Murphy gets along great with our dog Remington. Murphy has had some health issues one of them being hip dysplasia. He will be having a total hip replacement in October. Murphy's foster family will be adopting him.
Dallas has found his forever family with his foster Dad who has a new best buddy. Watch for more updates in the near future.
We quickly found out that a Boy’s life and a Dog’s life have many similarities: waking up to watch the sunrise, long walks, swimming in the river, playing fetch, naps under a tree, sharing secrets in the fort built of sheets and blankets. It’s hard to remember life before Penny. Her energy is infectious and our love for her grows everyday.
Tracy is new to foster care. She is a mild and easy going girl who hasn't had many usual dog experiences in her life. We are working on exploring and learning as just about everything is novel to her. She is settling in nicely and even though cliché, she truly has that golden pleasing personality. She's a bit unsure of our two resident goldens and so we are working on building confidence and trust. She will have some vet care coming up to check on a cut on her left paw and to get ready for her spay. Stay tuned! She's blossoming by the minute!
Jackson is enjoying his new home and adjusting very well. It took a while to find that special forever home but it was worth the wait.
We went to the vet on Tuesday, and they're both in generally good health. Angel's ear infection has returned, so we have her on an antibiotic, and both she and Cliffy are taking a "seasonal"allergy medication. Our vet, Dr. James Pape at Heritage Animal Hospital in Greenville, said that we can see if this medication gets them through this allergy season, and then go from there. Angel has a follow-up appointment in two weeks to check her ears.
They sure were goofballs at the vet. First they were excited, then they laid down, and they were perfect with Dr. Pape. He said Cliff is a real character, which he is. These two dogs are superstars, and we are all doing very well. They love to go for rides and walks. Angel still likes her ball, but she's not as obsessed as she was, and we are continuing to work with her on that. The other day, we couldn't find Cliffy anywhere, and finally, after we hollered for him out back, he popped his head up out of the compost crate at the end of the yard. Somehow, he jumped in there, and was having a picnic on corn cobs. It was funny, but we are keeping him out of there anyway, because we don't want him to eat anything that will make him sick. What a goof.
They seem happy, and even though I know they miss you, I think they are enjoying life here. My nephews love to play frisbee with them, and can actually wear them out. We love them very much, and we thank you for helping us find them!
The kids wanted to name her Rosie so she has a new name, but she doesn't seem to mind. We are still working on potty training but she's a smart girl so we'll get it soon.
We got Darla in with two other females from a "breeder". Darla had wandered onto the person's property so we brought her in too. She is very shy and un-socialized. I took her to the vet that evening to find she has worms and fleas.
Bella is doing well, some new adventures for her lately. We have gone kayaking a couple times and she enjoys the ride. She likes the water and goes in far enough where her feet are still touching. She does swim but seems to like it where she can still feel bottom. She loves to ride in the car and does very well in the back seat.
She loves her squeaky toys and will bring them to you so she can play a couple rounds of fetch. She is a very sweet girl
Dallas will be a "Foster Failure-Adoption Success story! He will soon be adopted by his foster family who has given him a great new home.
Watch for more updates soon.
Penny went to her Forever home on September 19,2017. Watch for more updates in the near future.
Gracie is an extremely high-energy, anxious and challenging pup. The ideal home for Gracie will have someone home full time. She will need a home that can provide structure and lots of mental and physical stimulation. A fenced yard is required. We need someone who is committed and has the time needed to work with her to build her confidence, provide positive reinforcement and socialize her (people, other dogs, cars, just about everything). She would be ok with another dog, as long as he/she was very mellow. She is good with cats. A home with kids would not be a suitable placement for her due to the amount of time that she will require. Because she is a puppy, she still gets into things, chews things up, digs, etc. — so she must be watched closely. We know Gracie will be a wonderful companion for someone who can be dedicated to her continued growth and training, and will help her become a confident, happy golden.
