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Mike & Elaine Alhand
Chris & Tracy Anzalone
Thomas & Heidi Barr
Brad & Danielle Beard
Paul & Carolyn Black
Allen & Mary Blank
Walter & Laura Bracich
Carol & Sherrill Brown
Elizabeth & Robert Castrejon
Andrew & Kelly Coffey
Steve & Joan Conrad
Jim & Mary Costello
Aaron & Anna Daniel
Chris & Loretta Davis
Amy Del Rio
Wayne L. Desens
Donna Di Lorio
Dan & Ginny Downs
Kevin & Valerie Dryman
Gerald & Diane Elbin
Ted & Mary Beth Engler
Lynn & Linda Ferrell
Joe & Janice Getz
John & Barbara Giblin
Jeremy & Kelly Gillum
Michael & Briana Goethals
Don & Shelly Gordon
Robert & Kaye Hackbarth
Tim & Amy Hacker
Dave & Jane Harms
Larry & Evelyn Hartigan
Doug & Dianna Hathhorn
Vincent & Carmen Hill
Barry & Colleen Hockensmith
Frank & Amy Horn
Randy & Kris Howard
Cindy Huff & Terri Noftsger
George & Sue Raye Hughes
Mark & Susan Hurt
Sherri & Wes Jeakins
Ernie & Jan Jones
John & Becky Kelley
Jane & Stu Kerr
David & Vina Kinman
Don & Carrie Koch
Thomas & Linda Koisski
Haloo! "Nooka" here to let you know what a great day it is to be a
> Here in my foster home, I nap on the sunny deck, careful to keep
one eye open for my arch-enemy...SQUIRREL!!!
I get to run in and out of the dog door all day long, making sure my
home and yard is safe. If I see danger, I let out a mighty "Aroo!" to let
them know Chinook is on the job! And since I have been on my
green-free diet and supplements, I have been completely pain-free,
Yippee! In the evening, after one last stroll around the perimeter and
a quick game of keep-away with my favorite toy, I love to scout out the
perfect spot on the sofa near you, circle and chortle until the spot is
just right. I settle in thinking of how lucky I am and the great day I
have had, and close my eyes to dream of the day you take me to my
Meet Waylon, a real rescue success story! Waylon has been
"undercover" in GABR care for several months. We have little history
on this 8 year old, other than the fact he came from a shelter and was
not in good health. This poor guy has suffered from severe ear
infections caused by medication resistant bacteria and had a staph
infection on the skin that caused him to lose a lot of fur. On top of that,
it's clear he's never really had structure or much obedience training in
his life. As a result, he was quite crabby and anxious which made him a
challenge. BUT, that's the past. I'm his foster mom and I want to
personally tell you about the Waylon of today.
Waylon has learned that his foster home is safe and he trusts us a
great deal. Routine, structure, love, vet care and guidance has proven
a remarkable transformation in this sweet fellow and truth be told, we've
become quite attached! Words can not express how proud I am of this
little man's improvement. He loves to snuggle, give hugs and rest his
chin in your hands; and he's house trained and he's learning basic
obedience. When it's time for bed he knows "Kennel up" and he runs
to his crate for bed and we don't hear a peep out of him until breakfast.
Waylon loves to play too. He will play ball but his favorite activity is
pouncing to entice you into a game of chase. He doesn't require a
fenced in yard as he is not a runner and prefers to stay close to the
luxuries of an indoor home. He does not counter surf but he will beg
with the best of them. Waylon is also quite happy. His tail now wags
constantly and he is very attentive when you feel like carrying a
conversation with your dog (I can't be the only one who talks to my
dogs can I?).
New situations are very hard on sweet Waylon therefore, we need to
find a home who will be gracious and accepting enough to work on the
following: No children - this is a must. He's come a long way but we
can't fully trust Waylon if he feels threatened. If you have other dogs,
Waylon is bossy and it will require work on your part to carefully
introduce them. I have three other dogs and he's doing great. So we
know it can happen - it just requires patience! We also highly
encourage obedience work as this will reinforce the bond and trust
between you and him. Finally, he needs routine baths and grain free
food. His veterinarian believes much of his health problems were likely
triggered by allergies and exacerbated out of control by poor care.
Trust me, with a routine he's easy to care for and we have no issues
now that we know him!
