We have a pupdate on our long time foster, Jeremy. After 8 months with us we felt he would continue his progress better with our friend and PR.c board member Bonnie in Va. According to her updates he seems to be fitting in just fine. We will continue to post pupdates on him. It was sad to see him go, but in my heart I think he will THRIVE with Bonnie and her husband Dennis. They are FANTASTIC people. He has come a long way from the terrified, unsocialized – shutting down fellow that he was.
Our little. blind Kelley is doing really well. We go back this week for another re-check of her blood. We are hoping Kelley will be ready to be HOME for the HOLIDAYS!
We agree with QUACKERS!! Amen!
Kelley was in a shelter in AL. She had been turned in as a stray. My friend in GA, Laurie Wyatt, pulled her from the shelter and got her to my other friend, Charity Foerster, who kept her a few days and then drove her to us at the SC/GA line. She is blind, was EXTREMELY thin, and had Kennel Cough. After a couple of weeks of good food, and recovering from the kennel cough, I took Kelley to the vet last Thurs morning. She had an EXTENSIVE check up. Her thyroid is GOOD. NO heartworms! YEAH! No fecal parasites.SHE HAS A SPAY SCAR!! YEAH!!! Her pre-op blood work was excellent except her creatine was borderline high. The solution is to get more water in her. An easy fix. I do it with Quackers. I just put extra water in his food and I am got out the puppy fountain. Sometimes if they hear water a blind dog will drink more. She was scratching and had a staph skin infection. Her pee smelled horrible, I knew something was wrong there, so the vet cked it and she had a urinary tract infection. Her breath was stinky – her teeth are horrible and infected. She was scooting and had impacted anal glands. The vet gave her an antibiotic that will take care of all the infections. She weighed 7.8 lbs. We did not get vaccines or microchip because of the infections, but I scheduled her dental for Thurs and she will get those then. Now the bad news is that she has a grade 4(out of 6) heart murmur. She has been put on Enalapril(a heart strenghthener) and antibiotics, and will have a dental that will take care of the ongoing bacteria in the mouth that damages the heart. Toughie had a grade 3, had a dental and good food/care and no longer has a heart murmur at all. So I am not surprised about the murmur, nor am I upset. She is an older, very neglected dog and I am just thankful she is getting a chance at being healthy! Her dental is being sponsored by Bella’s Dad and Mom,(thank you so much!) Thank you to all our PR.C supporters that enable us to give these little guys the vet care they need and deserve!!
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Last month I saw the Foothills Humane Society ‘Jailbreak’ poster, so I thought I would see if they had any animals on Petfinder that I could network to help them out. That was when I saw ‘Harris’. He was all black and fluffy and there was something about his face and tiny ears. I emailed my friend Dana of FHHS, and asked her about him and if he had any ears? LOL She said yes he has ears, and then told me about a German Shepherd senior that had come in to the shelter. I decided to ride up and meet them and hopefully get videos that could help them get adopted. They brought the GSD out first. I took his video and thought he was a sweet dog. Then they brought ‘Harris’ out. YES- his name really is/was Harris! The minute I saw him, I got goose bumps – really! I remember saying something about it at the time. This has never happened before and I have been to a lot of shelters and worked with a lot of shelter dogs. I just wanted to sit on the ground and snuggle with him, and then stick him in my car! But I couldn’t. It was not about what I wanted, it was what was best for the dogs – our little pack of rescues and him. So as hard as it was, we had to take him back to the kennel and I had to drive home-alone. All weekend long, I kept imagining him here, seeing how he would fit and how the pack dynamics might change and would it work? It is so different bringing in a bigger dog. So much could go horribly wrong! But I still felt very much drawn towards him. So the next Tues I went back to the shelter, took several videos, and brought Harris home. He was an instant fit! It is as if he has always been here. Even Terra seems relieved! It is like she has ‘back up’ and some one her size. Harris was definitely going to need some help. He is black, heart worm positive, and was adopted out last fall then dropped off at another shelter this summer. It was a high kill shelter that uses heart stick as their method of euthanasia. Thankfully he was ‘chipped and Foothills Humane was able to get him back. God had a plan! Terra, our ‘Pomeranian Shepherd’ is now between 12-14 yrs old. She is having her third cancer surgery removal next week. She seems very relieved to have another larger dog to help protect the small ones. So the moral of the story is, when a dog gives you goose bumps and has your same last name- STOP-LOOK-LISTEN then put that dog in your car and take him/her home! ;0)
On Monday-July 28th PomRescue.com inc is our celebrating our TENTH year of rescue! If you have adopted a dog(or cat even) that PomRescue.com had a hand in, or helped us out in any way such as donating, driving, posting, supporting, praying, spreading the word about rescue- won’t you please post your story and pics on our birthday party Facebook page?
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I have sad news. After months of chronic illness – Honey Bear was ready to move on to Heaven. Yesterday morning she could no longer hold her head up, or even stand. When I checked her gums they were very, very pale. Ronnie drove us to our vet and she was calm the whole trip as I petted her. After the sedation shot – she had passed by the time our vet came in with the euthanasia shot. I was by her side the entire time. She was peaceful and loved until the end. Her ashes will be buried with me as will all our babies one day. I wish I could have made her healthy but I have peace knowing she probably had the best 6 months of her life with us. I will miss her. Thank you all so much for donating, praying and supporting us. With out your help we could not have done all the special things it took to make the last 6 months of her life as good as they were. Honey Bear taught me so much. She was a grand little lady. God speed Honey Bear!
When our friends and PomRescue.com alumni adopters(Cory and Natasha) went to get the two seniors from the NC shelter, they were told that the male had been adopted over the weekend. We did however get Miss Daisy. Turns out she was NOT a senior and in very good condition! She just needed to be cleaned up, have her skin treated for a hot spot, some blood work done and a heart worm test which came out NEGATIVE! YEAH!! Miss Daisy loves everyone-kids, other dogs, & people! She is a real joy. I am sure that it is no surprise that she has been adopted by one of our ‘repeat offenders’ adopters! Her name is now ‘OREO’ and the sweet name matches the sweet girl! Thanks to all of you for your support!!!
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I am contacted often asking about our ADOPTABLES. Our adoptables will be posted here plainly and on Petfinder,com and AdoptAPet.com when they are ready to be adopted. Right now our 2 fosters are just not ready yet because of health and behavior issues. Thank you for your patience! It is best not to rush their healings.
sincerely- Elaine Harris
Jeremy is showing GREAT progress He has graduated from dragging a 6′ leash to having NO LEASH AT ALL! yeah!! He comes in and out the door with out me having to catch him and walk him in and out the door. He will come up on the deck to eat even when I am still on the deck- this is AWESOME compared to the way he would run to the middle of the yard when I would come out. When I call his name and talk sweet to him he is looking towards me and if he forgets himself- he will even take a couple of steps towards me. He used to tuck his tail and run! We will be looking for a quiet home with a secure fenced in yard, some one that can work with an insecure dog, that has lots of patience.
Honey Bear – is about the same. Hopefully we can keep these good days coming. She is still really thin, and sleeps a lot. I am trying everything I can think of-I think we are close to having an eating solution that works for her.
Our latest rescue. A very shy, sweet boy. He has graduated from dragging a 6′ leash, to a 4′ leash. He was a rascal to get in and out of the house the first couple of weeks, but is doing so much better now. I don’t know if he was beaten and abused or if he was just thrown outside and never socialized. In any case we are happy that he has never offered to bite and it coming along nicely. He will need a quiet and patient family.