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Annie is about 5-6 months and in excellent health. Her rescue story will just grab your heart. A volunteer was road biking in a deserted area, there were no houses for miles, paper mill land and hunting camps all around, scary place for this little girl. She stopped at a dumpster to check her map and suddenly and on cue, Annie came barreling out of the bushes and into our hearts. She ran up to the volunteer and flopped over on her back, begging for help. It was obvious that she had been there a long enough to make a little nest behind the dumpster, who could leave this bundle of sweetness, so of course she went home with her new mom, Sam.
Annie is underweight, covered in fleas and sores. In addition, she has a heavy load of hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, and ear mites. She was treated with Revolution for the ear mites, given Strongid and Droncit for the worms, and put on Interceptor Heartworm preventative. The vet felt confident that she was no more than 5 months old, so he said it was not necessary to test her for heartworms before beginning preventative. She was also vaccinated.
Annie's energy level is moderate and her foster describes her as a joyful, friendly pup! She is smart and trainable, and tries hard to please. She is very affectionate and loves to be with people, but will play quietly by herself. Annie was a little shy initially, probably as a result of her past treatment while living on the street, but now loves to meet new people, greeting them with a wagging tail and smiling face.
She currently gets one long walk in the morning, and then spends at least part of the day with her mom Sam at work. She will then get another walk in the evening. While she is a playful puppy, her mom does not feel that she has a truly high energy level - as an adult, I think she will do fine with moderate exercise.
Annie has been around other dogs of various ages and sizes. She is friendly and playful, and tends to be on the submissive side. Has no problem meeting new dogs, and gets along with both my older dogs and the resident foster puppies.
She has been around older children--0 and up-at the residential care facility where her mom works. She is friendly and playful with them, and doesn't mind when they accidentally hold or pet her in an awkward manner. Can be a little shy around new kids that are very loud or rambunctious, but warms up quickly. I think that she would be fine with younger kids, other than normal puppy playfulness.
Annie is respectful of cats, having been put in her place by mine. She basically ignores them, although she has barked at them a couple of times. No aggressive or herding behavior. She is not a food hog. It only took two mealtimes for her to learn to sit quietly and wait for the cue to eat, even after food has been placed in front of her. No noted food aggression with people or dogs - you can take her food away mid meal with no problems.
She is almost housetrained and learning very quickly. She rides quietly in crate or on seat in the car, is excellent in the crate and will actually go to her crate when she is tired and good on the leash. Given her history, it is easy to understand that she is hesitant in new situations, but gains confidence quickly. She has bark sometimes at new things, a cow, goat, horses, but not particularly fearful. This is common for a lot of dogs, some dogs bark at a paper bag just because it is in a new place, they have no idea what the new object is, they just know it is new. She has greatly improved while in her loving foster home and a lot of this will disappear with time and more exposure to new places.
The perfect home for our orphan Annie is a family with children, elementary or older because of her age, not her personality, and another dog. Her foster mom Sam would love to see her go to a home where she will get regular exercise, and where she can really be part of the family. She is a social girl, and would do well with a family that would take her different places. Best of all, she loves to snuggle.
To see more photos of this dog and all our adoptable dogs, please check out our website at Rescue Dog Village.
Disclaimer: Please note that the breeds posted on our dogs' biographies are our best guess based on years of working with rescue dogs. Adopters who need to know the exact breed or mix of breeds of a particular dog must have the dog's DNA tested at their own expense.
About Our Rescue
These dogs deserve all of our attention, and in Rescue Dog Village, we are committed to our adopters and our dogs equally. We offer full disclosure and hope to make the best matches possible. Please know our adoption fees never cover our expenses. We rely on the generosity of our adopters and supporters to help us help the dogs.
Our rescue is ONLY in the business of offering FULL DISCLOSURE to adopters, and expects and hopes to engage your questions and concerns fully. We owe it to the dogs we rescue and all the wonderful families/adopters who might consider welcoming our charges into their hearts and home. Our dogs are waiting for that ideal forever home where they will be cherished as deserving family members. It's sad these second chances are even necessary for these dogs, but we are committed to them and will devote the time and energy to their rehoming, and not just MOVE them to save more dogs. We diligently and responsibly seek good matches as we don't want to re-home the dog again. These animals have already endured more than they should have, and through no fault of their own. It behooves us to be honest and forthright, and we appreciate the same in return from applicants. It's that winning combination of reciprocal trust and respect that allows for successful placements to be made. Happy adopters translate to happy dogs, and that's our goal!
Our rescue volunteers will be more than honored to be in touch with you directly and promptly, after receiving your application and conducting a mandatory a veterinarian check. If you have never owned a dog before, please submit your application regardless, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. TAKE NOTE YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SPAM AS SOME RESPONSES FROM US WIND UP THERE WE'VE DISCOVERED. Also, take care to contact your veterinarian to let them know a member of rescue will be inquiring about your pet history!
Thank you for respecting that we all donate our time to saving these animals, and understand we value your philanthropic and compassionate desire to help be part of the rescue team. That said, you'll understand why we are committed to the well-being of our charges and consider this veterinarian check mandatory. If you are a first-time dog owner, we will work with you every step of the way! ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION ARE AS MUCH A PART OF RESPONSIBLE RESCUE AS ADOPTION! And it takes a RESCUE VILLAGE to help the most dogs possible in a thorough manner to ensure success on all fronts, and then some! It is an awful feeling to fail a dog, and we can't continue rescue if we don't do everything we can to ensure good matches for the dogs and tender families who might adopt them. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.
Although we are an extremely small rescue group, we understand and respect your family's eagerness to be in touch and learn as much as you can about the dogs you are considering adopting. Our very experienced and devoted trainer will be happy to share all aspects of OUR RESCUE DOGS to determine compatibility once you've submitted your application, and another of our volunteers will explain the whole process of our rescue and answer any questions you might have as well
If you have the time and love to offer this extremely bright dog who can make you laugh for hours at his antics, PLEASE APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A RESCUE DOG VILLAGE DOG AND GIVE ONE A HOME. Our dogs deserve all that a committed family can offer. Make no mistake about it, this is one spectacular dog!
Please contact RescueDogVillage@yahoo.com and we will be happy to return your correspondence, but please submit the application now so we can have that information as a starting base for our dialogue.
THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING RESCUE AS A MEANS OF WELCOMING YOUR NEXT FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND INTO YOUR LIFE!
ALL interested adopters MUST complete an application; agree to a vet reference check, phone interview and home visit. ALL family members MUST be in attendance for home visits - no exceptions. This helps us get to know everyone in the family so that we can help find the right dog for you.