Ruff Ruff! My name is Barkley
|Breed:||Boston Terrier Mix||Color:||Unknown||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male||ID#:||5176458|
I am already neutered and good with dogs.
Barkley is an adorable 1 year-old Boston Terrier mix (with the emphasis on mix!) male who's so grateful that Canine Lifeline was there to help him. He was turned into a high-kill rural county dog pound by his owner because he had a horrible skin condition. Rather than take him to a vet, his owner was planning to dip him in motor oil to kill whatever was causing the skin irritation. Fortunately, his wife convinced him not to do this and to turn the dog into the pound instead. The shelter asked us for help so Barkley made the trip to Canine Lifeline. When he first arrived, we couldn't even touch him--he screamed with pain whenever he had to be picked up or handled. His skin was raw and bloody because of demodectic mange, the noncontagious variety caused by a mite that lives in the skin and causes intense itching and hair loss. Barkley was started on a course of treatment with oral ivermectin and antibiotics and within a couple of weeks, all the sores had healed and he was on the mend. Once he started feeling better, his true personality emerged and we found a great little dog who loves people (and gives lots of kisses to show it) as well as other dogs. Barkley's skin scrapes are now negative for mites and most of his hair has grown back so he's now ready for a permanent home. Barkley is crate-trained and may be housetrained too. He's an adorable little dog who's eager to make up for lost time with a new family. Barkley weighs about 16 pounds and his adoption fee is $200. He's neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up-to-date on vaccinations, wormed, on flea preventative, and microchipped. All Canine Lifeline adoptions come with a two-week trial period to make sure it's a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email email@example.com if you're interested in Barkley.
An adoption application must be filled out and submitted to be considered for adopting any Canine Lifeline dog. Please visit http://www.caninelifeline.org/2010/adoption-process/ for more information about our adoption process and to download a copy of the application. You can either email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to: Canine Lifeline, Attn: Adoptions, PO Box 25742, Garfield Hts, OH, 44125-0742. Thank you!
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Rescue Group Info...
Canine Lifeline is an all volunteer 501(c)3 organization with a mission to save adoptable dogs from being euthanized at shelters due to overcrowding or treatable medical conditions such as heartworm. All of our dogs are in foster homes throughout northeast Ohio.
Canine Lifeline takes adoptable dogs to Petco in Macedonia most Saturdays from noon - 3 pm. If there is a particular dog that you are interested in meeting, you can contact us and we can bring him/her to the store for you to meet. We also participate in many adoption events throughout the summer. Please check our website at www.caninelifeline.org for the most current adoption event listing.
All Canine Lifeline dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption, up-to-date on vaccinations including a one-year rabies, and are on monthly heartworm preventative. In the warmer months of the year, our dogs are also on a flea and tick preventative. The adoption fee for dogs up to 7 years of age is $150. Senior dogs may be adopted for a reduced fee of $100. Since all of our dogs come from shelters and have been stray or abandoned at least once in their lives, we want to make sure that their next home is for keeps. That’s why each adoption comes with a two-week trial period to make sure it’s a perfect match before the adoption is finalized.
Canine Lifeline is located in Northeast Ohio.