Ruff Ruff! My name is Sophie
|Breed:||Labrador Retriever/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix||Color:||Black - With White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Some very dear friends of LBWF rescued sweet Sophie. After going through all their options they asked us for help. Sweet Sophie is ready and waiting for her forever home. Here's her story: It's been over a month now since a special resident moved in with us, and though her stay is as pleasant as we can make it, she hopes she'll soon be moving on to more spacious digs with a "forever friend" or family. Her name is Sophie and her story is an amazing and inspiring one. In early March, a desperate, but determined skin-and-bones stray Staffordshire terrier showed up with a whimper and a wagging tail outside the little house of animal lovers, Suzy and Joe, a couple living in Tucson, Arizona. They were amazed at how friendly and spirited she was in spite of her wretched condition. She was so grateful for a hearty meal and a bowl of water. She was exhausted, though,. and as Suzy petted her she fell into a deep sleep. The next morning, she reappeared, and it was soon discovered that she'd brought a tiny pup and carefully placed it in the crawl space under the house. During the frigid, rainy night, Sophie had brought her baby from out of nowhere, it seemed. By the next day, there was more than a little whimpering coming from the same spot, and Suzy was amazed to find eight tiny pups where there had been one the night before! Sophie had carried seven more pups, one by one, across rugged desert terrain and under at least one fence to what her instincts told her was a safe haven where she could nurture her brood. That morning, even more drained from nursing eight pups and moving her family in the dead of a cold, rainy night across acres of hazardous desert, this brave Momma still greeted Suzy and Joe with a wagging tail and a hopeful grin. Once they got over their amazement, they made Sophie and her pups comfortable in a little camper trailer on their property and began to research options for a more suitable shelter for them, as this was more of a responsibility than Suzy and Joe could take on. They were already the adoptive "parents" of several at-risk cats as well as Murray, a little special needs dog they'd rescued. But, Tucson's shelters were over-flowing, as were the other rescue organizations, which were sympathetic but too burdened to take on the hefty challenge of helping Sophie and her eight babies. When Suzy called on her Aunt Helen, who has for years occasionally boarded her beloved dog, Buddy, here, she thought of us, and soon Sophie and her babies were on their way to California. That brings us full circle to the brave dog who remains in our care, still looking for that permanent home where she can receive the kind of affection and positivity that she radiates and so appreciates. Lots of love and patience, and maybe a couple of doggie training classes, will ensure that this gallant girl will be a great friend and companion for years to come for some lucky adoptive individual or family. We salute and support super-mom, Sophie, and whoever decides to provide her a loving "forever home."
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The Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit California Corporation. Our work includes education the public, and working with state, local and national authorities to put an end to pet overpopulation as well as working at the national level to end illegal dogfighting. We visit our local shelters and find abandoned pets on death row, and we give them a second chance at a loving, permanent home. We are one of the few California rescue groups that rescue mothers and newborns (from one to five weeks of age), due to the high fee required by many shelters for their release of unaltered females who need tocontinue nursing their young. These animals are the first to be put to death in shelters. Shelters are unable to raise kittens and puppies and newborns cannot survive the diseases often found in such closely held captive environments. We give our rescued animals immediate medical care, proper nutrition, grooming, and socialization training. We have a few loving foster homes, but we need more caring foster parents. This temporary care canlast up to a year so the animal can adjust and heal any physical or emotional wounds. And it always takes time to find the perfect loving home.
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We require an application, home check, and adoption contract.