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My name is ANDY!

Facts about me

Breed
Labrador Retriever
Color
Black - with White
Age
Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID
16162678

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

Andy is available for adoption! He is SPECIAL NEEDS and is a really loving, happy, goofball-of-a-guy kind of dog. We've enjoyed getting to know him while he's healed here. 
You remember the terrible luck he had (previous post: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3194346017253342&id=111176198903688 ) huge infection, hit by car, one blind eye, raw inflamed skin, loss of all bodily functions, septic ..... and then the tail came off (previous post: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3200781479943129&id=111176198903688 ). We pumped him with antibiotics, got him several surgeries, surrounded him with love & kindness, told him repeatedly what a good boy he is, filled his belly with wonderful foods & treats and scratched his back.
 
Andy has come a LONG way!!!! He successfully fought the infection, now has proper weight, he's a good boy around the house, he can control his urinating again (yay!), he still bumps into things occasionally because he's blind in one eye, but he is an openly happy, playful dog. He has one issue that makes him special needs - we don't know if it was the infection, being hit by the car, or perhaps a nerve was touched during the tail surgery, but the sphincter muscle is just a tad lax. So occasionally a poop nugget falls out. There are gadgets on the market that may help catch the stray brown marbles. It's been suggested that laser or acupuncture may help.  There are diapers. Clean up has not been difficult - he sleeps at night in a large plastic crate and it takes less than five minutes to clean in the morning. He loves being indoors (wouldn't you after having been through so much outdoors?) and exploring the house. He enjoys spending time with you in the yard or garden and taking walks.
 
We hope someone can respect the horrible hardship he's endured, open their heart, fall in love with him, support him, and make him their forever family. He's a great guy who's been through so much - he deserves a great life with a wonderful forever family!

General Adoption Policies:

  • Email desertpawsnm@gmail.com prior to filling out an application. Please do not call or text.
  • Let us know if you're just shopping around with several shelters and rescues.
  • Application approvals can take up to 1 week. 
  • No young children for our adoptions please.
  • Current pets must be disclosed and discussed prior to adoption.
  • If you have current pets, an introduction is required prior to adoption. 
  • An adoption is not finalized until there has been an introduction to the home/home visit to ensure it is a good fit.
  • Young dog/puppy, young cat/kitten adoptions require you to already have another dog/cat in the home. 
  • We only adopt to Central ABQ, Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Rio Rancho - no out of area adoptions.
  • We appreciate staying in touch periodically - social media, pics, holiday cards, videos, etc. :)

COVID-19 Policies/Practices:

  • We follow COVID-19 safety practices including masks, social distancing, hand washing and sanitation.
  • We are not conducting adoption events.
  • A zoom meeting or phone call will be required for all adoptions.
  • We are not conducting in-person home inspections prior to adoption, so pics/videos of your home and pet living & sleeping areas, gates/fencing/yard and current pets are required for application approval instead.
  • If your application is approved, we will bring the animal to your house to do an introduction to the family, home and current pets. We will wait outside and speak via phone/video to ensure there are no issues before officially approving the adoption.
  • You need to follow our instructions to introduce the new pet to your existing pets, and take precautions and responsibility if any issues come up between your pet and the new pet you are introducing.
  • If an altercation were to occur during introduction, you must be capable of separating the animals and you are responsible for any veterinary/medical care and expenses to you/your pet. Masks will be required for both parties.
  • We are no longer able to do multi-dog/cat meet & greets or bring multiple animals to your house to choose from. Maximum pet intro now is limited to two.
  • To limit exposure during this pandemic we appreciate if you would make your decision to adopt during our meet and greet.
August 4, 2022, 10:11 pm
Andy is available for adoption! He is SPECIAL NEEDS and is a really loving, happy, goofball-of-a-guy kind of dog. We've enjoyed getting to know him while he's healed here. 
You remember the terrible luck he had (previous post: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3194346017253342&id=111176198903688 ) huge infection, hit by car, one blind eye, raw inflamed skin, loss of all bodily functions, septic ..... and then the tail came off (previous post: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3200781479943129&id=111176198903688 ). We pumped him with antibiotics, got him several surgeries, surrounded him with love & kindness, told him repeatedly what a good boy he is, filled his belly with wonderful foods & treats and scratched his back.
 
