Shaker Jaclyn, who is a regular foster mom to animals in need of adoption, has just taken in a new ward, Pinkie. Pinkie needs a good home, and there’s information about Pinkie, and how you can adopt her, below the fold.
Am I cute or what?
Jaclyn: Pinkie is a 12-year-old lemon basset hound. (Lemon is her coloring, not a statement of quality!) Her previous owner had medical issues that prevented her from being able to care for a large, low dog—so we are fostering Pinkie for a new group: Alabama Basset and Bloodhound Rescue. You can see her page here.
As bassets go, Pinkie is large. She has an overall bigger stature than my others (past and present), and she probably weighs around 75 lb. Like most senior bassets, she does have a bit of arthritis in her hips and lower back. She really can’t (and shouldn’t) do steps without assistance, but she is learning to use a ramp well. We are working on reducing her weight to see if that helps her mobility. She can walk just fine and goes out and wanders the backyard regularly.
Personality-wise, Pinkie is wonderful. She loves everyone, especially if they will give her attention. She doesn’t demand much past air conditioning, food, petting, and a comfortable bed. She will whimper and whine a bit if she’s missing one of those, but otherwise she’s fairly quiet. She ignores cats and gets along fine with other dogs. She is housetrained both with and without a (low) doggy door.
Pinkie needs a good, permanent home of her own. All of ABBR’s adoptions require a home visit check to make sure that everything on the application is accurate. If someone is interested in her from another area, I expect that ABBR would get a rescue volunteer to do the home visit, and the adopter would help ABBR arrange transport.
And I’d like to remind everyone that purebred or mostly purebred dogs are given up for adoption every day. For many breeds, including bassets, there are breed-specific rescues to help families find the perfect pet. Sites like Petfinder.com also allow you to search by breed. So even if you have a particular attachment to a breed, there’s no reason to shop pet stores or backyard breeders. Please provide a home to a homeless pet!
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Liss again. If you’re interested in adopting Pinkie, or finding out more, drop a note in comments or email me, and I’ll put you in contact with Jaclyn.