Say hello to Jackson my rescue dog!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by SomewhereOutThere, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Picture of him on the bottom of this post :) Go look!

    He was called Jackson when they named him after finding this starving small dog. He knows his name now so we will keep it.

    He is a chihuahua boy of two who was almost euthanized in a Texas shelter, but Holster Rescue in Wisconsin heard his story and saved him.

    The Texas shelter people said he had neurological damage or issues and asked if they still wanted to rescue him. Holster's President said YES and so he traveled from Texas to WI. We saw hiis picture and sad biography and fell in love with him. We hope to give him the life this baby deserves. We have a great vet and he has made progress since being at Holster. We cant bring him home until we move to our house as our apartment that we are still in only allows two dogs, but we paid his adoption fee and they are keeping him for us for the few weeks until we can move to the house.

    We met him Saturday! He is sooo sweet but sort of nervous and wobbly a bit on his back legs at times...but can walk, run and even do the stairs. He could not when they first got him. In fact, the foster parents thought he would die, he was so weak and sick! But he is here and ours! And he sure loved to chase their chickens lol!

    We miss him so much since our meeting and hope we can bring him home soon! He is over an hour away right now :( but in good care. Soon he will be with us always!!! Our pets are treated like royalty, I hate to admit.

    Welcome to our family, Jackson!!! We love you! IMG_20180623_150050.jpg
     
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  2. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    He's adorable and big for that breed isn't he?
     
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    No. The picture just makes him look big. He is small and weighs no more than five pounds. I am anxious to get him to our vet snd fatten him up and have the vet do the testing necessary to see how we can help him the best.
     
  4. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    Well if that picture is of you then YOU ARE TINY!! That dog looks like he weighs about 25 pounds.
     
  5. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    The dog is just close up :) He looks in real life frigjteningly skinny. The chickens he was chasing were bigger than him lol.

    I am very tiny, as I have said before. Most sixth graders I have to talk up to :)
     
  6. Pink Elephant

    Pink Elephant Well-Known Member

    Awww... he looks like such a sweetie. I am so happy for you, SOT!
     
  7. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Pink, he was going to be killed because he wasnt perfect. Breaksy heart.

    You are the best.
     
  8. Pink Elephant

    Pink Elephant Well-Known Member

    Thanks, SOT. I have zero tolerance for people who take on a pet, then abuse them or give them up, because they lacked commitment from the start, and I really hate kill shelters and those that work for them. It's ugly on both sides, and how anyone can treat animals like that is beyond me. It's a sick world we live in.
     
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  9. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    I’m so thrilled to hear of your newest pup, SWOT!

    South Texas has such a problem with stray and abused chihuahuas. My daughter works with a rescue group there. I love Texas, but I hate the overwhelming problem they have with abandoned animals.

    I’m glad you are able to rescue this little guy!

    Keep us updated on how he is doing.

    Apple
     
  10. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I cant wait to bring him home.

    They found him as a stray. The poor baby may have suffered blunt trauma as he has some neurological issues. Whatever our vets find, he is ours till the end!!!

    Thanks Pink and Apple.
     
  11. Pink Elephant

    Pink Elephant Well-Known Member

    I'm happy for both of you, SOT, You and little sweetie. :)

    Give him a hug and kiss for me when you settle him in!
     
  12. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Aw, Pink. Of course I will. How sweet of you!
     
  13. Pink Elephant

    Pink Elephant Well-Known Member

    SOT. I feel so sorry for the dog laying under the chair. Looks so sad and defeated and lonely. :(
     
  14. Tanya M

    Tanya M Living with an attitude of gratitude Staff Member

    He's adorable!
    What a lucky little dog to have found you for his forever home.
    :cool_dog:
     
  15. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I cant tell which dog that is, but please dont feel bad. The animsls are on a big farm with acres of land, free to roam and spoiled. I love this rescue. The dogs and cats are loved very much until they are adopted. And this couple who run the rescue never put down animals no matter how long they stay. Its not like a shelter.

    But I get it. I have to mute the sound and not look at Humane Society commercials. They make me cry. I donate monthly to the ASPCA. And a few rescues.
     
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  16. Tanya M

    Tanya M Living with an attitude of gratitude Staff Member

    My husband and I are the same way!!
     
  17. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Tanya :)

    I dont see how anyone can watch.

    I am the same with St. Jude commercials too. Those poor kids.
     
  18. Pink Elephant

    Pink Elephant Well-Known Member

    Good. I do feel better now. In my mind I'd like to adopt them all.
     
  19. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Me too. I could be a hoarder if I hadno common sense ;)
     
  20. Pink Elephant

    Pink Elephant Well-Known Member

    SOT. That little sweetheart is lovin' every minute of the attention you're giving him! He's just soaking it all up! :)