5 year old loves his walks and checkin out his new neighborhood. He is a real love bug. He likes snuggling and getting belly scratches. Very well mannered.
Gracie is new in foster care. More information will follow.
Tina, as we call her, has been with us a little over two weeks. She’s getting along great with our dogs, and she’s starting to play with our youngest. Tina would do very well in a home with a laid back dog or being the only one.
Even though she’s a year old, Tina doesn’t have as much energy as a typical puppy and calms down easily. Walking has been a bit of a challenge because Tina loves to chase after bunnies and squirrels. She walks fairly well with her harness, but we walk when it’s dark while the squirrels are still asleep to help with the pulling when she sees her fury friends (unfortunately, bunnies don’t sleep in). She will continue to need at least one walk a day once she is adopted.
Tina takes a Benadryl in the morning and evening to help with her allergies. Though she scratches a little more, they don’t bother her. Because they are so minimal, she hasn’t been tested to see if they are seasonal or food related. I have put her on a limited ingredient diet just in case it is food, and she’s been enjoying coconut oil and pumpkin mixed into it. She doesn’t like pills, so they need to be hidden in food. She is a smart girl and has been known to lick around the pills and drop them outside her bowl.
Though she is in a crate when we aren’t home, we try to limit Tina’s time in it. We block off the bedrooms at night, and she sleeps with the other dogs. Being a puppy, she will try chewing on things she shouldn’t. For the most part, she will grab a toy to play with before something inappropriate.
We brought Tina to Boston Store to sell the Community Days coupon books, and she loved all the attention. She was on her best behavior with everyone and didn’t jump up. She does exhibit resource guarding when she has a prize like a bully stick, though I am able to put things in her bowl while she’s eating. She also lets the other dogs around her when she’s eating. She still needs to gain some weight, so we don’t let them get close enough to eat her food.
Tina has an appointment to be spayed later this month and will be available for adoption once she has healed.
Goose is settling in beautifully. I am amazed that given his age, he's so mild mannered! He showed no signs of anxiety or stress during his transition and has made himself right at home. We love having a walking buddy every day on the way home from school and I've already taken Goose into work with me (I have a dog friendly office). It feels so great to have a family dog again - we didn't realize how much we missed it until having Goose join us!
Hi, my name is Oscar. I'm a 2 year old Golden retriever. I love people and kids and dogs and my favorite thing is to run fast and chase tennis balls. People think I'm pretty talented because I can carry two balls in my mouth at once. I don't tell them sometimes I've fit 3! I love my foster family very much, but I really want a forever home. My foster mom says to be patient and the perfect family is out there somewhere, but I'm terrible at being patient. I'm two. Did I mention that? I'm finally feeling happy after months and months of feeling icky. From the time I was a puppy, I got foods with chicken, pumpkin and corn, but those all made my tummy hurt and made me itchy. I guess I'm allergic to those. GRRoW helped figure that out. But now that I have special lamb and sweet potato food and stick to my diet, I feel like myself again. I also get a quick shot every couple weeks so the Staph on my skin doesn't make me itch. My foster mom says I'm a really good boy-I stand still for my shot, take my daily Apoquel dipped in peanut butter (yum!) and I love to play. She says my perfect forever home will want to keep me feeling good by continuing my special food, medicine and allergy shots. I love the two kids that live with me because they can throw my tennis balls really far! And they have comfy beds. All the neighborhood kids are lots of fun too. But my foster mom says my forever home should have kids that are old enough not to drop or feed me foods that make me sick. Or maybe no kids would be ok as long as someone will play with me. Did I mention no swimming either? That makes my skin super itchy. But tennis balls...those are great! And walks and running and playing. I'm ready to join my forever family... wherever you are. I promise to make you laugh, make you smile, make you proud, and make you feel unconditional love. I'm always hearing "Good Boy" so I must be doing things right. Do you need a Good Boy in your family? Could you be my forever mom or dad?