{Pupdate} Dipper is Back. Sadness.

Our Big Dipper is coming back to the rescue tomorrow. Sadly, his new housemate, a shihtzu, has not adjusted well to him being in the home and she is so afraid of him she is secluding herself. He isn’t doing anything, but if he even looks in her direction she stresses. Dipper has done well respecting her space but her anxiety levels are so high it is heartbreaking.

After talking with Dipper’s adopter today we are both in agreement that a new addition to the family at this time is just too much for her to handle after being the only dog for so long. This is for the best for Lola. We will check in and make sure that she is okay and readjusting after Dipper is removed.

{Pupdate} Honey Meets Her Foster Siblings

Honey met her other 3 foster siblings today and did awesome! She was submissive and her foster sister pittie Orca kept her long-standing Alpha title in the pack. Honey seemed very comfortable with all the dogs and had a very exciting day of play time.

This is huge as Honey had been struggling just a tad with wanting to be dominant. A HUGE thank you to her foster mom for helping her through that! Can my day get any better???

{Pupdate} Jasper

We also got a chance to stop by and see our boy Jasper today. He is doing wonderful and is now just patiently awaiting his furever family. He loves cats, dogs, people, kids…LIFE! He is potty trained, crate trained, leash trained and knows his commands.

He is a big and goofy lab mix who loves to run and play. Warning though: He has massive happy tail syndrome!!!

If you are looking for a lovable goof to add laughter to your days and snuggles to your nights…look no further, he’s your man!

{A Story} Kona’s Girls

Sunday at 11:45am: Off to see which one of Kona’s girls is getting adopted today! Then making food drop off rounds…Enjoy your Sunday!

On the way: Ms. Saphire had shotgun today….

And then: Well today’s adoption didn’t go as we planned. It started off with all three of the girls getting very sick in the car. We pulled up to our appointment with head to toe ick pibbles

We were greeting by the neighbors and adopters and everyone pitched in to get the girls into the back yard for some serious clean up. Saphire was the itty bitty welcoming committee pitte and instantly went around saying hi while the three girls started clean up.

Then everyone was off and running as neighbors popped by to say hi and show some love to the babies. After a while it was decision time as we had a long ride back to the fosters with the two that needed to go home.

Ummm…..Saphire and I left empty handed!!! All three of Kona’s pups stayed!! Misty and Storm got adopted to the same family and Skye is in a foster to adopt right next door! Most pawsome day EVER for these three sisters! They will be growing up together…How cool is that?

{Pupdate} Rollo Goes Back to the Vet

We just got in from a very long trip to the vet with Rollo.

After reviewing the x-rays it seems that Mr. Rollo has sprained one of his toes on his left paw. It can take anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks to heal. We need to keep quiet and inactive…no more backyard romping with his best buddy Raven!

While we were there Rollo got to visit the woman who saved his life on the Parvo unit. She was stunned at what a big (67.9lbs) and healthy boy he has become!

I have to say I am really disappointed with the treatment that we received tonight though and really hope it was just an off night for them. They gave amazing care to both Rollo and Baby Bear upon their rescue so it was a shock to get a doctor who was afraid to touch Rollo (who btw was sleeping on the floor).

He kept insisting that a muzzle be used on Rollo. He would not even hold Rollo’s paw to examine it he was so afraid. 1. Your a vet, get used to big dogs…not all should be muzzled for your comfort. 2. Why do you need to muzzle a dog who is laying down on the floor with his head in my lap? 3. If you are that afraid…go get a doctor who will do his job (there were 2 others working). I won…Rollo did not get muzzled!

Then after dealing with all that and the vet tech’s (you guys ROCK!) doing all of the handling of Rollo it was time to check out. 45 minutes to even be called to come up and get my bill by one of the rudest/crankiest women ever!

Between the doctor and the desk I was at the vet for over 3.5 hours.

It was a long and very frustrating visit at Animal League, but at least Rollo only has a sprain.