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Female German Shepherd Looking For New Home - 10 Years Old

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Priscilla is 10 years old. She is a pure bred German Shepherd (with papers). She is showing signs of aging (arthritis or joint problems). Prissy is 105 lbs, current with all vaccines. Prissy just received her rabies booster from our local vet in Omak, WA. She is cleared for adoption. She is not on any meds.


Looking for forever home


Prissy, 10 year old female
King Shepherd






Coming soon:
Rocky
10 year old Chihuahua Dachshund mix





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Female German Shepherds Looking For New Homes

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Once upon a time, 4 German Shepherds lived on a farm in Okanogan Highlands. Their human dad showered them with love. Unfortunately, dad lost the lease on his property. He is having a challenging time finding new home for himself and his beloved dogs. Dad found one of our flyers. So here we are, 2 weeks before dad has to move. We called volunteers, other dog rescues, and contacts to find homes for these wonderful soon to be homeless dogs.

Nala is a 6-year old pure bred German Shepherd. She is 110 lbs.

Update: Nala was adopted by a local couple
(Yippee! We can visit her)

Priscilla is 10 years old. She is also a pure bred German Shepherd. She is showing signs of aging (arthritis and joint problems). Prissy is 105 lbs, current with all vaccines. Prissy just received her rabies booster from our local vet. She is cleared for adoption. She is not on any meds.


Looking for forever home


Prissy, 10 year old female
King Shepherd

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Homeless Dog Wants To Be Center of Your World

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

This tan and white Chihuahua/Dachshund mix wants to be the center of your world! She is agile and quick on her feet. Aggie is sweet and longs for her forever home. 

Aggie was rescued from a SE Washington shelter where she stayed for most of 2021. She would do well in a one person household and prefers females. However, she does get along with our male volunteers, her male foster, and older kids.  She likes walks and trots. Aggie gets spooked easy so she would do best in a home with a fenced yard or with an experienced and responsible dog owner. A structured lifestyle would also help Aggie to be her best. 

Aggie's colors are more like a Chihuahua's. However, her body type suggests more of Dachshund look. Aggie loves cuddles and belly rubs. She is house-trained and knows basic commands. Aggie is wonderful on a leash.





Agg's Bio:

Breed - Chihuahua and Dachsund Mix

Age - 12 years old

Gender - Female

Size - 15 lbs

Spayed/Neutered - yes

Housetrained - yes

Commands: Come, walk (she gets ready when you grab her leash and harness), responds to her name, (stop or wait hand command), no, and bed.

Up to date on vaccines (rabies, distemper parvo, dewormed)

Would do best in a one-person household with no other animals

Behavior and attitude - Loves cuddles and belly rubs. Wants to be the center of your world

Last vet health check: 14/22 (not on medication, ready for adoption)

Adoption fee: $150 (Seniors for Seniors Program)







Aggie
12 year old Dachshund/Chihuahua Mix


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Combat Cognitive Decline In Dogs: Use Food Puzzles, Snuffle Mats

Cognitive decline is a reality in dogs. Having 4 senior dogs myself (lost my 5th one 1 day before he turned 17), I try to find ways to encourage mental stimulation daily. Because a dog's life is so short, symptoms can feel overwhelming and with a rapid onset of symptoms. Yes, dogs can develop dementia or canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CCDS).


George
Dachshund 12 years old


Using the acronym DISHAL can help us identify symptoms:

Disorientation: Staring at walls, getting trapped behind furniture or corners. My Willy was getting trapped behind my toilet and tables. This was very hard for me to witness.

Interactions: Changes in interactions with pets or people. These changes include aggression, changes in frequency of interaction or irritability. Willy became socially withdrawn during the last couple years of his life.

Sleep-wake cycle changes: Increased sleep during the day and less sleep during the night. This was especially challenging for me. Willy would pace at night.

House soiling: Increased accidents inside the house. 

Activity changes: Pacing, anxiety, wandering, walking in circles.

