The following article is part of an ongoing effort to help homeless dogs in and around Toronto/Hamilton area find suitable and loving homes. Currently, the need is great but the homes are few. Your help is desperately needed.
Barlees Angels Rescue Network of Guelph, Ontario would like to tell you about Ben, a 6-year-old Shih Tzu/Lhasa Apso mix who is finding life less and less comfortable now that twins in a family enjoy reaching out and grabbing him. When the babies were first born, all was fine but when the little tykes got up on their feet, Ben and his pal Petey had to always be on the lookout. Both dogs were given to the family as a gift but were re-gifted a few times before they ended up at the rescue.
“We took them in and both were adopted out,” said a spokesperson for Barlees Angels. “Unfortunately, Ben is not doing well with the twins… He started off okay when they were really little but they are now at the age where they’re more mobile and want to reach out and grab him, which is just way too much for him. He is showing more and more discomfort and agitation around the babies and his family, who love him very much and never expected to be in this position…”
Since this situation raised some safety concerns for Ben, he is now up for adoption. He gets along well with other dogs but the spokesperson said it would be nice if he were the only one in his new family. He can be a bit of a firecracker at times and will bark at strangers at first but given time, he warms right up especially if a treat is offered. It is advised that he go to a quiet home without children or only older ones.
“He’s very sweet with his people but strangers are a bit scary for him so a more settled and quiet environment would bring out the best in him. Ben is neutered, housetrained and up-to-date on his routine shots. If you would like more information or wish to adopt this dear boy, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘Pet Inquiry: Ben PFId#15762987’ in the subject line.
To learn about this rescues adoption process, go HERE.
Barlee’s Angels Rescue Network is an all-breed rescue based in southern Ontario. The rescue helps abandoned, abused and neglected pets by ensuring they receive veterinary care, rehabilitating if necessary and preparing them for adoption. There is no actual shelter and all dogs go to dedicated foster homes with volunteers.
Did You Know?
Again, like most other rescues in Ontario Barlee’s Angels Rescue Network has put out an urgent call for those who can provide foster homes for dogs and cats. Those that cannot be placed will be euthanized so please, if you can, open your heart and home, and save a life. All supplies are provided along with full training and information on behavioral modification. Those interested are asked to contact the rescue through the web site.
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You can help the animals in the care of the Toronto Humane Society by purchasing a membership by March 22 2013 so you can vote at their annual meeting? If you cannot attend the meeting, you can vote by proxy. The animals of Toronto really need your vote. Membership Deadline: April 10, 2013. Board nominations deadline: April 23. Please lend your support to a renewed THS. An application is available HERE.