Update 04/01/2009: Buckwheat has now been in our care for a while and is doing very well at learning to trust people again.. He should go into a very calm home with someone that is very patient. He is still scared of most everyone he meets but he is a complete love with me. He is learning to play ball but still hasn't figured out he is supposed to bring it back. He does get along with all the other dogs however, I think he would be happiest in a home with just him and someone who can love on him and him only.. He will need some undivided attention so he can regain his confidence and really blossom. Update 03/10/2009: We have been given custody of the dogs that came into protective custody. We can start placing them and releasing some information.We first want to thank the Valencia County Animal Control for calling on rescue for help on these dogs. These dogs were in horrible shape and the staff did everything they could to ensure they all lived and were given the best chance possible. They removed them from the horrible situation they were at and put them into foster homes to get them healthy and keep them safe while going to court with the owner.Buckwheat was so small we thought he was a puppy!! After gaining his trust we checked his teeth and now estimate his age at about 1 1/2 years old. He is a very healthy boy now, but came in as just a bag of bones-- literally!! We have to thank AC for pulling him thorough-- they had him rehydrated and fed by the time we got there. It was heartbreaking to see the animals in that condition!! Buckwheat came in completely emaciated and frightened- he was like a little bag of bones with a chain around his neck. He is a very sweet little boy once he gets to know and trust you. He does have a really rough bark that makes him sound much bigger than he really is. Buckwheat is weighing in at 30 lbs and he is full grown..He is learning how to play ball but overall right now he just follows it and watches Alfalfa play. He is now coming to us for attention and is working on his housetraining and doing much better.. Adoption fee of $125 will include his neuter, microchip, vaccines, rabies, a training DVD, his collar and tags, deworming, month supply of Pedigree dog food, and a nice adoption kit.
This pet is not available yet. However, it is in protective custody with us. He was severely emaciated and dehydrated upon intake. We would love any help possible in caring for this beautiful boy. We should be able to get custody within the next few weeks. He is a very handsome young boy who is still a little wary of humans-- we will be posting more information, pictures, and his name as soon as we get a release. Thank you. Please help care for this little boy by clicking on the donate button. We appreciate any donation possible and it will go straight to the animals in our care-- you can also specify which pet you would like your donation to help.
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