Scruffy 10-312

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Give a huge welcome to Scruffers!  Scruffy came to us today from a "ranch" where he has been kept in a kennel for most of his life, only let out for an hour a day, if at all.  We think he is around 12 years old.  Scruffy was set to be euthanized last week because the owner no longer wanted him but the vet sprang into action and got RAGOM involved and look who's here!! 

Prior to getting him into the vet today, he got to hang out in a fenced backyard (Thanks Auntie Jen!).  He was introduced to another dog with no problems.  He was very scared and flinches when you go to touch his head.  He warmed up quite quickly however and came up to me for pets before too long (especially when he learned I had some nummy nummy treats).

Scruffers, however, is in pretty rough shape.  He went to the vet today (cross your fingers for good blood work!!) and weighed in at 51 pounds, the vet thinks he should be closer to 75 if that gives you any idea of how thin he is right now.  Prior to getting to the vets he was given a can of wet food and he ate with gusto so I'm hoping with some regular feedings of some good quality food he'll put some weight on in no time.

Scruffy has 2 broken canines and several incisors that will need to be removed.  He also seems to have some soreness in his back legs.  The vet said that the muscles back there are severely atrophied, likely from spending so much time in a kennel.  Since Scruffers is so scared right now, we made the decision to keep him at the vet with his buddy Goldie (10-311) so he could have his teeth pulled on Monday morning and then I'd bring him to my home. 

We don't know what Scruffers needs in his forever home at this point, but his vet bills are going to be quite large so I wanted to get his story out there, you know, just in case you wanted to help him out ;-)

At a Glance #10-312

Mixed Breed 18 years old
Male 50 lbs


Status: Deceased

Children ages 12+
Can live with other dogs
Can live with cats
Children ages 12+
Can live with other dogs
Can live with cats
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Scruffy is just about the perfect dog... still.  He is turning into a bigger lover everyday!  He doesn't "beg" for attention he just stands right in front of me like I'm supposed to figure out what he wants.  Now, I know that he wants to snuggle, so I happily oblige!

Last week Scruffy got to come with to Foster Grandpa's house to help dog and house sit.  We go there about once a month and it only took a couple hours on the first visit for him to figure out where the door to outside was and he's never had any accidents there...  His signals are pretty obvious if you are looking for them.  He loves it there as they have a nice large fenced back yard and a huge patio window he can look out and sleep in the sun like a cat. 

Scruffy has learned a lot while in foster care with me, so I thought I'd share some of the things he has learned:

Scruffy has learned to keep my spot on the couch warm...

How to find bones, toys and balls in the toy box...

How to empty said toy box (he hasn't quite learned how to pick up after himself yet)...

Scruffy has learned that he can help clean the dishes in the dishwasher...

How to hunt for rabbits (even if he can't always see them clearly)...

The bottom line about Scruffers is that I love him so much that I would love to keep him here forever.  However to do so, I will need to put one of my 3 resident dogs up for adoption... city ordinances and all that stuff, you know? 

Rebel is about 5.5 years old.  He's a huge goof ball, weighs around 99 pounds and is crazy about tennis balls.  He will not let you read a book (he throws the ball over the top), sit in the sun (throws the ball in your lap).  He likes to give hugs and jumps and puts both paws on your shoulder...

 Millie has had a tough year and sometimes gets along with other dogs... Her best friend is a 9 pound mutt... She is my running partner and would love to go for a run everyday with you...

Moxie is a thorn in my side.  He has been known to go walkabout around 6:30 am if not on a leash.  He likes to think he's the alpha but doesn't have it in him...

Ok, so all joking aside I would never get rid of my resident doggies :-)  They mean the world to me and it's been my running joke that I need to get rid of one of them in order to keep Scruffy... He is just that perfect!

Scruffy is safe and loved in his foster home for as long as it takes!  He is completely healthy and happy and will make anyone a fine companion!  Contact your placement advisor if you'd like to meet him!

 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Scruffy continues to be my phenomenal little shadow.  Everyone who meets him loves him.  I wanted to share some photos...

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mr Scruffers has had a rough couple of weeks.  About 3 weeks ago he started coughing but it didn't seem to be that big of a deal until I noticed he had started losing weight.  The following week he became lethargic and congested so off to the vet we went.  The vet decided that he had a sinus infection so he went on an antibiotic for 2 weeks.  I also had the doctor check his pain and he was also put on a pain med.

2 weeks later he is much less congested but started having bloody stools so back to the vet we went.  Luckily when we got there, he left a very good sample for the vet :-)  They ran a fecal and also a bunch of blood tests and the good news is all his blood work came back normal!!  The not-so-good but relieving news is that he has yet another parasite.  The particular parasite he has is one found in all dogs but when there is an "overgrowth" it can cause issues.  So, another 2 weeks of 3 different meds and hopefully we can get him eating again and back on the path to weight gain and a healthy scruffers.

