Ebby, who we adopted from you, just turned 4 and she is still the happy energetic dog we brought home as a puppy. She is now a big sister to our baby boy, and loves him. She is very protective and watchful of him. Thanks for putting her into our lives. - Ebby's Family
To adopt a pup, please request an application from ADRescue2014@gmail.com
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Advantages of Saving an Older Dog
By Dr. Becker
If you've ever owned a dog for a lifetime, from the time he was a pup, you know how cute and wiggly pups are when they're little, and how fun and energetic they are when they're grown up. But if you've had the privilege of sharing your life with a beloved pet into their senior years, you know your old dog has brought many things into your life you would never have experienced otherwise. While you may think of more, here's a list of why old dogs are best.
When you look into the eyes of a dog who's been by your side for years, you know you share a level of trust most people can't match!
No one reflects the love they feel more than when their pride is challenged, like when they're used as a pillow, or expected to pose wearing a silly hat.
3. Their Adorable Habits
You love every funny foible you notice in your old friend, from the way she twitches when she sleeps to the happy look on her face when you come home.
Who understands you better than the dog who's known you for so long?
With age, old dogs achieve a measure of calm, unruffled dignity few people are able to display.
6. They're Still a Pup at Heart
Even old dogs remember the good old days. Sometimes they think they're still pups when they catch sight of a squirrel or pass a cool stream on a hot day!
7. They Know How You Feel
Old dogs have a way of understanding how you're feeling, whether you're happy, sad or lonely.
8. Your No. 1 Supporter
If you had to name your most loyal supporter, who would you think of first? Your dog!
9. Good Examples for Younger Dogs
Old dogs can teach young pups some new tricks, like how to climb stairs or get a long stick through a narrow doorway!
10. Physical Limitations Don't Change Who They Are
While old dogs' vision, hearing and ability to run may be limited, in their hearts, they're still your little pup.
11. Shared Experiences
Whenever you look back on the experiences shared with your dog, you're thankful for every one of them.
Old Dogs Bring More 'Life' to Your LifeJust think of what you would have missed if you hadn't taken the time, and the trust, to bring your wonderful pet into your life that first day! But because you did, you've shared a lifetime of love, loyalty, companionship and so much more.
And in case you're thinking about adopting a dog, remember what old dogs bring to the proverbial table. They've lived a lifetime themselves and have a lot of experience with life. What better way to acknowledge everything an old dog has learned than to pool your resources, open your home and get to know all the awesome things an old dog can bring to your world.
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I should not ever be an unwelcome or a surprise gift that will be returned like an unwanted toy or a pair of socks. Be sure you understand the commitment required by the recipient before adopting a life into their lives.
Why we rescue....
IN A PERFECT WORLD EVERY DOG WOULD HAVE A HOME AND EVERY HOME WOULD HAVE A DOG.
Our dogs and puppies have always been fed holistic food and vaccinations have been given 4 wks apart to comply with current veterinary medical science, and to avoid side effects from vaccinating too soon or over vaccinating. Science has found that pups neutered too early can face health problems later in life, especially to the endocrine system. So, if one of our pups is adopted before 6 months of age, they will need to be altered while in their new home. So a deposit of $100 will be collected at the time of adoption and then refunded once the neuter or spay is done. For RI residents, the full cost of s/n needs to be collected before the adoption.....RI state rules.
To have your puppy spayed/neutered at a low-cost clinic check out these clinic locator sites:
Some of our rescues have been found as strays and others were owner surrendered. We have worked hard to be sure they have been able to accept that people can be kind and loving. Preference will be given to homes who will make the time to be with their dog or puppy, freely share their affection and homes, feed them healthy food, and give them a safe and warm place to sleep indoors.
Sometimes it takes a little while to get all of our pups listed, so if you have a particular kind of pup/dog you are looking for, let us know by e-mailing us at adorableDOGSrescue@yahoo.com and we will get back to you with pictures and information to let you know if we have a rescue you can "save.”
Peanut was tied in his yard. Our clinic picked up two dogs from the same residence to spay them. We asked his owner why not send him too. The reply was "why would anyone fix a male?". We insisted that they let him go too. Rather than return him to the home to spend his life on a chain, we rescued him. He doesn't exhibit any negative effects from being chained.
Peanut is 1-2 yrs old, neutered, healthy and absolutely precious. He loves attention and is a happy little dog. He weighs 33#. He has access to the fenced yard and always goes outside to do his business. He is learning that riding in the car is an okay thing to do. We have not observed Peanut around cats but can cat test him if that is needed.