Andy has come a LONG way!!!! He successfully fought the infection, now has proper weight, he's a good boy around the house, he can control his urinating again (yay!), he still bumps into things occasionally because he's blind in one eye, but he is an openly happy, playful dog. He has one issue that makes him special needs - we don't know if it was the infection, being hit by the car, or perhaps a nerve was touched during the tail surgery, but the sphincter muscle is just a tad lax. So occasionally a poop nugget falls out. There are gadgets on the market that may help catch the stray brown marbles. It's been suggested that laser or acupuncture may help.  There are diapers. Clean up has not been difficult - he sleeps at night in a large plastic crate and it takes less than five minutes to clean in the morning. He loves being indoors (wouldn't you after having been through so much outdoors?) and exploring the house. He enjoys spending time with you in the yard or garden and taking walks.
 
We hope someone can respect the horrible hardship he's endured, open their heart, fall in love with him, support him, and make him their forever family. He's a great guy who's been through so much - he deserves a great life with a wonderful forever family!

General Adoption Policies:

  • Email desertpawsnm@gmail.com prior to filling out an application. Please do not call or text.
  • Let us know if you're just shopping around with several shelters and rescues.
  • Application approvals can take up to 1 week. 
  • No young children for our adoptions please.
  • Current pets must be disclosed and discussed prior to adoption.
  • If you have current pets, an introduction is required prior to adoption. 
  • An adoption is not finalized until there has been an introduction to the home/home visit to ensure it is a good fit.
  • Young dog/puppy, young cat/kitten adoptions require you to already have another dog/cat in the home. 
  • We only adopt to Central ABQ, Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Rio Rancho - no out of area adoptions.
  • We appreciate staying in touch periodically - social media, pics, holiday cards, videos, etc. :)

COVID-19 Policies/Practices:

  • We follow COVID-19 safety practices including masks, social distancing, hand washing and sanitation.
  • We are not conducting adoption events.
  • A zoom meeting or phone call will be required for all adoptions.
  • We are not conducting in-person home inspections prior to adoption, so pics/videos of your home and pet living & sleeping areas, gates/fencing/yard and current pets are required for application approval instead.
  • If your application is approved, we will bring the animal to your house to do an introduction to the family, home and current pets. We will wait outside and speak via phone/video to ensure there are no issues before officially approving the adoption.
  • You need to follow our instructions to introduce the new pet to your existing pets, and take precautions and responsibility if any issues come up between your pet and the new pet you are introducing.
  • If an altercation were to occur during introduction, you must be capable of separating the animals and you are responsible for any veterinary/medical care and expenses to you/your pet. Masks will be required for both parties.
  • We are no longer able to do multi-dog/cat meet & greets or bring multiple animals to your house to choose from. Maximum pet intro now is limited to two.
  • To limit exposure during this pandemic we appreciate if you would make your decision to adopt during our meet and greet.
August 4, 2022, 10:11 pm
Rescue

Desert Paws Inc. Animal Rescue of New Mexico

Contact info
Pet ID
16162678
Contact
Phone
Address
Pena Blanca, NM 87041

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Adoption application, interview, home visit, adoption fee, adoption contract, trial adoption, followup
Adoption application, interview, home visit, adoption fee, adoption contract, trial adoption, followup

Go meet their pets

Whole Foods in Abq and Santa Fe as well as Catopia in Abq.
Whole Foods in Abq and Santa Fe as well as Catopia in Abq.

More about this rescue

We work with the animals at three local Indian tribes (pueblos). We have a spay/neuter called, Door2Door, we assist animals with medical emergencies, prevention, education. We rehab and re-home the unwanted, abandoned, and neglected. At the time of adoption, we bring the pet to your home to make sure all family members including all fur babies get along and all are onboard and committed to the pet. We have an adoption process and we like to stay in touch with the families for the life of the pet.
We work with the animals at three local Indian tribes (pueblos). We have a spay/neuter called, Door2Door, we assist animals with medical emergencies, prevention, education. We rehab and re-home the unwanted, abandoned, and neglected. At the time of adoption, we bring the pet to your home to make sure all family members including all fur babies get along and all are onboard and committed to the pet. We have an adoption process and we like to stay in touch with the families for the life of the pet.