The James Patrick 'Paladino' Transport!
Anastasia was born about January 9, 2016 and is the pup of our Grace. As for breed, Grace has very distinct, tiny, ears, so I'm going with a Fox Terrier mix with emphasis on mix! Grace weighs about 20 lbs. and is a little love! We have no clue who the father was, but it appears she will weigh in the 25 lb. range when full grown. Anastasia is a snuggler and she ADORES water! in the one photo you will notice that she is snuggled up with her favorite German Shepherds tail - this is an everyday occurrence. She uses the doggie door with ease, but we like to let you know that with the next move and an adjustment to not having a dog door that you may have some house training work ahead.
This transport is in honor and loving memory of our nephew, Patrick James Paladino, who passed away suddenly at the young age of 29. He was a devilish sort of boy, with a smile that would take your breath away and one of the biggest hearts I've ever seen. His sidekick and best friend, Duke, an American Staffordshire Bulldog, went everywhere with Patrick and the bond they shared was incredible. Duke now can be see everywhere with Patrick's father, Carl and is a permanent fixture on any of the couches in the Ellicott Square offices.
Many years ago a small, white dog "supposedly" followed Pat home from school. He begged his mother to let him keep him; she did. He named him Buttons and had him for years. This is one of my favorite stories about Pat, as I feel he rescued this dog long before Animal Rescues ever existed.
Joe and I chose rescue as our way to honor Patrick. We can see him smiling as this wonderful rescue is about to take place in his name. We also felt we wanted to mention the three humans whose lives were also saved due to his parents selfless act of choosing organ donation.
Patrick, your nieces and nephews are very excited about this and have already picked out names. So let this journey begin and load up this truck, with your spirit protecting and guiding our precious transporters to where the once abandoned and abused will be rescued and cared for, until that special soul comes along that will give them their second chance at life, their forever home and most of all, love, just like you did that day you rescued Buttons so many years ago.
The Adoption Fee for this dog is $350.00.
Adoptions fees vary based on adoptability. In general our fees include spay/neuter, all age appropriate vaccines, Home Again micro-chipping & registration, worming & flea control - a "complete" pet. We accept CASH or Visa/Mastercard ONLY.
Joyful Rescues has no funding except for our adoption fees and miscellaneous donations. Pet care and vet bills are expensive - you must be ready to take on this financial (as well as emotional) responsibility.
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 25 YEARS OF AGE TO ADOPT A DOG FROM JOYFUL RESCUES
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