Adopt a Senior Month!

What age is senior to you?  Being a senior has some perks for humans, such as a discount at the movies or restaurants.  But, being a senior dog is a little different.  Some people shy away from senior dogs.  The excuses are: I can’t take it when I lose them, it’s too heartbreaking for me.  I want a puppy so I can train them from an early age.  I’m afraid that there will be too many vet visits with a senior dog.

Giving a home and love to a senior dog for the last few years of their lives–is very rewarding.

Max is one of the senior dogs that lives at the rescue.  Max is a prime example of a senior dog. I promised his family that I would keep him here at the rescue, until he passed on.  We laugh at him daily. He is at least 11 years, and he still runs, bays and plays with a ball.  Sometimes he talks a little too much, but that is Max.

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This is Max on his adventure. He needed help to get on the seat, but he has fun outside with the dogs and following everyone around.

Some of the senior dogs here that are still waiting for their families are. Lady, Dusty, Dot..Dot, Elvis and Samantha.

Here are photos of each of them, and if you are interested in adopting a senior dog, then give us a call.

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This is Lady–she is 7 or 8 years, and was used for breeding. She would make a great companion dog for someone.

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This is Dusty. He is so sweet. A big boy who loves hanging out with you. 7 or 8 years!

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This is Dot…Dot. He has gotten so chunky. Just doesn’t get enough exercise.  A great dog, that needs a home. 7 years!

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This is Elvis and Samantha. They love to be called Elvi and Sammy.  Both were in rough shape when they came here. They are both over 7 years old.  Great little lap dogs–and they have a story to tell.

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And last is my personal sweetheart “Lover Boy !” He has been waiting so long for the right family to come along. He is over 7 years now and when he wags his tail, he moves his entire body. He loves walks and likes to be talked to.  A great doggie!

My next post may be sharing about the puppies we have at the rescue, -but don’t forget the senior dogs out there.  They have so much love and devotion to give. It would be a blessing for them to spend the rest of their days with a loving family.

 

 

 

Benji

Approximate Age: 1 1/2 years

Breed (our best guess): Terrier Mix

Basic Stats:

Benji

Fun Fact: Benji looks like the dog on TV, and he is just as cute. He loves to ride in the car, or on the 4 wheel drive Mule. He likes Mike sometimes, and sometimes they just don’t get along.

‘s Story: Benji came to us from a local animal control. No one has claimed this sweet boy. He has had all his vaccinations and has been neutered. He loves everybody and would make a great addition to a family.

Benji

Adoption Status: Available

Nyla

Approximate Age: 1 year

Breed (our best guess): Lab/shepherd Mix

Basic Stats:

Nyla

Fun Fact: She needs a home with a family that likes to play— a big yard is preferred. Nyla is not shy anymore, she loves people and other dogs. Sometimes she gets a little aggressive with other doggies, so it would be better if she was in a home without other dogs, or maybe with just one.

Nyla’s Story: Nyla came to us from our local pound, on her last day. She was adopted immediately, and was adorable with her giant ears. Nyla was loved and cared for by a wonderful lady, but became to big and too much for her to handle. Nyla is very strong and loves to go for walks and enjoys running. She has free access to the farm, so gets plenty of exercise here. She has one eye outlined normal, and one outlined in pink. A beautiful gal—with creamy white coat and a unigue look. You have to ssee her and get to know her.
Nyla

Adoption Status: Available

Mike

Approximate Age: 3 years

Breed (our best guess): Spitz Mix
Basic Stats:

Mike

Fun Fact: Mike was a little grouchy when he came and was scared of people. What a turn around! He plays with the puppies and others and loves people. Mike was neutered a few weeks ago. He enjoys people and loves attention. He would be a great dog for a family or a couple.
Mike’s Story: Mike came from a local pound. He was not licensed and had no proof of vaccinations when he came to 12 Hills. That has all changed–Mike is healthy and happy and waiting for his forever family.

Mike

Adoption Status: Available

Murphy

Approximate Age: 4 months (Born April 24, 2011)

Breed (our best guess): Mutt

Basic Stats:

Murphy

Fun Fact: Murphy likes playing with Cooper and Benji who are now keeping him company in the huge kennel.

Murphy’s Story:

Adoption Status: Available

Harley

Approximate Age:

Breed (our best guess):

Basic Stats:

Harley

Fun Fact: Harley is a rough and tumble kind of dog that is ready for running and maybe learning to play Frisbee or ball.

