Ruff Ruff! My name is Finley (update!)
Finley (update!)'s Info...
|Breed:||Italian Greyhound Mix||Color:||White - With Brown Or Chocolate||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male||ID#:||01433|
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Update 6/29/13: Who thought we'd be here writing another positive update on Finley? Even though we were given devestating news from Cornell back in December, we are so happy to report that Finley is THRIVING in his foster home. So well in fact, we have decided to remove him from medical hold in the hopes of finding him a forever home. While Finley is in no way cured and his prognosis is still poor, we believe someone is out there for Finley to live out the rest of his life in a forever home. He has been asymptomatic thanks to his meds and careful diet & activity management from his foster parents.
Update 12/6/12: I have dreaded this all evening, but it must be shared. Our dear Finley is not a candidate for surgery. The procedure we hoped would heal him, could in fact, kill him.
Aside from the pulmonic stenosis, he has several other issues that just simply cannot be repaired. We spent the entire day at Cornell, and sweet Fin was such a trooper. He charmed everyone there, just like he did with us. The
staff looked at every aspect in every way and just can't fix it. There isn't a single veterinarian in the nation who could help him. If there were, believe me, we would take him.
It seems he was born with a very special heart, unlike any other, and even though its "broken", he has never, ever let that show. His heart is extra big, and I truly believe its so he can love every one he has encountered that much more. (Take it from me, there is NOTHING like a Finley cuddle. He can rest his head on your shoulder in the most perfect, heart melting way. ♥)
So for now, with the help of some medication and careful monitoring, Finley will continue living life the way he always has: happy, carefree, and very, very loved.
Myself and everyone at Buffalo Pugs would like to thank you all for supporting Finley (and us) along this journey. We do not know how long Finley will be with us, but we do know that every single moment will count.
Finley is a gorgeous boy who has lived a tough life thus far. He came into the shelter emaciated with pneumonia. They did all they could for him and when he was ready, they asked us to help him. We were told Finley had a heart murmur.
After consulting with our vet and Finley experiencing a fainting spell, we brought him to Orchard Park to meet with a Cardiologist for an EKG & Echocardiogram. Finley’s diagnostics revealed he had Severe Pulmonic Stenosis. Essentially, one of the valves of Finley’s heart does not open right which compromises blood flow. He is a youngster- not even 1 year old yet and the only way to save Finley is to take him to Cornell for a surgery where they will insert a balloon into this valve to open it the right way. This surgery is expensive, but it is what Finley needs to live. Right now, we are working hard to raise the funds for his surgery. Without it, he risks sudden death if his heart fails. He is a young boy with a long life ahead of him. He’s sweet, loving, friendly and will for sure mean the world to his new family one day- he already means the world to us.
Finley (update!) is being fostered in Buffalo
Finley (update!)'s adoption donation is $300.00
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Rescue Group Info...
Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue is a non-profit incorporation that is funded and operated with a handful of very dedicated volunteers. In an effort to cover our vet bills and such, we ask for an adoption fee/donation for all of the pets that are adopted through our program. This fee ranges between $100 and $300 depending on the age and health of the dog being adopted.
Each of our adoption applications are scrutinized to determine whether or not we currently have a dog in foster that matches with a given application. If we do not have a match, we will NOT contact you. Each time we have a dog that is ready for adoption, we again screen all applicants and search for a match. When we do hit upon a match, you will either get a phone call or an email from one of our volunteers. Please be patient if you do not hear from us for a while! We do not forget about any of our applicants and you will remain in the queue until such time that we contact you to ask if you still want to remain on record, or we find you a match.
Once we have matched a dog with an applicant, we ask the applicant to review said dog on our website. If the interest is there, we would give the applicant the foster family's phone number to call and ask more questions about the dog. At this point, we set up a home visit and begin contacting references.
If everything works out, we then set up a time for the adopter to come to the foster's home for the adoption to take place. We frown upon allowing potential adopters 'visit' with a dog prior to making up their mind if they want to adopt it or not. An adopter should be able to gather enough information to know whether or not they are interested without actually meeting the dog. IF upon going to the foster family's home for the adoption, the adopter does not feel comfortable with the dog, the adoption will be cancelled at that time and the potential adopter will be dropped from our pending adoptions listings.
You may be asking yourself why we do not allow visits prior to adoptions, but the reason is quite simply because we are all volunteers and we do not have the ability to show a dog as if we were selling a car or other usable item. Our adoptions work very much like the adopting of a child and we appreciate your ability and patience for recognizing that.
Buffalo Adoption Center
3111 Delaware Ave, Buffalo
Rochester Adoption Center
226 West Commercial, East Rochester
Buffalo Pug and Small Breed Rescue (BP&SBR) dogs are placed into adoptive homes within 200 miles of Buffalo, NY. If you are not in this area and are looking to adopt, we recommend that you visit Petfinder.com to locate a rescue in your area.
A non-refundable adoption donation is required and a legally binding Adoption Agreement must be signed at the time a dog is placed. The adoption donation varies and is included in the dog.s description on the website as well as in the Adoption Agreement. Adoption donations are not negotiable and payment must be made in full prior to or at the time of placement of the dog.
All potential homes must complete our adoption process and must agree to abide by the terms of the adoption agreement. A copy of the adoption agreement will be provided to potential adopters upon request.
Applicants must provide veterinary and personal references and contact veterinary facilities to authorize release of their records to a BP&SBR representative upon request.
Applicants who rent their homes must verify that they are permitted to have a dog and provide a landlord contact number on the adoption application. Landlords will be contacted in every case . no exception.
The primary adopter must be at least 21 years old.
We are solely committed to the dogs accepted into the rescue. We want to find them loving, permanent homes and go to great lengths to place the right dog into the right family. We reserve the right to decline any adoption based on what we feel is in the best interest of the dog.
Upon adoption, copies of all available records will be provided to the adopter. All animals are spayed or neutered before adoption or, in the case of puppies under 6 months of age, must be spayed or neutered by an agreed upon date. Dogs are current on vaccinations, tested for heartworm, and during the months of April . November, will be on a heartworm preventative medication. A second heartworm test must be performed following adoption.
Prior to approval of any adopter, a home visit by a BP&SBR volunteer is mandatory. We do not ship or deliver dogs and there is NO exception to this rule.
We do our best to accurately assess each of our dogs; however, BP&SBR carries no warranty of any kind, express or implied.