We work in eastern PA, southern NJ, and parts of MD and DE depending on distance.
UPDATE 10/29/08: Magic is a very sweet, senior girl. We guesstimate her age to be around 12 to 14. She is initially defensive when meeting a new dog, but with slow introductions, we have found her to be compatible with the five other dogs that she lives with. She does not play or interact with them, and chooses to ignore them entirely. She would much rather be with her human pack.
She is a bit unsteady on her feet and needs help with steps, but she is able to go for a mile walk several times per week. Her vision and hearing are not up to par, but she still loves to track the scent of local wildlife. Despite her age, she has spunk and makes attempt to catch squirrels (or blowing leaves!)
However, she is a senior and has several of the aging debilitations that accompany her years. Other than her impaired vision and hearing, she 'leaks' urine in her sleep. However, she is housebroken and won't will not purposely 'go' in the house. I believe that her 'leaking' is a source of embarrassment for her, so we try to keep her clean and comfortable by changing her bed blankets often and sponge bathing her bottom frequently.
She has a tremendous amount of love to give, and we hope to place her in a home with someone who needs the companionship as much as she does.
She is really a very low maintenance dog, and her continuous smile is well worth the little effort involved in keeping her happy.
Magic is an old girl who was found as a stray. Although we do not know her background, she was completely house and crate trained when she came into foster care. Her vision is poor as is her hearing. Because she can not see or hear other dogs very well when she first meets them, she is defensive and will snap at them. In foster care, she is living in a room separated from the other dogs by a baby gate. She is growling less and becoming more inquisitive wanting to sniff noses at the gate. She may be able to live with another dog if introduced slowly, but it would probably be best if she were an only dog.
She is very sweet and loving with people of all ages. She goes for frequent short walks every day but only able to do about a quarter of a mile due to her age. Her hips are somewhat unsteady, but marked improvement has been seen with the use of glucosamine supplements to her diet. She has even had an occasional “happy spurt” in which she wants to run and play.
Her health is good for her age and she may be able to give someone a few more years of love to share.
We are hoping to find a nice, quiet home for her with a retired owner who will spend the day lounging and snuggling with her for the remainder of her life.
All of our dogs are housebroken, up to date on all shots, heartworm negative, on heartworm and flea/tick prevention, and crate trained (or working on it!) They are living in homes with foster families, not in a shelter or kennel. We work in eastern PA, southern NJ, and parts of MD and DE depending on distance. We cannot adopt to people outside of that area.
We do not have a kennel facility, our foster dogs live in the homes of our volunteers. For information about adopting, please go to our main site, www.nbrescue.com, and click on Adoption Process.