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Dog E-News Maine Edition - March 2006
 


IN THIS ISSUE
Featured Pup

Belle is a very sweet, shy, girl - transferred from the Waterville Shelter to Dogs Deserve Better - Maine.

She is looking for a quiet forever home,where she can be the apple of someone's eye.

Success Stories

Frankie Boy is an adorable Cocker Spaniel that was transferred to Dogs Deserve Better from an over-crowded shelter in West Virginia.

Frankie Boy is a special pup because he arrived to our rescue almost completely blind. Because of his "handicap" - his chances for adoption in the South were slim to none.

Dani Thanks You

Dani was saved by a local rescuer from a life of neglect.
She has lived chained outside all of her life.

Shortly after her rescue, Dani collapsed. We reached out to you for help - and you came through for Dani.

  • Frankie -
    Senior Yellow Lab, Good with cats, dogs & kids



  • Nikoma
    Adult Belgium Shepherd/Collie mix, Good with cats, dogs & kids

  • Sadie
    Young Petite Pitbull, Good with Cats. No small children

  • Roseanne
    Young Shepherd/Hound mix. Good with other dogs. Not cats or kids.

  • JD
    Young Black Lab/Bull Terrier mix. Good with dogs, cats and children

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BELLE

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Belle is a very sweet, shy, girl - transferred from the Waterville Shelter to Dogs Deserve Better - Maine. She is currently in foster care.

She seems to be very pleased to be out of the shelter environment - and slowly adjusting to her new found freedom.

Belle may not have lived in a home before -as she seems to be puzzled by items such as stairs, doors and the television! However, she is taking it all in stride.

Belle is very playful - she really enjoys squeeky toys. She still has the youthful energy and inquisitive nature of of a pup, but the graceful nature of a lady.

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Here is an update from her foster mom:

She is a beautiful long-legged blond and a very elegant creature; her floppy ears are endearing and make her more real than just a super model!

Belle is such an impressive dog.

She does not agitate for anything: not to go out, not for food, not for treats. She likes her food and loves to go out, but she seems to take everything in her long, noble Greyhound stride.

She is quiet and peaceful in the house. She never jumps up; never scratches, bites or snaps.

In that time that Belle has been here, she has overcome a lot of her initial fearfulness. She was afraid of stairs in the beginning and now bounds up and down with confidence.

She is still afraid of the car. She refused to go near it when she first arrived; now she will approach the car and eat treats left on the car door. Soon I hope we'll be going for rides!

I know Belle would love a forever home in the country, like most big dogs, but I think that she would do very well in the city, too, as long as she got enough exercise. Her wonderful manners and elegant look would help her be a much-admired presence in a city setting, I feel.

She loves to be petted and loves to be loved--and that is easy to do for this gentle, sensitive girl.

Belle would love a quiet home, with no small children or kitties.

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SUCCESS STORIES

FRANKIE BOY

Frankie_Mom

Frankie Boy is an adorable Cocker Spaniel that was transferred to Dogs Deserve Better from an over-crowded shelter in West Virginia.

Frankie Boy is a special pup because he arrived to our rescue almost completely blind. Because of his "handicap" - his chances for adoption in the South were slim to none.

His lack of vision never slowed him down - and he proved himself to be a wonderful, happy, playful pup.

Frankie Boy was adopted by a wonderful family that was able to see what a gem of a dog he is. He lives peacefully with two canine companions, Carly the Cavalier and Clara the Greyhound.

Frankie_Carly

In January, Frankie's family gave him the gift of sight. Frankie successfully underwent Cataract Surgery! Below is the update from Frankie's mom:

Frankie is really doing great- his eyesight is fabulous and he is still having some meds, but you should see him stride confidently around , head held high! Such a little man. The groomer says he is 100% American party color cocker spaniel. Both my husband and I (the humans) and his doggie sisters Carly and Clara love him too. He snuggles in at night on Jim's lap for Tv and reading and sleeps in a crate with Carly when the humans go to bed. His favorite person is our six year old granddaughter. He knows how to wrestle and play with our dog Carly too. He is just a fine dog and we love him dearly.

I am so happy to have found him through PetFinder.com and Dogs Deserve Better. Last week he went on vacation, skiing in Vermont with us. He really loves it there because he sleeps on our BED!

We could not have asked for better ending to Frankie Boy's story. Thank you to the Lavoie Family for giving Frankie the love and life that he deserves.

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DANI SAYS "THANK YOU"

Dani was saved by a local rescuer from a life of neglect.

We believe her to be 11-13 years old.
She has lived chained outside all of her life.

Shortly after her rescue, Dani collapsed. She was extremely dehydrated and her kidneys were not functioning at full level.

We wanted to help Dani - but the expense of her vet care seemed overwhelming.

We reached out to you for help - and you came through for Dani.

After a 10-day stay at a local vet clinic - Dani was finally released.

She went to an adoptive home, where she lives with two elder canine companions.

As you can see from these pictures, Dani is one happy girl.

She wanted to say "Thank You" for helping her to live out her life healthy, happy and warm.