12/08 - Here is the latest from Oxford's foster mom. Sounds like Oxford is in great hands and just a wonderful companion dog! Oxford AKA Oscar gets along w/everyone. He is so comical - if the water bowl is empty, he will put his paw in it and make it rattle so I know to FILL IT! :). Should he be hungry before I feed, he won't bark - he will simply lift himself onto the armrest of my recliner and stare, wagging his tail furiously. Somehow, I always wake up :). He is just such an awesome dog, very much a house dog, has no issues w/any other dogs - just walks away if someone is 'owly,' prefers not to be in a crate but goes in when necessary for me. He LOVES his walks; in fact, we have trouble getting him home and back in the yard! More walk, he says, more walk and let me be w/my people!!!
I simply cannot say enough about this little guy and I reiterate if I could adopt another dog, I would keep Oxford myself...:).
Oxford is estimated to be 6-8 years old. His skin issues turned out to be a yeast infection which has been treated with medicated shampoo. This is a very nice family dog - please consider adopting him!
09/08 - YEY for Oxford. He is heartworm negative and now neutered. He must have beeen someone's baby -We wonder why nobody has come looking for him? More good news - Bobbie, our hound heroine, with Silverwalk Hound Rescue is going to foster sweet Oxford so that he may live in comfort until his forever home appears.
7/08/08: Hi Folks! My name is Oxford and I've been at the shelter for several weeks now. I had to go to the vet to see why I was missing some hair. It turns out that I have some type of allergy, but I'm getting better. I am such a sweet boy. They aren't sure how hold I am, but I appear to be a senior. I will be a fantastic pet for someone. All I need is a cozy bed and some A/C and I'm good to go. Oh...and some love and affection. Please call Joan at 870-739-1145 right away if you can help me. If you can't adopt me that's ok. I'd love to just crash at your house just for a little while they look for a home for me. Please hurry!