Monday, November 15, 2010

Nicky is being fostered in Ohio and is looking for a forever home. . . .

Nicky was dumped in the country in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. The daughter of the man who found her is a vet tech at a local veterinarian's office and called asking if we could help her, as all the local rescues were over flowing and no one had room. Just a Touch Rescue out of Rhode Island said they would take her into their group if I could foster her so this little silky came to Camp Spoiled Royals. 

Nicky was brought up to date with her vaccinations, spayed and put on heartworm preventative (all her blood work looks great and the vet thinks she's probably about 2 years old.) She is a playing fool! Nicky gets all the dogs here playing with her from our geriactic Tucker to our pissy, self-important Gaylin.

If you are looking to adopt a Silky Terrier and Nicky appeals to you, feel free to submit an application on the Just a Touch Rescue web site

Nicky needs at least one other dog to play with (non-negotiable) and she needs a fenced yard.  She was clearly abused in a past home so a patient, soft spoken, loving caretaker is needed to help her understand that she won't be hit and she won't be yelled at but that she will be loved.  She truly is a precious, lovely little dog who is going to make someone a wonderful companion!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Joey - from KY to MI to OH to KY to TN to KY to OH - he's home for good!

Joey started his life in Kentucky as a much loved little Maltese. Sadly, he developed several expensive medical conditions that stretched his original owner's budget to the breaking point. Joey had severe allergies which resulted in horrific ear infections and terrible skin infections. He was often hospitalized for one condition or the other and of course there were allergy tests, medications, monthly shots, prescription dog food, antibiotics for skin and ears - never ending expenses that sometimes ran several hundred dollars a month. Then he developed Cushings Disease and that medication, along with his continuing allergy issues, broke the bank. As much as his owner loved him, she could no longer afford his medical care. Kentucky is a poor state - a dog with expensive medical conditions had very little chance of being adopted so his owner advertised him on the internet and hoped to find a good home for him.

A rescue friend in Michigan read the internet advertisement and offered to take him.  Joey moved to Michigan and shared his new home with twenty or so other dogs. He was well cared for and quite happy for a year or so until a situation occured requiring Joey's new owner to downsize the number of dogs in her home.

Joey came here for a month or so while another rescue made room for him. He was a cute little guy who did a lot of "growly talking." It sounded like he was growling but when we watched the other dogs, they never reacted - apparently he was just a "growly talker." He did need to be muzzled in order to clean his ears or snip his toenails. We figured with all the ear infections his ears probably were painful and we knew his allergies made his feet sore. Anyway, a rescue friend in Kentucky helped transport him from Ohio to TN to his foster home.

He was in TN for a couple of months when we received a call telling us his foster mom said he was aggressive, had bitten both her and her husband and that he was not adoptable. There was talk of euthanizing him. We've worked with aggressive dogs before so I asked to have him sent back and once again our KY buddy helped get him from TN to Ohio. (Thank you Jeanie.)

Anyway, Joey did come back to OH and he is now a permanent Spoiled Royal. We think his growly talk may have intimidated his foster parents and perhaps they reacted to it.  I'm really not sure.  I suspect that it may simply be the case that Joey was supposed to be our dog and things were going to happen until he came back here.  He's here to stay, he no longer needs muzzled to clip his nails or clean his ears.  He still does his "growly talk" and we just chuckle at it.  We know he is saying "I'm home and I'm the last Spoiled Royal!"