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SMOKY, THE SHEPHERD MIX RESCUE, FOUND WANDERING THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS (PART 3)

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“While we were still in Tennessee, we saw a flyer for a lost dog with a picture of Smoky.

The vet said, absolutely, do not give him back.

When we brought him back he was still sick with infection from the prong collar that had been removed from his neck.

We had two other dogs at home back in Florida and weren’t sure if he would join the pack or they would welcome him–but they all got along well, right away.”

CHARLIE MEATBALL, THE RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK MIX RESCUE (SHE SAID, PART 6)

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“Charlie ended up having heart worm.

He was under exercise restriction and had to have daily shots in his front leg muscle for 6 months.

The best and worst time we’ve had with Charlie was after moving to NYC when we left him with my ex’s mom because we both had jobs, but didn’t have a place to live.

We couch surfed for two weeks until we found an apartment.

We were without Charlie for two months, until Christmas.

Coming back to NYC with Charlie was the happiest day of his life.

He and my ex are still extremely attached, but Charlie lives with me.

 

Ridgebacks are one dog owners, but this Rhodesian has two.”

ELLIE (SHORT FOR ELEPHANT), THE FRENCH BULLDOG THAT IS AN ENTERTAINING CLOWN, AND GREAT COMFORT (PART 1)

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“I’d been wanting a Frenchie for a few years.

They are like clowns; they have funny temperaments.

I was a college student so I couldn’t afford to get a dog, and I didn’t have the time to care for one either.

I graduated from college last May and then a few weeks after that, my sister died in a car accident.

She was 20 years old.

My parents thought it was time for me to get a dog.

I wasn’t working yet, so I had a lot of free time.”

Riley, the Rescue Beagle Puppy With Separation Anxiety (Part 1)

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“We had a beagle who was 11 years old and he passed away from cancer, so we adopted Riley from a rescue group called, Posh Pets.

We met her at an adoptapalooza event in Union Square, NYC.

We were looking, just to be around dogs, but not sure we were ready to adopt a dog.

We went into the adoption truck filled with puppies and dogs and got emotional.”

Roxanne, the International Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy (she said, part 4)

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“I took her back to Germany with me for three months and we lived in the Black Forest, which is beautiful, calm and surrounded by woods.

It gave us time to bond intensively and she was able to adjust to environmental factors such as cars and people.

Once we came to the city she was okay.

She learned a lot in Germany and attained a great deal of self confidence.”

Roxanne, the International Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy (she said, part 3)

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“Roxanne doesn’t experience any pain and we will have it fixed when we get her neutered.

She has been with us for about six months.

It was a very stressful time for both my boyfriend and me when she arrived.

She had to adjust to city living, coming from farm life.

It was difficult to go through the day because she wasn’t used to walking on a leash and was fearful of everything (sliding doors, cars, too many people, and noise in general).”

Roxanne, the International Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy (she said, part 2)

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“I moved to the U.S. from Germany, and the breeder that I chose was in Texas.

It all happened very fast.

I liked that they were a large family that lived on a farm and were home breeders.

They were definitely not a puppy mill.

She was already 12 weeks old and came home with me the following week.

It took a while for her find a home because she has a hernia.”

Roxanne, the International Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy (she said, part 1)

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“At first I picked a Ridgeback for aesthetic reasons and after looking into it, I found that they are also very good natured and loving.

I did a lot of research online and I bought a book about the character, history and training of Rhodesians; a very depth analysis of the breed.

About a year and a half after doing research and looking into puppies, I found the right breeder at the right time.”

Scout, the Labrador Retriever that brought joy to a family (part 7)

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“After having four kids, with one already out the door, getting Scout is like having a new two year old.

She has added a new layer to our nuclear family.

We have met new people and made new friends through having Scout.

She has introduced us to an entire subculture.”

Scout, the Labrador Retriever that brought joy to a family (part 6)

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“I used to think the dog ate my homework was a joke, but I have been a witness to Scout doing just that.

She recently ate several pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that must have fallen on the the floor.

Luckily, her unfortunate food choices have worked themselves out of her system and we haven’t had to take her to a veterinarian.”