Posts Tagged ‘rottweiler’

They are all special but ……

July 24, 2013

It’s no secret that Dawg Squad is partial to Special Needs dogs–we find it hard to resist a dog with a missing or broken part! So, we thought it might be a good idea to update you on the status of those special dogs still looking for their perfect forever home.

Bayou, our beautiful girl with only one clear blue eye, has been looking for her forever home the longest of all.

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Although born with only one eye, it doesn’t effect her vision at all as she seems to gaze at you in a very thoughtful manner! Although good with most larger male dogs, Bayou would probably be happiest in an only one dog household with no cats and very high fences or an apartment. She is quite athletic and could easily jump most fences!

Connie is our 6 month old Rottie who was born with an incomplete intestinal system, resulting in bowel incontinence.

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We are thrilled to report that a special diet restricted to duck and peas has made a huge difference and we are hoping for continued progress as she grows. Connie is gorgeous, very sweet and gentle and tolerates diaper changes very patiently!

 
Bridgette is our 7 pound scruffy terrier with juvenile cataracts in both eyes.

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As a result of these cataracts, she is gradually losing her vision and surgery is not an option for her. Quite a little personality, Bridgette seems to look forward to weekly adoption events where she happily takes on our biggest dogs! Bridgette is great with all small dogs and cats, but probably would not be happy living with small children.

 
Our latest Dawg Squader is Happy, another small scruffy terrier, similar in appearance to Bridgette.

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She came to us from one of the LA shelters with a broken leg. We have no idea how the leg was broken, but we don’t think she was abused because she is, well, as Happy as she can be, and seems to love all dogs, big and small, and is fine with cats too.

Finally, we can’t forget my personal fave, Popcorn!

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We are happy to report that Popcorn’s mange condition continues to improve, but she still has some pink spots and may have some further allergies that aggravate her skin. Popcorn continues to be full of joy and love and is quite the handful! She is still working on her manners!
None of these dogs know they have “special needs.” All they really want is some love, a warm bed, and good food to eat.

Please consider adding a “special” dog to your home!

 

Your Roving Reporter,

Helen

GET OFF THE COUCH!

May 23, 2013

Despite what we may really want to do (like play with dogs all day), all the Dawg Squad people have other jobs, and this writer happens to be a nurse (a people nurse!) As a nurse, I read a lot of medical studies regarding various health-related topics.

We have all heard about the benefits of  healthy lifestyles and walking to help prevent and/or treat various ailments such as arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, and depression.

But I had to share what I recently read on Medscape.com by a physician who discussed various scientific studies on the effects of exercise to help prevent, and even treat, cancer, explaining that only as little of 150 minutes of physical activity a week may help prevent or result in improved cancer outcomes!

OK, fine, so why am I putting all this depressing people stuff in a Dawg Squad blog?

Well, because this physician stated that he often prescribes a dog for his patients! Yes–a dog! Why? Because a dog has to be walked, and people with dogs will most likely walk them at least 150 minutes over a week–the minimum amount of exercise found to corelate with improved health!

So–to help stay healthy, walk your dog!

Don’t have a dog? Well, Dawg Squad is here to help! We have dogs of all shapes and sizes that would be happy to walk with you!

Are you a little dog kind of person, that likes to take short strolls and you’re not ready, or willing, to train for the next LA Marathon? Well, Sundae, Noelle, Robb, Bridgette, Catelyn, or Pooky may just be your style! All small dogs with short, tiny legs, any one of them would be more than happy to join you for a daily jaunt around the block!

 
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Like bigger dogs, but would you rather watch TV, read a book, or hang out at the local cafe and participate only in the minimal amount of exercise you and your dog needs to keep healthy? Then, you might want to consider Rebuy, Oscar Lee, Connie, or Nessie–all great dogs who would love to walk at your pace!

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Are you a runner? Training for a marathon? One of those active people that spend all their free time hiking? Then consider Mumbles or Bayou–those two will match your every step!

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So, be healthy, stay healthy – WALK A DOG

You can meet all of our Dawg Squad dogs at Unleased by Petco located in Ladera Center where Centinela, LaTijera, and La Cienega Blvds meet. We are there on Saturdays from 11:00 – 2:30. Stop by and take a dog for a walk!

