Mable

ADOPTED! April 21, 2017

ExtraMile_logo_squareWe are going The Extra Mile for Mable.

Arrival Date: 4/4/17
Breed: Shih Tzu / Poodle
Gender: Female
Age: 10+
Weight: Under 15#
Personality: Shy, Curious
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Scheduled prior to adoption
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: No necessary
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly:
Cat-Friendly
Origin: Abandoned / Neglected
Adoption Fee: $200

Our rescue takes in all kinds of dogs from puppies to seniors to medical cases and we don’t discriminate. We are an equal opportunity rescue if you will. For the last decade we have helped out the folks at the Richland County Animal Shelter many of times taking in dogs when they were over populated, dogs that were getting ready for the euthanasia list, dogs with heartworm, dogs with tumors (most recently Bob the Bloodhound) and this week we took in a senior toy breed. After reading a post from Lori, one of the volunteers we work closely with at the shelter, and we knew we had to step up and help.

“This little old girl breaks my heart. She was left in the outside cages at the shelter. She was so matted that there was nothing else to do but shave her down. Her legs and feet were the worst I have ever seen. I have never come across toenails as long and curled as hers. There is no way she could even walk. She doesn’t seem to see, either.  Susan sent me a text to see if I was coming to the shelter today, so that I could groom her. I couldn’t even imagine how bad she looked. Rachel helped me get her groomed. We are hoping someone may recognize her ‘before’ picture so that the Dog Warden can talk to her previous owner. Rachel and I decided to name her Mabel. I am taking her home over the weekend to spoil her.”

Mabel is a senior Shih Tzu/Poodle mix. Abandoned at a rural shelter. Blind. Confused. Alone. Neglected. Her skin unable to breathe due to all the matting. Her nails curled (and we mean curled) and curled and curled making it impossible for her to walk.

This was the no name dog left behind in the dark of the night:

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Thank you Richland County Animal Shelter for being there for Mable.

Shame on her owner for not asking for help. We hope you are caught and ‘Goddards Law‘ finds you.

mabel-after2This is our Mable. Maybe your Mable?

Luckily for Mabel we have terrific, fast acting volunteers and within an hour of hearing about her we had a volunteer signed up to drive to Richland the following day and bring her up to Cleveland. Another volunteer from our Foster Provider network stepped up and picked her up that very night so she could stay in a home and have companionship. She went to Gateway Animal Clinic this morning for a check up, vaccines and heartworm test. Mable is now up to date on shots, she is heartworm negative and she will be spayed in the coming weeks. Her teeth are in need of a good cleaning which we will take care of through donations made to The Extra Mile fund. She is unable to produce tears and will remain on eye drops for the rest of her life.

Mable is sweet senior and she is looking for a crash pad to call home. She likes dog beds, dogs and being held or on your lap. If you are looking to give an old gal a fresh start for the remainder of her time (and we hope it’s years!) please apply to adopt her.

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Napoleon

ADOPTION PENDING!

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Arrival Date: 3/30/2017
Breed: Pekingese/Cavalier Mix
Gender: Male
Age:
Weight: Under 20#
Personality:
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Scheduled prior to adoption
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:
House Trained:
Kid-Friendly:
Cat-Friendly
Origin: Stray
Adoption Fee: $200

Napoleon was found on March 23 alone on a street corner on the near west side of Cleveland. He was not wearing a collar, did not have a microchip and he was not neutered. The Good Sam that found him reported him to the local animal agencies as well as vet clinics to try and locate his owner. They also went door to door and utilized social media as well as lost dog websites to report him as a found dog. After a week he was surrendered to our rescue to find him a home. We also reported him to the City of Cleveland Kennels and Cuyahoga County Kennel as a found dog, listed him on our website as a found dog and shared him in social media.

Napoleon is now fostering with a family and living with 2 adults and 2 large dogs. He is adjusting well and will soon be socializing at daycare (after he’s neutered of course). We will have more information on him in his foster report coming soon. He is scheduled to be neutered later this month, he is up to date on shots and now has a microchip.

FOSTER REPORT

Napoleon has a lovely disposition.  He is gentle and sweet, he likes to cuddle up by your feet or on the couch.  He interacts well with the other dogs, but he does not need to be in a home with another dog.  We have not seen him interact with children but we have no reason to be concerned, we think he would be fine with them.  We have not seen him interact with cats.  

