Something To Warm Your Heart!

I am overdue for some FURever home updates! Nothing can warm your heart like a fURever home story, even when it is as nasty cold as it is in Dallas right now....

Both these FUrever stories involve what I like to call the "young guns". A young gun is (usually) a young male dane who comes to us with a big heart, tons of energy and few manners!!! Typical teenagers! We seldom know anything about their life prior to the shelter but experience tells me it goes something like this.... A dane puppy .. cute as it gets.. big feet, floppy ears, full of kisses and love is brought home, but too quickly that cute 20 pounds of love becomes 100 plus pounds of un manageable love! At 20 pounds they had no rules, ruff housed with the kids, ate the trash, chased the cat, knocked over the toddler... all "manageable" at 20 pounds but at 100 pounds.. YIKES! So that cute puppy is relegated to long stretches of time in the crate, yard, garage and never taught how to be a good family member.

Frequently their foster home is the first time they are taught that potty is in the yard, paws stay on the floor, counters are not buffet lines, leashes are for WALKING and toddlers are NOT chew toys. You get the idea... Our foster homes start with the basics and train these guys to get ready for FURever homes....

This is a likely story for Blackjack! This dude is a love bug but I do not think he spent any time living in a house prior to rescue. Like most dogs once he caught on to the comforts of a home he caught on to the rules pretty fast! Blackjack is a fast learner and has finally hit the FURever home JACKPOT! YEAH for Blackjack and his new FURever family.

Stanley shares a similar story but this poor dude came to us $ick, $ick, $sick and had to spend some time in ICU for pneumonia! His foster mom reported that he had the very best behavior... Poor guy was so sick but we as he gained strength and energy so did his love for life! We were very happy to see Stanley behave like a teenager! Turns out Stanley is a velcro dane who likes to PLAY! Now Stanley got his perfect FURever home with a cute playmate and momma who loves him to pieces!

YIPEEEEE.... Now if that does not warm your heart....

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