Posted on November 25, 2009 by gooddogrescue
Sophie is an 8+ year old Maltese, Bichon Frise Mix who we found down on her luck in a West Tennessee Animal Shelter. This grand lady asks for nothing other than a little love and caring in return for her gratefulness at being with her person.
Sophie is a special needs dog, in addition to being a senior dog. She has a heart murmur, for which she takes an inexpensive daily diuretic medication to prevent congestion. Just as with humans who take a “water pill,” this means that Sophie needs to go out more often for potty breaks.
Sophie may be slightly hard of hearing. She will stay quietly in her crate and asks for very little.
She really dances when you get the leash out, she wants to go for a walk. She has this slow ambling gait that would make her the perfect companion for someone else who wants to get out regularly for a stroll, but not be pulled along by a younger dog who’s trying to get somewhere quick!
Sophie has a few good years left, but she needs someone who can see her beauty and not focus on her aging deficits. You know, we’re ALL getting older … and better … even Sophie!
She gets along fine with other dogs in the household. Sophie would do well in a household with someone who is able to be home on a regular basis (think about “holding it” for more than 8 or 9 hours)!.
With November being “Adopt a Senior Pet month” we have reduced Sophie’s adoption fee to $75 for a qualified adopter. Could you be the one to open your heart and your home to our lovely and loving Sophie?
If you could be the one, please review Sophie’s bio and complete the adoption application.
Thanks for considering one of our senior “seasoned” dogs.
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Posted on November 24, 2009 by gooddogrescue
We’ve got a lot of senior dogs who are looking for their forever homes. These dogs are typically the lowest maintenance (that puppy energy and puppy “challenges” are long gone).
If you’re looking for a pet who’s already housetrained, quiet, docile, and able to be alone while you or your family is out of the house at work or school, please consider one of our older pets. These mostly aged 6-9 year old pets make excellent companions, yet they are often overlooked by folks who are considering adopting. They ask so very little of their person, but give so very much of themselves when they realize they’ve got a great thing going (after a sometimes not so very good life).
Have a look at some of our adoptable senior dogs. Belle, Birdy, Dixie, Dusty, Ellie, Katie, Mandy, Poppa Smurf, Princess, Pudge, Sophie.
Please consider adopting one of them to be your forever friend. They will lavish you with love and thanks.
Some of our Senior Adoptable Dogs
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Posted on November 22, 2009 by chinagirl98
Posted on November 15, 2009 by gooddogrescue
Tucker relaxes at an adoption event after "working the crowd"
Tucker is a great dog who doesn’t seem to make the best impression with strangers if he is insecure in his environment, like at adoption events!
He is fostered in a home with several other dogs. He tends to find a spot where he doesn’t get right in the middle of any chaos, unless Marley the chihuahua happens to be around.
Tucker and best buddy, Marley
Tucker loves Marley and they have a blast playing together. In fact, the smaller dogs seem to like Tucker, I think he feels that he is their size. He has been cat tested and failed however. Tucker seems uncomfortable with larger dogs; since he was rescued from the streets this is not so hard to understand.
He really is a sweetheart who is housetrained and does not chew up anything in the house. He is also pretty quiet. Tucker is fostered with Lisa.
Tucker with some of his pint-sized buddies
Read Tucker’s bio and see more of his pics here. Tucker’s hoping to be with his new family by the holidays. Could it be with you?
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Posted on November 14, 2009 by chinagirl98
Posted on November 12, 2009 by gooddogrescue
Whitley is a Poodle, Terrier mix who came to Real Good Dog Rescue along with her buddy, Emeril. She was a real sweetheart in her time with us, even though she tested positive for heartworms and had to undergo that treatment.
Jan and Dave Stevens adopted our Whitley. They renamed her Daisy. And they sent us this update:
I’m pleased to report that Daisy has achieved two milestones: She is heartworm negative on her follow-up test and she has logged her first hundred miles in power walking. Thought that you would like to hear the good news on both accounts. The good life continues for all of us.
We are so pleased to hear of Daisy reaching these milestones. This is wonderful news! Thanks for taking the time to let us know!
Dave and Daisy - no doubt relaxing after one of their power walks
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Posted on November 9, 2009 by jayemcee
Despite her adorable good looks and sweet, outgoing personality, Delilah the shih tzu had some odds stacked against her when she came into rescue from a regional Animal Control facility. The AC had picked her up injured with a pelvis broken in three places. Her left leg was totally dangling (blown ACL or nerve damage, we weren’t sure) and she had ‘young dog’ bilateral hip displaysia (her femur heads look like cauliflower).
But Delilah was not one to let this keep a GOOD DOG down. Crate rest, good medicine and time worked their magic.
Phillip and Beth Woods in Little Rock were surfing the net when sweet Delilah caught Phillip’s attention.
He confessed she had him at WOOF today when he came to claim her. This picture tells it all.
Welcome, Wood’s family into the extended GOOD DOG family…keep those pictures and updates coming!
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Posted on November 9, 2009 by gooddogrescue
Posted on November 8, 2009 by gooddogrescue
Chris Peck wrote an important editorial in The Commercial Appeal today. He describes the need for responsible pet owners – people who don’t merely view animals as objects to be bought and discarded at will. He points to the responsibility of the public for the more than 13,000 annual euthanasia’s at the shelter. He reminds us of the poor city management that couldn’t properly run the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center … and how that same management was responsible for the animal shelter.
Peck reminds us of these important points:
Feed your dog. Care for your dog. Spay or neuter your dog because we don’t need more puppies.
And cheer on the new mayor as he takes on Job 1 in City Hall — cleaning up the mess.
Take time to have a look at the letters to the editor about the animal shelter situation. Today’s Hot Button reader responses were interesting.
Please convey your continuing concern to the Mayor, Sheriff, and District Attorney (contact information for each of these people in an earlier blog post).
Thank you for reading and caring about the situation of defenseless animals at the Memphis Animal Shelter.
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Posted on November 7, 2009 by chinagirl98
What a great day for adoptions…we had 5 great families adopt from Good Dog Rescue today. Seemed like we were busy all day. Many came in to visit and obtain information or adopt. We still have lots of good dogs available to adopt.
Rissa gets adopted
Bindi gets adopted
Marmee gets adopted
Ollie gets adopted
Bunny gets adopted
We have many other dogs that were at the event and still need to be given a great ‘fur’ever home.
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