Surrendered to a shelter by a breeder because he did not meet their standards.
Arrival date: Oct 18, 2021
Breed: Double Merle Australian Shepherd
Birthdate: @ July 22, 2021
Weight: 13 pounds on Oct 18 ………..
General Health: Good
Temperament: Playful, inquisitive. Learning to be affectionate.
SAFER Testperformed: No
Departure date: Nov. 4, 2021 heading for A Pathway to Hope. They will handle his adoption.
Oct. 19, 2021
Gabriel has settled into his room and is a playful, inquisitive boy. Clearly he is not blind, as was suspected. I don’t think he’s deaf either, for he responds to sounds when I’m behind him. His left eye appears to be “lazy” (doesn’t track with his right eye). He has an occasional cough. We’ll see what the vet has to say about that tomorrow.
Gabriel spent the day at the vet today for evaluation. Totally deaf. He has good vision in at least one eye. No issues with his lungs, Dr. thinks the occasional “cough” is more of a reflux/regurgitation. He only did it once during the day he spent there, so it’s hard to say for sure. Dr. Sandra did a chest x-ray just to make sure there were no issues with his lungs. They were clear. He does have Coccidia, I start him on a 6 day course of Albon tomorrow. We’ll re-test afterward. Gabriel was declared a “Total Snuggle-bug” and the staff had to take turns cuddling with him.
Peppa had the misfortune to be born deaf, thus difficult to adopt despite being adorable.
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2021
Peppa is one of three 12 week old puppies that were owner surrendered as unwanted and ended up at the Sevier County Humane Society. They are all adorable and her brother and sister were quickly adopted. But not Peppa, because she was born deaf and needs a home that will work with her and her special needs. SCHS reached out to Piney Mountain Foster, to get this girl out of the shelter environment. We agreed. We then reached out to A Pathway To Hope in New Jersey who found a suitable foster home and agreed to take this sweet girl once she is healed up from her spay surgery enough to travel. They will work with her to get her ready to be adopted into a loving home.
Arrival date: Oct. 11, 2021
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Age: 12 weeks
Birthdate: July 19, 2021
Weight: 10.0 pounds on Oct 11 ………..
Spayed/Neutered: Yes, Oct 11, 2021
General Health: Good
Temperament: Playful, affectionate
SAFER Testperformed: Yes: Passed
Departure date: October 14, 2021
To adopt this sweetie you need to contact A Pathway To Hope in Barnegat New Jersey. You can apply through their web site.
Detailed notes are below the summary
Relates well to other dogs: Yes
Can eat food/treats near other dogs: Undetermined
Preferred style of play: Undetermined
Is affectionate: Yes
Is good with: . Men: Yes . Women: Yes . Children: Yes . Cats: Probably
Jumps up on people: Yes she’s a puppy in need of training.
Contact information for your veterinarian is required and we will do a reference check.
If local, schedule a meet-n-greet after your application has been processed. If you have another dog, bring it. A home inspection and interview will be done after a successful meet-n-greet.
If not local, adopter needs to contact a reputable rescue in THEIR area and request that rescue pull the dog from us after performing a home inspection and investigation of their own. You will then adopt the dog from them.
Local adoption fee is $200.00 This includes spay surgery, vaccination against Parvovirus, Distemper, Adednovirus, Rabies, and Bordatella and a thorough de-worming. This dog has been microchipped and will be registered in the adopters name. Any health issues we found were addressed and are described below.
Detailed progress notes are listed below the summary and photo gallery
Relates well to other dogs: Yes, eagerly greets other dogs
Can eat food/treats near other dogs: Doesn’t bother her, but she’s piggish: will get into other dogs dish
Preferred style of play: Likes to frolic and jump on play mate. Great at playing fetch! Learning Tug
Is affectionate: Yes
Is good with: . Men: Yes . Women: Yes . Children: Yes . Cats: No: plays too rough.
*** NOTE *** These observations were made during Maggie’s first time here. During her second visit she has been a kennel dog so we don’t know for sure how much of this she remembers. But she was raised in a home, stayed in our home on her first residency, was a house dog with her adopter. She’s been a house dog longer than not.
Willingly enters her crate: Yes.
