A senior Dogs plea to adopt!
April 7 2013
Angel has been with us since June 28, 2011 and is NOT able to be a sanctuary dog here as he is not good co-existing with other dogs and a Dr. Jekyle/ Mr. Hyde personality- can be extremely friendly and super sweet, but if he isnt being super sweet then he needs to be left alone. Angel needs a home ASAP. Angel does not go after members of the “pack” but cannot be a sanctuary dog here with us as he manages to bite every single new dog regardless of being separated or supervised. Angel loves to play ball and needs a fenced yard to play in. Inside the house he is mellow, but he is not good with cats and will bite unsuspecting dogs in his vicinity. Please, if you have Dachshund experience, an adult home without cats, with no other dogs (or have one or two and are willing to let pack dynamic develop), and room to play ball contact us about Angel. He has no adoption fee but MUST go to the right home. Angel is now 9 years old and was neutered and had a dental when he came to us in June 2011. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you may be able to give this boy a good home
A Memo from Miss Edna~
There are so many wonderful people who care about us dogs and we thank you all! I’ve been very busy thinking and decided it was time to share my thoughts with you. There are so many fantastic animal rescues. They are full of volunteers and incredible people who do so much for us. But there are more dogs in need of help and sadly lots of us die because there just are not enough foster homes to save us all. Rescues work non-stop to save dogs from shelters so we are not euthanized. They pull dogs from bad breeder situations or abusive homes or off the streets. They spend a lot of money on us to get us medical care and have us spayed or neutered. BUT, there are so many more of us dogs than there are human foster homes. So I’ve been thinking about how we can solve this problem and how I can help….
As most of you know, I had puppies my whole life, over and over again. When I got old, I was dumped on the streets, Yep, I was a useless old breeder dog, picked up by animal control and sent to the shelter to be euthanized. And then, a miracle happened, a true miracle! DARE rescue (www.daretorescue.com
) came to the shelter and saved me! Wow! Not only was I old and not very pretty, I was also sick! I had several big mammary tumors nearly dragging the ground, a lump on my head, nearly deaf, and all but 3 of my teeth were rotten. But because the DARE people cared about me, I made it out!
Here is how it works…Rescues pull/save us. Foster homes keep us until nice people adopt us. So, to make it all work, we need RESCUES-FOSTERS-ADOPTERS. So many of the foster homes are occupied by old girls (and guys) like me. We need to free up our fosters so more of us can be saved. For some reason, not many people want to adopt seniors…..why??? I just don’t understand. We are smart, we use the bathroom outside, we don’t chew things up and make big messes, we mind…. There’s no way any young pup could love you in the same special way we seniors do!!! If we could just get the older pups out of foster homes and into adoption, then we would have lots and lots of room to save more dogs! What a great idea, huh? Can you, will you, help?
I really don’t think people realize how wonderful we seniors really are! Most people want a puppy or young dog. I guess they think a puppy will live longer and they are cuter. Well, that is probably true. But does that really matter? I sure wish it didn’t. Whether we seniors have a week or a few years left in our lives, our unconditional love and unparalleled appreciation will be with you forever. We are truly grateful! Please consider adopting one of my senior friends so there are more foster homes available. Please give a sweet senior a home and a welcome them into your family. (*Now don’t y’all worry about me….as I said earlier, I’m one of the lucky ones! I was rescued by DARE and I am staying right here where I am, at Doxie Tales:)
Incredible people care for and love animals. Please consider opening your heart, home and family to one of my senior friends. With love, Miss Edna from Doxie Tales of Gainesville, FL.
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