Date: July 18, 2011 3:00:00 PM MDT
Subject: Our Wonderful Dog Noli
Dear Friends and Family,
It is with a very heavy heart that I am finally writing this letter. After almost 2 years with us, we have come to the realization that
Noli needs a better home than what we can provide her. She has been “escaping” from our yard a few times a week for months, and being retrieved by neighbors, friends and the Humane Society. Our current home is quite small compared with the house she is used to and she is bored, which doesn’t help matters. Although she is pretty mellow and likes to snuggle and nap, she deserves more exercise and good outdoor time than we can manage with our busy schedules and baby.
We will not give her up unless we find a home that will love her and care for her better than we will so that is why I am reaching out to you. We are ready to begin searching for the perfect person/people to adopt her, and thought the best place to start would be by asking people who we know and trust.
Our ideal family for Noli: Active, loving, stable and kind. It doesn’t matter if it is a single person or a whole family, as long as they are able to devote the time and energy that a 65 pound Malamute requires. She is VERY sweet and loving, good with babies/kids, super friendly, doesn’t lick or bark but will sometimes jump up on you if she is excited. She LOVES other dogs and has been fine with cats, aside from being curious and following them around. As I mentioned before, she likes to lounge but would be much happier with a good long walk or run daily. She can keep up with a skier in the snow and thrives in the mountains. I’ve attached a photo of her sweet face. Please contact me if you have someone in mind who fits the bill.
This little girl was picked up Friday and the owners told AC that they do not want her back. The pound does not have to hold dogs that are owner give ups but they have agreed to keep her at least until Friday.
She is very friendly and doesn’t understand why she has been left there.
Medium sized dog, perhaps 40 pounds maximum.
We’re calling the Boxer “Hope”, because we are hoping someone out there will see the beauty and worth of this girl. No one in her past valued her–that is obvious.
She saw a vet today, here is the update:
THIS DOG HAS HAD A HORRIBLE LIFE. Vet did x-ray. Leg injury is from a GUNSHOT above her knee. Leg healed, but has atrophied. The shot hit her right in the joint, so surgery is not an option. She is 4-6 years old. She is a boxer MIX, mostly boxer, but vet says there’s something else lurking about in her gene pool.
Given her boxer snout, she has sinus stenosis (stenotic naries), which boxer and pug people know about, it happens to dogs with short nasal passages. Not a big problem, she just makes noises when she breathes.
SHE HAS BEEN SPAYED.
She is heartworm positive, heavy load, will need a three month hw treatment…one shot first month, two shots second month, one shot third month.
Given all these issues, I could hear the word “euthanasia” in the vet’s voice as he explained Hope’s problems to me. All I can do at this point is my level best to raise money for her heartworm treatment AND boarding. I pray someone out there feels compassion for this girl who has clearly been on the receiving end of great suffering in her life. My “hope” for Hope is that the rest of her life is spent in someone’s loving care, as all dogs (and cats) should be.
SO, I must once again rather crassly ask for donations….the most uncomfortable part of a rescuer’s job….and to PASS THIS ALONG to anyone you know who might be able to give Hope a home. Obviously, ALL MONEY COLLECTED WILL GO TOWARD HER CARE.