At eight years of age, I am now an old dog.
I landed in an animal shelter because my owners thought I was pregnant – again. They dumped me and my half grown puppy in a local animal shelter. This may sound sad, and while it was not much, in the end it was the best decision they could have made for me because while my owners didn’t care anymore, the shelter employees sure did. They took it upon themselves to find a rescue of kind hearted and perhaps a bit foolish, people to take me in.
As it turns out, I was not pregnant, thank goodness. But I was really, really sick. I had to go on a strong antibiotic for many weeks which stretched in months to cure me. I’m better now. The drugs, the care all worked. Now I’m so full of energy I drive the chickens and ducks nuts!
I enjoy my foster home. The food is tasty, the environment safe and sweet and I do love it so. My foster mom thinks I’m nuts because I prefer to stay in the garage. The inside scares me, especially the linoleum floors. They are so slippery. My foster dad says it’s amazing as I have made a bed in his pile of rags and I don’t mess with anything and I never go potty in the garage. Ok, so maybe he is more thankful than amazed.
As with all older bodies, mine has it’s quirks. I have a hitch in my walk because of my one hip bone. The vet took all kinds of photos with the machine and declared I was ok and didn’t need surgery. She said my body made a new joint for my hip. It’s been on the painful side but I’m good now. If it hurts I can take some pain medicine. It is a lot like arthritis and to be honest, it doesn’t bother me at all.
I like my foster home, but I would like a home to call me own. My very own home where people will love me and care for me and I can be who I am! This past Sunday my foster dad and a buddy were working on a tractor and cleaning up some of the property. What a blast that was. I followed them everywhere! I love being able to go around the house, check out the chickens (well, their food) do my thing and then back to the garage. My foster dad was worried I’d get hurt but I was careful to stay a bit of a distance away from the machines but close enough for a pat on the head when they stopped for a rest.
I enjoy being brushed and like my food dish to be filled once, maybe twice a day, ok, so I’m a bit on the heavy side – can we keep the dish filled ALL day long? Pretty please? I do love to grab snacks and it’s not like the chicken’s share their leftover goodies from the kitchen.
Not many people are looking for older dogs, and I understand, I really do. But if you adopt me, I promise the next few years will be the vet best for both of us!
Medical: She is spayed, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots.
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.
Adoption fee: $250
Leash and Collar or Harness: a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each
canine. Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge
Making a Difference
PetsConnect! is an all volunteer not-for-profit organization moving into out Tenth Year!
All the animals are in foster homes and well cared for, we pay our bills, make our thank yous and our volunteers work very hard to run PetsConnect! as a professional, caring, friendly business!
The animals in our program come from local animal shelters and to the employees and volunteers of our local animal shelters we are most grateful and thankful for the hard, emotionally taxing work they engage in daily.
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