Friday, June 17, 2011

Today was Doggy Rescue Day

We have a neighbor who has a dog named Domino. when the neighbors daughtor moved out, she left Domino with her dad (our neighbor) but our neighbor has to keep domino inside while he is at work and since he is in construction, that means Domino is left in the house for on average 12 hours a day with no potty breaks. can you imagine having to hold your potty for 12 hours!? Domino was also fed human food on a daily basis and had such a horrible flea problem that she was going bald from scratching and chewing on herself.She was hit by a motorcycle about a one and a half years ago (and was never taken to the vet). As well as being in an apartment with two cats, Domino also shares/has shared her home with two love birds (fly free through the apartment at times), and a few squirrels (fell out of tree in back yard and needed nursing). Domino play’s with the baby squirrels right up until they are adults and its time for them to be released and she had NEVER hurt one of them (she tries to herd them). When you come home at the end of the day (or leave for 5 minutes and come back) she gets SUPER excited and smiles showing all of her teeth…she literally SMILES. Domino also LOVES going for rides in the car and will mumble & grumble at you if you are standing near her leash. The few times mommy has taken Domino on a walk, Domino likes to hold onto her end of the leash as mommy walks her (kind of like a golden retriever would do)

She is in-tact and would need to be spayed. The fur on her rump is not as black as it used to be and now she looks like she has red in her fur which I think is due to loosing chunks of fur during flea seasons. But it wouldn’t surprise me if it all grew back black if she was taken care of. Domino is a wonderful dog and if I didn’t already have three dogs myself, I would take her without hesitation. Domino needs a home that will love her and keep her inside. She lives very much like a street dog but would greatly benefit and thrive if she were given to a responsible home…a home that would feed her good doggy food, cuddle with her at night, take her to the place of tile and steel (the vets), have her spayed and vaccinated. Domino needs a home that will show her what it is like to have the unconditional love that she so desperately needs and deserves…the same kind of unconditional love that she has always shown me, my sisters and our mommy.

There are so many wonderful things about Domino Mommy and i honestly wouldn't know where to begin. Domino only deserves the best. She deserves to be treated how my mommy treats me and my sisters and how Grandma treats Abbie & Princess and how your humans treat you!

My mommy and our neighbor spoke and mommy helped him decide that Domino needed to go to a better home and that mommy would find one for Domino (that was 5 months ago). Mommy has found homes and has had many offers for Domino, but mommy turned them all down because she didn't feel that they were the "RIGHT" home(s) for domino.
Last week, my Grandma called Mommy and said that she had a co-worker who was looking for another dog and pur her in touch with mommy. from the moment mommy spoke to Mary she knew that THIS was the right now for Domino!

This morning, mommy took Domino to meet Mary at the Vets office. Mary decided to go to the same Vet that me and my sisters go to because he is REALLY good and his prices are AMAZING. At 8:15am this morning mommy kissed me and my sisters goodbye for the day and put Domino in our car and drove off...Domino wanted to hang out the window, but it made mommy nervous so Domino just sat in the front seat like the good girl that she is and kept an eye on mommy's travel Tea-mug to make sure it didn't spill:
When they arrived at the vets office, mommy took Domino for a walk until Mary arrivedWhen Mary arrived, Domino was very happy but a little apprehensive and shy. The first thing Mary did was put a collar and leash on Domino and held onto the leash and mommy stepped back a little bit so that Domino would get used to her new mommy. So Mary and mommy hung out in the parking-lot and talked for a while while Mary held Domino's leash and my mommy told Mary lots of information about Domino and gave Mary the gift bag that we helped put together last night. In the gift bag there was: 2 tennis balls (Domino LOVES Tennis balls), a business card for Flea Busters (an amazing company), some treats and cookies, and a magnet of our vet where Mary will continue to take Domino.

A little while ago, mommy received a call from Mary to update us on Domino's status - Domino had to get SEVEN injections she needed her standard vaccines (she had never had any), and she needed an injection for her worms that she got from the fleas, and an injection of another antibiotics for the cough that Domino developed this morning because it was the beginning if kennel cough. Her teeth and gum's are in really good shape, but she is underweight (probably from the worms and unbalanced diet). Domino is now at her forever home and will be kept in quarantine in a bedroom until tomorrow morning because we want the kennel cough to be under control (they said mommy caught it right at the very beginning!) and we don't want the other two dogs in Domino's new home to catch it either.Mommy, my sisters and i are going to miss Domino but we know that we are doing what is best for her and we feel incredibly blessed to have been able to share our life with Domino and we know that Mary will feel just as blessed to now have Domino in her life :). It was a wonderful way to start the morning and a wonderful way to begin the weekend!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess

9 comments:

Noodles said...

What an absolutely wonderful and fantastic story of love and determination. I could tell from the pictures that Domino deserved a better home than she had. I am so happy she has found the loving and caring home she needs.
Love Noodles' Mommy #2

Mr. Pip said...

What an amazing story! I wish Domino a wonderful life in her new home!

Your pal, Pip

Tessa the Maltese said...

Woo Hoo you girls and your Mom did a Pawsome job finding the right home for Domino!

You didn't tell us but did she get fixed? Sure do hope so. Is she all better? Will you keep up updated? Lots to ask I know but you did start this by getting us all involved and now Mom and I must know what has been and will be happening!!!! I myself am the Snoopervisor of my house!

Have a wonerful weekend! We sure know that Domino will. At least she can go potty more than every 12 hours! sheesh!

woos, Tessa

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

We soooo love happy endings where puppers find their forever homes! We wish Domino and Mary much success in their new relationship and are so very happy that Domino will now be taken care of like she deserves!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How KHOOL!

Please give your mom some special khysses fur great work!

It sounds like Domino is going to know the most pawesome life NOW!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Animal Doctor said...

Im teary eyed reading this post, girls! What a beautiful story! We might not be able to rescue all helpless animals in the world, but one life that we save matters a lot! Oh, we have good news too. Our neighbor finally agreed to have their dogs spayed by the Animal Doctor. The three dogs have puppies every heat cycle resulting to population explosion in our street. Animal Doc already offered to spay her dogs for free, but she refused (duh). Struggling with puppies from 3 litters, she finally said yes! YAY! We will report about it( as soon as our blog resumes public access), and we dedicate our volunteer work to your MOm!

The Secretary

Keisha said...

How awesome! All the best to the nice doggie in her noo home. :) Yay for u for helpin her get a noo home!!

Oskar said...

What a fantastic story! Hooray for Domino.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

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