*ADOPTED* Pupdate, sweet little Mojo continues to heal from his surgery with his foster family! His foster mom Jenny says that he is the sweetest little guy. Though he had both eyes removed during surgery, as well as 20 teeth, he just takes everything in stride and has the best attitude! A huge thank you to K9 Heelers and foster mom Jenny for all your help with Mojo! To learn more about Mojo’s story in previous blog posts, click here.
Mojo is 6 years old, good with other dogs and kids, and no issues other than he loves to steal socks! He is able to move around just fine using his other senses (though he will appreciate it if you don’t move the furniture around too much on him!). Mojo has so much love to give, don’t you want him to join your family?
If you would like to donate to help Mojo, you can send a donation via paypal using firstname.lastname@example.org, donate via our website, or donate directly to the vet where Mojo had his surgery – Bear Branch Vet Hospital in Woodlands, TX at 281-292-5000. If you do call the vet, please thank them for their support, they have very generously given us an amazing discount to help lower the cost of MoJo’s surgery.
Each month, we’ll be highlighting one of our 2017 Toy Fox Terrier Rescue calendar dogs and our Mr. February is Max!
Max belonged to Patty, our TFTR President. He was a very special boy and taught her so many life lessons in the 7 years he was part of her life. Max was her very first rescue, she picked him up from a Humane Society in Maine when he was 7 months old. A neurologist in Maine diagnosed Max with Cerebellar Degeneration or Cerebellar Abiotrophy. With his debilitating disease, his life was not an easy one but they made the most of it. His trips around the yard were done in the trailer attached to the lawn mower, and his trips around the lake were done in a cart Patty found at the consignment shop. He didn’t walk well, and really not at all at the end, but he loved being on his bed with his toys, in the Xpen outside in the sunshine, or just plain snuggled up sleeping on his bed.
And Max just loved his big sister, Bailee the Boxer. He slept with her on the couch and he stood over her as often as possible! He didn’t like many people because he was so protective of himself with his disease, but he absolutely loved Patty’s family (her mom, dad, niece, and nephew). Patty says that Max taught her to never give up and to be happy with what we have been given. What a special and wonderful little boy, thank you for sharing his story with us, Patty!
We’re having a flash sale on the very last few calendars for $14 – There’s only a limited number left, so buy them now!!! Calendar proceeds go towards helping our TFTR dogs find their forever homes! You can pay by clicking here and specifying TFTR calendar as the designated fund or via paypal (our paypal address is email@example.com). Please make sure to include your address in the comments field.
Shamrock and Ethel are loving life with their parents Heather and Shawn! We recently checked in to see how everything is going…
As you can tell by the photos, they are definitely snuggle bugs with each other and their mommy and daddy! They love going for walks and playing with their mountain of toys. These two cuties also love french fries! Sham loves his car rides, while Ethel is still a little nervous. Neither one is a big fan of bath time, but they are getting better with them.
Shamrock was one of five Texas dogs who went to Colorado for fostering, before he made his way to his forever home in Pennsylvania by flying first class with a United Airlines pilot back in March 2016! Ethel traveled from Indiana to Tennessee for fostering, and then made the trek to Pennsylvania to be Shamrock’s sister in December 2016.
Heather shared that they both clicked from day one and brought out special qualities in each other. Sham plays more, while Ethel is better with food. Sham wasn’t as social with other dogs until Ethel brought him out of his shell. As Heather said, “They are my babies, totally spoiled and they even give each other kisses before snuggles with each other.” Sham and Ethel are so lucky to have such a wonderful forever home!
*ADOPTED* Exciting news, Mojo has been transferred to rescue as of this weekend! He is staying at K9 Heeler for a bit before moving to a foster home. We have scheduled him for his eye and dental surgery at the beginning of February. We are also going to try and get him a halo which will help him not run into things. The approximate cost for all this will be $1,000.
For those that would like to donate to help Mojo you can send a donation via paypal using firstname.lastname@example.org, mail a donation, donate via our website, or donate directly to the vet where Mojo will have his surgery – Bear Branch Vet Hospital in Woodlands, TX at 281-292-5000. If you do call the vet, please thank them for their support—they have very generously given us an amazing discount to help lower the cost of MoJo’s surgery.
Mojo is 6 years old, good with other dogs and kids–potty trained–with no issues other than he loves to steal socks! Mojo’s previous family was unable to pay for his eye surgery (he has detached retinas). Though he will have both his eyes removed, once he has the surgery, he will be pain free and be able to live a happy life! He has already lost most of his sight, so he is able to move around just fine using his other senses (though he will appreciate it if you don’t move the furniture around too much on him!).