He is house trained and crate trained – he has had minimal accidents adjusting to his new foster home.

He does not know his basic commands of “sit”, “stay”, etc yet.  He does not know proper leash walking etiquette.  We believe he would learn quickly, and he is making great progress every day.

He really is a sweet little dog.  He shows no signs of separation anxiety.  He also loves car rides.

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Bo: An Update from Austin, Texas

Hello, Secondhand Mutt Family,

I wanted to send you an update on Bo. He moved with me to Austin, TX in September of 2016 and has been enjoying all the dog friendly parks and places around town. After working for 2 years as a school based therapy dog, he’s had a few months to relax and settle into his new home. He has lots of trails to explore, fields for fetching, and creeks for cooling off.

In February, Bo will join me at a counseling practice to continue working with children, families, and adults. He seems eager to get back to work as he makes an effort to say hello and check in with every person we meet on our walks. Bo has touched so many lives since his adoption, and I cannot thank you enough for pairing him up with me. As a co-therapist he has helped scared and confused kids feel safe, and he can rebuild trust for those who have lost it in ways other interventions cannot. He reminds me everyday what it means to listen without judgment, and shows by example that no matter what has happened to you, life is joyful and loving if you are open to it.

Attached is a picture of Bo taken on Christmas Day during a walk in the park at the end of our street.  He is a happy, wonderful dog and I wanted to let you know how much he means to so many people.

Thank you for the work that you do.

 

Betsy and Bo

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Griff

ADOPTED! April 3, 2017

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Arrival Date: 3/23/27
Breed: Beagle
Gender: Male
Age: 7 years
Weight:  45
Personality:
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home:  Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Not Necessary
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: 12+ Recommended
(he’s stressed around little ones)
Cat-Friendly
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

Griff is a middle aged beagle. His owners wanted to do what was best for him and remove him from the home where he was stressed out by small children. Griff has been with the family since he was a puppy and sometimes when life change at home dogs have tough times adjusting. This was a very difficult decision for the couple who have owned him his entire life but out of respect for the dog they decided to enlist us to help them find him a home. Griff will be moving into a foster home with two other dogs and a quite atmosphere. We will report back how his adjustment period goes and then be sure to match him up with a forever family.

Griff would do best in a home with older children and no cats. A fenced yard is a plus!

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FOSTER CARE REPORT

Griff is a really great hound, a pure-bred 7 year old with beautiful markings and that loud beagle howl. He is super friendly with people and other dogs. Since he’s gotten over his initial nervousness, he is starting to enjoy playing with my two and they love chasing each other around the house and the yard. He also loves relaxing in a recliner and taking long naps. He is pretty good on a leash, just pulls a bit when he first starts on a walk. Like most dogs, he does react to squirrels running around but doesn’t really try to chase them. He’s also okay in the car and likes sticking his head out the window and seeing the sights. He’s mostly house trained and sleeps through the night (except when my two want to go out!). He will investigate waste baskets on occasion and he’s very interested in food, his or anybody else’s.

The biggest negative about Griff is his desire to always be with someone. He gets scared by himself and that’s when he will have an occasional “accident” in the house and entertain the neighborhood with his voice. He’s okay for short amounts of time but not if he’s alone for several hours. He can be inadvertently destructive and knock things down because he tries to look out windows to see if his humans are arriving home. I think Griff would do well in a home where people are around most of the time and there is another dog to run around with in a fenced yard.

Griff is a sweetheart and would be a wonderful companion.

 

FORMER OWNER REPORT

Grif-faceGriff is a very friendly, kind dog.  He loves people and is often very energetic and jumpy when he sees new people, even people that he already knows.  Often it takes him a while to settle down when someone comes over to the house (anywhere from 5-15 minutes).  He is housebroken and knows how to ring a bell on the doorknob when he needs to go potty.  He goes outside at our house on a tie-out.  If he gets outside on his own, he will run away (typical for the breed) so a fenced yard or tie out is recommended.  Which he has done at least 5-6 times here.

He is very good with children.  We have a 3 year old and a 6 month baby.  He is very patient and sweet with them, letting them climb on him, pull his ears, take his toys, etc.  I have never seen him show any signs of aggression.  However he does not like when either of them cry or throw tantrums.  I think it stresses him out and he hides under our bed.

He seems fine with other dogs, but he does not like cats.  He has never interacted with them personally but he definitely hates when the neighborhood cats get in our yard.

