**Todd is not yet ready for adoption but we will update when he is. He is doing well with his heartworm treatment so far and is taking it all in stride. Todd’s still got some learning to do, but he is well on his way! Todd’s ideal forever family is one with another dog in the home, a fenced in yard, and no small children, as loud and fast movements still scare him.
Vincent is morbidly obese, there’s no other way to put it. When he got to the shelter, he weighed 163 pounds. He has already lost a few and now weighs 157 pounds, but he has a long way to go to get back to a healthy weight. Vincent should weigh around 75 pounds. Even 5 pounds of extra weight in dogs can lead to all kinds of health problems, including osteoarthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and shortened life spans, so it is very important to get Vincent back to a healthy weight. We have started him on a diet and exercise regimen to get him on the right track. Vincent also had a raging ear infection and skin infection on his belly when he came to us, so he is being treated for that as well.
Despite his obvious discomfort, Vincent has been a sweet boy and remains a happy-go-lucky guy. He loves him some booty scratches and back rubs. He was reported to do well with other dogs and cats, though he does NOT do well with children. For being so large and strong, he walks pretty well on a leash, though he does pull some when excited. Vincent will need to go to a home with an owner who understands how important it is for him to maintain a proper, healthy weight and will continue appropriate diet and exercise, even after he is back where he needs to be.
Milo was found abandoned on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere Alabama. He LOVES other dogs, especially the active foster sibling. He plays hard but isn’t hyper; he’ll curl up for long naps. He hasn’t had a single accident in the house – not bad for a six month old puppy. He sleeps quietly in his crate at night.
Milo will need two things in his forever home: another active dog(s) and an owner with the patience to help him continue to gain confidence. He is a sweet, special boy and once his trust in people is restored he’ll make a great companion. And he’s adorable!