Learning difficulties/memory loss: Inability to learn new tasks or forgetting previously learned skills.

Dog experts advice the use of food puzzles, snuffle mats, making a scent trail (drag something smelly on the floor with a nice treat at the end), train and re-train (sit, leave it, place, tug, fetch), chew toys, massage and acupuncture.

I would love to hear your experiences with your senior dog!


Willy at 16 years old

Even with advancing age, I try to take my pack on our daily hikes. I bring a baby sling just in case one of the little ones tire out. Here's a picture of my 11 year old girl after a hike up steep terrain. She naps for a while after such hikes:

11 year old Terrier Mix


Here at Fur Ever Yours Dog Rescue, we are trying to focus on rescuing senior dogs. Sadly, they are often overlooked in shelters. Senior dogs may withdraw or show signs of aggression in a shelter environment. Help us rescue senior dogs by donating to our Seniors for Seniors Program. Donate link available here.


References:

“Cognitive Decline In Aging Dogs: What To Know - CVMBS News.” CVMBS News, http://facebook.com/tamuvetmed, 15 Apr. 2021, https://vetmed.tamu.edu/news/pet-talk/cognitive-decline-in-aging-dogs/.


London, Karen. “Help! My Senior Dog Is Bored! | The Bark.” The Bark, https://thebark.com/content/help-my-senior-dog-bored. Accessed 6 Apr. 2022.

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A Rescue Dog's Tale - Said Goodbye To Willy

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

We adopted Willy from Noah in Stanwood, WA in the spring of 2012. We originally chose his podmate Grant from pictures available on the internet. However, when we arrived at the shelter, William jumped on my significant other's lap. In other words, he chose us! The Rescue Coordinator encouraged us to go outside and walk with Willy on the trails. However, we really didn't need to. We knew we were going home with William. They told us Willy was bout 6 years old.


We said goodbye to our little Willy
Feb 2022

Willy was originally from the Yakima area of Washington State. According to his bio, Willy was "found wondering the streets of Yakima." Willy was in rough shape. He was a bit thin and had some dried up scabs as if he was in dog fights. It is hard to believe that this tiny 8-pound Chihuahua/Dachshund mix was on the streets scavenging for food.

From the very start, Willy was full of confidence. He didn't bark for 2 weeks until I took him to his first vet visit. There was a garden crew mowing the lawn. William did not like the lawnmower guy. During this time in our life, Willy traveled with my S.O. to eastern Washington. We were building a cabin on a mountain top. I stayed in the Everett area. Pretty soon, I was feeling lonely. I had to get a "girl dog." I adopted Duchess, a Chihuahua Terrier mix. A year later, we decided to move to our property. Since the property is in a remote location, we decided to adopt a "big dog." We adopted German Shorthaired Pointer Mix.... and then there were 3. Willy taught our big dog to tread lightly around small dogs. Our big dog literally bowed down to Willy. Two years later, my sister had to give up 2 of her dogs. One was a feisty Dachshund. The other was a Spaniel/Beagle mix. In a blink of an eye, our household had 5 dogs.


Our rescue dog Willy would have turned 17 this month.


Willy was the alpha of our pack of rescue dogs. He trained every dog that entered our household. He taught everyone how to play nicely. He commanded respect from all 5 dogs. From about 2019 onwards, it was apparent Willy was aging fast. In late 2021, Willy's heart condition worsened and his collapsed trachea bothered him more. His will to live and rule our house was inspiring. It motivated us to get together with family and start a nonprofit foster-based dog rescue. On February 26, 2022, we said goodbye to our little man. 

Thanks, William. 

Because of you, we have rescued 17 dogs including Wilson, a 10-year old Chihuahua who is partially blind. (Willy would have been 17 years old this March)

Because of you, I try to live in the moment.

Because of you, I open my home and heart to other homeless dogs.

Willy, in honor of you, we continue to save dogs.


