family, loyalty, love

Gracie, the Chihuahua and Boscoe, the Pit Bull Terrier, Rescues (part 4)

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“She was infested with fleas and heart worm.

Someone who saw her littermate wandering the streets gave him to a friend.

She was a pound and half, sitting in my hand with bugs jumping off of her.

I took her to our vet right away where she had a flea bath and got pills for her heartworm.

I since sold the trailer park and took an $80,000 loss, so I call Gracie my $80,000 dog.”

Gracie, the Chihuahua and Boscoe, the Pit Bull Terrier, Rescues (part 3)

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“Our vet wasn’t sure he could save Boscoe’s leg because the bullet was lodged in the elbow of his leg, making surgery difficult.

I found a specialist and he had surgery the next day.

That was two years ago and he is fully recovered and trots like a horse.

The second time I moved to Texas I bought a trailer park as an investment and there was a tenant who just let his dogs run amok on the property.

One of his friend’s chihuahua mated with a neighbors’ terrier and Gracie was one of the puppies.”

 

Gracie, the Chihuahua and Boscoe, the Pit Bull Terrier, Rescues (part 2)

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“Boscoe had been in the shelter for an entire year and they weren’t showing him because he had a leg in a sling that was infected.

They kept taking him to a vet to drain his leg full of infection, but never treated it properly.

I said, let me adopt him and I will get him treated and take care of him.

The adoption group came over for a home visit and we were approved.

I took Boscoe to my vet, where they took x-rays and saw a bullet in his leg.”

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.”

Leroy, the Maltipoo (Maltese/Poodle Mix), (part 5)

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“Leroy becomes even more affectionate when we are upset.

Usually, he gives affection on his terms, but when he senses a change in our mood or behavior he is very responsive.

He worries about us.

He adds to the happiness in our house.

It’s full of love.

No matter what is going on, I want to come home and see him.”

Penny, the Dachshund Mix from Rescue Dogs Rock (part 1, she said)

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“Our friend, Julia had two dachshunds, Henry and Joshua and we just fell in love with them.

So, I thought we wanted a dachshund.

My boyfriend and I love dogs and felt like it was time to get one.

We both had time consuming jobs, but started working from home, so it seemed like the right time.

My partner started googling Dachshund rescue on Pet Finder and Penny popped up on the screen.

She is a Doxie mix and her photo was the cutest dog we’d ever seen.”

Tallulah, the Yellow Labrador Retriever/Whippet Rescue (Part 4)

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“It’s a big transition coming to New York City from the suburbs of Alabama, but Tally is doing great.

She is occasionally skittish around the noises of the city, but she loves the energy here.

I’ve taken her on the train a few times and she is relaxed.

She has no problem with the subway.

In general, just in my last year of college when I didn’t have an roommates and I decided to live alone in New York, she has been my only roommate and companion and it’s great because she is there for me every step of the way.

When I transition, she transitions.

She’s something familiar and provides me with a real sense of stability.”

Tallulah, the Yellow Labrador Retriever/Whippet Rescue (Part 3)

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“Once she got into a ball point pen and when I came home there was ink all over my light colored carpet and her face was covered with ink.

Aside from the normal puppy phase, she was a great college dog.

She got lots of attention from people on campus and became a very social dog.

I just graduated from undergraduate school in May and came to NY a month ago for graduate school.

We rented a truck and drove up to New York City for 16 hours.”

Tallulah, the Labrador Retriever/Whippet Rescue Dog (Part 2)

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“I took her home as a foster to adopt, and adopted her a week later.

She was so small that I took her everywhere with me, even shopping.

A week and a half later, I took her to college with me.

Because I left before the foster time was up, I adopted her over the phone and had my mother go to the shelter and finalize the paperwork.

Tally was a very curious puppy and got into anything I left on the floor.”

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.”