Smootch on 1/17/13 (top)Smootch on 2/5/13 (bottom)
How do you go from the top photo, on 1/17/13, to the bottom photo, on 2/5/13?
Step one: Fill food bowl
Step two: Wait
Step three: Fill food bowl again
Step four: Wait
Repeat steps one through four until dog realizes he will never go hungry again. Ideal weight will follow, along with thousands of face-licks and tail wags.
Meet Smootch, who is now up for adoption. This was Smootch when he arrived:
He is one of the most emaciated dogs we have rescued, and besides his weight, he came in with broken teeth, infected gums, sores on his elbows and buttocks, the tip of his tail had fallen off leaving an open wound (probably frostbite), and his snout was all scraped up:
Here is Dexter! Dexter was originally a Forget Me Not dog back in the summer of 2011; he went to his new home, who followed up with us to let us know how thrilled they were with him, and then we didn’t hear anything else; no news is good news, right? WRONG! We received a call toward the end of June from a lovely woman in the Seattle area, who said she had a stray dog in her yard, and through some research she had done on Craigslist, had determined that we was likely the dog shown as Dexter on our Adopted pages. She even counted spots to be sure! It sounds like his happy home decided to give him away for free on Craigslist – ALWAYS a huge mistake, as that is the surest way for your pet . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: Dexter!
Meet Bubba, an absolutely stunning, handsome boy who was left inside the shelter fence one night. He is obviously one of the “bully breeds” – either American Staffordshire Terrier or Pit Bull Terrier (the distinctions are very slight, apparently – you can read more about these breeds here).
Through a little volunteer detective work and some witness activity we were able to determine who left Bubba at the shelter; from them, we learned that Bubba is supposedly “purebred” and is about 3 years old, and he belonged to someone who moved away and couldn’t take him. The person who then took Bubba (and left him at the shelter) had him for a week and found him to be great with other dogs, but a bit too interested in the rabbits and chickens, so they thought it would be . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: BUBBA
TOP ROW: Buzz (male), Hamm (male), Woody (male), Jessie (female). BOTTOM ROW: Bo Peep (female), Lotso (male), Rex (male), Bullseye (male)
These pups are a Stop the Cycle litter; Forget Me Not will spay the mother dog, and find these cuties new homes. They were born 9/11/11; mom is a pit bull, and the litter appears to have had a few different dads; some of the possible influences we see are Labrador Retriever, Border Collie, and Shepherd. We are calling them the Toy Story litter
All of these pups are affectionate, happy pups; they play hard, then nap hard (ha). They are incredibly cute, but please do your breed research before applying to adopt one of them; because they are half pit bull, there are many areas where they will be banned, no matter how cute, cuddly, and well-behaved they . . . → Read More: Newly adoptable puppies: The Toy Story Litter