We'd like to send out a thank you to his sponsors as well as those who put a special token on his page.  Because of your generosity Scruffers can get the vetting that he so desperately needed.

Here's hoping to a better new years and perhaps a special family for my scruffmuffin??

Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Christmas Scruffers!  Love, Jayden & Maggie Merry Christmas Scruffers!  Love, Jayden & Maggie

From Judith Cummings From Judith Cummings

Merry Christmas to the Golden Seniors and their fosters! Merry Christmas to the Senior Goldens and their fosters from Anonymous

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I know that all my pics of Scruff show him laying down asleep but he's so darned cute that I can't help not sharing these!  He is awake every now and then ;-)  But I'm too lazy to try and capture that cuteness...  Plus, now you get to see our daily snuggle ritual!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A HUGE thank you to Devon for taking these photos of Scruffers at the event on Saturday!  It really means alot to us that you took time out of your day, again, to take fantastic pictures of all the foster dogs!

I couldn't pick which ones I liked the best so just added a bunch...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

WOW!  Who knew my Scruffers was such a popular dude!!  Thank you to everyone who came to Chuck and Don's yesterday to see him!  A big shout out to a certain couple who bought him some nummy treats!  I guarantee he is lovin them!  I'm always excited to show him off because his pictures sure don't do him justice! 

Everything here is still status quo with my Scruffmuffin... I still keep him in the kitchen during the day just so he doesn't get knocked around by the big ole youngens in the house.  He loves to sleep on the same floor as us so everynight I carry him up the 12 steps to the bedroom!  He sleeps in his kennel with the door open.  It's cute because he can't hear my alarm clock go off so he will sometimes still be sleeping as the rest of us get up but when the other 3 start rough housing I think he can feel the vibrations and is excited to start his day again!

Scruff has a very important job.  He lets me know when his favorite neighbors are home!  He barks at the door and has to go over and say hi to them.  They, of course, are more than happy to indulge him and give him some lovin.

Scruff snuck out the door the other day and my assessment of him needing a fence was definitely reinforced.  He ran a little bit and I didn't want to grab him and scare him so I had to kind of block him and turn him around (think basketball boxing out!).  He didn't get more than a couple yards from my house but it was definitely good to know that he really does need a fence.

A HUGE thank you to Julie for taking some pics for me of Scruff at the event yesterday!

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Sponsored by:Friends of FlickaConnie Jendro

Give a huge welcome to Scruffers!  Scruffy came to us today from a "ranch" where he has been kept in a kennel for most of his life, only let out for an hour a day, if at all.  We think he is around 12 years old.  Scruffy was set to be euthanized last week because the owner no longer wanted him but the vet sprang into action and got RAGOM involved and look who's here!! 

Prior to getting him into the vet today, he got to hang out in a fenced backyard (Thanks Auntie Jen!).  He was introduced to another dog with no problems.  He was very scared and flinches when you go to touch his head.  He warmed up quite quickly however and came up to me for pets before too long (especially when he learned I had some nummy nummy treats).

Scruffers, however, is in pretty rough shape.  He went to the vet today (cross your fingers for good blood work!!) and weighed in at 51 pounds, the vet thinks he should be closer to 75 if that gives you any idea of how thin he is right now.  Prior to getting to the vets he was given a can of wet food and he ate with gusto so I'm hoping with some regular feedings of some good quality food he'll put some weight on in no time.

Scruffy has 2 broken canines and several incisors that will need to be removed.  He also seems to have some soreness in his back legs.  The vet said that the muscles back there are severely atrophied, likely from spending so much time in a kennel.  Since Scruffers is so scared right now, we made the decision to keep him at the vet with his buddy Goldie (10-311) so he could have his teeth pulled on Monday morning and then I'd bring him to my home. 

We don't know what Scruffers needs in his forever home at this point, but his vet bills are going to be quite large so I wanted to get his story out there, you know, just in case you wanted to help him out ;-)

Updates

Friday, February 25, 2011

Scruffy is just about the perfect dog... still.  He is turning into a bigger lover everyday!  He doesn't "beg" for attention he just stands right in front of me like I'm supposed to figure out what he wants.  Now, I know that he wants to snuggle, so I happily oblige!

Last week Scruffy got to come with to Foster Grandpa's house to help dog and house sit.  We go there about once a month and it only took a couple hours on the first visit for him to figure out where the door to outside was and he's never had any accidents there...  His signals are pretty obvious if you are looking for them.  He loves it there as they have a nice large fenced back yard and a huge patio window he can look out and sleep in the sun like a cat. 

