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Feel free to contact the foster parent listed in the rescue’s bio for more information about that dog, BUT the FIRST step to any adoption is the completion and submission of our online application. Please CLICK HERE to complete our application to adopt.
Most of the time, the adoption fee an adopter pays does not cover the cost of the medical care these little ones need when we get them. Most need to be spayed or neutered, updated on all of their shots, and tested for heartworm. Some are sick due to improper care and need to be on medication or have other surgeries, which can be very costly. Thanks to your generosity, we can save another life and get him or her placed in a loving environment. To Sponsor a Rescue please click on the PayPal Button beneath the Rescue you wish to sponsor. It will take you to the PayPal log-in screen. The dog's name is filled in for you and you can complete the amount you wish to donate to help us out. Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and commitment to rescue.
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Special Needs Dogs Have Love to Give, Too.
UPDATE: Vinnie passed away in early August 2012. We extend our sympathies to Laura on her loss and accolades to her for giving Vinnie an awesome life with great quality, caring, and much love. God speed little one.
Vinny was one of our rescues. Although Vinny has already been adopted, we are posting him on this page as a representive of all Special Needs Dogs out there. Even a Special Needs Dog deserves a forever home, and even a Special Needs Dog can provide lots, and lots of love to his/her people.
This is a testimonial letter we received from the adoptee of Vinny.
I think we have written back and forth before about his health issues with diabetes and his eyes. Just to update you, he has had diabetes for a couple years now. He is doing very well, with the exception of his eyes. Anyway what happened is, he got cataracts and within about a month of that I took him down to Ohio State Veterinary College. Unfortunately, they said he was not a good candidate for surgery, so at that time I was just given drops for his eyes. In a few months when we went for a re-check his eyes had gotten worse and they recommended completely removing them. They were bright red and looked swollen to me and basically were so inflamed that they were probably hurting him. It was a hard decision to make since I knew I would miss looking into his beautiful eyes, but we went ahead for his sake and took out both eyes. He was already blind, so it didn't really matter. Now he is doing just perfect. He gets around the house and yard, and in and out of the doggie door so well no one would know that he can't see. He has extreme sensitivity outside when we our on our walks to miss obstacles and change course so easily and is keyed to my voice so well all I have to do is say whoa and he shifts his direction.
What I wanted everyone to know is that a blind dog that has to get shots twice a day is really no problem at all. He is very easy to take care of and not seeing has not changed his personality. He still will play and wrestle with the other dogs and comes gets his loving when needed. Only thing he can't do is jump up and down from the couch or bed and yet he has done that once in a thunderstorm when he wanted down. Everything has worked out pretty good...except for my credit card of course. The operation was about $1000.00.
Hope everything is going well for the rescue group.
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ALICE -- Awww, such a sweetheart!!! Alice is around 6-8 years old and is a Schnauzer Mix--we don't know what the Mix part is but it had to be Sweetie Pie--she's just the sweetest thing ever. Alice was a stray to a shelter, picked up after being hit by a car. Nothing was broken, just some road rash and she has recovered nicely. Alice gets more animated every day--she'll play bow at you and run for her dog bed then JUMP right into the middle.
Alice is special needs--she is deaf and it appears to be congenital--BUT it doesn't bother her and she is perfectly happy living with her foster brothers and sisters...temporarily--you see, she'd like a home of her own where she can soak up all of the loving someone will give her and make sure she is always safe from those passing cars by keeping her on a leash whenever she's not in a securely fenced in area.
Update: August 5, 2012
Alice has proven herself to be such a sweetie. Quiet, unassuming, Alice fits in everywhere she goes. To tell you a story: Recently Alice's foster parents were having some work done on their home. The gentleman doing the work is a dog lover and would greet and pet all of the dogs in the home. The foster dad laughed one morning when he and the workmen were sitting on the deck talking to Alice. Foster dad looked over and said, don't know why I asked her, I'm talking to a deaf dog! The worker was amazed--he'd been around Alice every day for two weeks but had not noticed that there was anything different about Alice!!!!! Moral of the story? Alice doesn't know she is deaf -- it's a condition, not who she is. She's a homeless angel looking for a forever home and someone to love her. Is that you?
Want to learn more about this sweetie pie?
Contact Alice's foster mom, Susan, in Lexington, KY at firstname.lastname@example.org
or click here to complete our online application to adopt.
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I'm Lulu! I'm a petite 7 year-old female with a sweet personality to match my gorgeous face. I was sad to leave my littermate Fannie, but being the good-natured girl that I am, I have adjusted easily and quite well to my new foster home. Now that I've gotten comfortable, I love snuggling with my Schnauzer brother and my foster people.
My days are spent walking around the neighborhood, hanging around inside, and playing at the dog park with my new human and canine friends. More and more of my personality emerges every day, and I am your typical strong-willed, sweet-natured, fearless Schnauzer girl!
I am microchipped, up-to-date on vaccines, and spayed. In other words, I am ready to move into my forever home!
