Goofy Bear

We have been getting to know this goofy dog we named Bear. He thinks everyone is his BFF and I’m pretty sure he wants to make you wear the bracelet to prove it. Bear is going to be a great family dog with older kids. We still haven’t tested him with other dogs, because we are going to wait until he is finished with  his heart worm treatment.

We are getting him neutered at the end of the month then we start his heart worm treatment at the end of April. We were surprised that he was cleared to get neutered before the treatment, but that was what the vet at Pet Alliance recommended. While we wait to start his treatment he is able to do some light play and lots of snuggles.

 

Bear’s treatment

Bear is scheduled to start his treatment for heart worm early next week. Heart worm treatment from a normal vet ranges from $1000-$1200, but we have found more affordable pricing for rescues through Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. While this is cheaper, we could still use donations to help cover the costs. Bear’s recovery will be roughly 3-5 months long depending on the severity of his case and still costs roughly $600. This is in addition to a $200 visit for blood work and boosters. He is scheduled to get x-rays of his heart next week. Check out this handsome guy on his way to conquer the vet visit. Please help Bear fight his battle.img_0788

Latest addition

This is Bear aka Stormy from OCAS. He was brought to our attention through cross posting on Facebook. He was scheduled to be euthanized on Wednesday morning do to overcrowding, but somehow got an extension to 5pm. We knew we had to do something to help him and so we put in an application to pull him.

He is heartworm positive and was labeled animal aggressive. However, when I went through the notes on his case all of them said he was friendly with other dogs so I really don’t know why he was labeled that way. Anyway, we picked him up Thursday morning and as soon as he saw me he acted like we were old pals. I’m pretty sure he would have greeted anyone this way, but friendly is an understatement. I got him in my car and he jumped in the front seat and started rolling in my lap and bathing me with kisses. Well, if you know anything about heartworm + dogs you know you’re supposed to keep them calm so they’re heart doesn’t work any more than it has to. This guy has no clue anything is wrong with him and wants to play play play.

I got him home, bathed, and set up in his isolation room and he was still so happy to be with me and out of the kennels. He is very smart, sweet, and playful, although needs to learn some manners. Later, when I got home from work, I let our other dogs out in the main part of the house and he didn’t really even seem to react to them. He could see them through the french door, but he just had a very curious reaction. He didn’t display any type of aggression at all.

He is currently on anti diarrhea and antibiotics for a chest infection. He has a Vet appointment later today at Longwood Veterinary Clinic for his initial check and to get started on his heartworm treatment. Please consider donating to his care as it is always a very costly and long treatment process.

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Peanut is all snuggled in

Peanut officially has a home! Her new Mom didn’t even have to wait the full two week trial to know that Peanut was the right fit for them. It’s such an amazing feeling to watch this girl go from the likeness of chewed hamburger meat to a beautiful member of a family. She went from being extremely fear aggressive and trying to attack our dogs to romping and snuggling with her new brother. I knew Peanut was truly at home when her Mom said that Peanut would not stop snuggling. Peanut didn’t even know HOW to snuggle, but sure enough she was!

 

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Check out more before and after pictures below! Thanks for everyone who supported Peanut during this long recovery. Please also visit our Donate Now link to support more dogs in need.

Peanut has a home!!!!!

We are so ecstatic that our little Monkey has found an amazing family. She has a great new mom who is a Nurse and will handle Peanut’s care with precision and she has an awesome new brother that couldn’t wait to play with her!

It’s a little bittersweet for us because we have had this girl for so long and she was our first long-term foster. However, we could not be more happy. It is a two-week trial, but we have a feeling that this will work out great! Please keep your fingers, toes, and paws crossed!!!!!

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Meet and greet

Little Miss Peanut has been with us for 7 months. Can you believe it? She is still looking for her forever home, but maybe she won’t have to wait too much longer. She is going to a meet and greet with someone who met her at Rescue Fest. The lady interested has another dog and so it really comes down to how they interact. We are going to take it slow and have the puppies meet on neutral ground tomorrow. If it is uneventful, which is the best meet and greet there is, then we will introduce them the next night at their new home. Everyone cross your fingers!!!!!!