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Jenni - Sweet Bulldog's Info...
|Breed:||American Bulldog||Color:||White - With Black||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Female|
Jenni is a female American Bulldog, 70 lbs, and roughly 5 years old. Despite all she has been through, she is one of the nicest dogs we've ever met. She came into a high kill shelter in California thin as a rail and still lactating. Probably she was either put out in the cold like yesterday's garbage by a backyard breeder after having her last litter or gave birth in the streets as a stray and lost her babies. She also had an injured eye and bloody ear. (A picture shows Jenni in the shelter on the list to be put to sleep.) But this story has a happy continuation: in her final days at the shelter, Jenni was rescued. She came to Seattle in mid-December.
01/02/13: Now Jenni is back up to a healthy weight, her eye is better, and the infection in her ear is almost gone. However, Jenni has been diagnosed with cancer (squamous carcinoma, due to too much exposure to sunlight and Jenni's light color) in her left ear. She has had an x-ray and samples taken from her glands and the cancer has not spread. However, Jenni's ear will have to be amputated. We are raising money for her surgery. More importantly, we are hoping for a happy ending to Jenni's story to find her a foster or forever home that will love her for the rest of her life.
Jenni is sweet, docile, playful, and medium energy. She loves to sleep, have down time, and take car rides, but also loves to run around and play with her foster dad and the other foster dogs. She seems good around the little dogs. She seems to think the foster's cats are food. She is not aggressive with them and we're trying to train her out of it, but she's not there at least quite yet...maybe a dog-savvy cat would be fine. Jenni is very social and good with human adults and children alike. She is crate trained and housebroken.
Jenni's adoption fee is $250 and includes her spay, basic vaccinations, rabies vaccination, heartworm tested negative, health certificate, and microchip. At this time of year, dog rescues need all the help they can get to make sure dogs are in warm, safe foster homes to be ready for adoption. Please email email@example.com for an adoption application or to get in touch to foster (Jenni is currently in temporary foster in Seattle).
Rescue Group Info...
I started this rescue in April of 2012 with the goal of trying to get people in my community involved in saving dogs and cats. I work with the Police Department in the tiny Eastern Washington city of Connell to pull every dog out of the makeshift pound, provide it with vet care, and find it an adoptive home.
We also take in abandoned pets or pets that have to be re-homed from other towns and communities in the surrounding region.
We have a small group of part-time, unpaid volunteers both in Eastern Washington and in the Puget Sound area that help with transport, fostering, and other responsibilities to make our adoptions possible.
It is my overall goal to provide this area with a lasting no-kill program so no more dogs or cats need to suffer.
Although there is a small holding area managed by the City of Connell Police Department, Red Waggin' Rescue/Connell Pet Rescue has no permanent shelter facility.
Our animals stay in foster homes while they await their new homes, that are found in Eastern Washington and all the way to the Puget Sound area.
Generally, if an approved adopter is interested in another part of Washington State, transport can be arranged and runs roughly every other weekend.
Our process begins with an adoption application. Once this is approved, we have a meet and greet. If that goes well, the adoption begins. An adoption contract is signed, an adoption fee paid, and we let the new family take the pet home for a 7-day approval period.
We also take a new family picture as well. If an adopter decides not to keep the pet during the 7-day approval period, the adoption fee is returned when the adopter returns the pet. After this time period is over, we still take the pet back, but the fee is not returned.
We try to microchip all our pets, so that if they are ever in trouble, and get lost or loose, or end up in the shelter, we can make sure that they will be returned to the adopter or to our rescue. We will always take a pet back if needed.
We try to spend time with each adopter to help them understand how to best introduce a new cat or dog into their home, and what to expect. We.are also very mobile and we actively transport dogs to adoptive families all over Washington State. We attend very few adoption events so if you are interested in one of our pets, please email for an adoption application and we can arrange having a volunteer bring the pet to you once you are approved to adopt.
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