If you want to learn more about Winnie, contact her foster mom, Heather in Cincinnati, OH, contact her at email@example.com or Click Here to complete our online applicaton to adopt.
Our Sweet Sam is just the bestest little boy! And oh so handsome! Sam just wraps his paws around your heart and hugs oh, so sweetly. Little Sam is only 8 mos. old but has a medical condition that his former owner could not manage. Sam has been diagnosed with "dry eye". That's to say his eyes are not producing enough tears to keep them well lubricated. He is on a couple of medications that must be given at regular intervals. The medications cost a little under $100 a month. So, Sam has a couple of very specific needs. He's ful of loving and lives to please, but the right home for Sam must be willing to take on the expense of his medications and be available to do his medications every twelve hours every day of the week. Sam will make an awesome friend for someone who is willing and able to manage his medical condition. If you want to learn more, you can complete the online application to adopt found at sfra.net or contact his foster mom, Nancy in Cincinnati, OH at firstname.lastname@example.org
While Sam is in rescue, his bills will go on. In addition to the normal things like food and toys and vaccination, we have the bills of his monthly medications for his eyes (approx. $100 per month). If you think he's awesome but are not in a position to take on the management of his dry eye condition, yet still want to help Sam and our other rescued babies, SFRA could certainly use some help with his expenses for the period of time he is in rescue.
If you'd like to help him, please donate through PayPal by using the PayPal link below. Sam and all of SFRA appreciate your donations.
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Ahhhh....sweet Maxi. Maxi was so confused and a wee bit scared when she came into rescue. You see, her owner passed away and Maxi had several rough months recently, what with being worried over her Daddy's health and all. Since coming to rescue, Maxi has settled into her foster home and no longer hides in her crate. She has come from being the only dog in the household, to living with 2 foster doggies and even kitties in her new temporary family! At first, one of the kitties had her so scared she was hiding in the bathroom while kitty guarded the door and washed his paws. Maxi now knows they are all family and no harm is going to come to her, so she is right there with all of the family members now. Maxi is 8 years old--that magical age where all of the puppy behaviors have disappeared yet she loves to take walks as well as sitting with her humans for an evening of TV and reading. Yes, Maxi had a rough year last year and her life was turned upside down, but with patience and love she is trusting in her people and enjoying life once more. Maxi would love to come to your home and keep you a place warmed up on the sofa or take you for a walk--she's waiting for you!
Sparkie is an awesome happy 5i year old Schnoodle. He has not met a stranger and is just happy to be! He's looking forward to spring so he can play in the yard with his foster doggie sister. He is such a good boy and has promised us he will be a very good boy for his new mommy and daddy. Sparkie is housebroken, up to date on his vaccinations, microchipped, and ready to move into a forever home. Are you that home?
SAY HELLO to Dutch!! What a handsome boy he is! Dutch is happy, happy, happy! He's a little taller than the average Schnauzer by an inch or so, but he is just simply a gorgeous boy. Dutch is in great shape--hmmm, he must exercise regularly? He has lots of energy and is enjoying the fenced backyard in his foster home. Room to roam, birds to chase, and, oh, he found a stuffed duckie toy that he's lovin' to carry around the yard on his rounds. Dutch is 6 years old, up to date on his vaccinations, and on heartworm preventative. Dutch would prefer to be the only pet in his new home--he's selfish in that he wants to be the one that gets all the attention from the humans! He is crating well, eating well, doing all those bathroom things well, just waiting for his forever home.
To learn more about Dutch, complete the online application to adopt by clicking here or contact his foster mom, Susan, at email@example.com
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LILY--you'll not meet a sweeter and more lovable gal! She has the funniest facial expressions when you talk to her and the personality that goes with them is awesome! Lily is an eight year old who came to us very overweight. She's been dieting hard and working out every day and is well on her way to her ideal weight. Lily has a heart of a three year old--and thinks she can keep up with her younger foster sister Mollie. She'll stop for a short rest and then she's right back at it after she re-charges.
Since Lily still has a weight issue, she's not jumping on the furniture right now and wood/laminate floors are not her best friends yet--she prefers an area rug or carpeting for better footing. Continued daily walks and watching her food intake will help Lily get back to her ideal weight. She loves her walks and would love to have a forever furry sister to motivate her to continue. It seems she take her cues from the doggies around her so her ideal new home would have another furry friend for her--she'll happily follow their lead when it's time for walkies, time for playing, time for snoozing. A Schnauzer smart family that understands their tendency to get overweight and will commit to consistent diet and exercise will help Lily achieve her weight loss goal and maintain it.
Lily's weight has caused some problems and a flare of some arthritis. She is now on medications for the arthritis and feels so much better--she's climbing stairs, throwing her toys, and loving life.
Would you like to learn more about this sweetheart? Contact Lily's foster mom,
Jenn in Columbus, OH at firstname.lastname@example.org
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