Is calm/quiet while in crate: Mostly, unless she gets lonely or needs to potty.
Understands going outside to potty: Yes
Alerts me of need to go outside: Goes to the door and bounces on it.
Is destructive of bedding and/or toys: Unknown
Engages in kitchen counter cruising: Probably – now that she’s big enough.
Stays off people furniture: Working on that. If we’re sitting on the sofa she wants up there too. Otherwise, yes.
Victor Classic – Professional Dry Dog Food plus shredded cheese (for added calcium, being under 1 year)
Occasional snacks include: Retriever Beef Basted Sticks Jones Beef Hooves
She did excellently last night. I brought her in around 8:30. Marie played with her for a bit then I settled her in her crate. We fiddled about for a while getting ready for bed, then slipped off. Both of the new girls remained quiet and slept through the night. I got up once around 3:00 to greet John and they stirred, but did not fuss. I went back to bed and so did they. I got up at 4:00 (as is my habit) and took each of them outside to potty, gave each a drink, and began my study time. Both behaved splendidly!
I have taken her outside to potty several times today and she always produces. No bashfulness here. Has kept her crate clean today and been a very good girl.
Maggie is settling in well. after a couple of the other dogs snarled at her for being a pest she has reigned in her exuberance and is better about inviting others to play rather than demanding. She’s also developed patience when I leave the room with her crated, she knows I’ll be back and does not fuss.
Maggie is getting big! She’s only gained 4 pounds but she’s 50% bigger than she was when she arrived. Longer, lankier, leaner. Looking like a dog not a puppy. I’m feeding her at plus 50% of her recommended rate for weight because she is a puppy and growing fast. Also adding cheese for the added calcium she needs.
Maggie was spayed yesterday. While she was out we also had her chip implanted, heart worm test done, and brought all her vaccinations up to date. She did well with this procedure and is heart worm negative (a good thing). She did not feel well last night, but that’s to be expected: spaying is major surgery. She did not feel so bad as to refuse dinner last night though!
This morning she’s looking really thin. Gaunt even. Can missing ONE meal do that to a puppy? I’ll increase her feed amount to get her filled out properly again. This morning is is wanting to lick at her incision. We cannot allow that. I tried a wrap, she defeated it. I tried a cone, she hated it. So I switched to a donut. She’s doing better with that.
Maggie will need about a week to recover, then she’ll be ready to adopt.
Maggie had an excellent meet-n-greet this afternoon with a lady who wants her as a service dog (she’s hearing impaired), and the trainer who would turn her into a service dog, and a fellow who will help with it all. They all loved her, and she loved them. We submitted our observations to Dennis, our Adoption Coordinator (who was out of the area this weekend) and we’ll see what he decides.
Maggie is undergoing a growth spurt. She is 50% larger now than when she came in a couple of weeks ago and the growth is mostly in her legs. I am over-feeding her, and adding extra cheese for the calcium she needs, to keep up with her nutritional needs. As you would expect, she’s a bit awkward as she learns to use her new stilts.
Maggie has been adopted by a woman who is going deaf. She has been searching for a suitable candidate as a service dog for two years. Both she and her service dog trainer think Maggie is just perfect. So Maggie has a new home and a new purpose in life. We’re so happy for Maggie!
Maggie was surrendered to Newport Animal Control on August 7th, but not by the person we adopted Maggie to. It’s a confusing, conflicting story and we’re sure we’re not getting all of it or maybe not all of it is true. Whatever. Maggie was stuck at NAC while we finished rebuilding our kennels. That was completed at 2:00 this afternoon. At 4:00 Doug went into Newport to fetch her back here.
When she left, her step-sibling (Baby) was twice Maggie’s size, now Maggie is twice Baby’s size! Baby seemed to recognize her despite the shelter stink she wore. Maggie definitely recognized Baby! Blondie says she needs a bath.
So Maggie’s story starts anew…
Maggie loves to play with all the other kennel dogs. She is pretty rowdy, but the others are big enough to play along. Maggie will play both the dominant and the submissive roles in play, and will allow short rest breaks when her companion requests it. Blondie Bear is a senior and does not play much. Maggie respects that and does not press the issue. Maggie should get along well with any non-aggressive dog of similar size.
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