Stella - Has Been Adopted!
Stella is a flashy fawn, spayed female, approximately six years old who tragically lost her loving owner to suicide.
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Stella weighs approximately 50 lbs and is current on vaccinations. Stella is described as friendly, active, playful and affectionate. Stella likes to please, and has a funny way of showing affection by shoving herself into your knees, and putting her face in front of you with a goofy looking smile, and those floppy ears just scream "love me." She really wants to feel like she is part of the family, will follow you around, and lay at your feet or near and around. Often she'll try to partially jump onto your lap with her front paws. She's surprisingly calm once she knows you're home and present, and very energetic when you walk through the door, with little whines and jumps around a lot. She's a fairly simple dog. Taking her for a walk, she's more interested in the world around her, not so much in other dogs, or really in people, though she grew up with little experience beyond the borders of her home, so that's likely to change with more excursions. She's not very well trained, but she does try to follow commands to the best of her ability, though has a quirky upturn in her lip on her right side when she seems annoyed, but it's cute. She'll even use that, I guess a smirk, when she wants something and it isn't produced right away or I don't read her cues right, but she never attempts to punish or seek revenge. Inside the house, she really just craves attention and love, and eats it up. No treats, just pets and hugs. Warning, she does like to kiss a lot. She's a very sweet natured dog. She just doesn't really know how much she weighs and likes to throw her weight around a bit in pushing other dogs away so she can get the majority share of attention. Though she does try to make it up to them by letting other dogs get the best of her with treats and food. Or give them kisses now and again. Like she knows she hogged the spotlight. It's surprisingly endearing..
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Oakley - Has Been Adopted!
The Farmington Animal Shelter had a male boxer dropped off on 06/3/23. He was found outside of town along a highway. He is very skinny and has several puncture wounds to his legs. We have decided to name him Oakley. We are not sure what caused the injuries to his legs, but it may have been caused by an animal trap. The Farmington Animal Shelter is unable to care for a medical case at this time and he was placed on the euthanasia list. We have agreed to take him and we will be transporting him to Albuquerque where he will receive care at the Roadrunner Emergency Hospital. Once he is discharged we will need someone to provide a foster home for this handsome boy. We will need someone with a way to separate Oakley from your pack or have no other dogs, since he will need time to heal.
Update: 6/7 - Oakley did have his 3rd and 4th toe amputated yesterday. We think that we will be able to save the leg, but time will tell if an infection got into the bone.
Update: 6/8 - Oakley was evaluated by Dr. Salas at TLC Pet Hospital and he feels everything looks pretty good. It will take weeks to heal and TLC will need to change the bandages every 2 to 3 days.
Update: 6/15 - Oakley is getting better everyday. We're still changing bandages every 3 days to get the skin tissue to regenerate. As he gains a little more weight we will schedule him to be neutered in the next few weeks.
Update: 7/3 - From the foster Dad -- Here is an update on Oakley. He gets his leg rewrapped every 2 to 3 days at our vet to try to regenerate skin growth. The hole in his upper leg is healing very well but his foot is going slow. He had one toe removed at the beginning of his recovery and now the second middle toe is trying to detach. However, we are still trying to save that leg.
I am no longer using the e-collar for the most part since he leaves the wrap alone (mostly). He loves going to the park 6 times a day and just likes to sit in the grass and watch. He is wanting to play with my dogs; but he is so hyper, it would set him back. He met a puppy at the park and was jumping around like a puppy too so he just needs to wait. My puppy (10 months old) is still learning to be dog friendly and will sometimes snap at him, but Oakley just backs off so I don't think he will have any issues with other dogs once he heals up. Based on his interaction with the puppy at the park, I think he just doesn't really know how to properly interact with another dog so training will be a must.
Update: 7/20 - Oakley was neutered and also had his second toe removed on July 12th. He is doing very well and no longer requires frequent bandage changes. Right now he only has to wear a sock to keep the area clean.
Harley and Davidson - Grants Animal Care Center!
Officer Alires from the Grants Animal Care Center: We have these two babies who came in together. The brown one is a female, her name is Harley and the black one is a male and his name is Davidson. We wanted to reach out and see if maybe you could help. Thank you.
If you are interested in learning more and possibly adopting Harley or Davidson, please contact Officer Alires.