Friday, March 7 – TINA UPDATE….. Tina had her final vet visit earlier this week and she is good to go. Her leg has healed properly and she is back to being a normal pup again – maybe with a little bit of a limp, but a normal pup.
Some of you may have already noticed that Tina’s profile was removed earlier today from our available page. Despite our request that we were not ready to accept applications we were naturally inundated with applications and phone calls. We began the process of sifting through and interviewing prospective applicants. It was a hard decision because there were so many good, qualified families that wanted her. Many of those families were current or past Recycled Rotts adopters, which made the decision even more difficult but a family was finally chosen. Tina will be going to her furever home this weekend and we look forward to watching her grow through updates and photos from her new family.
We want to again thank everyone who helped us, help her by donating to our Loving Tina fundraiser to help offset her medical expenses. Your donations have made it possible for her vet bill to be paid in full. We would also like to thank Dr. John Coyne, DVM, and his staff at Forest South Animal Hospital, University Park IL, for providing Tina with outstanding medical care. Last, but not least, we want to thank RR Volunteers Lori and Rich for taking Tina into their home as their foster while she was recuperating.
TWO BEAUTIFUL PRESA CANARIO’S AVAILABLE FOR PLACEMENT REDUCED PLACEMENT FEE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED ADOPTORS.
KONG (male) and KANJA (female) – 2 year old Presa Canario, where given up by their owner to a local animal shelter. Both are good with other dogs, in fact they lived with a small dog. Both are housebroken and crate trained. Kong is a real lover and Kanja is a little shy but warms up quickly. Kong and Kanja have been in a foster home since they entered the rescue. They are doing very well and are ready to be placed in their new furever home. It is not required that they be placed together. Our ideal placement would be with someone that has Pressa experience, a fenced in back yard and adult children. Though it would be nice, these two do not have to be placed together. Kong and Kanja qualify for a reduce placement fee and out of area applicants will be considered. Please contact the rescue for more information.
If you would like to include either KONG or KANJA (or both) in your home, please fill out the application available on our website PLACEMENT PAGE (http://www.recycledrotts.org/wp/?page_id=150).
ROMEO – 2 year male. Romeo is the newest addition to the long list of Recycled Rotts “love bugs”. He has won our hearts and we know he will win yours. Romeo will definitely need to attend obedience but is a willing learner. He would do well with a female dog his own size, but has not been cat or small dog tested. Romeo is housebroken and crate trained. He is a big boy who thinks he is a lap dog. He doesn’t care that his body won’t fit on your lap. Because and has no idea of his size and power we feel he would do better in a family with children at least over the age of 10. A large yard where he can play and someone to play with would round out his perfect home.
If you would like ROMEO to become a member of your family, please go to our Placement page to read our placement policies and fill out an application
SAM- 2 year old female – Sam is a sweet little girl who came to us extremely underweight. She will need some good old fashioned TLC and she will be a very pretty girl. Sam will need some work on her obedience but she is very eager to please and willing to learn. Sam would love to be the only dog in the household but would work with a laid back male. Sam is an alpha female so no female dogs, cats or small dogs.
If you would like to Sam to become part of your family, please fill out our online application available on our Placement Page.
Penny is a 1 year old female that gets along well with other dogs and would enjoy having a playmate. Penny is still very much a puppy and would benefit from obedience classes. Penny does have puppy energy to burn, a nice fenced in yard for her to run and play in would be nice. Penny is housebroken and crate trained.
TYSON – 2 year old male. Happy, happy boy with a full tail that never stops. He will need some work on his obedience but is a quick learner. Tyson is good with female dogs his own size, but no small dogs or cats for this young man. He is crate trained and would do well with children over the age of 10.
If you would like to include TYSON in your family, please fill out the application on our website placement page.
UPDATE – JANUARY 30 2014 –
From Greta’s Foster Mom…..” Greta has made huge strides in her social circle! She had her first experience in doggie day care since being with us and received a very impressive report card. We are so proud of her and can’t wait for the weather to break to keep getting her out more and more. I did not give the intake person any info about her past behavior, what she likes, what she knows, nothing. She did very well in her group and really enjoyed the counselors she encountered.