*ADOPTED* Meet Farley in New Jersey, this little cutie is looking for a forever family!
Unfortunately, Farley’s dad is ill and had to go into the hospital. Farley so desperately wants to be loved and cuddled! He is currently living with a foster family that has a small child, two dogs, and two cats (though he is terrorizing the cats, so a home without cats would be best). He is good walking on leash around the neighborhood and playing off leash at the dog park. And he loves playing and cuddling with kids!
Farley is 8 years old and is very friendly with people once he’s had some time to adjust. Farley doesn’t like to be left alone, so he’d be happiest if he could be your lap dog!
Each month, we’ll be highlighting one of our 2017 Toy Fox Terrier Rescue calendar dogs and the first one is Pippin!
Sweet, little Pippin was wandering the streets when he was hit by a car in the middle of a highway in Florida. An amazing rescuer, Eleni, happened to see Pippin and ran out in traffic to pick him up. After they were unable to find his original owners, Eleni and her mom Marie reached out to TFTR to help find Pippin a home.
Pippin traveled from Florida to Oregon to be a foster dog in Cindi and Trevor’s home. These two wonderful people fell in love with Pippin and decided to adopt him! Everyone in TFTR enjoyed watching Pippin’s progress as he went through physical therapy, and though he will have life long health issues, Pippin continues to make progress every day and bring smiles and love to everyone! Isn’t he the cutest in all of his photos?
We still have some calendars left, you can purchase them by clicking here! Calendar proceeds go towards helping amazing dogs like Pippin find their forever homes!
*ADOPTED* Hi, my name is LEX! I am a purebred Toy Fox Terrier.
I don’t really know exactly how old I am but it is somewhere between 8-10 years old maybe.
I used to live with a really large bunch of other dogs all in one house. That has led me to have a few little issues and challenges. I am a bit of a wallflower when it comes to getting to know new people, but when I do finally know you, I’m a real snuggler!
I really really want to have a person to love, I just don’t have much experience in doing it so I am not real good at it. I know if someone would give me the chance and would help me learn I would be really good at it.
I have lived in a kennel type place for a lot of months now. They are really nice here and give me lots of love and teach me new things but I REALLY want my own home with my own family. I wouldn’t mind having a dog brother or sister and I don’t have an issue if you have one of those cat things. I really think that a home with human children is not a good idea for me. New things still scare me and I don’t think I would do very good around them. PLEASE PLEASE look at my cute little face.
Do you think you can be my furever family? Right now I live in Texas but I can move if you want to adopt me. It took me a long time to believe that I deserve my own family but I now know that I am a good boy who deserves to have someone to love me. Please be my love if you can!
Paws and Kisses,
If you are interested in more information about Lex please contact Toy Fox Terrier Rescue at email@example.com.
We wanted to share with you a video of one of our TFTR alumni practicing for flyball! Isis was adopted last year by our Vice-President Samantha Dominguez and she has been trying to train her for the sport of Flyball! Take a look here!
Leon , a tri-colored 7 yr old male, came to Toy Fox Terrier Rescue by way of Florida. Leon was one of five dogs that were transported to Denver, Colorado from a hoarding situation in Florida. Leon was a shy boy who took a while to warm up but once he did, he loved to cuddle all the time. Leon’s photos eventually captured the heart of Vicky, who was searching for her furever pup online. After the application and approval process was completed, she drove up from Texas to a Colorado adoption event, The Rescue Rally of the Rockies, to meet and pick up Leon. Vicky immediately took Leon (now named Little Bitt) for a celebratory walk and to spoil him by buying him goodies from the Rally vendors. Lil’ Bitt and Vicky stayed a few days in Colorado and then had a wonderful road trip back home to Texas. Congratulations to Vicky and Lil’ Bitt!
Dean, a tri-colored, 5 month old TFT/rat mix was saved from the Fort Worth Humane Shelter (TX). He was pulled by TFTR on the day he was supposed to be euthanized due to a simple kennel cough. We were lucky to have a group of volunteers including a puller, 2 different transporters, and a foster, who were able to get him to a vet as soon as he got out of the shelter for an examination and some meds and then on to his new foster home, Cheryl & Dean (yes the husband had the same name). Dean was so scared, as he had gone through a lot in his short lifetime, but he grew to love his new found freedom! He started to come out of his shell by learning and loving to play with his foster siblings and of course loving cuddle time. His new mommy and daddy, Kari & Curtis, automatically fell in love with all of his photos online and immediately sent in her adoption application, completed the approval process and was excited to pick up her new furever dog! Dean was renamed Quint or Quin for short and has been spoiled silly with toys galore! Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers, contributors, and most of all Kari & Curtis for saving Dean’s life!