He can be very mischief still, he eats any and all food that is left unattended, even for a minute.  He gets into the garbage and the dirty diapers.  He doesn’t really chew stuff anymore, but he picks stuff up to carry it around, and thus some of my sons toys often have bite marks .  He definitely has separation anxiety, which started after the kids were born.  He also does not like to be separated from us at all, for example when we have company, sometimes we put him downstairs if it is too much, and he will cry and scratch on the door the whole time never calming down.  At our house he is allowed on furniture, He used to sleep in our bed with us, but now he mostly sleeps on our couch, or in our room underneath our bed.

He is very energetic and wants to play all the time and probably should have 2 walks a day, which we can not always do.  He used to be very affectionate and want to cuddle and lay on my lap.  But he has not done that recently. I think he is jealous of the kids.


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Meet-Our-Mutts in April: Shaker Heights

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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16675 Chagrin Blvd.
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120

12:00 to 3:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of pet pampering at PetValu. Our volunteers will be chaperoning our dogs and then spend the afternoon with the customers and associates of PetValu.

Stop by to meet Diamond, Don Knotts and Napoleon

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Ridge

ADOPTION PENDING!

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Arrival Date: 3/13/17
Breed: Pomeranian Mix
Gender: Male
Age:
Weight: 25#
Personality: Fearful, Shy
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered:  Will be prior to adoption
In foster Home:  Seeking Foster Home
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:
House Trained:
Kid-Friendly:
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Rescue Transfer (Stray in Columbiana County)
Adoption Fee: $200

Ridge_shelterRidge was on the run as a stray in Columbiana County (Ohio) for two weeks. He was eluding capture by many good Samaritans, volunteers of the shelter and the dog warden. Finally a trap was set and he was caught and taken to the shelter. We got word about Ridge through social media networking that the shelter would only release him to a rescue due to his fearful issues. Knowing a rescue would be able to get him the care he needed rather than risk adopting him to the public too soon that was the best option for Ridge. We contacted the dog warden and they were happy to know we had dealt with scared and feral dogs (Wilbur and Orville) in the past.

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Ridge is a young, medium sized male. He will be moving to a foster home soon so we can get to know him better, build trust and get him on a schedule. He will be properly socialized with our pack. He has already met Thumper who is a confident female and is providing him with a calm energy as a kennel companion. We will consider applications for Ridge and would prefer to select a home without young children at this time. A fence in yard is not a requirement as most dogs with fear issues need to be leashed when they are out in public.

If you are interested in Ridge please let us know via email or fill out our online adoption application.

4/5/2017 UPDATE:

In the last two weeks Ridge has moved from our quarantine area into the pack of dogs he’s living with at The Mutt Hutt. He is completely comfortable with the pack and has been enjoying his time here being socialized. He has made progress with our human staff over the last two weeks and is a bit more comfortable around people. He will come up to our staff and sometimes touch their hands (mostly during feeding time when we hand feed him to increase his comfort being exposed and trusting humans).
We have not taken him out in public yet and our next step will be to move him into one of our seasoned foster homes sometime next week. Our plan is to get feedback from the foster family on his house behavior and then we will start reviewing the applications we have received in the hopes of allowing the applicant we choose the opportunity to trial adopt (foster) him and make sure he is a fit.
We do not anticipate he will be able to meet every single person who has applied or expressed interest in him. We will be focusing on those who have taken the time to fill out our application and then pre-screen based on what your home life is like and what we feel is going to be the best match for Ridge. If you have not applied for Ridge and are interested in adopting him we would suggest submitting your application for our review in the next week.
At this time we are comfortable saying we will only place him in a home that has at least one other dog. We would prefer a home with a fenced yard but that is not a requirement. We also would (at this time) steer clear of any homes with small children and if there are kids in the home we would consider kids 10+ years. This could of course change as we get to know him better but for now we are airing on the side of caution when it comes to children.
We do not have any new pictures to share at this time but be assured Ridge is doing well and making great progress in a short amount of time. We also will, in time, have him professionally groomed once he’s comfortable being touched and will have a positive experience with our groomers. Baby steps for this project dog!


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Check back for a report. 

