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Category Archives: Adopted
Karma needs a new home! The police were initially able to take her puppies due to neglect, but not her. However, circumstances ended up that mama Karma was able to make it safely out too!
We have since learned that she is a purebred American Pitbull Terrier, and was born in June of 2014. (So she just turned 3 years old.)
She will be spayed before leaving the shelter. She is just the sweetest thing you will ever meet! I can’t say enough good about her. (Though I admit, being a terrier owner myself, I do ever so much love them.) She sits nicely and will take a treat from your hand so gently and carefully. She is very social; she loves to be with people, and ever so much wants to be a part of someone’s family. She will rub on you and cuddle and even want to crawl in your lap if you let her. On walks, she does have some energy, being a terrier and all, but she isn’t too bad. Pulls a little, but she is very manageable. When she greets you, her whole butt wiggles in happy anticipation of spending time with you.
She has been excellent with every dog she has ever met. I took my own little terrier mix Gustav along on many walks with her, and the two sniffed when they met, and that was it. They walked peaceably the whole way. She was fine with the other recently adopted dog too, Skye, a yorkipoo; as well as with Rocky, an Australian shepherd, and Coral, a hound dog. She actually seems happier when she has a doggy playmate rather than being by herself.
When tested with cats, she just ignored them. One of her previous owners came forward to say she had lived with cats before and was fine. She does not seem to have a whole lot of drive to her like you often see in terriers. She shows little interest in chasing things, in other words. She is in general very gentle.
***Update*** A trip to the park, June 13.
What’s better than walking a terrier in the park? Walking two terriers! Gustav, my own faithful pup, invited Karma along to Ramsey Park today. The three of us had a great time. As you can see, Gustav and Karma enjoy each other’s company. You’d think they were old friends. Karma in general gets along great with other dogs. She walks pretty well too; she pulled a bit at first, but then settled into an easy pace. She was sad when we had to say goodbye; this dog wants to always be at the side of her person. She will be a wonderful, loyal, sweet companion for whoever adopts her. Cuddly too. 🙂 She loves being pet, and laying near you or on your lap. I’m hoping she gets her forever home soon! (Not that I don’t love her company, but she should be in a home, not a kennel at the shelter.)
***All Adopted!*** Florence’s Kittens: Londyn, Bostyn, Irelyn, Sydney, and Montana ***All Adopted!***
***Adopted!***Montana. Orange tabby, male, domestic longhair. Born to Florence April 14, 2017.
***Adopted!*** Bostyn. Tortoiseshell, female, domestic longhair. Born to Florence April 14, 2017.
***Adopted!*** Sydney. Dilute tortoiseshell, female, domestic longhair. Born to Florence April 14, 2017.
***Adopted!*** Londyn. Tortoiseshell, female, domestic longhair. Born to Florence April 14, 2017.
***Adopted!*** Irelyn. Tortoiseshell, female, domestic longhair. Born to Florence April 14, 2017.
These four kittens were born at the shelter to Erica in April. They are all sweet and loveable and well socialized, thanks to our many volunteers who play with them.
***Adopted!*** Morticia: Female, Black, domestic longhair.
***Adopted!*** Gomez: Male, black, domestic longhair.
***Adopted!*** Wednesday: Female, black, domestic shorthair.
***Adopted!*** Betsy: Female, brown tabby and white, domestic longhair.
On Friday, May 26, we received four puppies that were seized by the local police for neglect. They were about 6 weeks old on arrival, so were born around April 20. They proved to be extremely wormy, with the little runt, Millie, being downright lethargic on arrival. I don’t know if she would’ve lasted another week. 🙁 After two wormings, these four were still expelling worms, and thus needed a third worming just in the course of one week! It looked like they were pooping spaghetti. All were also some degree of underweight. Since these photos were taken the day they arrived, their huge worm bellies I’m afraid are still quite evident, as well as a leanness over the back and hindquarters. They look so much better now!
One week after arrival, the four are all active and playful and looking so much better. Millie took three days to go from just laying around all the time to keeping up with her sisters. They have all put on about 2 pounds apiece in just 7 days. New pictures coming soon that better represent these vibrant, wonderful pups!
All four will be available for adoption when we deem them old enough and well enough, which will likely be about 2 weeks. We don’t know the parentage of these pups, but they look to be at least a good portion terrier, probably some kind of ratting terrier based on their personalities and the way they play. A rough estimate to adult size for these pups is around 30-40 pounds, based on their size vs their age now. They are not going to be large dogs. All four are girls.
These four have become just the sweetest, cuddliest little things! They love laps, and to be held and pet and cuddled. You can play with them for a while, then when they get tired, they will seek out a warm lap and curl up for a nap. They are very social dogs. Usually a dog that is a cuddler as a puppy stays that way as an adult too. They are also all quite smart, even at this young age; they are starting to get the idea that outside is the place to go to the bathroom, if they are given a chance. They are too young and have to go to the bathroom too often to even be able to be housetrained just yet. However, they understand enough already that they don’t use their bed as a toilet. They are wonderful dogs; we staff (as well as some regular volunteers) love them to pieces!
Even if you don’t want to adopt, feel free to stop in during open hours to play with the pups; they do so love attention, and the socialization is good for them!