Photo Comments Age: 7 Years Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Ava Isabella
Special Gift Box:
Ava Girl, My Ava Girl, Chow Hound
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May 8th 2006
Snuggling under the covers w/her mom & running (big shock for a greyhound, right?!) She also loves to be chased by other dogs and loves to chase birds & small animals in the yard!
Moving her when she is sleeping (she actually moans!), bigger dogs picking on her(although apparantly it's perfectly fine for HER to pick on any dog!!)
EGG BABIES!!!! "Ducky" her favorite little toy!! Tennis Balls & Tennis Bone fuzz!
Any people food!! We call her the chow hound because she will eat ANYTHING in a few min flat! If you leave her anywhere (like the car!) with food anywhere in it, don't expect it to be there when you get back!!
Weekend antique fair where she gets tons of attention!! Anywhere she can play with other dogs!
Taking all the eggs out of her 2 Egg Babies as soon as I put them back in & taking every single toy out of the toy box as soon as I put them all back in!!
The couple that purchased Ava (for $1400) from the breeder left her outside all the time in a dog run on a concrete slab with no food, water or shelter. A neighbor called the police because they thought she was dead and I went out on the call. After cutting the Master Lock on her kennel, my partener & I left a note saying we had taken the dog and cut the lock & toplease call the station with any questions, etc... standard form. We then rushed her to the vet, who didn't think she would make it through the night, as she only weighed 3 lbs at 6 months old. You could count every bone on her body! I don't know what happened on the trip to the vet, but I fel in love with her immediately & defying all odds, not only did she live though the night, she made enough recovery in 2 weeks that the vet said she could be adopted out. At this point I had been visiting her daily & knew I would take her home. The worst part of the story is that it took 3 DAYS for her "owners" to realize she was gone & when they did call, they were more concerned about being reimbursed for the lock we cut and didn't even bother to ask about the dog. So I told them sure, I would gladly (not really) buy them a new lock, but they had to turn the dog over to me. And that is how I ended up with the bundle of love named Ava.
Ava was not even given a name by her previous "owners" and was never socialized at all, with either people or dogs. When she came to live with me, she was like a brand new puppy, exploring the world for the first time, learning how to be a dog! Ava has since been completely socialized to the point that she is now a Therapy Dog! I have had her now for about a year & a half and friends & people at the dog park tell me they don't believe she's the same dog! She has turned out to be a sweet, playful, energetic, precious baby!
Gotta Run, Gotta Run, Gotta Run!!
The Groups I'm In:
"DOGSTERHOLICS", ♥ Paws with a Purpose ♥, *Carolina dogs, animal rescue fundraising ideas, Calling all Speed Demons!, Carolina Canines, Dog Eared Book Club, Helping Paws, IGGLETS ROCK!, LOVE MY IGGY CLUB, Military Mutts, Min Pin Manchester Mania, NC all dogs, North Carolina Dogs, RALEIGH ROVERS, Soldier and VET Pets, The Iggy Club, Triangle Tails, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~
Her most endearing quality:
Even when she sleeps, her personality comes through!! When she is snuggled under the covers, in bed or on the couch, she sighs if she is content, and grumbles if you move or bump her just a bit, like she is reminding you she is there and not to be disturbed!!
My 2 & a Rescue!:
Check out my mom's All Breed Rescue and Re-Homing website!!! www.My2andaRescue.com
I've Been On Dogster Since:
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|September 4th 2006
||More than 7 years!
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