Saturday, December 28, 2013

Duke is ready for a home.

Our boy Duke is ready for a great home. He's been our foster dog for awhile, was heartworm positive when we first rescued him but his treatment is finished. He has that typical goofy Boxer personality and gets along with other dogs and cats. He wants to be your indoor pal - no tossing him in the backyard and leaving him alone. He's polite and quiet, housebroken and will cross his legs for as long as necessary to keep from doing anything in the house or his kennel! He had a previous rear leg fracture that healed oddly, so he has a little "hitch" in his gait, but runs and plays like any normal dog. Duke is an older boy - about 6 years old, 55 lbs. and a spunky fun guy. We'll be glad to introduce you to this love bug!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Puppy Facetime

New babies! Here's Andy - one of four siblings. Mom was a beagle, not sure about dad, but maybe Border Collie mix? We have 3 boys and 1 girl - all black with white markings and maybe 6 weeks old. It'll be a few weeks before they're vaccinated, dewormed, spayed/neutered and ready for homes. In the meantime, they're chilling at the what we affectionately call the WAG "dog ranch".

Friday, December 20, 2013

The WAG family grows

Welcome to new WAG foster family Victoria and Michael with Koa, right after leaving the shelter. She's so happy to be out of those small cages! Thanks to this awesome couple for opening their home to this sweet girl!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Meet baby Belle

These are some scary pictures. This little girl has only experienced about 12 weeks of life and this is what it's brought her. A passer-by found her sitting in the middle of a country road. In his words, "almost as if she was saying 'go ahead, run me over, please.'"  He pulled over, opened the car door and she gratefully crept toward him. A typical dog - trusting humans to make things better. So how could we not try and give her a brighter future?

She's been named Belle - our own little version of Beauty and the Beast. This tiny girl of only 7 lbs. must be tough to have held out in the recent cold weather without a regular food source. She's severely underweight and malnourished

We took her to Monroe Veterinary Clinic for a check-up, not knowing what problems might be uncovered other than the obvious case of mange.

Belle has the most serious case of demodex mange Dr. Jo Wellman has seen. Inflammation from a secondary skin infection has her skin bright pink and her lymph nodes extremely swollen. She's loaded with worms, covered with painful, crusty scabs and very dehydrated. 

But the good news is she's alert, wags her tail and gives kisses. Belle still sports wisps of brown and white hair so there's a beautiful coat waiting to come out. We think a better life is just around the corner for this cutie.

Dr. Wellman sent us home with antibiotics, treatment for mange, prescription diet food, medicated shampoo, conditioner and other goodies.Belle is tucked in a comfy bed with soft blankets, has a bellyful of warm food and is sleeping. Tomorrow is a new day and a new start!

A big thank you to Jennifer and her husband for stopping and saving this baby and Stefanie for bringing her to our attention. Belle will be fostered by Melanie, who does an awesome job of nursing our foster dogs back to health.

Get ready for the awesome "After" photos soon to come! Watch our Facebook page for daily updates on her progress.

Want to contribute toward Belle's care? Donations can be made below or mailed to WAG, PO Box 169, Monroe, GA  30655.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Waldo and pals

Here's Waldo, the former firightened Loganville stray who ran from everyone trying to help him, playing with his friends Ginger, a beagle mix, and pointer mix Roxie. Check out Waldo's impressive "sit" at the end of the video. What a talented guy who's making great strides! He'll make someone a wonderful companion!