|ADOPTIONS and ANNOUNCEMENTS|
|SHEEPIE DAY IN THE PARK- SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 27, 2019 NORCROSS, GA|
We do hope you can make it in 3 weeks to join us for our Sheepie Day in the Park. We will meet at 1pm until the last dog leaves (We will do a group photo shoot at 1:30, so please get there on time).
We do ask if you will please go to our MEET UP page, and add yourself to it (It's FREE), so if there are changes on the day of the event due to weather, we can update everyone. Otherwise, there is no way for us to communicate with you!!! Just add yourself to this link.... https://www.meetup.com/Old-English-Sheepdog-Meetup-Norcross-GA-Playdates/events/260207528/
LOCATION: Pinkneyville Dog Park
4758 S Old Peachtree Rd, Peachtree Corners (right near Norcross), GA 30071.
|ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENT: BUCKLEY now LUCKY (DECEMBER 2018)|
In November, while I was in in Tampa for a conference, I got contacted about a Sheepie that a local rescue ( In Tampa) had that was needing a home. Sheepdogs were not their normal type of dog to place, so they asked for our help. I met this sweet, smart, tailed sheepdog and instantly fell in love with him. He hitched a ride back to Atlanta with me. Due to my schedule he only was able to stay with me and Skippy (who enjoyed having a playmate) for a few days. I was able to transfer him to the Waxman's who live locally in North Atlanta (who have 2 sheepies of their own) and they graciously kept our fun young boy, while I worked on finding the perfect home and qualified some candidates. Unfortunately, my first choice didn't work out because timing was off. I had a few people that were interested in him. One of those was Al in Louisiana. Al was second in line, and was disappointed when I told him I had found someone. And then it happened, the first person didn't work out, so I contacted him. Al had recently lost his dog unexpectedly at a young age due to health issues. His home was incomplete now and he his heart had not healed yet. But, when I contacted him about Buckley, he was beyond enthusiastic. I just knew he was the one for this fun pup. Al drove from Louisiana to Atlanta stayed overnight, picked up his pup and drove home. We love the commitment when someone puts in all that effort to pick up their dog. Buckley now has a new name- Lucky! Funny enough, his name was Lucky when the previous rescue got the dog and they had changed it to Buckley! Regardless, Lucky is now living his best life. He has play dates with local sheepies, occasionally goes to work with his dad and gets doggy day care play time as well. Since he is under 2 years play time and activity is key! Congrats to you both.
|ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENT: CARTER (JANUARY 2019)|
| Carter was found on the streets in an area in West Atlanta. The girl who found him notified the local shelter (as required) and they told her to try to look for owners. This all happened the weeks before Thanksgiving. He had recently been shaved by whoever owned him and she posted flyers, looked on nextdoor.com, posted him in Missing Dogs pages for her county etc. She really did try. That's where we came in. She contacted us because her search wasn't turning anything up. He was transferred to my home after Thanksgiving. During this time, he was under evaluation with me and my boy Skippy (my tripod). I had one of our volunteers contact all the groomers and vets in the area he was found hoping to do a more exhaustive search for his owners, surely someone would know of him. But nope, no one had him as a client. |
Here we had another young dog (under 2) who had plenty of playful energy, and was super sweet. My cat was a little weary of him, but that's because the pup was nosey and she was bothered by that. Within the first few days he was with me, I had him scheduled for a groom (bath because he smelled pretty bad), a neuter and recovery. A couple of nights after he came to my home, he threw up 2 socket wrench pieces. I didn't even know what they were, but they were substantial enough (about an inch each and a bit heavy too), so I called the girl who had him before me (and that found him) and she said she had kept him in the basement and yes there was a tool set down there, but she had no idea he had gotten into it (because I don't have anything like that at all in my home). So he got neutered and we dealt with the cone. I thought I had a home lined up for him before my next vacation and unfortunately that fell through because their dog was not welcoming of him into their home (heck we didn't get past the street, much less into the home). So I had to find a quick place to board him with play time while I was gone for 2 weeks. I was lucky I found a large scaled boarding facility that allows playtime and had cameras. On the day I was driving back from vacation I was notified he had been in a dog fight, but they were going to find a vet to get checked. Well they didn't because it occurred on 12/31 and they didn't on 1/1 either and decided to just put antibiotics on it and wash the bite areas. So by the time I was allowed to pick him up and get him to my vet on 1/2, I thought he would be ok.
Well we got to the vet and because the area was starting to smell around his neck where one bite occurred and he had started to show some walking issues from his back leg (another area he was bitten), they decided to sedate him, keep him and shave those spots. Unfortunately we were shocked at how many times this poor boy had been bitten. He had probably
10-12 bite marks between his ears, legs and neck (worst location and deepest wounds). I was just so upset, distraught and trying to be calm, cool and collected about it all. About an hour after getting home from the vet (they kept him), I got a call from the vet telling me they had him under xray to figure out what was going on with the hind leg and they were confused with something that was showing up in his stomach and they needed to do exploratory surgery. I had to go ahead and give them the go ahead to do surgery, because they thought there were more socket wrench pieces in his stomach and they wanted to stitch up his neck wounds. Well would you believe they pulled out another 2 pieces out of his stomach (one had a nail in it). This poor boy, he went through so much. From being attacked to dealing with stomach surgery.
