Goku was pulled from CAS by Pet Helpers, and adopted out 3 times, but always returned for aggressive/inappropriate behaviors. Pet Helpers invested over $1000 in training for Goku, but it did not solve the problem. In the shelter environment, he was only getting worse, so they asked if we could take him. He is a sweet and loving boy here at the sanctuary. His only negative behavior is at the fence line, he guards his territory. He is fantastic out in the community at events and shares an enclosure with another transfer from.
Queenie was one of three stray females trapped in a local neighborhood. She had a deep scar around her neck from where she was tethered as a puppy and was lame on a hind leg. X-rays revealed shotgun shrapnel. No wonder she was scared of humans! Amputation of a toe relieved her pain so now she walks comfortably. She enjoys playing with her kennelmate, Coal and has learned to trust people.
Jessie was abandoned when his owner was evicted from his property. Jessie was living inside what looked like a small plywood box. The floor was covered in feces and all he could see was the sky overhead. When a person approached and peered over the side of the box, Jessie barked and growled ferociously. He had been living in that box for well over a year. Jessie no longer lives in a small space. He had the habit of turning in small circles for the first several months he was here, but that has subsided. He loves to run and play with toys.
Bud is an adorable Dalmatian mix with a lot of personality. He was adopted out by a local rescuer, and his new owners felt very sorry for him because even after several months in their home he would not leave his “safe spot” in the corner of their living room . If they locked the doggie door to force him to stay outside with the other dogs, he would tear up the door. He was not socialized well as a puppy and is pretty terrified by the entire situation. He is also very frightened of any sort of collar or leash placed on him. He is happy as a lark at the sanctuary with his kennel-mates. He allows us to pet him and actually enjoys a butt scratch- but doesn’t want anyone to linger too much around his neck. If you are a Dalmatian lover, consider donating in his honor.
Freckles is one of several dogs that will most likely live the remainder of her life at the sanctuary. Found with a mangled front leg, she was taken in and given medical treatment by another local rescuer. After recovering from having her leg amputated, it became clear she did not want human interaction. She lived several months in a private home and while she interacted with the other dogs, she would not accept people. Hallie Hill provides Freckles with daily meals, her monthly heart worm and flea prevention, a canine companion and the daily offer of human friendship.