Ruff Ruff! My name is Mercedes
|Breed:||German Shepherd Dog/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix||Color:||Brown/Chocolate - With Black||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.
Meet miraculous Mercedes! Mercedes is not a true 5th Ward dog, as she was actually discovered in the woods north of Houston. Kelle was hired to trap another dog, but while out looking for it, she saw a very skinny dog with a large, bowling-ball-sized growth between her rear legs. Mercedes was not looking to be captured that day and tried to run, but got caught up in some brush, so Kelle was able to leash her and bring her to safety. We were quite unsure about what this growth was, and got a vet referral to Gulf Coast Vet Specialists. She underwent surgery to remove the growth and it miraculously ended up being benign!
Now Mercedes lives a plush & happy life in a foster home with several other dogs. Her foster home sits on about 3 acres where she has her run of the place. She is a shepherd blend of sorts, around 5-6 years old and an extremely happy and loving dog that would likely fit into almost any household. She enjoys running around and playing with other dogs and is also a very laid back gal. She soaks up love and attention like a sponge. She is a very special dog, one that really leaves a mark on a person's heart & soul. And because of that, she deserves the most absolute perfect family out there. If you think you can give Mercedes the forever home that she deserves, please fill out an adoption application on our website at: http://forgottendogs.org/adoption_application.html Thank you!
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Rescue Group Info...
We rescue in a low income area of Houston called the 5th Ward. We founded Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project about a year ago to address what we saw as an obvious need to help the many stray dogs we were seeing in there. We set up feeding stations and network and pull as many as we can when a foster home or no-kill rescue group says they can take them in. One of our goals is education and we provide residents with vouchers that cover the complete cost of having their animals altered and vaccinated against rabies. In addition, we provide other vaccinations and worming in the field free of charge. Since November 2011 we have grown in size and have rescued over 250 dogs and a few cats from the area. We are launching a program called Habitat for Hounds through which we will donate doghouses and blankets to residents for their dogs that are kept outside. Our website is forgottendogs.org and we are a 501c3.
We do not have a regular adoption site at this time, but stay tuned to our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ForgottenDogs5) for our upcoming events!
Our adoption fee ranges from $100 to $150. We have an online application and a contract and all dogs/puppies are either spayed/neutered prior to adoption if old enough or arrangements are made to have them spayed/neutered afterwards.
Houston and surrounding areas.