Nadia is a large sweet former show dog. She is 3 years old, utd on vaccinations, has been very well cared for her entire life. She was spayed in July and is currently on a diet, weighing in at about 190 lbs. She gets along great with other dogs, unknown about cats or other creatures. Is a huge drooler and likes to be with her human. She will bark initially at unknown people, but then walks away. She continues to need some family socialization skills. Because of her size, families with small children are not recommended.
You might find her sitting on the couch next to you..--- you best move over as she is a very big female and loves her comfort.
Ginger is a 4.5 year old spayed, fawn female. She’s petite at probably 130ish lbs. She is the epitome of every mastiffs owners dream dog. As an owner surrender, this dog shows that she was most definitely loved in her previous life. After being here for only one week, she has made herself right at home, with confidence. She’s well mannered, House trained, knows commands and has an excellent recall. She’s a mild mannered girl that just wants to be close to her people.
The typical “Velcro” dog. Literally. She wants nothing more than to touch you, at least with her sweet paw. She is good with the fosters dominate male dog, looks at the cat with interest but walks away, no interest in the chickens (doesn’t seem to have a pray drive at all) and is great with kids who respect her as a dog. She’s learning to play and her endearing feature is her super long tongue that just doesn’t fit into her mouth and is always hanging out. She just makes you smile. A young dog with an old, loving soul.
Unlike many of the dogs that come into rescue, Dixie and Rebel have no hidden issues, no major issues, nothing that can’t be overcome and dealt with. They require love, a person to cuddle with, good food and a nice couch or bed. The first couple days with their new fosters they went outside reluctantly, not knowing if they would be allowed back in, but eventually they figured out that one of the humans who lets them out will also let them back in. Even though they came from a life of chaos, they have been nothing but sweet from day one. Often times the fear bringing in a rescue animal is what are the hidden issues and when will they emerge? What did you bring into the household? Will the animal attack you, a pet, a neighbor, a child? Will this be the dog that bites completely through my arm? Or attacks one of my children’s friends when they come in the house? I can’t speak for anyone else but these are my fears every time we bring in a new dog to foster.
It’s only been a couple weeks but so far we have seen very minimal issues from these two. Dixie has a few more than Rebel so we will start with her.
Dixie is approx. 4, spayed, UTD on vaccines, microchipped. She is HW + but has been started on the slow kill method. There is no food aggression at meal time but she gets a little excited about taking treats and you learn quickly to get your finger out of the way quickly of the teeth. She loves to give kisses, she loves to snuggle. And by snuggling I don’t mean at your feet, I mean full on having her head below your neck. She has ridiculously soft ears. She has a slight limp which does not stop her from getting around. She has forgotten about it a couple times and has run in our yard. She has discovered a soccer ball and that she enjoys playing with it. From day one she has allowed us to clean her ears, put medication in her eyes, etc. She enjoys being rubbed and patted. Loves having her belly rubbed. Wants to be with her people although she is not completely Velcro. She can sit before she eats if you can get her to stop dancing around excitedly. She rarely barks and seems to have no issues with the cats. She is a smaller, more delicate, mastiff weighing about 130# and really not needing to gain any more weight. She could stand to lose a few pounds.
Now her issues: on Day 1, our Mastiff went at her, completely out of the blue. Dixie defended herself but did not go for the kill. Since that time we have kept her separated from our Mastiff. She has given us warning snaps a few times, not sure if we startled her, went over her head or threatened her in some way. When she is cuddling, or near, a human, she doesn’t want to share. This happened recently as she and I were cuddling on the bed when Rebel decided to come up. She gave a few warning growls and then quickly attacked. Luckily they were easy to separate, no one was hurt, and we were able to restore the calm within a few minutes. Rebel didn’t do anything to retaliate and looked very confused, his tail was still wagging. Because of the random snaps and jealousy. - She may not do well in a home with young children, although I think if you worked with her and gave her some training, she would turn into that special dog.
The Golden Girls Nina and Nova Apricot 8 1/2 years old , spayed Oldie but Goodies. ARE YOU THAT SPECIAL HOME????
Nina and Nova are two senior girls that are absolutely angelic. Nina is the more active of two, she enjoys walks and hops up to greet you every time you walk in the door, whether it was 6 minutes or 6 hours you were gone. She is a good eater and allows for bathing and brushing. When initially walking she gets excited and will pull, but with patience and stopping when she pulls, she catches on quickly and will walk nicely.
Nova is less active, preferring to lounge in only the comfiest of beds. She is very good on the leash and walks nicely. She loves her meals and will be your clock, reminding you of mealtime within minutes of accuracy. Nova moves a little slower than Nina, but she is on joint supplements to keep her healthy and moving. She is also very good with grooming.
Both girls do very well in storms, they have no fear of thunder or lightning and will happily sleep through them. They are also very friendly to other dogs of all sizes, they are non-reactive, and do well in large and small groups of dogs of every size. Nina is more curious of cats, but not in a prey drive manner, just curiosity. Being seniors, they are fine with other dogs playing, but when the energy level gets a little higher than they prefer, they both will bark and physically walk between the players to let them know they need to settle down. They are currently being fostered with lots of other dogs, cats, and children who are 5, 10, and 12.
These girls are very easy to care for and are very affectionate. They are not barkers and will not be guardians of the door – they only bark when excited when someone comes home but settle quickly. They just long for love and affection.
MRF is looking for that special home that will take these bonded girls in together. They will stay in our Oldies but Goodies Family—MRF pays vet bills, supplies heartworm and flea and tick prevention, the foster supplies a good quality food, love and comfort…and in return they get so much happiness back.