Wendy Darling is a quiet, sweet, gentle Lab Mix who was picked up as a stray in terrible condition. When we rescued her, she was not even able to walk at all, as her hind legs had atrophied, and she had no muscle to help her stand. Through a combination of good food, physical therapy, and lots of patience, Wendy is not only able to walk now, but even gets a slow trot going sometimes!
Wendy is still weak in her back half and sometimes needs help being able to stand up from the ground. She is mostly housetrained and will use a doggie door, but sometimes she starts pacing and forgets that she needs to go, and may have an accident inside.
She is completely nondestructive and does not enjoy being crated or contained. She is tolerant and gentle with all other dogs in the house, and she absolutely adores being petted and loved on. She never barks or makes any kind of fuss. When she came to us, she had a severe pressure sore on one leg, and even after having it cleaned, medicated, and bandaged every single day for weeks, she has never so much as growled. She is just a wonderful, sweet dog down to her core.
Hello all, Bruce Wayne here. Despite my dark namesake, I am your pretty typical Yellow Lab… Happy go lucky, easy going, and blind as a bat. Badum tss! Unfortunately, like the true Dark Knight, I’ve lost my family and am looking for that special sidekick to help me get back out into the world again.
I really enjoy being out in the sun, going for strolls around the yard, tackling my dinner with gusto, and goofing off with my friends. I love listening to music too, and if you play some Pandora on your phone, I’ll follow you around and dance with you. I may be an older fella, but I ain’t dead yet! I am good with dogs of all genders, sizes, and ages, but I have not been cat tested yet – that can be done if my new sidekick is going to be of the feline persuasion!
Being blind doesn’t stop me either. I don’t mind car rides, like meeting new people, and am happy to go exploring with you, as long as you take it slow and help me not bump into every little thing around me. Heck, even when I do, I pick myself up and keep going! Nothing gets me down, and my tail never stops wagging. I am even housebroken – I don’t need my eyes to know the difference between grass and your new carpet!
Bella is an incredibly old Dachshund Mix who was found abandoned in a shopping center parking lot, turning round and round, lost and confused. She is believed to be at least 16 years old. She is about 20lbs, but very underweight.
Bella is a true hospice case – the list of issues she has goes on and on. She is heartworm positive. She has a 6/6 heart murmur. She was full of intestinal parasites. She’s dehydrated. Her spine is fusing with arthritis. Her rib cartilage is mineralizing, and she has odd nodules on her ribs. Her ear flaps are destroyed from fly bites. She’s suffered some sort of head injury, and her pupils are messed up. She wobbles when she walks. She’s either got early stage dementia, or the aftermath of the head injury. She is a HOT MESS.
But she eats her food and drinks her water happily every day. She wanders all around the big yard and goes on adventures to follow the barn cats. She sees some, and she hears some. When I walk up to her, she wags and wags and wags her tail. She rests her head on my hand, her bat ears fly back, and she just lays there with me. She is a good girl, and we’re committed to keeping her as comfortable as we can for whatever time she has left.
Bella is available for a hospice foster. She would prefer to be an only dog, but she will tolerate other dogs around as long as they leave her alone and stay out of her face. We are committed to paying for her medical needs for the rest of her life. We are not going to treat her heartworm, as she’s too old and sick at this point to survive the treatment. Pain relief and good food and lots of love are the treatment plan for our special girl.
The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter will offer free pet adoptions on Saturday, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
The shelter, which is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville, is joining shelters across the nation to offer free pet adoptions as part of the 5th annual Clear the Shelters initiative.
Sponsored by NBC and Telemundo as part of National Adopt a Pet Day, the Gwinnett event will also include fun activities for families, including a DJ, face-painting, shaved ice, popcorn and giveaways for pets.
“This is our second year being part of the Clear the Shelters effort,” said Alan Davis, Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division director. “Like many shelters across the nation, we are nearing capacity with a heavy summer intake. We are waiving all fees with the hope of finding homes for the many great pets currently in our care.”
All pets adopted at Gwinnett Animal Welfare have been vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and are ready to go to their new home. Dogs that have tested heartworm positive will be treated before going to their new families.