Top Paw Pick: Artie

Today’s available dog highlight is Artie, a 4-year-old Min Pin.

Artie was recently diagnosed as having diabetes. His foster family is working hard to get this condition under control so Artie can live a long and happy life. Artie will need a forever home committed to keeping him healthy and managing his condition.  His medical supply costs: average $95/month.

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His foster family shared this: “Artie has been with us for almost 8 months; he is such a sweet dog.  He is a little shy when he meets new people, but warms up quickly once he gets to know you. Artie does well in a kennel and out of a kennel, he has his special blanket in our dining room that he knows is his place to rest.  He also likes to cover himself up under a blanket. He lets us know when he has to do his duty by standing by the back door when he’s ready to go outside.

We found out in January that he is a diabetic and he does need an insulin shot two times per day; every 12 hours for the rest of his life to keep him healthy.  It is not hard at all to give shots, I was nervous at first giving them but I learned something new.  I wanted to do this because I didn’t want to let Artie down.   Just because he has this it doesn’t change that he’s a great dog!!  I would be happy to show you how to give the shots.  After the shots, I give him a treat and tell him he’s a good boy!

Artie says:  My foster family has done a great job on handling this for me.  Please don’t let this scare you away from adopting me.  I am still the same dog I was before I found out I was diabetic.  If you have any questions about me, just ask my foster mom.  Artie~~

Artie is full of energy and would love to go for a walk with you.  He also likes to go for car rides!”

If you are interested in Artie and would like to provide him a forever home, please fill out an adoption application.

*A wonderful volunteer and her nephew collected aluminum cans all winter and collected $25 to go towards Artie’s adoption fee! Thank you!

About 4luvofdog

We are a 100% Volunteer run, non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming dogs. ~2013: We are proud that we accepted into our rescue 109 dogs from local pounds last year. That is in addition to the 107 dogs from various regional pounds and the 174 owner surrenders that we took in. We also took in 71 dogs from the Wheatland puppy mill, and had 47 dogs born in the rescue. That’s a total of 508 dogs! In 2013 4 Luv of Dog Rescue adopted out 495 dogs! We are based in Fargo, North Dakota. All of our dogs are in foster homes, our facility, or are being cared for at local boarding facilities. When accepting a dog into our rescue program we will not discriminate based on breed, age, size or medical condition. All dogs will be treated equally and every effort will be put forth to find the dog a new home. In order for us to continue saving the lives of dogs, we must have the foster home and monetary resources to care for them. Please consider helping us to save these dogs by becoming a foster home or making a monetary donation. With your help, together we can make a difference in the lives of these unfortunate homeless dogs. We receive NO government funding and rely upon grants, fundraising and your generous donations to pay our expenses. Thank you!
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