PTS 07-08-11 TWISTED STOMIC – We are all in shock that Buckwheat/Scooter had to be put to sleep. Once a stomach is twisted, the dog has a 50/50 chance that it will happen again and can die from it. Most important, the dog is in horrible pain and Buckwheat/Scooter was in a lot of pain. The vet tech that assisted, said that she could not stand hearing him cry from pain anymore and once the decision was made, they moved quickly. He was held by his foster mom and dad as he went to the bridge. The only good thing was that when it happened, his foster mom was right there and rushed him to the emergency vet. If she had been at work, Scooter would have suffered alone and could have died alone.
For those of us who knew this magnificent sweet dog, we are devastated; he was all love, happiness and gave joy to all who he met. His foster mom and dad were very good to him and he was described as a MAN’S dog. He used to follow Earl around as soon as he came home from work, slept by his bed and accompanied him while Earl did clean up in the yard. WE WILL MISS YOU SCOOOTER.
This page is dedicated to honor the dogs that never made it to their forever home. They are loved by their rescuers, fosters, and volunteers who have had the privileged of know them; they have touched our hearts forever. Here are their untold stories; these dogs will be loved by all who read them and tell their stories to others. Please leave your thoughts and comments.
What dogs are more susceptible to a twisted stomic?
There is a definite link between the likelihood of occurrence of GDV and the breed and build of the dog. GDV is much more likely to occur in large breeds with deep, narrow chests. The problem can occur in small dogs, but only rarely. The University of Purdue conducted a study of hundreds of dogs that had developed GDV, and they calculated a ratio of likelihood of a particular breed developing the problem as compared to a mixed breed dog. For example, using the GDV risk ratio, a Great Dane is 41.4 times more likely to develop GDV than a mixed breed dog.
Click here to see if your dog is susceptible: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1571&aid=402
HERE IS HIS RESCUE STORY
Scooter has arrived in his foster home in New England where he currently resides with a healthy mix of canines and two of the most devoted human rescuers that have a lot of experience fostering these temporary interlopers until RESCUE DOG VILLAGE finds their ideal forever family.
His current foster family concurs with the note that his original owners left when they dropped him off at the shelter introducing him as Scooter, a good boy, two years old,” but they take it up a notch or two remarking that “SCOOTER IS A BEAUTIFUL, WELL-MANNERED, SWEET AND INTELLIGENT BOY,” and we just smiled hearing the intake news on this deserving dog. Isn’t it amazing how dogs continue to love despite the fact that they’ve been left behind and seemingly abandoned — for whatever the reason. And we don’t “judge” per se in RESCUE DOG VILLAGE — we just admire, and take the DOG to be our biggest teachers and inspirations to be better humans. If only WE could forgive and trust so eagerly and willingly after such obstacles have plagued us in life we’d likely be a lot happier, healthier and joyful with our lives — challenges and all.
Therein is the reason we are able to foster so many dogs. Yes, it’s hard to say good-bye to a dog you take into your heart and home, but we do so in RESCUE DOG VILLAGE with the knowledge and understanding that we assess these dogs fully, and we have full disclosure and we share everything we can with the adopters so that they, too, can have the confidence that this will be an ideal match. If not, we always take the dogs back into our care. But because we are mindful that these dogs have already gone through so much, we proceed with these adoptions wanting them to work as much as the adopters do. The dogs deserve nothing less than our BEST — and the adopters who would join our efforts and welcome these deserving dogs into their homes will have our full commitment to them and our charges. Collaborating in our adoption process is the only way we can guarantee any measure of success. And we don’t match dogs just to “MOVE THEM.” Yes, it’s true, so many dogs need our help, but their well-being rests on rescuers’ ability to do the best they can — to be part of the solution, and not the problem. Our jobs are to rescue, educate, rehabilitate and collaborate — all with the dogs’ best interests at heart and open and honest discourse as the basis for our dialogue with other rescues, shelters, and of course, adopters. Together we make the BIGGEST DIFFERENCE.
So, with all that aside and out in the OPEN — let’s share more about SCOOTER THE SUPER DOG! As the pictures and photos accompanying this special dog’s bio relay, he is one gorgeous creature with a broad head that speaks to the intense knowledge contained in that brain that makes this breed so desirable. Another thing is certain, whomever DID have Scooter gracing their lives before they needed to find him another home — LOVED HIM FULLY. Whatever SCOOTER’s former adopters reasons for letting him go might have been, we trust they were borne of LOVE because this dog is just great, and saying good-bye had to be hard. We are just grateful he is with us, and we will honor him and celebrate with the adoptive family that welcomes him into their hearts and home.
Scooter will come to you completely house-trained, walking gently and well on a lead, AWESOME WITH KIDS and very loving with a ready to love and be-loved disposition. Scooter does so well with dogs his own size and loves to romp and frolic. However, his TRUE love is PEOPLE. So, Scooter’s ideal forever home is likely one that is a very active, out-door family that has loads of love to give in return for what they will receive. Scooter surely does not need to be the ONLY dog as he gets along really well with other dogs, but he savors attention from two-leggeds. What we DO KNOW in our RESCUE is that the amazing adopters that welcome these dogs into their lives have enough love for more than one dog, so we WILL entertain applications from potential applicants that have other dogs. We do not work on a “first-come, first serve,” basis. We are respectful of adopters’ time, effort and eagerness to adopt their next four-legged family member, and promise to be in quick correspondence with all potential applicants. That said, we are HONEST — and OPEN and forthright and look for matches that will be successful. To do that, we encourage the adopters to be as equally open and forthcoming with us throughout the process. After all, we want what’s best for the dog, and to do that — we have to trust and be honest in every aspect and interaction that involves the adoption and the dog.
So, if you or your family believe that SCOOTER might be a good match for your family, please submit an application. Yes, the application is long, but you don’t want to work with a group that doesn’t have high standards and is anything other than responsible. And so, let us thank you for taking the time to do what we know you may have likely done before with other rescues in your efforts to adopt. Know that when you submit our application, you are going to receive a copy of what was submitted in your own e-mail box. You can also feel free to use this form with other rescues. And also, we will be happy to work to find you the best dog for your match. Unfortunately, we have access to many dogs in need, and they come in all sizes, shapes and breeds. We will continue to work with you until your match is found — so don’t despair, but instead CELEBRATE the beauty that these second chances are possible — and its because of warm, compassionate folks like YOU who gives these dogs the opportunities they should never have needed. Animals are not disposable — any more than people are. Relationships are the most important aspects of living. They give meaning to our days and purpose to our existence, and we will honor the dogs and our potential adopters every step of the way.
Scooter was left chained to the fence of a volunteer’s home who worked with the Humane Society with a note saying that “his name is Scooter; he is a very good boy about 2 years old and hope that he finds a good home”. He gets along well at the kennel and whines when you leave him. He had all vaccinations 5-16-2011, tested negative for heartworms and was neutered.
SCOOTER is extremely lovable and gets along wonderfully well with other dogs.
Take a look at these four short videos to see how charming he is!!”
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Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.
|Breed||Chesapeake Bay Retriever Mix/|
|Fee||All Shots + Transport - 500|
|Children||8 to 14|