Adoptable Dog: Dot

Meet Dot!

By Rebecca Sorrel, Foster Mom

Why did you decide to foster Dot?
Dot was a black adult pit bull who found herself in Henry County animal control. This animal control does not adopt pit bulls out to the public and is very particular about which rescues they work with. The odds were not in Dot’s favor to make it out of the pound alive being a pit bull, much less a black adult one. Dot was severally emaciated and had some skin problems; she needed Friends to the Forlorn badly.

Does Dot have any nicknames?
Doooot, Doot-a-rot-a-me, baby girl, rotten, and booger face

How would you describe her in three words?
Loving, bubbly and precious

What is Dot’s favorite thing?
Dot LOVES to cuddle. She is the world’s greatest snuggler. At a very close second, she loves running laps in the backyard with one of our other dog’s Hudson who is a greyhound mix, so there is a good bit of running. She has the biggest smile on her face when they are running around.

Describe Dot’s perfect day:
Dot’s perfect day would start by 7 am because is an early riser. She would eat breakfast with her doggy siblings, and then be ready for playtime #1. Playtime #1 would consist of Dot and her doggy sibling running laps in the backyard since it would be cool in the morning (the cool temps make them all frisky). Then, she would come in for her morning nap on the couch with her human for a couple of hours. Afterwards, Dot would be ready to knock out a couple of episodes on Netflix. Then, Dot would be ready for playtime #2 which would probably involve more wrestling than running. Then, she would want to go for a little walk in the neighborhood to enjoy the afternoon sunshine and breeze. After the walk, Dot would be ready for more cuddling until dinner time around 5 pm. After dinner time, Dot is usually ready to hunker down chew on a bone while the humans eat and clean the kitchen. Then, it would be time to cuddle while watching the human’s evening tv show. One last potty break for the girl and she would be good to cuddle up with her person in bed (under the covers of course)!

Describe Dot’s ideal family:
Dot is an amazing dog that gets along great with her foster doggy and kitty siblings. She does not live in a home with children but has been very sweet when meeting them. Dot’s ideal family would have another dog that wants to play and for the family to go for afternoon or evening walks. Unfortunately Dot gets carsick pretty easily, so she is more of a homebody that likes to go on local adventures in the neighborhood. She would love a family that would let her cuddle with them. She’s a sensitive girl that craves human interaction.

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Adoptable Dog: Henry!

Meet Henry!

By Morgan Jones, Foster Mom

Why did you decide to foster Henry?
Henry’s former foster family with the rescue was downsizing and Henry needed a new foster home. He met my dog, Mia, and they were instant friends. I have never met a dog who is so snuggly. He has so much love to give and he never stops pouring it out. His goal is to please his hoomans and be a good boy.

Does Henry have any nicknames?
Hen and Henny

How would you describe him in three words?
Goofy, Loving, Obedient

What is Henry’s favorite thing?
Snuggling with humans

Describe Henry’s perfect day:
Henry’s ideal day would start with plenty of sleep and snuggles. Once fully rested, he would love to go on an adventure with his human and doggy family to a park. After that perhaps more napping and snuggling. Post nap, some sunbathing and bone chewing. More napping. Then some dinner. After dinner? That’s right, more snuggles.

Describe Henry’s ideal family:
As long as my family has hoomans, I will be a happy guy as I just cant stop loving them. I love them from sun up to sun down. I would prefer a fur sibling but if I am exercised hoomans will likely be enough for me. I would love a hooman who understands me and sees how special of a guy I am. I would like for the hoomans to let me snuggle with them on the couches and beds. I like to give kisses so the hoomans must be okay with my loving nature.

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Adoptable Dog: Brady!

Meet Brady!

By Stephen & Tawni, Foster Mom and Dad

Why did you decide to foster Brady?
He was on the euthanasia list, but Tawni and I had previously met him and knew he was loving and gentle so we decided to bring him home.

Does Brady have any nicknames?
Patron (original name), Brady Boy, Buddy and Bubba

How would you describe him in three words?
Snuggler, Loyal, goofy

What is Brady’s favorite thing?

Describe Brady’s perfect day:
Sleep in, eat a special kibble and egg breakfast, go for a long walk, nap, swim, chase a ball or play tug, nap, get the zoomies and run in the yard, play with a doggie friend, nap, eat dinner with some kind of meat on top, snuggle.

Describe Brady’s ideal family:
Brady would do well with a dog friend that can match him in his medium size and energy level. He would be best with a family that has teenage children, but no cats. He loves to hike, swim and play and most of all snuggle. He is a delicate little soul that wants to please his people and also loves to learn new skills.

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Adoptable Dog: Tyson!

Meet Tyson!

By Danielle Rivera, Foster Mom

Tyson is a 4.5 year old Staffordshire Terrier, American Bull Dog, Presa mix (A DNA test was done). Tyson weighs 95 pounds, and is a big old teddy bear. Tyson loves to cuddle, play with other dogs, or just hang out on the couch. He is great with children & cats.

Tyson is a confident, outgoing boy who loves to play. He loves people and is happy to greet anyone with his puppy like enthusiasm. He is housebroken and crate trained. Although he has a heart disorder, you would NEVER know it upon meeting him as he has zero outward signs of a heart condition. He has no physical or activity restrictions so he is happy to play with other dogs or go for walks and adventures with his people!

Tyson has lived with another large male Pit and a female Pit Mix and he does great with them. He can often be found playing with them or snuggled up with them in a pile. His favorite toy is anything with a squeaker, but above all, he loves treats! A Kong filled with some yummy peanut butter is sure to keep him busy for a while. Tyson is also very smart, especially when treats are involved. He knows sit, down, wait, and come. He has yet to turn down any food given to him, although sweet potato chews, cheese, and broccoli seem to be his favorites. Tyson would likely be fine with children, but he does like to jump up when excited. He is also a cat friendly guy!

Tyson now has annual visits to the UGA Cardiology, every January. We graduated from every 6 months. At every visit the Doctors run an echocardiogram, to check his pressure gradient. Everything still looks fine. Tyson has started episodes of syncope, which causes him to faint for a few seconds when his gets overly stressed. This is part of his condition, and has only happened two times now. He recovers within a matter of a few seconds, and it is not harmful to him. Tyson loves going on walks, and hanging with his foster family. This poor boy seems to always get overlooked because of his size, and his condition. Tyson deserves a loving person/family of his own. He is a great boy, and just needs someone to give him a chance. Can you believe that in his 3 years in rescue no one has been interested in him??

Update May 2016 – FTTF oversees Tysons care at GVS and UGA for his heart issue. His follow up echocardiogram earlier this year revealed his heart function severely declined. Tysons heart was pumping at 4 times the normal rate and he had to undergo a 2nd Valvoplasty at UGA. This time around, UGA added 5 days of radiation to his treatment. The radiation is experimental, but UGA has had some great results with it in the past. Tysons surgery and radiation took place at the end of April. He has recovered well and is back to his incredibly silly and sweet self. He will have a follow up echocardiogram in a few months to see if the 2nd surgery with added radiation made improvements to his heart function. You would never know upon meeting him that he has a heart condition. We are going to do everything we possibly can to ensure he has a fighting chance at the longest and healthiest life possible.

Tyson had a DNA test done and these were his results!

American Staffordshire Terrier 25 percent

Perro de Presa Canario 25 percent

Bulldog 12.5 percent

Mixed Breed 12.5 percent

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