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My name is Kammie!

I'm being cared for by
All Aboard Animal Rescue
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Facts about me

Breed
Labrador Retriever
Color
Age
11 years 5 months old, Senior
Size
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight
(Current) 0 lbs
Sex
Female
Pet ID
20200129-02

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Kammie is a shy older gal looking for a very special home.

Kammie was found as a stray in Texas with her 3 babies. All of Kammie's pups nut one did not survive the conditions they were in prior to arriving at the shelter. Poor Kammie had most likely been roaming the streets her whole life, and had more than a few litters of pups throughout her life.

Once Kammie arrived to AAAR she was placed with an experienced foster. Because she had had so much trauma, this girl was timid and determined to run to the streets as the only home she knew. When the fosters where gone Kammie had bust through the door, and fence to escape. This was in February of 2020 so the weather was very snowy and rigid. The nights in the single digits, Kammie was determined to find somewhere familiar. Our team was tracking Kammie right away, the whole community got involved. Kammie was a pro at being a stray, and knew exactly how to stay clear of people, and avoided being caught. We spent 9 days tracking, trying to trap, talking to professionals. Kammie was in our sight always, which was very frustrating, and caused us sleepless nights.

Finally, on 2/7/20 Madison got a call that Kammie was hiding, freezing under someone’s deck. This called for a plan that had to be executed very carefully, or Kammie would be on the run once again. Madison and her dad, Shawn showed up with a rabies pole, blankets, and Kammies puppy to try and show her we meant well. It took 15 people to barricade the deck with blankets, while Shawn crawled under the deck and slipped the lead over kammies neck. Once he pulled Kammie out from under the deck, Madison put another lead on her to secure. Everyone took a deep breath, after 9 LONG days and the whole communities’ involvement, Kammie was finally safe, and warm.

Madison and Shawn took Kammie over to the Animal Hospital of Colorado where she could get checked up. She was a bag of bones, her paw pads bloody raw, and her nose frost bitten. Madison wasn’t going to let Kammie out of her reach.

From her foster, Madison(Rescue director):
Fostering Kammie has been baby steps of process, but she has made major improvement over the years! This sweet girl took 3 months to even come out of her kennel by herself. She would hide as far back in her kennel as possible, and had to be dragged out with much effort to come out of her “den” Kammie was always on guard, keeping eyes on you at all time, walking slowly and close to the ground. She was never aggressive, just has never learned how to be a dog. She spent her years wondering the streets of TX, protecting her babies, and fending for her life.

Kammie started to bond with me over cleaning her ears, brushing, and giving her chicken. This was a slow process and seemed to be one step forward, two steps back for over a year. I would celebrate over little accomplishments like “she wagged her tail briefly when I opened the door!!” and she is very specific about where I am standing, looking, and what I am doing. She was quick to run back into her “safe place” her kennel.
One day I brought home a very insecure foster dog named Tank. He was a shy, nervous, ball of anxiousness and was also unsure of how to be a dog. He was very fearful of other dogs and would scream if they even sniffed him. I noticed Kammie was a little interested in Tank and he didn’t seem to look at her in fear. I decided to open Tanks kennel to see if him and Kammie would want to sniff noses. Tank beamed out of his kennel right into Kammies kennel. Kemmie ran into her kennel as well unsure of what was going on. Tank them would run in and out of the kennel forcing Kammie to be his friend. It wasn’t long before they were running around the yard together, learning how to be a dog and have fun! This was like night and day for the both of them. Tank eventually got adopted.

Kammie decided she was Queen of the house, and welcomed new fosters kind of like a mother figure. She is still shy, specific, and not fond of new people. But she has come a LONG way! She finally will play, and has fun. She doesn’t have to watch her every move and live in fear. She is now safe and she knows it.

I am in no rush to find Kammie a home, as she is a wonderful house guest. She has taught me a lot in her growth. Patience is key! If the right owner comes along, I will be so grateful for Kammie to find a home where it is all about her!!


Breed and size disclosure: As a rescue all of our dogs come to us from high-kill shelters or other rescues, so we do not get a lot of background or information on these dogs. We occasionally receive the mother with the puppies, but in most cases both parents are unknown. Because of this we do not know the full breeding of the dogs. We are required to list the dogs based on the breeds provided to us on their records, but they are all mixed breeds as far as we know, and we cannot guarantee the actual breeds of any of these dogs. Since the full breeding of the dogs is unknown we can also only give you an educated guess on the full-grown size of the dogs. All of the current information we have on the dogs is listed in their bio above. More information may be available over email, since a lot of the fosters turn in report cards on how the dog has done in their care.

