Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Picture of Shiloh, a male Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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Home:Ft. Myers, FL  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
April 1st 2010

August 1st 2001

Chasing the neighbor dogs, Mommy and Daddy and anything they're eating.

I hate thunderstorms and will hide in the nearest closet at the hint of rain.

Favorite Toy:
Not a big fan of toys, but I love to play chase/herd and I do enjoy a good chew bone.

Favorite Food:
Anything as long as Rusty doesn't steal it.

Favorite Walk:
Dog Beach in Bonita Springs.

Best Tricks:
No tricks, but I respond very well to clicks & whistles like a good herding dog should. And I'm good at giving that super cute head tilt.

Arrival Story:
Shiloh came to us with his litter-mate Rusty in 2010 after living with their former family since pups. The daughters of their former owners had gotten into raising chickens for 4H. One night, the wife and daughters came home to a bathroom full of slaughtered chicks after the dogs had busted through the door. They had to decide between the dogs or the chickens and the chickens won. We had just relinquished our in-laws (who we live with) white German Sheppard after she had killed their terrier-chihuahua mix, and we were afraid she would do the same to our Corgi Sampson. We saw the craigslist add for Rusty & Shiloh the day after we had turned the Sheppard into the no-kill-shelter. We called about them right away hoping that the 2 boys would get along with Sampson. They got along perfectly, and though it was hard for their owners to give them up after almost 9 years, they saw they'd have a good home and a good buddy in Sampson. That, and we don't own chickens. Sampson actually gets along with them better than the 2 brothers do. We have to bring Shiloh in from the dog porch (they have their own bedroom) at feeding times or Shiloh will guard his food from Rusty the piggy thief. They got in a few hefty fights before we started separating them. It's a bit of a circus getting all 3 fed but everyone's happier and better fed because of it. Now we have a Corgi clan that can rival the Queen of England's. We love 'em a lot!

Sampson has been our buddy since 2004. In the winter of 2008, he suffered a severe perineal hernia that required a $2000 surgery to repair it. At the time of the surgery, we were told that due to the severity of the hernia that it was likely to reoccur. As predicted, it has reoccurred and he desperately needs more surgery before 2012. Other than the hernia, he is a happy, healthy and active dog who should live to his mid to late teens. Therefore, I cannot in good conscience end his life prematurely. I have also contacted a Corgi rescue in hopes that he could be adopted to a family that is more financially able to care for him. However, since my husband and I can't have children, giving him up for adoption because of health issues seems as ridiculous to us as giving up our 9 year old child for adoption because we can't keep up with the medical expenses. We work in the service industry, living paycheck to paycheck and our credit is not good enough to get a care credit card that would allow us to make payments. To help us pay for Sampson's surgery, we have set up a ChipIn donation site to raise funds for Sampson's surgery. So please consider donating whatever small amount you can to help keep Sampson with the family that loves him. If you can't make a donation, please pass this info along to friends who may be able to help. Sampson, his Corgi buddies Shiloh & Rusty and his human family thank you! Click on the link below to go to Sampson's page to make your donation. THANK YOU!! e-corgis-hernia-surgery...

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