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Don Knotts

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Arrival Date: 3/10/17
Breed: Terrier / Labrador Mix
Gender: Male
Age: 6 months
Weight: 30#
Personality: Happy-Go-Lucky, Eager to Please
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Rescue Transfer (Stray in Mansfield)
Adoption Fee: $200 or $300 for the pair

John Ritter and his best bud Don Knotts came in together from the Richland County Dog Warden’s shelter in Mansfield. We had originally requested to pull Don Knotts and then saw video of the pair playing together and knew the shelter could use help so we agreed to take both dogs. They were excellent companions on the drive north to our facility and have been best friends since arriving. It’s always nice to have a pair of dogs arrive together so they can keep one antoher company during their transitional decompression phase before heading into a foster home.

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Don Knotts is about six months old, he’s a happy-go-lucky pitbull terrier mix puppy. He is around 30# and will probably stay the size of a “pocket pitty”. He is young, playful and eager to please. He and John Ritter do not need to stay together long term…both dogs are great dogs and will be able to easily transition into forever homes once we find them! However, if you are looking to adopt two great dogs look no further….this pair could be a great pair to place together!

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Don Knotts is your typical puppy who has energy and loves to play. He is crate trained and house trained (but expect some transitional accidents coming into a new home). Don has been exposed to younger kids and does very well. His nickname is Donuts!

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John Ritter

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Arrival Date: 3/10/17
Breed: Terrier / Labrador Mix
Gender: Male
Age: 1 year
Weight: 45#
Personality: Happy-Go-Lucky, Some Fear Issues
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
In foster Home:  Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:  Yes
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Older Kids Please
Cat-Friendly  Unknown
Origin: Rescue Transfer (Stray in Mansfield)
Adoption Fee: $200 or $300 for the pair!

Ritter_bedJohn Ritter and his best bud Don Knotts came in together from the Richland County Dog Warden’s shelter in Mansfield. We had originally requested to pull Don Knotts and then saw video of the pair playing together and knew the shelter could use help so we agreed to take both dogs. They were excellent companions on the drive north to our facility and have been best friends since arriving. It’s always nice to have a pair of dogs arrive together so they can keep one antoher company during their transitional decompression phase before heading into a foster home.

John Ritter is about a year old, he’s a happy-go-lucky pitbull terrier mix. He is around 45# and will be filling out a bit more to top off at around 50#. He is young, playful and eager to please. He and Don Knotts do not need to stay together long term…both dogs are great dogs and will be able to easily transition into forever homes once we find them! However, if you are looking to adopt two great dogs look no further….this pair could be a great pair to place together!

Ritter has some slight fear based issues we are working on pin pointing and resolving. We believe he would do best if he could be placed with an owner that can spend the time with him he will need on training. We are willing to provide up to 3 lessons to get the training started with his approved adopter. At this time given he has not had much home life structure he would do best in a home with older (13+) kids and not a home with small children. His fear is not aggression it’s hesitation and not being exposed to much at a young age and he is in a phase were he needs to learn more and continue into a training program.

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Ritter cuts an imposing figure, with his boxy head on his solid, muscular body. He is alert and on guard as we take our walks, constantly sniffing the indicators of who has gone before us, and looking up and down the block ahead. He currently has a pretty narrow definition of who is in his pack and can be trusted (the four members of our family and maybe one or two regular visitors) and a broad one of who might pose a threat (everything and everybody else). His new family may want to do some specific training around this. We walk him with a harness to cut down on the pulling, cross the street to avoid other dogs/walkers and give him plenty of closely supervised time to adjust to new people in our house.

Because he is slow to warm up to new people, first-time meets are a little stressful. He’s barky and not a cuddly wag-fest. (Clearly he has had some history with people who were unkind or unreliable.) But since he’s tagged us as his family, he is the sweetest, most snuggly bundle of love and loyalty you could ever hope to have on your side. His favorite place is with his big head lying across our laps or curled up right beside us. He may be standoffish with strangers, but he wants to greet our family members with a big hug –front paws on our chest and his snout to our nose– tail going like crazy. (We are working on subtler ways to say hello and discourage him from jumping on people — he’s a lot of dog.)

We’ve found Ritter is only moderately interested in playing Fetch with a ball but he LOVES to chase sticks… and when he’s tired of Fetch, he flops down and likes to chew his quarry down to little splinters. He has a strong chewing instinct but he has not destroyed any of our things — probably because we have several bones around for him to satisfy that urge. He generally comes when he’s called, and will sit if you have a treat, but doesn’t respond to a lot of other commands. We’re working on that too.

