Gender: Male Breed: Jack Russell Terrier Age: Est DOB: 2003 Weight: 18 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Abraham is a super handsome and adorable senior Jack Russel Terrier who was surrendered to rescue when his owner was no longer able to care for him due to personal medical reasons. He is a bit shy at first but has so much love to give. He is hoping to find a family to "retire" with as he would make a great addition to a lucky family.
Gender: Male Breed: Cocker Spaniel Age: Est DOB: 2009 Weight: 35 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Jasper is a super handsome Cocker Spaniel who needed help from an overcrowded shelter. He arrived very shut down and scared with terrible ear infections. He is very sweet and doesn't have a mean boy in his body. He is hoping to find a patient and loving family willing to help him build confidence and live the good life.
A note from the foster: Jasper has made so much progress since we have had him as a foster. He has a very sweet demeanor and loves to be around me and my dog, he follows us around everywhere! He now enjoys short walks and does great on a leash. He is very mellow and loves sleeping on a cushy dog bed. He sometimes is playful and runs around the yard, which is so adorable. He likes affection and being pet, but is still a little shy, especially around men.
His potty training is getting much better. He still has occasional accidents in the house, but if I am good about taking him out regularly they are much less frequent. Jasper is a little hard of hearing, so potty training and learning commands has taken some time. Overall, Jasper is a wonderful companion and would excel in a calm environment with a family who is patient. He is most content when my resident dog is around, so a home with another dog would be ideal.
Gender: Male Breed: Shar Pei & Labrador Retriever Mix Age: Est DOB: 4/2/2007 Weight: 50 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: These sweet dogs needed help following hurricane Irma. They were in a shelter that needed help to make room for the dislocated pets. They are settling into rescue and each hoping to find a family of their own!
A note from the foster: He may be a senior, but Jerry is spunky, funny and LOVES to be around people. I have never had to kennel him. Only "trouble" he causes is eating tissues. He had his cherry eye fixed and seven front teeth removed, which I assume he broke foraging as a stray. He gets along just fine without them. In fact, he is happier!
Jerry LOVES having a home! He gets along well with my female dog and likes to explore the yard and go for walks. He is now used to being around my grandkids (8,6,4) but I would recommend teaching all children how to approach an older dog. Jerry doesn't seem bothered by sudden touches and hugs now, but I think it's an important lesson to teach kids in general.
Jerr-bear has won a very special place in my heart. He makes me laugh every day! He would make a wonderful addition to any household.
Gender: Female Breed: Cocker Spaniel Age: Est DOB: 06/2006 Weight: 26 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Lucy is a super sweet Cocker Spaniel that needed help from an unfortunate situation. She was originally receiving care through our Coco's Cares Assistance Program and was surrendered so that we could find her a family to help provide for her. She is a loving little girl. She does not have eyes and her infections have cleared up nicely....she feels so much better!
A note from the foster: Lucy was surrendered to CHDR by a loving owner who realized they were unable to care for her and provide necessary medical care. Her medical problems have been resolved and she is now ready for adoption. Lucy is 12 years young and ready for the good life!
Lucy recently had her eyes removed because she had an advanced case of dry eyes which was causing her pain. Since she was already blind, removal of her eyes was to alleviate her pain and itching.
She also had two mammary tumors removed, one of which was benign and the other was found to be malignant. Her veterinarian feels all of the tumor was removed though there was some evidence it may have spread to her nearby lymph nodes and due to her age chemotherapy was not indicated. I am hoping she will live out the rest of her years free of cancer and have the life she deserves. A potential adopter would be encouraged to contact Lucy’s vet to discuss this medical history to hear first hand what her prognosis is felt to be.
Lucy is learning to find her way around in her foster home. She moves about slowly and carefully but often needs guidance by her human. Outdoors she is guided to the deck stairs and then she goes down them on her own. Once in the fenced in yard she takes care of business and then walks around for some exercise and returns to the deck and independently mounts the steps when she is ready to come in. She would probably need a fenced in yard and/or an owner willing to stay nearby whenever she goes out.
Most mornings Lucy goes out and then she sits next to me on the deck swing while I drink my morning tea. She loves to sit close to me and nap both outdoors and indoors. She is a real cuddle bug!
Lucy also has significant hearing loss. She is able hear when you get up close to her head and speak loudly and responds with a wagging tail every time! This hearing loss combined with loss of her eye sight makes supervision outdoors quite important. Indoors she needs protection from hazards such as stairways, fans, etc.
Lucy is fully house trained when taken outside four or five times a day. She has been able to go 10 or 12 hours without accidents when I have had to be gone that long.
Even though she has had several teeth removed, she is able to eat dry kibble without difficulty. She eats twice a day, morning and evening.
