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Sunday, 11 January 2015 14:00

Pet of the Week

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Brett close up

 

Meet Brett!

Please get to know this soul ... he's worth it. Brett # 4091 is pretty beaten up and beaten down. You won't often hear us speak "assumptions" in our bios but in this case there is a distinct possibility this timid and kind boy was used in a very threatening environment. His body bares the markings and tells a story. As we walked him by the multiple cages with dogs barking at him, he showed no response at all. This boy just wanted to be held and to be loved - and rest in our laps in silence. We believe there is an owner out there that wants to help in these situations. Don't delay… Come forward to show this boy a life he's never known today!

Pay It Forward For Pets is a 501c3 non profit organization that helps improve the lives of both people and “rescued” pets through special programs. The organization manages 6 programs that directly benefit the public and offers human resources and funding to county shelters and local rescue organizations in collaboration efforts to expedite adoptions and end euthanasia. To read more about our programs, please visit our website: www.PayItForwardForPets.org


Note: Please keep in mind that all adoptable pets need time to decompress once they enter a home. For some it will happen quickly and for others it might take a few weeks. You'll want to be understanding of what they have been through and their level of insecurity. We ask that you treat all of them as if they were an 8 week old puppy. Assume they know nothing and begin at step one. You'll soon know what they are capable of and what behaviors you will need kindly work on with your new family member. It's called commitment! And, that's what these pets want more than anything!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 16:16

Alice

What are people thinking???  Dropped off at the shelter as a senior!   Unbelievable!  I'm a good boy and I have the typical appeal that all deserving dogs have ... soft fur, sweet eyes, irresistible ears and because of my unfortunate present state, some very insecure behavior :).  Where are my people?  Where are my toys?  Hey, you may as well know it up front ... I'm nervous and concerned for my future.  In fact, at this point I lack a bit of confidence. You see ... I was once in a house and use to a couch.  No middle aged or senior dog should have to find themselves in a shelter in their golden days.

 

Note: Please keep in mind that all adoptable pets need time to decompress once they enter a home. For some it will happen quickly and for others it might take a few weeks. You'll want to be understanding of what they have been through and their level of insecurity. We ask that you treat all of them as if they were an 8 week old puppy. Assume they know nothing and begin at step one. You'll soon know what they are capable of and what behaviors you will need to "kindly" work on with your new family member. It's called commitment! And, that's what these pets want more than anything!

 

*We recommend that if you have other dogs to bring them to meet your potential new dog.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 16:03

Rainer

Meet, Ranier, this week’s dog …

 

What are people thinking???  Dropped off at the shelter as a senior!   Unbelievable!  I'm a good boy and I have the typical appeal that all deserving dogs have ... soft fur, sweet eyes, irresistible ears and because of my unfortunate present state, some very insecure behavior :).  Where are my people?  Where are my toys?  Hey, you may as well know it up front ... I'm nervous and concerned for my future.  In fact, at this point I lack a bit of confidence. You see ... I was once in a house and use to a couch.  No middle aged or senior dog should have to find themselves in a shelter in their golden days.

 

Note: Please keep in mind that all adoptable pets need time to decompress once they enter a home. For some it will happen quickly and for others it might take a few weeks. You'll want to be understanding of what they have been through and their level of insecurity. We ask that you treat all of them as if they were an 8 week old puppy. Assume they know nothing and begin at step one. You'll soon know what they are capable of and what behaviors you will need to "kindly" work on with your new family member. It's called commitment! And, that's what these pets want more than anything!

 

*We recommend that if you have other dogs to bring them to meet your potential new dog.

Thursday, 04 December 2014 09:17

Finn

Finn is a charmer!  This teenage dog is just less than a year and was adorable to work with.  We always say that teenagers have the same needs as puppies but because their intelligence is more mature, the learning curve is much less challenging – but your expectation needs to be for a puppy and his progress will offer you a pleasant surprise.  Let’s not delay … Finn is looking for his home for the holidays. 

 

Note: Please keep in mind that all adoptable pets need time to decompress once they enter a home. For some it will happen quickly and for others it might take a few weeks. You'll want to be understanding of what they have been through and their level of insecurity. We ask that you treat all of them as if they were an 8 week old puppy. Assume they know nothing and begin at step one. You'll soon know what they are capable of and what behaviors you will need to "kindly" work on with your new family member. It's called commitment! And, that's what these pets want more than anything!