 

Helen

Your Roving Reporter

SENIOR DOGS ARE THE BEST!

November 16, 2012
Did you know that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month? 
We have some wonderful seniors and try to match these special dogs with the perfect companions for their remaining years; yet often people don’t consider adopting a senior because they are concerned the dog may not have much time left.
However, these older dogs not only adjust and settle in quickly, but they are easy to please and bond immediately!

Nessie – 6 year old female Rottie who found the perfect home filled with grandkids

We did a little online research about dog life expectancy and found that researchers do not know what causes aging and why some dogs live longer than others.
All dog breeds are the same species, yet they age at different rates, with the average life expectancy 12.8 years. The key appears to be weight, with dogs weighing less than 30 lbs. living the longest, 15-20 years.

Lydia

Dogs greater than 50 lbs. live an average of 10-12 years, with giant breeds such as Irish Wolfhounds having a life expectancy of 6-8 years.

Zumba

Chihuahuas live an average of 15 or more years; Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds, 10-14 years; Boxers 11-14 years; Rottweilers and Bulldogs 10-12 years. Mixed breeds; and, interestingly, females, tend to live longer.

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And, of course, people play a big part in increasing their pet’s life span by providing good nutrition, proper exercise, preventing obesity, and regular vet care!
So, please consider opening your heart and home to one of these deserving pets! And, if you are a senior citizen yourself, please ask us about our “Seniors for Seniors” program!

Archie – our first pup in the Seniors for Seniors program

Rebuy is a gorgeous Rottweiler who is about 8 years old. He is a very kind gentleman who was found in a school yard. He is great on a leash and good with other dogs.

Rebuy

Bobby is a large Rottweiler/Chow mix, about 7 years old, who was a favorite of the volunteers at the West Los Angeles shelter. They contacted us because they were concerned that Bobby had been at the shelter for a very long time, probably not adopted because he is older, large, and black. Lots of people missed out on a great dog! He is lots of fun and very loving!

Bobby

Britney is our newest addition to the Squad. She is a blond shepherd mix, who, as you can see, is quite a lover!

Britney

So give a Senior a 2nd chance.   Come and meet these oldies but goodie on Saturday at Unleashed by Petco, 5325 W Centinela Ave, Los Angeles 90045 from 10:30 – 3:00

 

Your Roving Reporter,

Helen

 

 

 

All Shapes and Sizes!

August 31, 2012

We’ve got a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and personalities in the Squad right now! Meet some of our new dawgs, all available for adoption!

A good Samaritan found Cowgirl, a very young, small, probably puggle/pit mix, in a local park. She had obviously just had puppies. The kind man stayed with Cowgirl for quite awhile, hoping she would take him to her puppies. It didn’t happen; but fortunately, the man brought Cowgirl to the Squad! After some rest and recuperation, Cowgirl’s personality really started to shine! She is sweet and friendly with other dogs and loves to snuggle with anyone she meets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We met Edwin at an adoption event we attended in Long Beach. He was on his “last day” at the Long Beach shelter, but because shelter volunteers loved him so much, they networked him to the rescue groups at the event. Well, we couldn’t resist. Edwin has a small neurological problem that causes him to “dance” instead of walk and he loves to be held on his back just like a baby! Other than those two unusual symptoms, Edwin has no other issues and he would make a great companion for a small dog lover!

Bobby is a big guy who lost his home when his family lost their home to foreclosure. Probably a Rottie/Chow mix, Bobby is very loyal, well behaved, knows his commands, and is great in the car and on a leash.   Because he is so large, he shouldn’t live with a family with small children.

Finally, meet Ernie! What a character! A Swiss Mountain Dog mix, Ernie is HUGE for only about 6 months old! He is very energetic, loving, and SMART! It was amazing to see him respond so quickly to a trainer who spent a few minutes with him last week!

To meet Cowgirl, Edwin, Bobby, Ernie, or any of our other Dawgs, join us at our new location, UNLEASHED BY PETCO, located in Ladera Center on La Tijera and Centinela. We’ll be there this Saturday from 10:00 – 3:00. Hope to see you there!