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Critter Chronicles: Multiple Breed Rescue for Nov. 14, 2018

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Multiple Breed Rescue

CONTACT: rescue@mbrohio.com

WEBSITE: www.mbrohio.com

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Valor is available for adoption from Multiple Breed Rescue.

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Valor

Valor is an awesome dog with an excellent disposition. We took him in after he came down with parvo and his previous owners could not afford the expensive treatment. Today, he is happy and healthy. He is a great watch dog as he barks at strange noises but doesn’t go overboard with his barking. He has been doing wonderful with house-training and now only potties outside. He is crated only when no one is home during the day, and he does fine in his crate. Valor loves everyone he meets; humans and other dogs plus he is fine around cats. He comes when called and sits on command. His foster family says he is a true love bug and likes to be close to his people. He is just now showing interest in toys, and it’s fun to watch him play and have fun. He walks well on a leash and rarely jumps up unless he’s excited to see you when you first walk in the door. Valor is gorgeous and quite stunning; he gets compliments everywhere he goes.

BREED: Pit bull/terrier mix

SEX: Male

NEUTERED: Yes; shots current

AGE: 11 months old

SIZE: Medium

ADOPTION FEE: $200

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Lance is available for adoption from Multiple Breed Rescue.

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Lance

Lane is a 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 rescue@mbrohio.com, and we’ll get back to you.

BREED: Rat terrier mix

SEX: Male

NEUTERED: Yes; shots current

AGE: 9 years old

SIZE: Small

ADOPTION FEE: $100

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Nancy is available for adoption from Multiple Breed Rescue.

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Nancy

Nancy was in a city kennel, and they reached out to MBR to take her in when they realized she needed special attention and medical care. While she is young and very happy, she has an unknown condition that causes her muscles to fatigue quickly making her a special needs dog. Nancy has been seen by several vets and specialists to try and determine exactly what the cause of her problem is, and no one has been able to tell us anything definitive.

At this time, we do not know if Nancy will get better, get worse or stay the same as she is now. Nancy loves to play and is very loving. She has good days and she has bad days; good days allow her to play for roughly 20-30 minutes at a time while her bad days make it difficult for her to even walk outside to go to the bathroom. Nancy is not a dog who will be able to take long walks/hikes or chase a ball for a long period of time. Some days she may be able to walk down the street, while other days she may not. Nancy’s back legs seem to fatigue very quickly and begin to quiver which causes her to lay down immediately (she is not in any pain or distress when this happens). Sometimes she gets right back up and continues her activity while other times she needs to lay for a few minutes.

Despite all of this, Nancy’s spirit has not been broken and she remains very happy and has a good quality of life. She is working on her potty training, loves to play with toys, enjoys playing with other dogs and comes when her name is called. Nancy is kid and dog friendly, but can also be too much for some people and animals. Nancy is looking for a family who can understand her limitations and be creative in ways to play with her and stimulate her mind. If you are interested in giving Nancy her forever home, please apply to adopt! Her foster home is happy to answer any additional questions you may have.

BREED/DESCRIPTION: Shepherd mix

SEX: Female

SPAYED: Yes; shots current

AGE: 10-12 months

SIZE: Medium

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