 

*We recommend that if you have other dogs to bring them to meet your potential new dog.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 05:51

Ricky the dog

Meet our sweet Ricky …

 

Do not make the mistake of overlooking dogs who have been at the shelter for a long time. They are just as worthy of a home as any other dog there, and deserve a chance to show how GREAT they are! Ricky has been at the shelter since July! He is very anxious to get a home before the holidays. Ricky is about 3 to 4 years old, and a "lab-boxer" mix. We were very surprised that he did not get a home during the adopt-a-thon this past weekend. Ricky loves everyone!  He even lets people dress him up in funny costumes! But as you can imagine, he is tired of being in a cage. Don't you want to rescue him? If your house is full, then please consider SHARING Ricky's post... it is too sad to let this dog go one more day in the shelter!

 

Note: Please keep in mind that all adoptable pets need time to decompress once they enter a home. For some it will happen quickly and for others it might take a few weeks. You'll want to be understanding of what they have been through and their level of insecurity. We ask that you treat all of them as if they were an 8 week old puppy. Assume they know nothing and begin at step one. You'll soon know what they are capable of and what behaviors you will need to "kindly" work on with your new family member. It's called commitment! And, that's what these pets want more than anything!

 

*We recommend that if you have other dogs to bring them to meet your potential new dog.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:11

Luis

My name is Luis.  I'm a good boy and I have the typical appeal that all deserving dogs have ... soft fur, sweet eyes, irresistible ears and because of my “recent” unfortunate past, some needy behaviors :). Hey, you may as well know it up front ... I'm nervous and concerned for my future.  In fact, at this point I lack a bit of confidence.  My preferred place to be is on the lap of my favorite volunteer and it breaks her heart to leave me each day.  You see ... I was once in a house and use to a couch but now I reside in a cold and sterile shelter.  This is not my idea of “living” but I’m hopeful my fate will change soon.  Check out my unique markings … they make me extra cute!

 

Note: Please keep in mind that all adoptable pets need time to decompress once they enter a home. For some it will happen quickly and for others it might take a few weeks. You'll want to be understanding of what they have been through and their level of insecurity. We ask that you treat all of them as if they were an 8 week old puppy. Assume they know nothing and begin at step one. You'll soon know what they are capable of and what behaviors you will need to kindly work on with your new family member. It's called commitment! And, that's what these pets want more than anything!

Thursday, 06 November 2014 09:28

Yukon

Our dog of the week …

 

Meet Yukon …Though I'm an adult, I have some-what puppy energy! Most Husky’s do.  I'm just so excited to be with people and I want to learn. High energy dogs make the best running partners and are of high intelligence.  We often come across as unruly but that is only because we crave – and need – mental stimulation. I wish for a yard to run around in and a leash to take walks on.  I am anxious to go home and begin my life with you - and the rest of your friends and family too.  I may need training so feel free to sign me up for classes – or just give me a little time and you might be surprised to learn what I know.  I want – and will - become the companion you've always wanted and the good dog that I was born to be.  Don't delay ... come to see me today!  I am anxiously awaiting your arrival :).  Thank you Olivia Mandala, photographer, for your kindness in my photo-shoot.

 

Note: Please keep in mind that all adoptable pets need time to decompress once they enter a home. For some it will happen quickly and for others it might take a few weeks. You'll want to be understanding of what they have been through and their level of insecurity. We ask that you treat all of them as if they were an 8 week old puppy. Assume they know nothing and begin at step one. You'll soon know what they are capable of and what behaviors you will need to kindly work on with your new family member. It's called commitment! And, that's what these pets want more than anything!

Thursday, 23 October 2014 08:06

Aaron

Meet the adorable and FUN Aaron ... 

 

Aaron is a Neapolitan Mastiff – often confused with the Cane Corso Mastiff which is often confused with a very large Pit Bull.  He doesn't show real well thru the cage but take him out and he was a riot.  He loves to play and he loves his toys.  He has cherry-eye which is a fixable condition.  Google this condition for more information on it.  When adopted, Pay It Forward For Pets nonprofit, will fund the surgery to correct this issue.  Don't delay ... give this big boy his home today.

 

Note:  Please keep in mind that all adoptable pets need time to decompress once they enter a home.  For some it will happen quickly and for others it might take a few weeks.  You'll want to be understanding of what they have been through and their level of insecurity.  We ask that you treat all of them as if they were an 8 week old puppy.  Assume they know nothing and begin at step one.  You'll soon know what they are capable of and what behaviors you will need to kindly work on with your new family member.  It's called commitment!  And, that's what these pets want more than anything!

 

What is Cherry-eye?

 

Cherry eye in dogs isn’t a life threatening condition, but if left untreated can cause your dog eye problems later on. If you’ve ever seen a red bulge in the corner of your dog’s eye, you’ve seen firsthand what cherry eye looks like. What causes cherry eye in dogs, and how is it treated?