Waylon is not for everyone and we need to screen carefully to ensure
his future home is the right forever home. He's a gem and with
patience and understanding, he will be your loyal companion forever!
As his foster mom, I will work with you to make his transition to your
home very seamless. We wish every dog that came to GABR was a
young dog with no issues but that's not reality and dogs like Waylon
are just as deserving of a good home. GABR does not discriminate
based on age and health and Waylon is proof! His loyalty will be your
reward 100 times over. Can you help us make his rescue success
(Sound the trumpets) Sir Duke has just entered his foster kingdom and
he is doing great with all the existing peasants and all who enter as well.
Even though Duke is 6 years old he loves to play with any mates that
will give him attention, be it the 2 or 4 legged varieties. Racing around
in the Basset 500 is one of his favorite activities but a good tummy rub
is heavenly as well.
In his foster kingdom, Duke shares his presence with dogs of various
sizes and cats as well.
He enjoys all the company and is fine with all. Duke is one happy royal
basset. Not only does his tail wag, but his whole body as well!
Check back soon as we learn more about our special basset royalty!
My name is Joey. I'm about 6-7 years old and I weigh about 55lbs. I was
hit by a car a few years ago and I have a sore shoulder but it doesn't
stop me from runnning and playing. I'm a very sweet boy and I love
being around people. When my foster mom does housework I like to
follow her from room to room and lay on the floor so I can supervise. I'm
most content to sit on your lap or have you scratch my belly.
I always go potty when I'm let outside but at first I had a couple of potty
accidents in the house. My foster parents are helping me do a better job
by letting me outside more often. They are also monitoring my water
intake because I will drink as much as I can get my jowls on. I love
chewing on my anter or a rawhide and I really love to get treats.
My ideal home would be one without toddler aged children. I live with 3
cats and 2 dogs right now. I am nice to the cats and I play well with both
dogs. Although I will stand up for myself, I do respect the alpha dog in
my house. I stay in my crate when my foster parents are at work or
sleeping and love going for walks and rides in the car.
GABR was told I was fearful of men but I absolutely adore my foster dad
and sleep at his feet while he's working. Someone was not nice to me
when I was younger so it doesn't take much for a human to startle me. If
you are patient and speak to me in calm tones, I will listen to you.
I'd sure like to find a forever home
Single male, age 5. Handsome, fit and trim. I love to cuddle, sleep on
your bed or couch if you allow. I'm looking for quiet home with an
already established dog as playmate, and a human female slave with
lots of patience and love to give a lonesome boy. I had a rough start in
life, and it takes me awhile to trust, but my foster mom says I'm totally
worth it. I don't counter surf, get into things, or bark much. I love
A fenced in yard would be lovely. If you are home much of the day, that
is even better. I am good with children, but sudden loud noises or
talking in loud voices frightens me. I travel well in the car, and even
love to have my ears cleaned! Won't you consider giving me a
permanent home for the holidays?
My name is Fawn. I'm a 7 y/o Bagle. I returned to GABR because my
former owner had to move and she couldn't take me along. I came back
very over weight and have been on a diet here at the Weight
Center(which is my foster mom's home). I make weekly trips to have a
weigh in at the vet and I have lost 10 lbs! I have also been put back on
my thyroid medicine and I feel so much better! I'm actually enjoying my
daily walks! In the beginning I could only do a few steps at a time. I am
housetrained and I'm such a good girl, I don't need to be crated when
you leave. But I do like sleeping in my crate at night.
I enjoy playing with the other dogs here too. One of my foster siblings
likes to nip my legs to get me to play and then I will chase her around
the table in the dining room. We have a great time and are together
most of the time. I think she enjoys my company AROOOOO. I can live
with cats because I really don't pay much attention to them.
My foster mom has also been working on my manners. I used to bust
out the door and push my way in and now she makes me wait so I don't
trip her when she goes in. You don't have to worry about me
countersurfing...my legs are too short! I also like to tell you about my
day when you come home and let you know how happy I am to see you.
I would like to have a family that will keep me on my diet and walk with
me most every day. The more weight that comes off the better I feel and
the more energy I have. I really feel so much better than I did when I
came into the rescue so this is very important to me. Give me a chance
and I'll show you I'll fit right into your family like I've been there forever.
Give me a call...I'm waiting.