Lucy is not a high energy gal and would not want to run alongside you...however if you are up to a lazy stroll, she is your girl! She is good on leash though she tends to roam around and needs direction via her leash at times.
Toys are not something she has been interested in at all, I suppose due to her visual and auditory deficits. Lucy’s day generally consists of eating, napping, trips outside and cuddling on my lap. She is not a high maintenance lady!
Lucy has been good with young children, strangers, and gets along easily with five other dogs in the house! She has not been exposed to cats, but I see no indication there would be any issues.
Lucy is crate trained, but generally has been allowed freedom in my house without any problems. I have never heard her bark, even when her canine siblings are serenading the neighborhood!
This lovely senior girl is just waiting for a forever home which can provide love and companionship for her and she will provide the same for her human/s!
Gender: Male Breed: Miniature Poodle Age: Est DOB: 06/2008 Weight: 10 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: In Progress Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Opie is a handsome 10 year old Miniature Poodle who needed help from an overcrowded shelter when he was originally surrendered due to the family moving. He arrived in very rough condition- matted, covered in fleas, and very thin. He was welcomed to a temp foster placement who nursed him back to health. He is very friendly with people and other dogs and would make a great addition to a family looking for an older gentleman who has a lot of love to give.
A note from the foster: Opie is a good old boy. He just swallows up all the love he can get! Opie has a 10 year old body, but about a 4 year old attitude! He sure seems to be in great shape for his age.
He gets along well with the other 2 dogs in the house, and has interest in the cat, but they have gotten used to each other now.
Opie loves to play, run in the yard, bark at squirrels, nap in the sun, and cuddle up for a good show on TV. But I think his favorite thing in the whole world is the attention from a loving human.
Opie came from an unfortunate situation, he was brought to a shelter at the age of 10. Probably not understanding what he did to deserve his new found fate. Thankfully, the shelter felt he was worth saving!! Long story short, Opie made it to Wisconsin to start another chapter in his life and find the home he so desperately wants.
If you want a dog that will be totally devoted to loving you and cherishing the very ground you walk on, then Opie is the one for you!
Gender: Male Breed: Schnauzer Age: Est DOB: 08/2011 Weight: 11 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: In Progress Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Paco is a super sweet 7 year old Schnauzer who needed help from a breeder release situation. He is very sweet and friendly who is settling into his foster home and hoping to find a family to call his own soon!
Gender: Male Breed: Maltese Age: Est. DOB: 2010 Weight: 7.5 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: No House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Prince needed rescue, he was an unclaimed stray at a local impound. He was very thin and tested positive for diabetes. We welcomed him to rescue, got him into the groomer, and into the vet. He is looking and feeling much better. He has started his insulin treatments and is slowly putting on some weight. He is extremely sweet and loves to be snuggled in close. He would love to find a family of his own!
A note from the foster: Prince is a charming seven year old (approximately) 7 ½ pound Maltese who has been searching for that one special and committed family which is willing to see through his special needs and appreciate the affectionate and loving little fellow he truly is. Prince was found to be diabetic upon rescue. With food formulated for diabetic dogs and twice daily insulin injections his diabetes is under excellent control. His insulin is VERY easy to give (and not expensive at all) and anyone can easily learn the simple technique, so don’t let that prevent you from offering your love to him! Blind in one eye and nearly blind in the other due to cataracts, it is amazing how fast he adapts to his environment and learns his way around the house and yard. In his own home he needs no supervision, but when out of familiar surroundings may need some supervision and cueing to avoid falls down steps or running into walls. If he does stumble or fall, he just picks himself up and brushes himself off and proceeds as if nothing happened! Prince indeed feels he is the “ruler” in the household and as such would be happy in a home with no other dogs (though given time he has adjusted well to his two foster “housemates”). His personality might be described as sassy, affectionate, energetic, cuddler, protector, in charge…… he bonds quickly with his humans. Prince has issues with bladder and bowel control which are managed with use of a “belly band”. It is helpful to let him outside frequently throughout the day to provide opportunities to relieve himself and combined with the belly band this pretty much prevents accidents (urination) in the house. He does have small bowel movements in the house which are easy to clean up (very dry and crumbly likely due to the diet he is on). There have been no “accidents” when he is crated. Though he prefers sleeping on the bed with his human, he is perfectly satisfied sleeping in his crate ate night. He also accepts being crated when left alone for more than a few hours. Prince loves road trips and behaves perfectly in the car. He has his own elevated basket/seat which enables him to see out the windows, but he is also happy just dozing on the car seat. He is the best traveling companion! Prince certainly has some physical limitations but just as we humans continue to need and desire a safe and loving home as we age, Prince needs and deserves his own loving family willing to overlook his short comings and see through to his true personality.
