I first saw 'Doc' when leaving the vet's office after dropping off cats to be altered. I passed him up at first because I figured he would find his way home. There were lots of houses on this busy road after all. The vet wasn't thrilled about going to get a new customer when I called and described the dog. I told myself I would only pick him up if he were still there when I returned to pick up the cats. I knew he wouldn't be. He wasn't malnourished , but he did limp on his left hind leg. I didn't give it much thought on the way back to the vet. And, of course, there he was- in the same spot. He looked totally bewildered, like a lost child in a shopping mall. 'Stay where you are. They'll be back,' he may have thought. But they weren't coming back. If dogs could cry tears, he would have. So lost...The harsh reality is that they dumped him there, at the side of the road..... kicked him out of the car, on purpose. I stopped, my car facing the wrong way on the 2-lane road. When I got out, he looked at me sheepishly and turned away. 'Oh God, don't let him run into the road.' That happened to me once before. I never forgave myself. I know.......it happens. I lassoed him without much resistance, brought him to the vet and told them to give him the works. He had no microchip or collar, of course. He is home with me now. He is so sweet, affectionate and smart. He is a bit of a kitty-chaser, and can't believe they don't attack him. He has never soiled in the house. He is quite submissive, but will stand up for himself when he's had enough. He is crate-trained. He is heart-worm positive, but is scheduled for treatment soon. He will make a wonderful family member for a worthy family.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All dogs need regular vigorous exercise. They also should be obedience trained and have an owner that knows how to be a true pack leader. We will only consider adopting to people willing to give the proper care and leadership that all dogs need.
If you are interested please fill out the application FIRST - applications are considered in the order they are received. There is no obligation. The dog's foster parent will get in touch with you and will answer any questions that you may have.
Reference checks, adoption contract and $150.00 adoption donation required. The Adoption Application