I picked him up from the vets office and he was on about 10 pills daily during his healing process. We had to make sure there would be no infection. We were hoping the pain management would help with his back leg that he had been limping on. I really just had to keep him (and his cone) in a crate for long periods of confinement just to get him well. After a week, he was back to being his happy go lucky self and we had a lovely $1000 + bill on our hands (the boarding facility covered his bite wound costs, but the stomach costs were all on our rescue).
During this time I was still looking for the right home. One of our friends in South Florida, who had helped with rescue and transport before, showed a lot of interest in Carter. After discussing his need to stay busy, keep him out of being nosey, keeping him entertained and active she convinced me she was the one for him.
Roxanne and her sister drove from the Ft. Lauderdale area. They came to the house to meet and play with Carter. They took him for a walk. He sat on them and greeted them both. He played ball with them. Roxanne was convinced he would work out perfectly and do well with his new sibling sister, a bearded collie.
Carter has been getting 2-4 walks a day. His beardie sister likes him, but he is working hard on making her love him!. Carter has weekly play dates on weekends with 2 other sheepie boys (one from our rescue). If anyone is interested in joining them just north of Ft. Lauderdale, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you in contact with them, so they can keep you in the loop on what time and where they meet up.
Roxanne still has to keep a keen eye on Carter. He has that busy body wandering mind and she has to make sure he doesn't eat things he isn't supposed to (including his sister's bow right off of her head). He's a mess, but a lovable one and in the most perfect home! Thanks Roxanne for taking this sweet boy and giving him the life he deserves.
|ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENT: SLOANE now JONI (Match up)|
Sloane was a 1 year old pup located in KY. Her owners were looking to rehome her. Dolly in ARK, has long been a friend of our rescue, helped us before with rescue needs in that state, and I knew she was looking for another dog to add to her home (she is retired).
I contacted Dolly to notify her that Sloane was available and her parents didn't want to give her to foster care, so she contacted them directly. Dolly added Sloane now Joni to her home to be with her other sheepies. Joni is working on acclimating to the new home and new siblings. Training is in her future.
We just wanted to announce this here, because sometimes the best we can do is work with owners and help match them with someone we think will be the right home. There are times we can't take a dog in because we don't have foster homes or other times due to distance or owners not wanting to let their dog into foster care. In those cases, the best we can do is make recommendations and let them work it out.
| ADOPTION ANNOUNCEMENT: SUMMER (JULY)- update|
Unfortunately, we were notified that Summer has mammory cancer. Currently, Summer is having Chemo treatments and we just want to wish her all the best in this difficult challenge and hoping she will have a full recovery. Please make sure you get to a vet when you see anything out of the ordinary with your dog. It may also help to keep vet insurance on your dog as well, to help with issues like this that may occur unexpectedly during your dog's life. Please help us send healing white light to Summer and love to her family.
|FOR FUTURE PLAYDATE ANNOUNCEMENTS: PLEASE JOIN MEETUP.. it's FREE|
|If you join our MEET UP Page, you will be notified of our play dates the moment they are announced. Unfortunately, it takes me a little longer to get a newsletter together, so my newsletter friends are the last to know. So if you are interested in joining us in Atlanta, at future play dates, please make sure you join this meetup group. We also announce playdates on our FACEBOOK page (link on the home page of our website www.oesrescuenetwork.org) Details will be in the Meet UP for the playdate. Using MEET UP is FREE for you and they even have a free APP. It just makes life a little easier to do last minute play dates. |
MEET UP LINK
|As we have said before, our adoption fee's never cover the actual cost of the groom and medical/vet fees incurred for each dog. There are other rescues that need donations too, so we appreciate all your efforts when you choose to send your donation money our way! You can add us as your donation option if you order from Amazon. They have an amazonsmiles.com portal and you order your normal orders through that portal. Even though it acts like your normal Amazon account, you get to choose which charity you want them to donate to on behalf of your orders. We are listed as OES Rescue Network of the Southeast (Fairhope, AL) if you are looking for us. Nothing comes out of your pocket, the only thing you have to do is make your purchases through that portal .|
For anyone else wanting to donate to us directly:
Attn: Carolyn Vaisin
12878 Saddlebrook Circle
Fairhope, AL 36532
If you have questions or comments concerning this newsletter or anything else, feel free to contact me, Fiona Bowen at email@example.com
|UPCOMING DOGS: FOSTER HOMES NEEDED|
|We typically expect an influx of dogs in the summer. I have a dog coming in this week, possibly a pair of females in May and another pair I'm working on. IF YOUR HOME IS AVAILABLE TO FOSTER, PLEASE CONTACT ME. If this is not the time for you to have a dog, because you lost your dog recently, maybe you can provide a home to a dog in transition. This helps give our normal foster homes, a break between dogs. Foster parents always get first dibs on the dog they have in their home, in case they fall in love with it. We cover grooming, vet and food bills while the dog in your care. Please fill out our volunteer form at http://www.oesrescuenetwork.org/volunteer.htm Please note, our Facebook page is the most updated location for incoming dogs. Please follow our page there if you want to know the latest and greatest going's on for our Rescue!||