Gender: Female Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix (medium sized) Age: Est DOB: 11/2004 Weight: 42 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: TBD Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Princess arrived to rescue and melted our hearts with her big eyes. She is a senior gal who deserves a warm place to rest her head and stay out of the cold. She has a very laid back, calming personality that would make for a great addition to a family looking for a laid back senior dog!
A note from the foster: As foster parents, we are very aware that you, as a possible adopter, wants to know all there is to know about the dog that might become part of your family. That is why we always make sure the dog has input into what we put here. Princess is very keen on making sure you know she is one amazing dog!
I will fill you in on basics, and Princess will embellish as necessary!
Princess is a small, stocky 13 year old lab mix something. (I prefer buxom and nicely proportioned, P.) She has plenty of grey around her muzzle and legs and has the cutest, petite ears you have ever seen! (Agreed, P.) They flop over just perfect! She has cute little feet that curl up under her when she is sleeping.
Princess has not needed a crate the entire time she has been with us, finding the orthopedic dog bed to be a nice place at night. (I prefer a king size bed, but a dog bed will do. I don’t move during the night if I sleep with mom and dad right now. P.) During the day, the couch is a good fit too.
She is house broken, BUT does have some incontinence issues :( . She is currently being treated for this, and within a couple of weeks, the vet believes we will see a huge improvement. For the time being, we use a discreet diaper to avoid accidents. (I am a little embarrassed by this, but I have a really pretty sweater to cover up the diaper. I am really trying to get over this, and I hope you understand this does happen to ladies of a certain age. P.) She does let you know when she has to go out. She doesn’t mind other dogs, we have a resident dog, and she is okay with cats. (I am really nice to that resident monster err, I mean dog.)
Her eyes are BIG AND ROUND and can peer right through your skin and suck you in. I mean it, she looks at you and you are completely under her spell. In her younger days, I bet she was a catch for some male dogs with those eyes! (Oh the stories I could tell YOU about my wild and carefree younger days with the gentlemen callers! P.) She does have some arthritis in her hips, (hey, I am 91 in people years, you would have some too!), It is managed with anti-inflammatory medication as needed. Her teeth are a little rough and she is going to the vet for some maintenance for that. Overall, she is the kindest, most loving dog who wants nothing more than to be loved. She had a rough life before she was brought here, so a warm house, a warm bed and a warm heart are going to do the trick to keep her happy.
***Thanks for reading what my foster mom wrote. I am really a mellow, mature lady who would love a family who doesn’t need a dog to run their marathons with them, but rather be there when you get back. I am happy being around my humans and you can bet I have a lot of years left of love to give you. Thanks for reading, Princess
Gender: Female Breed:Boxer Mix Age: Est DOB: 2008 Weight: 66 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Shira is a beautiful girl-inside and out. She has had a neglectful past but we are excited to help give her the love and care she deserves. She would love to find a family of her own!
She is one SWEET, gentle girl. House trained, great with other dogs and did not seem to mind the vets cat either.....
A note from the foster: Shira is a gentle older gal who loves affection and is content to nap in her bed or in the warm sun in the grass. She is convinced she is a tiny lap dog but at 66 lbs, she is a lap full:) She gets along great with any size dog or cat and is so gentle with kids. Shira has some arthritis and does not do a lot of steps easily and prefers not to be in a crate but does fine without one. Fully house trained and knows commands. Very quiet lovely girl.
Gender: Female Breed: Chihuahua Mix Age: Est DOB: 10/2010 Weight: 7 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: In Progress Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Zoey warms our hearts as she tries so hard to be brave. She is a bit shy and reserved at first but enjoys being held and petted. She is a beautiful chihuahua mix that needed help out of the cold and now will never need to be cold again. Zoey is hoping to find a family to call her own!
A note from the foster: Hola! My name is Zoey, but my foster mom calls me Chiquitita (littlest one), since the cat’s name is also Zoey and it can get very confusing at times. They say I’m a senior gal since I’m 6 years old, but I sure don’t feel senior. I’ve still got plenty of spunk left in me. I love hanging with the resident dogs at the house, and really I could just care less about the cat…she likes to smell me sometimes and that’s ok. I have 3 loves in life…food, snuggling, and blankets. I feel like I should add food twice, so make that 4. I am very (and I mean very) treat motivated, so it’s pretty easy to train me or get me in the kennel. However, I would just be happy sitting in someone’s lap all day long, and you can bring me anywhere and just carry me along, I’m pretty chill and low maintenance. I may be just a little timid with new people at first, but I warm up pretty quickly (especially if they have treats and give me snuggles). I’m great on a leash and love to go for walks with the other dogs. I’m also really good about going potty outside when I’m told to, you just might have to take me out a little more often since I’ve got a tiny bladder. I would make a great companion for anyone that wants a low maintenance dog and loves snuggles!! Te Amo!!