dog loss

Preston, the Failed Show Dog Rescue, And Scarlet, the Black Labrador Mix, Rescue (Part 2)

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“We went to Pennsylvania, adopted him and called him Preston.

Preston got us through our mourning period and we gave him a new (free) life.

He had been crated, going from show to show, and he was now free.

Two years after we got Preston, (I had always wanted two dogs), we were looking to rescue a dog as a companion for Preston, as well as loving dogs.”

 

Preston, the Failed Show Dog Rescue, And Scarlet, the Black Labrador Mix, Rescue (Part 1)

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“We got Preston as a result of a sad event.

We’ve always had Vizsla’s and Preston is our third.

Our first Vizsla, Lucas died at 15 years old, and we got a puppy soon after, called Theo.

We were on vacation and Theo was hit by a car at 20 months and died instantly.

We were devastated and a breeder friend of ours called and said he had a male Vizsla that was a six month old failed show dog that needed a home.”

Rooney, the Miniature Pinscher, Pit Bull, Hound Mix Rescue, That Filled a Void (she said, part 1)

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“I’ve had dogs all my life and right now my family dogs are aging.

Our oldest dog, Schuler, who was a rescue Black Labrador and lived to be eighteen years old just died about six months ago.

I just moved to NYC, and  brought one of our other family dogs, Winnie, a Golden Retriever with me.

She is thirteen years old right now, and was just diagnosed with a slow progressing Leukemia.

The city was hard on her and she kept getting infections, so she ended up going back to Michigan to live with my retired parents.”

Koda, the intuitive German Shepherd (part 2)

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“Meanwhile, my dog was diagnosed with bone cancer.

Koda sensed that and responded with typical animal instincts and didn’t want him to be part of the pack.

After a few months, the more time they spent together, the more they warmed to each other.

They had a year together.”

Goldie, the Lagotto Romagnolo, that was a Surprise Birthday Present (part 1)

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“Toby, our last dog, a huge Wheaton Terrier, died about two and a half years ago and it was just time for a new pup.

I did a little research online.

I needed another hypoallergenic dog and I didn’t want to try to replace Toby, so I decided to get a different breed.

I wanted a female this time and a slightly smaller dog.

I called up a Lagotto breeder who I found on the web.”

Teller, Ivy, and Zoe, the Family of Bearded Collies (part 1)

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“I’ve had dogs all my life.

When I moved from Argentina to Manhattan I didn’t have the heart to have a large dog, but I promised my seven kids we would get a dog when we moved into a house and had the space and time to care for a dog.

We moved to Riverdale and got a Bearded Collie.  After a few years we got second Beardie.

The first Beardie lived to be eleven and the younger one died at only three, from epilepsy.

I could not get another dog because I felt I would be trying to replace the other two, but every time I walked in the street and saw a Bearded Collie, my heart would jump out.”

 

Tallulah, the Labrador Retriever/Whippet Rescue dog (Part 1)

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“I’ve always loved dogs.

I got Tally when I was in college, two years ago.

I got another dog first, but he was already sick with heart worm.

I didn’t want him to die in the shelter, so I adopted him and got him treated, but he died six months later from a grand mall seizure, related to his heart worm.

I knew I wanted to get another dog, so I waited until I went back home to Florence, Alabama and went to the local shelter, where I met Tally.”

 

 

Morgan, the Mini Doberman Pinscher Mix from Social Tees Animal Rescue (part 2, she said)

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“He’s very pretty and he has a nice smile.

The puppies were getting a lot of attention and Morgan was in his cage looking handsome and smiling.

He wasn’t a baby, he was six months old.

We filled out the paperwork and they did a background check on us.

We took him home that day.

The best thing about Morgan is that he’s so different from our Jack Russell, who was never affectionate, or even friendly for that matter.

He was aloof.”

Ike, the Rescue Boxer, Chow, Collie, Labrador, Hound, mix (he said, part 1)

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“My daughter was the reason we got Ike.

I thought she shouldn’t grow up without a dog.

We met Ike on the street and that put the wheel in motion.  We were just walking to dinner and encountered him.  He was very friendly and his foster dad said, he was up for adoption.

I had to come to grips with my reasons for not getting a dog.

Primarily, I thought the city is not a place for a big dog, and I only wanted a big dog.

Also, we travel a lot, I didn’t want to pick up poop, and I just didn’t want another responsibility.

But that was only partially the reason, the other being that I hadn’t gotten over the loss of my last dog.”

Dipper, the Wheaton Terrier with nine lives (part 2)

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“I came home from medical school and in some sort of twisted way, having Dipper in this pitiful situation, took me out of the misery that I was experiencing in school.

I refocused on family and the things that made me happier before my med school misery.

Then of course, Dipper made a miraculous recovery.

He was able to put med school in perspective, and stick around afterwards.

Now is not a good time for me to get a dog, but I hope my parents choose to get another dog once Dipper is gone.”