ADOPTED 08-26-12 – The dog’s bio’s on rescue dogs always contains everything about the dog’s personality with some details of their rescue story. The suffering and pain that they endure while they are being treated for their illnesses are not mentioned because it is hard to describe pain. We all know however, that they do go through so much in a short amount of time both emotionally and physically. What is always present but never recognized or spoke about is that all of them greet us every day with their smile, wagging tail and willingness to please US in every way that we ask of them. As you look at Zane’s photo album, the one element that jumps out is his smile.
Zane was brought in as a stray to a high kill shelter. One can only imagine him on the streets alone looking for food and shelter, smiling as he traveled, never letting the grim situation he was in, get him down. Once he arrived at the shelter, they limited his hold time because of his size and he was added to the horrible “Put to Sleep” list. Maybe the angels were whispering in his ear that he would be seen by a rescue northern foster that saw into his soul and asked for him to be pulled from the shelter and taken off the list. When his picture was posted, a local southern foster answered the call. Who could resist that fuzzy face?
When a dog is pulled from the shelter, he then has to have all his vaccinations and tests done. The dog then has to stay with their southern foster families so that the testing and work to get the dog healthy begins. Sometimes they are ready for their new family in 4 weeks, sometimes it takes 4 months. Like a birth date, we celebrate a dog’s rescue date; Zane was rescued on April 9th and his treatment for Heatworms began. This treated is a very very painful process and the dog has to be kept quiet while they receive their injections. The worms are live as they come out of the heart and they wiggle to get out as they die.
Zane is a gorgeous German shepherd mix, he is about 4 years old and he is always smiling. So far Zane hasn’t shown us anything he DOESN’T like!! He gets along great with other dogs and cats. He plays well with the ones that want to play with him and leaves the stand offish ones alone. He is a BIG dog so he’ll need plenty of room to exercise and play. Zane has been exposed to cats and shows no interest in the chase. He loves children and wants to play-Zane loves life. He seems tense when the wind starts to pick up before a storm. He will pace a little and we have found that dogs that have been living in the wild are afraid of storms. True to his trusting nature, he settles down if you comfort him.
He’s a very social dog and has shown no signs of aggression or dominance issues. He loves to ride in the car, does well on a leash and of course is housetrained. He will do well in a home that is prepared to love and appreciate him. His shepherd personality is obvious and will need a family that understands and respects the breed, but most important, they need to be willing to “work” with him to keep him happy! He loves games and come to life when his foster family plays enthusiastic activities. The perfect home would be a place that he could get plenty of love, affection, and PLAY!! He is the perfect example of a companion for another dog and family. Zane is a loving companion and he needs a family that will treat him with the love that he deserves. We are committed to make sure that he is adopted by a special family that will ensure his happiness.
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