Likes: Patrolling his yard and barking to let the "bad guys" know he's around
Pet-Peeves: Thunder is definitely #1! Vehicle noises like cars and lawn tractors aren't his favorite things either.
Favorite Toy: Guiness doesn't do toys, he's much too distinguished for them:)
Favorite Food: Preferably anything without medicine hidden in it
Favorite Walk: Just up the road for now but he's building up to walking down town.
Best Tricks: Climbing into the front window to sun himself, opening the gate to the basement stairs, getting whatever he wants.
Arrival Story: Guiness was found as a stray in rural Kentucky and was in a shelter down there. He was brought north by Rogers Rescues in September of 2008, and the sight of him arriving off the transport brought tears to the volunteers' eyes. He was beyond skinny at only 78 lb (he should be about 100) and we can only imagine what he'd been through in his past life. He had a constant limp due to an old fracture in the elbow of his front leg which continued to get worse as he regained weight. Guiness had surgery and was recuperating in another RR volunteer's home but because of the stairs in that home, she made the difficult decision to allow him to come stay with us in the hope that his leg would heal. Unfortunately it wasn't meant to be and Guiness's leg was removed on 4/30/09 to free him from the constant pain it was causing him.
Bio: Guiness's age is anyone's guess. The shelter said 5, the vet said 4, but his teeth and his demeanor make us think he's on the older side, more like 6 or 7. He's a gentle old soul who just wants to be loved, sniff the roses, and bark to let the whole world know he's alive and on duty. Shortly after he came to our home as a foster dog, we realized we'd never be able to give him up. So now that he's recovered from his latest and hopefully last surgery ever, we were able to make it official and adopt him. He'll never be homeless, unfed, or unloved again. We're blessed and so grateful to be able to share our home and our love with this sweet special boy.