Ernie from Big Springs...
Ernie: Cur Mix. Black & White. Young Adult. Microchipped, Rabies. Not much info for intake.
Observations: Young, playful male. He adapts well to any environment and causes no problems here. Is curious about neighbors when let out to exercise but is not aggressive towards them. Very people friendly and intelligent. Learned new name and rescue run routine in less than a day. Was thin on arrival but fattened up quickly. Not sensitive to foods and no known allergies.
Ernie is about 50# and is a beautiful shiny black & white boy. He loves treats and will dance around when he knows they are coming. Ernie loves attention. Ernie will make a great family dog in an active situation. He doesn't dig, climb, or destroy anything in his run and housing quarters....he just seems to appreciate being saved. Always seems pleased to see me coming towards him and cuts flips to make sure to get my attention.
Ernie is ready to go! For more info, call or text 409-457-6495 or email us!
Lucy from Big Springs...
Lucy: bull dog mix. Came in as stray and not much intake info. Microchipped and rabies. Spayed by DeHart Mobile. Lucy is beautiful red and white, very muscular. No known allergies, came in skinny but went to eating and is now at a great weight with zero dietary problems. Young, medium size gal with a very people friendly attitude. Doesn't need cats in the house with her and wants to be an only dog with undivided attention being lavished on her.
Not for the faint hearted. I have dealt with large dogs my whole life and per her size she is quite frankly the strongest pulling dog I have ever had on a leash - and she's a girl! Nothing dampens her spirit and she wants to see everything at once! You can win her over right away with a pocket full of treats!
UPDATE: I just have to add this...though Lucy would be a challenge with other dogs and MUST be kept secure - she is also one of the most people friendly, loving dogs here. This girl just fawns and begs for attention and would be a lap dog if someone would let her. There just has to be someone out there that would want this loving girl in their life.
Ready to go now...if you want a playful companion...she's your girl!
Squash from Nueces...
Squash: Fawn colored pure pit male, young adult. He is medium sized. Came in as stray - his time was up so we snatched him away! Came in emaciated.
He is picking up weight with zero problems. He is chipped, rabies, neutered, wormed, vaccinated, and HW-. He is non reactive to other dogs (unless they jump on him) and prefers people company. He LOVES kids and LOVES to load up in the car and go for rides. He is very friendly and a really pretty, fun loving dog. He can escape a chain link kennel (probably why he was a stray) so we had to put him in sturdier accommodations...but he never ran off and just came looking for me. Loves treats and is pretty smart. Make a great family dog.
Bronx from San Antonio....
Pretty rough shape on intake... Responded well to medicals & food!
Bronx is a senior dog 11+ years is our best guess. He arrived in terrible shape and whatever his story was he had a hard life. He is battle scarred and weary. He is very people friendly... Not so much with other dogs. He would need to be with an experienced handler to be introduced to other dogs and even then, I would never leave him unsupervised. It is possible, from the amount of scarring that he was once used in a "fighting dog" capacity. The remaining scars are permanent.
That said... He gained weight rapidly and shows no sensitivities, looks forward to feeding time. As he gained weight, he slowed down on his gobbling methods. He was so emaciated when he came that we just let him eat all he wanted. Several of us are guilty for sneaking extra treats and canned food to him. He responds well to medical treatment and we had zero problems medicating him. We do have him on Bravecto to keep his skin problems at bay.
Bronx is lonely. He needs a home and some attention. Even though he is welcome here for life...he needs more than an outside run. He needs to spend his final days with someone who loves him and wants to show him affection...he is very people friendly and loves hugs and pettings. He would need a very sturdy kennel/outside run in order to be left alone. Bronx -despite his age - is a VERY strong boy! He is easy to walk on a leash, pulls some, but could easily be taught leash manners.
Maximus arrived a little thin (as a stray this is to be expected) and mangy. Made him look pretty scruffy! He is a medium to large 2 to 3 year old male and has been here for a couple of years. Flea pills took care of his mange, and he is a chow hound so put his weight right back on very easily.
Despite these friendly pics, Maximus will need an experienced handler. Have not had a problem introducing him to other dogs...but he will not allow himself to be jumped on or accosted. All the dogs in these pics are females and he has not been overly aggressive towards them
Important to note that it takes a while for him to get used to strange men...he is much more receptive to females. But he will make friends with men if given time. In a kennel environment he can appear quite aggressive and jumps at the cage walls...but once let out, he just goes on exercise missions and will kennel right back up on commands. Because of his size and his wary demeanor with strangers, he should not be left loose or unattended. Not for children or rowdy teens. Would make a great companion for someone wanting to spend time with him and needing a little "watch dog" barking for safety.
As you can see from the pics, as soon as his flea allergies cleared up he made a beautiful dog. Very muscled and deep hued red, almost chocolate.
Two Fat Girls...Sabine County. Here 4 years!
Cassie & Pud... 2 females about 6 years old. They weigh far too much but are still classified as medium dogs. Overweight "Beasties" they are constantly on a diet! Both are spayed and hw-. I need to update their rabies. They were brought in together for me to babysit...owner went in to Hospital for surgery and sadly did not make it. So I have had them for 3 years...they were younglings when they came in. They have been together their whole lives and are pals. Lab mix and cur dog mix. Very Friendly and Happy! Pud is the black Lab mix and does not do well with chickens. They need a home where they can get some attention...ANYBODY out there wanting to be a good hearted rescuer, please think about finding a home for these happy girls.
Sable...Senior...Sabine County.... Not Available Right Now.
Sable....Senior. 13 year old mixed female. Medium 40#, Her owner passed suddenly and left 3 senior rescues. They had been together their whole lives...living comfortably in a/c on the couch with their devoted mom. No one wants 3 seniors...up steps Barking Mad. Sable is the youngest. We lost Shaggy right away to serious cancer issues. Nasa crossed the rainbow bridge Feb 10th. Sable being the youngest and in great health will be around awhile longer. BUT, she started grieving when the last of her lifetime companions moved on. She was all alone in the vet room (it has a doggie door and securely fenced run so they can come in and out as they please in an a/c & heated room). We can't give her the attention she needs...so we gave her China! Who is just visiting but did the trick. Sable started eating again and wagging again. Sable needs a nice comfy inside home where she can be lavished with affection for the remainder of her years. She is a people dog and being alone at a rescue is no way for her to end her life. She is up to date and can be made ready to go to a forever home asap. Are you the one?
CHASE Female GSD
Chase is a young adult female full blooded German Shepherd. She came in as dumped stray with a half grown pup that had a badly broken leg. Bless her heart, she was still tending to that pup! She is very smart and problem free. Chase could be potty trained very easily and has no bad habits. She is up to date on everything but needs to be spayed. She loves to be brushed and is happy for attention. Playful and happy, she will make a great companion for you! Call us for a chance to see her in person.