PHOENIX is estimated to be about 5 years old, 13 pounds, up to date on his shots,
microchipped and neutered.
PHOENIX comes with a heart-wrenching story. He literally came into the shelter as a
rag doll, beaten up so badly he went directly to the vet clinic. He couldn’t stand up or lift
his head. At first, they were told he may have been hit by a car. Upon exam, it was very
apparent he was the victim of a viscous dog attack; at least 17 bite wounds to be exact.
On day #3, he had made a little progress but was still too weak and injured to be able to
move to the shelter side and sadly was listed to be put to sleep. Volunteers at the shelter
felt this guy deserved a chance and networked his story out to rescues. BFF K9 heard his
story and quickly answered the call, believing this little man deserved more time to heal.
On his rescue day, he could hold his head up, although his neck was still very, very
painful, and his gait was very wobbly. He was matted and shaggy, but still had a tail wag
and a quick lick for his foster mom. He enjoyed the next weeks in peace and quiet,
healing his wounds and recovering from his ordeal.
PHOENIX is now fully recovered and ready for the full-time love in a forever home that
he deserves. He is definitely a “people person” and a companion dog. He has been with
older children and has had very good manners. PHOENIX is a confident dog and doesn’t
feel he needs an invitation to be with you. He can sneak past your feet without you even
knowing it -- like a whisper -- he wants to be your shadow. He has a favorite bone that
he loves to carry around and loves playing fetch [see video]! He actually loves playing
fetch so much that we have to stop him or else he plays too hard and gets a little pain in
his leg - nothing serious that a little medicine can’t help. He is just so playful. He is very
good on a leash and enjoys rides in the car. He lays right down and is just happy to be
with you. He will scratch at the bedroom door if you leave him behind and won’t stand
to be ignored. He isn’t a reckless barker and uses a doggie door with good potty habits.
He lives in a foster home with several other dogs and while he is tolerant, we really feel
PHOENIX would thrive best in a home where he is able to suck up ALL of the attention
and be the king of his domain. He just thinks he’s THAT special … and HE IS! He has
been exposed to cats and doesn’t seem interested in them at all so a home with a cat
should not be an issue.
So if you are looking for a true friend -- someone to watch TV with, go on a walk with,
have a snack with, take a drive, snuggle with, and somebody to dote on, PHOENIX is
An application, home check, contract, and adoption donation will be required.
PHOENIX’S adoption donation is $300.00.
To meet PHOENIX, please go to our website, www.BFFK9Rescue.org,to the adopt page
to learn more about our adoption process, policies and to download or complete an online
application. Please complete online application (make sure you answer all questions and
get sent confirmation on screen) or email to adopt@BffK9Rescue.org.
We make every effort to contact you ASAP. Emails will get the quickest response.
Applications are not first-come; they are based on best fit for the household and our BFF
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