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My name is Frisbee!

Labrador Retriever/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Brooksville, Florida - Frisbee
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Brooksville, Florida - Frisbee
Photo 2 - Labrador Retriever/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Brooksville, Florida - Frisbee
Photo 3 - Labrador Retriever/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Brooksville, Florida - Frisbee
Photo 4 - Labrador Retriever/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Brooksville, Florida - Frisbee
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Animal Rescue Friends Network Inc.

Facts about Frisbee

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Frisbee was rescued from Hernando County where he was detained while his owner went to jail. He had a bright start to life, but that quickly deteriorated before he came to us. At 7 weeks old, he had his first puppy shots and his birth date was listed as January 2014. At 5 months old, Frisbee had been hit by a car and taken to the county shelter. He was believed to have had a leg injury and he was very shy. He stayed at the shelter for several months before ARF'N rescued this hard luck kid. We took him to an orthopedic specialist who referred us to the University of Florida where he was diagnosed with a compression fracture. Frisbee was on pain killers and spent several months under monitored crate rest until UF released him. His "fracture" has stabilized and he is learning to be a loved dog in the family. Frisbee was not socialized well as a puppy, so he is timid and frightened by new experiences. He bonded with his foster Mom immediately and seeks comfort from her. He has taken time to warm up to his foster Dad and foster brother and sister. He is loving inside the home with them, but he is still afraid of them in the yard.

Frisbee loves other dogs, but can get on their nerves because of his high energy with them. We are working on taking things a little more slowly instead of bolting out of his crate to greet his dog friends. Frisbee is very good with cats and likes to kiss them. He has never shown any aggression with them and he will back away when a cat gives him a warning swipe. Frisbee loves to come and go through a pet door and as long as the pet door is open, he is house trained. He still has accidents now and then when the pet door is closed because he is afraid to ask to be let out. He is crate trained and does not eliminate in his kennel. He is still in the puppy stage, so he sleeps in the crate at night when he still resorts to chewing. He does not bother shoes or other items while the family is around. He will soon out grow the puppy stage, but the crate is a safe place for him to relax. Frisbee is looking for a quiet and patient household. He would enjoy having another dog who gets along well and has manners since Frisbee will follow the lead of the other dog. He will not do well in a home where it is loud and there is a lot of activity. That will increase his anxiety. You can see in the pictures, Frisbee has a unique way of sitting. We are not sure if that is a result of the old injury, or if he always sat like that. Frisbee does not have lasting effects from the back injury, but now and then, you will see a slight limp reminding you that he once had a traumatic injury. He is currently not on any medication for pain, but we give him a joint supplement to continue to strengthen his spine and other joints. Frisbee loves squeaky toys and toys he can carry around.

We are happy to discuss in depth Frisbee's old injury and his timid behavior with serious potential adopters. We ask that you complete an application so we know who we are talking to, but the application does not commit anyone to adopting. It is part of our safety net in dealing with strangers. We would also consider a foster to adopt situation to the right potential adopter.

ARF'N accepts applications from people between the ages of 21 and 65. We would consider applications from potential adopters up to age 70 for our senior pets. This will be determined on a case by case basis. Active seniors would be considered as foster parents since fostering is a temporary situation.

ARF'N primarily adopts only to residents in the counties surrounding Hernando County in central Florida or within a 60-90 min. drive from the Brooksville/Spring Hill areas. The reason for this is that we personally conduct home visits for each of our rescued pets to ensure they are getting a safe home.

The application can be found here: http://www.arfn.org/adoption-application/

Email questions to: info@arfn.org. We do not have a phone number to reach us.

Our adoption fees for dogs range between $100 and $250. All of our pets come completely vetted (spay/neuter, vaccinations, heart worm tested, on heart worm prevention, and a microchip).

ARF'N is a rescue operated by volunteers with full-time professional jobs during the day. We can't always get back to you immediately. Most of our rescue work happens in the evenings and on the weekends. It can typically take up to two weeks to go from application to adoption. More time is required for pets with multiple applications and during holidays. We do not adopt on a first come, first served basis. We find the best match between pet and adopter. Please be patient with us through this process. Rude emails will disqualify you from adopting from us.

About Animal Rescue Friends Network Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

As a rescue group, we are Animal Rescue Friends Network Inc. We primarily rescue animals from Hernando County Animal Services and other Florida shelters to save their lives and find them forever homes.

www.arfn.org

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our rescue is a foster home based rescue. Please contact us if you are interested in meeting one of our animals. We can either start the application process, or tell you the next location we will be for an adoption event. You may meet some of the animals available for adoption there before starting the application process.

www.arfn.org

Our Adoption Process...

Our fees are kept as low as possible to get animals vetted and re-homed into loving families as quickly as possible. We require an application. Once the application is approved, we perform a vet verification to make sure your pets are spayed/neutered, current on core vaccinations, and your other dogs are on heart worm preventative. We also confirm home ownership or a landlord approval. Finally, we do a home visit/meet and greet with the animal in your home. Once the home visit is approved you will be offered an adoption contract. Most of our dogs are offered for an adoption fee between $150 - $250, depending on age and breed. We have a few long-timers that will be offered for less.

www.arfn.org