Adoption Process: If you are interested in adopting from us, the first step of our adoption process is to fill out an application online at http://aaanimalrescue.org/adoption_app.html. It takes us up to 24-48 hours to process your application and get back to you, via email. Applications turned in Friday afternoon or Saturday morning will not be seen until the following Monday. We do have applications on site, but are not always able to approve them at that time and many of the dogs will already have holds on them, so we suggest you fill out an application prior to attending a meet/greet. We can place a hold on one dog per approved applicant after a deposit fee has been received, please do not ask to hold a dog if you have not turned in an application and been approved. If you do not place a hold we cans till schedule a meet/greet, we just cannot guarantee availability of the dog, first serve basis. If you already have an approved application on file, there will just be more paperwork and the adoption fee at the meet/greet, but you will be able to take home the dog/puppy that day! Since we are foster based and not a shelter, our dogs are only available to meet with an appointment scheduled or at an adoption event!
Rescue

All Aboard Animal Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
20200129-02
Contact
Phone
Address
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

We are a foster based rescue, and do not currently have a location. To meet or adopt any of our dogs or puppies you will need to attend one of our weekly Saturday adoption events. You must be present at the event to adopt a dog. We ask that you pre fill out an application prior to attending the event so that we can get you approved and you can take home your new puppy from our event.

We start marketing our available dogs and puppies BEFORE they arrive in CO to work on finding them their forever homes as quickly as possible and to decrease the amount of times they have to be moved around. Most of our dogs and puppies are NOT in CO when they are posted on the website.

Step 1 – Fill Out An Adoption Application
Please fill out an application online, which can be found under the adoptions tab. Applications must be filled out in full and electronically signed or we will not review them. Please allow us 24-48 hours to process your application and get back to you. You will receive an email back from us letting us know if you are able to adopt or not. If you fill out an application less than 24 hours before one of our adoption events, do not expect to get a response back from us before the event.

Step 2 – Placing a Dog or Puppy on Hold
We are able to hold one dog or puppy per approved applicant to give you the first chance to meet and hopefully adopt that puppy. Dogs on hold will only be held for the first hour of our adoption event from 10-11am. After 11am all dogs will be available on a first come first serve basis. A dog is not on hold for you until you have received a confirmation email back from us letting you know that your application has been approved and you have confirmed that you will be at our adoption event to meet your chosen dog.

Step 3 – Attending an Adoption Event
Our adoption events are held every Saturday from 10am-1pm at the Fort Collins Petco located at 2211 South College Avenue. No one will be let into the event before 10am, as we are setting up and all of the foster dogs are arriving, so please do not crowd or pester us. If you have a dog on hold a volunteer can help you locate that dog and you get the next hour to socialize with that dog and decide if it is a good fit. If you do not have a dog on hold, you are welcome to come meet our dogs that do not have holds on them, but dogs with holds will not be available to meet until after 11am. Volunteers will be happy to answer questions and help you introduce the dog to your current dog(s), kid(s), etc. Once you are ready to adopt there will be more paperwork and an adoption fee.

Step 4 – Adopting
Even though you have already submitted an application online, there will be more paperwork required to make the adoption official. You will need to complete all of the required adoption paperwork and pay the adoption fee. ADOPTION FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

Adoption Fees:

Why aren't rescue dogs free?
Because it takes a lot of time and money to get them to our rescue, vetted and ready for adoption. You are not paying a fee for the puppy, but rather a fee for all of money that went into the dog to get it to us, fostered, vetted and ready for adoption. The graphic below shows where our fee comes from and why the price is set where it is.

Puppies (6 months and under)*
$575 – This includes age appropriate shots, a free vet exam and discounts at our partner vet clinic, and 30 days free of pet insurance Our puppies are not going to be fixed since research shows that fixing them before 5-6 months is detrimental to their health and development.
*Adoption fees are subject to change at any time.

Adult Dogs (over 6 months)*
$475 – This price includes all age appropriate shots, the spay/neuter, a free vet exam and discounts at our partner vet clinic, and 30 days free of pet insurance.
*Adoption fees are subject to change at any time.

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Go meet their pets

Our adoption events are held every Saturday. Adoption events are hosted at our partner vet in Fort Collins by appointment only from 10am-1pm. We ask that you fill out an application to get preapproved before our event if you would like to meet a particular dog. We are hosting meet and greets by appointment and not hosting events for the public at this time.

Please visit our website at aaanimalrescue.org, or our facebook at https://www.facebook.com/aaanimalrescueandshelter.

More about this rescue

Every year thousands of puppies and dogs alike are euthanized due to overpopulation and overbreeding in various states. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for both pets and people through the process of matching adoptable animals with their forever homes.