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October 26, 2005

Meet Bob!

Here is the little guy we call Bob. He's about 2 years old, 8-10 pounds, very, very frightened of people. He was picked up by a back yard breeder in OK when he was advertised as a "free" dog in the newspaper. He had been living in a filthy situation in the yard, had never been in the house, had never been groomed and is definitely not socialized. He apparently had something very wrong with his left hind leg. It was shorter than the others and didn't touch the ground when he walked. He's a very sweet dog. Under all his mats and long hair you could still see his handsome face.

Bob has been neutered and is up to date on all his shots. He is heartworm negative and on preventative.

Bob had extensive surgery on his hip and knee 11/28/05 and has now recovered and is using the operated leg. His condition has improved and he now weighs 12 pounds. He is a very handsome boy. He is looking for the perfect home where he will be loved forever.

Bob is located in Houston, Texas.

If you would like more information, contact Margie Simon. If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application.

Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.









February 2, 2006

Update!

Bob has been Adopted!

Bob went to a perfect home where he is an only furkid. I get biweekly reports which are wonderful:

Good morning,

just a quick update on Bob. He has had another good week. I can't believe we have only had him less than two weeks. Seems like he has always been here. It has been a lot of concentrated effort on my part but it is getting good results....we had our first accident this morning. He pooped in the family room between the sofa and the coffee table - I misread his signal - I thought he was playing and instead he was telling me he needed to go outside. So we cleaned it up and I think he will not do it again. I have watched him tirelessly and just slipped up and there you go.

I am going to start walking him on Monday to try to help with muscle mass in his left leg. He is jumping up and down when he goes to potty so I think he can walk a couple of blocks now. He is so much more relaxed and confidant than when you brought him to us. He has been to the hair salon with me on a couple of car outings in his crate and we had two guys from out of town stay with us Thursday night and he took it all in stride without any difficulty. He kept standing around and watching and after an hour or so I put him in his crate so we could talk without me worrying about him. All in all I think he has had a great week. He doesn't like the wet grass and when it is wet he goes out, does his business, and is right up the step to the back door....he is so cute.


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