A Holiday Rescue
On Christmas Eve (December 2010), K9 Justice League traveled up to Gloucester-Mathews Animal Control to pick up three hound dogs. In the midst of the holiday season, they put aside all of the bustle and hustle to give these dogs a second chance. Now known as Memphis, Spencer and Bonnie these dogs all have special needs and can use all the support they can get whether it is in the form of a donation or a forever home.
Bonnie is a spayed female beagle who is approximately 6-7 years old. She is mostly house trained, is crate trained and is undergoing obedience training while in foster care. This sweet beagle lived at the Gloucester-Mathews Animal Control facility for over a year before K9JL pulled her during the holidays. As a result, she is a timid lady who has been overwhelmed with the recent changes in her life. She will take time to fully adjust to her new home, family and routine once adopted.
Bonnie is good with other dogs who are soft-natured and is under evaluation to determine how she would behave around cats. Due to her timidity and necessity for an extended adjustment period, an adult home is preferred. Bonnie also has some skin allergies that are currently being manged with medication. The hope is that, with continued improvement, she may be able to stop taking this medication.
Memphis is a neutered male beagle who is 1 1/2-years old. He is good with cats, other dogs and children. Memphis is mostly house trained and crate trained and is in the process of obedience training while in foster care. He is a classic beagle in the sense that he likes to talk and voice his opinions. Memphis is also getting used to being an indoor dog, loves to have fun and would fit best with a spunky, active family.
Upon coming into the rescue, Memphis had some medical concerns. After undergoing testing, the veterinarian believes he has esophageal diverticulum. He is on a soft/canned food diet, eats in an elevated position, is given daily anti-acid medication, and is kept calm 30 minutes post meal. This care has helped his condition from acting up and we hope he will be able to live a relatively normal life for many years to come.
Spencer is a neutered male hound mix who is approximately 2-4 years old. He is good with other dogs and most cats. Spencer was at the Gloucester-Mathews facility from February-December 2010, which has contributed to him being under-socialized and fearful. An adult home is preferred for him due to these traits.
Although he is under-socialized, Spencer is soft-natured and it will just take time and love to help him trust others and adjust to his new home. He also has a seizure condition, which requires daily medication. The medication will be required for the rest of his life, but helps to prevent seizures from occurring.
If you or someone you know can open their heart and home to one of these special needs hounds, please contact K9 Justice League. If these dogs are not a good fit for your family, please consider making a contribution to help with their care.