Max is a 3 year old male retriever mix. He was a stray that made his way to a local shelter. A shelter volunteer fell in love with him and thought rescue might provide him a better opportunity of adoption. Max is a small guy weighing just 40 pounds. He is great with other dogs and ignores our cat. He is quiet in the house and loves to hang out on a dog bed or our sofa. He is not a fan of kennel so would do best in home where he can be loose.
KJ (not up for adoption)
KJ just turned 13 this month. He is overweight and has a little difficulty with steps. We are working on reducing his weight and taking him for short walks. That should help him get around a little better. KJ also takes medication for seizures. Because of his age and medical history, IGRR is not looking for someone to adopt KJ. We are providing him with a permanent foster home for as long as he is enjoying life. KJ is really a great dog - he is house trained and very easy going. I have been able to leave him alone in my house and he just takes a nap. He does not want much in life, just a soft bed, a few trips outside, food and water, and lots of pats on the head!
KJ is doing pretty good. He sleeps alot but is able to walk about 3 blocks every morning. He also follows me around the house all day. He jerks and twitches off and on most days. Some days are worse than others. He handles the steps at the back of the house but he fell down the front steps twice last week and the second time he scraped his chin so we are no longer going out the front. Ty and I were gone for over 9 hours today and he was ready to go outside but no accidents. He is a great dog and loves his ear scratches and pats on the head.
KJ is doing about the same. He is actually doing a little better going up the steps to come inside - he rarely needs any help now. I think the walks and the glucosamine/chondroitin is helping. He still jerks and twitches and loves to be petted. He is a very sweet boy and I am going to really miss him someday.
KJ continues to do well. He definitely acts like he feels better and rarely needs help getting up the back steps. I am also not noticing as many jerks and twitches. When he first came I noticed 3 or 4 an hour but now I only see a few each day. I am definitely spoiling him!
KJ is doing great. I had him chasing a toy short distances tonight. We continue to take one or two short walks a day. Between the walks and the Cosequin he is taking, he easily walks up my steps now. He seems to have adjusted to my working all day but he does not let me out of his sight at night. I am spoiling him - he expects his treat before I leave for work and does not let me forget his bedtime snack!! I just really think he is a great dog. He is very well behaved (except for the day he unraveled my knitting) and has such a great personality.