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Featured Furball: Cutter

November 8th, 2011 1 comment

This handsome boy is Cutter. He is a one and a half year old Boxer that is available for adoption through the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter in Valley View, Ohio. He’s a sweet boy that shares something in common with my Daisy. He is deaf.

He’s managed to survive at the shelter for about a month now. I’m not sure how he’s managed to make it this long, as they are experiencing a very high volume of incoming dogs right now. I fear his days are numbered, and hope it’s not already too late for him by the time you are reading this post.

There was a family that visited with him several times, but ultimately decided not to adopt because of their concerns over his deafness. I can remember when I was considering adopting Daisy. I remember having concerns myself, but I just couldn’t resist her big eyes and spunky personality. I adopted her and she’s one of the best dogs I’ve ever owned. She “listens” to me more consistently than Duke and Daisy.

I put her through training classes at PetSmart, and it was during this time that I learned how to “talk” to her with hand signals and body language. When I need to get her attention I either use a laser light to get her eyes to look in my direction, or I stomp on the floor (assuming the floor will send vibrations). When we’re out and about she’s always on a leash. That’s for her own safety, because I wouldn’t be able to call her away from danger if she wandered off. Laser lights don’t work in broad daylight, and stomping on the grass or pavement won’t send out vibrations.

She’s very alert and attentive, and is usually by my side when we’re at home. Cutter is showing that he’s very alert and attentive as well. He is also food motivated which will make training a bit easier. He already knows sit and paw, and is learning down. I think his video best shows what he is capable of. If you are in the Cleveland area and are looking to adopt a dog, please consider Cutter. Please contact the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter for more information. He is currently in kennel number 54. Please share and cross post.

 

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Featured Furball: Richie

May 7th, 2011 1 comment

Steph and the "kids"Meet Richie. He’s a 9 month old Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix with a very beautiful chocolate brown coat and sparkling amber eyes.  He’s my foster pup and is available for adoption through Canine Lifeline.  He came to Canine Lifeline from an overcrowded dog pound and was in danger of euthanasia.

He just loves to play with anyone and especially loves to play with other dogs! You’ll have to check out his video below to see how much he enjoys everyone’s company. He is still very puppy like in his manners and will need some training, but he learns pretty quickly. Especially if you have a treat handy. He’s already learned sit, paw, down and drop it. He is crate trained, but we’re not sure on the house training yet. He also seems to be okay with cats. He’s tried to play with Frankie, but Frankie doesn’t understand dog language and just stared at Richie instead.

If you would like more information about Richie or Canine Lifeline, drop me an email at huletts@sheltershack.com.


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Featured Furball: Lacey – by Charm

February 18th, 2011 No comments

Lacey, Canine LifelineCharmCheck out Lacey! She’s a sweet one and a half year old Collie/Shepherd mix. She arrived at Canine Lifeline from an area shelter with a noticable limp in her back legs. She was taken to the vets where it was determined she had hip dysplasia. She underwent femoral head ostectomy (FHO) surgery on the one hip in August. She’s doing very well and has no exercise restrictions. The even better news is that the vet doesn’t feel it’s necessary for her to undergo the surgery on her other hip.

She can be a bit shy in new situations but warms up to you quickly. She’s laid back, good with other dogs and seems housebroken. Be sure to check out her video below. If you would like more information on Lacey please contact Canine Lifeline directly at info@caninelifeline.org.


Featured Furball: Spring – by Duke

February 11th, 2011 No comments

Spring is in the air! Well not literally as there’s still snow on the ground here in Ohio. The Spring I am referring to is the beautiful little lass pictured to the right. Spring is a 7-8 year old Collie that has had a difficult time to say the least. She was found close to death, starving, hairless and covered in fleas and ticks at a house in Alabama. Thankfully the person that found her was a fellow rescuer, and they nursed her back to health. She is now available for adoption from Tri-State Collie Rescue.

Her coat is returning to its full glory, and is a sable color with beautiful silver accents. She now weighs around 52 pounds. Despite everything she’s been through, she has a sweet disposition. She’s also crate trained, house trained and loves to go for car rides. She’s good with other dogs, kids and cats that don’t run. She has full run of the house and is trustworthy to be left alone.

She has an eye condition called micro-opthalmic, which means her eyes are very tiny and her vision may be compromised. She uses her nose and your voice to help her “see”. If you have a fenced yard and a canine companion for Spring…she would love to go home with you, especially if you have lots of love and pats to give.

If you would like to learn more about her, please visit Tri-State Collie Rescue’s How To Adopt section of their website.

Featured Furball: Sasha – by Daisy

February 4th, 2011 1 comment

Say Hi to Sasha! She’s a beautiful six and a half year old Husky mix. She’s very attentive to her people, and loves to be showered with affection.

She was picked up as a stray and she currently resides at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter. She’s pretty laid back and still has a lot of spunk for her age. She would be ecstatic to find a forever home. Check out the video of her below, and I’m sure her sweet personality will win you over! If you would like more information about Sasha please contact the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter directly at cuyahogadogs@gmail.com.

Featured Furball: Jamie & Penny – by Charm

January 28th, 2011 1 comment

CharmMeet Jamie & Penny! Both dogs are Collie/Shepherd mixes and are about one year old. They have been with Canine Lifeline for a while now. They were picked up as a stray in Kentucky and it’s possible they are littermates. Both dogs are very shy, and the Kentucky shelter knew they would be better off out of the shelter environment, so a transport was arranged to get them to Canine Lifeline. They are both doing better, but will need someone with a lot of love and patience as they will both need continued work in socializing them with other people. It would be great if they could go to a home together, but that’s not required. Canine Lifeline would prefer to see them go into a home with another dog, however.
Jamie’s on the left and Penny’s pictured to the right, and a video of them is below. If you would like more information on these two, please contact Canine Lifeline directly at: http://www.caninelifeline.org/about/contact-us/.
Jaime Penny