Find Your New BFF!
Obviously Fluffy is not real, but for those of you who want a REAL dog, one that will be your loyal companion and lifelong protector, one that will love you unconditionally until its last breath, we have some wonderful dogs who would love to meet you!
The simple truth is -- no dog is instantly perfect. If you want a dog that will never bark, jump, dig, chew, has perfect manners, and is 100% house-trained on day one, then please adopt Fluffy (or one like her).
A rescued dog can bring a lifetime of love and devotion, but in the beginning some may require a little extra effort on your part. Some of these dogs have been abandoned, abused, starved, hit by cars, or simply neglected by the humans they once trusted. Their worlds have been turned upside down beyond their ability to understand, and most will require some time to adjust. Some may need a refresher course in house-training. And, after being abandoned, some may have separation issues and will need help to feel secure.
It may take two weeks or it may take six months, but these issues can all be overcome with a little love and patience (and we're always here to help in any way we can). You will then have your perfect dog, and a true Best Friend Forever.
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RICKY (Adopt) Fostered in Roseville
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We believe Ricky is blind and deaf. He was picked up by animal control with a fractured pelvis, and he was in a lot of pain. But that was five months ago, and his injuries have healed. He walks slowly and sniffs his way around the house. Fortunately, a dog's primary sense is the sense of smell, so he gets around pretty good. He knows his way around and, by golly, he uses the doggie door like a pro. And if there is a space in the fence he will find it and go through (so make sure your fencing is secure). He walks around the house until he finds a doggie bed he likes and takes a nap. He spends most of the day just wandering around the house. After dinner and outside potty, he goes to his area for the rest of the night. We keep him in a fenced area in the kitchen at night, or when we leave the house, for his safety. He doesn't bark or complain.
When I first got him, he was in pain and bit me when I picked him up. But that stopped within a day or so, when he realized I was gentle and not going to hurt him. My guess is that he has not been treated well in the past. Now that his pelvis is healed, I can pick him up and there is no complaint, and he is agreeable to being carried. He has improved 1000% in the last few months.
At first he would only eat kibble, until he realized how yummy soft food is. He loves loves loves his treats! I put them in his area in the evening and it's a game to find them, like a special surprise.
Since Ricky is blind, he probably wouldn't do well on walks or the leash. He goes outside to potty with the other dogs in order to maintain a routine, but the other dogs don't socialize with him. I guess they sense that he is different and weak and, in their minds, not a strong pack member. But everybody gets along quite well. He is actually very easy to take care of.
I have hesitated putting him online for adoption because of his issues, but he is doing so well I finally decided it was time. He is a funny guy. He loves being petted but the minute you stop he wants down. Not a cuddly guy, but endearing just the same...
We're not sure of his age, but we estimate he is a senior. It is hard to know how much time he has left, but we intend to make it the best time of his life, if possible. I suspect he was mistreated in the past, and has missed a lot in life, having had to worry about his safety all the time. Watching him just enjoy his little life now is very rewarding. It is the retirement he deserves.
FOSTER HOMES NEEDED!
You will have input as to who adopts him because you will know him better than anyone. The best part of fostering is that if you happen to fall in love with the dog you are fostering, you have first choice to adopt!
If you think you might like to give fostering a try, please complete the Volunteer form and we will be in touch! Thank you!