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.

 

 

 

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Volunteers are Needed!

I have been thinking about the surrounding shelters and all the volunteers they are blessed with- one had 60 dogs and 30 volunteers. That is wonderful, but I am left- wondering–where are our volunteers?? Maybe no one realizes we need help. So here is it! We Need Volunteers!
Chuck is down in the back, and with 3 people running the rescue and over 60 dogs, we could use some help. Dogs need brushed, walked, bathed, fed and etc.
We wish we could find volunteers to work with the some of the dogs that are socially behind–those that need to trust again. We could use volunteers to photograph, and write articles about us. Make us a video for U-tube.

We have a needs list—At least 12 to be neutered, and 5 to be spayed. No funds to do that at this time, so maybe there is someone out there who could sponsor a dog–and help with the the spay/neuter expense. In the next month, Nola will be out of commission for some time—recovering from surgery, so we need to get our numbers down and yes, we need you to volunteer.

So, yes—we need you–to volunteer—we welcome volunteers—we are thankful for them. Call us if you want to volunteer. We are on facebook, and we have our own web page at 12hillsdogrescue.org.

Chuck and Iris

Chuck and Iris


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Sandy

Approximate Age:

Breed (our best guess): Mutt

Basic Stats:

Sandy

Fun Fact: Sandy is a watchdog and doesn’t always like everyone. She would do best with older kids or someone who does not have kids.

Sandy’s Story: Sandy had a litter of puppies, but now that they are old enough to go to homes, she is also looking for a loving family to adopt her.

Adoption Status: Available

Maximus

Approximate Age: 2 Months

Breed (our best guess): Mutt

Basic Stats:

Maximus

Fun Fact: Maximus is very shy and easily spooked.

Maximus’s Story:

Adoption Status: Available

Tippy

Name: Tippy

Approximate Age:

Breed (our best guess): Terrier mix

Tippy

Adoption needs: Tippy just needs a family to love her!

Fun Fact: Tippy loves to cuddle and play. She just wants to spend time with people!

Dog’s Story: Tippy travelled all the way across the state to be with us.

Tippy

Adoption Status: Adopted!

Minnie

Approximate Age: 8 years

Breed (our best guess): Miniature Pinscher

Minnie

Minnie looking pretty

Adoption needs: Minnie needs someone who is home a lot, like an older couple. She likes to sleep in her kennel at night.

Fun Fact: Minnie was apparently raised eating people food instead of dog food.

Minnie’s Story: We got Minnie from the pound. She had been in quarantine for ten days after biting the person who pulled her out of the live trap. She doesn’t bite now. She loves to give kisses and be cuddled.

Minnie

Enjoying the sun

Adoption Status: Available!