 

A dog’s eye has three eyelids: an upper and lower lid, as well as a third eyelid we seldom see. The importance of the third eyelid is to give added protection to the dog’s eyes. It acts like a wipe to help keep the eye clear of dust and debris and has a tear gland that produces around 35% of the moisture to the dog’s eye. Sometimes the gland in the third eyelid, located in the corner of the eye next to the dog’s nose, slips out of place and bulges. We see it as a red or pinkish blob, and this bulge is what’s called cherry eye.

 

Why it slips out of place is not clear, but if it happens in one eye, more than likely it will happen in the other, although it can be months later. What you want to pay attention to in your dog’s eye is any watery or thick discharge, a red or pink blob in the corner of their eye, any redness in the lining of their eyelid or if your dog is pawing at his eye.

 

For unknown reasons, the connective tissue around the tear gland becomes weak and starts to move around. Movement irritates the gland which leads to swelling that can produce a mucous or clear discharge. It’s possible cherry eye will correct itself within a couple of weeks, but it’s best not to wait. If it doesn’t correct itself, the longer the gland is out of place, the more swelling there is. This makes it harder to reposition it, and there’s a greater chance it will happen again. Left untreated, cherry eye can lead to more serious eye problems later on. You need to have your dog examined by your vet as soon as you notice the out-of-place gland.

 

It’s not understood why some dogs get cherry eye, but it’s thought the cause could be from a parasite, some kind of bacterial infection, dermatitis, possible sun damage, cancer, fungal infection or it could be a result of a problem with the dog’s immune system. Whatever the case, cherry eye is hereditary, so it’s best not to breed a dog that has developed this condition.

 

Treatment for cherry eye is done under local anesthesia to push the gland back into place.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 15:02

Gianna, Isaac, Ricky and Ryan




Our dogS of the week …   Gianna, Isaac, Ricky and Ryan

 

In light of October being “Pit Bull Awareness Month” … we’d like to make a “call to action” to adopt a Pit.  Come down to meet these beautiful, loving and deserving dogs.  When you can dress a dog up nothing more needs to be said – and they’ve dressed for the occasion …

 

If anyone knows this so-called breed, they know these dogs prefer YOU over any toy or treat and with YOU is right where they want to be. These terriers are labeled because of a set of physical characteristics and were the Golden Retriever of the 1960s. Do you remember Petey in The Little Rascals? Petey was of the Pit Bull family. All dogs need kind and patient training to become the pet that they were born to be - and training at any age is an advantage to some extent. Like the many others in the shelter, our terriers show some concern for their where-abouts and want to go home. Many of them are quite young and still have a lot of living to do. Can they do it with you? Don't delay ... let's not leave these loving and deserving dogs in the shelter another day : (.

 

Note: Please keep in mind that all adoptable pets need time to decompress once they enter a home. For some it will happen quickly and for others it might take a few weeks. You'll want to be understanding of what they have been through and their level of insecurity. We ask that you treat all of them as if they were an 8 week old puppy. Assume they know nothing and begin at step one. You'll soon know what they are capable of and what behaviors you will need to kindly work on with your new family member. It's called commitment! And, that's what these pets want more than anything!

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 15:24

Boomer, Piglet and Chance

Our dogS of the week …   Boomer, Piglet and Chance

 

In light of October being “Pit Bull Awareness Month” … we’d like to make a “call to action” to adopt a Pit.  Come down to meet these beautiful, loving and deserving dogs.  When you can dress a dog up nothing more needs to be said – and they’ve dressed for the occasion …

 

If anyone knows this so-called breed, they know these dogs prefer YOU over any toy or treat and with YOU is right where they want to be. These terriers are labeled because of a set of physical characteristics and were the Golden Retriever of the 1960s. Do you remember Petey in The Little Rascals? Petey was of the Pit Bull family. All dogs need kind and patient training to become the pet that they were born to be - and training at any age is an advantage to some extent. Like the many others in the shelter, our terriers show some concern for their where-abouts and want to go home. Many of them are quite young and still have a lot of living to do. Can they do it with you? Don't delay ... let's not leave these loving and deserving dogs in the shelter another day : (.

 

Note: Please keep in mind that all adoptable pets need time to decompress once they enter a home. For some it will happen quickly and for others it might take a few weeks. You'll want to be understanding of what they have been through and their level of insecurity. We ask that you treat all of them as if they were an 8 week old puppy. Assume they know nothing and begin at step one. You'll soon know what they are capable of and what behaviors you will need to kindly work on with your new family member. It's called commitment! And, that's what these pets want more than anything!

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