Sophie is this week’s Dog Of The Week

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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November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

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

Hollywood Adoptions this Weekend!

Saturday at the Hollywood Feed on Union, Good Dog Rescue had several adoptions …Ridgely, JoJo, Liddy, and Bijou! Today we had adoptions at Hollywood Feed Store in Cordova and here are a few pictures of the people and dogs adopted and present. Gretchen, Meg and Roland were adopted today.

We even had a visit from a former adoption….two weeks ago a great family adopted Bixby now Sammie…in just two weeks he has grown so much taller and still remembered her foster mom.  Here is a before and current picture.  Thanks for coming and taking good care of our Good Dog!

Tucker is our Dog of the Week

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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.

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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.

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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?

Hollywood Feed on Poplar Adoptions!

What a beautiful day for the dogs of Good Dog Rescue…yes, I would say we had such a great day for adoptions. Set up out side to enjoy the day and many came to see our dogs. We had 4 adoptions and several additional applications.

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Whitley, now Daisy, is living THE life

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!

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Dave and Daisy - no doubt relaxing after one of their power walks

Lovely Delilah goes home to Arkansas!

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.Delilah and Phillip home at last

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!