Ruff Ruff! My name is Goofy Gertie Girl
Goofy Gertie Girl's Info...
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Goofy Gertie Girl!! This sweet girl was found as a stray....COVERED in ticks!! Her foster mom couldn't get her to even set foot inside the house for about a month! Finally, she decided she would try it, after watching the other dogs in the foster's home, go in and out all day. Once she braved her way inside the house....she discovered the COUCH! She is now an official couch potato and loves nothing more than to be curled up right next to you! Gertie is a calm, gentle girl who loves other dogs and kids! With a face like that, and a smile to melt your heart - she woud be a great addition to any family!
More information about Beyond Bars Animal Rescue - Wytheville Chapter
Rescue Group Info...
We are a small, Christian based rescue in rural West Tennessee. We believe it is our responsibility to be good stewards of our environment and by doing so, help the needy animals in our area. Unfortunately, the south tends to have an "it's just an animal" kind of attitude most of the time and this means that MANY wonderful companion animals find themselves the victims of neglect, abuse, and abandonment. We strive to rescue and rehome as many of these animals as we can. We maintain approximately 20-25 dogs in our program at any given time (the ones posted here are the ones that are ready to be adopted) and our goal is quality over quantity. We are not saving the MOST dogs of any other rescue but we believe the quality of the pets our adopters are receiving speaks for itself.
We have a "no-kill" policy and only euthanize a dog in our program if there is NO other option available to us (cases of extreme human or other dog aggression or illness/injury that is untreatable and is causing the dog severe pain). We do NOT euthanize an animal for reason of treatable illnesses such as heartworms, mange, etc.
We look forward to many more "saves" in the weeks, months, and years to come and enjoy every chance we get to make a difference. We also consider it our responsibility to educate our community on proper companion animal care, responsible pet ownership, and the positive ramifications of spaying and neutering pets. We have a no-cost weekend summer camp in the works for local children of low income families and look forward to our regularly scheduled talks with our local 4H Club chapters, our service projects with the Boy Scouts, and our other community events.
Since we are out of state, face-to-face meetings are not possible at this point. However, we will be more than happy to forward as many pictures and as much information on each animal as we can and are always BRUTALLY honest about our guys/gals. Any behavioral, temperamental, or health related issues are mentioned in the animals original bio and are then discussed in detail with potential adopters.
We require an adoption application which will be reviewed by our board and either approved or denied. We also require an adoption contract which states how the animal will be cared for once adopted (not left outside alone when nobody is home, never chained up, will not be given away, etc) Our adoption fee is $375 and that includes all vetting (spay/neuter, all vaccines, heart worm check, fecal exam, deworming, etc), current grooming, and transport to the adopters location. Once the application is approved and contract is signed, we will discuss transport arrangements with the adopter to find out which location and time is most convenient for them.