Heath was originally supposed to go to April, but we decided to try fostering him. Over 2 days we realized that he
|Heath got a forever home!|
So, we brought him to our friend April, who got him to the doctor, who put him on prozac, and April was able to rehabilitate him with being around men (April has 2 sons). April did an AMAZING job.
(We actually wound up doing a Foster Dog Switch: and we got 12 yr. old Mack (who was adopted in Dec.)SEE STORY of "The Foster Switch": http://rob-tom-dolly-franklin.blogspot.com/2014/10/our-latest-foster-dog-12-yr-old-mack.html
PATIENCE AND CARE - Some of the dogs that come into the rescue have been neglected, injured, are sick, old, or have behavioral issues. We've met some that we solely used for breeding and never saw the outdoors or felt grass under their feet. So, fostering can be very rewarding when you bring a dog out of it's funk and teach them how to enjoy life again.
THAT is what April and her family did with Heath. Heath is now very happy in his new home in Pennsylvania with is "brother" Basil (a light colored Dachshund).
|Basil and Heath - new brothers!|
ABOUT HEATH: Heath is a black dachshund (17 lbs). Heath was born on July 22, 2004 and 1 year and 1 month later, Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home and left him without a family. He was rescued and adopted in New Jersey where he lived for almost 9 years before given to the rescue. He's shy and loves to go in his bed in a crate. He doesn't play with toys, but loves blankets and being with you. He doesn't have separation anxiety and goes into his crate/bed. He walks well on a leash and doesn't pull. He arrived into a foster home on Oct. 24, 2014, and will be available for adoption by late Nov. after dental treatment, shots, etc. He has a shiny short fur coat with a gentle sprinkle of grey on his muzzle. He gets along very well with other dogs. (Unknown with cats). When rescued he let his foster dad cut his nails and bathe him without a problem.
This little guy is a hurricane survivor, and his last family didn't take him to the vet for 4 years. He needs a great home where you will love him as he will love you.
THIS IS THE VIDEO I MADE OF HEATH WHEN WE HAD HIM FOR 3 DAYS: