WHAT IS CRITTER CHRONICLES? Throughout the week, Chroniclet.com features pets from area animal shelters and rescues available for adoption. All of the week’s adoptables will be in Sunday’s print edition of The Chronicle-Telegram. To inquire about the pets, call or email the shelters and rescues via the information in their entries. If you work or volunteer for a nonprofit pet adoption agency and would like to see your pets included in Critter Chronicles, email email@example.com.
Multiple Breed Rescue
Queenie is available for adoption from Multiple Breed Rescue.
Meet Queenie! She is a young lady with lots of energy and love. Queenie’s hobbies include playing fetch, running through the backyard, long walks and excited snuggles. Queenie loves attention. She happily climbs into laps for cuddles, and enjoys being around her people, both in the house and outside. She will be a great dog for an active owner or family, and can’t wait to meet her forever family!
Queenie is crate-trained, and mostly house-trained. She sometimes gets caught up in playing with her foster fur sister, and forgets to ask to go outside. She knows sit and off, and is working on other commands. She can be left off leash at her foster home as long as someone keeps an eye on her, and she knows to come back when called as long as there isn’t a bunny to chase. She would do best with a fenced-in yard because of her love of running, although that isn’t required. She is great with dogs of all sizes, however her high energy may make her a better companion to a dog who is ready to play as much as she is. She is great with kids; her larger size and love of life means she may occasionally knock them over. Queenie is doing fine with the cat in her foster home.
Queenie’s life before rescue wasn’t so happy, even if she is still full of love for people. She was brought into an emergency vet by her owner who said she left her tied up outside while she went to work. When she came back eight hours later, something had attacked Queenie. There were lacerations across her face and foot, and her eye needed removed. The owner couldn’t afford to pay for the emergency surgery, so the vet office called us. Her owner surrendered her so that she could get the medical attention she so desperately needed. Queenie was so starved for attention that we believe she spent way more time on a chain outside then she did in a house. In addition, she is nervous around men that she doesn’t know, and takes some time to warm up to them. She barks and backs up when they approach her. In her foster home, it took Queenie about four days to start to trust the male, and before the end of the secnd week, she was climbing into his lap, giving him kisses, and taking him toys to play with.
She is truly becoming a different dog than what she was when we first brought her into the rescue, and we are so excited to watch her continue to blossom. Queenie needs a family who will understand her special circumstances, and will work with her to improve her trust in men and her confidence in herself. A family or owner with previous dog experience is preferred. If you think you could be Queenie’s happily-ever-after, fairy tale ending, please send us your application! Queenie is looking forward to meeting you!
BREED: Labrador retriever mix
NEUTERED/SPAYED: Yes, spayed; shots current
AGE: 1 year old
ADOPTION FEE: $200
Lance is available for adoption from Multiple Breed Rescue.
Lance is a very distinguished gentleman who has found his way back to MBR after his owner passed away. While we say Lance is “special needs,” he’s really no different than many humans: He’s diabetic. You may be familiar with his needs; a very set feeding and insulin schedule. Both food and insulin are a requirement every 12 hours, in order to keep his blood sugar stable and keep him feeling healthy.
Sometimes, when someone has a medical condition, they’re not up for a lot of spontaneous activity. That’s true for Lance, too. He enjoys the company of others, and he’s friendly, but he doesn’t like to be caught off guard. That may also be due to his vision, which isn’t perfect, and likely a side effect of the diabetes. He lives a predictable life due to his medical needs and his personality seems to reflect that need for routine. Part of so much routine means Lance prefers to be an only dog, and he becomes pretty attached to his owner as well (he checks on his foster mom in the shower sometimes!).
Lance is loving, listens well, and is house/crate-trained. See, there are benefits to predictability and routine! Lance knows what’s expected of him, training wise. His perfect home would be with someone who’s familiar with diabetes. The dog kind and human kind are basically managed the same (and good news - dog insulin is much cheaper, it’s running us about $20 per month). Maybe you’re diabetic yourself. Or your child or another family member. Maybe your child needs to learn to manage his own special needs, and caring for Lance would help him learn that responsibility.
If you’re not familiar with diabetes, and you’re still interested in Lance, that’s cool too! Another great home for him would be with someone who needs/loves routine as much as Lance does. Do you always wake up at 7, have coffee until 8, take your morning walk, and then read the paper in the sunroom? Lance would love that! It’d be easy for you to add Lance’s needs to your routine.
Are you still with us? Great! You probably have awesome potential to be a good home for Lance. Fill out an application at mbrohio.com and once approved, you can meet him in person. If you have questions and are not sure you’re ready to apply, that’s fine, too. Just email your questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll get back to you.
BREED: Rat terrier mix
NEUTERED/SPAYED: Yes, neutered; shots current
AGE: 9 years old
ADOPTION FEE: $100
Stella is available for adoption from Multiple Breed Rescue.
Miss Stella is house-trained, good with other dogs and good with cats. But she’s really not a fan of little children. She had a very bad experience with a child not being nice to her, and she is now very fearful of them. She is NOT mean, just scared. She walks nice on a leash and is very sweet.
Ideally, we would like to see Stella go to a child-free home (visiting kids are fine, just not living with them constantly). She needs a fenced-in yard or a diligent owner that will keep her on a leash because she tends to “go deaf” and sometimes forget the obedience she’s learned when outside LOL. Stella is a great dog and looking for a family to call her own.
BREED: Miniature Pinscher /Chihuahua
NEUTERED/SPAYED: Yes, spayed; shots current
AGE: 7 years old
ADOPTION FEE: $150