Friday, December 2, 2011


This girl is our newest foster. She's a ball of energy and stubbornness.

She came to us through the Weim rescue (she is a purebred female weim, 8mo old) after being surrendered by an elderly man who wanted to own a Weim before he died and quickly found out that he didn't have the mobility or patience to deal with an adolescent Weim. She has separation anxiety and she's a counter surfer, so she's been a lot of fun. :P

She has learned a lot though and is getting better in the crate. We try to wear her out as much as possible both mentally and physically for a peaceful night's sleep, and it's getting there. We have a family interested in her from Pittsburg that should be making the trip soon to see/adopt her, and that would be absolutely fabulous.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Grandpa Duke!

No, he is not a grandpa and never will be. Just a nickname. ;)

He's still here, unfortunately. He is not getting along with either of our dogs any more, after a bad attack on Bailey. We ordered him a custom Boston Terrier Jafco muzzle from Leerburg that should arrive this week and we'll start introducing him to the dogs again. He's starting having more accidents in his crate, and he's lost a lot of weight.

Duke was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at our second vet consult and he's been on meds now for a few months. He's doing a lot better skin-wise and we're hoping to get him off of the prednisone soon. While his skin is doing better, he still has little fur and got a very dashing coat last night for the cold weather approaching. I will have to post a picture of that, next.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dukka Dukka

So Duke is still here and he's doing better and worse in different ways.

He now gets along well with Bailey (even with toys out) and they play frequently. It makes it so much easier than crating and rotating all the dogs. He's learning basic obedience well & can sit, down, off, come, stay quiet in his crate, and walk OK on a leash. He's accepting of baths and nail trimming with a dremel. Still hates cats. ;)

His skin has taken a toll for the worst, however. After weaning him from prednisone he started breaking out terribly, so we upped his pred back to 1 EOD, put him on benedryl, antibiotics, vitamin c, fish oil, medicated shampoo, and a leave on lotion for him. After a few days he's doing SO much better, but I wish we could get him off the pred. We're going to be going to another vet for a second opinion on his skin soon and hopefully that will prove useful, I just feel so bad for the poor guy.

Hopefully we can get him past these skin problems and get him used to more dogs and he'll have a great home in no time. He is definitely a very sweet dog!

Friday, June 10, 2011


This little guy came to me May 27th, so I've had him for a few weeks. He came from an owner surrender, older gentlemen who had to move to an assisted living facility. His name is Duke, he's 5.5 years old, male neutered, and he is not utd on all vaccines thanks to me. He came nearly bald as a result of long term prednisone use, and is all 'roided up. He may have cushings disease as a result. We've got him on Blue Buffalo Wilderness now and fish oil, and we're weaning him off the pred. to see how bad his "allergies" were. So far I've seen zero signs of itching.

We were told that he was friendly to cats and small dogs, but didn't like big dogs. Well, he has tried to attack my cat twice so they are permanently separated & he is listed on petfinder as a NO cat dog. He does get along fine with my Rat Terrier mix if there are no toys out, but he bit her on the nose over a Kong the first night they met. We have been working on slow introductions between him and my GSD, and they're going okay. He does lunge and bite at him if Frag looks at him the wrong way, so they're still being crated and rotated and going on long walks together everyday.

Duke aboslutely loves toys and is a little obsessive over them. He pulls hard on the leash, but we're working on that. He knew how to sit and shake when he got here, and I've taught him to lay down. He is crate trained and housetrained minus the having to pee all the time from the medication he's on. He rides great in the car & relaxes well in the house.

There will be many more updates as he regains his health and attitude. :)