I have thoroughly enjoyed
fostering Skippie. She is an amazing and very sweet girl.
Skippie is the best behaved dog that I have had in my home. She
listens very well. Skippie came to my home already knowing how to
"speak." Since my neighbors just brought home a new baby, I have
taught Skippie to "whisper" for a treat. It is the cutest thing!
She loves people and does not jump up on them when people come into my home.
She will pick up the closest toy and bring it to you as a welcoming gift.
Skippie does believe she is a lap dog and she loves to cuddle against you if
you let her. She is just as content to lie on a soft bed on the floor.
Skippie is completely housetrained. Since the first day in my home,
she learned very quickly to ask to go outside. As previously said,
Skippie has no problem taking her shot. My youngest son has even
learned how to do it, and he is only 11 years old! Skippie just had a
bath here for the first time and she just stood there and let us wash and
rinse her. I wish someone would take a chance on her and give Skippie
a permanent home. She is also in need of a new foster home.
Apply today if you are interested in fostering or adopting Skippie!
Skippie is just an awesome
girl! She has been doing well maintaining her weight loss and she looks
great. She is not 100% thrilled with our new boy, Finn. He's a youngster in
need of manners and self control, and he drives her a little crazy. When he
really gets crazy, she turns into "Big Mamma" and gives him a lesson in
appropriate house behavior.
Her diabetes insipidous, which is NOT insulin dependent diabetes, is
being very well controlled with the medication called Desmopressin. We have
found that the vial lasts approximately 8 weeks. She gets 2 injections a day
and is so easy about it all. I just call her and say "Come get your shot,
Skip", and there she is. She sits down, gets her shot, a good pat, and is
told what a good girl she is - and it's done.
Skippie is a very sweet, sweet girl. She would love to be your special
girl and would love a home with children. She would be perfect for a home
with young children because she has good manners and would not bulldoze the
little ones like can happen with the young boxers who can have a lot less
Please consider Skippie! She is the perfect family dog. She will
get along with your cat and after a certain amount of adjustment time, she
gets along with most dogs. Skippie would really prefer to be "the one and
only" dog. She will adore your kids and snuggle with you at every
opportunity. Bring this girl into your home and watch her blossom. She's not
a youngster, but she's got plenty in the tank. She will be happy to show you
just what she's got! You will love her forever!!
Skippie made a lot of new
friends at AABR's adoption event last weekend. Included is a new
picture from this event.
Skip-itty do da is doing
really great! The first several weeks were a little rough on her since she
was trying once again to adjust to another foster home. This girl had been
moved way to many times and it was taking a toll on her. Skippie was
definitely feeling overwhelmed.
I am very pleased to say that she finally seems to be feeling at home.
Skippie actually comes looking for attention now and has started to play
with me and even occasionally with our other foster, Rocky Road. Rocky
unfortunately took the brunt of her unhappiness during her adjustment
period, but they are slowly becoming friends, which makes Rock very happy
since he's been trying to be her pal since she arrived.
Skippie does extremely well with our cats and foster kittens, whom she
adores. She knows how to mind her manners and does what she is told. She
does like the sofa and will head down to the living room to sleep on it at
night. She's a funny old girl for sure. She meets me everyday at the door
holding one stuffed toy or another, and so proud of herself for it! We even
have a little tug of war with it now and she'll retrieve it like a champ.
Best of all, the moment I say "leave it" she drops it, no questions asked.
Skippie has been dieting and has lost 7lbs, with about another 7 to go.
We are finally seeing signs of a waistline again!! The issues with her mouth
& teeth have all been taken care of and that improved her mood almost
immediately! She is soooo good about her twice a day injection - she doesn't
even flinch and she enjoys the reward of being told she's such a good girl
followed by a good pat.
A little love and that warm feeling of being safe & secure in a home is
all she needs to be happy. I'm really developing a soft spot for this sweet,
sweet girl. It took us a few months for her to get comfortable and I admit I
was unsure about taking her in, but now I don't regret it for a second.
She's a wonderful girl that life has been very unfair to in the past year.