Greta continues to be a great, great girl around here, still loves to play, rough house, and get pets. She is now giving kisses on a regular basis. Greta is a goofball and a good companion. I am sure someone is out there just waiting to hook up with her. We will continue to reap the rewards of having such a pretty, pretty girl around us – all the positives she will get from hanging around the other dogs and people will give her the jumpstart she needs to find that perfect home.”
UPDATE – DECEMBER 9th – GRETA – From Greta’s Foster Mom….”A short update on this wonderful girl. Greta is becoming more and more used to being a “regular” dog and doesn’t do half the grumbling or complaining that we had come to know. She is very good when she’s got a toy and one of the boys approaches her. She also is getting to actually like pets…we have had to keep the pets down to a minimum because of her grumbles if she felt she was being touched too much. Now, she often comes up and asks for pets, we can do it longer and tell her she’s a good girl, then we will stop. Many times, she will turn around, look at us as if to say “I didn’t say stop”, and she will offer her backside for more Rottie butt rubs. She absolutely loves to play games, hide and seek, dog puzzles, fetch, etc. She also loves to learn new things and go exploring.
We took all 4 yesterday to have their pictures taken with Santa. Greta was stellar in her behavior. Did not give anyone a hard time during the “posing”, (although I did thwart their plan to put reindeer antlers on her as a prop), listened very well and we got a great picture of all 4! Got lots of compliments on all 4 dogs, but I was mostly impressed with our girl. So, with that being said, I think I am comfortable with sending her to doggie day care at least once/week so she can continue her socialization skills. We have always had so many people coming by in the past that it was never an issue to seek out new people to meet and greet. Those days are slowing, friends are drifting and going their separate ways…so, doggie day care, here comes Greta!
She continues to listen very, very well. Sometimes, I think our boys take the lead from her when I’m trying to get them to listen (mostly during the rough housing). She will always be a bit of a bitch, but such a lovable intelligent one! Whoever is in her future as far as forever home will have a prized companion beyond comparison…I am completely smitten with Greta!”
Greta has been with us for a few months. She is a great dog, but will need a home that will has a firm leader in the household. Greta is doing very well in her foster home but the foster home has a firm but gentle hand with Greta and a very structured environment. Greta knows her place in the home and what is expected of her. Greta is a typical rottie she will try to push her boundaries and if you let her she will take advantage. Greta needs a home with rottie experience, only adult children and someone who is interested in working her. Greta recently attended the Recycled Rotts Lurecoursing event. She loved it. Greta would also enjoy agility or chance to try flyball.
If you would like GRETA to become a member of your family, please go to our Placement page to read our placement policies and fill out an application
OPTIMUS – 18 month male Rottie Lab mix. Wonderful boy! Housebroken, crate trained and is skilled in obedience. Optimus was given up due this family having to move. He is great with other dogs, both big and small. He is used to living in a multi dog household and would be a great addition to any family.
Bear – 4 year male – Bear wandered into a families back yard and nobody came looking for him, as it turned out his owner lived down the block but never came to claim him. Bear was heartworm positive and underweight after going through the heartworm treatment and getting his weight back on track he is finally ready for his new family. Bear can be shy around men but does love the girls. It is not like he doesn’t like men it just takes him a more time to warm up. Bear loves tennis balls, and tennis balls are the way to his heart. He does have some basic obedience but needs work on his jumping. When he gets excited he does like to jump – it is work in progress.
He would do well with a female dog that is laid back, no small dogs or males.
UPDATE – DECEMBER 27th - Bear has settled into his foster home very nicely. As you can see from his picture he loves chewing on his nylabones. He is completely
housebroken and crate trained. Bear would do well in a home with a laid back female or as an only dog. He is a sweetheart, who would love to have a new family to call his own.
If you would like to include Bear in your home, please visit our Placement Page for our placement policies and an application.
PRINCESS –- 2.5 year old female – Princess is such a sweetie – she will readily give you her belly for scratches. She is a well mannered girl, who does know her basic obedience commands. She would love to have a family to call her own, where she can go for walks and be part of a family. Children over 10 would be best. She is good with male dogs her own size.
If you are interested in including Princess in your home, please fill out the application available on the Recycled Rotts website Placement Page. While there, make sure you read about our placement policies and procedures.