Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Petey the Puppy Has Now Been Neutered & Microchipped... He is ready for his forever family to come & wisk him away!!!

Petey is now ready to go home to his forever family. Petey has been completely vetted, neutered, microchipped, vaccinated & behavior has been analyzed. He's perfectly healthy & perfectly loveable & huggable!!! The qualities that we are looking for in Petey's forever family are:
  1. A family where someone is home during the day to take care of Petey. Petey does not like to be alone, he is just a puppy. He will cry to be with someone or another furry friend (cat, dog). Therefore, a stay at home person or someone that is retired is the best home for Petey. That said, Petey does sleep well in his crate at night & doesn't fuss much unless he has to go potty... that's how you know he has to go because he'll wake up in the morning around 7am to go outside.

  2. A family that understands that puppies need special TLC. This puppy has already been through a lot in his little life. Petey's forever family must be patient, kind & full of appreciation for the love that Petey gives. We think he is a really special boy & we're hoping to find a forever family that will think that of Petey, too!

  3. A family that will walk him & play with him & spend lots of time with him. He needs more care than a dog because he is still a puppy who needs to have his forever family's training imprinted upon him. While he is pretty good with his housetraining & knows to go to the door or cry when he is in his crate, he still needs guidance & a careful nuturing parent(s) to help him finish off his housetraining.

  4. A family that has either a completely fenced in yard or will commit to walking him regularly since he is just a puppy & needs to have his housetraining reinforced. Electric fences are not fences that truly contain a dog... we have found that most dogs behind electric fences will take a "hit" & keep running... especially spunky ones.

  5. A family that will take excellent care of him through regular annual veterinarian exams & recognizing any signs of illness/disease & bringing him in for any medical attention he may need.

  6. A family that will make a commitment to Petey to be his family for the rest of his life. We are looking for stability for Petey as he is not a throw away puppy. He needs to know that the family is his until his last breath because he deserves that. He is one of a kind!!!

If you can make these commitments to Petey, please email us for an adoption application. We require veterinarian references and we will do a home visit for potential adopting families with Petey so that he can meet all the family members in the household & everyone can make sure it's a perfect match.

Petey is a very special, outgoing, loveable & funny puppy... he loves all dogs, children & other pets & he is spunky & full of zest for life. Petey is approximately 16 pounds but a growing baby boy & we estimate that he will get to be about 25 pounds when he is full grown. He loves to eat, loves snacks & tries very hard to please you. He is athletic & hardly ever overexerts himself when he plays. He would really love to belong to a family where he could sleep in a warm bed when he is 100% housetrained & maybe have a furry companion to keep him company when his family is away. He is truly a happy boy & while we will miss him horribly when he goes home, we are so excited for his promising future... he will make a wonderful addition to his new forever family's home!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Update on Petey the Puggle Puppy

It turns out after we tracked down Petey's purchase record from the puppy store, that Petey was born on November 10, 2007. That makes Petey 5 months & a few days old, which is great news since that means that Petey can be neutered any day now & go on to his forever home.

Petey went to see Dr. Wayland today at Bethany Veterinary Hospital. He had a heartworm test - he's negative, hoo-ray!!! So we'll start him on his heartgard immediately. He also had his last puppy vaccine (dis/hep/par/parvo) & he had his rabies 3-year vaccine. This means that Petey is all up to date on his shots and doesn't need to have anything else until a year from today. Petey is also having an internal parasite exam lab done to make sure he doesn't have any kind of little wormy-worms hangin' out. We'll know what the deal is with that test by tomorrow when Dr. Wayland calls us. Petey also got some Frontline & we will put that on him as well to keep the buggie-bugz off. While Petey was at the hospital, he also had a nail trimming (a pedicure as Dr. Wayland likes to call it) & was weighed. Believe it or not, the little bouncing baby boy put on some weight & he officially weighs 14.5 pounds!

So, with a clean bill of health, Petey has been scheduled for his neuter & microchipping for Tuesday, April 22, 2008... that means Petey can officially go home to his forever family soon after that.

Do you want to apply for Petey? If so, please email us & we will send you an adoption application as well as inform you on how the process for Petey's adoption will work. Typically, a vet reference & home visit with Petey are required & there is an adoption fee for Petey. The adoption fee won't cover all of our expenses for Petey's transport to Connecticut, his medical care, his vaccines, microchipping & neutering... not to mention sundries such as new harness, collar, leash & food... but it helps take the sting out (so to speak) of the amount that we have paid to help him go home to a forever loving family where he will be loved unconditionally... which is the most important thing to us & what our ultimate goal is.

We'll update Petey's blog tomorrow with some fresh pics & info on his internal parasite exam lab!!! Stay tuned...

Monday, April 14, 2008

Petey the Pokey Puggle Puppy Arrives in Fostercare!!!

Here is Petey the pokey little puggle puppy. Petey is 3 months old & hails from Virginia Beach, VA.
Petey's owners were going to send him to the pound when her husband said he didn't want the dog & was going to kill him. A good samaritan who is also a friend of one of our fellow FBRN volunteers rescued him but it turned out that her son became allergic to Petey because he has asthma. So we arranged for Petey to be transported by one of our other fellow FBRN volunteers who picked Petey up from the good samaritan & then we met them over the Virginia line to pick Petey up & bring him home. Let me tell you, we can really move dogs, like we're paid to do it... but it's just because we care for their well being... that's why we're rescue!!!
Petey is approximately 7-9 pounds & he is just the sweetest little thing ever. He loves the car & rides like a professional, we didn't even have to belt the little guy in. Over the next few days we're trying to locate his vet records, see whether he is chipped & get him vetted so we can make sure he is in tip-top adoptable shape for his new forever family...
Do you want to adopt Petey? He'll be available soon so keep this blog bookmarked!!!