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)

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).

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.


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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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