Harley’s Story: He came from a local animal control and his family didn’t come to pick him up. He was in good condition when he came in and is doing very well with us.

Adoption Status: Available

Eyore

Approximate Age: 4 months (Born April 24, 2011)

Breed (our best guess): Mutt

Basic Stats:

Eyore

Fun Fact: Eyore loves kids!

Eyore’s Story:

Adoption Status: Available

Sarah

Approximate Age: 10 months

Breed (our best guess): Beagle mix

Basic Stats:

Sarah

Fun Fact: Sarah is a very sweet and pretty gal.

Sarah’s Story:

Adoption Status: Adopted

Sheila

Approximate Age: 8 months

Breed (our best guess): Lab Mix

Sheila

Adoption needs: Sheila needs a family with lots of space to run. She loves attention and time with people.

Fun Fact: Sheila is full of energy. She’s always the first to the food when it’s put out!

Dog’s Story: Sheila came to us from a local pound.Update; Sheila is Miss Outgoing! She loves to greet people and enjoys going with the dogs for their nightly run with the 4 wheeler. Sheila is the type of dog that needs an active family. She likes to play and enjoys being where the people are. She is spayed, vaccinated and ready to go!!

Sheila

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Shadow

Approximate Age: 3 years

Breed (our best guess): Black Labrador Retriever

Shadow

Adoption needs: Shadow just needs a home with people who will spend lots of time with him.

Fun Fact: Shadow loves people and attention! He’s so sweet and friendly. He appears to have some beginning training and obeys a “sit” command quickly and easily.

Shadow’s Story: Shadow came to us from a local shelter. We’ve been looking for his owner, but so far, no one has come forward to claim him.
Great Ending! Shadow was adopted by a family that had lost their beautiful Lab. After waiting several months for his safe return, they decided to adopt Shadow. They are doing great and Shadow is now part of their family.

Shadow

Adoption Status: Adopted

Rosita

Approximate Age: 4 years old

Breed (our best guess): Boxer/Pitbull

Adoption needs: Not available at this time.

Fun Fact: She likes to sit on the arm of the couch with her front legs on the back of the couch so she can see people drive by.

Rosita’s Story: Rosita came to us from an animal shelter. Her owner failed to claim her. We thought she was mean, but about six months later, we found out that she’s really a huge sweetheart!

Adoption Status: Not Available!

Rosemarie

Approximate Age: 6 years old

Breed (our best guess): Labrador Retriever

Adoption needs: Rosemarie is special needs and not adoptable.

Fun Fact: Rosemarie loves to sit on laps and cuddle, even though she’s huge!

Rosemarie’s Story: We found her in the middle of winter hiding in our haystack. She was almost dead and had two bullet holes in her. Rosemarie has hip dysplasia and the bullets are still in her because the vet said they won’t affect her and it’s safer to leave them in. We have to baby her because of her bad hips.

Adoption Status: Not Adoptable because of Special Needs!

Princess

Approximate Age: 1 year

Breed (our best guess): Lab Mix

Princess

Adoption needs: Princess is a special needs dogs. She has a deformed hip from an accident when she was young. She may need to be watched to be sure she doesn’t overexert herself and injure it again.

Fun Fact: Princess gives the best kisses! She loves to sit in people’s laps and give kisses.

Princess’s Story: Princess was starving and unable to walk. We rescued her so that she would have a chance to find a loving home. How things and doggies change over a few months never fails to amaze me. Princess may be just an ordinary dog to some, but to us, she is a miracle. She runs, she plays and she had as her kennel mate–good ole Lewie. Princess adores children and would like to find a home with children she could run and play with. You really can’t tell her hip isn’t quite right. She is all healed and has gained weight and her coat is shiny. She is a beauty.

Princess

Adoption Status: Available!

Peaches

Approximate Age: 2 years

Breed (our best guess): Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Peaches

Pretty girl

Adoption needs: Peaches doesn’t always like other dogs, so she will do best in a one-dog home.

Fun Fact: Peaches loves to wrestle with Baby, our lab. They are best friends!

Peaches’ Story: A woman brought Peaches to us after finding her in the middle of a highway. She was almost hit by a semi. She was so sick that we couldn’t even tell what kind of dog she was. She looked awful! She is doing much better now and is looking for her forever home.
Update for Peaches: She loves to be out of her kennel and just hang out. Usually she stays a short while on the dog run and then back to lay in front of the big fan. Peaches loves people, and is wonderful to puppies. She needs a home where she can run and spend time with a forever family.

