'Latest News' Archive for March 2014

Novalee – ADOPTED!

Posted Mar 23, 2014 at 11:35 am in Latest News

ADOPTED!!   Novalee was dumped at a small-town Wal-Mart store, and stayed there, hoping her family would come back for her.  They never did.  Many people tried to catch her during the winter, but she became wary of strangers chasing her and was growing very thin.  She was infested with ticks and her fur was falling out from lack of good nutrition.  Luckily, a woman involved in dog rescue coaxed the desperately hungry dog to come to her with a hamburger, and Novalee was finally safe.  Turns out, she is very social and sweet, and is doing wonderfully in her foster home.  Novalee is about 2 years old, and weighs just under 12 pounds.  She is crate trained, and often seeks out her crate for a nap if a lap isn’t available.  She puts herself to bed in her crate about 9 p.m., and sleeps without a peep all night.  Of course, a little cuddle time if you’re sleeping late in the mornings, is very much appreciated.  She is a beautiful “tuxedo” pattern, and has soulful amber eyes.  Novalee is still a bit timid, but is starting to play with the other young dogs in her foster home.  She minds very well, and is doing great with her house training.  She walks fine with a harness and leash, and is friendly to visitors.  Novalee is quiet and well-mannered, and we think she would  be fine with cats and kids, but she hasn’t been tested yet.  For more photos of this “Wal-Mart baby”, check her album often: 

Odie – ADOPTED!!

Posted Mar 22, 2014 at 10:28 am in Latest News

ADOPTED!!   Odie is a handsome young lad being fostered in Wolcott, CT.  This cute guy is a one year-old male Rat Terrier that has the nickname “Happy.”  He weighs about 8 pounds, and hasn’t met a person he doesn’t like!  He was found as a stray in Florida and his owners were never found.  He traveled all the way up to Connecticut with his foster mom in search of a perfect home.  He is a very loving boy, he listens well, and wants badly to please his people.  Odie loves to play and run around in the yard of his foster home, and also plays well with the other dogs in his foster home.  He travels very well in the car, and on his plane ride to CT he didn’t make a peep!  He is crate trained and house broken, and even gets along with the cat that he lives with.  Odie walks well on a leash, and enjoys his walkabouts with his foster family.  Sometimes when he gets excited he will jump up on people, so we are recommending children over 7.  We are working on the jumping in his training sessions.  Odie knows basic commands, and looks to his person to see what you want from him.  This smart boy is eager to learn and very  trainable.  For more photos of Odie in his foster home, check his album:   

Dante – ADOPTED!

Posted Mar 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm in Latest News

ADOPTED!!  Dante comes from Odessa, Missouri, where he was brought in to the local animal shelter by the person who found him wandering around outside. Not much is known about his life previously, other than he was microchipped, but no one ever returned the shelter’s calls to claim him.  He is currently being fostered in Kansas City, Missouri.  Our vets think he is around 7 years old, and he is between 13 and 14 pounds.  He appears to be house-trained, since he has only had a few accidents inside, and most were when the environment was still new to him.  Because he lives with other boy dogs, they all wear belly bands to prevent any territorial marking.  He is extremely good about not marking, even without the belly band.  Dante is definitely not a fan of being crated, but he tolerates it.  He puts up a very small amount of resistance when it’s time to go into the crate, but once inside, there is typically no crying or barking.  He is always crated when his foster parents leave the house, so he is getting used to it.  At night he sleeps in the human bed, but he would probably be content to sleep in a dog bed as well.  Dante is the epitome of a sweetheart!  He is very mild-mannered, but not at all shy or timid.  He loves to cuddle on the couch with his foster parents, or with one of his foster brothers, an 8 year-old pug.  He gets along well with other dogs, although we have to keep an eye on him during feeding time because he tends to wander over to the other dogs’ food and tries to “share” with them.  He has not been around children while in foster care, but nothing indicates he would have issues with them.  He walks very well on a leash, and in general is not a pushy dog.  We are working on basic commands right now, mainly “sit.”  He does a great job of coming to you when you call him.  He is not the biggest fan of being picked up and carried around, but he will tolerate it when necessary.  In short, Dante is a very loving dog and would be a great companion!    For more photos of Dante in his foster home, check his album often:  

Bambi – ADOPTED!!

Posted Mar 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm in Latest News

ADOPTED!!  Bambi is 8 pounds of doggie diva!  She loves to be treated like the Princess she is.  She is a beautiful chocolate and white Rat Terrier mix, with probably a little Toy Fox Terrier in for good measure.  She was returned after a bad placement by the shelter, and became urgent because she was then an owner surrender.  They adopted her to a home where they expected her to be a “guard dog” in the husband’s shop building.  They brought her back, saying she needed to be “someone’s lap dog.”  Well, of course she does!  Bambi is a snuggler, and prefers to sleep in her person’s nice warm bed, and will spend a lot of time curled up near you on the sofa.  Bambi seems to really adore men as well as women.  She really likes to be spoiled, and her foster parents are living up to her expectations.  Bambi came to us paper-trained, so we are working on house training her, and she’s doing very well.  But in a pinch, she will use a piddle pad.  She doesn’t like being crated at all, and if you open the door to go somewhere, she thinks she needs to go with you. She is learning the word “wait” at the door so she does not follow you out. Bambi has not been with very young kids in her foster home yet, but we are willing to have her meet them to see if she will be too shy or scared, we have a feeling she might just jump in their lap. She would be safe with kids over 8 without issues. She gets along great with all the other dogs in the house and she is doing good with the cat. She will lay on the couch with her but sometimes when the cat runs she does like to chase her and try to play with her. She is so soft and does not have a thick coat of hair so she is more then willing to wear a coat or sweater to go outside.  She is a good car-rider, and walks great on a leash.  We don’t know how a sweetie like Bambi wound up in a shelter, but we promised to find her a good home.  If you need a little girlee to spoil, we’re sure Bambi would be up for it!   For more photos of this adorable dog in her foster home, check her album often: