Photo Comments Age: 8 Years Sex: Female Weight: 100+ lbs
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Leave a bone for Effie May
Dogster stats for Effie May
F, Effie, Suppersize, Big head, Houligan, Jaws, Love Bug, Moose
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Her dog friends, her food, her people, PB,and her toys
Her sisters and brothers :)
Home cook hambruger meat with rice and vegs
Around her neighborhood and Mott lake
Sitt, Come, Lay, Side, Leave it, Enough, Easy, Vist
I had always wanted a big dog. So when I was about to moved into my own house I had decided that I would get one. So I started looking on Petfinder specifically at the kill shelters. I have never adopted from a kill shelter and have be wanting to do it for a while now. So in the span of a mouth I had called asking about four different dogs in different shelters, but I was always a little late they all got adopted out before I would find them. I have always believed that things happen for a reason and my Effie May proves that on a daily basis.
I was not in a hurry for a new dog. One day a after looking on craglist for things for my new house I glanced at the pets section. There I found a posting from a lady that live about 10 min from my old house wanting to know why her posting was flagged. I email asking her about her rescued mastiff that needed rehoming. The next day I went and seen a skin and bones, very/very nervous, timed, short English mastiff name Dutchess. She had my heart from the moment we locked eyes.
Dutchess had already had three homes and a hard life before coming into this lady care. The owner kept her in a cement kennel in the back yard with no dog house, blanket, or good shelter. The reason I was given was that she was to rough for the lady's old Great Dane that lived in the house and that she had no bed or dog house because she was a bad chewer. I was also told that the reason she was so skinny was that the family had fallen on hard times and could not afford to feed her. The owner wanted me to think about getting Dutch for a week and she wanted me to meet her husband. After I took custody of Dutchess she stayed at my place of work for a week and then at my parents house with me and finally at my new house.
The day I took her I had her vetted. She was not spayed, had sores on her legs from laying on cement, was not up to date on shots and would nip/bite out of fear. She was scared of everything even the wind.
After about four months she had showed so much improvement that I was able to see her true personality and found that Dutchess just did not fit her anymore. So I changed her name to Effie.
Effie May is now healthy except for some hip issues and will independently go up to strangers and say hello. Everyday she lives happily in the moment and is not worried about every little thing. I am happy to say that with hard work Effie May is about 90% rehabilitated!!!
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