4 Luv of Dog Rescue’s newsletter is now available! This May 2013 issue features an article and update on the puglets with mange, first aid tips for your pets, a Dear Miss Molly column and more. Check it out!
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Spring is right around the corner and so is spring cleaning! Please donate any usable items to 4 Luv of Dog Rescue for the Rummage Sale at the West Fargo Vets Arena. Please no clothing, damaged/unusable items, large furniture/items, or inappropriate items. Donations are preferred by April 15. If you have questions, or to arrange pick up, email email@example.com. Thank you!
When: 7 am-2 pm Saturday, April 20 2013
Location: Veterans Memorial Arena (1201 7th Ave E)
Fee: $1/person (17 & under free)
Over 100-130 vendors sell antiques, crafts, collectibles, closeout items and garage sale items. Free parking. Concessions will be available.
Today’s available dog highlight is Jema, a 2-year-old deaf pittie mix who previously was given a death sentence at a regional pound. Luckily, a wonderful volunteer contacted 4 Luv of Dog Rescue and we agreed to take her in. Her foster family shared this about her:
Jema is so full of life! She enjoys playing around and going for walks. She plays well with my other foster dogs. She knows some signs and she watches your face to know what is going on. I think she can hear certain vibrations because if you knock on the floor or something like that she will turn around to see what you want. She kennels during the day and sleeps with me at night. She will kennel at night w/ no problem though as she does when my sister house sits for me. She has never had an accident or wrecked anything in the house. She likes chew toys, but will destroy them very quickly so I give her bones because they last longer. She loves to play tug-o-war with the rope toys. Jema loves to be next to you whether it is on the floor near your feet or snuggling with you on the couch or bed. She likes it when you have your arm around her. I think it is a security issue. She is an amazing girl. She is in need of a home that will love her for all she is and all she has to give. She is teachable and willing to learn. She would fit into any household.
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They are all making great progress, as you can see by the before and after pictures below! It’s a little bit deceiving though, because while their appearance has improved dramatically, they still have a ways to go. Spike, the Papa, had the mildest case and he is getting close to being well enough to be posted as available for adoption. The puppies, however, are still receiving daily treatment, and that will probably last at least another month for most of them. We are so happy though that they are on the mend and feeling much more comfortable than they were when we accepted them a little over a month ago! Thank you to everyone that donated for their medical needs and for the care and concern you all have shown for these pups!
This weekend alone, 4 Luv of Dog Rescue took in 19 dogs, almost all from bad situations. Several volunteers spent hours of their day(s) helping with transport, taking pictures, coordinating with foster homes, postting on the website, etc. Of the 19 dogs, 12 are puppies. This just proves that you don’t need to go to a breeder or a pet store if you want a puppy – we have plenty! 4 Luv of Dog has amazing volunteers, and we are so thankful for their support. Want to help out too, whether by volunteering, being a foster home or adopting? Just fill out an application at our website, www.4luvofdog.org . We hope to hear from you soon!
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Boo is a two year old, spayed, female Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix, who unquestionably has the best ears ever! She looks like she might even have some rabbit in there somewhere! She has received many compliments on her polka-dot satellite ears! She also has a great smile! Boo is a sweet, beautiful young girl who is waiting for the perfect family to come along and realize just how wonderful she is. One of our volunteers even contributed $50 toward her adoption fee to show how much she is loved by the volunteers in the rescue. Boo has been living at our shelter facility for the past eight months, so has many volunteer friends who spend time with her every day. Boo LOVES to play and go for walks. She walks nicely on leash. If you like to ride bike, Boo would make a great companion, as she loves to run alongside. She is also a fantastic snuggler who loves to give kisses and is very content to curl up on the couch with her person. She also loves to go for car rides to check out the scenery. Boo has never had a potty accident in her kennel and has shown no food or toy aggression at all, and is a very polite treat-taker! Boo can be unpredictable with other dogs and does not like cats – so would do best in a home without other animals. Eight months is a long time to live in a kennel at a shelter, so please consider meeting and hopefully falling in love with this special girl so she can finally have a home of her own. If you would like to see more pictures and learn more about Boo or any of the other dogs available for adoption, please visit our website. We also encourage you to stop by PetSmart for our “Meet the Dogs” events to spend time with some of the dogs and visit with volunteers. The schedule is posted on our website.
We were contacted about a family of Pugs covered in mange and in desperate need of veterinary care. The bottom right is the dad, Spike, and the other three are 4-month-old pups, Mohawk (top left), Gizmo (top right) and Gladys (bottom left). They were being treated them with Neosporin because “That’s what the Internet said to do.” The pups have never seen a vet, and their breeder would rather sell them before paying for any vet care. Three of their litter mates unfortunately died before we were contacted.
Update on Mohawk: Mohawk had a good report at the emergency vet — he’s a little anemic, but all other numbers look good. He has demodex mange and another skin infection. He also has ulcers in both eyes. The good news is, this is all treatable. The bad new is there isn’t a quick fix, so it’s going to take some time to get him healthy.
Another udpate: Spike, Mohawk, Gizmo and Gladys are all getting treatment and are all in wonderful foster homes. They are all doing well, but still have a very long road ahead of them. Mohawk, Gizmo and Gladys have all started their own blogs so you can follow their journey. After we took the four Pugs into rescue, we were contacted by the person who purchased Ivy, the other sibling to Mohawk, Gizmo and Gladys. Ivy (bottom left) is now in a foster home and is also getting the treatment she needs.
Please know that our intention is to educate people by telling the story of these babies. This is just an example of what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ with some breeders, and this is far from being the worst of it. We want to encourage people to thoroughly research what and who they are supporting when they buy a puppy from a breeder or a pet store – in many cases, you won’t be comfortable with what you find out. So - adopt! As for this particular breeder, there is no law in place that allows for action against them. Rather than focusing on that, we are focusing on getting these pups healthy and educating people so that they can make a good decision – and we would ask that you do the same.
We’ll spend hundreds and probably thousands of dollars getting these guys healthy. Please consider donating to help cover the cost of care for these poor dogs. They have a long road ahead of them, but with care and treatment they will grow up to have happy, healthy lives.
If you would like to make a donation, please click here and mention it’s for the Pugs in the comment section. We will not be accepting applications for these guys until they are healthier. http://www.4luvofdog.org/wp/how-to-help-provide-financial-assistance
Any help is appreciated. Thank you!