Age: 13 Years Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
|Home:Jasper, AR ||[I have a diary!] |
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Love from his humans
Anywhere outside, especially the park
Shiloh is a wonderful foster dog that has touched our hearts. After being caged for most of his 7 years and slowly being allowed to go blind, he was rescued by a great lady in western Tennessee and transported to our home in NW Arkansas. We love him dearly, but have too many others already, some handicapped. Shiloh is such a sweetheart!! He needs a home where there are only 1 or 2 dogs and he can get LOTS of love! His other senses are so sharp that you would never know that he is blind. He has memorized every nook and cranny of our house!! An eye doctor has checked him out and although his sight is gone, he is in no pain, but does get eye drops twice a day. Someone, please give Shiloh a chance!!
BLIND SHILOH. FREE AT LAST. FOUND MY FOREVER HOME.
My name is Shiloh. I am a blind, 7-year-old Aussie. I am not a “lethal white,” but sometimes other Aussies have bad problems with their eyes, too. I have to say that my first seven years weren't so wonderful – and that’s an understatement. Most of those years were spent in a tiny grooming crate in a vet's office, with very little human or canine contact. I ended up there as a very young dog because my first owners brought me in, telling the vet to put me to sleep after they learned I had glaucoma. She didn't, and instead gave me to some people who would keep me for awhile, bring me back, take me again, and bring me back, until finally I was forgotten, left in my little cage, my once-beautiful eyes becoming demon-red and blind. The vet didn’t know what to do with my eyes, but she didn’t have the heart to put me down, either. So there I stayed. Then one day, a lady with a local rescue happened to come to the vet and saw me. We touched hearts, and she determined to get me out of there. For months, she sent email after email, until finally a family in northwest Arkansas heard about me and lots of wonderful people helped transport me from Tennessee to their home. At first, I didn’t know what to do with my freedom. But I have learned to run, to play, to feel the wind and sunshine on my face, to stretch out and sleeeeeeeeeep, and to eat ice cream! Without the stress of living in the crate, my glaucoma is no longer getting any worse, but I will need to see a vet regularly for follow-ups. As wonderful as my foster home is, I still need a forever family. If you take me into your home, I promise to love you for the rest of my life. For info, contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 870-446-5791.
I now have my own family!!
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March 4th 2007 6:44 pm
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Guess what, everybody? I now have a home of my own, in Florida. My new mom Maria found me on the internet and after lots of emails, phone calls, and paperwork, she and my new dad Don were approved.
I had been with my foster parents, Jeff and Linda since September, and I loved them so much and they loved me, but theyhad so many dogs already, they thought I needed a place with fewer dogs and parents that could spend more time with me. So on Jan 13, I rode with Jeff and Linda to Milton, Florida and there at the Red Roof Inn I first met Maria and Don. They petted me and walked me and the next morning, Jeff and Linda hugged me lots and cried and cried ( I didn't understand why then) and then I got in and rode with Maria and Don to my new home near Tampa.
I was pretty scared at first because it was a new place, and I damaged some things because I didn't understand, and worst of all I chased their cats. So I got off to sort of a rough start, but Maria and Don love me very much and they are teaching me to be friends with the cats, and not to be scared anymore. Sometimes, I even get to sleep in their bed with them--I love them, too, and I know they are working really hard so all of us can get along.
There are lots of new and fun things to do, since I am in a city now, instead of the country. Soon, I will write and tell all about them and maybe Maria will help me post some new pictures.
Thank you, Phyllis, for rescuing me, thank you to all that helped transport me to Arkansas, thanks Jeff and Linda for fostering me and loving me so much for 4 months, and thanks Maria and Don for believing in me and loving me enough to overlook my "rough edges" . I love all of you, Shiloh
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