Adoption Status: Available!

Missy

Approximate Age: 1 year

Breed (our best guess): Labrador/Husky Mix

Missy

Such a sweet face

Adoption needs: Missy is a sweetheart who just needs a loving family

Fun Fact: Missy looks like she’s wearing eyeliner. She’s so sweet and loves everyone.

Missy’s Story: Missy came to us from a local shelter. She appeared to have been well cared for,and we could say politely–was a little on the chubby side. Well the chubbiness turned out to be 8 beautiful puppies. The last one (Murphy) was adopted last week. Now, Missy is waiting to regain her former glow and beautiful coat. She is ready for a family and will need to be spayed very soon.

Missy

Watching the other dogs

Adoption Status: Available!

Lily

Approximate Age: 9 months

Breed (our best guess): Husky/American Bulldog Mix

Lily

''Hi!! Pet me?''

Adoption needs: Lily is a spirited dog. She needs an owner who will be patient with her and gentle when dealing with her stubbornness.

Fun Fact: Lily loves her mother, Woofy, and goes everywhere with her. She has a huge smile when she sees someone she loves.

Lily’s Story: Lily and her mother were found on the highway, nearly dead from starvation and mange. It took several months to nurse her back to health. She’s very grateful that she was saved. They act like we are their heros.

Lily

So relaxed

Adoption Status: Currently On Hold!

Lady

Approximate Age: 3 years

Breed (our best guess): German Shepherd

Basic Stats:

Lady

Cuddly girl!

Adoption needs: Lady just needs a family who will love her.

Fun Fact: Lady just loves everyone and loves to cuddle.

Lady’s Story: Lady came to us from a local shelter. They kept her longer than they usually do because they thought she was pregnant, but now it appears she’s just fat! No WAIT—She had 7 puppies and they all were adopted. In fact Lady was also adopted around the beginning of August. We know she is enjoying her new family.

Lady

Lady

Adoption Status: adopted

Copper

Approximate Age: 12 years

Breed (our best guess): Chesapeake Bay/Labrador Retriever

Copper

Copper following one of the girls around

Adoption needs: Copper needs someone who will play with him and who is strong enough to control him.

Fun Fact: Copper loves to hunt and play ball.

Story: Copper’s owners moved away and couldn’t afford to take him with them. We believe he was a hunting dog at some point. He loves to retrieve and is very strong. We don’t think he likes cats very much. Update: Copper is fat–he needs more exercise–or a smaller feed bowl. He loves people and would make a great dog for one person or a couple who have time for a senior dog. He still has some years left in him. Don’t give up on him yet.

Copper

Copper showing off his boundless energy

Adoption Status: Available!

Butch

Approximate Age: 6 years

Breed (our best guess): Husky/German Shepherd

Butch

Butch following me around while I took pictures

Adoption needs: Butch is currently on hold because he struggles to keep weight on and one eye is very red.Well, we couldn’t help it—we adopted Butch ourselves! He is one very smart guy and enjoys hanging out with Chuck, whether in the pickup, the mule 4 wheeler, or just walking around the farm. He is too good to let go. But hope you enjoy the pictures.

Fun Fact: Butch is a people person! He “talks” to us when he wants special treats. He also loves to ride in the pickup!

Butch’s Story: We got Butch from a nearby Animal Control Shelter. He was going to be euthanized. We chose him to come and stay at our rescue.

Butch

''You're not taking my picture!''

Adoption Status: adopted

Bertha

Approximate Age: 8 months

Breed (our best guess): Lab Mix

Bertha

Adoption needs: Bertha needs a family who will love her and play with her.

Fun Fact: Bertha loves kids! She’ll take any attention she can get.

Bertha’s Story: Bertha came to us from a local shelter. Her sister is Sheila–(yes she is) and they are such a pair. She is a little shyer than Sheila, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to hang out with people and other doggies. If you are looking for a sweet companion that has been spayed–than Bertha may be JUST FOR YOU!

Bertha

Adoption Status: Available!

Baby

Approximate Age: 5 years

Breed (our best guess): Yellow Labrador Retriever

Adoption needs: Not adoptable due to severe separation anxiety.

Fun Fact: She loves the other dogs and is very kind to them.

Baby’s Story: Baby was found wandering on a highway. We were never able to locate a family, so we think she may have been abandoned. We tried to adopt her out, but her separation anxiety was too severe. She came home to us, where she felt safe.

Adoption Status: Not Adoptable