ADOPTION PENDING – UPDATE FROM HER SOUTHERN FOSTER: Puddn is leaving her mom down south who cared for her through painful treatment for 3 months. She said that: “Puddn filled a void in my life that I didn’t even know I had”. She will be another step closer to a loving home and going to a new foster in the north. Her road was one of neglect and painful Heartworms. She was rescued on July 3, 2011 and has been through 2 ½ months of treatment. She was a pound puppy, requested by Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc. to take her into rescue and sent to the vet through NELA PAWS organization to be spayed and vaccinated. PAWS has a group of wonderful caring families that work with the dogs when they are at their worst condition and do all the work to get her healthy to travel. RDV is very grateful to PAWS and their army of fosters.
She is HOME!! What a happy family. 🙂
See Puddn’ meeting the family that she loves and that love her back –
a true rescue story of the heart: VIDEO HOME
Puddn met her foster mom on the day she was spayed and has been in her loving home ever since. Her mom and her family have been working hard to help her recoup. Mom told us that she wants her to “have a chance at a happy, healthy life.” She was underweight and because of the heartworms, she had a slight cough, which will clear up once they are gone. It appears that she has had a litter of pups prior to her being spayed. Which helps us fill in her history, she obviously was not fed well, not medically treated and had babies. The saddest thing that we think she has endured is abuse on top of all of that because her back hips look odd, like maybe she was kicked. We can only assume but it has been our experience that these are some of the signs that tell their sad story.
PUDDN’ is extremely lovable and LOVES to be your buddy. Take a look at these three short videos to see how sweet she is!!”
MEDICAL EXPENSES ,000 – Puddn has been on a long road to recovery due to her heart worms and her medical expenses are up to ,000 and rising. In order for Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc. to give her the continued care she needs, we need donations. Please consider giving to Puddn.
We need to have donations set aside just for this special dog so we can get her all fixed up as soon as possible. We will update after she has been seen by a vet but feel like Puddn’ road to good health will be a long and costly one.
DETAILS ARE BELOW
Puddn has low energy and to our surprise, still trusts humans. She is very passive, loving and loyal. If you pat your leg she will come to you and lift your hand with her nose to pet her. 🙂 She lies quietly near me while I work at my desk and will follow me into another room. She wags her tail when you talk to her and if she is hungry for pet snack. She doesn’t whine or bark. She will sleep in her crate at night, but doesn’t go in without being coerced. (I was told she ‘loved’ her crate while at the pound, but she may associate the vet surgery experience with the crate now.)
She loves to go outside in the backyard, but only walks a bit then lies down. Her activity level is very low now. She is tolerant of our dogs and is shy, but has not played with them (as she doesn’t feel well enough since her surgery. One of her southern mom’s ‘cocky’ neutered males is a bit more assertive and she kind of stood over him as if to say leave me alone. I was told she was very social with another dog while at the pound prior to having her surgery.
Mom children are 12 and 14. She equally loves to them as adults. No small kids around to make a judgment on toddlers, etc…but she shows NO aggression around food, people or animals. She is tolerant of cats but was curious to what they were. They were afraid of her being the new dog in town and didn’t let her get very near.
She has a minimum appetite. She has a better appetite around dinner time and is eating dry food. A few pet snacks but not a big eater right now. She is housetrained and has had NO accidents. :). She is unwilling to get in the crate on her own but will if you ask her. When she walks with a leash, she is tolerant and obedient, but seems afraid of it.
Puddn is very laid back, but shy too. Avoids the large barking dog next door (through fence) and was a little afraid of the carpet sweeper. (the second time, she didn’t leave the room so she is adjusting). She seems afraid of leash itself, but ok when on it. Her foster mom is guessing she may have been hit with a strap of some sort. Doesn’t like the crate but sleeps in it all night without whining/barking.
Pudding has a very sweet personality that won all our hearts. She sees everyone as her new best friend and automatically assumes that they will want kisses from her. She is the type of dog who will be devoted to her family and is a good size for a family with children.
Pudding gets along with most dogs that she meets and she is trustworthy in the house and she does not have any destructive behavior. Pudding would love to go for walks or just be where ever you are.
The perfect home for our Puddn is a low key home with low noise, etc would suit her. Mom could even see her as one of those pets that goes to work with her owner (say a local owned store front) and lies around waiting to greet each guest with a wag. *Hopefully a cheerful more bubbly personality will come through after being with us a while and she starts feeling better.
YOU CAN MAIL US A CHECK ** OR ** DONATE THROUGH CHIP-IN
MAIL – If you would like to mail in a donation, please make your check out to: Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc., Inc and mail it to: Kristine Watterworth, 155 Redstone Hill Road. Unit #62, Bristol, CT 06010
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Chip-In is a Web-based service that simplifies the process of donating money from groups of people. Cihip-In is quick, easy, and secure. Chip-In will process your donation via PayPal. As people chip in, you’ll be able to track the progress of the donations for the dog using the Chip-In widget.
If YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP, YOU CAN GIVE A ONE TIME DONATION OR SPONSOR SOME OF PUDDINGS MEDICAL EXPENSES FOR HER VET CARE. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO HELP!
Our donors are updated on the progress of Pudding, where she goes when she is adopted, and every follow up that is done on her. Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc. follows up on our adopted dogs at 3 months, 6 months and a year. One of our volunteers calls and submits a formal follow up progress form.
FOSTER UPDATE 7-14-11: Pudding is going through painful Heartworm treatment and is with a foster family in LA. Her foster mom is giving her lots of love and kisses and describes her as a perfect angel. She has met 2 of their dogs and one cat. She was shy at first but she was very sweet and there were no issues. Pudding is described by her mom as very loving and when she pats her leg, Pudding shoves her snout under her hand to lift it on her head. She gives kisses on command and will be extremely adoptable. AWWWWW–Yep, this will be tough, mom said, but glad she can follow up on her new life ahead.
The foster mom’s 14 year old said joked and said, “I know we can’t keep Puddn’ but what if we give them Maddie instead?” Maddie is one of the resident dogs that belong to Pudding’s foster family.
PLEASE HELP US – She was rescued from a shelter and needs a chance to have a good life. She was diagnosed with heartworm and the treatment is very expensive. Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc. wants to give this loving dog a chance to a long and healthy life of love because, SHE DESERVES IT.
HERE ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT HEARTWORM
Heartworm is very expensive to treat and is a very dangerous disease. The nature of this disease involves the heart. The parasites cripple this vital organ until it can no longer function. As such, your dog may literally drop down dead without warning. This is how bad this disease can get.
What’s even more disturbing about heartworm is the fact that it doesn’t show symptoms until the later stages of the disease. This means that your dog can be suffering from it and yet you won’t know anything about it.
Dogs are highly likely to get heartworm disease if they are bitten by an infected mosquito. The mosquito spreads heartworm disease by biting an infected dog, drinking in the heartworm and then passing on the worm by biting another dog.
There are four factors that will affect how your dog reacts to heartworms:
1. Number of worms
2. Health of your dog’s immune system
3. Length of time your dog has the worms
4. How active your dog is
Here is a link to more information about the disease, please take a minute and read about it: http://www.canismajor.com/dog/hartworm.html
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Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.
|Age||1 Year appx|
|Location||West Monroe LA|
|Fee||All Shots + Transport - 500|
|Children||8 to 14|
|Location||WEST MONROE, LA|