Scruffy has learned a lot while in foster care with me, so I thought I'd share some of the things he has learned:

Scruffy has learned to keep my spot on the couch warm...

How to find bones, toys and balls in the toy box...

How to empty said toy box (he hasn't quite learned how to pick up after himself yet)...

Scruffy has learned that he can help clean the dishes in the dishwasher...

How to hunt for rabbits (even if he can't always see them clearly)...

The bottom line about Scruffers is that I love him so much that I would love to keep him here forever.  However to do so, I will need to put one of my 3 resident dogs up for adoption... city ordinances and all that stuff, you know? 

Rebel is about 5.5 years old.  He's a huge goof ball, weighs around 99 pounds and is crazy about tennis balls.  He will not let you read a book (he throws the ball over the top), sit in the sun (throws the ball in your lap).  He likes to give hugs and jumps and puts both paws on your shoulder...

 Millie has had a tough year and sometimes gets along with other dogs... Her best friend is a 9 pound mutt... She is my running partner and would love to go for a run everyday with you...

Moxie is a thorn in my side.  He has been known to go walkabout around 6:30 am if not on a leash.  He likes to think he's the alpha but doesn't have it in him...

Ok, so all joking aside I would never get rid of my resident doggies :-)  They mean the world to me and it's been my running joke that I need to get rid of one of them in order to keep Scruffy... He is just that perfect!

Scruffy is safe and loved in his foster home for as long as it takes!  He is completely healthy and happy and will make anyone a fine companion!  Contact your placement advisor if you'd like to meet him!

 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Scruffy continues to be my phenomenal little shadow.  Everyone who meets him loves him.  I wanted to share some photos...

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mr Scruffers has had a rough couple of weeks.  About 3 weeks ago he started coughing but it didn't seem to be that big of a deal until I noticed he had started losing weight.  The following week he became lethargic and congested so off to the vet we went.  The vet decided that he had a sinus infection so he went on an antibiotic for 2 weeks.  I also had the doctor check his pain and he was also put on a pain med.

2 weeks later he is much less congested but started having bloody stools so back to the vet we went.  Luckily when we got there, he left a very good sample for the vet :-)  They ran a fecal and also a bunch of blood tests and the good news is all his blood work came back normal!!  The not-so-good but relieving news is that he has yet another parasite.  The particular parasite he has is one found in all dogs but when there is an "overgrowth" it can cause issues.  So, another 2 weeks of 3 different meds and hopefully we can get him eating again and back on the path to weight gain and a healthy scruffers.

We'd like to send out a thank you to his sponsors as well as those who put a special token on his page.  Because of your generosity Scruffers can get the vetting that he so desperately needed.

Here's hoping to a better new years and perhaps a special family for my scruffmuffin??

Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Christmas Scruffers!  Love, Jayden & Maggie Merry Christmas Scruffers!  Love, Jayden & Maggie

From Judith Cummings From Judith Cummings

Merry Christmas to the Golden Seniors and their fosters! Merry Christmas to the Senior Goldens and their fosters from Anonymous

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I know that all my pics of Scruff show him laying down asleep but he's so darned cute that I can't help not sharing these!  He is awake every now and then ;-)  But I'm too lazy to try and capture that cuteness...  Plus, now you get to see our daily snuggle ritual!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A HUGE thank you to Devon for taking these photos of Scruffers at the event on Saturday!  It really means alot to us that you took time out of your day, again, to take fantastic pictures of all the foster dogs!

I couldn't pick which ones I liked the best so just added a bunch...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

WOW!  Who knew my Scruffers was such a popular dude!!  Thank you to everyone who came to Chuck and Don's yesterday to see him!  A big shout out to a certain couple who bought him some nummy treats!  I guarantee he is lovin them!  I'm always excited to show him off because his pictures sure don't do him justice! 

Everything here is still status quo with my Scruffmuffin... I still keep him in the kitchen during the day just so he doesn't get knocked around by the big ole youngens in the house.  He loves to sleep on the same floor as us so everynight I carry him up the 12 steps to the bedroom!  He sleeps in his kennel with the door open.  It's cute because he can't hear my alarm clock go off so he will sometimes still be sleeping as the rest of us get up but when the other 3 start rough housing I think he can feel the vibrations and is excited to start his day again!

Scruff has a very important job.  He lets me know when his favorite neighbors are home!  He barks at the door and has to go over and say hi to them.  They, of course, are more than happy to indulge him and give him some lovin.

Scruff snuck out the door the other day and my assessment of him needing a fence was definitely reinforced.  He ran a little bit and I didn't want to grab him and scare him so I had to kind of block him and turn him around (think basketball boxing out!).  He didn't get more than a couple yards from my house but it was definitely good to know that he really does need a fence.

A HUGE thank you to Julie for taking some pics for me of Scruff at the event yesterday!