|05-14-2014 08:03 PM|
|TAR HEEL MOM||Please keep your fingers crossed and say a little puppy prayer, Ms. Angel went to the home I was talking about in the above post today. She really did want her and just had some terrible work related issues. The good news is that I found out that her children aren't small at all (our conversation at Home Depot was rushed) but are actually 15, 14 and 8 and all of them love dogs. I haven't heard anything negative yet, so I'm going to assume that all is well in the home. We had long talks about Angel's feelings and issues. By the time she left today she had become very intensely bonded to me. She looked so hurt when I put her in the car and closed the door. It broke my heart in little pieces. I know she felt abandoned by me and I hate that. BUT...she will bond to her new family soon and forgt all about me and that's the way it should be.|
|05-12-2014 12:03 PM|
|middleofnowhere||It sounds like this is a dog that might have done just fine loose in the house rather than plonked in a different area or confined in a crate without, it seems, any gradual introduction to it. Just suddenly plopping a new dog in a new confinement when she is already in a very new environment..... eh, well, expect problems.|
|05-12-2014 11:02 AM|
|TAR HEEL MOM||
Dang. I am sad to report that Angel has been back with us for the last week. Her new mom came back by the adoptathon event on Sunday and borrowed a large crate from us because Angel tore up the garage and managed to get out on Saturday when mom went to Lowes to find out about getting some new fencing installed. She didn't leave her again until Monday when she put her in the crate and was gone for about 45 minutes. She walked back in just as Angel was finished dismantling the wire crate. She was worried about her safety so I met her in Asheville last Monday and picked her up.
She and I have been best buds since. She rides like a champ. I even offered her some Zaxbys on the way home but she refused me. Go figure.
She and I spent about an hour at Home Depot and she was perfectly behaved. Friendly withe everyone. A lady that worked there talked to me about adopting her and even after I told her about Angel's seperation anxiety and what I am referring to as "confinement anxiety" she was still interested. She has been in constant contact with me since then and has made plans to come get her what seems like everyday and then something comes up and she can't come. I can't figure it out. She even told me about all the things she had bought for her....
So I have about given up on her. And she had a good situation which makes it even sadder. Someone home at all times because her husband is a mininster and stays home with their 3 children while she works...13 acres of land that backs up to the national forest...good fencing...everything sounded great.
So anyway..we are back to needing a placement for this special older lady. And do any of you agree with me about the simple act of confinement being a serious issue for her? She was always a "free range" dog until now. She tolerates the outside kennel here at the shelter but begs to be out of it. If I take her out in the yard she is perfectly content. Also the adopter that changed her mind said she was absolutely perfect as long as she was home with her. She was definitley "velcro" even sleeping beside her bed the two nights she was there.
I have considered some sort of homeopathic calming treats for her. What do you think? Are they really any good? Maybe if they could just be given until she bonds with a new family and then maybe each time when they have to leave her. I feel like if someone had an outside area (strong fence) to leave her in she would be OK.
|05-03-2014 09:19 PM|
|katieliz||I am SO happy for her...and for you. These dogs' stories, especially the elders, can reduce me to tears in mere seconds. The tears today are happy ones. Bless your heart Angel, good girl. Another one safe and loved!|
|05-03-2014 08:49 PM|
|TAR HEEL MOM||
I am thrilled to report that Angle is spending the night tonight in her new home!!!!!!! My shelter attended the Petsmart Mega Adoptathon today and Angel was the second dog adopted. She went to a perfect home. I could not have drawn it up any better. Her new owner is a retired (but young and healthy) lady that lives alone and has a large fenced in yard. She lost a 15 year old border collie (who was a championship Frisbee and agility dog) a few months back and was finally thinking about a new dog. She said she almost turned around and didn't come to the event but her heart told her she needed to go Angel took to her immediately and she spent a good long time making up her mind. She took Angel into the store and all around the to the other participants tents.
I am so happy but I really miss her already. She was so bonded to me and gave me more physical affection than even my own two dogs. I cried happy tears when she left in the back of that Suburban, but there were a few sad one too.
Goodbye my sweet Angel....be a good girl.
|05-02-2014 03:06 PM|
|Daisy&Lucky's Mom||I wish I could take home and let her be a princess however three and some health problems are my limit. If there is anyway I can help I will unfortunately i have nocontacts w/ a rescue.|
|05-02-2014 03:00 PM|
|mego||She seems so sweet it breaks my heart someone hasn't scooped her up yet.|
|04-28-2014 09:14 PM|
|TAR HEEL MOM||I keep refreshing this in case anyone out there has yet to see it. Here is my girl Angel and myself from last Saturday's Rabies Clinic at the shelter. I purposely brought her out and kept her with me for a good bit of time. Hundreds of people and dogs for her to be around. She is doing so great now!!! She is like a different dog. When I open her kennel gate and walk away from her she runs to me! She loves being handled and rubbed. She has become a dog that acts as if she wants to literally crawl into my body I love her so much. I really hope for her to be in a home soon. She is becoming very bonded to me and I don't want her to suffer another loss Oh how I wish I could bring her home with me.|
|04-25-2014 09:53 PM|
|TAR HEEL MOM||
I know three of the owners from Tar's litter and.none.of.them are in the position to take her. It really breaks my heart. But I will NOT give up on her.
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|04-25-2014 09:23 PM|
Hi, just linked to this thread from the other senior owner relinquish, my goodness I hope I never ever am in that kind of situation. I'm glad you're there to help! Anyway, I was wondering if there was any way to get in touch with other people who have her puppies? That kind of link might prompt someone to adopt her.
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