Sadly some of the dogs we rescue are not adoptable. Some are up for adoption but due to some behavioral issues, may take longer than usual to get a new home. This can be due to mental abuse, neglect, lack of socialization or pending medical conditions. Some feral dogs we have rescued are so afraid of humans they are unadoptable.
Honey was rescued from a Puppy Mill over a year ago. She had just given birth to a litter of puppies. She had a torn ACL that needed surgery, and the puppy mill was going to give her away after her puppies were weaned. However Honey had to remain at the puppy mill in pain, without pain meds until the puppy mill would release her. We did rescue Honey, and she had her ACL surgery, and she was fine. No longer in pain. However the time she spent in the puppy mill made her fearful of people. It has taken Honey over a year to accept us and not be afraid, however she runs at the sight of any stranger. Honey’s favorite thing is to get kisses on her nose and face. She loves the attention from us, we are her family now. Honey will remain here as a lifelong resident.
June is a chocolate lab that we rescued from China in 2018 . She was 1 year old then. She had a broken back and her front legs were also broken. The injuries she sustained left her incontinent. We did a MRI hoping that surgery would correct her back legs and spinal injury, however doctors at Purdue said she was not a candidate. Luckily June is not completely paralyzed. She can hop on her back legs and her front legs healed with no problems, she gets along quite well. She is around 4 years old now and has a long life ahead of her. We were unable to find her a home , so she is still with our rescue. If the right home comes along, that would be wonderful…June would love the individual attention. Meanwhile June loves to swim in the pool which also helps with her rehab, and she loves the company of the other dogs. She will be a lifelong resident if no adopter is found. If you are interested in learning more about June please contact us.
Angel was rescued in 2017. She was at a very primitive outside shelter. She was biting and fearful of people. She was surrendered to the shelter by her previous owner, she was an outside dog in her previous home, with little interaction and socialization from them. Her time was up at the shelter… as she was deemed unadoptable. We decided to take a chance.
Today Angel is still afraid of people, but has come a long way. She comes in and out of the house through a pet door. She comes in on her own terms. She will not allow us to pet her, or touch her still… although she wags her tail when she sees us and will come to take a treat. She plays with other dogs, and does spend 75% of her time inside the house now. Angel will most likely be a lifelong resident.
Dukie is a big doodle mix and was rescued from Louisiana in 2020. He is around 8 years old. He was eating out of garbage cans, emaciated , anemic and in very poor health when rescued. His teeth were ground down to the nerves and he could not eat without being in pain…he had 20 teeth pulled and now he has a very good appetite and has gained 15 pounds. Dukie is also heartworm positive. He went in for treatment, which is comprised of 3 injections. After his 1st injection he became very ill and could not continue treatment. We are treating his heartworm disease now with the slow kill method and homeopathy medicine. Dukie has settled in here. He loves to live in a real house with all the comforts of home, and loves his bed. He gives people his paw, and loves human attention. He is now 70 lbs. We will consider adoption to the right family who is willing to continue with his medical care.
Abby and Ana are bonded feral lab-boxer mixes. Both were surrendered to the shelter by their owner when they were only 4 weeks old. They stayed at the shelter until they were 6 months old, when we rescued them. During their time at the shelter, they were not treated well. They were never petted or played with. They spend 100% of their time separated in stainless steel cages. They received no socialization, love or attention. They were moved around when their cage needed cleaning with a catch pole.
When they came here they were a mess. Afraid of people, afraid of a leash, afraid of everything. They had no clue on how to interact with the other dogs. They wanted to play so badly that they would pester other dogs, until they would get growled at.
They are coming around slowly. They are now 1 year old, and it has been a long journey with them. They are very loveable, butt wagging girls. Getting a leash on them has been a struggle. They hate a leash, they probably think of the leash as being uncomfortable punishment like the catch pole the shelter pulled them around with. We are still working on socialization and the leash. We have hopes that some day soon both or at least one will be able to go for adoption.
Di and Prince are two Pit Mixes. They are up for adoption…so please refer to our ” Available Dogs” page to read their story. We don’t expect we will find the right home for them anytime soon, so they are on our Sanctuary Page also. We are hoping that someone could give them a chance. Once they know you… they are the most loveable and loyal dogs.
Zoey was rescued from a primitive shelter in 2015. She was 5 years old at the time of rescue. She had severe heartworm disease which did a toll on her body. Her heartworm was treated, however the emotional scars from her previous life never went away. She would always cower when anyone made a move. We could not even raise our arm to throw a ball in the yard and she would run and hide. Over the last 6 years she has become comfortable here and considers this her safe place and her home. She is a lifelong resident.