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Casita Big Dog Rescue #4 - Rosa Assessment

Thursday, January 6, 2011 10:37:09 AM Etc/GMT+5

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ValuePetSupplies Employee and Wife Rescue Abandoned Hound Brady

Thursday, October 21, 2010 2:09:05 PM Etc/GMT+5

Brady Rescued by ValuePetSuppliesBrady was like many hounds. If they can no longer hunt, they are often abandoned and left to fend for themselves. The dogs of a man named Lee actually found Brady. She was curled up in the leaves in the woods just trying to keep warm. Lee brought Brady home and gave her some food which she gobbled up.

Lee already had three dogs of his own and knew that he couldn't provide a forever home for Brady so he promptly contacted his neighbor, ValuePetSupplies employee, Ron Nelson.

Brady was a great dog – tired and very hungry from her journeys, but didn't seem like a dog that would just stray away from home. She loved everybody and all the neighbors' dogs although occasionally chased a cat or two! We did notice that when you bent down to pet Brady, she would cower a little, but she never bit, growled or snapped – even if you took away her food! Ron and Lee tried to find Brady's owners just in case she had wandered away, but it soon became clear that no one was going to claim her.

Ron and his wife, Sarah, began hunting for a new home for her. After about a week, a couple came forward looking for some company for their aging rat terrier. They had a beautiful farm, were avid Patriots fans and seemed a perfect match for Brady.

We took Brady to Livingston, TN, veterinarian, Tiffany Krantz, to get her vaccinated, checked out and wormed. Upon examination, Dr. Krantz postulated that with all the dirt in Brady's ears (and there was a bunch of it!), her former owners may have assumed that she was losing her hearing thus making her a poor hunting companion.

Brady was dropped off at her new home this week where she is quickly settling in. She is enjoying her new crate and blankets and making friends with all the chickens, horses and cows. Her new owners, Bruce and Sarah, say she snores like semi-truck!
Posted in Pet Rescue By Nick Carter

Casita Big Dog Rescue – Meet Coco the Australian Cattle Dog

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:53:58 AM Etc/GMT+5

Casita Big Dog Rescue Behaviorist "Ralph" Rafael Cabrera meets Australian Cattle Dog named Tojo (we change to Conan or Coco) at the local shelter. After a couple months at the shelter, after Animal Control found him as a stray, and with no adoption prospects this beautiful dog was on the short list to be euthanized. Doctor Julie the shelter vet reached out to CBDR to help. This is the beginning of that journey to rehabilitate, socialize and place this wonderful dog into adoption.

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Rescue Story - Click the Blind Pit Bull Terrier

Friday, July 9, 2010 2:06:49 PM Etc/GMT+5

Every animal that enters the shelter will pull at your heartstrings & everyone once in a while they absolutely steal your heart! That was the case with Click...a black Pit Bull Mix that was brought to AS by a citizen who virtually wanted to dump and run. Claiming she was a stray...they literally left her trembling in the shelter's entrance way...not wanting to budge. What we came to discover....was that Click was blind...not something we come across everyday. Thankfully the shelter I volunteer at is full of loving and talented staff who immediately appealed to her sense of smell, touch & sounds. This dog had obviously lived with this condition for some time...possibly since birth and came out of her shell once in the hands of our caring staff.

Concerned for Click's future and figuring that finding an adoptive family for a blind dog would be a long shot...I immediately started researching online resources & rescues for blind animals. I did come across a great organization and immediately received a reply to my inquiry...which promised some guidance and assistance. Clearly blind animals lead wonderful lives and are valued family members.

Sometimes things do work out. Only a week into Click's stay at Animal Services a family that had adopted from our shelter last year...came to the shelter looking to add to their family. With the help of the kennel staff they were introduced to this special dog. known as Cookie did her magic and was adopted into the Thompson family.

Postscript: Cookie was clearly the gift that kept on giving...and a month after her adoption her new family reported she has given birth to 7 puppies (she was such a skinny girl at the shelter....we just had no idea). Additional good news relating to her eyesight, her vet believes her condition is not total blindness...but she has a neurological disorder which can be cured with regular amounts of cortizol medication. Once Cookie has nursed her pups and gets her spay surgery done, the family will start her sight recover therapy!
Posted in Pet Rescue By Nick Carter

Family Engagement

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:13:29 PM Etc/GMT+5

The Sharp Family
Thanks again for helping me be sure that Buster got his shirt in time for the engagement pictures!!  He had back surgery about two months ago, and he needed a shirt to cover up his bald spot on the back :)  Thanks again for your great customer service!!

Krista & Will

Florence, AL

Posted in Customer Testimonials By Nick Carter