We are looking for a home where someone is home most of the time. He deserves to have a fenced area in the yard where he can safely exercise and have someone play with him. We want a family that will think his diet is as important as their own and will make sure he gets good food...preferably a home-cooked diet. We will be happy to supply the recipe for a balanced diet.
If you think you can offer Peanut a loving home, please contact us for an application. Our email address is email@example.com. You can see larger pictures of Peanut at adorabledogsrescue.com. His donation fee is $395.
I AM YOUR PUPPY
I am your Puppy, and I will love you until the end of the Earth, but
please know a few things about me.
I am a Puppy, this means that my intelligence and capacity for learning
are the same as an 8-month-old child. I am a Puppy; I will chew
EVERYTHING I can get my teeth on. This is how I explore and learn about
the world. Even HUMAN children put things in their mouths. It's up to
you to guide me to what is mine to chew and what is not.
I am a Puppy; I cannot hold my bladder for longer than 1 - 2 hours. I
cannot "feel" that I need to poop until it is actually beginning to
come out. I cannot vocalize nor tell you that I need to go, and I cannot
have "bladder and bowel control" until 6 - 9 months. Do not punish me if
you have not let me out for 3 hours and I tinkle. It is your fault. As a
Puppy, it is wise to remember that I NEED to go potty after: Eating,
Sleeping, playing, Drinking and around every 2 - 3 hours in addition. If
you want me to sleep through the night, then do not give me water after
7 or 8 p.m. A crate will help me learn to housebreak easier, and will avoid you being mad at me.
I am a Puppy, accidents WILL happen, please be patient with me! In time I will learn.
I am a Puppy, I like to play. I will run around, and chase imaginary
monsters, and chase your feet and your toes and 'attack' you, and chase
fuzzballs, other pets, and small kids. It is play; it's what I do. Do
not be mad at me or expect me to be sedate, mellow and sleep all day.
If my high energy level is too much for you, maybe you could consider
an older rescue from a shelter or Rescue group. My play is beneficial,
use your wisdom to guide me in my play with appropriate toys, and
activities like chasing a rolling ball, or gentle tug games, or plenty
of chew toys for me. If I nip you too hard, talk to me in "dog talk", by
giving a loud YELP, I will usually get the message, as this is how dogs
communicate with one another. If I get too rough, simply ignore me for a
few moments, or put me in my crate with an appropriate chew toy.
I am a Puppy; hopefully you would not yell, hit, strike, kick or beat a
6-month-old human infant, so please do not do the same to me. I am
delicate, and also very impressionable. If you treat me harshly now, I
will grow up learning to fear being hit, spanked, kicked or beat.
Instead, please guide me with encouragement and wisdom. For instance,
if I am chewing something wrong, say, "No chew!" and hand me a toy I
CAN chew. Better yet, pick up ANYTHING that you do not want me to get
into. I can't tell the difference between your old sock and your new
sock, or an old sneaker and your $200 Nikes.
I am a Puppy, and I am a creature with feelings and drives much like
your own, but yet also very different. Although I am NOT a human in a
dog suit, neither am I an unfeeling robot who can instantly obey your
every whim. I truly DO want to please you, and be a part of your
family, and your life. You got me (I hope) because you want a loving
partner and companion, so do not relegate me to the backyard when I get
bigger, do not judge me harshly but instead mold me with gentleness and
guidelines and training into the kind of family member you want me to
I am a Puppy and I am not perfect, and I know you are not perfect
either. I love you anyway. So please, learn all you can about
training, and puppy behaviors and caring for me from your veterinarian,
books on dog care and even researching on the computer! Learn about my
particular breed and it's "characteristics", it will give you
understanding and insight into WHY I do all the things I do. Please
teach me with love, patience, the right way to behave and socialize me
with training in a puppy class or obedience class, we will BOTH have a
lot of fun together.
I am a Puppy and I want more than anything to love you, to be with you,
and to please you. Won't you please take time to understand how I work?
We are the same you and I, in that we both feel hunger, pain, thirst,
discomfort, fear, but yet we are also very different and must work to
understand one anther's language, body signals, wants and needs. Some
day I will be a handsome dog, hopefully one you can be proud of and one
that you will love as much as I love you.
May be posted, re-posted, cross-posted and used with permission as long
as credit is given.
Copyright 2000, by J. Ellis - Southern Shadows Rottweilers.