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Old 28th May 2011, 09:50 PM
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A Very Special IDR+ Foster

Despite what has happened with Ronin over the past day or so, I'm a person of my word... so I kept my promise to IDR+ and brought home a new foster dog today. I just thank the dog gods that she basically requires ZERO work... just needs a crate and a blanket. If I'd been asked to take a young dog... no way.

No, Katie is not a Doberman. She's a 12 year old pit bull that spent the last 11 years in a shelter. That's right - she has spent her entire life behind bars... so IDR+ stepped in to help find her a real home.

She isn't exactly a spring chicken, but she deserves to have her last few chapters of life to be spent in an actual home environment, as opposed to a concrete and chainlink kennel run.





Seriously... I just want to eat her up. She's dreamsicle colored!
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Old 28th May 2011, 09:59 PM
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Isn't she sweet!

It's sad she's lived her entire life in a shelter
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Old 28th May 2011, 10:16 PM
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My heart just broke for her, 11 years in a shelter had to be hell.

I'd take her in a heartbeat if I could.
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Old 28th May 2011, 10:18 PM
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What a sweet face!! Poor baby
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Old 28th May 2011, 11:10 PM
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She IS dreamsicle colored! What a cutie. I'm so glad she can get some time to be in a home after so many years of not.
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Old 29th May 2011, 06:47 AM
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She looks so sweet!.How come,noone would adopt her?.
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Old 29th May 2011, 06:54 AM
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Why in heck with a shelter do that to a dog? 11 years! That's just so sad. I'm glad IDR pulled her though I'll be honest to say that after spending her whole life in that kind of environment I'm unsure how she'd fit into most homes. I know though that you all will look for the right home for her to spend her last years in. Just so sad really to think of a lifetime like that.
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Old 29th May 2011, 07:12 AM
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And this is why no-kill shelters often don't work quite the way us humans intend for them to. Poor Katie. I'd take her in a heartbeat if I could.
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Old 29th May 2011, 08:02 AM
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Poor sweet girl, what a a pretty little thing she is. 11 years ...11YEARS! Thats just awful So glad that IDR+ pulled her so she can have a good quality of life for her remaining years.
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Old 29th May 2011, 10:56 AM
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Why in heck with a shelter do that to a dog? 11 years! That's just so sad. I'm glad IDR pulled her though I'll be honest to say that after spending her whole life in that kind of environment I'm unsure how she'd fit into most homes. I know though that you all will look for the right home for her to spend her last years in. Just so sad really to think of a lifetime like that.
Surprisingly, she's a great housedog. Housebroken, crate trained, quiet, doesn't destroy things... her only problem is that she sometimes gets jealous if another dog is getting attention. Loves people, walks well on leash, comes when called. We're all amazed at how "normal" she is after 11 years in a cage.

She's literally the easiest dog in the program right now. Easy as 1,2,3.
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Old 30th May 2011, 12:04 AM
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Oh look at that face. What a total sweetheart, and how sad that 11 years have gone by and no one wanted her. I hope someone steps in and finally does right by her soon.
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Old 30th May 2011, 12:52 AM
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She's absolutely beautiful. I hope she finds a perfect home for her remaining years.
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Old 30th May 2011, 03:46 PM
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I cant believe shes been in a shelter for so long. Poor baby!
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