also knows how to chill out and watch an old movie in your lap. For more photos of Darla in action,Click Here
Sweet Gracie had a very difficult start in life. She is part Rat Terrier and part Bull Terrier, and suffered from undiagnosed OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). Gracie is a 12-pound, 14 month-old bundle of energy with a tail that wags non-stop. Gracie loves everyone she meets and gets along with all the dogs in her foster home. She sleeps willingly in a crate at night, but likes to sleep on the bed. She is learning basic manners, and perfecting her housebreaking. A quieter home is best for her, as too much activity can over-stimulate her. You will not meet a more sweet and good-natured dog. Gracie rarely barks unless she sees a dog in the yard; she never barks in the house. She has a real zest for life and would love someone who walks or runs withher. Her favorite things are squeaky toys, and she loves having you play with her. Sorry, but applicants without a fenced yard will not be considered for this girl. Please see more pics of this girlie! Read Gracie’s Blog: http://theycallmegracie.blogspot.com/
When Mack’s family In Arkansas moved away and left him behind, luckily it was outdoors where the neighbors could feed and water him to keep him from starving. When it was obvious that the family was gone for good, animal control came to pick up Mack and discovered that the dog left inside the house was dead. So Mack is a lucky boy. He is about 15 pounds, and very solidly built. His fostermom said “He’s built like a Mack truck!” and that’s how he got his name. He is very docile and laid back, and not at all hyper or clingy. Mack is friendly and seems to like everyone. He gets along with all the dogs in his fosterhome, and we think he would be fine with kids, due to his gentle temperament. Mack is a champion chipmunk chaser! He is crate trained and housebroken with a doggie door. Mack is now on the hunt for his forever home! He may be short in stature, but his heart is big, and this little cutie would do well in just about any family or home environment. For more photos of Mack in his fosterhome, click here: http://ImageEvent.com/coram/mack
Yogi is a sweet, laid back, handsome 2 year old male rat terrier. He was rescued from a kill shelter and now has a great foster home in Tampa FL. Yogi loves being around people and especially loves to be with children. He loves the attention he gets from them, and would do very well in a home with children to play with. Yogi likes other dogs and is very friendly with them, but is very cautious about interacting. He becomes afraid if other dogs play rough. He will chase his foster brothers around the house, but if they growl or bark he runs away. Yogi likes being outside, and going for walks is his favorite thing to do! His perfect home would have a backyard for him to run and play in. He knows how to walk quietly on a leash and will not lunge at or bark at dogs or people walking by. He knows how to sit, stay and lie down, because he is smart! He is not a barker. Yogi is fully housebroken and is not destructive in the house. He does not have any behvavorial issues at all. He is just a very quiet, loving dog who needs a new home. Could that home be yours?