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10 Year Old Senior Dog Longs For a Forever Home

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Adoption news: Our sweet senior dog was adopted on March 2nd! He now living in Federal Way with another senior Chihuahua mix.

Meet sweet old Wilson. He is 10 years old and is a bicolor Chihuahua Mix. He is partially blind. Wilson is about 8 pounds and would just take a tiny space in your home. He was found as a stray from Yakima. His former family never claimed him. 

Wilson is altered, up to date on all shots (distemper parvo, rabies, dewormed). Open your heart and home for this gentle senior dog. He comes with a collar, harness, dog tag, and a dog bed. He is staying with his foster dad in snowy location but would prefer milder climate. Wilson is untested with cats and untested with children. He is fine with other dogs.

Wilson loves naps and cuddle times. He also enjoys short walks and little runs. Give Wilson a chance, please open your heart and home to this little guy.

Application to adopt Wilson is available here.


Wilson's Bio:

Breed - Chihuahua Mix

Age - 10 years old

Gender - Male

Size - 8 lbs

Partially blind (cataracts on both eyes, right eye is worse with a scratched cornea)

Spayed/Neutered - yes

Housetrained - yes

Up to date on vaccines (rabies, distemper parvo, dewormed)

Untested with cats and children

Okay with other dogs

Behavior and attitude - Loves cuddles. Mellow fellow.

Last vet health check: 2/23/22 (not on medication, ready for adoption)

Adoption fee: $100





























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Chihuahua Mini Aussie Longs For New Forever Home

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Adoption news: Tig was adopted by a loving couple from South Seattle. He is happily settling in and has vet appointment in a week.



Tig is a Chihuahua/Mini Aussie mix. He is about 3 years old. Tig is originally from the Yakima area of Washington State. Due to changes in the home, Tig was surrendered to a shelter. We rescued him and he is now resting comfortably with his foster dad.

Looking for forever home
3 year old Mini Aussie Mix


Tig is altered and up to date on all shots (distemper parvo, rabies, dewormed). Tig is so willing to travel a reasonable distance to find a new family. He is microchipped and housetrained.



Tig will join his new family with his collar, harness, dog tag, and a dog bed. He is staying with his foster dad in snowy location but would prefer milder climate. Tig has lived with another dog and children. He also lived with cats. 




Application to adopt Tig is available here.


Tig's Bio:

Breed - Mini Aussie Chihuahua mix

Age - 3 years old

Gender - Male

Size - 19 lbs

Spayed/Neutered - yes

Housetrained - yes

Up to date on vaccines 

Lived with cats

Great with young children

Okay with other dogs

Microchipped

Adoption fee: $350
























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Jack Russell Terrier Mix Needs New Home - Timmy

Adoption news:

On March 2nd, Timmy was adopted by a beautiful family in Mukilteo, WA. He is living in a loving home with a big fenced yard and loving life with a beautiful sister (Chihuahua mix). Congrats to the family.

Timmy was adopted!

 

Timmy is a Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua mix. He is about 1 year and 7 months old. Timmy is an altered male and up to date on all shots (distemper parvo, rabies, dewormed). Timmy would be glad to travel a reasonable distance to find his new home. He is microchipped and housetrained.

Jack Russell Chihuahua Mix
Needs New Home

Timmy comes with a collar, harness, dog tag, and a dog bed. He is staying with his foster dad in Chesaw, WA but would prefer milder climate. Timmy is great with other dogs. He used to live with children, another dog and played with cats. Due to a change in home life, his former owner surrendered him. Timmy would thrive in a home with a fenced yard. 


Surrendered in a shelter


Timmy has a muscular physique. He loves exercise. Timmy is highly attentive. He anticipates your next command. He is treat-motivated!

Application form to adopt Timmy is available here. 


