I am micro-chipped, have all my vaccinations, am heart-worm negative, been neutered and have been evaluated for a minimum of 2 weeks by my foster family who are located near Greensboro, NC. I have a foster sibling who is a Giant Schnauzer and we are getting along very well. I am not an alpha personality and get along very well with other dogs.
(SRC#1811) BARNEY's Story
BARNEY with this unique identification number: (SRC#1811) came into SRC's care recently and is being prepared for adoption by a foster family who have gone thru our approval process. We at SRC just want him to have that loving home he deserves.
Barney (1811) is a 6 year old very handsome and very tiny (11.8 pound) Schnauzer male who had a dental due to Grade 4 Dental Infection. Never has SRC rescued canines that had mouths so neglected -- to the point that there even infection in his gums. Can you even imagine the pain that Barney felt? Barney was placed on strong antibiotic which helped to heal all of this. He also was neutered. Barney recovered nicely and will be a great family companion yet he has been terribly neglected during his short lifetime – typical of his breed, Barney shows no aggression only forgiveness. This is what his foster mom has to say about him :
( Most Recent Update--September 14, 2016 )
The good news: Barney is so cute; his fur is velvety soft; he eats well; he can go up and down stairs; he hasn't had an accident in the house for at least four weeks; he's used to the crate when we're gone and at night (so long as he can see us or Gracie); he's not at all aggressive. All he wants to do is be with Gracie, our Giant Schnauzer.
Barney is fonder of my husband and prefers male visitors to females. I think he would do best with a family that spends a lot of time at home, who has a fenced yard, and ideally another dog. The fenced yard is a must considering Barney's current fear of a leash.
**YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY!! I want to share a happy update concerning Barney. About a week ago he started going UP stairs by himself, and just yesterday he made it all the way DOWN. Inside stairs, and outside stairs, he's now a pro. His desire to follow Gracie (GS) outweighed his fear, and he finally went for it. He has also been accident-free for three weeks. We had company this past weekend, and Barney did well with them. He was a little shy, but he eventually allowed my uncle to pick him up. He's also friendlier towards Ron than to me, so we wonder if he doesn't associate women with mistreatment. He hasn't yet tried to jump on or off the sofa, but he enjoys napping on furniture if one of us puts him on it. He's still a little nervous around anything new, but overall, he's come a long way.
( first update )Last week we took Barney to our groomer, and today we finally remembered to take pictures. Attached are some new shots of him. Barney receives Sentinel, an all-in-one pill for heart-worm preventative and flea preventative on the 11th of each month since his SRC vet’s heart-worm test was negative.
Barney seems to be settling in and in time he will learn to trust us more readily. His previous environment was not one that allowed him to build trust or to socialize so this is a new experience for him. Naturally this causes Barney to be slower at relaxing in a new environment and currently he remains somewhat skittish and generally scurries away if you reach for him. We continue to work on stairs with him. We carry him up and down, but we'll stop a few stairs before the top or bottom of a staircase and encourage him to do the rest. So far he can handle 1-2 at a time, but he's afraid of any more. He'll sleep quietly in his crate at night so long as he can see us. By default he's doing better with housebreaking. I say default because after his last accident I started putting a belly band on him. There have been no accidents since the belly band. He eats well so long as there's not a lot going on around him. If we're moving about, he stops eating and positions himself so that he can watch us. He's becoming attached to Gracie, our Giant Schnauzer. She's still playing the role of "too-cool-for-you" teenager and mostly ignores him. As you can see from a couple of the pictures, she doesn't object to his cuddling up to her.
When ready for adoption this dog will be heart-worm tested (negative), vaccinations brought up to date, neutered if not done already, micro-chipped, examined fully by a vet and any necessary medical issues found by this vet will have been addressed. It is anticipated that this dog will be released for adoption by the same date as the completion of the Evaluation. The date of release of this dog is at the discretion of the SRC Core Team.
THIS DOG IS BEING FOSTERED IN JAMESTOWN, NC AND YOU SHOULD BE WILLING TO DRIVE TO THAT LOCATION IN ORDER TO PICK THE DOG UP THERE WHEN IT IS ADOPTED.
Tax-deductible donation requested at time of adoption for this dog is $395
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When ready for adoption this canine will have been evaluated for two weeks by loving SRC foster parents who will now be able to give the adoptive parents information as to their opinion about the demeanor of the adoptive parent's new family companion prior to the finalizing of this adoption. SRC volunteers strive to do all of this for the well-being of their rescued canine and for a successful. It is our worthy mission to assure that each dog goes to a loving and stable home whose family members will treat each rescued dog that SRC helps as a beloved member of their immediate family.
SRC’s dogs are in foster homes throughout NC, SC, TN, VA and N. GA. You must be willing to drive to the dog's foster home in order to adopt it. The location of each dog is listed at the bottom of its bio.
BEFORE meeting an SRC dog, you must be approved to adopt. Our downloadable Adoption Application is on our web site at schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org and can be submitted via email or fax (1-910-401-1317). You may request an Adoption Application at email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon receipt of your application, a vet reference check and home visit will be done. The entire process normally takes approximately seven days, depending on your location.
Please plan on welcoming your new dog into your home within two weeks after approval. We do not hold dogs, and we adopt them out on a first-come, first-serve basis based on a completed adoption process.
SRC does not ordinarily adopt its dogs to families with children under ten years of age. This is for the protection of the dogs and for the protection of the children.
Procedures will be explained to you at the time of approval regarding donation and contract. Your donation goes forward to help incoming rescued dogs.
Here is a break-down of the average expenses spent on SRC dogs to assure they remain healthy and happy as they are prepared for adoption:
Office Visit $45-60; Fecal $14-44; Rabies $14-24; DHPP $14-24; Bordetella $14-24; Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrliccia Testing $30-45; Heart-worm Preventative $26 per month; Spay or Neuter $200-$400; Total Basic Vetting $347- $817; ADDITIONAL VETTING: Teeth Cleaning $200 - $500; Blood Panel $80 -150; Cherry Eye $300-$500; Urinary Tract Infection $60-100; Heartworm Treatment $300-700; Luxating Patellas $1,800 per leg; Cruciate Surgery $1,200 per leg; Entropian Surgery $250-$500; Demodectic Mange $100 per month; X-Ray $80 - $110; Ultrasound: $300; Cataract Surgery $1500 - $3000; Boarding $300 per month per dog
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