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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.

Meet Rusty
aka Vinnie
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.

Hi Nancy,

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.
Take care,
Laura J.
Interested in one of them?
Hi, my name is Jack. If you are looking for a super sweet good boy, read on! I am about 4 1/2 years old, I love to be outside and go for walks, I love to meet new people, and I love to snuggle. I really love to snuggle! You guessed it - I have a lot of love! Something you need to know about me is I have colitis which flares up three or four times a year. I'm on special food - it is not super expensive - and my family needs to be careful about not giving me table scraps. So delicious going down, but my belly doesn't always like it! Did I mention I love to snuggle?! I adore children, but we have to be certain that nobody gives me anything other than dog food. And get this - I didn't know what a cat was before I went to my foster home, but I've discovered I like having a cat brother! I am neutered, up-to-date on shots, and ready to move into my forever home!

If you think we are a good match, here's how you can find out more: The first step in an adoption is to complete the adoption application by clicking HERE.  You can contact my foster mom, Lisa M, in Northern KY at lamauthe@earthlink.net
......and here's Sassy.  She loves to talk to you, so her name is a perfect fit.   She will be 5 years old this summer and is full of energy and spunk.  She wants ALL of the attention--so while she gets along with other dogs, she secretly wants to be the ONLY apple of your eye!  While she loves her toys, just like all kids, she takes them outside but won't bring them in.  But, why should she?  That's what foster Mom and Dad are for!  Sassy thought she'd found her forever home, but soon after moving in, Sassy's true Schnauzer personality came out and she was running the show.   A natural habit of Schnauzers, Sassy is like all young'uns and needs someone Schnauzer smart to teach her manners--how to be quiet when necessary, to trade treats for toys or unacceptable chew items, etc., etc.   So, Sassy is still looking for the perfect home for her.  She is learning to crate when no one is home to supervise and improving with this all the time.  Sassy is really a true sweetheart looking for someone with patience for a gal that still wants to be puppy-like at times.  In return, she will cuddle and snuggle all you want.  She's a smaller gal and actually needed to lose a little weight when she came to rescue.   Since she wants to cuddle in your lap all the time, we suggest a home without children that might upset her by wanting to carry her or move her around.  Sassy is very sweet and just wants to be your only and constant companion!  She shows you she loves you by the near constant wagging of her tail!  

Sassy is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on preventive, microchipped, spayed, and ready to move into her forever home.  Is it your's? 

To adopt Sassy, click here to complete the online application to adopt, or for more info, contact Sassy's foster mom, Nancy, in Cincinnati at kismet1@fuse.net.
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Phoebus (fee -bis) - Noun (Greek mythology) Greek god of light, and this little boy will fill your heart with light!  Phoebus is a wonderful companion! Phoebus is 8 years old, but don't let his age fool you.  This spry guy is not ready for retirement yet!!!  He knows basic obedience and will wait to be invited up on your furniture. He also loves to play with his toys.  Phoebus will do well in a home with no visiting children under 10, as younger children stress him. Phoebus is housebroken, current on his vaccinations, microchipped, and is on monthly heart worm and flea/tick preventative.   Phoebus was asking his foster Mom Lisa the other day why he's been with her so long.  You see, he's very anxious to find his forever home that his foster mom keeps telling him is out there somewhere for him.  The volunteers at SFRA are also wondering--he's just the perfect gentleman and if you've not emailed his foster mom to ask about him, you are missing out.  Hurry!  The perfect home is going to turn up for Phoebus any day now, we are sure. 

To adopt Phoebus, click here to complete the online application to adopt. For more info, email his foster mom, Lisa,in Columbus, OH at lisa_k_gray@yahoo.com