“Dear little Ziggy.” My TALGV friends say that to me every day. They know I’m in my “golden years,” with the challenges age can bring, but they still like to cuddle with me—which I welcome with open paws. Oh, I won’t pretend to be a spring chicken—I don’t see or hear much anymore—but my heart is still beating, that happy beat of life, and when a kind someone holds me, I feel the love connection as strong as ever. I’m a 14-year-old Yorkie mix male, 10 pounds, with Free Vet Care for Life, and still cute as can be. They’re taking very good care of me here, but I’m old enough to know that there’s no place like home. You know that, too, and if you’ll share your comfy home with me, I promise to love you forever.
There were twelve of us—6 young dogs and 6 newborn puppies—left in an abandoned house without food or water in triple-digit heat. Then a door opened. A woman had heard us. She was our first hero, and there would be many more. Indeed, we were in such dire straits that the rescue activity at TALGV by so many people—busy with fluids, cooling, nourishment, whatever we needed—is a bit of a blur. What I know for sure is that our lives were saved that day. Now we each have a future—a chance to thrive, play, give and receive love. I’m a 1-1/2-year-old Poodle mix male, black, 10 pounds, and I’m sure you understand why I’m so ready for a carefree, fun, happy life in a comfy, loving home with you!
“OMG, he’s gorgeous and look at those eyes!” That’s what everyone said when I arrived, and although I had nothing to do with it, I guess I can’t deny it! According to my people, I’m also playful, bold and outgoing, a “meeter and greeter” and love to meow at you in response to your talking to me. I also know how to shake hands – something of a rarity in cats! I got along great with the dog and two cats in my home, but when feline territorial issues arose, I started “asserting my dominance” in an unacceptable way, so maybe if it’s just me and a few of the human species, things would be fine. I’m a 3-year-old adventurer who’s yearning to explore new territory, hopefully with you!
BROOK is a gentle, loving 2-year-old, 45-pound female Shepherd mix. She is a very sweet, people-oriented dog who was abandoned by owner. Brook is housebroken and will sit on command; she enjoys riding in car and walking on leash but needs more training. She is healthy, spayed, and is up to date on shots (medical records are available). Brook is okay with other passive dogs; cats and kids are unknown. Brook needs a home where someone is mostly at home; a fenced yard is recommended. There is no adoption fee. If you will welcome Brook into a loving home as part of your family, please call Andrea between 10 AM and 4 PM at 520-307-9481.
My four sisters and I were “unwanted puppies.” Luckily for us, TALGV people say they don’t even know what that means—that we’re all wanted and loved! And here’s something else I’ve learned: Being a puppy is the definition of having fun! Plus, we’re good at all kinds of puppy things, like running, jumping, rolling over, and pulling your shoelaces. We also eat well and grow without even trying! I’m Gemini—a female with a white coat and dark gray eye patches, ears, spots, and a very pretty face. I sure hope you love one of us. Okay, honestly, I hope it’s me, but won’t you come see us all? And if you have the time and patience for a puppy, maybe you can give me the best gift ever: My very own home!
My four sisters and I were “unwanted puppies.” Lucky for us, TALGV people say they don’t even know what that means—that we’re all wanted and loved! And here’s something else I’ve learned: Being a puppy is the definition of having fun! We’re 9 weeks old, so we’re good at all kinds of things, like running, jumping, rolling over, wrestling, and pulling your shoelaces. We also eat well and grow without even trying! I’m Libra—the one with a white coat and dark gray eye patches, ears, and spot on my tail. I hope you love one of us. Okay, honestly, I hope it’s me, but won’t you come see? And if you have the time and patience for a puppy, maybe you can give me the best gift ever: My very own home!
I’m probably different from most dogs you know because I’m deaf (based on observation rather than a formal exam). If you don’t already know sign language, we can have fun learning signs together for commands like sit, down, stay. Of course, hearing dogs observe hand signals, too, but I pay especially close attention. Maybe that’s part of my charm! Back when I was a stray, the folks who found me said I was gentle and tolerant with children; the volunteers here say I’m exceptionally sweet and loving with everyone. Please come see for yourself. I’m an adorable 2-year-old female, 65 pounds, white with black spots, and I’d love to meet you. They say to know me is to love me, and I bet the same is true about you, so we’ll be great together!