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Star T.: On a Successful Weight-Loss Program

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Star T. with bone

Star T. with bone

 

Star T. went into the vet hospital last Tuesday weighing 100.8 lbs and came home weighing 99.3 lbs.  They removed a grapefruit-sized mammary tumor that weighed ONE AND A HALF pounds!!  We are waiting for the biopsy report, but for now, the weight-loss program has been suspended.

Star with tumor

Star with tumor

Star T., an 11 year old elegant female German Shepherd, was taken to a veterinary hospital with a request for her to be euthanized because the family could not afford the surgery.  She was in great shape except for the tumor, and had obviously been well cared for.

Star_lying_10494So one of their very conscientious employees started making phone calls to see if there was a rescue organization that could help this girl.  Tina found the Thulani Program, and with Tina’s help we now have Star T. as one of our star program participants.

Star is a classic, elegant, large German Shepherds that is stunningly beautiful.  And her personality matches her looks.  She is social, interactive, and very friendly with people—coming up with a tail wag to everyone she meets.  She has been completely at ease with every dog she has met.  She is living freely with my pack of male and female pooches and interacts with them in a completely appropriate manner.  She has terrific house manners.  She sleeps freely in my room at night, on a pad by my bed.  She has let me know that she would not mind sleeping on my bed, but has not pushed the issue.  She eats well but is not a resource guarder.  She has a relatively soft mouth when taking treats.  She is house-trained, and rides well in the car—keeping an eye out for what the world is doing around her.  Her former owners report that she grew up with kids.

 

Star_T_head_10492Star is part of the Thulani Program, and as such we will find her a warm, loving home in which to live out her natural life.  She will make some lucky family a phenomenal companion.  As with all Thulani dogs, the program will pay all of her expenses from now on.  If you might be interested in providing Star with a home while gaining a companion that will love you, and stop traffic with her looks, please contact Bob at   thulanidogs@gsrnc.org.

Schagnar T.–Too Old? Not by a long shot!

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Schagnar with fetch toy

Schagnar with fetch toy

Schagnar T. is a mild-mannered, easy-going senior gentleman that was surrendered to LA Co Carson Shelter because his owners said he was ‘too old’. (We are spaying and neutering the wrong species). Too old for what?  He is likely about 10 years old and in good health.

He is a delightful old man who is very friendly and social, is said to get along well with kids, is easy-going with other dogs, and generally is a pleasure to be around. He loves to play fetch, and his enthusiasm belies his age.  He know basic commands, and responds well to sit, down, and wait as long as you have something he wants, such as a toy to throw and fetch.

Schagnar and friend

Schagnar and friend

Schag has a mild skin condition, probably a flea allergy dermatitis, and is a bit weak in the rear end (but can still jump up into my van and can navigate a flight of stairs with no problem). So by Thulani Program standards, he is quite mobile and spry.

Schag is part of the Thulani Program, and as such, we are looking for a home in which he can live out his natural life. The Thulani Program will pay for all vet bills for Shaggy, and cover the other costs of providing him a loving home.

Schagnar_T_10435If you think you might be interested in providing a home for a delightful gentleman, please contact Bob at thulanidogs@gsrnc.org

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