We’ve had a few accidents in the house ~ likely stemming from his medication after his neutering and unfamiliar surroundings. They are not regular occurrences, but we’ve noticed that he does need to get out shortly after his meals.

Ritter is going to make a great dog for someone that realizes his potential beyond his initial reactions. He’s like a hedgehog ~ he appears prickly and unpleasant at first, but he has a soft belly and a sweet nature once you get beyond the outer layer. That said, I would discourage him from being placed in a home with younger children. He is a strong dog.

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Tom Hanks

ADOPTED! April 26, 2017

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Arrival Date: 3/9/17
Breed: Terrier / Labrador Mix
Gender: Male
Age: 5 months
Weight: 25# and growing
Personality:
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:  In Training
House Trained: In Training
Kid-Friendly:
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Neglect Case – Vet Release
Adoption Fee: $225

TomHanks_face2Tom Hanks is a young puppy who’s life started out rough for no reason at all except his former owner sucks. He was thrown against a wall and broke his leg in the process. He was taken in by a veterinarian clinic in Lorain County where he received the care he needed and was released to us to find him a home. Tom is expected to have a full recovery from his broken leg. His cast was removed the first week of March.

Tom Hanks is extremely under weight but grateful for his new beginning. He is about 5 months old, a mix of Labrador and Pitbull Terrier. He is currently in a foster home living with another dog, getting crate training, structure and house training. TomHanks_body

We look forward to socializing Tom with the other dogs here as soon as he’s gained some weight and confidence. Please check back to read his foster report in the coming weeks.

FOSTER CARE REPORT

He just moved in to a foster home…..report will be coming soon!

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Bob

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Arrival Date: 3/4/17
Breed: Bloodhound
Gender: Male
Age: 10 years
Weight: 113#
Personality: Happy-Go-Lucky
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: No (will be prior to adoption)
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Not Necessary
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Unknown
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Stray
Adoption Fee: $250

ExtraMile_logo_squareIt’s dogs like Bob that we go The Extra Mile for and boy it is going to be a long mile for this heart breaker of a hound dog.

When we received word from our friends at the Richland County Animal Shelter there was a dog in desperate need of medical attention we knew we had to help. Bob, a stray Bloodhound, was picked up in Richland County and brought back to the local shelter and was immediately loved by the staff and volunteers at the shelter. It was obvious that he needed medical attention given the two large protruding tumors coming out of his neck, the cantaloupe sized soft tumor lodged in the side of his neck, his extremely smelly and infected ears and his ever-so-obvious blindness. Bob was happily walking into walls making the rounds at the shelter greeting everyone his Bloodhound nose could sniff out.

bob-carWe put a call out to our volunteer transporters and Monica stepped up and made the near four hour round trip to pick Bob up and bring him back to Cleveland. It was a smelly ride but rewarding nonetheless. He arrived safely and promptly sniffed his way inside where he was greeted by the staff at The Mutt Hutt. Much to his surprise he was getting a much needed bath! We did our best to wash away his odor making sure to be extremely careful around his ears and his exposed tumors and then he was dried off and awaited his next ride from his newly appointed foster dad Doug.

Doug, a volunteer that started fostering for us late last year, is no stranger to large breed dogs. A former owner of the mighty Saint Bernard breed Doug is  a man with a soft touch we had hoped he and Bob could make it work for a week as roommates. Doug met Bob and he was up for the challenge and agreed to take Bob home. We are so grateful to have a place for Bob while we continue to seek a long-term, committed foster home until a forever home is secured.

Bob made himself quite comfortable at Doug’s house:

“I tried to barricade him in the kitchen when I went to work. I set up two layers of barricades which were very solid. I came home to find him sleeping on the couch in the living room. He is big, clumsy and blind. Yet somehow he delicately moved my barricades, walked to the couch and sacked out. Without damaging a thing.”

