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Picture of Payton/Adopted, a male Rat Terrier

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Home:Lafayette, LA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male

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Please don

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"Please don't look at me."

I want to go home.

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"I want to go home."

My nose hurts.

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"My nose hurts."

I think I am safe.

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"I think I am safe."

I am a good boy.

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"I am a good boy."

I hear noise but I don't bark.

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"I hear noise but I don't bark."


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I was hideing.

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"I was hideing."

They call me Payton.

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"They call me Payton."

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Charlie, Abbie, Teddy, Maggie, Sam and more!

April 11th 2007

To be in a quiet place.

Being in a crate unless it's bed time.

Favorite Food:
Science Diet

Best Tricks:
Making us want to protect and help him.

Arrival Story:
I do rescue and foster. I went to drop off a sweet dog who is going through heart worm treatment at our vet's office. Monday 4/11/2011 and the vet asked me to take a dog. A friend and neighbor had found the dog sitting at his door. They live in the country and had no doubt the dog had been dumped as so many have been over the years. I walked with him to the kennels as he told me he was being neutered that morning and had been vaccinated and is heart worm positive and will need to go through treatment later. There he was scared and shy a small Rat Terrier with a raw nose. Doc didn't know what happened to his nose but had started him on an antibiotic. He needed to be on antibiotic before starting heart worm treatment anyway. I asked his name and they were calling him Dog. :( The name Payton popped into my brain and right out my mouth and the office mgr. wrote Payton on his Rabies certificate and entered it into the computer under our rescue and my name. Later that afternoon one of the girls who work for the rescue brought him to me as she was picking up another dog. He was still very sleepy so I put him in a clean crate with lots of soft bedding. So here we go again. Another sweet little dog that someone threw away like he is trash. It breaks my heart. He is not trash and he is not trash to me/us. We will help him in every way we can and someday he will have a loving home where the people inside understand he is not trash but a treasure.

Payton is small and very smart. He learned the doggie door in minutes and has not pottied in the house one time since he came here 3 days ago. A Rat Terrier of 11.4 pounds. His nose is red and raw! Like it was burned or he perhaps got something on it that took the skin off. I see his left eye has a skin in the corner and I expect that to become a cherry eye. Those things will not kill him. He is however heart worm positive and that could kill him. He will be on Rx for 30 days and then we will rid his heart of life threatening worms. He is such a sweet boy and seems to have had reason to fear people.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
April 14th 2011 More than 5 years!

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for 3818 days

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My new life

New Home

September 27th 2011 2:52 pm
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I love my new home. I have a pesky little brother but it's OK cause I do like to play with him sometimes. I love my boy. He is so cool and he loves me. I sleep with him. I have an awesome family and I am so happy.

Lasy Saturday I got a BIG surprise. I was hanging out in the back yard with my brother (Biscuit)and our live in house keeper. I heard my mommy's voice. I was so excited and so happy to see her. She stopped by to give my new family my eye med. I jumped up on her and she picked me up and held me and I was so happy. I didn't realize how much I missed her. The house keeper told mom she had never seen me so excited. I thought mom was going to cry. I think that made her sad. I ran around to show her I am happy and I jumped again and she picked me up and cuddled me. Then I went inside with Biscuit and Miss housekeeper and when I came out mom was gone. She didn't want me to see her leave....She was sad. She misses me. I know because dogs know these things. I hope she knows I still love her.


I think this is it!

September 15th 2011 7:35 pm
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I heard my new mom on the phone with my foster mom. She said she thinks I am the easiest dog she has ever had. Said "He's very low maintenance", whatever that means. She told her that I slept with my boy last night and I didn't get out of bed and roam the house....of course not! New mom said I was such a good dog. I liked going for walks with my new little brother. Biscuit thinks I am the leader. I like the food here and the big yard is so fun. There are plants and trees and new smells. I heard my new mom said "I can't imagine Payton doing anything that would cause me not to finalize the adoption on Saturday." I think that means I have a forever home....I have a family that belongs to me. I am so happy. Life is good! Thanks ARF-LA for helping me. Being a rescue is a good thing. Mom will take pictures Saturday and let all my Dogster pals know how it goes Saturday. Tomorrow she brings Oscar to his new home. Poor mom. It's gonna be a double whammy for her. Be brave mom.


"The Talk"

September 13th 2011 3:06 pm
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Mom gave me the Talk this morning. You know the one. Bella told me she would and she said I should listen to mom cause it's serious. I listened real close. She said She and dad love me very much and we will always have a special bond between us. She said they think I am so special and a wonderful dog and that as she has said before, I did nothing to deserve being abandoned as I was. Mom said I must never feel they are ababdoning me now. What they are doing is giving me the final part of their gift to me. The part where I move on to the home I will have for the rest of my life. She said these past weeks with me have been so nice and they were very happy to have me here and so glad they could help me. She said I should always remember to be respectful. In my new home I should always be respectful of my humans, my home, yard and the things they give me. She said I just need to be myself because I am such a good boy that they are going to fall in love with me. She brushed me all over and she and dad hugged me tight and we went for a ride.

It's beautiful! My kids were still at school but I'll be here to greet them when they come in. My new house is huge and beautiful. It's real fancy and my new mom is just as sweet as she was when she met me at Petco. I met my brother. He's a Chihuahua and his name is Biscuit. He's OK. He kind of follows me like I am the leader or something. My new yard is just awesome. Lots of space to run and pretty plants and a big stone patio. It's great. My 2 mom's and my dad talked and I saw papers being exchanged and them my new mom asked me to go out and play with her and Biscuit. I knew my mom and dad were leaving and they didn't want me to see them go. It's OK cause we said our good byes already. I know they love me and I am thankful to them and ARF-LA for saving my life and giving me a great future. I know another dog will be taking my place, sleeping in my crate and on the bed by dad's feet very soon. I think that's the way it should be after all I took another dogs place.

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