Skippie deserves to find a happy home for herself.
I know that you'll love this special girl as much as I do. Please
consider bringing our "Skip to my lou" home to your family today! Those big
brown eyes are just full of love that you don't want to miss!!
Skippie is now in foster with
several other dogs and cats. Her new foster mom will send an update in
soon with her progress there. Her foster mom is also raising money for
a dental for Skippie, as she needs several teeth pulled and a good cleaning!
If you can make a donation to help Skippie, please send in a donation today
and mark it as a sponsor for Skippie!
Poor Skippie is in need of a
new foster home. Her current foster home is looking to adopt a puppy and can
not keep Skippie anymore. Skippie was recently diagnosed with
Diabetes Insipidus. She is on medication now and is feeling a lot
better! If you are a committed home who can help Skippie, please apply soon
to foster her!
La Roux is her new name at her current foster home. She is such a lady's
lady -she allows her 3 year old skin-sister to dress her up with necklaces
and feather boa's. She was also previously trained to sit, shake, and speak
and will come when called. Her foster family loves taking her for walks -she
is SO great on a leash and rarely ever pulls. She is great in her crate and
even goes in to take naps, but prefers the couch (if you will allow her on
it). Her kidneys seem to be back within normal range and she will now sleep
through the night in her crate. Her foster mom is working with the rescue to
see if there are any other health issues and things are looking promising -
the last two days she was drinking and eating normally and I think she has
lost some more weight (her collar needed adjusted). Skippie is getting
her body ready for her bikini this summer.
Skippie is all wiggles and love and now that she is feeling better, she
skips around the yard and dashes to the door with her foster fur-brother. If
you just take a moment to look into the deep brown eyes of this lady, you
will see years of experience but also see the puppy within her. She smiles
when you love on her and will give you a look of appreciation and thanks.
She would be so thankful to have a forever family to love her as much as she
will love them. Give her a chance and open your home to this great girl.
is doing really well with the resident dog in her foster home. She is happy
to share affection with him. She does chase the cat, but stops immediately
when given a correction. Skippie is wonderful with children. My 5 yr old son
and 10 yr old daughter are able to walk her without problems. She walks on a
very loose leash at heal position. Skippie is very responsive to her name
and comes immediately each time she is called. She knows sit, paw, and
speak! Skippie would love to sleep in bed and be a
couch potato, but she is not allowed to with us. She sneaks up in
bed, but gets down immediately when you tell her to.
Skippie would fit well into almost any family, but would probably do best
with an older male dog. She is housebroken and crate trained, but doesn't
need to be crated. Skippie is recovering from a severe
kidney infection. She
will need 3 additional weeks of antibiotics and will then have a recheck.
Because of her infection, she drinks a lot and needs several potty breaks
throughout the day. She would do best in a home where somebody is there
often. If you are interested in adopting this sweet girl, apply today!
are some pictures of Skippie from her new foster home, where she is settling
temporarily fostering Skippie, but she is still looking for a foster home.
She would do best with a home that can at least get her out for a break
mid-day. Skippie is a super sweet girl. She is housebroken, crate
trained, gets along with my other four dogs and my foster cat. She loves
kids too. She is a pretty laid back, easy gal. Skippie follows me around or
sleeps on her dog bed or my bed. She is great in the car, hops right in,
gets in the back seat, and lays down. She is good at the vet also. Apply
today to foster or adopt this sweet girl!
Skippie is a sweet senior girl that will steal your heart! She was
surrendered to an overcrowded city shelter by her owners. They
notified rescue immediately, and we were able to get her out into a
temporary foster home. Skippie is already spayed and is up to date on
all vaccines. She is reported to be great with adults and children.
Skippie is incredibly sweet. She did great with her
dog and cat tests and is in a
temporary foster home with multiple other dogs and two cats. Skippie
did fine with being in a crate for several hours yesterday. She is a such an
easygoing girl and her little nubby wags when you approach her and pet her.
All in all, she seems to be in really good shape and is just a little
overweight. We are looking for a more permanent foster for this sweet