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bob-vetNext up our volunteer Justine offers her assistance to take Bob to see Dr. Liz and Emily at Gateway Animal Clinic for a medical work up. Once again Bob was a big hit with the staff at the clinic impressing everyone with his sit command. And then the work to check Bob over began:

♥ Skin issues and infection throughout his body will be treated with antibiotic spray, medicated baths and medication
♥ Sores cover his legs and underbelly from neglect will be treated with antibiotic spray
♥ Double ear infection leaving one to plug their nose as soon as his 12″ ears are flopped open will be treated with medicated plugs
♥ Eye exam determines severe eye infection and possible blindness will be treated with a two-step eye drop and ointment
♥ Exposed dangling tumors stuns the veterinarian staff of how neglected Bob was by his former owner will be removed at a later date
♥ Blood draw and lab results indicate Bob has a lot of protein in his urine which we will re-test in two weeks now that he’s on a healthier diet routine eating higher quality food.
♥  Heartworm test results are negative (phew!)

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Sores on his belly
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Throughout his exam Bob insisted on being a happy-go-lucky hound dog making sure he’s getting extra treats for being an extra good patient. When he was all done he was transported back to The Mutt Hutt where he patiently waited for his foster dad to pick him up and start spoiling him again.

Bob will require weeks of medical care which we have committed to providing. Dr. Liz recommends we start with the skin, ears and eyes and have him checked out in two weeks to see how things have progressed. From there she will make a determination of the steps to take to surgically remove his visible tumors and the tumor under his neck skin plus neuter him while he’s under anesthetic. Bob will be receiving medicated baths two times a week to help with the itching and skin infection. Good thing he likes the ladies at The Mutt Hutt Grooming Salon!

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Doug reported to us quite a bit in the short time he’s had him as a house guest and we wanted to share his report:

“He is housebroken and not destructive. His vision is bad (if existent at all). He bumps into a lot of things but nothing slows him down. He is very curious and loves sniffing around. He is very trusting. He will go wherever you lead him, including up and down stairs. He is very good on a leash. He does not pull or chase things. He bumps into bushes, trees, fences and the like, but he seems to really enjoy going for walks. He met my parents and was very gentle. He likes affection and did not show any aggression whatsoever.

He ate his food immediately when I put it down in front of him. He is a little messy (food falls on the floor and gets stuck in his joules). But he cleans up the floor and sniffs out every piece of food that falls out of the bowl. He drinks a lot of water. I thought my Saint Bernards slobbered after drinking but Bob puts them to shame. His ears go in the bowl and it looks like a pipe burst when he comes up for air. Have towels nearby.

Unbelievably gentle and ridiculously cute.

He sleeps well and seemed to get comfortable pretty quickly. He is pretty big so I felt bad putting him in the crate. I then figured he has had a rough go and could use a little couch time.”

bob_face2We estimate the veterinarian expenses alone to care for Bob will be $1500.

If you would like to help please consider making a donation to The Extra Mile Fund or click here to make a donation through Paypal. You may also send a check directly to us in the mail to:

Secondhand Mutts
c/o Bob the Bloodhound
2603 Scranton Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Welcome to the Secondhand Mutts family Bob. We are happy to have you here and are looking forward to helping you feel better and finding you a wonderful forever home to live out your days on a couch (hopefully).

Stay tuned to our calendar of events to find out when you can meet Bob at Pet People or PetValu during one of our upcoming Meet-Our-Mutts adoption events.

 

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Our Adoptables Are
  • Socialized in a cage-free dog daycare environment
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Cat Tested (upon request)
  • Fostered in real homes
  • Spayed or Neutered
  • Temperament tested
  • Veterinary Health Checked
  • Fully Vaccinated
  • Distemper Vaccinated
  • Rabies Vaccinated
  • Bordetella Vaccinated
  • Heartworm Tested
  • Microchipped
  • Flea Preventative
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Groomed prior to adoption

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Meet-Our-Mutts in May: Pet People

05/06/2017

May 6, 2017 19565 Detroit Road Rocky River, OH 44116 12:00 to 3:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of pet pampering at Pet People. Our volunteers will be chaperoning three lucky dogs to spend the afternoon with the customers and associates of Pet People.

Meet-Our-Mutts in May: PetValu

05/16/2017

May 16, 2017             Creek View Commons 8249 Chippewa Road Brecksville, Ohio 44141 12:00 to 3:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of pet pampering at PetValu. Our volunteers will be chaperoning five lucky dogs to spend the afternoon with the customers and associates of PetValu.

Meet-Our-Mutts in June: Pet People

06/03/2017

June 3, 2017 19565 Detroit Road Rocky River, OH 44116 12:00 to 3:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of pet pampering at Pet People. Our volunteers will be chaperoning three lucky dogs to spend the afternoon with the customers and associates of Pet People.

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