Isabelle was turned in to an animal control shelter as a stray. They found she was heartworm positive, but saw what a wonderful dog she is and chose to treat her. She was in their adoptions department for about 4 months and, unfortunately, was continuously overlooked by potential adopters. For some reason, black dogs just do not get the attention other dogs receive. Time was up for Isabelle, so we gladly took her into our rescue – even though she is not one of our typical older/senior rescues! Isabelle is just a bundle of energy! She loves to play with toys, other dogs (especially Dutchess in our rescue), cats, humans, you name it! So, her new family should be as active as her – trips to the dog park, long walks, playing fetch in the backyard, or just “getting to go” in the car. Good doggie manners are something we are working very diligently on with Isabelle. She is very smart and catches on quickly, but she just needs consistency. Since she was a stray, we really have no idea how long she was on her own, raising herself. Obedience training is a necessity for Isabelle – just as it is for any dog – and she would really enjoy the interaction with the other dogs and owners. Isabelle is very much a social butterfly! We believe Isabelle is about a year and a half old. She weighs 65 pounds and is very tall. Isabelle is current on all vaccinations, including rabies, heartworm negative, and on heartworm/flea prevention. Her coat is a beautiful black color with golden undertones visible when she is in the sun. She has the typical “soft mouth” of a Golden and the energy of a Black Lab. Isabelle will make a wonderful addition to a patient family that is willing to exercise her daily and continue to teach her how to be a good canine citizen. The reward will be a loyal, devoted, loving companion! If you are interested in more information about Isabelle, or would like to meet her, please contact The Old Dog House.
Daisy seems to have led a tough life up until now. She was picked up as a stray by a rural Georgia animal control agency. Her time was up at the shelter and no one had come to reclaim her. Regardless of what she may have endured in her younger years, Daisy’s spirit and love of life is quite apparent as soon as you meet her. She always seems to have a smile on her face and a wagging tail as if she knows she is safe. Daisy is a very gentle dog and will give a polite paw when she would like a scritch behind the ears or a rub on the belly. She gets along well with dogs and has no real interest in cats. The couch is her favorite place in the house and a sunny spot where she can roll around in the grass is her favorite spot outside. She is not overly active, but she does enjoy leisurely walks. Our vet estimates that Daisy is about 6 or 7 (she won’t reveal her age!) and some type of Newfie mix. She weighs about 85 pounds and is very short and stocky. Her steel gray coat is becoming very soft and filling in after being on a diet of high-quality, nutritious food and supplements. Daisy is heartworm positive and will undergo treatment very soon. If you would like to learn more about Daisy or set up an appointment to meet her, please contact The Old Dog House.
Success Stories: Bo
Bo is going to be 11 years old next month. He has been through obedience school, knows basic commands, come/stay, sit/lay, knows how to walk at your side with no leash, goes potty on command, is crate trained, etc. He is a typical lab, very very laid back and doesn’t want any trouble. He LOOOOOOVES people, especially children, and is pretty much a couch potato who gets bursts of energy and plays like a 4 year old. Bo is definitely a water baby and his favorite activity is swimming. Fetching sticks is a close second, though!
Bo is healthy, barring a little arthritis, and some fatty lumps. However, he must go to a home where he can have attention and not be left along for long long hours of work. He is truly a people dog, and gets anxiety ridden if ignored. Also, like many dogs, Bo has a terrible fear of thunderstorms and would need to be crated if left at home alone (at least during Florida summers!). If you have room in your home and heart for a wonderful dog like Bo, please contact Laura at email@example.com.