Timmy's Bio:

Breed - Jack Terrier Russel Chihuahua Mix 

Age - About one year and 7 months

Gender - Male

Size - 13 lbs

Spayed/Neutered - yes

Housetrained - yes

Up to date on vaccines 

Played with cats in his former home

Great with young children

Okay with other dogs

Adoption Fee: $350

















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River - Shih Tzu Terrier Mix Looking For New Family

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Update: River found his forever home in Oroville, WA. He now lives with new mom and dad plus 2 other dogs! Congrats, River.


River now lives in Oroville, WA



River is a Shih Tzu Terrier mix that is looking for a new family. He is 3 years old or so. He came to our dog rescue from the Yakima area of Washington State. River is altered, up to date on all shots (distemper parvo, rabies, dewormed). River would be so happy and willing to travel a reasonable distance to find a family that would love and care for him. He is microchipped and housetrained.


River Deserves a Second Chance


River will join his new family with his collar, harness, dog tag, and a dog bed. He is staying with his foster dad in snowy location but would prefer milder climate. River is untested with cats and untested with children.

Application to adopt River is available here.


River's Bio:

Breed - Terrier Shih Tzu Mix

Age - 3 years old

Gender - Male

Size - 11 lbs

Spayed/Neutered - yes

Housetrained - yes

Paper trained

Up to date on vaccines 

Untested with cats and children

Okay with other dogs

Microchipped
























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Seniors for Seniors Dog Adoption Program

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Our very first rescue was Aggie, a 12-year old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix. She has been in a physical shelter in Southwest Washington State for most of 2021. We rescued her, gave her food, shelter, and plenty of love in one of our foster 

homes. Shortly thereafter, we published her profile on Facebook, Instagram, our website and Petfinder. 

Aggie now lives in Spokane, Washington with 2 senior dogs and their mom. Her story is inspiring. We would like to rescue more senior dogs who are often overlooked in shelters. Some withdraw, some tend to guard resources. While Aggie had a happy ending to her story, there are lots more senior dogs we want to save. We are currently developing a Seniors for Seniors Adoption Program. We want to rescue more senior dogs from crowded shelters and find them a loving home. Because senior dogs often have special needs, we would like to pair them in homes that have less traffic and with responsible adults who may be experiencing same changes in their lives.

We are also inspired by one of our volunteer's rescue's. Willy, is a 16-year old Chihuahua mix living his best life in Oroville, WA. He was his household's pack leader once. Strutting his stuff and training the younger dogs. William is now content with long naps, softened food and enjoys being cuddled now that he is facing his senior years. 

Seniors For Seniors Adoption Program

Willy
16-years old
Chiweenie
Much like aging humans, senior dogs require special needs. Some may walk slower. Some require medication. Some may lose their ability to hear or see well. We match our senior dogs with people age 55 and over. Both groups have lots of love to offer. Our program offers low adoption fees!

Use the Contact Form on your right if you are interested in finding a match with our Seniors For Seniors Adoption Program. 

If you'd like to help our senior dogs but unable to adopt, please consider sponsoring one or sponsoring our program! We welcome small monthly donations!






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Homeless Chihuahua Looking For New Home

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Adoption news - Gus was adopted by a loving family from Fox Island, WA. He now lives with Carlos, another Chihuahua mix.

Proud and smart. Gus is too nice to be a homeless dog. Altered male, Up to date on all shots (distemper parvo, rabies, dewormed). Will travel reasonable distance. Gus is a tan & white, Chihuahua doxy mix longing for a forever home. 13 lbs. 2 years old. Microchipped and house trained. 


Gus comes with a collar, harness, dog tag, leash, sweater, and bed. Currently staying with a foster in a mountain home where there is snow until April. Gus prefers a milder climate. Good with other dogs, untested with children and cats.

Application form to adopt Gus is available here. 


Gus' Bio:

Breed - Chihuahua Mix (aka Chiweenie)

Age - About 2 years old

Gender - Male

Size - 13 lbs

Spayed/Neutered - yes

Housetrained - yes

Up to date on vaccines 

Untested with cats

Untested with young children

Okay with other dogs



Gus
2 year old 
Chihuahua Mix















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