Jun 10, 2007

Another New Pooch in Da 'Hood

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On your left is B.J., a 9-month-old Lhasa Apso we are fostering. He came to us after being rescued from a dog warden in one of the outlying counties, and he is a bit under the weather after being neutered late last week.

We have taken to calling him "Tanka," which is a name with Tibetan religious and artistic connotations, given his heritage. Tanka has a good disposition, but is a bit skittish at times. He is very affectionate, and loves to run around the yard.

I suspect that he has spent a lot of time in crates, of which we are not fans. He was infested with fleas when picked up, but I think the vet has worked wonders in ridding him of his parasitic irritants.

For those of you thinking about getting a dog, please consider adopting a rescue pooch. Every resuce dog we have taken in has been housebroken, good-tempered, and loveable. For more information on adopting rescue dogs, see The Toledo Area Humane Society, Planned Pethood, or Petfinder.com.

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

That really seems like a good way to handle the "unwanted" pets in your area. Are you keeping "Tanka," or are you keeping him until another home can be found?

sarah said...

I think this is great. I fostered when I was in Toledo - for All Rovers Rescue Friends (ARRF), you can add them to your list of organizations that help find our furry friends homes.

historymike said...

We might just keep Tanka, Steph. We work with Planned Pethood as canine foster caregivers, but he is an especially sweet boy.

historymike said...

Thanks for the tip about ARRF, Sarah. I'll add a new category of links on the sidebar for area pet rescue.

historymike said...

Here is another image of this loveable dog on my photo blog.

Stephanie said...

Tanka is adorable! I hope he finds a good home, if he hasn't already.

Maybe he had one of those soft doggie beds at some point. My cats would lie in clothes baskets, but the dogs never did. Hmm.

SensorG said...

You’re a good man Charlie Brown.